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Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby Arigatomina » Tue May 08, 2012 11:29 pm

I'm looking for anime with creepy settings and backgrounds. Ominous smoke clouds, evil energy scenes, stormy skies, dark desolate cities. I'd love some rivers of blood but that's probably asking too much. Just any shows that have scenes that make you think, "Oh, yeah, now it's getting creepy."

I'm looking to darken a bright upbeat anime, and I need suitable backdrops. Anything dark, creepy, angsty or goth would be nice. Brutal and bloody hellish settings would be even better.

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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby PantherMarie1988 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:18 am

Umineko no Naku Koro ni or Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

...they both have the same theme of repeating days/an event but Higurashi has "psycho girl characters who are designed to look cute" and Umineko's characters have more of a mature design with a setting more in line with what you are probably looking for

http://myanimelist.net/anime/934/Higura ... ku_Koro_ni
http://myanimelist.net/anime/4896/Umine ... ku_Koro_ni

both shows are bloody I guess

... and then there is elfen lied if you are looking for something really bloody

http://myanimelist.net/anime/226/Elfen_Lied

... or this newer anime called Future Diary that I haven't seen, but I've heard it is creepy...

http://myanimelist.net/anime/10620/Mirai_Nikki_%28TV%29

& for eerie settings, try Jigoku Shoujo

http://myanimelist.net/anime/228/Jigoku_Shoujo

Good luck!
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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby Arigatomina » Wed May 09, 2012 6:57 am

PantherMarie1988 wrote:& for eerie settings, try Jigoku Shoujo

That one looks especially good. Thank you very much for the recs! I haven't watch a lot of horror/dark anime, so I had no idea where to start. ^^;

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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby kireblue » Wed May 09, 2012 7:50 am

"Another" is perfect for what you're looking for

here is the promo vid for it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI2VgaTD1wg

and the entire series is officially on Crunchyroll
http://www.crunchyroll.com/another

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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby HalOfBorg » Wed May 09, 2012 9:20 am

Blue Submarine Number 6 has flooded/deserted cities. (used it in my "Sub Ruler: Whale Wars")

Battle Angel has post apocalyptic settings.
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Postby Zanzaben » Wed May 09, 2012 9:25 am

"Another" is defiantly great
The ongoing anime "Tasogare Otome x Amnesia" looks very promising. There has been a lot of happy funny intro stuff but each episode has been getting more and more dark and I feel that if the couple scenes it has now aren't enough that more darker/creepier stuff is coming.
Hellsing has a lot of those types of scenes as well
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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby HalOfBorg » Wed May 09, 2012 9:31 am

I watched the preview for "Another" and would have thought it was for Hell Girl until the eye patch girl showed up. Gotta check it out.
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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby SatoshiSakura » Wed May 09, 2012 6:44 pm

xxxHolic is full of all those kinds of backgrounds. :)

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Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby TEKnician » Wed May 09, 2012 9:36 pm

PUELLA MADOKA MAGICA!!!

Why hasn't anyone said that yet?! It looks like sugar and rainbows, but them witches fux everyone over. Plus, there's like paper animation and creepy carnival-style art in it. There's a few blacked out bloody scenes in it and a lot of dying. Pretty emo shit for a shojo anime.
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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby ibabrak » Thu May 10, 2012 12:20 am

TEKnician wrote:PUELLA MADOKA MAGICA!!!

Why hasn't anyone said that yet?! It looks like sugar and rainbows, but them witches fux everyone over. Plus, there's like paper animation and creepy carnival-style art in it. There's a few blacked out bloody scenes in it and a lot of dying. Pretty emo shit for a shojo anime.

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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby pacotacoshell » Thu May 10, 2012 12:57 am

Kara no Kyoukai is pretty dark and creepy.
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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby Kanti13 » Tue May 22, 2012 10:41 pm

Arigatomina wrote:I'm looking for anime with creepy settings and backgrounds. Ominous smoke clouds, evil energy scenes, stormy skies, dark desolate cities. I'd love some rivers of blood... Anything dark, creepy, angsty or goth would be nice.
I think you can find just about everything you are looking for in Le Portrait de Petit Cossette (aka Cossette no Shouzou). Art is an important theme in the anime and a lot of attention is paid to the various settings. Very dark, creepy, and lots of blood!

One reveiwer on this page describes it as, "dark colour palette, (dominated by black shadows and deep red of aesthetically splattered blood), majestic and old ”gothic” architecture, antique shops with mysterious furniture, eerie soundscapes and dramatic pseudoclassical music, ghost of seducive girl, dark spirits..."

Arigatomina wrote:Brutal and bloody hellish settings would be even better.

This too! Especially the torture scenes and the bizarre world they take place in.

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Re: Creepy anime backgrounds

Postby Kazemon15 » Thu May 24, 2012 2:17 pm

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