These violent yet brilliant anime are rated as some of the best for adults and they certainly prove once again just how diverse this genre can be.
While anime may be cartoon in style, a lot of it is strictly not for children and ether comes with an 18+ age restriction like an online casino Singapore, or a serious parental advisory warning, for good reason.
Fist Of The North Star
Since it was adapted in 1984 Fist of the North Star has remained hugely popular and has run for over 100 episodes. It is one of the most violent anime too, and features trained assassins in a post-apocalyptic world fighting over who gets to be the ultimate killer. Bloody, gory and extremely violent, it’s rated 18+ for good reason.
Perfect Blue has been around since 1997 and it’s highly acclaimed by anime fans. This anime tells the story of a K-Pop star and her meteoric rise to fame, and her fall once she has reached the top. It’s gritty, traumatic and grim, and features everything from rape to suicide.
If its twisted you’re after, Elfen Lied is for you. This anime focuses on Lucy, a girl bred by the government to be the perfect weapon. Lucy can leave a trail of destruction in her wake without blinking an eye, but the price she plays is extreme mental anguish and the loss of touch on reality. The anime perfectly pairs the idea of an insane fighter who is also a helpless fragile fugitive and there’s a perfect combination of heartstring pulling emotion and gore.
The original Zero tale is followed by the prequel of Fate/Play Night and features 7 mages who summon 7 servants to fight in a death match. Huge stacks of bodies are left in the wake of this epic battle and the winner gets one wish from a sort of Holy Grail. However, as with all things, the wish comes with a rather bloody price. If blood and dismembered bodies don’t bother you, this one is for you!
While not staying true to anime culture in that it features tomfoolery around the subject of a serious deadly threat, Death Note is still one of our top picks. It focuses on the tale of Light Yagami who finds a book filled with names and is set upon by a trickster who grants the person who writes a name in the book the ability to kill their chosen person. Light wants to stop the trickster and a bloody battle ensures.
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell was pretty violent, but this spin off anime in the series is a little more extreme. Also set in the far future in a cybernetic universe, the story follows the life of secret agent Motoko Kusanagi who takes on the cases the police cannot solve and unwittingly exposes the dirtiest secrets of the city.