Top Ten Most Disturbing Animes

The Top Ten
1 Boku no Pico Boku no Pico is an anime series of three OVA episodes created by Katsuhiko Takayama. It was released to DVD on September 17, 2006.

Okay, some people may think this is very disturbing. I mean, the kids look like they're 10... there's this guy who has sex with the kid... and the three kids have a threesome together. Oh, and Pico and Chico watch Chico's sister masturbate. That's all I can say about that.
But I would recommend it for some disturbing thoughts!

Japan how can you make disgusting things.
Eating poisonous fish - blowfish called fugu.
Weird vending machines.
Gory game shows. (No offense to any fans)
Electric Solider Porygon.
Boku no Pico.

I'm not even going to explain. 3 little boys that have sex. Has so many disturbing features in it I'm not going to explain.
It's a hentai, yaoi shotacon anime and I highly suggest you don't watch it.

It's a disgrace even to other hentai animes! Who though it was a good idea to make this? Nothing against homosexuals, but this? Pedophilla! I wish this be banned!

2 Higurashi When They Cry

My all time favourite anime, Higurashi tells a compelling story through the development of characters and the excessive use of gore. While the plot is confusing the first season, the second later goes on to explain just why time is looping and the answer is more disturbing than you could imagine. Every act of violence isn't without a purpose, which is the most horrifying part of the anime. The story is told through arcs which loop back through time, revealing key pieces of information in exciting, fresh ways each time. If you like mystery and gore, this anime is definitely for you.

Higurashi is a complex story with many ins and outs. If you can get your hands on KAI I suggest you watch it if you want just a generic kind of, explination. It tells us that the whole thing is in a loop and Rika the shrine maiden is stuck and trying to get out of the loop but things keep happening. I have a better review on my facebook if youd like to see. BalthazarDaevarius

It's damn confusing and I'll be really grateful if some explain me, who in this series is the killer because everybody is messed up by some drug. Anyway, some scenes are awesome!

This show is indeed confusing and disturbing but the second season is actually a very happy ending.

3 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. It was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from June 2002 to August 2005, with the 107 chapters collected into twelve tankōbon volumes.

It's an amazing anime, but yes, I have to agree:
It's pretty disturbing, especially the death scenes.
And some of the characters are also pretty crazy, just the way they ACT.
Don't get me started on Number 35.

This is one of my favorite animes but has some sick incest that bothers me! Oh, and let's not forget myu's sick stepfather who basically molests her. If all of that we're taken out it would be 10/10 anime. But I have to give it 9/10.

It opened my mind and emotions. I believe that this is the best and most emotional anime ever made.
If you think about massages which Elfen Lied offers, you can learn a lot.

Elfen Lied is a great anime, but it's said to be the most disturbing of all. Many people were scarred for life from the infamous Dog Scene.

4 Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.

Whether you're a manga reader or anime watcher of this amazing work of art, we all know about the infamous ending to the Golden Age arc. When Guts was screaming and fighting off the horde of apostles as he was fighting for his life--it was so incredible and the context of his situation was so, so disturbing.

This work contains some of the most gruesome and visually disgusting scenes, period. It is also disturbing in it's themes, leaving the reader/watcher contemplating and absorbing what just happened.

The ending is one of the most disturbing moments I had in my life. if you watch this series just be prepared to leave something behind.

Best Anime Ever in any category.

5 Kissxsis

This anime is very disturbing. I've watched it only because my friend recommended it to me but after episode 6 or so, I was done. It freaked and grossed me out so much. I mean, the two girls are practically just trying to get the brother to make out with them the whole time. There was this one episode too where the boy was trapped in a storage closet with some random girl from school and she needed to use the restroom and pissed all over the boy. GROSS! After that, I just couldn't watch it anymore.

This was disturbing as hell. It's disgusting, to top it off they got open support from the parents. They aren't blood related, but growing up with someone all your life should make them feel like siblings, not your objects of fantasy. Moreover all the episodes have a lot of mature content. That's alright since it is 18+ but this felt like more of a bizarre Hentai ride rather than contain any proper plot. All the girls exhibit bizarre sexual symbolism and have little personality.

This is horrendous...it's the worst possible way to trivialise sibling relations, objectify women and put men in a bad light, and it shocks me how they think slapping boobs and panty shots everywhere can cover up its lack of a decent plot. Yes, it's not that far off from being as nauseating as Boku no Pico.

I actually enjoyed this anime and watched the whole thing plus all the OVA's... and I'm only 12.

6 Another Another is an anime based upon the Novel and Manga of the same name by Yukito Ayatsuji. There also exists a live action movie based on the novel.

Had a great ending but in between it's quite the stomach turner. I loved it the last episode is full of blood though.

One of my favorite. If you're looking for suspicion and love horror I would recommend this anime! It will keep you at the edge of your chair

This Anime is actually really good and captivating, but I guess it has its disturbing moments.

My personal favorite anime.

7 School Days An anime series was developed by TNK with joint production by Avex Entertainment, Lantis, Marvelous Entertainment, Pony Canyon and Jinnan Studio. ...read more.

NONONO DOn't WATCH IT. It starts off happy and romantic but things slowly start to get worse and people show their true color. The end is EXTREMELY disturbing and I was in shock for about the whole day when I finished the anime. Yes it gets boring but if you wanna be shocked continue watching till the end. I am still shocked with this anime. While a perverted boy r@pes and only loves people when something s3xual pops up or he sees stuff like p@nties or b00bs. Those are just examples. AND THEN EPISODE 12, THE LAST EPISODE IS MESSED UP. I honestly should've listened to everyone who said do not watch it because its disturbing. I am now one f those people. DOn't watch it unless you wanna be messed up

Very Disturbing. The ending is so gory not to mention that it started out a romantic dramatic anime.

Uh, YEAH. I mean, they cut off his head and have sex with him. The girl literally cuts off his head because she can't have him >. >

Someone told me that it was your typical romance highscool anime, so I watched it... Didn't end so well... Let's just say this anime is a bit disturbing... :) Jokes aside, I really enjoyed this anime although that plot twist at the end is too unespected

8 Mirai Nikki Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It depicts a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future.

Greatest anime of all time!

My favorite anime ever!

I love this anime x

Best anime ever

9 Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

this should be wayyy up there, way more disturbing than mirai nikki, it's disturbing all the way unlike School days and I'd say the gore and storyline tops Another, but I suppose that's debatable.

This is a disturbing anime but I really love it! The anime is gory, exactly how I like it! I would't recommend it if you have anxiety or get easily disturbed.Yami Shibai 7 is also a disturbing anime, you can watch it on 9anime.

This anime totally scared me to death. I rarely get scared but this anime is simply taken to a whole new level of gore and disturbance. If you are gonna watch this anime be prepared to not sleep for 3 nights (probably more).

I highly do not recommend this anime if you are paranoid or you get easily scared.

This was the one Anime (or cartoon) that I have ever found to be truly disturbing. Although it is great and I highly recommend it, think twice about watching it because no matter your age, you will be thoroughly disturbed by it.

10 Now and Then, Here and There

How did nobody else write something on this one? Shame, shame!
Seriously speaking, now: NaTHaT is a criminally overlooked gem. As most who have seen it will tell you, it's themes are really heavy (the reason I even gave it a look was because I heard it was basically "Berserk-dark Isekai", though I personally feel that that's debatable), and the plot and setting are quite unique. It's worth a watch, despite the dub being "meh" at times. It's a harrowing but thoughtful experience, and I'm honestly disappointed it doesn't get mentioned more often.

The Contenders
11 Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne

What. I litteraly didn't know if I should cry or laugh. And omg, the torture scenes. I feel so bad, yet enjoyed it in a sick kinda way.

After watching the piercing scene, I could not stop crossing my legs.

My favorite show ever

I love this anime

12 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.

This anime is emotional but as gory and bloody as hell! (I've only read tge manga adaption and 1.0,2.0

13 Perfect Blue

As much as I love this movie it definitely is very disturbing.
It's one of the best in the psychological thriller genre, and is a must watch for fans of darker anime!

I seen the movie. It was great but very disturbing

14 Hellsing Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It premiered in Young King OURs in 1997 and ended in September 2008.

I love Hellsing! It's definitely not for children as it is very violent and has many disturbing scenes.

15 Serial Experiments Lain Serial Experiments Lain is an avant-garde anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for Triangle Staff. It was broadcast on TV Tokyo from July to September 1998. The series is influenced by ...read more.

Theology, philosophy, reality, religion, presence, worth, drugs, the end of the world, suicide, drugs, life, death, society, this show is demented.

16 Blood-C

This anime is my god damn religion, and it has been since I was 12. It is so bloody that it's actually hilarious and although It's not really scary, it is disturbing and I definitely wouldn't recommend watching this if you have a weak stomach.

Nene's death is #1 on almost every "Brutal Anime Deaths" list. And it's true! That scene is impossible to watch without cringing

No just no don't watch this. Omg its like VERY messed up I am warning you. it WILL mess you up

17 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki

Don't just don't watch this, couldn't sleep after watching this for days.

Obviously the worst anime of all time would make it on this list.

For oblivious reasons

I hate this morbid anime

18 Euphoria

Where can I find this?

Just see for yourself

This is disgusting.

Don't watch it

19 Attack on Titan Attack on Titan, also known as Shingeki no Kyojin in Japanese, created by Hajime Isayama, is one of the most popular Japanese anime series to be released. It was first watched in Japan during 2013 and was dubbed in English to be watched in America in 2014. It is best known for its emotional moments, ...read more.

The only thing disturbing about Attack on Titan is that the live action movies sucked. Never make live-action adaptations of anime ever.

How can this be disturbing? The live action movie is showing soon! I'm so excited!

One of my favorite anime's but sometimes it's just flat out disturbing.

It was surprisingly disturbing but still a masterpiece of anime.

20 Pupa
21 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul is a Japanese dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Sui Ishida. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Weekly Young Jump between September 2011 and September 2014, and it has been collected in fourteen tankōbon volumes as of August 2014.

It's very gory so the gore scenes are censored because it was too graphic. It shows graphic mutilated corpses.

I love this anime and I kind of like the gory scenes in the anime.

22 Danganronpa Danganronpa: The Animation is a 2013 anime television series based on Spike Chunsoft's murder mystery video game, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

This show... I like it, but it is messed up! A teddy bear (not really a teddy bear but you get the point) forcing a bunch of high schoolers to murder each other, and then executing the murderer if they're caught, and if they're not caught executing all the innocents? Somebody tell me how that's not disturbing! Yet I can't stop watching it, and I think many people get that feeling.

I think it's great the future arc anime is just a bit too gory and has the same system like the first anime but still good!

It made me start self harming again so that's pretty despair inducing

23 Parasyte The Maxim The anime was simulcast by Crunchyroll outside of Asia. Aside from the manga and anime, the series also has two live-action film adaptations. The Chinese Ministry of Culture blacklisted Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well as 37 other works on June 9, 2015. ...read more.

I love this anime and there are parts that are obviously disturbing. It's body horror. What's disturbing about Parasyte is that these parasitic aliens go into people's brains and take control of them. They can morph their bodies into anything like blades and they kill people.

Now, so far I have only watched the English subtitles of the first episode, and it is a very well done show, but from what I've seen it is pretty disturbing, such as the dog. Very beautiful show, very disturbing visuals.

I have read the manga before, and then I watched the anime. Its disturbing, but good. There is numerous scenes of gore, and just the fact that parasites go inside u and make your body Chang weird shapes. Very disgusting. Not for children at all! Its rated T.V. MA. Or 17+.

24 Gantz

Favorite anime of all time. It has some messed up scenes but its just really well put together. Love it, definitely not for the faint of heart though.

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