Anime Ranking

5 Anime Series Similar to Higurashi: When They Cry


1. Another

Title: Another

Year: 2012

Episodes: 12

Studios: P.A. Works

Adaptation: Another

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, School

There is a mystery hidden within the town of Yomiyama. After the death of Misaki, a student in of class 3-3 in 1972 at Yomiyama North Middle School, the class she was in has been cursed by a benevolent force. Kouichi Sakakibara must discover how to stop this curse while encountering many tragic events.

Both anime features unexplained deaths and gore.

Both anime have mystery the main character must unravel.

Both anime contain elements of horror.

2. Shiki

Shiki anime

Title: Shiki

Year: 2010

Episodes: 22

Studios: Daume

Adaptation: Shiki

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Vampire

Megumi Shimizu dreams of living the city life, but little does she know, she is soon going to die. This is not before a mysterious family have come to reside in the town which sparks the beginning of the many unexplained deaths in the town of Sotoba

Both anime are set in a small town with mysterious forces causing unexplained deaths.

Both anime have extreme gore.

3. Future Diary

Mirai nikki

Title: Mirai Nikki

Year: 2011

Episodes: 26

Studios: asread.

Adaptation: Mirai Nikki

Genre: Action, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen

Yukiteru Amano discovers the power to see the future through the diary on his phone. Unwillingly, he must participate in a death battle with 11 other people with similar abilities where the winner will become God.

Both anime have maniacal and psychotic characters.

Both anime contains tragedy and deaths.

4. Elfen Lied

Title: Elfen Lied

Year: 2004

Episodes: 13

Studios: Arms

Adaptation: Elfen Lied

Genre: Action, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Romance, Seinen

Lucy has telekinetic abilities and murderous tendencies however during her escape from her captivity, she receives a head injury which gives her a split personality. Her second personality is childlike and harmless but the is not so innocent.

Both anime consists of many bloodshed and horror.

Both anime contains similar-ish cute art style.

5. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls

Title: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls – Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou

Year: 2013

Episodes: 4

Studios: asread.

Adaptation: Corpse Party: Blood Covered

Genre: Mystery, Horror, Supernatural

When a small group of students perform a ritual to bound them as friends forever, they are thrust into another dimension where there are evil spirits and death waiting for them at every corner. They must work together and plan an escape while enduring the many horror lurking within the school.

Both series contain extreme horror and gore with many innocent deaths.

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