Top 23 sad manga that will make you cry

Top 23 Sad Manga That Will Make You Cry

Who doesn’t love a good sad manga that will move you to tears? We’ve watched many sad anime before, but manga can be just as much soul crushing.Here are some sad manga that will make you cry.

bitterness has forever been a piece of Japanese writing that has never been outmatched. Their inflexible stories and their’s characters have a profound tendency for clashing sentiments. sad manga have rejuvenated that in the contemporary world! These sad manga will cause you to feel, they will make you destroy and cry; however we trust that you take some significant life examples from a portion of these lovely works of writing and art!

23. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day


Published: Apr 4, 2012 to Apr 4, 2013

A group of six sixth-grade-age childhood friends in Chichibu, Saitama, drift apart after one of them, Meiko “Menma” Honma, is killed in an accident. Jinta Yadomi, the group’s leader, has withdrawn from society, does not attend high school, and lives as a recluse five years after the incident. One summer day, the ghost of an older-looking Menma appears beside him and requests that a wish be granted, reasoning that she will not be able to enter the afterlife until her wish is granted. He only tries to help her minimally at first because he believes he is hallucinating.

However, because Menma has forgotten what her wish is, Jinta gathers his estranged friends once more, believing that they are the key to solving this problem. The entire group joins him, though most of them reluctantly. Things become more complicated when his friends accuse him of not being able to move on from Menma’s death because they can’t see her and believe Jinta is hallucinating.

Menma appears in front of the group to demonstrate her legitimacy. All of the group members eventually want to take responsibility for Menma’s death, and long-dormant feelings among the group are rekindled. The group struggles as they try to help Menma move on while also helping each other move on.

22. Bokurano

Chapters: 66

Published: Nov 25, 2003 to Jun 25, 2009

Fifteen middle school students are having a great time at a summer camp by the sea, until one of them leads the group into a cave that will forever change the course of their lives. There are several computers inside, as well as a man named Kokopelli, who invites the students to play a game in which they use a massive robot to defeat enemies who attack the Earth. By touching a shield-like object, the children agree to sign a contract, and Kokopelli transports them to the cockpit of the Zearth, the mecha they will pilot.

When an enemy mecha emerges from the sea, Kokopelli demonstrates how to mentally control the Zearth and defeats it. The prospect of defending the Earth excites the children, but not everything is as it appears. The Zearth is powered by life energy, and the pilots perish at the end of each battle. After signing away their lives, the children must now use their remaining time on Earth to defend it.

21. I sold my life for ten thousand yen per year.

Chapters: 18

Published: Aug 10, 2016 to Oct 25, 2017

Kusunoki, 20, is desperate for money and sells the last of his possessions to buy food. When an old shop owner notices his poverty, he directs him to a store where he can supposedly buy lifespan, time, and health. Despite his scepticism about the man’s words, Kusunoki finds himself at the address out of desperation and curiosity.

Kusunoki is devastated when he discovers the true monetary value of his life—a meagre three hundred thousand yen. Kusunoki has only three months to live after deciding to sell the next 30 years of his life for ten thousand yen per year. He returns home with the money only to be greeted by an unexpected visitor: the same store clerk to whom he sold his lifespan. She introduces herself as Miyagi, the person tasked with observing him until he dies in three days.

20. My Girl

Chapters: 44

Published: Jun 2, 2006 to Sep 3, 2010

Masamune Kazama, 23, spends his days working a mundane office job and daydreaming about the past. Despite the passage of five years, the young bachelor maintains contact with his ex-girlfriend, Youko Tsukamoto.

He receives an unexpected call from Youko’s mother, informing him that she has died in an accident. Furthermore, he discovers that Youko has abandoned him and left him with a young daughter who was raised in secrecy overseas. Masamune, overcome with grief, decides to take in the young girl and raise her on his own. Masamune navigates the complexities of daily life as a single father in My Girl, a storey about family, loss, and acceptance.

19. Girls’ Last Tour

Chapters: 47

Published: Feb 21, 2014 to Jan 12, 2018

The series follows two girls, Yuuri and Chito, as they traverse the ruins of civilization following an unknown apocalypse. They travel in their Kettenkrad in search of food and supplies while surviving day to day, occasionally encountering other survivors along the way.

Chito and Yuuri appear to be the last survivors of the war that brought civilization to its demise in a post-apocalyptic world. Without a place to live, the girls ride around the city on their half-track motorcycle, looking for resources to support their nomadic lifestyle. Despite the bleak future that awaits them, the duo manages to keep themselves entertained throughout this depressing journey.

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou takes place during the harsh winter season in a barren world. As the happy-go-lucky Yuuri and the serious Chito search in vain for signs of civilization, their journey may turn out to be humanity’s final tour.

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18. Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan

Chapters: 8

Published: Mar 28, 2008 to Aug 22, 2008

They each had their own reasons for wanting to die. Juri Mutou is the daughter of a once-famous pianist whose career ended after she was born. Juri attempted suicide three times as a teenager as a result of a traumatic event, and she has come to despise her mother. With her life clouded by a dark past, her aunt Monica, a member of the clergy, invites her to visit a death-row inmate.

Yuu is a death row inmate accused of murdering three people, which has resulted in numerous suicide attempts within his jail cell. He frequently receives letters from Monica, who wishes to assist him but sees this as pity. But when Yuu decides to meet Monica to tell her he wants her to stop sending letters, he meets Juri, which changes both of their lives.

17. Emma

Chapters: 72

Published: Dec 12, 2001 to Feb 12, 2008

It’s the turn of the twentieth century, and Victorian-era England is the setting for a poignant and emotional love storey between two people from vastly different social classes. Working-class maid Emma and wealthy aristocrat William Jones fall in love despite their assigned positions in life, and it is their perseverance in navigating the perilous minefields of wealth, power, and staunch tradition that provides the gripping emotional drama of Kaoru Mori’s Emma.

Due to their strong condemnation of this breach of proper conduct, the rigid social structures of the time and the disapproving elite, including but not limited to William’s own family, seek to keep the lovestruck couple apart. Despite their best efforts, William and Emma’s relationship deepens, and their feelings for one another prove to be stronger than the harshest of judgments. This impassioned tour de force of two individuals who strive to never give up on their love comes from the author of the acclaimed series Otoyomegatari. Will William and Emma’s relationship succumb to the slew of unforeseen ordeals that arise to test it, or will they finally have their happy ending?

16. Sundome

Chapters: 76

Published: Nov 20, 2006 to Nov 20, 2009

The plot revolves around Hideo Aiba (Atsushi Ninomya), a 15-year-old high school student who belongs to a school club called the Roman Club. (ROMAN is a rendering of romance, vernacular fiction; the club’s ostensible purpose is to hunt for ghosts, UFOs, and the paranormal.) The plot revolves around his symbiotic relationship with a girl named Kurumi Sahana (Akane Suzuki). The majority of the events begin with a Roman Club outing. Hideo will occasionally go out on his own with Kurumi. This is usually done at night to contrast with the playful events of the day.

15. Hybrid Child

Chapters: 5

Published: Jun 28, 2003 to Aug 28, 2004

The Hybrid Child is an amazing android that can grow if its owner lavishes it with enough love and care. The various Hybrid Child models, which are neither fully machine nor fully human, form strong emotional bonds with their owners. This collection includes several short stories about love, sacrifice, and drama: When the lifespan of his Hybrid Child expires, young Kotaro learns the value of responsibility. With the help of his Hybrid child, Yuzu, the tragic swordsman Seya learns to love again. The final storey is about Kuroda, the designer of the Hybrid Child designs, and how his lost love inspired their creation.

14. Hoshi no Koe: The Voices of a Distant Star

Chapters: 14

Published: Jul 25, 2002

It is the year 2046, and two close friends, Noboru Terao and Mikako Nagamine, are about to graduate from junior high school. However, following an alien attack on humanity, Mikako is chosen for a UN military space expedition to retaliate against the aliens. Separated, Noboru and Mikako try to communicate by sending emails to each other using their cell phones. However, as the expedition travels further away from Earth, the time it takes for them to transmit and receive messages from each other grows significantly. Hoshi no Koe is about a couple’s relationship as they try to stay connected despite the growing distance between them.

13. Bitter Virgin

Chapters: 32

Published: Feb 18, 2005 to Mar 7, 2008

Daisuke Suwa is a reserved high school student who lives in a remote rural town with his widowed mother. At school, he acts like a womaniser, interested in all girls except the shy Hinako Aikawa, whom he claims is a “sweet virgin.” Daisuke becomes embroiled in an argument with two of his admirers one day and seeks refuge in a church. He hides in a confessional, only for Hinako to enter the church and misidentify his voice as that of a priest. She requests that he listen to her confession, and he has no choice but to comply.

Hinako reveals that her stepfather sexually abused her while she was still in junior high school, which led to her giving up a baby boy for adoption. Daisuke can’t help but sympathise with her now that he knows her secrets. But, as the two grow closer, will his compassion turn into something more?

12. Akame ga Kill!

Chapters: 80

Published: Apr 22, 2010 to Dec 22, 2016

The ruthless Minister Honest takes advantage of the new Emperor’s ignorance and deviously rules the country from the shadows, with twisted morals and no regard for human life. As a result, an epidemic of crime and corruption has spread throughout the country’s capital city, resulting in a society in which the privileged have complete dominance over the less fortunate.

Night Raid, a secret division of the oppositional Revolutionary Army, does exist to combat this rampant abuse of power. It is made up of a small group of ruthless assassins who murder anyone who participates in or turns a blind eye to the Empire’s heinous wrongdoings.

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Tatsumi is a young, naive sword-wielding man on a quest to save his impoverished village. Soon after, he witnesses firsthand the capital’s bloody horrors and cruelty. Overcome with rage, Tatsumi is persuaded by Night Raid’s noble cause and decides to join them on a perilous and perilous mission to exact vengeance on Minister Honest. Tatsumi gains many invaluable experiences as he investigates the ethics of opposing ideologies, life and death, and all while working to restore a humane world.

11. 5 Centimeters Per Second

Chapters: 11

Published: May 25, 2010 to Mar 25, 2011

Takaki Toono and Akari Shinohara are childhood best friends who have feelings for each other. However, due to a series of events, the gap between them begins to widen. After promising to stay in touch, they are tested by distance and time, but their unwavering love endures. Even so, the intense emotions they are experiencing may not last forever.

Byousoku 5 Centimeter is a drama about the challenges of being in a long-distance relationship. Despite the fact that their time together is a distant memory, Toono and Shinohara refuse to give up hope of seeing each other again, unknowingly hurting those around them.

10. Clannad

Chapters: 45

Published: May 7, 2005 to Apr 2009

Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who believes he will never amount to anything. He skips school with his friend Sunohara and intends to waste his high school days. While walking to school one day, Tomoya notices a young girl muttering quietly to herself.

Without warning, she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food), drawing Tomoya’s attention. He soon learns that the girl’s name is Furukawa Nagisa and that she exclaims things she likes to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away, dismissing the encounter.

Tomoya, on the other hand, notices Nagisa more and more around school. He eventually relents and befriends her. Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness, and her dream is to resurrect the school’s drama club, which Tomoya discovers.

Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to assist her in achieving this goal with the assistance of four other girls. Tomoya learns more about the girls and their problems as he spends more time with them. As he tries to assist each girl in overcoming her particular challenge, he realises that life isn’t as dull as he once thought.

9. To Your Eternity


Published: Nov 9, 2016 to Present

A lone orb is dropped from the hand of a mysterious being and embarks on a journey of discovery. It can take the form of objects, animals, and people it meets along the way, as it has the ability to imitate both living and non-living things. The immortal creature learns both the beauty and the suffering that the world has to offer as it gains consciousness, emotions, and eventually the name Fushi. However, humanity is in grave danger from powerful beings known as Nokkers, which Fushi alone is capable of defeating. Can he protect a world he still doesn’t understand from enemies who have the ability to steal everything Fushi has worked so hard for?

8. Nana

Chapters: 84

Published: May 26, 2000 to May 26, 2009

Nana Komatsu is a naive, unmotivated high schooler who spends her days chasing one crush after another. Despite her repeated failures in her search for love, her spirits have never been dampened. At the age of 20, she boards a train bound for Tokyo in the hopes of reuniting with her current boyfriend.

Nana Osaki, on the other hand, is fiery and self-assured. She falls in love with music and one of the band members after joining a local band in high school. When given the choice between her relationship and her musical career, she chooses the latter and divorces her boyfriend. On her 20th birthday, she boards the same train as her namesake to Tokyo, where she hopes to become a top vocalist.

The two girls with the same name but very different goals end up sitting next to each other on their train ride to the city and, as fate would have it, eventually share the same apartment. A deep and one-of-a-kind bond is formed, and they will support each other throughout this saga of love, music, friendship, and heartbreak.

7. Oyasumi Punpun

Chapters: 147

Published: Mar 15, 2007 to Nov 2, 2013

Punpun Onodera is a typical 11-year-old Japanese boy. Punpun, who is hopelessly idealistic and romantic, begins to see his life take a subtle—yet startling—turn toward adulthood when he meets the new girl in his class, Aiko Tanaka. It is at this point that the quiet boy realises how fickle maintaining a relationship can be, as well as the challenges of transitioning from a naive boyhood to a convoluted adulthood. Punpun realises another thing after his father assaults his mother one night: those he looked up to were not as impressive as he once thought.

Punpun’s once shy demeanour transforms into voluntary reclusiveness as his problems worsen. This, rather than curing him of his problems and conflicting emotions, exacerbates them, sending him down the dark path of maturity in this bleak coming-of-age saga.

6. Orange

Chapters: 31

Published: Mar 13, 2012 to Jan 25, 2017

Naho Takamiya receives a letter in the mail one morning that claims to be from herself ten years in the future. The letter describes a series of events that are scheduled to occur that day. Naho initially believes it is a prank, but when the letter mentions a transfer student named Kakeru Naruse, who actually transfers into her class later that day, she is forced to believe its contents.

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As Naho reads on, her future self expresses several regrets, urging Naho to make the right decisions now. Somehow, all of these regrets seem to be related to Kakeru, and with the burden of knowing that the boy would not be with her and her friends in the future, will Naho be able to make the perfect choices that will change what appears to be fate?

5. Hotarubi no Mori e

Chapters: 4

Published: Jun 10, 2002 to Mar 24, 2003

Six-year-old Hotaru Takegawa, enthralled by the legend of a mountain god, gets lost in the ancient forest while visiting her uncle. Hotaru is exhausted and desperate for assistance when he discovers a masked forest spirit named Gin. She discovers the hard way that she should not touch the boy or he will vanish. Regardless, Gin leads Hotaru out of the forest and warns her not to return when she promises to return with a gift.

Hotaru and Gin become close friends when she visits him every summer, despite the fact that they are separated by both distance and planes of existence. However, when romantic feelings clash with the one and only rule, their relationship and resolve are put to the test. Hotarubi no Mori e, based on Yuki Midorikawa’s manga of the same name, is a storey of friendship and compromise between two people who should never have crossed paths, as their lives become hopelessly intertwined.

4. Bokura ga Ita

Chapters: 70

Published: Apr 13, 2002 to Feb 13, 2012

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball star, and a total dynamo! It’s no surprise Nanami Takahashi can’t help but fall in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things appear too good to be true, and the two begin a relationship; however, Yano has a contradictory personality, which frequently confuses Nana. Furthermore, tragic events in Yano’s past will continue to haunt their relationship. Is Yano and Nana on the verge of disaster due to their inability to control their passionate feelings, or can they save each other from irreparable harm?

3. Full Moon wo Sagashite

Chapters: 35

Published: Dec 1, 2001 to Apr 30, 2004

Mitsuki Koyama, twelve, aspires to be a singer so she can reunite with her first love, Eichi Sakurai. She does, however, have sarcoma (a cancerous tumour in her throat), which limits her ability to breathe properly and sing loudly. Her tumour can only be removed through surgery, which could harm her vocal cords. At the same time, her grandmother despises music and is vehemently opposed to Mitsuki’s audition. Mitsuki’s dreams appear unattainable until one day she is visited by two shinigami, Takuto and Meroko, who can only be seen by her. Takuto and Meroko inadvertently inform Mitsuki that she only has a year to live.

Mitsuki then realises she can’t wait any longer to fulfil her dream, so she flees home and the shinigami to try out for a singing competition. She persuades Takuto to accept a compromise: if Mitsuki promises to leave quietly when her year is up, he will assist her in becoming a singer, allowing her to leave the world with no regrets. Takuto grants her the ability to transform into a completely healthy 16-year-old in order to meet the age requirements of the audition and sing freely. Mitsuki impresses the judges with her excellent voice and enthusiasm for singing, earning her a contract with Seed Records. She chooses the stage name “Fullmoon” to conceal her true identity.

2. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

Chapters: 44

Published: Apr 6, 2011 to Feb 6, 2015

Kousei Arima was taught to play the piano and meticulously follow the score by his mother at a young age, and he easily dominated every competition he entered. He earned the moniker “Human Metronome” for his near-perfect performance. Every young musician looked up to him. However, after his mother died unexpectedly, he went tone-deaf as a result of the shock and then vanished, never to be seen onstage again.

Kousei’s life has become monotonous two years later, despite the support of his childhood friends Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari. He still clings to music, despite the fact that performing is still out of reach for him. This is until he meets Kaori Miyazono, a violinist who performs freely without the constraints of a score. A storey of friendship, love, music, and a single lie, Kousei’s life begins to change and take on new colour as Kaori assists him in resuming his musical career.

1. Koe no Katachi

Chapters: 64

Published: Aug 7, 2013 to Nov 19, 2014

Shouya Ishida, a mischievous elementary school student, is troubled by Shouko Nishimiya, a deaf transfer student. Despite her genuine attempts to befriend her new classmates, Shouko only serves as an annoyance to Shouya and his friends, prompting them to mock her at every opportunity. Their taunts soon turn into a constant assault, but the teachers remain heartlessly apathetic to the situation.

When Shouko transfers to another school, Shouya’s misdeeds are finally put to an end. The entire class, while denying their involvement, blames Shouya. Shouya gradually becomes meek and reclusive as the new victim of bullying, and is treated with contempt and disregard for years to come.

Shouya, now a high school student, runs into Shouko for the first time in five years. Shouya, who is still haunted by his past actions, is determined to make amends for his mistakes and confront his trauma—even if it means overcoming formidable obstacles along the way.


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