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Top 10 Horror Animes That Everyone Must Watch…If You’re Not Scared!

Top 10 Horror Animes That Everyone Must Watch…If You’re Not Scared!

-Written by: Jenny Lau

Needing a scare in your life? You’re in luck! Here are the top ten titles from our Horror Genre that are sure to give you a fright!

10.
Another

A mystery story that is short and sweet that only takes a few hours to complete. Although the series is not long, each episode keeps you on your toes as the story doesn’t go where you expect it to. But at the end, the pieces come together effortlessly with an always important twist. Another’s storyline is simple and not overloaded with too much gory effects that can sometimes make a show cheesy. Watch Another for its amazing, smooth horror story development!

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9.
Ajin

A dark tale that portrays negative views on human nature, this makes it on the list as a horror show that is full of twists and turns. Demi-humans known as Ajin are immortal and labeled as a threat to society as they could use their powers for evil. They are hunted relentlessly by the government to be taken away. A studious student named Kei Nagai is busy preparing to become a doctor and knows very little about Ajin except to avoid them at all costs. His life is turned upside down when he survives an accident and is transformed into an Ajin. While alone and on the run, Kei uncovers the truth about his transformation and about Ajin. Graphic scenes of child soldiers, sex slaves, and criminals who traffic in human organs for Ajin lab experiments leave you to feel sympathetic for both Ajin and Humans to deal with a messy world. Watch this series for its solid horror action thriller and intriguing plot.

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8.
Ghost Hound

When you live in a small town, everyone knows everybody’s business. Especially when it comes to mysterious deaths and dark secrets. The show follows three middle school children who had experienced trauma before in their lives. They begin to understand their trauma when they perform out of body experiences that force them to work on their issues. Through the experiences, they encounter creepy moments of extinct spirit animals and haunting gory images of a man hit by a truck. These mortifying scenes make you feel tense as the anime show pieces together the strange images to uncover the hidden truth about the childrens’ past. For paranormal activity thrillers, Ghost Hound has a lot to offer with its ghosts and dark settings.

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7.
Attack On Titan

Almost every horror show has theme about facing your fears, which is why Attack On Titan makes it on the list for its portrayal of hope. The show is set in a city surrounded by walls to keep out giants called Titans. After a Colossal Titan breaks the wall and destroys their home, a boy named Eren and his adoptive sister Mikasa Ackerman join a solider group called Scout Regiment to fight against the Titans. With countless battles and witnessing close friends chewed up by Titans, Mikasa and Eren’s trust and loyalty are tested when Eren discovers his secret power could sever their relationship. Attack On Titan is a show for everyone that enjoys not only gore but also a heart-felt story about perseverance to conquer your fears.

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6.
Corpse Party

Another excellent slasher anime is Corpse Party! The story takes place inside Heavenly Host, an elementary school that is destroyed due to the recurring disappearances and murders of its students and staff members. As time passes by, another school named Kisaragi Academy is built at the former site of the mysterious Heavenly Host School. One fine night, a group of Kisaragi Academy students decide to tell scary ghost stories. When they do, a sudden earthquake rocks the place and these students are transported into a dimension where the Heavenly Host School still exists. What’s troubling is that the school is haunted by the scary ghosts of murdered students who used to study there and the group must work together to escape! This slasher film with its dismembered body parts, screams, and torn friendships will take you on a crazy ride of horror!

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5.
Hellsing

Hellsing is an anime series that is inspired from the popular vampire hunter story, Van Helsing. The anime is about a vampire named Alucard and his partner Seras Victoria, who’s a police agent-turned-vampire. They work for a vampire extermination organization named Hellsing in England. Alucard’s job is to protect the country and the Queen of England by destroying supernatural and undead forces that pose a threat. With its depiction of fantasy creatures and fighting vampires in terrifying situations, Hellsing is one of those animes that you must watch during the Halloween Season!

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4.
Parasyte

If you’re into shows that are full of body horror and alien invasions, then Parasyte is for you! Parasyte tells the story of a 17-year-old boy named Shinichi Izumi who lives in a quiet Tokyo neighborhood that is invaded by worm-like aliens. They enter in the humans through their noses or ears, turning them into monsters. Shinichi manages to prevent one alien from taking over his entire body and instead only infect one of his hands, turning him into a human and alien hybrid. With his new body, he is able to retain both species personality and intellect. Parasyte is a horror anime show for anyone that enjoys philosophical plots that involve exploring the true meaning of life.

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3.
Tokyo Ghoul

No horror show is complete without its Ghouls. In this series, a boy named Ken Kaneki meets a cute bookworm named Rize who is actually a ghoul. The show explains that Ghouls are above average zombies that look exactly like humans so they can blend into society. They have special powers to hunt their victims, humans! Rize ends up ready to feast on Kaneki but due to a chance accident, Rize is killed and Kaneki is left on the verge of death. To save his life, Rize’s organs are transplanted into Ken’s body, turning him into a half human/half ghoul hybrid. Now Ken must deal with his powers and needs as other ghouls do. If you love a good mystery story mixed with terror and horror, watch Tokyo Ghoul!

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2.
When They Cry

Finding out the hard truth about your friends is never fun, especially when it involves murder. When They Cry tells the story of a group of friends living in Hinamizawa, a rural village with a terrible legacy. For the past four years, a series of mysterious deaths keeps occurring in the town. The show follows a boy named Keiichi Maebara, who comes to live in Hinamizawa after experiencing tragic events in his hometown. He spends time with his new friends but quickly discovers there is more than meets the eye about his friends as horrific situations start to unfold in the town. Nothing is scarier than realizing the people you trust most could be your worst nightmare. If you like suspense, When They Cry will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end!

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1.
Future Diary

Could you survive a game that involves killing the other players? Future Diary is a unique horror anime where the characters find themselves in a survival game and whoever is the last one standing becomes a God that can prevent the Apocalypse. If you remember reading the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” where the main protagonist goes from being the hunter to the hunted, Future Diary is similar with more insane characters like Yuno Gasai. You will find intense moments with the main character, Yukiteru, as his desperation to survive makes you feel sorry for him. He is actually willing to deal with Yuno’s stalker personality in exchange for protection. This horror anime makes it to the number one spot because of its ability to show how ruthless humans can be.

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