Anime is hand-drawn and computer animation originating from Japan. It describes all animated works, regardless of style or origin. However, outside of Japan and in English, anime is colloquial for Japanese animation and refers specifically to animation produced in Japan. If you want to try something new then you can always jump into anime.

People usually turn up to sad songs or even sad books, but no doubt that anime has some of the most heartbreaking and sad stories to ever exist. If you are a person who likes a good crying and feel the emotions to the soul, then here is a list of anime you must watch!


A silent boice can be very difficult to watch. It deals with the effects of bullying, mental health and suicide. The story is a bout a young boy who bullies and young deaf girl who is a new student in his class. The girl soon leaves the school and everyone turns against the boy for treating the deaf girl harshly. Ages later they happen to meet again and the boy now is trying to pay for his guilty actions of the past. They become good friends and find a way to like each other. But the universe is not on their side and uncertain events take place that turns the entire story.


This anime has a great set of music and melodies as this anime about a girl who plays violin and a boy who played piano but stopped after the death of his mother. Music and loss are at the heart of the series. The time someone has with their loved ones is limited. Like a song, it will be over before they know it. But we never forget the melody. A short tale of love and friendship that touches your heart with great classical performances.


This anime is the sequel to the acclaimed slice-of-life anime Clannad, Clannad After Story follows it’s high school characters into adulthood. This anime gives us a box full of joys, self discoveries, and disappointments. The anime is filled with heartbreaking circumstances that can get us confused, and give us joy at the same time. At the climax of the anime Clannad After Story asks, “It is really better to have loved and lost than to never love at all?”  No matter what the answer is, the anime is meant to make you cry.


Banana fish is the story of a young gang leader investigating a strange drug. It has a dark theme with characters that have complex relationships. Banana Fish deals with the devastating events that lead a person to believe they are not worthy of love, and the healing potential of unconditional love. The tears could be out of rage or sorrow, but tears are definitely going to make its way out the viewers eyes.


Yes! I was confused of the name as well as it seems so random but once you watch this movie you will realize how deep the meaning of those words is. This anime talks about a simple and cute love story of an outgoing chaotic girl who is dying of pancreatic cancer, and a shy and introverted boy who happened to be the only one to know about her illness other than her family. They both dedicated their time in completing the bucket list of the girl as she knows she will be dying very soon. This anime is a tear-jerker but not in the way audiences would expect. There are some twists that help the movie subvert its genre. What makes I Want To Eat Your Pancreas remarkable is how it deals with the idea of chance and the choices we make when we no longer have a say in our fate.


This anime is about the letter that a 16 year old starts to receive from her future self. The letters inspires the 16 year old to not take any decisions that will make her regretful in the future. Her biggest regret turns out to be a friend of her’s who is no longer alive in the next ten years. Orange asks its viewers to examine their past regrets and ask if those regrets weigh more than the happiness they enjoy now.

Article by : Haniah Mirza

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