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Top 10 Best Supernatural Anime

Updated on June 19, 2016
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Top 10 Best Supernatural Anime
Top 10 Best Supernatural Anime

Anime Top 10 List: Supernatural

The “supernatural” genre in anime, more often than not, portrays into the limelight demons, spirits, souls, ghosts, other-world beings, and other sorts of mystical creatures. Most of the time, it also presents bizarre events, mysterious phenomena, and all other kinds of oddities. That’s what “supernatural” means in anime! It’s actually so diverse that it often overlaps with other genres. And so for that reason, this list was goaded into existence.

Listed here are the Top 10 Best Supernatural Anime you can watch and fantasize about. Agree or not, these are the ones that ring-out-loud in the world of anime. It’s actually difficult to choose and pick but here they are! Be drawn into the mystical, be trapped by the numinous, be enthralled by the supernatural!

10 – Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront)

Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront)
Kekkai Sensen (Blood Blockade Battlefront) | Source

From NORMAL to EXTRAORDINARY, Kekkai Sensen (Blood Brigade Battlefront) opens a rift brimming with monsters and supernatural creatures. As in LITERALLY! Making their way from another dimension to New York City, the place is barricaded with an impenetrable barrier to protect the outside world. This place with humans and otherworldly creature alike is now called—Hellsalem’s Lot!

Leonardo Watch is one of the denizens of Hellsalem’s Lot. He has one secret—he has the “All-seeing Eyes of God!” With his crazy power, past and circumstances, things get even crazier when he is recruited to join LIBRA—an infamous organization of superhumans.

And so, with Leonardo’s zany situation coupled with his uncanny god-like power and crew, he ventures to live and explore the strange world he currently lives in.

9 – Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Yuujinchou
Natsume Yuujinchou | Source

As swift as the wind and as mellow as a lullaby, Natsume Yuujinchou delivers a story that is both swift and mellow. It’s swift because it passes by so fast you immediately yearn for it after you watch it. It’s mellow because it‘s a one-of-a-kind supernatural anime that is both heartwarming and full of important life lessons.

Natsume Yuunjinchou follows the story of 15-year-old Natsume Takashi. Unlike other people, he can see spirits. As a matter of fact, his spiritual powers are so strong that he can even touch spirits.

One day, he discovers the “Book of Friends” his grandmother left before her demise. It’s a book containing names of lots of youkai who his grandmother defeated and captures. Now, the book’s under his care. Some youkai are after the book, and some, just wants to be helped. It’s up to Natsume’s decision now what he wants to do to deal with the supernatural.

8 – Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists)

Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists)
Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists) | Source

The world is truly an eerie place to live in. Not much is actually known and unnatural creatures just lurk in the shadows. An alternate realm? It does exist! And it’s full of impurities called “Kegare.” Good thing “exorcists” exists to fight them and prevent upheaval from ruining the world. And the two individuals who will fight the most and be the reason for the salvation of the world are—the Twin Star Exorcists!

Rokuro Enmado is an exorcist. But surprisingly, he doesn’t actually want to be one. He wants to be anything other than an exorcist. Mist be his past or his new outlook, but one thing’s for sure—he doesn’t really want to be an exorcist! That is—until he stumbles upon a fateful encounter.

One day, he meets another exorcists by the name of Benio Adashino. She is bent on destroying the “Kegare” as much as Rokuro wanted to in the past. And it happened, an prophecy is revealed! It is said that Rokuro and Benio are the “Twin Star Exorcists”—the two exorcists who will bond, marry, and yield the strongest exorcist who will ultimately save the world!

7 – Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist) | Source

Ever heard of possession? It’s how demons are able to crossover and wreak havoc in this world. Yes, DEMONS! As paranormal as they are, no normal human can ever hope of finding escape from these demons of the Gehenna realm.

Enter the exorcists. They’re out to eliminate the demons! One of them happens to be the very son of “Satan”—Rin Okumura! Not wanting the idea of joining the evil demons, he trains to be an exorcist to thwart the evil ways of his real father. But, will his strength be enough? Will he be able to prevent Satan from possessing his body? Will he have will and power to stop evil once and for all?

6 – Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)

Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan) | Source

If Japanese folk-creatures are your thing, then there’s plenty of them in “Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan).” What makes this show different from the others is that the essence of this one comes from folklore. As I’ve said, a bounty of Japanese folk-creatures are present here, and they’ve all come to astonish the world with mysticism and action.

Rikuo Nura is very reluctant to be involved with the youkai. He just wants a normal life, attending school, making friends, and everything ordinary. Unfortunately, the youkai blood runs in his veins. Also, he’s a Nurarihyon! His grandfather insists that he take over the clan as the “Supreme Commander!”

And so he does! He has no choice. Not all youkai are good, with some even targeting him, his family, and friends! There’s one thing left to do—let the youkai blood run wild and release his powerful youkai side!

5 – Mushishi

Mushishi
Mushishi | Source

Have you ever pondered upon the meaning of life? Have you ever thought about the reason behind everything’s existence? The answer looms over the horizon of unending mysteries! Which brings us to this show called “Mushishi.” It tickles the mind and draws a sea of curiosity towards discovering the unknown and learning about it.

It is said that “Mushi” are the most basic forms of life in this world. But in reality, the word “life” couldn’t even begin describing them in detail. The “Mushi” simply exists! Not much is known about them and they aren’t even apparent. That is why researchers who wants to know about them have proliferated. These researchers are out to seek answers about the unknown—the "Mushi to be exact! And so, the world calls them—the “Mushi-shi!”

4 – Soul Eater

Soul Eater
Soul Eater | Source

Soul Eater—this is actually one of the most popular shounen-supernatural anime in existence! Pushing-in meisters, death scythes, witches, and other Halloween-ish elements into the detail, Soul Eater charges to bring an oddfest-themed action mayhem! Don’t believe me? Try watching it!

“A sound soul dwells within a sound mind a sound body.”—this is the school of thought of Shibusen Academy in Death City. In this bizarre school, meisters and weapons are raised to extinguish the evil in the world. Meisters wield the Weapons while the Weapons dish out the damage! Once 99 evil souls and 1 witch soul has been devoured, then the Weapons transform into Death Scythes—the fearsome anti-evil weapons wielded by the Death God himself!

3 – Noragami

Noragami
Noragami | Source

Gods, demons, spirits, humans—these are the elements that makes up Noragami. Deeply rooted in the shadowy mysteries of the world, realms different from the one we know are brought into light. And the beings we only know as gods, demons, and spirits—what if they actually exist? All of these, will come out from the boundary, through the supernatural anime known as “Noragami.”

Yato is a god; a lesser god who calls himself the “Delivery God!” For as low as 5 yen, he’ll accept any wish or desire from humans and grant them. His dream? It’s to become a popular god with lots of followers and a shrine of his own!

But, demons lurk everywhere! His weapon is fed-up with him and he’s essentially a good-for-nothing. With “nothingness” drawing upon him, his fate suddenly intertwines with a school girl named Hiyori and a teenage spirit named Yukine. The “Delivery God” is alone no more. Will this finally be the turning point of his existence?

2 – Durarara!!

Durarara!!
Durarara!! | Source

Somewhere in the world, there exists a city plagued by all sorts of unexplainable creatures and phenomena. Yes, that city is—Ikebukuro! And in this city, the ABNORMAL is the NORMAL! Take that for an overwhelmingly remarkable supernatural anime!

“Durarara!!” narrates the surreal story of the city of Ikebukuro and its crazy jumble of residents. Aside from the usual gangs, goons, and powers that may be mashed-up in the notoriety of the city, a mysterious headless rider is the new talk of the town! The inexplicable individual zooms with a pitch-black aura and a horse screech accompaniment. And on the first day of certain boy in the city, a fateful encounter with the said rider sparks a story of crazy proportions!

Such is the beginning of an unusual tale that potentially will spin the city of Ikebukuro wild with surprising twists and whatnot.

1 – Inuyasha

Inuyasha
Inuyasha | Source

On top of the supernatural anime madness, one delivers an overabundance of historical vibes and mythical creatures. Alongside those, a plethora of mystical powers, events, and folk-creatures joins the fray! Now add a large helping of action, a dash of romance, and a sprinkle of comedy and you’ve got—Inuyasha!

15-year-old Kagome Higurashi’s peaceful everyday life ends when a demon drags her down into her family’s Shinto shrine well. But instead of hitting the bottom of the well after being forcefully dragged by the demon, she finds herself in a timeline 500 years in the past.

Now, Kagome’s unlucky streak leads her to be the cause of the shattering of the all-powerful Shikon Jewel. Many creatures, good and bad, but mostly bad, are after the power of the Shikon Jewel. And so, she enlists the assistance of dog-like, half-human, half-demon being called Inuyasha to aid her in her quest to collect the scattered Shikon Jewel shards and prevent them from falling in the wrong hands.

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    • AlexisG profile image

      Alexis 6 weeks ago

      Although I haven't watched all the anime you've listed, the ones I have seen are great titles. Only one I'd add, off the top of my head, would be XXXholic.

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      Kimi no Nawa 5 months ago

      DONT FORGET CHARLOTTE

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      Ethan death jr 7 months ago

      You forgot Mob Psycho great show

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      Username 10 months ago

      Awesome! Could you do just one simple ultimate list of your top fave animes 'EVER' or the Best animes 'EVER'!

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      Cedric Yong 17 months ago from Singapore

      More recommendations to go geeky over. Thanks for another list!