Please remember the story you cried. Of course, the reason for crying varies from person to person. However, there is a general theory to make a story that makes people cry. In this article, I explain the theory to make a story that makes people cry, using concrete examples.
If characters cry, people also cries
In the story where you cried, did not the characters cry too? This is a commonly used method to make it tears.
In other words, it means "If characters cry, people also cries".
This is the general theory to make a story that makes people cry.
Example: Anime "Love Live!" Episode 11 of season 2
Let's think about anime "Love Live!" Episode 11 of season 2 as an example. I think this is a good example to understand how to use the theory.
Notable scene 1: At the beach
It is a climax, seaside scene.
μ's shout to the sea. "When this tournament is over, μ's will end!"
Nico is the key character here. Nico alone can not be convinced that "to end", unlike the other members. It is a diagram that Nico and the other members dialogue.
In other words, it is a diagram that viewers watch while empathize with Nico. Here, Nico insists on being unconvincing, but cries a bit. Watching Nico crying, we also cry.
Viewer empathizes to a character crying - Viewer also cries
This is the theory to make a story that makes people cry.
make people empathize with a character. And that character cries, then people cry.
Notable scene 2: Laugh
There are another theory to make a story that makes people cry. "The scene that makes people cry" stops here.
Suddenly, Honoka starts running while saying "We will miss the last train!", members also gets dizzy and runs. But in fact, they still have many time to have the last train. Honoka explains that she has lied to stop tears.
After that, taking pictures with a certification photograph machine. Then, the sad atmosphere changed into a fun atmosphere.
Everyone is laughing. However, the sad feeling has not disappeared. Rather it is accumulated. Everyone starts crying one after another, as Hanayo started crying.
Nico who was holding back her tears to the end can not finish it and cry out. Viewers also cry out!
"Pause" before Crying out loud
Why is there a laughing scene during sad scenes? Probably, I think that it is a necessary "pause" before the scene of crying out loud.
People usually does not cry out loud suddenly. Before we cry out loud, behave like a strange person, we will be bold, we will endure it. After that, I think we will cry out loud.
Before crying out loud, "pause" is necessary. That means that it is necessary for both characters and viewers.
general theory to make a story that makes people cry can be summarized as follows.
- make people empathize with a character. And that character cries, then people cry.
- Before crying out loud, "pause" is necessary.