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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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2,643 662
Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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3,645 1,681
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kiniaryaa added Tokyo Ghoul

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2,380 956
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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2,579 1,050
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1,584 647
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,766 1,569
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1,775 650
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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2,065 1,427
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1,770 1,068
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,323 1,160
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Charlotte

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1,857 263
Hotarubi no Mori e is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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2,488 762
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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591 288
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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1,700 732
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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743 275
Garden of Words is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,667 151
Your Name is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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1,077 143
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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1,298 255
Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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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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506 230
Nana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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491 352
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
JoeScott added Shiki

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760 351
Fruits Basket is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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680 682
Ouran High School Host Club is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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580 508
Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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415 193
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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510 355
My Little Monster is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

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595 146
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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296 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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350 171
Pandora Hearts is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Saddest Anime Series of All Time
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