Looking for the best demon anime to watch? You’re at the right place. Demons have existed in anime series as antagonists for a long time. However, since the beginning of television picturization of mangas, the characteristics of demons have had a huge transformation. Everything about them turned more spooky as they were brought to life in anime. Talking of Demons in anime, how can we forget about Demon Slayer Mugen Train. The film has gained multiple historical achievements in the midst of the pandemic.
This achievement tells us a lot about the popularity of demon-based anime series. The success of the movie leads to the studio deciding to make another season of Demon Slayer. But which other anime series of this genre has seen such success? Let’s explore all the Demon anime series that have won the hearts of fans. Here’s a list of the 13 Best Demon Anime of all time.
13. Devil May Cry
This is an anime adaptation of a popular game of the same name. Much like Demon Slayer, this one also has some harsh demon-killing scenes. So buckle up for a dark venture as Devil May Cry might scare you for life. The series contains murder mysteries, mysterious kidnappings, and some creatures that will haunt you even after switching off your television. Devil May Cry is not for the faint-hearted. However, if you love demons, then you must check this one out. Thus, Devil May Cry gets a spot on our list of Best Demon Anime.
12. D. Gray-Man
Another anime that has some of the darkest demon visuals is D. Gray-Man. The story is set in the 19th-century. Hence, we are introduced to the protagonist Allen Walker, who is a normal college student. The normalcy fades away soon enough. Exorcism is the core theme of the show. Follow Allen as he sees the world of demons and ghosts for the first time. This could be his last time since war is not far away. Thus, the triumphant journey of Alan Walker places this anime on the 12th spot of this list of the Best Demon Anime.
Studio Madhouse’s Overlord is a popular anime series based on a light novel series written by Kugane Maruyama. Ever considered demons and video games combined? In Overlord, you’ll get to know how fun this experiment could be. Momonga is stuck in a video game, and demons are all around. Watch him struggle to come back to reality as demons try to eliminate him in the game.
10. The Devil Is A Part-Timer!
Another show which is as old as time is The Devil Is A Part-Timer!. The last episode of this demon-based anime aired in 2013. The buzz around a sequel is spreading like wildfire. The official IMDB page for the show suggests that the second season of The Devil Is A Part-Timer! will return on February 5, 2022. Anyway, the plot of this show revolves around Satan, who is not the dark lord anymore. If you want to take a break from high-end horror, The Devil is a Part-Timer! is the show for you.
9. Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan
Based on a manga series of the same name written by Hiroshi Shiibashi, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is much like Demon Slayer. The show follows a protagonist who must choose a path between a normal life and the life of a demon killer. His internal conflict and a battle of resistance make up for a beautiful demon-based anime. Hence, Nura: Rise Of The Yokai Clan gains a spot in our Best Demon Anime list.
8. High School DxD
This one is an unconventional anime that will make you fall in love with demons. The unlikeable protagonist, Issei Hyodo, gets transformed into a demon only to become a better person. Its beautiful story of resurrection and redemption teaches the morals of being human. If you are too bored of brainless killing machine demons, watch this one for a more compelling story. Thus, we place High School DxD on the eighth spot of our list of the Best Demon Anime.
7. Black Butler
So, Black Butler is a horror anime based on the manga series written by Yana Toboso. Another thought-provoking story is the Black Butler. Meet Ciel Phantomhive, who is not as alone as he looks. Much like Yagami Light from Death Note, Ciel is also accompanied by a shinigami. We don’t want to spoil the plot for you by telling the back story of this mysterious presence. See for yourself why the Black Butler is always around Ciel. Try this one if you are looking for a compelling story of intellectual demons.
6. Blue Exorcist
Blue Exorcist is almost a decade old and still remains to be amongst the top anime in the genre. Many Demon Slayer fans would suggest this anime to you. The story follows Rin Okumura as he has challenged Satan himself! Watch a story of bravery and courage as a young Rin stands his ground even in the face of the devil. Dark visuals and gritty tone are the good parts of this show. Thus, Blue Exorcist is a classic anime that is a must-watch if you call yourself an otaku.
The plot of Claymore is set in medieval times when the world used to be simpler. Norihiro Yagi’s popular manga was the inspiration behind this show. Watch this compelling story as the makers give life and thoughts to demons as well. The creatures that we thought to be brainless also have a heart. Claymore is a compelling story if you’re looking for a thought-provoking premise.
4. Kemono Jihen
So, Kemono Jihen is a path-breaking demon anime that is loved by fans all around the world. Combine Sherlock Holmes and Demon Slayer, and you will get Kemono Jihen. The animation style and demon-design of the show remain one of the best in its field. If bone-chilling horror and murderous demons don’t intimate you, then watch Kemono Jihen on Funimation
3. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
The show, Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files, ran from 1992 to 1995 and became a sensation among otakus. Ghost files lasted three seasons in a time like that. The story tracks the life of a young boy Yusuke Urameshi. Watch this show as the protagonist uncovers the crimes of his town in the wittiest way possible. And yes, the demons will scare you at night! Yu Yu Hakusho is a must-watch if you are a fan of Demon Slayer. Thus, we place this anime third in our list of Best Demon Anime.
So, Inuyasha is an acclaimed anime series that is a direct adaptation of a manga series of the same name created by Rumiko Takahashi. Inuyasha traces the story of a heroic figure Kagome Higurashi. The story centers around the titular character as she sets out to become the greatest warrior of her time. This is a compelling story of the rise of a legend. Thus, if you like heroic origin stories, this one is definitely for you.
1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba
Of course, on the first spot, we have none other than Demon Slayer. The protagonist, Tanjiro, must find the demon who killed his family. On the other hand, he learns that his little sister Nezuko is slowly turning into a demon as well. Demon Slayer is a compelling story of choice between humanity and personal wills. If you haven’t watched Demon Slayer, you must take a break from your binge list and watch this one now.
So, with this, we can conclude our list of the Best Demon Anime. Which of these shows do you plan on watching next? Did we miss out on any show? Please share with us your thoughts in the comment section. For more such listicles, keep visiting The Anime Daily.