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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13,013 2,683
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,492 1,374
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,647 1,930
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,478 1,501
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,054 2,240
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,618 1,088
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,129 1,020
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
3,984 1,313
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,702 1,495
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,562 1,232
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,144 2,553
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,779 1,873
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,952 762
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,044 1,192
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,119 637
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,640 541
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,804 550
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,773 670
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,108 486
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,596 534
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,197 523
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,108 450
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,109 515
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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690 332
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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855 357
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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744 86
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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588 180
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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676 311
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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602 296
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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771 253
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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562 382
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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694 351
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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686 163
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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608 310
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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331 244
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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404 245
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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310 180
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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359 266
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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383 159
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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538 378
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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417 119
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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938 379
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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380 208
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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711 406
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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612 441
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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404 128
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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606 410
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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273 176
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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163 18
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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270 228
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time