Every Monday, YouTubers Joey the Anime Man and Aki Dearest join forces to bring you The Anime Show, an hour that covers what’s hot, what’s not, what’s new and what you should be watching in the world of anime!
In the latest episode, Joey and Aki talk about the one big moment that every anime fan goes through at some point - the first time tears were shed while watching anime.
After the revelation that Aki didn't shed a tear during the critically-acclaimed (and renowned tearjerker) "Grave of the Fireflies," Joey reveals the first anime that made him cry was "Clannad" which was immediately followed by its follow-up "Clannad After Story". To paraphrase Joey, he sat at his desk closed-mouthed while silent tears rolled down his cheeks, all while realising that he was watching the greatest anime show ever.
For Aki, it was a much weirder experience because she first cried while watching "Monster Rancher". Whereas "Grave of the Fireflies" didn't turn on the waterworks for Aki because she knew what was going to happen, but for "Monster Rancher," she started crying simply because the series ended!
What was the first anime or anime movie to make you cry, PopAsians?
Hit the audio tab above ^ to listen to Joey and AkiDearest talk about which anime shows made them cry at the 27:44 mark
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