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4:09 am, Jul 5 2013
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I wanna read a manga so sad that it will make me cry . Doesn't matter what it is... i'd appreciate if it weren't too long ...

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4:51 am, Jul 5 2013
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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan
Hotel maybe?

Those are longer, sorry.
Vampire Juujikai
Chrno Crusade the anime was sadder
Gunslinger Girl
Monster yeah, I find Monster sad. dead

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7:15 am, Jul 5 2013
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Banana Fish is kind of long, but it's the saddest manga I've ever read.

I second Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan.

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7:48 am, Jul 5 2013
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At last, someone I can recommend my favorite tragedies to! laugh

I third Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan it's a must-read.
Immortal Rain
Koi Kyokusei especially the third story, I think it was. Just gorgeous.
Taiyou no Uta
Hotarubi no Mori e
Zettai Kareshi
Heaven's Door (HONGOU Ranko)
Hana to Akuma depends on how you see it, I won't spoil it for you but it is a tragedy and a happy ending at the same time.
Eien no Honey
Sekai de Ichiban Utsukushii Namae

Last edited by distraughthallelujah at 7:59 am, Jul 5 2013

"Everything is okay in the end. If it's not ok, then it's not the end."

"I'm tired of all the nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That's deep enough. What else do you want; an adorable pancreas?" - Jean Kerr

When I said 'death' before 'dishonor', I meant alphabetically.

Imagine what would happen if there were no more hypothetical situations.

9:47 am, Jul 5 2013
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I've only read a few manga that I would classify as "tearjerkers", but whether they come off as "so sad it hurts", "so sad I'm crying", or "this just makes me angry" is up to you. They all have varying levels of sadness, so don't be fooled if one starts slow or light.

Not Simple is only a volume long, but is one of the most depressing stories I've ever read.
Shi ni Itaru Yamai
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, provided that you haven't seen or can't see the anime.

These are the longer ones.
Chrono Crusade
Watashi no Kyuuseishu-Sama

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9:52 am, Jul 5 2013
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I second Banana Fish. It is the best manga I've ever read, and I've read a lot in the last 10 years. It is long, but doesn't drag at all and if it doesn't have you in tears by the end, I question if you have working tear ducts because it is heartbreaking.

I fourth Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan, it lacks the same emotional impact as Banana Fish, mostly because it is so short that it becomes hard to develop the same connection with the characters, but it is the best short tragedy I've come across.

Vampire Juujikai is good, and has a bittersweet ending, but not as realistic as the other two.

Short manga (less than 10 volumes)
Akuma no Ororon - Is a sad cross-species love story which is a lot more gritty than traditional romance. (I wouldn't even call it a romance)
ES is a psychological drama about a man with ESP powers.
New York New York tells the tale of two gay men in, you guessed it, New York. It is very sweet, but also deals with very real and difficult issues like homophobia and HIV.
Cut - 2 emotionally damaged high school boys meet and find solace in each other. The ending isn't so sad, but the background of the lads is awful and the whole manga has a very brooding tone to it.
Lovers, souls _ So this is one of a series of interconnecting works in Miyamoto Kano's Rules universe. However, it is the first time the readers meet Tooru, who is a main character in Rules, so this can be read as a stand alone (I can almost guarantee that you'll be come hooked and want to read more though). Her earlier work, Hydra, which belongs to the same universe also has a tragic character and a generally angsty overtone. In fact, pretty much everything by Miyamoto Kano oozes angst, drama, and unfulfilled wishes with a cast of tragic backstories and emotional scars.

Longer manga (10+ volumes)
Let Dai is similar to Banana Fish, but much more poetic in its imagery and without the complex subplot to drive it onwards.
Zankoku na kami ga shihaisuru is a very harrowing and realistic portrayal of the realities of sustained sexual abuse.
Sanctuary is a slightly over-dramatised, but very touching story of 2 young men and their journey to change Japan.

The pen is mightier than the sword...and considerably easier to write with.
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Noblesse Forever!

10:25 am, Jul 5 2013
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Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan Highly recommended
Tada, Kimi o Aishiteru Highly recommended
Ai-ren Seconding it.

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10:33 am, Jul 5 2013
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Donten ni warau -___- damn that manga...
Rasen no kioku
Love in the mask
Demon flowers
Seconding The demon ororon
Vinland saga
Husk eden
Tsuki no sabaku
Bradherley no Basha...though thats more horrifying tragic than sad >_>
Brigit's supper same as above
Seconding Chrono crusade

Also Zankoku na kami ga shihaisuru is sad but its more of a harrowing sadness than a sadness that'll make you cry. Well was for me anyways...

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I have a big

10:54 am, Jul 5 2013
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5 centimeters per second


11:06 am, Jul 5 2013
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12:19 pm, Jul 5 2013
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Maybe you could browse the forums for similar requests since there has been a ton of threads covering your demands. For starters, look at this recommendation of mine:

Manga that made you cry

"Stories are what death thinks he puts an end to.
He can't understand that they end in him, but they don't end with him."
- Ursula K. Le Guin, Gifts

To be savoured:
- Blood Alone by TAKANO Masayuki
- Otoyomegatari by MORI Kaoru
- Gangsta. by Kohske
- Seishun Kouryakuhon by AKIZUKI Sorata
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5 Is a Big Number

6:24 pm, Jul 5 2013
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Half & Half (SEO Kouji) Just read the oneshot, because the series is crap.

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I am a MangaUpdate

10:10 pm, Jul 19 2013
Posts: 102

I'm repeating some:

Love in the Mask
Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend)
He's Dedicated to Roses
Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi no Sagaru --long, but with the wait...happy ending
Mademoiselle Butterfly --short, happy ending, read it 5 times, cried each time cry

"'The lives I've taken will be paid for with my own life.' That's one way to look at it...but it doesn't mean they come back once you die. Lives can also be paid for by the sword; by redeeming yet other lives. That is why 'Hitokiri Battousai' is still alive in the Meiji Era."

don't click this link...
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3:40 am, Jul 21 2013
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Rec - Kimi ga Naita Hi

World End Garden

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Procrastinator and

3:44 am, Jul 21 2013
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Can't See Can't Hear But Love, I cried reading this one...

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