Top 10 Anime with Memorable Rain Scenes [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • Ah, pathetic fallacy. There's nothing quite like a good downpour to let viewers know that something heart-wrenching or otherwise dramatic is about to go down.
  • But which anime series' rain scenes have left the biggest impression on Japanese fans? To find out, Akiba Souken held an online poll from June 12 to 19, getting 278 votes in total.
  • Do you agree with their selections? Or would different anime make your top ten? Check out the results below and let us know in the comments!

Top 10 - Top 6


10. Maria-sama ga Miteru: Haru / 8 votes

9. Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii / 13 votes

8. Shoujo Kakumei Utena / 16 votes

7. K-On!! (2nd Season) / 19 votes

6. Persona 4: The Animation / 20 votes


Top 5 - Top 1


5. Suisei no Gargantia

totoro-560x301 Top 10 Anime with Memorable Rain Scenes [Japan Poll]

29 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2013 - June 2013

Synopsis

In the distant future, a majority of humans have left the Earth, and the Galactic Alliance of Humanity is founded to guide exploration and ensure the prosperity of mankind. However, a significant threat arises in the form of strange creatures called Hideauze, resulting in an interstellar war to prevent humanity's extinction. Armed with Chamber, an autonomous robot, 16-year-old lieutenant Ledo of the Galactic Alliance joins the battle against the monsters. In an unfortunate turn of events, Ledo loses control during the battle and is cast out to the far reaches of space, crash-landing on a waterlogged Earth.

On the blue planet, Gargantia—a large fleet of scavenger ships—comes across Chamber and retrieves it from the ocean, thinking they have salvaged something of value. Mistaking their actions for hostility, Ledo sneaks aboard and takes a young messenger girl named Amy hostage, only to realize that the residents of Gargantia are not as dangerous as he had believed. Faced with uncertainty, and unable to communicate with his comrades in space, Ledo attempts to get his bearings and acclimate to a new lifestyle. But his peaceful days are about to be short-lived, as there is more to this ocean-covered planet than meets the eye.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

4. Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

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30 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: January 2011 to April 2011

Synopsis

Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are regular middle school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they encounter Kyuubey, a cat-like magical familiar, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student.

Kyuubey offers them a proposition: he will grant one of their wishes and in exchange, they will each become a magical girl, gaining enough power to fulfill their dreams. However Homura, a magical girl herself, urges them not to accept the offer since everything is not what it seems.

A story of hope, despair, and friendship, Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica deals with the difficulties of being a magical girl and the price one has to pay to make a dream come true.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

3. The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls

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39 votes

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: January 2015 to April 2015

Synopsis

There are many idols with long-established talent agency 346 Production. And now the company is starting a new program, the Cinderella Project!

Girls leading normal lives...

They are chosen to be aspiring idols and see another world for the first time in this Cinderella story. Can they all climb the stairs that lead to the palace?

The magic begins now...

(Source: Daisuki)

2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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43 votes

  • Episodes: 64
  • Aired: April 2009 to July 2010

Synopsis

"In order for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost."

Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward's right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that gives Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called "automail" and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist.

Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone, but their country's murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again... or take away their humanity.

(Source: MAL Rewrite)

1. Kiznaiver

totoro-560x301 Top 10 Anime with Memorable Rain Scenes [Japan Poll]

46 votes

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2006 to Present

Synopsis

This is Sugomori, a city built on reclaimed land.
One resident of this city, which was once a thriving futuristic metropolis, is high schooler Katsuhira Agata - who for some strange reason cannot feel pain.

One day just before the summer holidays, Katsuhira is chosen by a mysterious girl called Noriko Sonozaki to become one of the 'Kiznaiver' - a group of people who share pain.

Then there are his classmates, who are also connected as Kiznaiver. But this group were never exactly friendly with each other, and belonged to different social groups.

According to Sonozaki, this is an experiment in order to lead this world, which is full of conflict, to peace. Along with these words, many trials befall them.

This is the story of these young men and women who bear each other's wounds, and the one summer they spent together.

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totoro-560x301 Top 10 Anime with Memorable Rain Scenes [Japan Poll]
I feel like this is missing a lot of shows... Kotonoha no Niwa anyone? Death Note? Totoro?!
totoro-560x301 Top 10 Anime with Memorable Rain Scenes [Japan Poll]
I know what you mean, but there are so many great rain scenes in Kiznaiver, and every one of them hurt...

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