The Scariest Gore Anime is a series that is designed to make us wretch, and it does so expertly. The anime on this list are so blood and guts-centric that it’s hard to believe they’re technically ‘anime’ at all. These titles contain grotesquely detailed scenes of disembowelment and disfigurement that no one should ever have to witness.
One of the main reasons people watch gore anime is to get their stomachs turned upside down. These anime have a lot of blood and guts, and occasionally a brain or two. The stories in these anime are also very well done, so even if you’re not interested in all the gory details, you’ll enjoy them.
So, here are 50 best gore anime of all time.
Misaki, a popular student in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3, died during the school year in 1972. Since then, the town of Yomiyama has been shrouded in fear as a result of the dark secrets hidden deep within.
Twenty-six years later, 15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into Yomiyama North’s class 3-3 and soon discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He is also drawn to the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki, but the rest of the class and the teachers treat her as if she doesn’t exist.
Paying no attention to everyone’s warnings, including Mei’s, Kouichi begins to get closer not only to her, but also to the truth behind the gruesome phenomenon plaguing Yomiyama North’s class 3-3.
Another follows Kouichi, Mei, and their classmates as they become entangled in the mystery surrounding a series of unavoidable, tragic events—but uncovering the horror of Yomiyama may cost them their lives.
49. Cat Soup
Cat Soup is a 2001 Japanese animated short experimental film directed by Tatsuo Sato.The main character, a cat named Nyatto, sets out on a journey to save his sister’s soul, which was severed when Nyatto attempted to save her from Death. She follows him, brain-dead. They are subjected to a series of brilliant, mind-bending situations, beginning with a disturbing magic show.
48. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Corpse Party is a survival horror, adventure.Nine students gather late at night in their high school to say goodbye to a friend. They perform a sort of ritual for them to remain friends forever, as is customary among many high school students, using small paper charms shaped like dolls.
The students, however, are unaware that these charms are linked to Heavenly Host Academy—an elementary school that was destroyed years ago following a series of heinous murders, a school that sits beneath the foundation of their very own Kisaragi Academy.
Now trapped in an alternate dimension with vengeful ghosts from the past, the students must band together to escape—or forever join the spirits of the damned.
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls – Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou is a feast for mystery fans, gorehounds, and horror fans alike, showing a sobering look at redemption, sacrifice, and how the past is always right behind, sometimes a little too close for comfort.
47. Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied is set in Kamakura and Kanagawa and centres on the “Diclonius,” a recently mutated species. Their appearance is similar to that of humans, with the exception of horn-like protrusions on the forehead and the presence of telekinetic invisible arms known as “Vectors.” Lucy, one of these Diclonius, is the series’ main character: Initially imprisoned in an experimentation facility off the coast of Kamakura, she manages to escape and wreak havoc, but is injured in the process, causing her to develop a secondary, childlike personality known as Nyu.
Lucy is discovered by two locals, Kouta, a university student, and his cousin Yuka. They take her in and become involved in the numerous, often brutal, attempts by a Special Assault Team and a number of other Diclonius, who alternate between oblivious and murderous.
46. Danganronpa: The Animation
Danganronpa: The Animation is an anime series produced by Lerche, based on Spike Chunsoft’s visual novel of the same name,Danganronpa: The Animation is a prequel to the video game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. The series follows 16 high school students who are locked inside their high school, “Hope’s Peak Academy.” The students are threatened by Monokuma, an anthropomorphic bear who offers them only one way out of the Academy: murder another student and not be found guilty in the subsequent trial.
The anime series Gantz is an adaptation of the eponymous manga written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.Did you think your life was bad? Death can be worse at times. There is no salvation, no peace, and no god waiting to take you into their care. But wait a minute, a god? Perhaps you’re referring to the large black ball that has become trapped in the room with you. You’ve been thrust into a game in which you must battle green aliens and robot monsters for the chance to live.
When Kei Kurono is killed, he finds himself in the middle of such a game—a test of his abilities, morals, and will to live. His life is not his own; his death is spat upon and trampled on repeatedly. What if he refuses to listen? God only knows.A word of caution: Gantz is not for the faint of heart, nor is it as simple as it appears. Gore, rape, and violence are prevalent, as are depictions of greed, violence, and all the ugliness that can be found in today’s society.
44. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
In the summer of 1983, Keiichi Maebara has just moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa and quickly becomes inseparable friends with classmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude. However, darkness lurks beneath the surface of their seemingly idyllic existence.
Keiichi learns about the local legends surrounding the village’s annual festival as it prepares for its annual festival.
To his horror, he discovers that several murders and disappearances have occurred in the village in recent years, and that they all appear to be linked to the festival and the village’s patron god, Oyashiro. Keiichi attempts to question his new friends about these incidents, but they remain suspiciously silent and refuse to provide him with the answers he requires. As strange events continue to occur, he wonders what else his friends are hiding from him, and whether he can even trust them at all.
When madness and paranoia take root in Keiichi’s heart, he will be drawn directly into the mysteries at work in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, a storey told in multiple arcs.
43. Hell Girl
Hell Girl , is a Japanese anime series conceptualized by Hiroshi Watanabe and produced by SKY Perfect Well Think, Tokyo MX, Wakasa Seikatsu, Fujishoji, Aniplex and Studio Deen.Has anyone ever heard of Hell Correspondence? Those with a strong resentment can only access this mysterious website at midnight, where they can enter anyone’s name and have that person ferried straight to hell.
The Hell Girl, Ai Enma, will not judge whether or not the chosen target deserves punishment; she will simply exact revenge on them for you. There isn’t much known about this young girl except that she completes her tasks quickly with the help of three straw dolls. However, there is one catch: as payment for carrying out such a request, the user must damn themselves to an afterlife in hell.
In today’s world of wondrous technological innovation, the strange and mysterious can appear even more horrifying than usual. Regardless of how far society has progressed, the fear of the unknown persists.
The unfortunate Kowabon participants find themselves in such a situation, experiencing the supernatural through their everyday technology. The victims struggle to escape what haunts them, from a terrifying sight captured on a parking garage camera to a video chat that takes an unexpected turn. What awaits these doomed souls, however, may be a fate even worse than death…
41. Paranoia Agent
Paranoia Agent is a Japanese anime television series created by director Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse about a social phenomenon in Musashino,Tsukiko Sagi, a shy character designer who created the enormously popular pink dog Maromi, is under pressure to replicate her success. An elementary school boy on inline skates attacks her as she walks home one night. The case has been assigned to two police detectives, Keiichi Ikari and Mitsuhiro Maniwa. They believe Tsukiko is lying about the attack until they learn of a second victim.
Soon after, the attacker, dubbed Lil’ Slugger, is blamed for a string of Tokyo street assaults. None of the victims remember the boy’s face, and only three distinct details remain in their minds: golden inline skates, a baseball cap, and the weapon, a bent golden baseball bat. Ikari and Maniwa set out to find the perpetrator and bring his crimes to an end.
40. Parasyte -the maxim
Parasyte -the maxim is a Japanese science fiction horror Anime,They appeared out of nowhere: parasitic aliens who descended on Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into vulnerable targets’ brains. In order to feed on unsuspecting prey, these insatiable beings gain complete control of their host and can morph into a variety of forms.
Shinichi Izumi, a sixteen-year-old high school student, becomes infected with one of these parasites, but it does not take over his brain, instead landing in his right hand. Because it is unable to relocate, the parasite, now known as Migi, must rely on Shinichi to survive. As a result, the pair is forced to coexist in an uneasy manner and must defend themselves from hostile parasites hoping to eradicate this new threat to their species.
39. Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue is a Japanese animated psychological thriller film,CHAM!, a Japanese idol group, has spent the last two years entertaining its fans. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and one of CHAMmembers, !’s Mima Kirigoe, must leave the group to pursue her acting career. While Mima’s decision has received mixed reactions, she hopes her fans will continue to support her.
Mima’s life, on the other hand, begins to change dramatically after she leaves the group.She takes on a role in a crime drama series in order to shed her pop-idol image, and her career as an actress gradually becomes more demanding and taxing for both Mima and her manager, Rumi Hidaka. To add to Mima’s growing unease, an obsessed fan, unable to accept that Mima is no longer an innocent idol, begins stalking her; a new anonymous website begins to meticulously impersonate her life; and CHAM! appears to be doing better without her. Each disturbing development, one by one, causes Mima to become increasingly deranged and unable to distinguish reality from fantasy.
38. Tokyo Ghoul
The plot of Tokyo Ghoul revolves around Ken Kaneki, a college student who narrowly escapes a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who turns out to be a ghoul. He is rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition. Kaneki discovers after his recovery that he underwent surgery that turned him into a half-ghoul. This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and he now needs to consume human flesh to survive, just like normal ghouls. The ghouls who run “Anteiku,” a coffee shop, take him in and teach him how to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul. Some of his daily struggles include assimilating into ghoul society and concealing his identity from his human companions, particularly his best friend Hideyoshi.
37. Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan is a dark fantasy anime,Centuries ago, monstrous humanoid creatures known as Titans slaughtered humanity to near extinction, forcing humans to hide in fear behind massive concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their desire for human flesh appears to be motivated by pleasure rather than hunger. To ensure their survival, humanity’s remnants began to live within defensive barriers, resulting in a hundred years without a single titan encounter. That fragile peace is quickly shattered when a colossal Titan breaches the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the battle for survival against the man-eating abominations.
After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their abolition by enlisting in the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that battles the merciless humanoids outside the walls. Eren, his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman, and his childhood friend Armin Arlert join the Titans’ brutal war and race to find a way to defeat them before the last walls fall.
As the world’s nations begin to merge, the private armies of individual corporations pose a threat to global peace. The Kuryu Group has recently discovered a weapon that will tip the balance of power in their favour. The Genocyber is a terrifying amalgamation of cybernetics and psychic potential. Many people want to be in charge of this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained… A battle erupts, and the future cyberpunk world is about to erupt in violence.
Blood-C is a 2011 Japanese anime television series co-produced by the production company Production I.G.Saya Kisaragi lives a double life as a peaceful schoolgirl by day and a fearsome monster slayer by night. She vanquishes every monster that dares to threaten her peaceful little village, armed with a ceremonial sword given to her by her father for sacred tasks. But, all too soon, Saya’s reality and everything she believes to be true are put to the test when she overhears the monsters discussing a broken covenant—something she is unaware of.
Then, unexpectedly, a strange dog appears; it inquires as to whom she promised to protect the village, curious as to what would happen if she broke that promise. We journey with Saya through her struggle to find a way to the truth in a village where nothing is as it seems, tormented by unexplainable visions and her world unravelling around her.
34. Deadman Wonderland
It appeared that Ganta Igarashi and his classmates were about to embark on a class field trip to Deadman Wonderland, a prison amusement park where convicts perform dangerous acts for the amusement of onlookers. Ganta’s life, however, is quickly turned upside down when his entire class is massacred by a mysterious man in red. Ganta is sent to the very jail he was supposed to visit after being framed for the incident and sentenced to death.
But Ganta’s nightmare is just getting started.
The young protagonist is thrown into a world of sadistic inmates and enigmatic powers, where he must live in constant fear of the lethal collar placed around his neck, which can only be slowed by winning the prison’s deathly games. In Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must bet his life to survive in a ruthless place where it isn’t always easy to tell friend from foe, all while trying to find the mysterious “Red Man” and clear his name.
Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament at the start of the Edo Era, when people are enjoying a period of peace. Previously, matches were fought with wooden swords. Real swords will be used this time.
This match will pit one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke against blind Irako Seigen. Both are students of Iwamoto Kogan, regarded as Japan’s greatest swordsman. Each of them is determined to establish himself as the heir to Iwamoto’s school. However, only one champion can exist.
So begins a tale of fates intertwined, conflict, and strange destinies.
Hellsing, a supernatural threat-response organisation, is summoned to eliminate a vampire who is turning the villagers of Cheddar into ghouls. To put an end to this, the organization’s leader, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, dispatches her most formidable asset: Alucard, a powerful vampire.
Alucard, armed only with a single handgun, wreaks havoc on the monsters that plague Cheddar. Seras Victoria, a young police officer, is caught up in the chaos and is fatally injured as a result.Alucard, moved by the girl’s plight, offers her the option of dying as a human or continuing on as a vampire. Seras accepts his offer and begins a new life as a Hellsing member.
Despite the fact that it was her choice, Seras struggles with the fact that she is no longer human. Nonetheless, if she is to survive on the front lines of the battle between humans and the supernatural, she must embrace her identity as a creature of the night as soon as possible.
31. Terra Formars
During the twenty-first century, humanity attempted to colonise Mars by sending two species capable of surviving the planet’s harsh environment to terraform it—algae and cockroaches. They did not, however, anticipate the species’ remarkable ability to adapt. A lethal disease known as the Alien Engine Virus has arrived on Earth in the 26th century, and the cure is thought to be found only on Mars. The problem is that “Terraformars,” incredibly powerful and intelligent humanoid cockroaches that mutated from those originally sent to Mars, have taken over the planet in the present.
The Annex I team, comprised of a hundred men and women genetically enhanced with characteristics of powerful organisms from Earth, has been dispatched to Mars on a mission to discover the source of the Alien Engine Virus and aid in the cure of humanity—marking the beginning of the crew’s fight for survival.
Guts, who has been branded for death and is destined to be hunted by demons until the day he dies, embarks on a journey to defy such a heinous fate, as waves of beasts relentlessly pursue him. He takes up the monstrous blade Dragonslayer and vows to exact vengeance on the perpetrator, hunting down the very man he once looked up to and considered a friend.
Along the way, he meets some unlikely allies, including Puck, a small elf, and Isidro, a young thief hoping to learn swordsmanship from the former mercenary. As the motley crew gradually comes together after deciding to join Guts on his quest, they will face incredible danger unlike anything they have ever faced before.
29. Future Diary
Yukiteru Amano, a lonely high school student, spends his days writing a diary on his cellphone and conversing with his two seemingly imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the god of time and space, and Murmur, the god’s servant. Deus, revealing himself to be an actual entity, grants Yukiteru a “Random Diary,” which contains highly descriptive future entries, and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries.
Yukiteru must find and kill the other 11 in order to survive, with the last person standing designated as the new god of time and space. He reluctantly joins forces with his obsessive stalker Yuno Gasai (who also has such a diary), and she takes on the responsibility of ensuring his safety. But the girl is more than meets the eye, and she may have other plans for her unrequited love…
The Claymore anime series is based on Norihiro Yagi’s manga series of the same name.When a shapeshifting demon known as “youma” arrives in Raki’s village, she is accompanied by a lone woman with silver eyes and a sword on her back. She is a “Claymore,” a creature created to be half-human and half-youma with the sole purpose of eradicating these monsters. After Raki’s family is murdered, the Claymore saves his life, but he is then expelled from his home. With nowhere else to go, Raki discovers the Claymore, also known as Clare, and decides to accompany her on her adventures.
Clare’s organisation and her fellow warriors are revealed as the pair travels from town to town, defeating youma along the way. With each town cleansed and every demon vanquished, they get closer to the youma for which Clare has been seeking vengeance since she chose to become a Claymore.
Production I.G.’s Psycho-Pass is a Japanese cyberpunk psychological thriller anime television series.Justice and its administration have evolved. Japan enforces the Sibyl System in the 22nd century, an objective method of determining each citizen’s threat level by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. Inspectors uphold the law by subjugating, often with lethal force, anyone harbouring the slightest ill-will; alongside them are Enforcers, jaded Inspectors who have turned into latent criminals and are granted relative freedom in exchange for carrying out the Inspectors’ dirty work.
Akane Tsunemori, a young woman with a genuine desire to uphold justice, enters this world. However, as she works alongside veteran Enforcer Shinya Kougami, she quickly discovers that the Sibyl System’s judgments are not as perfect as her colleagues believe. With everything she’s ever known turned upside down, Akane mulls over what justice truly is and whether it can be upheld through the use of a system that may already be corrupt.
26. Akame ga Kill!
Night Raid is the covert assassination arm of the Revolutionary Army, an uprising assembled to depose Prime Minister Honest, whose avarice and greed for power has led him to exploit the child emperor’s inexperience. The rest of the country is left to drown in poverty, strife, and ruin in the absence of a strong and benevolent leader. Though the Night Raid members are all experienced killers, they understand that taking lives is not something to be proud of and that they will almost certainly face retribution as they mercilessly eliminate anyone who stands in the way of the revolution.
Tatsumi, the newest member of this merry band of assassins, is a naive boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over not only by Night Raid’s ideals, but also by their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire, encountering powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and, ultimately, discovering what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.
25. Devilman Crybaby
Devilman Crybaby is a 2018 Japanese original net animation (ONA) anime series based on the manga series Devilman by Go Nagai.Without a living host, demons cannot take shape. However, if a person’s will is strong enough, they can defeat the demon and take its power for themselves, becoming a Devilman.
Akira Fudou, despite his frailty and unassuming demeanour, has always had a bleeding heart. So when his childhood friend Ryou Asuka asks for his assistance in locating devils, Akira gladly accepts.
To Akira’s surprise, the destination is Sabbath: an immoral party of debauchery and degeneracy. In the midst of bloodshed and death, demons possess the revellers, transforming their bodies into grotesque monsters and wreaking havoc. Akira unwittingly merges with the devil Amon and becomes a Devilman, gaining the power to defeat the remaining demons in his reckless attempt to save his best friend.
Despite the fact that it gives him great power, this new alliance awakens an insatiable and primal part of Akira. Akira, who has the body of a devil but the crybaby heart of a child, works alongside Ryou to destroy those who harm humanity and his loved ones.
24. Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer is an anime series based on Kumo Kagyu’s light novels of the same name, which were illustrated by Noboru Kannatuki.Goblins are known for their ferocity, cunning, and rapid reproduction, but their lowly reputation causes their threat to be overlooked. These vile creatures are free to continue their onslaught as adventurers turn a blind eye in favour of more rewarding assignments with larger bounties.
To commemorate her first day as a Porcelain-ranked adventurer, the 15-year-old Priestess joins a group of young, eager rookies to investigate a tribe of goblins suspected of abducting several village women.
Unprepared and inexperienced, the group is soon doomed by an ambush while exploring a cave. With no one else left standing, the terrified Priestess accepts her fate—until the Goblin Slayer appears unexpectedly, not only to rescue her but also to destroy the entire goblin nest.
The Goblin Slayer allows her to accompany him as he assists the Adventurer’s Guild in all goblin-related matters as a holder of the prestigious Silver rank. The armoured warrior, along with the Priestess, High Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man, will not rest until every last goblin in the frontier lands has been exterminated for good.
23. High-Rise Invasion
After seeing a man’s head cracked open with an axe, 16-year-old Yuri Honjou flees from the masked assailant, only to discover she’s trapped in an abandoned building with every door mysteriously locked. Yuri rushes to the rooftop, desperate for a way out, but she finds herself in a world devoid of life, surrounded by high-rise buildings. Despite her despair, Yuri is determined to find her brother and escape once she discovers he is also in this strange place.
However, she soon discovers that there are more masked murderers in the area, eager to terrorise their newfound victims and satisfy their sickest desires, leaving Yuri to wonder if they will survive.
22. Ninja Scroll
Yoshiaki Kawajiri wrote and directed Ninja Scroll, a 1993 Japanese animated jidaigeki-chanbara action film.Jubei Kibagami is an itinerant swordsman-for-hire in feudal Japan. He has no patience for warring political factions and their schemes after a previous betrayal left him masterless. Unfortunately, his past and political intrigue collide when he meets and saves a female ninja named Kagero from a man who has the ability to turn his body stone-hard.
Kagero, the sole survivor of a ninja clan, continues her team’s final mission: to investigate a mysterious plague that wiped out an entire village. Jubei is adamantly opposed to this, but the stone-like man’s allies, a group of ninja with supernatural abilities known as the Devils of Kimon, make that difficult. To make matters worse, a government spy poisons Jubei and promises him an antidote if he can uncover the true intentions of the Devils of Kimon and their link to the plague. The trail leads to shadow leaders, a government overthrow plot, and a man Jubei thought he’d never see again.
21. Neon Genesis Evangelion
Gainax’s Neon Genesis Evangelion is a Japanese mecha anime television series animated by Tatsunoko.Fifteen years after the Second Impact, the world faces a new threat: monstrous celestial beings known as “Angels” invade Tokyo-3 one by one. Despite using the most advanced munitions and military tactics, humanity is unable to defend itself against the Angels. NERV, a mysterious organisation led by the cold Gendou Ikari, is the only hope for human salvation. NERV employs giant humanoid robots known as “Evangelions” to combat the Angels with cutting-edge advanced weaponry and Absolute Terror Fields.
Shinji Ikari, Gendou’s 14-year-old son, returns to Tokyo-3 after years of being abandoned by his father. Shinji fights a never-ending internal battle against the deeply buried trauma caused by his mother’s death and his father’s emotional neglect. Shinji’s life is forever changed after meeting 29-year-old Misato Katsuragi, a high-ranking NERV officer who shows him a free-spirited maternal kindness he has never experienced.
Shinji Ikari, Gendou’s 14-year-old son, returns to Tokyo-3 after years of being abandoned by his father. Shinji fights a never-ending internal battle against the deeply buried trauma caused by his mother’s death and his father’s emotional neglect. Shinji’s life is forever changed after meeting 29-year-old Misato Katsuragi, a high-ranking NERV officer who shows him a free-spirited maternal kindness he has never experienced.
20. Highschool of the Dead
The dead began to rise unexpectedly, and Japan was thrown into complete chaos. Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend when he is bitten and joins the ranks of the walking dead as these monsters terrorise a high school. They narrowly escape their death trap of a school, vowing to protect Rei Miyamoto, the girlfriend of the man he just executed, only to be greeted by a society that has already fallen.
Takashi and Rei soon join forces with other students on a journey to find their family members and discover what caused this massive pandemic. Saeko Busujima, the beautiful president of the Kendo Club, Kouta Hirano, an otaku with a penchant for firearms, Saya Takagi, the daughter of a powerful politician, and Shizuka Marikawa, their hot school nurse, join them. Will the combined strength of these individuals be sufficient to defeat the undead apocalypse?
Toyohisa Shimazu is the rearguard for his retreating troops during the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600, and he is critically wounded when he finds himself in a modern, gleaming white hallway. Faced with nothing but a stoic man named Murasaki and hundreds of doors on both sides, Toyohisa is drawn into the nearest door and into a world unlike his own.
The strange land is inhabited by all manner of fantastical creatures, as well as warriors thought to be dead from various eras of Toyohisa’s world.Toyohisa quickly befriends the infamous warlord Nobunaga Oda and the ancient archer Yoichi Suketaka Nasu, and learns of the continent’s political unrest. Furthermore, they have been summoned as “Drifters” to fight the “Ends,” people who are responsible for the Orte Empire’s creation and are attempting to exterminate the Drifters. As the Ends become more powerful, the Empire’s persecution of elves and other demihumans intensifies. It is up to Toyohisa and his band of outlandish heroes to fight in a brand-new world war to aid the Empire’s subjects while also defending the land they have claimed for themselves and challenging the Ends.
18. Angels of Death
Rachel Gardner’s eyes are lifeless and dead, and she wishes to die. She wakes up in a building’s basement with no idea how or why she got there. She comes across a bandaged murderer named Zack who is attempting to flee. Rachel and Zack set out to ascend through the building floor by floor until they escape, with Zack promising to kill her as soon as he is free.
However, as they progress upward, they meet more twisted people, all of whom appear to be acquainted with Rachel. What is her relationship to the building, and why was she assigned to it? With a new boss on each floor, will Rachel and Zack be able to fulfil their wishes?
17. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Wit Studio’s Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a Japanese anime television series.The world is in the midst of the industrial revolution when horrific creatures emerge from a mysterious virus, ripping through human flesh to satisfy their insatiable appetite. The only way to kill these “Kabane” beings is to destroy their steel-coated hearts. However, if one of these monsters bites the victim, the victim is doomed to a fate worse than death, as the fallen rise once more to join the ranks of the undead.
Only the most fortified civilizations have survived this upheaval, as on the island of Hinomoto, where mankind has built a massive wall to protect themselves from the endless hordes of Kabane. The only way into these massive fortresses is via heavily armoured trains serviced and built by young men like Ikoma. Ikoma eagerly awaits the day when he will be able to fight using his new invention, having created a deadly weapon that he believes will easily pierce through the hearts of Kabane. He has no idea, however, that his opportunity will come much sooner than he expected…
16. Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
Subaru Natsuki is a NEET who is unexpectedly transported to a fantasy-like world. He is killed shortly after arriving while attempting to assist a young half-elf he befriends, Emilia, who is a candidate to become the next ruler of the Kingdom of Lugunica, only to be resurrected some hours later. Subaru realises, after dying several times, that he has the ability to rewind time after death. Subaru begins working as a butler in one of the Roswaal Mathers’ Mansions after successfully assisting Emilia.
Subaru, out of gratitude and affection for Emilia, uses his newfound ability to protect her and assist her in her ambition to be appointed as the next queen, while also providing assistance to other friends he makes along the way, while suffering from the pain inflicted on him every time he dies, and carrying along the memories of everything that happened before his power activated, which is forgotten by everyone except him.
15. Corpse Princess
Makina Hoshimura becomes a Shikabane Hime, a living corpse contracted to the Kougon Cult, after being brutally murdered along with her family, in order to exact revenge on the mysterious undead organisation responsible for her death. Keisei Tagami, her contracted priest and former friend, assists her in this task. This series tells the storey of Keisei’s younger brother Ouri, a boy with an unusual fascination with death who gradually discovers his brother’s secret and is drawn into the world of the Shikabanes.
14. School Days
The anime television series School Days is based on the visual novel of the same name,Makoto Itou, a freshman in high school, first notices Kotonoha Katsura at the start of his second semester. He is immediately captivated by her beauty, but his shyness prevents him from approaching her, despite the fact that they ride the same train every day. Instead, he secretly takes a photo of her and sets it as his phone’s wallpaper: a charm that, if kept hidden, is said to help you realise your love. Sekai Saionji, a classmate, notices the picture and, instead of ratting him out, offers to help him set up with Kotonoha, even befriending her just for him. As a result, the trio forms an impromptu friendship.
School Days follows the lives of three teenagers as they navigate the joys and tribulations of adolescence. The storey of these three students, alive and brimming with romance and melancholy, will linger in memory long after the dramatic conclusion.
13. King’s Game The Animation
The King’s Game The Animation is an anime television series based on the cell phone novel Sama Game and its sequel, Sama Game: Extreme.A message is sent to the cellphones of an entire high school class of 32 students by a person only known as the “King.” The messages contain orders that the students must follow or face the death penalty. With their lives on the line, the students quickly discover that the orders are becoming increasingly severe as time passes. Nobuaki Kanazawa, a student, is determined to put an end to the murderous King’s Game once and for all.
Shiki, adapted from Fuyumi Ono’s horror novel, goes beyond the typical vampire storey. It tells the tragic storey of survival in a world where good and evil are difficult to distinguish. Abandoned by God, the Shiki, as the vampires are known, have only their will to live as they battle the paranoid/unbelieving villagers’ fear. Shiki investigates the line that separates man from monster.
Megumi Shimizu, fifteen, dreamed of a glamorous life in the big city; however, her untimely death in the quiet village of Sotoba marks the start of what appears to be a ferocious epidemic that turns the hot summer into a season of blood and terror. Toshio Ozaki, a young doctor, begins to doubt the nature of the disease and realises that in order to discover the truth, he must abandon his humanity. Meanwhile, Natsuno Yuuki, an antisocial city youth, is haunted by Megumi’s untimely death and must confront the pain of friendship in the face of his own tragedy. Toshio and Natsuno form an unlikely alliance as they work together to save Sotoba from becoming a ghost town.
Ryouta Sakamoto is unemployed and lives with his mother; his only real accomplishment is that he is Japan’s best player of the popular online video game Btooom! His peaceful life is about to change when he finds himself stranded on an island in the middle of nowhere, clutching a small green crystal in his left hand and having no memory of how he got there. To his surprise, someone has decided to recreate the game he enjoys in real life, with the stakes being life or death.
The players are tasked with killing seven of their fellow participants and stealing their green crystals in order to return home, armed with a bag full of unique bombs known as “BIM.” Despite his initial opposition to any form of violence, Ryouta is forced to fight when he realises that many of the other players are not as friendly as they appear. Together with Himiko, a fellow Btooom! player, they attempt to escape the island, getting closer and closer to the truth behind this death match.
For centuries, the Iga and Kouga ninja clans have been at odds. However, when the powerful warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa orders a ceasefire, the two clans are forced to lay down their arms.
Years later, Gennosuke Kouga, the Kouga clan’s heir, and Oboro Iga, the Iga clan’s heir, have fallen in love. Both heirs hope to bring peace to the clans through marriage. Their hopes are dashed, however, when rivalry between their clans rekindles and they are dragged into another war.Ieyasu’s two grandsons have both claimed to be the next shogunate heir. To settle this dispute, the Kouga and Iga are both ordered to send their ten best warriors to a bloody battle royale, with each clan representing one of the potential shogunate heirs. Two scrolls with the names of the fighters are given and are to be inscribed in blood upon the death of the given fighter. The Tokugawa shogunate’s favour for a thousand years is the prize for victory. Gennosuke and Oboro must ultimately decide the fate of their clans, torn between their love for each other and their duty to their clans.
9. Is This a Zombie?
Ayumu Aikawa, a 16-year-old high school student, is tragically murdered while looking into a suspicious house. He soon awakens, however, next to a strange armoured girl named Eucliwood Hellscythe. She reveals herself to be a necromancer who has resurrected Ayumu, transforming him into a zombie!
Ayumu, now immortal, sets out to find his murderer.
One day, while searching in a cemetery, he comes across Haruna, a boisterous young girl dressed as a magical girl who is fighting a bear with a chainsaw. Haruna tries to erase Ayumu’s memories of her after she kills the beast, but he instead absorbs her magic for himself. Haruna has stripped Ayumu of her abilities and assigned her to the task of hunting strange creatures known as “Megalo,” monsters that roam the human world and terrorise the population.
Desu ka kore wa Zombie? follows the daily exploits of human-turned-zombie Ayumu as he begins his new, bizarre life in which the supernatural has become the norm.
Hole, a dark, decaying, and disorderly neighbourhood where the strong prey on the weak and death is common, is almost befitting of its name. It is a realm that is separate from law and ethics, and it serves as a testing ground for the magical users who dominate it. The denizens of Hole are regarded as nothing more than insects by the magic users, who are a race at the pinnacle of their society. The powerless Hole dwellers are murdered, mutilated, and subjected to experiments on a daily basis in the halls of Hole’s hospital.
With free access to and from the cesspool and little challenge to their authority, the magic users appear invincible to most—with the exception of a few. Kaiman, who looks more like a reptile than a human, is one such person. He pursues them with zeal, armed only with a trusted pair of bayonets and his immunity to magic. Cursed by his appearance and plagued by nightmares, magic users are his only hope of returning to normalcy. With his stomach as his main obstacle, his female companion Nikaidou, who owns the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his greatest ally.
Dorohedoro, set in a gritty world of hellish design, manages a healthy balance of comedy and lightheartedness with death and carnage. It weaves a unique world of unearthly origin and dreary appearance, taking plenty of twists and turns while following the lives of Hole’s residents. It is not for the squeamish or easily disturbed.
7. Murder Princess
A coup d’etat occurs in the kingdom of Forland, resulting in the death of the King. In his final moments, the King sends his second child, Princess Alita Forland, to flee. Unfortunately, a life-or-death situation between Alita and the bloodthirsty bounty hunter Falis causes the two of them to switch bodies while fleeing. Alita, desperate for her Kingdom’s safety, begs Falis to return and protect it, offering herself as collateral. Falis reclaims the title of Princess of Forland after a swift defeat of the rebel forces, giving birth to the most savage princess in their land, the “Murder Princess.”
6. Magical Girl Raising Project
For many girls in N-City, playing the popular social role-playing game Magical Girl Raising Project is as close to being a real magical girl as they can get. However, for a select few, that dream may become a reality. Koyuki Himekawa is one such girl, and one night she receives a notification that she has been chosen to become a magical girl, her in-game avatar Snow White.
As Koyuki and the other chosen players in the city begin to assist those in need, they all receive another notification: the admins have decided to reduce the number of magical girls.Whoever collects the fewest Magical Candies (awarded for magical girl activities) in their weekly competition loses their powers. However, when the first player to drop out suffers a real-world tragedy, they are shown the consequences of losing their abilities. As more competitors lose the competition and more twisted rules are introduced, the girls quickly realise that their “contest” is actually a desperate fight for survival.
Utsutsu and Yume Hasegawa, abandoned by their abusive parents and with only each other to rely on, are led astray by beautiful red butterflies that have appeared in their world. Unbeknownst to them, these crimson-winged heralds herald the start of a cannibalistic nightmare—a mysterious virus called Pupa is about to hatch.
Yume undergoes a grotesque metamorphosis into a monstrous creature with an insatiable desire for flesh after succumbing to the full effects of Pupa; Utsutsu, on the other hand, is only partially affected, gaining remarkable regenerative powers instead. Utsutsu is reaffirming his resolve to keep the promise he made to himself years ago, and he is willing to give up everything to always be there for his precious little sister.
Pupa tells the storey of a caring brother’s desperate attempts to save his sister while also protecting the world from her insatiable hunger.
Gakkougurashi! is based on the manga series of the same name written by Norimitsu Kaihou and illustrated by Sadoru Chiba. It follows the adventures of the School Living Club as they live at school to promote independence and self-determination.
Yuki Takeya adores her school and wishes she could never leave! Yuki enjoys her carefree life as a third-year high school student and member of the School Living Club at Megurigaoka Private High School, which is unique and lively. The president, Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature junior Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru take pride in making the most of school life. In addition to meeting after school, members must live on school grounds, from sleeping over to eating meals.
3. Black Butler
Young Ciel Phantomhive is known as “the Queen’s Guard Dog,” taking care of Her Majesty’s many unsettling events in Victorian England. Ciel employs whatever means necessary to complete the task, with the assistance of Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly supernatural abilities. But is this black-clad butler more than meets the eye?
Ciel’s past contains a hidden tragedy that has engulfed him in perpetual darkness—during one of his darkest moments, he made a deal with Sebastian, a demon, bargaining his soul in exchange for vengeance on those who have wronged him. Today, Sebastian is not only a fantastic butler, but he is also the ideal servant to carry out his master’s orders—all while anticipating the delectable meal he will eventually make of Ciel’s soul. As the two work together to solve the mystery of Ciel’s string of misfortunes, a bond forms between them that neither heaven nor hell can break.
2. Wonder Egg Priority
Shinji Nojima created and wrote the Japanese anime television series Wonder Egg Priority.The series follows Ai Ohto, a junior high school student who is absent from school for the time being due to the suicide of her close friend Koito Nagase. During a late-night walk, Ai is led to a deserted arcade by a mysterious voice, where she discovers a gachapon machine that dispenses a “Wonder Egg.” That night, Ai is drawn into a dream world in which the Wonder Egg cracks open to reveal a girl whom Ai must protect from a swarm of monsters known as “Seeno Evils.” When the voice tells Ai that saving enough people in this world might bring Koito back, she vows to keep buying Wonder Eggs and protecting their inhabitants.Ai meets three other girls in the same situation as her along the way: Neiru Aonuma, Rika Kawai, and Momoe Sawaki.
1. Blue Gender
Blue Gender takes place in the not-too-distant future, in a world where humanity has suffered greatly. The Blue, a race of bug-like aliens who colonised Earth and pushed humans aside, have replaced humans at the top of the food chain. Second Earth, a space station, has been built as a safe haven for humans in the hopes of one day reclaiming the Earth.
Yuji Kaido had been cryogenically frozen due to a disease known as B-Cells. When he awakens, he joins a group of soldiers who have come to Earth to rescue him. Unfortunately, nothing goes as planned on their journey back to Second Earth.
Yuji and the fighters from Second Earth will have to deal with the horrors of fighting a bloody war in order to survive. Will they be able to reclaim Earth without losing their humanity in the process?
More Anime Recommendation:
13 Most Bloody Anime You’ll Ever Watch
33 Best Medieval Anime to Watch and Stream Now
13 Best Assassin Anime That are Really Interesting
13 NTR Anime That Will Make You Irritated
13 Best Death Game Anime Series That Are Deadly