Top Ten Most Disturbing Animes

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1 Boku no Pico 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!

It should be first... IT IS DISTURBING! I have watched half of this... I now want to kill myself... Higurashi is an angel compared to THIS. Don't watch it.

This is just plain perverted the most disturbing episode is the first because a grown man have sex with a boy

So... Asked on the information I've gathered from the massive hatred... This is just gay child porn, right? - SpectralOwl

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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.

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.

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

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3 Elfen Lied 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.

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.

Dog scene?! Train massacre was WAY more disturbing, in my opinion. - Tia-Harribel

It's a very good anime, one of my favorites actually, but the content can be very disturbing

How many horrible things can one anime show do to children? Many, many horrible things.

Best anime ever It made you think and also disturbed you- the best horror anime ever

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4 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.

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.

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.

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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. - AeropostaleWolf

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. - Entranced98

NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! - BorisRule

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6 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.

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

It's one of the few horrors I like but really disturbing

Just came after watching the end of episode 3...made me sick

The blood... Its its... ABSOLUETELY BEAUTIFUL

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7 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.

Best anime ever

Greatest anime of all time!

My favorite anime ever!

I love this anime x

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8 School Days 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.

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 >. >

SHOULD BE SECOND!

RAPE? CHECK
GROPING? CHECK
SEXUAL HARASSMENT? CHECK
MURDER? CHECK
THE CUTTING OFF OF HEADS? CHECK
CHEATING? CHECK
MUCH WORSE THAN OTHER ANIMES (except boku no pico)

9 Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

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.

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.

Will defiantly freak people out if you watch during school! I freaked the person behind me out in algebra when I watched after finishing my work.

I am fine when it comes to gory stuff but this is way too much...

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10 Now and Then, Here and There

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11 Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne

After watching the piercing scene, I could not stop crossing my legs. - AO1-H1KAR1

My favorite show ever

I love this anime

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.

Deeply disturbing without being an edgefest.

Like, really, all the serie is disturbing

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

I seen the movie. It was great but very disturbing

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!

14 Hellsing Hellsing

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 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

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

17 Pupa

Nice try making cannibalism sexy, but NOPE

18 Parasyte The Maxim 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+.

I like it,but a little disturbing. I watched it on toonami(adult swim on Saturday nightswans its definitely disgusting. I recommend it to u if u like horror or gore

19 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki Midori: Shojo Tsubaki

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

For oblivious reasons - PerfectImpulseX

JAPAN BY ITSELF DID NOT WANT ANYTHING REMAINING OF THIS TERROR!
They were okay with some really sick hentai, like Boku No Pico, but THEY ACTUALLY BANNED THIS FOR BEING TO REVULTING!
THAT'S HOW DISTURBING IT REALLY IS!

20 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.

21 Tokyo Ghoul Tokyo Ghoul

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.

I love porn

22 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, ...read more.

One of my favorite anime's but sometimes it's just flat out disturbing. - alyssa800900

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

It was surprisingly disturbing but still a masterpiece of anime.

Too gory for my tastes - PerfectImpulseX

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23 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, ...read more.

You might think that it's a happy magical girl anime just like Sailor Moon, Tokyo Mew Mew, Pichi Pichi Pitch, Magical Doremi, Pretty Cure, and other magical girl anime but Madoka Magica is insidious. It's a dark fantasy that's why it's popular. It changed magical girl history. It about five magical girls who have to fight witches. They're not the stereotypical witches with the pointy hat and nose. They're more like entities than witches. The most disturbing scene is when one of the main girls, Homura Akemi has to fight the strongest witch, Walpurgis Nacht (a German holiday). Walpurgis Nacht has a very disturbing and über creepy laugh.

I loved the Walpurgis Nacht laugh (please don't kill me I find it amusing rather than disturbing)-Vestalis

24 Danganronpa

This anime is so messed up I feel like I'm going to die/ 10/10 would recommend

This anime made me dead inside. most messed up anime I've ever watched. my brain can't take anymore death. words can't really describe how depressing and disturbing this anime is. everybody can die in this anime. and Despair everywhere

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.

25 Euphoria

Just see for yourself

This is disgusting. - MilkTae

26 Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent

The first half is very disturbing, later on it just gets so weird it looses some impact.
The ending is still worth it, so don't drop it, even if it seems to morph into a completely different show!

27 Denpa teki na Kanojo
28 Claymore Claymore
29 Shiki Shiki

Amazing anime (with not-so-amazing art) and some disturbing moments, especially in the last few episodes.

30 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland
31 Soul Eater Soul Eater Soul Eater is an anime series directed by Takuya Igarashi and produced by Bones, Aniplex, Dentsu, Media Factory, and TV Tokyo, which adapts the Soul Eater manga written and illustrated by Atsushi Ohkubo.

Why does every character have to do a pose every time before they attack?! And what with the animations?! At first when my sister showed me soul Eater I though it was just a cartoon.

32 Wicked City

There's a chick that walks like a spider

33 Akira

Tetsuo's transformation scenes was just screwed up but the movie definitely deserves to be best anime

Akira was an amazing movie and it made anime great again,but in the end when SPOILER! Tetsouo transformed into some huge blob was just...Ugh! And the physic kids were scary. And at the end when it showed Akira,I couldn't help but scream. But it was still awesome - Manlypants

34 Berserk: Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King

I've heard that berskerk is very brutal

35 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood ...read more.

Okay, I found some parts to be really disturbing.

The most disturbing scenes in FMA are when Nina turned into a chimera, Shou turned himself into a chimera (2003 version), Envy's true lizard form, Mustang killing Envy

Alexander and Nina.

36 Texhnolyze
37 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate
38 Monster Monster Monster (Japanese: モンスター Hepburn: Monsutā, sometimes referred to as "Naoki Urasawa's Monster") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Naoki Urasawa. Monster has been critically acclaimed, with the manga having won several awards and its anime adaptation being called one of ...read more.
39 Ninja Scroll
40 Berserk: Golden Age Arc III - Descent
41 Speed Grapher
42 Genocyber
43 Violence Jack
44 Btooom!
45 Darker Than Black Darker Than Black Darker than Black, known in Japan as Darker than Black: The Black Contractor, is an anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones. In 2007, the 26 episode anime named Darker Than Black: The Black Contractor aired with a huge commercial success. It was ...read more.
46 FLCL FLCL FLCL is an anime original video animation series written by Yōji Enokido, directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and produced by the FLCL Production Committee, which consisted of Gainax, Production I.G, and King Records.
47 Boogiepop Phantom
48 Cat Soup
49 Aki Sora
50 Berserk: Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey
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