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    Shigu is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Default Looking for a sad manga!

    I'm the kind of person who really likes sad fiction; the more I cry, the better.

    So I'd like to get recommendations for manga with lots of characters, who have many layers (both personality-wise and emotionally), and maybe some tragic backgrounds and such. I want to feel empathy for them, cry on their behalf and maybe relate to some of them to some degree. It should be the kinds of feelings that can be experienced in real life, though the plot doesn't need to be very realistic. Also, I like it when there's a good deal of focus on relationships. Long story put short, what I want is a touching manga with emphasis on the characters.

    Also, a good amount of humor would be nice, it allows for some fresh breath amidst all the drama. ^^'

    A good example on my description is Fruits Basket. It's one of my favorite mangas, and often gets me crying.
    It would be nice if someone could recommend a manga somewhat familiar. ^^
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    Ferozban is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    Nana

    Deep Love Trilogy

    Ai-Ren

    Bitter Virgin

    Companion

    Uncivilized Planet


    //those 6 match your describtion

    Basilisk

    Battle Royal

    //those 2 are sad too but they are not the typical kind of tragedy
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    pseudorandom is offline Senior Member Always Around
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    ( ... damn. Yotsuba&! doesn't count as sad, does it.)

    Add to Ferozban's:

    Saikano

    Voices of a Distant Star

    Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai

    Please Save My Earth
    Today is always the most enjoyable day. Just ask Yotsuba.

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    vphamv is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    To add on to what others have mentioned.

    Baka-Updates Manga - Bus Hashiru
    Baka-Updates Manga - My Girl (SAHARA Mizu)
    Baka-Updates Manga - Nanairo Sekai


    And if by any chance you'd like to try some animes, check out the list in this thread.

    http://stoptazmo.com/misc-series/195...est-anime.html
    Street Fighter > All


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    +1's to Deep Love, Basilisk, Battle Royale, and all of vphamv's. +infinity to Saikano; it's the saddest manga I've ever read in my short pathetic life.

    Somewhat sad/bittersweet:
    Hoshi no Koe (Voices of a Distant Star's manga counterpart)
    Aishiteruze Baby (just the ending, really)
    Gantz (see Battle Royale and Basilisk)
    Chobits
    Monster
    Full Metal Panic! (the light novels...yes, people actually die)
    Cowboy Bebop (don't bother with the manga, watch the anime)
    Kilico
    Eden: It's an Endless World

    Angsty:
    Mars (wins award for angsty-est shoujo ever)
    Nana
    Koi Kaze

    Tear inducing:
    Air (both manga/anime)
    Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
    Tsukihime (just the game)
    Elfen Lied (okay, so I have a weakness for crazy girls...sue me)
    SAIKANO!!!!!
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    what they suggested...
    i think Nana could top it
    Hoshi no Koe is very emotionally bittersweet

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    I actually liked manga Hoshi no Koe better than the original anime. The ending was more...optimistic, in a way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by be0wulf View Post
    Tear inducing:
    SAIKANO!!!!!
    + 2x infinity

    Saikano is one of the most tears inducing mangas i've read so far, if you don't mind watching anime then i also recommend Kimi ga Nozomu Eien and myself; yourself.

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    Both in the anime and the manga, I found him kissing his childhood friend as she lay dying to be the most emotional scene I've read and watched, ever.


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    I also prefered the manga of Voices of a Distant Star, if only because the ending was slightly more satisfying. Both excellent.
    Today is always the most enjoyable day. Just ask Yotsuba.

 

 
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