Total Recommendations: 1
Both series are masterfully executed, one demonstrating the value of family and the other demonstrating the value of friendship. Out of all the heartbreaking anime I have watched, these two stand as the definitive tearjerkers amongst all the rest. They both contain remarkably strong soundtracks, perhaps the greatest I've ever heard, and outstanding character development of the protagonist. A common theme established in both works of art is the devastation and despair that is accompanied with loneliness, and the conviction that one individual is capable of changing another's ideologies and lifestyle for the better.