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
8,690 2,326
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,987 2,207
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
7,531 2,010
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,933 2,022
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,549 1,708
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
7,012 2,299
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

7
6,112 2,118
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
3,555 1,174
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
6,138 2,282
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
5,559 2,326
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
4,071 1,668
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,226 1,798
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
4,210 1,531
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
4,037 1,803
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
2,203 983
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
3,266 1,654
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

17
3,005 1,586
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

18
675 280
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

19
2,648 1,450
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,828 1,429
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

21
2,846 1,701
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

22
2,416 1,386
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

23
1,966 1,198
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
1,954 1,050
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

25
2,523 1,388
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto