Ahh yes, we’ve finally reached that time again – that time where nobody has to hide their inner demons anymore and can embrace their love for horror anime without being judged. Whether you’re new to this genre or already know the creepiest anime out there, this list is for you. So grab all the pumpkin spice snacks you can find – here are 10 horror anime to watch on Halloween!
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#1 Soul Eater
- Episodes: 51
- Aired: APR 2008 – MAR 2009
- Studio: Bones
Death City is home to the famous Shibusen, a technical academy headed by the Shinigami—Lord Death himself. Its mission: to raise “Death Scythes” for the Shinigami to wield against the many evils of their fantastical world. These Death Scythes, however, are not made from physical weapons; rather, they are born from human hybrids who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons, and only after they have consumed the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch’s soul.
Soul Eater Evans, a Demon Scythe who only seems to care about what’s cool, aims to become a Death Scythe with the help of his straight-laced wielder, or meister, Maka Albarn. The contrasting duo work and study alongside the hot-headed Black☆Star and his caring weapon Tsubaki, as well as the Shinigami’s own son, Death the Kid, an obsessive-compulsive dual wielder of twin pistols Patty and Liz.
Soul Eater follows these students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the world’s threats while working together under the snickering sun to become sounder in mind, body, and soul.
#2 Shisha no Teikoku
- Episodes: 1 (Movie)
- Aired: OCT 2015
- Studio: Wit Studio
The story of Shisha no Teikoku takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is recruited by the government as a secret agent. However, Watson lives in a world where “Frankensteins,” human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers, are used to improve industrial development.
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: APR 2006 – SEP 2006
- Studio: Studio Deen
Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni follows Keiichi Maebara, who moved to a quiet little village in 1983 and to his luck immediately became friends with his schoolmates Rena Ryuuguu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Houjou, and Rika Furude.
But it doesn’t take long for Keiichi to realize that something is different about this village. He soon learns about several murders and disappearances that happened recently and wants to find out more about these terrible incidents. But when he asks his newfound friends, they refuse to answer and remain silent when he brings up that topic.
Keiichi tries to investigate on his own now, and soon believes that he can’t trust his own schoolmates, who have been acting very suspicious lately…