Are you looking for some emotional anime that will toy with your heart? If so here is a list of best emotional of anime of all time! [...]
Are you looking for some emotional anime that will toy with your heart? If so here is a list of best emotional of anime of all time!
1. Clannad After Story
MAL score: 8.99
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
This anime is a sequel to the slice-of-life anime, “Clannad” (It is suggested to watch Clannad before starting Clannad after life for the emotional effects.)
In Clannad, Tomoya Okazaki meets a girl called nagisa Furukawa, who was lonely because of her recursive illness. Deciding to make her get along with her classmates, Okazaki helps her in every way he can and eventually ends up falling in love with her.
In Clannad after story, Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa graduate from high school. They marry each other and start exploring the life of an adult. Unfortunately, it is not as sweet and easy as they’d expect.They both, with the strength of their bonds, push forward facing off all their personal problems.
This anime emphasizes the struggles of adulthood and the importance of family and their support in ones life.
MAL score: 9.13
Aired: Apr 6, 2011 to Sep 14, 2011
This is a sci-fi, thriller anime that focuses on time travel. Rintaro Okabe, a self-proclaimed mad scientist, with the help of his lab members creates the world’s first time leaping machine.
But it catches the attention of the world’s leading scientific organization, SERN and now they have become the target of SERN. This changes their life once and for all. Being chased by mercenaries they have to fight for their lives.
With the ability called “reading steiner” only Okabe has the ability to carry his memory from one timeline to another. So it is in his hands to prevent his lab members from dying.
He jumps from one timeline to another, again and again trying to save all the people he cares about and reach the ideal world called the ‘steins gate’.
What makes this an emotional anime is how he desperately jumps back in time again and again and again to save the life of his dear friend Mayuri.
3. The Ancient Magus’ Bride
MAL score: 8.21
Aired: Oct 8, 2017 to Mar 25, 2018
This will make you feel good rather than making you want to cry unlike most other anime in this listing.
This beautiful anime is about Chise Hatori, a 15-year-old Japanese girl, who was sold off at an auction for 5 million pounds. Being abandoned at a young age and being fed up with her life she decided that he’d give herself to who ever buys her.
After being sold off to the gentleman called “Elias Ainsworth”, she is brought to a magical land filled with fairies, dragons and other magical creature.
Thus her life begins anew as the magus’ apprentice and as the bride of the magus who is apparently not a human.
This anime gives the watchers a feeling of bliss and sereneness, and that earns it a spot in this emotional anime listing.
4. Assassination Classroom
MAL score: 8.21 (season 1), 8.64 (season 2)
Aired: Jan 10, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015 and Jan 8, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
This anime is about a group of kids who are deemed as “losers” in an educational institution in Japan. The government has tasked them with a mission to kill their new teacher – a mutated being. They are given rigorous training to improvise their assassination skills to succeed in their mission, for if they fail, the world’s safety can’t be guaranteed.
This is a fun, emotional anime with amazing character development that focuses on the bonds of those in class 3-E.
5. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
MAL score: 8.53
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jun 24, 2011
Jinta Yadomi, is a shut-in who skips school all day to play video games. One summer day, his childhood friend “Menma”, who is supposed to be dead, appears before him asking him to fulfill her forgotten wish.
Initially he thinks that he was hallucinating and ignores her. But later he learns that it was indeed the ghost of Menma. In order to fulfill her wish he gathers the childhood gang together and they do everything they can to find the forgotten wish. What could the wish be?
6. Angel Beats!
MAL score: 8.28
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
Otonashi wakes up in a strange place where he meets a rifle-toting girl named Yuri, who explains him that he is dead and it was the afterlife. He does not remember anything about himself other than his name.
He is then invited to join the Afterlife Battlefront by Yuri, who aims to defeat the angel whom she claims is evil. Otonashi joins the SSS, but instead of fighting the angel, he tries to understand her, all the while regaining little bit of his memories at a time. Thus his afterlife adventure begins!
7. Your Lie In April
MAL score: 8.86
Aired: Oct 10, 2014 to Mar 20, 2015
This is a purely emotional anime is about Kousei Arima, the prodigious pianist, who has earned the title “human Metronome”. He becomes tonal deaf because of the shock from his mother’s death.
He is no longer able to hear the sound of the piano tones and abandons the world of music.
Two years later, he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist and an enthusiastic girl who changes his monotonous, black and white life into a colorful one.
With her support he once again begins to walk the path of the musician, but finds himself unable to hear his music.
Can he play like how he used to? Can he overcome the shock and hear his music once again?
8. Violet Evergarden
MAL score: 8.61
Aired: Jan 11, 2018 to Apr 5, 2018
The war has ended. Violet Evergarden, a young girl who was treated a tool of war, a killing machine, now has become an “Auto Memory Doll”. (A “doll” is a person who transcribes the emotions and thoughts of their clients as letters.)
Being raised as a solider, she has no understanding of human emotions, however in order to find out the meaning of these words — “I love you” — which was conveyed to her from her commander who has gone missing after the war, she walks the path of self-discovery.
She takes one step at a time understanding herself and others and eventually becomes the most popular “doll” in the country.
9. 3 Gatsu no Lion
MAL score: 8.44 (Season 1), 9.04 (Season 2)
Total Episodes: 44
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 21, 2014 and Oct 14, 2017 to Mar 31, 2018
3-gatsu no Lion is an indoor sports anime, about a Shogi prodigy, Rei Kiriyama , who is marching forward through the professional Shogi world, despite the struggles and suffocation in his personal life with the help of his sweet neighbors.
This anime perfectly balances the sports theme as well as the personal life of Rei, which warms up the hearts of the watchers. It will take you on an emotional journey, making you feel happy, sad, amused and thrilled at times.