10 Best Saddest Anime Series Will Make You Cry

Most of you reading probably have seen or have read somewhere about an Anime series being sad and ended up wanting to watch more tearjerker Anime, so you can feel more sadness, or either be challenged if an Anime can make you cry.

Anime is filled with emotional series ranging from subtle and major heartbreaks and you came to the right place as we have listed every saddest anime series that will make you cry and feel emotional throughout the day.


10 Saddest Anime

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April)

Your Lie in April is a romance drama and the saddest anime during its air date. It plays around the themes of classical music showcasing a boy that mastered the piano since childhood that grew up resenting the piano and a girl who plays the violin that both love playing classical songs from artist like Beethoven.

One day meeting together, they come to like each other but nothing stays happy forever as problems slowly emerge and the reality of the problem that befalls between them starts to largen. Your Lie in April does a great job with its character development, and it never fails to display such a good dramatic atmosphere.

Check out our Review of Your Lie in April

If you can’t move with your hands then play with your feet! If you don’t have enough fingers, then use your nose as well! Whether you’re sad, you’re a mess, or you’ve hit rock bottom, you still have to play! That’s how people like us survive.

Kaori Miyazono

Angel Beats

Angel Beats could be one of the saddest anime of its time. Revolving around a guy named Otonashi who’s brought into an unknown world similar to a Limbo world, where deceased young individuals go when they have regrets in their previous lives having died due to an awful death.

The Main character and people he meets don’t have a clue where they are but have a vague idea about their previous life from suffering or an unfulfilled dream holding them back from moving on, the anime takes us on a journey of these characters awaiting their future.

If I can meet you again, against the 6 billion 1 odds, and even if your body can’t move, I’ll marry you.

Hideki Hinata


Clannad focuses on a high school guy named Tomoya that finds life boring where he expects nothing special will happen but later on he meets a girl called Nagisa where he grew an interest for her. Tomoya not only meets Nagisa but other female characters and discovers their problems that he tends to try and help.

Clannad shows the abundance of real world problems of how we look at life, friends and family, and it goes a long way showcasing that in different ways and sometimes symbolic ways.

Our Journey starts, on this long, long steep slope.

Tomoya Okazaki

Plastic Memories

Plastic Memories was a wonderful Anime about Artificial Intelligence in an advance human society where Androids are just like Humans. Androids are called “Giftias” in this Anime, and are highly advance Androids, but they have an expiration date where they forget their memories and become hostile to anything, even to their owners that they once cared for. You join the journey of the main character named Tsukasa after meeting with an android girl named Isla.

I hope one day, you will be reunited with the one you cherish.


Anohana (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai)

Anohana revolves around a girl named Menma who seems to be stuck between the realms of human and the spirit, where she can’t pass on and is stuck in a ghost like form on Earth with that said no one can’t see her but only one guy which is Jinta, an old friend of hers before her untimely death. Join this amazing journey of a group of friends in finding the resolve to deal with this strange event that brings back old sad memories.

If I would’ve had a normal life, I wonder if when I got older, I would’ve married you…

Honma Meiko

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)

Erased is a Psychological Mystery Anime, a very intense story driven Anime that makes it really good. Erased is about a guy named Satoru who experiences an unknown phenomenon called Revival where he is thrown back in time to have a chance in setting things straight and using this unknown power he tries to save the life of one of his classmates.

A thrill of psychological drama, and story rich plot that makes not only the saddest anime but also a very frustrating one with twist and turns.

The future is always blank. Only your willpower can leave footsteps there.”

Satoru Fujinuma

Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden is one of the top Anime of 2018, which has one of the most beautiful Animations you could ever see in an Anime. The Anime showcases a life of a girl that discovers an interesting field of work called “Auto Memory Doll”, similar to amanuenses who are manuscripts of people’s love letters and sends them to the receiver, discovering in field about the different emotions and the meaning of Love for her.

No letter that could be sent deserves to go undelivered

Violet Evergarden


Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is a natural disaster post-apocalyptic Anime that involves two siblings undergoing a major Earthquake event that levels the entire Kanto Region, unfortunately the two siblings were out on a trip during the Earthquake, and their predicament of finding their family begins. An Anime that test morality, family, and friendships during disaster.

I wonder if anything good is ever going to happen in my life

Onozawa Mirai

Akame ga Kill

Akame ga kill is a dark atmospheric Anime about a covert group of assassins called Night Raid ordered to kill based out of a revolutionary cause. The anime plays with the themes of dark concepts, sometimes too disgusting, where corrupt leaders commit acts that might be too painful to watch, and assassins intensely fight for a corrupt-free world.

As the living it is our responsibility to carry out the wishes of the ones who are gone.


White Album 2

White Album 2 is a romance Anime that involves a growing love triangle among the Main characters, showcasing a male lead named Haruki who is a member of the music club in the verge of disbanding until a girl with an harmonizing voice starts to echo throughout his ear.

The Anime displays solid complex romantic problems with a touch of classical music between the characters, and damn, depending on who you support, you’ll hate the guy.

It’s not whether you can or not. You just do it.

Kitahara Haruki

If you enjoyed any of the saddest anime listed, or have an Anime TV series that is sadder, comment down below.

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