Sacrifice is the most significant token of love one could give to others. A person in love could cross any limit if the other half is in danger; this is love's most beautiful attribute. The same things happen in the anime world, too, where characters risk their lives to save others, and there are instances when the person cannot make it back alive. Here, we will discuss the top 10 anime characters who sacrificed their lives for their loved ones.
1. Ahiru (Princess Tutu)
Ahriu sacrificed her life as a human to restore Mytho's heart. In the process, she loses her identity as a human and transforms into Princess Tutu, who must get back into the form of a duck once all the task related to her heart is completed.
2. Tomoe (Samurai X: Trust & Betrayal)
Tomoe comes close to Kenshin out of the rage of revenge for her dead fiancé, but after some time, she starts to feel for him and thus decides to fall back, but she is used as bait to lure Kenshin into a trap. She guarded Kenshin against the final blow of Tatsumi and eventually died.
3. Kish (Tokyo Mew Mew)
Kish was an alien who aimed to capture the earth but fell for Mew Ichigo to the level that he gave up his mission for her. He guarded Ichigo against Deep Blue, which resulted in his death but was revived with Mew Aqua's help later.
4. Nui No Kata (Dororo)
Nui No kata was the mother of Hyakkimaru, who felt guilty for her helplessness against his husband, who abandoned her newborn bay until she found out he was alive. After the discovery, she left her everyday life and family and eventually gave her life to a demon for the sake of her son.
5. Rem (Death Note)
In The Death Note, the only way to kill a Shinigami, an immortal being, is through love. One must sacrifice one's life to change the destined death of a human. Rem did the same for Misa out of love and wrote the name of Watari & L to save her.
6. Kittan Bachika (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
One must eliminate the death spiral machine if one desires to escape the anti-spiral trap, but the act would cause their life. Kittan Bachika did this heroic act out of love for his Team, and the members recalled his bravery after the war ended.
7. Queen Serenity (Sailor Moon)
Queen Serenity was the proud queen of the Moon kingdom who was late to seal away the evils of the dark kingdom invasion, which cost the lives of her beloved daughter and her love. She sacrificed her life to revive her daughter's spirits and her love sending them to reborn earth.
8. Madoka (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
Madoka chose to lose everything, including humanity, for the love of her friends who had long suffered. She decided to end the vicious cycle of magical girls and rewrote history where there were no witches.
9. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)
Ace was Luffy's sibling who lost his life while guarding him against the blow of the Admiral. His sacrifice is regarded as a turning point in the life of Luffy, after which he grew more assertive.
10. Neji Hyuga (Naruto)
Neji's death was an emotional shock for fans, and he took the blow before it could pierce Hinata and Naruto at the peak of the Great Shinobi War against the ten tails.