Part One of this series was so popular and fun to make that I decided to make the first ever part 2 to a Top 10 List. There are a lot of violent jacked up anime out there in the world and I scoured the earth for bloody anime to make this list. Hopefully you anime heads out there will find a lot to like in this list and maybe even find a new gem to watch! I start off the list with a partciularly bloody mess of an anime:
Akira and his father are killed while mountain climbing in the Himalayas, and Devilman chooses Akira’s body as a cover to disguise himself. In 2000, Amon: Apocalypse of Devilman was released as a pay-per-view event in Japan and was later released on video and DVD. It covers the period between the humans becoming aware of demons and the final battle between Devilman and Satan. Its extreme violence made it a major target of protest for the PTA and other groups. In this scene chosen for the number 10 slot, Satan eats a kid. Gross. Then he strangles a woman who watches him do it. Double gross.
School Days is disgusting. It starts off cute, and then just gets gross, and then morbid. I don’t mind dark animes, but this was just…too much. I’m sure I’ve seen things that are even more sexual and violent, but the way these things were combined…was just too much for me. Sike! I loved it. Check out the crazy violent scene that made the list at number 9!
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is the only anime to make the countdown twice. The scene in question this time around in the crazy self affliction concerning a knife. This is a series that contains, to just scratch the surface, violence against children – including young children, violent murder by children (both in and out of a school setting) and, on at least one occasion, vicious torture inflicted by a teenager on a young child. Click at your own risk.
I can’t even clearly tell you what Genocyber is about. I found its plot hard to follow and got distracted by shiny objects in my living room. All I can clearly tell you is that this is probably the most violent and gory anime I’ve ever seen. Number 7’s scene is, for lack of a better word…GOREGASM!!!
Shigurui: Death Frenzy is interesting to watch, but not as cool as samurai swords sound in that it isn’t Samurai Champloo or Kenshin. This is an unromantic presentation of swordsman and samurai as scumbags. With a name like Death Frenzy you can imagine what kind of stuff goes down. I always felt this anime wasn’t strong enough to make the list first time around, but I shouldn’t be focusing too much of the violent itself but more on the subject matter. This anime is REALLY F’d up. Some of the most graphic and violent scenes you’ll see in anime in a long time.
Anime world stated it’s splatterfest punctuated by one nonsensical plot twist after another from start to finish, but that magic Nagai touch makes it over-the-top and whacked-out enough to be worth laughing at with a bunch of friends if that’s your thing. If it’s not… well, you’ve been warned. Coming in high on the list is a crazy gory anime that flew under a lot of peoples radar. “If killing him didn’t work this time, we’ve got to kill him harder next time!” Hmm. Sign me up for this anime please.
For those who know Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni (an anime adapted from another eight-parts visual-novel by the same creator and writer), Umineko follows the same concept of many alternatives to the same event, allowing the main character and the spectator to gather puzzle pieces little by little and, in the end, to solve the mystery and discover the real murderer who hids himself behind the legend.
But Umineko is FAR less violent than Higurashi, despite some creepy moments. It’s more in the atmosphere, very mysterious and scary, than in visual violence. However, the scene in question is pretty F’d up and barely missed the Top 3.
Everyone should be pretty familiar with Hellsing. The scene in question specifically is Hellsing Ultimate OVA 7 – Seras vs Zorin. I wish they would show Zorin’s head in detail after she gets smashed into the floor as a lifeless bloody corpse. It just seems like it would add to the already primal brutality of this scene. Know what I mean? Just imagine, the left side with the mouth open like it’s gagging on blood and the eye twitching with the jaw snapped on a crazy angle. OK, I think this list is having an adverse effect on me. Just watch the clip.
There are times when I just have to wonder about the sanity of people creating anime. Violence Jack is wrong on so many levels and the clip attached makes the top list easily when you put it all into context. I’m talking about the “HOLY JESUS CHRIST, WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?!” … sanities that makes your stomach churn your intestinal acid up your throat with pure disgust. Rape, Killing, Rape, gore, chainsaw, rape, kill kill, etc. With the utterly disgusting violence and murdering, the cannibalism, the rapes, the language…. It makes me wonder why they bothered to warn us about the nudity. Nonetheless, it tops the list! So, congrats?
There you have it! Consider this the ultimate guide to animated gore now that both lists have been compiled. If you have seen any of the anime mention and would like to share your experience, or feel like I left off an anime, please sound off in the comments! Thanks for reading.