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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.

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

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

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

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Another is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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Clannad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Akira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Shiki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Gantz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings