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I've only recently become an avid anime fan.  What I enjoy about these is all the elements that are woven together - music, storyline, and actual animation.  Three or four of the ones I've seen have been arrows to the heart. If you watch these, you might want to have a healthy supply of tissues.  I also suggest watching the original Japanese with subtitles.  I prefer them that way for the expressiveness of the voices [dubbed versions always seem to lose something...to me, anyway]. Oh, and BTW, I know there are always a number of people who will say "I didn't cry" or something like that.  For those people, I respectfully say:  Fine, no one is asking you to.  This isn't a contest to prove how tough you are.  I will say, I feel sorry that you can't feel.

Anyway, these are ones that got to me:

Angel Beats - It has a few plot holes, but it's worth the ride [especially episode 10 and the last]

Anohana - The opening theme and "Secret Base" are 'tear triggers'.

Love, Chunibyo, & Other Delusions - A well thought out story.  Seems kinda silly at first until Rikka's motivation is brought out.

And, of course:

Clannad and Clannad, After Story - Arguably, the crown jewel of emotionally draining animes.  You can watch Clannad as a stand alone, but certain parts will leave you hanging unless you see Clannad, After Story.  Taken together, the circle is complete.  The music is unbelievable, the comedy is beautifully snarky, the characters are amazing, and the unfolding of the story nearly perfect [IMHO].  Here is a clip that has a spoiler alert, but it should give you an idea of what to expect.  I suggest you only watch if you don't plan to take on the total experience:

  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Listening to: Green Light 孫燕姿 - 綠&#2
  • Reading: 11/22/63 - Stephen King
  • Watching: Gotham
  • Playing: Hard to get? [okay...easy LOL]
  • Eating: All manner of things not good for me.
  • Drinking: Gallons of coffee [again]

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Current Residence: Seattle, Washington
Favorite genre of music: J-pop, Vocaloid
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Thanks for adding me to your watch :D!!
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thank you for the watch :)
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thanks for the llama :D
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nyaron! :D
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hi!!! Just wanted to write something in your shoutbox^^
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mewdool23:iconmewdool23:
Awesome gallery.
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 5:43 PM
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Thanks for everything! ^_^
Mon Oct 24, 2011, 9:42 PM
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thank you for the watch~
Sat Sep 17, 2011, 1:04 PM
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arnef Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch!
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xc222 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the llama! :llama:
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
:dance:

Careful though...he's not house trained. :shithappens:

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HauroCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Thank you very much for the fav Heart 

I really appreciate it Emoji04 
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Absolutely. :dance:
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Loopol Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the all the :+fav:  :thanks:
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015
:boogie: For sure!
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stevie-wydder Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
Thank you for the new fave ! :)
I invite you to vote (if not already done)  for my poll 'What do you expect the most in my gallery ?' (see my profile page).
The purpose is to know the expectations of those who are interested in my work and to do things they enjoy.
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flashphil Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2015
I did, indeed, vote. :dance:
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stevie-wydder Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Thank you !
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