Top Ten Psychological Anime

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The Top Ten

1 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.

Serial Experiments Lain is probably one of the most confusing animes I've watched in my entire life. It is thirteen episodes of a puzzle you need to solve or you'll be very confused for weeks. Even when you finish it, you'll need to re-watch it to truly understand the resolution and meaning of it. I highly recommend it for people who love very sophisticated and mature animes. It contains violence, suicidal thoughts, drug usage, mild alcohol, and very mature scenes. - NerdyPweeps

2 Monster Monster

Forget Death Note, Monster is the real deal.
The most complex anime I've seen. Exploring the origins of evil, shocking plot twists, and the greatest anime villain of all time. - Louay

3 Elfen Lied Elfen Lied
4 Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin
5 Higurashi no Naka Koro ni

Great anime! It messes with your head until you think its gonna explode with questions, but then season two came and it all makes sense (well, not all of it..) when you watch this you will cry, you will laugh, and you might even go crazy! I recommend 100%

6 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".
7 Claymore Claymore
8 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.

If you like psychological anime, this is a must watch for it's amazing psychological second half. - Elric-san

The psychological aspects are what really made this anime the masterpiece it is today.

9 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.
10 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.

The Contenders

11 The Tatami Galaxy
12 Dangan Ronpa Dangan Ronpa

My favourite anime! All the characters have a deep personality and character devolopment. (Especially in the games and 3. seasons) - Tuana123

13 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.

It's an anime that hurts you to the very core and makes you die a little inside in ways I have yet to re-experience - masongilbert74

14 Revolutionary Girl Utena
15 Future Diary Future Diary
16 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.
17 Code Geass Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.
18 Shinsekai Yori
19 Ping Pong The Animation
20 Wolf’s Rain
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Top Remixes

1. Death Note
2. The Tatami Galaxy
3. Monster
Undistinguished
1. Elfen Lied
2. Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin
3. Higurashi no Naka Koro ni
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1. Serial Experiments Lain
2. Elfen Lied
3. Attack on Titan/Shingeki no Kyojin
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