Anime Underground The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time  

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It's inevitable in almost any show you watch, but what are the saddest anime deaths of all time? For this list we're ranking anime deaths that made you cry, or at least made you feel really sad. Since it's the funeral that often makes these deaths so sad, this list is also kind of a ranking of the saddest anime funerals of all time. There are a few that come to mind when you talk about sad anime funerals, but Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist has always stood out as particularly sad (mostly because his young daughter doesn't understand what is happening when the casket is lowered into the ground.)

Please vote for the anime characters deaths that made you cry, and add any to the list if that character is not already here.
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1
8,085 2,030
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,164 1,994
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,961 1,775
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,433 1,825
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
4,977 1,556
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
5,616 1,897
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
6,346 2,101
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

8
3,046 999
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

9
5,646 2,068
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

10
5,056 2,091
L is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

11
4,010 1,610
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

12
3,712 1,492
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

13
3,789 1,425
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,688 1,619
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
1,882 811
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,774 1,461
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,928 1,537
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,670 1,340
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,385 1,343
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,261 1,280
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

21
2,631 1,574
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

22
1,854 971
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
1,864 1,118
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
439 172
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

25
2,326 1,295
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

26
1,834 1,088
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

27
1,258 646
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

28
1,545 960
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

29
1,127 613
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,405 762
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

31
1,158 630
Konan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

32
1,538 1,012
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,478 1,030
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,350 941
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

35
1,135 800
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
854 576
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

37
900 548
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

38
1,084 689
Rem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

39
659 385
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

40
861 608
Menma is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

41
1,372 976
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,531 1,117
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
832 622
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

44
821 609
Mine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

45
852 605
Gin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin

Hotarubi no Mori e

46
1,168 874
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

47
201 76
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

48
326 186
Crona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

49
822 746
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added

50
399 279
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online