Generally, every anime character who has gone through various conflicts that occurred from the beginning to the last episode will get a happy ending. However, several anime stories are the opposite of anime in general, in which the characters instead succumb to endings that are full of suffering and sadness that are so painful.
1. Assassination Classroom
Shonen anime generally have endings that make the main characters achieve what they want, including the anime Assassination Classroom. In the Assassination Classroom anime, Koro-sensei did manage to achieve what he wanted, namely ending his life at the hands of his students.
It’s just that this is even more unethical, considering that Koro-sensei is getting closer and closer to his students every day. This made it even more difficult for his student to end Koro-sensei’s life, although his student named Nagisa managed to do it in the end.
2. Grave of the Fireflies
Grave of the Fireflies is an anime whose film background picks up after the end of World War II in 1945. The anime Grave of the Fireflies focuses on two characters, Saeita and Setsuko, who are victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings.
Saeita and Setsuko lost all the people closest to them, starting from their parents and neighbors, so they had to fight hard to live. But unfortunately, at the end of the anime Saeita and Setsuko finally had to die.
3. Plastic Memories
Tsukasa Mizukagi is the main character in the anime Plastic Memories. Mizukagi works for a Giftia creator company called SAI Corp. Giftia, a robot with a form like a human and has thoughts and emotions like a real human. What distinguishes between a robot named Giftia and Humans is that Giftria can only live for 81000 hours.
After time runs out, Giftia will usually become evil. Mizukagi, tasked with capturing Giftia, who has run out of time, instead falls in love with a Giftia named Isla.
Even though Mizukagi and Isla fall in love and care for each other, in the end, Mizukagi has to catch Isla, so she doesn’t become evil.
4. Your Lie in April
Kousei Arima is the main character in the anime Your Lie in April; he is a pianist who always experiences bad luck, and his loved ones always leave him. Even since his mother died, he could no longer hear the piano’s sound.
One day a person named Kaori Miyazono appears in Kousei Arima’s life; he invites Arima to play the pianist again. However, after Kaori and Arima were often together, it was realized that Kaori also had a disease that could not be cured. This makes Arima again lose the person he loves.
5. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is certainly no stranger to anime fans because of the many anime that have very sad stories; Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day is one of the saddest still remembered today.
The anime Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day tells the story of friendship from childhood to adolescence which eventually had to be disbanded because one of their childhood friends named Menma died. Jinta, who is depressed due to the death of his childhood friend Menma, makes him not want to be friends with anyone at all, so he focuses on the game room.
One summer day, Jinta is visited by Menma’s spirit. At the end of the story, Jinta and their friends manage to grant Menma’s last wish, which makes Jinta and his friends have to accept Menma’s departure.
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