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Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu
8.48
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]

Death Note

  1. Mystery
  2. Police
  3. Psychological
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Death Note
8.64
Oct 4, 2006 at 12:56am JST

Bored with his deteriorating world and the laconic way of his fellows, shinigami Ryuuk drops his Death Note on Earth and watches to see if it stirs up anything interesting. His plan succeeds beyond his wildest expectations when the Death Note is found by brilliant high school senior Light Yagami, who is also bored with a world he considers rotten. Although initially he regards the book as a prank, Light soon discovers, through experimentation, that the book's claim is true: picture a person in your mind as you write the person's name in the Death Note, and that person dies 40 seconds later of a heart attack (although a different time frame and manner of death can be specified). Armed with that power, Light sets out on a quest he sees as noble: make the world a better place by eliminating all its criminals using the Death Note. Soon cast as the mysterious "Kira" (a Japanese pronunciation of the English "killer") in the media and on the Internet, some take exception to his playing god, most notably the police and the enigmatic master detective L, who resolves to do everything in his power to stop Kira. Light counters by doing everything in his power to prevent people from identifying or interfering with him, even if that means getting rid of people investigating him.

[Source: AniDB]

Yakusoku no Neverland

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Sci-Fi
  5. Shounen
  6. Thriller
Yakusoku no Neverland
8.81
Jan 11, 2019 at 12:55am JST

First episode premiered on streaming services ahead of regular broadcasting

Emma, Norman and Ray are the brightest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as "Mom," all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. Good food, clean clothes and the perfect environment to learn - what more could an orphan ask for? One day, though, Emma and Norman uncover the dark truth of the outside world they are forbidden from seeing.

[Source: VIZ]

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 2nd Season
8.63
Jul 8, 2020 at 10:30pm JST

Even after dying countless times, Subaru finally ended the threat of the White Whale and defeated the Witch Cult's Sin Archbishop representing sloth, Petelgeuse Romaneeconti. But only shortly after overcoming a tragic ending and reuniting with his beloved Emilia, Subaru learns that Rem has been erased from this world, having fallen victim to the White Whale's Fog of Elimination in the midst of Subaru's death loop. With the White Whale now gone, Subaru and Emilia are forced to confront a reality they never dreamed would happen.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

SPOILERS (Season 1)

Mirai Nikki (TV)

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Shounen
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Mirai Nikki (TV)
7.44
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]

Another

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. School
  4. Thriller
Another
7.57
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]

Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Shounen
  5. Thriller
Yakusoku no Neverland 2nd Season
6.74
Jan 8, 2021 at 1:25am JST

Fifteen children escape Grace Field House, a false paradise, hoping for a chance at freedom. Instead, they encounter plants and animals they have never before seen, and are chased by demons. The outside world is so beautiful, and yet is almost too cruel to face.

Even so, the children refuse to give up. They are guided in their search for better lives only by a message from Minerva and a pen Norman left behind in order to fulfill their promise to return to the House to save those of their family who are still trapped within.

[Source: official English website]

Steins;Gate

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Thriller
Steins;Gate
9.03
Apr 3, 2011 at 10:00pm 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]

Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Shin Henshuu-ban

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu: Shin Henshuu-ban
8.52
Jan 1, 2020 at 10:30pm JST

"New edition" that edits the first season into one-hour episodes with new cuts of animation leading up to the second season in April.

By dying, a powerless boy obtained the ability "Return by Death," allowing him to go back in time upon death.

Natsuki Subaru was abruptly summoned to another world on his way home from the convenience store one night. In this new world where he had nothing and no one to turn to, the one power he gained was "Return by Death," the ability to turn back time upon his own death. To protect those he holds dear, and to take back irreplaceable moments in time, he fights despair as he confronts his cruel fate.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

Satsuriku no Tenshi

  1. Adventure
  2. Horror
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Satsuriku no Tenshi
7.28
Jul 6, 2018 at 8:30pm JST

When Rachel wakes up in the basement of an unfamiliar building, she finds herself lost all her memory. As Rachel tries to get clear of the basement, she runs into Zack, a scythe-carrying serial killer wrapped from head to toe in bandages. “Kill me, kill me please…" "I will do it, but only if you help me to get out of this building.” The bizarre promise brings these two together and somehow makes them an irreplaceable partner to each other. Where are they? Why are they trapped? And what is the destiny they have been looking for? The journey of death and lives starts…

[Source: Crunchyroll]

Steins;Gate 0

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Thriller
Steins;Gate 0
8.56
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]

SPOILERS (Season 1)

Platinum End

  1. Psychological
  2. Shounen
  3. Supernatural
  4. Thriller
Platinum End
7.75
Oct 8, 2021 at 1:28am JST

"I will give you the hope to live."

Kakehashi Mirai lost his parents in an accident and lived in misery with the relatives who took him in. Having lost hope in everything, he jumped off the roof of a building on the day of his middle school graduation. But then he met an angel...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-

  1. Action
  2. Music
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Thriller
Vivy -Fluorite Eye's Song-
8.49
Apr 3, 2021 at 11:30pm JST

NiaLand is an AI theme park that blends dreams with hope and science. Vivy was created as the world's first autonomous humanoid AI to work as a cast member in the theme park. She gets on stage every day to sing, but she is not very popular.
"I want my singing to bring happiness to everyone."

Vivy continues singing in hopes of one day achieving her goal of one day bringing her heartfelt performances to the theme park’s main stage.

One day, an AI that calls himself Matsumoto appears to her.

Matsumoto claims that he is an AI from one hundred years in the future, and that his mission is to rewrite history with Vivy in order to stop the war between AI and humans that will happen a century later.

How will the meeting of these two AIs with such different missions change the course of the future?

This is a story of I(Vivi) destroying I(AI)...

The one hundred-year journey of an AI songstress named Vivy starts now.

[Source: official English website]

Zankyou no Terror

  1. Psychological
  2. Thriller
Zankyou no Terror
8.05
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]

Munou na Nana

  1. Psychological
  2. Shounen
  3. Supernatural
  4. Thriller
Munou na Nana
7.68
Oct 4, 2020 at 9:30pm JST

Earth is under attack by ferocious, extraterrestrial monsters known as the Enemies of Humanity. But fear not! A unique preparatory school situated in a secret island location is currently training a collective of superpowered teenagers called the Talented to fight back against the aliens. Among them is blissful Nana Hiiragi, a seemingly powerless, pink-haired girl equipped with ample intelligence.

[Source: Funimation]

Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica

  1. Drama
  2. Magic
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica
8.23
Jan 7, 2011 at 1:25am JST

Madoka Kaname is an eighth-grader who leads a peaceful, fun-filled life as a student, surrounded by her beloved family and her best friends. One day, a transfer student named Homura Akemi arrives in Madoka's class. She is a dark-haired beauty with a somewhat mysterious disposition. Soon after meeting Madoka for the first time, Homura goes on to issue Madoka a strange warning.

Madoka also meets Kyubey, a mysterious looking white creature. He says, "Make a contract with me and become a magical girl!" To make any wish come true -- Madoka didn’t know the meaning of this miracle nor its cost. An impending loss triggers a drastic change in her destiny...

Yuukoku no Moriarty

  1. Historical
  2. Mystery
  3. Psychological
  4. Shounen
  5. Thriller
Yuukoku no Moriarty
8.06
Oct 11, 2020 at 10:30pm JST

In the late 19th century, the British Empire nobility reigns while its working class suffers at their hands. Sympathetic to their plight, William James Moriarty wants to topple it all. Frustrated by the systemic inequity, Moriarty strategizes to fix the entire nation. Not even consulting detective Sherlock Holmes can stand in his way. It's time for crime to revolutionize the world!

[Source: Funimation]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Gou

  1. Dementia
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Psychological
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni - Gou
7.59
Oct 1, 2020 at 11:30pm JST

New kid Keiichi Maebara is settling into his new home of peaceful Hinamizawa village. Making quick friends with the girls from his school, he’s arrived in time for the big festival of the year.

But something about this isolated town seems ‘off,’ and his feelings of dread continue to grow. With a gnawing fear that he’s right, what dark secrets could this small community be hiding?

[Source: Funimation]

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

  1. Dementia
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Psychological
  5. Supernatural
  6. Thriller
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
7.83
Apr 5, 2006 at 2:35am JST

Maebara Keiichi, a young teenager, has recently moved from the city to the rural village of Hinamizawa with his family. He is adjusting quite well to his new life, making friends at the small school, playing games, passing time in relative happiness, when suddenly a gruesome murder occurs...

A mystery begins to unravel — tracing back to events five years ago. As Keiichi learns more about these strange events, he wonders if he will be able to face the truth behind all of this.

[Source: AniDB]

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Thriller
Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru
7.60
Oct 8, 2015 at 12:30am JST

Shotaro Tatewaki is a normal high school student, except for his unusual acquaintance. Sakurako Kujo is an attractive osteologist, a person who studies bones. Combining her obsession for “beautiful bones” with her forensic skills, Sakurako has a keen eye for homicide. Strangely, whenever he’s with her, Shotaro usually gets caught up in murder investigations.

[Source: Sentai Filmworks]

BABYLON

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Thriller
BABYLON
7.54
Oct 7, 2019 at 10:00pm JST

Zen Seizaki, a public prosecutor at Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, is investigating a case of illegal clinical research related to a drug company and a university. During the investigation, he finds a file that Shin Inaba, an anesthesiologist, kept, which includes blood that is mixed with hair, skin, and a paper written with letter F. As he investigates, he realized there's a hidden plot that is connected with a huge election as well as to a certain person who is in charge of it.

[Source: MAL News]

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

  1. Action
  2. Mystery
  3. Superpower
  4. Thriller
C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control
7.36
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]

Shiki

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Supernatural
  4. Thriller
  5. Vampire
Shiki
7.73
Jul 9, 2010 at 1:15am JST

Sotobamura is a small village with around 1300 residents; so small the village isn't even connected to a single highway. An isolated village in which old customs, such as the burial of the dead, are still practiced. One day, the bodies of three people are found dead. Although Ozaki Toshio, the village's lone doctor, feels uncertain, he treats the deaths as a normal occurrence. However, in the days following, the villagers start to die one after the other.

[Source: Anime News Network]

Higashi no Eden

  1. Action
  2. Comedy
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Romance
  6. Sci-Fi
  7. Thriller
Higashi no Eden
7.66
Apr 10, 2009 at 12:45am JST

On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called "Careless Monday", does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten. Then, three months later... Morimi Saki, a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip, gets into trouble in front of the White House in Washington DC, and only the unexpected intervention of a fellow countryman saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Takizawa Akira, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and a mobile phone in the other. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Supernatural
  4. Thriller
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai
7.98
Jul 6, 2007 at 2:30am JST

Sounds of cicadas can be heard in the late evening, in the village of Hinamizawa — with a population of 2000 souls. And even though the village may seem normal at first glance, the villagers try to hide a horrible secret from newcomers: The curse of Oyashiro-sama. Unusual murders have been occurring ever since the dam construction plan. Is this a coincidence or part of a sinister plan unfolding?

[Source: Anime News Network]

Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Gaiden

  1. Drama
  2. Magic
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Gaiden
7.39
Jan 5, 2020 at 12:00am JST

In exchange for the fulfillment of a wish, Magical Girls keep fighting, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. But Iroha Tamaki can't seem to remember her wish. “When I became a Magical Girl, what did I wish for again?” There is a gaping hole in her life. Something important has been lost. But she continues to fight every day, without even knowing why… Then, a rumor begins to spread among Magical Girls. “Magical Girls can be saved if they go to Kamihama.” Kamihama City, the city where Magical Girls and Uwasa are gathering. The story of Iroha Tamaki, in search of her lost wish, begins…

Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku

  1. Action
  2. Fantasy
  3. Magic
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku
7.40
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]

Monster

  1. Drama
  2. Horror
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Psychological
  6. Seinen
  7. Thriller
Monster
8.33
Apr 7, 2004 at 12:40am JST

Dr. Tenma Kenzou is a very talented Japanese doctor and he's praised by all doctors in Germany. But after he saw how a woman cried for her man who died because someone else got more priority, he changed. He decides he wouldn't let anyone pass; everyone is equal.

But one day, Tenma has to work on a little boy who was shot during the murder of his parents. He decides he will save the life of the boy, because he was first in line.

But then, the children disappear... and the murders begin. Tenma, feeling both guilt and worry, goes off to investigate the case since he feels that it somehow relates to him... and the horror begins, for both Tenma and everyone he meets in search for the children...

[Source: AniDB]

Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
8.06
Apr 2, 2010 at 12:00pm JST

Around 10 years after World War II, a group of delinquents are sent to the Shounan Special Reform School. Upon arrival they meet Sakuragi Ryouta who becomes their guide to adulthood. Depending on each other to survive the brutal conditions at the facility they make a promise to one day all meet up on the outside.

[Source: AniDB]

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

  1. Action
  2. Drama
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
7.76
Apr 3, 2009 at 2:15am JST

In the American underworld, Mafia leaders are being killed one after another, with rumours of Inferno and the organisation's top assasssin Phantom circulating around them. A boy, traveling alone in America becomes involved in one of these incidents and unexpectedly encounters Phantom.

[Source: AniDB]

Mousou Dairinin

  1. Dementia
  2. Drama
  3. Mystery
  4. Police
  5. Psychological
  6. Supernatural
  7. Thriller
Mousou Dairinin
7.65
Feb 3, 2004 at 12:00am JST

Mousou Dairinin is about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Lil' Slugger (Shounen Bat, or Bat Boy in the original Japanese version). The plot relays between a large cast of people affected in some way by the phenomenon; usually Shounen Bat's victims or the detectives assigned to apprehend him. As each character becomes the focus of the story, details are revealed about their secret lives and the truth about Shounen Bat.

[Source: Wikipedia]

Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Gaiden 2nd Season - Kakusei Zenya

  1. Drama
  2. Magic
  3. Psychological
  4. Thriller
Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Gaiden 2nd Season - Kakusei Zenya
7.67
Aug 1, 2021 at 12:00am JST

In exchange for having their wishes granted, Magical Girls battle in secret. But Iroha Tamaki has forgotten what it is she's wished for.

"What was my wish when I became a Magical Girl?"

Her daily life has a gaping void.

There's something that she's lost.

Day after day, she continues to fight without knowing why...

It is then that the rumors start swirling among the Magical Girls.

"Come to Kamihama City, where Magical Girls can be saved." Kamihama, the city where Magical Girls and Rumors gather.

Thus begins the story of Iroha Tamaki, the girl seeking her lost wish...

[Source: AniplexUS]

Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

  1. Game
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
7.87
Oct 3, 2007 at 1:54am JST

Itou Kaiji is a bum who steals car emblems and slashes tires on a regular basis. However, one day, this routine changes when a man in a trench coat pays him a visit. The man reveals himself as Endou, a debt collector, who has come to claim an unpaid loan of 300,000 yen, which Kaiji had previously co-signed with his co-worker, Furuhata Takeshi.

Because of Takeshi's disappearance, Kaiji is left with an overwhelming balance, but is given the chance to gamble against other bankrupt bums aboard a boat — each gambler is loaned additional money, giving them a chance to pay their dues or become in even deeper debt.

Kaiji accepts the challenge in hopes of repaying the compounded debt of 3,850,000 yen and, with luck, winning additional cash...

[Source: Crunchyroll]

Ga-Rei: Zero

  1. Action
  2. Supernatural
  3. Superpower
  4. Thriller
Ga-Rei: Zero
7.58
Oct 6, 2008 at 12:00am JST

The chronological order of episodes is 3-9, 1-2, and 10-12

Will you kill someone you love because of love?

An elite squadron trained to combat supernatural forces is called in to investigate reports of invisible monsters terrorising Tokyo, but their mission is complicated by the interference of a rogue exorcist. When the mysterious female slaughters the outmatched attack force, her former comrades are ordered to lock down the crime scene — and forever silence their old friend.

[Source: AniDB]

Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen

  1. Game
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Hakairoku Hen
7.91
Apr 6, 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: Anime News Network]

TESLA NOTE

  1. Action
  2. Shounen
  3. Thriller
TESLA NOTE
7.25
Oct 3, 2021 at 11:00pm JST

Mission T is a secret operation to save the world from destruction. Trained as a ninja from a young age, Botan Negoro, raised to become the ultimate spy, teams up with another excellent spy, Kuruma. Their aim is to recover the legacy of the genius inventor Nikola Tesla, the "Shards of Tesla." Can the two outwit the agents of other countries who are also pursuing these fragments? A super-original spy thriller begins.

[Source: Kodansha via MyAnimeList]

Aoi Bungaku Series

  1. Drama
  2. Historical
  3. Psychological
  4. Seinen
  5. Thriller
Aoi Bungaku Series
7.67
Oct 11, 2009 at 1:50am JST

The series consists of adaptations of six modern classics of Japanese literature: Osamu Dazai's No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) & Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!), Natsume Soseki’s Kokoro, Ryunosuke Akutagawa’s Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) & The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito), and Ango Sakaguchi's In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita).

No Longer Human (Ningen Shikkaku) - A high school student becomes lost and alienated. Despondent and aimless, he falls into a cycle of self abuse, depression and drugs that taints his life for years. Told in four chapters, each chapter deals with a different point in his life and the final chapter leaves him standing alone - an empty and hollow caricature of his former self.

In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (Sakura no Mori no Mankai no Shita) - A love story between a 12th-century woman and a mountain bandit who abducts her.

Kokoro - A 1914 tale of a young man's life journey during the Meiji era. The work deals with the transition from the Japanese Meiji society to the modern era, by exploring the friendship between a young man and an older man he calls "Sensei". It continues the theme of isolation developed in Soseki's previous works, here in the context of interwoven strands of egoism and guilt, as opposed to shame.

Run, Melos! (Hashire, Melos!) - An updated retelling of a classic Greek tale of the story of Damon and Phidias. The most prominent theme of "Run, Melos!" is unwavering friendship. Despite facing hardships, the protagonist Melos does his best to save his friend's life, and in the end his efforts are rewarded.

The Spider's Thread (Kumo no Ito) - The Buddha Shakyamuni chances to notice a cold-hearted criminal suffering in Hell. But this criminal did perform one single act of kindness in not stepping on a spider in a forest. Moved by this selfless act, Shakyamuni takes the silvery thread of a spider in Paradise and lowers it down into Hell, but it falls upon the criminal to seize the opportunity and pull himself out - if he can.

Hell Screen (Jigoku Hen) - A famous artist is commissioned by a great lord to create a series of paintings depicting scenes of the "Buddhist Hell." The artist is unable to paint scenes that he has not seen himself, prompting him to torture and torment the Lord's staff to create his imagined images of hell. His creative efforts taint the household, as the story descends into madness and destruction.

[Source: AniDB]

Gankutsuou

  1. Drama
  2. Mystery
  3. Sci-Fi
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Gankutsuou
7.81
Oct 6, 2004 at 2:12am JST

Albert was a boy who had been born to a noble family in Paris. He made a journey to the moon with Franz to escape from their tedious lives. On the moon, he met a millionaire calling himself the Count of Monte Cristo.

The Count lived a life of splendour in a rich hotel, with beautiful women waiting on him and strong men guarding him. Albert was fascinated by this Count who seemed to know everything, and the two became friends. Albert eventually invited the Count to visit him in Paris.

The Count's past slowly resurfaces, to the greatest displeasure of everybody involved.

[Source: AniDB]

Blade Runner: Black Lotus

  1. Sci-Fi
  2. Thriller
Blade Runner: Black Lotus
Nov 14, 2021 at 2:00pm JST

Premiered with first two episodes

Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.

[Source: Crunchyroll]

Shigofumi

  1. Drama
  2. Fantasy
  3. Psychological
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Shigofumi
7.63
January 6, 2008 JST

Fumika and Kanaka are mail carriers- but not the typical kind. For one, Kanaka is a talking staff and for two, Fumika delivers shigofumi: letters from the dead addressed to the living. These letters are a final, true, communication derived from hate, hope, and love. The story unfolds following this pair and their uncommon job as well as Fumika's unique 'situation'.

[Source: Anime News Network]

Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai

  1. Game
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
  4. Thriller
Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
7.71
Oct 5, 2005 at 1:50am JST

One stormy night, Nangou is playing a game of Mahjong with the local yakuza. Soon he finds himself on a losing streak where if he loses, he'll will have to pay with his life. Suddenly, a young teenaged boy named Akagi Shigeru barges in, drenched from the rain. After watching a couple of games, he offers to replace the struggling Nangou. At that moment, a new legend was born.

[Source: Anime News Network]

Mouryou no Hako

  1. Mystery
  2. Psychological
  3. Seinen
  4. Supernatural
  5. Thriller
Mouryou no Hako
October 8, 2008 JST

The story follows a series of bizarre murders of schoolgirls who have been dismembered and stuffed into boxes. The private investigator hired by a missing daughter's mother joins forces with an antique book seller and others to unravel the murder spree.

[Source: Anime News Network]

Shion no Ou

  1. Drama
  2. Game
  3. Mystery
  4. Thriller
Shion no Ou
October 14, 2007 JST

Shion no Ou follows the story of Yasuoka Shion, a 13-year-old Shougi player with a past of tragedy. Shion's parents were brutally murdered in front of her when she was 5 years old. The murderer sat down with her and challenged her to a game of Shougi, after telling her that if she wanted to stay alive she should forget how to speak, and forget what happened that night.

Now Shion has entered the realm of female pro Kishi, mute but strong. As her playing gathers more and more attention, so do the questions about her past and the brutal murder she witnessed. Shion's memories slowly come back, and the mystery begins to unravel, thread by thread.

Golgo 13 (TV)

  1. Action
  2. Adventure
  3. Drama
  4. Seinen
  5. Thriller
Golgo 13 (TV)
Apr 12, 2008 at 1:23am JST

Golgo 13 is not his real name. Then again, neither is Duke Togo, Tadashi Togo, or any number of the aliases he goes by. A man of mystery, not even the world’s most prominent intelligence agencies can determine who Golgo really is, or just where he came from. But all agree that his skills are nothing short of legendary.

Armed with a custom M16, Golgo is willing to take any job for any agency, from the FBI to the KGB. He has completed every contract he has ever taken and will work for anyone who can meet his price. He is both the greatest weapon and the greatest threat to any nation; no one is safe once they are in Golgo’s sights.

Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko

  1. Drama
  2. Seinen
  3. Thriller
Narutaru: Mukuro Naru Hoshi Tama Taru Ko
July 7, 2003 JST

During her summer holiday at her grandparents house Tamai Shiina, a young and cheerful schoolgirl, meets a strange looking creature. They befriend each other and Shiina names it "Hoshimaru: The Round Star." When Shiina returns home after the summer to go back to school, she starts meeting other kids that also have befriended a strange creature like Hoshimaru. But she soon finds out that not all these creatures and their masters are as friendly as Hoshimaru.

[Source: Anime News Network]

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]

Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

  1. Horror
  2. Mystery
  3. Shounen
  4. Thriller
Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon
Oct 8, 1999 at 6:30pm JST

The dark-haired bishounen is Sakon Tachibana, a puppeteer, and the other is Ukon, his favorite puppet, and best friend. Sakon is the (only) grandson of Saemon Tachibana, a national treasure of Japan famous for his manipulation of Bunraku puppets. Ukon is a child doll puppet made in the early Meiji era by the famous female dollmaker Unosuke. Together they run into murders and solve them.

[Source: AnimeNfo]