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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13,256 2,721
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,602 1,394
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,773 1,956
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
6,590 1,521
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,153 2,261
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,693 1,111
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,201 1,035
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,028 1,329
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,834 1,517
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,623 1,249
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,238 2,590
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,828 1,899
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,983 771
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,147 1,216
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,154 646
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,665 547
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,837 561
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,796 675
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,647 543
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,126 491
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,221 528
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,134 454
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,116 521
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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705 334
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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796 87
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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873 364
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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609 183
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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685 315
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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795 258
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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611 300
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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567 385
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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701 356
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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622 311
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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706 169
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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333 245
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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413 245
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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317 180
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 266
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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393 159
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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203 22
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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445 129
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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976 389
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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545 384
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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431 131
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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387 210
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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730 419
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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624 445
School Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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616 416
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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276 177
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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327 104
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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