Top 10 Psychological Anime of 2015


1. Owarimonogatari

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

Final season of the Monogatari Series, part 3/5. Contains the arcs Ougi Formula, Sodachi Riddle, and Sodachi Lost from the Owarimonogatari light novels.

A peculiar transfer student named Ougi Oshino has arrived at Naoetsu Private High School. She is quickly introduced to senior Koyomi Araragi by their mutual friend Kanbaru Suruga, in hopes of receiving advice about a bizarre discovery. After examining the school's layout, Ougi notices that a classroom has appeared in a previously empty area—a place that should not exist. Unsure if this is the work of an apparition, Araragi and Ougi attempt to unravel the truth. But Araragi soon learns that the room holds the memory of a life-changing event he had long since forgotten.

(Source: MyAnimeList)


2. Death Parade

Drama, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural

"Welcome to Quindecim" What greets two unsuspecting guests is a strange bar, Quindecim, and the white-haired bartender, Decim. "From here you two shall begin a battle where your lives hang in the balance," he says to introduce the Death Game. Before long the guests' true natures become apparent. As a matter of course, at the game's end Decim is revealed to be the "arbiter." Decim's judgement on the two guests is...

(Source: Anime News Network)



Slice of Life, Supernatural, Psychological, Horror, Mystery

The story revolves around four girls who decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi Ebisuzawa, the center of the group Yuuri Wakasa, who brings everyone together, and Megumi Sakura, the spacey school adviser. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school.

(Source: Anime News Network)


4. Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie

Action, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi

Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people's bodies and memories. When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

(Source: Anime News Network)


5. Yurikuma Arashi

Psychological, Drama, Fantasy

At some point, somewhere in outer space, the small planet Kumalia exploded. As the particles of what used to be Kumalia showered upon Earth as a meteor shower, for some reason all the bears on earth stood up to attack humanity! In due time, a great "Wall of Extinction" was built between humans and bears, and they could no longer show aggression towards one another... One morning, Kureha Tsubasa and Sumika Izumino were alone watching lily flowers blooming. Just then, a Bear Warning pierces loudly through the air! Mystery brings on more mysteries, a series of one raging blow after another!

(Source: Crunchyroll)


6. Ghost in the Shell Arise: Alternative Architecture

Action, Mecha, Psychological, Sci-Fi

A TV anime version of Ghost in the Shell: Arise. The first eight episodes are an edited version of the four movies while the last two are new content.


7. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Concept Movie

Drama, Mahou Shoujo, Psychological, Thriller

A short four-minute concept film that served as a surprise unveil at Studio SHAFT's 40th anniversary event in Winter 2015, Madogatari. The concept movie is the core of a new Madoka Magica project, and serves as its trailer. The second short was later screened in Osaka, with the difference being a replacement of several imageboard segments.

(Source: MAL)


8. Harmony

Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Psychological

In the future, utopia has finally been achieved thanks to medical nanotechnology and a powerful ethic of social welfare and mutual consideration.

This utopia isn't perfect, and three young girls stand up to totalitarian kindness and super-medicine by attempting suicide via starvation. It doesn't work, but one of the girls—Tuan Kirie—grows up to be a member of the World Health Organization. As a crisis threatens the harmony of the new world, Tuan rediscovers another member of her suicide pact, and together they must help save the planet...from itself.

(Source: Viz)


9. Tokyo Ghoul Root A

Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Action, Drama

The second season of Tokyo Ghoul.

The ghouls of Anteiku invaded the Aogiri's site in order to rescue Ken Kaneki who is being tortured. Due to provocation, he unleashed greater power enough to defeat Yamori. To become stronger, he decided to join Aogiri and left Anteiku. Ghoul investigators also making their moves by collecting information about the eye-patched ghoul - Ken Kaneki.

(Source: Anime News Network)


10. The Empire of Corpses

Sci-Fi, Psychological

The story of The Empire of Corpses takes place in 19th century Europe, and revolves around John Watson. He is scouted by the government to become a secret agent- However, Watson lives in a world where "Frankensteins"- human corpses that are re-purposed with a false soul in order to use them as laborers- are used to improve industrial development.

(Source: ANN)

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