Top Ten Anime Characters With Sad and Depressing Back Stories

These characters can be considered very inspiring and leave you in tears. Sometimes... They even change throughout the series and become stronger because of it! (WARNING_ MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! )

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81 Tomoya Okazaki (Clannad) Tomoya Okazaki (Clannad)

Why no one votes for Okazaky Tomoya?!
absolutely he has one of the most sad depressing stories that made Clannad series as a masterpiece in the whole history of Anime

82 Sherry Belmont (Zatch Bell!)

She was raised by a mother who never loved her and saw her only friend get possessed by a demon, causing her to be absolutely traumatized and pissed off.

83 Scourge (Warrior Cats) Scourge (Warrior Cats) Scourge is a villain the Warrior Cats series . He's the leader of BloodClan . He was bullied by his siblings, Socks and Ruby, in the past because he was the smallest out of his kin . One of his most notable features is his collar of dog teeth .

In The Rise of Scourge, Tiny was smaller than the other cats that lived with him: Socks, and Ruby, but even when he was having fun and playing, they still both didn't like him, he was small and helpless, then the 1st time he went into the forest, it was really fun and stuff were bigger than usual, then he came back and told everything about it, Ruby was being sarcastic, then as Tiny kept on telling them, Ruby pinned him down and got her claws out. Tiny was sad, and Tiny's mother also preferred Socks and Ruby than Tiny, and she was maybe keeping this secret all along, but she did tell Socks and Ruby to stop being mean to Tiny a load of times, then when the cats moved with new owners, Socks and Ruby were having fun, but when Ruby turned around to see Tiny, she said exactly this:"The housefolk cub wants us. Not you. And you know what happens to unwanted kittens? They get thrown in the river." And Tiny was unwanted too, when he tried to get his owners attention, his owner just ...more

84 Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad) Tomoyo Sakagami (Clannad)
85 Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail) Mavis Vermilion (Fairy Tail)

She uses a spell to try and save friends, she ends up cursed and the curse makes that the more she loves life the more that she kill everyone she cares about.

86 Goku (Dragon Ball) Goku (Dragon Ball) Son Goku (Kakarrot) is the main protagonist in Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. He had many abilities like, super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

He killed his father without knowing, was living in the woods by himself, and thought his parents abandoned him.

87 Sachiko Shinozaki (Corpse Party)

This poor girl couldn't live a full childhood. She saw her mother killed and was strangled after.

88 Ryner Lute (The Legend of the Legendary Heroes)

Ryner is constantly cast out over and over by all those who he interacts and makes bonds with but he keeps trying anyway and never loses his faith in humanity, causing him to suffer more

All his life he was hated as a monster because he had Alpha Stigma. At one point in the show he's even tortured because of it. He was orphaned at a young age but when they found out he was an alpha stigma they turned on him. His backstory is one of the saddest I've seen.

89 Yui (Angel Beats) Yui (Angel Beats)

Till now I didn't fond an anime character with a story sadder than Yui's in Angel Beats

90 Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto) Naruto Uzumaki is a fictional character in the anime and manga franchise Naruto, created by Masashi Kishimoto.
91 Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach) Rukia Kuchiki (Bleach)
92 Renji Abarai (Bleach) Renji Abarai (Bleach)
93 InuYasha (InuYasha) InuYasha (InuYasha)
94 Kiba Yuuto (Highschool DxD)

Kiba was put into a church experiment called the holy sword project, where multiple children where tested to wield a holy sword. The project was a complete failure, so the church made it so it seemed it never happened. The project was scraped, and they executed all the subjects, all but one. Kiba escaped, and had it not be for Rias Gremory, he would have died. Now Kiba seeks vengence. He plans to destroy all swords called Excalibur and avenge his fallen comrades.

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