Top Ten Saddest Anime Songs

The title says it all! Which songs in anime are truely the saddest?

The Top Ten

1 Sadness and Sorrow - Naruto

The saddest song ever, it makes me cry every time a heard it.

So Beautiful, I tear up every time... Naruto just makes everything sadder with it's beautiful music... ;-;

It made me cry, I don't know

You know it is very very sad song

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2 Ichiban No Takaramono - Angel Beats!

This song explains everything about this anime like how the laughter of everyone is your most precious treasure because no one is there anymore.

Absolutely beautiful- it really makes you realize that life is worth living, and just makes you feel the emotions of the characters as they disappear and watch loved ones die, but they still keep trying for revenge on their god.

Nothing to say, it just explains the anime in a minute.

This anime and this song make me cry

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3 Elfen Lied - Lilium

One of the best anime, you will cry if you watch it and listen the song its amazing!

That's so true I got depressed for months specially the ending is so sad the song is even sad good anime - akirakimura776

This song is so beautiful and sad. In fact, I'm listening to it right now. As I type this. The lyrics are great, this song is definitely one of my favourite anime openings.

I just finished the anime last night. This song makes me cry every time!

I think I should be number 1 not 3 I even often hear naruto sadness and sorrow but this song is make even my cry better than naruto song maybe it because many its fan and win in the story

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4 Give Me Wings - Evangelion 2.0
5 Fairy Tail Main Theme (Slow Version) - Fairy Tail

Hearing this reminds me the saddest moments and deaths.

When I heard the slow version of this song, I suddenly felt sadness. It is an absolute contrast with the normal one. At first, I thought Fairy Tail is just an anime that is meant to be funny but as the story progress, it is not like what I thought.

This show tries to be funny but it is not, This show tries to have good action but it doesn't, This show has an amazing sad song and it is one of my favorite anime, that's how good it is

This so sad and amazing. It reminds me of the sad moments and the victories all at once.

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6 Aozora - Air

This song is beautiful. It played at Misuzu's death. It's really touching. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

I watched Air and I'm super sad when Mizusu died in her mother (the mother who adopted her and been taking care of her after 10 years). And the song makes it even depressing! Gao *sobs* Gao! *cries dramatically*

Can't help but cry whenever I hear this song.. T_T

7 Afterglow - Kanon

So beautiful.Every time I hear the song,it makes me sad,it was so touching and remembering

8 Sis Puella Magica! - Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Even that I don't know what language It is, It's still a great song. The longer version was sad too. Especially on the piano part :'( and the chorus - MLPFan

This anime was one of the best I've come across so far, and this song is part of the reason. It's so beautiful.

This anime had 1 of the best soundtracks ever and made Madoka even more emotional.

I love this songg.

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9 Soundscape to Ardor - Bleach

This was the saddest song I have ever heard. I cry every time I hear this and It makes me feel really torn apart. Completely the saddest ost I have ever heard and I really like it.

Really sad song, its perfect for some of the saddest scenes in bleach

This is an amazing song! Should be in top 5! Perfect for the saddest moments in Bleach

Bleach is awesome, so is this song.

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10 The Servant of Evil - The Story of Evil (Vocaloid: Len)

I love Vocaloid, but their saddest song, in my opinion, is Last Night, Good Night (Hatsune Miku)

It's not anime but still really sad

...knowing nothing, the girl became a queen at a tender age, and to pay for her crimes, her servant, her twin, sacrifices himself to save her.

RIP GUMI MEGPOID

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The Contenders

11 Everytime You Kissed Me - Pandora Hearts (Lacie)

This is one of my favorite anime.. and once I've heard this song it feels like a nostalgic and sad times are belong to those whose have gone..

The saddest manga. Watch it. Cry. And understand the depth and meaning behind the song.

It isn't the saddest song, but surelly in my top five. It sound amazing and make me think about all the saddest things of this manga.

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12 Krone - Guilty Crown

All of the songs in the Guilty Crown OST is beautiful, even the overall plot and art of the anime is beautiful. The harmony of the violin and piano can just simply break you down to tears...

A beautiful soundtrack, making you relive those moments of happiness and sadness Guilty Crown gave us.

Actually a great OST. Fits the anime very well and suitable for any type of environment

It has a nice tune and the melody is very calming and peaceful I love it

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13 Ihojin No Yaiba - Sword of the Stranger
14 Kaishou - Gankutusou: The Count of Monte Cristo

One of my fave, this song really well matched with the story

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15 Shoujo No Ori - Kanon
16 Romei - Fullmetal Alchemist

It's quite a beautiful song. Amazing song for the sad parts of Fullmetal Alchemist.

17 Merche Funebre - Hellsing Ultimate

Only a man can kill a monster.

18 My Forged Wedding Soundtrack 4 - My Forged Wedding (Instrumental)

Yamato wedding bells when MC thought he was going to die

19 Fuyu No Hanabi - Kanon

It's great

20 Where the Lights Are - Fist of the North Star: Raoh Gaiden
21 Dear You - Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni

It made me cry so much I love this song

Oh, my God, this song got me bawling like a baby for days. It has that kind of sad feel to it, even when you haven't watched Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. And the story behind it...;n;

Every time I listen to this I think of the deep story of when they cry, and the deaths, the feels and the pain. If you don't cry at some point in this song you are heartless...

I just love it it makes me cry always I hear it

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22 Unjust Life - Angel Beats

Amazing song, so beautiful, makes me cry every time I listen to it

Wow! It's an awesome song... And sad too.

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23 The Guts to Never Give Up - Naruto Shippuden

Whenever I listen to this, it makes me so sad, and reminds me of Itachi's death by Sasuke.. Aww, I'm sad now.. Thanks for that Naruto! I am now upset

Naruto DATTEBAYO!

24 Tori No Uta - Air

I listen to this song and every time I just feel peacefulness and sadness...

25 Puellla In Somnio - Puella Magi Madoka Magica

I think Inevitabilis, the piano version of this song is sadder but whatever, this one's really good too.

26 Shinji No Uta - Inuyasha

awesome

27 Princess Melodies / Star Locket Song - Sailor Moon

I really love this song. It has no words, but you can feel the emotion flowing from it. You can make up a story for it, or you can use the real one. The real story is this:
Princess Usagi gave her beloved prince, Mamora, a locket. The locket had been passed down by moon royalty for forever. That day, Mamora left to fight in a war. The moon kingdom was almost wiped out. In hopes of one day restoring her kingdom, Queen Serenity used the last of her power to send her royal court, daughter, and the prince to earth. Now, when ever Usagi hears this locket she is overwhelmed with sorrow, and she cannot remember why. Not even of the lover she almost lost to evil.

Love this song, it goes perfectly with the scene in SM it's played in. They couldn't pick a better song.

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28 Soldiers Honour - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
29 Requiem for the Lost Ones - Bleach
30 Brothers - Fullmetal Alchemist

This song is highly emotional and perfectly captures the Elric brothers' tragic past. This song should be number one!

It is so sad and yet so happy at the same time. It reminds you of the Elric's past, and yet gives you hope for their next victory.

WHAT? This should be in the top 5 if not in the first slot. I love this song, it's impossible to not get teary eyed when you listen to it.

This was so emotional.

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31 Secret Base - Anohana

Yes exactly, the "Secret Base" song of Anohana is really something really beautiful, it's making really a sad effect after watching the series, and when reading the lyrics it's just touching

It just reminds me of the ending of Anohana especially with its beautiful lyrics, marvelous tune, and other synonyms for awesome tone. Listening to it will bring you the feels deep in your heart

The lyrics so well composed. The anime so well made. Every time I listen to this song, it brings tears to my eyes.

I didn't even watch the anime but the song is really emotional and brings tears to my eyes when listening to while knowing the lyrics.

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32 The Place Where Dreams Come True - Clannad

Truly a very sad song which I will always remember and get me right in the heart

Not a single amine can compete with clannad and its OSTs. simply heartbreaking.

33 Brave Song - Angel Beats!

I agree, Angel Beats! Is a really awesome anime and I totally recommend everyone to watch this anime if you haven't and if you have, re-watch it again. This anime totally makes you think about life and how you've lived it. I think it will also open up your mind.

The best song ever with a beautiful meaning. Never show your tears always try to fight! Angel beats is the best anime ever and it will be the best forever.

Very very very touching and sad anime. Everyone should watch it since it make you appreciate your life.

I love angel beats and will always love it. this song will make you cry if u watched the anime

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34 Theme of SSS - Angel Beats!

This song is so powerful and meaningful, though there are no lyrics. It contains so much emotion, basically zapping the whole Angel Beats anime into this whole song (other than Ichiban no Takaramono). It is amazing and strong.

Real awesome theme! You should really listen to it, definitely!

Gave me the strength in life. Really powerful.

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35 Continued Story - Code Geass

Its very sad especially when they played it timing to lelouch's death

A Beautiful song for an epic tale

Expect higher spot for this song

I'm starting to cry now...😭 - MLPFan

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36 Will of the Heart - Bleach

How is this not top 10? -_- - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Should be in the top 10

37 My Song - Angel Beats!

'Really emotional song at a really emotional moment. Doesn't hurt that it is one of my favorites to listen to

When I hear this song, I always cry. When I watch that moment in the anime, I always cry. ;( amazing song and anime

She went through far more than anyone should have. Her song was like a last cry for help. - Emberleap

This is nice song

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38 Futari No Kimochi - Inuyasha

This is just the saddest and most beautiful song I ever heard. This is just... Amazing. Seriously, before I didn't know InuYasha and it's because of this song that I started to watch that anime (and becoming one of my favorite but that's not the question).

NO SERIOUSLY, LISTEN THIS SONG NOW THIS IS AWESOME MAKE ME CRY AJDNELXBDKHWHSK

You know what? Before I listened to this song, I thought Orange was the saddest song (I commented so on many of these). However, my eyes have been opened and I have a new #1 saddest song. I also started watching Inuyasha and am now addicted to it. Kikyo and Inuyasha's forbidden love, Kagome the tragic reminder. The story as Kagome mends Inuyasha's heart after it being shattered by Kikyo. This is about as captivating as it gets people.

Even without any images, this song can hit you right in the heart just by the tone and tempo. Soft yet full with impact

This should be in the top 20 AT LEAST. One of the best ever

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39 Despair - Naruto Shippuden

Oh my god

Voters are totally stupid

Despair must be way up high - RateItMyself

Yes this a song worth of the ranking from 1 to 10... Voters please hear it...

I love this song, I was bawling my eyes out about a minute in.

Number 1 sad song

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40 Sad Song - Inuyasha

Man I love this song. I cry just thinking about it.

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41 Words That Changed My Life - Free!

Even though there's no lyrics, it's still meaningful to me ♡

42 Don't Look Behind - Black Lagoon
43 Here With You - Mirai Nikki

This song make me cry, even if I watched this anime long time ago I still have the sad feeling! I think it should go into top tens ;_;

I really love this song. It has so much meaning to it. It really brings out your emotions. And if you watch the anime, all those scenes that has this song playing, will make you cry!

One of the meanest love story (The final moment when Yuno Stabbed herself for Yuki) Cries a river accompanied by this song

It may be just a soundtrack... but enough to make tears leak out

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44 Kimi Ga Kureta Mono - Anohana

I don't know but I always cry when listening to the song.i never watched the anime yet though

I somehow keep crying when I hear this song

Sad song sad anime :(

I...I...I CRY a lot WHEN I HEAR THIS SONG "Kimi Ga Kureta Mono"
I will treasure this song Forever... *sob

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45 Sad Melody - Yu Yu Hakusho

I can't help but cry and feeling sad just for hearing this song

46 Euterpe - Guilty Crown

The first time I listened to this song I cried... and every time I hear this song again I do. This song left me utterly destroyed emotionally and changed me ever since... #1 for me, for eternity...

Didn't even watch this and love it

I like this anime

47 Haruka Kanata - Little Busters

It really was a good song, its make you think. If you play little busters visual novel you will understand the meaning behind the song, the visual novel not the anime, but it will make you think why friend are irreplaceable. Friend are something that can't be bought but they have more value then anything in your room. You will understand once you finish littke busters how good friends are, how good little busters sound are and how much this is the saddest song never created.

Out of the 20 songs that I continue to play from various animes, this one wrenches my heart the most every time I hear it. Every time I play it I remember the anime, specifically the scene where this song is played. I've never heard a guitar solo that sounded so sad.

This song is really emotionnal since its played in the right climax of the visual novel saddest part... its show how great friendship is and why friend can't be bought in a supermarket. If you finished little busters and you know the secret of the world the lyrics become clear and its become even sadder. If you didn't watch little busters then this will only be a normal song for you.

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48 Departure - Rurouni Kenshin

Every time I hear this song I think of kenshin and kaoru... and I cry all over again

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49 And I'm Home - Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Literally was in tears already by the end of the 9th episode and I did not need this.
The song physically hurts to listen to now, and its one of those tunes that's stuck with me even after watching the show.

This... I can't watch Madoka Magica anymore thanks to this song. I cry too much...

Sniffing... This needs to be higher in the ranks

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50 Man of the World - Naruto

Should be waay up there... One of my favorite Tracks, even though I'm not a Naruto Fan. Yasuharu Takanashi is just an outstanding artist.

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