Saddest Anime Deaths


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81 Raynare - High School DXD

True she may have been evil but she was gonna redeem herself. But just before she could do so, Rias killed her off, making me hate Rias even more! - SelfDestruct

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82 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.

83 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

84 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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85 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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86 Sasori - Naruto Sasori - Naruto

Sasori's death was so sad I cried for weeks and got depressed. When he died they told about his past which made me cry even more. Sasori was my favorite character and I love him.R.I. P Sasori

It was only sad because of his history. What is it with this show? It's like it hates orphans and parents

What a bad granny is Chiyo! I cried for weeks after this!

He died to soon he was to good for this world and kiled by his granny and the useless sakura

87 Wolfgang Grimmer - Monster

Oh man, where do I even start? So many people died in Monster, but Grimmer was sweet and always helping the other main characters whenever he could. He had so much left undone that when he died it was so hard not to cry. Yes, Grimmer, you became human again too. :'(

Grimmer was an amazing character. He was sweet, kind and truly cared for the people around him. It's always sad when a good guy like him dies.

He finally became human, and then had his humanity taken away from him. He was an amazing character, and his realization at his death was amazing.

I cried when he died and I'm not ashamed cause he was a great character and it's too bad monster isn't as well known as it should be

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88 Setsuko - Grave of the Fireflies

This would probably be higher (and should be) were it not for the fact that it's had nearly 30 years to be overshadowed and besides, there was a War going on and no-one was thinking of her welfare in the long run. - Nononsensecapeesh

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.

On my top ten saddest anime deaths

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89 Izumi Akazawa - Another

In my opinion this already should have been here but. Anyway this death was the saddest in the series and I'm choked because of it all the other characters died just like that but she died slowly and she had a conversation with her crush before she dies...

I only watched the anime version she got skewered.

She was like: " Idiot. You should have at least said you remembered" to sakakibara.

Why isn't this already here it's so sad she was a favourite character of mine and her death made my choke and almost cry!...

Izumi's death was really touching

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90 Lyuze - Casshern Sins
91 Zeref Dragneel - Fairy Tail Zeref Dragneel - Fairy Tail Zeref Dragneel is a character from the anime/manga series, Fairy Tail, created by Hiro Mashima. He debuted in chapter 200 of the manga, and episode 96 in the anime. In Fairy Tail, Zeref is considered to be the strongest, most evil Mage of all time, who possesses extremely dangerous, and powerful Magic. more.

Good riddance.

92 Obito - Naruto

He's dead now. Though him dying wasn't tragic. It was expected and lame. "Oh hey, I'm going to bang Rin in the afterlife now, you stay here Kakashi. Here's 2 eyes for you."

No tears were shed by anyone after. Sakura didn't cry and she cries at everything.

HE's not dead yet just taken over

Tobi is Obito, he didn't die tobitotobitobitobitobito I'm Genius :B

Ya if you did not cry on obitos and minatos death you are watching the rong show thos deaths were sad

93 Kyoko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyoko Sakura - Puella Magi Madoka Magica Kyoko Sakura is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

The saddest part is that I felt her emotions... If I was in that world, I would have died the same way, since we are so alike.

She was so determined, I don't cry at these things, but she was willing to give her live. She wanted to save her friend, or something along those lines.

I cried bucketloads at this scene.


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94 Kikyō - InuYasha

Can't believe this isn't higher. I'm a strong Inuyasha/Kagome lover, and for most of the series I despised Kikyo and how she had a hold over Inuyasha from being his first love. In the end however, I realized everything she did was out of love. Her jealousness, bitterness, fighting for justice, all came from her love for Inuyasha.

To bad for her. She was a bad person.

Not gonna lie, even though I love Kagome and Inuyasha together and didn't like Kikyo for most of the series until the end, her story was truly sad. Her ending, though necessary, was truly tragic.

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95 Hare Menjou - Guilty Crown

Hare's death broke my heart into a million pieces. Guilty Crown was my very first anime but I have yet to cry as much as I did when Hare died. She loved Shu so much even though he was never able to return the feelings. Even though Hare knew that Shu did not feel the same way she still in a way sacrificed herself for him. I will never forget Hare, the first anime character to make me cry.

This THE death in anime that has scarred me. Not even sachi's death in Sao affects me as much Hare's death. Just seein her makes me want to cry.

96 Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Shippuden Kakashi Hatake - Naruto Shippuden Kakashi Hatake is a fictional character in the Naruto manga and anime series created by Masashi Kishimoto.

Kakashi did not die he is still alive and if he dose die I will sue the guy who diced to think it was a good idea to kill kakashi the most hottest guy on Naruto

He's still alive. He wasn't confirmed dead either, it was presumed.

He is alive again so I'm not sad... Please stay alive kakashi

He did die by Pain's hand, but he was revived by Nagato, so he did die, but he's currently alive. - MKBeast

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97 Trisha Elric - Fullmetal Alchemist

Her death was so lame it hurts because she was SUCH a great Mom! I mean, being that STRONG after her husband leaves her and not even hating on her kids' choice of hobby even if she lost her husband due to his obsession in it.

This should be higher 67 is awfully low.

The hairstyle of death strikes again...

The first most significant loss to the Elrics - Nononsensecapeesh

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98 Meruem - Hunter x Hunter Meruem - Hunter x Hunter

Meruem may have been a villain but wow I didn't expect to be saddened by his death. Wow! A villain I felt sympathy for is extremely rare to find. But Meruem has become one of that kind. - SelfDestruct

This should be in the top 10!

How is this in the hundreds?!

Him and Komugis death super sad 😭😭😢😢 Meruem: Komugi are you still there Komugi: Hai Hai

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99 Caesar Zeppeli - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

The death of Caesar would make even Chuck Norris cry.

So sad, I'm surprised it's so low on this list (it's kinda sad that jojo isn't as popular as it deserves to be :/ )

Legit one of the saddest deaths in anime, if not the saddest.

The death of caesar make me sad for years

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100 Inori Yuzuriha - Guilty Crown Inori Yuzuriha - Guilty Crown

Its so sad. Shu was supposed to die with inori but she tricked him and made him the only one to survive. Shu was devastated that he was the only one to survive and that inori was not in his life anymore. At the same time he also lost his older sister and his best friend

Definitely a scene that is etched in my mind and heart for all eternity. The closing moments in the show makes her death that much more depressing.

Inori was one of the best characters. Her death is one of the reasons I will never forget guilty crown.

This was a sad death I literally cried for days

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