6 ~*Emotional*~ Anime Films and Shows to Watch If You Need a Good Cry

In case you need to relieve yourself from emotional pain.
by Nicole Lindsay Ramos   |  Nov 7, 2022
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As we grow older, we tend to bottle up our emotions. However, suppressing negative emotions might later on lead to an emotional outburst. To avoid such danger, we suggest watching tearjerker anime films and shows! You’ll certainly relax as you indulge yourself with their soothing visuals and heart-wrenching stories—you’ll feel more relieved after a good cry sesh from these films and shows!

From an anthology that depicts three significant phases in the life of a guy who longs for his friend to a fictionalized biopic of a fighter aircraft designer, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to curate six anime titles that will definitely move you to tears. Read on to find out where you can watch them.

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5 Centimeters per Second

THE PLOT: Bonded by their love for books in grade school, two high schoolers tried to keep in touch with each other. However, as the guy continuously longs for his friend, he fails to notice another girl’s feelings for him.

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AVAILABLE ON: Netflix

Banana Fish

THE PLOT: Set in the mid-1980s, a Japanese boy went to New York City to assist a photographer in completing a report on street-kid gangs. There, he met and formed a bond with a 17-year old boy who led one of the gangs and who’s also determined to uncover the meaning of the words “banana fish.”

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AVAILABLE ON: Prime Video

Violet Evergarden

THE PLOT: When the Great War comes to an end, a young female ex-soldier starts working as an “Auto Memory Doll” in a writing agency that transcribes their client’s earnest thoughts and feelings into letters. As she takes on each writing task, she also learns about her clients’ heart wrenching stories that led to her developing empathy while she’s on her journey to self-discovery.

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix

A Silent Voice: The Movie

THE PLOT: Haunted by his past behaviors, a former class bully sought redemption by making amends with a deaf girl he used to torment in grade school despite feeling unworthy of such.

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AVAILABLE ON: Netflix

Iroduko: The World in Colors

THE PLOT: In a world where magic exists, a 17-year old descendant of a family of mages also lost her ability to see colors as she lost the significant people around her—the same reason she grew up into a girl devoid of emotion. Out of concern, her grandmother sends her back to a time that allowed her to experience the world in colors.

AVAILABLE ON: Prime Video

The Wind Rises

THE PLOT: Due to his nearsightedness, a young boy knew he couldn’t realize his dream of being a pilot. One night, he dreams of an Italian aeronautical engineer who inspired him to also build planes instead of flying one.

AVAILABLE ON: Netflix

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