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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6,175 1,453
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
5,205 1,203
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added Nina Tucker

3
6,084 1,432
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Naruto Shippuden the Movie: Bonds

4
3,631 1,181
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

5
4,689 1,579
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto Shippūden, Naruto, Ninja World

6
4,212 1,405
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Asuma Sarutobi Naruto, Naruto Shippūden

7
4,029 1,352
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

8
4,367 1,541
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
3,167 1,211
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
1,688 596
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
2,807 1,131
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
3,767 1,575
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
2,652 1,073
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

14
2,819 1,221
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

The Saddest Anime Villain Deaths of All Time

15
1,058 417
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
1,503 743
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
2,083 1,085
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

18
2,100 1,101
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Lelouch Lamperouge Code Geass

19
2,156 1,140
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
1,823 1,027
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

21
2,097 1,221
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
1,745 1,014
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

23
1,751 1,046
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

24
766 397
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Nagato

25
1,515 910
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

26
1,434 886
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad

27
941 544
Ken Kaneki is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

28
726 395
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

The 15+ Saddest Naruto Deaths That Legit Made You Cry

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945 553
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

30
702 396
Konan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

31
1,335 866
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,111 760
Yuzuru Otonashi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Yuzuru Otonashi Angel Beats!

33
1,188 822
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
1,179 821
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,067 735
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Shirley Fenette Code Geass

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1,175 823
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

37
604 378
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added Ushio Okazaki

38
366 193
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

39
1,244 919
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

40
1,191 895
Kagura is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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731 514
Rem is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

42
852 618
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added Sheele

The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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901 707
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
578 442
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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542 413
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter

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596 469
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

47
582 460
Mine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Mine Fog and Night

48
1,365 1,212
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kikyo Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

49
580 468
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
1,488 1,442
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