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
7,826 1,955
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,870 1,934
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,726 1,699
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,277 1,743
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
4,775 1,510
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
6,117 2,052
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

7
5,371 1,862
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
2,915 945
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
5,463 2,018
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
4,950 2,010
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
3,622 1,426
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
3,871 1,576
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
3,676 1,389
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,575 1,581
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
1,789 766
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,709 1,414
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,841 1,483
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,586 1,305
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,294 1,303
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,203 1,234
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

21
1,833 1,084
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

22
1,811 938
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
2,565 1,537
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

24
1,812 1,056
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

25
2,267 1,265
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

26
366 138
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

27
1,501 930
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

28
1,207 621
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

29
1,094 585
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,368 735
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
1,109 604
Konan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

32
1,496 981
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,453 1,004
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,325 914
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

35
882 521
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

36
1,107 773
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

37
827 549
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
848 581
Menma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

39
1,060 665
Rem is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

40
631 361
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

41
1,342 957
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,501 1,089
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
796 585
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
807 599
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

45
831 586
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
1,150 848
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
304 164
Crona is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

48
175 60
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

49
810 725
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added

50
377 256
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