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  • Joined May 18, 2014
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Depressing Anime

1 Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

The main characters back story is just plain depressing. Actually, the back story of several of the characters are sad. Although the show isn't really dark and adds plenty of comedy, it's still quite depressing. 

2 Aoi Bungaku Series

Aoi Bungaku Series

The stories told in this series involve characters who have depression, anxiety, social phobia, and plenty of other problems. Watching the characters descent into insanity and lose faith in the world certainly tugs at the heart strings. 

3 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Uhhh, a bunch of sad deaths...need I say more?

4 Black Bullet

Black Bullet

It may not be all that depressing as a whole, but the fates of the many children involved is what I think qualifies it. 

5 Clannad


This half isn't as depressing as the second half, but it leads up to it so it counts.

6 Charlotte


7 Btooom!


This anime portrays some of the worst parts of society and human cruelty. Between rape, child serial killers, people dying, and others getting revenge, it gets pretty depressing. 

8 Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

Personally, the one scene which I refuse to talk about is enough to make this anime depressing. The stories of several female characters certainly don't make it a happy story either. 

9 Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

I prefer this version compared to the Brotherhood one. My main reasons is the emotions feel much stronger in this one, especially at the beginning. The beginning of Brotherhood, not so heartbreaking. The beginning of the first anime, depressing! However, that's why I like it. Of course, the beginning is only the beginning of the sad moments (haha....bad joke, I know). 

10 Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

11 Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect

12 Kiznaiver


Many of the characters have mental issues, some of which are a result of an experiment on them as children that didn't go as planned. Many characters have some sad skeletons in their closet too. Now they have been brought together and forced to share each others pain, litterally!!! The animation is bright and on the outside it doesn't look very sad or serious, but as the story unfolds and the characters learn more about each other, the mood darkens.

13 Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

I find romance series to often be sad (and infuriating). In this case, it's a girl who is avoided, bullied, and feared because she looks like the character from The Ring (a horror movie). The popular guy in class takes a liking to her along with a few girls in class who ultimately try to help her out. However, they don't always know what they should do and good intentions don't always work out. The guy is popular so he doesn't always get what she is going through and often makes mistakes. 

14 Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You Season 2

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You Season 2

15 M3 the dark metal

M3 the dark metal

It's dark. The story, the characters pasts, the events that unfold, the reason why everything ended up the way it did, and the realisticness of some of the characters personalities and how the events unfold is dark.

16 No. 6

No. 6

17 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU

The main characters personality is what makes this one sad.

18 My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!

19 Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

20 School Days

School Days

21 Say "I love you."

Say "I love you."

22 Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen

23 Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen

24 The Labyrinth of Grisaia

The Labyrinth of Grisaia

25 The Eden of Grisaia

The Eden of Grisaia

26 Terror in Resonance

Terror in Resonance

27 Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

28 Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

29 Tokyo Ghoul √A

Tokyo Ghoul √A

30 Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

31 Wolf's Rain

Wolf's Rain

32 Your lie in April

Your lie in April


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