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
7,532 1,815
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,493 1,805
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,459 1,544
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,047 1,613
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,790 1,927
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

6
5,137 1,767
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
4,490 1,448
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
5,246 1,879
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
2,637 832
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
3,769 1,469
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

11
3,398 1,315
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,704 1,877
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
3,426 1,468
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
1,647 655
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

15
3,436 1,338
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

16
2,583 1,327
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,697 1,417
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,509 1,268
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,496 1,474
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

20
2,186 1,256
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

21
2,124 1,197
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
1,764 908
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
1,773 1,057
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

24
2,183 1,222
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

25
1,736 1,031
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
1,116 584
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

27
1,003 556
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

28
1,283 708
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
1,015 567
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

30
1,395 973
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

31
1,267 884
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

32
1,060 746
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

33
1,415 953
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

34
829 501
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

35
284 104
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

36
794 558
Menma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Ano Hana

37
764 529
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
1,323 934
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

39
983 640
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

40
569 332
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

41
1,453 1,062
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

42
1,110 820
White Beard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Jdoggy added White Beard One Piece

43
761 581
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
749 569
Mine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

45
775 564
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
255 144
Crona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

47
1,510 1,381
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Inu Yasha, InuYasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time

48
310 214
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

49
400 320
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Future Diary

50
1,721 1,737
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note