Horror Anime: Best 10+ Horror Anime of All Time

Here are the top 10 Best horror anime of all time. If you're looking for dark and scary anime to watch, this list was made just for you. The titles included in this list are some of the greatest shows available including creepy, scary and even zombie anime. As the most popular anime might be about cute school girls and giant robots, these shows are something totally different with downright terrifying scenes. Examples of themes in this genre include zombies frand psychological horror. Some shows might include mind games or physical torture. Every horror anime lover has their own preferences of course, and therefore it's crucial to share your own favourite with the community of anime fans. Some of the most praised shows in this category are Elfen Lied and Corpse Party. We recommend to start watching from top of the list to find which shows suit your taste the best.

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    Corpse Party

    The plot of the Corpse Party series concerns a group of Japanese high school students who, after celebrating their school’s culture festival, are telling ghost stories when a sudden earthquake transports them to a dilapidated schoolhouse in an…

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    Ghost Hunt

    Ghost Hunt follows the ghost hunting adventures of Mai Taniyama, a first-year high school student who becomes involved with Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR) and its young manager, Kazuya Shibuya. Mai nicknames Kazuya Shibuya “Naru” because…

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    Paranoia Agent

    Tsukiko Sagi, a shy character designer who created the immensely popular pink dog Maromi, finds herself under pressure to repeat her success. As she walks home that night, she is attacked by an elementary school boy on inline skates. Two police…

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    Gantz

    A pair of high school students, Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, are hit by a subway train in an attempt to save the life of a drunk homeless man who had fallen onto the tracks. Following their deaths, Kurono and Kato find themselves transported to the…

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    Yami Shibai

    Every week at 5 p.m. an old man in a yellow mask (the kamishibaiya or kamishibai narrator) shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the…

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    Psychic Detective Yakumo

    Reserved college student Yakumo Saitou was born with a red left eye that allows him to see ghosts and spirits. He uses it with the belief that if he can communicate with them and resolve any issue they may have, then the ghost or spirit can move on…

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    Ghost Hound

    In a small town of Suiten, located in a remote mountain region on the island of Kyūshū, reality and the spirit realm collide. Ghosts and paranormal occurrences appear in the real world, spreading through the town. Three high school boys, Tarō,…

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    The Garden of Sinners

    Kara no Kyōkai follows the story of Shiki Ryōgi, a teenage girl raised as a demon hunter who acquired the “Mystic Eyes of Death Perception” after surviving a fatal accident. It also chronicles Mikiya Kokutō‘s unwavering efforts…

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    Junji Ito Collection

    Junji Ito Collection is a horror animeanthology series adapted from the works of manga artist Junji Ito. Animated by Studio Deen, the anime adapts stories from several of Ito’s collections. The series premiered on January 5, 2018, and ran for…

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    Blue Gender

    In the year 2009, Yuji Kaido is an average young adult male diagnosed with a serious disease (the “B-cells”) and is put into cryogenic stasis until a cure is found. Twenty-two years later, he is awakened in the midst of a raging battle…

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    Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School

    The series serves as a conclusion to the storyline of Hope’s Peak Academy, the elite school where the Ultimate Despair, Junko Enoshima, played hostess to a “killing school life” among its students under the guise of the evil bear…

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    Doki Doki Literature Club!

    The protagonist is invited by his childhood friend, Sayori, to join their high school’s literature club. The protagonist then meets the other members of the club: Natsuki, Yuri, and the club president Monika.[6] The protagonist starts to…

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    Ga-Rei-Zero

    Kensuke Nimura is just your average high school student—except for the fact that he can see spirits. This ability generally hinders him more than it helps him, especially in trying to get a girlfriend. However, everything changes when he…

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    Happy sugar life

    The series is centered on high school girl Satō Matsuzaka who befriends a mysterious little girl named Shio, and immediately falls in love with her. She kidnaps Shio and keeps her in her apartment. She vows to protect that feeling of love, even if…

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    Tokko

    In 2011, a young man named Ranmaru Shindo lives in Tokyo with his younger sister, Saya. They moved from Machida 5 years earlier, after the massacre of their parents in their apartment complex, which was attacked and overrun by unknown assailants who…

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    Cory in the House

    Cory in the House is an American television series which aired on the Disney Channel from January 12, 2007, to September 12, 2008, and was a spin-off from the Disney show That’s So Raven. The show focuses on Cory Baxter, who moves from San…

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    Kurozuka

    Kurozuka is the grave of an onibaba in Nihonmatsu, Fukushima Prefecture (previously Oodaira), Adachi District or the legend of that onibaba. It lives in Adachigahara (the name of the eastern shore of Abukuma River as well as the eastern base of…

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    Ogre Slayer

    Ogre Slayer is a manga series written and illustrated by Kei Kusunoki. The manga has been adapted into a four-episode original video animation (OVA) anime. Both the manga and anime were distributed in North America by Viz Media, though only two…

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    From the New World

    Set in Japan 1000 years after the modern era, Shin Sekai Yori follows the life of Saki Watanabe, a girl from the town of Kamisu 66. In this era, all humans possess powerful psychic abilities and live an idyllic life in agrarian villages. Despite her…

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    Doomed Megalopolis

    The story begins in contemporary Tokyo, with a voice over narrative concerning the state of the expanding city.[4] The narrator tells the tale of how Taira no Masakado went against the Emperor and was executed for his crimes. However, his hatred for…

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    Hakaba Kitaro

    GeGeGe no Kitarō focuses on the young Kitarō—the last survivor of the Ghost Tribe—and his adventures with other ghouls and strange creatures of Japanese mythology. Along with: the remains of his father, Medama-Oyaji (a mummified Ghost…

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    Kagewani

    Kagewani is a Japanese anime television series.[1] The series of shorts premiered on 2 October 2015 on Tokyo MX and BS11 as part of the Ultra Super Anime Time programming block.[2] The series was simulcast by Crunchyroll.[3] A second season titled…

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    Dropkick on My Devil!

    A witch named Yurine Hanazono summons the serpent woman Jashin from Hell. Unable to go back to Hell by herself, Jashin spends each day unsuccessfully trying to kill Yurine while simultaneously spending time with her and various acquaintances from…

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    Aku no hana

    The story starts in a small town in Gunma Prefecture[8] and follows Takao Kasuga, a middle school bookworm whose favorite book is Charles Baudelaire‘s Les Fleurs du mal. One day after school, he impulsively steals the gym clothes of Nanako…

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    Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!

    Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! (or simply Wubbzy) is an American educational children’s flashanimated television series created by Bob Boyle for Nickelodeon and Nick Jr.. The series is animated by Bardel Entertainment in both Toon Boom and Adobe Flash…

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    Hell Girl

    Each episode typically follows the format of a self-contained short story where a person has been suffering torment from an acquaintance to the point that he or she accesses the Hell Correspondence website and submits a request to get rid of the…

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    Serial Experiments Lain

    The series focuses on Lain Iwakura, an adolescent middle school girl living in suburban Japan, and her introduction to the Wired, a global communications network which is similar to the Internet. Lain lives with her middle-class family, which…

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    School Live!

    Yuki Takeya is a cheerful high school girl who lives at Megurigaoka Private High School (Megurigaoka Gakuin Kōtō Gakkō) and spends time with the School Living Club alongside fellow members Kurumi Ebisuzawa, Yūri Wakasa, and Miki Naoki. After…

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    RIN – Daughters of Mnemosyne

    A mysterious tree known as Yggdrasil would often appear in the world of the humans, releasing many small orbs into the human world. A small proportion of the orbs are special ones known as “Time Fruits”. If a Time Fruit enters a female,…

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    Ajin: Demi-Human

    Ajin: Demi-human presents the story of a student named Kei Nagai (永井 圭 Nagai Kei), who discovers he is an “Ajin” when he is fatally wounded in a traffic accident. In the world of Ajin, a small number of humans (termed…

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    Devilman Crybaby

    In the series, Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Believing that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their powers, Ryo suggests to…

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    Paprika

    In the near future, a revolutionary new psychotherapy treatment called dream therapy has been invented. A device called the “DC Mini” allows the user to view people’s dreams. The head of the team working on this treatment, Doctor…

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    Perfect Blue

    Mima Kirigoe, the lead singer of the fictional J-pop idol group “CHAM!”, decides to leave the group to become an actress, believing that the idol group life is a dead end job. Her first project is a crime drama series, Double Bind. Some…

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    Death Note: Re-light: L’s Successors

    The special summarizes the “Mello and Near” arc of the anime by omitting most of Mello’s involvement in the Kira case. Unlike its predecessor, the film merely uses a condensed version of the final episode as its ending, followed by…

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    Death Note: Re-light: Visions of A God

    A three-hour “Director’s Cut” compilation TV special, titled “Death Note: Relight: Visions of a God”, aired on NTV a few months after the anime concluded.[3] Although advertised to be the “complete…

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    Dance in the Vampire Bund

    The story revolves around Mina Țepeș, Princess-Ruler of all vampires, and her werewolf protector Akira Kaburagi Regendorf. Like other vampires, Mina has been in hiding with her people for many years. Seeking to end…

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    Blood+

    The series is initially set in September 2005 in Okinawa City (Koza) on Okinawa Island near the US Kadena Air Base. Under the care of her adoptive family, the protagonist Saya Otonashi had been living the life of…

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    Trinity Blood

    When Earth‘s population drastically increased, humanity, led by the United Nations, attempted to colonize Mars. During the colonization, they discovered two alien technologies: the Bacillus virus and the Crusnik…

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    Shiki

    The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the 1990s, in a small quiet Japanese village called Sotoba. A series of mysterious deaths begin to spread in the village, at the same time when a strange family moves into the long-abandoned…

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    Blood-C

    Blood-C is set in an isolated rural town on the shore of Lake Suwa in Nagano Prefecture.[3] Saya Kisaragi is the shrine maiden of the Shinto shrine run by her father Tadayoshi, and is outwardly a friendly and…

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    Vampire Princess Miyu

    Stranded in the space between the human world and the demon underworld, the series central characters are a Japanese vampire girl named Miyu and her Western Shinma companion Larva. Miyu is the daughter of both a human being and a Shinma (a name for…

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    Danganronpa The Animation

    Danganronpa: The Animation follows the events of those of the video game Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.[3] The series follows 16 high school students locked inside “Hope’s Peak Academy”, their High…

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    Terror in Resonance

    In an alternate iteration of the present, Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city. The only evidence of the culprits is a cryptic video uploaded to the Internet, which sparks paranoia across Japan. Unbeknownst to…

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    Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

    Subaru Natsuki is a hikikomori who does nothing but play games. One night, after visiting a convenience store, he is suddenly summoned to another world. With no sign of who summoned him, he soon befriends a silver-haired half-elf…

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    Angels of Death

    Angels of Death is a horroranime series adapted from a video game of the same title created by Makoto Sanada. The 16-episode series is produced by J.C.Staff and it premiered on July 6, 2018.[1][2] The anime is…

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    Corpse Princess

    After being murdered, Makina Hoshimura turns into a living “Shikabane Hime” (“Corpse Princess”). Armed with dual MAC-11 submachine guns, she must kill 108 other Shikabane in order to gain entry into heaven. She is assisted in…

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    Umineko: When They Cry

    Umineko no Naku Koro ni is primarily set on October 4, 1986 on Rokkenjima, a small island privately owned by the wealthy Ushiromiya family.[2] The Ushiromiya family gathers for the annual family conference, which concerns the division of assets…

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    Higurashi When They Cry

    Higurashi: When They Cry takes place during June 1983 in a fictional rural village called Hinamizawa (based on the village of Shirakawa, Gifu, a World Heritage Site),[4][5] which has a population of approximately 2,000. The main character,…

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    School Days

    School Days focuses on the life of Makoto Ito, a first-year high school student[10] living with his divorced and unseen mother in the fictional city of Haramihama. During his second term, he becomes infatuated with Kotonoha…

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    Desperado

    At the Tarasco bar in Mexico, an American man named Buscemi tells the story of how he witnessed a massacre in another bar committed by a Mexican with a guitar case full of guns. The bar’s patrons are uninterested until Buscemi mentions the…

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    Monster (manga)

    Dr. Kenzo Tenma is a young Japanese brain surgeon, working at Eisler Memorial Hospital in Düsseldorf. Tenma is dissatisfied with the political bias of the hospital in treating patients, and seizes the chance to change things after a…

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    Puella Magi Madoka Magica

    In the fictional city of Mitakihara, Japan, a middle school student named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki encounter a small, cat-like creature named Kyubey. It offers a contract in which a girl may have any wish…

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    Shigurui Death Frenzy

    The story begins in 1629 Shizuoka during Tokugawa Tadanaga‘s rule. The daimyō staged a tournament where the participants fought with real steel Japanese swords rather than bokken (“wooden…

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    Ninja Scroll

    In Edo period–Japan, the Yamashiro clan mines gold in secret, and sends a shipment to the Toyotomi Shogun of the Dark as payment for his protection. The Shogun of the Dark intends to use the gold to buy advanced Spanish weaponry…

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    Tokyo Ghoul

    The story follows Kaneki Ken, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he…

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    Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou

    For years, the Japanese government had kept a secret: mythical creatures such as centaurs, mermaids, harpies, and Lamiais are real.[7] Three years before the start of the story, the government revealed the existence of…

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    Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

    The story revolves around a first-year middle school student, Teiichi Niiya who had just enrolled at Seikyou Private Academy. When he gets lost in one of the school’s old buildings, he meets a girl named Yuuko Kanoe who reveals herself as a…

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    Btooom!

    Ryōta Sakamoto is an unemployed 22-year-old young man who lives with his mother Yukie. He is one of the world’s top players of the combat video game called Btooom!.[3] One day, he awakes in what appears to be a tropical island, though he…

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    Berserk

    Guts (ガッツ Gattsu) is a wandering mercenary who has known war and death since he was born from a hanged corpse and saved by his adopted mother, who died from the plague when he was only three years old. He was raised and trained…

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    Hellsing Ultimate

    Hellsing is named after and centered around the Royal Order of Protestant Knights originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten…

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    Another

    In 1972, Misaki, a popular student of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3, suddenly died partway through the school year. Devastated by the loss, the students and teacher behaved like Misaki was still alive, leading to a strange presence…

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    Future Diary

    Yukiteru Amano is a 14-year-old shy, daydreaming loner who observes life and jots down the events on his cell phone. His only friends are Deus Ex Machina, the God of Space and Time, and his assistant Muru Muru. Deus transforms Yukiteru’s…

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    Hellsing

    Hellsing is named after and centered around the Royal Order of Protestant Knights originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. The mission of Hellsing is to search for and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten…

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    Elfen Lied

    Elfen Lied takes place in Kamakura and Kanagawa, and focuses on the “Diclonius”, a newly mutated species. Their appearance is similar to humans, but with several differences, namely horn-like protrusions on the…

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    Princess Mononoke

    In Muromachi Japan, an Emishi village is attacked by a demon. The last Emishi prince, Ashitaka, kills it before it reaches the village, but its corruption curses his right arm. The curse gives him superhuman strength, but will…

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    Vampire Knight

    Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, where she was attacked by a rogue vampire and rescued by Kaname Kuran, a Pureblood vampire. Now ten years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, Kaien…

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    Deadman Wonderland

    A massive anomaly caused a great earthquake that ravaged Japan‘s mainland and destroyed most of Tokyo, sinking three-quarters of the city into the Pacific Ocean. Ten years later, the story shifts to Ganta Igarashi, a seemingly…

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    Psycho-Pass

    The series starts with Shinya Kogami, an Enforcer under Akane’s watch during her first mission. Akane Tsunemori is a new police Inspector at Unit One of the Public Safety Bureau’s Criminal Investigation Division. Akane is…

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    Akame ga KILL!

    Tatsumi is a fighter who, accompanied by his two childhood friends, sets off to the Capital in search of a way to make money to assist his poverty-stricken village. After being separated from his friends in a bandit attack, Tatsumi…

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    Parasyte: The Maxim

    Parasyte centers on a male 17-year-old high school student named Shinichi Izumi, who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood in Tokyo, Japan. One night, strange worm-like creatures with drills as a ‘head’…

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    Steins;Gate

    Steins;Gate is set in 2010 in Akihabara, Tokyo, and follows Rintaro Okabe, a self-proclaimed “mad scientist”, who runs the “Future Gadget Laboratory” in an apartment together with his friends Mayuri Shiina and Itaru…

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    Black Butler

    Black ButlerCiel Phantomhive, a thirteen-year-old boy (as of chapter 14) head of the Phantomhive household, an aristocratic family known as the Queen’s Guarddog. He is tasked with solving crimes in London’s underworld. Ciel has formed a…

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    High School DxD

    High School DxD  is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichiei Ishibumi and illustrated by Miyama-Zero. The story centers on Issei Hyodo, a perverted high school student from Kuoh Academy who is killed by his…

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    Highschool of the Dead

    Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead (Japanese: 学園黙示録 HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD Hepburn: Gakuen Mokushiroku Haisukūru obu za Deddo), is a…

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    Code Geass

    Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (コードギアス 反逆のルルーシュ Kōdo Giasu: Hangyaku no Rurūshu), often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed…

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    Soul Eater

    Soul Eater (Japanese: ソウルイーター Hepburn: Sōru Ītā) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. Set at the “Death Weapon Meister Academy”, the series…

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    Attack on Titan

    Attack on Titan (Japanese: 進撃の巨人 Hepburn: Shingeki no Kyojin, lit. “Advancing Giant”) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hajime Isayama. The series began…

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    Death Note

    Death Note (Japanese: デスノート Hepburn: Desu Nōto) is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school…

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    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

    Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師 FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Hepburn: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi: Furumetaru Arukemisuto) is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal…

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