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The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time  

Crystal Brackett
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Hailing in as the supernatural counterpart of the vampire, the werewolf is the ever-transforming, furry, human-wolf shapeshifter. Although these classic beasts are seriously underrepresented in Japanese media, the werewolf anime that does exist out there range from silly, sci-fi shorts to badass and bloody sagas. The characters in their werewolf forms switch between human bodies and full-blown wolves, and sometimes stick around as demonic half-humans whose appearance rests somewhere right in-between.

Whatever form these beasts are in, the best werewolf anime brings these typically dark and brooding lycans to cool, new bodies and environments - transforming the otherwise gnarly fur-balls seen wreaking havoc in B-movies and horror films into contemporary cartoons that anime-lovers can binge on.

Some examples of anime with werewolf characters include Spice and Wolf, Dance in the Vampire Bund, and Wolf's Rain. Vote up your favorite anime with werewolves, and add any good werewolf anime to the list if it's not here already!

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Wolf’s Rain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Wolf’s Rain
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Wolf Children is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Wolf Children is a 2012 Japanese animated film directed and co-written by Mamoru Hosoda. The film stars the voices of Aoi Miyazaki, Takao Osawa, Haru Kuroki and Yukito Nishii. The story follows ...more
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Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
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Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Dance in the Vampire Bund is a supernatural romance manga written and illustrated by Nozomu Tamaki. The manga series is serialized in Media Factory's seinen manga magazine Comic Flapper and is ...more
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Blood Lad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Blood Lad is a manga series created by Yuuki Kodama and serialized in Young Ace. The manga series has been licensed for distribution in English by Yen Press. Blood Lad follows Staz Charlie ...more
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Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and ...more
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Soul Eater
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Rosario + Vampire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Rosario + Vampire is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akihisa Ikeda. The story revolves around Tsukune Aono, a boy who inadvertently enrolls in a boarding school for monsters. ...more
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Princess Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Princess Resurrection
Hiro, a young, timid boy, dies while saving a girl on the street from falling construction beams. That girl turns out to be Hime, his sister's new employer, who by resurrecting Hiro makes him ...more
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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
How close did D-Day come to failure? Despite meticulous planning, deception plans and specialised equipment, its success was always balanced on a knife-edge.
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Black Blood Brothers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Black Blood Brothers, also known as BBB, is a light novel series written by Kōhei Azano and illustrated by Yuuya Kusaka. In 2006, Studio Live and Group TAC produced an anime based on the series. ...more
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Shiki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Shiki is a horror novel by Japanese novelist Fuyumi Ono.An anime adaptation of the manga by Daume began broadcasting on July 8, 2010. The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the ...more
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Cuticle Detective Inaba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
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Magical Pokaan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Magical Pokaan
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Wolf Guy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Wolf Guy
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Tokimeki Tonight is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 15+ Best Werewolf Anime Of All Time
Tokimeki Tonight