7 Best Horror Anime

What do you think of the horror anime genre? Some of them even present a good plot, here are a few anime that I liked. Go!

Elfen Lied

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 13
Genre: Drama Horror Action Psychological Romance Supernatural
Release year: 2004
Studio: Arms
Series: 24 min
Directed by: Mamoru Kambe
Description:
Kota has finally returned to the city where his cousin and longtime friend Yuka lives. Young people study in the same educational institution. In addition, the girl’s relatives decided to give the boy the opportunity to live in an abandoned hotel if he agrees to periodically clean the rooms. Once the main characters, walking along the shore, saw a naked man emerging from the water. The stranger had red hair, small horns, and a completely helpless look.
The young man took pity on the mysterious girl and took her to his home, unaware that he had contacted an extremely dangerous person. It turns out that Lucy is a merciless fugitive who dealt with many guards and escaped from the walls of the laboratory. Now they are looking for representatives of the special forces. The young mutant was shot in the head while fleeing. Because of this incident, her split personality worsened. That’s why the bad girl turned out to be a sweet, charming girl with the mind of a small child. With such an unusual acquaintance, many incredible adventures are sure to await you.

The Promised Neverland

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 2 seasons of 12 episodes
Genre: Detective Thriller Horror Science Fiction Psychological
Release year: 2019
Studio: CloverWorks
Series: 24 min
Directed by: Mamoru Kambe
Description:
The Promised Neverland – anime tells the story of three orphans who ended up in an orphanage after the death of their parents. Ray, Emma, ​​and Norman are practically happy and don’t want to leave. They have food, housing, a kind hostess of the orphanage, whom they simply call “mother”. And so their days pass, when they just play with their peers, and try not to think about the outside world. True, everything changes dramatically when the main characters realize that there is a dark side to this place.
So, they suddenly decide to run away from this orphanage and be far away from here. After all, they are in mortal danger, and it is simply impossible to stay in this place. The main characters decide to start preparing for an escape, realizing that if they fail, they may die. The risk is great, but the guys want to live, and therefore they decide to try to escape from the shelter, and find themselves in a normal family, where nothing will threaten them. The task is difficult, and it can only be accomplished by working together and overcoming many dangers. Will they really be able to leave the shelter and find themselves in a safe place?

Ajin: Demi-Human

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 13 2 seasons
Genre: Detective, Supernatural, Seinen, Horror, Action
Release year: 2016
Studio: Polygon Pictures
Series: 24 min
Director: Ando Hiroaki, Seshita Hiroyuki
Description:
An unusual form of life, called Ajin, inhabits the protagonist of this story, an ordinary schoolboy Kei Nagai. Those who turn out to be half-human become immortal, have extraordinary strength and dexterity. That is why demi-humans are targeted by the government and a real hunt begins on them. Each of those caught will become a real laboratory rat, cruel experiments will be carried out on them. The trapped demi-human will have to experience thousands of deaths daily in order for scientists to be able to unravel their phenomenon. Therefore, these creatures have to hide from everywhere.
Every person from a young age knows that a half-human is a kind of trophy that everyone wants to win. Our hero, student Kei Nagai, does not even suspect that he will soon be such a victim. When the power of a demihuman wakes up in him, the teacher resolutely wants to protect his student by hiding in a shelter. But sooner or later the state will find out about Nagai, which means that they will soon find him and begin to conduct experiments and Professor Yu Tosaki will lead these searches. He hopes to find an answer to why beings like our hero are so powerful and how to transfer abilities to ordinary people.

Parasyte (Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu)

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 25
Genre: Drama Horror Fantasy Action Psychological
Release year: 2014
Studio: Madhouse
Series: 24 min
Directed by: Kenichi Shimizu
Description:
Parasite: Teaching about Life is an anime series based on the Japanese manga of the same name. Who would have thought that light snow (albeit unusual), from which the next morning the trace was cold, would turn out to be such an ominous and terrible event in the life cycle of a quiet Japanese town. White flakes resembling precipitation turned into parasitic aliens. They penetrated the bodies of the townspeople through the ears and noses. Seized power over human flesh. The only one who was not infected was the guy who was listening to music on headphones at the time. More precisely, the alien struck only the youngster’s hand.
Now Izumi Shinichi (an ordinary, unremarkable schoolboy) is destined to become a reluctant hero, fight on several fronts: save the inhabitants of the Earth from aliens and win back his own “I” from the parasite. It seems that in order to survive, the guest will have to conclude a temporary peace agreement. Since the boy’s brain is not affected, he must seriously strain it in order to unravel the secret of these strange organisms and find a way to expel them from the bodily shells of the human race.

Berserk

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series , Movies
Episodes: 4 seasons 3 movies
Genre: War, Demons, Drama, Adventure, Romance, Supernatural, Seinen, Horror, Fantasy, Action
Year of release: 1997 first season, reissue 2016
Studio: Oriental Light and Magic
Directed by: Takahashi Naohito
Description:
Pain, blood and tears. A new ruler ascends the throne. His servants, improvised demons, commit atrocities in the city with impunity. Everything changes when a heavy warrior enters the city, hidden by the darkness of the night. With a variety of weapons for the most unexpected moments, in armor, his body is covered with scars – a black swordsman. His sword is so huge that it can be compared with his fierce malice towards the king and demons.
This story is essentially a military drama. Set in the Middle Ages, it includes horror mixed with fantasy. In the center of action is Guts, his fate. In the past, a mercenary, and now he hunts for demons. His path is determined from above. Betrayal, loyalty, magic, dark creatures and elves.
“Our fate belongs to us, it is not for her to decide how and when we die!” – that’s the main idea of ​​Berserk. This thought is revealed throughout the series. And one more thing, can a person cross the line of what is permitted, go beyond the point of no return and where is the limit of the abilities of the human species in achieving a dream.

Future Diary

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 26
Genre: Detective, Psychological, Supernatural, Shounen, Thriller, Action
Release year: 2011
Studio: asread
Series: 24 min
Directed by: Naoto Hosoda
Description:
Yukiteru Amano is a simple fourteen-year-old boy studying at school. He was used to constantly doing everything on his own and all his conscious life he tried to achieve heights. But it turns out that he is rather closed and is not going to change. This lifestyle suits him completely, and he is extremely happy that this is happening. The only person he interacts with is a fictional friend named Deus. He is the God of the Universe and constantly helps the hero to cope with various difficulties.
But suddenly, Yukiteru accidentally says that he is bored. Deus decides to have a small competition where twelve contestants have to kill a friend’s arcs. The winner will be able to take his post and rule entire worlds. It seems strangely stupid, because all this is completely unrealistic. But what happens is that an unknown person attacks the guy. He took everything seriously, which means that others are ready to take a similar risk. What to do in this situation, and how to explain what is happening?

Devilman: Crybaby

7 Best Horror Anime

Type: TV Series
Episodes: 10
Genre: Madness, Demons, Supernatural, Horror, Action
Release year: 2018
Studio: Science SARU
Series: 25 min
Directed by: Masaaki Yuasa
Description:
The anime is about the struggle between humans and demons, as well as turning humans into demons and wielding their powers. The main plot leads to the apocalypse that is brewing at the end. There is also an intrigue involving one of the main characters, which you don’t know about for nine whole episodes, revealed only in the finale.
The plot of this anime justifies the genre of horror and mysticism. It reveals an almost universal horror that affects all of humanity, not just individuals. After watching anime, there is a strange feeling of emptiness. Anime touches on apocalyptic themes, and perhaps some may even find it creepy.