Every now and then, a series emerges that makes the contentious decision to kill off its main character. Characters are killed for a variety of reasons, but it’s crucial for creators to remember that a character’s death must have an impact. A death tossed in for shock value or one that serves no purpose to the narrative or another character’s progress is a waste of time, and it cheapens the narrative that it’s supposed to improve.
In this article, we have listed 8 anime where the mc dies. The majority of these anime are dark fantasy, some are comedy, and a couple are a mix of both.
Anime Where The MC Dies
DOG & SCISSORS
The story of Dog & Scissors revolves around Kazuhito Harumi, a high school guy who is infatuated with literature. He is shot and killed one day while reading in a cafe as he tries to protect a random stranger during a heist.
He receives a second chance and is reincarnated as a long-haired dachshund because he is determined to read his beloved author’s unreleased final work. He is adopted as a dog by Kirihime Natsuno, the very person he tried to save, and the only person who understands him in his new form. Kazuhito then realises she is not just his favourite novelist, but also a sadist who enjoys frightening him with scissors.
Hiro Hiyorimi is a young guy who has recently relocated to Sasanaki Village to meet his sister, who has lately been hired by a mystery young woman who prefers to be addressed as “Hime.” Hiro runs into Hime by coincidence when she and her short but powerful gynoid bodyguard Flandre arrive, killing himself in the process of moving Hime out of the way of a speeding car (falling construction beams in the anime).
But Hiro awakens, first confused, as he discovers Hime and unconsciously defends her during her fight with a werewolf. Hime says that she is a member of the Monster Realm’s royal line, which coexists with the Earth-Realm, and that her family possesses the capacity to temporarily resurrect the dead as half-immortals connected to the Earth-Realm.
Yuji Itadori is a high school student who lives in Sendai with his grandfather. Despite his natural skill for the sport, he avoids the track team on a regular basis. Instead, he joins the Occult Research Club because of the flexibility it provides in attendance, allowing him to visit his dying grandfather in the hospital every day.
Megumi Fushiguro, a sorcerer, confronts him and informs him of a cursed talisman at his school. His Occult Club friends unwrapped the talisman, a decaying finger, which brought Curses to the school.
To protect Megumi and his companions, Yuji swallows the finger and becomes the host of Ryomen Sukuna, a strong Curse. Because of Sukuna’s malevolent nature, all sorcerers must quickly expel him (and, by extension, Yuji). Yuji, on the other hand, is able to maintain control of his body.
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z continues Son Goku’s adult adventures as he and his friends protect the Earth from adversaries such as aliens (Vegeta, Frieza), androids (Cell), and magical creatures (Majin Buu). At the same time, the plot follows the development of his son, Gohan, as well as his competitors, Piccolo and Vegeta.
Kazuma Satou, a high school student and loner, finds himself sitting before a gorgeous but irritating goddess named Aqua after dying a stupid and pathetic death on his way back after buying a game.
She gives the NEET two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s fantasy world! Kazuma, who has chosen to start a new life, is swiftly charged with defeating a Demon King that is terrorising villages. But before he leaves, he can choose one object of any type to help him in his mission, and the future hero chooses Aqua. But Kazuma has made a critical error—Aqua is entirely useless!
Code Geass: Lelouch of The Rebellion
The Holy Empire of Britannia is developing itself as a dominant military nation in 2010, beginning with the conquest of Japan. After being renamed Area 11 following its rapid defeat, Japan has experienced significant resistance against these tyrants in a bid to reclaim freedom.
Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian student, is caught in the crossfire between the Britannian and Area 11 rebel armed forces. He is able to flee, however, thanks to the timely presence of a mysterious girl named C.C., who bestows Geass, the “Power of Kings,” on him. Recognizing the tremendous potential of his newfound “power of total obedience,” Lelouch embarks on a risky trip as the masked vigilante Zero, launching a deadly offensive against Britannia in order to exact final vengeance.
The human world is polluted by heinous murders, petty thefts, and senseless violence. The world of the death gods, on the other hand, is a mundane, unchangeable gambling den. Light Yagami, a brilliant 17-year-old Japanese student, and Ryuk, the sadistic god of death, share one belief: their worlds are rotten.
Ryuk releases his “Death Note” into the human world for his own entertainment. Light comes across it and laughs at the first of its rules: the human whose name is written in this letter will perish. However, the temptation is too much, and Light tries his hand at writing a felon’s name, which strangely reenacts his first murder.
Aware of the dreadful godlike power that has fallen into his hands, Light—dubbed “Kira”—follows his twisted sense of justice, with the ultimate objective of ridding the world of all evil-doers. The meticulous brilliant detective L is already on his tail, but as Light’s intelligence rivals L’s, the epic chase for Kira becomes a furious battle of wits that can only end when one of them dies.