Anime Underground The Top Horror Anime of All Time  

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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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9,797 1,934
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
4,826 1,083
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

3
5,567 1,345
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
3,874 990
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
5,539 1,725
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
3,267 672
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

7
3,026 950
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
5,538 972
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added Tokyo Ghoul

9
3,093 773
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
5,718 1,941
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
3,592 923
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
2,978 1,425
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,501 546
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
2,781 743
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Death Note

The Greatest Horror Films of All Time

15
1,226 385
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,536 466
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,293 383
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,338 489
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
847 384
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
769 360
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,070 363
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

The Best First Person Shooter Games of All Time

22
722 302
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added School-Live!

23
848 396
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
501 240
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Yami Shibai

25
589 255
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

26
412 268
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Dance in the Vampire Bund

27
456 216
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

28
525 238
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

Shows That May Be Just Too Scary For TV

29
492 224
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
leo-rios added Btooom!

30
246 164
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

31
478 142
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
omarcoX2L added Ajin

32
435 199
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

33
308 97
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
abarton added Perfect Blue

34
299 176
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

35
286 206
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
The Garden of Sinners

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210 129
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
tyler-haas added Ghost Hound

37
377 225
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

38
227 24
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Mei misaki added When They Cry - Higurashi

39
433 270
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

40
219 165
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

41
535 179
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

42
238 101
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

The Scariest Demon Toys in Film History

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416 216
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

44
334 83
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Psycho-Pass

45
418 310
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

46
206 101
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

47
216 231
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

48
201 174
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

49
176 120
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

50
130 121
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Ga-Rei-Zero