Saturday, 25 June 2011

TOP 5 Rankings Of Anime Movies That Make You Cry

TOP 5 Japanese Rankings Of Anime Movies That Make You Cry (Female Version)

So there was this article on, that had the top 5 rankings of movies (voted by Japanese males and females in their 20's)  that make you cry.  Here's what the Females chose.

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5. Castle in the Sky, 天空の城ラピュタ, Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa (13.6%)


Was greatly moved by how strongly the the young boys and girls despite being messed around by selfish adults.
(24 year old, Shop Assistant)

I was blown away by how amazing this anime was in primary school
(24 years old, Job in education)

4. Crayon Shin-chan, クレヨンしんちゃん (13.8%)

The way it portrays the bond between family members warms my heart. Was especially moved because of its contrast with the stupidity of TV version.
(24 yrs, Recruitment Job)

I watched this with my nephew. I was expecting a show for kids, and was definitely not expecting to cry.
(20yrs, IT)

3. One Piece (22.2%)

I always get moved by the way it portrays friendship and acting truly according to your beliefs.
(27, Public Benefit/Government)

There are lots of scenes of the bond between friends and dialogue of characters with a strong core that gets straight to me.
(20 yrs, School Teacher)

2. Doraemon  (37.1%)

I get moved by the way the usually mean Gian becomes kind, and the usually cowardly Nobita becomes courageous.
(25 yrs, Salesperson)

Doraemon movies are all great but I  particularly like "Kaettekita Doraemon, (Doraemon Returns)". Just remembering the image of Nobita standing up against Gian regardless of however many times he gets knocked down brings tears to my eyes.
(24 yrs, Software/Technology based occupation)

1. Grave of the Fireflies, 火垂るの墓, Hotaru no Haka (42.6%)

I think its a film that portrays the ruthlessness of war truthfully, and I was moved by the image of the brother and sister doing their best to live.
(27 yrs,  Real Estate Agent)

The horror of war, the pain of losing family members, the feeling of utter hopelessness. How can you not cry?
(23 yrs , Shop assistant)

When I think that there would have been many families like this back then it makes me sad.
(22yrs, Printing)

I cried at the image of the older brother trying his best to not let his sister experience any pain.
(28, Shop assistant)

Well, what do you think? Personally, I've never seen any Crayon Shin-chan movies so I was very surprised to see that here. I've seen some Doraemon movies, and to be honest I got a little bit emotional in ones where Doraemon decides to return to the future and stuff so I can more or less understand that.

I can't say that I found 'Castle in the Sky' or 'One Piece' particularly tear jerking......

Grave of the Fireflies is a no brainer though. That definitely has to be high ranking in this list, and absolutely deserves the first place. Can't really think of any that are more sad than that...

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. hmm, there were some scenes in one piece which really brought me to tears (the manga though) especially the Alabasta part.

    I too have never seen any crayon shin-chan movies.

    But just as you said, no contest, Grave of the fireflies gets my vote too.