Hehe these are all the animes Ive seen thus far, many of them have been reccomendations Ive been so lucky to recieve from this friendly anime forum, I in particular, am fond of those really tearfully tragic animes, mostly with sad endings...so the ranking works based on how I felt toward them, meaning its tottaly my opinion and am not saying they are the saddest animes of all time...I just happen to be particularly vunerable to those animes where a some tragic fate befalls a couple and them finding love despite it all...
ill rank the ones that i saw that got the best emotional impact, based on how I felt toward them, meaning its tottaly my opinion and am not saying they are the saddest animes of all time
*some of these animes are harems and cute romance animes with no tragedy at all...I just happened to see them without knowin' they werent tragic at all
Italicized Bold are Tragedy Animes, for the sake of the actual thread title. haha (Thx Tsen Yuki)
Bold is Happily-Ever-After animes
Bold Underlined are Harems and Romantic Comedies, remeber to try to look at the rank, because there actually are some REAL good Romantic Comedies. Ill also state if its a Harem!
Italicized Bold Underlined Are the super amazing animes with EVERYTHING in it, making it just Incredible! Also meaning its a definite must-see in my opinion.
1.Kyōshirō to Towa no Sora(Kyoshiro and the Eternal Sky (ok when first watching this I was VERY skeptical on its possible outcome as a tragic anime, but as you progress, the story developes amazingly, building up to a climax that will have you crying your heart out for the main couple...Its beautifully sad ending is incredible T.T )
2.Air (this one made me cry A LOT... Its got a very touching end that could make grown men cry.)
3.Romeo X Juliet (simply amazing...it truly lives up to the classic romance that ends in tragedy...i couldn't hold back the tears for this one either)
4.Full Moon Wo Sagashite (Superb...Magnificent...Touching...the series of the century!!! tears of joy...sadness...angst...you get it all!!! )
5.Kanon 2002 AND 2006 (unlike most typical tear-jerkers which happen at the end...this series has you crying at least 7 eps in....and you wont stop till the end...very emotional, its got periods of happiness to lighten the mood before you start crying agian, more-so in 2006)
6.Zero No Tsukaima (this is a VERY good series! its got so many things going for it that you will feel very fullfilled despite the fact that its only on its 2nd season..i cant wait for the 3rd!!! and for those who love crying the end of the 2nd season will have you in tears)
7.Ayashi no Ceres
8.Chrono Crusade (In variety, its like Zero no Tsukaima, theres a good balance of everything. Action, Comedy, Religious-Fiction, and Romance. The story gets better as it progresses, all surmounting into emotional and tragic climax between the main couple (I cried pretty bad), before leaving you with a very...contemplative ending.)
9.Tsukuyomi-Moon Phase- (its very cute...very funny...and its got that vampire thing some people like, and at its core is a sweet innocent love story. Crying isn't mandatory, but I think it was a really sweet anime.)
10.Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan!(Beating Angle Dokuro-chan!) (hahaha this anime raked high cause of how rediculously random it is. Its hilareously funny with a sick twist to it...meaning its obviously not for everyone.)
11.Samurai X (This series gives you all the emotion and romance u wanted to see in Rurouni Kenshin, but in 6 Magnificent, Tragic, and Emotional episodes. A fun, touching, then heart-wrenching watch of an OVA.)
12.Yoake Mae Yori Ruri Iro Na - Crescent Love - (A very good watch! Its like another way Romeo X Juliet couldv'e gone, tears can be expected, but not mandatory ^^)
13.Lamune (This is a very heartwarming story of two childhood lovers. Its also one of the very few animes I'll love, where those real intimate scenes werent necessary. Normally I would hate that kind of romance anime, but this was an exception. I still even cried. )
14.Shuffle! (the end managed to pull those heart strings. a GOOD Harem)
15.Aoi Yori Aoshi + ~Enishi~ (sooo sweet adn cute..its very heart warming. It can be considered harem, but is a GOOD harem)
16.Lovely Complex (Its funny, cute, inspiring, sad at times and a good watch. I reccomend it ^^)
17.Angel Sanctuary (this series gave me a headache..since only the first 4 books of the 20 are on anime..i went and finished the manga...and it goes over a lot...but the drama amidst it all makes it worth it. Remeber only 3 OVAs, and the rest is Manga, so be prepared if get into this series.)
18.Hitsuji no Uta (tragic ending...T.T)
19.Elfen Lied (i didnt cry..., but the end made me really depressed)
20.Chobits (yay the ending was so beautifully done, and it was hilaerous)
21.Iriya No Sora, UFO no Natsu (i wanted to cry, but I didnt...so I was REALLY depressed, its a pretty tragic story, well I thought it was, so its definetly recccomended! Its funny too, haha, but Its a really good watch, so set it if ya havent! ^^)
22.Fruits Basket (Loved it , I just dont remember it all too much xD)
23.Onegai Teacher (its nice, funny, sweet, got ur drama, and has a good ending)
24.Kimi ga Nozomu Eien (bah it had me pretty torn, not the kind of emotional drama i wanted, but good nonetheless)
25.Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru (another taboo anime that manages to touch you in the 50min OVA that it is, had it only been a series with more development...It had the potential to be a tearful anime too... I havent read the manga, which finishes it off.)
26.Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora (this is a nice 6 episdoe series, with good character development for its shortness, hehe its got its tender moments as well ^^)
27.Sola (pretty emotional ending >< also it was by the same Author who wrote Kanon...sooooo if u liked Kanon its worth taking a look at)
28.Maburaho (this one is funny...plenty of laughs...its sweet ending is awesome. I find it really good for a harem anime, one of hte better ones perhaps.)
29.Da Capo (Hmmm...I only saw the first season, and I honestly didn't really like it...It was ok...but the series gathered all this emotional momentum that wasnt really used at the end...If only for the ending I thought It could've been so much better. )
30.Onegai Twins (its nice, funny, sweet, got ur drama, and has a good ending, but i didnt like it as mucch as Teacher)
31. Karin (its got your romance anime substance and tender moments....but it lacks one of those powerful confessions and a dramatic first kiss unfortunately, otherwize i prolly woulda liked it a lot)
32.DearS (typical harem/ecchi anime, some touching moments, plenty of luaghs, but it beats around the bush concerning the main couple's relasionship and leaves a lot unfinished buisness)
33.Kage Kara Mamoru (Kinda fools u into thinking it'll be a cute romance anime, when It really turns into a harem 3 episodes in...thats pretty much it...no kissy, no confessions, not even a proper hug @.@)
34.Hoshi no Koe (short and sweet)
35.School Days (Jesus christ...if i wasnt so shocked by the end i prolly wouldve cried...but this series is ONE HELL of a romance anime reccomendation...see at your own risk)
36.Love Hina (bleh i wasnt old enough to really be touched when i saw/read it all)
any reccomendation that somehow gets all the elements from the animes above is welcome and woudl be great! Thx in advance guys!
Currently Watching: X and Wolf's Rain...Wolfs Rain is raelly good...
Reminders: Gotta watch Kannazuki no Miko and Shakugan no Shana!!! thx for the reccomendations BlackDeath and Jplaya!