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Top 10 Anime That Tried To Be Scary But Aren’t


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looking at the anime that tried to
incorporate some aspects of horror only
to fail miserably prepare for some
mature content down the line just don’t
number 10 goer Tokyo fish attack full
credit – Junjie ito is manga about sea
life growing metallic legs and invading
the mainland is still scary on paper
especially when it comes to the walking
that being said the anime packs nowhere
near the punch you would expect even if
it does do a good job of showing how
repugnant a human fish hybrid would look
like honestly these subpar animation
makes the whole thing one shade away
from becoming animes answer to sharknado
let’s hope that it never gets a
live-action adaptation number 9k gowanni
while the potential for a terrifying see
recently lies beneath the surface this
anime falls more into the category of a
creature feature without any of the jump
serving as an anthology we follow a
detective as he investigates a group of
monsters that have started running
rampant
there’s suspense to be found here even
when a civilian ends up getting offed
the animation is certainly an acquired
taste as well so while you might find
the designs of the monsters intriguing
don’t come into this expecting the next
parasites number 8 dark cat is a classic
example of how too much gore and
shocking imagery can drain all the
possible scares out of a scene sure
there are plenty of demon tentacles
running around but any unpleasantness
you might find in these scenes is
quickly overshadowed by its terrible
animation as well as the fact that our
hero’s main method of defeating said
tentacles is to transform into house
cats and the oh so terrible voice acting
like hentai levels of bad voice-acting
don’t be surprised if your morbid
curiosity soon turns to uncontrollable
laughter after watching what amounts to
pseudo jeno cyber number 7 Kings game
the animation whether you love or hate
anime like future diary and danganronpa
the animation at least they’re not this
heaping dumpster fire imagine if someone
took the survival game aspect of those
shows and try to make it as edgy as
possible and by edgy we mean make
everything totally incoherent
over-sexualize all the female characters
and constantly create scenarios that
leads to the cast either die in
the deaths are almost fetishized to the
point where you’re not so much quivering
in fear as you are wondering what the
hell the writers were thinking number
six supernatural the animation we’re not
trying to step on any toes here and good
on you if you happen to like this
adaptation of the highly successful TV
series but in our eyes what genuine
horror the live-action vision had was
lost in translation it’s over no one
else dies following the exploits of the
Winchester brothers the series pretty
much serves as a self-contained story
featuring all manner of monsters of the
week The Kills may be bloody but the
animation style and lack of any real
disturbing content prevents it from
reaching new heights
sorry Sam and Dean alright alright that
was lame but at least she wasn’t as bad
as we thought she’d be or a ghost
number 5 Mars of Destruction what more
do we need to say about this absolute
failure it’s known as the worst anime of
all time for a reason you know this also
extends to what it apparently thinks
horror is with the earth under attack
from aliens
a group of cardboard cutouts posing as
characters have to fend them off the
animation is so poor that the death
scenes are more akin to someone cropping
their heads off in Microsoft Paint what
your own dismay just know that the true
scares don’t come from the narrative but
number four pupa don’t get us wrong
watching this show will make you
physically sick but it’s more from the
subject matter as opposed to anything to
do with credible horror if watching a
sister devour her brother in a
cannibalistic display of incestuous
affection is your idea of a good time
then by all means binge it’s the rest of
us well wait over there and judge it
silently but trying to shock us into
submission you may have a daisy no you
may you may die hard to imagine there’s
a series that actually fails in its use
of excessive gore but that’s booper for
you number three ghost stories to see
how badly this anime failed you need
only to look at the dubbed version due
to the story character and general plot
being utter trash and devoid of even the
mildest scare the voice actors decided
to literally say and turned it into a
crude comedy don’t even you’re gonna let
some little polly pocket get the better
of you oh hell no
the result is surprisingly hilarious
becoming something of an official
abridged series and managing to gain way
more popularity than the original ever
did we can’t think of a better putt down
than that
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once at ski from yet another Japanese
horror movie knockoff run number –
Junjie ito collection this one actually
hurts after all the man has such a vast
collection of truly frightening tales
that an animated anthology almost seems
like a match made in heaven
it’s just a little snag none of the
stories is scary the animation fails to
capture the visceral nature of Ito’s
most haunting titles all the while poor
pacing just removes any sense of tension
and dread it’s a true tragedy that no
one can manage to capture the horrific
essence of such a genre genius but by
this point we’re just hoping Studios
leave who’s a monkey alone number one
the lost village a classic haunting
featuring a group of young and endearing
characters yeah
don’t expect to find any of that here
whatever promise the beginning might
have had quickly fizzles out when you
realize there are too many characters to
keep track of there and the plot is
anything but focus and these so-called
scares never manage to actually leave an
impact
it was pretty much an underwhelming
disaster from beginning to end so much
so that even the ghosts in this
supposedly cursed village we’re bored by
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