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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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11,203 2,386
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10,819 2,326
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9,717 1,510
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5,441 1,921
Clannad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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6,151 1,209
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4,896 1,237
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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3,769 1,363
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3,984 1,038
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4,469 2,186
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3,112 1,713
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5,153 799
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3,810 1,799
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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5,920 3,362
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2,783 1,260
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,953 1,258
Guilty Crown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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4,380 1,373
Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,852 1,204
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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2,936 3,321
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2,993 2,345
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,707 548
Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,119 1,016
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4,183 2,089
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983 594
Kanon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,413 263
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3,343 3,036
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5,111 549
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,632 595
Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,442 884
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2,989 1,670
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,413 580
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2,944 408
Erased is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,326 568
Golden Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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3,323 666
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,569 185
Orange is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,558 1,467
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1,924 635
Spirited Away is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,266 606
Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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809 522
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853 440
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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905 236
Erased is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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740 567
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,486 394
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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777 415
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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1,523 93
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790 703
My Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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1,130 349
Noragami is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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