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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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10,793 2,315
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9,670 1,506
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5,424 1,916
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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6,129 1,202
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4,882 1,232
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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3,755 1,358
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3,967 1,030
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4,458 2,179
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3,101 1,706
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3,800 1,794
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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5,907 3,351
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2,774 1,257
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,946 1,255
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,371 1,369
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,843 1,201
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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2,928 3,308
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2,989 2,337
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,693 546
Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,111 1,014
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4,170 2,084
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983 591
Kanon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,388 262
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3,332 3,020
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5,078 548
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,620 594
Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,436 881
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2,981 1,662
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,928 405
Erased is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,317 567
Golden Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,308 664
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,559 185
Orange is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,554 1,464
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1,919 631
Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,263 604
Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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806 521
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850 439
Nana is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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836 297
One Week Friends is listed (or ranked) 42 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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899 234
Erased is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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739 566
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,481 393
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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774 414
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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1,510 93
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My Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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1,124 347
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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