Anime fans usually craving for some kind of anime story that matches their mood and interest perfectly, that’s why the anime genre exists. Now, I’ll share some of my favorite anime that truly made me cry on this list. Yeah, the anime that made me cry since I really love tearjerker anime and my friends usually thought that I am creepy because of that.
So, I created this list of must-watch sad anime movies with an amazing combination of romance, drama, fantasy, adventure, and science fiction that in one or another made me shed a considerable amount of tears.
- The Best Sad Anime Movies of All Time
- 5 Centimeters Per Second
- Air (The Motion Picture)
- Children Who Chase Lost Voices
- Anohana The Movie
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Clannad (The Motion Picture)
- Wolf Children
- The Place Promised In Our Early Days
- Hotarubi no Mori e
- Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)
- Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
- The Anthem of the Heart
- I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
The Best Sad Anime Movies of All Time
5 Centimeters Per Second
|5 Centimeters Per Second|
Air (The Motion Picture)
|Air (The Motion Picture)|
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
|Children Who Chase Lost Voices|
Anohana The Movie
|Anohana The Movie|
Grave of the Fireflies
|Grave of the Fireflies|
Clannad (The Motion Picture)
|Clannad (The Motion Picture)|
The Place Promised In Our Early Days
|The Place Promised In Our Early Days|
Hotarubi no Mori e
|Hotarubi no Mori e|
It’s been few years already since I published this post and I believe that somehow it’s not too late yet to add new titles of sad anime movie in this list. The new entries on this list include some of the most popular anime films in the past few years, and of them is a blockbuster hit being able to break the record of Hayao Miyazaki‘s Spirited Away as the highest-grossing anime of all time.
Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)
Your Name. is Makoto Shinkai’s 2016 phenomenal blockbuster anime film that broke records inside Japan’s movie industry and abroad. A one of a kind time-travel romance story that will defy gravity and logic. With fantastic and truly stunning visuals and animation, heartwarming voice acting, unforgettable music, and heart-wrenching story; no one could deny that Your Name. is a must-see anime film for both lovers, and broken.
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)
A Silent Voice is an anime film that you will enjoy watching while getting a lot of heartaches, and reflections. It will make you re-evaluate your life, your deeds as the story’s main focus in highlighting how dangerous bullying is and how to at least cope up with it. Furthermore, it features a sense of guilt and redeeming oneself after the realization of one’s mistake. This sad anime movie is highly recommended for family and group of friends to enjoy and think over about.
The Anthem of the Heart
This is another anime movie about bullying and making friends which is very similar to A Silent Voice. However, the only difference here is the approach of every character in dealing with their mishaps. While A Silent Voice is more of a mature and friendship driven story, the Anthem of Heart revolves around a budding romance and letting go of the past. Albeit, both anime films could be considered romance and truly have a decent amount of scenes dealing with teenage affections.
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
Here’s a new entry in our list of sad anime movies from the 2018 lineup of best anime movies. I Want To Eat Your Pancreas sure is an anime that could make someone cry an ocean due to how unexpected the ending is. Nonetheless, it may have been a very sad story and tragic at some point, the entire ride of watching this movie is fun, heartwarming, and exciting.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas simply shown us the path of moving forward, that no matter how hard life challenges us, we have to move forward while embracing our losses and live our life like it’s our last day. In the end, I felt that the movie is pretty satisfying despite how much it broke my heart.
I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
Do you have some suggestions? I advise that you drop a comment about an anime film that you think deserves to be added on this list.
Note: Some more titles to be added here soon such as Ride Your Wave, Hello World, etc.