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

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3,685 776
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,262 1,013
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,329 1,334
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,008 799
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,377 692
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,033 634
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,684 1,530
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,555 500
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,321 623
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,929 771
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,203 425
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,408 1,198
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,816 491
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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911 280
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,179 357
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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983 253
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,018 390
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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643 283
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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565 275
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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497 210
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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715 246
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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675 323
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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355 183
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Yami Shibai

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431 182
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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359 150
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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313 189
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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440 182
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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184 113
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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348 160
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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246 162
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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222 120
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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256 70
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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259 126
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

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182 49
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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301 144
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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149 86
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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181 118
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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302 178
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

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163 62
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

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180 187
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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170 134
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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120 75
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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201 101
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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286 222
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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102 81
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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130 80
Vampire Princess Miyu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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102 48
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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236 80
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

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95 71
Tokko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Tokko