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 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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12,571 2,619
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,283 1,326
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,398 1,886
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,294 1,453
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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6,847 2,197
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,455 1,039
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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3,987 997
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
3,871 1,282
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,411 1,447
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,412 1,194
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,905 2,484
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,620 1,822
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,890 744
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,869 1,136
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,054 617
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,566 526
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,717 533
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,705 648
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,068 469
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,522 517
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,140 512
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,055 439
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,072 506
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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667 325
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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817 348
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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657 81
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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541 171
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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656 306
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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723 240
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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572 291
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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534 367
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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661 343
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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321 237
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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584 300
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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302 177
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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621 154
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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389 240
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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351 260
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 153
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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508 360
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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856 354
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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369 105
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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353 198
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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649 383
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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578 422
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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259 166
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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568 394
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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353 116
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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261 223
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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256 286
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time