There are all kinds of anime genres out there: action, horror/psychological, romance, comedy, sports, etc…
Under action and horror/psychological anime series, there are those that can be watched comfortably, so to speak, since they contain a healthy dose of violence.
Then there are those anime series that just make you shudder (or smile if you are psychotic/sadistic). These contain more than a fair share of blood and gore.
Nevertheless, we still love these bloody and messed up anime series, and we always look forward to more.
First off, some honourable mentions are Berserk, Basilisk, Another, Afro Samurai, Claymore, Spawn, Blood+, Blood C, Blood Reign Curse and Deadman Wonderland. They didn’t make the list, but they are also quite messed up and bloody.
Here is a list of what I think are the top 5 bloodiest and most messed up anime series:
5. Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate is on this list mostly because of Alucard.
Alucard is a BADASS vampire who is immortal.
He kills his opponents mercilessly and without hesitation.
More often than not, almost everyone who dies in this anime series ends up dying in the most gruesome way possible.
Here is a glimpse at the blood and gore of Hellsing Ultimate:
4. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
For most part of this anime series, I had no idea what was actually going on. The plot made nearly no sense to me.
But what I did know with 100% certainty was that after a few episodes someone was going to die! And most probably in a disturbing way.
Higurashi doesn’t have the best graphics or animation quality, but it’s definitely messed up.
Though it lacks in the gore department, it definitely makes up for it in the disturbing scenes.
Watch this (skip to 4.00 for a disturbing nail ripping scene):
Towards the end of this series there were a lot of deaths occurring…A LOT!
In almost every anime series there are those protagonists who you are sure can’t die.
In Gantz, you can never be too sure…
Here is a video with most of the deaths that occur within the anime:
2. Corpse Party
I believe that the name of the anime fully describes what you’d expect when watching it.
All I can say is that Corpse Party has a strong penchant for eye poking and eye stabbing.
No need for me to say more, just watch the video (skip to 1:48, if you dare):
1. Elfen Lied
Eye-poking, arm-ripping and head-decapitation are but a few of the highlights of Elfen Lied.
To give you an idea of how sick this anime is, 23 people were killed in the first 2 minutes of the first episode.
If you enjoyed watching this anime series, then there is a 50% chance that you are a psycho and I highly suggest that you check into an asylum…IMMEDIATELY (I will welcome you with open arms).
I place Elfen Lied at number 1 because it has both the bloody and disturbing elements…and trust me, it has them in plenty.
Elfen Lied reigns supreme atop this bloody and messed up list!
Despite their bloody nature, we still all enjoy watching these anime series. Admit it!
Every minute of it…every last painstaking detail…