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Japanese Fans Rank History’s Most Traumatic Anime

Being somehow psychically scarred by a scary, depressing or otherwise disturbing piece of entertainment is an experience most of us share – and as a medium, anime certainly isn’t lacking in series or films with some pretty distressing elements.

Ranking site Goo recently asked its readers which anime they found most traumatizing, and the results are below.

20. Another

19. Spirited Away

18. Berserk

17. 5 Centimeters per Second

16. Gamba no Boken

15. Manga Nippon Mukashi Banashi

14. Gakko no Kowai Uwasa Hanako-chan ga Kita!!

13. Hell Teacher Nube

12. Hell Girl

11. Bokurano

10. Blood-C

9. Space Runaway Ideon

8. Puella Magi Madoka Magica

7. School-Live!

6. Neon Genesis Evangelion

5. When They Cry (Higurashi)

4. School Days

3. Attack on Titan

2. The Laughing Salesman

1. Grave of the Fireflies

OUSAers: what anime left you feeling traumatized?

Source: Goo

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