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Old 2003-11-15, 19:13   Link #21
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I like to make another note on grave of the fireflies, it was actually based on a semi-autobiographical novel written by a man who survived the war on the homefront, but whose younger sister died of starvation while in his care.
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Old 2003-11-16, 02:00   Link #22
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sad anmie

Just off the top of my head:

Now and Then, Here and There - The creator did a lot of research for this show on the different wars around the world, specifically on the plight of child soldiers. Very Very intense.

Vampire Princess Miyu TV: not excatly sad but very depressing.

Narutaru - only watch the frist 6 eps but form what i heard of the rest of the series very depressing, very sad and very intense.

Violinst of Hamelin - I think Ep 6 had the last joke in the 25 Ep series. The series just get more bloody, sad and depressing down to the last ep. A lack of animenation might put some ppl of though, but the story is top notch.
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Old 2003-11-16, 04:03   Link #23
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Grave of the Fireflies and Fruits Basket.

Oh my gosh... Grave of the Fireflies is soooo sad....



There is also Voice of a Distant Star. Short, touching, and sad.
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Old 2003-11-16, 04:12   Link #24
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Oh my gosh... Grave of the Fireflies is soooo sad....



There is also Voice of a Distant Star. Short, touching, and sad.
Also called Hoshi no Koe. You know the guy did the whole anime orignally by himself, a pretty amazing acomplishment. Im waiting for his next project anime to debut called Beyond the Clouds the pilot preview looks amazing.
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Old 2003-11-16, 04:16   Link #25
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Erm, Grave of the Fireflies isn't a Miyazaki film. It's a Takahata film. Are you one of those people who doesn't know that Ghibli has two great directors?
You are only partially right...

I never tried to remember which director did which film. I think there are a few which both of them worked together and I can't recall the names as well. Sorry if I offended any Takahata fans. Think next time I should do some research before I talk.

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Old 2003-11-16, 04:18   Link #26
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Also called Hoshi no Koe. You know the guy did the whole anime orignally by himself, a pretty amazing acomplishment. Im waiting for his next project anime to debut called Beyond the Clouds the pilot preview looks amazing.
Yes... i do know. He should be highly honored...
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Old 2003-11-16, 08:32   Link #27
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Kimi ga Nozomu Eien - soppy sad romance anime. recommended. esp. for wacthing with your gf.
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Old 2003-11-16, 11:11   Link #28
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Some recommendations:

Jin Roh
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Kite
Well I don't know his girlfriend, but but she will be most likely 'surprised' by some scenes
Just a wild guess
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Old 2003-11-17, 01:35   Link #29
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You might try "Windaria". Be warned though, the final scenes alone will probably require a box of tissues. Also, its faily old now (eighties I think) so you may have problems finding a copy.
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Old 2003-11-17, 07:20   Link #30
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Ayashi no Ceres. Something girls will like.
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Old 2003-11-17, 21:08   Link #31
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Kodomo no Omocha (aka Child's Toy) if you can get past the craziness this is rollercoaster, so many ups, downs, and twist! I was crying most of the time I had a box of tissues beside me.
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Old 2003-12-02, 02:08   Link #32
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Grave of the fireflies -- indeed was sad, another one would be "The Story of Oshin"
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Old 2003-12-02, 08:49   Link #33
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Oh, don't forget Princess Tutu. Although it might not seem obvious at first, that show is very deep and sad at times--it's a fairy tale, yes, but something more along the lines of the dark and sad fairy tales of Tchaikovsky then the whitewashed ones of today.
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Old 2003-12-02, 23:59   Link #34
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One that i really liked and that no one has mentioned is Chinese Ghost Story.

Grave of the Fireflies is a classic by every sense of the word. It has won numerous awards and gained must appraise by critics everywhere including America. Many people get it confused that Miyazaki didn't do this work, however it is listed under his name on the dvd and even posted on his website, he did have a hand in its creation so techniquely it is by him and his studio.

Narutaru might be a bit too much for his girlfriend, i just finished the series 2 days ago and must say that, that anime is really f-ing messed up. Eps 10-13 really get disturbing and are nothing like the 1st 8-9 episodes. Some really messed up stuff happens to those school kids like testtube rape and death. Kite i would definitely not show your girlfriend. It's very violent and has heavy sexual themes and child rape. The uncut is even worse, it shows graphic sex and child rape. Stay far away from that one w/your girlfriend.
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Old 2003-12-03, 09:51   Link #35
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One that i really liked and that no one has mentioned is Chinese Ghost Story.
Yeah... Chinese Ghost Story is nice, I watched it many years ago.

It is something like Ghibi's Spirited Away, definitely recommended.
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Old 2003-12-03, 10:46   Link #36
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You can also try Millennium Actress.

Although unfortunately I saw it on a day when I didn't want to be made more sad. But it is still v. good.
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Old 2003-12-03, 19:09   Link #37
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here's the list:
Saikano [VERY SAD]
Ayashi no Ceres
Fushigi Yuugi
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Old 2006-06-04, 05:36   Link #38
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Not for some but Koi Kaze is brilliant. very sad and the animation is detailed.
Also, Elfen lied is quite sad... a bit gory though. um. yep this is 3 years out but just incase anybody else is looking for sad anime i'll carry on talking... ok um... Ayashi no ceres... try it.

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Old 2006-06-08, 18:47   Link #39
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If your looking for an anime thats in line with Saikano in the sad/suffocating sense then I second Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien and Grave of the Fireflies. Full Moon wo Sagashite also has the right stuff in the sadness department but be forewarned; most of it doesnt show itself near the start of the series
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Old 2006-06-08, 23:39   Link #40
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Try Gungrave. Just finish watching it and you'll definitely feel a lot of pain. Trust me on this. Gungrave will be the only anime I'm never gonna watch the second time. Its nice but the whole story is just too dramatic and tragic.
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