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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6,996 1,637
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
6,954 1,634
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jiraiya Naruto

3
5,968 1,379
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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4,774 1,596
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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5,375 1,764
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto

6
4,602 1,509
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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4,175 1,342
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

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4,949 1,724
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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3,524 1,355
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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2,316 727
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

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3,137 1,198
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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4,384 1,747
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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3,214 1,361
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

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1,432 555
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

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3,215 1,263
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

16
2,427 1,227
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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2,531 1,294
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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2,338 1,193
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

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2,062 1,158
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

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2,341 1,380
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Vegeta Dragon Ball Universe

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1,966 1,140
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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2,086 1,140
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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1,664 848
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Himura Kenshin Rurouni Kenshin

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1,687 994
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

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1,009 517
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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1,631 971
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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1,177 642
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

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901 498
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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925 491
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Konan Naruto Shippūden

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1,337 903
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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1,193 821
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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992 685
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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1,337 904
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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753 450
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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728 506
Menma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Menma Ano Hana

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1,264 886
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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693 481
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Lubbock Hunter

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497 275
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

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899 586
Rem is listed (or ranked) 39 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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1,378 1,002
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

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716 534
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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706 522
Mine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Mine Fog and Night

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1,033 780
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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699 526
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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180 65
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

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1,479 1,322
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 46 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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235 144
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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189 101
Crona is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Crona Soul Eater

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360 279
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Aru Akise Future Diary

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1,654 1,643
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note