Did you have fun on St Valentine’s Day last week? I bet you did! Everyone is on their best behavior for…some reason. Man, people are so easy to trick! But now it’s over and done with, the chocolate has gotten stale and your sweetie is right back to normal. For the lucky ones that means said sweety is absolutely wonderful. Glad to hear it! Get yourselves a fresh batch of chocolates and go celebrate your happiness, you crazy kids.
For the rest though, now that the sugar high has subsided, you may be thinking it’s time to choose your next adventure. But you’re not some cruel uncaring monster. You know you are an absolutely amazing human and a separation from you is going to take some getting used to. In your kindness, you want to leave them with the least a few good anime suggestions to get over this rough patch.
This is where I come in. Aren’t you glad we’re friends?
You know how people throw themselves into their work to forget the problems they have in their personal lives? It’s a cliche because it does help a bit. But it’s also a lot of…well…work. only crazy people willingly do that! No worries because here comes the perfect solution. Get the distraction of a hard day’s work vicariously through anime.
Really any work place anime would do (as long as it’s actually about the work) but t
Shirobako is the one that helped me out recently, so it gets the shout out. There’s something deeply satisfying about putting in substantial effort towards a specific goal. Seeing an entire studio rally and work themselves to exhaustion in order to get an anime out on time and bring a little joy to viewers is inspiring. Best part, no one could care less about getting a date. sometimes it’s not about that and this is a great time to be reminded of it.
One thing I know about heartache, is that it robs you of focus. You can’t expect the poor kid you’ve said goodbye to, to concentrate too long on anything. Don’t you dare suggest multiple seasons or triple digit animes. They are understandably not in the mood for commitment right now. This is why a short is perfect.
Even more perfect? A short that happens to be a lighthearted surreal comedy about pretty sea creature boys in a bathroom! What’s this? You don’t think this doesn’t sounds like your ex’s thing? You don’t know! Besides, this may be the perfect moment for a change!
Fine fine, the chiseled boys didn’t do the trick, let’s move on to the soft girls. Gabriel is the perfect show for this situation. Not a drop of romance in sight. Easy silly humour you can understand no matter how otherwise clouded your mind may be and cheap laughs that are bound to get a giggle out of you even in the worst of times.
On top of that the cute rounded designs and pastel colors are like visual comfort food. It’s a fluffy little blanket of irreverent laughs to go hide under until you feel better.
You know what this anime would say to someone who’s just been through a breakup of? “No matter what, it could have been worse!) School Days is a show that will make you downright grateful to be single. It highlights pretty much everything that could possibly go wrong between two people…or you know, twelve.
And if the cautionary tale isn’t enough to instill the fear of lurve in your heart, then it will at least remind that people are just the worst. No matter how sweet or innocent they seem to be at first, before you know it they turn out to be hurtful jerks or dangerous psychopaths. I highly recommend playing the visual novel rather than watching the anime, as it’s much better paced and interesting, but either way, you’ll get the message.
When in doubt, always go for Natsume… actually this is terrible advice. Natsume is a series dedicated to the importance and joy of interaction and the pain of loss of connection. And it’s very poignant about it. If any this will make them cry more. But once they feel a little better it’s the perfect show to avoid becoming to cynical And jaded. In the meantime though, they should watch.
This may seem like a weird choice at first glance but hear me out. Recovery is a very endearing and easily digestible little show that will remind them that you never know when a great thing will just end up finding you.
It’s also a show that understands the importance of self care and being happy enough with yourself before taking up somebody else so it won’t pressure people into something they’re not ready for. The right person will wait for you, it’s fine.
Oh, and the lack of fanservice doesn’t rub in forced temporary celibacy. (Rub in…ha…)
MMO junkie is one of those romances that really and clearly manages to say, love is great but it’s not the only thing. And that it will come to you, in time.
There you go five series to heal a broken heart. Help heal. You don’t need it because no one would be stupid enough to let you go..but if ever there’s a glitch in the matrix and you should find yourself in that spot, feel free to pour some ruhm on your ice cream and curl up with one of these. And tell me about it. We can share war stories.
Do you have heartache animes to go to in times of need? Tells us about it,it could help someone out!