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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13,802 2,841
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
6,876 1,590
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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3
5,916 1,454
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
8,099 2,045
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
7,445 2,342
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,926 1,171
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
8,193 1,604
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,159 1,377
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
4,798 1,310
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
7,505 2,683
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
4,375 1,076
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
2,064 803
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
3,985 1,991
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,410 1,290
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,251 668
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,925 591
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,731 571
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,286 549
Monster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
1,867 704
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,202 513
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,214 480
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,758 581
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
1,158 545
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
753 349
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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785 195
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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915 103
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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931 387
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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301 40
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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859 277
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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716 330
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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659 203
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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631 322
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,071 434
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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739 378
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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498 158
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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591 407
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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384 127
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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347 260
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

39
662 331
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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434 258
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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338 192
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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378 280
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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416 171
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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786 449
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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564 414
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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296 190
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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428 235
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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486 157
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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184 78
Ergo Proxy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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656 475
School Days is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time