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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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11,728 2,525
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10,646 1,616
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5,924 2,092
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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6,726 1,306
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5,332 1,344
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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4,095 1,534
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4,826 2,380
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3,455 1,886
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4,438 1,200
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5,635 870
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4,096 1,907
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,010 1,348
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,781 1,477
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,186 1,357
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,136 1,307
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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3,147 3,682
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3,258 2,625
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,578 2,254
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2,250 1,076
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1,058 647
Kanon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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5,985 631
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,577 3,335
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1,847 650
Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,259 1,834
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,370 450
Erased is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,455 626
Golden Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,781 733
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,893 231
Orange is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,696 1,574
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2,105 708
Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Nana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,105 269
Erased is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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One Week Friends is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
jason-brown added Super awesome anime. Some parts are sad most light hearted but i think its sad. The picture glitched. Sorry!

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777 598
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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1,896 108
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822 451
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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854 770
My Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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