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23 Anime Characters Who Died In Cruel And Unusual Ways

Updated 29 Jul 2020 17.2k votes 3.4k voters 114.4k views23 items

It's always dramatic when an anime character passes, but some demises are more excruciating than others. Whether the pain is physical or emotional, anime characters who died in cruel and unusual ways are harder to forget than those who go peacefully.

Some are horrible because the physical pain involved is so bad it defies imagination. One example of this is Zazan of Hunter x Hunter, who is burned alive by a miniature sun. Others are emotionally devastating, like when Maes Hughes of Fullmetal Alchemist is taken down by a homunculus who transformed into his beloved wife.

These scenes aren't for the squeamish - keep reading if you dare. 

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