Here is everything you need to know about the best sad anime on Hulu.
Guilty Crown isn’t exactly popular among mecha fans, but for those who love a sad story, it’s a must-watch series. The series takes place in a dystopian world ravaged by a deadly virus, where a resistance group fights to liberate Japan from the control of the GHQ.
After being exposed to the “Void Genome,” protagonist Shuu Ouma’s life changes forever, and he and his classmate Inori are roped into the fight for freedom. As they join forces, Shuu and Inori become closer, developing strong feelings for each other. Unfortunately, fate has other plans for them, and their love is destined for heartbreak.
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Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation is the anime adaptation of the ever-popular video game series of the same name. The series follows a class of high school students. They wake to find themselves trapped in a death game where the only way to escape is to get away with murder.
Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t take long for murders to start occurring. While the series is more suspenseful than anything, these tragic deaths add a layer of heartbreak to the story. Viewers slowly get to know and love each cast member, only for them to meet an untimely and devastating end.
Death Parade’s story centers around Quindecim, a mysterious limbo where souls come to determine their fate in the afterlife. The recently departed must partake in a game of chance where winners are reincarnated and given a second chance and losers are sent straight into the void.
As characters wager their souls, their true natures are revealed. Death Parade is surprisingly thought-provoking and emotional, touching on the meaning of life, death, and human morality.
Plastic Memories is a heartbreaking sci-fi romance. It centers around the tragic relationship between Tsukasa Mizugaki and Isla. Sadly, it’s common knowledge that Giftia live incredibly short lives compared to normal humans.
With the average- Giftia lifespan being about nine years. Because Isla is already nearing the end stages of her life, she and Tsukasa have many tough choices to make in regard to their love. They decide to spend whatever time she has left together, making the most of it each and every day.
Steins; Gate seems like a typical sci-fi time travel series. But it doesn’t take long for viewers to realize that this psychological story is surprisingly dark and depressing. The story begins when eccentric scientist Okabe Rintarou makes a huge breakthrough in time travel with his invention.
What starts as an incredible discovery soon becomes a nightmare. He and his loved ones suffer the consequences of meddling with the past. Full of suspense and tragic plot twists, it is a heavy series that delves into the darker side of sci-fi. It is a must-watch for fans of sad anime with a good shock factor.