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Are you looking for sad anime that will make you cry? Well look no further, because for this list we're ranking the saddest anime of all time. These series come from a wide variety of genres, but they share the commonality of being depressing as hell. Yes we've included mainstream shows like Naruto, but don't even try to say that show doesn't have some of the saddest moments in anime history. Films are included here too, so you'll be seeing sad anime movies like 5 Centimeters Per Second and Grave of the Fireflies on the list below. 

Sometimes even one death in an anime can cloud the whole series with sadness. Perhaps the saddest death in all of anime goes to Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist. The funeral and burial scene is notorious for making people cry, especially when Hughes' daughter Elicia starts to ask her mom where daddy is (the scene is included below if you want to watch it).

Are we missing a really sad or depressing anime that you feel deserves to be here? Go ahead and add it to the list! How melancholy something makes you feel is subjective, so don't be afraid to add an obscure or less mentioned anime.
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Your Lie in April is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Clannad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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JasonZKam added Plastic Memories

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2,629 659
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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kiniaryaa added Tokyo Ghoul

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2,373 950
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
Ana Stark added Code Geass

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2,575 1,045
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1,577 644
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,761 1,559
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1,767 647
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Air

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2,060 1,419
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1,766 1,060
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,310 1,156
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Charlotte

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1,846 261
Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,481 761
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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589 286
Kanon is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
adrian-gliński added Kanon

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ScissorBlade added Death Parade

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1,695 727
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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739 273
Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Your Name is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,064 143
Erased is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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A Silent Voice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,288 253
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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640 248
Golden Time is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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505 230
Nana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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489 352
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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757 351
Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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578 507
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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509 354
My Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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593 146
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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One Week Friends is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
jason-brown added One Week Friends Super awesome anime. Some parts are sad most light hearted but i think its sad. The picture glitched. Sorry!

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293 86
Bokudake ga inai machi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
Jack Hanggara added Bokudake ga inai machi

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Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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