Article: Top 10 Japanese Horror Anime On Netflix

Brace yourself for a bone-chilling journey into the dark and twisted realms of Japanese animation. These shows will leave you spellbound with their eerie atmosphere, haunting stories, and unforgettable characters. So grab yourself a popcorn and get ready to be immersed in the world of supernatural terror with the 10 Japanese horror anime that you can binge-watch on Netflix.

1. Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales Of The Macabre

Junji Ito Maniac: Japanese Tales of the Macabre is a horror anime series from Japan with one season comprising 12 episodes. The show features Takahiro Sakurai, Romi Park, Hisako Kanemoto, and Yoko Hikasa in the lead roles. The story revolves around a popular idol's mysterious death that leads to sightings of her giant, grotesque head in the sky. Koichi, who is unable to focus on his studies due to his younger brother's constant noise-making, and Yuji, who is tormented by his nightmares, seek help from their friends.

2. Mieruko-chan

Mieruko-chan is a Japanese horror action anime starring Sora Amamiya, Kaede Hondo, Ayane Sakura, and Yuichi Nakamura. The manga was written in 2018. It has nine volumes. The animated series was released in 2021. It has 12 episodes. It is a story about a high school girl. She suddenly started seeing monsters, spirits, ghosts, and ghouls. She deals with them the only way she knows- by ignoring them.

3. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is a Japanese sci-fi, mystery thriller, and fantasy anime series starring Natsuki Hanae, Akari Kitō, Hiro Shimono, and Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. The manga was published in 2016. It has 23 volumes. The series was released in 2023. A boy in town. After his father’s death, he became the sole breadwinner of the family. But one day when he came home he saw his whole family slaughtered by demons. He then made up a mission to avenge his family and bring a cure to un-curse his sister who was cursed by the demon.

4. Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen is a Japanese sci-fi and fantasy anime manga series starring Yuichi Nakamura, Takahiro Sakurai, Kotono Mitsuishi, Yuma Uchida, and Junya Enoki. The manga was released in 2018. It has 23 volumes. The anime series was released in 2023 on Netflix. It has two seasons. It has a total of 47 episodes. Jujutsu Kaisen is also called cursed energy which results in the birth of curses. It is a story about a high schooler. He is unnaturally very strong physically. His grandfather on his deathbed made a last wish to him that he should be kind to others and always look forward to helping others. So, he decides to fulfill his grandfather’s wish and makes a mission to hunt down and consume the remaining 19 fingers of a deadly curse to help others.

5. Parasyte: The Maxim

Parasyte: The Maxim is a Japanese sci-fi, horror, and fantasy animated series. The manga was published in 1989. It has 10 volumes. The series was released in 2014. It has one season. It has 24 episodes. It is a story about a teenager. He is a 17-year-old high schooler who lives with his mother and father in a quiet neighborhood. One day there was an attack on the earth from a worm-like alien known as parasites. They attempted to crawl and enter his body just like they did with half the population, but he woke up and they entered his body by burrowing into his arm instead. He tries to battle against these worms with the help of a docile parasitic creature named Migi.

6. The Seven Deadly Sins

The Seven Deadly Sins is a Japanese animated series that falls under the fantasy and action genres. The series stars Misaki Kuno, Yuki Kaji, Sora Amamiya, and Tatsuhisa Suzuki. It was released on Netflix in 2021 and has a total of five seasons consisting of 100 episodes. The story revolves around the third princess of the Kingdom of Liones who embarks on a quest to find the disbanded group of evil knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins. She seeks their help to take back her kingdom which has been overtaken by tyrants.

7. Tokyo Ghoul

Sui Ishida is the talented author and illustrator of the popular Japanese dark fantasy manga series called Tokyo Ghoul. The manga is comprised of 12 episodes and four seasons and tells the story of a college student who is attacked by a ghoul - a terrifying creature that feeds on human flesh. Later, the same ghoul transplants an organ into the student, making him half-ghoul.

8. Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man is a Japanese sci-fi and horror animated series. The manga was published in 2018. It has 16 volumes. The animated series was released in 2022. It has 12 episodes. It is a story about an impoverished young man. After being left for dead, he turns into a devil-human hybrid with chainsaw powers and gets recruited into a governmental devil-hunting agency.

9. Berserk

The 1989 release of the Japanese manga series Berserk, written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura, tells the tale of a lone warrior raised as a mercenary by his abusive adoptive father, Gambino, after the death of his adoptive mother. The series consists of one season and twenty-five episodes.

10. Monster

Monster is a Japanese mystery and thriller anime series. The manga was published in 1994. It has 18 volumes. The anime has one season. It was released in 2004. It has 74 episodes. This is a story about a brilliant neurosurgeon from Japan. He is drawn into darkness as he tries to solve a series of murders involving a former patient whose life he had saved previously.