Everyone loves a good scare every now and then, and in Anime there are quite a few terrifying shows out there. So to help you in your journey of finding these horror filled shows. Here is a list of Must See Horror Anime.
Synopsis : Dr. Tenma Kenzou is a very talented Japanese doctor and he's praised by all doctors in Germany. But after he saw how a woman cried for her man who died because someone else got more priority, he changed. He decides he wouldn't let anyone pass; everyone is equal.
But one day, Tenma has to work on a little boy who was shot during the murder of his parents. He decides he will save the life of the boy, because he was first in line.
But then, the children disappear... and the murders begin. Tenma, feeling both guilt and worry, goes off to investigate the case since he feels that it somehow relates to him... and the horror begins, for both Tenma and everyone he meets in search for the children...
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvQNqO2gaWA
Thoughts : Monster has one of the most evil Villians ever Johan Liebert, a person that's is so detached from humanity that he has no qualms in killing everyone around him. This has some really tense moments as Tenma
tries to stop Johan.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
Synopsis : Maebara Keiichi, a young teenager, has recently moved from the city to the rural village of Hinamizawa with his family. He is adjusting quite well to his new life, making friends at the small school, playing games, passing time in relative happiness, when suddenly a gruesome murder occurs...
A mystery begins to unravel — tracing back to events five years ago. As Keiichi learns more about these strange events, he wonders if he will be able to face the truth behind all of this.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dUcBAdPhSU
Thoughts : Initially comes off as a bit confusing as everything keeps resetting, but as the truth is revealed everything falls into place. This show had some really terrifying events in it..
Synopsis : The story is set in Japan a millennium from now. Five children — the protagonist Saki, Satoru, Maria, Mamoru, and Shun — have been born and raised in a tranquil town that can be described as a utopia, overflowing with water and green foliage. The world is ruled by people who have the cursed power or the gods' power of telekinesis.
After a certain incident, Saki and the others come to realize the true nature of their world. Before long, they learn everything, including the bloody history that brought humanity to this state. The five throw themselves into life-threatening adventure and fight to protect friends and a world on the brink of collapse.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-vVNoZ2uIU
Thoughts : A fantastic anime that shows the evil of humanity, but also the good. One of the most original dystopian future shows I've seen.
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Synopsis : One rainy night after a school festival, a group of students from Kisaragi Academy decide to perform the Sachiko Ever After charm, which will unite them forever as friends. Once the ritual is done, a sudden earthquake transports them to Heavenly Host, a torn down elementary school. Unbeknownst to Satoshi and his friends, however, is the horrific past behind it which culminated in its demolition. As they look for each other and try to escape from Heavenly Host, they soon find out their lives are at the mercy of those affected by that same bloodied past.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76vJ4awYjmo
Thoughts : Based on a Visual Novel which fills any "plot" holes one finds. The anime is truly terrifying as it depicts various ways in which the characters meet their fate. There is also no real happy end to this show...
Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror
Synopsis : Yotsuya Kaidan:
Tamiya Iemon is a samurai married to Oiwa, a beautiful woman, but he cannot bear the poverty they live in. One day, he is offered the opportunity to marry a rich woman and starts planning to kill Oiwa.
Himekawa Zushonosuke is a falconer sent by his master Harima to retrieve a falcon at the reputedly haunted Sirasagi castle. On his way, Zushonosuke meets a woman of an evanescent beauty bathing in a lake.
During the Edo period, the daughter of a family of samurai dies under mysterious circumstances, just before getting married. A wandering medicine seller senses that she was killed by a Bakeneko, a cat ghost. To fight it, he needs to know the form, the truth, and the reason why the Bakeneko has appeared, and the dark secrets of this uncommon family begin to unfold.
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHikWvVvE9I
Thoughts : A collection of short stories from Classical Japanese Literature, other than Bakeneko which is an original story. Really worth seeing, Some of the stories aren't as scary as the others though.
And that concludes the list of Horror Anime I feel is a must see for any horror anime fans. Do you like horror anime? Have you seen any of these shows? Which horror anime was your favourite?
As an added extra to the list. The people at /r/anime suggested I add Paranoia Agent to the list. So here it is!
PV : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_9EgkUw3VY
Thoughts : Anything by Satoshi Kon is worth your time seeing, and I'm sure there aren't many people out there that hasn't seen this show yet. If not I highly suggest making a plan to watch it!