Many anime series are based on Manga source material, where storylines are told in numerous volumes to build tension. When those stories are animated, the suspense is enhanced by horror Movies and series that would be impossible to achieve on the manga panels. Anime combines the best of both worlds by its dark cinematic color themes and deep dark abyssal music which end-up as master pieces. here are our top 10 hand picked horror anime you must watch and to test how brave you are no looking back from here
10) 'Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories'
Before televisions were widespread in Japanese households, kamishibaiya roamed the streets delivering stories accompanied by pictures. This style of theatre, known as kamishibai, was complemented by a series of pictures cycled through by the storyteller on a stage-like lectern.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories use the same style to tell some incredibly frightening stories. The deceptively basic presentation leads viewers to relax their guard. After all, how frightening can it truly be as the sun begins to drop and the old guy arrives at the playground to tell ghost stories?
09) 'DEVILMAN crybaby'
When attacked with humanity-conquering monsters, best friends Akira Fudo and Ryo Asuka must get closer to and better comprehend their adversary. What better way to become a half-demon? As a result, Akira retains his human essence while gaining demon powers, giving rise to the title Devilman.
DEVILMAN crybaby employs vivid, gory, and scary images to better highlight its fundamental metaphor of the demon as "other." The show's concept is used to examine themes of discrimination, sexuality, and identity, continuing a history of using horror as a metaphor for social evils.
08) 'Tokyo Ghoul'
Tokyo Ghoul, adapted from the same-named manga, is set in an alternative version of Tokyo where flesh-eating "ghouls" blend in with the rest of society. The human-appearing dwell among ordinary people, lurking in plain sight and subsisting only on human flesh.
The tale follows Ken Kaneki, a young guy who reluctantly undergoes surgery to become half-ghoul. When the hunger consumes the monster ghouls, the action is crammed full of brutal, graphic body horror, sparing no viscera.
07) 'Boogiepop Phantom'
Unlike many of its predecessors, Boogiepop Phantom borrows its tale and characters from a "light book," a genre of young adult fiction with much fewer illustrations than its illustrated peers. This animation unnerves by filling in the blanks, bringing to life the fear and anguish that readers would have had to imagine in their heads.
Boogiepop Phantom, set in the aftermath of a succession of high school killings, analyses its occurrences from many perspectives. The series adopts a Rashomon-style method in which each episode presents the same events through the perspective of a different character.
06) 'Deadman Wonderland'
Deadman Wonderland is disturbing because its idea is so strange. The plot is set in the not-too-distant future, when much of Tokyo has been transformed into a theme park run by jail convicts.
Ganta Igarashi is forced into labour in the Deadman Wonderland theme park after being wrongfully imprisoned for the massacre of his classmates. There, he observes his fellow convicts commit heinous crimes against an unknowing paying public. Ganta's sole chance of survival is to complete progressively dangerous tasks, ending in terrifying gladiatorial death bouts.
05) 'Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor'
High stakes might be the scariest portion of a tale. Characters in life-or-death circumstances can elevate the audience's blood pressure and make them feel similarly on edge.
That type of tense anticipation is exactly what makes Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor terrifying. When the main character Kaiji accidentally inherits his coworker's debts, he is welcomed onboard the Espoir, a legendary gambling yacht. A single night on the ship may wipe off any debt, but Kaiji will have to withstand more than a roulette wheel and a seafood banquet.
04) 'Elfen Lied'
Lucy, a "Diclonius," is the subject of Elfen Lied's narrative. This recently mutated species resembles humans but differs in the horn-like protrusions that sprout on Diclonii faces. The story begins with Lucy causing havoc on the experimental institution where she is being housed.
The sequence is packed of brutal action that is not for the faint of heart, indicating that this is a horror anime.
Elfen Lied establishes itself as nightmare fuel inside the first 10 minutes. An early sequence in which a scientist's guts erupt exemplifies how far this programme will go to irritate its viewers.
Another is a mystery/horror book written in Japanese by Yukito Ayatsuji and released on October 29, 2009 by Kadokawa Shoten. The main character of the novel is a youngster by the name of Kichi Sakakibara who, after moving to Yomiyama Middle School and meeting the inquisitive Mei Misaki, becomes embroiled in a mystery involving pupils and persons connected to his class who are dying horrifying, pointless deaths.
Between May 2010 and January 2012, Hiro Kiyohara published a manga adaptation in Young Ace by Kadokawa Shoten. Yen Press has acquired the North American rights to both the novel and the manga. Between January 10 and March 27, 2012, P.A. Works' 12-episode anime television series aired in Japan. On May 26, 2012, an original video animation episode was published, and on August 4, 2012, a live-action movie with the same name was released in Japanese theatres.
02) 'Corpse Party: Tortured Souls'
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is really about friendship. At first glance, the series appears to be horribly vicious, featuring some of the most gory, repulsive, and inventive deaths seen in any anime, horror or otherwise.
A group of girls performs a charm to bring them closer as friends as one of them is ready to switch schools. The charm instead sends them to Heavenly Host Elementary, a strange school haunted by the spirits of its deceased pupils. What appears to be a simple story suddenly devolves into debauched bloodlust that will turn off any spectator with a weak stomach.
Shiki means "corpse demon" in English. If it isn't enough to establish the series' reputation for horror, then perhaps its corpse count will. Shiki, which centres on a string of unexplained deaths, gets worse as it goes along. The show's eerie aesthetic helps to terrify viewers more and more as they get more immersed in the mystery of the plot.
Shiki, an anime character that resembles a vampire, is so fierce that she causes some of the most horrifying anime fatalities. Shiki supports its horrors with a slowly unfolding, extremely gratifying story rather than depending exclusively on startling or unpleasant graphics.