We’re on Day 12 of the 30 Day Anime Challenge, which means that it’s time for … The Saddest Scene.
This is actually easy. There have been many times that anime has almost reduced me to tears … but only one can boast a 100% strike rate when it comes to making me cry. The final moments shared by Chiaki and Makoto in Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘The Girl Who Leapt Through Time’. When Chiaki leaves, leaving Makoto in tears, it really gets to me. I feel horrible for Makoto there. Then, when he comes back to tell her that he’ll be waiting in the future, I get slightly angry. We don’t know how far in the future he’s come from, so she has no idea how long it’s going to be until they see each other again. Yet, it gives her hope that they can be together. Hope that may never be fulfilled. Honestly, the whole scene leaves me blubbing each time.
I’m crying now having re-watched it for the purpose of writing this piece.
Thanks challenge. Now my keyboard’s wet.