In any medium – be it cinema, music, or literature – there are certain titles that are seen as the gold standard.

Happy Sugar Life

Now, we know what some of you are probably thinking: How could a series called "Happy Sugar Life" possibly be so disturbing? Based on its title and animation style


"Genocyber" is the kind of anime you almost go by when browsing the video store, because it has little to differentiate itself.

Death Note

Despite its penchant for violence and disturbing moments, "Death Note" creates a thrilling and very accessible viewing experience for anyone who gets into anime.

Perfect Blue

There's a good chance that even if you haven't seen "Perfect Blue," you probably saw a movie that was heavily influenced by it.

The End of Evangelion

Explaining "Neon Genesis Evangelion" to a newcomer would be like explaining complex math to a newborn.


Based on the novel of the same name, "Another" is a unique gem of a series—a murder mystery with a heavy emphasis on murder.

Paranoia Agent

When talking about funny or disturbing anime, it's almost impossible for Satoshi Kon to appear only once on a list like this.

Serial Experiments Lain

"Serial Experiments Lan" is one of those anime that you really need to give to yourself and accept its inherent weirdness.

Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

In keeping with its theme, we would kindly recommend not to eat anything during "Corpus Party: Tortured Souls".