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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1,626 415
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,941 517
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,634 433
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,385 354
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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533 84
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,286 662
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,548 422
Another is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,250 325
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,143 312
School Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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413 62
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,153 333
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,067 310
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,118 378
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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382 78
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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773 246
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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765 257
Akira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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656 231
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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631 240
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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355 104
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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510 218
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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816 392
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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530 243
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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92 49
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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57 50
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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175 213
Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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178 228
Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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32 58
The Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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17 52
Farewell to Space Battleship Y... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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13 56
Space Runaway Ideon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings