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
5,966 1,395
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
5,898 1,386
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

3
4,987 1,158
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added Nina Tucker

4
3,511 1,132
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

5
4,086 1,361
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

6
4,535 1,538
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

7
3,897 1,318
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
4,237 1,491
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Neji Hyuga Naruto, Naruto Shippūden, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: The Will of Fire

9
3,078 1,180
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Spike Spiegel Cowboy Bebop, Cowboy Bebop: The Movie

10
1,544 563
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

11
2,725 1,098
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

12
3,624 1,538
L is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
L Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

13
2,557 1,050
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

14
2,733 1,188
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

The Saddest Anime Villain Deaths of All Time

15
974 390
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
1,458 720
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

17
2,037 1,071
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

18
2,021 1,065
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

19
2,081 1,104
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

20
1,778 989
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

21
2,040 1,182
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Vegeta Dragon Ball Z Kai, Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn

The Best French Fries

22
1,692 985
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

23
1,700 1,008
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

24
718 364
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Nagato

25
1,466 892
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

26
1,394 871
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

27
664 362
Konan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

28
868 508
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

The 15+ Saddest Naruto Deaths That Legit Made You Cry

29
683 379
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
894 534
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
1,284 841
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,156 804
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,145 797
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,152 804
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,073 745
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

36
1,031 720
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

37
577 367
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added Ushio Okazaki

38
1,199 900
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

39
1,155 874
Kagura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

40
699 494
Rem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

41
821 600
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added Sheele

42
318 178
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

43
868 685
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

44
545 427
Menma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Menma Ano Hana

45
1,340 1,179
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kikyo Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

46
504 397
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter

47
561 453
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

48
548 446
Mine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Mine Fog and Night

49
551 454
Gin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin Hotarubi no Mori e

50
1,447 1,383
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note, Death Note: Re-light: L's Successors, Death Note