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The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time 

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Updated January 16, 2020 332.7k votes 34.8k voters 194.6k views 107 items

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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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
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Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
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maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Maes Hughes
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Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina
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Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

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L is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name
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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden
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Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku
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Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop
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Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass
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Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 15 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
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Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden
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Kamina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann
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Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara
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Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto
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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill
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Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Konan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden
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Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin
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Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Nagisa Furukawa Clannad, Clannad