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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10,833 2,217
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
6,326 1,582
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
4,417 1,134
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
5,458 1,251
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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5
6,029 1,932
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
3,723 854
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
3,398 1,122
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
6,278 1,190
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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9
3,431 884
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
6,194 2,172
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
3,904 1,044
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,218 1,599
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,647 648
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
3,193 922
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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1,743 539
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,379 459
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,469 458
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,502 561
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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909 411
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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872 358
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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21
984 447
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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1,231 430
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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937 441
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
558 280
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
682 291
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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500 245
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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574 269
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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462 307
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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397 124
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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558 181
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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551 274
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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359 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
270 200
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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485 245
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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327 200
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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317 229
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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243 151
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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440 282
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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433 116
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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289 119
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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269 133
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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651 252
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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519 292
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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240 182
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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484 349
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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486 324
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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207 135
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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230 252
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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217 189
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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208 58
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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