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Top 10 Most Touching Manga and Anime Movies—Is Your Favorite on This List?

Manga fans in China recently voted for the following 10 movies as the most moving ones 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…

No. 10 – ‘Spirited Away’ (2001)

NO. 10, Spirited Away (Image: Weibo)
‘Spirited Away’ came in at No. 10 with 54,405 votes (Image: Weibo.com)

Tear quote from Spirited Away:  “Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.”

Spirited Away (Image: Wechat)
‘Spirited Away.’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 9 – ‘5 Centimeters Per Second’ (2007)

NO. 9, 5 centimeters per second (Image: Weibo)
‘5 Centimeters Per Second’ placed at No. 9 with 60,048 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

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…”

5 Centimeters Per Second (Image: Wechat)
‘5 Centimeters Per Second.’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 8 – ‘Akame ga Kill!’ (2014)

NO. 8, Akame ga Kill!(Image: Weibo)
‘Akame ga Kill!’ took place No. 8 with 65,553 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Akame ga Kill! (Image: Wechat)
‘Akame ga Kill!’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 7 – ‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ (2008)

NO.7, Natsume's Book of Friends
‘Natsume’s Book of Friends’ ranked No. 7 with 70,794 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Natsume’s Book of Friends (Image: Wechat)
‘Natsume’s Book of Friends.’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 6 – ‘Tokyo Ghoul’ (2014)

NO. 6, Tokyo Ghoul, (Image: Weibo)
‘Tokyo Ghoul’ came in at No. 6 with 90,762 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Tokyo Ghoul (Image: Wechat)
‘Tokyo Ghoul’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 5 – ‘Your Lie in April’ (2014)

NO. 5, Your Lie in April, (Image: Weibo)
‘Your Lie in April’ came in at No. 5 with 91,488 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Tear quote from Your Lie in April:  “A spring without you… is coming.”

Your Lie in April (Image: Wechat)
‘Your Lie in April.’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 4 – ‘CLANNAD’ (2007)

NO. 4, CLANNAD, (Image: Weibo)
‘CLANNAD’ ranked at No. 4 with 94,134 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Tear quote from CLANNAD: “Places I can cry are in the bathroom… and in Daddy’s arms.”

CLANNAD (Image: Wechat)
‘CLANNAD.’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 3. ‘Angel Beats!’ (2010)

NO. 3, Angel Beats!, (Image: Weibo)
‘Angel Beats!’ placed No. 3 with 99,717 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

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.”

Angel Beats! (Image: Wechat)
‘Angel Beats!’ (Image: Wechat)


No. 2 – ‘Hotarubi no Mori e’ (2011)

‘Hotarubi no Mori e’ took place No. 2 with 102,093 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Tear quote from Hotarubi no Mori e: “No matter what, don’t ever touch me. Okay?”

Hotarubi no Mori e (Image: Wechat)
‘Hotarubi no Mori e.’ (Image: Wechat)


 No. 1 – ‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ (2011)

NO. 1, Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day, (Image: Weibo)
‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day’ came in at No. 1 with 161,901 votes. (Image: Weibo.com)

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Image: Wechat)
‘Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day.’ (Image: Wechat)

Some Weibo users disagreed with Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day being the most touching manga movie, and 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!

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