We’ve all seen anime with a happy MC, but what about the opposite? That’s what we’re going to accomplish in this article.
So if you are into this type of anime then you have come to the right place, because in this article, we are listed 10 Anime Where the Mc is Depressed.
Because the genres of these anime vary, you should expect some variation in stores and main characters.
Anime Where the Mc is Depressed
1. Welcome to the NHK
Tatsuhiro Sat, a university dropout in his fourth year of unemployment, is the protagonist of the story. Tatsuhiro is a university dropout who lives as a hikikomori in solitude. When Tatsuhiro’s life appears to be completely unchanged, he meets Misaki Nakahara, a strange girl who promises to be able to cure him of his hikikomori habits.
2. Colorful The Motion Picture
The story begins with a depressed soul being told that he is “fortunate” and will get another opportunity at life, even if he does not want it. He is put in the body of Makoto Kobayashi, a 14-year-old kid who has recently committed suicide by pill overdose.
The soul must find out what his greatest sin and mistake were in his previous life before his six-month timelimit in Makoto’s body runs out, while being watched over by a neutral spirit named Purapura in the appearance of a small boy.
3. March comes in like a lion
The story revolves around, Rei Kiriyama who lives in is set in Shinkawa which is situated along Tokyo’s Sumida River. The Kawamoto family’s home is set in Tsukuda which is connected to the town Rei lives in through the Chuo bridge.
Rei Kiriyama’s parents and younger sister died in an accident in his childhood. He then started living with the family of Masachika Kōda who was a friend of his father. Reaching adulthood, Rei left his foster family thinking he was only causing trouble. He now lives alone and has few friends.
4. Your Lie In April
The story revolves around Piano prodigy Kōsei Arima becomes a famous child musician after winning several music competitions. When his mother Saki dies suddenly, he has a mental breakdown while performing at a piano recital; this results in him no longer being able to hear the sound of his piano even though his hearing is otherwise perfectly fine.
The story revolves around 27-year-old Arata Kaizaki, a NEET who has been unemployed for several years; only working part-time at a convenience store. One day, a mysterious man named Ryō Yoake offers him a job opportunity; but first, Kaizaki needs to become a tester for ReLife: a scientific experiment to make him appear 10 years younger and send him back to high school as a student. The experiment is supposed to provide a chance to experience youth once again and, in the process, fix whatever is wrong with the subject’s life.
During the Winter of his third middle school year, water polo star Minato Kiyomizu got caught in an accident and has been in a coma ever since. Exactly 203 days later, Minato regained his consciousness but lost three years of his memories. Due to a certain reason, he decided to go back to water polo but has no memories of his skill, let alone the rules of the sport. Thus, Minato’s efforts to catch up on what he has lost begins.
7. The Rising of the Shield Hero
The story revolves around Naofumi Iwatani, an easygoing Japanese youth, was summoned into a parallel world along with three other young men from parallel universes to become the world’s Cardinal Heroes.
Naofumi happened to receive the Legendary Shield, the sole defensive equipment, while the other heroes received a sword, a spear, and a bow, weapons meant for the attack.
Unlike the other heroes who are fully supported by the kingdom and gain several strong allies each, Naofumi’s luck turns to the worse after his single companion, revealed to be the kingdom’s Princess, betrays him, steals all his belongings, and leaves him devoid of all assistance and supplies after she falsely accuses him of assaulting her.
8. Tokyo Ghoul
The story follows Ken Kaneki, a student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul and tries to eat him. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition.
After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul. This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive.
9. Deadman Wonderland
the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly ordinary student attending Nagano Prefecture’s middle school. As an escapee, a survivor of the great earthquake, Ganta has no memories of the tragedy and has lived a normal life. This all changes when a strange person covered in blood and crimson armor floats through his classroom windows.
Grinning madly, the “Red Man” massacres Ganta’s entire class. Instead of killing him, the “Red Man” embeds a red crystal shard in Ganta’s chest. Within days of the massacre, Ganta is placed on trial as a suspect. Due to the evidence rigged against him, he is sentenced to death at Deadman Wonderland.
Kiznaiver takes place in the futuristic, fictional Japanese town of Sugomori City. While the city appears to be normal, it was created to test a large-scale experiment known as the Kizna System, which connects people through shared pain and suffering, both physical and emotional. Those who are connected to the system are called “Kiznaivers”.
A few days before the start of summer vacation, a mysterious and seemingly emotionless girl, Noriko Sonozaki, tells high school student Katsuhira Agata and several of his classmates that they have been selected to become Kiznaivers. Sharing each other’s pain allows them to build bonds between their differing lives and personalities.
11. PLATINUM END
The story follows Mirai Kakehashi is a young student who lives with his abusive aunt and uncle after the death of his parents. One day, Mirai decides he cannot take it anymore and attempts suicide but is saved by a Guardian Angel called Nasse, who also gives Mirai special powers.
Upon learning from Nasse that his aunt and uncle were responsible for the deaths of his father and mother, Mirai uses the powers she bestowed him in order to enact justice upon them.
Takumi, a high school otaku, becomes caught up in the “New Generation Madness” murders in Shibuya when he witnesses a murder that he had previously received an image of. As he tries to navigate the confusing events, he begins to suspect that the killer may be targeting him and struggles to determine what is real.
13. Casshern Sins
In a post-apocalyptic world where humanity has been replaced by sentient robots, one robot named Casshern is hunted by his peers for his rumored ability to grant immortality. As he embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about his past and the mysterious “Ruin” that is causing robots to rust, Casshern must confront his own mortality and the destruction he leaves in his wake.