Top 10 Most Disturbing Moments In Anime

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The Top Ten

1 Nina Tucker is Turned into a Chimera - Fullmetal Alchemist

Definitely very disturbing. His father gave her worse than a death. - Kiteretsunu

I still cannot watch the rest of the series because of this episode.

By far the most disturbing thing I've ever seen in Anime..

I was sitting by myself and still said "no way" out loud

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2 The Abuse and Death of the Puppy - Elfen Lied

I was horrified when watching this scene. Why would a bunch of little kids beat an innocent puppy to death? It didn't help that shortly after, Lucy killed them all

I've Seen a lot of messed up things in anime but the scene were these two guys are vicious beating this poor dog to death was too much even for me. - egnomac

3 Goosh Goosh - Tokyo Ghoul

It's not Tokyo GHOUL; its from Tokyo TRIBE. And unless you want to throw up, I don't recommend watching the scene

It's Tokyo Tribe actually but don't watch that scene. The anime is pretty good but that scene was cancer to my brain. - RoseRedFlower

This will scar you for life

I... don't worry... just don't watch it. - 8Gon_Soku8

4 The Eclipse - Berserk
5 Ed and Al's Failed Transmutation - Fullmetal Alchemist

Yes when I was a child I was confused when I saw it on T.V..

Ed and Al attempted to bring their mother back to life instead everything goes wrong Ed loses a leg Al loses his body, Ed trades one of his arm for Al's Soul and the ending result for all their sacrifice is this creepy and disturbing black thing. - egnomac

6 Videl Gets Destroyed By Spopovitch - Dragon Ball Z

This whole fight was hard to watch Spoppovitch is just wailing on poor Videl and I mean really beating on her to the point were even the people in the stands were disturbed this whole time I'm saying to myself somebody please stop the match enough's enough, While all this is going on Videl's father Hercule is nowhere to be find his duaughter is being beaten to death by Spoppovitch and he's hiding out in his dressing room. - egnomac

This scene haunted me in my childhood. I'll never forget it. Poor girls gets beaten to near death by a man twice her size. She could have killed him if he hadn't been possessed, save the fact that she twisted his neck with one kick. - 8Gon_Soku8

Actually, I enjoyed watching Videl get beaten to a pulp. I don't like her anyway.

That was the only fight in DBZ that I was like, "Damn, someone stop the fight."

7 Satoko Gets Tortured - Higurashi When They Cry

This was so messed up but in episode 13 Keichi gets pushed off a bridge after Satako finds Rikas dead body and Keichi holding a hatchet even though he's innocent

8 The Atomic Bomb - Barefoot Gen

OK, THIS scene was screwed up on all sorts of levels. Watching people (men, women, children, babies, animals) fry to a crisp and their eyes melt out of their sockets in BEYOND disturbing. AND this actually HAPPENED. The Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima actually HAPPENED! THAT is fear-inspiring.

9 Shenji's Eye Gets Ripped Out - Deadman Wonderland

It's exactly what it sounds like after losing to Ganta at Carnival Corpse Senji is forced to play a penalty game and has his eye literally ripped out. - egnomac

10 Envy's Monstrous Form - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

I still have nightmares about this T^T

He becomes this incredibly huge monster made up of the bodies of the poor souls used to make the philosopher stone even Edward couldn't bear to strike him seeing the faces of those tortured souls. - egnomac

The Contenders

11 Hisoka's Orgasm - Hunter x Hunter

OH GOD... I do NOT want to remember this. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

12 Tetsuo's Mutation - Akira

I actually saw this scene on YouTube one time and was browsing through the comment section. And I read one where the person said he actually saw this scene at age 4.

F'ed up world we live in folks.

That Moment was Pretty Messed Up🤢

I just can't get it out of my head!

13 The Bunnies - Blood-C
14 Toothbrush Incest - Nisemonogatari

This scene is god tier art - Kuro

This was just plain wrong

15 Tamaki Forces Ganta to Watch Footage of the Carnival Corpse Matches - Deadman Wonderland

Not only does Tamaki admits to Ganta that that he rigged the evidence against Ganta during his trial he then forces him to watch these gruesome matches from the carnival corpse. - egnomac

Clearly the makers of the show were fans of A Clockwork Orange

16 Chihiro's Parents Turn into Pigs - Spirited Away
17 Neferpitou probes Pokkle's brain - Hunter x Hunter
18 Asuka's Brutal Death - End of Evangelion
19 The Ending - School Days

It's so disturbing it gave me cancer

Nice boat. - lavashooter

20 Pierrot Le Fou - Cowboy Bebop

The moment when Mad Pierrot was crying for mother after Spike hurt him with the throwing knife...

21 Mustang's Relentless Assault on Envy

Envy-Kun! I ship my OC with Envy because I thought he could be redeemed if someone would have just showed him love and hope, but looks like that never happened. Guess this scene is something that I'll surely have to rewrite... maybe Mira should be burned at least once by accident because she was trying to protect Envy... whomever responds next please tell me what you think.

22 Sabrina and Her Creepy Doll - Pokemon
23 Super Buu kills the Z Fighters - Dragon Ball Z
24 Shiro's Dual Personalities - Deadman Wonderland
25 Irène's Death Scene - Blood+

This is the most disturbing Anime scene I've ever watched.
No joke. I've seen Shenji's eye getting ripped out in deadman wonderland, and I've seen Nina Tucker transforming into a chimera, and I've seen the puppy getting killed in Elfen Lied, but those are NOTHING compared to Irène's Death Scene from Blood+.
This wasn't just disturbing, this was the ONLY moment in the ENITRE anime, that disturbed me.
Seriously, This scene is something you don't want to remember, and something you can't forget.
What disturbed me, is that you LITERALLY see Irène's body falling to pieces, on-screen.
And then, you see a shot of her severed, crystallized head, with empty eyes.
That moment made me feel uneasy and scared.
It was very disturbing.

26 Nuclear Explosion - Barefoot Gen

I was gonna vote for The Eclipse from Berserk. But reason why I'm voting for this is because the explosion happened in history. You can literally see the people melting.

Let me reiterate. On August 6, 1945, the USA dropped a bomb on Hiroshima (and three days later, Nagasaki) to make Japan surrender and end World War II. It doesn't stop the MELTING EYEBALLS part from being less horrifying. The little girl... the soldier... the old man... the woman and her baby... the dog... you can't say that isn't more terrifying than fiction. - Sovereign-Robo

This scene will FOREVER haunt my life. The melting eyeballs... and this horrifying fact: It ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

I'm sorry, but THIS should be Number One on this list. It's a depiction of an event that ACTUALLY HAPPENED. - Sovereign-Robo

27 Tenchi Meets Ryoko as a Mummy - Tenchi Muyo
28 Sena's Footjob - Chaos Head
29 Shinji Jerking Off Over Asuka's Comatose Body - The End of Evangelion
30 Centipede - Tokyo Ghoul

You can feel every pain Ken had to go through 😖 - Not_A_Weeaboo

Breaking fingers? check
Putting a centpede into kaneki’s ear? check
Too much blood? check
What’s even worse..
Screaming painfully? check

31 Death of Sears's Mother Followed by Necrophilia - Hellsing Ultimate
32 Frieza's Transformations - Dragon Ball Z
33 Takashi's original owner gets shot to death - Akira

Aside from the stuff that happens in Elfen Lied, this is one of the goriest moments in anime

34 Light goes crazy after he's found out by Near - Death Note
35 Luke Valentine's Death - Hellsing Ultimate
36 The Mid-Production of A Rape Scene - Perfect Blue
37 Chirin's Mother Gets Killed - Ringing Bell
38 Akito Grabs Sana By the Neck - Kodocha
39 Mutilation Scenes - Elfen Lied
40 Titan gets head punched off - Attack on Titan
41 Cerberus Attack - Blood-C

I know Nene and Nono weren't that likable, but their deaths were brutal as hell! Seriously, she got ripped in half!

42 Oberon Rapes Asuna - Sword Art Online

This scene left me shuddering. All the while Kirito was pinned to the ground with his own sword, and could do nothing but watch his girlfriend gets molested by this creep.

I saw this and was constantly thinking "Nope. Nope nope nope. Nopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenopenope" - randyr

43 Band of the Hawk Massacre - Berserk

Not even therapy will heal you after watching this scene.

44 Mitty's horrifyingly tragic transformation - Made in Abyss

Now I never saw the anime Made in Abyss, but I have the first few chapters of the manga, so I pretty much now how the Abyss works.

But this scene though...it just makes me glad that something like the Abyss doesn't exist. I mean, forcing two children down to the sixth layer against their will for experimentation is already pretty messed up. But Mitty's transformation is what really got me, especially with the fact that she said it was all gonna be okay...but no, it wasn't.

Again, I don't know much about the series since I've only read the first couple chapters of the manga, but if I ever get to this part...yeah, I think I'm gonna take a break from that series just to bring myself to sanity before things get worse. - OnyxDash

45 The Dog Fight - Parasyte the Maxim

Definitely one of the more disturbing parts of the anime, watching Migi and the infected dog fight, you should it for yourself, it's not normal. Parasyte episode 1

46 Tetsuo's Nightmare - Akira

That was creepy as hell. Not disturbing; just creepy

47 Kitaro's left eye is his father - Gegege no Kitaro
48 Imperfect Cell Powers Up - Dragon Ball Z

The yellow aura of wailing souls is really disturbing if you think about it

49 Ciel sees an eye lodged into Hannah's eye - Black Butler 2

The entire second season has a few disturbing moments. But this is the worst, what makes it even worse is Ciel screaming with agony. That image is planted in my head

50 Death by Dominator - Psycho-Pass

I don't know what's it's more of: awesome or disturbing

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Top Remixes (4)

1. The Atomic Bomb - Barefoot Gen
2. The Eclipse - Berserk
3. The Bunnies - Blood-C
Sovereign-Robo
1. Goosh Goosh - Tokyo Ghoul
2. Chihiro's Parents Turn into Pigs - Spirited Away
3. Satoko Gets Tortured - Higurashi When They Cry
RoseRedFlower
1. The Abuse and Death of the Puppy - Elfen Lied
2. Nina Tucker is Turned into a Chimera - Fullmetal Alchemist
3. Ed and Al's Failed Transmutation - Fullmetal Alchemist
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