What theme do you enjoy most in a horror anime?
What source material do you enjoy?
- I don't want to read/play anything; only watch
- Light novels/novels
What length of series are you looking for?
- Short; one season
- On the shorter end, around 2 seasons
- Long, more than 2 seasons
- I'm not worried about length, I just want something I can really get into
What secondary themes do you enjoy?
- Psychological horror
- High School/focuses on high school students
What makes a good horror anime to you?
- Developed characters
- Beautiful soundtrack
- Beautiful graphics
- A good mystery/backstory
What type of ending are you hoping for?
Which trope do you enjoy the most?
- Unexpected Twist
Which of these anime series do you like?
- Elfen Lied
- Corpse Party
- Tokyo Ghoul
Which of these do you enjoy the most?
- Multiple characters' stories
- Brutal death scenes
- Supernatural creatures
- Mind-bending plot
Is seeking out ova episodes a deal-breaker?
- Yes, I don't want to have to put in more effort to understand a story
- Not really, but I'd rather not
- No, I want a series to really get into
- What's an 'ova'?
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Horror anime is a genre of Japanese animated television that creates disturbing scenarios to inspire fear in the watcher. Anime that fall under the horror category include gore, paranormal/supernatural creatures (such as vampires and zombies), and psychological storytelling.
Some of the most popular and best horror anime series include Tokyo Ghoul, Elfen Lied, Hell Girl, Corpse Party Tortured Souls, Higurashi When They Cry, and Devilman: Crybaby. Other categories that horror anime fall under include thriller, dark fantasy, mystery horror, sci-fi, and psychological horror.