Top Ten Sad Anime Girls

Welcome to our list of the saddest anime girls out there. These sad emo anime girls are chosen mainly on the tear-jerking quality of their backstory, their general propensity to cry or express existential angst in various ways: through trauma-induced lack of expression, psychopathy towards others, or outwards displays of sadness such as crying, rage or outright mentally ill behaviour.

10. Sad Crying Anime girl Hinata Hyuga

This sad depressed anime girl is well known from the Naruto anime, but mostly for her timid behaviour and polite manners. Hinata, however, is truly a sad anime girl with a tragic backstory. Her father, the leader of the Hyuga clan was very strict in trying to improve her timid behaviour, but his harsh discipline only further amplified these character traits, making Hinata at times completely unable to act and communicate, stuck in a fight or flight mode. Truly a cursed anime character!

Sad Crying Anime girl Hinata Hyuga

9. Depressed Anime Girl Misuzu Kamio

Misuzu Kamio is the anime depressed girl protagonist from the visual novel Air. She has long blonde hair, that is tied to a pony tail and kept on the sides. Out of all the emo anime girls in this list she is probably the most immature one. She is a lonely sad anime girl that has extreme difficulties making friends, because every time she form an emotional bond with someone, she starts to cry which further distances herself from other people.

manga girl sad

The reason for her tears, however, is a terrible one. She has been cursed by her dead mother to never make any close connections with other people: every time she forms bonds with people this sad anime girl is tortured by terrible dreams experienced by her dead mother. Eventually, if the bond deepends, the curse will kill both Misuzu Kamio and her newfound friend. A tragic fate for a sad manga girl!

8. Sad Emo Anime Girl Shizuku Murasaki

Shizuku Murasaki is a depressed anime girl from the terrific manga series HunterXHunter. She is a skilled assassin and a member of the criminal organization Phantom Troupe. Due to her depressive emotionless mannerisms but extremely cute appearance we would rank her among the top emo anime girls in all anime. Whereas not much is known of her past before she joined the Phantom Troupe, it is known that the members of the troupe are orphans, and victims of military violence at a young age. This sad face anime girl, however is a force to be reckoned with!

7. Princess Shirahoshi

Princess Shirahoshi from One Piece, is one of the most well known sad crying girl anime characters, due to her extremely neurotic responses to stressful situations. In other words, she is a crybaby and will tear up like a true depressed anime girl over practically everything. So if you want to see a sad anime girl crying over everything said to her, Shirahoshi should be your first pick.

Sad anime girl crying Shirahoshi

Whereas her past is somewhat tragic, due to the death of her mother Otohime, she has spent most of her life in the luxury of the fishman island palace. Her extreme depressed anime girl tendencies are likely a result of being spoiled by the royal family. A very sad emo anime girl!

6. Sad Cartoon Girl Homura Akemi

Homura Akemi is one of the lonely sad anime girls from the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She is a talented student, but has suffered some major trauma from her intensive studies. When she is not being a depressed anime girl, she will go to intense lengths to stop anyone from going the same route, resorting to even psychopathic behaviour like attacking house pets. On the surface she is considered to be emotionless by many of her friends, but as with many emo anime girls the reality under the surface is much different.

sad anime art Homura Akemi

5. Depressed anime girl Asuka Langley Sohryu

Asuka is a popular lonely sad anime girl from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. She is one of the pilots of the giant mecha robots with an outwardly positive and extraverted mindset, but a sad depressed anime girl nevertheless, because there are layers and layers of trauma underneath that external facade. One of the reasons for her outwardly positive nature is that she promised to her grandma before her funeral, that she will be strong and not a regular sad anime girl crying over every trifle. She went too far with this, however, and became a person who hides their true emotions under well practised positivity and aggression.

4. Depressed Anime Girl Sayori

Sayori is one of the sad emo anime girl characters of the visual novel Doki Doki Literature Club! She has short pink hair, green eyes and a depressed manga girl attitude that is not found in many stories. Similarily to Asuka she is an energetic and outwardly positive individual hiding her sad depressed anime girl nature within. In reality, she is deeply unhappy and works hard to motivate and take care of other people to combat her own feelings of low self-worth and loneliness.

In fact, she is truly a sad depressed anime girl, as she cannot even find the will to wake up in the mornings very often and has suicidal tendencies.

3. Sad Smile Anime Girl Casca

Casca is certainly a sad manga girl that we have the utmost empathy towards. I don’t want to spoil too much about the Berserk Golden Age arc, but the tragedies she goes through would make anyone a sad depressed anime girl. Truly tragic and truly cursed she remains one of the most depressed anime girls of all time.

Sad anime girl crying Casca

2. Sad Emo Anime Girl Yuri

Yuri is another lonely sad anime girl from the visual novel Toki Toki Literature Club! She is extremely shy, well mannered and is known for her mature behaviour as compared to her classmates. She is an anime girl with purple hair and purple eyes and much like the other depressed anime girl characters in the visual novel, her proper behaviour is kind of a facade to mask much stronger and more violent emotions.

Yuri’s quirk is that she intensely craves the approval and love of other people and therefore takes extremely badly to rejection. As a true cursed anime character, she also has some rather “strange” obsessions and fetishes. I won’t spoil, so go play the visual novel to learn more about this emo anime girl.

1. Sad Anime Girls Rei Ayanami

Rei Ayanami is undoubtedly one of the most depressed anime girls in all fiction. A clone created using the remains of the main character’s mother she seems to be mostly uncaring about her own mental and physical health, prioritising the mission always above her own sad manga girl emotions. Is she even has any, which is unclear, since she rarely show any legitimate emotions except for pain and suffering, which she clearly still feels. A very sad anime girl!

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