Top 10 Depressing Anime To Watch
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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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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
posted by zix-13 - 7/29/2015
87 Ratings
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79
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It struck without warning one fateful day in Tokyo – a massive 8.0 earthquake rocked the city and caused massive devastation and death in its wake. Having taken her little brother to an exhibit that day, young Mirai and her brother find themselves alone and with no one to turn to – until a kind delivery woman named Mari promises to help them get back to their family. Now, the three travel the ruined cityscape and brave immense danger as they try their best to make their way home.

sounds quite depressing and sad to watch
8 hr 44 min ago
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Hotarubi no mori e
posted by zix-13 - 9/17/2015
130 Ratings
Score: 
78
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tHIS RUINED MY LIfe
1/30/2016
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What is this about?
1/29/2016
Score: 100%
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I think almost any kind of explanation could ruin the experience for you. I mean, this anime is more like a short film since it lasts only 40 minutes. You'd better off just watch it and experience it for yourself; but I assure you this one will destroy you like there's no tomorrow :)
1/31/2016
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Zankyou no Terror
posted by zix-13 - 7/27/2015
111 Ratings
Score: 
78
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i cried for days
2/3/2016
Score: 100%
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and nights
8 hr 44 min ago
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this show destroyed me, there's nothing more to say
1/30/2016
Score: 100%
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Crime and mystery.... bit sad.
1/25/2016
Score: unrated
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Loved this anime
1/24/2016
Score: 100%
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Quickly get connevted emotionally to the characters (im the same guy)
1/24/2016
Score: 100%
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Shigatsu Wa Kimi No Uso
posted by john_titor - 3/23/2015
325 Ratings
Score: 
78
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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.

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it is a amazing heartwarming anime
5/4/2015
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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.
4/9/2015
Score: 100%
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Wow this is nice
4/6/2015
Score: unrated
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Steins:Gate
posted by JK - 9/16/2012
189 Ratings
Score: 
77
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You cannot control what you take and give ;-(

love this one
2/8/2016
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It's a little depressing, a little funny and a LOT good
5/6/2015
Score: 100%
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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
4/3/2015
Score: 100%
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I just finished it one of the best animes ever
2/23/2015
Score: 100%
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Code Geass R2
posted by AS0K0 - 12/9/2012
216 Ratings
Score: 
77
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Almost makes you cry.

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

Highly recommended.

this was great!!! ;~; i miss it
2/8/2016
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THIS SHOW IS FUCKING AMAZING ALL HAIL LELOUCH BITCH ASS MOTHAFUCKAS
4/29/2015
Score: 100%
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i cry in the end.. its my first time
3/21/2015
Score: 100%
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WHAT THE SHIT... how the fuck did anohane lose to this... like seriously wtf ...
1/15/2015
Score: 66%
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AnoHana is shit, plot = fanservice.
1/19/2015
Score: 44%
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Both of you are dumb cunts
3/9/2015
Score: 75%
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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.
1/7/2015
Score: 50%
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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.
1/10/2015
Score: 71%
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Not trying to offend anyones opinions (and dont really care about being "an anon coward" just call me AJ) but Anohana wasn't really that sad to me. I wouldn't say it's the greatest of all time in that category but it does deserve a high number there
1/24/2016
Score: 100%
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you got that right
1/15/2015
Score: 83%
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Clannad
posted by AS0K0 - 12/9/2012
185 Ratings
Score: 
77
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The first one not so much as the second one, but overal very sad and depressing

the feels
2/8/2016
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This is my favorite slice of life anime
4/6/2015
Score: 100%
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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.
3/23/2015
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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.
3/22/2015
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Angel Beats!
posted by Rabyus - 3/25/2012
222 Ratings
Score: 
77
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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.

 

The end just made me cry
2/8/2016
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DX
2/8/2016
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I honestly didn't find this remotely sad. My friends had built it up to be so sad, but in the end, I was disappointed at how it didn't even make me want to cry. There have been moments in other anime that made me sadder than this ending.
5/12/2015
Score: 100%
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it's about 50/50 depressing and funny
5/6/2015
Score: 100%
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I think that Angel Beats was a very tear-jerking anime. Especially the last episode!😭
4/4/2015
Score: 100%
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Fate/Zero
posted by JK - 9/16/2012
160 Ratings
Score: 
72
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It granted a wish ;-(

It has a dark ending, And Emya's life was shit (on a regular basis, he had to kill the people he loved to save everybody else but over all, not depressing)
5/6/2015
Score: 50%
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don't see how this was depressing. It was entertaining seeing this.
12/28/2014
Score: 100%
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However the tohsaka family's story was sad with the matou family.
1/10/2015
Score: 100%
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it was good,but not so depressing
4/22/2014
Score: 66%
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Is a wish actualy worth all these sacrifices :'(
7/25/2013
Score: 100%
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Kanon (2006)
posted by Delubyo - 5/31/2013
77 Ratings
Score: 
66
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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.

pretty good, pretty sad
3/12/2015
Score: 100%
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Big eye alien girls..hahahahahaha..
2/9/2015
Score: 100%
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how is this depressing?
12/26/2014
Score: 100%
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