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
9,409 2,651
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
2
6,464 2,308
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
3
6,730 2,339
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
4
9,941 2,398
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
5
7,806 2,436
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto
6
8,154 2,261
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added
7
6,195 2,605
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
8
4,214 1,410
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

9
6,654 2,557
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
10
6,200 1,837
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina
11
4,417 2,032
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku
12
4,513 1,902
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono
13
4,470 2,011
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop
14
508 177
Shiro Fujimoto is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
BrigittaDavis added Blue Exorcist, Blue Exorcist
15
1,955 1,140
Carla Jaeger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
ClaraAckermann added
16
1,440 768
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
17
2,506 1,212
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail
18
4,711 1,627
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden
19
3,292 1,750
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass
20
2,931 1,560
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added
21
3,610 1,767
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden
22
2,100 1,279
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies
23
3,056 1,833
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe
24
2,121 1,243
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad
25
1,748 885
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill