36 Best Gory Anime of All Time

Gory Anime

Are you dying to watch some of the best gory anime without using any mind like some of the insane batshit and characters are going on murder sprees and have blood everywhere.

Well then your search ends here today we are going to explore 37 best gory anime of the anime universe so brace yourself these anime will be decently hard to stomach, I assure you.

Lets begin the list of best gory anime without wasting any more time.

36. Terra Formars

Terra Formars gory anime

This gory anime starts with the space program attempting to travel to Mars, 21st century scientists were tasked with warming up the planet so that humans could survive on its surface.

They came up with an efficient and cost effective plan of sending cockroaches and mold to the surface so that the mold would absorb the sunlight and the insect corpses would serve as a food source for the mold. It is now the year 2577 and the first manned ship to Mars has landed on the planet and the six crew members are ready for their mission.

But what they find are giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength. The crew members are easily wiped out, but not before sending a transmission back to Earth. Now, humanity will send elite warriors to exterminate the mutated bugs and claim back Mars.

35. Parasyte -The Maxim-

Parasyte -The Maxim-

This gory anime start when all of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets.

These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.

Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead.

Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

34. Murder Princess

Murder Princess

This gory anime starts in the land of Foreland a coup d’état has occurred and the princess, after witnessing the death of the King, is on the run.

She meets with battle-hungry bounty hunter Falis, and with a twist of fate they both switch souls, making Alita the maid of the now princess Falis.

Named for her bravery in confronting the enemy as ‘Murder Princess’, Falis must continue to be the princess as well as confronting any new opponent that comes to her way.

33. Shoujo Tsubaki

Shoujo Tsubaki

The gory anime series is about an orphan girl named Midori, whom is taken in (enslaved) by a traveling freak show. The freak show includes such unsavory characters as a mummyman, a snake woman, and a drooling man with no limbs.

The owner of the freak show, the eponymous Mr. Arashi, is a strict man who allows his freaks very little freedom or joy in life.

He is especially cruel to Midori. Midori works, not as a freak since she is normal, but as a sort of caretaker of the freaks.

32. Mnemosyne

Mnemosyne

Immortality is something many people would wish for. But would it be such a coveted ability if people knew they would be subject to countless attacks because of it? Such is the case for Rin Asougi, an immortal private investigator, because there is no shortage of people who want her dead.

Over the centuries, she has met many grisly ends, but each time, she returns to life as if nothing had happened. In 1990, while looking for a lost cat, Rin runs into Kouki Maeno, a man who feels that his memories are wrong.

Agreeing to help him, Rin discovers that Kouki is not what he seems, all the while drawing closer to her true enemy. This adversary knows Rin and her kind all too well, and if she dies by his hand, she may stay dead permanently.

31. Fist of The North Star

Fist of The North Star

Few years after earth became wasteland from nuclear war, the violence ruled and there were no room for love neither for the ones who were not strong enough to defend themselves.

A skilled successor of an ancient deadly martial art is tested by destiny to perform the greatest task of his life: leave behind all his dreams in the pursue of mankind welfare.

By means of enduring sorrow, suffering and fighting, the kind hearted man will have to raise his spirit in order to overcome the ones who want to subdue the world at their feet. The path of greatness is that of loneliness.

30. Urotsukidoji: Legend of The Overfiend

Urotsukidoji: Legend of The Overfiend

Legend has it that the human race is not the only dominant civilization living on Earth. Two other races exist in this world: the Makai (a demon race) and the Juujinkai (a half-man, half-beast race).

Once every 3,000 years, a supreme being known as the “Choujin” (Overfiend) will emerge and bring balance to all three realms on Earth. In present-day Japan, after 300 years of endless searching, a Jujinkai named Amano Jyaku has discovered the presence of the Choujin inside high school slacker Tatsuo Nagumo.

But now, Amano, along with his sister Megumi and their sidekick Kuroko, must protect Nagumo and his new girlfriend Akemi Ito from the Makai, who believe that Nagumo is not the Choujin, but an evil entity bent on destroying all living beings on Earth.

29. Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

The setting of this gory anime is a futuristic one in modern Japan, where people who have a high and cloudy Psycho Pass are either adjudged criminals or potent criminals.

The ones who have a Psycho Pass of above a certain rating are criminals who’re judged dangerous and have no hope but the potent criminals can work as Enforcers with the police in order to catch the other criminals.

But the story of this gory anime starts getting good around the 8 episode in the show and continues to be a good one till the 16 episode or so. Around that time, we have a confrontation between the protagonist and the antagonist.

28. Perfect Blue

Perfect Blue

Mima leaves the idol group CHAM, in order to pursue her dream as an actress.

Mima climbs up the rocky road to success by performing as rape victims and posing nude for magazines, but is haunted by her reflections of the past.

An amazing, if not perfectly animated, psychological thriller anime that will have you wondering just what’s real here and clinging to your nearest cuddly.

27. Danganronpa: The Animation

danganronpa the animation

This gory anime is about a group of 15 elite high school students are gathered at a very special, high class high school. To graduate from this high school essentially means you’ll succeed in life, but graduating is very difficult.

The school is presided over by a bear called Monokuma, and he explains to them that their graduation hinges around committing a murder. The only way to graduate is to kill one of your classmates and get away with it.

If the other classmates discover the identity of the killer, the killer is the only one executed. However, if they fail to catch the killer, only the killer graduates and the others are annihilated. Which of the 15 will survive the bloodbath to come?

26. Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied boasts one of the most intense and intriguing plot lines that I have ever experienced in anime. 

It must be known that the central themes to Elfen Lied are hate, anger, and inhumanity. Every darkness of the human soul is represented in this 13 episode series.

Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she’s actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality.

25. Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer is a dark fantasy based gory anime. The series sticks to its source material and doesn’t remove any of its ultra-violence and s*xual content.

It should be noted that this series is not a isekai, where the main character is transported to another world and does whatever shit the main character needs to do. There are no fun adventures in this series, just death and destruction.

Mainly the death of many goblins and other creatures, and occasionally some adventurers. But, that’s just the general setting of this world, i.e., it’s dark, cruel, and merciless.

24. Claymore

Claymore

This gory anime story follows one of these women. She meets a normal human kid who isn’t afraid of her, and they end up as traveling partners. At first, it starts as a standard "good-guys-killing-monsters" show, but it goes deeper.

I’ve always felt that the organization for whom the Claymores are working isn’t quite good, but let’s just leave it at that.

The story, as I said, develops as time passes, and we get to know more characters, maybe a bit about their background, and it all culminates with a real neat final fight.

23. Neon Genesis Evangelion

The basic, initial, plot of this gory anime goes thus: a 14-year-old boy named Shinji is called to NERV (an organization charged with defending mankind from extinction, no less) by his estranged, seemingly cold and calculating father.

There, his fathers’ first words are an order to pilot an immense robotic machine, the titular Evangelion, and fight against the monster that’s attacking Tokyo-3, the city under which NERV has it’s headquarters.

These illusory ‘monsters’ are called Angels and are seemingly invincible – traditional weaponry, even in the year 2015, has minimal effect upon them. Only the Eva ‘biomechs’, which can be piloted solely by certain selected 14-year-olds can stop them. This is merely the basic, initial premise of the series.

As it goes on, everything gets a lot more complicated; There’s a metric ton of mystery, suspense, twists and turns in Evangelion’s plot, all routinely thought-provoking and intensely interesting.

22. School days

School days

Our story of this gory anime begins with two star crossed lovers, Makoto and Kotonoha (Katsura). Young love is so fragile, and so fleeting, and none know this better than our dear characters. Enter Sekai, third party, and friend to both.

What happens next is a rollercoaster of emotion (mostly fury), detachment, lies, betrayal, and sociopathy, right up to the very end, where the story of our Lovers comes full circle.

When the truth comes out, Makoto, Kotonoha, and Sekai learn the full ramifications of the consequences they wrought.

21. Re: Zero

Re: Zero

The story of this gory anime starts when Subaru Natsuki leaves the convenience store, the last thing he expects is to be wrenched from his everyday life and dropped into a fantasy world. Things aren’t looking good for the bewildered teenager; however, not long after his arrival, he is attacked by some thugs. Armed with only a bag of groceries and a now useless cell phone, he is quickly beaten to a pulp.

Fortunately, a mysterious beauty named Satella, in hot pursuit after the one who stole her insignia, happens upon Subaru and saves him. In order to thank the honest and kindhearted girl, Subaru offers to help in her search, and later that night, he even finds the whereabouts of that which she seeks.

But unbeknownst to them, a much darker force stalks the pair from the shadows, and just minutes after locating the insignia, Subaru and Satella are brutally murdered.

20. Akame ga Kill

Akame ga Kill

The story of this gory anime follows Tatsumi, a countryside boy that travels to the capital to join the military and earn money to send to his village suffering from poverty.

To him the capital is a place filled with opportunities and a happy life. But after reaching the capital he soon realizes exactly how corrupt the capital is.

After certain events he is recruited by Night Raid, A group of assassins that wish to overthrow the government and end this corruption.

19. Highschool of the dead

Highschool of the dead

Highschool of the Dead represents the latest in an endless string of attempts to cash in on Zombiemania. If there is one thing that makes me go blind with rage it is zombie media and the brainless IDIOTS that keep this cash train rolling.

Shows, games, and movies that are decent or mediocre become “OMG da best thing EVAR!” thanks to moron zombie fans.

The story of this gory anime follows a group of high school students, the high school’s nurse, and a young girl as they fight their way to safety through the deadly streets of Japan during a worldwide catastrophic event known as the “Outbreak”.

18. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

The story of this gory anime is one of the most captivating stories I’ve ever seen. 100 years prior to the start of the anime, humanity has been on the bridge of extinction due to the monstrous humanoid Titans that devour humans.

It is set in a world where humanity lives within cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans.

The story of this gory anime follows Eren Yeager, who vows to retake the world after a Titan brings about the destruction of his home town and the death of his mother.

17. Kenpuu Denki Berserk

Kenpuu Denki Berserk

Probably the greatest strength of this gory anime are it’s story and characters. The story and characters grow simultaneously making the world of Berserk very lively.

Most of the typical gory anime cliches are steered clear of here (with the exception of one blatant one), which really improved the effectiveness of the story and characters.

With a unique and lively world, Berserk captures a lot of realism for an anime. This is definitely not a lighthearted anime. It can be embraced to the extreme of obsession (Like me) because of the interesting, deep perspectives that operate in the story.

16. Mirai Nikki

Mirai Nikki

The story of this gory anime at its core a Romance, though its so much more than that as well. It explores how ones actions and willpower can change the future and how good people can do go insane or do terrible things because of traumatic experiences.

The pacing is fairly fast, but not forced, even when there’s no intense action going on, you find yourself on the edge of your seat knowing that an enemy could pop up at any time. I experienced all sort of emotions throughout the anime, fear, happiness, excitement, sadness.

The shock value was insane. My reason for a 9 instead of a 10 was that some of the things that happen in the anime are soo over the top ridiculous and unbelievable that i just couldn’t reasonably give it a perfect score and that some of the things that happen in the last few episodes get a bit out of hand, you’ll see what i mean when you watch it.

15. Higurashi: When they cry

Higurashi: When they cry

New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village.

Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year.

But something about this isolated town seems “off,” and his feelings of dread continue to grow.

With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

14. Another

This gory anime actually caught me by surprise. I went into it knowing absolutely nothing about it, but needless to say, I was hooked after just two episodes.

Who is this girl? Why is she so special? Why is this new transfer student the only one that seems to know she’s even there? A mystery indeed.

The show does an amazing job leaving the audience to wonder what’s going to happen next. Each episode’s cliffhanger is gripping. They take things to a whole new level during the second half of the series.

13. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

So in this gory anime the world there are entities known as ‘Ghouls’ who feed off human corpses and drink coffee. Yes, coffee. So one day a freshman college student goes out with some girl and it turns out, SHE’S A GHOUL! DUN DUN DUN DUUUUUUUUN!!!!

So after an accident before getting eaten, doctors thought it was such a smart idea (not) to take the ghoul’s organs and stuff them into our MC.

What happens? The MC is know a half ghoul, half human and struggles to maintain each side.

12. Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate

To say the plot of this gory anime is stupid, would be an understatement. This plot absolutely revels in its own absurdity. A fat, over the top Nazi known only as Zee Major builds an army of Nazi vampires in South America and invades London with a group of giant Zeppelins.

The only thing that can stop them…Count Dracula of course. You have to love Zee major though. He is such a silly, cartoonish caricature of Nazism, although he still falls short of Ann Coulter, who would call Zee Major a liberal pansy.

This is not an artsy, experimental anime like Mushishi. It’s not a thinking man’s existentialist anime like Tatami Galaxy. With Hellsing, you have to just give your brain a rest and enjoy the EPIC battles and bizarre humor that permeates this series.

11. Deadman wonderland

Deadman wonderland

As you know, Deadman Wonderland is about Ganta, a boy who is framed for the murder of his friends and sent to a privately owned prison. Shortly after arriving in Deadman Wonderland, Ganta discovers he can use his blood as a weapon. He is then sent to G-Block (where all the other Deadmen are) and the story begins.

Since this gory anime is only 12 episodes, we only get to see the first arc, which is fine. In terms of plot, we don’t get to see the start of the main storyline. The first half of the anime is getting introduced to Deadman Wonderland and the second half Ganta teams up with Owl.

Most of the questions that are introduced such as the Mother Goose System, the Red Man, and Makina (lady in charge of the prison guard) trying to discover what’s going on, while explored, aren’t resolved. This leaves people with the sense that the plot was cheap and incomplete, but there are 45 manga chapters and the anime only got to chapter 20.

10. Shiki

 Shiki

Fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu dreamed of a glamorous life in the big city; however, her unexpected death in the quiet village of Sotoba marks the beginning of what appears to be a ferocious epidemic that turns the hot summer into a season of blood and terror.

A young doctor named Toshio Ozaki begins to doubt the nature of the disease and comes to understand that to discover the truth, he must abandon his humanity.

Meanwhile, Natsuno Yuuki, an antisocial youth from the city, is haunted by the sudden death of Megumi and must realize the pain of friendship in the face of his own tragedy.

Toshio and Natsuno form an unlikely pair as they work together to save Sotoba before it transforms into a ghost town of vampires.

09. Ninja scroll

Ninja scroll

Ninja Scroll in a very realistic sense is a gory anime B-movie. So the story was pretty heinous. Essentially the entire plot can be seen as a device to switch setting and to move to the next fight scene.

However the story of this gory anime itself (if you’re actually paying attention) isn’t all too bad. There were some interesting little character developments and a couple neat twists and turns. It gets slightly weird towards the end and the actual ending itself was a little lacking. But the forte of the anime is the action scenes.

Almost all of them were brilliant, I say almost all because frankly I wanted to see a couple stretched out a little longer. Each enemy that Jubei faces is different and even though it’s pretty clear that he can’t be beaten it’s interesting to see him face some of the tougher opponenets.

08. Devilman Crybaby

Devilman Crybaby

The Story in this gory anime was very good, the pacing was solid throughout the entire story, it never felt like there was unnecessary dips, and it managed to push through to the end and conclude in a satisfying way, which many shows nowadays fail to do.

As someone who had never previously read Devilman or watched any adaptation, all of the twists that were present in the classic series were new to me.

And most were well done, they are hard to predict until the show wants you to know or gives large hints, it does well at subverting your expectations.

07. Btooom!

Btooom!

The story of this gory anime is about a guy who sits at home playing videos games all day, he’s one of the top players in a game called BTOOM!

Eventually he gets kidnapped and taken to an Island where he has to play the game to survive and win back his freedom.

I immediately thought of myself and my Killzone 3 addiction. lol! So I can sort of relate to the main protagonist.

I also love stories like “The Hunger Games” where people are forced to fight each other for their lives.

06. Basilisk

Basilisk

The story of this gory anime is simple – two warring ninja clans kill each other. Don’t let the simple plot fool you though, there is a forbidden love story thrown into the mix aswell, and that is pulled off well.

The best way to describe this would be a ultra-violent Romeo and Juliet sort of story. I enjoyed the story very much, but it had it’s flaws.

Many of the characters that appear only last for a few episodes, and I felt that they could have been kept along just a bit longer. But, after all, the main premise of this anime is two ninja clans killing each other, so I’m not really that upset.

05. Shigurui

Shigurui

This gory anime starts at the beginning of the Edo Era, when people enjoyed a time of peace, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaga holds a fighting tournament. In the past, matches were fought with wooden swords. This time, real swords will be used.

One-armed Fujiki Gennosuke and blind Irako Seigen will fight each other in this match. Both are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan, who is known as Japan’s greatest swordsman. Each of them are determined to prove himself the successor of Iwamoto’s school. However, there can only be one champion.

So begins a story of intertwining fates, conflict, and strange destinies.

04. Gantz

Gantz

Gantz is a game of survival that you can’t help but love. Everyone in the room is soon transported to an area of town and can’t leave until they have eliminated the targets selected by Gantz.

These targets are as wacky as they are terrifying, and while many of them look harmless or relatively easy to dispatch of that is rarely the case. Part of the excitement of watching Gantz comes from not knowing what everyone will have to go up against next.

It’s also worth mentioning that this isn’t your typical bad guy of the week series. Each time our reluctant cast is forced into battle it usually lasts for a lot more than just a single episode. This is good, because Gantz is one anime that will probably have you thinking So many characters, so little time to kill them all.

Gantz sets its characters up like domino’s. Very few of them are ever developed, and very few survive long enough to see the last episode. There is a lot of death in Gantz and plenty of gory scenes to cringe at and watch over and over again, trust me.

03. Blood C

Blood C

Peaceful schoolgirl by day, fearsome monster slayer by night, Saya Kisaragi is leading a split life. Equipped with a ceremonial sword given to her by her father for sacred tasks, she vanquishes every monster who dares threaten her quiet little village.

But all too soon, Saya’s reality and everything she believes to be true is tested, when she overhears the monsters speak of a broken covenant—something she knows nothing about.

And then, unexpectedly, a strange dog appears; it asks her to whom she promised to protect the village, curious as to what would happen if she were to break that promise.

Tormented by unexplained visions and her world unraveling around her, we travel with Saya through her struggle to find a way to the truth in a village where nothing is as it seems.

02. Corpse Party

Corpse Party

This is one of those gory anime that makes you cringe but you still love it because it takes you on a well written story.

Where as this is still not my favorite horror anime, I still think that it did an amazing job with what little time it had. It had a story and a conclusion and we were not left with a cliffhanger like Umineko left us with.

But what I really want to emphasis on is the fact that series fit everything into 4, half-hour long episodes. This is amazing for that small length of time.

01. Genocyber

Genocyber

As the nations of the world begin to merge, world peace is threatened by the private armies of individual corporations.

The Kuryu Group has just discovered a weapon that will tip world power in their favor. The Genocyber: a nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential.

Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained… Battle erupts, and the cyberpunk world of the future is about to explode with violence.

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