5 Sad Anime Songs

Are you looking for a list of 5 sad anime songs? If you are, then you’ve come to the right place! With so many people watching anime, these days, more and more people are searching up sad anime songs. Powerfully moving and intense, the right song can either make or break an anime episode. If you’re looking for some really sad anime songs, try giving these ones a listen. Heartbreakingly beautiful, these are the songs meant to bring tears to your eyes.

  1. "Tooi Sakebi" by Nakaido "Chabo" Rei'ichi: Most of the songs from the psychological anime drama, "Serial Experiment Lain," could be described as dark or sad anime songs. Painting a grim sci-fi tale of a young girl who is pulled into the world of the Wired, this anime series has a very dark and moody feel to it and the music fits perfectly. If you enjoy sad anime songs and moving anime shows, you'll definitely want to check this one out. If you enjoy it, be sure to give a listen to Boa’s “Duvet,” the opening theme as well.
  2. "Saigo no Yakusoku" by Kouda Mariko: "Marmalade Boy" was a very popular shoujo anime that was released in 1994 (‘shoujo‘ meaning that its an anime more geared towards girls, though many boys find it an enjoyable show as well). Revealing a mixed-up plot involving divorce and some awkward living arrangements, "Marmalade Boy" offers some great romance and strange plot twists. "Saigo no Yakusoku" is very popular with those who enjoy sad anime songs, combining a beautiful piano opening with some amazing orchestral accompanyment and tender lyrics.
  3. "Michiyuki" by Kaori Hikita: Written by Yuki Kajiura and performed by Kaori Hikita, the popular theme from "Loveless" is certainly deserving of a place on our list of 5 sad anime songs. If you enjoy touching shounen-ai films or steamy yaoi anime shows, chances are you'll enjoy this amazing anime romance between catboy Ritsuka and his "Fighter" Soubi. Just be forewarned that this anime gets a bit on the steamy side and, if you’re offended by shounen-ai or yaoi, you may want to find something a little more tame.
  4. "Thanatos" by Shiro Sagisu : One of the most popular large-scale animes is "Neon Genesis Evangelion," the sci-fi tale of fourteen year old Shinji Ikari, who becomes the pilot of a giant robot. "Thanatos" is a very sad anime song, with a haunting violin, composed by Shiro Sagisu. If you like sad anime songs or if you enjoy beautiful instrumentals, you'll want to take some time to enjoy this one.
  5. "Heaven's Not Enough" by Steve Conte: If you ask people about the saddest anime, many will give you the name "Wolf's Rain." Not only is the plot of this anime both beautiful and sad, so is the music from it. "Heaven's Not Enough" is a particularly moving piece, written by Tim Jensen and performed by Steve Conte. Whether you're a fan of sad anime songs or not, this is one of those songs that gets you right in the gut and steals your breath away.
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