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The Genre of Horror in Anime

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Is it scary?

 
There are many genres of anime that are all equally amazing in their own unique way. With such a huge variation of titles to choose from, almost anyone can find an anime that is perfect for them.


Today, we are going to narrow the huge list of anime down to only the ones which fall in the horror category. The genre of Horror in anime is a very complex one because it is very hard for an anime to actually seem scary. The major reason why many anime fail to give us a good scare is a fact that most anime don’t just solely stick to the horror genre and try to blend different genres together.


Of course, this isn’t really a bad trait as an anime can still be good, but in the eyes most viewers, this trait defeats the purpose of the horror genre.
A prime example of an anime that blends the horror genre with other genres but still manages to give us something good would be The Promised Neverland. The Promised Neverland takes a horrifying setting, but instead of giving us a straight-up horror show, it gives us thrill and mystery. This anime is brilliant, but there are also many anime that solely focus on the horror aspect, and they are seen by fans as the real horror anime.


Let us take a look at some horror anime that are actually scary!

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Another is a classic horror that is filled to the brim with suspense. This anime gives us a lot of surprises as the story keeps on taking unexpected turns. Another has the perfect horrifying setting which is backed up by its equally amazing diverse cast of characters. All of whom live under the constant fear of dying. Another takes things slow and manages to give us a pretty good story in just 12 episodes. The plot of this anime follows the story of a 15-year-old boy named Kouichi Sakakibara who has just moved into the town of Yomiyama. This guy finds a mysterious eye-patch wearing girl at his new high school who is ignored by every single person at his school. Kouichi slowly starts to grow closer to this weird girl and also closer to the truth behind all the mysterious happenings in his new town.

 

When They Cry 

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When They Cry is a very creepy anime which will surely leave you with nightmares. This beautifully crafted piece of art is a very odd show which just doesn’t seem to make any sense. The horror aspect of this anime is no joke as just thinking about the setting alone can send chills down your spine. If you are looking for something truly scary and odd which will definitely not make sense, then When They Cry is the best show for you. The plot of this anime follows the story of Keiichi Maebara, who has just moved to a quiet little village. Keiichi quickly makes some very good friends at his new school, and all seems to be going well. However, in this mysterious village, darkness always lurks in the shadows!

 

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

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Do you just want to watch a short and compact horror anime which is still sure to send chills down your spine? Then, Corpse Party is the anime for you! This anime only has 4 episodes as it is based on a game of the same name. This anime very beautifully covers the whole story in just 4 episodes without any plot-holes. The setting of this anime is quite unique as it is only based around a single school building. The plot of this anime follows the story of 9 students who are gathered together at their high school to bid farewell to a friend. The students perform a ritual to remain friends forever. However, the students do not realize that this ritual is the real deal, and they get stuck in the spirit world, which is a very horrifying place.


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