CAUTION: This list may contain anime spoilers.
You're excitedly watching a new anime series, which has a great story and an adorable cast of characters. Then, suddenly, blood explodes all over your screen and you're left in shock as a character is killed off right before your eyes. You're left screaming, "No way! Did that just happen?" Sorry for your loss. It's always hard when you watch a well-loved or favorite anime character encounter a horrifying and unexpected death.
The majority of violent scenes depicting murder and dismemberment are found in horror and gore anime, which prepares a viewer for the rain of blood. Still, this doesn't mean that surprisingly violent anime scenes can't be found in other genres. There are various anime that will make you nauseous from the unexpected guts and gore, even in the slice of life and school drama genres. In fact, many series have anime violence you didn't expect to see - even the cute Mahou Shoujo (magical girl) type!
Save yourself from a broken heart, a queasy stomach, and never-ending tears by checking out this list of violent scenes that came out of nowhere. Vote up the most bloody anime scenes you probably weren't expecting.
When Lucy's Puppy Is Killed In Elfin Lied
Lucy becomes close to a stray puppy she found. She keeps the pup a secret from everyone, so that the bullies at the orphanage don't take the pup away from her. However, Lucy eventually tells a friend about the pup. Her friend accidently lets it slip to Tomu, the ringleader of Lucy's tormentors. Tomu quickly detains the puppy and makes Lucy watch in horror as he and his lackeys kick, toss, and brutally beat the dog to death.
However, they don’t get the last laugh, as Lucy uses her telekinetic abilities to kill the bullies where they stand, splattering large volumes of blood all over the room.
When Yukari Is Killed By An Umbrella In Another
When Yukari learns that her mother has been killed in a car wreck, she believes it's due to a curse. The news makes her distraught and she frantically dashes through the school halls. However, she unexpectedly comes across Mei Misaki, whom she believes is associated with the curse. Fearing she may be the next victim affected by the curse, she grabs her umbrella and makes a frantic dash down the stairs to get away from Mei.
In a cruel twist of fate, she suddenly trips and tumbles down the stairs. But before she even reaches the bottom, her umbrella pops open in front of her as she falls head first towards the umbrella’s sharp end. In a flash, Yukari is impaled through the neck by the sharp point of the umbrella and slowly dies. When she is discovered, there is a pool of blood surrounding her body. Seriously, WTF?
When Ganta's Entire Classroom Is Destroyed In Deadman Wonderland
The scene opens up with a regular day at school as Ganta Igarashi and his friends are conversing with one another before the school bell rings. Suddenly, Ganta hears a familiar melody, which causes him to look outside of the window. To his surprise, he sees a cloaked figure suspended in space, glaring at him. In an instant, the being known as the Red Man unleashes a strong power upon the school building, gruesomely obliterating the entire classroom.
When Ganta wakes up, he looks around for signs of life among the classroom, only to find the blood and body parts of his fellow peers. He quickly learns that he is the sole survivor of the horrific massacre.
When Rika Commits Suicide In When They Cry
The scene takes place during a heated confrontation between Shion Sonozaki and Rika Higurashi. As it gets physical, it looks like Rika has the upper hand and is about to inject an unknown serum into Shion. However, Shion is quick and evades her trap, knocking Rika over and grabbing the injection, which she uses on Rika instead.
Rika, who is disoriented, grabs a large knife and staggers around the room. Shion begins to tease her and eggs her on about her failed mission. Rika clutches the knife, glaring angrily at Shion. However, instead of attacking Shion with the weapon, Rika use the knife on herself. She stabs herself in the head over and over again, splattering blood all over the room and ultimately committing suicide.