I once wrote a post discussing my intense response to Clannad After Story, which had everything to do with my experience with fatherhood. I was reminded of this today when I read a news article about a devastating death that brought a similarly strong response, but in a much more tragic and painful sense.
We each bring our individual experiences with us when we experience media. They affect our enjoyment of series, movies, and readings, and how we interpret these pieces. Maybe most profoundly, our experiences can evoke emotional responses with us, some of them from very deep within. These experiences affect who we are, how we view the world, and even how we view the invisible world (if we believe in one).
But what about you?
What scenes from an anime or which series have evoked a powerful (and perhaps unexpected) response within you? Why?