[Top 10] Horror Anime Without Gore

Horror Anime Without Gore
Lil Slugger, famous for hitting homeruns into peoples skulls.

We all get in the mood to watch some good old horror anime, right? Well what about when we want to watch something scary but we don’t want the horror to depend on gore? You don’t have to rely on blood and guts being spilled to get scared senseless. So for all you squeamish folks out there or maybe just people who want to give a more psychological horror a try, here’s a top 10 list of horror anime without gore.

10) School-Live!

Sometimes cute looking anime aren't always what they seem, enter School-Live! At first what seems like a story about a school living club and its adorable members takes a shocking turn once we realize they are in the center of a zombie apocalypse. What's even more shocking is that we learn that club president Yuki has become detached from her reality, being unable to process the horrors going on around her. We then begin to learn what is real and what is being made up in her imagination.

Feisty Kurumi, a school living club member, with her trusty shovel.


9) Bakemonogatari

Based on a series of light novels, Bakemonogatari follows the story of Koyomi Araragi, a once normal schoolboy who was once a vampire. After being saved and being turned back into a human by a middle aged man, Araragi still has access to some supernatural powers. Bakemonogatari unsettles the viewer with juxtaposing imagery that is both unfamiliar and aesthetically pleasing.

Senjougahara after falling and being caught. She is weightless.

8) Monster

Taking place in a post Berlin Wall Germany in the 1990’s, Dr.Kenzo Tenma is a successful surgeon living a pretty great life, he has a beautiful fiance, and he is moving up the ladder in his career. After choosing to operate on a young boy instead of the town's mayor, the mayor dies on the table of a colleague, his career and his life begin to fall apart. After his superiors are suspiciously murdered and he is named number one suspect, he vows to proclaim his innocence and find the serial killer behind the attacks... and look for the little boy who strangely went missing after the operation.

Dr.Kenzo Tenma in the middle of a fight scene, perhaps with the serial killer he is looking for.


7) The Future Diary

Yuno holding a gun up to another diary holder.


6) Paranoia Agent

One of “Lil Slugger” victims from an office killing spree.

5)  Shin Sekai Yori (From The New World)

"Fiend", one of the antogonists in the series, after being lured to a trap Saki set.

4) Death Parade

Decim and friends showing off the many "games" they play in their bar.

3) The Promised Neverland

Emma and Norman once they find out that their idyllic life isn’t as great as they thought it was

2) Mononoke

A close up on The Medicine Seller, In this photo you can really see the amazing art style being used.

1) Perfect Blue

Mima in the cover art for Perfect Blue, notice the emptiness in her eyes which shows what will come.


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