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
7,668 1,887
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,654 1,865
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,576 1,623
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,930 1,982
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

5
5,248 1,814
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

6
5,159 1,672
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
4,603 1,479
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
5,337 1,945
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
2,755 886
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

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

10
3,808 1,518
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

11
3,494 1,361
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,817 1,938
L is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

13
3,491 1,516
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
3,538 1,366
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

15
1,706 709
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,639 1,372
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,772 1,458
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,547 1,291
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,241 1,280
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,526 1,510
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

21
2,156 1,222
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
2,223 1,241
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

23
1,782 928
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

24
1,796 1,075
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

25
1,777 1,046
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
1,151 603
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

27
1,325 721
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

28
1,044 575
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

29
1,060 586
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

30
1,293 904
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

31
1,418 995
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,456 968
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,081 762
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

34
319 124
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

35
854 515
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

36
825 572
Menma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

37
796 544
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
602 345
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

39
1,014 655
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
1,334 951
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

41
1,473 1,081
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

42
782 590
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

43
770 579
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
1,130 838
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

45
804 577
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
279 156
Crona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

47
1,521 1,399
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

48
338 237
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

49
417 338
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Future Diary

50
1,763 1,771
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note