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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10,344 2,082
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,177 1,186
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

3
5,975 1,475
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
4,166 1,058
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

5
5,795 1,852
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
3,506 781
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

7
3,241 1,052
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
5,937 1,095
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added Tokyo Ghoul

9
3,276 839
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

10
5,980 2,082
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
3,780 999
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,112 1,532
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,585 604
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
3,011 859
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Death Note

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1,644 515
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

16
1,319 431
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,438 534
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

18
1,396 429
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

19
848 389
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
923 429
Monster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
802 337
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added School-Live!

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22
1,154 401
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

23
897 430
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

24
530 268
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Yami Shibai

25
640 276
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

26
441 297
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Dance in the Vampire Bund

27
476 238
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

28
546 259
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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526 166
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
omarcoX2L added Ajin

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355 113
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
abarton added Perfect Blue

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520 256
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
leo-rios added Btooom!

32
258 187
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

33
461 228
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

34
316 191
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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302 221
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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294 34
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Mei misaki added When They Cry - Higurashi

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230 144
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
tyler-haas added Ghost Hound

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415 258
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

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393 101
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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263 110
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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245 115
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

42
234 176
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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609 221
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

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470 302
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

45
479 262
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

46
455 332
School Days is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

47
225 245
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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198 129
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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214 183
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

50
136 130
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Ga-Rei-Zero