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The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time  

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The best thriller anime all have one thing in common- they keep you on the edge of your seat at all times. From Death Note to Psycho Pass, this list takes every good psychological thriller anime and ranks them from best to worst. Some of these shows are downright disturbing, including Satoshi Kon's Paranoia Agent, a series that exposes some of the uglier parts of social behavior between humans. Even the intro and outro to that show are creepy, just look them up on YouTube if you don't believe me!

Anyways, vote up your favorite thriller anime below, and please add any psychological thriller anime to the list if you think it deserves to be here!
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This series 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 ...more
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Btooom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. An anime adaptation covering the first 50 chapters of the manga was produced by Madhouse. Ryōta Sakamoto is an ...more
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Fate/stay night is a Japanese visual novel developed by Type-Moon. A 24-episode anime series created by Studio Deen aired in Japan between January and June 2006. Fate/stay night chronicles a ...more
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Eden of the East is a Japanese anime television series, which premiered on Fuji TV's noitaminA timeslot on April 9, 2009. Created, directed and written by Kenji Kamiyama, it features character ...more
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Satsuriku no Tenshi - Angels o... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is a Japanese anime television series that premiered on Fuji TV's noitamina timeslot on July 9, 2009, where it ended its original run on September 17. Directed by Masaki ...more
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Boogiepop Phantom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time
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Boogiepop Phantom is a twelve-episode anime television series produced by Madhouse Studios, based on the Boogiepop light novel series by Kouhei Kadono, particularly that of Boogiepop and Others ...more
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Fate Apocrypha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time
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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubō no Shichinin, is a Japanese manga series written by George Abe and illustrated by Masasumi Kakizaki. It began serialization in 2003 in Shogakukan Publishing's Weekly Young ...more
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Noir is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Psychological Thriller Anime of All Time
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Noir is a 26-episode Japanese anime television series produced in 2001 by the Bee Train animation studio. Kōichi Mashimo directed Noir; it was written by Ryoe Tsukimura, and the soundtrack was ...more
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C – Control – The Money and Soul of Possibility
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Spiral
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The story is set in a world embroiled by war between Humans and Demons. The Humans' greatest hero invades the Demon Queen's castle determined to vanquish her. However, instead of fighting back, ...more
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Night Raid 1931, is a Japanese anime television series produced by A-1 Pictures and Aniplex and directed by Jun Matsumoto. The 13-episode anime aired in Japan on the TV Tokyo television network ...more
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Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku-hen
Gyakkyō Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor is a 2007-2008 animated TV Program based on Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji.
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Tears to Tiara