Top 10 Darkest Anime

I've not watched many animes but I HAVE watched some animes which define the dark. Here's the list of animes which define the word 'Dark' itself. You can say they are manifestation of darkness themselves.

The Top Ten

1 Another 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.

Sad atmosphere, dead feelings & immense mid-scene horror images and cool sound FX... This is the darkest anime I've ever watched in my whole life and I can bet there isn't any more darker anime than this one. - dhruvchauhan1333

I Love this story how many times I repeat it

2 Mirai Nikki 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.

Ah... This pick is a perfect mixture of dark within action. It's a must-see. It defines two-sided personality of a girl & consists truly sad fates of the heroes. - dhruvchauhan1333

I saw the first six episodes of this anime, and I gotta say. I never thought they would be able to make texts seem scaring.

Definitely one of the darkest shows out there. - Elric-san

Wow, This is the first anime I ever watched.

3 Attack on Titan 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, more.

Not much to say about this one. Just... Watch it! - dhruvchauhan1333

I was literallyl

4 Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy Ergo Proxy is a science fiction suspense anime television series, produced by Manglobe, directed by Shukō Murase and written by Dai Satō.
5 Death Note Death Note Death Note is a Japanese television drama series based on the manga series of the same name by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The show is centered around Light Yagami a promising highschooler and aspiring detective with a strong sense of "justice".

This show is emo, not 'dark'. Plus it's really, REALLY bad. - Brobusky

Yeah, death note fans, I know it deserves a higher place but this list is made for 'Dark' O.O anime. No doubt, this epic anime is dark but the formers are more. This is a must-see foo. - dhruvchauhan1333

6 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied
7 Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki
8 Berserk 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.

This is by far the darkest series I've ever seen

Why is this not higher, its very dark.

Berserk deserves so much higher

Dude this show(season 1) will knock you on your ass!

9 Serial Experiments Lain 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 more.
10 Corpse Party

! Even the name gives it away. This series is wonderfully dark and twisted. It deserves to be much higher on the list, in my opinion.

Why isn't this higher?!

The Contenders

11 Texhnolyze
12 Neon Genesis Evangelion 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.
13 Higurashi When They Cry

AHHH BESIDES GORE AND ALL, THIS IS SUCH A DARK ANIME! The plot twists and yanderes and paranoia in this anime make it the darkest of all time, for sure!

This is a sad anime �" My favorite was mion

14 Perfect Blue
15 Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Shaft and Aniplex, directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, written by Gen Urobuchi, music by Yuki Kajiura, opening sang by ClariS, ending by Kalafina (sometimes by the seiyuus) and original characters by Ume Aoki. It also has 3 movies, more.

This should be higher. - FluffyBanana

This series will BREAK YOU.
That's a guarantee.

16 Shinsekai Yori

Not many people have actually seen this anime which is why I think it's so low on the list, In my opnion this one one of the darkest animes out there, After watching this it really messed me up emotionally for awhile. If you have not seen this yet it is seriously a MUST watch.

17 Psycho Pass
18 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul
19 Pokemon Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.

What idiot put this on the list?!

Just 4 de lolz

20 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland

Blood, death, gore, and a theme park full of criminals. Oh, and the theme park is controlled by a psychopath. No further explanation needed.

It's probably more dark than Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Another
2. Attack on Titan
3. Mirai Nikki
1. Corpse Party
2. Ergo Proxy
3. Serial Experiments Lain
1. Texhnolyze
2. Serial Experiments Lain
3. Neon Genesis Evangelion



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