Horror films and shows are our favourites, but horror in Anime? You will love some of these horror Anime shows and Films that we have to suggest for a fun night with friends or alone if you’re brave enough. Anime shows and films are known for their graphic content, so horror in Anime will give you the chills you expect from every horror show/film you’d watch.
When a 15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to a class in Yomiyama North, he begins to experience strange things in the school, around his classmates. He befriends a mysterious girl, Mei Misaki, a student in the same school but is nonexistent for other people in their class. They start to uncover the truth behind the negative aura of the school, and what they find will get you goosebumps. Another has one season with twelve episodes. Watch it on Netflix.
Black Butler (2008)
Also known as Kuroshitsuji, Black Butler is an Anime horror series adapted from the Manga series of the same name. A 12-year-old orphan boy named Ciel Phantomhive sets out on a path to look for his parents’ murderers with the help of Sabastian, a demonic butler. Ciel neglects all the dangers in his path. But there is more to Sabastian, who has supernatural abilities than Ceil can see. Ciel has to battle the truth of the Butler and find out the truth he needs about his tragic past. The show has three seasons. Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) is available on Netflix.
Blood + (2005)
Blood + is an Anime Horrorshow with four seasons. The show is about immortal creatures who can change their form and come in the disguise of human beings. These creatures feed off blood. The creatures called Chiroptera. Saya Otonashi, a high school girl who has no memory of her past except the previous year, lives peacefully with her family in Okinawa, Japan. Saya is the only hope for Red Shield, fighting and trying to exterminate the dangerous creatures for years. The only hope for Red Shield is Saya getting back her memories of her ability to fight.
Requiem from the Darkness (2003)
A young writer named Momosuke wants to write a book of 100 ghost stories. While he researches old myths and legends, he comes across a mysterious trio called Ongyou. Every time Momosuke encounters the three supernatural detectives Ongyou, he must face numerous truths and fight battles with his morals and beliefs. He has to face the things he’s now able to see due to his involvement in the legendary myths. It might frighten you when you see what he sees.
Death Note (2006)
A Shinigami, God of death, can kill anyone they want by seeing their victim’s face and writing their name in a book called the Death Note. To experiment how a man would use a Death Note, one of the Gods leaves the book on earth. Light Yagami, a high school student, finds the book. Upon finding out the purpose of the Death Note, Light starts killing all the criminals to rid the world of crime. He has to stop before that great power eats him up. The horror of death and the thrill of supernatural ability to kill is a deadly combination, literally. Watch it find out what happens when the Police try to uncover the killing spree.
Wicked City (1987)
A peace treaty that has been in effect for hundreds of years between Earth and the Black world has to be renewed, and the forces from the evil side want to make sure that the treaty isn’t renewed. A diplomat, Mayart, who has the key to the most necessary peace, is put with Taki and Mackie to protect him. It seems difficult when several assassins plan to kill Mayart. The horrific dispute between the Earth and the Black world is something you’d love to watch. Watch it to find out if they succeed in renewing the year-old peace treaty.
Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic (2010)
Dante’s Inferno: Animated Epic is based on the video games and Dante’s Inferno’s historic literary piece. The story of Dante who has lost his servants and his father, and his fiance Beatrice being taken to hell instead of heaven, in front of his eyes. He follows Lucifer takes Beatrice from her path towards heaven. Dante, who follows him to hell, faces several demonic creatures and is captured by a supernatural hold. He has to face many obstacles to survive and save others. The journey of Dante to hell and back will give you goosebumps.
Perfect Blue (1997)
Mima Kirigoe, who quits her previous music band to become an actor, faces stalking and witnesses several murders. She starts losing her grip on reality. The film shows how thin the line between fantasy and reality can be and how it blurred with time for Mima. Some of the film roles require her to go beyond her comfort zone despite several warnings affecting her in ways she had not expected. She even has to get through hellbent people on ruining her reputation, which only worsens her condition. The psychological thriller is no less than a horror movie.
Spirited Away (2001)
The story of a 10-year-old Chihiro and her parents who get trapped in an abandoned amusement park. Her mother and father get turned into pigs by some supernatural beings that reside in the amusement park. They lived there to take a break from working on earth. They demand her to work there to be able to free herself and rescue her parents. She has to work there and find a way to get to the human world. Upon being forced to change her name to get a job, she has to never forget her real name. Or she won’t be able to get back. Watch to find out if she makes it out with her parents.
The film Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek is a film about the game hide and seeks played by kids in an old abandoned city. The game can only be played if seven children gather to play. The mystery begins when every child that played the game starts to disappear. A rumour spreads that it’s the work of demons. But no one knows what happened to those children, except for the seven of them. Hikora, a boy, joins the game in hopes of finding his missing sister, Sorincha. The game of children might not be so childish anymore. Watch to find out what happened to all those kids that played the game.