30 Best Sad Anime Boys You Need to See (with Images)

30 Best Sad Anime Boys You Need to See (with Images)

Here is a list of the 30 best sad anime boys. The article is going to contain images of famous male characters from various anime series and franchises while being sad. We are going to provide you with the basic information on each of the characters.

30. Shin’ichi Kudō

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Franchise: Detective Conan

Shin’ichi Kudo is a fictional character from the Japanese manga and anime series Detective Conan by Gōshō Aoyama. He is a student considered a remarkable detective who often helps the police in complicated cases. One day, while at a theme park with her friend Ran Mouri, she starts following two suspicious men. One of them later attacks her and forces her to ingest the poison APTX4869.

Instead, instead of killing him, she turns him into a boy and adopts the pseudonym Conan Edogawa so as not to be discovered. He is adopted by Ran and her father, detective Kogoro Mouri, as well as helped by inventor Hiroshi Agasa. Meanwhile, he collaborates in solving cases that Kogoro cannot and tries to find information about the “Organization of the Men in Black”, to which the characters who attacked him belong.

29. Shōto Todoroki

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Franchise: My Hero Academia

A classmate of the protagonists and one of the four recommended students. His Quirk, called Half-Cold Half-Hot, allows him to generate fire from the left side of his body and ice from the right side.

To make the most of his powers he must alternate the two sides: if he uses only the cold side he risks incurring frostbite, vice versa the exclusive use of the hot side could cause him burns. He can create real mountains of ice out of thin air and produce extremely hot flames, and if he chooses to use both sides he becomes very dangerous; with training, he learns to use both sides of him at the same time.

Despite his abilities, he cannot give complex shapes to the ice he produces. He is considered the strongest student in the class, strength shown during the Sports Festival (despite the fact that he finished second, losing to Bakugo). He is the son of Endeavor, considered the best hero after All Might.

28. Kōichi Kimura


Franchise: Digimon

He is Kōji’s twin brother. After his parents separated, he stayed with his mother and his grandmother. His grandmother confessed that he had a brother while he was in the hospital. Chasing Kōji, who is going in an elevator, he runs up the stairs but trips and falls, thus being killed in the human world. Koichi’s behavior is very similar to Kouji’s, in his lonely and reserved nature.

27. Hideyoshi Nagachika

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Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

Also nicknamed Hide, Hideyoshi is Ken’s best friend. After Ken’s disappearance, he was hired at CCG as an assistant thanks to his great knowledge of ghouls that he was passionate about. He dies at the end of season 2, killed by Noro in the anime. In the manga, Kaneki being starved and weakened after his hard fight against Amon, he runs into Hideyoshi in the sewers.

Hide disappears, leaving Ken alone to heal from his wound against Amon. He finds himself tasting like blood in his mouth and wonders what happened. Hide was presumed dead. In volume 15 of Tokyo Ghoul:re we find Hide alive but with the bottom of his face disfigured.

26. Meliodas


Franchise: The Seven Deadly Sins

Meliodas is the Dragon of Wrath and Leader of the Seven Deadly Sins. He is the main protagonist of the series and was the owner of the Boar Hat Tavern. Her Sacred Treasure is the Lostvayne Demon Slicer and her Magical Ability is Full Counter. He was also the former Head of the Ten Commandments, as Meliodas of Charity and a former member of the Stigma Alliance. He is the older brother of Zeldris of Piety and the older son of the King of Demons.

25. Gon Freecs

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Franchise: Hunter × Hunter

Gon Freecss is, along with Killua Zoldik, the hero of Hunter × Hunter. He is the son of the legendary Ging Freecss. He was raised by his aunt Mito (Ging’s cousin), whom he considers being his real mother. Mito makes her believe for a long time that her father was dead, but she later confesses to him that he is alive and that she has been granted custody in court. He possesses a personality close to any nekketsu manga hero, although it is clearly more sought after and deep.

24. Kyojuro Rengoku


Franchise: Demon Slayer

Kyojuro was the eldest son of the Rengoku family. Shortly after coming of age, Kyojuro succeeds his father as the Flame Hashira after he unexpectedly retires. He tragically dies while fighting his bitter rival, Akaza. During the fierce battle, both opponents displayed immense powers and used powerful attacks, leaving Kyojuro badly injured by multiple cuts and damaged organs on his body and Akaza fully recovered from the attacks thanks to his regeneration.

This time, determined to finish him off, Kyojuro stands up full of determination saying that he will fulfill his duties and will not allow anyone to die. Using the ninth style of flame breathing, he lashes out at the demon, who also responds with an attack. It was brief and when the cloud of dust dissipated Akaza had pierced his chest, mortally wounding him.

It was at that moment that Kyojuro remembered a talk with his mother who told him that someone strong like him came to this world with the mission of protecting the weak. That was enough to encourage him and use all of himself not to let go of the demon’s arm, as he tried to cut off its head. In turn, Akaza did not hesitate and pointed his fist at Kyojuro’s head to finish him off, but Kyojuro stopped him.

Leaving them both unable to attack the other, Tanjiro and Inosuke set off to help his superior who was struggling with Akaza not to let him escape, since the sun would rise soon. However, he managed to wriggle out of his grasp by escaping before the other hunters touched him thus sacrificing his other arm.

23. Alphonse Elric


Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist

Al’s personality evolves enormously over the course of the manga and especially each time he finds himself separated from his brother Ed. Indeed, first more or less passive and relegated to the supporting role, he takes a more important place after being kidnapped by Greed and his gang to unlock the secret of what he thought to be immortality.

But the military intervention will prevent Greed from knowing more. It is Martel’s death which will awaken Al’s memory and allow him to remember the Truth which will have the consequence of allowing him to practice alchemy like Ed and his master, without a circle of transmutation. Al’s role will thus begin to gain importance. But, the real turning point in Al’s mind takes place during his second separation from Ed.

While the latter leaves for the ruins of Xerxes, Alphonse remains in Central City and finds himself embroiled in a confrontation between the Homunculus. and the Roy Mustang team. He later restores his body thanks to Ed sacrificing his skills.

22. Shūhei Hisagi

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Franchise: Bleach

Shūhei Hisagi is the lieutnant of the 9th division. When he was younger, when he was not yet vice-captain, he had Renji, Hinamori and Kira under his command at the shinigami academy for their first mission to hunt hollows in the real world. He has a deep respect for ex-captain Kensei Muguruma, and his tattoos pay homage to him.

Hisagi retains facial scars inflicted by a Hollow. Very loyal to his captain, Kaname Tōsen, the latter’s betrayal will deeply hurt Hisagi. He will never stop pursuing his ex-captain’s quest for “justice”, and looking for a way to bring his mentor back to the right side of justice. This quest for justice and truth is reflected in his position as editor-in-chief of the Shinigami Gazette; Hisagi regularly conducts field investigations as a journalist.

21. Escanor

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Franchise: The Seven Deadly Sins

Escanor was the Lion of Pride of the Seven Deadly Sins, the former Second Prince of the Kingdom of Castellio, and was known among the Sacred Knights of the Kingdom of Liones as the “strongest” Human in Britannia. His Sacred Treasure was the Divine Ax Rhitta, and his Magical Ability is called Sunshine, which made him famous for gaining immense power during the Day, and becoming progressively weaker as the Sun sets, leaving it fragile and subdued at Night. He becomes invincible for a minute at noon, even surpassing Meliodas at his best.

20. Ash Ketchum

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Franchise: Pokémon

Ash Ketchum, known in Japan as Satoshi, is the main character and protagonist of the Pokémon anime. He lives in Pallet Town with his mother and on the first day of his adventure, he sleeps in and arrives late at Professor Oak’s laboratory so he does not receive his starter Pokémon.

Seeing how desperate he was, Oak offered him a wild and untamed Pikachu he had in his lab and Ash gladly accepted. Although Pikachu did not like Ash in the beginning and hurt him intentionally, after Ash risked his own life to save Pikachu’s, they became the best of friends and started their journey together through the different regions of the world of Pokémon.

He can be described as a brave and sincere, sometimes gullible and high-spirited boy. He knows the meaning of true friendship and is willing to sacrifice himself for the well-being of his friends and his Pokémon.

19. Gin Ichimaru

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Franchise: Bleach

Ichimaru Gin was captain of the 3rd division and the former lieutenant of the 5th division, under the command of Aizen Sosuke. Upon his arrival at the Seireitei (after completing the academy in a year, which is stupendous), he killed the third seat of the 5th Division in secret and took his place. He first appears after Byakuya Kuchiki confirms Renji and Rukia that the latter has been executed.

Gin, accompanied by Kenpachi Zaraki, asks Byakuya how he manages to remain so calm as his sister’s death approaches. As a fight between Byakuya and Zaraki was about to begin, Gin comically ends it by wrapping Zaraki in his haori and then pulling him like a sled, his sealed Zanpakutō is a wakizashi. Its power lies in the fact that it can stretch a length of one hundred blades in shikai, and 13 km in Bankai.

Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it is not necessarily the longest zanpakuto but that it is the fastest: Ichimaru is able to change the length of the blade extremely quickly, disintegrating the blade for a brief moment during the extension and contraction.

18. Edward Elric


Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist

Edward (Ed) and his one year younger brother Alphonse Elric (Al) are drawn to alchemy from an early age. Edward hates his father, Hohenheim, who has abandoned his family. Very young, Al and Ed will rummage through their father’s books and gradually learn the basics of alchemy. Their mother will suffer from an illness and will die thereafter.

At the age of eleven, after taking lessons with their master (Izumi Curtis), Ed and Al attempt to revive their mother through human transmutation, a practice that is totally prohibited and which is the ultimate taboo in the field of alchemy. This one fails. Ed will lose his left leg there, Al his whole body. To save Al, Ed sealed the latter’s soul in armor with a seal made with his own blood, but still had to sacrifice his right arm to make it possible.

Since then, the two brothers have been looking for the Philosopher’s Stone, which would allow them to find their lost members without worrying about the rule of equivalent exchange. Ed’s limbs were replaced by mechanical prostheses made by their childhood friend, Winry Rockbell.

17. Eren Yeager


Franchise: Attach on Titan

Eren is a teenage boy who has vowed revenge on huge creatures, called Titans, who devoured his mother. In order to exterminate them, Eren, accompanied by his childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlelt, enlist in the Army and join the Exploration Battalion, a group of soldiers who fight against the Titans outside the walls.

As the story progresses, Eren learns that he has the ability to transform into Titan, “the Attacking Titan”. It then becomes a major tool to help humans get rid of their enemies.

16. Levi Ackerman


Franchise: Attack on Titan

Corporal Levi is the Tactical Squad Leader of the Exploration Battalion, and is widely known as the Wall Army’s strongest soldier. He also participates in the Battle of Revelio and helps the Battalion defeat the Beast Titan, the latter getting beaten quite easily even.

After this battle, he is in charge of the surveillance of Sieg after that capture but the latter transforms into a titan and takes Levi with him. After that, he will find his head cracked by three marks and lost two fingers: the middle finger and the ring finger. But in the end, he manages to satisfy his desire to eliminate Sieg by chopping off his head.

15. Gaara

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Franchise: Naruto

He is a ninja from the village of Suna; he appears for the first time just before the start of the chūnin exam, accompanied by his brother Kankurô and his sister Temari. Gaara is a shinobi from Suna: Hidden Sand Village. And is the son of the chief of Suna, the Fourth Kazekage.

He was born as a host to a tailed demon as part of his father’s intention to have a weapon to restore their village. However, a combination of ostracism from the villagers of Suna, his early inability to control the Tailed Beast, and the idea that his late mother called him his village curse made Gaara a ruthless killer who believes his own objective is to kill his enemies.

It is only after his meeting with Naruto that Gaara changes perspective, since he eventually becomes Suna’s Fifth Kazekage, in the second part of the manga.

14. Monkey D. Luffy


Franchise: One Piece

Monkey D. Luffy is a pirate and the main protagonist of the One Piece manga and anime. Luffy is the son of the leader of the Revolutionary Army, Monkey D. Dragon, the grandson of the famous Navy hero, Monkey D. Garp, the adopted son of a mountain bandit, Curly Dadan as well as the adopted brother. of the late Portgas D. Ace and Sabo.

His actions, among others, resulted in a current bounty of Symbol 1,500,000,000. Having had a 300,000,000 Symbol bounty before arriving at the Sabaody Archipelago, Luffy was one of eleven renowned pirates known as “Eleven Supernovae”.

His new bounty acquired after the events of the Whole Cake Island Arc led the press to name him the “Fifth Emperor” of the seas.

13. Natsu Dragneel


Franchise: Fairy Tail

Natsu Dragneel, also called “The Salamander” is a member of the Fairy Tail guild, he is a fire mage suffering from motion sickness. He uses forgotten magic that makes him a dragon slayer (or Dragon Slayer). As a teenager, it is an orphan in search of his adopted father, a then extinct dragon named Ignir, who taught Natsu the magic of the fire dragon hunter.

Magic that allows him to fight against evil in the company of his friends and some of his former enemies who have become his allies such as Sting Youclif or Jellal Fernandez. Carefree and fiery in character, he is shown to be fiery and constantly ready to get into a fight with someone.

12. Izuku Midoriya


Franchise: My Hero Academia

He is the main character of the story. Childhood “friend” of Katsuki Bakugo, whom he nicknames Katchan, he was born without Quirk. He wants to become the best superhero of his time, like his idol, the famous All Might: “To be able to save lives with a smile on your face”.

His dream is to join Yuei (UA), the famous and no less prestigious high school which has seen the birth of so many heroes. Yet without powers, he will do anything to become a great hero and catch up with his biggest rival, Katsuki Bakugo. It will ultimately be him that All Might will choose to take over by transmitting his power, the One For All.

11. Son Goku


Franchise: Dragon Ball

Son Goku, whose real name is Kakarot, is the main hero of the Dragon Ball manga. Living alone in the mountains far from the city, he inherits a four-star ball known as the Dragon Ball, which he keeps as a memento of his grandfather Son Gohan.

He befriends a teenage girl named Bulma. Together, they embark on the quest for the Seven Dragon Balls which, when gathered, summon the wish-granting dragon Shenron. During his adventures, he finds new friends who follow him on his journey. As Goku grows, he saves the Earth and the universe safe from the bad guys.

10. Decim


Franchise: Death Parade

Bartender of the Quindecim, he supervises and referees the death games. He likes to make models that look like the guests he has judged in the past, in order to remember them, because his memory fades after a while.

He seems to have and does not understand any human emotions. However, as he makes his judgments with Chiyuki, he will realize that the best way to perfect his work is to feel human emotions as well. His power is that he can bring out sorts of unbreakable strings.

9. Jūshirō Ukitake

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Franchise: Bleach

Jūshirō Ukitake is the captain of the 13th Division. He suffers from a serious lung disease (tuberculosis) which bothers him during certain fights and most of his functions are taken over by his subordinates. Her hair turned white three days after the first manifestation of her illness.

He is very involved in the execution of Rukia, as it is part of his division and he watches over his subordinates like a father. Since the command center does not cancel the execution, it will save Rukia by destroying the Sokyoku, the execution spear.

Despite his illness, he is a very powerful shinigami, he is one of the few who has a Zanpakutō transforming into twin swords during the shikai.

8. Yuji Itadori


Franchise: Jujutsu Kaisen

Yuji Itadori is a character from the Jujutsu Kaisen manga and anime series. Yuji is a first-year jujutsu shaman at the Tokyo Metropolitan Area Magic Technical School who entered the world of sorcery after eating one of the twenty fingers belonging to Ryomen Sukuna, a powerful cursed spirit, a manifested being from the cursed energy of negative emotions flowing in humans.

With his classmates Megumi Fushiguro and Nobara Kugisaki, Yuji exorcises curses as he tries to honor his grandfather’s legacy and save others unconditionally so that when he is executed after eating all twenty fingers, he doesn’t just die. Throughout the series, Yuji’s superhuman prowess and exceptional cursed techniques are developed as he faces different curses and the emotional blowback of his actions.

Despite having practiced using cursed energy for a few months, Yuji is tremendously powerful even without becoming Sukuna’s Vessel. Yuji is a big believer in taking “the value of life” for a ride and works to make sure that everyone he meets, no matter how deep his connection with them, receives the most appropriate treatment he can give them.

7. Roy Mustang


Franchise: Fullmetal Alchemist

He is the Flame Alchemist and Edward’s superior. He masters flames and can start fires with the snap of his fingers. He is a mysterious man who only lives to one day reach the highest office of the State, the place of generalissimo, head of the State of Amestris, for obscure reasons (he does not want in the army than girls in mini-skirts.).

He is a successful handsome man (and he takes advantage of it!) and a bit proud, who has complete confidence in his subordinates. He’s Maes Hughes’ best friend and when he finds out that Envy killed him, he was about to go on a killing spree, like Scar once did, but luckily Scar and Edward will stop him, with the help of his lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, who will prevent him from it first by threatening him with death, then by saying that she will commit suicide if he becomes mad.

By wounding the lieutenant later, an ally of the Homunculus will want to persuade him to do a human transmutation but he will refuse. Wrath and Pride will then force his hand, and without really having a choice he will open the door and lose his sight. He will find her again but will in the meantime have given up the post of President which he could not occupy. Despite his strained relationship with the Fullmetal Alchemist (he jokes about his short stature), he genuinely poses as his protector and friend.

6. Naruto Uzumaki


Franchise: Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki is a ninja from the hidden village of Konoha. He became the jinchûriki of Kyûbi on the day of his birth – which led to him being rejected by most of the inhabitants of Konoha throughout his childhood. After joining Team 7, Naruto worked hard to gain recognition from the villagers while pursuing his dream of becoming a Hokage.

In the years that followed, after many adventures and trials, he became a ninja considered a hero by the villagers and later by the rest of the world. He quickly proved to be one of the major players in the Fourth Great Shinobi War, allowing him to fulfill his dream and become the Seventh Hokage. At the start of the series, one of the techniques Naruto could do without fail was the Transfiguration technique, and his own variation of the technique, Sexy-Meta, which was creative, but useless, other than creating a diversion.

Throughout Part 1, he learned a number of short-range techniques, which were developed over the month with Jiraiya during the Chûnin Examination, and perfected them during the 2.5 years he left the village with Jiraiya. for training. Naruto also improved his knowledge of ninja skills under the tutelage of Jiraiya, using taijutsu and ninja techniques, like Multi cloning and Uzumaki Naruto Fury, During part 2 he began to master his own techniques, like Fûton – Rasen Shuriken, and the Chakra Arms of Bijû.

5. Ichigo Kurosaki

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Franchise: Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is a fictional character and the protagonist of the manga Bleach, as well as the anime adaptation of the same name. He was created by Tite Kubo and is a 17-year old high-school student who can see ghosts. After an unfortunate incident, a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki transfers her powers to him so he can save his family, after which he becomes a Soul Reaper himself.

Ichigo meets Rukia Kuchiki during an attack from a Hollow. After Rukia is injured, she must transfer her powers to Ichigo so that he can defeat the Hollow and save his family’s lives. After the Hollow is defeated, it turns out that Ichigo has taken over all of Rukia’s spiritual power and must remain in the real world until her powers return. In the meantime, Ichigo is completing her Shinigami duties.

4. Sasuke Uchiha


Franchise: Naruto

Sasuke Uchiha is a member of the Uchiha clan. He is a serious boy, although he possesses the great ability in the ninja arts especially the style of fire. His goal is to become strong enough to defeat his older brother Itachi, who murdered all the other members of his clan. Thereafter, he will leave the village to train with Orochimaru a ruthless ninja, who seeks to dominate all the ninjutsu in the world and obtain eternal life.

3. Asta


Franchise: Black Clover

Asta is a cheerful and hyperactive young man. He is endowed with unparalleled perseverance and determination, since he was little, he never gives up and is determined to accomplish his goals. It can be noted that his perseverance allowed him to be noticed by Captain Yami and these comrades of the Black Bull. He is also used to being criticized and being the butt of teasing and he knows how to show composure.

However, when his loved ones are attacked, Asta does not hesitate to defend them vehemently. He also has a great sense of justice and he believes that everyone has the right to be protected, which is one of the reasons that led him to want to become Emperor-Mage. This way of thinking does not only apply to his allies, but also to his enemies, like when he asks his comrades to save Mars from the collapse of the dungeon.

2. Tanjiro Kamado


Franchise: Demon Slayer

From the start, Tanjiro proved to be a prodigious fighter, having a strong natural aptitude for combat, especially fencing. Tanjiro has previously been shown to have superhuman characteristics, such as extraordinary senses, a heightened sense of smell, immense willpower, and great intelligence.

His naturally obtained abilities go so far as to allow him to outsmart and catch Giyu Tomioka, one of the most powerful demon slayers, off guard and almost deliver a fatal blow to him with nothing but his intense emotions.

Right after learning Water Breathing and taking the final selection, he was able to easily eliminate many low-level demons without the help of others, even those who possessed the Blood Power and were previously members of the Twelve Moon Demons, namely the Swamp Demon and Kyogai.

After recalling the Hinokami Kagura, he learned from his father as a child that he would have defeated Rui, the Upper Moon 11, if Rui had not cut his head off before, a feat that many believed only a Hashira could do.

1. Ken Kaneki


Franchise: Tokyo Ghoul

When he was 18, following an accident, Doctor Akihiro Kano transplanted the RC cells of Rize Kamishiro, a ghoul who had tried to devour him. The boy then notices that he possesses characteristics of both species: humans and ghouls, which are carnivorous and cannibalistic humanoids that can only feed on humans or other ghouls.

He then becomes a one-eyed half-ghoul. Ken is scared because he has noticed that he has to feed on human flesh if he is to survive. His left eye betrays his nature when hungry, so he wears an eye patch to conceal his condition as a ghoul.