Character deaths in anime are typically quite sad, but there have been a few that have actually made fans laugh.
Even though a lot of anime tends to focus on the more exaggerated parts of real life, certain types of anime, such as action, fantasy, science fiction, and even horror, may look at situations where death is inevitable. Death in anime is almost always taken seriously, whether it’s an unexpected end for a fan-favorite character or a planned change for a character who may have caused their own death. Like in other kinds of fiction, death is treated as a normal part of anime.
Some death moments in anime just wind up being on the right side of strange, to the point where some viewers couldn’t help but think of the circumstance as being especially humorous. This can be either unfortunate or lucky for fans of the show. And while some death sequences in certain anime are laugh-out-loud amusing, the dramatic irony in other stories may bring out the sardonic humorist that lies dormant within some people.
Yu-Gi-Oh! continues to engage fans with a very tight plot on top of its spectacular card game duels in a world where card games can determine the fate of the entire globe. The spectacular finish of the Battle City Tournament, in which the Pharaoh squared up against Yami Marik and his rather invincible Winged Dragon of Ra, was one such case. Not only did the fate of the world hang in the balance, but Yami Marik twisted the odds even further by putting the lives of their other halves – the innocent Marik Ishtar on one side and Pharaoh’s best friend Yugi Muto on the other – on the line.
In an impossible struggle, the Pharaoh employs a MacGuffin in the shape of a new card – Ragnarok. He can use this card to destroy all monsters on Yami Marik’s field at the cost of all the cards in his deck. And because Yami Marik still has 1 Life Point, he has a chance to ultimately defeat the defenseless Pharaoh. Marik Ishtar, on the other hand, comes to his senses and overpowers Yami Marik, effectively making him the stake rather than the other way around. Instead of striking the Pharaoh, Marik just surrenders, sending his other half to the depths of the Shadow Realm. It’s a letdown of a satisfactory ending, but it’s also a hilarious method to defeat the evil.
Light Yagami (Death Note)
When law student Light Yagami discovers the Death Note and its ability to kill anybody with only their face and name, he feels he has discovered a method to not only eliminate crime but also rebuild the world in his image. His pursuit for godhood, as described in the Death Note manga, will necessitate Light regularly slaughtering criminals as the mysterious Kira. Light will form a bond with his Death Note’s guardian Ryuk, date fellow Death Note user Misa Amane, and form a rivalry with L, the World’s Greatest Detective who is obsessed with apprehending and prosecuting Kira. Indeed, L’s accuracy was such that he correctly guessed that Light was Kira, necessitating Light spending half of the series not only disproving L but also planning his death.
With the second half of the book centering on Light’s apparently unstoppable crusade as Kira, L’s apprentice Near proves to be far more motivated than his predecessor. After successfully encircling Light, Light expected Ryuk to help him murder Near and his team, but the nonchalant Death Note guardian proved he was not Light’s friend. Light is killed by a catastrophic blunder and an unforeseen fit of extreme overconfidence. Despite the fact that Light’s death is almost likely in the series, the sheer irony of his demise makes the situation funny.
Festo (Fang Of The Sun Dougram)
Fans of classic anime will recall the development of mecha anime in the 1980s, and Fang of the Sun Dougram was a story of a rebel group resisting an oppressive extraterrestrial occupation with the assistance of the titular robot. As is typical of these great anime, tragedy would almost certainly befall the protagonists in order to unite them.
This is provided by Festo, the team’s resident comic relief. And while slaying gigantic creatures was usually cause for celebration, Festo’s decision to demonstrate his motorcycling abilities in the desert would be his last. In a frightening revelation, it is found that a live grenade was in the compartment of Festo’s bicycle and detonated shortly after he proclaimed his superiority. While there was a very awful death in the series, the dramatic irony’s potential for comedy is a proven way to determine if a spectator like dark comedy.
The Brain, The Brawn (One-Punch Man)
In comparison to other superhero-themed anime, the villains encountered by the heroes in One-Punch Man are no laughing matter, especially considering that some of them are global threats that the heroes rarely manage to destroy. Such was the case with the Brain and the Brawn, a pair of brothers who were among the most dangerous antagonists in the series. The Brain is the thinking behind their activities, whilst the Brawn is the muscle that could easily tear anything apart with his bare hands.
Therefore, when the going gets tough, Saitama is there to save the day. Before the three (3) engage in combat, the Brawn becomes excitedly physical with his sibling. His power was so great that he literally crushed his sibling to pieces, much to the surprise of onlookers. And before the players could chuckle at this theatrical irony, Saitama dispatches Brawn with his famous punch.
Kazuma Sato (KonoSuba)
KonoSuba, one of the wildest isekai series of current anime, most likely flips the stereotype and presents viewers with a pretty refreshing yet amusing perspective on the genre. When Kazuma Sato dies in the actual world, Aqua, a goddess of a parallel universe with MMO features, becomes interested in his life as a shut-in NEET. She offers to reincarnate him as a fighter there and, after a few mishaps, finds up with an absent-minded Aqua who appears unable to join her compatriots in the afterlife unless the Devil King is defeated. And after failing to form a team to combat him, Kazuma resolves to simply attempt to live a nice new life… Until circumstances force him and his comrades to gradually make their way through the Devil King’s generals.
The first time Kazuma is taken into his second life is possibly the most amusing aspect of KonoSuba. Instead of the normal “magic transport” cliche, Kazuma’s reincarnation was the result of a fairly humiliating death. After attempting to rescue the life of a girl he thought was about to be hit by a truck, Kazuma was killed by the shock of the realization that he had been hit. In reality, the “truck” was a slow-moving tractor, and the girl would never be hit.
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Dandy (Space Dandy)
It’s rare for an anime with a space theme to have crazy ideas, and it’s even rarer for a comedy like Space Dandy to throw continuity out the window in favor of crazy stories. At its heart, the anime is about the adventures of the main character, Dandy, and his friends on the Aloha Oe. They go on many different space adventures that often explore different science fiction ideas. Even though Dandy and his friends are often completely destroyed, they always find a way to get back to safety in the next episode.
Anime fans had no idea that the first episode would go in such a direction. At the end of the first episode, Dandy and his friends were stuck on a hostile alien planet with no way to get off. So Dandy does what any smart person would do and blows everything up. In addition to setting the tone, this “what the f-” moment is a very funny way to start over.
Nichijou, which had a fresh approach on comedy when it initially came out, rapidly became a classic. In the anime, Yuko Aoi aspires to be “more fascinating,” so she becomes engaged in her friends’ life, who are more than they seem. Nichijou is a slice-of-life story that turns bizarre, therefore its humor is typically dark.
Dolph, a traitor in Yuko’s exploits, aims to take over an elf country. As Dolph tells the captured king’s rulers he’s won, he trips and dies.
Lancer (Carnival Phantasm)
In the Holy Grail War of the Fate series, different heroes from myth and history become Servants, which are Heroic Spirits bound to the will of their summoners, who are called Masters. These Masters now use their Servants to fight for the ultimate prize, which is any wish. And while every version of the Holy Grail War has had its share of intense stories, some of the most popular ones have always had Lancers, a Servant Class that is known for its charm and skill with the spear, die horrible deaths that they didn’t deserve.
This became a running joke in Carnival Phantasm, a comedy spinoff of the Fate series in which Servants and Masters do a lot of strange things. Lancer almost always dies in each episode, and most of the time it’s in a pretty boring way. Part of what makes this funny is that his death is always treated as “meh.” Sometimes characters even forget who he was and just call him a “man in blue tights.”
The Potato (Magical Witch Punie-Chan)
While attending a Japanese high school may seem like an odd requirement for becoming the next in line to rule a magical kingdom, this is the case of Magical Witch Punie-chan, in which protagonist Punie Tanaka attends a school while being a secret magical girl, and all the while assassins of various kinds try to kill her to prevent her from becoming the next ruler of Magical Land.
Although the anime itself parodies magical girl clichés, the school festival episode may take the cake. In it, an adversary tries to sabotage the festivities but instead brings the components of a curry stall to life. With the veggies dreading their own mortality so soon after gaining consciousness, a brave Potato chooses to forcefully – and I emphasize brutally – peel himself and plunge himself into the mixture to save his friends.
Yamcha (Dragon Ball Z)
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While attending a Japanese high school is an odd requirement for becoming next-in-line to rule a magical kingdom, this is the case of Magical Witch Punie-chan, in which protagonist Punie Tanaka attends a school while being a secret magical girl, and all the while assassins of various kinds try to kill her to prevent her from becoming the next ruler of Magical Land.
Despite the fact that the entire anime is a parody of magical girl cliches, the episode about the school festival is probably the best example of it. In it, a villainous character makes an attempt to disturb the festivities, but instead succeeds in making the components of a curry stand come to life. When the vegetables realized they were capable of feeling fear, they quickly began to worry that they would perish. In response, a courageous Potato made the selfless decision to peel himself harshly and needlessly and then hurl himself into the mixture in order to save his fellow vegetables.
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