This post will cover day 12 of the anime challenge answering the question of the “saddest anime scene”. Before I begin to talk about scenes that may have been somewhat upsetting, I’d like to mention that I don’t usually watch anime which include sad moments. I usually watch action-based anime which are minimal on the sadness scale.
So let’s begin. First and foremost, when it comes to sad scenes, usually it could mean anything from losing a fight to someone dying. Within the world of Bleach, we see many individuals who fight and die within battles. From this series, a battle that truly made me feel like more could have been done or another way could have been found was the fight of Zaraki vs Unohana.
Unohana was someone who from the very start I trusted as a captain, she was the medic who tried her best to save as many as she could in order to keep on protecting. On top of which, her past as one of the strongest Shinigami was on halt when Zaraki arrived.
Unohana’s death for the greater good was also something I didn’t see coming. She was pretty cool, however her death was truly sad. Since her abilities to do so much, along with her Bankai, was something that I would have wanted to see more of within the upcoming war against the Quincy.
The second scene which was very similar to this was within Naruto when we all saw the death of a great person, Jiraiya. Just like Unohana, Jiraiya was also very important to the series. His death was something unexpected. He went to deal and stop Pain, but this just meant that his own students killed the teacher.
On top of which, the reason why I chose Jiraiya was that he has always been seen as someone who was awesome. His endless experience and the fact that he was like an old man to a lot of people is something that a lot of people would hold dear.
So as it seems, two deaths are pretty saddening. However, next up is from the anime One Piece. The anime itself has a bunch of different episodes to pick something sad from. The part of the anime I’d like to pick is, the death of the Going Merry.
The Going Merry, the first ship of the Straw Hat Pirates that was used to move around the East Blue into Water 7. Then replaced by a brand new ship called the Thousand Sunny. The way in which such a magnificent and homely ship aided the Straw Hats from all kinds of danger and allowed them to build their bounties as well as to make it their home is something that I found fantastic.
The last few moments of the Going Merry was, well, upsetting. Seeing it go, being burnt and having a proper funeral was something that I found to be both upsetting and an end to a chapter. The last few moments with Going Merry as well as the Klbautermann (water spirits that dwell in ships), was something I thought to be quite saddening.
Overall, I think the events which take part in the anime One Piece are something that would make anyone drop a tear or two. On top of which, I’m just about to watch the arc which includes Ace’s death. I’m around episode 460, so I still had ways to go till I’m all caught up.
Nevertheless, what do you guys think of this? Go ahead and comment down below telling us how you feel about this.