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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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14,957 3,013
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13,523 1,949
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7,391 2,546
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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6,504 1,605
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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5,018 2,387
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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6,047 1,850
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,812 1,673
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,474 2,478
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5,807 2,900
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5,076 1,919
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7,103 1,071
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8,795 982
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,079 3,611
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,974 1,595
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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5,790 2,781
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