You love anime. You love spooky season too. Here are eight anime that just do it for ya this time of the year.
Do you like spooky music, mystery, and horrible, bloody death scenes? Then this anime is for you. Kouichi Sakakibara had no idea that the class he transferred to was cursed, and finding out didn’t make life much easier. You never know who’s going to die next. Another is a perfect, short horror anime to start off the Halloween season. Just remember to watch it at night with the lights off.
Can’t decide between watching a fun slice of life, or a show about demons in old-timey England? Now you can have both! Ciel Phantomhive finds himself an orphan after his wealthy parent pass away, so why not make a contract with a demon? The young lord must balance dealing with an incompetent mansion staff and solving mysteries around town with his demon butler, Sebastian.
For all you yandere-lovers, ever heard of Yuno Gasai? No? You’re in for a treat. In a society where twelve individuals are granted the power of foresight with their cell phones, Yukiteru Amano and his psycho girlfriend Yuno Gasai must play a survival game where the winner gets to be a god (but Yuno isn’t nearly as interested in being a god as she is in making sure nobody gets close to her Yuki)
Happy Sugar Life
A brand-new series where literally everyone is messed up beyond belief. You think you’re watching a cute slice of life about a teenage girl and her little loli friend? Think again, my dude. The more you watch, the more dark secrets you learn about all the characters, and how their lives are all connected. Get ready to be seriously freaked out.
There’s nothing quite like a teenage boy with a growing god-complex to get you in the mood for a spooky holiday. Light Yagami was a perfect high school student, until he found a notebook that will kill anyone whose name is written in it, and he decided not to throw it away like he should. He spends every episode trying to evade the police and their genius detective, L. No time is wasted on filler episodes.
Rosario + Vampire
If your Halloween spirit has less to do with horror and more to do with cute and sexy monster girls, this anime is exactly what you need. Forget blood and gore. Why would you watch people getting murdered when you can watch the budding romance of a human, Tsukune, who accidentally enrolled in monster school, and the cutest vampire ever, Moka? However, if innocent isn’t your type, fear not, because Moka isn’t the only adorable monster girl in her class who has her eyes on Tsukune.
If you haven’t seen Soul Eater, seriously, what are you doing with your life? It’s the classic story of a high school designed to train pairs of students to fight against evil beings called “kishins,” but get this: in every pair of students, one is a weapon meister, and one actually becomes a weapon to use in battle. Soul Eater combines a perfect amount of dark spookiness, battle scenes, and a sprinkle of comedy that will surely entertain you.
When you hear “Halloween”, do you think about wizards, spirits, and magic duels? If so, Fate Zero is for you. Seven mages in Japan summon spirits of great historical figures in order to fight each other in what is known as the Holy Grail War. Each spirit has a different class, and a different power. This war is all about strategy—what alliances and enemies will each competitor make made in order to win? You’ll have to watch and see to find out . . .