I have to believe that I am not the only person under the sun that gets a little bit weepy eyed when a character on my favorite anime dies. I read a list that compiled some of the most saddest anime deaths out there so I figured why not give mine. Check them out and if you don’t agree tell what anime deaths you think are the saddest.
Sword Art Online-Death of Sachi
Kirito was a lone wolf, well more correctly a “Beater” a hybrid of a beta tester/cheater of Sword Art Online where death in the game world meant death in the real world. This alone is depressing when you think about all of the characters that died in the game. Sachi and her clan the Moonlit Black Cat’s deaths by far hit the hardest.
The only thing makes this sadder is the fact that Kirito promised Sachi that she wouldn’t die. To turn the metaphorical knife in the wound is when Kirito receives a post dated message from Sachi expressing her love for him and encouraging him to get stronger. She even closes out the message with a little holiday song she sings. Sad Stuff.
Blood+-Death of Moses and Karman
Blood+ is an anime full of death which is ok because it’s mostly chiropterans (vampire type creatures) that are being killed. There are two characters Moses and Karman of the Schiff who are very close. Both escaped from a lab where they were created and decided to fight for their own cause and with the rest of the Schiff. Unfortunately they are tremendously vulnerable to sun forcing them to move and operate in the night wearing dark cloaks. Due to a genetic defect Karman came down with the “Thorn” which weakens and cyrtalizes the body till it falls apart. With Moses being such a loyal friend they embrace their first and last sunrise together.
Naruto-Death of Itcachi Uchiha
To be fair Naruto has a lot of depressing deaths, Asuma, Jiraiya, 3rd Hokage, I mean the list goes on. The one that got me was the death of Itachi. No it wasn’t the most dramatic death or the most touching at that moment, but it was the most defining death of the series. From the very first couple of episodes we understand Sasuke’s hate for his brother. He believes his brother is ruthless and is the cause of this clans demise. We all come to realize that Itachi only did what he did for the sake of his village and especially his little brother by sparing his life that day. You could say that Itachi was the biggest patriot of Konoha.
Full Metal Alchemist-Death of Lieutenant Maes Hughes
FMA produced a lot of memorable characters. One character that stood out was Maes Hughes. With his loyalty to his best friend Colonel Mustang, skills with his trademark daggers, and his persistent need to show off his baby daughter he was an extremely likable character. Even up to the end he was doing his job and attempting to call Mustang with Intel on the homunculus who would eventually kill him in a phone booth.
Death Note- “L”
L was a true genius in this anime. His aptitude for analysis was only surpassed by his love for sweets and his awkwardness. I believe that we all could see a little bit of ourselves in L. What makes L’s death the saddest of all is it came from an unexpected sources. Yes, L at one time thought Light could be carrier of the Death Note but that theory had long passed and he developed a genuine friendship with Light, or so he believed. The death of L wasn’t just the end of his life but the end of Death Note. After he died the anime got really…really bad.
There you go. My thoughts on the saddest deaths in anime. I know there are way more out there so let me know what anime deaths had you weeping.
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