Japanese Anime Fans Name The Anime That They Can’t Watch Without Getting Choked Up


When μ’s decided to handle the third years’ graduation. Subaru and Emilia’s reunion. Mother’s Rosario. “Even if you can’t see me, even if you can’t hear me, I’ll be by your side.” Whether it’s triumph or tragedy; a great battle or just closing the book on a stage of life, anime offers plenty of reasons to bring out a handkerchief. Charapedia asked its Japanese anime fans to name the anime that stir up emotions in their latest 10,000 Reader Poll. 

 

44 titles were suggested by a poll of voters that was 59.4% male and 68.5% in their teens and 20s.

 

 Aggregate 

20. Attack on Titan – 129 votes

19. your name. – 137  votes

18. Kuroko’s Basketball – 148 votes

17. Tokyo Ghoul – 174 votes

16. Re:Zero – 176 votes

15. Madoka Magica – 180 votes

14. Natsume’s Book of Friends – 181 votes

13. Sword Art Online – 187 votes 

12. K-On! – 195 votes

11. Naruto – 199 votes

10. Haikyu!! – 275 votes

9. Love Live! – 288 votes

8. Assassination Classroom – 302 votes

7. Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea- 334 votes

6. Plastic Memories – 347 votes

5. Angel Beats! – 405 votes

4. Gintama – 413 votes

3. Your Lie in April – 458 votes

2. CLANNAD – 608 votes

1. AnoHana – 646 votes

 

Male Voters

10. Naruto – 125 votes

9. Sword Art Online – 157 votes

8. Love Live! – 175 votes

7. K-on! – 177 votes

6. Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea – 255 votes

5. Angel Beats – 281 votes

4. Plastic Memories – 310 votes

3. Your Lie In April – 328 votes

2. AnaHana – 362 votes

1. Clannad – 436 votes

 

Female Voters

10. Angel Beats! – 124 votes

9. Kuroko’s Basketball – 127 votes

8. Your Lie In April – 130 votes

7. Tokyo Ghoul – 137 votes

6. Natsume’s Book of Friends – 159 votes

5. Clannad – 172 votes

4. Assassination Classroom – 237 votes

3. Haikyu!! – 255 votes

2. Anohana – 284 votes

1. Gintama – 306 votes

 

A similar Charapedia poll in 2014 was lead by

10. Gintama – 140 votes

9. Air – 141 votes

8. Dog of Flanders – 143 votes

7. Space Battleship Yamato – 167

6. ToraDora – 197 votes

5. Madoka Magics – 243 votes

4. K-on! – 267 votes

3. Angel Beats – 339 votes

2. Clannad – 600 votes

1. Anohana – 1209 vote

 

Also in 2014, Tokyo Otaku Mode published the results of a January poll in which Facebook followers from around the world were asked to name the anime that made them cry while watching. 

 

Almost a thousand respondents suggested 275 anime titles. Top picks included:

 

 

Broken down by gender, the big tearjerkers were:

 

 

Votes came in from:

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain’t It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.



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