It has stayed with me ever since I first saw it around 15 years ago.
Fuck Clannad After Story. I still haven't finished it since the bruschetta incident.
I mean the obvious choices (angel beats, clannad after story) but one that made me cry the most painful tears was probably NANA. The story in itself may not be the most relatable (rock stars) but the feelings are so amazingly well depicted in a nuanced and realistic way... it feels completely real. And the stories are as heart-wrenching as real emotional pains/heartbreaks.
Remember Nana chocking me up gd, so well writen
she will be remembered... ;(
another anime that made me cry is steins;gate. watching mayuri die so many times and okabe's distraught really got me... plus, kurisu's sacrifice at the end... ;(
el psy kongroo
Kanon & Air tv
Made in Abyss and Silent Voice are ones that always get me.