Over time, horror has emerged as one of the favorite genres of anime lovers. Horror anime are watched for an adrenaline rush that they typically generate inside you. Through the use of surprise and shock, horror anime evoke tension and fear. But honestly, horror is still an evolving genre in anime. Action is still the go-to favorite but horror is catching up pretty fast. In recent years, we have seen the release of several great anime movies and TV shows. Many of them have tried to tell different stories based on a variety of ideas from vampires to ghosts witches. So, you have plenty to choose from, especially since we are providing you the list of best horror anime ever. You can watch some of these top horror anime on Netflix, Hulu or Crunchyroll. The list includes psychological horror anime and horror romance anime.
24. Yakusoku no Neverland (2019)
‘Yakusoku no Neverland’ is a recent anime which released in the month of January this year. The anime is still ongoing. There will be a total of 12 episodes in this anime series. It is a great mystery, horror genre anime which will keep you invested till the very end. I am waiting for it to be finished so I can binge it. The story revolves around an orphanage by the name of Grace Field House. The orphans here are quite happy as their caretaker, ‘Mama’, takes care of them equally. By the age of 12, all orphans are adopted too. So, it is a happy place, right? Nope. Two of the orphans decide to break the only rule and venture outside the gates of the orphanage only to discover the true nature of their stay. Now, the orphans must quickly come up with a plan to escape their fate.
23. Memories (1995)
Let’s now take a look at another anime movie. ‘Memories’ is an anime movie which is divided into three episodes each being 37 minutes in length. The episodes at first seem to be random tales told in flashback but are later found to be related somehow. The first episode ‘Magnetic Rose’ takes place in space where two engineers decide to explore an abandoned space station aft6er receiving a distress call. They soon begin hallucinating as it becomes hard for them to maintain their sanity. The second episode ‘Stink Bomb’ deals with a technician by the name of Nobuo who consumes pills from a laboratory thinking them to be cold medications. But they are pills which increase flatulence and the gases escaping him are deadly to people in the vicinity. The third episode ‘Cannon Fodder’ takes place in a city which seems to have lots of cannons. But since there is no threat of war or anything the artillery is only used for training purposes and bombardment routines. A boy wants to become an artillery officer and loves cannons and wishes to fire them. He attends the bombardment routines regularly but is itching to use it for the protection of his homeland.
22. Monster (2004)