Anime That Made You Cry

Published April 24, 2014 by Shay Taree

So I happened to be checking Crunchyroll News to catch up on he latest anime news and I came across an interesting article.

Apparently a poll had been done where they asked viewers what anime made them cry the most and then they continued to break it down based on gender and even age. I was really surprised by how extensive this poll was done and also by what anime were on the list.

I just like any anime watcher have watched a few sad animes such as Clannad and Clannad After Story so I was not surprised to see it on the list and honestly thought that it was going to be number one. But surprisingly the number one anime that made viewers cry was Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day with 119 votes. A close second was Angel Beats with 118 votes. Clannad and Clannad AfterStory got a respectable 3rd and 4th place and rounding out the top 5 was Naruto.

Naruto I will honestly say I was surprised to see but then once I thought about it I realized that there were a few sad moments. (Don’t worry I won’t post spoilers). But I was shocked to see Fairy Tail on the list and Code Geass. I didn’t find Code Geass to be sad. I found it to be more entertaining then sad.

But anyway regardless tell me what you think of these findings and also share what anime or animes made you cry or not cry.

7 comments on “Anime That Made You Cry

  • I’ve been wanting to see Anohana XD. From what you listed I’ve seen Angel Beats and Code Geass. I didn’t find Code Geass sad either lol. I think the last anime that made me cry was Golden Time.

    • Definitely watch Anohana is really good short anime. Feel free to check out my review about it. But I haven’t seen Golden Time. Is it any good?

  • I don’t think I’ve had an experience where I’ve been outright bawling from an anime, yet there are quite a few that have made me tear up. Clannad, Anohana, Little Busters! Refrain, and Sakurasou come to mind with that. Then there’s WA2, which didn’t outright make me cry (largely because I was watching it with a friend, and that would’ve been incredibly awkward) but in some ways I think it made me agonize over the characters more than any of those 4, and even if I wasn’t crying on the outside, I was definitely crying on the inside.

    As for Code Geass, well for the most part I wouldn’t call it a cry-inducing anime, but there are a few character deaths that really hit me hard. Not enough to make me cry, but one in particular had me really down for about a week, so the effects were noticeable. Then there’s the last episode, which in some ways is indeed quite sad given everything that took place up to that point, but evokes more of a respectful salute from me than emotional tears.

  • I never saw Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day but I heard it was one of those anime that can really break you down. Clannad made me cry in buckets. Shonen anime like One Piece and Naruto got to me deeply. Seeing Naruto’s parents sacrificing themselves and Kushina talking to baby Naruto was hard to watch without shedding tears. One Piece gets me surprisingly. It’s one of those funny, action-packed anime but it sneaks in sad moments.

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