The 10 Most Shocking Anime Character Deaths Ranked by Japanese Fans

Do you agree with #1 being the saddest goodbye?

Have you ever felt shocked by anime character deaths? The feeling of getting immersed in a great anime series to the point when you even feel an emotional connection with some characters is one of the unique traits of anime. However, sometimes a twist of the plot comes, and from all of a sudden, the artist decides your favorite character needs to die for the sake of the story. It can get you down for sure to see your favorite anime character getting sacrificed for a noble cause or dying without achieving any goal.

Though it is an entirely personal subject, Goo Ranking, the famous Japanese ranking site reached out to the community, and the readers voted for the most unexpected, or surprising anime character deaths.

Read the list of the ten most shocking anime deaths! However, be warned it comes with spoilers for many series, therefore approach with caution if you’ve just started to get into anime recently.

These are the 10 most shocking anime character deaths ranked by Japanese fans!

10. Raoh (Fist of the North Star)

9. Maes Hughes (Fullmetal Alchemist)

8. Kite (Hunter x Hunter)

7. Tooru Rikiishi (Ashita no Joe)

6. Kuririn (Dragon Ball)