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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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3,472 721
Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,052 952
Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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4,132 1,277
Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,855 771
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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2,274 656
Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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3,776 583
Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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4,493 1,432
Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,418 471
Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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2,203 596
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,810 746
Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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2,291 1,153
Highschool of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,130 408
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,652 453
Death Note is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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849 261
Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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1,118 343
Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl) - Se... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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903 230
Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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959 366
Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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600 268
Monster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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527 257
Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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652 231
Danganronpa The Animation is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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448 196
School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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634 307
Gantz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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333 170
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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344 140
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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396 171
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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290 175
Dance in the Vampire Bund is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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419 175
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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165 106
Psychic Detective Yakumo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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328 144
Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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235 155
Kara no Kyōkai is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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205 112
From the New World is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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231 108
Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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221 56
Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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273 135
Zankyō no Terror is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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132 79
Ghost Hound is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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147 42
Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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171 109
Zombie-Loan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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274 157
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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144 52
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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168 179
Ninja Scroll: The Series is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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157 125
Blue Gender is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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104 65
Mnemosyne is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
Chris Caldwell added Mnemosyne

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257 206
School Days is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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92 74
Ga-Rei-Zero is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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169 85
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherho... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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117 74
Vampire Princess Miyu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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79 40
Steins;Gate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time

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177 61
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
KaileyRoss added Black Butler

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86 66
Tokko is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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