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The 10 Most sad anime movies on Netflix

Anime movies are one of the best movies along with all the movies. 

Anime movie is growing in the sector of entertainment, it is making places in the mind of peoples because of its creative thinking, background and realistic thinking.

Anime movies are coming in all the Genres and all getting famous in all of this. 

Many of you are thinking, first to watch the fantasy, war, romantic anime movies but here is a kind of genre that will make you cry after seeing the best anime movie of this genre. 

So, this is a sad anime movie that will make you cry.

So, here is the list of the best emotional and sad anime movies on Netflix.

15. Anohana

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  • Genres:  Drama/Animation 
  • Director: Tatsuyuki Nagai
  • Release Date: August 31, 2013

The movie "Anohana" is a 2013 Romance anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, there is a group of childhood friends and all are studying in sixth grade. Once one of the friends Meiko "Menma" Honma gets apart from the group because of her death. 

And after the five years of this incident, the group leader  Jinta Yadomi gets apart from society to live as a recluse. once the soul of  Menma appears in front of him and granted him a wish. Then he calls all of his friends once again and tells all of them about Menma. Some join them freely but some join reluctantly to help the Menma.

14. Clannad 

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  • Genres:  Anime/Fantasy
  • Director: Osamu Dezaki
  • Release Date: September 15, 2007
The movie "Clannad"  is a 2007 best fantasy and best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, a third-year boy "Tomoya Okazaki" gets bored and feels to live at home. His father works in distance and his mother died in an accident when he was a child. He is going to school without any intent in school activities.

Once he meets a third-year girl "Nagisa Furukawa"  who is repeating the year from the previous year because of her illness. As she restarts the drama club and started to make the posters for the advertisement. Tomoya and his friend help to stick the posters all around the school with Nagisa. As the relation between Tomoya and Nagisa becomes stongs.

After confessing his love for Nagisa Furukawa, life for Tomoya goes on. As he continues to satisfy and help more people with their circle of relatives’ problems, Tomoya’s relationship with Nagisa. Once while giving birth to a baby girl Nagisa dies and Tomoya goes into a deep depression.

13. Erased

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  • Genres:  Fantasy | Mystery | Sci-Fi 
  • Release Date: 7 January 2016 

The movie "Erased"  is a 2016 thriller and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie,  a 29-year-old boy "Satoru Fujinuma" is sent back 18 years in times just to prevent his mother's died when he was just in 5th grade.

12. Children Who Chaise Lost Voices

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  • Genres: Fantasy/Adventure
  • Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Release Date: May 7, 2011
The movie "Children Who Chaise Lost Voices"  is a 2011 adventure and best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, A young girl Asuna Watase has to alone and has to work for herself because her father has died and her mother is a nurse, working distant in hospital. 

Asuna spends her time listening to the mysterious music coming from the instrument like a music player "cat's-whisker receiver" which is given by her father. Another day after coming from the clubhouse across the bridge some creatures attacked her than a boy Shun saved her by fighting with them. And with the Shun they both go to the world gate of life and death from where can bring the soul of the dead people.

11. When Marnie Was There 

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  • Genres: Family | Romance
  • Director: Hiromasa Yonebayashi
  • Release Date: 19 July 2014
The movie "When marine was there"  is a 2014 best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, A girl Anna Sasaki living in the city of Sapporo with her parents. One day at Anna's school Anna suffers an Asthama attack and recommended to her parents that she need to stay in clean and fresh air for some days. 

Then her parents decided to go to her mother's relatives' town which is on the seaside. So while exploring the town she found that there is a big mansion across the salt marsh. She finds it is familiar to her but until she is trapped in the rising tide.

10. The Wind Rises

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  • Genres: Romance/Animation 
  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Release Date: 20 July 2013
The movie "wind rises" is a 2013 Romance anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, a young boy Jiro Horikoshi wants to become a pilot but because of his nearsightedness and eye problem, he is not able to become a pilot. One day he read the book of great aircraft designer and dreams about him at night. 

In the dream, he dreams that the aircraft designer tells Jiro that In his whole life he never flies a plane but designing and building the aircraft is better than fly the aircraft. Then he decided to study aeronautical engineering and decided to study at Tokyo Imperial University. While traveling to the city He meets a girl Naoko Satami traveling with her maid and suddenly an earthquake occurs.

9. In the corner Of the World

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  • Genres: War/Drama 
  • Director: Sunao Katabuchi
  • Release Date: October 28, 2016 (TIFF), November 12, 2016 (Japan)
The movie "In the corner of the world"  is a 2016 war and best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie in the seaside town Eba near Hiroshima city, where a young woman named Suzu lives there and she is innocent she loves drawing. The 18-year-old  Suzu is cultivating the Nori an edible seaweed just for a small family business doing with her grandmother because told by her parents because a young man comes with the marriage proposal for her.

The man named Shusaku is a navy civilian living in the Kure side which is the port city and the city 15 miles away from the city of Hiroshima. Szu decided to marry Shusaku and live with his family in Kure city. As Suzu adjusts to her new life with Shusaku's family and city, the pacific war slowly starts to overstep in daily of the people of the Kure city.

8. Wolf Children

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  • Genres: Fantasy/Animation
  • Director: Mamoru Hosoda
  • Release date: 3June 25, 2012 (France), July 21, 2012 (Japan)

The movie "Wolf Children" is a 2013 Fantasy anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, a college girl Hana falls in love with the Werewolf man( a man can transform into a wolf), and later they have two werewolf children, a daughter, and a son. One day accidentally Werewolf man dies while hunting the food for the children.

Hana's life gets so difficult as she is a single mother without a father for her children and her children are a werewolf. As her children constantly switch into man and wolf she hides them from the world. And the story is all about how they face difficulties while hiding them from the world and how they live.

7. 5 Centimeters Per Second

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  • Genres: Animation | Family | Romance
  • Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Release date: 3 March 2007 (Japan)
5 Centimeters per Second is a 2007 best sad anime movie on Netflix.  The movie consists of three life parts of Takaki Tōno and the Akari Shinohara of elementary school, senior high, and after education.

Akari Shinohara transfers to his elementary school in Tokyo and is a friend with Takaki Tōno. They get very closed to each other because of the same interests and attitude because of the seasonal problem they had. They become best friends and they form a close bond with each other as they talk with each other by using their names without any kind of honorifics as this is the sign of the deep friendship between them.

6. Garden of the Words

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  • Genres: Animation | Drama | Romance
  • Director: Makoto Shinkai
  • Release date: 31 May 2013 (Hong Kong)

The "Garden of Words" is 2013  romantic and best sad anime movie on Netflix. The movie starts in the rainy season in Tokyo, focuses on Takao Akizuki, an aspiring 15-year-old shoemaker, and Yukari Yukino, a mysterious 27-year-old female and they meer at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on wet mornings. 

While Takao is skipping his morning class to sketch the design of shoes, Where Yukari skips her work. Yukari left by telling him Takao(a form of Japanese poetry), leaving Takao puzzled as to its meaning and origin.

Then they start to meet each other in the garden, but they never formally introduce each other. One day Takao made a pair of shoes for Yukari at the end of the rainy season, but she stops to visiting the garden because of start to focuses on the work.

#5. Grave Of Fireflies 

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Genres: Animation | Drama | War

Director: Isao Takahata

Release date: 16 April 1988 (Japan)

The anime movie "Grave of the Fireflies" is a 1998 best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, there is a story of Seita and Setsuko, two young Japanese siblings, living within the declining days of war II. When an American firebombing separates the 2 children from their parents, the 2 siblings must rely completely on each other while they struggle to fight for their survival.

In starting they start to live with their aunt but after their insulted them then they leave the house and start to live in an abandoned bomb shelter and they release the fireflies into the shelter for light. And the story defines that how they fight to survive during this worse condition.

#4. I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

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Genres: Animation | Family | Romance

Director: Shin'ichirô Ushijima

Release date: 1 September 2018 (Japan)

One of the best romantic anime movies "I Want to Eat Your Pancreas" is a 2018 Best sad anime movie on Netflix, also famous as Let Me Eat Your Pancreas. In the movie, a boy Haruki found a book in the hospital waiting room and he came across it and finds that it is a diary of a classmate of his class sakura in which she reveals that she is suffering from a fatal pancreatic disease. Unfortunately, Sakura came and take the book and left. 

A day after they meet with each other and after, they became a friend and start to spend time with each other. Sakura promised him that she will tell him when she is dying. But next night Haruki watching the news with his parents which reveal that Sakura was stabbed on her way home and that she is dead. After listening to this news he breakdown and doesn't attain her funeral. Sometime later Haruki goes to sakura's and asks her mother about her diary.

This movie one of the most famous movie among all the best anime movies. So don't forget to watch this movie. 

#3. A Silent Voice 

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Genres: Animation | Family | Romance

Director: Naoko Yamada

Release date: 17 September 2016 (Japan)

One of the best anime movies "A Silent Voice" is a 2016 romantic anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie Shoya Ishida, a high school student intends to kill himself but at the last minute, he recalls the days of his elementary school and the events that held on those days. One day he remembered that a new student in his class Shoko Nishimiya informs all the students that she is deaf. 

She tries to integrate with class but ends up being an easy target Shoya and his friends to bully. When the words of bullying to the principal then the teacher culprit the shoya only. soon everyone is looking towards the shoya. shoya blames Shoko and both of them get into the physical interaction. 

Then Shoko subsequently transferred to another school. Shoya found a book of Shoko which is left behind and kept it with him.

#2. Your name

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Genres: Animation | Fantasy | Romance

Director: Makoto Shinkai

Release date: 26 August 2016 (Japan)

One of the epic anime movie and best Japanese anime movie "Your Name" is a 2016 romantic anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie a high school girl Mitsuha Miyamizu living in a rural town near Hida. She gets bored with her town and now she wants to do something different and wishes to become Tokyo-boy in her next life. The next day unexpectedly she gets switched with the Tokyo boy Taki Tachibana, a high schoolboy. 

Both of them start to think that it's just a vivid dream but they realize that it's real as they can communicate with each other by leaving a message on paper. One day Taki said to Mitsuha to set his date with co-worker Miki Okuder and Mitsuha set his date with her. This movie one of the most famous, fantastic, creative, futuristic, and the best anime movie among all the best anime movies and one of the best movies. So don't forget to watch this movie. 

#1. Violet Evergarden

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Genres: Anime/Drama 

Director: Taichi Ishidate

Release Date: September 18, 2020

The movie "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll" is a 2020 Family anime movie and the best sad anime movie on Netflix. In this movie, there is a story of a girl named Violet and she is a soldier. Once she loses her hand because she gets injured on a mission. Later she is adopted by Evergarden Family. Later, many things happen in this movie so let's watch the movie.


So, this is the list of best sad anime movies on Netflix which will make you cry. All these movies are available on Netflix and some are available on youtube also. 

In this listing, you had get starting the story of the movies so complete all these movies by watching.

As you know that how are anime movies growing and how it is getting large in entertainment, many of the movies are releasing every year as the new movie will release it will be added to the list according to its performance.

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