It’s October and that means it’s time to get into the spirit of the season, and obviously nothing gets you into the Halloween mood better than horror. Unfortunately when it comes to most live-action horror films, there’s only so much that can be done and shown, but thankfully of all things, Anime can cross the line with story, gore, and intriguing storytelling. So for every day this month, I’ll be featuring a unique Anime that fits the horror genre that you can most likely find on any streaming service. The freaks come out at night in Red Garden.
Red Garden (2006) takes place in New York City and follows 4 high school girls who are all from different cliques but all have amnesia from the same night. The girls soon learn that at night they will be summoned to fight monsters and will have to band together to face the truth about their new lives all the while trying to balance their current lives.
This 22 episode series is considered by some to be an “anti-anime” as the art style and character design would actually make those not familiar with the story doubt that it is one. Warning there are moments of random singing by the characters. There’s also an OVA sequel to the show but honestly, you should avoid it!
Don’t forget to check out past entries in the 31 Days of Anime Horror by clicking below!
Part 1: Ghost Hound
Part 2: HELLSING
Part 3: Another
Part 4: Monster
Part 5: Gyo: Tokyo Fish Attack
Part 6: Requiem from the Darkness
Part 7: Paranoia Agent
Part 8: Blood-C
Part 9: xxxHOLIC
Part 10: Ghost Hunt
Part 11: Higurashi When They Cry
Part 12: Dorohedoro
Part 13: Occult Academy
Part 14: Junji Ito Collection
Part 15: Shiki
Part 16: Ajin: Demi-Human
Part 17: Corpse Party: Tortured Souls
Part 18: Hell Girl
Part 19: Ayakashi: Japanese Classic Horror