Mind games, psychological sagacity, crazy twists and turns, human psyche, and everything that involves the mind—these are the things you could expect to see in a well-defined psychological anime. And it doesn’t even stop there! This genre features highly-engaging and very intense shows that are capable of leaving a strong impression on the viewers.
Given the increasing popularity and the exponential brilliance of this genre, I proudly present to you 10 selected titles that best represent the genre. Many are becoming more fascinated and riveted by this type of anime. Be dazed, dumbfounded, and psyched with these crazy-good titles!
The 10 Best Psychological Anime
- Death Note
- Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
- Death Parade
- Zetsuen no Tempest
- Grisaia no Kajitsu
- Ergo Proxy
- Code Geass
- No Game No Life
No Game No Life features a world where games settle everything. | Source
10. No Game No Life
You think this is just a game? I’ll tell you now that you’re gravely mistaken! In a world where everything is resolved by games, physical prowess means nothing! If someone needs something done, mental strength is what’s needed. That being said, No Game No Life makes it on this list by presenting a new perspective in using the mind to win over everything. And while this show doesn’t tackle the dark and disturbing side of psychology, the utilization of the mind in the form of tactics and strategies will render you awestruck for a while.
Two hikikomori N.E.E.T. siblings by the names of Sora and Shiro are known together as the legendary “Blank”, a player who is widely known and famed as one of the best gamers in the world. The exploits of Blank are actually regarded as near-impossible and phenomenal. So, when an email from a being who calls himself god comes to Sora and Shiro asking them to resign from their current world and venture to an interesting gamer-oriented one, the siblings decide to take the once-in-a-lifetime chance. The world in question is known as “Disboard”, a place where everything is solved by games. There’s no killing, no stealing, and no unwarranted conflicts.