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: if you watched Death Note, 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 severed 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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1,577 406
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,890 511
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,584 424
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,352 350
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,222 652
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,505 415
Another is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,212 323
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,109 303
School Days is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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455 76
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,120 321
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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369 55
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,042 305
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,089 371
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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757 242
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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339 71
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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742 251
Akira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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641 226
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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607 233
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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320 95
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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501 214
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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794 384
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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517 239
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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86 45
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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47 50
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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171 211
Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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173 224
Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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28 54
The Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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15 48
Farewell to Space Battleship Y... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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11 52
Space Runaway Ideon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings