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There are plenty of scary movies and horror films for film lovers to choose from, but what about anime fans? Don't worry, there's lots of dark anime and good horror anime for fans to enjoy! This list of horror anime has been ranked from best to worst by fans of the genre. When it comes to scary and zombie anime, if you want only the best, this list of top horror anime will help you find it! Don't forget about our list of the best horror manga too if you're a reader or the goriest anime if you like blood and guts.

This list contains the first episode of each dark animes series listed, so you can watch horror anime online right here at Ranker. If you're not a fan of anime, you might think it's all about school girls and giant robots. However, the top ten+ shows below can be downright terrifying, as they're some of the scariest anime of all time. Some are psychological horror like Paranoia Agent, while others involve zombies and creatures, like High School of The Dead.

Either way these animated shows are all guaranteed to creep you out, make you scared, and make you want to lock your door. We also have lists for things like the best vampire anime and the best gore anime, so check those out as well!

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63 people just voted on Deadman Wonderland


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Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008 Tokyopop acquired the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and released the first 5 volumes of ...more

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Highschool of the Dead


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Highschool of the Dead is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō. The story follows a group of high school students caught in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The series has been serialized in Fujimi Shobo's Monthly Dragon Age since September 2006 and as of ...more

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#63 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#27 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time

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#36 on The Best Action Anime of All Time

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Ghost Hunt


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Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious occurrences all over Japan with a team of other spiritualists and clever assistants. Although the last novel was ...more

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41 people just voted on Future Diary -Another:World-


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Mirai Nikki - Another: World is a 2012 comedy TV series written by Sakae Esuno and Sayaka Kawamura and directed by Michiko Namiki and Shogo Miyaki. ...more

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#55 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#95 on The Best Action Anime of All Time

#51 on The Best Fan Service Anime of All Time

#24 on The 25+ Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time

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Death Note


Death Note is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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The fictional universe that contains the anime, manga and television films that deal with the world of Death Note. ...more

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#36 on The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time

#1 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

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#47 on The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made

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Blood+


Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Blood+, pronounced as "Blood Plus", is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The series premiered in Japan on Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax, as well as on terrestrial networks such as MBS, TBS, and RKB on October 8, 2005. The final episode ...more

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