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!

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14,283 2,929
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
7,130 1,673
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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3
6,157 1,494
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
8,390 2,110
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
7,702 2,403
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
5,121 1,224
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
8,502 1,698
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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8
4,303 1,425
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
4,969 1,358
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
7,724 2,776
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
4,566 1,101
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
2,147 835
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
4,107 2,052
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,628 1,341
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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15
2,348 695
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
2,012 622
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,796 598
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,344 571
Monster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
1,939 732
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,266 535
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,278 504
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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22
1,847 601
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
787 363
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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24
1,194 563
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

25
426 65
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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