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any good horror anime recommendations?

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i need more horror recommendations/where to find them. i’m having trouble finding good ones :(


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Reply by Rin

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If you haven’t seen Tokyo ghoul it’s amazing 


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Reply by madelyn scott

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perfect blue!! its a psychological horror anime movie about a retired idol who becomes an actress, but slowly gets more and more unstable when she finds out she's being stalked by an obsessive fan. 


trigger warnings: r*pe, gore/violence, smoking, genuinely intense stress inducing scenes. remember this is a psychological horror so please be aware of that!!


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Reply by ₊♥︎lilith♥︎₊

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I have read one called "tommie" its a manga though or devilman crybaby


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Reply by Sleepy

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Corpse party and Another are both good anime. Also give Junji ito collection a try since those are pretty snazzy short stories


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Paranoia agent: basically a thriller/horror


Parasyte, the maxim: body horror, sometimes just gross lol

Junji ito collection: pretty much a darker twilight zone in anime format

Elfen lied (not really scary, but gruesome asf tho)


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Reply by ZAE !!

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Elfen Lied is very good! (Warning it's very gory and sad )


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Reply by Ginger ٩(˘◡˘)۶

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Another is really good and interesting!


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Reply by Addams

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Ginger ٩(˘◡˘)۶

I have been suggested this also. I haven't looked into it yet though, is it a short series, continuing?


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Ginger ٩(˘◡˘)۶

I have been suggested this also. I haven't looked into it yet though, is it a short series, continuing?


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Reply by Ascher

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1.Hell girl

 Less on the horror side,but I remember being somewhat out off by some of the episodes when I was younger. 


2.Dorohedoro

Definitely has gore…like a lot…


3. from the new world

I can completely forget this anime…but when I hear Dvorak’s second symphony.. it all comes back..more on the side of psychological horror, but it’s definitely creepy.


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Reply by killuastrange

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another

hell girl

when they cry

school days

geez i cant think of any at the moment..these are strictly horror..no powers and what not..school days is a bit different though


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Reply by traxhm33mz

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Higurashi When They Cry


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Reply by Jesse

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Happy Sugar Life is pretty good, but more is more of a thriller.

I also really loved Gantz! Note here, though, I read the manga, I haven't watched the anime. So I can't vouch for the anime! But the manga was great!


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Reply by AJ( ´・・)ノ(._.`)

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Another and Perfect blue are great! I'm not sure if Another is considered a horror though it might just be straight gore. 


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Reply by ·•· J ·•·

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wow there was a lot of edgy horror anime back then... Anyways heres Shiki, an anime based on vampires ravaging a small farm town in Japan.

Shiki (TV Series 2010–2011) - IMDb


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Reply by Handsumm

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I like Death Parade. also it has one of the best opening songs ever. 

(its misleading its not a cheery anime lol)
  


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Reply by ShutUpGabe

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Corpse Party if you haven't seen that.


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Reply by karacore

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The Promised Neverland is soooo good (well, the 1st season at least) Its not terrifying or anything but I went into the series blind and yeah the first episode completely threw me off guard lol


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Reply by JillyBean

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I LOVE Parasyte, although it's more gore than scary. But the story is amazing.


The original Higurashi is also great. The new one is okay, but focuses more on the gore aspect.


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Reply by Meer

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I saw someone else say this but I'm going to re iterate.


HIGURASHI:WHEN THEY CRY!

its a classic


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Reply by ⛓Gothicc Waifu⛓

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School-Live!  don't let the moe girl fool you
Sankarae  Guy who wants a zombie for a gf
Highschool of the dead    Fan service👀 but it's good (extra pts. for the 28 days later-esque soundtrack)

Also you have to watch Elfin Lied it's a classic but it's really sad an gory so only if you can handle it 

Not anime but the whole play through of silent hill 4 the room is really creepy.


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Reply by gal.ish111

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idk if it's already recommended, but recently a horror anime came out(i think it's still airing) - mieruko-chan. tbh there is a little bit too much fan service that i prefere but i think it's okay. it's pretty intense, there are some jumpscares and the spirits are pretty scary. i was drunk when i watched it for the first time but i got pretty scared if that counts xdd


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Reply by t0ypirate

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tokyo ghoul is def a fave of mine (hence the kaneki pfp lol) but the anime adaptation is a bit of a mess, so heads up if you watch it!


seconding the rec for devilman crybaby. it's an absolutely incredible story with great animation but it will emotionally wreck you lol


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Reply by Sredni Vashtar

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There's oddly little anime that you can call classic horror genre fare, or at least horror genre fare that's actually scary. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni gets there, and I think it's great, but it kind of turns into a dark but not especially horrific fantasy show in the back half? And while I have yet to finish it, Shiki is pretty well-respected, and it does build tension excellently. But most really good anime horror is… stuff that's disturbing or surreal, but usually put in a different basket for whatever reason. So let's talk about that.


The "travelling exorcist" genre of period fantasy is always a good source of horror, and on a pure style level, Mononoke is unbeatable in that department. Broken down into a handful of short, digestible arcs, each with their own mystery and sinister happenings, rendered in a stunningly strange art style rooted in traditional Japanese watercolour art. In terms of other entries in the style, Requiem from the Darkness is a bit more explicit and rougher around the edges, while Mushi-shi is far calmer and more meditative and only occasionally goes in for the real heavy stuff—although when it does, it does it well.

In terms of science fiction leaning into horror, there are four which immediately spring to mind: Alien Nine, Boogiepop Phantomserial experiments: lain and Texhnolyze. The latter two were written by the wonderfully strange Chiaki J. Konaka, with lain's reputation kind of preceding itself where Texhnolyze is… well, if you've heard of it, the words "darkest anime ever" have probably come up, and that's not an entirely unfair assessment. It's a Capital-A Absurdist nightmare, and it wastes no time in showing you its intentions in the very first episode. But egads, do I love it. Alien Nine and Boogiepop Phantom also share a writerly connection in the underrated screenwriter Sadayuki Murai, here adapting, respectively, the first third of a very odd manga by the equally odd Hitoshi Tomizawa and a number of side-stories from the seminal Boogiepop and Others light novel series. Boogiepop Phantom is very cool and extremely eerie, but Alien Nine is my favourite anime series ever and absolutely horrifying in a not-so-obvious way, so I'm biased.

It's also worth noting that the director of Texhnolyze, Hiroshi Hamasaki, is perhaps just as well-known for directing another very gory, bleak, laconic series, Shigurui: Death Frenzy—in theory a samurai drama, in practice a truly relentless exercise in fatalism and misanthropy, punctuated with horrible, horrible murders. Now, this? *This* is one of the darkest anime I've ever seen, maybe only knocked out of the running by the fifty-minute deathtrip Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki (and its director Hiroshi Harada's previous short film, Lullaby to the Big Sleep), and when that's your competition… yeeeeaaaahhhhhh. Brilliantly made for the maximum absence of fun, but relevant nonetheless.

On more of a high fantasy or New Weird tip: Made in Abyss is wonderful, with some absolutely stunning art and animation and really endearing characters, with some of the downright nastiest swerves into body horror and Lovecraftian cosmicism that you will find in anime. Not for everyone by any means—as if anything here is—but maybe the most striking anime franchise of the last five years, and worth a nod for that if nothing else.

And finally, the late Satoshi Kon is perhaps best known for films like Perfect Blue (already mentioned here and certainly worthy), but Paranoia Agent, his only series, is essential viewing if you enjoy psychologically-driven thrillers with a peculiar supernatural bent and a sharp satirical edge. Excellent series, very much worth your time, and a real visual feast as well.

…as you can tell, I'm very invested in this subject. :P


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Reply by Basil

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ok i know this was posted a while ago so someone probably either already suggested this, or you're no longer looking for more to get through, but hellsing is really good and sort of falls under the horror genre (and is full of gore). Its quick to get through, and while i personally love the original, hellsing ultimate is almost directly the same as its manga. Its mainly about vampires and such (hence the name hellsing).


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Reply by ~Ime~

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This is not out yet, but I am waiting on the anime adaptation of Juji ito's "Uzumaki". Is coming out next year if I am correct. Based on the teasers, it looks great.


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Reply by MaterialFuture

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There's a few I can recommend off the top of my head, most of these can be found on Crunchyroll or the Funimation site.


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Reply by Chris Lloyde

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Perfect Blue, its fucking perfect.


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Reply by neon_cat

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you should totes watch Another! Perfect blue is also amazing but it does contain some triggering topics


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Reply by Redscope

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I think Corpse Party is a good one, even tho it is a bit bloody. :)


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Reply by SheepishWolf

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Dead man wonderland 


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Reply by Bennito/CloverBoy

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Kings games. But you should probably look at warnings before watching it as it is a very gory and unsettling anime.


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Reply by Kawaiiwannabegirl

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This is not that scary but have you seen Parasight 


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Reply by cc

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deadmans wonderland ong



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Reply by maddi <33

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Another :>>


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Reply by isab3ll3

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ok so its not super scary 

but im still gonna call it horror
its called:
Mieruko-Chan
Mieruko-chan (TV Series 2021– ) - IMDb


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Reply by Gloomyxvamp

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OMG YOU DEF GOTTA WATCH CORPSE SOULS AND ANOTHER THOSE ARE THE MOST HORROR STUFF I SAW WITH ANIME LIKE DAMN CORPSE SOUL IS EVEN HURTING KIDS LIKE...damn.


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Reply by qzurox

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Yeah eh id say when they cry its sort of a cutesy anime style and more of a psycological horror. I usually dont get freaked out by horror anime but this one is very good.


Reminder 3 first episodes arent scary at all so u gotta watch through them. I think they did that to make it kind of a supride when it gets scary all of a sudden.
Its not for everyone tho since its kinda slow in the beggining 
(Dont look at my typos) 


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Reply by kur0m1

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Blood C is an alright one but a short one that sent me for a spin is Corpse Party, its technically an OVA so its only subbed but really good 


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Reply by d0ttE_

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I recommend Junji Ito Collection


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Reply by viktoria !! ☆

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another (tw: gore) and perfect blue (tw: gore, SA) are amazing!


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Reply by Bethie :)

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Ghost Hunt, Another, Shiki, Ghost Hound 


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Reply by Nadya :)

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WHEN THEY CRYYYY




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Reply by dianto

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idk if it is horror but i liked Another 



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Reply by kinsey

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Junji Ito


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Reply by <3 riri <3

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ANGELS OF DEATH.  i highly recommend it 


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Reply by Jay

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Watch Monster. It's a psychological thriller/horror. About a doctor who gets tied up with a serial killer who was a patient he treated. 10/10


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Reply by My melody

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I recommended any junji Ito anime/ manga series they are pretty horror and interesting:D


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Reply by Yamgeta1406

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Friend eater classroom is a really good horror manga. It doesn't have a anime tho


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