Japanese Fans Rank the Anime Which Final Episode Made Them Cry

Bring some tissues, this trek down memory lane may make you tear up!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica


You know you’ve just finished a great TV anime series when it leaves you with a teardrop in your eye. Japanese ranking website Goo Rankings polled 4,012 people in September 2020 on what final episode of a TV anime series left the viewer with a deep impression of the series and made them tear up at the end, with some surprising results near the top!


As per the usual note, this isn't Crunchyroll's ranking and we didn't have any input on the results, we're just as interested in what others think as you are! Nevertheless, grab your tissues, cause here's the Top 10!


10. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day


9. Assassination Classroom


8. Ef - A Tale of Melodies


7. Kanon


6. A Dog of Flanders


5. Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai


4. Puella Magi Madoka Magica


3. AIR



(Image via NicoNico)



2. Rumbling Hearts


Rumbling Hearts

(Image via Media Factory on YouTube)

1. WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us?


WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us


Just as the music ramps up, everyone is looking wistfully into the sky, and reminiscing over what has just occurred throughout their TV anime journey, and the tears start pouring out of everyone’s–including the viewers–eyes.


So Crunchies, what final episode of a TV anime series made you cut onions? Let us know down in the comments below! For me, it was Anohana.


Source: Goo Rankings


Boruto Uzumaki from BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS smirks for Crunchyroll ad banner.


Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram

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