All horror anime fans will love this anime top list, especially the casual anime fan. Many people do not have the time to read the subtitles and sometimes miss important on-screen moments but not now. Here are my favorite top horror anime dubs. These dubbed horror anime are a mix of older and newer horror anime that is at least a great start.
Top 10 Dubbed Horror Anime
Danganronpa: The Animation (Danganronpa: Kibo no gakuen to zetsubo no kokosei)
- Genres: Thriller, Detective
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Hell Girl (Jigoku shojo)
- Genres: Supernatural, Dark, Sad
Hell Girl (2005)
Directed by Takahiro Ômori, Shunji Yoshida, Harume Kosaka, Yukio Okazaki, Makoto Sokuza, Naotaka Hayashi, Daisuke Tsukushi, Shigenori Awai, Daisuke Chiba, Masatoshi Date, Keiji Gotoh, Masahiro Hosoda, Masayuki Ozeki
Official Synopsis: When someone wants revenge, they post about it on a special website at midnight. Then Hell Girl appears to do their bidding.
Cast: Daisuke Ono, Ryô Naitô, Kent Williams, Takayuki Sugô, Masaya Matsukaze, Takayuki Sugô, Yûji Ueda, Takehito Koyasu, Yûji Ueda, Takako Honda,…
Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Animation
Serial Experiments Lain
- Genres: Mystery, Sci-Fi
Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Directed by Ryûtarô Nakamura, Lia Sargent
Official Synopsis: A week after Chisa committed suicide, her classmates begin to receive emails from her. Hearing rumors fly at school, a quiet withdrawn girl named Lain goes home that day, turns on her dusty Navi computer for the first time and has a conversation with the dead girl. Chisa's message reads that she killed herself because she didn't need her body anymore, and she now exists in The Wired. When Lain asks why someone would do something like that she gets a response: "Because God is here".
Cast: Steve Blum, Kirk Thornton, Bridget Hoffman, Jamieson Price, Dan Martin, Dorothy Elias-Fahn, Sandy Fox, Eddie Frierson, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, Lia…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Animation
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Maho Shojo Madoka Magica)
- Genres: Sci-Fi, Dark, Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011)
Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, Tomoyuki Itamura, Yukihiro Miyamoto, Masahiro Mukai, Yuki Yase, Toshiaki Kidokoro, Shinichi Omata, Akiyuki Shimbô
Official Synopsis: One night, 14-year-old Madoka Kaname has a terrible nightmare - against the backdrop of a devastated city, she witnesses a girl fight a losing battle against a dreadful being lingering above, while a cat-like magical creature tells Madoka the only way to change that tragic outcome is for her to make a contract with him and become a magical girl. The next day, the teen's dream seemingly becomes reality as the girl she saw in her dream - Homura - arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when later on she and her best friend Sayaka encounter the same cat-like magical creature from her dream - who introduces himself as Kyubey - the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to take on the duty to fight abstract beings called 'witches' that spread despair to the human world, and in return, each one of them will be granted any single wish they desire. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there might be far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Sayaka realize.
Cast: Karen Strassman, Hideyuki Umezu, Kyle Hebert, Carrie Keranen, Cristina Valenzuela, Chiwa Saitô, Seiro Ogino, Sarah Anne Williams, Chiwa Saitô, Nobuo…
Genres: Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy, Animation
When They Cry (Higurashi no naku koro ni)
- Genres: Psychological, Thriller, Mystery
When They Cry (2006)
Directed by Chiaki Kon
Official Synopsis: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is a story of many chapters. It's about the town of Hinamizawa, and the people who live there, Rena Ryugu, Mion Sonozaki, Satoko Hojo, and Rika Furude, as well as friends, relatives, and visitors dealing with Lord Oyashiro's curse. Every year on the night of Watanagashi, people mysteriously disappear and are murdered which is rumored to be a curse, though it has yet to be proven. However, certain people don't believe it, especially with the odd behaviors of some of of the residents of Hinamizawa. This story is explained in many Question and Answer chapters.
Cast: John Snyder, Toshihiko Seki, Tôru Ohkawa, Mika Kanai, Fumiko Orikasa, Daisuke Ono, Grant George, Darrel Guilbeau, Daisuke Sasaki, Shôto Kashii,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Animation
- Genres: Gore, Action
Directed by Ichirô Itano
Official Synopsis: High school student Kei Kurono meets up with childhood friend Kato Masaru one day by chance encounter. As the two are in the subway chatting, Kato notices a homeless man on the subway train tracks. Kato goes down on to the tracks to move the man off the tracks and persuades Kei to help. But soon after helping the man, they are hit by a subway train and killed... or maybe not. Immediately after being hit by the train, the two are suddenly in an apartment from which they can't leave, along with some other people who were also in some near death experience. In this apartment there is also a black sphere called Gantz. Kei and the others have to obey Gantz's rules if they want to live. They have to participate in missions in which the objective is to eliminate aliens. But who or what are these aliens? are Kei, Kato and the others alive or dead?
Cast: Chris Patton, Andy McAvin, John Swasey, Luci Christian, Jonathan C. Osborne, Yutaka Aoyama, John Gremillion, George Manley, Christine M. Auten,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Animation
- Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action, Gore
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Directed by Shûhei Morita
Official Synopsis: The suspense horror/dark fantasy story is set in Tokyo, which is haunted by mysterious "ghouls" who are devouring humans. People are gripped by the fear of these ghouls whose identities are masked in mystery. An ordinary college student named Kaneki encounters Rize, a girl who is an avid reader like him, at the café he frequents. Little does he realize that his fate will change overnight.
Cast: Todd Haberkorn, Ed Blaylock, J. Michael Tatum, Rachel Robinson, Ian Sinclair, Jeff Johnson, Takahiro Sakurai, Christopher Bevins, Matthew James, Ben…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Fantasy, Animation
Parasyte: The Maxim (Kiseiju: Sei no kakuritsu)
- Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Action, Gore
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- Genres: Supernatural, Sad, Dark
Directed by Tetsurô Amino
Official Synopsis: Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three people are found dead. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as a normal occurrence. However, in the days following, the villagers start to die one after the other.
Cast: Toshiko Sawada, Tôru Ohkawa, Bryan Massey, Ayano Ishikawa, Wataru Takagi, Haruka Nagashima, Masashi Hirose, Satomi Sakamoto, Tôru Ohkawa, Haruka Tomatsu,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Animation
- Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Supernatural
Directed by Tsutomu Mizushima, Hiroyuki Hata, Yukina Hiiro
Official Synopsis: Twenty-six years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming boy was popular with his classmates. When he suddenly died, his classmates decided to carry on as if he was still alive until graduation. Then, in the spring of 1998, a boy named Sakakibara Kouichi transfers to that classroom, and he grows suspicious of the fearful atmosphere in that classroom. In particular, there is a beautiful, aloof girl named Mei Misaki who wears an eye-patch and is always alone drawing pictures.
Cast: Chris Patton, Greg Ayres, Shinya Takahashi, Margaret McDonald, Itsuki Takizawa, Monica Rial, Brittney Karbowski, Sho Takano, Molly Searcy, Genki Muro,…
Genres: Horror, Drama, Mystery, Animation