Some days, don’t you just feel like crying over a good show? Why not check out some notorious tearjerker anime.
7. Clannad: After Story
What other way could this be done other than starting out with Clannad. An anime staple for making you cry and weep uncontrollably. Clannad has raw emotion and starts out normally but with a guy that starts out regularly and ends up in a harem situation. They all have real sad backstories…this show…
6. Angel Beats!
Angel Beats is another popular tear jerking anime around a group of teenagers in a sort of purgatory or a place for wayward souls who have passed away. But linger and have attachments to life and loved ones keeping them from passing on. They have to learn to let go.
5. Your Lie in April
This anime explores life and how important connections, love and friendship are along with musical joy. Arima is a young piano genius and his mothers death cases intense truama to his psyche preventing him from playing again. An encounter with Miyazono begins to slowly send him back to being a pianist. This one has heartbreaking problems beautiful relationships.
4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is hard to explain… It is not your typical magical girl anime series. It is dark as hell. With its broken characters and a setting beyond depressing, this is a spectacular series. If you’re expecting a happy-go-lucky magical girl series, you will not find it here. Watch Madoka Magica fully prepared for the dark and sad setting. Prepare to cry!
AnoHana (The Flower We Saw That Day) Has a cast of characters in their teenage years. Tragic accidents tear them apart and they spend their days trying to deal with the grief and guilt as a result. The emotions and tension tug on your heart strings and dont let go at all. Worth the watch.
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 centers around a rare anime topic – the pain and destruction of natural disaster. The story explores the aftermath of an 8.0 earthquake and how it would affect innocent individuals. This is a depressing portrayal of real-life tragedies; a heartbreaking story about the pain and grief caused by a force entirely outside the characters’ control.
1. 5 Centimeters Per Second
And my personal favourite!! 5 Centimeters per Second is about two close friends torn apart by life. It is difficult to stay in touch, despite their efforts. Eventually, they almost completely stop talking. Over time, their cherished memories come back. They both pray for a chance to see each other again. This story is sad because it is so common. Viewers relate to losing contact with a close friend. We can’t help but pray for the two to reunite. The story is universal and sentimental. Let the tears flow!