Anime is a great way to escape because you immerse into a world where anything can happen. But my favorite part about anime is when it can bring emotions out of you like laughter or tears. I've created this post to dedicate the most memorable anime by noting the scenes that made me cry the most, ranking from tear-jerker to bawling breakout.
Lvl 1. Kagome Returns To The Feudal Era (InuYasha)
Lvl 2. Sekai Kills Makoto (School Days)
While this anime is brutal without the photo, this scene really was sad for one reason. Just a bit of background, Makoto (the dude lying there with not a drop of life left in him) was friends with Sekai (the girl straddling him). Sekai, being a good friend, helps Makoto get a date with his crush, Kotonoha. In helping him, she realizes she loves him. While Makoto plays with her feelings for a little, he ultimately chooses Kotonoha over Sekai, setting off a ridiculous rage in which she invites him over and butchers him to death. The reason this scene is so sad, is right before Makoto dies he reaches up to Sekai, grabbing for her. Though the English subtitles say he mutters "Thank God..." (which was proven to be an error), he actually mutters her name, hinting to her that he never meant to break her heart. Sekai, realizing what she had done, freaks out and leaves the messy scene.
Lvl 3. Nana Catches Shoji Cheating (NAna)
Nana is a very sensitive girl. She is in love with the idea of love and falls in love with nearly any charming boy who looks at her. The one boy she becomes completely obsessed with a boy she meets in high school named Shoji. They date for a while before Shoji moves to Tokyo to study. Nana, desperate to be with Shoji, finds a reason to move to Tokyo to go be with him. At first, he seems happy to see her, but you (the watcher) notice he doesn't really like her at all. Especially when it shows he is cheating on Nana with a girl from his work. Though Nana isn't aware, she still is crazy for Shoji, which breaks your heart because you know she's too sweet for him. Anyway, this poor girl waits outside in the cold from his shift to be done, only to witness Shoji and his girlfriend smooching before they suddenly realize she's there. She cries and is so upset, but blatantly tells him she doesn't want him anyway and that she never wants to look at him. A typical scene for a breakup, but it's so powerfully done, you can't help but cry.
Lvl 4. Mariko Blows Up With Kurama (Elfen Lied)
Lvl 5. Haruka Says Goodbye To Takayuki (Rumbling Hearts)
Lvl 6. Kanade Crosses Over (Angel Beats)
Another part that makes you cry is the credits. You see this photo?