* The death of [[spoiler:Rangyoku, Enho's maid]]. Seeing Youko's reaction that bordered on a HeroicBSOD as she cradled [[spoiler:her]] dead body and realized that [[spoiler:the poor girl did her best to hide the [[MacGuffin Seal of Kei]], which she did successfully but it ultimately got her killed]], didn't help.
* Also, Suzu's story. [[BreakTheCutie Poor, poor Suzu.]] Made even worse when [[spoiler:her best friend Seishuu first loses his sight ("Sister... I cannot see anything... I think I'm dying!") and shortly thereafter dies in Youko's arms after being run over by a carriage. Seeing Suzu find his corpse and then weep while holding him...]]
* And when [[spoiler:Shoukei]] stops an innocent man's unfair execution by throwing stones at the killers. What makes it a TearJerker is ''why'' she does it [[spoiler:she recalled old lady Gobo's story about her son being killed by Shoukei's father for ''doing exactly the same thing''.]]
* Yuka wasn't the most likeable character, but [[spoiler:her goodbye to Youko as she returns home]] and [[spoiler:her talk with Youko's mother Ritsuko]] were pretty sad for me.
* There's also [[spoiler:Shoryuu]]'s backstory as a [[spoiler:Japanese [[FallenPrincess fallen nobleman]].]] Specifically when [[spoiler:his supporters old men and the village's wives come to help him in battle, Naotaka (his human name) screams at them to not come close... and they're totally massacred immediately afterwards.]]