Top 5 Anime For A Spooky Halloween Season in 2023

Check out the top 5 Anime series for the Halloween Season in 2023. This selection is perfect to get you into the spirit this Fall.
Top 5 Anime to Watch for Halloween

For the spooky holiday season, there is a great selection of anime to witness tricks and treats or even sink your teeth into. There are many different stories and releases that anime fans could enjoy this Halloween, with many including fitting themes for the season. To celebrate the scariest time of the year, we have selected the top 5 anime available on Crunchyroll that a wide range of audiences would enjoy or even love to rewatch for a horrifically joyous time.

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Crunchyroll has featured a fantastic library of anime for fans around the world to enjoy. This includes iconic and popular series such as Attack On Titan and even a range of new anime every season, such as Berserk of Gluttony. Many new installments have recently been added to the Autumn season release calendar, including simulcasts for Goblin Slayer, The Rising of the Sheild Hero, and Dr. Stone. Already Crunchyroll has created anticipation for the next season with announcements for newly acquired releases and teases even more content to enjoy at the start of 2024.

Top 5 Anime to Watch for Halloween 2023

For the Halloween season, we have compiled some of the fang-tastic anime series that can be found on Crunchyroll that you can dive into. This includes some popular anime or even some you have not considered for a horrific time this October. Some honorable mentions such as Blue Exorcist would be fantastic for the season but the whole story is no longer available on Crunchyroll or other platforms such as Netflix. However, these top 5 anime series are a perfect recommendation to enjoy when the moon rises for Halloween this October.

5) Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte is a great and tense anime featuring frightening attacks from aliens that take over humans to eat flesh. With various deaths and great action, this anime series features Shinichi Izumi as he manages to stop being completely taken over while finding himself caught in a secret war between humans and invading alien parasites. With his hand now hosting an alien, he begrudgingly forms a friendship with the body-sharing creature as he encounters monsters trying to eat unsuspecting strangers. This 24-episode series is a great anime to start for new viewers or even watch again this October.

4) Welcome to Demon School, Iruma-Kun

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Demons can be scary but having to hide among them is one of the biggest problems a human could face. This comedy series features a range of action and joyous scenes, but the recently concluded season teases a bigger threat that Iruma will soon have to confront. Despite the overall setting, there have been moments that show drama and even the underlying truth about the original demon world. Now is the perfect time to start or catch up with the anime series before a more horrific chapter begins next.

3) Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer

There is no denying that fighting demons can be a nasty business and being eaten by them can even make it worse for others. Demon Slayer is a popular yet perfectly terrifying anime series that features this awful lore, with the latest installments adding even greater threats to humanity. From visually stunning combat to horrifying deaths, this anime series features Tanjiro as he confronts these nightmares and powers with his turned sister and fellow Demon Slaying comrades. Many arcs are perfect to enjoy or even re-watch for Halloween.

2) The Reincarnation Of The Strongest Exorcist In Another World


This great isekai has a host of different creatures and monsters that are brought from another world. Although the adventures of Seika Lamprogue aren’t completely horrific, there are some dark scenes featured in certain episodes. So, if you wish to see some isekai action with a monster that reads your mind as it eats you, there might be some chilling episodes you may like to enjoy in this anime series. The anime series only consists of 1 season with 13 episodes, but the story will get you hooked for more.

1) Digimon Ghost Game

Digimon Ghost Game

This fantastic Digimon series is perfect for a selection of horrors for a wide range of audiences that almost seem designed for the horrific holidays. From nightmare debuts to horrific ailments, this Digimon season has all the perfect nasty tricks to bring a chill to every bone.

There are many memorable moments in the series including Gammamon’s dark side or people screaming from having mushrooms ripped off them. So, if you want a horror-themed Digital adventure, this 67-episode anime series is for you and certain episodes could be your perfect nightmare or worst fear.

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For all of the latest releases from Crunchyroll, check out the full Fall Season line-up available on the platform. Episodes for simulcast releases are released weekly, with subscribers able to access each episode as it airs and watch without ads.


What do think of our spooky anime top 5 list? Will you be enjoying any of these releases this Halloween? Have you seen these series and plan to re-watch them this season for 2023? Let us know on social media and keep following The Illuminerdi for more anime content.

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Bryn Darby

Bryn Darby

Long time fan of Tokusatsu fan since Power Rangers was first released in the 90s. Whereas most Superhero fans grew up with DC Comics and Marvel, my childhood was surrounded by releases from Saban Entertainment such as Beetleborgs, along with anime, and other various fads of the generation. Anime is also a great passion with Digimon, That Time I Was Reincarnated As A Slime, and Demon Slayer being significant favorites. It was the love of both Power Rangers and Digimon that led to the path of becoming a Senior Writer for The Illuminerdi.