Top Ten Saddest Anime Songs

The title says it all! Which songs in anime are truely the saddest?

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1Sadness and Sorrow - Naruto

The saddest song ever, it makes me cry every time a heard it.

So Beautiful, I tear up every time... Naruto just makes everything sadder with it's beautiful music... ;-;

I'm glad this soundtrack got #1 on this list. The first time they used this soundtrack was when Haku had his childhood explained and his death. I think why everyone liked this soundtrack is the way it was timed during those last episodes of arc 1. Great way to start the series.

It tugs at your heart strings especially if you've been a true Naruto fan that's watched the whole series and read the manga.

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2Ichiban No Takaramono - Angel Beats!

This song explains everything about this anime like how the laughter of everyone is your most precious treasure because no one is there anymore.

Absolutely beautiful- it really makes you realize that life is worth living, and just makes you feel the emotions of the characters as they disappear and watch loved ones die, but they still keep trying for revenge on their god.

Nothing to say, it just explains the anime in a minute.

Personification Of Pain

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3Elfen Lied - Lilium

One of the best anime, you will cry if you watch it and listen the song its amazing!

That's so true I got depressed for months specially the ending is so sad the song is even sad good anime - akirakimura776

This song is so beautiful and sad. In fact, I'm listening to it right now. As I type this. The lyrics are great, this song is definitely one of my favourite anime openings.

I just finished the anime last night. This song makes me cry every time!

Just the opening song makes you realize the anime you are about to watch is emotionally engaging. - hedwig

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4Fairy Tail Main Theme (Slow Version) - Fairy Tail

Hearing this reminds me the saddest moments and deaths.

When I heard the slow version of this song, I suddenly felt sadness. It is an absolute contrast with the normal one. At first, I thought Fairy Tail is just an anime that is meant to be funny but as the story progress, it is not like what I thought.

This show tries to be funny but it is not, This show tries to have good action but it doesn't, This show has an amazing sad song and it is one of my favorite anime, that's how good it is

If you have seen any anime characters death do not listen to this song it will break your heart even if it is a bad or hated character

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5Give Me Wings - Evangelion 2.0
6Aozora - Air

This song is beautiful. It played at Misuzu's death. It's really touching. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

I watched Air and I'm super sad when Mizusu died in her mother (the mother who adopted her and been taking care of her after 10 years). And the song makes it even depressing! Gao *sobs* Gao! *cries dramatically*

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7Afterglow - Kanon

So beautiful.Every time I hear the song,it makes me sad,it was so touching and remembering

8Sis Puella Magica! - Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Even that I don't know what language It is, It's still a great song. The longer version was sad too. Especially on the piano part :'( and the chorus - MLPFan

This anime was one of the best I've come across so far, and this song is part of the reason. It's so beautiful.

The reason I dislike this anime so much, was because it shattered my heart into a million tiny pieces...

Beautifully written song! I love it so much! However, It sounds very sad but amazing!

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9Soundscape to Ardor - Bleach

This was the saddest song I have ever heard. I cry every time I hear this and It makes me feel really torn apart. Completely the saddest ost I have ever heard and I really like it.

Really sad song, its perfect for some of the saddest scenes in bleach

This is an amazing song! Should be in top 5! Perfect for the saddest moments in Bleach

Bleach is awesome, so is this song.

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10The Servant of Evil - The Story of Evil (Vocaloid: Len)

I love Vocaloid, but their saddest song, in my opinion, is Last Night, Good Night (Hatsune Miku)

It's not anime but still really sad

...knowing nothing, the girl became a queen at a tender age, and to pay for her crimes, her servant, her twin, sacrifices himself to save her.

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?Shoujo No Ori - Kanon

The Contenders

11Everytime You Kissed Me - Pandora Hearts (Lacie)

This is one of my favorite anime.. and once I've heard this song it feels like a nostalgic and sad times are belong to those whose have gone..

The saddest manga. Watch it. Cry. And understand the depth and meaning behind the song.

It isn't the saddest song, but surelly in my top five. It sound amazing and make me think about all the saddest things of this manga.

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12Krone - Guilty Crown

All of the songs in the Guilty Crown OST is beautiful, even the overall plot and art of the anime is beautiful. The harmony of the violin and piano can just simply break you down to tears...

A beautiful soundtrack, making you relive those moments of happiness and sadness Guilty Crown gave us.

Actually a great OST. Fits the anime very well and suitable for any type of environment

It has a nice tune and the melody is very calming and peaceful I love it

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13Dear You - Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

It made me cry so much I love this song

Oh, my God, this song got me bawling like a baby for days. It has that kind of sad feel to it, even when you haven't watched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. And the story behind it...;n;

Every time I listen to this I think of the deep story of when they cry, and the deaths, the feels and the pain. If you don't cry at some point in this song you are heartless...

The Perfect harmonic composition to sleep...

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14Ihojin No Yaiba - Sword of the Stranger
15Kaishou - Gankutusou: The Count of Monte Cristo

One of my fave, this song really well matched with the story

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16My Forged Wedding Soundtrack 4 - My Forged Wedding (Instrumental)V1 Comment
17Merche Funebre - Hellsing Ultimate
18Romei - Fullmetal Alchemist

It's quite a beautiful song. Amazing song for the sad parts of Fullmetal Alchemist.

19Where the Lights Are - Fist of the North Star: Raoh Gaiden
20Unjust Life - Angel Beats

Amazing song, so beautiful, makes me cry every time I listen to it

Wow! It's an awesome song... And sad too.

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