Feel-good anime are sure to warm the cockles of even the most jaded of cynics’ hearts in these difficult times
Anime is a form of moving art that, like all other art forms, aims to arouse a variety of strong emotions in the viewer. In the nearly century-long history of anime, there have been a number of shows that have touched the hearts of fans around the world.
Regardless of whether or not there’s a gigantic mech in these feel-good anime, the effects are usually the same: warm, fuzzy sentiments and a reinforcement that living life to the fullest is worth the effort. These ten anime will brighten the spirits of everyone who views them while also serving as a reminder that these difficult times will pass. They are perfect for anyone who is feeling depressed, especially now during these challenging times.
1. Bakuman (2010-2013)
When you see Bakumani, you can’t help but be motivated to achieve your long-simmering goals and smash down all the roadblocks that stand in your way.
These two high school students’ heartfelt quest to become mangakas is the focus of this anime (i.e. manga artists and writers).
The recollection of his mangaka uncle’s death from overwork and stress initially drives Mashiro to choose this career path. But after seeing Takagi’s excitement and ambition, he quickly backs down. The pair’s young exuberance, love of their profession, and tight relationship are likely to put a smile on anyone’s face.
2. Your Lie In April (2014-2015)
Music has a long history of uplifting people’s moods. Anime has produced some of the world’s most beautiful music, and Your Lie in April is no exception. The anime’s heart and soul are in the connection between Kosei Arima and Kaori Miyazano, the two main characters, not the music.
After the death of his mother, Kosei, a young pianist, lost his passion for music. After meeting Kaori, a violinist who has a passion for both music and life, he realizes he’s been missing out. When he meets Kaori, Kosei finally discovers a bright spot in his otherwise gloomy world. Your Lie in April is an emotional rollercoaster that will make even the most hardened anime veterans laugh, cry, and maybe even encourage them to pick up a musical instrument of their own one day.
3. Silver Spoon (2013-2014)
It’s a simple narrative about finding one’s path in life by Hiromu Arakawa, the mastermind behindFullmetal Alchemist. Yuugo Hachiken, a 17-year-old high school student, suffers from “teenage nihilism.” His father is constantly pressuring him to make plans for his future, but Yuugo has no idea what he wants to accomplish with his life. Yuugo transfers to an agricultural school in rural Hokkaido in search of some much-needed respite.
He quickly becomes friends with the school’s vivacious student body. His view on life begins to brighten as a result of the lessons he is taught by his pals about the importance of working hard. This sweet and hilarious show is sure to keep fans entertained throughout its run.
4. A Place Further Than The Universe (2018)
As a result of watchingA Place Further Than The Universe,viewers will be inspired to embark on an epic journey of their own. There will be no more excuses this time around!
Mari Tamaki, a precocious teenager, is plagued by the worry that she isn’t making the most of her experiences. Shirase Kobuchizawa encourages Mari to embark on a life-altering expedition to Antarctica. Hinata Miyake and Yuzuki Shiraishi accompany them on their journey. The sisters’ voyage to Antarctica is awe-inspiring, but the actual heart of the tale is their friendship. This is a passionate, poignant, and authentically produced anime.
5. Assassination Classroom (2015-2016)
An insane premise, even by anime standards, can be found in Assassination Classroom. The plot revolves around a group of middle school students who must kill their teacher before he wreaks havoc on the globe. They also have a yellow tentacled monster for a teacher, whom they’ve dubbed Korosensei because of his appearance.
It’s hard to ignore how endearing Korosensei makes the bizarre idea of Assassination Classroom. To assist pupils better themselves is part of what he does as a teacher. Students and viewers alike can benefit from Korosensei’s life lessons, even as they attempt to kill him.
6. My Love Story (2015)
My Love Narrative is a love story, as its name implies. This time, though, the plot involves one of the most bizarre anime romances ever. Takeo Goda and Rinko Yamato’s budding romance is the focus of the show. They appear to be completely different on the surface: Takeo is a towering mass of muscle and Rinko is little and diminutive. Despite this, they were able to build a strong friendship.
While it’s lovely to see them together, there’s no doubting that Takeo is the actual jewel in this film. Because of his charisma and selflessness, he always brightens the room he’s in. Anime lovers of all stripes will undoubtedly fall in love with him because he has earned the respect of his male classmates.
7. Yuri On Ice (2016)
Yuri On Ice won over the hearts of people around the world, not just the anime community.
The show’s authenticity has even been commended by professional figure skaters. Yuri On Ice, despite the fact that figure skating isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, has a wonderful soundtrack and a cast of characters that are easy to root for.
Yuri, the protagonist, quits skating after losing a competition. Fortunately, Viktor, his hero, helps Yuri make a triumphant return. He found love and rediscovered his love of skating along the way.
8. Haikyu!! (2014- )
It’s time for the romance genre to hand the baton off to the sports genre for the next phase of its development and evolution.
If there’s one genre guaranteed to make you feel wonderful, it’s sports anime, of course.
Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! shounen manga series has been running for over a decade. The high school volleyball team is the focus of the series, as is typical for sports anime.
Despite its well-worn premise, Haikyu!! is jam-packed with heartwarming scenes that will leave you smiling. Yuki Hayahi’s music enhances the emotional effect of the series.
9. Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
It’s another original mecha animation from Gainax, the studio that brought the anime community the irreplaceableNeon Genesis Evangelion! Gurren Lagann, in contrast to its philosophical predecessor, foregoes introspection in favor of nonstop action and a lighthearted vibe.
The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic future when the tyrant Lordgenome has driven humanity underground.
Brothers Simon and Kamina must now use the force of their faith to free the world.
Those who need a reminder to believe in themselves will find GurrenLagann useful in this anime.
10. My Hero Academia (2016)
The show My Hero Academia is completely new to me. One of the most popular superhero shounen series ever, this one has swept the anime community by storm with to its unforgettable characters, stunning animation, and touching tale.
Watching Izuku Midoriya’s journey to become the world’s greatest hero is a really amazing experience that even Thanos would enjoy. Haikyu’s reappearance has made everything better! This time around, composerYuki Hayashi is back to deliver the series’ signature tune, “You Say Run,” to the table.