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Do you know any more anime that give you a feeling of isolation and loneliness? Where the interactions between characters are short? Where it's more about the atmosphere created by images and sound rather than story and dialogue? They don't necessarily have to take place in desolate places. It could also be about the sense of isolation you get from living in a big city.


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Wrong media, my dude.

Anime is all about goofy plots with goofy characters fighting for goofy ideals with their goofy friends.

Maybe there's a handful of anime that has what you're looking for, but you should probably move on to something like books or films if you want to explore deep themes like isolation and loneliness.

Pic related is the average anime and it's psychological/philosophical depth.


Deep as fuck.




It wasn´t supposed to be deep anyway.


I was talking about the image, not your post.


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Welcome to the NHK explores loneliness, depression, isolation, and suicide. One of the songs in its soundtrack is called "welcome to loneliness." That said, interactions between characters are a key element; a pervasive theme is that even though characters have each other in a sense, they are all alone in their heads and never realize what they have right in front of them until it's gone away. Watch it if you haven't. People like to hate it here for the main character not falling into their perfect description of a wizard, and that's fine, but it still hits on some themes you'd be interested in.

Also maybe give .hack//sign a shot.


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Try ilberd jikan, it's so lonely there aren't even characters.


My problem with it is how it's preaching for you to be a good little normalfag.


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Mh, I've heard this assessment before. You take what you take from it, I won't dismiss your point of view. However, I wouldn't say it's "preaching" a normalfag lifestyle, just implying that a life where you work to survive is inevitable if you live in a country that isn't a welfare state.

Genuine spoilers ahead. The final moments of the series are barely even happy ones; MC gets a job and escapes his hikki lifestyle but it's only because the alternative is starvation, and in the end he admits he's still going to have times where he feels terrible and falls back into a depression rut. Misaki goes back to school and tries to get her life on track, but for her the future is just as uncertain. Even MC's childhood friend, who does everything right in school and achieves a normalfag job in the city with and gets engaged, isn't happy and participates in an offline suicide meeting. The only character to really achieve happiness is the one who escapes typical city life and moves out to work on a farm where, admittedly, he meets a succubus and probably starts a family, but can it really be called a normalfag lifestyle when he leaves the city behind for a life of hard farm labor? I always see people -here- longing for comfy country lifestyles, but I see most normies glued to their phones and their apps. Still, what they did to Yamazaki at the end always felt like a betrayal to me, and I can understand why people might be put off the series for that reason.

I hope I haven't derailed things. Consider checking out Mushishi as well. It's pretty atmospheric. I don't know if I'd call it necessarily lonely, but it made me feel strange when I watched it and the show revolves around one guy coming into contact with supernatural creatures. The plot is handled in a subdued way that gives it a kind of quiet calm that I enjoyed somewhat.


OP. The genre you are looking for is "iyashikei."


I disagree. OP is not looking for comfy.


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You won't be wrong if you go to 99.9% of media bracing yourself for that. .after all the world is a conspiracy against NEET and non-cattle individuals


To be fair, LONELY aesthetic is something you should expect in wizchan though.


What the fuck are you talking about? Provide just 3 examples.


Not sure if this is what you want, but try Mushishi. It's definitely not a "typical" anime like >>24995 is referring too. It's very nature based, but difficult to explain well.


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Kino's Journey fits what you're looking for. The main character travels from country to country, which most of the time have very strange customs. I don't remember the specifics, but it's mostly a plot device to explore certain aspects of psychology and morality, so you can expect things like a country where no one is allowed to have a name. The main character purposefully doesn't get close to anyone because they know that they will soon leave for another country so there's this constant impersonal and lonely feeling.


boogiepop and angel egg for schizo/dementiacore


He's right, there is a big obsession over "lonelines" or at least, fake normalfag loneliness and anime amongst teenagers and college kiddos.
Just take a look at 4chan,or look up "Welcome to the NHK" on some social site like twitter. Or look at one of those youtube lo-fo shitty music vids about loneliness.


>still no actual examples


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Who cares about what's happening on those other sites? Fuck off, the OP is just asking for some anime recs.


Make sure you watch the 2003 version. The new one is fucking shit.


2003 is better, but the new one is fine.


What anime is the second image from?


Angel's Egg


Thank you.


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Must see ones for this category:
- Texhnolyze
- Boogiepop Phantom
- Neon Genesis Evangelion
- Genocyber

Advanced level:
School Days, Cool Devices


>a succubus and probably starts a family, but can it really be called a normalfag lifestyle when he leaves the city behind for a life of hard farm labor?
A country normalfag is just as normal as a city normalfag.
The fucking nerve you have.


really glad to see others posting about angels egg, it is magical to me


Otaku no Video solely for its live-action parts.
Yeah, it's not the anime anime, but you should watch it.


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Perhaps Yokohama Kidashi Kikou? It features a lonely, desolate post-apocalyptic setting but adds in your typical upbeat anime fantasy. The end result is something that's somewhat melancholic but beautiful. Definitely, I think you can experience feelings of solitude and loneliness but also happiness while watching or reading it.


Consider reading first, the adaptation is cut down noticeably.


Seconding the read first suggestion.

Best enjoyed with tea and music like this



I really don't see how School Days would apply. It's just deranged haremshit.


I found a torrent but it has french subs, there are eng subs too but they won't work. Can you help me please?


watch your fucking mouth bro


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I've started watching shoujo shuumatsu ryokou of this season and so far it fits the bill for this. There are two characters traveling together through post apocalypse metropolis but the dialogue between them feels pretty distant and they aren't talking all the time or anything. I've only watched a few episodes but only one other guy has shown up and they just kind of met him an moved their separate ways at the end of the episode. Really nice wandering vibes.


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I thought this had an interesting premise but the style of the characters put me off to watch it yet.


where can I watch this?


No. Premise is as bland as characters themselves. Its just a simple and comfy slice of post apocalyptic life,


School Days gives you a feeling of isolation and loneliness because it proves that the wizardly life is the correct way to live your life and not to give a shit about relationships.


i actually love style like in this or like in made in abyss. i like loli/shota and such style makes it more distant from 3dpd.


Is it worth sitting through a disgusting harem?


The ending is worth it.


give more titles


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>heibane renmai- fallen angels need to figure out a certain meaning before they can depart the world they are trapped inside. many things are unclear, and the characters themselves seem to be isolated from one another and the rest of society in a number of ways

>shouju shuumatsu ryokou- two succubi travel a desolate earth in search of food following an apparent world war and the disappearance/death of all of mankind, the characters look like potatoes, but the thematic elements are more important as are the landscapes (do you like depressing existential conversations?). think of it as a more lighthearted version of "the road" by cormac mcarthy

>Jin roh- The theme of isolation is more related to the protagonist being a killing machine and not connecting with others (he is a super soldier/armored police)visuals are impressive, and there is heavy reference to German folk lore

>Sky Crawlers- The story surrounds fighter pilots who are bred to be eternally young (teenagers) and then to die as part of a mass broadcasted war game so that humans don't have to fight. the isolation comes from the knowledge that they will never be human regardless of how human they look, and that their only purpose is to die.

>Ghost in the shell: innocence- the sequel to ghost in the shell, which follows Batou in his investigation of a killer sexbot, which follows his isolated lifestyle and is somewhat existentialist

>Planetarian (movie)- A guy who finds a functioning hospitality android in a post apocalyptic mall that introduces him to astronomy tries to teach people about the stars in a dying earth

>Harmony (movie)- In an utopian, futuristic world, where humanity has acquired eternal life, an agent of the world's leading health company investigates a wave of suicides. the undertones of the movie are really dark (why would happy people who are taken care of kill themselves?)

technolyze like the other wizzie said

some that may or may not be what you are looking for

>nier under 7

>soro no woto (not exactly depressing but still deals with isolation, especially the later episodes)
>Blame! (movie)
>ergo proxy


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country folk and city folk are polar opposites of each other.


A normgroid is a normgroid regardless of place.


Said an ignorant faggot.


Said a crab


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Jesus, just get a room you two.


is hentai bad?


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forgot the name and googled
"anime about a guy watching pictures of the past in his underground cubicle"
well it's Pale Cocoon i'd recomend

pls don't pretend to know about something when you clearly don't


damn this post is almost 2 years old, feels like i made it maybe a few weeks ago max



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Haibane renmei maybe?
Other people already said it but yeah I'm doubling down on the Texhnolyze and Kino's Journey (2003) recommendations.
Casshern Sins is another good one though. About a super robot in a post apocolyptic world, though there are reoccurring characters that show up a lot. The pacing is glacial and its very episodic so it might be draining for you
Mushi-shi is an iyashikei show about a wondering witch doctor-type character who specializes in spirit creatures.
Yuru Camp is a show with long segments of the main character just camping by herself and dealing with her struggle to like solo camping, but also not wanting to let her friends down by not camping with them. It might not be as lonely/atmospheric as you're looking for but its a good show regardless


Also, 3-gatsu no Lion. The main character lives by himself and he is constantly dealing with his own emotional problems and episodes and the show does a great job at depicting this


Blame! does convey the feeling of isolation, but i strongly recommend you reading the manga, rather than watching a movie.


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I've always referred to it as mono no aware, it's not quite iyashikei. Most that I knew of have already been mentioned so here's some straw grasping.
Natsumes Book of Friends
Zettai Shonen
Saraiya Goyou
Jinrui wa suitai…
Ergo Proxy
Princess Arete
Jigoku Shojo
Neo Tokyo
Sora no woto
MD Geist
Galaxy Express 999


>mono no aware
That's definitely the term for this sort of show. I've always loved that concept as well


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>natsume yuujinchou
>MD Geist


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Are those shows disagreeable to you anon?


that's not quite what mono no aware refers to, it's a concept that's definitely more tied to how iyashikei shows function than a lot of the sci-fi anime you listed.


None of the shows I listed were fully compatible with mono no aware, but as most of the good ones were already mentioned I opted for a few I felt had such moments now and then, be it in outer space or on earth.


I disagree with giving the farmer boy as the only example of a character in that story who achieved success. If anything, he's one of the more tragic ones, as in the final quarter of the show he's seen content only because of drowning himself in alcohol. Every character but him finds some sort of grounding in reality, while he continues living in the illusion predetermined for him by his ancestors. That being said, I'd recommend the show as well.


That scene in the first episode where she visits the town where everyone went insane after gaining telepathy really stuck with me


>Day 1 - Chill
>Day 2 - Nice stuff you got heeeee-
>End of Day 2/beginning of Day 3-Y'ALL BE FUCKED UP, BYYYYYYYYYYYYYE.
Every episode.

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