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
7,691 1,896
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,682 1,875
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,601 1,631
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,954 1,991
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

5
5,264 1,820
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

6
5,176 1,682
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
4,620 1,484
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
5,356 1,952
Neji Hyuga is listed (or ranked) 8 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

9
2,780 892
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Monia Chak added Koro Sensei

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

10
3,815 1,524
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

11
3,512 1,369
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,832 1,945
L is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note, Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name

13
3,503 1,522
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
3,557 1,369
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

15
1,719 717
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

16
2,651 1,374
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,780 1,461
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,550 1,293
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,246 1,283
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,164 1,224
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

21
2,529 1,515
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

22
2,228 1,244
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

23
1,802 1,078
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
1,785 932
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

25
1,786 1,047
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
1,157 604
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

27
1,052 576
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

28
1,331 724
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

29
1,066 588
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

30
1,300 905
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

31
1,426 997
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

32
1,458 917
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added

33
1,461 972
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
325 126
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

35
1,084 764
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

36
861 515
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

37
799 544
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
828 574
Menma is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added

Ano Hana

39
607 346
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

40
1,021 656
Rem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Rem Re: Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Sekatsu

41
1,336 952
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

42
1,475 1,082
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

43
785 591
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele

Akame ga kill

44
773 579
Mine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

45
1,135 840
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

46
807 578
Gin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Michael Jeffers added Gin

Hotarubi no Mori e

47
283 157
Crona is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

48
1,523 1,399
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

49
342 237
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

50
419 338
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Future Diary