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 Drkslayer - 3/13/2013 05:25 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 - 10/21/2013 03:43 PM
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by Oliviasmd - 3/27/2014 08:02 PM
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by JK - 6/1/2013 01:42 PM
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Guts, the Black Swordsman, wanders around in a mediaeval world slaying demons as they are attracted to a demonic mark on his neck. To his help he has inhuman strength gained from a harsh childhood lived with mercenaries, a gigantic sword, an iron prosthetic left hand and the elf Puck. In his search for vengeance on the one who gave him the mark, he meets many interesting persons and creatures, whom all is affected by him in one way or another.

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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 4/11/2015 06:05 AM
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Such a good film
posted 1/10/2015 07:58 PM
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the only movie I've ever cried watching
posted 1/3/2015 01:32 AM
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that movie made me cry
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
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:30 PM
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Gemini ;-(

posted 12/24/2014 12:40 PM
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this anime got me into anime then changed my life.....
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 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 3/17/2015 07:52 PM
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the ending was good its just you have to get it
posted 1/19/2015 03:59 AM
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it must be put on the 1st
posted 1/12/2015 10:36 AM
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My favorite giant robot anime. Rei is best girl
posted 1/10/2015 12:40 AM
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Menma ugh just too cute.
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
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:36 PM
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It granted a wish ;-(

posted 12/28/2014 01:47 AM
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don't see how this was depressing. It was entertaining seeing this.
posted 1/10/2015 12:00 AM
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However the tohsaka family's story was sad with the matou family.
posted 4/22/2014 08:35 AM
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it was good,but not so depressing
posted 7/25/2013 08:57 PM
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Is a wish actualy worth all these sacrifices :'(
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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 3/21/2015 06:54 PM
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i cry in the end.. its my first time
posted 1/15/2015 06:49 AM
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WHAT THE SHIT... how the fuck did anohane lose to this... like seriously wtf ...
posted 1/19/2015 03:30 PM
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AnoHana is shit, plot = fanservice.
posted 3/9/2015 04:01 AM
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Both of you are dumb cunts
posted 1/7/2015 03:27 AM
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Cry? Ugh. Why is this here! GAH! Same idiots that put bleach and naruto in top-ten romance catagory. Not kidding. A few episodes are bring downs, because occasionally someone dies. It never made me cry. Should definately not be this high... omg, i see Clannad right beside it. YOU PUT THIS BESIDE CLANNAD?! The gall! A wonky season ending is not an excuse to put this anime here.
posted 1/10/2015 01:59 AM
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Shut the fuck up you clannad groupie. Hating on all the other shows because clannad is on a 'completely different level'. Fuck off with that garbage, the only time I ever felt sad in the entirety of that series was with that girl whose parents died. I couldn't give a fuck about nagisa dying she was annoying as shit. If you want to watch a real sad anime anohana is the g.o.a.t in that category.
posted 1/15/2015 06:50 AM
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you got that right
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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 4/6/2015 02:21 PM
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This is my favorite slice of life anime
posted 3/23/2015 07:31 AM
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When I watched this I was just looking for something to watch. And then it got insanely depressing the only anime that has made me cry. So far anyway.
posted 3/22/2015 09:57 AM
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=(( this is the first anime that I watch that is so sad I'm so glad that this is the first anime that made me cry.
posted 3/12/2015 09:14 PM
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6'4 250 pound man, and i cried like a little girl. Best sad anime 100/10
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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 4/3/2015 09:38 PM
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really good anime just watch and that username is annoying im not a coward i just don't want to make an account for 1 comment
posted 2/23/2015 01:18 PM
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I just finished it one of the best animes ever
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 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 4/4/2015 07:16 PM
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I think that Angel Beats was a very tear-jerking anime. Especially the last episode!😭
posted 3/23/2015 12:16 AM
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I don't find this to be that sad at all I tear up during it but the amount of tears I've shead during code Geass was extremely high. Angel Beats isn't that depressing
posted 3/23/2015 12:14 AM
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N
posted 3/22/2015 08:12 PM
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fuck
posted 3/12/2015 09:12 PM
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wanted to watch, got pissed that it some for me ( even though the ending would be pretty obvious). Every site says that this is the #1 saddest anime, i have to get around to watching it.
posted 3/12/2015 09:13 PM
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it got spoiled for me
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by john_titor - 3/23/2015 06:11 PM
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Piano prodigy Arima Kosei dominated the competition and all child musicians knew his name. But after his mother, who was also his instructor, passed away, he had a mental breakdown while performing at a recital that resulted in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing was perfectly fine. Even two years later, Kosei hasn't touched the piano and views the world in monotone, and without any flair or color. He was content at living out his life with his good friends Tsubaki and Watari until, one day, a girl changed everything. Miyazono Kaori is a pretty, free spirited violinist whose playing style reflects her personality. Kaori helps Kosei return to the music world and show that it should be free and mold breaking unlike the structured and rigid style Kosei was used to.

(Source: MangaHelpers)

posted 4/20/2015 06:05 AM
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People think it is boring but if you watch the 1st ep you are gripped into it and with those amazing artwork too
posted 4/12/2015 02:56 PM
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Tokyo Ghoul should be 1st
posted 4/9/2015 09:30 PM
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It's one of my favorite animes but all the emotions building up until the end were so agh!! Definitely watch it.
posted 4/6/2015 08:40 PM
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Wow this is nice
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posted 4/24/2015 01:35 AM
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Future Diary. Enough said.
posted 1/10/2015 02:05 AM
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All this without Anohana? Can't understand this right here.
posted 12/30/2014 03:15 AM
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okay clannad season 1 wasn't that much of a tearjerker... clannad AFTERSTORY on the other hand...
posted 12/1/2014 02:11 AM
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Mirai Nikki , gokukoku no brynhildr , Fairy tail , Naruto ,tasogare otome x amnesia , elfen lied And other....
posted 2/23/2015 11:51 AM
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Elfen lied is prob only depressing anime on that list, mirai nikki is a joke, Colorful was one of depressing anime movies i've seen, its about depression so its amazing!
posted 4/24/2015 01:34 AM
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You're a joke. Mirai Nikki was amazing.
posted 2/23/2015 11:54 AM
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Also: monster and Barefoot gen
 
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