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The 14 Saddest Goodbyes In Anime History

Updated 30 Jul 2018 20.4k votes 5.1k voters 112.1k views14 items

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Just because anime characters care about each other doesn't mean they can stay together forever. Sometimes they have no choice but to part ways, and when they do, it's emotionally devastating. The saddest anime goodbyes are a surefire way to make viewers sob uncontrollably.

These heartbreaking farewells can involve people who may never see each other again, like when Osuzu has to separate from Jin to save her own life in Samurai Champloo. Or they are occasionally temporary, like when Yusuke Makishima has one last race with Sakamichi Onoda before moving to England in Yowamushi PedalThe goodbyes don't have to involve humans - it's hard not to cry when the Straw Hats pay their final respects to Going Merry in One Piece

Make sure you have tissues handy before you read on - there's a good chance you'll need them if you're familiar with these tragic scenes.

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