Top 10 Sentimental Anime Songs Guaranteed to Tug on Your Heartstrings

Welcome to another part of our weekday song recommendations! JAPAnime Talks previously made a list of the top 10 Rockstar anime openings and for this week, we’ll tone it down and go for something softer and melodramatic.


Ready your hearts for…

Itooshi Hito no Tame Ni (Fushigi Yugi)

Sung by: Satou Akemi
Lyrics: Aoki Kumiko
Composition: Kiyo’oka Chiho
Arrangement: Yano Tatsumi

Sakura Biyori (Bleach)

Sung by: Hoshimura Mai

Ichibyo no Refrain (GetBackers)

Lyrics & Music:Doujima Kouhei

Moment (Marmalade Boy)

Performed by: Kouda Mariko
Lyrics: Mizuki Miyu
Composition: Ike Takeshi

Scarlet (Ayashi no Ceres)

Sung by: Iwao Junko
Lyrics: Takahashi Ken
Composition: Sawachika Hirosuke
Arrangement: Yamamoto Harukichi
Lyrics sheet donated by Sakka-chan

Sen no Yoru wo Koete (Bleach)

Original performance : Aqua Timez
Featured performance: Bleach cover song – Byakuya and Renji

White Line (Prince of Tennis)

Sung by: AOZU (Ryoutarou Okiayu, Minagawa Junko, Kaida Yuki and Kondou Takayuki)

Fields of Hope (Gundam Seed Destiny)

Sung by: Tanaka Rie

Legend of Mermaid – Sara Version (Pichi Pichi Pitch)

Original version sung by:  Asumi Nakata, Hitomi Terakado, Mayumi Asano
Sara version sung by: Kana Ueda

One More Time, One More Chance (5 Centimeters Per Second)

Sung, written, produced by Yamazaki Masayoshi

Sentimental songs can be great when enjoying your me-moment or when looking for a great way to do some thinking. In silence. Preferably with a hot cup of coffee.

I’d love to hear your own recommendations so go ahead and drop the titles in the comments!


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