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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5,982 1,402
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
5,920 1,389
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
5,003 1,160
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added Nina Tucker

4
3,521 1,137
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

5
4,102 1,365
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

6
4,548 1,541
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
3,911 1,319
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
4,253 1,494
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
3,088 1,183
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
1,556 566
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
2,734 1,100
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
3,636 1,541
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
2,567 1,051
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

14
2,744 1,191
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

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15
979 392
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
1,463 721
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
2,043 1,073
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

18
2,026 1,066
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

19
2,090 1,107
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
1,784 993
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

21
2,047 1,183
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

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22
1,693 988
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

23
1,706 1,011
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

24
723 366
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Nagato

25
1,469 893
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

26
1,397 873
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

27
671 364
Konan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

28
876 509
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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685 380
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
896 535
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
1,288 842
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,160 805
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,149 799
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,154 805
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,078 746
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

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36
1,034 722
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

37
579 368
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added Ushio Okazaki

38
1,202 901
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

39
1,159 875
Kagura is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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700 496
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
823 601
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added Sheele

42
320 179
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

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872 687
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
548 428
Menma is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Menma Ano Hana

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1,342 1,181
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
506 398
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter

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563 454
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

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550 447
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
555 455
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
1,449 1,388
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