2) Sakura Yamauchi
Anime: I Want To Eat Your Pancreas
And now for an anime that is entirely not cute, but a heartbreaking trudge through coping and grief. Sakura Yamauchi is special. Diagnosed with a fatal pancreatic disease, we spend roughly ninety minutes with Sakura as she defies her illness and shows us the beauties of life. She takes a situation that would cripple anyone else with fear and self-doubt and manages to make it into an inspiring message of hope. It’s easy to get attached to Sakura for things like this, but she somehow manages to shine even brighter in moments of nothingness. Whether it be simply eating at a restaurant or hanging out at a hotel, every second feels important. Not seeing her cuteness shine through in moments like that is truly impossible.