Looking for some of the best drama anime that will stir your emotions? Although the term “drama anime” is loosely defined, all drama anime share something in common.
Namely, the emotional development of their main characters. How the characters are at the start is different from how they are at the end.
We narrow down some of the best to a list of 10 below just for you. So if you haven’t watched them yet, you may want to put them on your watchlist.
Best Drama Anime of All Time
1. March Comes in Like a Lion
Although Rei Kiriyama managed to reach the professional status as a shogi player in middle school, his life is anything but easy. If anything, his talent in playing the sport makes it harder than easier.
Looking for independence from tense home life, Rei moves out into an apartment in Tokyo.
Unfortunately, he tends to take poor care of himself. His social life is no better, either. Then came the Kawamoto sisters, with whom Rei share a unique familial bond.
2. A Silent Voice
Shouya Ishida has a troubled past. Back during his elementary school days, he bullied Shouko Nishimiya, a deaf girl who transferred into his class.
He and the rest of the class bully her for fun. She ended up transferring out of school.
Shouko’s mother notified the school of Shouya’s action, which resulted in him being ostracized all throughout elementary and middle school.
In his third year of high school, Shouya is plagued by his past actions. Sincerely regretting his wrongdoings, he tries to meet Shouko to make amends.
3. Best Drama Anime: Your Name
Mitsuha Miyamizu dreams of something that contrasts her current situation: to live as a boy in the busy city of Tokyo.
Taki Tachibana is a boy who lives a busy life in Tokyo as a high school student who aspires for a future in architecture and a part-time worker.
On a fateful day, the two somehow switch bodies. To find out what is happening, they start to search for one another.
Beastars tell the story of how a grey wolf named Legoshi deals with the circumstances surrounding his friend’s death, his own true nature, and his growing feelings for a white dwarf rabbit named Haru.
The next best drama anime is ReLife. It is about the story of Arata Kaizaki, a 27-year-old man who lives an unremarkable existence.
His life soon changes when he meets a member of the ReLife Research Institute who offers him a mysterious pill that reverts Arata’s appearance to that of a 17-year-old boy.
6. The Flower We Saw That Day
Jinta Yadomi is a student who would rather play video games at home than go to school.
One day, Menma, his childhood friend, appears and pesters him so that he grant a forgotten wish. Jinta pays her no mind. After all, she died long ago.
The Menma that he saw, however, is not hallucination as he initially thought. It is really Menma’s spirit.
He and his group of childhood friends are drawn together once again as they try to lay her spirit to rest.
7. Your Lie in April
Kousei Arima is a prodigious pianist. After the untimely death of his mother, he falls into a downward spiral to the point of not being able to hear the sound of his own piano.
His colorless life changes when he meets Kaori Miyazono, a beautiful violinist who stirs up his world.
8. Just Because
The transfer of Eita Izumi brings the carefree days of Mio Natsume, Hazuki Morikawa, Haruto Souma, and Ena Komiya to an abrupt end.
With his return, deeply buried emotions, long-forgotten memories, and inspiring new passions are all brought to light.
9. Violet Evergarden
Working as an Auto Memories Doll allows Violet to help her clients find comfort and love through letters and understand emotions.
Will her new adventure lead to self-discovery, enabling her to finally be able to cope with what she has lost and what she has done?
Satoru Fujinum is a 29-year-old manga artist who has been sent back to the past several times to save many lives. This time around, he was sent 18 years in the past.
Can he prevent the death of his classmate while at the same time protecting those who are dear to him in the present?
These are some of the best drama anime that will stir your emotions. So, what do you think? Which of the anime above that you are going to watch next?