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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1,250 340
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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877 214
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,075 292
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,520 450
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,032 282
Another is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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837 231
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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771 222
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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721 211
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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682 203
School Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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744 256
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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525 164
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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511 167
Akira is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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429 161
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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417 159
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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380 168
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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348 151
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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531 283
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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111 155
Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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115 165
Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings