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I really want to watch some dark horror anime, preferable school based and similar intensity to "Another".
I also quite like reading "Shuuen no shiori" (bookmark of demise) and have watched ghost hunt, which I personally didn't find very scary.
I'm not very fond of gore or abuse related dark storylines.
So yeah any ideas about a good dark horror-ish anime with a similar intensity to another and somewhat school based?
(And I'm already a big fan of stuff like dangan ronpa, Tokyo ghoul, and stuff and am looking for something different....nothing as harsh as shiki or as gory as corpse party please)
Thanks
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Higarushi I guess. Honestly theres not alot of horror anime in general.
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Have you tried SCHOOL-LIVE! yet? Its one of those shows that are not what it appears to be at first glance. If you do try it, watch ALL of the first episode.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/school-live
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Posted 7/19/15

wyrvan wrote:

Have you tried SCHOOL-LIVE! yet? Its one of those shows that are not what it appears to be at first glance. If you do try it, watch ALL of the first episode.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/school-live


Thanks I just watched the two episodes available, it seems great! :)
Thank you!
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Higarushi I guess. Honestly theres not alot of horror anime in general.


Thanks for your suggestion, I found higurashi was a little too much for me, but thanks anyway
I know, I wish there was more...
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Hello onehellofafangirl,

Hmmm, you could try Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. I personally found this to be very good. If you give it a go I hope you do too.

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Hello onehellofafangirl,

Hmmm, you could try Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. I personally found this to be very good. If you give it a go I hope you do too.

Best regards

Shige-kun


Thank you Shige-kun
I will totally check that one out!
Thanks!
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Okami Kakushi (aka Ookami Kakushi and Okamikakushi) is by the creator of Higurashi but doesn't have the gore of it. It revolves around a small town secret, a cult and Urban Legends. The main characters are a group of kids from the same class at school. It's not very graphic but has lots of chills.

I second Shige_kun's suggestion of Dusk-maiden of Amnesia. It was just what you describe and well done.

Psychic Detective Yakumo is the same sort of show (the leads are members of a high school club).

Dusk-maiden is available here, Okami and Yakumo are available for free viewing on Hulu.
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Hmmm "horror" school based anime are tougher to find but I concur with the Higurashi recommendation. (the second season is a lot less harsh than the first, but you need to get through the first to have the second season mean anything)

Akuma no riddle has bit of the creepy factor going on though. Madoka is by no means of a horror, but it is rather dark (don't let the first 2 episodes fool yoou).
Grisaia is another good one (school based) where everyone is different than they seem, the first season is a tad bit slow but if gets much better as the show goes on. There's a bit of mature themes though.

Another strange one was Chaos;Head. It's not terrifying, but it kind of messes with your mind.

There's Beyond the Boundary - my friend recommended this one to me.

That's all I can of right now. If you have recommendations for me, I'm interested too -- I like these types of shows as well!

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I forgot to mention From the New World. One of my top favourite animes; it has a slow start but it's got a good story and has a lot of creepy stuff that happens.
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onehellofafangirl wrote:

I really want to watch some dark horror anime, preferable school based and similar intensity to "Another".
I also quite like reading "Shuuen no shiori" (bookmark of demise) and have watched ghost hunt, which I personally didn't find very scary.
I'm not very fond of gore or abuse related dark storylines.
So yeah any ideas about a good dark horror-ish anime with a similar intensity to another and somewhat school based?
(And I'm already a big fan of stuff like dangan ronpa, Tokyo ghoul, and stuff and am looking for something different....nothing as harsh as shiki or as gory as corpse party please)
Thanks


Its hard to say its school based..... but there are school aged kids heavily involved, so....

- Shiki
(it has its horror and some gore, but no worse than 'another')

Otherwise, presume you have already seen "Death Note" and "Elfin Lied"? Again, hard to call it a school based dark horror, or even horror in Death Note case, but could be a stretch if you were out of opinions from the other good suggestions I saw in earlier posts.
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Thank you so much everybody!
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onehellofafangirl wrote:

I really want to watch some dark horror anime, preferable school based and similar intensity to "Another".


I'm not very good with horror recommendations, as I have yet to find any film or anime that scares me. However, in terms of horror-esque stories in a school setting, you may want to try 11 Eyes.

There are some bloody scenes (including the start of the first episode) but nowhere near the level of the average zombie show.
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onehellofafangirl wrote:

I really want to watch some dark horror anime, preferable school based and similar intensity to "Another".
I also quite like reading "Shuuen no shiori" (bookmark of demise) and have watched ghost hunt, which I personally didn't find very scary.
I'm not very fond of gore or abuse related dark storylines.
So yeah any ideas about a good dark horror-ish anime with a similar intensity to another and somewhat school based?
(And I'm already a big fan of stuff like dangan ronpa, Tokyo ghoul, and stuff and am looking for something different....nothing as harsh as shiki or as gory as corpse party please)
Thanks

It's a manga not an anime but Uzumaki ticks all of those boxes.
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