If you have been watching anime for a long time, it is inevitable to encounter episodes that are too disturbing and dark. Whether it is disturbing in plot or graphics, anime episodes like these are common in the anime universe. For today’s list, here are some of those episodes that fans could not forget!
WARNING! If you are easily disturbed by topics regarding death, violence, etc., it is best to not watch the anime on this list. Try reading this list instead; Top 10 Wholesome Family Anime that will melt your Heart.
5. Made in Abyss Episode 10
Riko, a girl that wanted to be just like her mother, who is called White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, wanted to explore the deepest floors of the Abyss. After a faithful encounter with a robot whom she named Reg, Riko’s adventure begins. They descended to the lower sections of the Abyss, which is peaceful for the first few episodes of the show until episode 10. This episode was the turning point of the series, where it started to get darker and darker from this point onwards. It will make you realise that the Abyss is dangerous, and the kids we are watching can die at any time and under any circumstances as long as they are inside the Abyss.
4. Happy Sugar Life Episode 7
Satou Matsuzaka is a popular high school girl loved by everyone, but when she meets a young girl named Shio Koube, Satou experience what feels like falling in love for the first time in her life. But do not be deceived by the upbeat opening song, and vibrant colour of the anime, because Satou is not what she looks like. She is a wolf in sheep’s clothing who would do anything for her beloved Shio. Episode 7 will highlight how dark Satou’s personality is, and viewers will realise that Satou is not the only insane person in this anime.
3. Goblin Slayer Episode 1
Goblins in this anime series are not like the ordinary goblins that could easily be killed like in the other anime. Goblins in Goblin Slayer are capable of being deceitful creatures that would kill, violate, and torture. These traits of the goblins were highlighted in episode 1 of the series. It gathered issues throughout the community when it was first released because of how disturbing some scenes were. The episode is a roller coaster ride of emotions; it is definitely not for the faintest of hearts.
2. When the Cicadas Cry Episode 6
And now we are stepping on the gore part of the list. Higurashi is one of the most famous animes when it comes to the genre of horror and thriller. It is about a circle of friends stuck in a time loop of murder in their village, Hinamizawa. This series has an extensive range of unique kills and deaths in an anime series, but one of the most disturbing kills happened in episode 6. The screams of the victims would give you goosebumps, and even the somewhat old animation style made the scene gruesome.
1. School Days Episode 12
Last but not least is one of the most classic episodes in anime history, which is the chaotically disturbing episode 12 of School Days. This anime is known to be a curse work, which is not surprising because of the personality and terrible decisions of the main character, Makoto Itou. It is not a shock to see that the events that unfold in episode 12 are disturbing but quite satisfying in their own way because the characters got what they deserved.
And that is where our list ends! What do you think? Which one of these episodes was the most disturbing one for you? For me, it was the When they Cry scene because every time I hear Satoko’s name, that scene is the first thing that comes to mind. Do you have any other dark episodes that you would like to share? You can always write your thoughts in our comment section below!
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