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Top 10 Sad Anime Movies To Watch In 2021

Top 10 Sad Anime Movies To Watch In 2021

Anime producers seem to like making their audience weep. A lot of anime appears to be made with the intention of making us cry.

Madihah Walls
Last updated: Sep 27, 2021 | Sep 24, 2021

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Anime producers seem to like making their audience weep. A lot of anime appears to be made with the intention of making us cry.

From heartwarming tales about youthful love, unrequited emotions, and relationship turmoil to more serious stories about death, war, and sickness, anime has found a plethora of ways to break our hearts and make us cry.

You've come to the correct spot if you like heartbreaking tales that leave you with a salty discharge from your eyes. We've compiled a list of 10 excellent anime suggestions for times when you're in need of a good weep. There are many more extremely sad anime out there, but these are our favorites.

Sad Anime Movies

Plastic Memories (2016)

Plastic Memories is one of those programs that serve as a stark reminder of the truth that nothing lasts forever. The show's main concept revolves around the development of androids that are almost difficult to distinguish from actual humans.

However, the most significant distinction is that they have a limited lifetime. They have a maximum lifespan of approximately nine years and a half. We must watch as the protagonist falls in love with one of these androids and realizes that his time with her is running out.

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Your Name (2016)

The animated picture "Your Name" has become one of the most well-known films due to its wonderfully filmed production. This film depicts a guy imprisoned in the body of another person who must adapt and locate each other in order to comprehend what has occurred.

This film will make you feel like you're on a rollercoaster. It's charming, amusing, yet heartbreaking enough to make you weep. Two strangers get connected in an unexpected manner. I'm still on the lookout for someone or anything.

Full name is a story about the all-too-human need to discover anything, anything, or anywhere. The sceneries and settings in the video take you to a totally another world. Anime may be a slow-moving medium at times. If you haven't already, stop what you're doing and go watch it.

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Your Lie In April (2015)

This is a well-known tragic series that uses music to emphasize the value of friendship and love. Kousei Arima, a piano prodigy, lost his ability to play piano and was unable to listen to the sound of his own piano after a terrible event caused by his mother's death. Kousei abandons his artistic endeavors and settles into a routine life with no defined objectives. Until one day, when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a stunning musician, everything changes. Kaori, on the other hand, seems to be hiding something.

Kaori would completely change his life and encourage him to return to the world of music. The strength and beauty of the two characters' connection draw us into a pit of profound sorrow. Your April Deceptions

Your lie in April follows Kousei's rehabilitation as he discovers that music is more than simply playing each note properly and that a single song may transport April's fresh spring breeze into his home. "Your April Lies" is without a doubt one of the greatest sad anime series ever created.

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Byousoku 5 Centimeter (2007)

‘Byousoku 5 Centimeter' is an anime film that is divided into three sections or episodes, each of which is about 22 minutes long. The drama and romance genres are represented in the film.

It's a work of art that's aesthetically beautiful. The backdrop sceneries are very stunning and help to relax your eyes. The movie's premise may be a little perplexing at first, but give it a few minutes and it will grow on you if you like such things.

The characters are very sympathetic since the film features ordinary people doing ordinary things. As a regular person, I like average protagonists in my anime. "Cherry Blossoms," "Cosmonaut," and "5 Centimetres Per Second" are the three episodes of this film.

This anime's title comes from the last episode. The storyline of this anime centers on a young Japanese kid named Takaki Tono. The story begins in the 1990s and concludes around 2008.

Takaki Tono meets Akari Shinohara in elementary school. He loves the girl, and they have similar hobbies, so they become fast friends. They exclusively address each other by their first and last names, with no honorifics. This implies absolute intimacy in a nation like Japan.

However, when they finish primary school, Akari relocates to a nearby prefecture. However, the couple continues to write letters to each other. Takaki's family will soon have to relocate as well, this time to the opposite side of the nation. Takaki, on the other hand, resolves to see Akari one more time and declare his love before leaving. From here, the film focuses on their separate lives.

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Clannad (2007)

Despite the fact that it will make you weep, which is a requirement for inclusion on this list, this is one of the greatest sad animes of all time.

Tomoya Okazaki, who has lost his mother and is trying to accept his violent relationship with his alcoholic father as well as find purpose in his life, is the protagonist of the series.

He was in charge of delinquent pupils at Hikarizaka High School. On his way to class one morning, he meets a strange lady. Finally, he relents and befriends her. When Tomoya learns that Nagisa's ambition is to revive the school's theater club, he says he has nothing better to do and offers to help her achieve her goal.

Clannad Tomoya spends a lot of time with these pals and learns more about their problems. He decides to help each of them overcome their obstacles, and as a consequence, he begins to think that life isn't as dull as he previously thought.

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Grave Of The Fireflies (1988)

The Grave of the Fireflies is a powerful, sad animated animation. Anime enthusiasts must be familiar with this series. This anime is based on a real World War II movie. The boys' struggle for survival throughout the war will make you cry.

The meaning of the anime's name, fireflies, will be revealed towards the end of the tale. See, a young boy, and Setsuko, his younger sister, struggle for life in Japan during WWII. During the conflict, their relatives are not nice or sympathetic.

Their story is presented in the neorealist style, with clarity and explicitness rather than melodrama.

There is also a period of silence. The Fireflies' Grave One of the film's greatest strengths is its patience; images are preserved so that we may ponder about them, people are seen in their own time, and the setting and nature are given time to grow.

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Angel Beats (2010)

This is a really sad love fantasy film that will make your eyes well up with tears. Thanks to its gorgeous soundtrack and excellent graphic design, the anime is one of the saddest comics you'll ever watch.

The primary storyline revolves around Yuzuru Otonashi, a kid with amnesia who finds himself in the afterlife. They are in the afterlife, according to Yuri, a rifle-wielding kid. Otonashi finds that the only thing he knows about himself is his name.

Yuri explains that she is the leader of the Afterlife Battlefront, which is at war with Tenshi. Despite Yuri's accusations, I don't think Tenshi is terrible. The Sounds of Angels Otonashi attempts to converse with her, but things do not go as planned.

Otonashi joins the SSS to fight Tenshi, but he finds himself oddly drawn to her. Angel Beats! is another anime that often makes lists of the "most emotional anime," and with good cause.

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Perfect Blue (1997)

Positive reviews have been given to the film "Perfect Blue." The evils of the entertainment business are shown in the film. The protagonist of the anime is Mira Kirigoe, a well-known pop singer and member of the famous J-pop idol group CHAM!

She does, however, leave her band in order to pursue her goal of becoming an actor. She starts taking on increasingly difficult parts, but she still isn't getting enough success.

She ultimately goes insane after being followed by an obsessive admirer and what seems to be a ghost from her past. The color blue is perfect.

Mima's gruesome TV show's storyline begins to mimic her real life, as murders begin to occur all around her. Then there are the anonymous websites that document every detail of her life.

Her old band, too, is thriving wonderfully without her. Mira's sanity starts to deteriorate as a result of all of this.

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Guilty Crown (2011)

You're missing out on too much if you haven't watched "Guilty Crown," a once-in-a-lifetime anime. This anime drama follows Ouma Shu, a 17-year-old adolescent who has been attempting to avoid creating issues for others.

Shu's whole planet was destroyed when a meteorite slammed into Japan. His life took another unexpected turn after a fortuitous encounter with Inori, a gorgeous pop singer.

This mysterious beauty was the one who initially introduced her to the King's Right Hand. When he meets Yuzuriha Inori, a key member of the opposition guerilla organization "Funeral Parlor," his life is flipped upside down.

Guilty Crown is an action-packed tale about a young student who gets dragged into a conflict. She gets caught in the midst of a battle with others who seek to profit from his newfound ability.

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A Silent Voice (2016)

Nishimiya Shoko, a new student, arrives at school at the beginning of the tale. Many of her classmates are taken aback when they discover she is deaf, and they begin to bully her, headed by commoner Ishida.

As a child, Shouya Ishida, an elementary school student, did all he could to avoid boredom. When her mother tells the school, he is singled out and held responsible for all that has occurred to her.

Now that Shouko has left the school, Shouya is at the mercy of his peers. Ishida follows Nishimiya 5 years later, overwhelmed with regret and eager to make apologies, and tries to repent for his misdeeds.

Shoyo's persona is so realistic and genuine that it appears like he might be a real person. A Voice That Is Unheard

A Silent Voice is a touching video that compassionately and sensitively tackles problems of disability, bullying, and young people's mental health.

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Madihah Walls | Madihah Walls is an author who specializes in carriages, corsets, and smartwatches. Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist have all given her books starred reviews. Courtney earned a master's degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley before turning to romance writing. She then went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude, only to shake things up. After that, she did a few clerkships. She used to be a law professor. She is now a full-time writer.


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