19+ Halloween Anime Shows To Watch That Are So On Point!

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Written by Theo J Ellis

Halloween is soon approaching this October. And funny enough – it’s gonna be a Halloween to remember.

Countries, towns and cities were on lockdown last year, though coronavirus is still causing issues. The difference now is things have calmed down worldwide!

So watching anime or finding entertaining this Halloween will be the best time to do it since pre-corona.

Here’s some anime worth checking out.

 

Best Anime for Halloween:

 

1. Gakkou Gurashi

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Gakkou Gurashi is all about zombies, horror, and a taste of PTSD and mental illness to go with it.

It’s not your average horror anime series with the themes it explores, outside of the main “zombie” theme that is.

Yuki Takeya, the pink haired girl is one of the main characters. And is the victim as far as PTSD.

All characters are forced to live in school and survive on the little food they have, in the pandemic world they find themselves in.

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2. Blue Exorcist

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Blue Exorcist is an anime with a main character who’s the son of Satan. So he’s part demon.

Growing up like this has made life a b*tch for Rin Okumura, since most have shunned and even bullied him for it. Causing him to get into fights and trouble.

Halloween isn’t all about blood, violence, or horror in particular. And besides – Blue Exorcist fits the mood.

 

3. Mirai Nikki

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Mirai Nikki is another official horror anime on this list. And one with psychological elements, so you get to see some twisted characters. And dark back stories.

Yuno Gasai, one half of the main characters, is one of the reasons the Yandere trope is so popular.

Yuki Amano, the other MC, is being stalked by her. But the anime opens up to a world that goes beyond these 2 characters.

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4. Akame Ga Kill

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Akame Ga Kill is about a bunch of assassins set on destroying the corrupt government and creating a revolution. They’re not alone in their thinking either.

From the first episode this anime sets you on the dark road the main characters have chose to walk down. And the anime doesn’t shy away from horrific violence.

After all – the story and what’s happening within it is horrific in itself. So it’s only natural that comes with it.

Solid anime series to watch during Halloween.

 

5. Blood+

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Blood+ is a horror anime about Saya, and her partner who protects her life. It’s also about Saya’s sister called Diva.

In between you have monsters called Chiropterans, which are demons, but the main characters themselves aren’t too far from that either.

Nowhere near as violent as Akame Ga Kill, but it doesn’t need to be. There’s an element of romance and family elements play a strong role here.

 

6. Black Bullet

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Black Bullet is about the Gastrea, a type of monster that almost destroys Tokyo. And a set of children infected with the Gastrea virus.

These children are called “the cursed children” because of it, and humans fear them. Even though they protect humans with their supernatural powers.

Black Bullet is darker than lets say, Blood+ in its own ways. And has similarities with Attack On Titan.

A good anime to watch during Halloween.

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7. Shiki

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Shiki is an anime about creatures similar to Vampires, but they’re more like demons. One bite is all it takes to transform humans into a thing called “Shiki”.

Doctor Toshio, one of the most relevant characters in Shiki, becomes a great character as the anime makes progress.

Without spoiling too much, this anime gets extremely dark the further you go into it. And it’s worth the wait.

 

8. D. Gray Man

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D. Gray Man is like a “demon” version of Bleach, or another comparable Shonen with dark elements.

Allen Walker, the main character, is able to see demons, ghosts and the dead in general. His left eye is cursed. Along with his hand.

Just like Bleach, in this anime – demons are purged by a group known as the black order. And the supernatural humans who work for in organization.

 

9. Another

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Another is a classic horror series that represents horror every step of the way.

It’s one bad thing right after another, and usually it’s graphic and obscene.

The main character: Mei Misaki is an introvert with an eye patch. And she’s not wearing it for the sake of it.

There’s a series of events playing out in her school, where students and everyone nearby is dying at random. Sometimes by suicide or other extreme methods that can cause death.

 

10. Death Note

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Death Note is a classic, and there will never be anything like it. It deserves all the hype it gets.

Being the type of anime it is, it’s a perfect fit for Halloween time.

The main character: Light Yagami ends up with a death note that falls out the sky. And then he goes on to murder anyone he see’s as “bad” within the society he lives in.

The suspense, the outcomes, and the thought process that goes into the episodes puts Death Note high up there as a psychological series.

 

11. Goblin Slayer

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Goblin Slayer is overhyped as a horror series, meaning fans put too much focus on the first episode.

The 1st episode is one of the most dramatic, savage, brutal introductions to a horror anime. But later episodes tone it down a lot.

Even with all that said, it’s a decent anime series with plenty of adventure, action, and even some comedy between the main characters.

You can think of it like a “horror” version of Konosuba or something along those lines.

 

12. God Eater

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God Eater is one of the most violent, detestable series on this list. The kind of things you see in this anime is a true representation of what “horror” means.

This anime is also has CGI animation, but not the sh*t kind you’re used to seeing. The animation is flawless, and the designs are gorgeous.

Everything looks good in God Eater and is done in a way most anime can’t compare to. That’s why the violence is so severe.

A perfect match for Halloween.

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13. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress

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Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress is about a monster called Kabani, and the two main characters who share Kabani blood.

This makes them supernaturally strong.

They use this power to fight against the Kabani and protect what they have left of the world the Kabani has torn away from them, and human society on a whole.

It’s an underrated series that’s overshadowed by more popular shows like Attack On Titan (same studio).

 

14. Psychic Detective Yakumo

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Psychic Detective Yakumo is about Yakumo, a guy with an eye that can see spirits. Similar to how Allen Walker from D. Gray Man can see spirits with one eye in particular.

A girl named Haruka runs into Yakumo because of an incident, and they both end up sticking by each other as Yakumo heads out for detective work.

Ghosts, spirits, spooky scenes and cases, this is what you can expect to see from this anime series.

It’s surprisingly good for an obscure anime, and fits the mood perfectly with its Halloween vibes.

 

15. Blood C

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Blood C is an anime series that’s a little different from Blood+, the original series. For one – Blood C is beyond violent.

It’s considered one of the bloodiest anime ever made. With the most horrific acts, murders, slicing and dicing, and everything else relating to its action.

You can’t go in expecting Blood C to be a masterpiece of a series with stellar writing or a phenomenal plot. It’s not gonna happen.

But if you go in expecting horror and something fit for Halloween, there’s no complaints. It fits the bill.

 

16. Mieruko-Chan

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Mieruko Chan is a new anime series that started airing October 2021. It’s about Miko, a girl who can see ghosts and spirits.

She ignores them to avoid anything bad from happening, and to keep them at bay so they don’t pursue her. But it’s written in a comedic, but still horrific kind of way.

She has bags under her eyes because of the torment and abuse from ghosts who stalk her, provoke, and try to force her into acknowledging their existence.

Apparently the manga doesn’t have fan service, but the anime has a tendency to point the camera at certain body parts in different scenes.

Relevant: 8+ Of The Best Anime Like Mieruko-Chan You Need To Watch!

 

17. Elfen Lied

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Elfen Lied is a cruel anime series about humans and the life forms they create called Diclonius. They have vectors and horns that differentiate them.

These vectors can rip anything to pieces from a distance, and this plays into the bloody mess and violence as soon as episode 1 begins.

The plot is about Lucy, a Diclonius who escapes the lab and is now being hunted down by the same people who made her and enslaved her for their experiments.

She runs into Kouta, a guy who lets her live with him after finding her unconscious on a beach.

Expect some twisted romance, sickening aspects like child abuse and animal abuse, and hypocrisy which shows the darkest sides of human nature.

 

18. Soul Eater

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Soul Eater is one of the most Halloween-like anime shows out there. You see pumpkins, and all kinds of things that symbolize Halloween.

It’s about a school ran by Lord Death, a powerful man who trains students to destroy demons. By doing so, what they call” Meisters” can level up and become stronger.

This anime is made by Studio Bones and is an underrated Shonen from the 2000’s.

The art style is still fresh and modern.

 

19. Owari No Seraph

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Owari No Seraph is about vampires, their war against humans, and the struggle for survival for the human race. It’s made by WIT Studios.

The first episode is tragic, and is the basis for the plot, story, and the main characters and what they plan to do.

Under the orders of The Moon Demon Company, soldiers trained to fight vampires with special swords and weapons are sent out on missions.

There’s more to what the anime lays out on the surface with plot twists and darker elements that come around later.

 

Other Anime:

  • Higurashi.
  • Hell Girl.
  • Sankarea: Undying Love.
  • Tokyo Ghoul.
  • Monster.
  • Corpse Party.
  • Happy Sugar Life.

What anime are you watching for Halloween?

 

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