If you are in Need for some tearjerking anime movies that will make you cry you came to the right place.
Here are 20 best anime movies that will make you cry.
It follows two documentary filmmakers as they investigate the life of a retired acting legend. As she tells them about her life, the line between reality and cinema becomes increasingly blurred. It’s a work of cinematic art. It’s the pinnacle of modern Japanese animation […] It’s animated, but it’s also human, and it’ll speak to anyone who has ever loved deeply.
Only Yesterday delves into a genre that has traditionally been thought to exist outside of animated subjects: a realistic drama written for adults, particularly women. Taeko Okajima is 27 years old, unmarried, has lived in Tokyo her entire life, and now works at a company there. She decides to take another trip to help her elder sister’s in-laws with the safflower harvest and get away from city life by visiting her elder sister’s in-laws’ family in the rural countryside. She begins to recall memories of herself as a schoolgirl in 1966, and her intense desire to go on vacation like her classmates, all of whom have family outside of the big city, while travelling at night on a sleeper train to yamagat.
She is surprised to learn that her brother-in-second law’s cousin Toshio, whom she barely knows, has come to pick her up at the train station. During her time in Yamagata, she grows increasingly nostalgic and wistful for her childhood self, while grappling with adult issues of career and love. The trip brings back forgotten memories (not all of them good ones)—the first stirrings of childish romance, puberty and growing up, math and boy frustrations. Taeko wonders, in lyrical switches between the present and the past, if she has lived up to her childhood self’s dreams.
As she does so, she begins to realise how much Toshio has helped her along the way. Finally, Taeko confronts her true self, her perspective on the world and the people around her. Taeko decides to stay in the countryside rather than return to Tokyo. It is implied that she and Toshio start dating.
Rascal Does Not Dream Of a Dreaming Girl-2019
This film picks up right where the anime left off. Sakuta Azusagawa is a sophomore in high school. He loves spending time with Mai Sakurajima, his girlfriend and senior for the past six months. Their peaceful lives are disrupted, however, by the appearance of Sakuta’s first love. Sakuta Azusagawa is a sophomore in high school. He loves spending time with Mai Sakurajima, his girlfriend and senior for the past six months. Their peaceful lives are disrupted, however, by the appearance of Sakuta’s first love.
The Anthem of The Heart-2015
A young girl who bears the guilt of breaking up her family with carelessly uttered words is suddenly cursed by a mysterious Egg Fairy so that she can never hurt anyone else with her words again.
From up on puppy Hill-2011
The film is set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, and tells the storey of Umi Matsuzaki, a high school girl who lives in a boarding house called ‘Coquelicot Manor.’ When Umi meets Shun Kazama, a member of the school’s newspaper club, they decide to clean up the ‘Latin Quarter,’ the school’s clubhouse. Tokumaru, the chairman of the local high school and a businessman, however, plans to demolish the building for redevelopment, and Umi and Shun, along with Shir Mizunuma, must persuade him to reconsider.
5centimeters per Second-2007
It is one of those movies that will leave you feeling empty, so if you like anime that will leave you feeling empty, this is the one for you. The storey takes place in Japan from the early 1990s to the present day (2008), with each act focusing on a young boy named Takaki Tno.
The garden of Words-2013
The animation is stunning, and the storey is superbly told. The plot is also very liberated and modern, and I love how a student and a teacher fall in love, and how she is older and he is younger. I liked how they’re both taking the day off despite the fact that one of them is a teacher.
When a lonely teenager skips his morning classes in order to sit in a beautiful garden, he meets a mysterious older woman who shares his feelings of alienation.
Whisper of The Heart-1995
This film is extremely depressing, even more so than Firefly in my opinion. Everyone is so young and full of hope and determination that it’s difficult not to see your own flaws and regrets.
Shizuku Tsukishima, 14, attends Mukaihara Junior High School, where she is best friends with Yko Harada. She lives in a Tokyo apartment with her parents Asako, Seiya, and older sister Shiho, and she enjoys reading. One summer evening, she goes through the checkout cards in her library books and discovers that they had all been checked out previously by someone named Seiji Amasawa.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time-2006
A teenage girl tries to take advantage of her newly discovered ability to travel through time.
With a strong lead character and a strong supporting cast, good animation despite some issues in the background, suspenseful moments, unexpected plot twists, and an intriguing look at time travel.
Castle in the Sky-1986
Castle in the Sky is a good enough movie to warrant multiple viewings. And, for those who are unfamiliar with Miyazaki’s work, it serves as an excellent introduction to a wonderfully rich animated catalogue. The animation is excellent, and the storey is engrossing and compelling. Most Japanese anime is imaginative, but decidedly dark, cynical, or violent, with jerky, stylized, and juvenile animation. Castle in the Sky is not plagued by any of these issues.
Weathering with you-2019
Although there are several tear-jerking moments throughout the film, Weathering With You is definitely more heartfelt than heartbreaking. However, the penultimate spot goes to the moment when Hina is taken by the sky as a sacrifice to normalise the weather, and Hodoka wakes up to find her missing.
The volume begins shortly after the end of the original series, focusing on Naho Takamiya and her friends’ high school lives now that Kakeru is still alive. We return to the original future after a chapter dedicated to this timeline, with a focus on Hiroto Suwa.
The Wind Rises-2014
This is one of the best Japanese animated films I’ve ever seen. This is really sad, interesting, and heartbreaking, especially Jiro and Naoko’s relationship. It was also humorous. It is based on the true storey of warplane designer Jiro Horikoski during WWII.
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas-2018
Duration:1hr 48 min
In a hospital waiting room, Haruki comes across a book. He quickly realises that it is a diary kept by his popular classmate, Sakura, who reveals to him that she is secretly suffering from a fatal pancreatic illness. Despite this, Sakura intends to maintain a normal school life and is drawn to Haruki because of his unfazed reaction to her condition. They start spending time together and becoming friends.
Wolf Children(ookami kodomo no ame to yuki)-2012
Although the film contains some very sad and emotional scenes, there are also some very funny moments, particularly when the children are growing up. Overall, Wolf Children is an intriguing film because it addresses sensitive issues such as identity, single parenthood, and grief.
It has beautiful animation and a beautiful score. The characters are fantastic. And the fantasy world that we get to explore is incredible. When you put all of these factors together, it’s easy to see why people love the film so much and why it receives so much critical acclaim.
Grave of The Fireflies-1988
Before I begin, let me state unequivocally that Grave of the Fireflies (1988) is universally regarded as a masterpiece that revolutionised the world of animation and established Studio Ghibli. It’s also regarded as one of the saddest films ever made.
Seita, a teenage boy, dies of starvation in a Sannomiya train station on September 21, 1945, shortly after World War II ends. A janitor goes through his belongings and discovers a candy tin, which he throws into a field. The burnt remains of several small bones emerge, and the spirit of Seita’s younger sister, Setsuko, emerges from the tin, joined by Seita’s spirit and a cloud of fireflies. They get on a train.
Hotarubi No Mori E-2011
“Hotarubi No Mori E” is an excellent example of why I enjoy Japanese animation so much. Although not the best, solid animation, fairytale characters, and a compelling storey make this anime well worth watching.
The original Hotarubi no Mori e shjo manga and subsequent film tell the storey of Hotaru Takegawa, a six-year-old girl who becomes lost in a forest inhabited by a mountain spirit as well as ykai (strange apparitions from Japanese folklore).
She is discovered by a mask-wearing, human-like entity named Gin, who informs Hotaru that if he is touched by a human, he will vanish forever. Gin then walks Hotaru out of the woods. Hotaru returns to Gin in the forest over the next few days, and despite the limitations on their interactions, they become friends. Although she must leave Gin at the end of the summer to return to the city and her studies, Hotaru promises to return to visit him every summer vacation.
Your Name(kimi no nawa)-2016
Kimi no nawa is a personal favourite and one of the most well-known anime films.
The storey begins one month after a comet falls in Japan for the first time in a thousand years. Mitsuba, a high school girl from the countryside, wishes to live in the city because she is tired of her rural life. Taki is another character.
He’s a high school student who lives in Tokyo with his friends and works part-time at an Italian restaurant. He is also passionate about fine arts involving architecture. Mitsuba imagines herself as a young man one day. Taki, on the other hand, has a fantasy in which he is a female high school student in the countryside. What is the meaning of their dreams?
A silent Voice(koe no katachi)-2016
A silent voice is at the top of the list. You will cry like a baby if you hear a silent voice.
Shouya Ishida, an elementary school student, sought to beat boredom in the cruellest ways as a wild youth. Shouko Nishimiya, who is deaf, transfers into his class, and Shouya and the rest of his class bully her for fun. When her mother informs the school, he is singled out and blamed for everything that has happened to her. Shouya is at the mercy of his classmates now that Shouko has transferred out of the school.
Throughout elementary and middle school, he is heartlessly ostracised, while teachers turn a blind eye. Shouya, now in his third year of high school, is still haunted by his youthful transgressions. He sets out on a journey of redemption, hoping to meet Shouko again and make amends for his actions in the past. Koe no Katachi tells the touching storey of Shouya’s reunion with Shouko and his sincere attempts to redeem himself, all while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.
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