Top 20 Anime Deaths That Left the Biggest Impact
There's nothing more shocking than a surprise plot twist that kills off a fan-favorite character.
And here are the top 20 anime deaths that left the biggest impacted, voted by 10,000 fans.
20. Nagisa Furukawa (Clannad)
Technically, that should be Nagisa Okazaki, but we guess that when Mysterious Anime Waif Disease strikes you down so soon after you wed, you still identify most strongly with your maiden name.
19. Kaworu Nagisa (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
“Nagisa” isn’t intrinsically tragic, as it just means “shoreline.”
Nevertheless, we come to the crushing death of the list’s second character with the name.
18. Okita Soji (Hakuoki)
Yes, we know that in this pretty-boy filled series set at the end of Japan’s feudal era, Soji, with his emerald green eyes, looks oh so dreamy.
Considering that Okita Soji was also a real person who lived in the 19th century, whose death in his 20s from tuberculosis is a matter of historical record, it’s kind of surprising more people didn’t see this one coming and have the blow softened for them just a bit.
17. Ito Kamataro (Gintama)
Genre-straddling Gintama may be filled with hilarious gags, but that doesn’t mean everyone gets to stay alive to laugh at them.
16. Maes Hughes (Full Metal Alchemist)
Decorated officer. Devoted husband. Doting father. Dead character.