12 Fan Recommended Halloween Anime

I put a post up on my various social media platforms asking people what anime they would recommend for Halloween. Below are the resulting anime recommendations. I selected the ones that had the most mentions, other than that, I had no input or influence on the list.

1. Soul Eater 

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  • Episodes: 51
  • Duration to watch: +/- 17 hours
  • Studios: Bones
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Fantasy, Comedy, Supernatural, Shounen

Death Weapon Meister Academy students, Maka Albarn, Black☆Star and Death the Kid work together with their fellow Demon Weapons (hybrid humans who can turn into weapons), Soul Evans, Tsubaki and the twin’s Patty and Liz. They work towards reaching the goal of the demon weapons evolving into Death Scythes to be used by Lord Death himself and renowned Meisters. They take on numerous missions to collect all of the souls needed and to protect the world and city from all that threatens it, all while balancing school and becoming sounder in mind, body, and soul.

2. Another 

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 hours
  • Studios: P.A. Works
  • Source: Light novel
  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, School

Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 where he discovers one of their classmates is treated as if she does not exist. He suspects the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki is being bullied. That is until students start to die and dark secrets come to life.

3. Tokyo Ghoul 

  • Episodes: 12 (Tokyo Ghoul) + 12 (Tokyo Ghoul S2) + 12 (Tokyo Ghoul √A) + 12 (Tokyo Ghoul:re) = 48 in total
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 hours per season = +/- 16 hours in all
  • Studios: Studio Pierrot, Pierrot Plus
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Seinen

In a world where man-eating beings known as Ghouls walk and live secretly amongst humans, Keneki Ken is a shy but normal college student with a fondness towards reading. One day while in a coffee shop he meets Rize Kamishiro, a fellow book lover. They agree to go out on a date, but then things go horribly wrong. Kaneki wakes up in the hospital, no longer the person he once was. He now finds himself struggling to find where he belongs all while trying to make sense of what he has become.

4. HighSchool of the Dead

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 hours
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Horror, Supernatural, Ecchi, Shounen

One moment everything was alright and the next it was complete chaos. While having girl trouble, Takashi Kimuro is forced to kill his best friend who had joined the ranks of the walking dead invading their school. While fleeing the hoard of zombies and trying to escape the school Takashi takes along his ex-girlfriend Rei Miyamoto vowing to protect her. The pair join up with the Kendo club president, Saeko Busujima, firearms otaku, Kouta Hirano, a politician’s daughter, Saya Takagi and their airheaded school nurse, Shizuka Marikawa. However, when they get out of the school, they realise, society has been wiped out.

5. Dororo 

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration to watch: +/- 8 hours
  • Studios: Tezuka Productions, MAPPA
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons, Historical, Samurai, Shounen, Supernatural

Faced with dying and barren land, Daigo Kagemitsu is desperate for a solution and power and he is willing to do and give anything in order to get it. He makes a deal with 12 demons promising whatever they want. Soon after his firstborn son is born limbless, skinless and missing his nose, ears and eyes but is still miraculously alive. Abandoned in the river, the newborn is found by a wandering medicine man who raises him and fits him with prosthetics and weapons as he grows. Although the boy can not see, feel or hear anything he can sense demons near him. He starts hunting demons (without knowing why when he kills certain demons, he regains his missing parts). After years of travelling alone, he is joined by the orphan Dororo who starts to teach him more about the world.

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6. Dorohedoro

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 Hours
  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, Horror, Magic, Fantasy, Seinen

Kaiman is cursed by his reptilian appearance and has no memories of who he is or how he got to the Hole- a district where the strong prey on the weak and magic users see the occupants as nothing more than test subjects. With his best friend, Nikaidou, and his immunity to magic, the pair hunt down magic users to get answers and to hopefully restore his life and body to normal.

7. Hellsing Ultimate

  • Episodes: 10
  • Duration to watch: +/- 9 Hours
  • Studios: Madhouse, Satelight, Graphinica
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Military, Horror, Supernatural, Vampire, Seinen

Alucard, an ancient and powerful vampire is bound to the Hellsing organisation’s head, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing. The organisation is dedicated to fighting the undead while the rest of the world remains ignorant of the dangers that lurk in the dark. With his newly turned vampire servant, Seras Victoria, Alucard is to exterminate everything that his master tells him to and ultimately save the world.

8. Corpse party

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  • Episodes: 4
  • Duration to watch: under 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Studios: Asread
  • Source: Visual Novel
  • Genres: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural

Ghost stories and promise to always remain friends, what could possibly go wrong? High School students gather in their classroom one night to host a mini-farewell to their friend and swap ghost stories. When it is time to head home they first perform a ritual with a paper doll as a promise to always remain friends. However, something goes horrendously wrong. They find themselves scattered across an elementary school that had been abandoned years ago. While looking for each other and a way out, they are hunted by vengeful ghosts of the past. 

9. Parasyte

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration to watch: +/- 8 hours
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Horror, Psychological, Drama, Seinen

One night Shinichi Izumi is attacked in his sleep by a worm-like creature but his quick thinking results in the failure of the parasitic alien who is unable to access Shinichi’s brain. Instead, it takes over his hand. Shinichi is horrified to discover his hand is no longer his to control, but it is talking to him and has an intelligence of its own. The pair are forced to work together – after a few threats to iron out the kinks – in order to survive, because the parasitic being, Migi did not arrive alone.

10. Deadman Wonderland

  • Episodes: 12
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 hours
  • Studios: Manglobe
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural

Ganta is the sole survivor from the massacre of his class. He has no memories of the massacre, he can only remember the ‘Red Man’. To gloss it over, he is sentenced to death and is imprisoned at Dead Man Wonderland. When arriving at the prison Ganta is fitted with a collar that releases poison into his system. To survive he must earn cast points so that he can but an antidote in the shape of a piece of candy, which he needs to consume once every few days. To earn enough cast points Ganta needs to partake in deadly games, he is aided by a mysterious girl, Shino who claims to be his friend and only seems interested in food.

11. Gleipnir

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Duration to watch: +/- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Studios: Pine Jam
  • Source: Manga
  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Supernatural, Ecchi, Seinen

Shuuichi Kagaya has a secret, he doesn’t know why but occasionally he turns into a monster. One night he saves Claire Aoki from a building on fire, not knowing that she had been trying to kill herself. She soon tracks him down and forces him to confess that he can transform into a monster and then uses that knowledge to blackmail him. He learns that Claire is searching for her sister who disappeared after killing their parents with her abilities. They discover quite quickly that there are others out there and that they aren’t the only ones searching for answers.

12. Perfect Blue

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  • Episodes: 1
  • Duration to watch: +/- 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Source: Novel
  • Genres: Dementia, Drama, Horror, Psychological

Mima Kirigoe left her J-pop idol group CHAM! after two years to become an actress. She gets a recurring role in the drama Double Bind. However, an obsessed fan from her pop idol days is unable to accept that she has left being an idol behind and that she is leaving behind her innocent idol image.

What anime would you recommend for Halloween?

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