Anime fandom is one of the hugest in the globe cause people form so strong bond with non-existent characters that they treat them as a part of their community and even becomes emotional when they meet their tragic end. The emotions are due to the excellent work done by anime factors such as relatability and strong character development. Here, we will talk about the top 10 most popular anime characters fans wished wouldn't have died.
1. Eren Yeager
Eren Yeager was someone people had a duality about. Everyone wanted to stop the rambling that Eren was causing, but no one wanted him to die. All the comrades tried to stop the mass murder without causing his death, but there was no other way to stop the brutal killings. The ending conversation with Armin shows that he also wanted to live, but his powers were heavy on him.
2. Kaori Miyazono
Kaori Miyazono is a character of Your Lie in April who died of a disease, and no one wanted her to die. She was the female lead and an incredible violinist who performed with the male lead. She was the reason that he started to get better with his piano performance and face the fears that were restricting him from playing piano again after his mother's death. The way she lost her life in front of his friends while struggling to live is very painful.
3. Kyojuro Rengoku
Kyojuro Rengoku is the flame Hashira who lost the battle against an upper-rank demon in the Mugen train arc. He fought with all he had and could have won against the upper rank if he had not been human. The way he died in front of Tanjiro with his last words of motivation was incredibly painful. The scene where we can see his crow flying away with tears made the pain even worse.
4. Sakura Yamauchi
All the viewers wanted Sakura to make it up to the coffee shop where the male lead was waiting for her. They wanted her to reply to his final message: ' I want to eat your pancreas.' It was an unusual death; people knew she would die of disease, but the murder thing was too brutal to happen to her. The way the boy cried after the funeral was a heart-aching scenario.
5. Sasha Braus
Sasha Braus was from the same trainee batch as Mikasa, Armin and others. She was funny but did care for his comrades and friends. The way she died was unacceptable out of a mere bullet. When they have achieved the plan, they also made and captured Eren. She took her last breaths in the arms of her friends, but the impact of death was illustrated in further episodes via her family, the girl she saved as kind, and her cook friend.
The Grave of the Fireflies is an incredible anime movie by Ghibli Productions about children's struggles. It follows the life of Seita and her young sister as they try to survive after the demise of her mom and dad. Their mom died of a blast, and their dad died. They tried their best to stay but couldn't. Seita died of hunger and starvation at a station along with others.
7. Light Yagami
Light Yagami did start his killings with good intentions but couldn't keep track till the end. He wrote the names over death notes tirelessly and seemed confident of what he was doing. His popularity was enough for people who wanted him to stay alive even after his selfish acts. He died as the Ryuk himself wrote his name on his death note.
Himeno was goofy but liked by others because she was strong and intelligent. She was a senior Devil Hunter organization member and always had a thing for Aki. To save Aki from death, she sacrificed herself. Though initially it did seem in vain, things did work out in the end. She gave up her entire body for full control over the ghost devil.
Setsuko was the younger sibling of the Sieta in the Graveyard of Fireflies, a heart-wrenching story of two siblings trying to survive during World War II. They both died of starvation and lack of proper care, but Setsuko was the first one to die.
10. Hange Zoe
Hange Zoe was the leader of the survey corps, and she did her duty till her last breath. She set against the whole bunch of Colossal Titans on their way to rumbling to gain some time. She tried to hold them back as long as she could before burning to death and meeting her other comrades in the afterlife.