Article: Top 10 Saddest Deaths In Anime

The saddest moments in anime are the ones when our favorite characters die. In this article, we will look at ten such most painful death in the history of anime. These moments are so emotional that they often make us cry.

1. Jiraiya - Naruto: Shippuden

Jiraiya, the legendary Sanin, is one of the joyful characters in the anime series Naruto. He was Naruto's mentor, and he looked after him like a father. Unfortunately, he died in battle with one of his students, Pain. During The Great Ninja War, many shinobis were revived using The Summoning Jutsu: Reanimation, which is a forbidden jutsu, but as Jiraiya's dead body was not found, he was not Re-animated. Jiraiya's death was heartbreaking and shocking.

2. Portgas D. Ace - One Piece

Portgas D. Ace, the son of Gol D. Roger and Luffy's brother, is one of the strongest and favorite character from One Piece. He encountered Captain Blackbeard on Banaro Island, but unfortunately, he was defeated and captured. With odds against him, lastly, by Admiral Akainu's strike, he died in Luffy's arms. Luffy's world shifted after this emotional moment.

3. Kyojuro Rengoku - Demon Slayer

Among the sorrowful moments of the series, Demon Slayer's death of Rengoku stands out. In a gripping battle against Akaza, one of the Twelve Kizuki, he was defeated. In his last breaths, Rengoku leaves a heart-touching message for his loved ones.

4. Koro-Sensei - Assassination Classroom

Koro Sensei, also known as an unlikable teacher, forms a unique bond with his students in Class 3-E. Despite their mission to assassinate him, Koro Sensei guides them in their personal growth. The students must confront their ultimate task, leading to the tragic demise of Koro-sensei. The scene gives deep sorrow as they cope with loss and remember cherished memories with their Sensei.

5. Kaori - Your Lie In April

Kaori was a violinist who helped Koshi rediscover his passion for music, and their connection grew stronger. However, their relationship takes a bitter turn when it is revealed that Kaori is seriously ill. In the final episode, her health deteriorates, and she eventually dies, leaving Koshi devastated. It serves as a reminder of the importance of cherishing relationships.

6. Maes Hughes - Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Maes Hughes was a cheerful military agent who loved his wife and daughter but met a tragic end. While investigating the truth about the Homunculus, he was attacked but managed to escape. However, Envy disguised herself as his wife, leading to his inability to harm her and being shot to death.

7. Jonathan Joestar - JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Jonathan Joestar, with his strong physique, and bravery, illustrates the hero figure. Unfortunately, he was attacked by Dio, forcing him to make the ultimate sacrifice to stop the villain.

8. Kyoko Honda - Fruits Basket

Kyoko was Tohru's mother and one of the best parents in the series. Despite her difficult past, she transformed to a better life. Marrying Katsuya and having a daughter brought joy to her life. But tragically, her death leaves Tohru with a devasting loss.

9. Setsuko - Grave Of The Fireflies

Grave Of The Fireflies is a tragic story of a brother and sister during war times. They struggle for survival after being separated from their parents due to firebombing. Setsuk, a four-year-old girl, relies on her elder brother for survival. Setsuko peacefully passes away in sleep after sharing a piece of watermelon with his brother. The movie was based on true events of the consequences of war.

10. Light Yagami - Death Note

Light was a crazy person who wanted to make the world free of crime. To achieve his goal, he becomes a criminal in his own right. In the end, he becomes a victim of his mess and is killed by shinigami (god of death).