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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6,652 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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5,694 1,317
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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4,568 1,532
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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5,143 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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4,417 1,445
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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4,006 1,293
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

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4,765 1,652
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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3,409 1,300
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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2,976 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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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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4,175 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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3,078 1,309
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

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1,307 506
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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3,075 1,220
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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2,321 1,179
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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2,403 1,237
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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2,249 1,151
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

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2,267 1,326
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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1,955 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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1,878 1,104
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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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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2,006 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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938 477
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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1,574 943
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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847 466
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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1,098 616
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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Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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849 462
Konan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

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1,152 786
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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940 660
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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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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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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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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644 458
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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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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675 512
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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666 502
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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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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659 507
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 1,286
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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129 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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1,599 1,575
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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177 103
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 83
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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Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added Marco Bott