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
8,389 2,177
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,533 2,102
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
7,244 1,887
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,668 1,928
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,221 1,625
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
6,623 2,203
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

7
5,813 2,011
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
3,282 1,080
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
5,850 2,173
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
5,294 2,205
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
3,868 1,580
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,104 1,702
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

13
3,976 1,467
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,828 1,708
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
2,024 893
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,882 1,524
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
3,060 1,588
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,741 1,382
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
550 216
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

20
2,484 1,397
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

21
2,335 1,327
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
2,722 1,635
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

23
1,912 1,159
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
1,902 1,006
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

25
2,400 1,336
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

26
1,888 1,127
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

27
1,347 682
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

28
1,629 1,003
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

29
1,198 649
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,478 793
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
1,611 1,041
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,223 669
Konan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

33
1,405 975
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

34
1,528 1,070
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,181 829
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
905 604
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

37
1,135 718
Rem is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

38
930 576
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

39
709 415
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

40
896 632
Menma is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

41
1,386 1,004
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,572 1,150
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
856 633
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
862 645
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

45
896 632
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
1,214 896
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
199 56
Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

48
239 100
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

49
355 212
Crona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

50
857 776
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added