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Top 15 Most Horror Anime on Crunchyroll (All Time Scariest 2023)

Last updated on August 23rd, 2023 at 06:59 pm

Despite anime being watched by millions of viewers every day, most of them have yet to be made aware of the thrill and excitement the horror genre of anime contains and how good it is.

This great genre is usually ignored by viewers who focus on Shonen, Shojo, or romance, but it would be acceptable to say that the horror genre can give them a run for their money.

In this list, we have brought together a list of 15 excellent horror anime that will either blow your mind and get you hooked on the genre or scare you to the point of no return.

The mentioned series are available on Crunchyroll and can be viewed easily. So, let’s start without wasting more time and dive deep into the breathtaking horror anime list.

Top 15 Best Horror Anime on Crunchyroll Ranked

15) The World Yamizukan 


Japanese NameSekai-no-Yami-Zukan
IMDb Rating4.9/10
Number of Episodes13
GenreHorror, Supernatural
AiredApril 2017

If you are looking for a series more like a collection of stories than a single storyline, The World Yamizukan is the perfect match.

This fantastic series shows a collection of stories that took place 30–40 years ago and are the most terrifying and filled with the most bizarre and gory incidents that will let you rethink life.

14. The Junji Ito Collection


Japanese NameJunji Ito Collection
IMDb Rating6.6/10
Number of Episodes12
GenreDrama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
Studio(s)Studio Deen
AiredJan 2018

Despite such low ratings from viewers, avoid getting disappointed and making the mistake of ignoring this masterpiece.

You will undoubtedly regret it; the series is a collection of top-notch horror stories that will shake you. Ito Junji is a collaborative effort to show viewers the best horror stories in one place.

13) Theatre of Darkness 


Japanese NameYami Shibai
IMDb Rating7.1/10
Number of Episodes13
GenreAvant Garde, Horror, Supernatural
AiredJuly 2013

The plot of Yami Shibai, or the Theatre of Darkness, is based upon a traveling man who himself is a mystery; according to various tales, he appears out of the mist where the concentration of children is high and offers them to tell them horror stories along with visuals that are filled with horrendous stories that will make their minds blow.

He also adds some form of visual representation so that the children get hooked, but they don’t know that the stories about to be shown are so scary that even an adult would think twice before watching them.

12) Mieruko Chan 


Japanese NameMieruko-Chan
IMDb Rating7.2/10
Number of Episodes12
GenreComedy, Horror, Supernatural
AiredOct 2021

Imagine you wake up like your usual routine and get ready for school, only to see a colossal ghost with a human voice gripping your body and asking if you can see him.

This is the story of Mieruko, who suddenly got the power to see spirits who could not pass through to the other world and are strained because they have left something unfinished.

However, she has decided not to pay any heads to them and live her average life, but on the other hand, the ghosts have decided not to let that happen so smoothly.

11) Boogiepop Phantom

Boogie pop-Phantom.

Japanese NameBoogie pop Phantom
IMDb Rating7.3/10
Number of Episodes12
GenreAvant Garde, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural
AiredJan 2000

Boogie Pop might be the most underrated series, as most viewers say it was ahead of its time. In any story, animation is considered the essential aspect, but the sound effects are the thing that can either create a masterpiece or destroy a fantastic series.

The sound effects in the series are some of the best and will be remembered for years to come.

The plot revolves around Boogie Pop, which is widely known in the city for its style of murder. If you, by any chance, meet her, you are destined to vanish the same night, and nobody will ever be able to find you.

10) Ghost Hunt 

Ghost Hunt

Japanese NameGhost Hunt
IMDb Rating7.4/10
Number of Episodes25
GenreHorror, Mystery, Supernatural
Studio(s)J.C Staff
AiredSept 2006

The Ghost Hunt is a story based on Mai Taniyama, who has always been a massive fan of horror stories and is always snooping around for anything that can raise her interest even more.

One day, while they are roaming around, she spots the abandoned building, which is stated to be the hometown of ghosts, and decides to check it out, where Kazuya and they begin their ghost-hunting journey.

9) Hell Girl

Hell GIrl

Japanese NameHell Girl
IMDb Rating7.4/10
Number of Episodes26
GenreHorror, Mystery, Supernatural
Studio(s)Studio Deen
AiredOctober 2005

Hell Girl is one of the creepiest and most horrifying anime you can ever come across. The story’s main character is the Hell Girl, a death dealer who grants the request of anyone who enters the name of the person they want dead on a mysterious website.

Still, the person will also be entangled in hell with the person whose name was entered.

8) Future Diary

Future Diary

Japanese NameMirai Nikki
IMDb Rating7.5/10
Number of Episodes26
GenreHorror, Action, Supernatural, Suspense
AiredFall 2011

The story of Future Diary revolves around Yukiteru Amano and his classmate Yuno Gasai, who are both strangled in a game with ten other members. Whoever wins the tournament will end up being a god.

But to win the game, they need to kill the other members. However, Yuno develops strong feelings toward him over time and becomes terrified.

7) Another 


Japanese NameAnother
IMDb Rating7.5/10
Number of Episodes12
GenreHorror, Mystery, Supernatural
Studio(s)P.A Works
AiredJan 2012

Mei Misaki is a shy and mysterious girl in classes 3–3 of Yomiyama North Junior High who is often referred to as a ghost and is always alone.

Still, one person named Kouichi Sakakibara, who does not follow the rumors, ends up befriending her, unaware of the upcoming tragedies he must face. On this journey, he is joined by his classmates, who have decided to know the truth about Mei.

6) Hellsing 


Japanese NameHellsing
IMDb Rating7.8/10
Number of Episodes13
GenreHorror, Action, Supernatural
AiredOctober 2001

The story begins with reports that some Cheddar villagers are becoming monsters. In response to the enemy attack, the most powerful vampire of all time, Alucard, decides to take matters into his own hands.

During the mission, he fatally wounded Seras, a girl caught up in the crossfire, and forced her to turn into a vampire and join Alucard in his expenditure. However, she cannot adjust to the changes due to living as a human for years.

5) From the New World

From the new world

Japanese NameFrom the New World
IMDb Rating7.9/10
Number of Episodes25
GenreDrama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
Studio(s)A-1 Pictures
AiredFall 2012

The story’s plot is based on 12-year-old Saki Watanabe, who has awakened her powers and is invited to join the mage academy, where she will be trained by the world’s best and become a strong mage.

Still, the institute is not what it pretends to be; it is involved in killing creatures from the other side of the world, and the students are thrown into chaos without help.

4) When they Cry 

When they Cry

Japanese NameHigurashi No Naku Koro Ni Gau
IMDb Rating7.9/10
Number of Episodes25
GenreHorror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
Studio(s)Studio Deen
AiredFall 2020

Keiichi Maebara moved to the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the summer of 1983 and took little time to get along with the villagers and develop a close bond with them.

However, his new friends always had a sense of mystery about them, and as time passed, they seemed more distant from being humans than ever before. Keiichi has decided to find the truth about them.

3) Parasyte: The Maxim


Japanese NameKiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
IMDb Rating8.3/10
Number of Episodes24
GenreHorror, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
AiredOctober 2014

Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi is a victim of a parasite that arrived from space and can take over the human brain and body. However, due to some issues, he fails to capture Izumi and becomes his slave.

Now that he has failed to infiltrate Izumi, the rest of the members get together to kill him and the host, Izumi, from whom they both need to defend themselves.

2) Mushi-shi 


Japanese NameMushi Shi
IMDb Rating8.5/10
Number of Episodes26
GenreAdventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural
AiredFall 2005

Mushi is a creature that exists in our world. However, most are so rare that almost all human civilization does not even know about their existence and is unaware of such unique beings.

However, one gentleman has decided to know more about them, even if it takes his entire life and money.

1) Berserk 


Japanese NameKenpuu Denki Berserk
IMDb Rating8.7/10
Number of Episodes25
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
AiredOctober 1997

Berserk is the most gory and horrifying anime and manga series ever to exist, and no other series in existence even comes close to it.

The series has unique yet terrifying plot twists that will turn your heads. The art of anime is fantastic and done as close as possible to manga. However, you will start seeing the world differently after watching the series.

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