I hadn't cried like this in a long while. Holy shit.
I think I'll just lie down and wait for it to stop.
The ending part where Al is crying and the other kids are telling him to cheer up is my favorite ending to an anime ever. Especially great if you've already seen Zeta
It sure was a great moment. Not sure why you're bringing up Zeta though. You mean, because Zeta's ending was particularly disastrous? It's been so long I barely remember how it ends beside crippled little girls, cool Char, and dead Sirup.
Because his class mate says something along the lines of "don't cry, the next war is gonna be bigger and better!". And then in Zeta you proceed to see the Titans gas entire colonies and the body count go through the roof, ironically proving him right.
All this while Al cries, as he is the only one who realizes the cost. So its just a little extra twist of the knife, nothing too extraordinary.
You think you're funny? You think this is funny?
If there's a hell you're going straight to it.