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    Re: Depressing Anime's

    depressing anime

    1)Air tv
    2)Saikano
    3)Evangelion
    4)Elfen lied
    5)Clannad

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    Re: Depressing Anime's

    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin View Post
    This is a top three listed in descending order.

    3) Rurouni Kenshin OVA's What a downer those were. Happiness is rare and fleeting in that anime.

    2) Evangelion As if the depressing scenes all the way through it weren't enough, that ending was depressing for a whole other set of reasons.

    1) Basilisk Every episode was more depressing than the one before it. So by the end of the series I didn't even remember what smiling felt like.
    I have changed my mind.

    The most depressing anime by far to me is Naruto Shippuuden. I know it's not supposed to be depressing but reading the manga and then watching the anime makes me want to cry.
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    Re: Depressing Anime's

    Clannad season two (iirc) and School Days. Makes your stomach turn...
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    Re: Depressing Animes

    ya
    school days
    Grave of the fireflies
    Now and then here and there
    barefoot gen
    Clannad after story......

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    ef - a Tale of Melodies was very sad.

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Nabari No Ou. It was a depressing angst-fest all the way through, even to the last few seconds of it.

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Clannad After Story really tugs at your heartstrings and can even make you cry. I cried. Well...I even cried during the first season…
    I think one of the reasons why the emotional effect on the fans is so powerful in Clannad is because of how attached you get to those characters and to their respective stories, at least that is what happened to me.

    Now regarding School Days…wow…that anime is depressing for completely other reasons and so many reasons...but for now I'm only going to say “nice boat, nice boat”…

    And yes, ef-a tale of melodies…another anime that made me cry.
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    Re: Depressing Animes

    lol Evangelion wasn't depressing at all. Sure its melancholic and dreary in tone but the end was quite optimistic, both in the tv series and the End of Evangelion. Sometimes I wonder if people actually pay attention to what the characters say, its obviously a happy end only EoE hits you over the head with this concept multiple times. And that's really the case with all Gainax ends, sure there's a sacrifice but the endings feel much more accomplished than in most animes

    Here are some that kinda made me feel down after watching them

    -the entire Darker Than Black series. Seriously why is everything so sad? ;_;
    -Rainbow. This is actually very depressing, the stuff those guys have to go through in prison...
    -Berserk. But only the first half, the second half is noticeably lighter in visuals and tone
    -Casshern Sins. This one needs no explanation, its about as grimdark as shows get lol
    -Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni, first season only

    and I though School Days was funny. Well mostly because I was watching that for the lulz, its so ridiculously over the top. And I really need to stop putting off Clannad, but I think I'm going to read the Visual Novel instead

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Hahaha, Depressing Animes?!
    I didn't know they existed..yeah right.
    They do exist, animes ain't all about fluffy and cute looking characters and fighting..fighting...fighting.
    Animes that actually touch your heart!

    -Clannad AS
    It was so hard to watch Tomoya, that guy tries his best yet it's so sad for him. At least they gave him a happy ending although I doubt that happens in real life.

    -Full Metal Panic! The 2nd Raid
    The seperation of chidori and sousuke, it's depressing watching them being apart yet heartwarming when they are back together again.

    -Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
    Realistic and sad, 8/10 for sadness level.

    -Nana
    Needless to say, realistic and very human like characters.
    Easy to relate to, easy to cry for.

    -Elfen Lied
    Watch this, really really really depressing and mindgasm.

    -Darker than Black
    Why must Hei's life be full of sadness?

    -Higurashi
    Mindgasm and depressing.

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Agreed on many that have already been mentioned, like FMA, RuroKen etc. Since they've already been mentioned here's a new one

    Angel Beats!
    first off, I must clarify that this anime will have you in stitches of laughter half the time. It's the other half where they throw emotional sledgehammer after sledgehammer at you. Some of the backstories are really depressing... And the clincher was the final emotional sledgehammer that hit with great force in the final episode. It left me staring blankly at the screen with tears rolling down my cheeks as the ending theme played, very powerful. And yes, depressing.

    Anyone who enjoyed Clannad should like this, as it's by the same studio with Maeda Jun at the helm again just expect a lot more comedy than Clannad. A lot.

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    zeltrax, try out School Days.. Seriously, just try it... It'll come on top on your list after you've finished it... It's way sadder than Clannad!
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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Quote Originally Posted by Blai View Post
    zeltrax, try out School Days.. Seriously, just try it... It'll come on top on your list after you've finished it... It's way sadder than Clannad!
    School days is depressing..but the kind of depressing is different from what one would expect.
    I felt like I've been kicked in the guts after watching it.
    Angel beats was okay, rather sad but needed more episodes, certainly will be better if there was more episodes.
    A good 13 episodes though.

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Agreed on Angel Beats. Many characters' backstories were not even touched on at all, like TK for example. That's my major peeve with the show. Well there's a DVD-only episode coming out soon so I'm hoping for something that ties up these loose ends preparing my tissues for it XD

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    Re: Depressing Animes

    Jigoku Shoujo
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    Wolf's Rain

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