Sometimes we watch anime for the pure hearted enjoyment, and sometimes we watch anime for the pure shock factor. We know we do. Have you ever just come across an anime that shocked you speechless? What about one that made you throw up? Some anime just have a way of invoking certain feelings in you, and we have to commend anime that just somehow make you forget that they are fiction and make you want to throw up.
Yes, everyone, we are paying respect to the anime that just shook us to the core so much that we wanted to throw up. If you are weak of stomach or are sensitive to certain themes, this is not the list for you, but if you want to know what we think is worth getting sick over, come join us as we take a look at 10 anime that will make you throw up!
Beware: There will be spoilers!
10. Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai. (Oreimo 2)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2013 - June 2013
Kirino is coming back to Japan from America, but life is going to get a lot more complicated. Kirino still requests help from Kyousuke, but there’s a bit of drama awaiting them both on the horizon. In fact, it may involve romance.
If the name doesn’t give way to the fact that this is an siscon anime, then the plot surely will. Kyousuke’s life basically seems to revolve around Kirino and for some reason, he has nothing outside of that life. At some point, Kyousuke even breaks up with girlfriend, Kuroneko, to date his little sister. Just why?! Oh yeah, it’s one thing to be a siscon and another thing to be straight up incest, and boy, does this go in the wrong direction.
9. Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 - September 2014
Creatures called “ghouls” hide amongst the humans in Tokyo instilling fear in its residents as the ghouls hunger for flesh. Here, we meet Kaneki Ken who finds his life changes when he invites Kamishiro Rize out on a date that ends horribly. Rize was a ghoul, but after an incident, Ken finds himself fused with Rize so he’s become half ghoul himself.
It’s hard to not love Tokyo Ghoul as an anime, but some scenes are downright gruesome. From the bloody deaths of both humans and ghouls, there’s a lot to make you want to puke. Then there’s the cannabalism that’s included. Oh, and let us not forget that last part of Tokyo Ghoul where Kaneki Ken becomes the play thing of Yamori. That torture scene is just downright terrifying and will have you dry heaving in terror and disgust.
8. Yosuga no Sora (Yosua no Sora: In Solitude, Where We Are Least Alone)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2010 - December 2010
Kasugano siblings Haruka and Sora are going to live in the countryside at an old family home after the loss of their parnets. Back in their family home, there are many reminders of the past including old childhood friends. However, there’s a lot that has been suppressed and with the twins’ return, they are begin to come out of the woodworks once more.
Yosuga no Sora really grabbed headlines after the type of content this anime exposed right on daytime television. Yosuga no Sora plays out like Amagami SS where different stories are told each episode, but some of the episodes just become horrid as we see themes like rape and incest play out on the screen in favor of serious manners. While one could joke about these themes the way some anime do, watching them unfold in the seriousness that they were shown, is just another story. It’s no wonder Yosuga no Sora was so controversial considering how unsettled it left us viewers.
7. Elfen Lied
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: July 2004 - October 2004
Lucy has telekinetic hands that allow her to do all sorts of things and a pair of horns that separates her from appearing completely human. This has resulted in her being experiented on by the government, but at the first sign of escape, Lucy takes it. Haunted by the events of her past, Lucy is merciless in how she treats others, but once she escapes, she ends up with Kouta and his cousin Yuka who take her into their home.
Elfen Lied is an infamous anime and for good reasons. Within the first few minutes of the first episode, you see people being decapitated and slaughtered mercilessly at the invisible hands of Lucy. It’s horrifying to watch, and that’s not even the worst scene. There are more scenes to discover including a rather notorious scene involving a puppy and some young children. This anime is not for those weak of heart or stomach because of the events that take place, but there is a reason why this anime is so loved by the anime community.
6. Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii no Jukyou (Corpse Party: Tortured Souls)
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: July 2013
There is a ritual that students perform using paper charms that is supposed to bond them as friends forever. However, the charms actually are part of Heavenly Host Academy, a school that no longer exists after numerous murders. This sends the kids into an alternate dimension where their very lives are at stake.
Ah, if you are a fan of gore and horrific events, then you should prepare yourself for Corpse Party: Tortured Souls. If the name doesn’t give you any hint as to how gruesome Corpse Party can be, just close your eyes and imagine decaptiations, severed tongues, stabbings, and bludgeonings. Oh, and did you see that this is only 4 episodes long? Corpse Party: Tortured Souls really knows how to add the into an anime and you will find yourself queasy just looking at all that this short anime has to offer.
5. Koi Kaze
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: April 2004 - June 2004
Saeki Koushirou may be a wedding planner, but love has always been difficult for him. His family is broken and he has not seen his mother or sister in years. One day, Koushirou meets a high school girl that sparks feelings within him, but actually, she’s his sister. Is it too late for them to be siblings now that there’s a feeling of romance between them?
Oh incest...It’s definitely nothing new to any anime otaku, but Koi Kaze was one of the first anime to tackle this theme in anime. Of course, at that time, it wasn’t fetishsized so it played out more with taboo and controversy. There’s also the fact that Koushirou’s little sister is a minor, which plays more into that controversy. That’s why Koi Kaze is so notable as we explore Koushirou’s journey as he fights his incestuous feelings. What makes it all the more notable is how reciprocated his feelings are and well… You’ll just have to watch to see how it unfolds.
4. Chika Gentou Gekiga: Shoujo Tsubaki (Midori)
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: May 1992
Shoujo Tsubaki revolves around the life of Midori, a girl whose life falls apart when her mother falls ill and eventually dies. Upon the tragedy, Midori is seduced by a stranger who brings her to join the circus. Here, the freaks and obsurdities are real and no one cares about your life circumstances.
If you have never heard of this anime, well, it’s a special one. So special that despite not having been shown in many theatres or having many physical copies, Shoujo Tsubaki is still very well known for its ero guro themes. Some of the scenes are not for the feint of heart and this anime will surely disgust many, but it’s great horror story telling from the shouwa period and you will not forget it any time soon.
3. Kodomo no Jikan
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2007 - December 2007
Aoki Daisuke is finally teaching and his first class is full of third graders. Unfortunately, he gets into a sort of strange tangled web with one of his students, Kokonoe Rin who makes him her lover. Of course, he also somehow finds himself entrapped in the complicated lives of Rin and her friends as well.
It’s time to get down to the grossest and here we have one of the most notorious anime, Kodomo no Jikan, an anime about pedophilia meant for the lolicon. The relationship between Daisuke and Rin is a bit complicated, but it’ll surely disgust you no matter how far their relationship progresses. Can you watch this anime without throwing up while watching Rin come on to Daisuke and force her way into his love life as he forces his way into her personal life? Hmmmm.
2. Boku no Pico
- Episodes: 1
- Aired: September 2006
Pico is spending his summer working at his grandfather’s coffee shop when he comes across Tamotsu. Tamotsu is just trying to find an escape from the dullness of the city and his 9-5, but when he meets Pico, there’s a spark that he was never expecting. Gender, sexuality, and age will prove to be no boundary for these two as they discover what it means to be attracted to each other.
Here’s another you’ve probably heard of and oh boy, does this take it up a notch from Kodomo no Jikan. Boku no Pico depicts the relationship between a pre-pubescent boy and a grown man. By relationship, we mean sex. Just hang tight and watch as Tamotsu guides young Pico to adulthood. Just hold onto your lunch.
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2014 - March 2014
Hasegawa siblings Utsutsu and Yume have been scarred after being left on their own by their abusive parents. However, red butterflies have been appearing around them, tormenting them. They are a sign of the Pupa virus, which has infected them. The Pupa hatches within Yume and she becomes this monster that has an insatiable hunger for flesh, while her brother Utsutsu is infected but given the ability to regenerate. With this power, Utsutsu will prove how much he loves his sister by being her willing sacrifice so long as it eases her pain.
Oh, Pupa...Is there anything quite like Pupa? With a sort of cannabolism combined with incest and gore, Pupa makes the ultimate gross out anime that will make you throw up. Watching Yume feed off of her big brother Utsutsu as her living food source is gruesome to say the least. Utsutsu really just accepts his lot in life and is more than willing to feed Yume endlessly because his feelings for Yume reach that far. Just be prepared.
How are you readers hanging in there? Get a little queasy at al? Did you find yourself exclaiming “What?!” at any point? Or maybe we’ve sparked your curiosity and make you want to go out and watch these anime for those sickening moments! Tell us what you think. And of course, if you have other suggestions or think we’re way off base, be sure to let us know as well in the comments down below.