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.
Legs Torn Apart Like A Wishbone - Blood-C
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!
Poor Kanae. No one takes the little girl seriously when she swears she saw Lucy kill a group of people. Her family doesn't believe her. Her brother slaps her for spreading what he thinks are lies and exclaims his hatred for her. Yet Kanae pays the price for trying to protect her brother by becoming Lucy's next victim. Kanae's torso pops off like a twig while her brother screams in horror. Before the father can even react to his little girl's shocking death, his head spurts from his body, giving the entire gory scene a sick comedic tone. As you may have guessed by this entry, Elfen Lied is not for the squeamish.
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.
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