There are all kinds of anime genres out there: action, horror/psychological, romance, comedy, sports, etc…
Under action and horror/psychological anime series, there 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.
Here is a list of what I think are the top 5 bloodiest and most messed up anime series:
Guts, the protagonist in this anime series, makes this statement when two innocent people (a father and a daughter) die because of him, “People who perish in other’s battles are worms.”
If the ‘good guy’ is this messed up, you can imagine how worse off the ‘bad guys’ are…
Guts’ life story is a bit disturbing; he was born from a corpse, he got raped, his guardian tried to kill him, etc…
Despite his life being messed up and complicated, Guts is probably the most ‘human’ character in the entire series.
Here is an action scene from the anime. Guts Vs. 100 soldiers:
Berserk is an old anime series, therefore not of the highest quality, but it makes the list nonetheless.
4. 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 Alucard’s Level 0 Release:
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 also doesn’t have the best graphics, but it’s definitely bloody and messed up:
This nail ripping scene is also just disturbing:
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:
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!
Watch the first episode on Anime Season:
Elfen Lied reigns supreme atop this bloody and messed up list!
Also worth mentioning is Basilisk, Afro Samurai, Claymore, Spawn, Blood+, Blood Reign Curse and Deadman Wonderland. They didn’t make the list, but they are also quite messed up and bloody.
Despite their bloody nature, we still all enjoy watching these anime series. Admit it!
Every minute of it…every last painstaking detail…