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Top 10 Horror Anime 2020

Updated: Sep 7, 2020

Fear is one of the oldest emotions of mankind and a very fundamental instinct for survival. Fear is one of the oldest emotions of mankind and a very fundamental instinct for survival. This is the one emotion that starts with our flight or combat and keeps us out of dangerous situations. Yet some people like to feel the adrenaline rush, which is caused by fear. We are not just talking about those people who seek danger; we are talking about people who enjoy disgusting and the awful monsters hidden under the veil of normal life, who face impossible nightmares. The horror genre is evidence to these people that dreams are realized.

The anime of horror is a very productive genre. Whilst Japanese Horror doesn't follow all of the rules of Western Horror, the main emails are the same: managers want us to be frightened of the monsters they create, to feel concerned about how we love the characters come close to dying, to weep when they finish. Below are 10 series of anime, representing the best of the genre.

10. Mayoiga

The Lost Village


A bus full of eccentric people heads towards Nanaki Village, a city legend that is supposed to start and live a perfect life. Whilst many people have a different idea of why the village could not be found on the map or why the police can not even indicate its location, they are all looking forward to their new lives.

Rating: 6/10

Life of Lain is turned upside down as one after the other she begins to meet cryptic mysteries. Strange men in Black call the men to appear, to ask questions, and to learn more about them than she even knows herself. With the limits between reality and cyberspace quickly dwarfing, Lain is immersed in more surreal and weird events in which identity, awareness, and perception take on new meanings.

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9. Mononoke



The "Seller of Medicine" is a deadly and mysterious Occult Master, traveling through feudal Japan to kill malevolent spirits called Mononoke. He can not simply kill one of these spirits by locating them; he needs first to learn their form, truth, and reason to use and fight the mighty Sword of Exorcism. With intense psychological analysis and careful study, he needs to start his strange exorcisms, which is a very dangerous step as he must first confront the Mononoke, and learn about it before he can even defeat it.

Rating: 9/10

The journey of the Medicine Seller takes him to an older inn and finally finds a place to rest Shino, a pregnant woman. But when she sits down in the room, it becomes clear quickly that a deadly band of mononoks, the Zashiki Warashi, infests the room. It is not enough. With the intuition of its hunter, the Medicine Seller begins to investigate the shape, the truth, and the reason before it is possible again for Zashiki Warashi to kill.

8. Itou Junji: Collection

Itou Junji: Collection


During daylight and night, in the darkest shadows of all corners, mysterious horrors await. It is unexplainable, unavoidable, and unfailing. Be prepared or your next victim. Be prepared.

Rating: 8/10

Sit back in terror as unprecedented terror unfolds traumatic tales. Tales like a jade carve, which opens holes in the bodies of her victims; deep nightmares spanning decades; an attractive spirit at a misty junction, which is hurtful counseling; and a sluggishness which grows within a girl's mouth. Go carefully to The Itou Junji 's awful supernatural tales: the collection isn't for the weakness of the heart.

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7. Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt


Taniyama Mai and her friends want to share ghost stories while at school. At school. There is apparently a school building in the middle of many ghost stories on their campus. In the course of the story, a mysterious male figure interrupts them. Shibuya Kazuya, a 17-year old who is chairman of the Shibuya mental research company, turns out to be the person. The principal asked him to examine the history of the abandoned school building.

Rating: 7/10

Mai passes the school building the next day on the way to school. She is surprised by Kazuya 's aid when she looks at a strange camera. Unknowingly, Mai breaks the camera and Kazuya 's assistant gets wounded by this investigation.

To pay the camera and to replace his injured assistant, Kazuya hires Mai vigorously. Mai starts learning about the paranormal world and the ghost-hunting profession.

6. Dorohedoro



The hole — a dark, decrepit, district where death is ordinary and the strong prey to the weak — is entirely unfit for the name given. A field separated from law and ethics, the magical users who dominate it are a testing ground. The magical users consider Hole 's inhabitants as just the insects, as a race occupying the highest ranges in their society. Murdered, mutilated, and made experiments without a second thought, the powerless Hole dwellers litter the halls of Hole 's hospital on a daily basis.

Rating: 8/10

The magic users appear mostly unbearable, with the little difficulty of their authority, and free access from and to the cesspool .. Kaiman is one of them, more reptile than man. He pursues the pursuers in an attentive search for answers only with a trusted bayonet and his magic immunity. Cursed by its appearance and tormented by nightmares, magical users are his only indication of normalizing his life. His wife, Nikaidou, who runs the restaurant Hungry Bug, is his main ally, with its greatest impediment being its belly.

5. Serial Experiments Lain

Serial Experiments Lain


Lain Iwakura, an awkward, introverted 14 years old, has received a disturbing e-mail from the Chisa Yomoda, her classmate, who has recently committed suicide, among the many girls of her school. Lain has no desire nor experience to handle basic technology; but as the technophobe opens the e-mail, this leads her directly into Wired, an internet-like virtual communications world.

Rating: 8/10

Life of Lain is turned upside down as one after the other she begins to meet cryptic mysteries. Strange men in Black call the men to appear, to ask questions, and to learn more about them than she even knows herself. With the limits between reality and cyberspace quickly dwarfing, Lain is immersed in more surreal and weird events in which identity, awareness, and perception take on new meanings.

4. Yami Shibai

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories


A man whose true name and origin are both unknown, the mysterious, yellow-masked Storyteller He appears at the black dusk and recites sinister stories based on Japanese urban legends that are eagerly ingested by his young audience. The Storyteller, however, is not a common storyteller. He adds a kamishibai to his already delicate narration, a traditional paper scrotum.

Rating: 9/10

After moving on to a new apartment, Yami Shibai begins to feel a malevolent glare being pressed into him immediately by a bachelor. On his ceiling, a single talisman, but he doesn't know that this is one of the few safeguards that separate him from a bottomless pit. Each story is more frightening, terrifying, and sickening than the last when the audience of the Storyteller is drawn to the vicious world of his words.

3. Yakusoku no Neverland

The Promised Neverland


The Grace Field House, encircled by a forest and a gated entrance, is populated with orphans who live joyfully together as one large family, cared for by their mom, Isabella. Although they have to test daily, kids spend their time as they see fit, usually playing out while not walking too far from the orphanage — a rule that they should not follow. All good times, however, must come to an end, since a child is accepted and sent every few months to live with his new family ... Never again to be listened to.

Rating: 9/10

However, the three eldest siblings suspect what really is happening in the orphanage and are about to discover the cruel fate awaiting the children of Grace Field, including their beloved mama's twisted nature.

2. Higurashi: When They Cry (2020)

Higurashi: When They Cry


Maebara has just moved into the quiet little village of Hinamizawa in the Summer of 1983. With Rena Ryuuguuu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rica Furude he soon became inseparable friends. But beneath their seemingly idyllic life lurks mystery.

Rating: 9/10

Keiichi learns about the local legends that surround him as the village prepares for its annual festival. To his dismay, he finds out that the village has been murdered and destroyed in the last few years and they all seem to be connected to the festival and the patron of the village, Oyashiro. Keiichi attempts to inquire about these things from his new friends but they are unquestionably quiet and fail to send him the responses he requires. When strange things are-, he wonders what else his friends can protect him from and even whether he can trust them.

When folly and fear take root in Keiichi 's heart, he will inevitably fall into the mysteries at work, a tale that is told in many arcs in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen


The legendary and fearful demon, Ryoumen Sukuna, lost fragments and scattered around in a world where demons feed on unsuspecting human beings. If every demon consumes the body parts of Sukuna, their power can destroy the world we know. Fortunately, Jujutsu Sorcerers' mysterious school exists to protect life from the undead from its precarious life!

Rating: 9/10

Yuuji Itadori is a high school teacher who has been visiting his grandfather for his days. While it looks like your average teenager, its immense physical strength can be seen. Every sports club would like him to join, but Itadori would prefer to hang out at the Occult Club. One day, the club gets to a sealed cursed object, but they know little about the terror that will break the seal ...


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