What You Need to Know:
- November 2nd is "Day of the Dead". In Catholicism, it is set as a day to pray for the dead, and especially in Mexico, known as "Dia de los Muertos", it is known for its grand festivals. So, the website animeanime.jp ran a poll to find out what anime characters had the most memorable deaths, giving them a celebration of sorts on this day.
- Characters that have reached a shocking end even in anime are never forgotten. Heroes get left behind to protect their friends, leave early in the story, or die for some reason ... In the past, there have even been funerals actually held for dead anime characters and their deaths sometimes transcend the boundaries of anime.
- The poll received responses from 537 people during the survey period from October 22nd to October 29th. The male-female ratio is about 40% males and about 60% females. About 50% of the age group was 19 years old or younger, and about 30% were in their 20s.
- Clearly, because of the nature of the topic, there will be spoilers!
Japan Poll Results: Top 10 Anime Characters with the Most Memorable Deaths
- Portgas D. Ace of "One Piece" - From the readers: "It was a cool end to die protecting his younger brother but I was so sad that I couldn't recover. Somewhere in my heart, I wondered if I was still alive". Many fans were shocked by the unexpected development, and honestly, we're still in a bit of denial over that one!
- Lelouch Lamperouge from "Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion" - From readers: "It is deeply engraved in my heart that his journey from rebel to emperor was concluded with his death", "No other hero was moved by the desire to be as happy as he is," which is why this death is still very popular.
- Kyoujurou Rengoku from "Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie: Mugen Ressha-hen" - From readers: "I think that it was because of his death that Tanjiro and his friends became stronger. The smile with his last breath was especially memorable". The movie hasn't broken records for nothing!
- Mami Tomoe from "Puella Magi Madoka Magica"
- Shuusei Kagari from "PSYCHO-PASS"
- Ash Links from "BANANA FISH"
- Seigo Makishima from "PSYCHO-PASS"
- Makoto Ito from "School Days"
- Yuki from "Sword Art Online"
- Itsuka Olga from "Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans"
My heart! It hurts!
So sad! But they will always be remembered!