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!

If you enjoy horror anime check out the best Blood+ quotes and the best Serial Experiments Lain quotes.

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13,353 2,744
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,662 1,407
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,820 1,969
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
6,639 1,530
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,196 2,271
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,732 1,119
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
4,223 1,046
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,046 1,338
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,895 1,527
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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10
4,653 1,256
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,276 2,605
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,859 1,910
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,995 777
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,192 1,227
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,167 650
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,675 551
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,845 564
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,808 679
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
1,664 549
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,134 495
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,231 531
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,146 458
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,123 523
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
710 336
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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814 90
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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881 368
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

27
620 186
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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805 260
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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688 320
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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613 303
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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570 387
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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707 357
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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722 171
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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628 312
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

35
421 246
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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334 246
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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319 181
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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365 267
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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394 160
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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213 24
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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450 132
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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987 396
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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547 389
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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393 214
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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443 137
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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739 427
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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626 447
School Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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619 419
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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279 178
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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335 107
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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