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

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

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5,712 1,324
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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4,582 1,537
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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5,165 1,699
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Itachi Uchiha Naruto

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4,431 1,450
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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4,020 1,298
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

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4,778 1,660
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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3,422 1,305
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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2,990 1,152
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

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2,117 683
Koro Sensei is listed (or ranked) 11 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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4,196 1,679
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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3,090 1,313
Ranker Video
shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

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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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3,086 1,224
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

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2,327 1,184
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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2,410 1,243
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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2,253 1,153
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kamina Gurren Lagann

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2,271 1,329
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Vegeta Dragon Ball Universe

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1,964 1,121
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Rin Nohara

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1,891 1,106
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

The Saddest Animal Death Scenes in Movies That Make You Cry Like a Baby

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

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1,643 965
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Setsuko Grave of the Fireflies

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2,009 1,113
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Hiruzen Sarutobi Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

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944 481
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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1,581 945
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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851 468
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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1,101 618
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

All Members of House Lannister

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

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1,155 790
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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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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1,296 878
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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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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Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

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

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Sachi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

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

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Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ulquiorra Bleach

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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

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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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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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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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662 508
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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1,450 1,289
Kikyo is listed (or ranked) 45 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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132 41
The Going Marry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
MatthewPhinney added The Going Marry One Piece

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1,604 1,580
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Light Yagami Death Note

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181 107
Asuna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
jjboss222 added Asuna Sword Art Online, Sword Art Online

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158 86
Crona is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Crona Soul Eater

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