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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13,789 2,835
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
6,867 1,587
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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3
5,906 1,454
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
8,088 2,040
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
7,439 2,336
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,917 1,168
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7
8,180 1,597
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,152 1,372
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
4,793 1,306
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
7,496 2,678
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
4,370 1,074
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
2,060 802
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
3,981 1,986
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,398 1,284
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,249 668
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,922 588
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,729 571
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,281 548
Monster is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
1,865 704
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,199 512
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,210 480
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,754 579
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
1,156 545
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
749 349
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
784 191
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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909 103
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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927 387
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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298 40
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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856 277
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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713 330
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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657 203
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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629 322
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,064 430
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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738 377
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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492 157
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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590 406
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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381 125
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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346 260
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

39
660 330
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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433 258
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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336 192
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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377 280
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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415 171
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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783 445
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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563 412
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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295 190
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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426 233
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

48
483 156
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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653 474
School Days is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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652 439
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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