Anime Recommendations by Mood: Sad, Happy & Bored
Did you know, the type of anime you choose to watch heavily depends on your mood?
For example, when you’re feeling sad you would choose to watch Your Lie in April to sympathize with you while when you’re feeling happy you would choose to watch K-on filled with joy and positivity and when you’re bored you would choose to watch The Devil is a Part-timer filled with laughter.
From the heartrending depths of sadness to the exhilarating heights of joy and even for those moments when boredom lingers, I’ve curated a selection of anime recommendations tailored to match your mood.
Join me on this journey as we explore the perfect anime picks to lift your spirits, soothe a heavy heart or simply captivate you when boredom strikes.
Sad Anime Recommendations the one when you’re sad
1. Scum’s Wish is the Perfect pick for all the Hopeless Romantics out there
What makes Scum’s Wish the perfect pick when you’re dealing with emotions like unrequited love, loneliness, the harsh realities of relationships and the pain of longing for something unfulfilled, lies in its realistic and relatable characters.
The characters are flawed, human and their struggles mirror real-life experiences, making it easier to emphasize with their struggles.
Scum’s Wish kinda assures you that feeling the way you’re isn’t wrong and you’re not alone in this.
2. A Place Futher than the Universe is an Uplifting Pick-me-up anime
A Place Futher than the Universe is an uplifting pick if you’re experiencing any of the following emotions
- You feel like your days are going underutilised cause you’re doing the same things everyday.
- You’re trying to imagine how it would feel like breaking out of your comfort zone.
- You’re still unsure whether a decision of yours is worth taking the risk over.
- You feel like you’re missing out on cherishing every moment.
A Place Futher than the Universe is exhilarating story with excitement about 4 crazy girl daring enough to plan to take part in Antarctica expedition sure to lift your soul and inspired you to chase your dreams and aspirations in life.
3. Haikyuu!! is a great choice when in Self-doubt
There are two major reason why watching Haikyuu!! can be a great choice when feeling sad.
One being that the captivating world of Haikyuu!! can serve as a temporary escape from reality, allowing you to immerse yourself in a different and move positive environment.
The other being it’s feel good factor. The overall tone of the anime is uplifting and heartwarming making it a perfect choice for lifting your spirits and bringing a smile to your face.
Happy Anime Recommendations: the one when you crave Joy and Positivity
1. The Dangers in My Heart is a Wholesome romance anime that will give you diabetes
The Dangers in My Heart features the dynamic duo of Kyoutarou Ichikawa, a shy middle school student on the surface but underneath is a bloodthirsty killer and Anna Yamada, a model middle school girl on the surface but she actually is an airhead who is incapable of reading the room.
The Dangers in My Heart is one of those rare wholesome anime that you can even watch on loop from start to finish or pick it up from any random episode and yet you will still end up enjoying it.
It’s relatable characters with human like insecurities supported by amazing soundtrack and kawaii moments topped with amazing animation make it a must-watch.
2. Maid Sama! is a high school romcom worth binging
Maid Sama! is an entertaining choice cause of it’s charming characters and comedic moments accompanied with heartwarming storytelling.
Maid Sama is mainly about the encounters between Misaki Ayuzawa a.k.a Demon President or Maid Sama and Usui filled with humour and romance. Their interactions and chemistry often bring smile to your face.
The side characters make the anime a lot more enjoyable with each of their unique quirks contributing to the refreshing and enjoyable experience of watching the anime.
3. Barakamon is a delightful slice-of-life anime
Barakamon revolves around Seishuu Handa, a talented but uptight calligrapher who is sent to a remote island after a creative slump and a moment of anger.
Handa must try to find inspiration and figure out his own unique style of calligraphy in order to return back to Tokyo.
However things that seemed easy at the beginning start to seem not easy when quirky characters like the relentless young meddler Naru or the fujoshi middle schoolers or the energetic old men who are incapable of taking a hint start barging into his house.
Barakamon makes its viewers appreciate the simple joys of life, nurture friendships and rediscover your passion.
Bored Anime Recommendations: the one when you’re looking for something Engaging and Fun
1. Laid-back Camp is a Must-see if you seek camping inspiration or want to experience the Joy of Outdoor cooking from the Comfort of your Home
Laid-back Camp offers a cozy, feel-good experience that celebrates the simple pleasures of life, friendship and the beauty of nature.
The story centers around Rin Shima, who enjoys solo camping and Nadeshiko Kagamihura, a cheerful and outgoing girl who becomes interested in camping after meeting Rin.
Through it’s stunning visuals and calming music, it captures the essence of nature and camping, allowing viewers to unwind and immerse themselves in the peacefulness of the outdoors.
Whether you’re a camping enthusiast or simply seeking a relaxing and heartwarming anime, it’s a delightful choice that leaves you feeling warm and content.
2. Tanaka-kun is always listless is an anime that Justifies your Lazy & Laid-back attitude
Tanaka-kun is always listless is a relatable and comedic slice-of-life anime that centers around the life of Tanaka, a high school student who has mastered the art of listlessness.
Tanka is the embodiment of laziness who enjoys finding ways to conserve energy. Like he asks his friend Ota to carry him around or perform tasks on his behalf, allowing him to conserve energy.
If you’re someone who is bored, feels lazy all the time, you try to cut corners or delegate tasks to others or feel sleepy all the time. Then watching Tanaka-kun is always listless will feel like watching your own biography.
3. One Punch Man says having overwhelming strength is preety boring actually
The series follows Saitama, an unassuming hero who can defeat any opponent with just one punch, hence carrying the moniker ‘One Punch Man’.
Despite his incredible strength, Saitama is plagued by boredom and dissatisfaction due to the lack of challenging foes.
Despite his overwhelming power, he struggles with the mundanity of his hero life and yearns for an opponent who can provide a real challenge.
Whether you’re seeking tears, laughter or just some good entertainment, there’s an anime waiting to captivate your mood and imagination.
So, grab some popcorn, find your mood and embark on an anime journey!
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