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Psychological animes that will make you think

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byNilotpaul
Nov 19 2022, 5:08 AM | Updated Jan 17, 9:04 AM
These shows have a dark and gritty feel to them and will make you think. Here is the list of my favourite animes from this genre.
Neon Genesis Evangelion
TV, 1995, 26 eps Me:- Author:9
Death Parade
TV, 2015, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Ergo Proxy
TV, 2006, 23 eps Me:- Author:9
Serial Experiments Lain
TV, 1998, 13 eps Me:- Author:9

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi: When They Cry

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
TV, 2006, 26 eps Me:- Author:8

Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki: Last Hero

Inuyashiki
TV, 2017, 11 eps Me:- Author:8
Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
TV, 2014, 24 eps Me:- Author:8

Koukaku Kidoutai

Ghost in the Shell

Koukaku Kidoutai
Movie, 1995, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Psycho-Pass
TV, 2012, 22 eps Me:- Author:9

NHK ni Youkoso!

Welcome to the N.H.K.

NHK ni Youkoso!
TV, 2006, 24 eps Me:- Author:8
Sonny Boy
TV, 2021, 12 eps Me:- Author:9
Steins;Gate
TV, 2011, 24 eps Me:- Author:10
FLCL
OVA, 2000, 6 eps Me:- Author:8
Tomodachi Game
TV, 2022, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
TV, 2010, 11 eps Me:- Author:10
Mousou Dairinin
TV, 2004, 13 eps Me:- Author:8
Perfect Blue
Movie, 1998, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Death Note
TV, 2006, 37 eps Me:- Author:9

Shinsekai yori

From the New World

Shinsekai yori
TV, 2012, 25 eps Me:- Author:10

Aku no Hana

Flowers of Evil

Aku no Hana
TV, 2013, 13 eps Me:- Author:-
Read the manga cuz the art is different and the anime is incomplete.
Tenshi no Tamago
OVA, 1985, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
This actually doesn't make much sense, I would say there isn't any meaning that the creators wanted to convey. But what makes this good is the haunting feel that you get.

Yakusoku no Neverland

The Promised Neverland

Yakusoku no Neverland
TV, 2019, 12 eps Me:- Author:7
Boku dake ga Inai Machi
TV, 2016, 12 eps Me:- Author:6
Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
TV, 2017, 12 eps Me:- Author:8
This is not a strictly psychological show but it is themed as one, so I included it in the list as well. It's pretty good.

Zankyou no Terror

Terror in Resonance

Zankyou no Terror
TV, 2014, 11 eps Me:- Author:7
Elfen Lied
TV, 2004, 13 eps Me:- Author:6

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