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

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3,670 768
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,239 1,005
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,312 1,327
The Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,993 797
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni kai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,368 687
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,013 630
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,668 1,519
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,547 497
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,312 622
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,921 768
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,198 423
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,398 1,193
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,803 488
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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905 279
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,172 356
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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977 251
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,012 388
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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635 282
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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562 274
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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495 207
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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710 242
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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673 319
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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350 180
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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427 181
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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358 148
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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311 187
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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438 182
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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183 113
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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346 157
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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246 161
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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220 120
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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252 68
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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256 126
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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299 144
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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180 49
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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149 86
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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181 118
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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300 177
Code Geass is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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161 60
Corpse Princess is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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179 187
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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169 134
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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120 74
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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198 100
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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284 222
School Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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102 81
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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128 80
Vampire Princess Miyu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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100 48
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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231 80
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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95 71
Tokko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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