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Must watch Seinen/ Dark fantasy anime *2021*

If you like anime that has more mature themes, violence, action fuelled fights then recommend watching this. Not for the faint of heart. Other anime that do not match that are just action packed if you like watching great fights.
1 Berserk


The Granddaddy of dark fantasy anime

2 Berserk (2016)

Berserk (2016)

watch these only if you want to see how they massacred our boy :(, otherwise read the manga

3 Berserk (2017)

Berserk (2017)

4 Basilisk


Fights, cool abilities, plot

5 Baki



6 Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai


7 Afro Samurai Resurrection

Afro Samurai Resurrection

8 Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Cause unlike other anime people die here 

9 Akira


A classic

10 Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Big dumb monsters attacking small humanity settlements, politics

11 Attack on Titan 2nd Season

Attack on Titan 2nd Season

12 Attack on Titan 3rd Season

Attack on Titan 3rd Season

13 Bio Hunter

Bio Hunter

14 Black Bullet

Black Bullet

Action packed. Best anime opening imo

Love this <3

15 Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon

16 Blade of the Immortal

Blade of the Immortal

17 Blood Lad

Blood Lad

humour, references to other anime

18 Castlevania


It's gorry, medieval and great fights scenes

19 Castlevania Season 2

Castlevania Season 2

20 Charlotte


Cool abilities, plot

21 Claymore


A baby between berserk and attack on titans 

22 Darker than Black

Darker than Black

Really good fights

23 Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor

24 Death Note

Death Note

Gateway anime, PLOT and opening and ending music

25 Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

Mature themes, an anime that contains the best tracks, violence, drugs,demons

26 Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry

27 Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

28 Deadman Wonderland: The Red Knife Wielder

Deadman Wonderland: The Red Knife Wielder

29 Dimension W

Dimension W

Futuristic setting, mediocre plot though

30 Dororo (2019)

Dororo (2019)

Demons, the concept is pretty neat, sword fighting

31 Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

Fucked up, killing people that deserve that

32 Drifters


33 Ergo Proxy

Ergo Proxy

Mature themes, existentialism 

34 Future Diary

Future Diary

Hunger games with op phones, drug abuse at some point

35 Gangsta.




MC is probably the most relatable guy

37 Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Oh goblin slayer :) do i need to say anything more?

38 God Eater

God Eater

39 Hamatora


Cool abilities, characters

40 Ichi the Killer: Episode 0

Ichi the Killer: Episode 0

Its fucked up

41 Inuyashiki: Last Hero

Inuyashiki: Last Hero

Gantz creators work, good vs evil concept

42 Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

Hunger games

43 K


Artstyle, fights

44 Kill La Kill

Kill La Kill

Humor, animation,fights

45 Kill La Kill Special

Kill La Kill Special

46 Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

The start is slow but mid anime its ramps the shit up :)

47 Magical Girl Site

Magical Girl Site

children abuse, death

48 Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka

Edgy killing plus boobs

49 Megalo Box

Megalo Box

Soundtrack, fights, cool setting

50 Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

if you're into philosophy and like action. Here you go


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Esterjeane Jun 13, 2022

 Very nice and might i say unique list Bravo!!!

UsagiDandere Apr 1, 2022

Perhaps King of Thorns, very mindfucky. If you're going to watch it though skip all reviews they'll only spoil it.

Aneam Jan 4, 2022

Good list you got here. I hope that more dark manga will get an anime in the future.

Lugami Jul 17, 2021

Nice list you got there! Too bad Grisaia no Rakuen and Denpa Teki na Kanojo didn't make it...

matrixen Jun 15, 2021

Amazing list, only anime I'd add is Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress - 100% in the dark fantasy genre 

  1. Tokyo Ghoul
  2. Made in Abyss
  3. Darker than Black
  4. Dorohedoro
  5. Castlevania
  6. Dororo
  7. Psycho Pass
  8. Sirius the Jaeger
  9. Devilman Crybaby
  10. The Promised Neverland
  11. Evangelion
  12. Attack on Titan 
  13. Hunter x Hunter 
  14. Jujutsu Kaisen 

^some of the best anime/ manga on this list imo