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Best Rainy Anime To Watch in This Season (2023)

The rainy season is upon us. And in this weather, the perfect thing to do is to snuggle into the bed, all warm and cozy, and pick up a soothing and interesting anime to watch as rain pours outside.

To enjoy this beautiful weather, we’ve some suggestions for the best rainy anime for you that will make this season all the more pleasing. So, on that note, here are the best rainy anime to watch this season.

Every anime in this list has rain as an important element. Anime like Weathering with You has it as its central plot while in other anime, like Rain Town and The Garden of Words, the rain serves to create a special atmospheric feeling for the plot to progress.

In anime like Fruits Basket and Naruto, however, the rain comes as symbolic to the loss and sadness. So, as you can see, we’ve got every type to rain anime for you to enjoy.

Best Rainy Anime To Watch in This Season

1) Weathering with You

Weathering with You

NameTenki no Ko
MAL Rating8.29
Number of Episodes1 movie
GenreDrama, Fantasy, Romance
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchNetflix

One of Makoto Shinkai’s most celebrated works, Weathering with You tells the story of a runaway boy Hodoka and Hina, an orphaned girl with the power of calling out the sun when it rains. In the midst of relentless rain showers in Tokyo, Hodaka meets Hina and her little brother.

After learning Hina’s power, they decide to make Hina the “Sunshine Girl” who brings out sun for people in exchange for money. But playing with nature never ends well.

2) The Garden of Words

Garden of Words

NameKotonoha no Niwa
MAL Rating7.89
Number of Episodes1 movie
GenreDrama, Romance
StudioCoMix Wave Films
Where to WatchNetflix, HIDIVE

Another Makoto Shinkai work, The Garden of Words is a tender story about a high school boy aspiring to become a shoemaker, and a dejected older woman. In a quaint small garden, in the midst of rain, they keep meeting. Over time, tender feelings rise and a bond develops.

Filled with gorgeous animation and soothing aesthetics, this rainy anime is a must for rain lovers.

3) After the Rain

After the Rain

NameKoi wa Ameagari no You ni
MAL Rating7.49
Number of Episodes12
GenreDrama, Romance
StudioWit Studio
Where to WatchNA

After the Rain is a unusual yet tender story of love between two people with a huge age gap. The story revolves around Akira Tachibana, a high school athlete who can’t run anymore because of a foot injury.

When she starts working part-time in a café, she begins to fall in love with the 45-years old gentle manager.

4) My Neighbor Totoro

My Neighbor Totoro

NameTonari no Totoro
MAL Rating8.25
Number of Episodes1 movie
GenreAdventure, Supernatural
StudioStudio Ghibli
Where to WatchNetflix

One of the most beloved creations of Studio Ghibli, My Neighbor Totoro steals the hearts of the viewers with its innocent story, wholesome art and iconic characters.

Telling the story of two little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, and their encounters with the huge but gentle forest spirit Totoro and other supernatural beings. The rain scene where Satsuki meets Totoro for the first time is an evergreen one.

5) Angel Beats!

Angel Beats!

NameAngel Beats!
MAL Rating8.06
Number of Episodes13
GenreDrama, Supernatural
StudioP.A. Works
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

Angel Beats! is a popular tearjerker about a high school in the afterlife. Yuzuru Otonashi is a teenager who wakes up in this high school after he dies.

Even in the afterlife, things are far from peaceful as a section of the student body starts a revolution against God and the student council president Kanade Tachibana aka Angel.

6) Rain Town

Rain Town

NameRain Town
MAL Rating7.10
Number of Episodes1
Where to WatchNA

A beautiful 10-minutes short by Hiroyasu Ishida, Rain Town shows a simple yet touching tale of a small town where it’s always raining, and a little who sets out on an adventure to explore the town in the middle of the rain.

As she explores the little town, she meets a robot that brings back memories.

7) Ponyo


NameGake no Ue no Ponyo
MAL Rating7.92
Number of Episodes1 movie
GenreAdventure, Fantasy
StudioStudio Ghibli
Where to WatchNetflix

Inspired by the Little Mermaid, Ponyo is about a small goldfish who goes closer to the surface despite it being forbidden.

When she gets trapped, she’s saved by a small boy named Sosuke, who lovingly names her Ponyo. Determined to be with Sosuke, Ponyo rejects her true name and transforms into a human, and goes to live with Sosuke.

The iconic storm scene in Ponyo is very special because it shows the repercussions of Ponyo’s choice.

8) The World Is Still Beautiful

The World Is Still Beautiful

NameSoredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii
MAL Rating7.60
Number of Episodes12
GenreAdventure, Fantasy, Romance
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, HIDIVE

In this fantasy world, there are two kingdoms: the Sun Kingdom where it’s always sunny and the Rain Dukedom where it’s always raining and every citizen has the power to bring rain with their voices.

This rainy anime is a love story between the king of the Sun Kingdom, Livius Orvinus Ifrikia, and the princess of the Rain Dukedom, Nike Remercier.

9) Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet

Planetarian: The Reverie of a Little Planet

NamePlanetarian: Chiisana Hoshi no Yume
MAL Rating7.56
Number of Episodes5 + 1 movie + 1 OVA
GenreDrama, Sci-Fi
StudioDravid Production
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation

This sci-fi story starts thirty years after the Space Colonization Program failed and humanity became nearly extinct. There is a continuous downpour of lethal rain on Earth.

In such a world, a scavenger named Kazuya comes to the most dangerous place on Earth and finds a fallen planetarium. There he meets Yumemi Hoshino, the robot of the planetarium who mistakes him as a customer. 

10) Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

NameCowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
MAL Rating8.38
Number of Episodes1 movie
GenreAction, Sci-Fi
Where to WatchNetflix

Both Cowboy Bebop and its movie boast a strong world-building and feature many exciting and exotic planets. There is a little bit of everything, blasts, adrenaline-filled action sequences, rain and even plenty of banter.

Follow along the journey of the ragtag team of bounty hunters on Bebop: Spike, Faye, Jet Black, Edward and Ein.

11) Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

NameFairy Tail
MAL Rating7.57
Number of Episodes328 (3 seasons)
GenreAction, Adventure, Fantasy
StudioStatelight, A-1 Pictures, Bridge, CloverWorks
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix

Though Fairy Tail is a popular shounen anime and not often considered to be a rainy anime, we must add it to our list because it does have plenty of rain in it. In fact, one of the major characters, Juvia Lockser, is called the Rain Woman because she always makes it rain.

The story of Fairy Tail revolves around the eponymous guild and its mages, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, Erza and Wendy who go on various adventures.

12) Naruto & Naruto Shippuden

Naruto & Naruto Shippuden

MAL Rating7.99
Number of Episodes720 (2 seasons) + 2 movies
GenreAction, Adventure
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, Hulu

Naruto and Naruto Shippuden both are two of the most popular anime of all time. Featuring the story of the underdog Naruto Uzumaki who works his way towards his dream of becoming the Hokage despite many hardships and heartbreaks, these are not really typical rainy anime.

However, rain has always played a significant role in the story of Naruto. In many sad scenes, it has been raining, and the heartbreaking fight between Naruto and Sasuke also ends with the rain.

13) Gintama


MAL Rating8.94
Number of Episodes367 + 1 movie
GenreAction, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Netflix

As hilarious as it is amazing, Gintama’s bizarre adventure of the Yorozuya trio: Gintoki, Shinpachi and Kagura, features many scenes where it is raining.

Most of these raining sequences signify a sad affair, and thus has a special meaning to it. Which is why it sits on number 13 on this list of best rainy anime to watch.

14) Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

NameFruits Basket
MAL Rating8.22
Number of Episodes63 + 1 movie
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance, Supernatural
StudioT.M.S. Entertainment
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, Hulu

Fruits Basket is a heartbreaking story about an orphaned girl, Tohru, and the members of the Sohma family who turn into animals of the Chinese Zodiac when hugged by the opposite gender.

This is not a typical rainy anime, yet rain has a special meaning in it. One of the main characters, Kyo, hates rain because of the curse, and many devastating yet crucial scenes are based during rain.

15) Mushishi


MAL Rating8.66
Number of Episodes46 (2 seasons) + 1 movie
GenreAdventure, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural
Where to WatchCrunchyroll, Funimation, Tubi TV

Mushishi is an iyashikei anime about Mushi, the most basic form of life, and Ginko, a man roaming around the world in search of the answer of why Mushi exists.

As he visits many places and meets many people, he encounters various forms of Mushi. This exceptionally beautiful anime is completely centered around nature and features plenty of achingly beautiful raining scenes.

With this, we conclude our list of the best rainy anime to watch this season. Get a cup of steaming coffee and stream these amazing rainy anime while you enjoy a day at home. And when done, come visit Otakus’ Notes for more anime suggestions like this.

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