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