Top 10 Guro Anime

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Anime fans strive to rank the most grotesque and horrible anime ever made in this spiteful ranking of anime carnage and perversion.

The criteria for being considered a “guro” anime are fairly vague – guro, shortened from the English “grotesque” and often further adapted into the Japanese style adjective “guroi,” has much the same broad connotations as it does in English…

In practice this seems to mean “guro” can easily take in anime entirely free of blood and guts if they are instead filled with sufficient horror and cruelty (Madoka clearly fits this mould).

Most anime in the ranking enthusiastically manage all four, however:

1. Elfen Lied

2. Highschool of the Dead

3. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

4. Deadman Wonderland

5. Shiki

6. School Days

7. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica

8. Umineko no Naku Koro ni

9. Neon Genesis Evangelion

10. Freezing

Putting aside the content of the anime as a whole, the most extreme content is clearly to be found in guro vivisection anime Shiki.


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    Avatar of Neko Musume Classic
    Comment by Neko Musume Classic
    07:43 22/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    So, if it shows blood, its guro? That's lame.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 22/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Elfen Lied also depicted a dog being beaten to death, loli raep, and dismemberment aplenty. not to mention childhood hearts being stomped on by cruel boys lol.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:14 24/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plus the cute, clumsy, comic relief girl gets the axe in the first episode. I was glad I didn't have to put up with her.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:39 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    WTF!!! Gantz not in the list

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:09 24/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    WTF? Berserk is not on this list either?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:23 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    in the text of th e post it was said "ITS NOT NECESSARY TO SHOW BLOOD OR GUTS". geez. madoka, foro example , didnt show mch blood.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I agree. Lame list. There're better and actual "guro" animes than these popular mainstream shows which have little bit of blood somewhere. Not to undermine the other qualities these are all great shows but not really something worth a list like this...

    The only show on this list which actually has tons of blood is Neon Genesis Evangelion. The biggest brain fuck of the list is Higurashi obviously. School Days delivered better scenes than Shiki. Freezing? Come on, what it even does on this list? Madoka I can understand a bit better but its a lot like Freezing and doesn't really have that violence. Instead its got really dark theme and sad hopeless situation which is why its so great.

    Elfen Lied seems to be everybodys favorite emo anime despite that anime sucks heavily compared to manga which delivers the very best of drama and really good story.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Considering how shitty the art is in the elfen lied manga, its no suprise that people perfer the anime. The art is so bad in the manga it simply takes away from the enjoyment of it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:22 05/09/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yes its lame... specially madoka

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:57 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nice boat seal of approve!

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    Comment by fxc2
    07:38 22/05/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Finally an interesting ranking where Madoka possibly can't... NOOOOOOOOOO!

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    11:50 22/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Madoka really, really shouldn't be on this list, it wasn't exactly Guro imo...

    My point is that they could have put the 9 other anime on the list & easily found a 10th 1 to replace Madoka but okay, at least it's not in the top 3, or top 5 for that matter...

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    Comment by toyNN
    14:48 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Texhnolyze?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:41 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    also the series of Fist of the North Star should have a spot right? i mean lots of blood and exploding heads and limbs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:51 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fist of north star has their own categories which is manliness!

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:37 24/10/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ive seen 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10

    I think I should check out Shiki and Umineko this halloween :D

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    Comment by AmusementEngineer
    09:51 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    chuckle everytime i see Madoka on any list :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:57 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    when a shoujo die = GURO
    it seems.......

    They should not incorporate madika on the pool, so Madoka Fans cant vote it on Everything from Best of the season to Guro

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:52 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Apparently anything with any controversial death = guro...

    Even something like Shiki, I wouldn't exactly call it guro. It had some moments, but the entire show was more about suspense than outright, crazy gore.

    Kurozuka literally made me shiver with fear many of its scenes.

    And the worst of them all, Shigurui, nearly made me puke and get dizzy from all the carnage that was going on. Some truly sickening, crazy guro shows out there.

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    Comment by Actar
    17:12 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Technically speaking, Guro is a shortening of the word Grotesque. Hence, anything Grotesque can be considered Guro, ala the previous post on the Sayaka blow up doll.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:15 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you missed that "vivi"- (technically she's dead, right?) section and well stuff in later eps is still pretty high on the fucked up scale with loads of brutality and stuff more fitting for "the horrors of WW2".

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:45 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    In Japan, people constantly compare saya not uta with Madoka

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:25 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol, well atleast it didnt take the #1 spot.

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    Comment by Andices
    09:17 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    You got that right, NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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    Comment by Stoopid Narb
    09:38 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    as long as "they" exist it shall stay on almost every gawd daym list

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    Comment by kuukunen
    07:35 22/05/2011 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Guro anime list without Mnemosyne....

    ....wtf?

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    Comment by Moread
    07:58 22/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    It was 11 in the rank-list, so it almost made it to the top 10.

    "Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners" is nowhere to be found on the list, is this a joke?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:03 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    too beautifully done guro XD

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    Comment by kazaza2
    08:21 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Last time I checked on Amazon.jp the price tag on the BluRay box set was 57,000 yen!($703 US). Even downloads aren't that easy to find on the net or are incomplete. So maybe viewer availability might have something to do with it. Great series though, I have the novels.

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    01:15 24/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    yeah, i had a hard time finding the 1080p versions, you pretty much have to get that stuff the day it comes out, regardless of if you dl it or buy it

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:04 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is missing Gantz and if HoTD an dFreezing is there why not Claymore O_o

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:13 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...not to mention the granfather of guru, Urotsukidoji.

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    09:19 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Urotsukidoji that is Hentai.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:09 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No Gantz and no Berserk ... total fail list!

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:49 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why should it matter if it's bad adaptation .. guro is guro. These lists are retarded anyway, Madoka isn't even guro but it's there because it was so big success that people will vote for it anyway even if it has nothing to do with the poll.

    yes, people die in Madoka but hardly in '' guro '' way .. I don't recall seeing blood splattering everywhere, perhaps even pieces of body flying around like in Elfen Lied, Gantz or some other. (No wonder EL is at top, but there's several titles that are missing from the list ...)

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    Comment by Drauger
    11:47 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    It matters cause both Gantz and Claymore are pretty shity as anime , as mangas they are great, and its a "top 10" , Elfen Lied its ok but compared with Mnemosyne it´s sort of mild.

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    Comment by Drauger
    09:59 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gantz and Claymore are pretty bad adaptation of great mangas so i think thats the reason why they arent there

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    Comment by Majineko
    10:40 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    gantz....wheres gantz?

    Comment by Anonymous

    oh cmon you guys u should know better you know this site is shit.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:11 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    This list is a joke as Nanoha shouldnt be in there.

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    Comment by Spectre
    14:13 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uh, what? Nanoha isn't on there...

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:20 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Where's K-On! ? ;)

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:16 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    moe guro list

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    Comment by GuroFX
    07:45 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    this... and some more
    :facepalm:

    Comment by Anonymous

    guro anime without GANTZ??

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    Comment by Odysseus
    08:33 22/05/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    The remaining 40, since I'm well aware that some of you don't know any Japanese. And from later comments, I also realize that a good bunch of you are far too lazy to click the link and take a look at the actual list, since you're asking where series with English titles are on it.

    11: Mnemesyne
    12: Ga-Rei Zero
    12: GANTZ
    14: BLACK LAGOON
    14: Corpse Princess
    16: BOOD+
    16: Shigurui (Death Frenzy)
    16: Jigoku Shoujo/Hell Girl
    19: Jigoku Shoujo Season 2
    19: Jigoku Shoujo Season 3
    21: Hagane no Renkinjutsushi FULL METAL ALCHEMIST (I'm assuming this is either one of the films or the second series, since Hagaren shows up again for 35 with the first series' artwork)
    22: Hen Zemi (Perverted Seminar... guro, really? I find it cute.)
    23: HELLSING
    23: Youjuu Toshi/Wicked City
    25: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-Chan
    25: CANAAN
    27: Kore ha Zonbi Desu Ka?
    27: Ao no Exorcist
    29: Dance in the Vampire Bund
    30: Ookami Kakushi
    30: Jigoku Sensei Nuubei/Hell Teacher Nuubei
    30: Hakuouki (the Shinsengumi series)
    33: Mononoke Hime/Princess Mononoke
    34: Busou Renkin
    35: Hagaren/Full Metal Alchemist
    36: serial experiments lain
    36: Dororon Enma-Kun (probably the original series, since the new one is "Dororon Enma-Kun Meramera)
    39: Speed Grapher (and if anyone knows where I can find a copy, please let me know!)
    39: Shakugan no Shana
    39: Nurarihyon no Mago
    42: Takahashi Rumiko Gekijou: Ningyou no Mori
    42: Kemojime
    44: CHAOS;HEAD
    44: ZOMBIE-LOAN
    44: BLUE GENDER
    44: Vampire Kishi/Vampire Knight
    44: Youkai Ningen Bem
    44: TEXHNOLYZE
    44: Genocyber Urokai no Majuu

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:02 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    34: Busou Renkin
    well the mankini was certainly grotesque

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:48 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh man, Speed Grapher was so great. I forgot about it until now. It's definitely fitting of the guro content, but one of my favorites just because of the the fact that it was some semi-fresh material.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:59 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    What in the world is Ao no Exorcist doing there? o.O The only reason it's so high is because Satan possessed Shirou in the first episode >.>

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    Comment by Shippoyasha
    16:54 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    The rest of the list actually makes me laugh since there's still not enough pure 'guro' centric stuff there. Just the popular stuff people feel has controversial violence and gore perhaps..

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    09:25 23/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ok Lain was some srsly fcked up shit, too much to be so far down on the list.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    speed grapher shouldn't be hard to find. Funi put it out in the US

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    Comment by Gitami
    11:52 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Henzemi explores vomit fetish, implied scat eating, ear wax, belly button wax eating and a few others.

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    Comment by YukianesaLove
    11:34 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thanks for the list. ^o^ Kudos!

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    Comment by AmusementEngineer
    09:49 22/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    damn, Texhnolyze at 44th? i really can't fathom...







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