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10. Mermaid Forest
This horror story, based on Rumiko Takahashi's Manga is very different from her usual comedy/romances. The series is based on the legend that eating mermaid flesh can make you immortal, but there's a catch. Consuming the mermaid meat will cause most people to die or turn into hideous monsters, only a few will actually become immortal. Mermaid Forest is actually the third story arch in the Manga, but it is the first to be animated. The story follows Yuta and Mana, who have successfully eaten the mermaid flesh and are immortal. One day, while Yuta is sleeping, Mana suffers what would be a fatal fall from a cliff and a doctor takes her body away before she can revive herself. As he is performing the autopsy she awakens from death, and her wounds heal. The doctor and two women see her immortality and realize she has eaten mermaid flesh. The story continues, bloody and suspenseful as Yuta and Mana try to escape from these strangers who want to kill them both, Mana, for her immortal body and Yuta, so he won't get in their way.
9. Trinity Blood
The Catholic Church arose from the ashes of the Earth's near destruction 500 years ago. Now Vampires walk among men, waiting to feed on the blood of humanity. The Vatican's greatest weapon against the vampires is a simple man named Abel Nightroad...who is more than human himself.
8. Vampire Princess Miyu
Evil Shinma -- shape-shifting monsters and vampires -- roam the Earth on a mission to unleash their darkness upon the Human race. Miyu Royal Princess from the dark is the Chosen One -- The one being who must banish the Evil Shinma from the Earth. She has the power to offer Humans the gift of eternal happiness, yet is herself, trapped between two worlds; destined for perpetual solitude and internal conflict.Miyu's only companion is Larva, once an evil Shimna; now her devoted guardian. Together they share a dark journey through the weakness of the human heart and the tragic loss of innocence. Cut off from humanity by the knowledge of what she is, Miyu lives an endless quest as both the hunter and the hunted, on the edge of darkness.
7. Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek
This short film is a chilling tale of what happens on the street where no one lives after dark. A group of children gather together to help find the missing sister of one of their number, but they don't quite know what to expect when the darkness falls and the lights start to flicker on by themselves. What is a child's game really like? Like the greatest of live-action horror, just enough is left to the imagination to make the sucker-punches of the plot really hit home.
6. Boogiepop Phantom
The disjointed storytelling style of this series is the perfect accompaniment to the scattered terror and mystery of this series. Five years ago, the city was shocked by a series of brutal murders, and now the murders may be starting up again. Is a demon death-god responsible? Or is it the ghost of a murdered child? The various characters develop different themes of the story, which is itself a commentary on the evolution of human consciousness. The YouTube music video we've selected, set to the show's closing theme, gives you a pretty good look at what the show is about. Are you ready?
5. Perfect Blue
An example of a slasher flick in anime, Perfect Blue shows the psychological disintegration of a J-pop star with a seriously disturbed stalker. This is horror in part because it could actually happen. In order the stave off the typical fate of the aging pop idol, the singer in question has reinvented herself as a sensual actress, dropping her good-girl image and infuriating fans. A scathing critique of the pop idol system in Japan, as well as a finely wrought psychological horror, Perfect Blue is well-worth its fame. The rape scene, a dramatic and disturbing play within a play, gives us Mimi's character realizing that her identity is entirely a construct at the same time we realize Mimi's disassociation is increasing. It's affecting and brilliant.
4. Jin-Roh: Wolf Brigade
A retelling of the faery tale of Little Red Riding Hood set in a fascist-run near future, this is psychological horror of the first order. It's a classic in itself, as well as a classic of situational and possible horror. What has been done to the soldiers to make them such perfect killing machines? Why is the little girl carrying a bomb...or is she? The mysteries and the tragedies blend into a horror that isn't about the blood you see, but about the blood you feel. If you want to say Jin-Roh isn't horror, think for a minute about how very easily this world could become the world we live in--chilling. Beware the Big Bad Wolf.
Gritty and modern without being painfully post-modern, Gantz puts normal people into an impossible situation and forces them to do things they never thought they'd do… but will. Before Saw's hopelessly cockeyed interpretation of will they-won't they, Gantz creates a fresh idea--people who are already "dead" and don't want to die again--trapped in a room and at the beck and call of a mysterious black sphere. Sartre's "Hell is other people" never had such proof as this, nor did the idea that humans are still animals. What is Gantz? A game? A secret government project? Who knows? This is one anime that forces you to care about people you know are probably damned and is a rare example of how to be mysterious without just being ham-handedly confusing. Awesome.
2. Vampire Hunter D
In the year 12,090 A.D technology and the supernatural have overtaken the world. But thanks to the overzealous ambitions of man, the world remains desolate and despotic. What's left of the human race is divided into various towns and cities living in fear of vampires who compose and exist as the Nobility, fending off the monsters and mutants as a result of their existence. On a night five days after the Count Magnus Lee had harmlessly tasted the blood of Doris Lang and chosen her to be his next wife, she hires a vampire hunter by the name of 'D' to rid her of such an ill-gotten fate. As a dhampir (half human, half vampire), there exists a distinct resentment between the hunter and his prey. But as the Count finds out, there is also a peculiar secret behind the past of the Vampire Hunter D.
Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, a secret organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing has secret weapons. Alucard, an incredibly powerful vampire, has been controlled by Hellsing for years. It is unclear how he feels about being a servant to the Hellsing family, but he certainly enjoys his job as a vampire exterminator. Seras is a fledgling vampire and former police woman. Although reluctant to embrace her new self, she is a valued member of the organization. Integra Hellsing, the current leader, is usually fully capable of fulfilling her duty, but lately, vampire activity has been on the rise. Unfortunately, the cause is more alarming than anything she could have imagined. A group long thought dead has been plotting in secret since their apparent destruction over 50 years ago. Plotting to plunge England, and perhaps the entire world, into war.
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