Saddest Anime Deaths


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21 Misuzu Kamio - Air

This far down on the list?! Misuzu was cursed. She got it from her ancestor, Kanna. The curse was passed on from Generation to Generation down to her. If she fell in love, she would suffer great pain, then finally die. Yukito broke the curse and Misuzu was reincarnated to live without anymore pain of a curse. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

This death was terribly sad. She lived a life of pain and suffering and in the end finally reached her goal before dying!

Warning: You WILL need about ten tonnes of tissues to watch this

I ever cried that much...Jezz... SO sad!

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22 Future Gohan - Dragon Ball Z Future Gohan - Dragon Ball Z

Saddest death ever

This is arguably
The most saddest death in dbz

23 Going Merry - One Piece

The moment Merry started burning wasn't so sad until the ship started speaking...and then I burst into tears. It brought them into the grand line and went through so much. She wasn't supposed to be able to sail anymore but she miraculously did once more to save the whole crew, then broke in half.

A truly touching moment. Maybe the reason it always makes me cry is that even though it was never alive in the first place, it was loved so much it came to life.
Saddest and most beautiful moment in anime history

The one scan that without fail will make me cry every time.

I don't know about the manga for this scene, but in the anime they made it so sad. Especially because Merry started speaking to the crew while burning. I can't believe I cried for a ship. TT^TT. The voicing and the color for this scene is just perfect.

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24 Van Hohenheim - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Rain, both the song and the eyes.

TEARS. Yuki Havoc

25 Enma Ai - Hell Girl Two Mirrors

She does not deserve to die after all she has been through especially the thing about her cousin very sad.

Where's our favourite hell girl on this list!? - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

26 Ryuga - Beyblade Metal Fury

I was really heart broken when Ryuga died cause he was my favorite character from Beyblade and even though he was evil, at the end he had a good heart and helped Kenta who needed to help his friends. I wonder if Ryuga didn't die, there would probably be more episodes.

WOAH!, I stopped watching Beyblade a while back and I remember all the characters and I come to this list to find a character from a while back in my childhood has DIED!

Man...I just can't say how much I love Ryuga. And that scene just crushed my heart and left me in tears, devastated. But I believe that Ryuga is still alive..

I hated when that happened he was one of my favorite character

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27 Euphemia li Britannia - Code Geass Euphemia li Britannia - Code Geass

Most unexpected of all. I was like...

I hated this death, I though eupihimia and lelouch and their other siblings would reunite but then, that happened...

One of the most cruel and sad deaths in the series (actually I don't remember many relevant characters dying in CG anyway).
The purest, compassionate and kind person being twisted against her will by the fierce power of Geass. Even Lelouche noticed how she fought and resisted the order (at some point I though she'd rather commit suicide than harm another being, but sadly the casualties piled up).

There's Shirley as well (aside from Lelouch who is the main character) - RalphSaad

I'm a guy and I cried like a little bitch when this Euphie died. You can see how it affected lelouche... I love anime!

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28 Neji - Naruto

He died so Naruto and Hinata can end up as a couple. It's so stupid. He was just used. He didn't grow up changing the clan and neither did stupid Hinata. His death simply could have been prevented though. Hinata had a lot of time to take Grab Naruto and Naruto would heal perfectly. His death was weak. He was the only one that didn't end happy


I'm refusing the fact that he's dead. He is way to awesome to die this early

. This death made me way too mad. Near the end of the series everything was well and out of no where he died...he was my favorite And his death was way unnecessary. Especially how no one was crying or anything - GreenPizza0511

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29 Yuuki - Tokyo Magnitude 8.0

His death is hard-hitting indeed, but the last time he sees his sister (and us seeing him on screen) can literally break you. You've been warned... - CrimsonShark

Why isn't this top 10!? Seeing Yuki die was so sad! I was crying! - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

On of the most unexpected and powerful endings in my experience

Ok this death literally had me crying for like an hour ^^;;

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30 Pokkle - Hunter x Hunter

Why does hardly anyone pay attention to Pokkle's death?! He was a fantastic supporting character, and once he starts to really fall in love with Ponzu- they both die viciously. The saddest death in the show.

Its really sad that Ponzu..the person he loved died..and he died not long afterwards

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31 Chiaotzu - Dragon Ball Z Chiaotzu - Dragon Ball Z

Death in DBZ was rarely ever touching. You could always tell that the characters would be brought back somehow. Even when the dragon balls were made ineffective, the author found a way to create new dragon balls (on Namek) that could revive people with no count limit (kind of makes your job easier doesn't it Akira? ) - RalphSaad

I couldn't believe it when I saw one of my favorite DBZ characters blow himself up. His words of farewell only made it worse. " If I can save you then it's worth dying for. You will always be my best friend. Remember me."Tiens screams only made it harder.

No one likes him


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32 Toboe - Wolf's Rain

He was such a innocent and king character, and he just wanted to live with the lady that raised him. Why... Why did he have to go.

He was only a puppy. :( He was so selfless that he was willing to lay down his life to save the man who tried to kill him.

Saddest death. This series is amazing and Toboe gave such development. and went he dies...its just feels like maybe he will suddenly open his eyes and be good ol' toboe. but what hurts is when he doesn't and the broken faces of the pack.

This anime is amazing and very underrated.

33 Gin Ichimaru - Bleach Gin Ichimaru - Bleach

What I really hated, was how Gin died. When you first are introduced to him, you kind of start to hate him. He's heartless, killing the 5th seat of the squad, cutting off Jindanbo's arm, and other actions. He even bifurcates Hiyori. Its like he's just a top of the notch watch-dog for Aizen. Plus on top of that, he always smiles weirdly, talks like a child, and never opens his eyes. All the qualities you need to call him KARAZEEY! But then, you figure out that all along, he's been acting (you have to admit that he's a pretty darn good actor). He "kills" Aizen, and realizes that Aizen is pretty much immortal. And then he gets killed. He dies with his only and best friend flying toward him, calling his name and sobbing. In the end, what broke my heart and made me cry was his last words, "If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and start devouring humans, and from the same mouth that you started devouring humans with you called out to me ' I love you! ' would I still be ...more

Watching his death is so painful! And how Matsumoto arrives to see him makes you feel awful about hating him and thinking that he was a heartless villain.

Gin ichimaru many people hate him but after seeing him as a hero I almost cried when he died I hate aizen for that

Mind shocking... His deaths left me numb.. My 3rd best bleach character dying. an unnecessary death. If only ichigo has showed up earlier but hell the plot needs to be that way

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34 Kurisu Makise - Steins;Gate

Episode 22 was definitely the high point of the entire series and it ended in a spectacular way that I wish would have concluded right then and there, but alas. The tragedy that is love. Kill one, let another live. An impossible yet necessary sacrifice.

One question: Why would someone put this on here!? I almost cried. Good thing that I can hold back tears during shows.

She didn't die in the end she survived

Everything was all fine that BOOM! This scene sucker punches you in the face and the bruse is still there. And the cherry on top is that it is unavoidable!

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35 Lucy's Dog - Elfen Lied

Agreed, the dog was amazing and it got killed for no reason...

That was so sad, and I wanted to hurt those other kids.

Lol the fact that the main part people remeber about this series is that the dog died is so funny. It is the reason behind lucy's sanity and the drama of the show, but it is so insignificant. Like really, it's just a damn animated dog. If you want to talk about a sad death, read the manga when lucy dies( the anime is great, but dosen't cover half of the series). Now that had me crying for a long time.

Yeah.. but at least Lucy avenged her dog by slashing the bullies in pieces with her vectors

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36 Matt - Death Note

What the hell was with his death? He'd been in the show for like 2 or 3 minutes and he'd been killed? He could've been an outstanding character and could've worked together with Near.

Why did Matt have to die so suddenly?! He could have been an amazing character like L, Light, Mello, etc. But NO! The creators had to kill him before he could become amazing and probably take over the anime and manga!

Poor Matt could not even enjoy five minutes in the show!

Wait what? Why's he here? I swear he was only on the show for like 3 minutes... - DarkKnight500

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37 Miyazono Kaori - Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

From the happy go lucky cutie, who is an amazing violinist, to someone who's health grows worse and worse, after inspiring the main male, she falls ill just like his mother. Kaori is easily the saddest death in anime because for one, you have no idea about her condition from the start, the first sign is when she collapses on stage, but the worst is when she is walking through the hospital corridor and her legs give in and stop working. It was during episode 14 I knew what was going to happen, I knew from that moment she was going to die.

This was an awesome Anime where a person with a dull life was brightened up by this girl... Really, she deserved to stay with the leading character and it was probably the saddest death in This list... Such a beautiful Anime ending in such a sad way...

The ending was beautiful but it was also depressing. Poor Kaori. Majority of the people probably want Arima to end up with Tsubaki. I am completely fine with it since it's their opinion. I guess I am the only one who doesn't want them to end up together. Tsubaki is too selfish. Kaori is and always will be one of my favorite anime characters. - ToukaKirishima


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38 Mello - Death Note Mello - Death Note Mihael Keehl, universally referred to by the mononym Mello, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Mello deserved so much more. He was never first, always second. Near was always a little better. I wish that Mello could have gotten to beat Near in the end, or for the two of them to defeat Light together. He was such an amazing character, I wish that he could have lived, or just have gotten a better death scene.

Death of the most badass character(after L) in death note. I really liked his way.

I ��� - Mello! I would never wish to see him die even if it means Kira wins either way if he was killed by Takada or not.


Light died, heartbreaking to the fans. L died, heartbreaking to the world.

Mello just hit me so hard, it hurt worse than being struck by lightning a thousand times, beingg burned in hell for eternity, and being slammed by a hammer for eight times straight. His death was plain, but...

So far as I've known, Mello was the second smartest kid at Whammy's. Second only to Near, third to L.

Since Near was the first, Mello had suddenly felt inferior to him, up to the point he was ultimately driven to beat him. He had did everything in his will, just in order to overtake him, whilst having the same goal"catch, no, KILL Kira.

Mello had fought so hard, dealt with all the pain and burdens, didn't give up easily and fought through all the obstacles just to be the first and get to Kira...and yet, he had lost his chance, through death.

I won't pity him...but I can't help it. If only he lived, though...

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39 Kagura - InuYasha

Kagura's death was the saddest because villains death should make people rejoice and hers made me cry like really hard. Her death highlights that her whole life was just to be used by Naraku and that she was created to die. Her character development was so good and everyone was routing for her but Naraku had to kill her.

Despite me hating her at the start, she was actually a cool character. I can't help crying when she dies. All she wanted was freedom, and that lead to her death. :(

All she ever wanted was to be free, and she ultimately sacrificed everything for it. Her words at the end "I am the free wind" get me every time.

I got goosebumps when I saw her dying

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40 Makoto Sawatari - Kanon

In all my years of watching anime I have ever only cried at one scene. And that is the death of Makoto from Kanon 2006. Her mental deterioration and final death just really really got to me. I have not cried for any other media in 15 years. Only this one scene.

It was so sad because all she coul do was smile and ring the bell unaware she was about todie but she was happy because she was finally with Yuichi.

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