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Steins;Gate 0

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Thriller
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Steins;Gate 0
Apr 12, 2018 at 1:00am JST

An alternate ending to Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them with their characteristics and personalities. Okabe begins testing and finds out that the simulation of Kurisu has brought back anguish and some new unexpected tragedies...

(Source: MyAnimeList)

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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
Apr 4, 2016 at 1:05am JST

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, encounters a beautiful silver-haired girl from another world. Subaru wants to stay by her side and help her, but the burden she carries is far beyond anything Subaru imagined. They're faced with one attacking monster after another, betrayal, irrational violence... and finally death. Subaru doesn't want to see her get hurt, so he vows to take down any enemy, any fate that comes his way, to protect her. And so this powerless boy obtains "Return by Death," a unique ability that allows him to turn back time by dying. It becomes the potential to guide all people to a world where everyone can always be smiling, dependent on Subaru's life and loneliness. By using his power, the past can be lost, and memories can be rewritten. Subaru must now fight the fate that dooms him to keep all those forgotten memories hidden within, to be perpetually beaten, to see his own heart wearing down, to wager his life... all to protect the people he cares about. To get back the precious times that he's sure must have happened.

"Even if you forget me, I will never forget you."

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Mirai Nikki (TV)

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Mirai Nikki (TV)
Oct 9, 2011 at 11:00pm JST

This psychological thriller, based on the manga written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno, is about Yuki, a loner who's not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to survive until there is only one left standing. The winner will become the new God of Time and Space.

(Source: FUNimation)

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Another

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. School
  4. Thriller
Another
Jan 11, 2012 at 1:00am JST

When Kouichi Sakakibara transfers to his new school, he can sense something frightening in the atmosphere of his new class, a secret none of them will talk about. At the center is the beautiful girl Mei Misaki. Kouichi is immediately drawn to her mysterious aura, but then he begins to realize that no one else in the class is aware of her presence.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Steins;Gate

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Thriller
Steins;Gate
Apr 6, 2011 at 2:05am JST

The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the "Future Gadget Research Laboratory," and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that's even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry, the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences—consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...

(Source: Anime Planet)

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Fate/Zero 2nd Season

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Supernatural
  4. Thriller
Fate/Zero 2nd Season
Apr 8, 2012 at 12:00am JST

The battle for the Holy Grail continues, with more lives lost and more secrets revealed. When the curtain falls, who will emerge victorious is anyone's guess... And what "victorious" truly means, is even more questionable.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Zankyou no Terror

  1. Psychological
  2. Thriller
Zankyou no Terror
Jul 11, 2014 at 12:50am JST

On a summer day…

A massive terrorist bombing suddenly struck Tokyo.

The culprits behind the act that woke up this complacent nation from its slumber, were just two boys.

Now, the culprits known as "Sphinx" begin a grandiose game that encompasses all of Japan.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Super Power
  4. Thriller
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
Apr 15, 2011 at 1:05am JST

The Japanese government was rescued from the brink of financial collapse by the Sovereign Wealth Fund. For its citizens, however, life has not improved and unemployment, crime, suicide, and despair are rampant. Kimimaro, raised by his maternal aunt after the disappearance of his father and the death of his mother, is a scholarship student whose only dream is to live a stable, ordinary life. One day he meets a man who offers him a large sum of money if he will allow his "future" to be held as collateral. From then on his fate is radically altered as he's drawn into a mysterious realm known as the Financial District, where he must compete in weekly tournaments called "deals" in order to keep his money and avoid losing his future.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Satsuriku no Tenshi

  1. Adventure
  2. Horror
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Satsuriku no Tenshi
July 2018

13-year old Rachel awakens to find herself trapped in the basement of an abandoned building. Without any memories, or even a clue as to where she could be, she wanders the building, lost and dizzy. In her search, she comes across a man covered in bandages. He introduces himself as Zack and he wields a grim-reaper like sickle.

A strange bond is struck between them, strengthened by strange, crazy promises…

These two, trapped in this strange building, don't know why fate has placed them there. But they will work together desperately to find a way out…

(Source: Baka-Updates Manga, edited by MAL)

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Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
Oct 2, 2016 at 12:00am JST

In a world where a social game called The Magical Girl Raising Project allows one in tens of thousands of people to be a "magical girl" — possessing extraordinary physical capabilities and looks, as well as special magical powers that set them apart from the rest of the human race. But one day, in a district containing 16 magical girls, the administration announces that it must halve the number of magical girls to solve the problem of magical energy. At first, the 16 magical girls race to collect more "magical candy" than their competitors, but the rules quickly become twisted, and it quickly becomes a murderous battle for survival among them.

(Source: Anime News Network)

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Itou Junji: Collection

  1. Comedy
  2. Demons
  3. Drama
  4. Horror
  5. Mystery
  6. Psychological
  7. School
  8. Supernatural
  9. Thriller
Itou Junji: Collection
Jan 5, 2018 at 10:30pm JST

The works of one of the most famous Japanese horror manga artists, Junji Ito, finally gets animated! This will be an omnibus animation where each episode will star different protagonists such as the famous Tomie, Soichi, and Fuchi!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen

  1. Game
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen
Apr 5, 2011 at 1:29am JST

After the events at the Starside Hotel, Kaiji Itou finds himself living his miserable lifestyle once again. Captured by the Teiai group to which he owns a lot of money, he is thrown into an underground forced labor camp where he must pay off his debt by doing harsh manual work. Kaiji becomes desperate as it is expected that he lives in this hellhole for the next 15 years.

(Source: ANN)

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Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Police
  4. Seinen
  5. Thriller
Koroshiya-san: The Hired Gun
Short-form
Oct 11, 2013 at 1:00am JST

The story follows the title character, who is regarded by himself and others as the best hit man in Japan. He goes by the motto, "If I have an assignment, I will kill anything." However, his "killing" assignments have expanded to include everything from summer vacation homework to housekeeping. "The hit man never fails to kill the target. Though he does not aim to, he also never misses the laughter."

(Source: Anime News Network; modified)

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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica

  1. Drama
  2. Magic
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Jan 7, 2011 at 1:25am JST

After experiencing a bizarre dream, Madoka Kaname, a kind 14-year-old girl, encounters a magical creature named Kyube. Madoka and her friend Sayaka Miki are offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if they agree to make a contract with the strange little being. He will also grant them one wish, but in exchange they shall risk their lives by accepting the responsibility of fighting witches. Invisible to human eyes, witches are catalysts of despair in the areas they inhabit. An ally of Kyube, a magical girl named Mami Tomoe, befriends and encourages the two girls to accept the contract. For an unknown reason, another magical girl named Homura Akemi is determined to prevent Madoka from accepting the deal.

(Source: Anime News Network)