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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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Phil
United States
Current Residence: Seattle, Washington
Favorite genre of music: J-pop, Vocaloid
Wallpaper of choice: I think I prefer paint
Skin of choice: Female
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levantein:iconlevantein:
Hello! Thanks for watching!
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Cy-xx:iconcy-xx:
Thanks for adding me to your watch :D!!
Fri Feb 28, 2014, 2:30 AM
miochannnnn:iconmiochannnnn:
thank you for the watch :)
Wed Feb 26, 2014, 9:00 PM
iamjenhime:iconiamjenhime:
thanks for the llama :D
Tue Aug 20, 2013, 5:43 PM
NekoMilk:iconnekomilk:
nyaron! :D
Sat Jul 14, 2012, 9:59 PM
dubblerainbow:icondubblerainbow:
hi!!! Just wanted to write something in your shoutbox^^
Fri Jul 13, 2012, 4:01 PM
mewdool23:iconmewdool23:
Awesome gallery.
Fri Dec 9, 2011, 5:43 PM
TheGreatMillz33:iconthegreatmillz33:
Thanks for everything! ^_^
Mon Oct 24, 2011, 9:42 PM
Estheryu:iconestheryu:
WOW~~~~~><:heart:
Sat Oct 1, 2011, 9:49 PM
xxArisaChanxx
thank you for the watch~
Sat Sep 17, 2011, 1:04 PM
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:iconakariajisai:
akariajisai Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the Llama!!Love Love Love
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Absolutely! :dance:
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RobotCatArt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
2015-1024-ChibiNekoSticker by RobotCatArt  
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
:dance:
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akariajisai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav
Happy New Year! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
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flashphil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Absolutely. :dance:

Have a happy and safe New Year. :woohoo:
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John-Logan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch :) (Smile) 
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flashphil Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
:dance:
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gyangkyang Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for adding my OC maid on u'r fave Homura Bowing Icon 
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flashphil Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Glad to do it. :dance:
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