What are the best drama anime?

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    #1Clannad

    Clannad

    Clannad is the anime adaptation of the visual novel developed by KEY for PC in 2004. A high school student who cares little about school or others meets a lonely girl who had to repeat a year while all her friends finished high school. 

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    Lu Zheng
    Written on 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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    #2Your Lie in April

    Your Lie in April

    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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    Ruth Hansen
    Written on 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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    #3Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate is a Japanese animated series with 24 episodes and an OVA released by White Fox studio. It follows the story of a group of friends creates a machine to send messages across time. 

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    Denise Bennett
    Written on 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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    #4Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan
    Attack on Titan is an anime adaptation of the manga series of the same name, written and animated by Hajime Isayama. This post-apocalyptic TV series follows the story of Eren Jaegar as he vows to cleanse the earth.
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    Donald Fernandez
    Written on 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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    #5Erased

    Erased

    Erased is a Japanese mystery science fiction television series which is also known as Boku Dake ga Inai Machi. It was based on the manga of the same name by Kei Sanbe and aired on 2016 with 12 episodes. 

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    Jeffrey Black
    Written on 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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    #6Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

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    Carol Ferguson
    Written on 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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    #7Future Diary

    Future Diary
    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.
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    Chan Liu
    Written on 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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    #8Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

    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.

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    Yuan Zheng
    Written on 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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    #9Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

    Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the Sea

    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. 

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    Amy Cruz
    Written on 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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    #10Baccano!

    Baccano!

    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.

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    Andrea Delgado
    Written on 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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    #11Fullmetal Alchemist

    Fullmetal Alchemist
    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. 
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    Jordan Carter
    Written on 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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    #12Death Parade

    Death Parade
    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.
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    Zachary Ferguson
    Written on 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?"

Summary

Best What are the best drama anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ClannadTV Shows 10 Paid
2Your Lie in AprilMovies 10 Paid
3Steins;GateTV Shows 8 Paid
4Attack on TitanTV Shows 8 Paid
5ErasedTV Shows 7 Paid
6Puella Magi Madoka MagicaTV Shows 5 Free
7Future DiaryTV Shows 2 Paid
8Anohana: The Flower We Saw That DayTV Shows 1 Paid
9Nagi-Asu: A Lull in the SeaTV Shows 0 Paid
10Baccano!TV Shows 0 Paid
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