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, creepy, 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!

If you enjoy horror anime check out the best Blood+ quotes and the best Serial Experiments Lain quotes.

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13,308 2,734
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,634 1,404
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,798 1,963
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
6,613 1,528
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,176 2,270
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,710 1,116
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
4,210 1,042
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,036 1,336
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,866 1,524
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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10
4,639 1,254
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,266 2,597
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,844 1,905
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,987 776
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,170 1,223
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,160 650
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,668 550
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,840 563
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,800 677
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
1,655 549
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,129 494
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,226 531
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,139 458
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,117 523
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
706 336
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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806 90
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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876 367
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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611 185
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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800 260
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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686 319
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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611 302
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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567 386
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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705 357
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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625 312
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

34
714 171
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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418 246
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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333 246
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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318 181
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 267
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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393 160
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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208 24
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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447 131
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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979 393
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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546 388
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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391 213
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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438 136
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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735 426
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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625 446
School Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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617 419
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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277 178
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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331 106
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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