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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10,875 2,232
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
6,354 1,596
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
4,439 1,139
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
5,481 1,253
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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5
6,052 1,936
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
3,741 857
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
3,413 1,124
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
6,307 1,191
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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9
3,441 885
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
6,213 2,177
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
3,917 1,047
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,230 1,602
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,653 651
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
3,214 925
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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The 12 Most Extreme Actor Transformations

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1,757 539
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,387 460
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,480 460
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,512 562
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
913 412
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
878 359
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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21
989 448
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

15 Unique Takes On Horror In Anime

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1,239 431
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
944 443
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
560 280
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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25
689 291
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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510 245
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

27
577 269
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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468 308
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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The Scariest Animal Movies Ever Made

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402 125
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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568 181
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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558 274
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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365 41
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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33
272 200
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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488 245
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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328 200
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

The Most Annoying TV and Film Characters Ever

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318 229
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
The Garden of Sinners

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245 151
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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445 284
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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440 117
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Psycho-Pass

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292 119
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

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273 134
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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656 255
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

People Describe Their Most Awful Cockroach Horror Stories

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525 294
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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489 350
School Days is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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241 183
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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491 326
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

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210 135
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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231 252
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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218 189
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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213 58
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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