Fans in China recently voted the following as the 10 most touching manga and anime movies from a total of 40 Japanese animation films.
The poll was started by popular manga website Pudding, and 1.5 million netizens participated over eight days. They also chose some “tear quotes” from each movie.
The results were posted on Weibo, and received over 40,000 shares and more than 10,000 likes in one day.
You probably have some favorite manga films in mind — are they on this list? Let’s check it out.
10 most touching manga and anime movies in China
No. 10: ‘Spirited Away’ (2001)
Tear quote from Spirited Away: “Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.”
No. 9: ‘5 Centimeters Per Second’ (2007)
Tear quote from 5 Centimeters Per Second: “Even if we had written 1,000 messages back and forth, our hearts probably wouldn’t have moved even 1 centimeter closer…”
No. 8: ‘Akame ga Kill!’ (2014)
No. 7: ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ (2008)
No. 6: ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ (2014)
No. 5: ‘Your Lie in April’ (2014)
Tear quote from Your Lie in April: “A spring without you… is coming.”
No. 4: ‘CLANNAD’ (2007)
Tear quote from CLANNAD: “Places I can cry are in the bathroom… and in Daddy’s arms.”
No. 3: ‘Angel Beats!’ (2010)
Tear quote from Angel Beats!: “If I can meet you again, against the 6 billion to 1 odds, and even if your body can’t move, I’ll marry you.”
No. 2: ‘Hotarubi no Mori e’ (2011)
Tear quote from Hotarubi no Mori e: “No matter what, don’t ever touch me. Okay?”
No. 1: ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ (2011)
Some Weibo users disagreed with Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day being the most touching manga movie, and instead listed other animations like Grave of the Fireflies, which is also one of my favorites.
Do you agree with this list, or do you have other good ones in mind? Leave your comments below, and let us know!