Just because an anime looks like it was made for children doesn’t mean it actually is.
Often, an anime is not what it appears to be. At first glance, it appears to be the most wholesome anime you’ve ever seen, but it turns out to be the most messed up anime ever. In this post, we’ll look at ten of them.
Here are 10 Anime That Are Cute But Terrifying That You Should Watch!
10. Yuuki Yuuna is a Hero
In her everyday life, Yuuna Yuuki is a hero. She belongs to her middle school’s Hero Club, where she tries her hardest to help others and make everyone happy.
But Yuuna, who is never afraid of a challenge, is about to become an even greater hero. The world she loves is threatened by mysterious destructive forces known as Vertexes, and a strange phone app summons the Hero Club to save it. She and her best friend Mimori Tougou, as well as sisters Fuu and Itsuki Inubouzaki, must transform into magical girls in order to battle the Vertexes.
Yuuna and the Hero Club must fight for the survival of their world while also confronting the harsh realities of their own abilities, all while discovering what it truly means to be a hero.
If the combination of magical girl, drama, and slice-of-life sounds appealing to you, you should give it a try. The first half isn’t as good as the second, but if you can stick with it, it will pay off.
9. School Days
At the start of his second semester, Makoto Itou, a freshman in high school, notices Kotonoha Katsura for the first time. Despite the fact that they ride the same train every day, he is immediately taken with her beauty, but his shyness prevents him from approaching her. Instead, he secretly takes a photo of her and sets it as his phone’s wallpaper: a charm that is said to help you realise your love if kept hidden. A classmate, Sekai Saionji, notices the picture and, rather than reporting him, offers to help him set up with Kotonoha, even befriending her just for him. As a result, the three form an unplanned friendship.
School Days follows the lives of three teenagers as they navigate the ups and downs of high school. In a story full of romance and melancholy, the story of these three students is said to linger in the mind long after the dramatic conclusion.
The characters in this anime are some of the dumbest people I’ve ever seen, and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of dumb shit. By the end, the girls are just lining up to be with the main character for no apparent reason.
8. Angel Beats!
Death is one of many mysteries that have perplexed mankind since the beginning of time. Yuzuru Otonashi, 17, quickly answers the burning question of what happens to the soul after death. After waking up in a dimension between life and death with no previous memories, he discovers the unsettling truth of the afterlife.
This strange dimension, shaped like a high school, is designed to house those who died prematurely. Students at the school, feeling betrayed by God during their earthly lives, have formed the Afterlife Battlefront, a rebellious faction determined to oppose their god-like student council president, Kanade “Angel” Tachibana. The group’s leader, Yuri Nakamura, recruits Otonashi in their fight against Angel in order to gain control of their own lives. Otonashi, on the other hand, questions the morality of their actions and goes behind enemy lines to learn about the other side of their shared fate.
The plot is revealed in a haphazard manner; some episodes teach you various things about the world, while others… don’t. The art is stunning, and the film is a joy to watch. It’s one of those shows that leaves you wanting more with each episode.
7. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Mirai Nikki tells the story of Yukiteru Amano, a loner high school student who discovers that his cell phone can predict the future. He soon finds himself in a deadly survival game with 11 other people, each of whom has a “Future Diary.” The contestants fight to survive and eliminate each other as the game progresses in order to be the last one standing.
It’s a psychological thriller anime about a death game to become the supreme ruler of the universe, with a psychotic yandere stalker girl as well.
6. Wonder Egg Priority
After her best and only friend, Koito Nagase, commits suicide, Ai Ooto is left to deal with her new reality. With nothing else to live for, she is persuaded to buy an egg, specifically a Wonder Egg, by a mysterious entity.
After breaking the egg in a world that materialises during her sleep, Ai is tasked with saving people from adversity. She believes she is one step closer to saving her best friend by doing so. With this perilous yet alluring opportunity in her hands, Ai enters a world where she must recognise the connection between other people’s demons and her own.
As past trauma, unforgettable regrets, and innate fears hatch in the bizarre world of Wonder Egg Priority, a young girl discovers the various inner struggles tormenting humanity and rescues them from their worst fears.
5. Perfect Blue
CHAM!, a Japanese idol group, has been entertaining its fans for the past two years. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and one of CHAM!’s members, Mima Kirigoe, will leave to pursue her acting career. Mima’s decision has been met with mixed reactions, but she hopes her fans will continue to support her.
Mima’s life, on the other hand, changes dramatically after she leaves the group. In order to shed her pop-idol image, she takes on a role in a crime drama series, and her career as an actress gradually becomes more demanding and taxing for both Mima and her manager, Rumi Hidaka. To add to Mima’s growing unease, an obsessed fan begins stalking her, unable to accept that Mima is no longer an innocent idol; a new anonymous website begins meticulously impersonating her life; and CHAM! appears to be doing better without her. Mima becomes increasingly deranged and unable to distinguish between reality and fantasy with each disturbing development.
Fractale is set in a world where rules are blindly followed and life is blissful as long as religion takes precedence over everything and daily prayers are offered.
Clain, the main character, is visited by a mysterious girl who leaves behind an equally mysterious girl named Nessa.
In this anime, the first bad guys are bumbling idiots with stupid plans to kidnap Nessa.
The anime then really takes off. Fighting, corruption, bloodshed, death, extortion… it has it all.
3. Made in Abyss
The Abyss is a gaping chasm stretching down into the earth’s depths, teeming with mysterious creatures and ancient relics. What caused it to happen? What exactly is at the very bottom? Divers, or daring individuals, have attempted to unravel the mysteries of the Abyss by fearlessly plunging into its darkest depths. Those who remain on the surface hold the White Whistles in high regard as the best and bravest of the Divers.
Riko, the daughter of the abducted White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator, aspires to be like her mother and explore the depths of the Abyss. However, as a new Red Whistle, she is only permitted to explore the top layer. Despite this, Riko meets a mysterious robot dressed as a young boy by chance. Reg is his name, and he has no memory of the events that led up to his discovery. Certain that the technology used to create Reg must have originated deep within the Abyss, the two decide to venture into the chasm in order to recover his memories and witness the depths of the great pit for themselves.
Every day, Yuki Takeya, a carefree high school junior, looks forward to the School Living Club. The president, Yuuri Wakasa, the athletic Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the mature Miki Naoki, the supervising teacher, Megumi Sakura, and the club dog Taroumaru take pride in making the most of their school life. All club members must abide by one rule: they must spend their entire lives on school grounds.
Gakkougurashi! follows the adventures of the School Living Club as they promote independence and self-determination at Megurigaoka Private High School.
1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Madoka Kaname and Sayaka Miki are ordinary middle school girls living ordinary lives until they meet Kyuubey, a magical familiar that looks like a cat, and Homura Akemi, a new transfer student.
Kyuubey makes an offer: in exchange for becoming magical girls with enough power to fulfil their dreams, he will grant any of their wishes. Homura Akemi, another magical girl, advises them not to accept the offer, claiming that not everything is as it seems.
Madoka’s Mahou Shoujo Magica is a story of hope, despair, and friendship that delves into the difficulties of being a magical girl and the cost of making a dream come true.