5 R-Rated Anime to Watch If Attack on Titan Wasn’t Enough

5 R-Rated Anime to Watch If Attack on Titan Wasn’t Enough
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In these R-rated anime movies, gore and violence are not just elements, but art forms.

If you have a taste for the darker, more intense kinds of anime, if you are someone who appreciates a blend of intense storytelling, stunning animation, and a healthy dose of gore and violence, then you've come to the right place.

Here is a list of 5 R-rated anime movies that are guaranteed to deliver chills, thrills, and a lot of spills.

Redline (2009)

Redline is a high-octane ride into the world of intergalactic racing. Think of it as Fast & Furious mixed with Star Wars with a twist of anime madness. The animation is a visual spectacle, and the race scenes are pure adrenaline rush.

Just don't get too attached to the characters, because, well... let's just say it's a bumpy ride.

Ninja Scroll (1993)

Old but gold, Ninja Scroll is a classic that never fades. This one takes you on a wild ride through feudal Japan, packed with assassins, demons, and you guessed it, ninjas. With top-notch action, the violence is as graphic as it gets. It's a thrilling watch, but not for the faint-hearted.

Ghost in the Shell (1995)

Ghost in the Shell is more than just a blood-and-guts show — it's a deep look into the future of cybernetics and AI. But at the same time, it has its fair share of intense, violent scenes. It's a perfect blend of philosophy and action, wrapped in stunning visuals.

Perfect Blue (1997)

Perfect Blue is a real mind-bending thriller. The movie blurs the lines between reality and delusion in a way that's both thrilling and disturbing. It's a deep dive into the psyche of a pop idol turned actress, and things get pretty dark and violent. This film might mess with your mind, but it’s a must-watch.

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)

Last but not least, we have Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. It follows a vampire hunter in a world where humans and vampires sort of coexist. The animation is gorgeous, the story is engaging, and yes, there's plenty of blood. It's a classic vampire tale with an anime twist.