Top 10 Best Halloween Anime You Need To Watch Right Now – Hey guys!. In this post, I’ll be discussing a list of Top 10 Best Halloween Anime You Need To Watch Right Now. From Ghouls and Ghosts to Zombies and Vampires, there is a Halloween anime for everyone to enjoy.
If you are a horror anime man or just want a good mystery anime to unwind with after a long day I am sure I have the anime for you on this list. Here are the best anime to watch during Halloween to get your spooky season fix! So, let’s get started.
1. Tokyo Ghoul
We will start off with perhaps one of the most popular anime on this list, Tokyo Ghoul. With Ghoul in the name, I can assure you it is an essential anime to watch if you are looking for horror, or a supernatural thriller. Tokyo Ghoul is set in a world where humans live in constant fear of ghouls, superpowered humanoid beings who feed on human flesh to survive.
One day a shy college student named Ken Kaneki is nearly killed in an attack by one of these monsters. After receiving an organ transplant from the ghoul, he becomes a half ghoul himself. Kens body begins to change in horrifying ways as he transforms into a human ghoul hybrid. As he embarks on his new dreadful journey, he clings to his humanity.
He is now forced to adapt to his new lifestyle while avoiding those who want to exterminate all ghouls from the world. The series is full of flashy violence, frightening villains, and elaborate fight scenes. However, underneath all of these layers in an incredibly inspirational story of a young man fighting his own monsters, and inner demons.
If you love all things scary and want to immerse yourself in a dark fantasy world, then Tokyo Ghoul is a perfect show for you. It ran for 48 episodes giving you plenty of content to enjoy.
2. Soul Eater
Soul Eater released in 2008 and ran for 51 episodes. The show takes place at Death Weapon Meister Academy, a school founded by the God of death to train meisters and demon weapons to maintain order in a world full of demons. In this story lord death is not the villain, he serves as the headmaster of the academy, and the guardian of mankind.
He brings comedic relief to a character commonly known for well death and destruction. The series revolves around 3 groups of meisters and their weapons that train at the school. There goals are to collect 99 souls of evil humans and 1 witch soul to elevate their weapon partner to the prestigious status of death scythe, a weapon powerful enough Death himself would wield.
However, forces outside the academy make it more challenging and lead to the students facing many hardships. Maka, Soul, Death the Kid, and Black Star are a few of the characters that make the show worth the watch. As they fight alongside each as the last line of defense against the forces of evil they learn to cooperate and set their personal grudges aside.
Each character is deep and unique, their development keeps you engaged throughout the show, even when things start to slow down. If you want a more family friendly anime without blood and gore, Soul Eater is the show for you. This was one of the first anime I watched back in the day and recommend it to most anime fans.
3. Death Note
Psychological Thrillers give us mind bending stories and Death Note delivers just that. Light Yagami is a model student, bored with his lifestyle, and tired of being surrounded by a society filled with corruption and crime. One day his life takes a decisive turn when he finds a mysterious black notebook, entitled “Death Note” which bears the following instructions.
“The person whose name will be written in this notebook will die”. Light was initially skeptical of the authenticity of the book but changed his mind after successfully testing the notebook on two criminals who died. After using the book, he would meet the real owner of the Death Note, a Shinigami demon named Ryuk.
Light decides to use his new power to eradicate evil and become a God, but he would soon be challenged by a mysterious figure simply known as L. Death Note always keeps you on your toes as the story brings many twists and turns. The series has a predominantly dark and moody tone, but Ryuk manages to offer some comedic relief, and keeps the show from becoming melodramatic.
Light Yagami is a perfect main character because his motives and are erratic, but we can all understand his cause for killing. It makes for a unique story and compelling story that we don’t often see in anime. I highly recommend giving Death Note a watch if you haven’t already, stay clear of the movies please, there are 37 episodes of the anime to enjoy, then if you want to get through the movies be my guest.
4. Hellsing Ultimate
It wouldn’t be Halloween without Vampires right? Hellsing Ultimate was released in 2006 and brings us the great and powerful Vampire Alucard who works for Hellsing, a secret organization of monster hunters. The order operates in great secrecy and is in service to the British crown.
In these dark times vampire activity has been on the rise, and a group long thought to be dead has been plotting in the shadows for 50 years. There goal is to bring chaos and plunge the entire world into war. This show brings crazy and exciting action mixed with the horror genre.
Alucards psychotic smile, cool jacket and disregard for anything other then his own amusement gives us a badass main character in a dark and violent story. There are no heroes in this story only anti-heroes and villains which makes for action, action, and more action. There are hardly any shows out there like Hellsing Ultimate making it a much watch for horror fans.
5. Ghost Hunt
Everyone loves a good ghost story during Halloween, and Ghost Hunt brings us a supernatural mystery one. Released in 2006, the story revolves around Mai Taniyama a young girl who enjoys exchanging ghost stories with her friends at school. It is said that an abandoned building on campus was the center of paranormal activity.
On her way to class one day Mai passes the building on question and spots a strange camera inside. It was part of an investigation and without knowing she was interfering with it. Mai broke the camera after being spooked by a person inside the building while also injuring them in the process. In order to replace the camera and pay for the injuries Mai is forcibly hired to work for the investigators.
From that point on she begins to learn about the paranormal world and the profession of ghost hunting. Ghost Hunt brings an unusual way of telling a mystery story while using a more scientific and realistic way of searching for clues to the paranormal activity. There are several different cases throughout the show which are full of twists and turns.
Now let me say this anime may not be for everyone, there is no horror or scary scenes but if you want a more laid-back and suspenseful show to watch during Halloween this maybe the one for you.
6. Parasyte: The Maxim
The mixture of horror thriller and science fiction is a perfect mash up of genres in my opinion. In 2014 Parasyte debuted and brought us a world of creatures programmed to take over the human brain. One-night attacks began to happen all over the world, and during his sleep a young man named Shinichi, was infected.
However, the parasite could not reach his brain, and instead punctured his right-hand merging with it. The two are forced to cohabitate in order to survive and defend themselves against attacks from other parasites. They are able to capitalize off their strange situation and begin to form a strong bond, giving them an edge in battle.
The series explores philosophical and psychological questions such as the meaning of humanity and the relationship between other species. The show is certainly dark in several ways, but it carries itself as horror drama, that has a captivating and emotional story.
There are no supernatural powers and secret organization pulling the strings in the shows. Parasyte is about the characters and their ability to adapt and survive.
7. Blood Blockade Battlefront
After a breach between Earth and the netherworld opens up over New York, humans and creatures become trapped in an impenetrable bubble that surrounds the city. They are forced to coexist in a new city known as Salem’s Lot, where peace between humanity and creatures is protected by a group of super humans called Libra.
With magic and madness living along each other craziness is bound to happen. The show has great visuals an interesting premise and is entertaining. With chaotic fights and comedic relief this anime full monsters that will certainly be fun to watch during Halloween.
8. Highschool of the Dead
I couldn’t leave out Zombies! High School of the Dead is set in present day Japan when the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies. The story follows a group of high school students and the schools nurse as they deal with the outbreak.
They must survive the zombie apocalypse while also facing threats of societal collapse and the decay of all morals as people become monsters. This show not only brings us Zombies but also the terrifying and accurate attempt at survival for an unlikely group of kids. The tense drama that ensues makes you wonder what would you do in this situation and we get to witness how the students react.
Of course the traditional zombie story is present in this anime just like other shows such as the Walking Dead but with its own spin on the genre. Fan service is present throughout the show with up skirt shots, women showing off, and while that may deter some of you from watching it High School of the Dead brings us a show full of buckets of blood and thrilling action will please the fans of the genre.
Are you ready for a true horror story? Another begins in a Middle School classroom where a haunting begins. In the past a student had committed suicide and her classmates pretended that she was still alive in order to cope with the death. They unknowingly summoned a malevolent ghost that caused more and more suicides among the student population and their families over the course of decades.
In the present day a popular student has suddenly died, and a young boy begins to poke around the mysterious of these deaths, and that’s when people begin to violently die. I do not want to say much more about the story as it is truly a unique and thrilling anime to watch. If you want an anime with a well written mystery and great characters please do yourself a favor and watch Another.
10. Chainsaw Man
Don’t worry I did forget about you slasher fans out there. Chainsaw Man follows the story of Denji and his partner Pochita as they take on the dangerous job of devil hunting to pay off debts left by Denjis father. One day the Yakuza turn on Denji killing him, leaving him to the Zombie Devil. However, the Chainsaw Devil Pochita replaces himself with Denjis heart transforming him into Chainsaw Man.
Now this anime did just come out so unfortunately you cannot binge it, but it is certainly worth putting on your anime list and watching as they come out. The amount of blood and gore in this show is going to be insane, and probably more than any other in recent memory.
The comedic relief and action are perfectly balanced with so romance mixed in. I can say this is the anime I am most looking forward to watching over the next several years.
I tried to make sure there was one of each genre on this list and hope there is something for each person to enjoy.
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