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!

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Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,934 1,764
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,877 1,250
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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5,926 1,368
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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6,486 2,091
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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6,913 1,332
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,724 958
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,164 1,124
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,778 707
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,544 1,036
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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

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

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

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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

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Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Yami Shibai

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Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

15 Unique Takes On Horror In Anime

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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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From the New World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
The Garden of Sinners

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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School Days is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

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Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time