Saddest Anime Deaths


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62 Amane Suzuha - Steins;Gate

So much hope only to be crushed by the heartbreaking yet imminent failure of out Part-Time Warrior. The manner in which she dies is brutal yet believable, making it all the more devastating.

63 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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64 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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65 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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66 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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67 Shiina Mayuri - Steins;Gate
68 Holy Roman Empire - Hetalia

The thing is, he had so much ahead of him. He was such a young country. Italy would've been saved from so much angst if he'd lived, too.

Even though he didn't die German lost his memory of his Holy Roman Empire days. He was only a child... The FEELS

Many say that he didn't die (turned into Germany) but his character certainly did - This should be number 1 for the SOLE REASON that France had to explain his death to Italy. France. After he (speculated) killed HRE.
Also, he was only a child.
The feels associated should be illegal.

Such sad, So many feels.

Need I say more, mr. Franc/(e)(is Bonnefoy)

Although many say he is Germany...

69 Nagi Kengamine - Deadman Wonderland

Nagi was my FAVORITE character in Deadman Wonderland...watching him die was depressing..

70 Old Man Fu - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

When Ling cried out in desperation for help as Fu died, I couldn't help but choke up. The old man was one helluva guy to the very end.

He was... WAS... one awesome old man. He could even stand his ground against Wrath... to the death...

71 Sayaka Miki - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Sayaka Miki - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Sayaka Miki is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

COME ON PEOPLE! There is absolutely nothing sadder than THIS. Should be in the top ten at least. You have to watch the only 12 episodes of the series to understand the sadness. Sayaka was a beautiful character. However she dies because her Soul Gem was tainted and she did nothing to save herself. It was almost like suicide. Then Kyoko, the character below, died trying to save her but ended up having to kill her while killing herself. Very sad. Sayaka is a great character. WAS. I meant... SUCH A SAD DEATH!

Sayaka is one of the best examples of a tragic heroine, whose intentions were good, who in the end succumbs to her own despair.

You people are heartless. Sayaka is one of the few characters to have emotionally moved me when they died, and that says a lot.

NO anime death I can think of is sadder than this. It needs to be #1. - Emberleap

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72 Setsuko - Grave of the Fireflies

You watch an innocent four year old die with her brother. She was too weak to even eat a watermelon... How can this not be on this list?

I'm quite surprised this one isn't even on the list as it's from one of the best anime ever made, and is extremely tragic.

I can't believe this is so far down. Saddest death ever.

On my top ten saddest anime deaths

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73 Rosette Christopher - Chrono Crusade

First anime death to actually pull through with protagonist dieting in my experience

74 Atem/Yami - Yugioh

I was trying to vote for lucario

The end of GX had Jaden go back in time before Atem left, and the movie is the same case.

So sad

Every time I rewatch Yu-Gi-Oh, I start to cry during the last scene. Whenever he reappears, I shout in joy.

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75 Simon - Fairy Tail

What the hell is Simon doing at 59?! He should be in top 10 for sure. He had an extremely sad past just like Erza. They both were forced to work at the Tower of Heaven. He loved Erza and died protecting her. The time he confessed his love for Erza made me cry. Erza and Natsu couldn't even take his body with them. Erza is a strong woman. When I saw her cry, I had lost it! She still thinks that it was her fault that he died and it was his sacrifice that made her value her own life even more.
To be honest, none of DBZ's death should be in the list because death in DBZ is a joke! You can simply revive the dead! - Hellblazer94

So sad how he died to save Erza. It was a truly heartbreaking scene in the tower of heaven arc.

It was sad because Simon admitted he had loved Erza when he died.

Who cares about Simon! As long as my baby Jellal is alive!

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76 Konno Yuuki - Sword Art Online II Konno Yuuki - Sword Art Online II Yuuki Konno is a fictional character who appears in the Sword Art Online series of light novels by Reki Kawahara.

The character development of Asuna and Yuuki was incredible. Up until Mother's Rosario Asuna's character was completely minimized. Yuuki's death in the final episode was heart wrenching and the sheer sadness in this scene really caught my emotions off guard. This deserves a higher mark on the list...

YES whenever I see the last episode of SAOII I cry like a little baby. We all got so close to her at one point or another

"Because of my last moments are such fulfillment. I can end my journey surrounded by so many people, in the arms of the person I love. I... I did my best to live, I lived here." - Yuuki Konno

These words make me cry every time...

It was so messed up that she died but then asuna was like"let her go to the virtual world once more" or something and you knew it was coming

Dammit, SAO! Just when I got over the ending of Angel Beats! - StupidUsername12

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77 Lucario - Pokemon Lucario - Pokemon Lucario is a Pokémon species in Nintendo and Game Freak's Pokémon franchise. Created by Ken Sugimori, Lucario first appeared as a central character in the film Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew, and later appeared in the video games Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and subsequent sequels, also appearing more.

I loved lucario. He was so cool, and then he died. I started crying.

First time I See this guy and he dies!

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78 Nuriko - Fushigi Yuugi


It's been so many years since I saw this anime, and Nuriko's death is still by far the saddest anime death scene I've encountered (Light Yagami's is a close second). He was the first of the Suzaku seven to go, and lets be honest here - his death hit at the worst possible time. Just when he had realised that he was in love with Miaka, just when they had been so close to the end of their journey... Everything about it was heartbreaking; that tired look in his eyes, that dying gleam; how Miaka and Tamahome arrived on the mountain just on time; how Nuriko spoke with Miaka before passing away. It makes it a lot worse that Miaka had turned her back to get help when Nuriko closed his eyes, and when she heard Tamahome's choked cry from behind-- heartbreak was painted all over her face. Nuriko was in love with Miaka, he admitted it himself... Nuriko x Miaka will forever and always be my favourite ship of all times.

Those who only knows modern 20's anime may not know about this man's death,or even the anime he's in. But he's death (which is a total 100.1% sacrifice for his friends and beloved priestess) is indeed very tragic. And the fact that he didn't get the chance to tell the girl he loved how he truly felt was truly heart-wrenching. He may be a crossdresser and a flirty okama in the beginning episodes,but he died the most manly death out of all them.

79 Suboshi - Fushigi Yuugi

A tragic villain who wasn't evil at all just a crazy bad boy worthy of redemption but he was thrown under the bus. He deserved a better show. - mingsnowyming

80 Yuno Gasai - Future Diary Yuno Gasai - Future Diary

It was so sad. She wanted Yuki to become a god. So she committed suicide for him ;_:

Gosh, this has to be the saddest death in future diary, I mean she committed SUICIDE, just so that yuki, her love, could live. At least she saw the stars with him

I can picture myself dying this way... And Yuno's my favourite anime character of all time...

Deserved it - izayaorihara

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