Saddest Anime Deaths

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141 Illyasviel von Einzbern - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Illyasviel von Einzbern - Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works Illyasviel von Einzbern is a fictional character from the Japanese visual novel and anime series Fate/stay night by Type-Moon. She is also the main protagonist of an alternate universe spin-off of the Fate/stay night visual novel by Type-Moon called Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya.

Her death was pretty heartbreaking and tearjerking in the Unlimited Blade Works route. However, it was even more sad in the anime adaptation of this route when Ufotable decided to add in her touching past with Berserker and how he protected her from those wolves that one snowy day in the woods, creating their close bond with each other between Master and Servant. Which added up to me almost shedding a tear when after Gilgamesh slashed her in the eyes and stabbed her in the heart, she was trying to lie next to a defeated Berserker as she wanted lie next to him in her last moments of life. Then, Gilgamesh just comes in and pulls her heart out like nothing happened! Despite me being a fan of Gilgamesh, I was on Shirou's side when he called Gilgamesh a bastard for what he did to Illyasviel! She was looking forward to meeting Shirou again before Gilgamesh came along, but never gets to learn about her adoptive brother Shirou in this route... The ending credits in the episode where she died ...more - ModernSpongeBobSucks

For me this route is the worst for her death, is so sad that she died while Shiro didn't even know that she is his sister

Slashed through the eyes and stabbed in the heart?!

Such a brutal death.

142 Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill Esdeath - Akame Ga Kill

Honestly, I wanted her to die. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

I was trying to hold in the tears at tatsumi s death but the battle between esdeth and akame was epic and esdeth lost she walked over and froze herself and tatsumis bodys before explodeing it she died with her true love touching

She was so pretty.
But I wasn't expecting her on a higher rank than Chelsea.
I mean her death was so tragic.

THE BITCH WAS WEAK like she says the weak die

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143 Masami Iwasawa - Angel Beats

She just had no more. I can't tell you how sad his scene even was, she disappeared. She was gone. - PastelFlowers

I cried when she disappeared

She had the most passion for what she loved and died for it / or aka passed on because she was at peace. She was abused and could never follow her dream. Her passing impacted no only the plot of angel beats but the soul of the viewer. if it was more main stream it would be in the top ten even # 1.

144 Iggy - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure
145 Jonathan Joestar - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Jonathan Joestar - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

"Dio... like you said, our fates might truly be one in the same. I feel an odd warmth toward you. Now our lives are bound completely. And they will vanish along with this ship. Fare...well... Erina... " - izayaorihara

146 Kisshu - Tokyo Mew Mew

Urgh, I always cried every time I watched the episode. It makes my heart breaks when I saw him tried to kiss Mew Ichigo but eventually he died before he managed to do that. He's my favorite villain, and I think Ichigo is better with Kisshu than with Aoyama. Thank God he lives for the second time :'D

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147 Greedling - Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood

To me one of the saddest deaths in my opinion. He made a lot of friends including Al and Ed especially Ling Yao (Who's body was taken over by greed and still wanted him to stay) And his last quote killed me when he said its true he didn't want to dominate the world for himself but to have friends like these.

Greed was way more sad than Envy in my opinion

Wow. This death is only in 120th place!? I would've put this death in the Top 15!

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148 Menma - Anohana Menma - Anohana

Yes, this is hands down the saddest one that stays dead on this entire list. I guess enough people have not seen this show for it to be highly voted, but I can't even watch the opening without shedding tears.

Wow, this one just lingers with you for a while and you try to contemplate such a loss. It got so that the intro credits became a sad reminder of what she was, despite WHO she was throughout.

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149 Mikoto Suoh - K Project

I cried so hard! He was already dying but after accepting the fact that he was tore my heart up and knowing Anna is going to cry about it since he was like a father to her.

This death absolutely tore my heart out! Especially Anna's reaction to it!

"Saddest death ever, cried for days after just thinking about it! Mikoto! "

THIS RIGHT HERE. I CAME ONTO THIS LIST THINKING HE WASN'T GONNA BE HERE. K PROJECT IS SO UNDERRATED AND HIS DEATH WAS THE WORst

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150 Aquarius - Fairy Tail

She didn't really die. She comes back and saves Lucy in the manga, but her key is missing so Lucy has to find it.

Saddest moment in the series. Plus you have to go through it twice because the manga is the same.

Celestial Spirits can't die. Besides, she sees Lucy again in the Alvarez arc.

Aquarius my zodiac sign is gonna die.

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151 Donquixote Rosinante - One Piece

One of the most kindest and selfless characters in One Piece. I knew he was going to die, but his death really was tragic. He knew he was going to get killed by his blood-related brother, but still he couldn't pull the trigger. I just hope he is still alive!

Truly one of the most touching characters. He saved law and even though we knew he would die we hoped he wouldn't.

He is my 3rd favorite chracter behind law and mihawk and the fact he died was so sad - wren6

152 Isla - Plastic Memories

The show, to me, was about this girl opening up to others as she knew her time was coming. I somehow thought maybe they'd save her, but it stayed true to what the story was playing up to.

You've got to be kidding me I've seen all the anime in the 15 and none come close to being as sad as this death besides ace absolutely number 1 for me.

153 Layla Heartfilia - Fairy Tail
154 Baron Franz d'Epinay

He was such a selfless character... He loved without ever really revealing his feelings, without expecting anything in return and stood by Albert even when he saw him make mistakes and falling into the hands of the Count... He stood there and played the fool, but in truth he was a very smart realist, although that didn't stop him from going to his death to save his friend, who in his naivety never truly knew him or his feelings... He was brave and selfless and his death broke my heart and had me crying like a baby... I didn't want to see him go, and didn't expect it to happen up until that episode, and even then I was screaming "NO NO NO! Don't die! " at the screen... :'( He was an incredibly complex character in a very special anime and his death will be remembered...

155 Ayano - Kagerou Days

She died for the ones she loved, and then it backfired. To have enough selflessness and guilt to do what she did, and then everything STILL crumbles... Wow.

Probably the saddest death in Kagerou Days... - Kuroemon2002

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157 Kanna - InuYasha

Kanna was just so young! She was destined to live a miserable life which I think is just so devastating... I cry :'(

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158 Sakuragi - Rainbow

The only reason why he's so low is because people haven't read Rainbow. This manga is by far the saddest manga ever, and Sakuragi's death is the saddest death, second being mr grimmer from monster. Sakuragi literally grew up in hell and had the saddest life any anime character could have. He sacrificed everything nonetheless and was abused viciously. He isn't a criminal but a victim of the cruel deplorable draconian fate, aka the justice system. This manga will make you want to literally storm the court room and despot the judges from how abominable the justice system is presented, and Sakuragi's death is the culmination if you ask me

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159 Gale Glory - Rave Master

Such a sad death that I cried afterward. It was similar to Ace's death from one piece because he almost escaped and we were ready to seehim reunited with his loved ones, but he ended up dying to protect his son, Haru.

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160 Hagi - Blood+

He always done what saya said to do he was loyal to her. he loved her he died so she could keep living
by the way SPOILER he doesn't die but if he did that would have ruined the whole show especially when saya woke up again and he wasn't there for her she would still have her kai and diva's kids but without him she wouldn't be happy he was

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