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What are the best drama anime?

Sometimes, you'd rather watch anime that hits you right in the feels. What better way to go through a wild range of emotions than watch drama anime? Find yourself crying at the most unexpected moments. Whether it be a sad flashback or a tough present time that the main character goes through. What makes drama anime stand out from other genres of anime is its way of delivery. These anime let viewers experience different feelings through the main character's tale. Although they also sympathize with other characters, especially those with a gloomy backstory. Like most dramas, there might be a casualty that will break the hearts of both the characters and viewers. As viewers expect scenes that will make them evoke certain emotions, there will always be moments of uncertainty. This is the cinematic delivery which makes drama anime relatable to its audiences. Every individual goes through bouts of doubt. As a viewer, you can sympathize with the characters and even relate to them at some point. Of course, not everyone goes through the same challenges. That doesn't mean that you can't fathom someone else's struggle, like one that is expressed in a drama anime. After all, we all go through tribulations in life.

Want to go through a rollercoaster of feels and make your heart shatter? This list of the best drama anime is definitely worth checking out! You'll find yourself crying, laughing, and experiencing all the emotions that make you human. YES, no one will judge you if you shed a tear or go full-on sobbing.

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  1. 1Clannad

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    Clannad is a is one of the best romance drama anime that tells the tale of Tomoya Okazaki, a high school student who finds his life lackluster. His life takes a different turn when he meets a young girl named Nagisa. Nagisa along with four other girls change his life.

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  1. 2Attack on Titan

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    Attack on Titan is an action-packed anime with dramatic scenes. This well-known post-apocalyptic anime follows Eren Jaeger as he tries to rid the world he lives in of the titans that ruined his life.

  2. 3Steins;Gate

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    Steins;Gate is a drama and sci-fi anime that follows scientists who can't seem to make a breakthrough with their experiments. That is until they made an accidental development with the Phone Microwave that lets them send emails to people from the past.

  1. 4Erased

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    Erased or Boku Dake ga Inai Machi is a psychological drama anime that follows the main character Satoru who makes it his goal to find out what happened 18 years ago. Saturo also has to prevent death from happening at the present time.

  2. 5Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a psychological thriller anime where viewers get to witness the challenges of being a magical girl as well as the conditions that come with trying to make their dreams come true. This drama anime aired in 2011 with 12 episodes.

  3. 6Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai) is a coming-of-age slice of life anime TV series which tells the story of Menma, Jintan, Anaru, Yukiatsu, Tsukuro, and Poppo.

  4. 7Baccano!

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    Baccano! is a Japanese adventure-mystery television series that is produced by Brain's Base, Aniplex and Movic with 16 episodes. It was based on the manga of the same name by Ryohgo Narita and Katsumi Enami.

  5. 8Future Diary

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    A young man competes with people around the world for a chance to become the successor of God, with a diary that is able to tell the future. Future Diary (Mirai Nikki) also spawned a live-action television show with a different plot from the manga and anime, as well as a visual novel.
  6. 9Fullmetal Alchemist

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    Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series that follows the adventures of the Elric brothers in their search for the Philosopher's Stone, after performing a forbidden human transmutation that makes them lose their bodies. 
  7. 10Death Parade

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    The Quindecim Bar hosts games between the recently deceased that determine the fate of their souls. Death Parade spawned from the short film Death Billiards, which was part of the Young Animator Training Project's Anime Mirai 2013.
  8. 11Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

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    Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea is a drama fantasy romance anime produced by P.A.Works that ran from 2013 to 2014. A manga adaptation was created by Riso Maeda under ASCII Meda Works Dengeki Daioh magazine. 

  9. 12Your Lie in April

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    A troubled young piano prodigy finds a mentor in a free-spirited violinist. Your Lie in April is a 2016 Japanese youth music romance film directed by Takehiko Shinjō based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa.

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    August 8, 2018
    "I wanted to validate my choice that Clannad is the best drama anime of all time so I asked all my anime-lover friends and guess what, they all agreed that Clannad is the best!! To be fair, I never thought this anime would be any good because man, I thought it was all gonna be about the love story of Tomoya and Furukawa. I was wrong. When you get know TOmoya better in the first two seasons, you'll see where he is coming from--he hates his family and his exinstence in general. Character development in this anime series are apparent and significant in the first two seasons. Clannad is the best!"
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    August 8, 2018
    "Great thing about this anime is the gradual build up of tension from the first episdoes and as you go further, the tension rises and the next thing you know, you are at the edge of your chair. No kidding! Anway, at first I thought the events were kind of heart to put together to make a good story because each character in this ani,e was given an episode to resolve themselves, but as I go along it's creatively working for me. PS: Love triangle is intereswting :)"
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    Steins;Gate
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    August 8, 2018
    "This anime really deserves to be among the top choices for drama animes because the storyline is perfectly in sync with the music and melody. I don't usually cry by watching animes, but I bet y'all at least well-up upon knowing Kousei and Kaori. The fact that my love for piano is strong makes this musical drama anime that really interesting for me."
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    Your Lie in April
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    August 8, 2018
    "Boku Dake ga Inai Machi reminds me of the deepest regrets in life. If you are worrying about getting bored because it is 'drama', there is more to it. The suspense factor of this anime is a great element too. The death of the mother of Satoru Fujinuma takes a great part in developing his identity. Don't wanna spoil anymore! See it for yourself :D"
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    Erased
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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2018
    "Wow, this has been my favorite girl power anime so far. If you like some mystical adventure that features deciding on life choices, this might be great for you. I love the pink unicorns and fluffy clouds genre of anime but I might warn you this anime will the defy the pink unicorn stereotypes. it will eventually turn to a hardcore drama."
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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2018
    "Whoa, this is where thriller, drama, psycho content, and action meet!! Never did I imagine that this psychological anime would go into the depths of my emoptions. I have always had the fascination for future telling and predicting what's gonna happen. I won't spill the beans for you so you better watch it."
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    Future Diary
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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2018
    "The combination of science and magic makes this anime unique among all. The magic side is explained through some scientfic ways and it is awesome. If you used to play Ragnarok before, you could think of the Alchemist job when you meet the two brothers who are intelligent and ambitious enough."
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    Fullmetal Alchemist
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "Out of all the drama anime that i have watched Anohana is the best out there! This drama anime will make your heart bursts with all kinds of emotions and feels asit gives you one heck of an emotional ride. I felt so many emotions watching this. I'm not kidding."
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    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "Baccano is one of the many anime out there that is based on a manga that was beautoful adapted as anime TV series. Although most people identify this as an adventure anime I still categorize it as drama as there are episodes where i felt emotional."
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    Baccano!
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "Drama is the default theme of Death Parade...So if you really want to watch a drama anime this is your perfect choice. This revolves around dead people who face their end either in reincarnation or oblivion. Very interesting right?"
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    Death Parade
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    Anonymous
    August 8, 2018
    "Season 3 of Attack on titan definitely brought the drama every anime lover would buy!! The first episode of the S03 is full of tension caused by Eren Jaeger as he explores his newest Titan power."
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    Attack on Titan
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    Anonymous
    March 7, 2019
    "This series is dramatic as it is melodramatic. What i like about this is that it is character-driven, has great visuals and a story that evolves highly on a dramatic one."
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    Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea
This list is about What are the best drama anime
RankAnswersTypeVotesPrice
1ClannadTV Shows 21 Paid
2Attack on TitanTV Shows 16 Paid
3Steins;GateTV Shows 11 Paid
4ErasedTV Shows 8 Paid
5Puella Magi Madoka MagicaTV Shows 8 Paid
6Anohana: The Flower We Saw That DayTV Shows 7 Paid
7Baccano!TV Shows 7 Paid
8Future DiaryTV Shows 6 Paid
9Fullmetal AlchemistTV Shows 6 Paid
10Death ParadeTV Shows 5 Paid
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