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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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Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
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Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
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Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added
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L is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name
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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

Assassination classroom S.A.A.U.S.O

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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
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina
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Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku
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Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono
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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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Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist
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Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden
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Igneel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail
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Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass
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Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
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Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
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Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden
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Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added
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Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies
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Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe
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Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill
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Erwin Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
minjalehtovare added