Saddest Anime Deaths


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41 Alexander Anderson - Hellsing

The guy was awesome. He died with a smile on his face, automatically making him great, and Alucard had to stop him from entirely losing his humanity. Those final words to Alucard make me shed a tear every time.

42 Sheele - Akame Ga Kill Sheele - Akame Ga Kill

The only death in this anime that made me cry. Too adorable and heroic to die. I mean, I liked that soldier and then she turns out to be a blood thirsty demoness.

She sacrificed herself for mine that's what I call a true hero her death was the saddest for me but Chelsea's death was worst and more sad

I sobbed so hard and it was really awkward because my sister was watching it with me

She was so kind, adorable, lovely and sweet. I loved it when she comforted Tatsumi and told him that he can cry, she won't tell anyone. When she died, I cred like hell.

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43 Petra Ral - Shingeki No Kyojin Petra Ral - Shingeki No Kyojin

Her death was too personalized because of her father's comments. Like, she didn't even get a chance to show her feelings for Levi as a woman and not just as a subordinate!

I feel as if petra was something special to levi, I mean I know it seemed as if he didn't care since he didn't burst out into tears, but it was truely killing him on the inside. I think she definitely deserves a spot in at least the top 15.

When Petra's father tells Levi that she wanted to marry him. Saddest moment in the show so far!

Her death should honestly be in the top ten

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44 Tatsumi - Akame Ga Kill! Tatsumi - Akame Ga Kill!

The whole series brought me to tears yet was inspiring in every possible way. At least Tatsumi was reunited with everyone, especially Mine. It was sad how Akame was left alone in the end. It hit me like a brick wall when his village was anticipating his return.

It was so tragic a boy who only dreamed to save his village from famine and only he died for the people of the capital who he never really met

I thought tatsumi was going to survive and stay with Akame and go back to his village but when he did I was so mad but sad at the same time

I loved this anime. I feel that lubbocks death was way sadder but he's not on the list ;(

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45 Future Lucy - Fairy Tail

Her death was so sad because when she was in the Afterlife she reunited with Natsu which was really depressing - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

The feels of this moment

I cried so much when she was looking at Lucy's guild mark

Wot? she died? NAAW

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46 Number 48 - Fullmetal Alchemist
47 Goku - Dragon Ball Z Goku - Dragon Ball Z Son Goku (Born Kakarrot) is the main protagonist of the Dragon Ball franchise created by Akira Toriyama in 1984. His abilities include super strength, utilization of ki, flight, teleportation, super speed, enhanced reflexes, and Super Saiyan transformation that increase strength, speed, and durability. more.

When I saw Goku die my thought was "oh! They'll wish him back with the dragonballs " right? WRONG! My heart almost shattered to pieces when goku said he didn't want to be revived because he would cause to much trouble..but what some fans didn't realise was that he had a family..a son, a wife, and a son he didn't even know he had til later that he all left behind. Its so tragic realising your childhood hero..the main character dies.

Before fighting cell when he was spending time with his family instead of training I was surprised but when he said he will not come back then I realized he knew that maybe he is not going to live so he just wanted to spend some time with his family.

Following his death at the hands of Cell Goku asks his friends not to bring him back to life, Goku realizes that he would only attract more danger if he were to be brought back. - egnomac

Its sad.

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48 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.

When a burning boat makes you cry, you gotta give props to One Piece for that scene. - CrimsonShark

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49 Suguru Daimon - Digimon

WHAT!? WHY ISN'T SUGURU IN THE TOP 10? Masaru saw him for the last time before killing the king. And Suguru is Masaru's dad! At least he came back. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

50 Minato Namikaze - Naruto Minato Namikaze - Naruto

A fathers job is to protect his family and minato did this even if it cost his life

Best character of naruto saving his family the konoha
And he is very cute and handsome too and sweet and I will always love him

Minato death was number 1 because he was so cute and a great guy I cryed when he dided

51 Yuzuru Otanashi - Angel Beats

(spoiler) when everyone got their pens out and started writing waht organs to donate I was in a pool of tears and when they got out and Otonashi was not responding the pool transformed into an ocean :'(

Definitely the saddest moment in anime deaths

His death made me cry, his sisters death too. :(

He died? No it it can't be...I mean how

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52 Eren Yeager - Shingeki no Kyojin Eren Yeager - Shingeki no Kyojin Eren Yeager, spelled Eren Jaeger in the Funimation dub, is a fictional character appearing as the protagonist from the manga series Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama.

It was so heart breaking that the most main character got eaten alive; after his leg and arm was bitten off in order to save Armin. Well... He did "live" (spoiler alert! ) by becoming a titan later...

Eren's not dead (yet), he shifted into a titan and his limbs regenerated.

It shocked the hell out of me seeing the main character "die" so early in the series. I actually thought he was gone for good and Armin or Mikasa became the new MCs. - Mcgillacuddy

When I saw this I was like damn gusse mikasa's taking over. sees ep:9 well dang son you be jumping out of titans like a G and all welcome back.

53 Asuna - Sword Art Online Asuna - Sword Art Online

It doesn't count but that was a shock

She didn't really die, just in the game. Though it was pretty shocking.

You think she dies but really doesn't

She didn't died...

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54 Hyouma Muroga - Basilisk
55 Alois Trancy - Kuroshitsuji II Alois Trancy - Kuroshitsuji II

I was so upset after because I couldn't stop thinking of that OVA where he's with the butterfly and says, "The butterfly trapped in the spider web has no wings. I am the butterfly..."

Yeah he's a little crazy and all, but who wouldn't after having a whole village hate you, not have parents, lose your only friend (his brother luca), and then get abused by an old man. All he wanted was someone to love.

I hope he somehow comes back because he had so much room for character development!

I'm shocked that Alois didn't make this list- his death is tragic if you paid attention to his character- people just believed he was a brat but honestly his death was sad... Alois was alone, abused and only wanted his butler to show him love- sadly though that love never came, instead being killed by the one person in the whole word he wanted to get some form of affection from...

I completely agree with you. Alois had such a tragic life and all he wanted was Claude to show love for him but he never got it. Also, Claude just killed him so he could use him to get Ciel's soul. I just have to feel bad for him.

I still hurt

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56 Yui - Sword Art Online Yui - Sword Art Online

She was so young and little and she had a horrific job but she pulled though this brought a tear to my eye when she died (spoiler) at least she was free in alo once again

No matter how many times I rewatch this show, I cry at her death every time. She looked so young! And even worse was when her heart was a teardrop, it just made it worse. It's just so SAD!

When Yui first 'died' it bought a tear to both me and my brother's eyes, her 'last' words were just too much! She hadn't got the chance to experience life properly and that chance was torn away from her, so she could her Kirito and Asuna. Although it made me very sad, I wish that she wasn't bought back for ALO, it ruined the sincerity of the death and now she's just a side character, not being very interesting at all.

I watched this in the car.,...
icried all the way home

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57 Ushio Okazaki - Clannad Afterstory Ushio Okazaki - Clannad Afterstory

Probably the most tragic death you will ever encounter in regards of children. When an innocent 5 year old child who has yet to experience the joys of life dies from an illness, you can't help but feel terrible, especially of her upbringing.

After 5 years of being turned away from her depressed and neglectful father, they finally reunite. They created memories and bonds with each other. She finally got to know what her mother was like before she died giving birth to her.

What's more heartbreaking is that this was highly unexpected and if it was predicted, it happen way too fast. I believe it was 4-5 episodes after Nagisa, her mom, died, that Ushio too, died of the same illness.

So sudden, so young and so many tears.


It is not easy to make me cry and this death made me cry so bad that I had to wash my face in order to hide that I had cried, it is by far that most depressing death that I have seen in an anime. After 5 years of not knowing the love of a parent, and when she finally got her father back, she dies in the most tragic way possible, in the arms of her father who had to lie to her in order make her feel that her last wish had come true. The poor guy who at first lost his wife and then her only child, both of them died in his arms while all he could do was cry, a normal person would die of despair.

This one deserves to be at least in the top ten.

This should be number one! I cried my eyes out when I watched it. I honestly thought after Nagisa's death they would leave Tomoya alone but no...Ushio dies too. Its how Tomoya asks Nagisa's to save her that got me and the small conversation when she's in his arms.

A real shame this is number 57. This little girl's mother died when she was born, and her father neglected her for the first five years of her life out of depression of her mother's death. He finally came to terms and decided he would father her, everything is all happy - and then, right as they are leaving to go on a trip together, she dies. She dies as he cries while she drifts away in his arms. You will cry, guaranteed. This should be number one easily.

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58 Kushina Uzumaki - Naruto Kushina Uzumaki - Naruto

The last words that she said to her son while dying... Petty ones, but when you think about it, those were the things she would've wanted to say over an entire lifetime but had to say in that single moment... Plenty of sad deaths in naruto, but this was the saddest...

I think she should be above Minato!

This one hit hard... Harder than it should have for the amount of screen time she had.

Her death was sooo sad, why is she ranked so low?!

59 Mine - Akame Ga Kill Mine - Akame Ga Kill

I wanted her to stay with tatsumi but she died she was one of my favorite characters

She is the most annoying character from the entire anime

Seriously why isn't this in top ten I cried so hard

Her death made me depress for the whole day

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60 Shew - Fist of the North Star

Wasn't really a commenting section that I've seen on here but the whole list on this website kinda sucks. The saddest in my opinion is rei from fist of the North Star. Haven't gotten to shu yet but I highly doubt it will be as emotional as rei's death.

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