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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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8,342 1,660
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,034 875
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

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4,710 1,445
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
4,638 1,114
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
3,262 857
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
2,536 757
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,492 734
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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5,038 1,667
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,531 650
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,749 541
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

11
3,103 825
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,289 448
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,578 1,264
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,127 558
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,274 377
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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991 305
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,064 283
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,092 413
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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704 304
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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616 287
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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569 231
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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822 275
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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732 335
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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395 192
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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473 201
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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392 162
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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342 202
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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458 192
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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200 118
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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387 181
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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316 85
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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249 129
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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259 171
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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220 59
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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340 157
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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295 150
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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162 91
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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190 126
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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343 200
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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173 71
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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188 195
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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319 105
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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250 129
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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173 141
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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131 81
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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320 246
School Days is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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123 61
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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109 88
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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139 88
Vampire Princess Miyu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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180 48
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Psycho-Pass