Go hard or go home. If any medium knows how to give its all, it's anime. From excessive fan service to gratuitous violence, there are plenty of anime out there that turn the volume up to 11. However, there are times when an anime series goes overboard and kills all shreds of credibility by making a finishing blow look absolutely ridiculous.
Anime deaths are particularly memorable, either because a beloved character died unexpectedly or bit the dust in the most gruesome way possible. Ridiculous anime deaths will leave your jaw dropped on the floor or have you laughing your head off at the crazy display of gore. Regardless of the intended reaction by anime creators, the unbelievable deaths listed here have cemented themselves as the most over-the-top anime overkills out there.
These deaths from the best anime series like Elfen Lied and Re:Zero are standing at the edge of parody. They seriously put the "kill" in "overkill." Bodies being chopped, heads going boom, and demonic boobs being ripped and munched on? If you thought the deaths in Game of Thrones were shocking, you ain't seen nothing yet. Check out the most ridiculous overkills in anime and vote up the most ludicrous ones.
The lollipop-sucking nihilist, Chelsea, found herself dying in the most ironic way possible on Akame ga Kill! Chelsea's killers chopped off her right arm like a knife through warm butter, and followed up with a cold steel bullet to the back. You would think this would be the end of her suffering, but no - Chelsea's head is later decapitated and stacked on a pole à la Lord of the Flies.
She ultimately became a Chelsea lollipop, or meat-pop, to be exact.
It's Goosh Goosh time! As seen in the 13 Anime Terms You Should Never Google article, "Goosh Goosh" refers to the infamous rape scene in Tokyo Tribe 2, where a comically large crime lord anally rapes a young man to death.
.As the floor becomes painted in blood, the sound of "Goosh Goosh" is heard during the horrendous sexual act.
If there is one takeaway from the horror/gore anime series, Blood-C, it's that the lead heroine, Saya Kisaragi, is really bad at her job as protector. Lots and lots of people suffer excruciating deaths on her watch, with each being more over-the-top than the last. It's hard to pick just one ridiculous overkill from the anime, but one that stands out the most is the one where an innocent bystander has her legs ripped off by a monster.
The poor girl dies like a wishbone being broken apart on Thanksgiving day. Make a wish!
Never piss off farm folks if you don't want your head trampled by a tractor. Unfortunately, Megumi Shimizu never heeded this warning and paid dearly for it in the supernatural anime, Shiki. Megumi, who despises living in the boonies, has her body run over again and again by the tractor-operating farmers who mock her for being different.
"I deserve better than thi-," is the last thing she says before her head gets crushed like a watermelon.