The Ultimate Anime Gore List!

My list of the goriest animes ever made! Listed from tamest at the top (#1) to most violent at the bottom. For those who think my list doesn't meet the popular opinion - it wasn't made for meeting the popular opinion.

If I'm missing anything notable leave me a comment and I'll check it out.

@Viva_Chiba
Thanks for reminding me of Golgo 13. That's a very good anime and it's fairly gruesome. Added.

Currently looking into:

Afro Samurai
Basilisk
Doomed Megalopolis
New Fist of the North Star
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail

Currently unlisted anime on imdb: Maju Sensen aka Demon-Beast Phalanx

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7369

http://www.animevice.com/demon-beast-phalanx/13-184/

I haven't been able to add this 3 part OVA series to imdb. The director is listed as Shunji Ôga and this title is nowhere on his directorial information. If anyone is capable of adding this title and has the proper information for it I'd greatly appreciate it.

::March 10th, 2013 update::

On further contemplation I'm removing Barefoot Gen and Space Runaway Ideon to reenforce the gore theme of this list rather than picking out scenes from generally non-violent media.

Removed the accidental placement of the live action film Jubei's Revenge. The live action movie came out around the same time as Ninja Resurrection part 2 sharing the same title. Both parts will be counted as one.

Bumped up Elfen Lied and Claymore a tad after further review. More to come soon!
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1.
Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer (1988 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her... (60 mins.)
Director: Daisuke Nishio
“ Crying Freeman 1's brief gore scenes accompanied by its commonplace graphic violence lands itself on the bottom of the list. Even the more squeamish viewers can still enjoy Portrait of a Killer. ” - revrevs
 
2.
Fist of the North Star (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak... (25 mins.)
“ Fist of the North Star would be much higher on the list if it wasn't for the clever censorship throughout the series. ” - revrevs
 
3.
Fist of the North Star 2 (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Peace was brought to the land by Kenshirô years ago. But now he is gone; merely a legend. Along with the peace came a distinction in classes... (25 mins.)
“ Slightly more graphic than HnK1 and just as enjoyable to watch. ” - revrevs
 
4.
Kyôshoku sôkô Guyver (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sho and his friend Tetsurou stumble upon an odd alien artifact while walking through the woods. Then... (53 mins.)
“ This mildly gory anime adaptation of The Guyver manga is sure to please many anime buffs or those who grew up with the character, but its tamer retelling doesn't help it climb further up the gore list. ” - revrevs
 
5.
Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic... (46 mins.)
Director: Shinji Ishihira
“ Don't expect this animated Ichi the Killer prequel to be as nasty as the 2001 live action counterpart. It's worth a watch if you're an Ichi the Killer fan. ” - revrevs
 
6.
AD Police Files (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A cop who became a full conversion cyborg faces the full tragic consequences of that condition. (121 mins.)
“ This third OVA from the inconsistently entertaining A.D. Police Files series was the goriest -- if minutely so. ” - revrevs
 
7.
The Professional: Golgo 13 (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After killing the son of a powerful oil tycoon, an assassin-for-hire becomes the target of American soldiers and superhuman killers. (94 mins.)
Director: Osamu Dezaki
“ Lots of action, severing, and somewhat detailed mutilations. Golgo 13 is a very fun action movie geared for an adult audience. ” - revrevs
 
8.
Kyôshoku sôkô Guyver: Kikaku Gaihin (1986 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
High school student Sho happens to come across a mysterious metal object that causes his body to become enveloped in a weapon-encrusted suit of armor... (55 mins.)
“ Guyver: Out of Control is a hastily produced movie which had a more coherent anime adaptation a few years later. It's gorier than the anime series but not quite as good. ” - revrevs
 
9.
Kite (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
She may be cute. She may be young. She may seem innocent and naive, but don't be fooled. She's a cold-blooded killer... (50 mins.)
Director: Yasuomi Umetsu
“ In Kite the assassins fire weapons with high explosive rounds causing all kinds of nasty bodily explosions. The movie can be a highly enjoyable action/drama piece but not for everyone. ” - revrevs
 
10.
Umezu Kazuo no Noroi (1990 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Two stories about teen-aged girls who encounter supernatural horrors. (43 mins.)
Director: Naoko Omi
“ This is a short horror film double feature from the works of Kazuo Umezu. It's not nearly as violent as Midori however it still maintains its level of creepiness. A good watch for Halloween. ” - revrevs
 
11.
Violence Jack, Part 1, Slum King (1986 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Set on a future Earth that has been ripped apart by natural disasters. Civilization has turned into a brutish nightmare of survival... (37 mins.)
Director: Ichirô Itano
“ Probably the least violent episode of Violence Jack, but it's still Violence Jack so expect plenty of it. ” - revrevs
 
12.
Dead Leaves (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves. (55 mins.)
“ Dead Leaves' comical nature eclipses its own ultra-violent displays. A very entertaining movie. ” - revrevs
 
13.
Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians... (50 mins.)
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
“ Gory? Yes. Worth watching? Not really. ” - revrevs
 
14.
Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or... (120 mins.)
“ Cyber City Oedo's focus is more on the action but it does have its fair share of graphic scenes and mutilations if a bit brief. I'd suggest this three volume series to anyone. ” - revrevs
 
15.
Bio Hunter (1995 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon. (58 mins.)
Director: Yuzo Sato
“ Bio Hunter has its moments of well defined ultra-violence as well as a very creative final death scene. ” - revrevs
 
16.
Wicked City (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons. (82 mins.)
“ Wicked City's extremely dark style obscures most of its gore content making it hard to place it higher on this list. This shouldn't deter anime or movie buffs from this awesome feature. ” - revrevs
 
17.
M.D. Geist: Director's Cut (1986 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
In the distant future, mankind has colonized other planets in the universe. While many planets lived in peace... (47 mins.)
“ M.D. Geist is great, mindless, violent, anime fun. Those who can't enjoy it are probably a bunch of teenagers who want to see something "profound" or "life changing". I grew a second pair watching this; I'd consider that life changing. ” - revrevs
 
18.
Berserk (1997 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. (22 mins.)
“ High action, a very good plot, and plenty of gore. While its excessive violence is prevalent throughout the show; it isn't detailed enough to climb very far up the list. ” - revrevs
 
19.
Mad Bull 34 (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Rookie police officer Daizaburo "Eddie" Ban joins New York's 34th precinct, where he is partnered up with John Estes... (195 mins.)
Director: Tetsu Dezaki
“ Mad Bull 34 is the very definition of excess. Violence, vulgarity, gore, sex it's all here and at hilarious levels. ” - revrevs
 
20.
Blue Gender (1999 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The year is 2031, and after being in cold-sleep for twenty-two years, Yuji Kaido wakes up in the middle... (25 mins.)
“ Giant insects decimate humanity in this Starship Troopers-esque drama. There's plenty of grisliness throughout as minor and main characters are killed off one by one. ” - revrevs
 
21.
Elfen Lied (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Two university students come across a seemingly harmless girl named Lucy, unaware that she's actually a mutant serial killer with a split personality. (24 mins.)
Director: Akira Iwanaga
“ I'm not a fan of Elfen Lied, but it does deserve some merit for what it tries to be even if it's more bloody than gory. Note: bloody. Very very bloody. ” - revrevs
 
22.
Claymore (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf... (24 mins.)
“ Once your average viewer gets past its faults, Claymore transforms itself into a hack n slash mess worthy of the gore list. ” - revrevs
 
23.
Gantz (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A group of people are resurrected from their deaths by a mysterious black ball called GANTZ to combat alien criminals hiding on Earth. (22 mins.)
Director: Ichirô Itano
“ Gantz moves at the pace of a snail often revealing twists and secrets that could easily be guessed, but it does have its moments of fine gory goodness. ” - revrevs
 
24.
Battle Royal High School (1987 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Hyoudo Riki is just an ordinary guy who likes to wear a tiger mask while Kung-Fu fighting, which means he fits in real well at BATTLE ROYAL HIGH SCHOOL. (60 mins.)
Director: Ichirô Itano
“ Behold the most 80s cheeseball anime ever made! Battle Royal High School is as delectably gruesome as Violence Jack or Devilman but don't expect the plot to make any sense. ” - revrevs
 
25.
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors, the Yoma... (77 mins.)
Director: Takashi Anno
“ Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma features a mildly entertaining start leading to an explosively intense finale. The plot gets a little nonsensical at the end but that doesn't stop this two part video from being a bloody good time. ” - revrevs
 
26.
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her, and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself. (80 mins.)
Director: Toyoo Ashida
“ Vampire Hunter D is a classic anime that is not only worthy of the gore list but also an entertaining film throughout. ” - revrevs
 
27.
Shigurui: Death Frenzy (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The series starts off at a tournament where a one armed samurai faces a blind one and quickly flashes back to reveal the history between the two fighters.
“ In its current state, Shigurui: Death Frenzy is incomplete but that shouldn't deter anime fans from this bloody Madhouse masterpiece. ” - revrevs
 
28.
Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-chan (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A boy is fond of an angel that kills him again and again.
“ Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan is a trick. You think you're watching another crappy romance show with bubble-headed little girls until it quickly transforms into a comedic bloodbath. It's not for everyone (or myself for that matter), but those who enjoy it, love it. ” - revrevs
 
29.
Shôjo tsubaki: Chika gentô gekiga (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A little orphaned girl joins a freak-show circus troupe whose members rape and abuse her. She then finds a glimmer of hope in the enigmatic magician who joins the group. (56 mins.)
Director: Hisaaki Ezu
“ Midori is like watching an out of control nightmare. Expect plenty of wild mutations, mutilations, and detailed animal killing. ” - revrevs
 
30.
Violence Jack, Part 3: Hell's Wind (1990 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The survivors of Kanto's Hell Earthquake built a new city and christened it "Hope Town". However, this... (60 mins.)
Director: Osamu Kamijô
“ The introduction chainsaw scene alone makes Violence Jack Part 2 worthy of this list. ” - revrevs
 
31.
The Vanilla Series: Nightmare Campus (1994 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During an archaeological expedition to a forbidden Himalayan temple, 19-year-old Masao Sera stumbled upon a bloody... (200 mins.)
Director: Koji Yoshikawa
“ Much like Urotsukidoji, Nightmare Campus is an ultra-violent hentai and manages to stay fairly original. The dub's funny, the action is great, but the lack of detail and production value doesn't carry it too far. ” - revrevs
 
32.
Hellsing (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A British taskforce, lead by the daughter of the vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing, battles the supernatural with the aid of two vampires. (23 mins.)
“ High action and high violence. Hellsing is a very well made vampire themed anime. Not to be missed by those who love their undead bloodbaths extra chunky. ” - revrevs
 
33.
Angel Cop (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way. (180 mins.)
Director: Ichirô Itano
“ Almost every episode of this short and terrible show is loaded with highly detailed violence. Watch the dub for a good laugh. ” - revrevs
 
34.
Guy: Double Target (1990 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
(35 mins.)
Director: Yorihisa Uchida
“ Guy: Double Target follows the popular theme of high violence, sex, and bad dubbing seen within most adult oriented early 90s anime. If you're watching it for the plot; you're watching it for the wrong reason. ” - revrevs
 
35.
Devilman (1987 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu. (57 mins.)
Director: Tsutomu Iida
“ So bad it's GREAT! Devil Man Volume 1 has it all while still not being too offensive or shocking in violent content. It's a great gory anime that doesn't try to be too pretentious or preachy with its religious themes.

Devil Man Volume 2 is much more focused on monster/demon fighting than the other OVAs in the series and very enjoyable if you're looking for some mindless action. ” - revrevs
 
36.
Black Lion (1992 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist... (60 mins.)
“ There's plenty of human anatomy thrown around in this short and strange OVA. Go Nagai's: Black Lion is best enjoyed for the action and carnage. ” - revrevs
 
37.
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A year has passed since Guts parted ways with Griffith. The Band of the Hawks is plotting a rescue mission to save Griffith who is confined to prison. (110 mins.)
“ The movie retelling of the anime's final moments is far more graphic this time around. An enjoyable feature if a bit disjointed and rushed. ” - revrevs
 
38.
Ninja Scroll (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate. (94 mins.)
“ One of the best action anime films ever made and it just so happens to be one of the goriest. ” - revrevs
 
39.
M.D. Geist II (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
After unleashing the Death Force machines all over the planet Jerra, Geist has kept himself busy by dismantling them one by one... (45 mins.)
Director: Kôichi Ôhata
“ The gore levels are jacked up significantly in the hilariously dubbed sequel to M.D. Geist. Death Force is a worthy watch for Troma fans or those who aren't too worried about keeping it classy. ” - revrevs
 
40.
Sin: The Movie (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Blade, a semi cyborg cop must unravel a series of mysterious kidnappings. As he delves into the city's merciless underworld, an elaborate mystery unfold. (60 mins.)
“ Sin: The Movie is a mildly interesting action piece featuring cheesy one liners, above average gore effects, and "fast acting cancer bullets". ” - revrevs
 
41.
Violence Jack, Part 2: Hell City - Evil Town (1988 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The World as we know it has been torn apart shattered by a series of natural disasters that have turned... (58 mins.)
Director: Ichirô Itano
“ Easily the most twisted episode of Violence Jack. Expect child killing, a woman being split down the middle, and some bizarre cannibalistic super powers. Not for those who are easily offended. ” - revrevs
 
42.
Ogre Slayer (1995 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(60 mins.)
“ Ogre Slayer or Onikirimaru is a slow start - using minimal yet graphic violence then finishes strong on its fourth and final OVA. The plot is nothing to write home about but it's certainly one of the gorier animes out there. ” - revrevs
 
43.
Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking. (108 mins.)
Director: Hideki Takayama
“ The great Urotsukidoji. Those who have seen it, never forget it. This is a rather short (and infamous) anime that covers a wide range of adult content. BEWARE OF ITS TERRIBLE SEQUELS AND RIPOFFS. ” - revrevs
 
44.
Hellsing Ultimate (2006 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The vampire Alucard and his newly sired ward Seras tries to protect England from a war-crazed SS-Major who seeks to start an eternal war with his vampire army. (50 mins.)
“ This second adaptation of Hellsing is a poorly paced mess littered with moments of unfitting music and comedic relief. Despite the significant violence boost of its predecessor; it's much harder to take seriously. For anime fans only. ” - revrevs
 
45.
Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo with the revelation that demons in fact exist amongst us. Paranoia... (46 mins.)
“ Volume 3 of the Devilman animated series is almost pure shock value. Violence Jack fans will be sure to love Devilman Apocalypse and offend those who don't have the thick skin for it. ” - revrevs
 
46.
Baoh the Caller (1989 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Doress, a Japanese "black projects" organization, has been gathering psionics and making biological weapons to "make Japan superior"... (50 mins.)
“ Baoh's exceptional animation quality and detailed death scenes land it far on the list. Baoh probably has the best face melting scenes in anime. ” - revrevs
 
47.
Blood-C (2011 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Saya is a seemingly normal girl living with her father in a shrine. During the day she goes to school and spends time with her friends at a local cafe. But when night falls Saya is called upon to protect her village from strange monsters.
“ Blood-C's later gore scenes suggest that this studio tried way too hard to encourage unexpected shock value in an otherwise uneventful show. All in all its gruesome content is not a far-cry from Devilman Volume 3's but the amount of it is certainly more extreme than most violent anime. ” - revrevs
 
48.
Fist of the North Star (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind. (110 mins.)
Director: Toyoo Ashida
“ Without censors or filters, this film is Fist of the North Star fully realized in its gory greatness. Its only drawback might be that it's a bit confusing to watch if you aren't familiar with the show. ” - revrevs
 
49.
Ninja Resurrection (1997 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Set in the time of the Tokugawa regime, where the Shogun has outlawed the Japanese Christians, since... (80 mins.)
Director: Yasunori Urata
“ The infamous Ninja Resurrection OVA series is chock full of sex, violence, and even couples the two almost as well as Urotsukidoji. Men birthing out of women, massacres, demonic zombie intestine that cuts through humans - it goes where no anime has gone before. ” - revrevs
 
50.
Apocalypse Zero (1996 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Kakugo and Harara are siblings trained to fight the monsters roaming in post-apocalyptic Tokyo. 21st century... (80 mins.)
“ This little known animation is one of the most repulsive to come out of Japan and for that I give it the #2 spot. I'll leave the details a mystery and suggest you bring a puke bag before viewing. ” - revrevs
 
51.
Genocyber (1994 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings... (46 mins.)
Director: Kôichi Ôhata
“ When I first compiled this list I knew exactly where Genocyber would end up, and I'm pretty sure many would agree. Viewers beware (or rejoice?), this is easily the goriest anime ever made. ” - revrevs