This one really was a no brainer for me and still haunts me and breaks my heart every time I watch it. I am saying this now, this post will have massive spoilers if you have not watched Bleach yet, although I would be pretty surprised if you do not know about it already.
There were a lot of characters that died but the title for saddest death for me still remains with Ichimaru Gin.
His whole story was one of the best plot twists. He instantly went from one of the most hated characters of the shows to an unrivalled hero and at the same time a heart breaking sorrow.
He cast away everything just so that he could attempt to take back what had been taken from Rangiku and get revenge for her. He became the bad guy all so that he could protect her just so she would not need to cry again.
There was something just so pure about his love and adoration for her, it was really remarkable how far he had gone for her. Although it is sad that the two of them had not found a different path to walk together.
Gin is one of a few that I am honestly saddened by his death and wish he could have been some how saved.
Who was your saddest Bleach death?