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Anyone know of a good horror anime series with some mystery and evil ghosts? If it helps, I do not consider the following in the horror genre: Ajinn, Tokyo Ghoul, etc.
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Nor would I consider Hell Girl as one either... Feels more psychological than horror.
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I am not even sure there is any truly horror anime in Crunchyroll's library. Another is the one that comes to mind, and you could give it a try. I found it to be a mediocre thriller and a lackluster horror, but that is my opinion.
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I started watching Parasyte, which is more sci-fi thriller/horror. I guess, outside of CR's library, what would be your recommendations?
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Shiki is actually in Crunchyroll's Library, and I found it to be very much horror.

Ghost Hunt if you can find it. It is a mini arc of recurring exorcist and paranormal investigators, and includes many a horror.

Higurashi is pretty fascinating, but it fell out favor in hindsight, still worth a watch.

Most popular suggestions include Elfen Lied, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Monster, Parasyte, Berserk anime, Blood +, Yamishibai. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Shinsekai Yori apparently, and....Corpse Party

I listed these either because I do not think they fit your description based on your posts, I do not recommend them as horror by your definition (Monster, Berserk), think they are of acceptable quality (Elfen Lied, Yamishiba's later season, Corpse Party ), or never watched them (Dusk Maiden, Shinsekai Yori) but they made the rounds in discussions.
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For comedy horror Soul Eater
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I will definitely check those out! Thank you both for your suggestions Haha, I guess not much solid horror series have been made? I checked some sites and they recommended Another, as well as Corpse Party... I wonder if the 3DS game is any good
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On Crunchy roll is a 26 episode short called Kagewani the art style is different but stories are good.
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Anyone know of a good horror anime series with some mystery and evil ghosts? If it helps, I do not consider the following in the horror genre: Ajinn, Tokyo Ghoul, etc.


No idea if this is something you would enjoy or count as horror, but /mononoke might suit. It's kind of hard to say since you didn't give examples of what you do consider to be horror.
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Most popular suggestions include Elfen Lied, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Monster, Parasyte, Berserk anime, Blood +, Yamishibai. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Shinsekai Yori apparently, and....Corpse Party

I listed these either because I do not think they fit your description based on your posts, I do not recommend them as horror by your definition (Monster, Berserk), think they are of acceptable quality (Elfen Lied, Yamishiba's later season, Corpse Party ), or never watched them (Dusk Maiden, Shinsekai Yori) but they made the rounds in discussions.


Monster is a psychological thriller--think Silence of the Lambs or Se7en. It's an amazing show, though hard to find in English.

Dusk Maiden is a romantic comedy/drama where the female lead is a ghost. There are some horror elements in certain episodes--after all, it discusses her death and undeath--but the show is never really scary or gory. Overall, it is closer to Rosario + Vampire than Elfen Lied.

Finally, someone has to mention Pupa--which is clearly horror, but is also commonly brought up in discussions of the worst anime on CR... so be warned.
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Posted 9/1/17 , edited 9/1/17

mnmike wrote:


PeripheralVisionary [link url="/forumtopic-999807/recommendations-for-horror-anime-on-cr?fpid=56596141" title="View

Most popular suggestions include Elfen Lied, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Monster, Parasyte, Berserk anime, Blood +, Yamishibai. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Shinsekai Yori apparently, and....Corpse Party

I listed these either because I do not think they fit your description based on your posts, I do not recommend them as horror by your definition (Monster, Berserk), think they are of acceptable quality (Elfen Lied, Yamishiba's later season, Corpse Party ), or never watched them (Dusk Maiden, Shinsekai Yori) but they made the rounds in discussions.


Monster is a psychological thriller--think Silence of the Lambs or Se7en. It's an amazing show, though hard to find in English.

Dusk Maiden is a romantic comedy/drama where the female lead is a ghost. There are some horror elements in certain episodes--after all, it discusses her death and undeath--but the show is never really scary or gory. Overall, it is closer to Rosario + Vampire than Elfen Lied.

Finally, someone has to mention Pupa--which is clearly horror, but is also commonly brought up in discussions of the worst anime on CR... so be warned.



Indeed, my warning was that the first few episodes did have more horror theatrics before going to a slower paced. Ah, I see. Thanks. Apparently, Mayoiga counts, but that is considered The Room of anime on just writing.
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Pupa has a MAL rating of 3.8
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Damn, even mediocre anime get a 6-7 rating on MAL... I actually want to watch Pupa and see how bad it could possibly be.
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Thanks for the genre clarifications. I do enjoy thrillers that deal with monsters, God Eater comes to mind. I also enjoy rom-com so, will be sure to check out Dusk Maiden. I loved Yamishibai, but haven't watched the latest season. At the time of posting I wanted something with consistent characters and story.

Just watched Corpse Party last night, and really enjoyed the story... And actually liked it so much that I bought the game half way through the first episode. Kind of worried that watching it first will ruin the game, but Reddit has told me that's not the case.

Parasyte, although a sci-fi thriller, has been very good so far.
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Damn, even mediocre anime get a 6-7 rating on MAL... I actually want to watch Pupa and see how bad it could possibly be.


You didn't miss much, that's for sure. Here's the preview, the show was mostly just that same dialog (and sound effects) repeated ad nauseum...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkrnhU2nUqg
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