the sad romance anime movies

Wolf Children

An animated film with fantasy elements, Wolf Children centers on a single mother raising her offspring in society and in the wild.

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Garden of Words

Makoto Shinkai's Garden of Words (Koto no ha no Niwa) is a beautiful story that depicts mutual understanding within relationships.

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Perfect Blue

Mima Kirigo decided to end her career as a singer and instead focused all her attention on building her new life as an actress.

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The Anthem of the Heart

In her early days, Jun Naruse was the culprit behind her family's separation.

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Your Lie in April

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a top contender for sad romance anime worth watching.

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Clannad: After Story

If you thought Clannad had a lot of sad moments, Clannad After Story is a tearjerker.

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 Your Name

Your Name is based on the manga written by Makoto Shinkai.

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Whisper of the Heart

A classic from Studio Ghibli, Whisper of the Heart is a coming-of-age romance film centered around Shizuku Tsukishima.

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Hal (Haru)

Hal (Haru) is another anime film that highlights the desperation of keeping your love close.

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 The Wind Rises

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises stars a Japanese aviation engineer who spends his career building the A6M World War II fighter aircraft.

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 Golden Time

Banari Tada takes a college entrance exam for a college in Tokyo. But there is only one problem.

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