Top Ten Saddest Anime Songs

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

The Top Ten

Sadness and Sorrow - Naruto

This song always makes me feel emotional, And I begin to cry, because of the Song and it always reminds me of my lost friend :(
I love Naruto!

This song makes me feel so much of emotion. Tears begin to swell in my eyes every time I hear it. I guess it's because this song is relate-able to so many of us. Still, it's number 1 in my top ten saddest anime music. Second would be the "man of the world, loneliness, despair, nightfall" compilation from Naruto Shippuden.

Although my favourite Naruto music comes from the Storm 3 game: "With the Shinobi World At Stake" and "hope and ambition". I also love the sad "Mayonaka no orchestra" by Aqua Timez

I'm glad this soundtrack got #1 on this list. The first time they used this soundtrack was when Haku had his childhood explained and his death. I think why everyone liked this soundtrack is the way it was timed during those last episodes of arc 1. Great way to start the series.

Ichiban No Takaramono - Angel Beats!

Throughout the years, though it has lost its previous charm, when hearing it I reminisce about my school years, back when I still knew the joys of laughter and friendship. This song is the last tie I have with my former friends, as we bonded, young and innocent, over our mutual love of anime and manga, only three years ago. The present is different than the past; sometimes, late at night, I can still vaguely picture the beautiful face of the girl I once loved, the memory of her becoming my most precious treasure.

This is the saddest anime song I've heard so far. What the song is about is in the title itself: My Most Precious Treasure. The lyrics of the song state that the memory of everyone laughing is the character's most precious treasure. Mix this in with the storyline - especially in Episode 10 and Episode 13 - and you'll definitely feel the raw emotions of the characters. "...but if I try closing my eyes, I can hear everyone's laughing voices. Somehow, that is my most precious treasure."

This song is absolutely beautiful.. and sad - it makes you realize that even though you are alone you should still have hope.. that something good will happen soon and you mustn't lose faith :C I don't understand much Japanese but I know what some things mean.. and they are very sad. This song is so emotional. The lyrics, even though you don't understand them, are so touching... this song describes the whole anime; how the characters die but are still fighting for their revenge on god. This song literally destroys your heart.

This song is great, I want to learn how to play this on the piano... This song's lyrics describe the anime and it has story in it, it also looks that the song was telling you to enjoy life until you have everyone precious to you, cause someday God can take them all away from you so don't waste time and don't have any regrets... This song just really have an awesome music and a heart-touching message... Wonderful :'-)

Elfen Lied - Lilium

This anime had me crying for a whole week. The song is really beautiful and suits the main character so much. This anime's opening song is one of best anime openings I have ever heard.

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!

One hell of a life changing anime for me. Makes me embrace my sorrow as strength now. Absolutely touching song. Revivals 'Unraveled" in my heart

It will make your heart skip a beat... Such an awesome song it is... Really sad but it goes perfectly with anime... Actually it tells you about it... Probaly my favorite

Give Me Wings - Evangelion 2.0

I like it a lot

Aozora - Air Aozora - Air Cover Art

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*

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

Spoilers guys damn

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

Fairy Tail Main Theme (Slow Version) - Fairy Tail

I used to think that Fairy Tail was childish. Now I know that is has more sadness than many other animes out there. Wendy lost Grandina, Jellal (Mystogan), and her entire guild. Erza lost her best friends and very nearly her life. Natsu lost Igneel. Grey lost your. They've all lost something, but they keep fighting.

Fiary Tail forever 👆

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.

My first and favourite song is FAIRY TAIL. Its main theme inspires me the most. Me and my friends always sing 1D song but my otaku never forget about ANIME,and when it is Anime, the first thing comes to our mind is Fairy Tail. and we go back discussing about the main theme

I love the anime and manga, and trust me when I say, that this is one of those shows that can get you laughing your ass off one second, and crying your eyes out the next.

Afterglow - Kanon Afterglow - Kanon Cover Art

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

Soundscape to Ardor - Bleach

This songs is about Rukia that on period it should be the first song up here and Elfen Lied to and did paella magica that's it I love rukia she my second favorite

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.

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

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

Sis Puella Magica! - Puella Magi Madoka Magica

PMMM is the best magical girl anime ever(yes, Sailor moon is 2nd). Most mahou shoujos have mary sue girls fighting "oh so scary"villains (that are evil because they're meant to) on frilly outfits that look alike, No one died, and they use magical elemental weapons(except bows, but that's the only realistic weapon other mahou shoujos use). In Madoka magica, the characters are realistic, they have good designs, their outfits have different designs, they fight witches(the witches are practically like demon-monsters and are former magical girls whose soul gems are corrupted and turned to grief seeds because their hope turned into despair)with guns, swords, spears, muskets, bombs(nor counting Madoka's bow). There are also gruesome moments and horrible deaths. The songs on this anime are also beautifully composed(I can't pick one as my favourite. I love them all! ClariS, Kalafina, and Yuki Kajiura are very great at the songs! Love this anime! However, children shouldn't watch this and It's ...more

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

It has no translation, which is part of the reason. I love how it's mysterious with a tinge of sadness. Kina reminds me of homura. Try visualizing homura with this song.

This anime is very underrated, but the soundtrack is absolutely beautiful and this is my favorite song.

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

I recommend you to watch the video first bfore listening to the song. And I WARNED you to be prepare 4 the saddest moment!

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

This should be the first saddest anime, it's so damn sad

What this is 9th this has a beatifil and sad story that can make anyone cry

The Contenders

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..

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.

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

Such sad song!

Ihojin No Yaiba - Sword of the Stranger
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

Kaishou - Gankutusou: The Count of Monte Cristo

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

Its great ya know

Shoujo No Ori - Kanon Shoujo No Ori - Kanon Cover Art
Romei - Fullmetal Alchemist

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

FMA is my favorite Anime and this song makes it so much better

Merche Funebre - Hellsing Ultimate

Only a man can kill a monster.

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

Yamato wedding bells when MC thought he was going to die

Fuyu No Hanabi - Kanon Fuyu No Hanabi - Kanon Cover Art
Unjust Life - Angel Beats

It conveys all the emotions that were felt during the whole season and condenses into a single track. It carries both its hope and joy as well as sadness and longing that the main characters feel at the end.

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

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

Where the Lights Are - Fist of the North Star: Raoh Gaiden
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

Secret Base - Anohana

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

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.

The best song for me its written very beautifully the lyrics the song can make a person even by reading the lyrics.

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

Tori No Uta - Air Tori No Uta - Air Cover Art

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

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.

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