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

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6,662 1,563
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto

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5,700 1,321
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added Nina Tucker

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4,575 1,533
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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5,153 1,695
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto

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4,424 1,447
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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4,012 1,294
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

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4,771 1,655
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

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3,413 1,301
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

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2,983 1,150
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

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2,109 680
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

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4,186 1,677
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

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3,083 1,310
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

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1,312 507
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

The Saddest Anime Villain Deaths of All Time

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3,079 1,221
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Kushina Uzumaki Naruto Shippūden

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2,323 1,181
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

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2,404 1,240
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Obito Uchiha Naruto Shippūden

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2,250 1,152
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

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2,268 1,327
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Vegeta Dragon Ball Universe

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1,958 1,120
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

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1,881 1,105
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

The Best Howard Stern News Pranks Performed by Captain Janks

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1,615 819
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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1,642 963
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

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2,007 1,109
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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938 478
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Nagato

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1,575 943
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

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848 466
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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1,100 616
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

The 15+ Saddest Naruto Deaths That Legit Made You Cry

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851 462
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

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1,293 874
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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1,153 788
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

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942 660
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added Sheele

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1,291 878
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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709 425
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added Ushio Okazaki

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Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

Infuriating Images That Will Trigger You

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683 482
Menma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Menma Ano Hana

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455 249
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

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647 458
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter

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1,327 978
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

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844 562
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

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677 512
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

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667 502
Mine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Mine Fog and Night

The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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994 758
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

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660 507
Gin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin Hotarubi no Mori e

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1,449 1,287
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

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131 39
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

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1,600 1,578
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note

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177 104
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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156 84
Crona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Crona Soul Eater

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327 265
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Aru Akise Future Diary