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The Best Gore Anime of All Time

Updated August 15, 2020 181.9k votes 39.2k voters 3.0m views56 items

List RulesThe anime on this list must be bloody - don't downvote a show if you haven't seen it!

Get ready to cover your eyes, because this is a list of the best gore anime of all time. Sure, a lot of anime have degrees of violence in them, but these shows will really gross you out with torn limbs, spewed blood, and whatever other awful things you can think of. In gory zombie anime or action anime TV shows like Attack on Titan, you'll see people being eaten alive. Does that sound fun or what? If so, check out these top Studio Madhouse anime, as they can get fairly violent and gory.

Other violent titles include Elfen Lied, which depicts people having their bodies ripped apart. In Afro Samurai, people have their heads cut off by swords...need we continue? The first episode of each show is included below when available, so you can watch the greatest gore anime right here on this page! Try a few out before committing to an entire series. These just may be the most jarring anime that exist today, but if you feel like a television show is missing you can always add it to the list.

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  • 1
    Parasyte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Parasyte

    Action, Sci-Fi
    Parasyte: The Maxim (Madhouse, 2014) is a Japanese sci-fi horror anime series based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Corpse Party is a survival horror adventure dōjin soft video game series originally created by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Berserk is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Berserk

    Action, Adventure
    Berserk (OLM, 1997) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga series by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Hellsing Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 5
    Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    12,745
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    Tokyo Ghoul

    Action, Mystery
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    Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Elfen Lied

    Action, Horror
    Elfen Lied (Arms, 2004) is a Japanese supernatural horror anime series based on the manga... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Another is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki.... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Mirai Nikki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Mirai Nikki - Another: World is a 2012 comedy TV series written by Sakae Esuno and Sayaka...amazon buy button

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    Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is a TV Program based on the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni video...amazon_watch buy button
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    Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Attack on Titan

    Action, Military
    Attack on Titan (Wit Studio, 2013) is a Japanese fantasy anime television series adapted from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Claymore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Blood+, pronounced as "Blood Plus", is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Blood-C is a 2011 anime/manga series that is produced in collaboration by Studio Production... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Gantz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Gantz is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku. Gantz tells the story... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Highschool of the Dead (Madhouse, 2010) is a Japanese supernatural anime series based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
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    Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Psycho-Pass

    Action, Sci-Fi
    Psycho-Pass (Production I.G, 2012) is a Japanese sci-fi anime series. Policewoman Akane... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    Akame ga Kill! is a 2010 Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
    Devilman Crybaby (Netflix, 2018) is a Japanese anime series directed by Masaaki Yuasa, based... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Shiki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Shiki is a horror novel by Japanese novelist Fuyumi Ono.An anime adaptation of the manga by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ninja Scroll is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Ninja Scroll: The Series is a 2003 Japanese animated television series based on Yoshiaki... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Devilman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Goblin Slayer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Goblin Slayer

    Dark fantasy
    Goblin Slayer is a Japanese dark fantasy light novel series written by Kumo Kagyu and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Neon Genesis Evangelion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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    Neon Genesis Evangelion (Gainax, 1995), commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Umineko: When They Cry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gore Anime of All Time
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