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
8,132 2,045
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
8,205 2,007
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
7,004 1,786
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,455 1,838
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,010 1,563
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

6
5,649 1,911
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
6,378 2,118
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

8
3,081 1,011
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
5,673 2,082
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
5,086 2,111
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
4,026 1,625
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

12
3,735 1,506
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

13
3,811 1,433
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

14
3,701 1,633
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

15
1,900 824
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,783 1,474
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,936 1,549
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,685 1,346
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,392 1,355
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
456 175
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

21
2,267 1,291
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
2,642 1,584
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

23
1,860 975
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

24
1,871 1,126
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

25
1,841 1,094
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
2,331 1,303
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

27
1,554 968
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

28
1,263 652
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

29
1,136 620
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

30
1,414 767
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
1,165 636
Konan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

32
1,543 1,016
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,357 946
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

34
1,483 1,037
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

35
1,140 803
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
859 581
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

37
906 550
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

38
1,091 692
Rem is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

39
663 388
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

40
863 612
Menma is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

41
1,374 978
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,535 1,120
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
825 611
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
835 624
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
858 608
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
1,170 877
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
207 78
Sasha Blouse is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Zekrets added Attack on Titan

48
331 189
Crona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

49
144 39
Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist

50
827 748
Marco Bott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
cheyennezimm added