Tear Jerker / Video Girl Ai

  • The last Video Girl Ai OAV, specially Ai's good-bye to Youta, how he actually gets into the Video World to not abandon Ai, and his last stand to Rolex as he literally walks on broken glass to rescue Ai and bring her back home. The last one, with Maki Kimura's "Suki nan desu" in the background.
  • If you go to the manga...
    • Natsumi's death (specially when her Jerk Ass boyfriend Shimizu finally goes to see her at the hospital and is crushed when he arrives just moments before she dies and Moemi offering herself to Youta in despair some time after her Near-Rape Experience, but he can't accept her offer and they hug and cry together will make you bawl.
      • The whole subplot about Natsumi deserves a longer explanation: Shimizu had come to Tokyo to both fulfill his dream of becoming a great dancer and get the money to pay for her cures, but after a while stopped calling her, and when she came to the nightclub he worked at he refused to meet her, even having Ai thrown out when she managed to sneak in and tell him that Natsumi needed him; this wasn't because he had forgot about her but because the daughter of the nightclub's owner wanted him for herself and would have destroyed all his chances had he not acted this way, while this way she was working to get him a rich contract, plus he didn't know how bad Natsumi's health had got; finally, partly thanks to Ai telling him how bad things had got and Takashi being there to lead him, he comes to Natsumi's side literally as soon as he has signed the contract and got himself out of the Rich Bitch's control, they share a heartfelt reunion, he swears he'll never leave her again and will now help... And then, when she's finally happy again, she dies.
    • If that doesn't do it for you, there's also the second-to-last chapter where Youta frees Ai from Rolex's control by smashing the VCR playing Ai's tape, but also dooms her to disappearing for good in the process; the two of them at long last share a tender kiss as Ai disappears into sparkling motes of light.
    • But even after all that, if you don't cry at the Grand Finale where Ai comes back to life as a human being and finally gets together with Youta as he finishes his picture book dedicated to her, you have no soul.
    Youta: "And then... Kokoro-kun... became human".
  • From Video Girl Len, the entire set up:
    • Hiromu Taguchi idealizes girl so much that, when rejected years earlier, he tried to kill himself, and then swore to never fall in love again. Except he does fall for Ayumi, who likes him back... And tries to reject him because she likes him and doesn't want to make him suffer by being connected to her.
    • Toshiki Karukawa, Hiromu's best friend (who saved him when he tried to kill himself) and generally helps him around. He's a Kid-anova, who at some point had thirty girlfriends at the same time... Because, as he realizes himself later, he's the exact opposite of Hiromu: he has trouble seeing them as people. And this leads him to not realize that he's actually in love for his female friend Shoko, who loves him back.
    • Ayumi Shirakawa is a nice and sweet girl, also known for doing it with everyone... Except she doesn't: it's all rumors, spread by her ex-boyfriend when he dumped her for not wanting to do it immediately, and it went so far that they spread to other schools.
    • The Old Man from Gokuraku now rents Video Girls with heart and feelings that help people with their love problems instead of eradicating it... But he has to do it from the Neo Gokuraku: the people behind Rolex and the old Gokuraku learned nothing from Ai's story and are still trying to eradicate love from the pure hearted.
    • Yota cannot see the Gokuraku and the Neo Gokuraku anymore.