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Posted 06 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

This panel is all about the tears. In this panel, we'll be discussing the saddest moments in animes and what makes them sad. Is it because a character died? Is it the reason why these two characters fight? It can be all kinds of things. But I want to hear from you guys. What are some of your favorite sad moments in anime and why? What makes them sad to you? All suggestions are welcome so don't be shy. What do you think?
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:56 AM

Angel Beats for me. Graduation scene in particular.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:03 AM

When the Tachikomas sacrifice themselves in Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

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When Wolfwood dies in Trigun, I sob every time.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 12:49 PM

Clannad After Story episodes 16 and 21.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

View PostCatas, on 07 January 2013 - 12:49 PM, said:

Clannad After Story episodes 16 and 21.



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Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

View Postrondo, on 07 January 2013 - 07:56 AM, said:

Angel Beats for me. Graduation scene in particular.

Angel Beats for sure. Saikano also made me feel pretty sad & terrible.
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Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

The end of Rurouni Kenshin Reflection for me, along with that moment in ep 24/25 in Tiger and Bunny... won't spoil it. Also, I'll up and say it. Grave of the Fireflies.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

Chrono Crusade: Chrono and Rosettes final moments together...

Cowboy Bebop: There's a few scenes that really made me tear up. When Ed leaves the Bebop and tells Ein to stay, when Faye is basically telling Spike goodbye and leaves her crying, and of course at the end of the last episode... "Bang"

Grave of the Fireflies: Do I really need to explain this? ;____;

Saikano: This series is just full of sad things

Trigun: Wolfwood :(

FMA: Hughes :(

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Ditto both Chrno Crusade's ending and FMA: The Funeral. Also, spoilers from Sket Dance, Hikaru no Go, and Kekkaishi.

Sket Dance:
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Hikaru no Go:
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Kekkaishi:
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So yeah, just a few that popped into my head that hadn't been mentioned. I've read/seen all these parts so many times I can't say they actually make me cry anymore, but they definitely stand out to me as scenes that can still get some sort of reaction from me.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:28 PM

View PostVoxx, on 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

Chrono Crusade: Chrono and Rosettes final moments together...

Cowboy Bebop: There's a few scenes that really made me tear up. When Ed leaves the Bebop and tells Ein to stay, when Faye is basically telling Spike goodbye and leaves her crying, and of course at the end of the last episode... "Bang"

Grave of the Fireflies: Do I really need to explain this? ;____;

Saikano: This series is just full of sad things

Trigun: Wolfwood :(/>/>

FMA: Hughes :(/>/>

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:56 PM

View PostVoxx, on 08 January 2013 - 01:16 PM, said:

Chrono Crusade: Chrono and Rosettes final moments together...

Awww I love Chrono Crusade. Definitely one of those endings I didn't want to believe. Sad endings and/or stories in general are the best. I hope this thread gives me more opportunities to find more series that will thoroughly crush my soul and mind.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:56 AM

This sounds like an entertaining panel, one of which I would possibly like to attend. If you don't mind, might I make a suggestion towards the format of the panel? I saw where you mentioned that you already have a segment planned for the panel, so I don't really know how much you already have sketched out, but I think it might be a good idea to split up the different types of sad moments in anime.

For instance, a good majority of the people who have replied in this topic have listed the deaths of characters. Which is to be expected--it's the quickest way to bring on the tears, especially when it involves beloved characters. However, you could maybe dedicate a segment of the panel to focusing on "CHARACTER DEATHS", where you give a list of some notable characters and the most tragic moments involving deaths, why they were the most effective/most memorable/etc.

Then, instead of the entire panel being about the deaths of characters, you could focus on a DIFFERENT type of sad moment, such as "BITTERSWEET FAREWELLS". Remember when character A and character B had to say goodbye to one another, for a reason they could not or maybe could control? An example that I'm sure everyone will be able to relate to is when Ash said goodbye to his Butterfree in "Bye, Bye Butterfree". Years later, people still recall that scene as one that made them cry.

I'd just like to see this panel be more than just about deaths. A sad moment can be more than that--sadness can be brought on by watching a character's misfortunes, such as a scene where they have failed and are wallowing. Or maybe when a character is trying their hardest, and you hope that they succeed, but then they don't. There are also moments when a couple breaks up, fights, or are having a rough time. Or, hell, when there is a sad scene showcasing downtrodden civilians, haha!

You don't have to alter your panel in accordance to any of my suggestions if you don't want to, of course. I'm sure it will shape up to be a good panel nonetheless, and I hope to see it when I'm there. :thumbup:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:11 AM

View Postgarefowl, on 09 January 2013 - 01:56 AM, said:

This sounds like an entertaining panel, one of which I would possibly like to attend. If you don't mind, might I make a suggestion towards the format of the panel? I saw where you mentioned that you already have a segment planned for the panel, so I don't really know how much you already have sketched out, but I think it might be a good idea to split up the different types of sad moments in anime.

For instance, a good majority of the people who have replied in this topic have listed the deaths of characters. Which is to be expected--it's the quickest way to bring on the tears, especially when it involves beloved characters. However, you could maybe dedicate a segment of the panel to focusing on "CHARACTER DEATHS", where you give a list of some notable characters and the most tragic moments involving deaths, why they were the most effective/most memorable/etc.

Then, instead of the entire panel being about the deaths of characters, you could focus on a DIFFERENT type of sad moment, such as "BITTERSWEET FAREWELLS". Remember when character A and character B had to say goodbye to one another, for a reason they could not or maybe could control? An example that I'm sure everyone will be able to relate to is when Ash said goodbye to his Butterfree in "Bye, Bye Butterfree". Years later, people still recall that scene as one that made them cry.

I'd just like to see this panel be more than just about deaths. A sad moment can be more than that--sadness can be brought on by watching a character's misfortunes, such as a scene where they have failed and are wallowing. Or maybe when a character is trying their hardest, and you hope that they succeed, but then they don't. There are also moments when a couple breaks up, fights, or are having a rough time. Or, hell, when there is a sad scene showcasing downtrodden civilians, haha!

You don't have to alter your panel in accordance to any of my suggestions if you don't want to, of course. I'm sure it will shape up to be a good panel nonetheless, and I hope to see it when I'm there. :thumbup:/>


oh yes. I was planning on doing different sections. Deaths, farewells, fights, etc. I've got a few ideas. I also want to go into what makes these things sad and what kind of emotional impact they leave on us
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Like, every Key/Visual Art's anime ever. They're pretty much the ruthless kings of anime-related tears.

Kanon, Clannad, Air (points to avatar), Angel Beats... Man.

Misuzu Kamio's (points once again to avatar) death is the saddest anime death I've seen. Bittersweet farewell, hopeful beginnings, how-can-the-world-be-so-cruel moments...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

The end of Grave of the Fireflies, seconded.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

Like everyone already said but it still doesn't change its impact: The ending to Chrono Crusade. There really are few anime endings that are as powerfully tear jerking as that series finale. Other sad moments:

Trigun: Everyone's already said it and I think we all know what it is by now.

Gurren Lagann:
Spoiler
, very early for the series to pull such a super sad moment.

Mahoromatic: Pretty much the entire ending to season 2.

Black Cat:
Spoiler


Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040:
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, Nene's reaction to that scene was so sad and touching to me. It gets me every time.
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

I second Gwydion's Hikaru no Go scene - I cried so much when that happened

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

Okay, so...here are some.

Code Geass
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Madoka Magica
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...I meant for this post to be longer, but, well, the tears! Anyway, some of the best sad scenes have already been mentioned. Heart-wrenching deaths are a part of anime, but I really want to hear about some of the other best scenes - death is always sad in some aspect so I'm really interested in hearing some of these other saddest moments. >.> I am some sort of masochist, aren't I...xD
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:12 PM

View Postmyrla, on 22 January 2013 - 07:14 PM, said:

The end of Grave of the Fireflies, seconded.


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:59 PM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:52 AM

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 10:28 PM

I'll go with a different anime.

Azumanga Daioh, when the girls are graduating high school, manages to tug at my heart strings because I got so invested with all of them and they're all going on with their lives.

You really just hope they do stay friends forever, because they're such good friends during the 26 episodes
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

While I'm not really a fan of it anymore I've got to chime in with Naruto. The 3rd hokage's funeral was one of the most powerful things I've ever seen.
One piece- the farewell to Merry
GaoGaiGar- If you've seen it, you know
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:02 PM

there were many for me, but I would have to say even though its just animation, the saddest night for me was adult swim when Huges died on the origional fma, and then in the same night on ghost in the shell kusanagi's head was blown up by a sniper rifle when section 9 disbanded for a spell of time and she was hunted down, it actully made me depressed since two deaths in one night, and they were main characters too.

oh and millenium actress never got her true love back, and gurrin lagan, when the main character finaly beats the anti spirals, and the daughter of the spiral king that was part of the group finaly marries the main character only to fade away from existance after the wedding, just as it ends, he gets his happy ending but noo it was stripped away, and the end of rahxephone when haruka and ayato finaly get to the end, but since he has to guard time and cant be with her, and also did not have to power to turn back time, gave her the memmories of what would have been if they lived togather and had a family, its sad how ironic that the god of time in that one could not even have the power to turn back the clock so that they could be togather, she only has her granddaughter and the memories of what would have been.

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 03:09 PM

Fate/Zero
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Madoka Magica
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Yuru Yuri
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Also pretty much every intended tear-jerker in Rose of Versailles. All of them.
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Ditto on Chrno Crusade and Huges in FMA.
Also, when Toboe dies in Wolf's Rain and Tsume tells him goodbye. Breaks my heart every time.
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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:20 PM

A new entry for saddest moments: Kotoura-san, first half of episode 1. I heard about it thanks to Otaku in Review. If you're interested, then AVOID any spoilers... just watch it. The show includes a lot of humor, but from what I've seen so far, the serious/sad parts are not going away.

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Cross Game- the very first episode...


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