fictional characters The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time  

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It's inevitable in almost any show you watch, but what are the saddest anime deaths of all time? For this list we're ranking anime deaths that made you cry, or at least made you feel really sad. Since it's the funeral that often makes these deaths so sad, this list is also kind of a ranking of the saddest anime funerals of all time. There are a few that come to mind when you talk about sad anime funerals, but Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist has always stood out as particularly sad (mostly because his young daughter doesn't understand what is happening when the casket is lowered into the ground.)

Please vote for the anime characters deaths that made you cry, and add any to the list if that character is not already here.

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Maes Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Maes Hughes Fullmetal Alchemist

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Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nina Tucker

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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

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Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

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Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Neji Hyuga Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

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Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

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Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

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Minato and Kushina

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L is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
L Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

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Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaori Miyazono

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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

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Zabuza and Haku

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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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Kamina is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

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Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

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Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

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Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

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Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

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Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

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Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

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Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

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Kagura is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kikyo Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

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Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

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Sheele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Sheele

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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Chelsea Akame ga Kill

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Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note

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Rem is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

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White Beard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
White Beard One Piece

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Sheele is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Sheele Akame ga kill

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Mine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Mine Fog and Night

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Gin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gin Hotarubi no Mori e

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Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Menma is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Menma Ano Hana

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Mami Tomoe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Mami Tomoe Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Sayaka Miki is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Sayaka Miki Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lubbock Hunter

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Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Eren Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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Hyakuya Family is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hyakuya Family