Tear Jerker / Love Hina

  • Love Hina: Christmas Special. After an entire series of Keitaro's ass getting kicked, Naru's reveal that she'll go to Tokyo U with him gets 'em flowing every time.
    • It comes full circle in the Spring Special wherein Naru's sister congratulates Naru for making it into Tokyo U. Even she can't hold back the tears.
  • And in the TV series, the story of Moe the automaton and her awakening, restoration, and descent back to motionless silence provides a surprisingly emotional diversion in a normally lighthearted story. The scene that plays out to Yui Horie's "Yakusoku" song in episode 24 qualifies too.