Top Ten Most Disturbing Animes

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The Top Ten

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.

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 had a dream that my great grandmother watched this show... yikes

I'm going to have nightmares I shouldn't of clicked this please help.

Jesus I loved this list the moment I clicked on it. - Legatus

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2 Higurashi When They Cry

Most disturbing anime I’ve ever watched

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.

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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.

I didn't particularly find this anime disturbing. I've heard so many people call it "too much," but when I watched it, all I could think was "no, not really."

My favorite it got me into anime

This one should have been number 1. I mean, disturbing. Somehow, Chef's death in South Park reminds me of this. I never got into this series.

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.

Love this series so much

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.

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

Um half-brother doesn't really matter as long as they're not blood related except for ova 6 that episode was fleeced up

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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.

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

My personal favorite anime.

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

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

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7 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.

This anime is good, it is able to make the person watching it feel really, REALLY bad.

I don't- I can't... There are no words to explain how weird this anime is... Much less how disturbing it is

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

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

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8 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.

The most oddd an8me ever

This is one of my top favorite animes

I love this anime x

Best anime ever

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9 Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

This is horrifying. Even to people that can take gore, this is a little much.

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

Oh my mind... I love this anime

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.

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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

so good

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

Creeped me out.

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 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 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 Pupa

This is one hell of a messed up anime yall

Nice try making cannibalism sexy, but NOPE

17 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.

Probably one of my favorite animes ever
Storywise, character development, and the overall feeling you get when you watch the scenes

I couldn't even handle the first episode

I love this anime

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

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18 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

19 Euphoria

Hentai haven

Where can I find this?

Just see for yourself

This is disgusting. - MilkTae

20 Tokyo Ghoul 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 porn

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

21 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki Midori: Shojo Tsubaki

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

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!

22 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.

23 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

24 Akira

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

25 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 should watched this but this should be just a little bit higher then Serial Experiments Lain

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

So a magic cat comes and grants a wish if you fight “witches” and surround yourself with the creepiest haunted house ever as if you’re livening in the mind of some phycopath I couldn’t stand the weird houses

26 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.

27 Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland Deadman Wonderland is a Japanese manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008.
28 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.

I'm about to watch episode 27 and I personally think it's wonderful except for the disturbing part when the man encased in skin is released and he just slowly creepily crawls back into his skin

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.

29 Denpa teki na Kanojo
30 Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent Paranoia Agent is a Japanese anime television series created by director Satoshi Kon and produced by Madhouse about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Lil' Slugger.

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!

31 Claymore Claymore Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue, but was moved to one of their sister magazines as the content was deemed too adult for Shōnen Jump’s target demographic.
32 Shiki Shiki

More disturbing on a psychological level then just gore. You start feeling for the shiki and realise we are also monsters

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

33 Cat Soup

This anime is disturbing, not because of their being much violence or anything like that. Most anime on here aren't that disturbing, but when I watched this I was terrified because of its use of how the surreal horror is used. Also the episode that came out after one of creators died (I think it was suidice) was something your going to have to watch to understand the terror in this. - Kuro

34 Ninja Scroll
35 Texhnolyze
36 Wicked City

There's a chick that walks like a spider

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

I've heard that berskerk is very brutal

38 Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani & Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi.

I love this anime. It's the violence and gore that makes it disturbing but I love it because of that. One of the main characters, Shinya Kogami shot a criminal with a special gun and he literally bloated and exploded into a pool of blood.

39 Btooom!
40 Berserk: Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey
41 Berserk: Golden Age Arc III - Descent

I've watched a lot of disturbing scenes, but this one haunted me.

42 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.

Alexander and Nina.

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

Okay, I found some parts to be really disturbing.

43 Genocyber
44 Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing Ultimate Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It chronicles the efforts of the mysterious and secret Hellsing Organization, as it combats vampires, ghouls, and other supernatural foes who threaten England.
45 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.
46 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.
47 Speed Grapher
48 Violence Jack Violence Jack
49 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.
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