What exactly I like about these anime shows is the strong character development. I mean once you learn the background of the character, it strikes you more emotionally. The story, characters and setting blend to generate a perfect sad.
So, below are a few sad anime shows which just know how to tug on your heart.
This anime is the wonderful normal in sad anime. During the entire series, you may just weep and weep and to get things even sadder the second season. Clannad After Story will take it to an a further level.
AnoHana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Five childhood friends grow separately after the death of Meiko Honma, close playmate of them all. Jinta Yadomi, leader of the gang when they were kids, neglects high school and lives as a hikikomori when he all of a sudden starts seeing the ghost of Meiko, who can only interact with him and no one else. She has came back to ask Jinta to fulfill the forgotten wish she created as a kid. As a result violently fights each of the friends’ emotional walls and creates a really heartrending drama.
Your Lie in April
Kōsei Arima was a piano prodigy right up until his mother past away when he was 11 years old. The shock of the loss of her made him lose any interest in piano, and his life has experienced monotonous since then. After that, when he’s 14, his childhood friend Tsubaki introduces him to her classmate Kaori, a free-spirited violinist. Her excitement reignites his interest in music and in life.
It’s the tragedy and the budding romance that strikes most people the hardest. Even when the anime comes to an end it leaves one with the feeling of a huge emptiness.
Set in a future, androids that look just like humans continue to spread around the world. The android production corporation SA Corp. built Giftia, a brand new type android containing the most amount of emotion and human-like qualities out of any other model ever seen. However, because of the conditions in technology, the androids have a service lifetime, as soon as they pass that, it gets really bad. Due to this, SA Corp. makes a terminal service so as to retrieve Giftia that have gone past their service life. A fresh employee at the terminal service named Tsukasa Mizugaki forms a team with the Giftia Isla to retrieve the other androids.
Plastic Memories is an anime that, while looking mediocre and fairly plain looking on the surface, is willing to tackle some really heavy themes.
In the afterlife world, angels struggle for their destiny and their future. Yuri, the leader of the Shinda Sekai Sensen, rebels against the god who destined her to have a silly life. On the other hand, Tenshi, the chairperson of the student council for the afterlife world, fights against the SSS members. SSS members use armed weaponry to fight it out against the angels harnessing great powers.
It would seem like a undamaging story at first glance but trust me the backstories of how individual characters past away and what do they really wish for is what makes this a feel trip specialist.