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The 15 Saddest Anime Scenes Of All Time

Updated 23 Jul 2018 28.3k votes 6.2k voters 94.5k views15 items

List RulesVote up the anime scenes that ripped out your heart and stomped on it.

There's nothing like a sad scene to make you emotionally invested in an anime. These emotional moments may also compel you to throw your computer out the window, tears streaming as you yell at the series for making you experience actual feelings.

Naturally, the saddest anime scenes often revolve around the most poignant anime deaths. For example, Maes Hughes's funeral in Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is one of those sequences seared into your mind forever. Though loss plays a part in many of these devastating anime scenes, not all of anime's most heart-wrenching moments involve death. When a young abuse victim cries over experiencing kindness for the first time, it's enough to build a lump in your throat.

In some cases, these depressing scenes come from anime with tragic themes in general. In addition to the infamous death scene, Clannad comes chock-full of other somber moments. Other instances involve anime with a rather lighthearted or adventure-oriented tone, making the devastation all the more earth-shattering.

If you thought you would never cry over Pokémon, you should watch the final battle in the first movie one more time. For people who love emotional roller coasters as much as physical ones, these devastating anime scenes will send you on the ride of your life.

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