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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13,054 2,689
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

2
5,509 1,379
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

3
7,662 1,935
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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6,496 1,503
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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7,072 2,245
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,627 1,094
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,141 1,024
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

8
3,990 1,314
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,724 1,499
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,571 1,233
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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7,159 2,558
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,788 1,878
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

13
1,956 764
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,060 1,198
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,126 638
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,647 542
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,810 552
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,778 670
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,112 488
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,609 536
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

21
1,199 524
Monster is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,113 450
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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1,111 515
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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694 332
Yami Shibai - Japanese Ghost S... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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857 359
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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750 86
When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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591 180
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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678 311
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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606 298
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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776 253
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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564 382
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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696 351
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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689 163
Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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610 310
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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332 244
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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405 245
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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313 180
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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361 266
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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385 159
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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539 378
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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423 120
Devilman Crybaby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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944 382
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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381 209
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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714 407
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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615 441
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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406 128
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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171 18
Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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607 410
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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273 176
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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310 95
Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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