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 01:42 PM
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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:48 PM
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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:45 PM
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by Delubyo - 5/31/2013 12:26 PM
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:36 PM
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by JK - 10/21/2013 03:43 PM
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Its just a world without God.

posted 10/13/2014 04:01 PM
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Everything about this anime was beautiful and sad, I cried so much.
posted 5/31/2014 02:30 PM
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........ *Sniff* It's sad...
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by imjustjk - 5/7/2012 07:13 PM
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, originally titled Toki o Kakeru Shōjo is a soft science fiction novel by the Japanese writer and actor Yasutaka Tsutsui. It tells the story of Kazuko Yoshiyama, a schoolgirl who accidentally acquires the ability to time travel.

posted 3/6/2014 07:08 PM
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i cried
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:30 PM
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Gemini ;-(

posted 10/18/2014 09:14 PM
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This anime destroyed me. Don't watch unless you want to die. On the inside of course.
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 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 12/14/2014 01:29 PM
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I had to see my brother after watching this. Made me cry so hard. It's so beautiful and so incredibly depressing
posted 4/19/2014 06:01 PM
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I didn't cry. It wasn't all that sad, but it made me depressed for a week.
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.
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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 8/25/2014 06:04 PM
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then ending was pretty sad, and wouldve probably made me a mess for a couple of days if the ending wasnt actually pure crap
posted 7/22/2014 04:12 PM
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love this show <3
posted 5/24/2014 12:06 AM
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to sad...
posted 5/20/2014 10:36 PM
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I can agree that the end of this is quite depressing and left me feeling sad, but I cannot agree with this being rated as high as it is. The characters were too poorly developed and the plot a little too sloppily done for my tastes.
posted 5/1/2014 07:24 AM
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; ^ ;
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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 12/17/2014 05:36 AM
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The only anime made me CRY!
posted 12/9/2014 08:16 PM
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Heck I don't wanna remember this scene
posted 9/3/2014 05:40 AM
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All Hail Lecouch
posted 9/3/2014 05:40 AM
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*lelouch
posted 8/21/2014 04:59 AM
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i swear she never kissed him like that. The fuck is up with this incest pic damn
posted 7/2/2014 10:16 AM
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wtf is nunnally full on licking lelouches face? incest lol
posted 8/21/2014 05:01 AM
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in the pic looks like shes pashing him. sneaky tongue ahahah
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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 5/11/2014 09:47 AM
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ikr
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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 12/15/2014 11:06 AM
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oh come on.. it did not cause anythin down on me.. its very good but wonder why considered worth crying :(
posted 12/12/2014 09:23 PM
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FUCK!!!!!!! SO DEPRESSIN'!!!
posted 12/4/2014 01:55 PM
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i cant handle my tears :( , so depressing and sad
posted 9/24/2014 08:48 AM
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it makes me gay for a while :(
posted 8/25/2014 06:05 PM
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There should be a warning on this show saying "Warning: May cause depression, anxiety, and may change your personalilty forever."
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by Drkslayer - 3/13/2013 05:25 PM
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very sad anime teaches you about life 

posted 12/14/2014 01:28 PM
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After my friend and I finished binging Anohana, we lay face down full of tears. It's rare for a show to make you have both happy and sad tears the same time..and this show does it
posted 12/1/2014 04:01 AM
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Meeeeeennnnnnnmmmmmmmaaaaaaa!!!!!
posted 11/16/2014 12:53 AM
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Makes me cry :(( Full tears
posted 11/15/2014 04:56 PM
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ugh....the feels!!!!
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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 12/16/2014 03:43 AM
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Im happy to know that i am not the only one that thinks this anime was tear jerking. There are all of those haters going like "OOO THIS ANIME WAS BAD AS F****!!!!!" But its good to know that there are you dudes out there :'). You've made my day
posted 12/15/2014 11:07 AM
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crap!! how did this get to the top??
posted 12/14/2014 01:27 PM
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My favorite anime! Made me laugh a lot, but when things get sad, they're REALLY sad. I cried my eyes out for the longest time. Whenever I see Yui's, Otonashi's, or the ending scene, I cry all over again. Fantastic anime and will always be one of the saddest to me
posted 12/9/2014 07:07 PM
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I think Mirai Nikki should be on this list.
posted 12/4/2014 04:55 PM
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WHYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO MANY FEELS
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posted 11/29/2014 07:42 PM
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ha someone should make 1 attack on titan
posted 11/18/2014 09:15 AM
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what about shinobu time from monogatari series second?
posted 11/11/2014 06:52 AM
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what about Colorful?
posted 11/16/2014 07:23 AM
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White ALBUM 2 try this will make u cry
posted 11/8/2014 08:45 AM
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neon genesis evangelion
posted 11/8/2014 05:48 AM
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anime sad moment
posted 10/27/2014 10:43 AM
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Claymore should be here!!!
posted 8/27/2014 05:48 PM
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Well, AnoHana for me. Everytime I recall those scenes on my mind, it makes cry a bit. I'm a man, but real man's tears, I guess?
posted 8/27/2014 05:46 PM
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I kinda agree with this poll. On other polls, it's always Clannad on top. Clannad is sad, but it didn't made me cry. Unlike Angel Beats and AnoHana, which I think I'm crazy that it made me cry.
 
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