No fan wants to see their favorite character die and seeing his funeral only adds to the pain. Death in anime can be a rare thing, as some characters have strong story armor protecting them, but when a character dies, it’s usually heartbreaking. Funerals in anime are often even rarer than character deaths.
When a character dies, the anime usually continues with the plot and skips the funeral scene. Therefore, when an anime actually shows the funeral scene, it brings back all the pain from when the character first died. Seeing other characters crying only adds to the pain of the fans.
10 After changing the past, Hinata still has a funeral in the present (Tokyo Revengers)
tokyo avengers is a popular anime series in which Takemichi Hanagaki has the ability to travel back in time to his high school days, where he plans to change the past in order to save his girlfriend Hinata’s life in the future.
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After thinking that he has resolved everything in the past, Takemichi returns to the future and visits Hinata, but later, she dies once again, this time in front of his eyes. At her funeral, Hinata’s mother gives Takemichi the necklace she gave him in high school.
9 Rin Okumura Mourns The Only Person Who Truly Cared For Him (The Blue Exorcist)
As a son of Satan, it’s no surprise that most people tend to shy away from Rin Okumura. However, the only person who never treated him differently was his adoptive father, Shiro Fujimoto. Fujimoto loved Rin so much that he even sacrificed himself when Satan tried to possess his body to kidnap Rin.
The next day, Fujimoto’s funeral is held. After the funeral, Rin is left mourning the loss of the only person who truly cared for him. Fans can really see how much this death has affected Rin.
8 Sayaka Miki’s True Death Is A Mystery To Her Mother (Madoka Magica)
In an anime about a magical girl, death is something that fans wouldn’t expect to happen, but in Puella Magi Madoka Magica everything is possible. Sayaka Miki was a magical girl who had her soul gem corrupted too much, causing her to become a witch, so the other magical girls had to get rid of her.
After the traumatic experience, Madoka and the girls attend her funeral, where Sayaka’s mother asks if she knows anything about how Sayaka died. Madoka lies and replies that she doesn’t know.
7 Ezra Has A Vision Of What Would Happen At His Funeral (Fairy Tail)
In episode 41 of Fairy Tail, Erza has a vision of her funeral at the Fairy Tail guild. At her funeral, Natsu is angry and in denial about her death, while Lucy, Happy and Gray are completely depressed at the loss of her dear friend.
After seeing how devastated her friends are by her death, she is shaken. Erza didn’t want the guild to be sad about her death, she wanted them to have a smile on her face. Before she can see the rest, Erza is pulled out of her vision by Natsu.
6 Kazuto Unites Gangs And Ends Rivalries With His Funeral (Clannad: After Story)
in the series Clannad: After Story, Yukine Miyazawa’s brother Kazuto was in a motorcycle accident and was rushed to the hospital. Unfortunately, he did not survive and passed away.
At first, Kazuto’s gang didn’t want the news of his death to get out, but when the other gangs found out about his death, they decided to end the rivalry. At his funeral, Yukine, Nagisa, Tomoya and all the gangs gather to pay their respects to Kazuto.
5 Yusuke Urameshi did not expect so many people to cry at his funeral (Yu Yu Hakusho)
Input, in Yuyu Hakusho, Yusuke Urameshi is hit by a car after saving a child who was running down the street. Yusuke wakes up as a ghost and later decides to attend his own funeral thinking that no one cares about his death.
However, in reality, her funeral has a large turnout and her normally drunk mother is surprisingly devastated. Even her old childhood friend is completely devastated by the news of her death, denying that it is true. This funeral scene hits fans hard for the realness of the emotions.
4 The Straw Hat Pirates send off the jolly Vikings (One Piece)
In episode 312 of one piece, the Straw Hat Pirates hold an emotional funeral not for one character but for their ship, the Going Merry. During this episode, the Going Merry suddenly breaks under the weight of the crew, so they decide to send the ship off with a Viking-style funeral, setting the ship on fire on the high seas.
As it burns down, the ship apologizes and thanks the crew for always cherishing it, as a tearful Luffy and the crew also say their goodbyes.
3 Survey Corp Members Say Goodbye To Iconic Sasha Braus (Attack On Titan)
Attack On Titan he’s not new to killing off characters, but funeral scenes are hard to come by. In season four, fans had to witness the passing of potato-loving Sasha Braus at the hands of Gabi. During Sasha’s funeral, members of the Survey Corps weren’t the only ones there.
Surprisingly, an Eldense-hating Marleyan cook named Niccolo turned up completely devastated at the news of his death. Conny makes things worse for the fans by claiming that Sasha was his twin and that he now feels like he has lost half of himself.
2 A funeral was held for all fallen Shinobi after the 4th Shinobi World War (Naruto)
Naturally, death and war go hand in hand. During the Fourth Shinobi World War in Naruto, fans had to witness the death of beloved character Neji Hyuga. During the war, to prevent Hinata from sacrificing herself for Naruto, Neji decides to sacrifice himself so that they both live.
After the war, a funeral is held for all the fallen shinobi who lost their lives fighting and fans got to witness their usual bubbly characters grieving for their lost comrades.
1 Maes Hughes’ daughter doesn’t understand what happens at her funeral (Fullmetal Alchemist)
Maes Hughes is possibly one of the best characters in full metal alchemist, which unfortunately was taken away from the fans. In episode 25, Maes Hughes was fatally shot by Envy, who had taken the form of his wife. Her death was extremely traumatic for fans, but what made it even worse was her funeral in the next scene.
At the funeral, Maes’s daughter is too young to understand what is happening and Colonel Mustang sheds a few tears thinking of his deceased friend. Maes’s ghost even makes an appearance of her, waving goodbye to Ed.