* Kurumi in ''Manga/HaouAiren'' downs a bunch of sleeping pills when she gets distraught over not being able to be with Hakuron. Huo Long saves her with a punch to the stomach.
* Arguably, Yomodo Chisa in ''Anime/SerialExperimentsLain''. Although it's ''heavily'' implied that [[spoiler:she did it to escape the EpiphanicPrison of ''reality'']], in theory the corrupting contact with [[spoiler:'God']] made her do it.
* Several in ''Anime/{{Monster}}''. After [[TraumaCongaLine Nina finally regains most of her memories,]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Tenma had to talk her out of suicide.]]
** Johan's life's work and goal can be chalked down to the perfect suicide. Unfortunately, he feels it necessary to take the world with him...
** And Johan is also an expert at driving perfectly sane and normal people to suicide through total MindRape. And he does it a lot.
* Yuria, Kenshiro's fiancee of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'', throws herself off a building after witnessing the atrocities committed in her name by Shin (who had taken her away from Kenshiro), aided and abetted by Shin declaring that with the current Southern Cross burning down, he'll build a new one bigger and better than the last, which Yuria sees as an excuse for more death and destruction and in HER name to boot. Later on, Shin himself throws himself off of the very same building as a point of pride after Kenshiro mortally wounds him, intending to die from the impact, before the Kenshiro-inflicted mortal wound. In [[spoiler:Yuria's]] case, however, [[spoiler:she]] survived. [[spoiler:Only for us to learn she's dying of radiation poisoning anyway. Well, at least [[BittersweetEnding she gets to spend her last days with Kenshiro]]...]]
* After being part of a genocidal slaughter, Roy Mustang from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' felt so guilty over the horrors he participated in that he tried to commit suicide by eating his gun right on the spot, but was stopped from pulling the trigger by his best friend Maes Hughes (his mentor, Dr. Marcoh, in [[Anime/FullmetalAlchemist the first anime]]).
** In the manga, Riza threatens to kill Roy when it looks like he's going off the deep end. He asks what she will do when he's dead, and she admits she plans to kill herself, since there will be nothing left for her to live for. [[AlwaysSaveTheGirl That's enough to convince Roy to step down]].
** Moments after the above, [[spoiler:Envy]] ends [[spoiler:his own life by destroying his own Philosopher's Stone]] to avoid what he perceives as the ultimate humiliation: [[spoiler:being beaten and actually ''pitied'' by lowly humans]].
* In the last episode of ''{{Gravitation}}'', Eiri Yuki, after remembering his [[DarkAndTroubledPast troubled past]], is about to pull the trigger on his life when Shuichi arrives in the nick of time.
* ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'' has two: [[spoiler: Yukariko Sanada prefers to kill herself and her love interest Ishigami, rather than killing the main character]] and [[spoiler:Natsuki kills herself and Shizuru, since they're each other's Most Valuable Persons and the death of one of them would trigger the other's as well.]]
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': TheDragon Baron Ashura, ''[[RuleOfThree thrice]]''. The two first attempts were averted by Dr. Hell, who was not a fan of the YouHaveFailedMe trope.
** The first happened in an early episode, when Ashura, disheartened after still another defeat, thought the only way to redeem himself/herself to Hell's eyes was by comitting suicide. Hell rebuked that was dumb, and the way to atone for his/her failures was going on fighting until destroying their enemy.
** The second time happened in episode 39, when he was so badly frightened on the possibility of Count Brocken replacing him that he staked his life on his next operation. When he failed, Brocken was all but ordering him killing himself, and he was about to do so when Hell stopped him, stating that even if he had failed in destroying Mazinger-Z, his war tactics had delivered a huge blow to Japan, and he forgave him.
** The third -and final- time happened in episode 78. Ashura was ''so'' sick of being defeated, mocked and scorned by enemies and allies alike he hijacked the [[CoolAirship flying fortress Ghoul]] to crash it against the [[HomeBase Institute]] in a TakingYouWithMe tactic. He failed, but he died believing he had finally won.
* ''{{Godchild}}'': In volume 2, Emile allows himself to fall off the roof of his mansion to his death because he feels guilty for having a "filthy" soul and doesn't want to tarnish his stepsister Lukia, who he loved more than anyone. Cain tried to save him, and probably would have succeeded, had it not been for the intervention of BigBad Alexis.
* Played completely for laughs in ''SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' where the main character, a teacher (above), tries to commit suicide because of every minor thing that happens to him, usually more than OnceAnEpisode. He even has a book with names of people who might join him and tries to get his pupils to sign up.
** Said teacher will always [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption fail]] by being COMPLETELY invulnerable in the long run. He's even survived having his name written in the Manga/DeathNote.
* ''Manga/{{Skyhigh}}'' has Kino-shita, assisted suicide. Normally suicide gets you sent to hell immediately - Izuko says it's murdering yourself - so she researched this technicality and convinced her friend to do it.
* ''Anime/WelcomeToTheNHK'' has every major character except Yamazaki attempt suicide at least once, always by jumping off a cliff. Sato has TWO suicide attempts. He doesn't want to commit suicide initially either time, and the second he starts out trying to stop his friend's suicide attempt.[[spoiler: Incidentally, he does get off the cliff the second time. He doesn't die due to a metal grating that was installed to prevent suicides at that particular cliff.]]
* In ''TanteiGakuenQ'', [[ChickMagnet Ryu]] [[TheQuietOne Amakusa]] seriously ponders suicide after being told by [[TheDragon Anubis]], the sub-leader of the criminal organization (Pluto/Meiousei) he reluctantly belongs to, that there's no way he can escape from them. [[spoiler:It doesn't help that he was almost killed by another Meiousei member when he [[TakingTheBullet attempted to save]] his partner and best friend, [[TheFool Kyuu Renjou]] from them]]. He's standing next to a bridge and is going to jump off, but Kyuu appears and talks to him, which makes Ryu swear off suicide.
** In another episode, [[spoiler:a secretary who had recurred to Pluto/Meiousei to get revenge on the death of her lover at the hands of her evil bosses whips out a knife after being unmasked as the assassin, saying she had planned to kill herself from the beginning so she could be reunited with her lover. Anubis attempts to [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwash the woman into killing the DDS team instead]], but she's stopped just in time.]]
* Princess Serenity in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' manga killed herself in a past life after the BigBad offed her fiance. She also succeeded at a MurderSuicide on a BrainwashedAndCrazy Tuxedo Mask, but was brought back to life by the other sailor soldiers who sacrificed their own lives to do it.
** In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], Bertier tries to use all of her power to freeze herself and Mercury after two of her sisters taunt her and claim they'll take the credit regardless of if she lives or not. Subverted in that her other sister Koan (who's now a normal human) convinces her she's still loved and allows Sailor Moon to purify her and let her become human as well.
* Chika Ogiue in ''{{Genshiken}}'' tried to throw herself off the roof of her old school [[spoiler:after her "friends" severely traumatized a boy she liked by showing him extremely graphic drawings she'd made of him]]. She survived. She ends up with the Genshiken after hurling herself out a window following a fight with the Manga Club, as well (ending up with a broken arm), and at one point has to be stopped from doing it ''again'' by Saki.
** Actually for Ogiue it's a RunningGag that she will jump out of the nearest window when she seems to be losing an argument.
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' has at least two main characters consider suicide during the show. Also, an early episode about a Wili Maiden states that she is the ghost of a woman who committed suicide when she was betrayed by her love.
* In ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'', Noboru Yoshikawa attempts suicide by jumping off the school building ''twice'' because of his unceasing torment bordering on sexual abuse at the hands of Anko Uehara. As is usually the case, Onizuka helped him through it both times.
** Onizuka also saves a lot of other students from suicide ([[ThereAreNoTherapists his class is full of problem kids]]).
* ''GunslingerGirl'': Henrietta clearly exhibited suicidal tendencies before her conversion, but it's obvious that most of the other girls didn't have a lot going for them before they became cyborgs, either. [[spoiler:It doesn't end well for Henrietta and Jose.]]
* In ''HigurashiNoNakuKoroNi'', [[spoiler:most people who reach the final stage of Hinamizawa Syndrome die by clawing out their own throats - including Keiichi in ''Onikakushi-hen'', Tomitake in every arc except ''Matsuribayashi-hen'', and attempted by Satoshi in the backstory, though he was stopped. Also, Natsumi does this in Someutsushi-hen]]. One other one - the game's ending of Meakashi-hen has [[spoiler:Shion after she falls from the window fall onto a lower roof and then choose to roll off that roof onto the ground]]. [[EpilepticTree It's an open question whether she would have survived had she not done that]]. There are also several other deaths which appear to be DrivenToSuicide, but [[NeverSuicide turn out to be murder]]: [[spoiler:Rika's mother in the backstory (seen to be murder in ''Matsuribayashi-hen'') and Dr. Irie in ''Tatarigorshi-hen'' (seen to be murder in ''Minagoroshi-hen''.]]
** After the events of Tatarigoroshi-hen, Keiichi is [[DespairEventHorizon driven to suicide]] in what is implied to be a different manner, since he was stopped and sent to a mental institution. Hey, if you'd just managed to [[spoiler:curse death upon your entire village ''successfully'' after being shoved off a bridge by your adopted sister,]] you might go a little nuts too.
*** His [[spoiler:God complex. He thought he was a God, due to everyone he said he wished dead, died. Coincidentally.]]
*** Shion does the same thing as Keiichi in Tatarigoroshi-hen (and, implicitly, [[spoiler:most other arcs with the exception of the "real" Tsumihoroboshi-hen, where everyone died in the school explosion, rather than the gas disaster]]), according to the victim roll. The only difference is that she isn't stopped. Not sure whether it's similar to what happened in [[spoiler:Watanagashi-hen/Meakashi-hen]], however. Although she wasn't implied to have had an episode of [[spoiler:Hinamizawa Syndrome]] at the time, she could have easily been in the second wave of cases that [[BadFuture Onisarashi-hen]] explores.
** [[spoiler:She commits [[http://mangahelpers.com/downloads/read-online/16487/179 suicide]].]] Unlike in the anime, in the manga and sound novels she fell onto a pillar and stayed there bleeding (due to the fall), perfectly stable, until she [[spoiler:decided to let herself fall.]]
** Also, [[spoiler:Rena]], in ''every'' world, [[spoiler:minus the "good" world.]] However, it's an [[InterruptedSuicide attempted]] suicide, before ''Higurashi'' begins. She gets better,[[spoiler:usually]].
* One particularly cruel version of this trope happens in ''FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler:Chiriko, the TeenGenius of the Suzaku Seishi, is possessed by the evil priest Miboshi from the Seiryuu Seishi, and the only was to kick him out of his body was commiting suicide [[TakingYouWithMe and killing both of them in the process]]. Chiriko did this by stabbing himself to death, despite his friends' pleas to stop.]]
** There's some attempted suicides from other characters before that, too. Most notably, [[spoiler:Yui tries to slit her wrists because she believes that she was gang raped and that Miaka had abandoned her to that fate... even though both of those reasons are lies fed to her by [[ManipulativeBastard Nakago]] in order to turn her against her friend]].
** Additionally, in the second OVA, [[spoiler:one of the villains uses [[MoreThanMindControl mind control]] to manipulate Tasuki's hidden feelings for Miaka into a NearRapeExperience. When his friends finally break through to him and he realizes what's going on, the combination of [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone horror at what he's done]] and [[FightingFromTheInside desperation to stop himself]] lead Tasuki to blow himself up with his own fire attack.]]
** And finally, [[spoiler:in the series Miaka tries to drown herself when Tamahome was BrainwashedAndCrazy. Hotohori had to dive in and save her.]]
*** Also in the 3rd OVA, [[spoiler: Mayo attempts to drown herself in that pond when she realizes what a psycho bitch she had been and that she's nearly destroyed the world just to get Tamahome. Much to the FanDumb's dismay, Tamahome goes in after her and brings her back, allowing her to MustMakeAmends and save the Universe of the Four Gods.]]
* Heero Yuy harbored a good deal of self-loathing in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' because of [[spoiler:the remorse he felt for his victims, especially after killing a little girl he had befriended, as seen in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz'']]. He only performed what could be as suicidal actions twice, the rest being a fandom-imposed {{Flanderization}}.
** At least he doesn't get all angsty about it. The only time he actively tried to kill himself was when he [[spoiler:used his Gundam's self destruct, but that was only because it seemed at the time that he had failed his mission]]. The other times, he was "just" a DeathSeeker.
* [[spoiler:Rossiu attempts to shoot himself in]] ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' after realizing just how much of an [[spoiler:EvilChancellor he had become. Simon stops him with a [[DynamicEntry Dynamic]] GetAHoldOfYourselfMan punch delivered ''through hyperspace''.]] This ''is'' [[RuleOfCool TTGL]] we're talking about here.
** '''LET'S SEE YA GRIT! THOSE! TEETH!'''
* In ''RanmaOneHalf'', Akane is staring wistfully at the pool, depressed that [[SuperDrowningSkills she can't swim worth a damn]], while standing at the water's edge. [[CloudCuckoolander Principal Kuno]] thinks she's about to commit suicide, and rushes in to stop her... [[YouFailLogicForever by pushing her into the pool.]]
* ''NaruTaru'' has Akira Sakura, a cripplingly [[ShrinkingViolet shy and depressed girl]] who is seen tentatively taking a razor blade to her wrist in the first episode/chapter she appears in, and later grabs a soldier's gun and points it to her own head. [[spoiler:Eventually, in the manga, it appears that she ''does'' kill herself by throwing herself out of a hospital window onto the street below. Given what happens to all the other major characters, she probably got the closest thing to a 'happy' ending out of anyone.]]
* [[spoiler:One, possibly two of the Children]] in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' attempt suicide, though the suicide is implied rather than explicitly shown. [[spoiler:Asuka]] is found naked and barely conscious in a bathtub with what may be slit wrists, and [[spoiler:Shinji]] is shown at the beginning of ''End of Evangelion'' clearly dampened from an attempted drowning.
** Naoko Akagi dies of a fall from the top of the MAGI superstructure. While it's ambiguous in the anime, in the manga version, it's strongly implied that she threw herself off the tower after learning [[spoiler:that Gendo was sleeping with her so he could use her for her genius, which led her to [[ShootTheMessenger kill the first Rei]].]]
* In the first ''RurouniKenshin'' OVA, Kenshin ends up living with [[EmotionlessGirl Tomoe]], who is actually [[spoiler:[[TheMole trying to get revenge on him for assassinating her fiancÚ]]]]. However, [[spoiler:she falls in love with him, forgives him and [[HeelFaceTurn decides to give up on the plot to kill him]]]]. When she finds out [[spoiler:the conspirators won't have none of it, as they don't give a crap about her personal vendetta and only want to off Battousai for their own reasons, having used her as bait]], she tries to kill herself with the knife she's been carrying around since the beginning. They stop her, and she tries biting off her tongue instead. [[spoiler:She doesn't succeed, but she soon [[DeathIsDramatic dies anyway]] in a]] [[HeroicSacrifice Hero]][[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice ic Sacrifice]] complete with SlipknotPonytail and [[SnowMeansDeath blood soaked snow]]]].
** Megumi Takani was DrivenToSuicide by Aoshi, but the heroes [[InterruptedSuicide got there in time]].
** Houji kills himself in prison when the Meiji government refuses him a trial.
* In ''InfiniteRyvius'' Airs Blue [[spoiler:threatens to kill himself as a last resort, and goes so far as to hold the gun to his head.]] It doesn't happen.
* {{Asshole Victim}}s in ''DetectiveConan'' seem to have this as their side job.
** Some {{Sympathetic Murderer}}s try/do that too, like [[spoiler:the {{Anti Villain}}ous [[HarmlessLadyDisguise cross dresser]] [[AlternateCharacterReading Seiji/Narumi]]]].
** Shinichi/Conan himself tried his best to avoid driving criminals to suicide after PullingTheThread on the criminal; [[MyGreatestFailure the only failure]] being [[spoiler:Seiji/Narumi of the ''Moonlight Sonata'' case, above]].
* An episode of ''Anime/ParanoiaAgent'' deals with a group of friends online making a suicide pact... only for the two men in the group to respond in horror when they find out the third member of their group is really a ''young elementary school girl''. They spend the rest of the episode trying to shake the girl and foil her suicide attempts, while ''succeeding'' in their attempts, only to fail in increasingly bizarre ways. [[spoiler:In the end of the episode, it turns out they all died during the men's first attempt, and their attempts afterwards have been failing because they're ghosts and already dead.]] It probably says a lot about the series that this is actually one of the most lighthearted episodes in the entire series.
* ''MahouSenseiNegima'': Yue seems to be like this after finding herself in a love triangle with her best friend and Negi; she feels like she's betrayed her friend and jumps off a waterfall. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] as it turns out she had a grappling hook. [[spoiler:[[DoubleSubversion Double subverted]] when the grappling hook breaks. Triple subverted when it turns out that when the grappling hook breaks, she was close enough to the bottom to land without injury.]]
* Because KidsAreCruel, ''[[FlameOfRecca Flame of Recca's]]'' Kaoru Koganei attempts to slit his wrists. He was stopped by Kurei (whom Kaoru would eventually come to see as an older brother), but still cut deep enough to leave a scar on one wrist.
* ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'': [[spoiler:Freya becomes weak and catatonic, eventually killing herself, when she realizes [[LoveHurts her love for her father can't be requited]].]]
* ''Manga/FullMoonOSagashite'': in the manga, those who kill themselves become {{Shinigami}}. There is some debate as to whether this is a a punishment or [[OurAngelsAreDifferent not]].
** In the anime [[spoiler:Mitsuki]] attempts suicide twice. Once [[spoiler:she tries sleeping out in the snow on Eichi's grave]] so she could join him in death. And a second time [[spoiler:she tries jumping off the hospital roof.]] Only to be rescued by Takuto.
* [[spoiler:Eugene]] in ''HanasakeruSeishounen'', bonus points for [[spoiler:the fact that he wanted to die the same age as his mother committed suicide due to a complicated revenge plot on the part of Volkan. Eugene's suicide is averted, though, by Kajika. At the beginning, they find out that he has driven at least three women to suicide]].
* A very tragic example of an already tragic trope from from ''Let Dai'', in a terribly ironic fashion: [[spoiler:Eunhyung. After much sorrow from being gang raped and becoming utterly alienated from the world at large she finally begins to recover, rumors at school and eavesdropping on the boy she likes confessing his love for her sister finally take her to the edge. Ironically, said boy then goes to correct this assertion and expresses his love to Eunhyung who no longer hears this part of the conversation. To make matters even more painful, the boy makes a public confession via a banner that he hangs at her school... only to be informed that she committed suicide the day before.]] A true TearJerker moment.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ''. [[spoiler:Haman Karn's entire Neo Zeon regime collapses when an uprising from within her own ranks results in the mutual annihilation of both factions, effectively crushing her ambitions for dominion over Side 3 and the political influence it enabled her to exert on the Earth Sphere. In addition, the only people she's ever shown interest in reject her. Haman essentially loses ''everything'' she?s ever valued or hoped for, and being left with no better option available to her, she chooses to just put an end to her misery.]]
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory''. [[spoiler:Kou gets court-martialed for stealing the GP-03 after the GP-01 gets destroyed, but is released after Captain Synapse commits suicide to take responsibility for it.]]
* ''ChaosHead''. [[spoiler:Takumi in the penultimate chapter of the game; first by wandering into Yamanote Doori traffic, then by hanging himself in his apartment. Considering that he'd just found out he doesn't exist, all his memories after the age of 12 are fake, he is in fact a delusionary existence created by himself (the real, wheelchair-bound, terminally ill one), and that Rimi, the only human being he cares about, knew all of this all along (and has abandoned him after telling him all this), it's hard to blame him.]]
** [[spoiler:Later, he gets better... just in time for everything to really go to hell.]]
* [[spoiler:Misa Amane]] from ''Manga/DeathNote'' dies one year after [[spoiler:Light's]] death, jumping off a rooftop. However, [[spoiler:in the anime it is implied she did the same... when he was dying]].
** Also, in the anime, [[spoiler:Teru Mikami stabs himself with a pen]].
** Averted with [[spoiler:Naomi Misora and Kiyomi Takada]], who commit suicide, but not by choice: they are [[PsychicAssistedSuicide forced into suicide by the Death Note]].
** [[spoiler:Soichiro Yagami]] does this in a more traditional manner, considering suicide and eventually committing [[spoiler:suicide by Mello]].
* In a rare good character example, a minor ally in ''Fang of the Sun Dougram'' commits suicide on screen by shooting his brains out.
* In Saikano, the scientist who [[spoiler:made Chise what she is]] eventually comes face to face with the consequences of his work. He shoots himself to death.
* [[spoiler:Yukio Washimine]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', who [[spoiler: pierces her neck with the also deceased Ginji's trusty katana]] at the end of the Fujiyama Gangsta Paradise arc.
* In a particularly tense scene in ''[[GhostInTheShell GITS: Solid State Society]]'', Togusa is ghost-hacked by the Puppeteer and forced to take his daughter to the hospital, where the Puppeteer informs Togusa that she will be given a cybernetic body so she too can be kidnapped, whereupon Togusa's memory of ever having a daughter will be wiped. The Puppeteer then releases Togusa's gun arm, giving him the option of [[MakeItLookLikeAnAccident committing suicide]] instead. [[spoiler:Fortunately the Major has been tracking Togusa the whole time and is able to save him.]]
* [[spoiler:[[IllGirl Shiori]]]] and [[spoiler:[[StepfordSmiler Sayuri]]]] in ''{{Kanon}}''. The former [[spoiler:believes she has a month left to live, and her sister, perhaps the only person she has been living for, rejects her]]. The latter [[spoiler:was destroyed by guilt when she believed that the way she treated her baby brother led to him dying of a terminal illness]]. Neither manages to go through with it.
* In ''{{Akumetsu}}'' chapter 32, one of the bankers spared by Akumetsu decides to commit suicide rather than face up to Akumetsu's demands.
* [[spoiler: Kotaroh]] of ''{{Pita-Ten}}'' does so rather than lose [[spoiler: Misha when she is forced to return to heaven.]]
* X eggs in ''ShugoChara'' happens when they have too much stress to unable to handle it, they break themselves which sends waves of sadness the X eggs have stored in them.
* In ''DGrayman'', [[spoiler: main protagonist Allen Walker attempts to slit his own throat in order to stop his Innocence from harming someone who was having an AndThenJohnWasAZombie moment.]] While the attempt was quickly interrupted, [[spoiler:it gives a whole new grim meaning to Allen's earlier promise that he would stop [[EnemyWithin The 14th]] if he attacked the Order.]]
* [[spoiler: Doc]] in ''Anime/{{Texhnolyze}}''.
* In ''SakuraGari'' both [[spoiler: Masataka (neck piercing with a knife)]] and [[spoiler: Souma (slitting his wrists and then placing his arms in a bath tub)]] either consider or attempt to kill themselves but fail. [[spoiler: Souma's sister Sakurako successfully manages to commit suicide in chapter 9, slitting her wrists open (apparenrly with the family's katana) and then drowning herself in a nearby pond]].
* In chapter two of ''Manga/{{Gunjo}}'' the women run into a lady who wants to kill herself out of guilt for the death of her son.
* In the first few chapters of ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Mashiro Moritaka thinks his uncle Mashiro "Kawaguchi Taro" Nobuhiro, who was said to have died from overworking himself, committed suicide because he was unable to follow up on his successful manga series with another one, and was deep in debt. After going to his uncle's studio and seeing the effort he put into making submissions (as the editor in chief of Shonen Jump points out, he submitted one five days before his death), he realizes that his uncle had never given up, making this a subversion.
* Chapter 38 of ''Manga/FrankenFran'' begins with a student, despondent from a lifetime of bullying, jumping off of a building. The plot of the chapter begins when he lands... on Fran Madaraki.
* In the Romantic Trilogy SuperRobot series (''CombattlerV'', ''VoltesV'' and ''{{Daimos}}''), all the [[TheDragon dragons]] in their respective series chose to end their lives; [[CombattlerV one]] of them for not having any more reason to live and the only option left is to die in an obviously unwinnable battle as the ProudWarriorRaceGuy that he is; and the [[VoltesV other]] [[{{Daimos}} two]] for deciding that they have given the people around them too much grief and suffering to even have a right to continue living.
* [[spoiler:Tohma]] of ''Manga/MagicalRecordLyricalNanohaForce'', upon realizing that the events of the series had turned him into someone who could only live if he constantly kills other people, jumped off the spaceship he was in, hoping that he could end his life before his out-of-control powers could kill the people he cares about. Unfortunately, his SuperpoweredEvilSide had different ideas.
* In ''Manga/{{Holyland}}'', [[spoiler: Yuu wanted to commit suicide in the backstory but could not bring himself to take the step when he was actually at the rooftop. Masaki has scars on his wrist from an attempt; we later learn that he would have successfully bled out if Mai had not walked in on him]].
* In MyLovelyGhostKana, the titular Kana is dead via suicide on the very first page. Daikichi is on the verge until he meets Kana's [[CuteGhostGirl ghost]], as is Utako. Fortunately, [[ThePowerOfLove they all got better]].
* In ''BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'', two different characters are tempted to drown themselves, for different reasons, in the second half of the anime. They [[UnexplainedRecovery Got Better.]]
* And then there's the cute scene in ''{{Anime/Windaria}}'' where the starcrossed lovers, Princess Ahnas and Prince Jihl meet in the forest for a romantic rendezvous. The Princess playfully steals the Prince's handgun in their game of tag, ending with the two in a sweet embrace when he retrieves it. Fast forward then, as Jihl's Father plunges the the two countries into a brutal and very bloody war, in which honor and duty forces the lovers to face each other commanding opposite sides ... [[spoiler: ... where Princess Ahnas, seeing no other way out, in a desperate attempt to end the conflict, offers to meet her beloved off the battlefield. In one of anime's best, most under-appreciated and most heartbreaking scenes Ahnas and Jihl meet ... they embrace ... the Prince shudders, his eyes go dull and he falls. For, once again, Ahnas had stolen his handgun. She places the barrel to her temple, closes her eyes, and then pulls the trigger.]]
* In the ''EurekaSeven'' movie, Eureka shared her story to Renton of her 8 years under the military imprisonment. Apparently the torture is so great that the thought of suicide crossed Eureka's mind several times but her desire and love for Renton motivated her to survive.
* In ''YamiNoMatsuei'', [[spoiler: Tsuzuki ''succeeded'' with this when he was a human, and a while later he became a Shinigami. (Which explains why he angsts/{{wangst}}s so much about his work).]] Later, [[spoiler: he tries to comit suicide ''again'' thanks to Muraki, and Hisoka has to hug him and beg him to not do so.]]
* ''[[JunjiIto Black Paradox]]'' is a manga about 4 people gathering together to commit a group suicide. Creepy things happen instead.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' [[spoiler:Kakashi Hatake's father, Sakumo Hatake,]] deserves mentioning. He and his team were sent on an important mission for Konoha. When his comrades were in danger, Sakumo chose to abandon the mission and save them. The mission's failure was a big blow to the village, and consequently everyone came to hate Sakumo, even the ninjas he saved. Sakumo fell into a deep depression, soon dropping training and his skills altogether before he committed suicide.
** The anime filler suggests his son Kakashi was suicidal himself, both as a child and later in his life before he got team 7, with Kurenai saying he fought like he 'was eager to die', not to mention 13 year old Kakashi walking around with a book titled 'How a shinobi should die'. Given his family history, this is some scary stuff. Fortunately getting team 7 did him a whole world of good.
* The manga version of the {{Trigun}} flashback arc, which reveals to us the background of both [[TheHero Vash]] and BigBad [[EvilTwin Knives]], with FreudianExcuse and a side of showing what the crap is up with the setting, features this. From Vash 'I disapprove of suicide more than anything' the Stampede himself, no less, and twice. Contains a heavy helping of BetterToDieThanBeKilled, and a lot of disillusionment.
** First, the twins lock themselves in the lab where they found out [[TheyWouldCutYouUp about Tesla]] for a week without food or water, with apparent intent to die, and then after Rem has broken in while they were unconscious and nursed them back to health, Vash wakes up and goes for the knife she's using to peel fruit. He [[UnexplainedRecovery got better.]]
* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}},'' of all things, has this.
** A Pokemon does it in the manga ''TheElectricTaleOfPikachu.''It was [[spoiler: the "Black Fog", a giant evil Haunter.]] It was so proud it preferred death to being captured.
** [[spoiler:Mitsumi]] from ''PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure''. [[spoiler:She decides to stay inside the Team Galactic HQ even though it's collapsing, saying that she won't be haunted by her past.]] Luckily [[spoiler:Jun]] comes in and saves her.
* [[spoiler:Kasumi]] in ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', although it's a bit complicated. [[spoiler:She originally tries to [[BathSuicide kill herself in the bath]], unable to cope with the fact that she'll live and Shizuku will die, but is [[InterruptedSuicide stopped in time by Shizuku]]. Then, when she and Shizuku are standing on a cliff, she suggests a dual-suicide, and ends up falling off it and dying anyway. ''Then'', after finding out [[BodyHorror what Shizuku has become]], Medusa!Kasumi tries to throw herself off a high place thinking that it'll help her twin, and [[TogetherInDeath in order to be with Marco]], but is stopped by Zeus.]]
* From ''Anime/LupinIII'', we have the HonorBeforeReason Goemon, who would sometimes attempt suicide because his sword was stolen and he felt he was nothing without it.
* [[spoiler:Nyu]] tries to kill herself by wrist-slitting in the ''ElfenLied'' manga, after [[spoiler:learning of her SplitPersonality's PsychoForHire ways]]. She fails though.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/OnePiece'' during the Enies Lobby arc. One member of [=CP9=], Kumadori, will attempt to commit seppuku when someone else on the team screws up. The problem is, he instinctively calls up his rokuskiki power of "Tekkai", which hardens his body so he can't stab himself. He then blubbers dramatically about how he can't die.
* In ''Manga/OniisamaE'', [[spoiler:Rei, Fukiko, Mariko and Aya]] all contemplate or try to do this to varying degrees, but ultimately fail. [[spoiler:In the manga, Rei actually ''does'' commit suicide, by overdosing herself with pills. In the anime, however, she dies in an accident.]] And in Rei's backstory, [[spoiler:her mother commits suicide by drowning herself in the ocean.]]
* In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'' episode 37, [[spoiler:Anthy tries to commit suicide by throwing herself off of a building. Fortunately, Utena saves her.]]
* ''SuicideIsland'': This trope is naturally a big topic in this story. People who attempted suicide will be dropped off on this island if they consent to it, and be declared {{UnPerson}}s. The story examines why the characters experienced this trope. For some, it was a due to the CrapsackWorld they're living in. One character, Rai, who seemed so rational and went into therapy along with Sei, says that he failed, which was why this happened to him. Sei himself is pretty complicated. He started out as a LonersAreFreaks type, but he formed a bond with a young woman and member of the archery club, Eiko-senpai. However, ''her'' suicide apparently drove him to {{Hikikomori}} levels and then to this trope. Eiko-senpai's suicide was apparently over the fact that she had sex with her sensei, the head of the archery club, and got pregnant from this. The guy was leaving the club and getting married, and when she tried to turn to sensei for help, he refused ({{Jerkass}}), which apparently put her in a bad spot. Ouch!
* Claude in the classic manga ''Natsu e no Tobira'' a boy named Claude commits suicide after being rejected by a boy he liked.
* Toward the end of the ''{{Area 88}}'' manga, [[spoiler: Saki admits that the Asranian people will not accept him after his role in the civil war. After carrying Abdael's dead body into Soria's tomb, Saki shoots himself.]]
* In {{Pandora Hearts}}, [[spoiler:Alice's]] death is initially set up to make [[spoiler:Vincent]] look like the murderer. Turns out, [[spoiler:in a combination of this trope and HeroicSacrifice, Alice killed herself with the shears after wounding Jack with them in order to keep him from continuing to use and torture Oz by having him kill people. Killing herself kept Jack from being able to contact her twin sister in the Abyss, who was lonely and ''wanted'' Jack to bring the world into the Abyss so that she could be with him.]]
* In ''Manga/BarefootGen'', Koji's friend Hanada hangs himself after being beaten too many times by the DrillSergeantNasty.
* In ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'' , [[spoiler: Jeremy]] throws himself into the lake in Lynn Forest after finding out [[spoiler: that his mother knew that he was being raped by his stepfather, but did nothing.]] He also attempts to [[spoiler: asphyxiate himself with a gas oven after returning to UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} to live with his Aunt Karen.]] Jeremy contemplates jumping in front of an oncoming train and tries twice to commit {{Murder Suicide}} by steering the wheel of his stepfather's car into traffic, but is unsuccessful both times.
* Several show up in ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline''.
** Soon after the players are told [[MostDangerousVideogame if they die in the game they die in real life]], one of the players jumps off a balcony, assuming he'll wake up when he "dies." Nope.
** One member of a small guild takes the guild's savings to buy a house. While they're waiting, the rest of the guild decides to go on a quick dungeon delve to pass the time. They walk into a trap and are all killed--except for Kirito, who was hiding the fact that he was twice the level of everyone else. When he tells the survivor what happened, said survivor immediately jumps off the nearest balcony.
** When the front-line group is preparing to take on the floor 75 boss (a boss who already killed ten scouts), Kirito tries to get Asuna to stay behind so she'll be safe. She flat-out tells him that if he dies, she'll kill herself, so it will give them both a better chance to survive if they go together. It helps that she's only about a half-step weaker than him.
** When Kirito has to fight a one-on-one duel with [[spoiler:Akihiko Kayaba]], Kirito requests that if he loses, that his opponent keep Asuna from killing herself. [[spoiler:Asuna ends up TakingTheBullet for Kirito, but apparently Kayaba interpreted "keep her from killing herself" as "if she dies, stick her in a waiting room rather than [[MostDangerousVideoGame microwaving her brain immediately]]," so when Kirito wins the game moments later, they are both saved]].
* Both Oonagi's wife Coco and [[spoiler: Mina]] attempt suicide in ''Manga/CopernicusBreathing'' But they both end up being {{Bungled Suicide}}s.
* Happens twice in {{Berserk}}, however unsuccesfully. In the first, Casca, feeling that she has failed Griffith and the Hawks, tries to throw herself off a cliff, only for Guts to pull her back at the last minute.
** A rather crueller version happens to Griffith, when he tries to impale himself on a rock following a years worth of ColdBloodedTorture, only to fail.
* [[spoiler:Prince Fay of Valeria]] does this in TsubasaReservoirChronicle. After [[spoiler:years spent in a tower for the sin of being born, he finally breaks and declares that he wants to die]]. [[spoiler:Fei Wang Reed]] then [[ManipulativeBastard conveniently]] shows up and [[spoiler:offers to free Yuui in exchange for Fay's life]]. [[spoiler:Fay]] takes him up on this offer.
** [[spoiler: Prince Yuui - the twin that survived, the Fai we know - ]] as well. After he [[spoiler: stabbed Sakura because his curse activated]] he was only a sword swipe away from killing himself [[spoiler: ''after'' killing the other two]] as well but [[spoiler: [[LoveInterest Kurogane]]]] stopped him. If not he would have committed suicide. [[spoiler: Sakura]] knew this and tried to change it which resulted in this.
* This is [[spoiler:Moeka's]] backstory in ''SteinsGate''; due to [[spoiler:her social phobia, she believed herself worthless and was about to jump from a building when she]] got a message from someone named "FB" recruiting Rounders (i.e., hired guns) [[spoiler: for SERN]].
* This is the plot of the first story in ''Manga/ConfidentialConfessions''. Two high school girls befriend each other due to their shared desire to die. One is bullied by girls, another has an abusive (and no absent) father. [[spoiler:[[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname "Asparagus"]] does end up committing suicide in the end]]
* In ''Manga/FruitsBasket'', [[spoiler:Kyo's mom]] commits suicide - most people assumed that it was because of [[spoiler:Kyo himself]], but it's later revealed that it had more to do with [[spoiler:her abusive husband]].
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