30-Day Song Challenge Day 8: Songs That Make/Made You Cry

I know, shame on me for being a day late. But I’m not skipping any days in this challenge, so I’ll just post two today. Now to pick today’s songs . . .

Dammit, I’ve already used “Ichiban no Takaramono” from Angel Beats! *bites thumb*

Like I mentioned about sad songs, no song by itself has really made me “cry,” but in the context of a given anime, things are a little different. With that said, I’ll once again choose songs that, when played with their respective scenes from the show, make/made me cry. Grab your tissues, and here we go 😥

From No.6, “Kaze no Requiem” snug by either Nezumi or Safu

Spoilers for No.6 below. CAUTION

I know for a fact that No.6 is not a very “good” show from a reviewer’s standpoint. But because I think of myself as more of an anime fan than a critical reviewer, I’ll give this little show all the lovin’ I want! One of two male leads, Nezumi, sings this tune throughout the entirety of the series. Notably, however, it can be heard in the last episode when his boy Shion is shot. Mourning over the loss of his love, Nezumi croaks this song as the city around him is being torn to pieces. The scene ripped my heart out; everything from his choking gasps to the dry tears in his soulless eyes just hits me right in the gut. His normally rich, low voice becomes flaky and parched as he strains himself to protect what was once an upbeat, energetic youth, now a lifeless body. This song is both melancholy and uplifting at the same time, which to me is a rare quality to find in songs.

And here is the second version, which is the continuation and remix of Safu singing after Nezumi stops. Her voice is utterly enchanting, but I think the reason I like it almost more than Nezumi’s is the opera chorus that rings in the background. It helps recreate that heavenly feeling when Nezumi came in contact with Elyurias.

Also from No.6, “Rokutosei no Yoru” by Aimer

I don’t think I really need to explain myself, cause just listen to it, I mean, it’s not necessarily a happy song >.< I’ll spare you my banter, enjoy the song. This slow, depressing rock is great to listen to on long rides 🙂

From Shinsekai Yori, “Going Home” by Dvorak, 2nd Movement from the New World Symphony

I don’t even know what happened to me, but when that last episode cued and this song played in the last few minutes, I completely lost it. I don’t think I cried, but man, I was a complete emotional mess after that! Very seldom does classical music mash so well with anime, and From the New World incorporated the piece brilliantly.

From Puella Magi Madoka Magica, “Decretum” by Yuki Kajiura

Okay, let me just clarify that all of the Madoka songs brought many feels. But I think “Decretum” brought the tears home when I first watched this catastrophe. Though she’s not my favorite, Sayaka Miki was definitely the most depressing to watch. That fake yet triumphant smile, the way she flittered around with Madoka, her near selflessness to save another’s soul – isn’t that what being a magical girl is all about? She lived a tragic life, and the Law of Cycles claimed her being in the end.

From Code Geass R2, “Continued Story” by Hitomi Kuroishi

The greatest moment of Code Grass: The moment when you finally understand how Lelouch will put an end to the Britannian Empire . . .

Just listen to it. I won’t have to explain my feelings this way. Why does this guy have to toy with my emotions? God dammit, ALL HAIL LELOUCH, YOU RIGHTOUS BASTARD IN BLACK

So before I start thinking too much about all of these depressing moments, I’m going to go write the next challenge post. AGH, I gotta stop picking so many songs per day >.< See you in a little bit!

– Takuto, your host

29 thoughts on “30-Day Song Challenge Day 8: Songs That Make/Made You Cry

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  2. Oh!! No 6 was so great ;__; it’s the one series I read from LN to manga to watching the anime, the memories ~ and that scene was just…everything from when shion starts to change in that operation was really sad :/ esp on nezumis side

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      • I’m doing well, though this 30 day song challenge is really bogging up my anime watching and my schedule in general. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so gung-ho about it lol. But I can’t deny the fact that I’ve had a lot of fun, and have gotten to listen to what others in the community like as well :>
        I really want to post more reviews and “Cafe Talks,” but all of my extra energy, besides school work, is drained into this challenge. I’m about 1/3 done, so that’s a plus!
        How about you, what’s new?

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      • Glad to hear 🙂 I bet it must be draining you a little I still haven’t finished my 30 day anime challenge ahaha lol laugh at me instead ^^ I am doing alright getting back into the swing of youtube and blogging, apart from that just stalking ebay a lot for anime’s to buy and sort out job crap yay lol

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      • Eww, jobs. A necessary evil. Hehe, well I’m glad you’re going back to more YouTube and blogging 🙂 and eBay shopping is another thing that takes up parts of my time. I’m still hunting for a decently priced Code Geass @__@

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      • haha I know it’s hard to find really good bargins well I just got a package from my friend anime palooza as part of a collab together and she included anime in there so I will be busy for a while 🙂

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      • I have this desire though to get better at blogging but I can’t use fancy english terms I’m not that good at writing like that yet haha I like Taku’s post they are always funny and have some great opinions in there XD

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      • You’re welcome. I’m so jealous. You’re almost finished this challenge and I’m like what? The second day. Ahaha. Oh well. I’m taking my time with it.

        And besides I didn’t know some of the songs from your post. It’s fun to discover songs that I don’t know.

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      • That is a rather large plus of this challenge – the spreading of music that you love might inspire others to like it, too! I myself have jotted down several titles that people have posted :3
        And haha, thanks, this is lots of fun, but I want to get through it as quick as possible, you know? I’m putting anime watching on hold until this is done, as I have a review or two that need to go up first. As such, there is nothing wrong with taking your time! Part of me wishes I didn’t bolt and dash from the starting line so quickly xD

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      • I agree. Unlike watching new anime which is a big investment of your time, listening to a new song only takes a few minutes, so it’s great to share it to others.

        I see. I understand that you want to finish this challenge as soon as you can. Good for you. I’m looking forward to what kind of songs you’re going to feature for the rest of this challenge.

        Ahaha. Don’t worry about it too much. If you can finish this soon, why not, right? I just like to take my time. 🙂

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