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This is a list of anime that has moved me, shows that at least first time watching I felt something. A connection with the characters and empathy towards them. These anime are not all great but most have moments of drama that hit you where it counts. Also note that this is a rather short list as well it's pretty rare to feel something while watching a cartoon, much of the time it isn't executed in a way that lends itself to drama.
1 Ah! My Goddess TV

Ah! My Goddess TV

This anime should not be watched by people who are single. It will only make you feel horrible. It is definately comedy but it has plenty of moments. where you will just kinda go DAAW

2 Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

I will not spoil this in any way. I will just say it's an anime you have to watch at least once.

3 Midori Days

Midori Days

It starts off more comedy then anything but you find yourself cheering on the characters by the end of the series and then... no spoilers for you.

4 Erin


This is a coming of age story. You will laugh and cry and be angry. You will not want to stop watching until the last episode. Very few anime have moved me like this one.

5 Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa is my favorite Miyazaki. My chocobo in FF14 is named Kaiqui. This movie is in my opinion a masterpiece. 

6 Kiki's Delivery Service

Kiki's Delivery Service

7 My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

8 Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

9 Whisper of the Heart

Whisper of the Heart

This is a movie about finding what's important in life and knowing what you want. I'm also writing this at least 4 years after I watched it. And I feel that I remember it well enough to say that and it says something about the film that I remember it. 

10 Your lie in April

Your lie in April

I am watching this show right now. As it is going right now I am not sure I can continue. The music alone makes this one worth watching. If you are a fan of classical music watch this. If you want something more close to one of those music drama movies like the red violin or...(well can't think of any more right now.) The reason I feel as though I may not be able to keep watching is that it's sad. I will not share any more Just watch the first episode, and you will see why I put it on here.

11 Barefoot Gen

Barefoot Gen

Same reason as grave of the fireflies.


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Alma01 Jan 13, 2020

What about A Silent Voice and Your Name? :)