Have you ever felt a bittersweet experience watching any anime? “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas” is the anime that caters to this feeling.

With its 1 hour and 48 minutes long runtime, this film explores themes of life, death, and the appreciation of the present moment.

The story of I Want To Eat Your Pancreas revolves around two high school students, Haruki Shiga, and Sakura Yamauchi, and the bond they share throughout the film, certainly leaving a lasting impression.

It’s not uncommon in anime to evoke strong emotions to resonate with viewers. If you found this anime moving, you might consider exploring other works that have similar themes.

So here we are with ‘Animes You Can Binge If You Like I Want To Eat Your Pancreas’.

1. Your Lie In April

Your Lie in April‘ is a popular anime series animated by A-1 Pictures and directed by Kyōhei Ishiguro. The story follows a talented pianist, Kōsei Arima, who loses his ability to hear the sound of his piano after the death of his mother.

Your Lie In April

As a result, he gives up playing the piano and leads a monotonous life until he meets a violinist named Kaori Miyazono. Kaori’s free-spirited personality relights Kōsei’s passion for music, and he starts to rediscover his love for the piano. If you seek an emotional and character-driven anime like I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, this one’s the best for you.

2. Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day‘ is an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Tatsuyuki Nagai. The story revolves around a group of childhood friends who have grown apart following the tragic death of their friend Meiko “Menma” Honma.

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Years later, Jinta Yadomi, one of the group members, starts seeing the ghost of Menma. Menma’s spirit asks him to fulfill her unfulfilled wish so that she can move on to the afterlife. If you want something to tug at your heartstrings, this one’s made for you.

3. Banana Fish

Banana Fish is an anime series produced by MAPPA and directed by Hiroko Utsumi.
The story follows the life of Ash Lynx, a young gang leader.

Ash’s life takes a turn when he encounters a mysterious drug called “Banana Fish,” which seems to have a connection to his older brother’s military past.

Banana Fish

This anime addresses topics such as corruption, gang violence, political conspiracies, and the psychological effects of war. The series also touches on social issues, including LGBTQ+ representation. If you want a dark as well as an emotionally impactful anime like I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, this is the right one for you.

4. Violet Evergarden

Violet Evergarden‘ is an anime series produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Taichi Ishidate. The story is set in a fictional world recovering from a great war.

The protagonist, Violet Evergarden, is a former soldier who was used as a weapon in the war. After the war ends, Violet begins working as an “Auto Memory Doll”, a profession that involves writing letters and capturing the feelings and emotions of others.

Violet Evergarden

If you are looking for intricate character development paired with stunning visuals, this is for you.

5. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya‘ is an anime film, a continuation of the anime series ‘The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya’. The film was produced by Kyoto Animation and directed by Tatsuya Ishihara.

The story revolves around the disappearance of the eccentric high school girl, Haruhi Suzumiya. The narrator, Kyon, wakes up in a world where Haruhi never existed, and SOS Brigade, the club Haruhi formed, is no longer together.

The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya

Now Kyon must figure out what has happened and how to bring Haruhi back. If you crave a satisfying conclusion to a story like I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, this one is a must-watch.

6. Into The Forest Of Fireflies’ Light

Into The Forest Of Fireflies’ Light‘ is a 45-minute anime film directed by Takahiro Omori and features a touching score composed by Makoto Yoshimori.

The story follows a young girl named Hotaru who gets lost in a forest as a child. She encounters a spirit named Gin, who cannot be touched by humans due to a curse.

Into The Forest Of Fireflies' Light

Despite this, they form a deep bond and spend summers together in the forest. As Hotaru grows older, their relationship becomes more complicated due to the limitations of Gin’s curse.

If you want to watch the innocence and beauty of childhood friendships and the fleeting nature of relationships, go check this one out.

So that was our list of the ‘Animes You Can Binge If You Like I Want To Eat Your Pancreas’. Do check these out if you want a rollercoaster of emotions.

Author’s Few Words

The animes mentioned here have had a great impact on me. From the conclusion of Anohana, the resolution of a poignant storyline in Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya or the development of complex relationships between characters in Your Lie in April.

The combination of happiness and sadness, joy and longing, have created a bittersweet experience that still lingers my in heart. Some honorable mentions; Clannad: After Story, Plastic Memories, Orange, etc.