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** Satsuki crying deserves special mention - she starts talking out loud about how this is what the doctors said last time, that her mother just had a cold, before she got worse, then asks Granny what she'll do if she dies, her voice going from detached to increasingly panicked. Then, she says in despair:
--->'''Satsuki:''' Maybe she's dead already. ''(beat, then she starts bawling and suddenly looks like the scared kid she is)''


** The idea that two young girls have to face the prospect of losing their mother at all. Granted, the mother is released from the hospital at the end (implied to be on her way to a full recovery), but keep in mind that this movie was shown right after ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', a movie where two young children ''lose their mother''! Even the idea must have come across as TooSoon for some.

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** The idea that two young girls have to face the prospect of losing their mother at all. Granted, the mother is released from the hospital at the end (implied to be on her way to a full recovery), but keep in mind that this movie was shown right after ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', a movie where two young children ''lose their mother''! Even the idea must have come across as TooSoon for some.mother''!

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** The idea that two young girls have to face the prospect of losing their mother at all. Granted, the mother is released from the hospital at the end (implied to be on her way to a full recovery), but keep in mind that this movie was shown right after ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', a movie where two young children ''lose their mother''! Even the idea must have come across as TooSoon for some.


* More of a happier example, but the first two shots during the credits with the girls being reunited with their mother .

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* More of a happier example, but the first two shots during the credits with the girls being reunited with their mother .mother.
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* More of a happier example, but the first two shots during the credits with the girls being reunited with their mother makes this troper tear up every time.

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* More of a happier example, but the first two shots during the credits with the girls being reunited with their mother makes this troper tear up every time.mother .


* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl (a very young Creator/ElleFanning, in fact). Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic -- and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl (a very young Creator/ElleFanning, in fact). Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic -- and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.heart.
* More of a happier example, but the first two shots during the credits with the girls being reunited with their mother makes this troper tear up every time.


* The scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother die. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either.

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* The scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother die.dies. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either.



* When Satsuki is looking for Mai and she's ''terrified''. You can feel how scared this 11-years-old little girl is, and you can't help crying with her.

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* When Satsuki is looking for Mai Mei and she's ''terrified''. You can feel how scared this 11-years-old 11-year-old little girl is, and you can't help crying with her.



* The scene of little Mei sitting, exhausted and all alone, by the Jizu statues with the ear of corn in her hand. It's clear that she's been crying. Then when she suddenly hears her sister's voice, she screams/wails "Satsuki?! Where ARE YOU?!" in the most heartbreaking voice.
* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl (a very young Creator/ElleFanning, in fact). Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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* The scene of little Mei sitting, exhausted and all alone, by the Jizu statues with the ear of corn in her hand. It's clear that she's been crying. Then Then, when she suddenly hears her sister's voice, she screams/wails "Satsuki?! Where ARE YOU?!" in the most heartbreaking voice.
* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl (a very young Creator/ElleFanning, in fact). Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - -- and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.


* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl. Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl.girl (a very young Creator/ElleFanning, in fact). Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.


* This scene will definitely cause any younger siblings in the audience to cry buckets. Satsuki says to Mei, "Do you want her to DIE?!" And Mai just keeps screaming "NO!" in protest at everything that is happening, because she is young and doesn't know how to deal with her feelings well. Satsuki looks sternly at Mei and yells, "You dummy! I'm not talking to you anymore!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"Don't be dumb, Mei! Oh, I give up. You're so stupid!" ('93) "You're such a baby! Grow up!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] After a few minutes of stunned silence, a soft, high-pitched whimper rises up from Mei and then gradually gets louder as she starts to full-on ''bawl'' and ''wail'', saying, "Sis is a dummy!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"I'm not stupid." ('93) "You're so mean!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] in the most heartbroken and hurt voice. As she does this, she very slowly trudges after Satsuki, her feet despairingly dragging in the dirt, her shoulders slumped, her head facing down. It's a minor example compared to the others, but Mei is a very young girl, and this scene can hit a nerve with viewers who were treated this way by their older siblings.

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* This scene will definitely cause any younger siblings in the audience to cry buckets. Satsuki says to Mei, "Do you want her to DIE?!" And Mai Mei just keeps screaming "NO!" in protest at everything that is happening, because she is young and doesn't know how to deal with her feelings well. Satsuki looks sternly at Mei and yells, "You dummy! I'm not talking to you anymore!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"Don't be dumb, Mei! Oh, I give up. You're so stupid!" ('93) "You're such a baby! Grow up!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] After a few minutes of stunned silence, a soft, high-pitched whimper rises up from Mei and then gradually gets louder as she starts to full-on ''bawl'' and ''wail'', saying, "Sis is a dummy!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"I'm not stupid." ('93) "You're so mean!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] in the most heartbroken and hurt voice. As she does this, she very slowly trudges after Satsuki, her feet despairingly dragging in the dirt, her shoulders slumped, her head facing down. It's a minor example compared to the others, but Mei is a very young girl, and this scene can hit a nerve with viewers who were treated this way by their older siblings.


* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl. Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking. Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl. Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. [[InelegantBlubbering She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking. leaking.]] Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.


* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro (Tonari no Totoro)'' is about as uplifting as you can get in anime, after all, it is mainly on the opposite scale of ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', but the scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother dies jerks every heartstring this troper has. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either. Also, even though they don't need him anymore, the knowledge that they never see Totoro again after the end of the movie is bittersweet to the taste.
** Oh god, that scene made my eyes fill up. Nanny's attempts to comfort Satsuki to no avail also add to the tearjerker factor.

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* ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro (Tonari no Totoro)'' is about as uplifting as you can get in anime, after all, it is mainly on the opposite scale of ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', but the The scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother dies jerks every heartstring this troper has. die. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either. Also, even though they don't need him anymore, the either.
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knowledge that they never see Totoro again after the end of the movie is bittersweet to the taste.
** Oh god, that scene made my eyes fill up. Nanny's attempts to comfort Satsuki to no avail also add to the tearjerker factor.
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* ''MyNeighborTotoro/Tonari no Totoro'' is about as uplifting as you can get in anime, after all, it is mainly on the opposite scale of GraveOfTheFireflies, but the scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother dies jerks every heartstring this troper has. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either. Also, even though they don't need him anymore, the knowledge that they never see Totoro again after the end of the movie is bittersweet to the taste.

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* ''MyNeighborTotoro/Tonari ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro (Tonari no Totoro'' Totoro)'' is about as uplifting as you can get in anime, after all, it is mainly on the opposite scale of GraveOfTheFireflies, ''Anime/GraveOfTheFireflies'', but the scene where calm, level-headed Satsuki breaks down sobbing and asking what she'll do if her mother dies jerks every heartstring this troper has. Seeing Mei lost and crying for her sister is no emotional picnic, either. Also, even though they don't need him anymore, the knowledge that they never see Totoro again after the end of the movie is bittersweet to the taste.


* This scene will definitely cause any younger siblings in the audience to cry buckets. Satsuki says to Mei, "Do you want her do DIE?!" And Mai just keeps screaming "NO!" in protest at everything that is happening, because she is young and doesn't know how to deal with her feelings well. Satsuki looks sternly at Mei and yells, "You dummy! I'm not talking to you anymore!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"Don't be dumb, Mei! Oh, I give up. You're so stupid!" ('93) "You're such a baby! Grow up!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] After a few minutes of stunned silence, a soft, high-pitched whimper rises up from Mei and then gradually gets louder as she starts to full-on ''bawl'' and ''wail'', saying, "Sis is a dummy!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"I'm not stupid." ('93) "You're so mean!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] in the most heartbroken and hurt voice. As she does this, she very slowly trods after Satsuki, her feet despairingly dragging in the dirt, her shoulders slumped, her head facing down. It's a minor example compared to the others, but Mei is a very young girl, and this scene can hit a nerve with viewers who were treated this way by their older siblings.

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* This scene will definitely cause any younger siblings in the audience to cry buckets. Satsuki says to Mei, "Do you want her do to DIE?!" And Mai just keeps screaming "NO!" in protest at everything that is happening, because she is young and doesn't know how to deal with her feelings well. Satsuki looks sternly at Mei and yells, "You dummy! I'm not talking to you anymore!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"Don't be dumb, Mei! Oh, I give up. You're so stupid!" ('93) "You're such a baby! Grow up!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] After a few minutes of stunned silence, a soft, high-pitched whimper rises up from Mei and then gradually gets louder as she starts to full-on ''bawl'' and ''wail'', saying, "Sis is a dummy!"[[labelnote:English-dubbed versions]]"I'm not stupid." ('93) "You're so mean!" ('06)[[/labelnote]] in the most heartbroken and hurt voice. As she does this, she very slowly trods trudges after Satsuki, her feet despairingly dragging in the dirt, her shoulders slumped, her head facing down. It's a minor example compared to the others, but Mei is a very young girl, and this scene can hit a nerve with viewers who were treated this way by their older siblings.



* When Satsuki is looking for Mai and she's ''terrified''. You can feel how is scared this 11-years-old little girl and you can't help with crying with her.
** When Kanta tells Satsuki that they found a sandal in the pond, and she runs herself nearly to total exhaustion trying to get there.

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* When Satsuki is looking for Mai and she's ''terrified''. You can feel how is scared this 11-years-old little girl is, and you can't help with crying with her.
** When Kanta tells Satsuki that they found a sandal in the pond, and she runs herself nearly to total exhaustion trying to get there.



* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl. Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic- and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking. Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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* Basically any time Mei cries, ''especially'' in the English Disney dub, where she is voiced by an actual little girl. Whenever she cries, her crying sounds alarmingly realistic- realistic - and it's common knowledge that most people are uncomfortable at the sound of young children and babies crying. To add to this, it is ''NOT'' a cute cry. She full on ''wails'' with her face contorted in pain, her entire face leaking. Every time she cries it feels like a very hard punch to the heart.

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