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Submitted by Gekko 1061d ago | opinion piece

Burning Questions: Has an Anime Ever Made You Cry?

Anime Vice: ''Gather all your feels into a cathartic spirit bomb! From Berserk to Studio Ghibli, Sam dares test your emotional awareness of animated pictures.'' (Culture)

EastMeetsWestEnt  +   1061d ago
Pretty good article.

I've cried in a few anime before, mainly Clannad: After Story and once in SAO.

I think it's good to watch an anime now and then that brings tears to your eyes.
iamlegend9999  +   1060d ago
Yeah that's easy. Clannad had me crying like a bitch.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   1061d ago
Not properly cry but I certainly had a tear running down my cheek at the end of Ano Hana. Before that I almost did during a couple of Angel Beats scenes, and since then at 4th or 5th episode of Sword Art Online (though funnily enough I dropped it after that episode as I saw the series going nowhere).
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1061d ago
Air is the last anime i saw that made me want to cry. I cant think of others since i saw over 500 series. lol
Simon_Brezhnev  +   1061d ago
Nope but some of them made me want too.
Saviior95  +   1061d ago
One for me that was unexpected was many of the scenes in Eureka Seven had me in tears because its just so beautiful, possibly the best anime I have ever watched.

Another one is 5 Centimeters Per Second, it made me teary with how their relationship didn't go anywhere in the end.

Finally the ending scene in what isn't a brilliant anime but had a strong lead female, Guilty Crown, the scene where she gave her life so he can live, a few tears fell.
blitzburns4  +   1061d ago
Awww man SPOILERS : /
blitzburns4  +   1061d ago
Came damn close in Ga Rei Zero, but no I haven't. (Yet.)

I really got to say, though, Anime/Manga are my favorite entertainment mediums ever. I think it's only a matter of time before one actually gets to me. Great article though really enjoyed it.
Hergula  +   1060d ago
Well Im a waterhead... and an emotional person in general, when Im mad, I cant hide it, when Im happy, you wont miss it and when im sad, I cry, simple as that.

Either way, I have cried when watching one anime so far, BUT, not a full out tearing all over the place, more like eyes getting watery and feeling overwhelmed, hopefully that explains it.

But yeah, the only one to do that to me is Gundam SEED/Destiny. 7 times to be exact. Dont judge me, loved it, My first anime I ever saw as well.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   1060d ago
Nah some did make me feel slightly emotional. Berserk made me feel kinda like that at the eclipse. Gantz did when a bunch of main characters died. One piece did a few times.
kingPoS  +   1060d ago
Lain: When Lain's sister was erased.
Escaflowne: Finding out Allen's sister identity.
The Devil Lady: Discovering her undeniable fate.
Evangelion: when Shinji was mind f***ed
Full Metal Alchemist 2003: Wrath's origin's
Wolf's Rain: When Toboe realized what he did to granny
Excel Saga: At first form sheer laughter, years later it was from an accidental misplacment that cost me my first print ExcelSaga dvd's. (individually bought)
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FullMetalTech  +   1060d ago
Clanaad. Definately a tear jerker.
hankmoody  +   1060d ago
Grave of the Fireflies. Absolutely devastating.
Cid33  +   1060d ago
cross game destoyed me as an man, angel beats end whas salt on that wound
Lavalamp  +   1060d ago
I can't go anywhere near Ano Hana after watching it. That Secret Base, man. Every time.
Hergula  +   1060d ago
First and foremost, you got a wicked awesome user name.

Ano Hana you say? Any small spoilers you could throw my way? Im interested.
Lavalamp  +   1060d ago
To spoil it would be a disservice, my friend. Heck, I didn't even know what I was getting into when I gave it a go. I had zero expectations, and I think that contributed to my enjoyment. If you're curious, by all means check it out! :D
RockmanII7  +   1060d ago
I watched the first couple episodes then stopped because I didn't want an emotional show at the time. The premise is that there was a group of young kids, like age 6-7, then one of them died. Years later when they are in high school they don't talk to each other anymore, except that the girl that died is 'haunting' the main character (He can see her and they talk, but she has no malice). After the 2-3 episodes I saw, it looked to be about getting the old group of friends together and by how it's well known for being a tear jerker the show probably ends with main character confessing to her and then the girl returning to her eternal slumber.

Again, I only saw 2-3 episodes (11 episodes total) so it could go down an entirely different path.
Hergula  +   1060d ago
@Lavalamp, Ill do that, for sure.

@Rockmanll7 - Sonds really good, I appreciate the explanation without spoiling too much, I will give it a watch for sure ;)
GenericNameHere  +   1060d ago
Naruto Shippuden, when Naruto's parents died. That was so sad :(
Prophet112  +   1060d ago
And the deaths of Asama and Jiraiya.
RockmanII7  +   1060d ago
There are two types of people, the ones who cried to Clannad After Story and those who have never seen Clannad After Story.

Also not an anime, but I cried to the Little Busters Visual Novel and its anime adaptation is currently airing.
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blitzburns4  +   1059d ago
I haven't seen After Story but plan to.

What does that make me?
RockmanII7  +   1055d ago
Uh, if you've never seen After Story you're part of #2 'those who have never seen Clannad After Story'.
Obamanationn  +   1060d ago
guilty you can blame
PeZuS  +   1060d ago

Toradora, Grave of the Fireflies and (almost) Clannad: After Story
andrewer  +   1060d ago
Last episode of Dragon Ball GT sure made its way to the top...didn't make me cry, but it was what brought me closer to cry than anything else did. I mean, anything.
koga88  +   1060d ago
I've been really close with a few shows, Ano Hana and that Ghost of Amnesia (not the exact name) that aired a bit ago was really sad near the ending as well.
amaguli  +   1060d ago
Hm...Elfen Lied made me come pretty close to crying on a couple of occasions.
level 360  +   1060d ago
A lot of Studio Ghibli animation I'm sure would make a lot of people cry of pure honest happiness and absolute grief.

My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies just to name a few.
JAMurida  +   1060d ago
Only Bebop and TTGL have made me tear up. Not full blow cry though. Thing is that those are my favorite of all time, Bebop being number one.
celestialwizard889  +   1059d ago
yeah i cried and crying now also
i cried once when i saw sailor moon's 11 episode maybe
and now i am crying coz my favourite anime is going to end
celestialwizard889  +   1059d ago
which is FAIRY TAIL
tiffac008  +   1059d ago
Grave of the Fireflies, One Piece and Clannad After Story are the ones that I can remember that really made me cry.

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