Ok so it’s October 31st and you’ve been meaning to put together that ultimate Halloween anime watchlist in order to impress all your friends, family and attractive acquaintances (attractive people love lists, I’m not sure why but that’s just the way it is) but you were super busy with stuff and things. Now you need to get everything done in the next twenty minutes. And not just some random list either, you have to know what you’re suggesting to attractive people!
How are you going to read through all those reviews and make insightful, well-informed choices? Fret not! I got you covered. This handy dandy list of Halloween themed anime I could think of comes complete with perfect bite-sized “reviews” for your convenience. What are these reviews based on? Can you really get the information you need in one line? Have I even watched these shows? You ask a lot of questions!
Personally, I am bravery impaired when it comes to scary things on t.v. However, I also insist on watching them through my fingers then annoying everyone around me with my inability to sleep for the following weeks. I commonly get the question: If you’re so scared of horror, why do you watch it? The answer is: I don’t know. I guess deep down I must enjoy being a little scared from time to time.
This said, whenever I get in that type of mood, I once again start seeking out horror themed anime . I must go through this little ritual several times a year. So I figured I would help fellow Otaku who are in the same boat. I tried to put together a generous enough listing of appropriate animes that are also fairly accessible and easy to find so that most people will be able to pick out at least one title they haven’t seen. If you have any to add, please let me know! Maybe I’ll watch it tonight!
Cute girl, LOTS of gore gets a bit long in those last episodes but classic horror for those bloodthirsty types
I kind of ruined it by putting it on the list. Sorry, great anime though.
When you prefer your Halloween watching to be adorable, funny and unexpectedly touching.
One word: Integra.
Traditional atmospheric horror may not always be the most frightening but it sure is beautiful.
People keep telling me the manga was better. A little pompous if that’s what you’re going for!
When you want to watch a fighting shonen but with a lot more body horror.
Blood Blockade Battlefront:
When you want to watch a fighting shonen but with some pumpkins
It’s about vampires, not ghosts but it’s still going to haunt you.
Might not actually be horror but it freaked me out.
Satoshi Kon knew exactly how to make a psychological thriller that will get under your skin. If you can find it, I say watch it.
Game of Laplace:
Classic Japanese murder mysteries but Takuto was ambivalent.
Just because you’re watching demons doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty
Cause what’s more terrifying than a self-assured jerk who thinks he’s always right? Two of them!
Not the best Halloween party I’ve been to, not the worst…
Maybe stick to the first season.
Why are pink haired girls so violent? (see above picture)
No really why?
Happy sugar life:
It’s a serious question!
So there’s going to be a lot of drinking at your Halloween shindig and you don’t want to do any deep thinking?
I refer you to my finale review.
One of my all time favourite movies – also Satoshi Kon.
The cover art is misleading.
You want to know what everyone is talking about, don’t you?
Attack on Titan:
I just realized this is also kind of a horror anime. Apparently 3rd season is awesome!
It may not be scary the way you expected it to be…
When They Cry:
Well that escalated quickly!
The original – trust me on this.
There you go! You are very welcome my friend. This is likely the most useful list you’ve ever come across. I’ve even put them in handy dandy random order just for you! And because attractive people love lists, I just know you enjoyed this!
27 thoughts on “Halloween Watchlist (Countdown to Halloween)”
Great list ! But I have a question where can I find Paranoia Agent , last time I watched it was on Adult Swim years ago but I would love to watch a sub version of it Z
I’m so sorry, I’m not sure. I bought the series but I never managed to find it anywhere legal in Canada…
Oh wow ! So I’ll have to buy it then unless Crunchyroll or Hulu buys the rights . I really liked that show and A Perfect Blue .I think thats the name of the movie that is by the same director .
Yes it is. Kon ha a few wonderful movies if you haven’t seen them. Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers and Paprika are all fantastic
So I’ve seen parts of Paprika and really liked Tokyo Godfathers . I still need to watch Millennium Actress though .
like your blogs very much. keep it up please
Thank you so much
Gyo. Especially if you’re suffering from Sharknado withdrawl.
haha yes pretty demons lol
My favorite type of demon really
Great Halloween list. Despite my love of horror, given my mood last night (Halloween) I ended up watching the start of March Comes in Like a Lion season 2 because I was just in the mood for a cry. Hina getting bullied does it every time.
Oh my. I don’t think I’ve ever been in the mood for a cry. Hope it made it better
Very cathartic. Leaves a warm fuzzy feeling.
Girls are weird… Kidding. Happy about the fuzzies
I haven’t watched this short-form series, but it is all old-fashioned horror tales, “Yamishibai.” 🙂
Oh yeah. I heard of it. Haven’t seen it either
Prepared as ever I see, that’s why you’re the best. Solid list and your humorous commentary is delightful. Happy Halloween, have a good one!
Same to you!!!
Years back a friend of mine told me to watch the original Berserk and then talk to him about the ending! My goodness….
Additional vote for Soul Eater as well. It always felt like a very Halloween-y series to me, though I was into it more for the animation style than story.
One of my favourite animes ever…I was too young when I watched it – it traumatized me…
I’ve never seen Berserk, but I’ve heard how dark it gets. One of the darkest things ever
How about Soul Eater? It’s not horror, but it has pumpkins. That makes it count right?
Oh definitely good call
Aww, Promised Neverland isn’t horror. We all know that it is the best cooking anime since Food Wars. 😜
Aww shit did I forget to mention it’s not exhaustive. I’ll fix it when I get home. Thanks!
I see what you did there and I don’t like it.