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Japanese Fans Rank The Anime That Moved Them Most

What are the most moving anime of all time?

That was the question put to readers of Charapedia, who were asked this week, “what are the anime and manga series that have moved you most?” The results themselves may move you (well, move you to the comments section, anyway…).

20. Attack on Titan

19. Your Name

18. Kuroko’s Basketball

17. Tokyo Ghoul

16. Re:Zero

15. Madoka Magica

14. Natsume’s Book of Friends

13. Sword Art Online

12. K-On!

11. Naruto

10. Haikyu!!

9. Love Love!

8. Assassination Classroom

7. Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

6. Plastic Memories

5. Angel Beats!

4. Gintama

3. Your Lie in April

2. Clannad

1. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

As these internet polls often go, the results are largely modern anime (come on, how could you not include Grave of the Fireflies on a list like this?). It’s also interesting that Your Name, literally the second-highest grossing Japanese film of all time, didn’t rank higher.

Several of these series, including Your Lie in April, Clannad, Sword Art Online, and Plastic Memories also made a similar list last year that focused specifically on romance anime.

What anime’s given you the feels recently?

Source: Charapedia

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.