When it comes to watching something from the Horror genre, some people stare with wide eyes, while others avoid it at all. Among these is the third group of people who want to see horror but are too scared to do so. They sit and look behind a blanket. Regardless of the type of viewer you are, Mieruko Chan is an anime that you will really enjoy.
Mieruko Chan is a horror comedy-based anime animated by Passione Studio. It is based on a manga of the same name created by Tomoki Izumi. It brings us the story of a girl named Mieruko who can suddenly see supernatural beings around her. These supernatural beings are quite scary at first glance, and it is only natural that Mieruko would react to them differently. In fact, she reacts to them differently … from how normal humans would. You decide to ignore them and go about your day. Imagine being a ghost and finally being visible to someone only to be ignored, that’s where the comedy lies. While the anime is only 12 episodes, here are ten other anime similar to Mieruko Chan that you can enjoy.
The anime “Other” is one of the first anime that comes to mind when thinking of something like Mieruko Chan. Although it is more of a suspense horror anime with little comedy, it is enough to keep one hooked from the very first episode. This anime takes us through the sad events of Class 3-3 at Yomiyama North High School. When transfer student Kouichi Sakakibara takes an interest in a girl, Mei Misaki, who seems to not exist not only for her classmates but also for teachers. Initially, he thinks she is a ghost, he is determined to learn the answers to her many questions. As the story progresses, we find secrets behind the Class 3-3 “curse” and end with a shocking plot twist.
This anime does not bring spirits from another dimension to the protagonists, but instead takes the protagonist to a terrifying dimension. To celebrate a friend’s farewell, as well as to perform a ritual where they can be friends forever, a group of friends visit their school at night. By performing this ritual using paper dolls, they connect to the Heavenly Host Academy, which was an elementary school that was closed after several brutal murders. Together, this group of friends has to work their way into the dimension of their home.
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Of this list, this anime is probably the scariest. From the animation to the storytelling, everything about this anime is hauntingly creepy. The best thing is that this anime induces fear in just 5 minutes since each episode lasts so long! Yami Shibai is a series of short horror episodes that give us a different story, perhaps increasing the level of fear and horror with each new episode. This anime is full of frights and is available on Crunchyroll for those who dare.
In this anime, we are introduced to the protagonist Taniyama Mai who likes to talk about ghosts. Soon after, we are introduced to Shibuya Kazuya, who is the president of Shibuya Psychic Research Company. This company is a ghost hunting company. Due to unfortunate events, Mai is forced to be Kazuya’s assistant. He then embarks on ghost hunting adventures with the team and is introduced to the paranormal world.
Mob Psycho 100
This anime can be considered a true horror comedy anime. Mob Psycho 100 is the story of Shigeo Kageyama, also known as Mob, who possesses immense psychic powers. However, he recognizes that he can do a lot of damage if his powers are used to their fullest. Instead, he works as an exorcist under Aratoaka Reigen, a “master psychic”. However, Reigen is a scammer who takes advantage of Mob while making money from him. Unfortunately, the latter does not notice anything and innocently does what he is told.
The protagonist, Hibiki Amami, from this anime, and Mieruko Chan could be best friends or worst enemies. These two are very similar but different from each other. Like Mieruko, Amami can see supernatural beings in her daily life. However, instead of ignoring these beings, she befriends them and even helps them. The good thing about this is that the ghosts try to help her whenever she needs help.
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My favorite on the list, Noragami, is an anime about a stray God who goes out of his way to help people for only 5 yen. This anime has one of the best anime girls out there: Hiyori Iki. Due to a bus accident, Hiyori’s soul often slips out of her body. As he does so, he is introduced to the events of the world where demons and human souls exist. She, along with Yato and his human weapon, Yukine, go on various adventures, often uncovering secrets from both demons and gods. Altogether, this anime is bittersweet and comical.
The protagonist of this anime is a 15-year-old boy named Takashi Natsume. This child is haunted by spirits and often wonders why. It is later revealed that he owns a book, gifted by his deceased grandmother, called ‘Book of Friends’. In the book, the names of those spirits that your grandmother has captured are written. Therefore, these spirits are after him to be released.
This anime takes us to the ‘Other Side’, at least that’s what the main protagonist, Sorawo Kamikoshi, calls this strange world. She finds him as an explorer and since then she has not been able to stop exploring this place. As he progresses, he meets Toriko Nishina, a girl who is looking for her friend and who is sure that she is trapped inside the “Other side”. Together they help each other with what they need and form a beautiful bond.
Shinreigari: Ghost Hound
This anime may be different from the ones on the list. It takes us to the town of Suiten, where weird things happen. Here, the two worlds are very similar in appearance but differ in the people who reside in them: the Invisible World has spirits while the Apparent World has humans.
In the anime, the three main protagonists, Taro, Makoto, and Masayuki, are allowed to let their souls travel these worlds due to their traumatic past. However, things take a drastic turn when the ghosts of the Invisible World begin to visit the Apparent World. Then the three of them work together to resolve this conflict.
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