By Dark Anime, one just does not mean anime series of the horror genre or about monsters. Dark Anime can also include physical violence or sexual content. This kind of Anime has a deep psychological impact on the mind of the viewers.
You should definitely watch the following anime series if you are a fan of dark anime. So, here is the list 14 best Dark Anime series that everyone should watch in 2020.
14. Death Parade
Death Parade is a Japanese Anime series. Yuzuru Tachikawa created this show. It is one of the best dark fantasy anime that was released in 2015. The story of this series revolves around Decim. He is the lone bartender of the bar where people are sent after their death. He is serving as judge inside a tower in the afterlife whose role in judging souls of the people changes just after he met with a curious woman. This Anime is a psychological series with some dark and attention-grabbing themes.
13. The Promised Neverland (Yakusoku no Neverland)
The Promised Neverland is Anime series that premiered in January 2019. This series focused on the story of the trio, “Emma, Norman, and Ray.” The three of them found out that the orphanage is only growing them to be the human meat for the demons. This Anime is also a dark fantasy psychological series.
12. Taboo Tattoo (Dark Anime)
Taboo Tattoo is a dark anime series written and illustrated by Shinjirō. This series aired from July 2016 to September 2016. The story of this Anime revolves around Seigi, who receives a strange tattoo from a man as a gift for saving his life. However, the tattoo is a hidden weapon designed in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom. This Anime series contains a lot of violence, which makes it dark.
11. Death Note
Most of the anime fans are familiar with this Anime series. It is indeed one of the best Anime that has ever been created. The story of this series revolves around Light Yagami, who finds a Death Note a notebook held by the Death God. Light decides to create an ideal world without sin or sinners. It is still one of the most chilling Anime series with a disturbing plot. Anyone can binge-watch the whole series in just one sitting easily.
10. Vinland Saga
Vinland Saga is a historical dark anime series aired from July to December 2019. This Anime is the perfect example of how badly a war can turn an innocent human into a homicide. This series is set in 1013 AD in England, which was ruled by a Danish king. The story revolves around Thorfinn, who wants to take revenge for his father’s death. However, in the path of becoming more powerful, he forgets the amicable values that his father tried to instill within him. But then he realized he had capitulated himself to the path of blood for the sake of vengeance.
9. God Eater
God Eater is one of the best fantasy dark Anime series that has ever been made. The violence and bloody scenes displayed in this Anime can disturb anyone. The story takes place in 2071, where the mysterious monsters known as Aragami run the world. God Eaters are the soldiers who can fight with Aragamis and destroy them using God Arcs.
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese Anime Tv series aired from October 2012 to March 2013. The second season of this series aired in December 2014. The tendency of committing the crime of an individual, measured by the crime coefficient index in this anime. Psycho-Pass displayed a mature theme in an anime series with ease, along with excellent storytelling. This series also includes some sexual content and a lot of violence.
Berserk is a Japanese Anime series, which is the remake of the manga of the same name. The first season of this Anime aired in 1997, whereas the second season released after the long gap in 2016. In this series, the political design coordinates with pretentious heroes and the menace of evil in the form of devils to produce the drastic world of Berserk. It contains all the features like violence, supernatural interference, demons to make it one of the finest dark Anime.
6. Perfect Blue
Perfect Blue is said to be one of the best thriller Anime series. It shows the story of a fan with obsessive manias and psychotic drifts. This dark masterpiece explores every bit of fan’s extreme and psychotic love. Therefore, this psycho-drama is an absolute delight for the fans of dark Anime.
5. No. 6
No. 6 is Anime series aired in July 2011. It is the remake of sci-fi light novel series published by Atsuko Asano. The story of this series takes place in a dystopian city called No. 6. The story revolves around a boy named Shion, who lives in a privileged environment. On his 12th birthday, he saves a boy who calls himself Nezumi. However, the boy is the one who escaped from the city’s special security area, which changes the life of Shion forever. This dark fantasy anime is definitely the one to watch if you are a fan of a sci-fi thriller.
Shiki is a horror anime series based on a novel. This series aired from July to December 2010. The story takes place in a small village called Satoba in the summer of 1994. When a strange family moves into the long-abandoned house, a series of mysterious deaths began to happen in the village. Later it was found out that the village is being attacked by the Shiki (vampire-like creatures.) The story of this Anime gets horrific, sickening, nasty, and unpleasant with time.
3. When They Cry (Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni)
When They Cry is one of the most violent anime series that has ever been made. This series aired in 2006, 2007 & 2009. This Anime includes fingernail pulling agony, domestic abuse, different methods of suicide, etc. with the simplistic animation. The story takes place in a small town that has Hinamizawa syndrome. It causes delusions, distorted thoughts, and self-harm. A group of friends tries to resolve the mystery of Hinamizawa syndrome before it kills everyone.
2. Midori: Shoujo Tsubaki
Midori is one hell of a twisted anime series. This series aired in May 1992. The story of this show revolves around a young orphan girl. From the environment to impassive display of events, this Anime is sickening. It left the viewer doubtful while watching. However, if someone wants to try something different and wants a frightful watch, they can try this one. It includes a lot of brutalities, sexual content, and animal cruelty, which makes it one of the darkest Anime of all time.
1. Devilman Crybaby (Dark Anime)
Devilman Crybaby is a Japanese net original anime series. It recently released in 2018. It updates the 1970’s scenario in a 21st-century setting. The story revolves around a boy named Akira who can transform into a demon at wish. Crybaby displays an anti-war theme and turns it into a story of how people can be as ruthless and destructive as demons. This Anime explores the themes of puberty, sexuality, sex, love, and LGBT, which makes it the darkest Anime out here.
So, these are the top 14 Dark Anime series, according to us. How many of these anime series have you watched, and what do our readers think about this list? If you guys think that we missed any dark anime series, please let us know in the comments section.