Top 10 Psychological Anime of All Time – Thriller Anime

Kunal Singh Negi

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Top 10 Psychological Anime of All Time - Thriller Anime

Here are some best Psychological Anime with their dark and thrilling backstories.


Pychological anime is most popular among people who like thrilling and mysterious anime. You can also say that this anime is the darksides of anime industry. If you explore more, you go deeper and deeper and deeper. However, this anime are very interesting and makes their fans to sit on the edges of their seats. This is also the most popular genre in the anime industry. Without the Psychological anime, the anime industry will never be complete. Every anime creates their place in their fans hearts. But psycholocial anime creates their place in their fans mind.  Let’s we talk about Top 10 Psychological Anime of anime industry.


 10.  Erased

 Japenese Title Boku dake ga Inai Machi
 Author Kei Sanbe
 Genre Psychological, Mystery, Suspense
 Studio A-1 Pictures
 Episodes 12
 Where to Stream Crunchyroll
 Release Date January 8, 2016

“Erased” is a psychological, mystery, and suspense anime series. This anime is also known as “Boku dake ga Inai Machi”. This is a thrilling anime series that revolves around a boy named “Satoru Fujinuma”. In the starting of this anime, he was a struggling manga artist. However, his life takes a unbelievable twist. He realised that whenever a tragedy is about to happen, he was sent back in time.

However, In present time he is arrested for killing his mother. But this murder is not attempt by him. Then, who is the killer of his mom? After this incident, they suddenly find themselves in 18 year past school life. Then he meets his old friends and a girl named “kayo”. He realised that if he wanted to find out his mom’s killer, he must have to protect kayo at any cost, In this anime you watch, how he manage to save kayo, who is the mysterious person and also a serial killer of her mom.  Has he succeeded or failed in their mission?


 09.  Classroom of the Elite

 Japenese Title
 Author Shōgo Kinugasa
 Drama, Psychological, School
 Studio Lerche
 Episodes 25
 Where to Stream Crunchyroll
 Release Date July 12, 2017

“Classroom of the Elite,” also known as “Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e”. This is a drama, psychological, and school anime series. The story starts with a young boy named “Kiyotaka Ayanokoji”. He was transferred in a school, where students are ranked based on their academic performance. He was placed in Class D, the lowest-ranked class in the school. However, no one knows about the past lives of Ayanokoji. If you are interested in their past lives,  watch this anime. I don’t spoil here.

In this anime, he also uncover the dark secrets of their school administration. This anime is full of thirll, suspens and twits. If you like schoolboy psycopath anime, then you must try this one. I guarantee that if you start watching this, you will not stop until you finish the full season.


 08.  The Promised Neverland

 Japenese Title Yakusoku no Neverland
 Author Kaiu Shirai
 Genre Psychological, Fantasy, Mystery
 Studio  CloverWorks
 Episodes 23
 Where to Stream Netflix
 Release Date January 11, 2019

“The Promised Neverland” is a psychological, fantasy, mystery, and thrilling anime. This anime is also known as Yakusoku no Neverland. The story starts with three children: Emma, Norman, and Ray. They all together live in a orphanage. However, after some time, they find out that the orphanage is like a farm, where human children rise and serve demonic creatures to eat known as “demons.”

They all together tried to escape the orphanage. As they start to escape that place, numerous challenges and obstacles come in their ways.  The children also uncover the existence of a hidden humans and collaborate with other orphans to make a good escape plan. With their intelligence, resourcefulness, and unwavering determination, they strive to outsmart the demons. “The Promised Neverland” shows us a suspenseful and mysterious theme.


 07.  Neon Genesis Evangelion

 Japenese Title Shinseiki Evangelion
 Author Hideaki Anno
Psychological, Mecha, Sci-Fi
 Studio Gainax, Tatsunoko Production
 Episodes 26
 Where to Stream Netflix
 Release Date October 4, 1995

“Neon Genesis Evangelion” is a Psychological, Mecha, Sci-Fi and action packed anime series. This anime is also know as Shinseiki Evangelion. In this anime there are many mysterious beings known as Angels. This mysterious things is threaten for humanity existence. The story running arround Shinji Ikari, a teenager who is forced to pilot a giant biomechanical robot called an Evangelion to fight the Angels.

When Shinji battles these creatures, he fight with his own inner demons and emotional struggles, as well as complex relationships with other Eva pilots, including the enigmatic Rei Ayanami and the fiery Asuka Langley Soryu. In this series you watch how they fight with their inner demon , corperate with them and with with Angles and other bad creators. This is full action and thrilling Anime Series.


 06.  Steins;Gate

 Japenese Title Steins;Gate
 Author Jukki Hanada
 Genre  Psychological, Sci-Fi, Thriller
 Studio White Fox
 Episodes 24
 Where to Stream Funimation
 Release Date April 6, 2011

“Steins;Gate” is a  psychological, Sci-Fi and thrilling anime series. This story starts with a mad scientist named Tintarou Okabe. He was a pure mad scientist who loves to discover mysterious things. They work with his eccentric friends, Mayuri Shiina and Itaru “Daru” Hashida, they form the Future Gadget Laboratory. However, one incident change everyone life. Okabe discovers the ability to send text messages to the past using a modified microwave.

As they go deeper into the concept of time travel, they findout many mysterious things like the mysteious organization known as SERN. They uncover the existence of the “IBN 5100,” a rare computer that keep the secreats of time travel. However, Okabe’s knowledge and his desire to save the people who is closer to him, push him to go heartbreak and sacrifice. This anime is perfect combination of psycological and thrilling animes.

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 05.  Parasyte: The Maxim

 Japenese Title Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
 Author Hitoshi Iwaaki
 Genre Action, Psychological, Sci-Fi
 Studio Madhouse
 Episodes 24
 Where to Stream Crunchyroll
 Release Date October 9, 2014

“Parasyte: The Maxim” is a horror, action, and sci-fi anime. This anime is also known as Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu. The story begins with a high school boy named Shinichi Izumi. He was a normal boy until one incident happened in their life. One day, alien creatures known as “parasites” come into their house for take over their body and conquer the earth. These parasites take control over the brains of any living being, like dogs, cats, cows, and humans. Somehow he managed to stop that parasite to take over their brain. However, he have to sacrifice their arm.

He gained lots of superpowers with that incident. If you like to watch a story of normal boy, who somehow gains superpowers, then you must try this anime. I don’t know why this is a underrated anime. In my opinion, this is the best sci-fi and action anime. You must watch this anime with your friends. Because deep down in this anime there are also elements of friendship.


 04.  Death Parade

 Japenese Title Death Parade
 Author Yuzuru Tachikawa
 Genre Psychological, Supernatural, Suspense
 Studio Madhouse
 Episodes 12
 Where to Stream Funimation
 Release Date January 10, 2015

“Death Parade” is a best underrated anime series. This anime is also known as Death Parade. The story starts with a mysterious realm of Quindecim, where the souls  arrives after their deaths. The leader decide whether the soul goes. I know this is a underrated show and also that many of us already watch this anime. Because this is underrated but little popular at the same time . So I don’t take your time in this anime.

However, for the fans who don’t watch this anime. I simply said if you love work of nature, supernatural, psycopath anime . Then you must try this anime. They take you in the new dimension of ghost and supernatural things.


 03.  Terror in Resonance

 Japenese Title Zankyou no Terror
 Author Shōten Yano
 Genre MAPPA
 Episodes 11
 Where to Stream Funimation
 Release Date July 10, 2014

“Terror in Resonance” is a terrorism, morality, government anime series. The story starts with two  teenagers named Nine and Twelve, who are involved in a terrorist attacks on the city. These attacks are well planned and executed, leaving scary messages for the police and the public. When the city is in fear and confusion, a detective named Kenjiro Shibazaki come to uncover the truth behind this attacks.

As the story moved forward, they revealed that Nine and Twelve are actually former test subjects of a secret government project known as the “Sphinx Project.” They both have the unbelieveble intelligence. Their true goal is not to cause harm but to expose the government’s dark secrets and bring justice to the peoples. In this anime your watch how they reveal the true face of government.


 02.  Death Note

 Japenese Title Death Note
 Author Tsugumi Ohba
 Genre Mystery, Supernatural, Psychological
 Studio Madhouse
 Episodes 37
 Where to Stream Crunchyroll
 Release Date October 4, 2006

“Death Note” is a mystery, supernatural, psychological anime series. I know that everyone who read my this blog, already watched death note. Every non-web person who want to start their journey choose death note as a starting anime. There are many reason behind these like the storyline is awesome, Timing of each episodes is perfect and the voice acting is fantastic. The story starts with a boy named Light Yagami, he was a very intelligent high school student.

However, I day he find out the death note book, if you write any person name on that book, that person died on the spot. In this anime you watch the journey of a normal boy to become a psycopath. The story is too good that I can’t describe in little words. I only gave you one advice , if you still don’t watch death note. Then you miss lots of things in our life.


 01.  Monster

 Japenese Title Monster
 Author Naoki Urasawa
 Genre Mystery, Psychological, Thriller
 Studio  Madhouse
 Episodes 74
 Where to Stream Netflix
 Release Date 7 April 2004

“Monster” is a mystery, psychological, and thriller anime series. The story starts with a doctor known as Dr. Kenzo Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon living in Germany. Dr. Tenma faces a moral dilemma: he has to choose between saving the life of a young boy named Johan Liebert or the mayor of the city. As a doctor, he believes that all lives are equal. He chose to save the life of that boy, not the mayor.

As the story moves forward, it is revealed that Johan Liebert is not a  ordinary boy. He was connected to a series of murders that shake the foundations of society. However, Tenma decide to bring back johan to the justice. In his journey, Tenma encounters a range of fascinating characters, including Inspector, who becomes obsessed with tracking down Johan.

This anime impect very badly on their viewers ming. If you interested, then watch on you own risks.

Conclusion :

We hope that you like this anime that we recommended to you. In future, we will post more best, new, and old psychological anime posts. And not only psychological but all category anime like action, comedy, fantasy, and so much more. So we hope that you will stay updated with us. If you have any queries, you can comment on this post.

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Aditya kaushik
Aditya kaushik
1 month ago

Nice and informative blog bro

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