As the term “drama” implies, it’s anything that has the power to stir the emotions and stir up strong feelings. You’ll know you’re watching an excellent drama when you’re crying or feeling sad or a combination of these and other emotions beating deep within of you. “Drama Anime” definitely caters to this as well! They’re called anything and everything, but there’s no denying that these anime will make you cry and experience all the feels.
As a result, this list accomplishes its goal of highlighting the best drama anime on the market. These are some of the best and most well-known dramatic series out there, regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the list and rankings. Whether you like it or not, these anime shows will make you feel something remarkably theatrical and allow you to express your suppressed emotions!
10 – Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
If you’re looking for something to keep you awake at night and keep you on your toes, then Mirai Nikki (also known as Future Diary) is the answer. Only with the help of the drama department could Mirai Nikki earn its reputation as one of the best psychological anime ever made. And it’s turned into a huge boon instead of a burden! If you’re looking for a good psychological-drama series, look no further than this one.
“Future Diaries” are used by a select few in a deadly survival game that holds the fate of the world. Foretelling the future with a Future Diary allows the holder to get ahead of the pack. The holder of each Future Diary must use it to its full potential in order to make it to the end and, in doing so, take over as the new god of space and time.
Sounds like an incredible phenomenon: future-telling skills; deadly survival game; god of space and time. Is there anyone left? What exactly do you mean? This is a survival game based on the Future Diary!
9 – Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (Erased)
What if you had the ability to travel back in time? To ensure a brighter future, would you be willing to mend the broken pieces of your past? Is it something you want to utilize for yourself, or do you want to use it to benefit other people? Drama and tension are guaranteed in a situation like this!
One of Satoru Fujinuma’s abilities is “Revival!” When other people’s lives are on the line, his superhuman abilities come to life to help him prevent calamity. This power’s duration has always been extremely brief, varying from a few seconds to several minutes. In the wake of his mother’s death by an unidentified assailant, and with him being falsely accused, his ability activates, sending him back in time 18 years!
It’s one of the greatest mysteries of our time! An 18-year-old case has been reopened by his mother’s death. What mysteries lie buried in Satoru Fujinuma’s past? What’s going on with this massive rewind in time? Satoru Fujinuma’s tragic and time-bending narrative is revealed!
8 – Nagi No Asakura (A Lull in the Sea)
As the title suggests, Nagi no Asakura (also known as A Lull in the Sea) will have you drifting off into a wide ocean of feelings. Even by the standards of melodrama, it’s sensational! Nagi no Asakura is a character-driven show with stunning visuals and an engaging slice-of-life plot that gradually turns dramatic.
Humans used to dwell underwater a long time ago. Ena, the god of the sea, ruled over humans and protected them from harm. Humans have unintentionally turned away from their ancestral homeland because they have chosen to live on the surface. In this way, the boundary between land and sea was established. There is still some contact, but the rift in the links is widening and is beginning to split apart!!
A group of four buddies, who grew up in the sea, now find themselves in a situation where they are compelled to attend school on land. It’s safe to say that a lot of adjusting and conforming is required! It’s only a matter of time before they observe the rising “rift” between sea and land dwellers and the upcoming critical events.
7 – Little Busters!
In times of struggle and loneliness, who should you turn to? That’s right, chums! In Little Busters, the focus is on building lasting relationships via the power of friendship. True friends will always be there for you when the rest of the world abandons you.
When Riki Naoe was a little boy, he suffered the devastating loss of both of his parents. As a result, he became depressed and isolated himself from others. Fortunately, a young man named Kyousuke approaches him and invites him to join the Little Busters. His problems began to fade as he made new friends and his life began to take on new hues.
As long as I’m in high school, we’re still going strong. It’s Riki’s time now, though. Kyousuke’s senior year of high school is upon them, and it’s up to Riki to keep the group going. As long as the Little Busters are in the picture, there’s nothing dull about their adventures!
6 – Plastic Memories
Is it possible that robots will one day co-exist with humans, possessing emotions and other human characteristics? To complicate things even further, now comes “Giftia,” androids with human-like features but shorter lives. They’re humanoid-like beings with removable memories. It’s time for you to think about it, to contemplate, and let the potential for misery and tragedy to sink in!!
Giftia was created by SAI Corporation, the company that owns the intellectual property rights to the game. He has just started his first day at the Terminal Service Department. What is his occupation? Recovery of Giftia that are nearing their end of life (that means death in Giftia terms).
Tsukasa, aided by his female Giftia partner “Isla,” adjusts to his new career while dealing with the emotional aspects of it. Is it possible that his feelings for her may change if he has a spouse who is also a Giftia? Is there any hope that it will all work out in the end? All kinds of memories are priceless, and that includes those stored in plastic.
5 – Angel Beats!
The question of whether or not there is life after death has long been debated. Is death the end of life as we know it? The meaning of life is a mystery to me. Watching Angel Beats will prompt you to ponder these issues. These are deep questions, but Angel Beats will put them into perspective and even cause uncontrollable tears to fall from your eyes.
Otonashi wakes up in the afterlife without warning. There’s a fight going on right now on what seems like a school field. Enemy: Tenshi, a lone angelic girl.
Otonashi has been invited to join the Afterlife Battlefront to fight Tenshi, but he has refused. First and foremost, he wants to meet with Tenshi and have a dialogue. Suicide might be an option, but he’s already dead. Is he going to succeed? Why is he still suffering with these issues, despite the fact that he’s already deceased? So it is with life and death, as well as the afterlife, in this case!
4 – Tokyo Magnitude 8.0
It’s a calamity! Things like this serve as a benchmark for tragic and dismal events! When they arrive, creatures of all types are left to their own devices. It’s the natural course of things; it’s a cyclical nature of existence. For as heartbreaking as Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 may be, it informs about disasters’ demoralizing and gloomy impacts.
Mirai and her younger brother Yuuki are enjoying a tour of a robot exhibit on Odaiba Island when disaster strikes! This is an earthquake, and it’s a severe one at that, measuring a destructive magnitude of eight. As the city’s infrastructure crumbles around them, Mirai and Yuuki are caught in the crossfire.
Both of them are unable to return to their families because they live too far away. It turns out that a motorcycle delivery woman is willing to accompany them back to their hotel room. Hence, their long trek to travel home amidst the calamity and its demoralizing consequences begins!
3 – Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (You Lie in April)
What has always moved audiences to tears and ecstatic outpourings of emotion in anime dramas is the perfect marriage of melody and harmony. It is possible to shed tears when listening to Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (also known as You Lie in April), a musical series that has the ability to elicit strong emotions from the listener. It’s all very heartbreaking, even without the amazing tale!
Introducing Kousei Arima, one of the world’s most brilliant and accomplished pianists. Despite his youth, he has already shown a remarkable ability to play the piano. When his mother died, though, the sound of his piano faded away.
Two years later, Kousei is a normal high school student, but without music. Next, a momentous encounter occurred! Kaori Miyazono, a young violinist, is introduced to Kousei. Is this the beginning of his return to the music industry? It’s possible that the sound of his piano may eventually be able to come back to him after a long period of silence. What’s the deal with Kaori? Is she the key to his incredible music?
2 – Clannad
Clan’s “Clannad” would almost certainly be considered as one of the best drama animes if you asked around. This really is the case, and I can’t dispute with that. “Clannad” and “Clannad: After Story” come in second and third place, respectively, on our list, to provide you with the emotional high you craved. After witnessing this masterpiece of a show, it’s nearly hard to avoid crying or at least being teary-eyed!
Tomoya Okazaki, who lives in this village, believes that his life and his community are boring. Tomoya is a misbehaving delinquent who is prone to skipping school and getting into mischief. On the way to school one day, he meets a strange girl who suddenly muttered “Anpan!” Nagisa’s name is Furukawa Nagisa, and she and Tomoya have become increasingly close since their first encounter.
They intend to live life as if there was no tomorrow with the help of both of them and a few more friends. Live life to the fullest, put the past behind you, and look forward to a bright future!
1 – Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
We’ve finally made it to number one! For the first time in years, we’re welcoming a drama anime that stands out because of its uniqueness! You won’t be disappointed. It has the ability to fill your heart to overflowing with a wide range of sensations and feelings. Watching this show will make you want to get on the “FEELS” trains because it will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Before we go any further, let us warmly embrace—Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day!”
Menma was killed in a car accident a few summers ago, and Jinta and his pals were devastated. Many things have changed since then, and they’ve all gone their separate ways. But one day, Jinta was surprised when Menma’s spirit appeared in front of her. Menma has a dream, but she has no idea how to make it come true.
But hold for a second, why did Menma’s ghost decide to show up out of nowhere? No, I don’t think so. When she and her buddies were younger, they formed the “Super Peace Busters” gang. The search has begun for those who have been torn apart by their shared past. Past, ghost, and wish—that beautiful flower we saw one day in our travels!