Last updated on February 6th, 2023 at 23:55 pm
The most attractive aspect of anime is the experience of watching action scenes animated to perfection with realistic detail. And so today, we bring you the Top 25 Best Adult Anime on Funimation.
There are many mature anime on Funimation due to their significant demand among youngsters. Adult anime mostly appear under the seinen, thriller, psychological, or horror sub-genres of action.
Below we’ve noted for you some of the adult anime on Funimation that are ranked according to their MAL scores. So without further ado, let’s get into our listing of the Top 25 Best Adult Anime on Funimation.
Top 25 Best Adult Anime on Funimation
25) Dance In The Vampire Bund (7.00)
|Number of Episodes||12|
|Genre||Action, Drama, Romance, Supernatural|
Vampire Queen, Mina Tepes, declares the existence of vampires to the world along with her wish to build a safe sanctuary for them in Japan, called Vampire Bund. Not every vampire is okay with the plan, though, and starts plotting attacks on Mina.
Elsewhere, Akira Kaburagi is an amnesiac young man who gets uneasy at the mere mention of vampires. But when he meets Mina, his strange uneasiness finally has a reason and he finds himself protecting Mina.
What’s the secret behind his need to protect this girl is what makes up the story of Dance In The Vampire Bund.
24) Deadman Wonderland (7.16)
|Number of Episodes||12|
|Genre||Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural|
Ganta Igarashi’s ordinary life is turned upside down when he and his classmates go to a prison amusement park called Deadman Wonderland.
When all his classmates are suddenly slaughtered by a man in red, all the blame falls on Ganta and he’s prisoned in Deadman Wonderland. Now Ganta’s life begins in the prison where he encounters ruthless, sadistic inmates all the while trying to find the Red Man.
23) Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou (7.20)
|Number of Episodes||24|
|Genre||Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Suspense|
In a seemingly innocent setting, Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou begins in a small mountain village, Hinamizawa. When a new transfer student, Keiichi Maebara comes to the village, he befriends a group of girls.
But the haze of innocence soon begins to dissipate as Keiichi begins to notice his friends’ strange behaviors and the secret of the village. Filled with gore and psychological horror, this series gives a deliciously unsettling experience.
22) Future Diary (7.43)
|Number of Episodes||26|
|Genre||Action, Supernatural, Suspense, Psychological, Gore|
Yukiteru Amano is a high school outcast deeply connected to his smartphone, which uses a diary. He also has two imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time & Space, and Murmur, the servant.
One day Deus grants Yukiteru a Random Diary ability which lets him view diary entries from the future. However, this power doesn’t come for free or without punishment and reward. Thus he is forced to fight 11 other diary owners to survive and gain Deus’ position.
21) Hellsing (7.49)
|Japanese Name||Hellsing [ヘルシング]|
|Number of Episodes||13|
|Genre||Horror, Gore, Supernatural, Action|
Under the leadership of Sir Integra Fairbrooks Wingates Hellsing, the Hellsing Organization deals with problems of the supernatural nature. When they get the report of a vampire turning the villagers of Cheddar village into ghouls, they send Alucard to deal with this.
Alucard is an immensely powerful vampire who easily defeats the enemy but finds a girl named Seras lethally wounded because of the fight. Alucard offers the girl the opportunity to become a vampire, which she chooses but now Seras has to deal with the repercussions of her choice.
20) Prison School (7.61)
|Number of Episodes||12|
|Genre||Comedy, Ecchi, Romance|
When the prestigious all-girl Hachimitsu Academy changes their policy to make it co-ed, only five male students enroll in the first year. Now surrounded by girls everywhere, the boys try to peep in the girls’ bath, only to be caught by the Underground Student Council.
The boys are thrown in the Prison School to account for their perverted actions and thus begins the hilarious journey of the boys under their sadistic jailors. This comedic fanservice-filled gold is one of the best adult anime on Funimation.
19) Black Butler (7.67)
|Number of Episodes||46 + 7 OVA (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Dark Fantasy, Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Dark Comedy|
Set in Victorian England, Ciel Phantomhive is the young heir of the nobel Phantomhive House, taking care of mysterious occurrences in the country under the Queen’s order. Bidding his orders is his trusted butler with inhuman abilities, Sebastian.
Sebastian is originally a powerful demon with whom Ciel has made a contract in exchange for his soul to extract revenge from his wrongdoers. As things get dark and murky, the young master and his demon butler will have to face many sinister presences.
18) Shiki (7.74)
|Number of Episodes||22|
|Genre||Horror, Psychological, Mystery, Gore, Supernatural|
Known for its gory scenes and twisted psychological horror, Shiki tells the story of Sotoba, a small town of amicable people. But one day a girl, Megumi Shimizu, catches a mysterious disease and dies. Soon the disease begins to spread in the town.
To look into this mysterious condition, town doctor Toshio teams up with some teenagers and investigates the new residents of the Kanemasa Mansion. What sinister secret is hiding behind this family?
17) Tokyo Ghoul (7.79)
|Number of Episodes||48 (4 seasons)|
|Genre||Dark Fantasy, Horror, Gore, Psychological, Action|
Tokyo isn’t safe for mere humans alone. This has been because ghouls disguise themselves as humans and can roam in broad daylight.
With these ghouls looking exactly like humans, most of the people are conscious and wary of each other. However, albeit Ken Kaneki fears them, he becomes one of them when a date goes wrong.
Therefore as someone who chooses to protect humans despite being a ghoul, he faces many hardships. Thus he must now fight those on the other side.
16) Jormungand (7.90)
|Number of Episodes||24 (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Crime, Action, Adventure|
Jonathan Jonah Mar is a child of war who despises weapons and their dealers. However, due to certain circumstances, he ends up becoming the bodyguard of Koko Hekmatyar, an international arms dealer.
As he is involved in this dangerous and illegal line of work, they must evade multiple dangerous foes. And so, he must now work to protect Koko and her idealistic goal of world peace.
Jormungand’s dive into the ideas of crime and war make it one of the best adult anime on Funimation.
15) xxxHOLIC (8.22)
|Number of Episodes||37 (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Supernatural, Psychological|
Another great offering from CLAMP, xxxHOLIC revolves around Kimihiro Watanuki, a young man with the strange ability to see spirits. One day he enters a mysterious house that he feels inexplicably drawn to and meets Yuuko, a strange owner of the “store”.
Yuuko promises to get rid of Kimihiro’s ability in exchange for him working at her “store” that grants the wishes of people. Kimihiro agrees, unknowingly entering a world of mystical wonder.
14) D.Gray-Man (8.02)
|Number of Episodes||116 (2 seasons)|
The story of D.Gray-Man is centered on Allen Walker, a young man who joins the Black Order to fight Akuma and stop the evil Millennium Earl. Akuma are sinister mechanical weapons with the souls of dead people.
“Innocence”, the Anti-Akuma weapon, is the only way to fight these machines and exorcize the souls. Allen has his Innocence in his arm along with his unique cursed eye that allows him to see the misery of the trapped souls.
Along with his fellow exorcists, Allen must do everything in his power to stop Millennium Earl.
13) Black Lagoon (8.17)
|Japanese Name||BLACK LAGOON|
|Number of Episodes||24 + 1 OVA (2 seasons)|
Rokurou Okajima is a businessman with a dull life who is granted a change of pace through a delivery trip. However, as he travels to Thailand for this trip, things soon go downhill.
This is because he is captured by a mercenary group called the Black Lagoon. But with no one to help him, he is now a deserted captive in Roanapur.
And so, he must now change his entire life to survive. This we witness as he transitions from an average businessman to a ruthless mercenary.
12) Darker Than Black (8.07)
|Japanese Name||Darker than BLACK -黒の契約者-|
|Number of Episodes||37 + 1 OVA (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi|
One day suddenly two mysterious gates to other worlds opened in the world: the Heaven’s Gate in South America and the Hell’s Gate in Japan. With the Gates came the Contractors, people who gained supernatural abilities in exchange for their humanities.
Ten years after that, Misaki Kirihara, Chief of Section 4, finds her hands full with Hei, a Contractor infamous in the underworld as Black Reaper. Hei, along with other Contractors, takes various missions from the mysterious Syndicate.
Darker Than Black explores the truth behind the Syndicate and how Contractor came to be in the world in a story full of thrill and intrigue.
11) Serial Experiments Lain (8.08)
|Number of Episodes||13|
|Genre||Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama|
When introverted and technophobic teenager Lain Iwakura gets an email from her dead classmate, she is sucked into the virtual world of Wired, a virtually communicative world very similar to the internet.
Surrounded by strange mysteries and weird people following her, reality and the virtual begin to mix in Lain’s mind, leading to a terrorizing loss of her self-identity and consciousness. A complex and thoughtful piece, Serial Experiments Lain is a must watch for anyone who’s into the cyberpunk genre.
10) Revolutionary Girl Utena (8.19)
|Number of Episodes||39|
|Genre||Drama, Psychological, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy|
Utena has always wanted to be a prince ever since she’s been given a rose engraved ring by a prince who got her out of depression after her mother’s death when she was a child. Years later, Utena enrolls in the Ootory Academy, the emblem of which carries the same rose as her ring.
Utena soon meets the Rose Princess, Anthy, who is sought after for her beauty and power but has a tragic fate in store. Falling in love with her, Utena vows to protect Anthy and become the ideal prince she always wanted to be.
9) Psycho-Pass (8.34)
|Number of Episodes||41 + 3 movies (3 seasons)|
|Genre||Sci-Fi, Mystery, Psychological, Suspense, Action|
In a future dystopia, the threat posed by people is measured by a tool that shows a person’s mental and emotional status. This is called a Psycho-Pass.
The Psycho-Pass decides whether or not an individual would be damaging to society and is backed by the Crime Investigation Department.
Akane Tsunemori is a rookie inspector who works for the Ministry of Welfare’s Public Safety Bureau. So she uses her superior intellect to catch criminals and protect the general public alongside her unique criminal associates.
8) Parasyte: The Maxim (8.34)
|Japanese Name||寄生獣 セイの格率|
|Number of Episodes||24|
|Genre||Sci-Fi, Psychological, Horror, Gore, Action|
The young Shinichi Izumi, is infected by an alien parasite that uses human hosts to survive. However, due to Shinichi’s efforts, the parasite fails to do so. This results in the parasite residing in Shinichi’s right hand and being able to modify it.
Being an anomaly, they are now targeted by the alien species who have acquired human hosts. Thus they must fight for survival as a team in an attempt to completely rid the earth of these aliens.
7) Baccano! (8.37)
|Number of Episodes||13|
|Genre||Crime, Action, Mystery, Comedy, Supernatural|
In 1711 a group of alchemists was granted the Elixir of Immortality. They are then instructed to eliminate each other until there is only one survivor left.
However, the group of now-immortals decide not to do so, destroy the elixir, and then separate for good. This is because one of them, Slizard Quates, starts eliminating his fellow immortals.
Centuries later, Slizard recreates the Elixir of Immortality but soon loses it. And so we follow the stories of now-immortal underworld characters who are destined to ruin the world.
6) Death Note (8.62)
|Number of Episodes||37|
|Genre||Psychological, Mystery, Supernatural|
Shinigamis possess Death Notes that helps them crush humans with just their names. However, when a Shinigami, Ryuk, drops his death note on Earth, it is picked up by Light Yagami.
Light is now able to see the Shinigami and can also hand out death sentences with the scribble of a name. So he aims to create a crime-free world through his alias Kira. Thus we witness the efforts of the Japanese police to stop him and his attempts at mass-massacre.
5) Mushishi (8.67)
|Number of Episodes||46 + 1 movie (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural, Iyashikei|
Mushishi is an Iyashikei anime with beautiful visuals and soulful music. It is centered on the concept of Mushi which is the basic life form that indicates being above good and evil. The story follows Ginko as he looks to understand the origin and significance of Mushi in our lives. It is one of the best adult anime on Funimation.
4) Code Geass: Lelouch Of The Rebellion (8.70)
|Japanese Name||コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ|
|Number of Episodes||50 + 4 movies (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Drama, Sci-Fi, Mecha, Psychological|
The Holy Empire of Britannia has conquered Japan and renamed it as Area 11, ruling over the country with their superior military power. Lelouch Lamperouge, a Britannian high schooler is one day caught between the Britannian military and the Japanese rebel forces.
Before things go south for him, Lelouch encounters the mysterious girl, C.C., that the Britannians were transporting. C.C. grants Lelouch a Geass that allows him to make anyone follow his commands.
With this ultimate power in his grasp, Lelouch sets out to start a revolution against the Britannia Empire under the guise of a masked vigilante, Zero.
3) Cowboy Bebop (8.75)
|Number of Episodes||26|
In the post-apocalyptic situation of 2071, humanity colonizes the planets and moons of our solar system. Here, as a crime control measure, the Inter Solar System Police sets up bounty hunters to chase criminals.
These bounty hunters are known as Cowboys and are compensated for their work with money. And so we meet the unique team of bounty hunters aboard the spaceship Bebop. This team leads us to witness their disastrous mishaps backed by dark pasts.
2) Attack On Titan (9.06)
|Number of Episodes||87 (4 seasons)|
|Genre||Action, Drama, Post-apocalyptic, Dark Fantasy|
|Studio(s)||Wit Studio, MAPPA|
After the emergence of massive humanoid Titans, humanity is forced to cover behind walls. Scared and cautious of the life beyond the walls, the citizens live lives crammed with fear.
But at some point, the walls are compromised by Titans, lives are lost, and destruction takes place. These unfortunate circumstances cause Eren Yeager and his friends to join the military to fight for freedom and survival.
1) Steins;Gate (9.08)
|Number of Episodes||50 (2 seasons)|
|Genre||Sci-Fi, Psychological, Drama, Suspense|
The eccentric and somewhat delusional scientist, Rintarou Okabe, is the founder of Future Gadget Laboratory where he tries to create a scientific achievement with Mayuri Shiina and Itaru Hashida. When one fateful day he witnesses the death of Kurisu Makise, a young and brilliant scientist, his life changes forever.
The next day a very alive Kurisu visits Rintarou, finding that the seemingly useless microwave is more than what it looks like. As Kurisu joins the Future Gadget Laboratory, a tragedy forces Okabe into a psychological hell as he jumps from time to time.
With this, we conclude with our listing of some of the Top 25 Best Adult Anime on Funimation. We hope you enjoyed the titles of adult anime on Funimation.
As usual, we’ll be back with another top 10 article, so till then, stay safe, stay tuned, and stay hyped.
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