Top 10 Most Powerful Anime Deaths


Anime fans rank the anime characters death sure to leave a powerful impression on viewers, typically by reducing them to tears.

Warning: The ranking contains massive spoilers!

The ranking:

1. Mami (Madoka)

2. Lelouche (Code Geass)

3. Yui (Angel Beats!)

4. Portgas D. Ace (One Piece)

5. Nagisa (Clannad)

6. Hughes (FMA)

7. Kyouko (Madoka)

8. Kamina (Gurren Lagann)

9. Otonashi (Angel Beats!)

10. Euphemia (Code Geass)

See also the top 10 tear-jerker anime ranking for more sad, sad anime.

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    Avatar of tingle
    Comment by tingle
    18:29 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    No Spike?
    No Wolfwood?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:05 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well, Spike's death is left up to the viewer's interpertation. As wikipedia says, creator Watanabe stated, "I've never officially said that he died. At this point, I can tell you that I'm not sure if he's alive or dead."

    I think it was some official cowboy bebop artbook that suggested that he was just sleeping.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:30 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Spike's death is the basis of my definition of awesomeness since i'm a kid.

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    Comment by Abel Liegod
    03:46 21/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol Mami death wasnt all that powerful, it was just unexpected
    Now Kamina death, that was the worst death of all, I have friends that dropped the anime just because of that scene at episode 8, I didnt dropped but I never watched that damn episode ever again!
    Also Hughes death was amazing too, cried like a fuckin baby, not as much as the little chimera girl though.
    Third best death would be Ace‘s, he was my fav character in the anime.
    Dont know about Cowboy Bebop, i didnt really feel anything while watching Spike death, never really liked him anyway.
    Clannad was spoiled to me long ago so I dont know how will I feel when I actually watch the scene.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:06 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    My thoughts exactly. I think this list is only for crappy MOE anime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:25 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nagisa could be classified as moe, but she does have a personality

    However, what is the Haruhi rip-off doing here?


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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:45 27/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah I hate how MOE TTGL and One Piece and Code Geass are. Fuck that

    Comment by Anonymous

    Moe is not a genre or even a type of anime you hipster asshole.

    You are not cool for liking some shitty unpopular title.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:23 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    >shitty unpopular title

    yeah NOBODY has ever heard of Cowboy Bebop...

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:57 21/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    MOE or not it is SHIT and if you say otherwise you better start crapping in that hat yourself...

    Cowboy was at the very least 10 times better than anything on the list. Code Geass and One Piece are ok, but not even close to the quality Cowbot had. Period.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:48 21/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except that both FMA and Geass are fujyoshibait and the moe equivalent for females.

    Speaking of which, One Piece and Gurren Lagann as well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:32 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Definitely agreed. Lelouche in the top 2 alone makes this list legit. Including hughes in the top 6? Just furthers the cause.

    Madoka is only on here because it is recent, otherwise it would be lower.

    What else on here is moe you fucktard? Fill a hat with shit and pull it over your ears.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:50 08/11/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you claim Cowboy is better than One Piece than it must be very good (I havent seen it) because One Piece is very high quality.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 11/04/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    One piece is sooo good that people tell you to skip the first 200 eps if your gonna start watching it.. thats how badly the show fails. I thought the art and characters sucked ass in one piece, and the females were digustingly disporportioned, and luffy just looks like a moron.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:15 19/01/2012 # ! Neutral (0)


    This induces vomit and makes me want to tear my wrists open. In fact the nearest pen in my desk will do.

    Fucking spike was beyond epic, that episode , the star , the quote of the indian to his son. All bloody amazing.

    And NO WOLF's RAIN? fuck man.

    i could understand if there was saito from 1st season of zero no tsukaima... well... RESSURECTION

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    Comment by AVEN
    17:48 18/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Where is the epic "Spike: BANG!"?

    This list is bullshit

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Spike is not dead... maybe...

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    Comment by Tuor
    06:42 19/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Spike is dead. His star went out, just as the shaman guy said. He went out on his own terms, though.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:33 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lelouches and euphemias death are far superior and powerful moments then mamis but hey thats just me.Spike should be on this list and to me so should the Girl from outlawstar episode 20 Cats girls and spaceships.

    Imagine blowing up your own crush and never realizing it.If Jim only knew what he had done Pfftt Hed be mental.
    Im extra surprised that Hughes death is so low.
    And in the same series Nina where the fuck had these guys been?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:46 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Man... Hughes' death did nothing for me, I think I was too shocked at the time for it to illicit anything other than OH SHI-.
    Hughes' daughter crying though... THAT made me fucking cry.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:34 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    >His star went out

    Now I've lost it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:26 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I know i can kill

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:31 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The truth is just beyond the gate.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 24/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What about Gundam 00. Tear jerker moments there aplenty

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:06 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Yeah I tell myself he's not dead otherwise it makes me hate the ending. xD

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    Comment by AVEN
    18:06 18/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    He is more dead than Betamax

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or isnt...?

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You forgot Yang Wenli, Yabuki Joe, Oskar von Reuenthal, Utena Tenjou, Nicholas D. Wolfwood, Brandon Heat, Wolfgang Grimmer, Reinhard von Lohengramm, and L. And probably several others that I don't know of.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:29 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    'Brandon Heat' << But that never bothered him :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:02 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Tru dat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:30 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Also: Yang Wenli dies? No way :/

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:08 05/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    wtf? no spike spiegel!? asshole

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:34 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Jesus how could I forget about Spike, I'ma a failure as a fan

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 05/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    very, very true spike's death was f**king epic!

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    Comment by TheBeast
    06:23 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    the death of the hawks in berserk was pretty epic. all dead but guts caska pippen. griffith is dead to me.

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    Comment by TheBeast
    06:28 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    kikuchiyo from samurai 7. loved that big silly bastard.

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    Comment by cats2
    07:12 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Like we see with the lists posted EVERY GOD DAMN FUCKING DAY it's mainly just "Everything the past 2-3 years beats out the much better older stuff"

    Comment by Anonymous

    new stuff is better than old stuff. if they were good they would be on some sort of list but they aren't

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:31 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dude, every sankaku's list about something are shit.

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    Comment by Garrax
    01:33 20/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not a Sankaku list though, they're just bringing it over. Check the link.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    not quite agree with this but this time i totally agree since it SPOILLING big time anime (even i havent watch yet...SHIT) good work sankaku good work.. next time pick a better list to attract ur reader plz

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:59 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    14yr-olds made this list and they think it's kewl

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    True. The only one of these I agree with is Kamina. Crap list is crap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    At least K-ON can't get onto THIS list.

    But then, I can't tell whether that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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    Comment by anotherkonhater
    07:42 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amen to that bro.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:20 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They always are.

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    Comment by kenshinflyer
    20:22 19/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Alas, they have forgotten Spike Siegel. The list IS BS.

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    Comment by Kingwel
    20:41 18/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Nagisa death made my feel sad, the impact afterwards is what made me cry like a 6 years old kid.

    Mami's death is more like shocking, not really emotional.

    Lelouch and Kamina deaths are more like epic ones, because they died for what they believed in and that helped their "companions".

    Hughes death in FMA(not brotherhood) is a lot more powerful than in FMA:B, seriously.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:10 21/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lelouche didn't actually die though. I suppose his "assumed-death" was quite dramatic, and if one wasn't paying close enough attention, they might think that he died, but there are tons of hints pointing to him still being alive at the end, immortal like CC. It's interesting that they left it open to interpretation though.

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