Top Ten Most Disturbing Animes


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.

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

Loved it, 10/10, Plot: Guy messes up innocent feminine kid and everything goes downhill from there.

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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 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.

This anime has a great plot but it is one of the most disturbing I have watched that’s taking out all of the bloody scenes but also very sad

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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'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

There not blood related

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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.

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

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!

The perfect anime,super awesome. super highly recommended..!

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8 School Days School Days

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 >. >


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.

Just check out the torture pics in google. You wont be dissapointed

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10 Now and Then, Here and There

The Contenders

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 Hellsing Hellsing

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

14 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.

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

15 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!

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

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 really like it though - FireWasp2004

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+.

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19 Midori: Shojo Tsubaki Midori: Shojo Tsubaki

For oblivious reasons - PerfectImpulseX

20 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.

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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1. Higurashi When They Cry
2. Now and Then, Here and There
3. Rin: Daughter of Mnemosyne
1. Boku no Pico
2. Higurashi When They Cry
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