The day I watched Death Note, I became a huge fan of violent anime dramas. Since then, I was always searching for some exceptionally great horror and most violent anime. My long list has become my go-to entertainment zone. Okay!Okay! I will share it with you too.
Violent anime, of course, falls under a supervision category, as the scenes in the series are not suitable for young minds, who are not ready to understand the happenings. So, if you want to watch these mentioned series, I would recommend you to consult your parents or guardians.
Now, what are you waiting for, jump on the list and create a checklist of these all-time favorite series, which you have to finish anyhow? Now go and pop some pop-corns too.
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11 Most Violent Anime Ever Made | You Might Have Nightmares After Watching Them
We have mentioned the plot of every anime, ratings, original run, episodes, and director’s name. The article is stuffed with the information you need to know before starting your journey of watching the most violent anime. So, without further wasting time, let’s get started.
#1 Elfen Lied
Elfen Lied is Filled with gore, violence, and n*dity of underage; this anime is adapted from the Japanese manga series written by Lynn Okamoto. It revolves around the concept of understanding the intentions, views, emotions, and differences between humans and Dicloni (a mutant species) that is built similar to humans but has two horns on their heads and transparent arms. It has the power to control and cut objects within reach.
The series tells the story of teenage girl Lucy who is a Diclonni and is rejected by human beings. It is because of her abilities scientists capture her and attempt to mold her into a human weapon. As she manages and escapes scientists and preaches the research center’s security, she ends up falling from a cliff.
The incident hit her on the head, and she developed split personality disorder, in which sometimes, she becomes harmless, but on the other, her character becomes deadly and violent.
- Ratings: 7.5/10
- Original Run: July 25, 2004 – October 17, 2004
- Episodes: 13 + OVA
- Directed By: Mamoru Kanabe
Another is a 2012 Japanese horror anime based on an award-winning light novel of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji, The anime is the spookiest filled with mind-boggling plots.
In 1998, Koichi Sakakibara started his school when he first met Mei Misaki, a classmate of hers, whose presence was unknown to teachers and other students. Unknown of the fact that in 1972, Misaki suddenly passed away during the school years, and he is the only one who can see her now.
Kochi then sensed something wrong when a large number of classmates and their families face gruesome and senseless deaths.
- Ratings: 7.5/10
- Original Run: January 10, 2012- March 27, 2012
- Episodes: 12+ 1 OVA
- Directed By: Tsutomu Mizushima
#3 Deadman Wonderland
It is adapted from the Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka. Deadman Wonderland is considered inappropriate for below 16 because it contains murder, psychological trauma, abandonment, ab*se, violence, and gore.
The series is very mature and revolves around Ganta Igarashi’s struggle and survival at Deadman Wonderland, an infamous amusement prison. Ganta was convicted for the massacre of 29 students, who were his classmates at middle-high school. Though Ganta was innocent and didn’t commit the murder, instead, it was the Redman. He was captured and sent to this prison.
In prison, he and others have to win the task assigned for them to stay alive, but as in any privately-owned prison, the authorities are corrupt, and the Ganta finds the sole reason to be put in prison only as a source of the slave of entertainment.
- Ratings: 7.3/10
- Original Run: April 17, 2011- July 3, 2011
- Episodes: 12 + OVA
- Directed By: Kōichirō Hatsumi
#4 Attack On Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
A dark fantasy anime series adapted from Japanese manga of the same name and written by Hajime Isayama. Attack on Titan received a lot of praise for its storyline, character, animation, and dark themes.
The series is based on Eren and her friend Mikasa, set in the post-apocalyptic world where giant creatures known as Titans devour humans for mere entertainment. The only humanity left survived by building a huge wall that even the giant Titan couldn’t preach.
For 100 years, the wall protected people from humanity but then got destroyed, and the Titans devoured the city with Eren’s mother eaten alive. Eren then pledges to kill every Titan and protect the left humanity.
- Ratings: 9/10
- Original Run: January 2018 – till now
- Episodes: 75 + 8 OVA
- Seasons: 4
- Directed By: Tetsurō Araki, Masashi Koizuka, Yūichirō Hayashi, Jun Shishido
#5 Death Note
According to the Moscow Times, A district court banned Death Note on streaming over websites as worries as teens are creating violent acts from them. Every episode contains cruelty, murder, and violence;
Tsugumi Ohba wrote the series. The story is based on a teen genius named Light Yagami, who discovers a mysterious notebook, Death Note, which has dark magic and grants its user supernatural powers to kill anyone whose name is listed in the notebook. Light Yagami uses the book to kill the criminals in society and soon discovers how fatal it could be if the notebook enters the bad hands. He then decides to exterminate all the criminals and build a new world where people worship him as a God.
Soon when the police discovered that a serial killer is targeting and killing criminals, they handed the case to a young detective known by the name L.
- Rating: 9/10
- Original Run: October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007
- Episodes: 37
- Directed By: Tetsuro Araki
#6 Tokyo Ghoul
Blamed for a Disturbing Self-Mutation trend across the globe
Brutal and se*ual scenes make this anime series not for someone under 16. Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy anime manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. Tokyo Ghoul follows the story of Kaneki, who has pretty bad luck with ladies.
Unknowingly one day, he goes on a date with a ghoul and ends up nearly getting killed. A construction accident hits both of them during the date killing the ghoulish girl, but the boy survives and is taken to the hospital. When he wakes up there, he notices something different.
The doctor transplanted some of the organs of the ghoulish girl to keep the boy alive, but it made Keneki a half-ghoul. Now Kenki has to deal with his hunger for human flesh while hiding his identity.
- Ratings: 7.8/10
- Original Run: July 4, 2014 – September 19, 2014
- Episodes: 12
- Directed By: Shuhei Morita
The perfect balance between witty, entertaining, wired stuff with great action scenes makes this anime wholesome. Parasyte is an adaptation of Japanese manga, a science fiction horror written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki, released in 2014. The series follows the story of Shinichi Izumi, whose hand was infected by a parasite.
Like in the movie Venom, the parasite tries to control Eddie’s brain and feeds on the host. The parasite that infected Shinichi took control on his one hand. Both of them live together, and the parasite learns more about humans.
The series explores physiological questions like the meaning of humanity, human relation to the environment, and the role of instinct and love. Together, they work as a team to defeat other parasites while both maintaining their separate entities. Also to note this series was banned in China because of its graphic violence and gore content.
- Ratings: 8.3/10
- Original Run: October 9, 2014 – March 26, 2015
- Episodes: 24
- Directed By: Kenichi Shimizu, Yang Byeong-Gil
#8 Highschool Of The Dead
Going beyond the typical zombie apocalypse, Highschool Of The Dead plots its beginning as the world struck by a deadly pandemic that turns every human into a zombie.
The story goes around a group of high school students and a nurse and their survival and journey as they deal with the worldwide catastrophic event in which they have to make their way towards the elementary school that was supposed to be a safe zone.
Tackling all the situations, they have to survive the zombie apocalypse while also protecting their moral codes.
- Ratings: 7.2/10
- Original: July 5, 2010 – September 20, 2010
- Episodes: 12 + OVA
- Directed By: Tetsuro Araki
#9 Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Corpse Party: Tortured Souls is a gore-filled, violent, and supernatural anime rated R that the Chinese government bans due to its horrifying content.
The plot follows as the high school students gather to say goodbye to their friends who are moving away. The school follows a ritual for that purpose that unknowingly matches with the heavenly host academy- an old school that was demolished due to horrific murders. The remains of that academy happened to lie under the current school.
When following the rituals, all the spells break, and the students get trapped in another dimension filled with supernatural beings ready to kill.
- Ratings: 6.4/10
- Released: July 24, 2013
- Episodes: 4
- Directed By: Akira Iwanaga
Deemed to Glorify violence and encourage rebellion, Psycho pass is a Japanese cyberpunk psychological thriller anime TV series written by Gem Urobuchi.
The series is set to be based on a future where a computerized system determines the factor of danger you can pose to society. The computer determines the level of criminal intent based on a number of factors.
The enforcers of this system take a complete note of that and exterminate people whosoever have ill intent towards the system. The system, however, is filled with flaws and corruption.
- Ratings: 8.2/10
- Original Run: October 12, 2012 – March 22, 2013
- Episodes: 22
- Directed By: Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro
Gantz is an anime based on resurrection, an adaptation of Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hiroya Oku.
The series tells the story of Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato. Where Massaro’s good intentions got him killed, Kei’s death was a tragedy. While rescuing an old homeless man on the train tracks, he was hit by a train. However, they both die on impact & were transported to a strange room with a group of other people who also had a sudden death.
They were forced to participate in the game that involves hunting and killing aliens that are fully equipped with modern weapons and futuristic equipment.
- Ratings: 7.2/10
- Original Run: April 12, 2004 – November 18, 2004
- Episodes: 26
- Directed By: Ichiro Itano
These were some of the violent anime series which I feel you should watch and enjoy the upcoming Halloween weekends because nothing is better than enjoying horror and violent series on a scary Halloween. Do let us know in the comment section, which you liked.