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10 best Anime that will make you cry

Anime that will make you cry

Anime that will make you cry? Well there are many and they are so good that you won’t be able to compare so these are the top 10 best handpicked Anime that makes you cry the most.


*List of Anime that will make you cry*

1. Clannad and Clannad after story

Clannad – Anime that will make you cry

Clannad Synopsis – Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he’ll never amount to anything.  Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away. One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon discovers the girl’s name is Furukawa Nagisa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.

However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school’s drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls. As Tomoya spends more time with the girls, he learns more about them and their problems. As he attempts to help each girl overcome her respective obstacle, he begins to realise life isn’t as dull as he once thought.

Clannad After story Synopsis – Events in After Story take place immediately after the first season i.e clannad, following Tomoya’s final semester of high school. After declaring his love to Nagisa, they begin to have a close relationship. Their life together will be faced with unexpected challenges, as the truth behind the illusionary world and the city’s legend come to light.

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Quick Review –  For those people who still haven’t watched clannad and clannad after story yet, this Anime is from the list of my respected Anime a masterpiece in the Anime world which is in league of its own. Everything is great about this Anime : Great story, Great characters, memorable moments, true life lessons and most important the feels are aching!

Rating – 9.5/10

2. Angel beats

Angel Beats
Angel Beats – Anime that will make you cry

Angel beats Synopsis –  Otonashi awakens only to learn he is dead. A rifle-toting girl named Yuri explains that they are in the afterlife, and Otonashi realizes the only thing he can remember about himself is his name. Yuri tells him that she leads the Shinda Sekai Sensen (Afterlife Battlefront) and wages war against a girl named Tenshi. Unable to believe Yuri’s claims that Tenshi is evil, Otonashi attempts to speak with her, but the encounter doesn’t go as he intended.

Otonashi decides to join the SSS and battle Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. While trying to regain his memories and understand Tenshi, he gradually unravels the mysteries of the afterlife.

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Quick Review –  This also the another Anime which will give you so many feels, Also the comedy, action and music and songs all are good! Life lessons learned from this Anime are also equally valuable to clannad. A real must watch Anime.

Rating – 9/10

3. Charlotte

Charlotte Anime
Charlotte Anime – Anime that will make you cry

Charlotte Synopsis –  While on the surface Yuu Otosaka appears to be just another charming and intelligent teenager, he has a secret—he has the ability to slip into people’s minds and fully control their body for five seconds at a time. Yuu has been using this skill for years to gain the highest grades, which allowed him to enter a prestigious high school.

When the enigmatic Nao Tomori catches Yuu using his power, she coerces him and his sister Ayumi into transferring to Hoshinoumi Academy, a school for students with supernatural abilities. The student council of the school, led by Nao, is tasked with secretly tracking down adolescents who abuse their powers. Yuu is forced to join the student council and together, they face formidable challenges that bring him closer to the shocking truth that his own, seemingly incomplete ability, might be more powerful than he could have ever imagined.

An original story from Jun Maeda, creator of Angel Beats and Clannad, Charlotte explores the supernatural lives of these teenagers and the price they must pay for being special.

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Quick Review –  This Anime starts as something else, and end as something else. A really shocking twists and turns as well as the amount of feels this Anime gave is also incredible!

Rating – 8.5/10

4. Ano hana

Anohana – Anime that will make you cry

Ano hana Synopsis –  Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends have become estranged after a tragic accident split them apart. Now in their high school years, a sudden surprise forces each of them to confront their guilt over what happened that day and come to terms with the ghosts of their past.

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Quick Review –  Feels right in the heart straight from episode 1 to 11. I guess one tissue box won’t be enough once you start with the Anime.

Rating – 9.5/10

4. Shigatsu wa kimi no uso

Shigatsu wa kimi no uso
Shigatsu wa kimi no uso – Anime That Will Make you cry

Shigatsu wa kimi no uso Synopsis –  Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn’t touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.

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Quick Review –  Musical drama with tremendous amount of feels. This is the saddest Anime i have ever watched. Thanks to that i cried a lot and could not even sleep at night! But that’s what make this Anime my one of the best Anime that i have ever watched. The Music in the Anime boost the amount of feels this Anime has!

Rating – 9.2/10

5. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 – Anime that will make you cry

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Synopsis –  The premise of the project is the 70% possibility that a magnitude 7.0 earthquake will occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years. The anime depicts what would happen if an 8.0 earthquake took place.

The story centers on Mirai, a middle school freshman girl who goes to Tokyo’s artificial Odaiba Island for a robot exhibition with her brother Yuuki at the start of summer vacation. A powerful tremor emanates from an ocean trench, the famed Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge crumble and fall, and the landscape of Tokyo changes in an instant. With the help of a motorcycle delivery woman named Mari who they meet on Odaiba, Mirai and Yuuki strive to head back to their Setagaya home in western Tokyo.

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Quick Review –  This Anime basically shows what will happen when a country gets hit by an earthquake of Magnitude 8.0  and how the lives of the people are affected by such incident. A heart breaking series which teaches you the value of every person including you and the meaning of life in a pretty hard way!

Rating – 9.5/10

6. Air

Air Anime
Air Anime – Anime that will make you cry

Air Synopsis –  Yukito Kunisaki is on a journey in search of the Winged Maiden who was bound to the sky centuries ago, after hearing an old childhood tale from his mother. As Yukito shows his puppet show to people in an attempt to make some money, he finds himself in a small town in which he did not expect to stay very long. However, when he meets an unusual girl named Misuzu, things take a drastic turn as he is invited to stay with her.

By staying in the quaint town, Yukito soon becomes friends with the locals. As he gets to know them better, he learns of their problems and decides to help, putting his search for the Winged Maiden on hold. With his search on hold, and his growing attachment to Misuzu and the small town, will Yukito ever find the Winged Maiden, or is she closer than he thought?

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Quick Review –  I basically started watching this Anime because the Manga was written by same author as clannad and boy it does hits you in the feel right away! Air is an interesting story the character design is cute and melancholy. In every episode there is a certain Air or atmosphere of sadness which will weight you down especially if you’re cheerful person this Anime is sad for you and that same applies to Shigatsu wa kimi no uso. Although that what makes this series an interesting one to watch!

Rating – 8.7/10

7. Kanon

Kanon – Anime that will make you cry

Kanon Synopsis – As a young child, Aizawa Yuuichi had often visited his cousin in the city. However, something drastic happened to keep him away for seven long years. Now, Yuuichi returns, his memories of those days are simply gone.

Settling into the wintry town, Yuuichi comes across several young girls, all of whom are connected to his past. As he befriends them and continues to interact with them, the long forgotten memories from his childhood begin to resurface…

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Quick Review –  This Anime is basically a lot closer to clannad but the thing is that this one came before clannad, also this Anime has same producers which clannad had. For all newcomers this Anime is likeable and you will fall in love with it as i did. Although its not perfect, it has its own flaws but they are likely easy to oversee. Just like clannad this Anime focuses on Supernatural things and it does play a big role. The feels are amazing mixture of sadness and brightness and i cried many times while watching this one.

Rating – 8.5/10

8. Parasyte – The Maxim

Parasyte The Maxim
Parasyte The Maxim – Anime that will make you cry

Parasyte Synopsis – The Maxim Synopsis – Based on Iwaaki Hitoshi’s science-fiction horror manga by the same name.

The 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo. One night, worm-like aliens called Parasytes invade Earth, taking over the brains of human hosts by entering through their ears or noses. One Parasyte attempts to crawl into Shinichi’s ear while he sleeps, but fails since he is wearing headphones, and enters his body by burrowing into his arm instead, taking over his right hand and is named Migi.

Because Shinichi was able to prevent Migi from traveling further up into his brain, both beings retain their separate intellect and personality. As the duo encounter other Parasytes, they capitalize on their strange situation and gradually form a strong bond, working together to survive. This gives them an edge in battling other Parasytes, who frequently attack the pair upon realization that Shinichi’s human brain is still intact. Shinichi feels compelled to fight other Parasytes, who devour humans as food, while enlisting Migi’s help.

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Quick Review –  An amazing Anime i must say, What are humans? and what its mean to be a human? What is the value of life? What do we live for? This Anime allows you to find answers for all these questions on your own. The amount of feel this Anime generates is unbelievable, you will feel everything from this Anime a happiness one deserves, the anger, the crushing reality and sadness and at the end a satisfying smile. For me it was a moment that i felt that am living in this Anime itself. I wouldn’t mind giving it a 10 on 10.

Rating – 10/10

9. Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied – Anime that will make you cry

Elfen Lied Synopsis – The Diclonius, a mutated homosapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possess two horns on their heads and have a “sixth sense” which gives them telekinetic abilities. Due to this dangerous power, they have been captured and isolated in laboratories by the government. Lucy, a young and psychotic Diclonius, manages to break free of her confines and brutally murders most of the guards in the laboratory where she is being held, only to be shot in the head as she makes her escape. She survives, falling off a cliff into the ocean and manages to drift along to a beach where two teenagers, Kouta and Yuka, discover her. Having lost her memories, she was named after the only thing that she can now say, “Nyuu,” and the two allow her to stay at Kouta’s home. However, it appears that the psychotic side of Lucy is not dead just yet…

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Quick Review –  Elfen Lied is pretty gore Anime at first one cannot comprehend the reason that this Anime can make you cry so much. The story revolves around the character lucy and the life she lived which is of course unbelievably horrible one that one should never ever get. All she could ever do is kill people and even kill families with children. Her friend was killed in front of her and she was locked up with all kinds of shitty thoughts in her mind. Other characters also suffered quite hell in this series, so definitely its a series that will make you cry

Rating – 9/10

10. Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories
Plastic Memories – Anime that will make you cry

Plastic Memories – After failing his college entrance exams, 18-year-old Tsukasa Mizugaki is offered a position at the renowned SAI Corporation due to his father’s connections. SAI Corporation is known for its production and management of androids that possess human emotions called “Giftia.” Tsukasa’s position is in the Terminal Service Department where their main job is to recover Giftias that are close to their expiration—it is a graveyard department in every sense. To make matters worse, Tsukasa is ordered to work with Isla, a female Giftia who was never given any responsibility other than serving tea to her co-workers.

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Quick Review –  You don’t cry watching this one, you either have no sole or you should go to doctor because damn i just finished watching this Anime (I watched it before writing the article) and its insaneously sad, Why why why?? the such good romance should get a sad ending. Definitely a 10 on 10

Rating – 10/10

*End of the list of 10 Best Anime that will make you cry*


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