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Looking for some dark anime to watch. The dark anime series I have watched are: Akame ga Kill, Attack on titans and kabaneri of the iron fortress. I would appreciate it if you could suggest me some dark anime to watch. Thanks!
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Shinsekai Yori.
It looks cute but it's one of the darker anime I've seen. When you are watching it please pay attention to detail and do not give up on it. There's a few controversial moments in the anime but continue watching it.
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Posted 9/7/16 , edited 9/8/16
Hmm... I would suggest Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain, and Ergo proxy, but going by the anime you listed, these shows might be really slow, and boring for you. Terror in Resonance is kind of dark, I guess... Or at least the subjects in the show are a little dark. Psycho-Pass can be dark as well. Neon Genesis Evangelion can get pretty dark.

The first 3 (Specially Texhnolyze) can get really dark, but like I pointed out before, they are very slow shows. The others are faster paced, but not as fast as AoT or KoTIF


Terror in Resonance has gorgeous animation, BTW.
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Posted 9/8/16

endallchaos wrote:

Hmm... I would suggest Texhnolyze, Serial Experiments Lain, and Ergo proxy, but going by the anime you listed, these shows might be really slow, and boring for you. Terror in Resonance is kind of dark, I guess... Or at least the subjects in the show are a little dark. Psycho-Pass can be dark as well. Neon Genesis Evangelion can get pretty dark.

The first 3 (Specially Texhnolyze) can get really dark, but like I pointed out before, they are very slow shows. The others are faster paced, but not as fast as AoT or KoTIF


Terror in Resonance has gorgeous animation, BTW.


I only listed what dark anime I've watched and I guess those series were just really fast pace. I do enjoy watching longer series as well such as bleach, naruto, OP, full metal alchemist and the list goes on. I will defiantly check out the first 3 you suggested.
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Posted 9/8/16 , edited 9/8/16
Here's a list of dark anime that will keep you busy for a good while.

Another
Berserk
Btooom!
Claymore
Corpse Party - Tortured Souls
Danganropa
Death Parade
Dead Man Wonderland
Erased
Fate Zero
Gantz
Ga-Rei Zero
Mirai Nikki
Parasyte - The Maxim
Phantom - Requiem for the Phantom
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
RAINBOW
Samurai X - Trust & Betrayal
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Posted 9/8/16

HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Shinsekai Yori.
It looks cute but it's one of the darker anime I've seen. When you are watching it please pay attention to detail and do not give up on it. There's a few controversial moments in the anime but continue watching it.


Very true. It's way darker than it seems.

I need to rewatch this one soon because I imagine there's a lot to gain from watching it after knowing what happens.
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Posted 9/17/16 , edited 9/17/16
"not afraid"...lol...
As for Akame ga Kill it was just stupid and silly... and don't get why so many support that or AoT (anime).
Even though both of them can have some good themes or story to them.
But for Akame ga kill... it was screwed many times over and over again towards the end.

forgot some of the names... ;(
but to make some fun
-----name---- (going to find it)

Else a bit dark or mature themes.
Yugo the Negotiator
Zetman
WitchBlade (but a more light charm to it)
Gangsta
Tokyo Ghoul (worth some of it, but then ughh.. towards 3rd season?.. -__-)
Hunter X Hunter (long show ~150ep)
Ajin (don't know much about it, watching it)
Shiki
M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane
Zetsuen no Tempest
No. 6
mirai nikki
+ more
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Posted 9/17/16
There are the classics and contemporary classics that should be on everyone's watch lists if you haven't seen them already:

Elfen Lied
Cowboy Bebop
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Death Note
Code Geass
Berserk
Samurai X (The OVAs in particular)
Chrono Crusade
Claymore
Hellsing

And others that I can think of off the top of my head:

Sands of Destruction
Higurashi
Basilisk
Aquarion
Shiki
Deadman Wonderland (I'd actually recommend reading the manga, at least in part, on this one; the anime only covers about half of it.)
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Jyu-Oh-Sei
Noein
Afro Samurai
Blue Gender
Trinity Blood
Blood+
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Shigurui Death Frenzy
X
Gantz
Ghost in the Shell
School Days (This one is a bit of a stretch. You may not like the premise of the story itself, but the end is pretty twisted.)


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Posted 9/18/16 , edited 9/18/16
Umineko When They Cry
Valvrave the Liberator
Box of Goblins

Titles others suggested I'd definitely agree with...

M3: The Dark Metal
Danganronpa
Terror in Resonance
Another
Future Diary
Tokyo Ghoul
Gangsta
Akame ga Kill
Death Parade
Parasyte - The Maxim -
Psychopass
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Posted 9/19/16 , edited 9/19/16
Agk and Elfin Lied, Mirai Nikki, Corpse Party and Another are just edgy for the sake of being edgy. Though if you're into that kind of stuff you can do worse than them I suppose.

My actual recommendations are
Berserk
Texhnolyze
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Posted 9/19/16
Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is one.
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Posted 9/23/16
Code Geass R1 & R2. It's older but seriously stellar. I consider it to be a must watch along with Urasawa's MONSTER. Erased is good. Perfect Blue is an amazingly dark anime film that is older and influenced a lot of psychological thrillers (black swan, requiem for a dream to name a few.) ergo proxy.
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Posted 9/28/16
If you don't mind "incredibly dark wrapped up in a deceptively cute package" then I second Madoka Magica. Also, I recommend Yuki Yuna is a Hero. And a non-magical girl dark-cute show would be School-Live.
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Posted 9/28/16
Hellsing/Hellsing Ultimate / Ninja Scroll/ Deadman Wonderland/ Tokyo Ghoul Are So Good Dark Animes!
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Posted 10/1/16
I'm not too much into this kind of genre but i could recommend you Umineko No Naku Koro Ni, Togainu No Chi (Kinda of Yaoi but it's bloody like hell) and Gantz.
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