19 Anime Recommendations Featuring Ghosts and Spirits
9. Blue Exorcist
In Blue Exorcist, the world of the demons and the world of the living are constantly at war. One day, the normal Rin Okumura is attacked by demons where he finds out that his true father, Satan, wants to possess his body so he can come to the other side.
Denying him, Rin decides to train as an exorcist to fight for the living.
After being saved from a vampire attack, high school student Koyomi Araragi finds he has several supernatural side effects. While trying to live a normal life, he ends up catching a classmate after falling down the stairs and finds she is near weightless. Such are the tales told in Bakemonogatari.
While primarily surrounding stories of demons and gods, there are a whole slew of supernatural beings within, including spirits.
7. Hell Girl
Hell Gill tells the tale of Ai Enma, a girl who carries out requests of revenge made on a special website accessible only at midnight.
While worthy for its creepiness alone, Hell Girl succeeds in the way it presents its moral choices.
This is the story of two sisters. Shizuru has the power to see spirits while Mizuki has the unnatural affinity to become haunted by them. Frustrated by their powers, their parents send them out to the country to live with their grandparents.
There both sisters learn the importance of both coexisting with nature and the spirits.
5. Ghost Hunt
Mai Taniyama is a freshmen in high school and enjoys telling ghost stories with her friends. One day she hears a ghost story about the old school building and decides to check it out. There she finds a camera and, in a twist of fate, ends up breaking it.
It seems the camera belonged to Shibuya Kazuya, a senior in high school and full-time paranormal investigation. In order to pay back her debt, Mai becomes his assistant.
Don’t be fooled by the premise that sounds suspiciously similar to Ouran High School Host Club, Ghost Hunt is easily one of the most popular ghost-related anime series out there. Not only does it present some accurate ghost hunting knowledge, but it can tell some pretty creepy stories.