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Top Five Most Memorable Anime Scenes
Obviously what makes a scene memorable is something dramatic. Death is quite dramatic. While it was not my intention to compile a list of deaths in anime, it seems that this is exactly what I have done. I am not going to change it, though. This list is of memorable moments and it just so happens that all of them are deaths. Oh, well. So, grab some tissue and let's count these down together.
5. Ray and Charles
Why did I choose this scene? Wow, there are so many things going on just in this little clip. This is an AMV, actually, but I chose it because it gives a lot of back information. If you've never seen, or even heard of Eureka 7, this is a mecha anime. Renton is a boy who has run away from a rebel group because he didn't like the way Holland, the leader of the Gekko, was running things. So he meets Ray and Charles, this awesome couple that can't have kids, but want to "adopt" him. Things are great for a while, but they are mercenaries and when Renton finds out that their next hit is the Gekko, he feels obligated to warn them. Well, I think you can figure out what happens next. Also, the song used in this AMV is excellent. Ready the tissue.
4. The Death of Teresa
Claymore is an excellent anime. The fight scenes are awesome. This scene in particular almost made it into my top five epic fight scenes list, but I chose to save it for most memorable, instead. So, Teresa is a Claymore, and she has taken in Claire, an abused child. This scene is so memorable because you do not expect Teresa to die. I remember watching this for the first time and thinking, she has to win, she's Teresa, of course she'll win. A little background on Teresa--she's the best--at least she was, until she started caring about humans. Claire was her downfall, but I think she knew that when she took Claire in, which is why her death is so tragic.
3. Maes Hughes' Funeral
It's not bad enough that this wonderful man has to be killed by a homunculus that appears as his wife, we have to go through the mourning process of Roy Mustang, his best friend, along with him. Well, he has a daughter that he is in love with, and a wife that he adores, and he had just discovered some very important information, which makes his death all the more untimely. This little clip kind of highlights his life and death. I will be honest, I tear up every time I watch his death in any episode or AMV. So get ready for the waterworks.
2. Kaminas Death
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann is a classic and definitely in my top five awesome animes. I love Kamina. Let me say that again, I LOVE Kamina. So his death was a tragedy for me, especially since we lost him so soon in this series. He died a hero, though. I think the most tragic aspect of his death is that he was never able to keep his promise to Yoko, about giving her ten times better when this is all over. His death is a great loss for everyone. So, get the tissues ready and watch.
1. Zabuza and Haku
Yes, I chose a Naruto scene for the number one memorable scene in anime. I chose this scene because I can still remember feeling such despair the first time I watched it, and even now, every time I watch this scene I get chills. Zabuza was a bastard. He completely used Haku for his own purposes. And Haku loved Zabuza and would gladly give his life up for him, which he did. What's so sad is that it's not until the very end of his life that Zabuza realizes how much he loves Haku. So, yes, this gets the number one spot from me. I dare anyone to watch this scene without shedding a tear, but, for this hub I uploaded an AMV because it gives a little background information to anyone who hasn't seen Naruto.
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