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Hello!

I've been wondering about some good Horror type stories that are not filled to the brim with blood and gore. I love a lot of traditional Japanese folk lore and myths, they seem very creepy over all all the urban legends and stuff.

But it seems Anime rarely covers it. Least I can't find most. And that rather then focusing on the creepy factor most have been focusing on the disturbing gore aspects.


So, what are some creepy anime series preferably having traditional myth creatures and such, and has either no gore or only a small amount of it?
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Mononoke not the movie Princess Mononoke but the anime. It explores Japanese folklore and its considered a horror I think.
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I'd say The Lost Village, but that anime has just turned into a mess and I find myself laughing at it more than being horrified with it. I'm not one for horror stuff really either, so I don't watch a lot it. There are a few of them that I've watched and enjoyed though. Erased isn't exactly horror, it's more mystery, but the way they go about telling the story makes it feel a bit that way and it's a really good one. Another anime series that you might like that's kind of horror is the Bakemonogatari series. Lots of Japanese monster and legend folklore in that one with not a lot of blood, gore and violence. In fact, in the most bloodiest scene I've seen in the series so far they made it all different colors, lol, but it worked with the scene. There's also a series of movies called Kara no Kyokai, or the Garden of Sinners movies that is also sort of horror but has a lot of Japanes folklore based stuff in it as well. I enjoyed those a lot and there's not a lot of blood in them most of the time. However, that series of movies does have some more adult themes in it, so if you're not comfortable watching that stuff then you might not like it.
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Ghost Hunt, which relies much more upon atmosphere than gore. The Bloodstained Labyrinth arc contains quite a bit of blood, and a few corpses turn up throughout the series, but not much more than that, in the gore department. The series protagonists possess different specialties, which allows for different approaches for handling the supernatural, which are quite varied.
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Jigoko Shoujo:

Not really gorey though here is violence. A little girl and her companions basically help people get even with each other. Lots of folklore
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SDtheElf wrote:

Hello!

I've been wondering about some good Horror type stories that are not filled to the brim with blood and gore. I love a lot of traditional Japanese folk lore and myths, they seem very creepy over all all the urban legends and stuff.

But it seems Anime rarely covers it. Least I can't find most. And that rather then focusing on the creepy factor most have been focusing on the disturbing gore aspects.


So, what are some creepy anime series preferably having traditional myth creatures and such, and has either no gore or only a small amount of it?


I''ve moved this to the Advice, Info, Recommendations forum.

I agree with the recommendation of Mononoke; It's definitely horror but not gore (although the concept of the first story (told over two episodes) is rather highly disturbing even without gore).

For a mixed bag of short stories, mostly not gory, but not consistently good, IMO, Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories is worth checking out. Each episode is quite short, so even if some of them aren't exactly to your taste, it's not like you've wasted a lot of time.

Finally, you might like Kagewani. Parts of it are kind of cheesy and reminiscent of old B-grade monster movies (in a good way), but it gets very good in the second season. It doesn't seem to be based on traditional myth creatures but it's got it's own internal lore that is interesting. Again, the episodes are fairly short.

Enjoy!
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SCHOOL-LIVE! - This show at first glance does not look like horror at all, but it very much is (of a creepy disturbing type not gory). Watch ALL of the first episode.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/school-live

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