What is the saddest OST in the anime

The best and saddest soundtracks in Japan - Sad OST

In today's article we are going to talk about soundtracks or OST (Original Soundtrack) which are all background music that is present in movies, series, games, anime and others.

I've chosen some sad, depressing songs that play deep in my heart. Those songs that complete the scene that keep you depressed for weeks, that touch that you can't stop hearing. A perfect combination of violin, piano and other instruments.

I remember that the following songs are my indications, they are not the saddest in the world. This article is not a ranking list of sad and depressing songs, just my recommendations. The songs are not only here because they are sad, but because they are beautiful.


First, let's talk about the best and saddest anime soundtracks. Almost every anime has a song that is saved that depresses anyone who hears it.

Anime Steins; Gate, a classic with a sad and perfect story, full of suspense and thriller, has a perfect soundtrack to the songs Believe me, Tor von Steiner, expected farewell, lonelinessand other.


Anime Aldnoah.Zero accompanies several songs that touch the heart, mainly theVerse [Original Piano]. Sword Art Online withA tender feeling.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso is a sad anime accompanied by a totally sad piano soundtrack that will make every grown man cry. One of the most notable tracks in this anime isKujikesou ni Naru Watashi wo Sasaete Kudasai and Kimi in Uso.

In the anime Hunter x Hunter we have the piano version of the song “Hyōri Ittai ~ Lamento for piano“, Nagareboshi Kirari (version for orchestra), instrumental reason.

Here is another short list of sad anime OST:

  • Sadness and Grief - Naruto
  • Here with you - Mirai Nikki
  • Ichiban No Takaramono - Angel Beats!
  • Fairy Tail main theme (slow version) - Fairy Tail
  • The Servant of Evil - The Story of Evil
  • With your drill - cooing laggan
  • City river of time people - Clannad
  • Roaring Tides - Clannad
  • Nee Nana / Oyasumi Nana - Nana
  • Mikazuki no Supotoraito - Nana
  • Kizutstuite mo - Nana


The saddest songs I've ever known in games were Memories,Eryth Sea Night and main themefrom the game Xenoblade Chronicles Wii.


It's not that sad, but the musicZelda's lullaby andHarp "Ballad of the Goddess"The Zelda franchise leaves very deep marks.

Below is a short list of other songs I recommend:

  • Ellis theme - Harvest Moon - Back to nature
  • Fear Not That Night - Guild Wars 2
  • Beloved II - Kingdom Hearts 2
  • Shenhua Sedge Flower - Shenmue Orchestra
  • The most distant land (recapitulation) - shadow of the colossus
  • Born a Stranger - To the Moon EAST

Films and dramas

Below is a list of the most beautiful and saddest OST Japanese dramas and films.

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