Anime can take viewers on a multitude of different journeys, which tend to result in the characters in the story having a wide variety of emotional expressions, leading to some most emotional scenes in anime history. These epiphanies can manifest in a variety of ways, whether it’s in a moment of tearful outbursts or in silent conversation between close friends. When the story is told well, these emotional journeys can make the viewer empathize with the emotions the character is going through.
Whether the character is experiencing that emotional release or whether a scene can make the viewer feel strongly about themselves, anime moments that have a powerful cleansing effect tend to save the day. deep in the hearts of viewers after the credits appear.
10 Celebrations – Skip and Loafer
For those who have been nervous about trying something new and not feeling good enough, this moment in Skip and Loafer is especially poignant. Mitsumi recalls the pressure she had to go through to pass the high school entrance exam for her school of choice in Tokyo and how she could barely handle the stress she put on herself.
Her friend, Fumi, visited her while she was studying and invited her out to eat with him. There, Fumi tells her that they should come back and eat a meal like this again after she finishes the test, whether she passes or fails. Mitsumi solemnly replied, “There’s nothing to celebrate if I fail”, which is not uncommon for people who are under the pressure of expectations. Fumi’s response, which then encourages Mitsumi to start eating, leads to a brief but heartfelt moment of vulnerability and understanding between the two characters as they enjoy their meal together.
9 feelings of Shinji – Neon Genesis Evangelion
While there’s a lot of contrast surrounding the ending of Neon Genesis Evangelion, viewers have seen Shinji deal with some of the inner turmoil he’s experienced throughout the series. Everything he’s been through leads him to the scene in the final episode where he begins to accept himself.
He realizes some awareness about how he sees the world and how that can negatively impact his way of life. His self-awareness was then welcomed by individuals in his life who congratulated him on many things, among them his acknowledgment that his relationship with others can help him to experience true happiness and his destiny is of his own making.
8. Tanjiro and friends reunite – Demon Slayer
After many long and fierce battles, Tanjiro and his friends were scattered across the ruins of the battlefield and were badly wounded. Tanjiro, who is barely able to move without Nezuko’s help, is able to locate each of his friends, but discovers that both Inosuke and Uzui died from the poison their enemies perform.
Thanks to the nifty ability Nezuko possessed, both of them were saved and Tanjiro was able to happily reunite with his friends. Seeing these characters, who are constantly going through such painful trials, celebrate the joy of having each other in their lives is an incredibly moving moment.
Khối 7 Tsukishima – Haikyu!!
In Haikyu!!, there are many emotional moments as the characters face challenges along their journey and continue to learn and grow from each other. Each character grapples with their own concerns and insecurities. A particularly unforgettable moment comes from the culmination of events regarding Tsukishima’s disapproval of volleyball. Viewers know that at least some of that indifference stems from his brother’s complicated athletic background.
However, Tsukishima believes he doesn’t have what it takes to be a standout player and seems to have accepted that. During Karasuno’s match against Shiratorizawa, he plans to block one of pitcher Ushijima’s fierce stabs. When the plan was successful, he couldn’t help but utter enthusiasm despite his usual composure, leaving teammates and friends overjoyed at this emotional moment.
6 Meals for Damao – All Saint’s Street
Everyone goes through bad days, and even if someone doesn’t understand exactly what someone they care about is going through, they can show their support in different ways. A scene from All Saint’s Street shows how small, quiet moments of support can have on someone’s life. After Damao received a phone call from his employer, who admitted that they no longer had enough money to pay him after he had worked so hard on a recent project, he was very upset. sad at this news.
Neil, who was cooking in the kitchen, didn’t say anything but just placed a bowl of noodles on the table before grabbing his own and going over to sit down next to Damao. They didn’t discuss the phone call – in fact, the only exchange they had was Damao remarking that the food was delicious. The quiet scene between them conveys Neil’s meaningful support for his friend going through a difficult time in a seemingly small but meaningful way.
5 Say You Want to Live – One Piece
The Straw Hats learn about Robin’s past and the reasons behind her recent actions in the Enies Lobby Season. After she gave up on herself so they could escape and expressed fear that the Straw Hats would one day see her as a burden, Robin seems to have resigned herself to her fate. The crew acknowledges her concerns and Luffy instructs Sogeking to shoot down the flag of the Tower of Justice.
This act alone made a lot of sense; the Straw Hats admit that Robin’s enemies are their enemies too and they don’t mind; they will never consider her a burden. Luffy, true to his nature, says that they can handle anything that comes his way and asks Robin to tell them she wants to live. Robin finally shouted back that she did, that she wanted to sail with them, and realized that none of the crew considered her less than a precious friend.
4 You look like you’re asking for help – My Hero Academia
In the first few episodes of My Hero Academia, viewers quickly learn that Midoriya and Bakugo have a complicated relationship. Despite that, just when Bakugo was in trouble, Midoriya was quick to opt for compassion. Midoriya Quirkless rushes into danger in episode 2 to save his friend, even though Bakugo doesn’t treat him well.
Although Midoriya believes that there are several reasons why he took action, he still claims that he does it because, on top of that, Bakugo looks like he is asking for help. The idea is simple, but Midoriya is clearly speaking from his heart and has decided that saving his friend’s life is more important than his fear, which makes this an emotional and emotional scene. touch.
3 Reki’s Self Value – Sk8: Endlessness
In Sk8: The Infinity, protagonist Reki begins to struggle with his worth while skating. Surrounded by so many talented skaters, Reki is increasingly aware of the gap in his skills and how hard he must work to close that gap. He begins to memorize the negative words of others, and his self-doubt causes him to argue with Langa, which creates a rift between the two.
After their argument, Reki believed he had nothing to offer Langa, and apparently decided to give up skating. His depression continued to increase to the point that, after the fight, he felt as if he deserved to be beaten. Ultimately, Reki realizes that he can enjoy skating on his own terms and that he doesn’t need to define his own value and appreciation for someone else’s skill-based activity. This helps him rekindle his relationship with Langa. Reki’s struggle with not feeling comfortable enough to enjoy what she loves with her friends is an important moment that viewers can find themselves empathizing with.
2 Can I come with you? – The Legend of Hei
After the emotional journey Wuxian and Luo Xiaohei went through during the events of The Legend of Hei, the time has finally come for them to part ways. As Wuxian turned and walked away, Luo Xiaohei began to reminisce about their time together. Tears started to fall and realizing she didn’t want to leave, Xiaohei yelled at Wuxian.
Simple but sweet saying “Can I come with you?” followed by Wuxian turning around and smiling affectionately as he returned with a warm “Of course.” This tender moment ends with a new teacher and student embracing when the film switches to the credits with that scene leaving an indelible impression in the hearts of viewers everywhere.
1 Toya gives up his ability to save Yukito – Cardcaptor Sakura
As it seemed like Yukito was starting to fade away, Toya grew more and more worried. Throughout the episode, Toya tries to tell Yukito that he knows he’s not fully human, but is frequently thwarted. When he was finally able to speak to him, Toya stated that he was willing to give up the power he had in order to save Yukito. However, since he had previously used these powers to help protect his sister, he asked Yue to continue taking care of her. His last condition is that Yue must also take care of herself, as he has a connection to Yukito and losing him means losing Yukito.
Up until this point, viewers are still following the theme of Toya’s abilities and his knowledge that something big is happening around him. The moment he gave up his ability speaks volumes about the love he has for his friends, his sister, and the immense sense of trust he instills in Yue to protect those he cares about. Giving up power can be difficult, but the fact that Toya doesn’t hesitate as long as it means the people he cares about are safe is testament to his kind heart.
These emotional moments are powerful storytelling tools that help viewers understand more about anime characters, while helping them feel closer and more human. Viewers can relate to the hardships the characters go through, even if the setting sometimes makes their obstacles seem larger than life. Emotional scenes like the ones above serve as an effective way to immerse viewers further into these fictional worlds and make these works of art continue to stand out to them.