The anime world is deficient in scary storylines and horror genres. Only a small number of anime series fit this description, and even then, there aren’t many. It’s also worth noting that Another is one of the few popular horror anime.
I can attest to the fact that Another is one of the best horror animes ever produced. Another completely meets all of the qualities for a good horror film: the creepiness, the tension, the gory and dark setting. Sadly, there aren’t many frightfully terrifying anime series to choose from.
Fortunately, there is some. For this reason, I’ll outline the things I’m going to do to overcome my fear and bravery (to combat the goosebumps).
Preparation is advised because horror anime is not suitable for the faint of heart. You’re in for a real scare if you check out this list.
Story Summary of Another
Kouichi Sakakibara notices right away that something is wrong with everything when he transfers to a new school. There’s a girl in his classroom who isn’t seen by everyone else. Everything goes awry, though, when he attempts to approach the girl.
Without her, there would be a dreadful secret that would soon lead the entire class to their deaths.
1. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
There exists an unsettling school called the Heavenly Host Elementary School in a world that is riddled with injustice and evil. It’s a mystery as to where it is or whether it really exists. Those unfortunate souls who fall victim to its dark dominion never (ever) make it out alive!
The “Sachiko Ever After” enchantment, which a certain gang of pupils performed at Heavenly Host Elementary School, led to a violent and haunting catastrophe, as narrated by Corpse Party.
What kind of horrifying end are they in for? Is it truly impossible to get out? Why does that creepy school seem to have such a sinister atmosphere? Take a look at what’s going on in Heavenly Host Elementary School, or cast the cursed “Sachiko Ever After” charm yourself to discover out what’s going on there. It’s quite unlikely that you’ll make it out of here alive.
Corpse Party is one of the most terrifying shows on television, and it’ll keep you awake all night long with its chilling visions of terror.
That being said, I’m sure even you the viewer will be affected by what’s happening in the story!
People suddenly and unexpectedly die one by one due to an unknown disease in a given town at a certain moment. A suspicious doctor arrives following a string of deaths to determine what’s really causing the outbreak.
The doctor and the villagers find that a despicably evil entity is behind all the occult phenomena as the number of deaths soars and the dead emerge from the tomb in a trance of blood-thirst.
If you thought things couldn’t be more scarier, you’d be wrong! While watching Shiki, you may expect to break a lot of sweat and feel plenty of shivers down your spine. More and more blood is spilled throughout the narrative. That is, until you are willing to face the gloomy reality of things. Beware! Shiki is a scary anime, so be careful on your journey!
Its spooky aura distinguishes it from the competition. A creepy sensation will linger in your thoughts for the rest of the night, even though the plot won’t be enough to get you out of your seat in full immersion. Shiki’s best feature is that. You’ll feel chills when you touch it.
3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni (When They Cry)
A series of unexplained murders has broken out in a remote mountain village. And while the assassins aren’t demons this time, the ones who do the killings are just as heinous (but much creepier because of their innocent facade). The question is, as a viewer, can you solve the puzzle that is Higurashi no Naku Koro ni and figure out what’s really going on?
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, commonly known as When They Cry, features a spooky and blood-curdling atmosphere. No matter which timeline or realm you’re on, the story will take you on a journey that ends with you quaking in your boots because of the tension and suspense.
Let Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni take care of your mind-boggling and paralyzing dread needs with its mind-boggling mysteries. Do not, however, allow the psycho-beings to take control of you!
4. Elfen Lied
When the diclonius, a highly classified experiment facility’s caged top-secret beast, escapes, the world goes to hell. Because of the diclonius’ unprecedented hatred and aversion to humanity. In order to retaliate against the entire human race, it will go to any lengths. As luck would have it, the diclonius was brought face-to-face with her childhood friend, the only person she ever truly cared about.
Anime like Elfen Lied, with its gore and melancholy storyline, has the power to completely traumatize its viewers. The gore and bloodshed more than make up for the dread and the creepy atmosphere it creates. However, the heartbreaking tale also accomplishes its goal of depressing you towards the end of the film. When you combine all of these components, you create an anime that will leave you terrified and dejected.
Elfen Lied is an anime that makes you feel as if you’ve been plunged into the depths of hell itself. In order to make it to the end of the film, you’ll need to use extreme caution.
5. Yami Shibai
Anyone up for a ghost story? The time has come to find out what lurks in your darkest dreams! Iconic stories of ghastly ghosts, haunted locales and unexplainable phenomena are all featured in this spooky anime, which certainly lives up to its reputation. This is Yami Shibai, the paper theater that tells horror stories.
It is through sceneries created from spooky paperwork art that Yami Shibai tells tales of ancient Japanese mythology and supernatural scenarios. Paper artwork, on the other hand, makes up for the lack of typical anime art in terms of visuals by attempting to create a gloomy and disturbing mood. Think of it as a series of commonplace horror stories brought to life on paper.
This is one of the few animes that can be considered authentic to the horror genre, despite all the graphic and technological details. As a result of her rarity, Yami Shibai is a jewel in the crown. Prepare yourself for a lifetime of nightmares and sleepless nights!
6. Tokyo Ghoul
Ghouls, monsters lurking in the shadows of Tokyo, Japan, prey on unsuspecting humanity at every turn. Because of their secrecy, even those who know about these ghouls can do nothing about it because they’re a mystery to everyone else. It’s impossible to tell what or where they are.
A youngster named Kaneki Ken is the first to meet and survive an experience with an uncanny alteration in his own bodily functions after the meeting with a ghoul.
Tokyo Ghoul, the newest anime to join this group, premiered in theaters on July 31. Guests are greeted by ghouls and monsters that prey on human flesh. It’s not just the blood and gore that makes this anime a contender for the horror genre; it’s the twist. In addition, this isn’t just a horror story. It’s also got a little bit of oomph to it.
Keep an eye out for ghouls and other dark monsters the next time you’re out at night. Tokyo Ghoul is about to leave a lasting impression on your thoughts.
7. Ghost Hunt
With whom would you like to relate ghost stories? Is this your first time going ghost hunting? Do you enjoy the sensation of goosebumps running down your back? This anime, Ghost Hunt, is for you if you can respond yes to one or more of the questions posed above.
There’s an abandoned school building near Tamamiya Mai’s (a ordinary high school student) that has a spooky vibe to it. The Shibuya Psychic Compant’s president, Shibuya Kazuya, assigns Mai to assist him in his investigation of the building after she breaks his camera. Now that Mai is venturing into the shadowy world of paranormal ghost hunting, she is learning more about the supernatural.
When it comes to its spine-tingling antics, Ghost Hunt is a classic that almost everyone loves. With its flaws, this anime will not disappoint you when it comes to intimidating and frightening viewers.