Some anime hit you with the “Feelings Train” quite hard and just leave you curled up on the floor, crying like a baby. We’ve all been there! These emotionally engaging anime have their own intense settings, characters and story-lines that crush our souls and leave us in an emotional state. Here is a list of such tear- jerkers that are sure to get you on the dreary rollercoaster of sentiments.

10. Orange

If given the chance to change the past? What would we do? Have you regretted doing something so much that you would do every possible thing to change the outcome of your choices?

Kakeru from Anime Orange With Tears of Joy
Kakeru from Orange happy tears

Orange is a heart-wrenching Story about a new transfer student Kakeru Naruse, who carries the heavy burden of guilt of not being able to save his mother on his shoulders. It’s a story about how sometimes the most trivial things can mean the most in our lives.

9. Plastic Memories

Plastic memories portrays the concept of Mortality so beautifully, it tears our hearts. The show is about androids that are exactly like humans but with a shorter life span.

Plastic Memories Anime
Plastic Memories

Tsukasa Mizugaki falls in love with one such android, Isla. Time is passing for Isla quite fast and Tsukasa knows that soon her time will be over. Death is a cruel thing and Tsukasa has to come in terms with it. Nothing lasts forever. Saying goodbye to your loved ones is always the hardest part.

8. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden Anime Main Character with Tears
Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden is a tragic anime about a girl named Violet who, on account of her exceptional skills, was seen as a war weapon by everyone except for Major Gilbert who loved her dearly. In the cruel war, Violet loses both her arms and the only person who is precious to her, Major Gilbert. Their final moments together are heartbreaking and tragic, and they’ll make you cry your eyes out. Violet in the search of the meaning of love starts working as an auto-memory doll.

7. Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice)

A heart tearing anime about bullying that is sure to make you cry your hardest. Shouya Ishida as a kid, used to bully the deaf transfer student named Shouko Nishimiya in the most-cruelest of ways.The bullying scarred Nishimiya for life. Eventually, the tables turn, the bully becomes the one being bullied.

A Silent Voice Anime
A Silent Voice

This show’s a journey of remorse and redemption that is tragic and heartrending.

6. Full-metal Alchemist Brotherhood

Full Metal Alchemist Anime
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood

The Law of Equivalent Exchange in Alchemy stating that to gain something we have to lose something of equal value. The tale of two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric who, unable to bear the loss of their dear mother, perform the forbidden act of Human Transmutation and pay a heavy price for it

This show is tragic and depressing and shows the struggle of two brothers to gain what they’ve lost.

5. Hotarubi no Mori e

This anime is sure to revive the pain hidden inside of you. How will you feel if you can never feel the touch of your loved ones?

Hotarubi No Mori E Anime
Hotarubi no Mori e

Depressing and saddening to the core, this show is about a little girl named Hotaru who gets lost in the forest and finds a masked spirit named Gin. Gin and Hotaru despite the inability to feel the touch of each other, fall in love. This heartrending tale is destined to put us in tears.

4. Grave of the Fireflies

This Classic Studio Ghibli anime movie moved our hearts, and it revolves around the destructions of war and an ever-lasting impact that it leaves on the people.

Grave of the Fire Flies Anime
Grave of the Fireflies

After WWII, Seita and Setsuko lose their mother, their father and their home to the ravages of war. A heart-wrenching tale of two siblings bearing aftermath of war when hunger and disease fall upon them. The bond of sibling love moves our hearts to the core and brings us to the brink of tears!

3. Clannad / Clannad: After Story

This emotionally raw, romance anime is sure to leave an impact on you.

Clannad Anime Where Main Character is Crying

This show revolves around high school students, their traumas and healing. In Clannad: After Story, the tragic romance between two characters and struggles after high school move our hearts. This show is a must if you’re into depressing tear-jerkers!

2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

The emotional turmoil one goes through on the death of a loved one is not easy. On the untimely death of Menma, a group of childhood friends splits up and deals with their past trauma. Spirit of Menma returns and pesters them all to grant a long-forgotten wish.

Anohana The Flower We Saw That Day Anime

The reunion, flashbacks of their bond with the burden of remorse is sure to tug your heart-strings and bring you to tears.

1. Your Lie in April

This Masterpiece tops our list! A show about Love, Friendship and Music.

Your Lie in April Anime
Your Lie in April

Arima Kousei, once a child prodigy, on the death of his mother falls into psychological trauma and suffers from an inability to play the piano again. Kaori Miyazono, a beautiful violinist, recolors his life and becomes his strength to get into music again.

A story that truly tugs your heart-strings, and puts you into a pool of tears!

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