Anime Underground Anime With The Darkest Endings  

Anna Lindwasser
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List Rules Vote up the series that lived unhappily ever after.

While plenty of anime ends on a happy note, sometimes a series takes your heart and Gundam-blasts it into a million little pieces. A dark ending sometimes works best, especially for a darker show like Berserk, but watching one can still make you cry. Some anime concludes in a way that you never fully recover from it—spoilers ahead, by the way!

Be honest: there's a little part of your soul that's still crying (or laughing, we won’t judge) about Light Yagami crawling around on the floor screaming and begging for his life. Nobody’s getting over the end of School Days—that head is going to haunt your dreams forever. 

Vote up the anime with the darkest, most shocking, most miserably messed-up finales that left you running for your copy of My Neighbor Totoro.

If you want to know what led up to the endings check out the best Puella Magi Madoka Magica quotes and the best Griffith quotes.

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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,593 408
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,912 512
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,603 426
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,367 350
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,247 658
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,522 417
Another is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,228 323
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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488 80
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,129 304
School Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,137 325
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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379 57
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,050 306
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,098 372
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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763 242
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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351 73
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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748 252
Akira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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646 226
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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617 234
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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326 97
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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504 214
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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799 385
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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520 240
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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88 45
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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48 50
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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172 211
Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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175 224
Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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28 55
The Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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15 50
Farewell to Space Battleship Y... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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11 53
Space Runaway Ideon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings