Tear Jerker / Children Who Chase Lost Voices

The entire film is full of sad moments.
  • Mimi's death once her role as a guardian is fulfilled. The scene beforehand, where Asuna is forced to leave her behind, is just heartwrenching.
    Asuna: But... I thought we'd always be together...
  • The brief montage of Agartha being invaded and massacred is pretty difficult to watch. At the end, we see a man holding onto his crying son before they're both shot dead by gunmen.
  • The tragic love story between Morisaki and his late wife, Lisa. While her husband fought in the war, Lisa was slowly dying from a fatal disease, but she grew to accept her fate, and reminds him that everyone has to die eventually, she's just going to go "a bit before him". When Morisaki finally returns home, he finds his wife dead on the floor, having fallen out of bed while trying to take her medicine.
  • The climax of the film has Asuna possessed by Lisa, Morisaki's deceased wife. He's dismayed at what happened but considers her return more important, to the point that when Shin tries to stop him, Morisaki pulls out a knife and tries to kill him. As he's asking why Shin is trying to stop this, Shin sums up the central theme of the movie, breaks free, and frees Asuna.
    Shin: Because the living are more important!
  • Morisaki losing Lisa again as a result of the immediately above. Afterwards, he is a broken man, openly weeping and begging Shin to put him out of his misery.
  • The end song, Hello, Goodbye, and Hello. Especially when you understand the lyrics.
    Hello, Goodbye and Hello
    I've met you, now I say goodbye to you
    Hello, Goodbye and Hello
    And Hello to this world without you
  • Shin and Asuna openly crying over the death of Shun.
  • In a flashback, we see Asuna and her mother visiting the grave of Asuna's dead father. At first, Asuna's mom tries to pretend everything's okay. But, as her and Asuna are walking home, she collapses into tears.
  • Asuna's nonreaction to Shun's death. You know that she wants to cry her heart out, but is putting up a front.
  • Asuna's reason for coming to Agartha: She was lonely.