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
7,520 1,809
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,476 1,802
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,449 1,540
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,036 1,606
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,773 1,923
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

6
5,123 1,764
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
4,477 1,447
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
5,238 1,876
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
2,624 830
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
3,762 1,467
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

11
3,389 1,311
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,687 1,873
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
3,416 1,464
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
1,641 652
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

15
3,430 1,335
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

16
2,575 1,324
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,690 1,413
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,503 1,267
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,491 1,472
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

20
2,181 1,252
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

21
2,117 1,196
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
1,761 906
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
1,771 1,055
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
2,181 1,220
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

25
1,731 1,029
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
1,112 583
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

27
1,277 707
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
996 555
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

29
1,011 566
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

30
1,389 972
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

31
1,263 883
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

32
1,412 952
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,055 746
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

34
825 500
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

35
280 101
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

36
792 557
Menma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Ano Hana

37
760 529
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
1,321 933
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

39
976 639
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
568 330
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

41
1,451 1,061
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

42
1,109 818
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

43
758 581
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
746 569
Mine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

45
770 562
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
252 143
Crona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

47
1,509 1,380
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
309 207
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
398 318
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Future Diary

50
1,719 1,733
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note