Top 10 Depressing Anime To Watch

posted by redmetroid
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Sometimes you're in the mood for something depressing.  Anime is one of those kind of things where you're least expected to be affected emotionally so it's a pleasant surprise when it does. 

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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:45 PM
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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:48 PM
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by Delubyo - 5/31/2013 12:26 PM
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by imjustjk - 5/7/2012 07:13 PM
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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:42 PM
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by JK - 10/21/2013 03:43 PM
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Its just a world without God.

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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:36 PM
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It granted a wish ;-(

posted 7/25/2013 08:57 PM
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Is a wish actualy worth all these sacrifices :'(
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:30 PM
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Gemini ;-(

posted 12/17/2013 10:31 PM
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Gemini is name from 12 Zodiacs right?
posted 5/16/2013 07:53 PM
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Most depressing about it is Second season
posted 10/25/2013 05:12 PM
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hahahaha. True that
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:33 PM
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You cannot control what you take and give ;-(

posted 7/28/2013 04:23 PM
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im going to start watching this but that username is annoying,"Anonymous Coward."
posted 6/7/2013 09:53 PM
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bad ass anime tho....just you know waiting for the movie to be subbed which will be 6-9 months. FML
posted 11/26/2012 05:57 AM
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well i thought clannad was goin to be here...
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by redmetroid - 11/30/2011 06:33 PM
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I've watched this three times, each of which at different stages of my life and every single time it depresses me.  The first time I've seen it was when I was but a child and couldn't understand what the situation was but the depiction of the kids in the Anime and their ordeals actually got to me and made me sad.  The second time was when I was an adult and understood what was going on and that really depressed me.  The third time was when I was much older and have seen a lot of other "depressing" films (Anime and non-Anime alike) and had wanted to see this again just for the heck of it, to test whether the affects of the first 2 times I've seen it were just flukes.  And I must say, it tugged at my heartstrings and depressed me.

posted 4/15/2014 03:54 PM
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is it wrong that this movie didnt even make me sad?
posted 2/25/2014 04:55 AM
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The most beutiful yet sad movie I've ever seen
posted 12/8/2013 05:56 PM
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I have never been deeply saddened or emotionally provoked by any movie or show before, but this one damn near brought tears to my eyes. I consider this a must watch.
posted 12/5/2013 12:51 PM
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Probably the saddest and most tragic of this list
posted 8/22/2013 10:05 AM
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This must be number one
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by AS0K0 - 12/9/2012 12:40 AM
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Almost makes you cry.

Depressing, but still one of the best anime to watch.

Highly recommended.

posted 3/31/2014 11:33 PM
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Sad. But they didn't kiss...
posted 12/20/2013 02:53 AM
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I cried like a baby 3 times trough this! I love it watch it....
posted 12/10/2013 11:51 AM
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This anime is really good!! Though the art takes some getin used to...
posted 12/10/2013 11:50 AM
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Spoiler alert: Rolo's death was soooooo sad!!!
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by AS0K0 - 12/9/2012 12:32 AM
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The first one not so much as the second one, but overal very sad and depressing

posted 3/31/2014 11:33 PM
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Sad as hell.
posted 3/7/2014 03:07 AM
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the leading lady must be kyou
posted 2/25/2014 12:40 AM
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This anime was one of the first to make me shede a single tear
posted 2/20/2014 11:44 AM
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it made cry a lot . but the end was great <3 i love this anime
posted 12/26/2013 01:46 PM
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this anime made me cry at least 5 times
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by chris5605 - 12/5/2012 08:52 AM
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it is an amazing anime great storyline and it has his own kind of drama.

but the end is kind of depressing.

posted 4/2/2014 09:16 AM
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One of the best drama/action anime out there,great music and art
posted 7/24/2013 01:53 PM
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made me cry and feel sad
posted 8/19/2013 05:52 PM
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Its because of the openings and endings, their so amazing.
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by Drkslayer - 3/13/2013 05:25 PM
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very sad anime teaches you about life 

posted 3/31/2014 04:23 AM
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Lemme just say that this si the most depressing thing I gave ever watched
posted 3/16/2014 06:45 AM
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so sad but its kinda refreshing. most of its episode i shrd some ters... and the way this anime show the importanxe of friendship and life was great. and i was kinda hoping ill stumble into another anime as great as this.
posted 3/16/2014 06:39 AM
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this anime is makes me so sad e
posted 3/7/2014 03:08 AM
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now this is sad
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by Rabyus - 3/25/2012 02:09 PM
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The story of the afterlife. It has a great storyline and it has good animation. I think this was the anime game me the greatest impact.

 

posted 3/31/2014 11:34 PM
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V Yeah. That was one of the sad parts. One of the parts I cried at was when the guy told his past.
posted 3/27/2014 06:35 PM
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The only part that depressed me was the last five minutes, which brought me to tears. The rest was only sad.
posted 3/27/2014 06:32 PM
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An anime hinting angel beats at the end, and ending up being a sequel could be pretty cool
posted 3/13/2014 02:11 PM
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Just looking at the picture makes me cry again (i watched whole anime twice)
posted 3/7/2014 03:08 AM
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all tthe anime in here make me sad
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posted 4/13/2014 08:45 AM
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Madoka Magica tops most of these animes when it comes to being depressing
posted 4/5/2014 01:52 PM
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i think all anime it depressing , all when it ends
posted 3/28/2014 07:17 PM
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this ranking obviously can't make the difference between sad and depressing
posted 12/7/2013 04:48 AM
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Should i watch Angel Beats or Clannad?
posted 3/31/2014 11:34 PM
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Maybe Angel Beats first?
posted 3/27/2014 07:53 PM
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Both!! But if you watch Clannad you defo have to watch After Story too ;)
posted 3/6/2014 05:06 PM
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AB.
posted 2/25/2014 06:51 AM
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take Angel beats i the start the sieres is very fast and easy for you to diciede íf you like it or not
posted 12/7/2013 01:28 PM
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Angel Beats has more action.
posted 12/3/2013 05:33 PM
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Where's K?
posted 8/21/2013 12:39 AM
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Seriously Grave of Fireflies isn't number 1? When I had my anime studies course the teacher put it on the schedule and over half the class said they couldn't watch it again because it was so sad and left.
posted 8/6/2013 04:13 AM
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Welcome to the NHK
posted 1/25/2014 06:52 PM
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this is a really good watch, story is funny but also a little depressing, ending is beautiful
posted 7/23/2013 01:05 PM
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Add Fma please
 
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