Horror anime has been around for decades along with other sorts and has an ever-growing fan base. It is a genre of horror with the majority of the Seinen demographic. It’s not for the people with a faint heart. Horror anime are basically the scariest form of media because of themes like mental instability, ghost, demise, and many more. Presently, VRV also has a good collection of horror anime.
Here, in this post, we will provide you with the list of the top 10 most iconic horror anime on VRV that will leave you scared and wanting more. So, if you’re looking for a thrill and like getting spooky nightmares, then this list is for you. I’ve ranked these top 10 horror anime based on story and favorites.
Note- Only some anime on VRV have horror as the primary genre. Therefore, we will mention some other anime based on myanimelist having horror as one of its genres in the bottom 5 of the list.
Top 10 Best Horror Anime on VRV
Parasyte is a horror sci-fi anime with a lot of action in it. However, it is also not a perfect horror anime, but you’ll enjoy it a lot. I’ve to mention Parasyte in my list because, especially for VRV, there are significantly fewer Horror Anime. The anime consists of many strange events with the Seinen demographic.
It is a story when the parasitic aliens attack Earth, and in order to survive, they infiltrate the human brain and control them. After controlling their host, they can transform into multiple deadly forms to feed.
One night, a 16 years old boy, Shinichi Izumi, is being attacked by a parasite. However, he is a quick-witted boy. He accidentally ceases the parasite at his right hand only. Both Shinichi and the parasite have their individual brains and have to comprise to form a human-alien relationship.
- MAL Ratings- 8.36
- Number of Episodes- 24
Berserk is an all-rounder anime. Therefore, you’ll get some thriller and horror scenes, too, along with some action, adventure, and plot. Although its primary genre is not horror, it’s a must-watch anime if you’re an anime lover.
It is a story of a man, Guts, who was born from her mother’s corpse. Since the beginning, he has been survived on various battlefields. Just to become stronger, his only life is to move from one to another, taking countless lives.
One day, he clashes with the Band of the Hawk, a formidable troop of mercenaries. The leader of the group, Griffith, the White Hawk, invites him into the band. Soon they become friends. Griffith unveils Guts that the world is not the battlefield that he assumed once.
- MAL Ratings- 8.51
- Number of Episodes- 24
8) Shin Sekai Yori (From the New World)
A horror anime with a mystery as its center genre. If you like mystery and suspense series, then this anime is best for you. It is a story of a town, Kamisu 66, where everyone has their psychic powers.
12-year-old girl, Saki Watanabe who has recently awakened her psychic powers and is very glad to re-join her friends; Satoru Asahina, the mischievous boy, Mamoru Itou, the shy girl, Maria Akizuki, the cheerful one, and Shun Aonuma, a mysterious boy who she likes and admires the most.
She started to study in the Sage Academy, a special school for awakened students. Suddenly, things begin to change when Saki realizes what will happen to the children who are unable to awaken to their powers.
MAL Ratings- 8.32
Number of Episodes- 25
7) Angels of Death
Angel of Death is one of the best psychological horror anime. I’ve ranked it at 7th position because I personally like its plot. The story revolves around a girl, Rachel Gardner, who does not want to live. She has agonized many unwanted incidents in her life.
However, one day she wakes in the basement of a building along with the bandaged murderer, Zack. They both are trapped in the building by someone. After discussing, they both form a team to escape the building floor by floor, and on each floor, they encounter more twisted people.
- MAL Ratings- 6.93
- Number of Episodes- 16
6) Death Note
Everyone knows about this anime. It is a horror anime with a lot of bloodsheds and the involvement of Shinigami. If you still haven’t looked out this anime, I highly recommend you to watch it first.
The story begins from the Shinigami world where Ryuk, a Shinigami who is bored with his life, drops his Death Note in the human world.
Accidently, a genius boy named Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note. Later on, he discovers that every rule written in the notebook regarding eliminating someone is true.
From there, his journey to form a new world without criminals begins. No one in the world knows how the big criminals are suddenly collapsing. To solve this case, the World leaders decide to hire the best detective in the world, L.
- MAL Ratings- 8.63
- Number of Episodes- 37
Another is one of the best supernatural horror anime with full of mystery and suspense. Currently, this anime has gained exponential popularity among Otakus with its fantastic plot and incredible animation.
It is a story of a town in 1972 where a middle school girl, Misaki, surprisingly passed away. After that incident, the town has been covered by a gloomy and fearful atmosphere.
26 years later, a boy named Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into the same class. But the twist is he starts to witness a mysterious girl named Mei Misaki wearing an eye patch in his class, and everyone in the class responds that she doesn’t even exist. Therefore, he decides to unveil the mystery behind Misaki’s ghost and why everyone is reacting like this.
- MAL Ratings- 7.51
- Number of Episodes- 12
4) Hell Girl: Fourth Twilight
If you like horror anime with a psychological drama in it, then Hell Girl: Fourth Twilight is best for you. In terms of plot, this anime is better than the maximum of the ghost anime.
The most haunting part of Hell girl is; if you have a grudge against someone, then at midnight, you can access the Hell Correspondence website and mention the name of the person to whom you want to take revenge.
After that, the Hell Girl named Ai Enma will appear in front of you to grant your wish in exchange for your soul. The soul will be cursed and seized in the Hellfire. After that, you can take your revenge in the way you want.
- MAL Ratings- 6.57
- Number of Episodes- 12
3) Ghost Stories
Everyone is already heard about this anime. We all have watched Ghost Stories or Ghost at School in our childhood days. It is one of the best horror anime, and you can also recommend it to your friends.
Ghost Stories are currently available on VRV in both dubbed and subbed, so if you want to memories the anime of your childhood days, it’s top for you.
It’s a story of a haunted school. Years ago, someone sealed all the ghosts in the haunted school. And they all are back to take revenge. Satsuki and Keiichirou Miyanoshita are the two siblings who are recovering from the loss of their mother.
However, things get changed when some of the students were transferred into the old school. After some time, they realize that the school ghosts are real, and they are after them.
- MAL Ratings- 7.71
- Number of Episodes- 29 (Dub/Sub)
2) Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai
Theatre of Darkness: Yamishibai is a combination of short horror stories. Each episode has its own plot related to the history of Japan. It is at the top of the list because it is must-watch anime if you are fond of different spine-chilling ghost stories based on rumors.
- MAL Ratings- 7.02
- Number of Episodes- 9 Seasons
1) Junji Ito Collection
Itou Junji: Collection is the collection of the stories from the most famous Japanese horror manga artist, Junji Ito, which gets animated. Each episode has a different protagonist and plot.
It is highly recommended that these blood-curdling stories are not for the weak heart people. Therefore, you must prepare well to give it a try.
- MAL Ratings- 6.27
- Number of Episodes- 13
This concludes our list of Top 10 Best Horror anime available on VRV. Hope you like this list. That’s all for today. We will be back with another anime list based on the VRV availability. Till then, stay healthy and read the articles below.
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