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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!

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Another is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Higurashi no Naku Koro n... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Corpse Party is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Tokyo Ghoul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Shiki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Hellsing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Jigoku Shoujo (Hell Girl... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Blood+ is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Angels of Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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The Promised Neverland ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Monster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Highschool of the Dead ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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School-Live! is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Danganronpa The Animatio... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Blood-C is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Perfect Blue is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Paranoia Agent is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Ajin: Demi-Human is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time
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Gantz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Horror Anime of All Time