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May 17, 4:16 PM

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Which anime or manga did you see that were so dark, they make it into your top 5 darkest anime/manga? Thank you for any and all answers :)
 
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Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime) and Berserk (manga.) NGE doesn't have anything that's TOO physically violent, but it does get very psychologically dark, and the fucked up thing is that you totally understand where the characters are coming from and you still relate to them.

Same with Berserk, although it actually is physically, emotionally, and sexually brutal. Both of these feel especially dark because of their masterful character development, which makes everything that happens in them feel all the more relatable, fucked up, and tragic.
 
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Kara No Kyoukai.

Like, holy shit. o_____O

I haven't seen anything this dark since Elfen Lied........probably. I still haven't watched Shiki yet and I couldn't get through Higurashi franchise.

Fate/Zero is also up there...as Shadow Star Narutaru (which I didn't finish either because NOPE. lol)



 
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I think Berserk is the only really "dark" manga which I can take serious.

Not as dark but also good, Death Parade and Parasyte.
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Depends on what you consider dark. I would consider Haibane Renemi quite dark Psychologically.

Gakkougurashi is also quite dark in many ways as well.

And plus one to Fate Zero and Kara no Kyokai.
 
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May 17, 5:04 PM
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Definitely Boku no Pico, once you've seen it you won't be the same person ever again.
 
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The good kind of dark that's at least watchable or the bad kind that just makes me want to fly to Japan to sucker punch the author?
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May 17, 5:14 PM
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Obligatory Berserk answer.

Other than that Perfect Blue, Sidonia no Kishi (1st season, before it turned into a space harem), Alien 9, SnK (this show fucking scares me, sorry can't help it), maybe also Higurashi and Kiseijuu but I was new to anime back then, dunno how I'd feel about these shows now. But I wouldn't call it my top list, these are literally the only anime that managed to creep me out so it's not like I had much to choose from.
 
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SophiaReim said:
Which anime or manga did you see that were so dark, they make it into your top 5 darkest anime/manga? Thank you for any and all answers :)

Went through my lists and picked out whatever I consider "dark". Too lazy to rank them though.




 
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Berserk seems to be the darkest thing I ever read (also the most dark thing I ever enjoyed)

Tho there is a certain point when it is no longer dark and just becomes silly to me.
 
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What does 'dark' even mean in this context?
The atmosphere? Themes? Do you count anything with blood and gore instantly as dark?

Is Naruto considered a dark series 'cause of war and death?
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Try reading how cruel and philosophical Oyasumi Punpun is. :D

My mistake It's a slice of life type genre also
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Definitely Boku no Pico, once you've seen it you won't be the same person ever again.


I also take it that you have seen something like this before
 
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Probably Prison School. Hana is just too insane to deal with.
 
May 17, 6:52 PM

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The darkest anime/manga I've experienced BY FAR is Oyasumi Punpun. I was highkey depressed for weeks after reading it, and I had to take a lot of breaks or I just felt such an overwhelming feeling of despair. Like seriously. Idk what was wrong with me
 
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i heard they animated it during complete darkness
 
May 18, 3:50 AM

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anime texhnolyze,evangelion,berserk,shinsekai yori

manga berserk, oyasumi punpun,dorohedoro,blame,dead dead demons dedededestruction
 
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my singature, does that even count, well, its a manga i guess.
songs that i fuck with


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+1 NGE and Berserk, but

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Berserk seems to be the darkest thing I ever read (also the most dark thing I ever enjoyed)

You should try Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Akio makes Griffith, Gendo and Ragyo look like a J-pop girlsband (^:
 
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Clebardman said:
+1 NGE and Berserk, but

Darek said:
Berserk seems to be the darkest thing I ever read (also the most dark thing I ever enjoyed)

You should try Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Akio makes Griffith, Gendo and Ragyo look like a J-pop girlsband (^:
Had it on ptw for a long while now with a "High Priority" tag, I am a little bit unsure about it tho, heard that it is extremely repetitive from a certain source ( @Lord_Sithis ) so I have been kinda putting it off and prioritizing other high priorities for now.



EDIT: also on a side note can we stop with the boku no pico meme? is it about the shotas? well this anime community is full of lolicons, how are shotas any different? it is basically a trap shota hentai, nothing special, yeah sure it has terrible animation and art like every other hentai but then again... every other hentai has it, why is it a meme? WHY?!?!?!
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Eden: It's an Endless World! - violence, rape, post apocalyptic, drugs
Shin Angyo Onshi - dark fantasy similiar to Berserk
Blade of the Immortal - rape, guro, human experiment
Lone Wolf and Cub - the cruel life during the Edo period, reality is dark enough.
Oyasumi Punpun - depression
Holyland - driven to suicide, drugs, violence ecc...
Zankoku na Kami ga Shihai suru - sexual abuse, psychological

They are the ones i can think of right now.
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@Darek I think it was the first shotacon anime released. It's made fun of because anime fans have no problem with 2d pedophilia, but they have to actively show they're not gay by bashing Boku no Pico, yaoi and fujoshis all the time. And then they wonder why other people cringe when they spout "we can make the difference between reality and fiction".
 
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Kruszer said:
The good kind of dark that's at least watchable or the bad kind that just makes me want to fly to Japan to sucker punch the author?

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What does 'dark' even mean in this context?
The atmosphere? Themes? Do you count anything with blood and gore instantly as dark?

Is Naruto considered a dark series 'cause of war and death?


Well, my question is exactly to know what you considered so dark, it provoked a reaction out of you where you thought "This is a dark anime/manga", so what I want to know is your points of view, not mine because I already know mine
 
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@Darek I think it was the first shotacon anime released. It's made fun of because anime fans have no problem with 2d pedophilia, but they have to actively show they're not gay by bashing Boku no Pico, yaoi and fujoshis all the time. And then they wonder why other people cringe when they spout "we can make the difference between reality and fiction".
Does not give me any answer really, those people are not that common and a lot of people seem to be pretty comfotable with their sexuality.

It sounds like you are talking about two types of people here to be honest and there is a difference between those two examples, like liking lolicon is different because people miss the biggest point when it comes to lolis and shotas they do not really resemble real children at all, at least with a dick it makes sense cuz dicks in anime do not really look any different to rl dicks perhaps cuz they're cencored

And now I derailed into a random debunking of some sode points and posts. Talent or a curse, Ill never know.
 
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Darker Than Black. Because duh, no shit Sherlock, the title literally says darker than black.

Serious answer? The Sky Crawlers, for having an atmosphere and tone so heavy and bleak that it should be a poster boy for nihilism.
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Shoujo Kakumei Utena, Neon Genesis Evangelion/EOE, and Cossette No Shouzou all got really fucking dark psychologically.

Higurashi and Madoka Magica are both dark in a 'oppressive, inescapable horrible torture followed by death' kind of way, though both series did eventually get happy endings.

Shiki and Parasyte were both thematically dark, showcasing just how terrifying human xenophobia is, regardless if it is warranted or not.
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The only one I've watched that was actually any good was Monster.
 
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Berserk makes Game of Thrones look like My Little Pony. So yeah...

I also come to think of this manga called Wolf Guy, but it was more repulsive than dark tbh. Otherwise, Monster is a pretty dark anime.
 
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Berserk, Monster, NGE and I dunno, not much that's dark enough to fit in a top 5. Maybe Death Note to a certain extent, especially toward the end when
 
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Shinsekai yori, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Fate/Zero, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
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May 18, 10:47 AM
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Ergo Proxy is so dark you can hardly tell what's happening.
 
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Eva, Lain, Monster, Berserk and NHK
 
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@codephat turn your screen's brightness up, baka (^:
 
May 18, 11:48 AM
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@codephat turn your screen's brightness up, baka (^:
But... then I'd realize I'm watching shit.
 
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@codephat So that's why people enjoy Texhnolyze? They can't see what's happening on screen? :-3
 
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When talking about dark look no further than the kara no kyoukai film series, it is simultaneously harrowing an beautiful
 
May 18, 12:08 PM
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@codephat So that's why people enjoy Texhnolyze? They can't see what's happening on screen? :-3
No, they like how overwhelmingly optimistic it is.
 
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SophiaReim said:


Well, my question is exactly to know what you considered so dark, it provoked a reaction out of you where you thought "This is a dark anime/manga", so what I want to know is your points of view, not mine because I already know mine


Well, for me there was:

"If we just take a step back, a bigger picture we might view.
Perhaps the man in the gutter is not so different from you"
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imo Another was pretty f*cked up... i know that it's not that hardcore but i'm kind of into sports anime so yeah... it was dark fo me, especially that ending
 
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I would say Death Note, Tokyo Ghoul and SnK is the darkest anime I've seen I guess...
 
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codephat said:
Clebardman said:
@codephat turn your screen's brightness up, baka (^:
But... then I'd realize I'm watching shit.
Sir, Ergo Proxy had a Radiohead song for the credit roll. It is objectively 10/10.
 
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Easily Tokyo Ghoul - it's darker than black.
 
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The death note manga, then the deadman wonderland anime.

I came across Elfen Lied much later and it got me back into anime after I stopped caring about it for so long.
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But... then I'd realize I'm watching shit.
Sir, Ergo Proxy had a Radiohead song for the credit roll. It is objectively 10/10.
It's not a Kid A song so your logic is flawed.
 
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Daddy-O said:
Sir, Ergo Proxy had a Radiohead song for the credit roll. It is objectively 10/10.
It's not a Kid A song so your logic is flawed.
Motherfucker implies OK Computer isn't objectively perfect music beyond all of music history...

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I would personally say Monster is a pretty dark anime. It explores some gruesome themes (mostly having a psychological effect which I experienced rather than a visual effect) and some of the backstories and things that are done by the characters are just well...Dark!

 
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Daddy-O said:
codephat said:
It's not a Kid A song so your logic is flawed.
Motherfucker implies OK Computer isn't objectively perfect music beyond all of music history...

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Kid A > Moon > Rainbows > Computer > ...

Though Let Down is the best Radiohead song.
 
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@codephat @Daddy-O Ban me too daddy, because the OP and ED were the worst tracks of the OST.
Why the fuck would you chose to use two brit pop songs when you have a whole OST of excellent ambient electronic music, it's beyond me (^:
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