Top 10 Thriller Anime of 2018


1. Steins;Gate 0

Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

The dark untold story of 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.

Zero is a side story that explores events from the Beta Attractor Field's future that contribute in making the end of the original story possible.

(Source: MyAnimeList)



Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Psychological

While on tour in Iraq, an American soldier named Griffin suddenly goes mad, shooting several of his comrades before another soldier named Max reins him in. The only words Griffin can say are “Banana Fish,” thus igniting a mystery that remains unsolved years later. That's when a strange man approaches Griffin's younger brother Ash, the leader of a New York City street gang, hands him a mysterious necklace, and tells him an address and the words “Banana Fish” before dying. Before Ash can figure out what's going on, one of Dino's goons and a traitor kidnap Ash's protégé Skipper, accidentally nabbing visiting Japanese photography assistant Eiji along with him. But having already lost his brother, there's no way Ash is going to let Banana Fish take anyone else from him.

(Source: Anime News Network)


3. Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- OVA

Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Thriller, Comedy

Episode 1
Memory Snow takes place after Subaru and friends defeat the Demon Beast Wolgarm, the source of the curse, and save the children of Irlam village. The characters finally get a moment of peace, and Subaru goes on a certain secret mission that he must not let anyone find out about. However, even though Subaru is wearing a disguise, Petra and other children of the village immediately figure out who he is. Now that his mission was exposed within five seconds of it starting, Subaru's "date course" with Emilia could be ruined.

(Source: Anime News Network)

Episode 2
Hyouketsu no Kizuna adapts the original Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Zenjitsu-tan: Hyouketsu no Kizuna prequel novel which tells the story of Emilia and Puck's meeting.


4. B: The Beginning

Action, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller

In a world powered by advanced technology, crime and action unfold in the archipelagic nation of Cremona. Koku, the protagonist. Keith, the legendary investigator of the royal police force RIS. A mysterious criminal organization. A wide variety of characters race through the fortified city as it is beset by the serial killer, Killer B, and a chain of crimes.

(Source: Netflix, edited)


5. Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion II - Transgression

Action, Mecha, Supernatural, Romance, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Second of the three part theatrical film remake of Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion and Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2.


6. Angels of Death (ONA)

Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Psychological

Episodes 13-16 streamed on Amazon Prime.


7. Mi Yu Xing Zhe

Mystery, Psychological, Thriller

A magician, a female doctor, a gangster, an archaeology professor, a policewoman, a drug dealer, a businessman... Such a random group of people find themselves trapped on a desolate island when they wake up from sleep one day. They are surrounded by primitive tribes, mutant viruses, and countless life and death situations on this mysterious island. What will they do to survive and escape?

(Source: MyAnimeList)



Action, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, Supernatural, Thriller

Juri Yukawa lives with her NEET father and brother, her retired grandfather, her sister and her young nephew. One day, her nephew and brother are kidnapped for ransom. Having only 30 minutes to meet the demands of the kidnappers, Juri, who realizes there is not enough time to prepare the money, decides to head for their rescue by herself with knife in hand when her grandfather uses a mysterious stone passed on in the Yukawa family to stop time. In a world where everyone and everything are inert, Juri and her father and grandfather run to rescue the two. But at the kidnappers' hideout, they soon realize they are not the only ones who can move about in this still world...

(Source: Manga Updates)


9. Angels of Death

Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Psychological

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: MAL)



Action, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Now there's a mysterious Mask before James Blood, and the man behind it is one that shouldn't exist. What is the mystery surrounding this mask...?

So begins an action-packed crime story set in a beautiful city!

(Source: Official Website)

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