The 16 Anime That Made Japan Cry for the Main Hero

Not all heroes receive a happy ending once their journey ends. In fact, some meet tragic or bittersweet finales, which can be a punch to the gut.

Goo Ranking asked the Japanese community to rank the anime with saddest farewells (and deaths) that befell the main protagonist.


16Dangaioh – 12 votes


15HOLYLAND – 30 votes


13The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final – 52 votes


12Aura Battler Dunbine – 54 votes


11Battle Spirits: Brave – 67 votes


10Cowboy Bebop – 126 votes




7Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken – 208 votes


6Macross Frontier the Movie: The Wings of Goodbye – 224 votes


5Humanoid Monster Bem – 298 votes


4Dragon Ball GT – 413 votes


3Ashita no Joe – 415 votes


2Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack – 438 votes


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