17 Totally Depressing and Sad Anime Quotes

Anime isn’t all fun and games. Sometimes, there are stories and scenes you can’t help but shed a tear. However, one good thing about anime is that it brings us back to the time where all we have to do is binge-watch lots of anime and regrets binge-watching them all in a day. For people, watching anime is like their normal routine during the day.

Whatever or whichever type of anime you are watching, one thing that holds about them is giving us the joy, happiness, and excitement when the movie starts rolling. In this article, we are going to talk about some of the saddest and depression scenes of anime, along with the scenes that are depressing and sad anime quotes.

Some so many people happen to be a big fan of anime. If you continuously watch it, it’s either you got addicted or inspired. Even adults just can’t get enough of these shows, whether it brings happiness or sadness. Here are some of the totally and sad anime quotes that have touched the lives of the viewers.

I don’t have any goals for the future. So long as I can get out of my home and far away, I don’t care.

We start with Yuugo. He moved from Sapporo to the Agricultural School of Ezo because he can no longer stand being unable to match his colleague’s academic ability. This may not be as sad as you think, but consider that many people like Yugo appear in our day to day lives. Some people aren’t akin to having competitions day in and day out in the school.

It is especially hard to know your worth when you are in a constant battle among your peers. Although the statement doesn’t aim at the Japanese schooling system, many people can relate to Yuugo.

Hey, Gin: no matter what, don’t ever touch me, okay?

The context of this quote is about Gin’s spirit: whenever he touches a human being, they disappear. It hurts knowing that someone you admire and care for, you can’t even touch them. Even if other people need certain help, he can’t wait for the fact they would just vanish in an instant.

When you look at the quote, the level of emotions was so tremendous that it falls deeply into our hearts and soul. Simply heartbreaking.

I don’t just want to die: I want to die happy.

The thought of dying is let alone depressing and sad. But the character in that anime doesn’t fear death. The only thing he feared about his life is dying without being happy. A lot of this statement is quite relatable for humans. Nobody wants to die alone, and if we are taken by God himself, nothing would be more fitting than losing your life with everyone you love around you.

I don’t want to forget today. I want to remember the time I spent with you today – even the little things. But even more than that, I don’t want to stop being friends with you! If that day comes, then I won’t be happy even if I’m able to remember you.

It is about a girl who forgets about everything in a week. The thought of forgetting someone is quite terrifying and lonely if it is to become a reality. Kaori is a special wherein everything he gains is lost, whatever good intentions she’s built is rebuilt again. Quite depressing and sad if you take into account how lovely and joyful her character is.

Having happy and beautiful memories won’t always bring you salvation. The more beautiful a memory is, the more painful it can become.

Giftia is a machine that looks terrifying. However, just like humans, they can feel emotions as much as we do. For a machine to say, that word speaks volumes in a sense that whether they built, it’s unique for a machine to have some of these deep emotions.

Because as it turns out, as humans fade away and they will live through time, their emotions take into a dangerous turn where they will act as machines for killing. The point is, there are specific areas where it is appropriate for people not to get too close with each other because, in the end, they’ll be hurting each other. And that is more painful.

I do not need a Heaven. However, if I must go to Heaven, then please, God, do not divide Heaven in two. Please do not divide the robots from humans.

Just like the Giftia machines, these robots feel that same way as we do. A robot that wishes to pass through time by making an impact on helping people through a lot of ways. She has dedicated her life, showing gratitude to humans by wishing them to the stars.

We are neither beasts nor slaves! We are human!

Shinsekai is as depressing of an anime as you could imagine. Squealer’s defiant words, if told in reality, will spark outrage and disbelief because, as we all know, we are created by one God.

Squealer is a testament that human wisdom can change how these man-made animals get rubbed off through human existence. They shouldn’t be fighting as to, if they belong in this society, we as a society should be considered as one, regardless of our race.

I always, always wondered: I was born to die, so what was my reason for existing in this world?

Almost all people in this humankind can relate. We find this constant purpose of why we live in this society. The sense of well-being and the reason why do we live in such a world where the only constant thing is change.

No matter the circumstances, there are certain parts of our lives wherein we could sense that we live in this race for a specific reason. Through our lives, we are in the search for that meaning. Just like Yuki, he is in a constant search of meaning and life itself in general.

I had more than enough time to notice, so why? Why didn’t I use my deadly, destructive strength to help someone?

Koro-sensei is a superhuman being wherein he laments about not using his potential to help others in need. He laments that he could have prevented tragedies and accidents from happening through his sheer will power. Just like in life, it is not how much how you have in life but how you make use of it. As a teacher, now he’s made a concerted effort

You did the best you could. Both of you did the best you could.

Decim thanked both souls that have passed on in this world. He thanked those souls for giving their all and for their hard work and determination that went to waste due to their tragic passing. Plus, those two souls have lived difficult lives. If that’s not making you sad, I don’t know what will.

I’ll never rescent you, or hate you, or hurt you. Not ever. Not you or anyone. I’d rather die. So If I’m killed, I’ll face my killer with a smile. And I’ll tell them that it’s okay, because it won’t be their fault for doing it. It’ll just be that they don’t know any better. I’ll die hopeful, that my death might have helped them… to understand someday.

During the episode of Kino’s Journey, even if she happens to be a slave, it serves as a lesson to viewers and everything in reality. No matter how you look at it in life, we are created all equally. Whether it’d be a slave or a rich person, we all feel the same way. Very powerful and inspiring words to think about

Humans die. Animals die. Plants die. Even soul reapers die. It’s the arch of the universe. Everything that comes to life eventually ceases to exist.

No matter how you look at it in life, we’ll go from here on out with the same path. The only way to go is up. It is the inevitable reality we should accept. If you accept that the end is near, you would feel much better when it arrives.

I bet dead people are easier to get along with.

Just the mere fact that Crona said those words speak volumes. In reality, humans are really hard to please. But in this world, we weren’t made to please everyone. She’s been rejected with affection and love she deserves. There’s always a reason why she sees everything that way.

Remember what you said before? A normal person with a gun will wind up doing something he never thought himself capable of? No one in this world can truly hold himself separate from violence. Guns are literally within reach of anyone. Sadly that’s where we put our faith, in bullets rather than human kindness.

Just the thought of it makes me sad. In this world we live in, we heavily rely on guns and the ability to make war with other countries. Rather than spend kindness in humankind, we seek revenge for the people we lost through the war. Hatred breeds war

The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they don’t wish to see anyone else suffer the way they did.

Jellai is the perfect example of what sadness is all about. Just like in reality, we don’t want people seeing us how fragile we are. They only see what they can see from the outside. The most important emotions are sometimes best kept hidden because no one wants to feel pity for you.

Are you listening God? The thing is, mom and dad don’t like each other anymore. And it’s my fault for being such a useless daughter.

Just like in reality, we often accuse ourselves that we are the reason why our parents separate or get along. You just can’t help but feel Hatori’s speech with tremendous pain and grief. A genuine feeling that is a rarity these days.

All this time, I seriously thought that it’s better to die than to live your life alone.

This is quite gut-wrenching in the sense that Kirito is an able being that is provided with everything. It goes to show that not all material things can suffice your emotional needs. Truly, a tragic thing and a wasteful option if you consider wanting to die.


If you’re an anime diehard fan, you know the feeling of getting attached to the characters and the role they portray in the show. Whatever they say will always stick in your mind, and it’s no surprise that anime will teach us a lot of lessons in life than our schools. You will be more motivated and inspired.

When the show gets sad, you will also get sad and carried away. The quotes and whatever they say will always touch us in so many ways. It’s like setting goals and just follow your path. Anime will not only bring us joy and laughter all the time. Sometimes, it brings the sad reality of life that we have a purpose that we should fulfill in this journey we are partaking in.

These are some of the quotes that make you think about life and everything in general. But in the end, it’s the main goal to encourage and teach us a lesson about life and everything we’ve been through.

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