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Jan 9, 2013 3:51 AM

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Looking for some good pyschological horror Anime's.
I've watched Higuarshi and I loved it so I want something with a bit of gore and crazy/fucked up characters and/or situations.
 
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Jan 9, 2013 3:53 AM
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Neon Genesis Evangelion + the movies.
 
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Jan 9, 2013 3:57 AM

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skudoops said:
Neon Genesis Evangelion + the movies.


I'm sure it's a good Anime but I really dont like Mechs :P
 
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Jan 9, 2013 4:05 AM

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try "dark tours"
lol
 
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Jan 9, 2013 4:07 AM

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VivaLaGin said:
try "dark tours"
lol

I thought I said Anime, not Hentai...
 
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Jan 9, 2013 4:07 AM

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If you loved Higurashi then try Another.
 
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Jan 9, 2013 4:09 AM

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Candor said:
If you loved Higurashi then try Another.

Shit, yeah forgot to mention, have seen that. It was pretty good.
 
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Jan 9, 2013 4:11 AM

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Shiki
It's exactly what you're looking for.

EDIT: There's also another season of Higurashi.
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Jan 9, 2013 4:13 AM
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hell girl maybe?
hey you..that middle finger is looking at you
 
Jan 9, 2013 4:15 AM
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GhostCanine said:
Shiki
It's exactly what you're looking for.


I agree with this
 
Jan 9, 2013 4:18 AM
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Mirai Nikki and Hellsing are two you should take a look into as both have their gore and psychological parts. Hellsing is more about the gore though.
 
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I'll check out Shiki.
I've seen Mirai Nikki but didnt mention it cause I didnt think it was i that genre. I allways thought of it as more of a Battle Royale.
 
Jan 9, 2013 4:21 AM

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Jan 9, 2013 4:45 AM

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Shadow Star Narutaru
Jigoku Shoujo
Mononoke
Hundred Stories
Ghost Hunt (some arcs more so than the others)
Vampire Princess Miyu
Boogiepop Phantom
 
Jan 9, 2013 5:12 AM

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Paranoia Agent.
 
Jan 9, 2013 6:10 AM

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Candor said:
If you loved Higurashi then try Another.
Please never bring up Higurashi and Another in the same sentence again.

OP, you can always watch Higurashi season 2 even though it stops being a horror.

Perfect Blue
Paprika
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
Jan 9, 2013 6:17 AM
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Just popped into my head but Psycho Pass was a really good anime that hasn't been out that long. If you like psychological and a bit of horror then go for this
 
Jan 9, 2013 6:28 AM

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Holybaptiser said:
Candor said:
If you loved Higurashi then try Another.
Please never bring up Higurashi and Another in the same sentence again.
They're similar to an extent and both have the same feel to them, but for me I actually enjoyed Another more (except for the last 2 episodes, which were one big mess), but that's because I didn't like Higurashi.
 
Jan 9, 2013 6:36 AM

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Candor said:
Holybaptiser said:
Candor said:
If you loved Higurashi then try Another.
Please never bring up Higurashi and Another in the same sentence again.
They're similar to an extent and both have the same feel to them, but for me I actually enjoyed Another more (except for the last 2 episodes, which were one big mess), but that's because I didn't like Higurashi.
The right thing to do is check out season two to understand what was going on in season one, unless the series was spoiled for you.

I'm not shitting on your opinion, but in terms of mystery, plot, characters and pacing, Higurashi is superior in every way.
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
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Holybaptiser said:
Candor said:
Holybaptiser said:
Candor said:
If you loved Higurashi then try Another.
Please never bring up Higurashi and Another in the same sentence again.
They're similar to an extent and both have the same feel to them, but for me I actually enjoyed Another more (except for the last 2 episodes, which were one big mess), but that's because I didn't like Higurashi.
The right thing to do is check out season two to understand what was going on in season one, unless the series was spoiled for you.
Nothing was spoiled actually. I just got tired of playing the "try to be surprised" game after 11 episodes so I dropped it. I watched the movies instead, at least they had cuter girls. Basically the designs were one huge turn-off that I couldn't continue, and I'm one of those who hate 90% of moe and lolis (and their generic designs).
 
Jan 9, 2013 7:00 AM

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Fair enough. How was the live action adaptation?
I'm also filled with pure-hearted ulterior motives.

 
Jan 9, 2013 8:09 AM

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Fair enough. How was the live action adaptation?
The first one was the first arc, it was better than the anime imo. The 2nd one was new material I hadn't watch before, but I believe it had no conclusion to the overall mystery and it deviated a lot from the anime and source material (the 2nd and 3rd arcs namely). I also lost interest around halfway through it.
 
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try deadman wonderland, elfen lied, kakurenbo (movie) and mermaid forest.
 
May 29, 2013 7:11 PM
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try attack on titan
 
May 29, 2013 7:51 PM

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Paranoia Agent.
 
May 29, 2013 8:23 PM

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cap908 said:
try attack on titan

No. Not psychological and not horror. It introduces characters only to kill them three seconds later, before we care about them and it kills characters only to resurrect them three seconds later, because we do care about them. In this way, it's the antithesis of true horror.
UwU
 
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Try DANGANRONPA
try Deadman wonderland
 
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Shebadi said:
natssuu said:
Paranoia Agent.
and Ghost Hound
 
Apr 6, 2015 8:04 AM

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Faggy said:
Try DANGANRONPA
try Deadman wonderland

+1 for deadman wonderland
elfen lied


 
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Tokyo Ghoul (even though the manga is better than the anime tbh)
Parasyte (aka Kiseijuu)
Death Parade (Not as much horror though. I suggest not judging it based on the opening :) )

Just as a note, Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte both have very very similar concepts. However, I'd say Tokyo Ghoul is easier to sympathize with. So you might want to watch TG then Parasyte. Just a suggestion :)
 
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Def check out Shiki, its great. You might also like Parasyte: The Maxim.
 
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Shiki
It's exactly what you're looking for.

EDIT: There's also another season of Higurashi.


Shiki is trash, it had potential, but it is nothing compared to Higurashi, it's needless blood shed, and the plot is so weak, when someone died it felt like you killed a civilian in [Prototype], absolutely nothing.
 
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Shadow Star Narutaru
Jigoku Shoujo
Mononoke
Hundred Stories
Ghost Hunt (some arcs more so than the others)
Vampire Princess Miyu
Boogiepop Phantom


Love the Toko picture.

but Narutaru does break most barriers involving kids, but the story drops like a rock half way through, no explanation is really offered and mainly for shock purposes.

Hell girl (Jigoku Shoujo) is a series of separate events of taking revenge, nothing is explained, its not really like higurash at all, and the ending attempting to tie it all up was really weak

Ghost hunt, another anime unlike higurash at all, its another anime that takes separate cases of solving supernatural hauntings and well thats all that happens, main character is 98% do nothing.
 
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Definitely one of a kind Psychological anime.

Bukurano, one of the best mecha deconstructions. even if you arn't much of a mecha fan, this anime takes the typical mecha fighting anime and injects an intense and horrifying twist.

Fate/Zero, 90% of the fate series is trash, but Gen Urobuchi makes his name on this one. A lot of messed up episodes in here (literally), i got the same interest to keep watching even if it was 4am in the morning as i did with higurashi.

Monster is a decent psychological, but I imagine you wouldn't enjoy something too slow pasted, if you are, this is a must watch.

School days, can't get more fucked up that that.
 
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I'll reiterate Shiki, just cuz the poster above (who is clearly the ultimate pessimist as he feels the need to contradict every rec you get) shat all over it. IT's great, very dark and atmospheric, and a fresh take on an old genre. You should also def watch Higurashi season 2 for a plethora of answers and revelations that are super satisfying. (i just finished it today).
 
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Dace-Morden said:
GhostCanine said:
Shiki
It's exactly what you're looking for.

EDIT: There's also another season of Higurashi.


Shiki is trash, it had potential, but it is nothing compared to Higurashi, it's needless blood shed, and the plot is so weak, when someone died it felt like you killed a civilian in [Prototype], absolutely nothing.
Well I wasn't recommending it to you it was for the OP. Either way I disagree, I really enjoyed the suspense, the setting, the atmosphere and the characters quite a lot.
It's one of those that I really wish I could watch for the first time again. It's too bad you didn't enjoy it but hey opinions are opinions.
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Monster
Higurashi
Book of bantorra
Darker than black (maybe)
Hellsing ultimate (not psychological just gore mostly with a story)

I'd recommend Monster over any of these recs personally but hey that's jusy me

Edit: just wanted to chime in on Shiki real quick. It's good no doubt but I'd say the overall mood of the anime is too light to be a "horror"
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