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.

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

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,213 311
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,433 390
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,389 376
Another is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,037 602
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,124 298
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,005 275
School Days is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,004 292
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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955 282
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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999 341
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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225 43
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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478 223
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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

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The Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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

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