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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594 71
Grave of the Fireflies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,760 430
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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662 106
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,034 533
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,739 454
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,462 371
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,409 691
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,623 437
Another is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,305 337
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,209 325
School Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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482 81
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,205 348
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,122 320
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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450 93
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,173 397
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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812 259
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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809 266
Akira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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692 244
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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425 127
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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662 254
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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524 228
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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848 411
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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560 250
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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116 55
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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69 56
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings