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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12,281 2,571
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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5,119 1,291
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,233 1,836
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,152 1,420
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

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6,732 2,156
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,350 1,014
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

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3,804 1,263
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,902 983
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,246 1,408
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added Tokyo Ghoul

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4,315 1,160
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,784 2,423
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,553 1,781
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,855 733
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,749 1,102
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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2,020 602
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,537 515
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,683 522
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,670 630
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,044 461
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,462 501
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,111 500
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,019 429
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,049 492
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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

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When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Mei misaki added When They Cry - Higurashi

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Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
abarton added Perfect Blue

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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Dance in the Vampire Bund

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Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
tyler-haas added Ghost Hound

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From the New World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Psycho-Pass

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Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
The Garden of Sinners

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Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Andrew Hoover added Corpse Princess

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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

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Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

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Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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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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Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
julianfrançoisentitydata added Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time