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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13,328 2,738
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,645 1,405
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,807 1,965
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

4
6,619 1,528
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,181 2,270
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
4,716 1,117
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,212 1,044
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
4,040 1,336
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

9
7,875 1,525
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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10
4,640 1,254
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

11
7,269 2,600
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

12
3,846 1,907
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,991 776
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

14
4,178 1,223
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,162 650
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,670 550
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

17
1,843 563
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,801 679
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,659 549
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

20
1,131 494
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,227 531
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,141 458
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,118 523
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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706 336
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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808 90
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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876 368
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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614 185
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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802 260
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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687 319
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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612 302
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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568 386
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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706 357
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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627 312
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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717 171
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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419 246
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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333 246
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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318 181
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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364 267
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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393 160
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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211 24
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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449 131
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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983 395
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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392 213
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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441 137
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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738 427
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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625 446
School Days is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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618 419
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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278 178
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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333 107
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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