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Depression is not a subject that is discussed very often in other forms of entertainment; nonetheless, it is shown quite well in anime. There are a number of animes that concentrate on mental illness and sadness, which is something that is constantly concealed in the real world, and we see a lot of mentally sick and depressed anime characters in the animes that focus on these topics. Mental health concerns may result in a myriad of problems, and in extreme cases, the individual affected may even consider ending their own life. It is critical that both the field of medical research and the entertainment industry place a greater emphasis on this subject and the many approaches that may be taken to address it.
The mood of certain anime is rather gloomy. There is no other media that compares to Japanese cartoons when it comes to satisfying one’s need for anguish, but this is not always the case. Join us for a rundown of 21 of the most miserable characters in the history of anime, ranging from traditional “sad guy” characters like Shinji to more post-modern examples like Homura. Characters who are depressed in anime are as varied as those in any other category.
Before we begin, it is important to note that this is a post on depression, so the standard content warnings apply: there will be discussion of suicide, self-destruction, and pain. Here is a list of the 21 Anime Characters Who Are the Most Depressed.
First, we’ll address the glaringly apparent point. Shinji gets a lot of criticism for being miserable and whiny, and some of that criticism is justified; however, the kid is also dealing with one of the worst fathers that has ever existed and has a pseudo-incestuous crush on his mother’s clone. These factors contribute to Shinji’s negative disposition. And helming a massive mechanised vehicle. Because being a teenager is such a challenging period, it’s possible that I’m the only one who feels this way, but I really hope that the forthcoming, last remake movie will offer him a reason to grin.
Oh, the existential torment that wracked Psyduck’s soul! He has a constant headache and may sometimes set off tremendous mental storms, the likes of which are often only seen in X-Men books. His condition is similar to that of Magneto. He is a duck that is made up of several different people, and each one of them is miserable.
Imagine that you are a little child and your father abandons the family. That is terrible. Then your mother passes away. That is terrible as well. Therefore, you and your elder brother have come to the conclusion that she can be brought back from the grave. This will always go wrong, and the result will be that your soul will be detached from your body and chained to a suit of armour. Al is dealing with a number of issues, and they are all rather serious. What makes the situation even more difficult is that the youngster makes a concerted effort to maintain a positive attitude for the sake of his sibling, which, although successful at times, is not always the case. Because of this, he is not the only Elric mentioned in the list.
You are a little child who has lost both of your parents—your father and your mother—and you have misplaced the corpse of your sibling while you are attempting to bring your mother back to life. Now that you’re like fourteen, you’re bearing the responsibility of rescuing the planet and, more significantly to you, saving your brother. Both of these things are on your shoulders. In addition to this, no responsible adult is there to assist you in any way. Also, due to the fact that you are so short, everyone thinks that your younger brother is the primary character. Ed takes his frustrations out on other people and spends a lot of time yelling, yet the youngster is still sad.
I mean, when I say Clare, but the Claymores as a whole are in a terrible mood. These young women are essentially walking weapons; they are destined to become the monsters they so often tear one other apart fighting, and the regular people who are in their immediate vicinity despise them. The slot goes to Clare since she is the protagonist, and as such, the greatest attention is paid to her mental state of despair; nevertheless, the remainder of this article could be Claymores all the way down.
She is a computer programme who is under the impression that she is a person, and she spends the whole of the anime gradually distancing herself from humankind. Terribly upsetting events! And to tell you the truth, the fact that she gradually isolates herself from her personality by surrounding herself with computers and refuses to leave her room makes the story quite realistic.
I bet you thought we were through with Eva, but unfortunately that’s not the case. There is not a single person on this programme who has a sound mental state; but, if we were to name everyone, we would be here all day. Instead, I’ll concentrate on the polar other end of the spectrum from Shinji. Depression can manifest itself in many different ways, and although Asuka may be brash and loud, she’s also so self-destructive that she enjoys getting into robot battles. Also, when she was a child, she came upon the body of her mother, who had committed suicide. That is some really gloomy material.
You probably believed that Eva would play no more role in our story, but she won’t. There is not a single person on this programme who is in good mental health, but if we were to list everyone’s conditions, we would be here all day. Instead, I’m going to concentrate on the polar other end of the spectrum from Shinji. Depression can manifest itself in many different ways, and although Asuka may have a big voice and be annoying, she’s also so self-destructive that she enjoys getting into robot battles. As a child, she also discovered the body of her mother, who had committed herself. That’s some very dreary fare.
The programme Baccano! is a lot of fun to watch. In America during the 1920s, there is a collision of gangsters, trains with hilarious names, the possibility of immortality, and golems, and everyone has a good time. everyone else, with the exception of Czeslaw. Although he is several hundred years old, he seems to be just 10 years old. While this alone would be enough to make the vast majority of people feel alone, Czeslaw takes it a step farther.
Because a researcher was interested in determining the limits of his immortality, he spent the most of that time being tormented to the point of death by the researcher, who then brought him back to life. It should come as no surprise that he is more than a bit jaded when we first meet him; nonetheless, it is really astonishing that Baccano! manages to be as lovely as it is despite the presence of something like this.
From one youngster who is being mistreated to another! Ai has been going through a pretty difficult period. She went from being bullied as a youngster to being selected as a child sacrifice, to fleeing from her tribe to escape being sacrificed, to being caught and having her body buried alive once it was discovered. All of this happened in the span of a few years. Because of the severe emotional trauma she endured, she was driven to the breaking point, and as a result, she arose as a spirit of vengeance and torched her community. Who can blame her? If I had magical abilities, I would have dealt with the last person who disagreed with me about movies in the same way that you did.
Unfortunately for Ai, she will continue to endure pain in the future. As a result of the fact that her parents were slaughtered by the other villagers when it was found that they had staged her sacrifice, the Master of Hell makes an offer to her. If she does the task for him, her mother and father will be able to enter paradise. As a necessary component of this, Ai has to cease feeling anything, even her own feelings of animosity and suffering. It’s impossible for this girl to be sad about how miserable she already is. That is the highest level of performance.