Are you a fan of the characters from anime? And, you also enjoy horror movies. And we all like seeing the most terrifying stuff from time to time. When it comes to anime characters, we all have a soft spot for them. We’ve all been fans of this anime series since we were kids. We enjoy watching it even as we get older. As a result, in honor of all of my readers who enjoy watching Horror Anime characters. This is the article you’re looking for. So, read it all the way to the end to find out who the best Horror Anime characters are.

In the world of anime, there are just a few shows where the word “horror” really lives up to its name. Anime shows of extreme monstrosities, blood, and gore are often categorized as horror. In the anime world, horror is an elusive genre that likes to hide in the cracks between the stairwells at night or stare you down from the closet as you sleep. But, as difficult as it is to grasp, once you’ve opened your mind to the terrifying, there’s no turning back. If you’re searching for more psychological horror. Or just enough blood to satisfy your hunger, this list has something for you.

That’s why I’ve created a list of the Top 8 Best Horror Animes based on how scary and frightening they are, as well as how well they satisfy the need for goosebumps and tingles. Making this list is actually quite difficult for me since there are just a few horror anime shows that are truly terrible.

Top 8 Horror Anime

Here, are the top 8 horror anime series. All the series you can watch on Amazon Prime and Netflix. So, if you want to watch these series, go and get a subscription to these websites.


  • Genres:   Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • IMDb Rating: 8.3/10

From 1988 to 1995, Hitoshi Iwaaki wrote and illustrated the science fiction horror manga series Parasyte, it released in Kodansha’s Morning Open Zkan and Monthly Afternoon magazines. In North America, the manga itself released by Tokyopop, then Del Rey, and eventually Kodansha Comics. Between October 2014 and March 2015, Madhouse aired an anime television series version named Parasyte -the maxim- in Japan.

Shinichi Izumi a 17-year old, infected with a Parasyte. A monster that butchers and consumes humans. If he is to survive both the life of a Parasyte and the life of a human, as part monster, part individual, he must learn to coexist with the beast.

Perfect Blue

  • Genres: Animation, Mystery, Drama, Horror
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10

Satoshi Kon directed and Sadayuki Murai wrote Perfect Blue, a 1997 Japanese animated psychological thriller film. It’s based on the book Perfect Blue: Complete Metamorphosis by James Patterson.

Mima Kirigoe, a member of a Japanese idol group, retires from music to pursue a career as an actress in the film. Mima begins to lose her hold on reality as she becomes a victim of stalking. Grenade murders begin to occur, and Mima begins to lose her grip on reality. The film, like much of Kon’s subsequent work, such as Paprika, deals with the blurring of fantasy and reality in contemporary Japan. Every prisoner meets their own aspirations, the most important of which is survival, and it is now up to him to endure this and possibly justify his actions.


  • Genres: Animation, Mystery, Crime, Thriller
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10

Another is a twelve-episode Japanese horror anime television series. It directed by Tsutomu Mizushima that aired from 10 January to 27 March 2012. It produced by P.A.Works and directed by Tsutomu Mizushima. This is based on Yukito Ayatsuji’s novel of the same name from 2009.

A student named Misaki was in a third-year middle school classroom twenty-six years ago. The charming boy, well-liked by his peers as an honors student who excelled in sports. His classmates wanted to carry on as if he were still alive until graduation when he died unexpectedly. And, Then another boy is assigned to that classroom, and he develops wary of the tense environment in that classroom.

Elfen Lied

  • Genres:  Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
  • IMDb Rating: 8/10

Lynn Okamoto is the author and illustrator of the Japanese manga series Elfen Lied. From June 2002 to August 2005, this is serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Young Jump, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankbon volumes. Elfen Lied is focused on the relationships, viewpoints, emotions, and contradictions between humans and the Diclonii. The mutant species with two horns on their heads and “vectors,” transparent levitate objects powered weapons with the ability to manipulate and cut things within their grasp.

The plot of the story is, Two university students meet Lucy, who seems to be a nice girl. But, is actually a mutated serial killer with a split personality.


  • Genres:   Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
  • IMDb Rating: 7.9/10

Kouta Hirano’s manga series Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by him. This is From May 1997 to September 2008, it serialized in Young King OURs. The series follows the activities of the Hellsing Organization, a mysterious and secret organization that fights vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural enemies that threaten England.

The plot follows a British taskforce led by the daughter of vampire hunter Professor Van Helsing as they battle the supernatural with the help of two vampires.


  • Genres:  Animation, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
  • IMDb Rating: 7.7/10

Fuyumi Ono’s novel Shiki is a Japanese horror novel. From December 2007 to June 2011, a manga adaptation of the novel, drawn by Ryu Fujisaki, it serialized in the Japanese monthly magazine Jump SQ. From July to December 2010, Fuji TV broadcasted an anime version of Daume’s manga.

The story follow Doctor Toshio Ozaki initially suspects an outbreak when a large number of people die in the peaceful village of Sotoba, but soon realises that something else is to blame.

Deadman Wonderland

  • Genres: Animation, Short, Horror
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series published in Shnen Ace since 2008. And, written by Jinsei Kataoka and animated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga. Until shutting down its North American Publishing division in 2011, Tokyopop secured the licensing rights to distribute the manga in English and published the first five volumes of the manga.

Ganta, the only survivor of his entire class’s horrific murder, is wrongly accused and imprisoned. During the massacre, the true murderer implants a red crystal into his body. Ganta is transferred to a privately run facility with a peculiar and perverse approach to imprisonment, in which inmates are entertained by playing violent games in return for privileges.

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories

  • Genres:  Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories, also known as Yami Shibai and Theater of Darkness in Japan, is a Japanese anime series that is currently airing. Tomoya Takashima directed the first season, which written by Hiromu Kumamoto and produced by ILCA. Each episode animated to resemble the kamishibai storytelling form. All the episode of the series is only a few minutes long and structured into shorts. Each episode tells a very different story based on Japanese myths and urban legends.

Every week at 5 p.m., an elderly man dressed in a yellow mask appears in a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on Japanese myths and urban legends. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle in the typical kamishibai (Paper Drama) style, with a storyline every week.

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Horror series have something, everyone loves to watch. Whether it is anime or non-anime. Horror is a complicated genre. This genre is difficult to categorize because, no matter how hard a show tries, it just isn’t scary enough. It’s difficult, particularly in anime, to create a dreadful atmosphere throughout the entire series. So, I wrote this article for those of you who enjoy watching horror anime. Now, all you have to do is go to the comment section and tell me how you liked the post. Also, if you like more anime series posts, let me know

Last Update: April 27, 2021