Top 50 Best Horror Anime Movies Of All Time

top 50 best horror anime movies of all time


Horror is one of the most sought-after anime genres of all time. Because of the creative liberties of anime as a medium, horror is an interesting aspect of a story that can be portrayed in ingenious ways to the viewers.


And this is why a lot of people happen to love this genre so much. However, many of us don’t have time to watch all 13 episodes of an anime these days.


We want some short, sweet, and scary stories that can entertain us within a couple of hours. Therefore, to meet this dire need of horror fans, I have decided to list down the Best Horror Anime Movies for you.


These include some short stories as well as some full-length films. I hope you enjoy it.




1. Perfect Blue


perfect blue


Entity Detail
Title Perfect Blue
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 1998-02-28
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.501
Duration 1 hr. 21 min.


This movie will give you some unforeseen chills. The narrative may not seem horrific at first. However, the gorgeous direction of the show makes it exceptional, to say the least.


The anime talks about a girl who was part of an idol group. However, soon she decides to leave that idol group and pursue her career. While this decision received mixed reviews from fans, Mima, the girl in question, managed to make an incredible lifestyle for herself.


However, a stalker fan won’t allow her to have her way. And things start to get very messy with this man. Being an idol is not an easy task. Misery is always behind your back.


And that’s where terror lies as well. The beautiful psychological warfare in this anime is what makes it so good for viewers to enjoy. This anime really shows the audience how this girl loses her sense of reality as the story progresses.


Now, this is scary.




2. Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen III – Kourin


Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen III - Kourin


Entity Detail
Title Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen III – Kourin
Type Movie
Studios Studio 4°C
Premiered 2013-02-01
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.201
Duration 1 hr. 50 min.


This anime is known for its captivating storyline and legendary status. This is Berserk. The movie talks about the life of Guts as he decided to leave the Band of Hawks.


And now, he is on a journey to find his purpose in life that will shape his future. However, Griffith is not happy about this decision. He soon enough comes across the fact that Guts might very well be his next lethal opponent.


This is why the warrior won’t be able to handle things in his way as he used to. And a rivalry seems to be paving its way now. Why? Because this black swordsman is not going to give up against the White Hawk.


This is a story that will shake you from the core. Give it a go. This anime is perfect for a night binge and getting into some spooky feel.




3. Akira




Entity Detail
Title Akira
Type Movie
Studios Tokyo Movie Shinsha
Premiered 1988-07-16
Source Manga
MAL Score 8.161
Duration 2 hr. 4 min.


Akira is like the granddaddy of anime movies – a total classic! If you’ve seen it, you know it’s an absolute rollercoaster.


Picture this: Neo Tokyo, a place where gangsters run the show. Our main guy, Shoutarou, and his buddy Shima Tetsuo are this famous duo always at each other’s throats. But, uh-oh, one day Shima goes MIA, and Shoutarou’s freaking out.


When he finally resurfaces, hold onto your seat because things get wild!


Turns out, Shima’s now got psychic powers and can wreck stuff with a snap. Now, Shoutarou’s on a mission to keep his friend from going bonkers. Akira’s got this crazy horror vibe and the fans?


They’re like a devoted cult, swearing by the mind-blowing story and characters. It’s a ride you won’t forget!




4. Paprika




Entity Detail
Title Paprika
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 2006-11-25
Source Novel
MAL Score 8.061
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.


Get set for a movie that’s like a journey into the wild world of dreams and the incredible power packed into our minds! Seriously, this creative flick is a real treat at capturing the mind-blowing stuff.


So, we’ve got Atsuko and Kosaku, this awesome duo stumbling upon a cool gadget called DC Mini. It’s like a dream detective – can snoop into the deepest wishes of people. Sounds cool, right? But, uh-oh, they realize if this thing falls into the wrong hands, it’s a recipe for disaster.


Our dynamic duo is on a mission, swearing to keep this mind-bending gadget safe. But here comes the twist – someone swipes the DC Mini, and suddenly, everyone around them starts acting like they’ve gone a bit bonkers.


Get ready for a ride exploring the craziness of the human mind and how it can turn the world upside down in a snap.


Can Atsuko and Kosaku snatch back this mind-blowing power and save the day? Popcorn ready – it’s adventure time!



5. Vampire Hunter D (2000)


Vampire Hunter D (2000)


Entity Detail
Title Vampire Hunter D (2000)
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 2000-08-25
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.891
Duration 1 hr. 42 min.


This one is just like the original series. However, it has a few improvements that make it so much better in the overall playtime. The show talks about D, a renowned Vampire Hunter whose skills are second to none.


His prowess comes from the fact that he had a human mother and a vampire father. And this combination of genes made him an exceptional creature. Soon enough, he is assigned the task of dealing with a family’s daughter.


D is supposed to have her in place and to do that, he would need to worry quite a lot. However, sooner or later, we will realize that the show is a lot more complex than we initially thought.


Make sure you watch it.



6. Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen II – Doldrey Kouryaku


Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen II - Doldrey Kouryaku


Entity Detail
Title Berserk: Ougon Jidai-hen II – Doldrey Kouryaku
Type Movie
Studios Studio 4°C
Premiered 2012-06-23
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.901
Duration 1 hr. 32 min.


This is one of the most renowned anime series of all time. And the insanity of its manga version of this story makes it so much more captivating. The anime talks about a guy named Guts who was an incredible warrior from his generation.


Griffith, one of the biggest bandleaders, managed to have Guts on his team. The group managed to pave victory in a lot of locations. However, one day, Guts decides to move on his own and find the meaning of life for himself.


And this decision is going to change his life forever. For starters, Griffith is now his enemy. And the band is going to experience something they never imagined they would.


That’s what makes this movie so fascinating for the viewers.



7. Memories




Entity Detail
Title Memories
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse, Studio 4°C
Premiered 1995-12-23
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.731
Duration 37 min. per ep.


Memories is a special entry. It is not a movie on its own. Instead, it is a compilation of three horrifying movies.


This animation film consists of stories titled Magnetic Rose, Stink Bomb, and Cannon Fodder. And although they may not sound all that devastating right now, in action, they are quite a remarkable experience.


Moreover, just as you would expect, this anime has managed to secure a name for itself. It won the 1995 Ooufuji Noburo Award at the Mainichi Film Award. And that’s why this short story-filled movie is so sought-after in the medium.


If you haven’t watched it yet, give it a try for once.



8. JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood


JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood


Entity Detail
Title JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Phantom Blood
Type Movie
Studios APPP
Premiered 2007-02-17
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.701
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.


This anime movie focuses on the five volumes of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventures and the storyline follows The Phantom Blood arc. The series talks about a guy named Jonathan Joestar whose father happened to have a special kind of mask.


This mask has its mystery and complications behind it. And so, things start to get very interesting with the contents of it. The series continues to portray a character named Dio Brando.


He is searching for the mask and as time passes by, he develops an interesting relationship with Jonathan. This duo is going to fight each other at all costs. And that’s why the movie is appreciated so much in the community.



9. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 3: Unato Kessen


Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 3: Unato Kessen


Entity Detail
Title Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 3: Unato Kessen
Type Movie
Studios Wit Studio
Premiered 2019-05-10
Source Original
MAL Score 7.701
Duration 1 hr. 22 min.


Well, this is the best Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress movie you can watch. And you need to have a general understanding of the premise so let’s dive into it.


The show talks about a species of Monsters called Kabane who are known to be the undead. They can’t be killed until attacked on a certain spot and their tribe seems to be hungry for humans.


Their numbers are massive and they will do whatever they can to make sure that they survive against their enemies. That’s when our main cast gets into trouble. After all, they used to live inside walls and their only method of transportation, a train, is now infested with these beings.


How will they make it out?



10. Juubee Ninpuuchou


Juubee Ninpuuchou


Entity Detail
Title Juubee Ninpuuchou
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 1993-06-05
Source Original
MAL Score 7.611
Duration 1 hr. 34 min.


This anime is all about a lost swordsman whose life has been filled with betrayal and misery. The show talks about Jubei who has lost his master because of a certain dispute.


Now he wanders around like a traveling swordsman. He is a warrior on hire and so, you can avail of his services if you come across his path. However, soon enough, his path is going to be filled with a lot more complications than you might expect.


The show will have them facing miseries and getting involved in some of the most mind-numbing activities they can imagine. The government and other groups are going to be a part of this Ninja’s work.


And they are going to change the fate of this man forever.



11. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 1: Tsudou Hikari


koutetsujou no kabaneri movie 1: tsudou hikari


Entity Detail
Title Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 1: Tsudou Hikari
Type Movie
Studios Wit Studio
Premiered 2016-12-31
Source Original
MAL Score 7.501
Duration 1 hr. 47 min.


A Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress movie. Not surprising considering how good the series is. And let’s just say that the movies add the flow the main story requires. The movie focuses on the continuation of the original story of the series.


So if you haven’t watched the original show, make sure you watch it before watching any of these movies. All these instalments are straightforward parts. Therefore, things will get even more interesting if you watch the show in perfect chronology.


This anime will give you the chills that Attack On Titan did. There’s no denying that the show is quite impressive.



12. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 2: Moeru Inochi


koutetsujou no kabaneri movie 2: moeru inochi


Entity Detail
Title Koutetsujou no Kabaneri Movie 2: Moeru Inochi
Type Movie
Studios Wit Studio
Premiered 2017-01-07
Source Original
MAL Score 7.491
Duration 1 hr. 43 min.


Oh dear, now we will be taking a look at a Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress movie. This is going to be fun. If you have watched Attack On Titan, you will enjoy this anime as well.


It is disputed in the community that Kabaneri of The Iron Fortress is heavily influenced by Attack On Titan. The fact that WIT studio designed the show with a very similar team that worked on Attack On Titan goes to show the realism of this assumption.


And while AOT continues to grow more and more complex with its narrative as the series progresses, Kabaneri happens to have a rather simple story in place. And this is what makes this anime, a quick watch for us.



13. Ajin Part 1: Shoudou


Ajin Part 1: Shoudou


Entity Detail
Title Ajin Part 1: Shoudou
Type Movie
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered 2015-11-27
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.491
Duration 1 hr. 44 min.


This is one of the best Ajin movies that you can watch. Therefore, if you haven’t watched the original anime yet, give it a try and then focus on this work.


The show talks about species of creatures who have attained immortality. They are called Ajins and although they may seem like monsters, they aren’t. They retained their intelligence and this is why the Government wants them.


They want to conduct experiments on Ajin and see how they managed to acquire immortality. However, the Ajin species is heavily against this practice. And Kei, one of the Ajin, will make sure that the government doesn’t get its hands on him as the show progresses.



14. Gantz:O




Entity Detail
Title Gantz:O
Type Movie
Studios Digital Frontier
Premiered 2016-10-14
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.441
Duration 1 hr. 36 min.


Gantz is known in the industry for its gruesome and nasty storyline and depiction. Therefore, make sure that you enjoy it when you get the chance. The series talks about a guy named Masaru who got stabbed to death while returning from a party.


Now he knew it was over for good. However, he realized that things aren’t going to end just yet. Instead, he has become a part of Gantz now. This game will allow its players to live their lives back again.


And soon enough, the viewers will realize that the nasty nature is quite vibrant. Masaru is given a gun and his task is to eliminate his enemies. This is what makes the show so fascinating for everyone.



15. Ajin Part 3: Shougeki


ajin part 3: shougeki


Entity Detail
Title Ajin Part 3: Shougeki
Type Movie
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered 2016-09-23
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.271
Duration 2 hr.


This Ajin movie focuses on the same narrative set by the original story.


The story talks about Ajin, a species of beings who have a feature that no one else does, immortality. They can’t die. No matter how hard we try. They will be able to stand up again.


And although they might seem like monsters, they aren’t. They retain human intelligence and strength. Therefore, they have become prime subjects of human experimentation in the series. And that’s why these Humans will try their best to make sure that they make it out strong and dignified.



16. Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu


Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu


Entity Detail
Title Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu
Type Movie
Studios Polygon Pictures
Premiered 2016-05-06
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.261
Duration 1 hr. 45 min.


This movie talks about a species known as Demi-humans or Ajin. Now, what’s special about Ajins? Well, they are immortal. And they are not beings who have lost their senses like Zombies.


They are quite close to being humans and so, they have become the subject of human experimentation because of their immortality feature. They will be pushed through hell on tests and experiments as they try to make a living in this world.


And Kei is one such Ajin in the series. Without a doubt, this Ajin is not going to accept his fate and will be willing to go through hell to change it.


This is what the anime is all about. And let’s see how it unfolds.



17. Blood-C: The Last Dark


Blood-C: The Last Dark


Entity Detail
Title Blood-C: The Last Dark
Type Movie
Studios Production I.G
Premiered 2012-06-02
Source Original
MAL Score 7.181
Duration 1 hr. 50 min.


This movie focuses on the journey of Saya. And this girl has visited Hell and come out alive. The story focuses on the misery that Saya faced because of the enemies of her village.


And now she is on a journey. This journey has only one goal. What is that goal? Well, that goal is nothing other than taking care of her mortal enemy.


She meets a group of Hackers who are willing to side with her as they share a common enemy. However, this route is not going to be easy for Saya.


Betrayal and misery are on their way with this movie. Soon she will realize that this world is a lot more gruesome than we might have imagined. This is going to be remarkable.



18. Biohazard: Damnation


Biohazard: Damnation


Entity Detail
Title Biohazard: Damnation
Type Movie
Studios Digital Frontier
Premiered 2012-09-15
Source Game
MAL Score 7.181
Duration 1 hr. 37 min.


This movie works its way with the titles and that’s why it is so popular. The show focuses on a world where a character named Leon Kennedy has infiltrated a city.


He realized that this place is seemingly attacked by biological organic weapons. The government ordered him to leave the place and let the situation go. However, being the stubborn guy that he was, Leon decided to continue the mission regardless.


And this is why Leon got himself in some real trouble. He is on a battlefield where nothing can be seen properly. And it won’t be easy for him to survive in this place.


Let’s see if he makes it out alive or not. That’s the question.



19. Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari


Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari


Entity Detail
Title Manie-Manie: Meikyuu Monogatari
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 1987-09-25
Source Original
MAL Score 7.051
Duration 16 min. per ep.


This movie will give a ton of experiences in a short frame. And I am certain that you won’t be acquainted with this style of entertainment. The series talks about three different short stories.


And all of these short stories are horror in some way or another. They focus on psychological horror, messing with people’s minds and their activities. This is where the anime in this list gets more and more interesting.


Because every story featured in this movie is so impressive that you can’t help but enjoy it. This is where the horror genre in anime shines. And let’s pray that it continues to happen regardless of how things go in the future of the industry.



20. Vampire Hunter D


Vampire Hunter D


Entity Detail
Title Vampire Hunter D
Type Movie
Studios Production Reed
Premiered 1985-12-21
Source Light novel
MAL Score 7.071
Duration 1 hr. 20 min.


The series is set over 10000 years in the future. This is why the story feels so out of the box with its content. The movie talks about a vampire named Count who gets his hands on a girl.


And this girl has now become Count’s plaything. However, she is not liking her current experience and so, she decided to meet D. This man is known for being one of the best vampire hunters in the entire world.


And so, Vampire Hunter D will be taking care of the case now. Things will flow better and an unforeseen battle will start to take place. This is what makes this movie so exceptional and eventually, so captivating.


Let’s hope that everyone reads this list, and enjoys this movie.



21. Biohazard: Vendetta


Biohazard: Vendetta


Entity Detail
Title Biohazard: Vendetta
Type Movie
Studios Marza Animation Planet
Premiered 2017-05-27
Source Game
MAL Score 7.031
Duration 1 hr. 36 min.


This movie is all about a deadly virus that is paving its way to the streets of New York City. And that’s going to be so devastating sooner or later.


The story focuses on a guy named Chris Redfield who requires some help. He wishes to acquire the assistance of Leon S Kennedy and Rebecca Chambers to stop a death merchant.


Yup, accidents are going to happen for sure. And they are going to be a lot more deadly than we might imagine. These three will go against the virus and cut it from the source.


That’s how the series works. And just as it suggests, it gets quite interesting sooner or later in the narrative. Let’s hope for the best.



22. Biohazard: Degeneration


Biohazard: Degeneration


Entity Detail
Title Biohazard: Degeneration
Type Movie
Studios Digital Frontier
Premiered 2008-10-18
Source Game
MAL Score 7.031
Duration 1 hr. 37 min.


This movie focuses on Zombies. Therefore, prepare yourself for some frightening battles. The show talks about a group that is going against the apocalypse that has taken place. More specifically, the show talks about the Zombie apocalypse going on.


This misery is occurring in the United States airport and so, things aren’t looking great for anyone. However, this is not the end. Because our main cast is going to go against these monsters and pave their way to victory.


Without a doubt, a remarkable experience for viewers altogether. Fun fact. This game is set in the autumn of 2005, which was one year after the game Resident Evil. Yeah.


That’s the connection.



23. Blood: The Last Vampire


Blood: The Last Vampire


This anime focuses on Vampires and their rule over Japan. However, this is a lot more terrifying than we might expect. It talks about a species known as Teropterids who are quite similar to vampires.


They are all into humans and only care about their blood and flesh. However, as time passes by, an organization against them is set up. A girl named Saya is known for being the most devastating when it comes to these Teropterids.


And there’s no denying that this is one of her exceptional skills. However, in the grand scheme of things, she might have to go up against something a lot scarier now.



24. Hells




The story of Hell is beyond frightening. And there’s no denying it. It talks about a girl who had an accident and ended up dead. And as terrible as it may sound, this is only the beginning.


Soon enough, she realized that she hadn’t died yet. Instead, she got teleported to another realm. And that’s what makes this anime so interesting. Moreover, as the show progresses, we get to know that Hells has a ton of demons within its school.


Therefore, this expedition is going to be remarkable. However, the important thing here is that she will end up making a lot more friends than she initially thought. This is going to be quite a journey.



25. My Little Goat


My Little Goat


Entity Detail
Title My Little Goat
Type Movie
Studios None found, add some
Premiered 2018
Source Original
MAL Score 6.561
Duration 10 min.


A battle of Goats and wolves. As stereotypical as it may sound, this battle is beyond amazing when it is portrayed in this movie. The story tells about a goat who got by his mother while he was striving inside Wolf’s belly.


However, the important thing here is that the eldest son of the Goat family has gone missing. The Goats try their best to find him back but they have no success.


However, One day, the eldest son returns. And when he does, he reveals some extremely devastating facts to his family. Their life might very well be in danger now. And that’s going to be changing even more as the story continues.


This battle of predator and prey has just begun.



26. Bem Movie: Become Human


Bem Movie: Become Human


Entity Detail
Title Bem Movie: Become Human
Type Movie
Studios Production I.G
Premiered 2020-10-02
Source Original
MAL Score 6.801
Duration 1 hr. 30 min.


This movie belongs to the BEM anime series. Therefore, if you haven’t watched the original series, watch it before this one. It talks about a timeline that is placed 2 years after the original one.


The movie focuses on Detective Sonia Summers who is back in her search again. She wishes to pin down Bem and others at any cost. As of now, she has teamed up with Belo who happens to know about Bem.


And when they meet Bem, they end up with a surprise. He is nothing like he was before. And right now, he is just a simple employee. Or is he?


Things will take some interesting turns as the narrative of the movie unfolds.



27. Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!


Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!


Entity Detail
Title Jigoku Sensei Nube: Gozen 0 Ji Nube Shisu!
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1997-03-08
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.721
Duration 45 min.


This movie talks about one of the students of Nube losing himself. And that’s beyond interesting for Jigoku Sensei Nube fans. The story focuses on a new student named Jun who seems to be quite lonely with his approach.


The only thing he likes is a clown. And the one friend that he has is a clown in the mirror named Pierre. One day, Pierre gave Jun a mask.


And this mask will shape Jun’s life forever. He will not only lose his mind but also his body. And that’s when Nube would need to get involved. However, when he does get involved, things get a lot scarier and frightening.


Let’s hope that it doesn’t go that way. Or maybe it should.



28. Highlander: The Search for Vengeance


Highlander: The Search for Vengeance


Entity Detail
Title Highlander: The Search for Vengeance
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 2007-02-14
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.741
Duration 1 hr. 26 min.


The series talks about some gruesome war in place. Therefore, it fills the genre of action too. The movie talks about a highlander named Colin whose skills are incredible. However, he wishes to use all his excellence on no one other than Marcus.


Marcus is the one responsible for the death of Colin’s love. Therefore, putting an end to him is one of the prime objectives of this man. However, this isn’t going to be an easy task.


After all, Marcus isn’t the only problem he has to deal with. There are others whose life will be in danger. And Colin would have to decide between them or his arch-rival.


This will shape the series forever.



29. Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!


jigoku sensei nube: kyoufu no natsuyasumi!! ayashi no umi no densetsu!


Entity Detail
Title Jigoku Sensei Nube: Kyoufu no Natsuyasumi!! Ayashi no Umi no Densetsu!
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1997-07-12
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.691
Duration 38 min.


The story talks about the adventures of Nube on a new island. This time, our cast has shown up on this small island to enjoy some beach activities. Nothing insane.


However, the important thing here is that this place is not as safe as we might expect. After all, the legends say that a spider creature happens to have this place as its home.


And so, trouble might be on its way for Nube and his peers when it comes to their plan. However, they have the strength and intelligence to handle it.



30. Jigoku Sensei Nube (Movie)


Jigoku Sensei Nube (Movie)


Entity Detail
Title Jigoku Sensei Nube (Movie)
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1996-07-06
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.631
Duration 48 min.


This battle is going to be a lot more challenging than you might have imagined. The series talks about an innocent girl named Kumiko who came across a recognized murderer in a park.


She informed the officials immediately and made it so that the criminal gets arrested as soon as possible. However, she made one crucial mistake. The criminal realized that she wore a red ribbon and had the initials K and I on her drawing.


Therefore, when the criminal crashed his car while running away from the cops, a demon took over him. And this demon is on a rampage to find a girl who wears a red ribbon and has K I as her initials.


This is going to be fun.



31. Kakurenbo




Entity Detail
Title Kakurenbo
Type Movie
Studios Yamato Works
Premiered 2004-09-01
Source Original
MAL Score 6.731
Duration 25 min.


Have you played Hide and Seek? Yes. Well, this movie will give you a completely new perspective on hiding And Seek. And after that, you might reconsider playing it. The series talks about a game called Otokoyo, which is played in the ruins.


This game is only played in a group of seven. And on the outside, it is just a standard hide-and-seek attempt. However, for some reason, those who participate in this game always end up losing their lives.


One of them will always go missing or so the rumor says. 7 new kids have come together to play this game. And soon enough, they will realize why it is so infamous in their realm.



32. X/1999




Entity Detail
Title X
Type TV
Studios Madhouse
Premiered Oct 3, 2001 to Mar 27, 2002
Source Manga
MAL Score 7.421
Duration 24 min. per ep.


This series talks about the year 1999. Why? Because this is the change of the millennium. And in the story, this is where a prolonged battle will come to an end.


Earth and Heaven have been at war for quite some time. And so, things haven’t been going great for them. However, this time, they will have it all fixed. Why?


Because this might be the final rough battle written in their destiny. The Battle of Dragons Of Heaven against Dragons Of Earth. That’s the fight we all wish to experience.


And as we do so, things might just get more terrifying than we expected. This is why the anime is appreciated so much amongst hardcore Horror fans.



33. Youjuu Toshi


Youjuu Toshi


Entity Detail
Title Youjuu Toshi
Type Movie
Studios Madhouse
Premiered 1987-04-25
Source Novel
MAL Score 6.451
Duration 1 hr. 22 min.


The story talks about supernatural beings and parallel worlds. And these are incredible points to have under your belt while making a horror anime. The show focuses on Earth and the Black World.


These are two dimensions that happened to have been at peace as of now. However, their treaty for peace and security is supposed to be renewed soon. And a group of people, for some reason, don’t like the idea of them coming together.


Therefore, the show will be having some interesting things in its feat as they try to ensure that both of these worlds are at constant peace. And as they manage to pave their way, things will get better and better.


However, one mistake and everything will shatter to pure dust. That’s what makes this so good.



34. Gegege no Kitarou: Nippon Bakuretsu


gegege no kitarou: nippon bakuretsu


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou: Nippon Bakuretsu
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 2008-12-20
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.451
Duration 1 hr. 23 min.


It talks about a realm that hopes for the coexistence of humans and ghosts. However, one of the tribes of Ghosts isn’t willing to accept humans. The reason is their negligence towards other beings including nature.


Therefore, it is a battle of ghosts amongst themselves as they both come to an understanding. And once they do, things might get better. However, two massive tribes will have countless disputes before agreeing on one thing.


And that’s where the story starts.



35. Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver


kyoushoku soukou guyver


Entity Detail
Title Kyoushoku Soukou Guyver
Type Movie
Studios Production Reed
Premiered 1986-12-13
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.251
Duration 54 min.


This is an adaptation of the first four chapters of the manga series of this franchise. And it dives deep into the psychological warfare that the characters have to go through.


All this to make sure that they come back alive. The premise is rather simple. Our main character gets his hand on a creature that makes him a half-robot. Now, he is on his way to save his girlfriend and the entire world from world domination.


Who is going to cause this world domination? Aliens. More specifically, alien creatures called Zoanoids. They want to take over the world. And as they do so, there will be a revolt by our main character and the entire earth.



36. Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1991)


Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1991)


Entity Detail
Title Chuumon no Ooi Ryouriten (1991)
Type Movie
Studios None found, add some
Premiered 1991
Source Book
MAL Score 6.221
Duration 19 min.


This anime movie will give you the chills you want. However, it will give you, even more, chills once you realize that it is based on a story of a Japanese Writer.


More specifically, Kenji Miyazawa. The show talks about British Hunters who accidentally come across a restaurant in a deserted place. Although they were surprised at first, they decided to step in.


However, that was the biggest mistake they could have made in their lives. Why? Because now they are going to experience hardships that they shouldn’t be experiencing. They will know what it feels like to be the ones getting hunted.


Hunted and maybe haunted. Yup, it’s amazing.



37. Blue Gender: The Warrior


Blue Gender: The Warrior


Entity Detail
Title Blue Gender: The Warrior
Type Movie
Studios AIC
Premiered 2002-11-20
Source Original
MAL Score 6.231
Duration 1 hr. 39 min.


Peace isn’t present in this anime. And the entire planet has already lost the battle. That’s how tense the situation is in Blue Gender. The show talks about creatures known as Blue who happened to have infested the planet.


And soon enough, they start to take control of the same. The show focuses on a guy named Yuji Kaido who was asleep for the past 20 years because of his disease.


Now that he is awake, he happens to have an idea about the current situation. And so, he decided to take the grand step and assist the revolting group in going against the blue.


However, this isn’t going to be as easy as it may sound. And the battle is not even halfway done yet. This is going to be fun.



38. Gegege no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nippon Jouriku!!


gegege no kitarou: saikyou youkai gundan! nippon jouriku!!


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou: Saikyou Youkai Gundan! Nippon Jouriku!!
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1986-07-12
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.251
Duration 49 min.


This installment belongs to the franchise which goes by the name of Gegege no Kitarou. Let’s take a look at the narrative.


It talks about a realm where ghosts came into existence because of the improper behaviour of Humans. To place it simply, Humans lost their minds over nature. Therefore, ghosts decided to wipe them.


However, a group of ghosts has agreed to live alongside humans. And so, a war between these two groups has opened up. That will lead to an extremely interesting fate for humanity as well as for the ghosts involved in this process.


Things will get quite interesting sooner or later.



39. Muramasa




Entity Detail
Title Muramasa
Type Movie
Studios None found, add some
Premiered 1987-08-21
Source Original
MAL Score 6.201
Duration 8 min.


This short animation movie will tell you the price that you have to pay to attain a certain extent of power. The show talks about a wandering Samurai who Happened to find a special kind of sword.


This sword had magic in its sharpness and that made it extremely lethal. However, the catch is, that the wielder of this sword starts to lose his mind, the more he uses the sword.


Therefore, things start to get out of hand when this wandering samurai gets his hands on this sword. This may be the most powerful weapon he has ever held. However, will it be worth giving up all your sanity and senses for the sake of ultimate strength?


Well, that’s the dilemma our samurai will be facing.



40. Toilet no Hanako-san


toilet no hanako-san


Entity Detail
Title Toilet no Hanako-san
Type Movie
Studios Studio Pierrot
Premiered 1996-06-29
Source Other
MAL Score 6.251
Duration 30 min.


This short anime is based on a true story. Okay maybe not based on a “true story”  but it is certainly based on a true Japanese Legend.


Toilet No Hanako. And this urban legend has always been a subject of discussion for countless high schoolers in Japan. It’s terrifying to its core and you will understand the gravity of this creature if you have been to Japan before.


However, if you haven’t been fortunate enough yet, then this anime movie will give you a rough idea about this myth. Or maybe, calling it a myth will be a mistake.


That’s how strong this narrative is.



41. Gegege no Kitarou: Daikaijuu


gegege no kitarou: daikaijuu


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou: Daikaijuu
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1996-07-06
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.261
Duration 50 min.


Woah would you look at that? We have a Gegege No Kitarou movie here. If you haven’t watched Gegege No Kitarou yet, please give it a go.


Because as soon as you watch that show, it will open a huge door of great horror short movies for you. And as the battle between the two groups of ghosts continues, things get even more and more difficult for people.


This franchise has been quite frequent in its instalments. And that’s why it happens to have some much focus when it comes to horror movies.



42. Airy Me


Airy Me


Within a mysterious ward where unconventional medical experiments take place, a nurse administers daily medication to a test subject.


However, an extraordinary occurrence transpires when the nurse activates a switch, resulting in the subject transforming into a chimera—an amalgamation of human and non-human attributes.


With the test subject’s persistent yearning to adopt diverse non-human forms, the unfolding spectacle becomes a focal point.


This transformation raises profound questions about the subject’s relationship with the nurse and the ensuing ramifications.


How will this remarkable metamorphosis unfold, and what implications will it have on the dynamics between the test subject and the nurse?



43. Gigigoegoe Sunghyungsoo


Gigigoegoe Sunghyungsoo


This story revolves around an incredible concept. Beauty. And let’s just say that after watching this movie, your perception of beauty will change significantly. The movie talks about a girl named Yaeji who comes across a special form of cosmetic called Beauty Water.


Now, on the outside, Beauty Water is nothing out of this world. However, the true power of this water lies in the fact that it makes the skin of any human being just like clay.


Therefore, you can sculpt your face and change it in whichever way you want to. And although this may sound like a blessing, Yaeji will soon realize why this is the biggest curse of her life.


This is why the movie is going to be an experience.



44. Darkside Blues


Darkside Blues


This anime is quite interesting when it comes to its premise. This is why everyone should give it a try at least once. The show talks about an era where the Persona Century Company has brought the entire earth.


And now, they are acting as if they rule the world. They have prime control and nothing can go against them. However, in one of the countries, a resilient group named Messiah is starting to form.


And thanks to a miracle, this group will have the assistance of Darkside, a man who was sealed by the Persona Century Company 18 years ago. However, now he is back and his powers will be used for a great cause.



45.  Akuma-kun 




The dawn of the demon era has arrived, foreseen by the ailing Dr. Faust.


Faced with his imminent demise, Faust selects a young boy named Shingo Yamada as the chosen champion to confront the emerging evil threat.


Identifying a birthmark on Shingo’s forehead as the mark of the demon fighter, Faust summons Mephisto, a reluctant devil from the depths of hell.


Bound by a blood pact to preserve humanity, Shingo and the initially unenthusiastic Mephisto embark on a treacherous quest to combat the supernatural realm.


United, they become humanity’s last line of defence against the encroaching darkness.



46. Gegege no Kitarou (1985)


Gegege no Kitarou (1985 Movie)


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou (1985)
Type TV
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered Oct 12, 1985 to Feb 6, 1988
Source Manga
MAL Score 6.581
Duration 25 min. per ep.


This movie is based on the original premise of the franchise. And let’s just say that it lays out its plot very well. It talks about a world where humans are not considerate towards nature anymore.


They just wish to do whatever they want to without any humility towards the greenery. This has led to a rise of ghosts in the world. These ghosts seem to be upset by this behavior of humans.


However, their tribe is distinguished on two bases. One group wishes that humans perish, while the other decides to coexist with humans. And this is where the fun begins. Why?


Because our main character Kitaro and his family want to coexist with humans.



47. Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Tokkyuu! Maboroshi no Kisha


gegege no kitarou: youkai tokkyuu! maboroshi no kisha


Entity Detail
Title Gegege no Kitarou: Youkai Daisensou
Type Movie
Studios Toei Animation
Premiered 1986-03-15
Source Unknown
MAL Score 6.151
Duration 40 min.


A Gegege No Kitarou movie. Shouldn’t come as a surprise at all. It talks about the Ghost Train episode and the Great Yokai War episode in the show.


In terms of numbers, these are episodes 7 and 10-11. This is why the movie manages to get a hold of its narrative. As it is a replay, it allows the viewers to revisit the good moments of the series.


And when that happens, the show gains more and more recognition and value in its content. However, in terms of execution, this work is considerably decent. And has quite a lot of points that make it stand out more than any of the episodes.



48. Jiok




Many of us don’t know the value of our own life. And this show talks about just that. It focuses on a girl named Jae-young who has been sentenced to death.


And this sentence is given to her by an angel. She is now supposed to be a part of heaven. And for Jae, heaven is no big deal because it’s a hollow place.


She claims that heaven doesn’t have reason or humanity in it. That is why she has no problem going there. However, problems may start to arise when she realizes the value of her life during her farewells.


As she says goodbye to everyone she loved, her life starts to gain meaning and now she wishes to continue living. But is it too late?



49. Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji 2


Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji 2


This anime is heavy in its supernatural content. So make sure you don’t expect extreme realism from the movie. The series talks about the time when the Nazis attempted the unacceptable.


They went ahead and decided to open the third-world barrier. However, they didn’t succeed all that much and so, things seemed to calm down. But this was the time of world war 2.


And nothing will be left incomplete in this era. Therefore, the group went on it again and this time, they might end up involving Chojin as well. And Overfiends might also get involved.


Plus, all of this will take plus because of one mad scientist? Wow, that’s quite something, isn’t it? Let’s see how it goes.



50. Gegege no Kitarou: Chisougan


Gegege no Kitarou: Chisougan


A rather uncommon name from the medium. However, it will still give you the chills you desire so much. The movie belongs to the popular Gegege no Kitarou Franchise. And it happens to be one of the featured episodes from the original series.


More specifically, this movie is just an extended version of the 37th episode from the original anime. That anime aired back in 1971. And it had a ton of incredible horror scenes in it.


Apart from that, it has nothing otherworldly if you think about it. However, if you are a hardcore fan of Gegege No Kitarou then this episode is a must-watch for you.


Not exactly a full-length movie, but a noteworthy revision of what you have seen before.



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