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Old 2014-07-11, 01:52   Link #1
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Anime with Tragic or Bitter Sweet ending

Ok I'm looking for animes that has a tragic or bitter sweet(with a bit more emphasized on the bitter part) ending. But I don't want the tone of the anime to be overly grim, dark or depressing just a good amount of it. It something like Chrono Crusade, Guilty Crown, Valvrave or Gurren where like supporting characters that close to the MCs died and MC themselves/love interest or both can also died.
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Air.

An oldie but a goodie in my opinion.

You have a MAL account or something like that we could look at so we do not suggest something you may have already seen?
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Air.

An oldie but a goodie in my opinion.

You have a MAL account or something like that we could look at so we do not suggest something you may have already seen?
I skipped a lot of these anime because I used to dislike them, so the chance are most of animes beside the ones I listed above will be animes that I never saw so list them away! Also highly preferred if it can make me cried.
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I skipped a lot of these anime because I used to dislike them, so the chance are most of animes beside the ones I listed above will be animes that I never saw so list them away! Also highly preferred if it can make me cried.
Hrm... If you are looking for cathartic anime I have a lot that make me cry, but then I am kinda a weepynda fella.

Air, Kanon and Clannad all do that to me something fierce, even on several re-watches. Except for Air the other two do not necessarily have sad endings per se, but strong and powerful sad scenes (though there are plenty who do not like them).

Also, the little known Kowarekake no Orgel OVA is a strong candidate in my opinion.
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A few that come to mind for this
Katanagatari
Mawaru Penguindrum
Uta Kata
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Old 2014-07-11, 07:15   Link #6
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I have seen one too many I think,
Blood+
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FMA, FMA: Brotherhood
Berserk - Watch this one last if, you're making a list. I don't think you will be able to stomach anything after the finale.
GunXSword - ending's taste can vary based on the person.
Fate Zero
Blassreiter - the show is legit mediocre but, it fits your criteria.

I can't quantify the amount of grim/dark/depressing that these shows will contain that meets your benchmark. So, all I can say is try them for a few episodes and see if you want to continue.
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Old 2014-07-11, 07:24   Link #7
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How about

Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
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Old 2014-07-11, 10:46   Link #8
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Ok I'm looking for animes that has a tragic or bitter sweet(with a bit more emphasized on the bitter part) ending. But I don't want the tone of the anime to be overly grim, dark or depressing just a good amount of it. It something like Chrono Crusade, Guilty Crown, Valvrave or Gurren where like supporting characters that close to the MCs died and MC themselves/love interest or both can also died.
The titles you quoted are more on the action side so...

If you haven't seen it already: Cowboy Bebop you can't go wrong with this one.
Trigun animation wise is not very good and it hasn't aged well, but it has very strong emotional themes if you can resist until the later episodes.
Code Geass: It seems that a lot of persons didn't like the ending because it wasn't really a good ending at all. Personally I liked it.
Bokurano: Honestly the anime adaption made the ending a lot more "happy" than it is in the manga, but it's not like everyone lived happily thereafter either. Far from that...
Madoka Magica: Another title that is very high in the appreciation ranking and that fits your criteria. (how come it wasn't mentioned already?)
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Does it really have to have character deaths? If not, you should check out White Album 2. It's the best example of an anime tragedy I've seen in the past year or so.
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Old 2014-07-11, 13:19   Link #10
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Anything by Urobuchi Gen is a tragedy. And fucking depressing.
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Old 2014-07-11, 15:28   Link #11
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Nadia: The Secret Of Blue Water is very powerful, especially if you have watched it without knowing any spoilers & seen all the episodes that have infodumps.
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Old 2014-07-11, 16:49   Link #12
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Yosuga no Sora fits your description, especially for its (official) ending. Be warned though because it wasn't made for everyone.
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Old 2014-07-15, 05:05   Link #13
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Ga-Rei Zero - still makes me depressed

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Air
Angel Beats
AnoHana
Code Geass
Hakuouki
- recommend to start with prequel

Love Live! School Idol Project - maybe? While the ending is not exactly depressing, the whole build up in season 2 was pretty emotional. As long as you are attached to the characters that is.

Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo - pretty emotional ending in my opinion

Shinsekai yori - bitter-sweet ending I guess... it is positive but when you consider how many died and etc...

White Album 2 - if 100% romance/drama series count
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Old 2014-07-15, 11:24   Link #14
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Does it really have to involve a death? Because if you're looking for depressing and bittersweet, there's always Welcome to the NHK...
Also, if you don't mind if I recommend manga, try All You Need is Kill, or if you like oldies, Devilman (no, I don't particulary like Go Nagai, but Devilman in spite of it's many errors, it's still good).
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Old 2014-07-16, 09:27   Link #15
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You could try Tasogare Otome X Amnesia, but it only has 12 episodes and quite a bit old. Still, I recommend you to watch it.
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Old 2014-07-16, 11:52   Link #16
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Grave of the Fireflies maybe?

Seconding Tokyo Magnitude (that twist at near the end...) and also Ga-Rei Zero

Adding Saikano.
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Old 2014-07-16, 12:01   Link #17
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KanaMinami beat me too it, was going to rec Saikano.

Also Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World).
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Old 2014-07-16, 13:26   Link #18
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I will say Darker than Black, first season only. It has many small arcs, and most if not all of it has bittersweet ending

And second Ga-Rei Zero, Katanagatari and Mawaru Penguindrum
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Old 2014-07-21, 13:59   Link #19
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Thirding Ga-Rei Zero. If I was making a top ten anime list that one would probably be on there somewhere.

There's also Starship Operators.
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