4 animes that will make you cry like a baby

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  • When we watch anime, sometimes we smile, laugh, get sad or even cry. Is it bad? No, it shows that we really flow with the story. I have often felt a lot of emotions when watching anime and most memorable ones are those that made me cry. Here are some anime that will may make you cry too!

    1. Angel Beats! (エンジェルビーツ!)

    Angel Beats! is a 13-episodes anime adaptation produced by P.A.Works with the story written by Jun Maeda. It takes place in an afterlife world. There is a high school, a place for students who died in real life. The story begins when a student, Otonashi, is awakened and he only remembers his name. A girl with rifle in her hand, Yuri, explains about the world. She is the leader of Shindai Sekai Sensen (SSS) who fight against a girl named Tenshi.
    The first few episodes are presented very good, it made me wonder what happens next, and of how all the character get in this world. From the beginning to the end of 13 episodes, you may find some scenes that will surely make your eyes watery or may even make you cry. The best part is the last episode, it is both happy and sad, you want to smile, but the tears are dropping.
    The art style is also very nice, including character design, background and the animation, it is all well-done, moreover, the soundtracks are also very good and memorable.

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

    “Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day” produced by A-1 Pictures which the original story written by Mari Okada. Within 11 episodes, the anime tells us about Jinta Yadomi and his group of childhood friends who avoid each other after a tragic incident as one of their friends called Menma died then. Ten years after it happened, an unexpected person meets Jinta. This person is Menma. But is she really Menma? or her ghost?.
    Well, 11 episodes are really short by my standard and it made me wonder about the story. The introduction of a few first episodes wasn’t bad, and made me curious. Episode by episode, I slowly started flowing with the story. I found several extremely saddening scenes and the ending shocked me. Yeah, the end was great.

    3. Clannad

    Clannad is adapted from Visual Novel by Key. It is produced by Kyoto Animation and has two series, “Clannad” and “Clannad: After Story”. The story is about Okazaki Tomoyo, a high school student who lost his mother in an accident. After the accident, he lives with his father, but they have poor relationship since his father slammed him into the window and injured his arm one day.
    One day in his school, he meets a girl named Nagisa Furukawa, a shy girl who skips a year of school because of her illness. She always spends class break alone, it makes Okazaki feel empathy and meet her more often. Day to day they meet, get close and fall in love.
    When I watched first episode of the anime, I was confused about the story. It was hard to understand, but I got slowly started getting it after the three-first episodes. I teared up a little when watching the first season. I didn’t feel the impact of the story until I began watch the sequel, then I though, “thank god, I could watch this anime!”. A few episodes before it ended, you may feel frustrated with the story, but don’t stop watching, you will find nice ending.

    4. Toradora!

    Toradora! is anime TV series produced by J.C.Staff, aired between October to March 2009 with 25 episodes. The story revolves around Ryuji Takasu who has a sharp look that makes him look like a delinquent, and a girl named Taiga Aisaka who has problems with attitude. She lives in an apartment right next to Ryuuji’s house.
    This is a love story mixed with comedy and drama. Honestly, it is like any another anime with love story, plain and easy to predict. So, does this mean it isn’t that good? No. The combination of art style, sounds and the characters make it good, or maybe very good. You may feel relaxed, exited, sad and even cry when watching it. The best part for me was the end, it has a great happy ending!