Have you ever wanted to watch a show that lightens your heart with a good crying session? No matter how much we emphasize the causes of depression online, the content always sells. Be it movies or manga, or anime, the depressing genre of content always gets a large audience. Moreover, there are many anime out there that perfectly ace this category. Today, we will take a look at all those shows. Hence, here is a list of the 10 Most Depressing Anime shows in no particular order.
ATTACK ON TITAN
Starting off this list with Attack on Titan, which a lot of viewers will agree is pretty depressing. Just the first episode will set the stage for a sorrowful venture. Attack on Titan is about Titans and Humans who want to keep all of the lands without any boundaries. But, none is ready to step down. What follows is only bloodshed and genocides. Attack on Titan will surely make you sick with the gritty visuals for a long while.
Many people are not aware that Psycho-Pass a fully original anime without any source material. The story of the series is about a dystopian governmental system that makes everyone go through a memory test to tag them as potential criminals. But, the system leads to the imprisonment of many innocent people. Thus, the officers start questioning the credibility of a system like this. Psycho-Pass is depressing because it exposes the insecurities of the human race.
The third name in the list of the Most Depressing Anime is Re:Zero. White Fox Studios brought this anime in 2015. The story of the anime series revolves around Subaru, who has the ability to turn back time. But a false accusation of murder leads him to a web of endless time travels that ultimately make him face his horrific past. Re:Zero is not an easy watch for the sensitive ones. So, watch it with considerable breaks.
HAPPY SUGAR LIFE
The fourth name in this list of the Most Depressing Anime is Happy Sugar Life. The story revolves around high schooler Satou, who falls in love with his classmate Shio Kobe. But he is willing to go to any lengths to make his relationship like ‘sugar.’ He twists things even to the extent of making the bond toxic and phony. Thus, the purity of love fades away. Happy Sugar Life is nothing like its title, and it most likely will bring out tears many times.
The School Days anime series are about a bizarre love story between classmates Makoto Itou and Kotonoha Katsura. What makes this love a twisted one is their striking personalities. Things go downhill right from the start, and both of them move on, ignoring the course of their personal choices. Thus, everything blows up one day. Well, this one might bring back memories from your own past. So, watch this one with a few tissue boxes.
The popular anime series Elfen Lied is more than fifteen years old show, that first hit the screens in 2004. The story is about Diclonius Lucy, who is a hybrid human. She struggles every day to enjoy rights just as other human beings. And other people of her race also don’t get equal treatment. Thus, Diclonius Lucy decides to wage war against the inequalities. The oppression by humans will definitely make you question the choices of humanity as a whole.
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA
Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica is about Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki, who are given a wish in exchange for a witch-hunting job. Sad realities start unveiling as they start their job of hunting down witches. They realize that their personal wish not worth someone’s freedom. Hence, the weight of wishes crush them with every project.
The eighth name in this list of the Most Depressing Anime is Banana Fish. The story focuses on the mafia leader Ash Lynx. He is investigating the murder mystery related to ‘Banana Fish.’ However, the secret is so grave that no one wants him to look for it. Thus, he goes undercover to find out about a dangerous act. What’s the action? Watch the show to find out.
WHEN THEY CRY
On the ninth place of this list of the Most Depressing Anime is When They Cry. Keiichi Maebara befriends four good people in his village. But when mysterious killings start in the town, his friends start acting strangely. Thus, he must look into the matter and find out the realities of these people. When They Cry is not for the sensitive ones because heartbreak is like a regular thing for them.
The Bokurano anime series follows the story of an everyday summer camp. Well, it soon turns into a massacre because the children decide to sign a deal with a mysterious computer guy. Little do they that his intentions are not to protect anyone. He has more personal gains through this contract. Thus, young children are pushed into grave situations. Bokurano is not for the faint-hearted because watching children struggle for life is not easy.
Thus, with Bokurano, we can conclude our list of the Most Depressing Anime. Which of these shows is going to be your next binge? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below. For more such listicles, keep visiting The Anime Daily.