November 2 is “Day of the Dead”.
In Catholicism, it is set as a day of prayer for the dead, and especially in Mexico, it is known for its grand festivals.
※Due to the theme’s specific matters, this survey’s article contains many spoilers for various anime. Please be aware of it while reading※
Characters who experienced their tremendous end in the anime can’t be forgotten. They experience such events to protect friends physically, to leave at the beginning of the story, to die and reborn multiple times…etc. In the past, characters’ funerals were actually had been held, and they are sometimes taken up as sensational events that transcend the boundaries of anime into the real world.
Here, at Anime!Anime!, we conducted a reader survey “What character had the most amazing moment of death?” We received responses from 537 people during the survey period from October 22 to October 29.
The male-female ratio is about 40% for males and about 60% for females. About 50% of the age group were minors, and about 30% were in their 20s.
※Due to the theme’s specific matters, this survey’s article contains many spoilers for various works. Please be aware of it while reading※
■ Topping the list is Ace from “One Piece” with an unforgettable last line!
1st place goes to Portgas D. Ace from “One Piece” with an approval rating was about 9%.
Readers commented about an unexpected plot twist, “It was a cool end to protect his younger brother and die, I was too shocked that I could not recover from his loss. Somewhere in my heart, I wonder if he’s still alive.”, and “I was shocked because I never thought that Ace could die.”
Many readers pointed on an unforgettable Ace’s last line, “When Sakazuki, one of the three Admirals, pierced him, his last words to Luffy sounded like he said it to the viewers, ‘Thank you for all your love’.”
2nd place goes to Lelouch Lamperouge from “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion”. The approval rating was about 7%.
Many fans were surprised by the end of such a Picaresque Novel, “In the final episode, when he died carrying all his sins, I couldn’t stop crying”, “Death that completes his story, from the rebel to the emperor, left scars on my heart.” Some comments explain why he still popular, “No one else before made me wish for him to become happy.”
3rd place goes to Rengoku Kyoujirou “Flame Hashira” from “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” with a very small difference in votes
Many people said that they couldn’t stop crying in the cinema, “The movie is on screens now, so I came up with it first. His death made Tanjirou and his friends stronger. The smile on the verge of breath is especially impressive.”, and “A strong heart, a deep love for the family, and a feeling of connecting to juniors. Everything was wonderful including how his belief supports Tanjirou’s growth even after his death.”
His last line, “Burn your heart.”, was very inspiring.
■Let’s introduce other comments
About Tomoe Mami from “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”, “I was shocked by the unexpected twist from the title of cute character and magical girl”, and “The story got really serious after Mami’s death, and I was drawn to the work. I was immersed. ”
About Yuuki from “Sword Art Online”, “I couldn’t stop tears in the scene where she met hers end looking at his friends.”, and “It is even sadder since she was Asuna’sbest friend.”
About Kamina from “Gurren Lagann”, “The world of Gurren Lagann is full of gags, but I was crying when cool big bro dies. His last words were, ‘I believe in you, so you should too.'”
About Itou Makoto from “School Days”, “Isn’t there a hero who has reached the end of that level of trauma?”, and “The insert song” Beyond Sadness “was impressive.”
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In this survey, the main character or the character who is important to the main character ranked high. It was also unique in a way that many comments mentioned on the character’s last lines.
“What character had the most amazing moment of death?”
1st place Portgas D. Ace “One Piece”
2nd place Lelouch Lamperouge “Code Geass Lelouch of the Rebellion”
3rd place Rengoku Kyoujirou “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Infinity Train”
4th place Tomoe Mami “Puella Magi Madoka Magica”
5th place Kagari Shuusei “PSYCHO-PASS”
6th place Ash Lynx “BANANA FISH”
6th place Makishima Shougo “Psycho-Pass”
8th place Itou Makoto “School Days”
9th place Yuuki “Sword Art Online”
10th place Olga Itsuka “Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans”
11th place Koro-Sensei “Assassination Classroom”
12th place Oda Sakunosuke “Bungo Stray Dogs”
12th place Caesar A. Tseperi “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”
12th place Canon Memphis “Fafner in the Azure EXODUS”
15th place Nagisa Kaoru “Neon Genesis Evangelion”
15th place Minowa Gin “Yuki Yuna Is a Hero”
17th place Hyuga Neji “NARUTO”
17th place Eugeo “Sword Art Online: Alicization”
19th place Siegfried Kircheis “Legend of the Galactic Heroes”
19th place Whitebeard (Edward Newgate) “One Piece”
19th place Van Hohenheim “Fullmetal Alchemist”
19th place Matsuda Jinpei “Detective Conan”
(Response period: October 22, 2020-October 29, 2020)