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Jan 11, 2013 2:26 AM

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Out of all that I've seen so far my two favorite anime have been Now and then Here and There and Koi Kaze. The only thing these two have in common is that they are both dead serious about everything, and both have very human characters that you can't help but get attached to.

Does anyone know of other serious, emotionally engaging anime?
 
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Jan 11, 2013 2:47 AM

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Grave of the fireflies
Princess mononoke
Monster
 
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Jan 11, 2013 2:48 AM

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Clannad and more specifically Clannad ~After Story~.
 
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Jan 11, 2013 2:49 AM

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ef-a tale of memories.
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Jan 11, 2013 3:10 AM

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Colorful
 
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Jan 11, 2013 5:17 AM

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Fantastic Children
Haibane Renmei
Kino no Tabi
Ichigo Mashimaro (I know it's listed as a comedy, but there's barely any actual comedy in it)
The Girl who leapt through Time
Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
 
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Jan 11, 2013 5:20 AM

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hotarubi no mori e (the film), 5 centimeters per second, voices of a distant star, and nana (the manga is better than the anime and it depressed me so bad but perhaps it is what you're looking for n__n )
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Eve no Jikan (Movie)
Puella Magica
Monster
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Welcome to the NHK!
Texhonlyze

Tried to rec some emotionally engaging ones that are pretty serious or make commentary on serious issues.
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
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Jan 11, 2013 5:53 AM

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The usual show roll:
Air
Kanon (2006)
Clannad
Clannad After Story (Everyone seems to agree that even if you don't like Clannad, you're sure to at least like After Story)
ef: A Tale of Memories
ef: A Tale of Melodies

I suppose I'd also include Angel Beats! and Little Busters! (Though I haven't seen the latter yet)
 
Jan 11, 2013 7:31 AM

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Nana.
The only thing you can rely on is that you can't rely on anything.
 
Jan 11, 2013 8:45 AM

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Sure

Naruto
Hellsing Ultimate
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
Hunter x Hunter 2011
Dragon Ball
 
Jan 11, 2013 9:15 AM

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Shima_XIX said:
Fantastic Children
Haibane Renmei
Kino no Tabi
The Girl who leapt through Time


Seconding all these. And wow, your mention of Fantastic Children made me happy!

Also, Planetes.

 
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Kokoro Connect

Listen, everybody wants change, don't nobody want to change though
don't nobody want to pray, till they got something to pray for
now everybody's gonna die, but don't everybody live though
 
Jan 11, 2013 9:21 AM

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Waffocopter said:
Shima_XIX said:
Fantastic Children
Haibane Renmei
Kino no Tabi
The Girl who leapt through Time


Seconding all these. And wow, your mention of Fantastic Children made me happy!

Also, Planetes.

These, and seconding/thirding/whatever Monster

and adding Rainbow: Nisha
 
Jan 11, 2013 9:33 AM
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The Girl who leapt through Time
Voices of a Distant Star
5 centimeters per Second
Clannad After Story(but you need to see the first season first).
The flower we saw that day.
Monster
Grave of the fireflies
 
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