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

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595 90
Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,669 421
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,982 520
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,678 443
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,417 363
Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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2,338 674
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,272 326
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,579 427
Another is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,170 318
School Days is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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440 68
Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,175 339
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,086 314
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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406 83
Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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1,140 386
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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792 251
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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782 262
Akira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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671 236
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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388 114
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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647 244
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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833 397
Gurren Lagann is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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514 222
Chrono Crusade is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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542 245
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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102 51
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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60 52
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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178 214
Texhnolyze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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178 231
Valvrave the Liberator is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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36 60
The Rose of Versailles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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18 54
Farewell to Space Battleship Y... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings

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15 60
Space Runaway Ideon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Anime With The Darkest Endings