There are two kinds of worlds in anime. One is a normal world ruled by the laws of physics, and the other is exactly the same… except for the existence of supernatural beings that laugh at these rules.
From angels and demons to gods and humans with superpowers to aliens and otherworldly creatures.
The supernatural genre is an incredibly diverse category in anime. It’s so wide that so many different shows fit into this list.
Because of its diversity, supernatural is usually married to another genre to provide a better story.
From action to horror to romance, you name it, there’s a supernatural anime that formed a tag-team with it.
Today we’ll explore 26 supernatural anime that will warp your reality and take you to a whole new world that is anything but normal.
- Best Supernatural Anime and Paranormal Anime
- 26. Death Note
- 25. One Punch Man
- 24. Noragami
- 23. The Seven Deadly Sins
- 22. Ano Hana
- 21. Jujutsu Kaisen
- 20. Owari No Seraph
- 19. Supernatural
- 18. Tokyo Ghoul
- 17. Inuyasha
- 16. Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai
- 15. Yuu Yuu Hakusho
- 14. Beelzebub
- 13. Kore WA Zombie Desu Ka?
- 12. The God of High School
- 11. AO No Exorcist
- 10. Kimetsu No Yaiba
- 9. Kimi No NA WA
- 8. No Game No Life
- 7. Angel Beats
- 6. Mob Psycho 100
- 5. Bleach
- 4. Highschool of the Dead
- 3. The Promised Neverland
- 2. Kono Subarashii Sekai NI Shukufuku Wo!
- 1. Erased
Best Supernatural Anime and Paranormal Anime
26. Death Note
Let’s start off this list with one of the best, not only in the supernatural genre but also in all of the anime. Death note is a unique anime that presents questions about justice and murder.
With killing being literally as easy as writing a name, the protagonist is caught in a tug of war of becoming a god who serves justice or being a psychopath killer.
The morals posed, and the brain-tickling suspense of Death Note are the things that make it one of the best anime.
Light Yagami is your typical smart guy at school. Responsible, with a good sense of justice and hatred for evil.
One day, Light found a shady notebook, which later on, he discovered that it has the power to kill people just by having their name written on it.
With a newfound godlike power to deliver his “justice,” Light uses the Death Note to punish evildoers. But the world’s best detective gets in his way.
25. One Punch Man
When you hear the word “strongest,” it gives off an almighty and serious vibe. Who would expect the strongest hero to be a laid-back bald guy who only cares about sales in convenience stores?
Saitama is arguably the strongest man in anime, some even call him a joke character because of how OP he is.
He literally one shots all of his opponents. All it takes is a punch, and they’re gone.
Saitama is a normal employee with a routine like any other working person. After saving a kid from a crab monster, he has now found his new purpose… to become the strongest hero.
But what happens when he reaches his goal?
Here is an example of a supernatural anime that is teamed up with multiple genres.
Noragami is a versatile show that has a hint of romance, comedy, and action at the same time.
Set in a world where gods and spirits exist together with people, the show is perfect if you’re looking for a well-rounded supernatural anime to watch.
It chronicles Yato, a minor deity and a self-proclaimed god dreaming of gaining millions of followers.
Without a single shrine dedicated to his name, Yato’s goal seems out of reach.
Will he be doomed to be a delivery god who charges five yen for the rest of his life? The story starts anew when a girl named Hiyori saves Yato from a car accident.
23. The Seven Deadly Sins
Humans, giants, fairies, druids, immortals, wizards, and a talking pig. Put them all together in one show, and you have Seven Deadly Sins.
The anime took lovely fairytale characters and sets them in a cruel war that will determine the outcome of every race.
If you love a wide variety of characters, intense fights, and comedy, Seven Deadly Sins might be the supernatural anime for you.
The kingdom of Britannia has been overthrown, and the King was murdered.
The only suspect is the legendary band of knights called the “Seven Deadly Sins. People know that the kingdom’s Holy Knights have defeated them, and now they are new tyrannical rulers of Britannia.
But rumors exist that the seven legendary knights are still alive.
22. Ano Hana
What would you do if you see the ghost of a very special person in the past? You would probably tell yourself that you just miss them or that your mind is playing tricks on you.
But what if your surroundings don’t agree with you? What if this ghost cooks your dinner and turns your TV on?
Ano Hana follows this kind of story while leaving heartaches to those who watch it. If you love drama and the afterlife, Ano Hana is a must-watch.
A group of close friends that grew apart is reunited when their childhood friend Menma’s ghost shows up.
As they work together to put Menma’s spirit at rest, their pain and guilt have brought them closer together once again.
21. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is one of the new generation anime in the shonen category, a crossover between supernatural and shonen.
It showcases sorcerers and demons, so if you loved Kimetsu no Yaiba, you definitely want to check this out.
The combination of the dark theme, a unique power system, and the shonen elements portrayed in a more realistic way is what sets Jujutsu Kaisen apart from other anime.
Yuuji Itadori is a high schooler who spends most of his time in his school’s Occult Club. But things took a huge turn when heswallowed a cursed item, a finger that belongs to the “King of Curses.”
Gaining a new power, Yuuji is forced down the path of a Jujutsu Sorcerer.
20. Owari No Seraph
A post-apocalyptic setting paired with supernatural characters and action-filled fights.
Young fighters with extraordinary powers and sword skills are humanity’s last stand against the vampires that devastated them.
It follows a young man’s search for revenge and retribution for his past while battling to save his present friends.
A mysterious virus that kills everyone over the age of 13 has appeared, and vampires now enslave humans.
These tyrannical beings promised humanity hope and protection as long as they submit themselves and give donations of their blood.
One of these survivors is Yuuichirou, a young boy who will make a choice that will leave a mark for the rest of his life.
If you’re a fan of X-files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, then Supernatural should be on your watchlist.
It’s like the spiritual child of the two shows, plus the art style and color palettes give off that Death Note vibe.
Just from the title, we know that Supernatural deserves to be on this list.
Follow the supernatural adventures of Sam and Dean- two brothers who confront demons, angels, and ghosts in exchange for a small sum of money.
Along the way, they dig up truths about their past and find out about the future that awaits them.
18. Tokyo Ghoul
We always think of ghouls and zombies as mindless monsters that are hungry for flesh.
But the main highlight of Tokyo Ghoul is the emotions they have put into the hearts of these flesh-eaters.
Not just simple intelligence, but a sense of justice and self-control. Pair this with the intense fight scenes, and you have an action-filled supernatural horror anime.
Kaneki is about to go on his first date with the woman of her dreams. He thinks of this lady as an angel, but in reality, she is a ghoul that sees her date with Kaneki as having lunch with her dinner.
A classic anime that’s basically a staple of the industry because of how gracefully it blended action, horror, romance, friendship, and betrayal with the supernatural elements from the feudal era of Japan.
If you’re a fan of new anime, Inuyasha might be the cupid that will make you fall in love with old-school shows.
Kagome Hogarashi is a high school girl whose normal life changed when a demon dragged her into a well in their shrine.
Instead of dying from the fall, Kagome finds herself 500 years in the past in the perilous Sengoku period.
16. Kami Nomi Zo Shiru Sekai
Do you hate reality? Do you want to escape in a game where there are no real consequences?
This theme paired with romance and lovable supernatural females in a harem is the unique selling point of this show. If you want to learn the way to a girl’s heart, give this a shot.
There is no girl that Keima Katsuragi can’t win over, well, in video games at least. He’s a dating sim otaku who enjoys conquering virtual girls with no risk whatsoever. His abilities are put to the test in real life when an impish demon asks for his help.
15. Yuu Yuu Hakusho
Here we have another old but gold anime that combines many elements to form a supernatural seinen with a twist of romance and comedy.
If you like insane power-scalings for villains and underdog good guys having mid-fight power-ups fueled by friendship, Yuu Yuu Hakusho is simply satisfying with this.
Yusuke is a high school delinquent who died in an accident while saving a child. He is given a second shot at life as a spirit detective, a ghost fighter.
How do you raise a baby demon lord? Beelzebub is a slapstick comedy series that offers 60 episodes of delinquency. If you enjoyed Gintama and are looking for similar anime with a demon baby on top, Beelzebub is super fun to watch.
Oga is a devilish high schooler who attends Ishiyama High, a school full of delinquents like him.
He finds a baby inside a floating basket in a river. It turns out it wasn’t just any baby but the future king of demons itself.
13. Kore WA Zombie Desu Ka?
Zombies are meant to scare people. The thought of this zombie makes me shake as I laugh my lungs out.
The mix of a supernatural horror character and comedy is not something you always see. This unusual combination makes “Kore wa Zombie Desu Ka?” different in a good way.
After being brutally murdered by a serial killer, Aikawa Ayumu was revived as a zombie. Now he has to make the best of his undead life.
12. The God of High School
At first glance, God of Highschool is just another fighting shonen show where our MCs fight their way up a tournament bracket. But as we dive deeper into the show and they gain supernatural powers with celestial beings and deities added into the mix, it becomes a totally new story.
The Korean-inspired setting and the wide array of martial arts is another factor that makes this anime stand out.
Jin Mori is a high-schooler who practices Taekwondo. Together with his friends, he joins the God of Highschool fighting tournament.
You are in for a rush of adrenaline with piping hot fight scenes and supernatural abilities and beings enhancing their amazing fighting skills.
11. AO No Exorcist
Just like the title, this show features a battle between exorcists and demons. It is a shonen anime with a good mix of comedy and action.
Rin Okumura is another ordinary and troublesome teenager. But everything he knew turned upside-down when he discovered that he is the son of the devil himself, Satan.
10. Kimetsu No Yaiba
Do you love watching shows with zombies, ghouls, demons, and other human-eating beings?
Well, brainless as they are, they can still be pretty scary. Imagine if these monsters had an intellect and superpowers that make them much deadlier, that’s Kimestu no Yaiba.
Kamado Tanjiro is enjoying a simple and peaceful life with his mother and siblings. But despair fell upon him as he returned home one day only to find his family murdered and eaten by demons.
The only thing left for him is his little sister Nezuko, and he swore to protect her by joining the Demon Slayer Corps.
9. Kimi No NA WA
The combination of grounded emotions and escapism made this international box office sensation one of the best teen animes.
It’s a wonderful mix of love, time travel, body-swapping, and a magical bottle of sake.
Mitusha is a highschool girl who lives in the countryside. Tired of her dull and boring life, she wishes to get a taste of that city life.
One day she suddenly woke up, but now she’s in a different house, and worse… a different body.
8. No Game No Life
The concept of being trapped inside a video game and finding a way out is a concept used by many anime and loved by fans.
But what if you take that and flip it upside-down? Voluntarily living in a fantasy world governed by the concept of games.
Sora and Shiro are two NEET brothers behind the legendary username Blank.
They were undefeated prodigies in gaming, but everything changed after a certain chess match.
7. Angel Beats
An anime praised by many because of its integration of music, action, humor, and a plot with deep and powerful themes.
Otanashi wakes up only to find out he is dead. Now he must regain his memories while unraveling the mysteries in the afterlife.
6. Mob Psycho 100
A power out of control instead of being an asset becomes a liability. The strength in holding back and the thrill of impressing your crush is what makes this 100% a must-watch.
Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama possesses incredible psychic powers at a young age. As it quickly grows and poses a danger, he chooses to suppress his power.
One of the three mainstream kings of Shonen. Bleach combines the concept of Shinigamis and insane swordsmanship to create an action-filled supernatural anime.
No need to explain why Bleach deserves its spot here, just watch. You won’t regret it.
Ichigo is a normal high schooler, not until his family was attacked by a hollow. A Soul Reaper named Rukia saved them and offered Ichigo her powers and her responsibilities as a Shinigami along with it.
4. Highschool of the Dead
If you want a mix of horror and erotica in one show, Highschool of the Dead will suit your tastes.
The plot is not its strong suit, but if you are a lover of fan service, this is the supernatural anime for you.
The normal life of Takashi Kimuro vanishes when a zombie apocalypse hits Japan.
He is forced to kill his best friend, who turned into a zombie, and now it’s his responsibility to protect the girlfriend of the man he killed.
3. The Promised Neverland
Betrayal, deception, and wits. A silent battle fought by little kids for survival against all odds.
A mix of horror, suspense, deduction, and aliens that creates a nerve-racking game of tag.
Emma and her friends are enjoying a happy life at an orphanage with their beloved “Mama.” But they discover that their blissful life is a lie. A cover-up for the truth that they are raised as livestock!
2. Kono Subarashii Sekai NI Shukufuku Wo!
Would you rather go to heaven or reincarnate in a dream world of every gamer?
The theme follows an RPG format where the hero must defeat a demon king by forming an awesome party.
After a useless death on his way back from buying a game, Kazuma Satou finds himself in front of a goddess.
He was given a new life in a fantasy game world, and now he must embark on a new adventure.
Losing a person you love would leave anyone broken and stricken with grief and confusion.
Condemning yourself and looking for ways to prevent such a tragedy slowly eats your mind. If only you can turn back time and erase everything.
Satoru Fujinuma has the ability called “Revival”- every time a tragedy strikes, he finds himself back in time before the incident occurs.
He uses his power to save lives and himself from the immense pain of losing someone important.