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
7,499 1,802
maes hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

2
7,450 1,794
Jiraiya is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

3
6,434 1,529
Nina Tucker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Erik Nielsen added

4
5,009 1,598
Portgas D. Ace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

5
5,748 1,911
Itachi Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto

6
5,110 1,755
Asuma Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

7
4,458 1,442
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shaurya-kapoor added Minato and Kushina

8
5,222 1,867
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
3,756 1,457
Spike Spiegel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Cowboy Bebop

10
2,601 824
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

11
3,374 1,303
Kaori Miyazono is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Matthew Kimura added Kaori Miyazono

12
4,668 1,860
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
3,405 1,457
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shaurya-kapoor added Zabuza and Haku

14
1,631 646
Igneel is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Cierra Monét added Igneel Fairy Tail

15
3,413 1,330
Kushina Uzumaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Anthony Cibella added Naruto Shippūden

16
2,561 1,316
Lelouch Lamperouge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

17
2,681 1,405
Obito Uchiha is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added Naruto Shippūden

18
2,491 1,263
Kamina is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Gurren Lagann

19
2,178 1,247
Rin Nohara is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
shaurya-kapoor added

20
2,487 1,466
Vegeta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Samuel Greene added Dragon Ball Universe

21
2,108 1,193
Gin Ichimaru is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

22
1,755 902
Himura Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ron Skinner added Rurouni Kenshin

23
2,180 1,215
Hiruzen Sarutobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Naruto Shippūden, Naruto

24
1,768 1,051
Setsuko is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Grave of the Fireflies

25
1,728 1,026
Nagisa Furukawa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Clannad, Clannad

26
1,105 580
Nagato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added

27
1,273 704
Chelsea is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Chelsea Akame ga Kill

28
985 553
Hideyoshi Nagachika is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

29
1,006 562
Konan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
destroyer 34 added Naruto Shippūden

30
1,387 968
Euphemia Li Britannia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

31
1,260 879
Shirley Fenette is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Code Geass

32
1,408 950
Edward Newgate is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

33
1,054 745
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Vincent Sultenfuss added

34
823 497
Ushio Okazaki is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Ola Reszka added

35
274 99
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
789 554
Menma is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Ano Hana

37
756 527
Lubbock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Hunter

38
1,319 931
Nicholas D. Wolfwood is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time

39
972 636
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
565 328
Sachi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
CheesyTube added Sachi Sword Art Online

41
1,445 1,058
Ulquiorra is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Bleach

42
1,104 817
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
745 565
Mine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Fog and Night

44
757 579
Sheele is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Amanda Bricio added Sheele Akame ga kill

45
762 559
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
247 139
Crona is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
SoulDestroyer added Soul Eater

47
1,509 1,376
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
304 201
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
396 315
Aru Akise is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Kaneki Ken0 added Future Diary

50
1,714 1,728
Light Yagami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Saddest Anime Deaths of All Time
Death Note