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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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7,892 1,569
Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2
3,789 811
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
yensilpensil added Corpse Party

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4,440 1,358
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,369 1,045
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,085 822
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

6
2,420 716
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,182 653
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added Tokyo Ghoul

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4,782 1,567
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,610 512
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
IlianaJimenez added Parasyte: The Maxim

10
2,374 631
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,974 789
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,229 433
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,450 1,221
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,914 507
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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928 289
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,196 363
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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999 262
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,038 398
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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660 289
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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750 253
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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578 280
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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518 217
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
sadie-kim added School-Live!

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687 327
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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371 186
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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439 189
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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371 154
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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318 193
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Dance in the Vampire Bund

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446 187
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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190 114
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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249 164
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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355 168
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
leo-rios added Btooom!

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229 123
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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274 75
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
omarcoX2L added Ajin

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272 132
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Fate/Zero

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312 148
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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190 52
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
abarton added Perfect Blue

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153 88
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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183 121
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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315 182
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Benjamin Bartuccio-Pereira added Code Geass

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167 64
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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181 189
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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170 136
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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122 77
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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292 232
School Days is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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211 112
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Ayaka Daisuke added Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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262 86
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

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102 83
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Ga-Rei-Zero

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108 52
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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132 82
Vampire Princess Miyu is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
kyokorichi-_ added Vampire Princess Miyu

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98 73
Tokko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
NeoNomad added Tokko