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 JK - 6/1/2013 01:42 PM
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by imjustjk - 5/7/2012 07:13 PM
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by JK - 9/16/2012 07:36 PM
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by Delubyo - 5/31/2013 12:26 PM
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Yuuichi Aizawa, a high school student, returns to a town that he last visited 7 years previously to live with his aunt and cousin. For a reason he’s not quite sure of, he can hardly remember anything about his last visit, but initially this doesn’t seem to worry him too much.

The day after he arrives he goes into town where he (literally) bumps into a girl named Ayu Tsukimiya, and Yuuichi’s memories slowly begin to return.

posted 11/3/2013 10:52 PM
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kanon wasnt deppressing at all i mean there were its sad points where you just had to cry but in the end it made you feel alot better it was really heart warming seing yuuichi finnaly regain his memmories and find the girl hed been looking so long for
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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 5/7/2014 04:52 AM
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the girl looks a little like erza
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 7/7/2014 05:52 AM
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True
posted 5/11/2014 09:47 AM
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ikr
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by JK - 10/21/2013 03:43 PM
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Its just a world without God.

posted 5/31/2014 02:30 PM
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........ *Sniff* It's sad...
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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 4/19/2014 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.
posted 12/5/2013 12:51 PM
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Probably the saddest and most tragic of this list
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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 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
posted 5/10/2014 12:58 PM
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Lelouch.....I keep crying....whenever I see that episode.....the last episode....WAHHHH ;^;
posted 3/31/2014 11:33 PM
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Sad. But they didn't kiss...
posted 5/10/2014 01:04 PM
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They kissed as Brother and Sister. Not like.."loving" eachother in "THAT" way. But I do wish he comes back alive....Oh Lelouch, you went through all that just for your little sis...I wish my Big Brother was like him. Lol...he's nothing like Lelouch.
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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 12:32 AM
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The first one not so much as the second one, but overal very sad and depressing

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."
posted 7/24/2014 12:08 PM
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its a dull story overall
posted 6/23/2014 06:12 PM
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love the past and the after story
posted 6/21/2014 05:31 AM
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it's so sad :'(
posted 6/13/2014 11:43 AM
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have u seen after story
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by Drkslayer - 3/13/2013 05:25 PM
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very sad anime teaches you about life 

posted 8/21/2014 05:05 AM
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Kimi to natsu no owari shourai no yume Ookina kibou wasurenai Juu nen go no hachigatsu Mata deaeru no wo shinjite Saikou no omoide wo
posted 7/2/2014 10:17 AM
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As soon as i hear the ending song them feels just pop up everytime.. :'/
posted 6/26/2014 04:22 PM
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reminds me of this final FANTASY
posted 4/25/2014 04:53 PM
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I really loved the ending... it was so sad and depressing, but it ended in such a right way
posted 9/17/2014 02:58 PM
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i was hoping for menma to come back to life i loved that girl she was the coolest why would they kill someone so young and sweet it makes me bawl thinking about it
posted 4/19/2014 06:02 PM
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NYAAAAAA:((((((
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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 8/2/2014 02:17 AM
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Yeah. In the last episode, after the hearbreaking credicts (the song is Ichiban no Takaramono by Karuta. There is also a Yui version of the song), a small clip plays in the end. A boy who resembled Otonashi a LOT and a girl who is Kanade's reincarnation meet. The screen fades as Otonashi tapes on the girl's shoudlers.
posted 8/19/2014 10:45 AM
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"Excuse me.." "Yes?" *Brings out Scotch Tape and starts applying to her shoulders*
posted 8/2/2014 02:18 AM
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*Taps, sorry. English is not my native language :)
posted 8/1/2014 05:24 AM
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Thank God for the last clip in the last episode (
posted 8/1/2014 05:25 AM
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SPOILER!!!!!
posted 8/1/2014 05:25 AM
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Where Kanade and Otonashi meet in the next life.
posted 8/1/2014 05:25 AM
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SPOILER!!!!!
posted 7/29/2014 01:21 PM
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KANADDEEEEEEEE!!! T.T
posted 7/17/2014 06:22 PM
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I was crying for 4 hours after I finished the anime itself.
posted 7/3/2014 01:11 AM
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The only anime I have watch twice and thinking of watching a 3rd time. It just inspires me :')
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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.
posted 8/25/2014 10:10 AM
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Elfen lied...
posted 8/19/2014 07:37 PM
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I'm surprised Umineko isn't on here. But, then again, the anime ruined the depression the visual novel and manga offers.
posted 8/3/2014 08:28 PM
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hehh...boku no pico much sadder than all of this!!!! :P
posted 6/23/2014 09:16 AM
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Angel Beats is pretty sad...At first it's really confusing but it gets wayyyyy better...I think you should watch it
posted 6/3/2014 05:44 PM
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Wolf's rain should be on this list!!
posted 5/1/2014 05:11 AM
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I think Gurren Lagann and Casshern Sins would fit well in here
posted 9/17/2014 05:34 PM
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'Twould
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'Twould
 
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