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
7,952 1,992
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,016 1,963
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,833 1,733
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,354 1,775
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
4,873 1,526
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
6,227 2,072
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

7
5,484 1,876
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
2,986 969
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
5,546 2,037
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
5,004 2,048
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
3,666 1,459
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
3,936 1,592
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
3,736 1,404
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,633 1,596
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
1,837 787
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,735 1,439
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,885 1,505
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,623 1,322
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,344 1,315
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,234 1,254
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

21
1,848 1,100
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

22
1,829 954
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
2,597 1,555
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

24
409 153
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

25
1,821 1,071
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
2,298 1,274
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

27
1,237 628
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

28
1,529 940
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

29
1,111 599
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,389 747
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
1,138 613
Konan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

32
1,514 995
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,463 1,017
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,334 928
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

35
1,125 784
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
844 561
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

37
888 534
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

38
1,070 676
Rem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

39
853 595
Menma is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

40
645 372
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

41
1,356 967
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,516 1,100
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
821 610
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

44
809 597
Mine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

45
835 596
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
1,155 861
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
188 64
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

48
315 173
Crona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

49
819 730
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added

50
387 266
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