5 Animes that bring tears to your eyes:


I’m KanxeY, an art lover, animation and illustration enthusiast from Nepal, living in Israel now. I also love to read & write Nepali literature . I work to find little moments of love and translate them into shapes & shades.

Anime has a unique ability to evoke a wide range of emotions in its viewers, from laughter and excitement to deep contemplation and, yes, even tears. Whether it’s through heart-wrenching stories, poignant character development, or touching moments of love and loss, some anime series have a special knack for tugging at the heartstrings and leaving audiences reaching for the tissues. Here are five anime that are guaranteed to make you cry:

1. Clannad: Clannad is renowned for its emotional storytelling and beautifully crafted characters. The series follows high school student Tomoya Okazaki as he forms deep connections with his classmates and navigates the complexities of life, love, and loss. With its heartfelt moments and powerful themes of family and friendship, Clannad is a poignant journey that will leave viewers reaching for the tissues more than once.

2. Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso): Your Lie in April is a breathtaking anime that combines stunning visuals with a heartrending narrative. The series revolves around piano prodigy Kousei Arima, who, after the death of his mother, loses his ability to hear the music he plays. When he meets the free-spirited violinist Kaori Miyazono, his world is once again filled with color and music. However, as their bond deepens, secrets from both their pasts threaten to tear them apart in a story that will leave viewers emotionally shattered.

3. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai): Anohana is a touching tale of friendship, grief, and redemption. The series follows a group of childhood friends who drift apart after the tragic death of their friend Menma. Years later, Menma’s ghost appears before one of the friends, Jinta Yadomi, urging him to fulfill her final wish. As they come together to grant Menma’s wish and find closure, buried emotions resurface, leading to heart-wrenching revelations and tearful reunions.

4. Violet Evergarden: Violet Evergarden is a visually stunning anime that explores themes of love, loss, and the human condition. The series follows Violet, a former child soldier who, after the war, becomes an Auto Memory Doll, ghostwriting letters for others to convey their emotions. As Violet searches for the meaning of “I love you,” she encounters various people and experiences that challenge her understanding of emotions and reshape her own identity. With its poignant storytelling and breathtaking animation, Violet Evergarden is sure to leave viewers reaching for the tissues.

5. Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka): Grave of the Fireflies is a cinematic masterpiece that tells the heartbreaking story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko, struggling to survive in Japan during World War II. As they face hunger, loss, and the cruelty of war, their bond becomes their only source of strength and solace. Directed by the renowned Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, Grave of the Fireflies is a hauntingly beautiful film that captures the human cost of war with devastating realism, leaving a lasting impact on viewers long after the credits roll.

In conclusion, these five anime are just a glimpse into the vast and diverse world of emotional storytelling that anime has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a cathartic cry or a poignant reflection on the human experience, these series and films are guaranteed to leave a lasting impression and remind us of the power of storytelling to evoke deep emotions within us.

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