One of the fascinating genres in the world of colorful anime must be demon anime. Possessing a unique and novel storyline, these titles also interweave many fascinating fantasy elements with unique character systems regardless of the protagonist or villain.
In the anime, the demon is a topic that is exploited a lot because the demon gives viewers supernatural powers with crimes, and the character battle becomes attractive. The demigod is the creative source that makes the villain unique, the personality of each plot.
The top 50 anime series about demons are listed below. However, before coming to the list, you need to know that this is not a list of spooky and scary Anime for Halloween. The topic of this list is quite simple: it is anime about demons, regardless of content, be it cute demons, demons, female demons, etc.
Table of Contents
- 1. Black Clover
- 2. Blue Exorcist
- 3. Death Note
- 4. Tokyo Ghoul
- 5. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
- 6. Overlord
- 7. Inuyasha
- 8. Bleach
- 9. Dororo
- 10. Devil May Cry
- 11. Kekkaishi
- 12. Yu Yu Hakusho
- 13. Ushio To Tora
- 14. Machikado Mazoku
- 15. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
- 16. Gabriel DropOut
- 17. Kemono Jihen
- 18. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin
- 19. Kyokou Suiri
- 20. Fairy Gone
- 21. As Miss Beelzebub Likes
- 22. Phantom in the Twilight
- 23. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
- 24. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
- 25. Devilman: Crybaby
- 26. The Devil is a Part-Timer
- 27. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
- 28. Queen’s Blade: Gyokuza wo Tsugu Mono
- 29. Ga-Rei Zero
- 30. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
- 31. Blood Lad
- 32. Black Butler
- 33. Hellsing
- 34. Gegege No Kitarou
- 35. High School DxD
- 36. Endro
- 37. Jujutsu Kaisen
- 38. Uchouten Kazoku
- 39. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
- 40. D. Gray-Man
- 41. Claymore
- 42. Shinmai Maou No Testament
- 43. Kamisama Hajimemashita
- 44. Berserk
- 45. Natsume Yuujinchou
- 46. Shingeki No Bahamut: Genesis
- 47. Hoozuki No Reitetsu
- 48. Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun
- 49. Mononoke
- 50. Chainsaw Man
1. Black Clover
The story of Black Clover revolves around the lives of two orphan boys, Asta and Yuno, who a church in Hage village adopts. Here everyone can use magic, including Yuno. In stark contrast to Yuno, Asta was the only person in that world without magic. Asta is often laughed at but is always cheerful and optimistic. Asta received the five-card Grimoire with four swords of four different powers at the most desperate. Since then, Asta and Yuno’s lives seem to have turned a new page.
2. Blue Exorcist
The content of the Blue Exorcist anime series revolves around the terrible plots of demons that want to infiltrate the human world. The main character is a boy named Rin Okumura, who was adopted by the demon slayer Fujimoto Shiro right after birth. Years later, as an adult, Rin learns that he is the natural son of the demon king. Between the line of good and evil, will Rin continue to follow the path of killing demons or be controlled to help her biological father rule over humans?
3. Death Note
Death Note made a demonic craze of the 2000s. The content story is about the god of death; Ryuk kills too many people in the world of Shinigami, so he becomes bored. So Ryuk has decided to pretend to drop the death notebook into the human world with evil thoughts and terrible consequences for the person with the ambition to possess it. The person who picked up the death notebook was a high school student named Yagami Light. He discovered the magical power of the notebook and used it indiscriminately.
4. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul tells the story of the great city of Tokyo, suddenly a creature that looks like a human but is a predatory demon called a Ghoul. Kaneki from a healthy boy who wanted to join the destruction of the Ghouls but was attacked by the person he liked. Kaneki was fortunate not to be turned into a demon completely but lived a miserable life as a half-human, half-demon. His body was utterly rotten and required an organ transplant from a demon to maintain his life.
5. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Kimetsu no Yaiba, or Demon Slayer, begins on a tragic night. That day, Kamado Tanjiro’s family was brutally murdered by the demon, but Tanjiro was lucky to survive because he went to the forest to cut wood. Thinking that he had lost all his loved ones, Tanjiro was glad that his sister Nezuko was still alive but had turned into a demon. Since then, Tanjiro has been determined to become a demon slayer swordsman and wishes to cure Nezuko and turn his sister back into a human.
The main character in Overlord is Momonga, a master in the mage game who has been very addicted to the game. One day, the game announced that it had to stop working temporarily, so Momonga still decided to play the game until it expired. However, he was still stuck in that virtual world instead of logged out. In this place appear many barbaric demons, possessing many terrible powers and evil. In this world full of ghosts, Momonga can escape or will become a monster.
The content mainly revolves around the half-demon Inuyasha because he wants to own the Shikon no Tama to become a complete love dog and meets the talented female magician Kikyo. The two experienced love and hatred, in the end, Inuyasha was sealed by Kikyo at an old tree stump, and the mage herself left the world with the Shikon no Tama. Inuyasha‘s next journey begins when the girl Kagome who is the afterlife of Kikyo in the modern day, accidentally returns to the Warring States period and releases the seal for Inuyasha.
Bleach revolves around the main character Ichigo Kurosaki who is a high school student with the ability to see spirits. Unknowingly, he absorbed the power of a grim reaper named Rukia Kuchiki while chasing a Hollow – a dangerous lost evil spirit. Since then, the two have worked together to fight the Hollows and find a way for Rukia Kuchiki to regain her godly powers.
Dororo revolves around the life of a very pitiful boy named Hyakkimaru. When he was born, his biological father sold 48 organs of his body to the devil with the desire to save the kingdom from great disaster. Hyakkimaru only had his head left, but it wasn’t complete either. Then, his father sent someone to abandon him on a deserted riverbank. Fortunately, Hyakkimaru, because of his strong vitality, escaped death and was adopted by a kind healer. Once an adult, Hyakkimaru set out to retrieve 48 lost organs.
10. Devil May Cry
The Devil May Cry anime series is mainly about Dante’s life. When he was born, he was cursed to live a life half human and half demon. That’s why Dante possesses extraordinary strength. He takes on a mission to destroy demons while fighting with a sword and a particular gun. With the desire to return peace to the world as well as free himself, Dante repeatedly risked his life to fight the evil forces.
The main character of the story, Kekkaishi, is a shaman named Karasumori, who, from birth, brought with him the power and mission to destroy the demons that will slap monsters in the future. However, he did not know that he possessed this unique ability. Then tragedy also came when youkai appeared and murdered all the innocent villagers. Karasumori feels useless because she can’t be of any help. However, one day, his long-standing sealing power also exploded.
12. Yu Yu Hakusho
The anime series Yu Yu Hakusho revolves around the life of the notorious criminal Yusuke for saving a baby from a car accident that died. However, his brave actions made the entire spirit world admire him; they decided to give him a chance to come back to life and carry out his duties as a Spirit World Detective.
13. Ushio To Tora
The story Ushio To Tora‘s main character is the 17-year-old boy Ushio Aostuki who has an outspoken and somewhat rude personality. At the place where he had lived with his parents since childhood, suddenly there was a sudden appearance of a goblin that was sealed with a spear to kill monsters 500 years ago. Later in Ushio’s time, the spear belonged to him, and he defeated the youkai again. Ushio becomes the hero who saves the village’s life.
14. Machikado Mazoku
Machikado Mazoku story revolves around Yoshida Yuko is a smart, alert girl. One morning, she woke up to find that her body had grown tails and horns. Yuko’s family is forced to reveal the secret that they are the descendants of the dark side that lost miserably in the war with the light side. From there, Yuko must find a way to defeat the sorceress Momo Chiyoda to restore the honor of the dark forces.
15. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken is about a long time ago; there was a righteous swordsman called the brave who fought many battles with the demon king to free people from suffering. The demon lord was finally defeated. Thanks to that, the demonic beasts, although they were subordinates but hated obeying the demon lord, were freed from the demon’s manipulation by humans. And they go to a place where no one is bothered to live together in peace. And that place is the lonely island of Derumuriso in the southern sea.
16. Gabriel DropOut
This comedy, Gabriel DropOut anime, tells the story of Gabriel White. After finishing their studies in Heaven, the graduated angels will be sent to Earth. And among those angels, the most prominent is the elite angel Gabriel White Tenma – the student with the highest potential of all – who came down to Earth with the dream of becoming a complete angel. Ironically, when he arrived on Earth, Gabriel quickly fell into online games and became so addicted that he couldn’t stop.
17. Kemono Jihen
Kemono Jihen tells the story of one night – a series of rotting animals suddenly appeared in a remote village. To investigate, the villagers called Inugami, a detective specializing in paranormal phenomena. While investigating here, Inugami met a boy who did not go to school but worked hard all day in the field. The boy was given the name Dorotabo. Realizing something shady, Inugami befriended Dorotabo and discovered the shocking truth behind the deaths of animals in the forest.
18. Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin
The story Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin tells the story of Arata Miyako, a government employee in the Shinjuku district office. This department specializes in solving mysterious and strange cases. Arata can hear and understand non-human languages, and no one can understand them except Arata. One day, he encountered a youkai at Shinjuku Gyoen Park, who called him Abe no Seimei – the name of a famous Onmyouji in Japanese history.
19. Kyokou Suiri
In Kyokou Suiri, when Iwanaga Kotoko was 11 years old, she was kidnapped by youkai, who asked her to become the Goddess of Wisdom to be the mediator between the human world and the demon world in exchange for her left foot and right eye. Years later, she meets a college student named Kuro, who brings her a love affair. She soon realized something strange about this guy through the tips of the youkai and a particular event. From there, Kotoko decided to make him her partner and lover.
20. Fairy Gone
In Fairy Gone, “Fairy Soldiers,” – a term referring to the factions’ ultimate weapon, were used in the 24-year-long unification war in Eastald. However, the war also ended, and the Fairy Soldiers seem to have lost their reason for living; they are scattered everywhere, people doing bad things, people living honestly. The government established the Dorothea organization to control illegal elves to prevent the worst from happening.
21. As Miss Beelzebub Likes
As Miss Beelzebub Likes is about Beelzebub, a great lord who rules over millions of demons. Mullin, who decided to serve the demon lord, knew that not only Beelzebub lacked the qualities of a demon lord but also a comfortable girl who liked fluffy things. Thus begins the live comedy that revolves around many villains in the demon world.
22. Phantom in the Twilight
Phantom in the Twilight is set in present-day London; the story takes place in a world where “Darkness” is born from human fear and anxiety. In a city with no acquaintances, the girl helplessly wanders into the “Forbidden Cafe”, a mysterious cafe that opens only at midnight. She meets the staff working at the cafe, where the guardians of the boundary between humans and darkness convene.
23. Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi
The story of Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi revolves around college student Aoi, who can see spirits passed down by her grandfather. Aoi is very proud of her cooking skills, and one day she is feeding the spirits of plants when she is suddenly taken away by a god and owner of “Tenshinya”. He said that she must now become his wife due to her grandfather’s debt.
24. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord
Takuma Sakamoto, a regular guy who was eerily transferred to the realm of the MMORPG game Cross Reverie, is the subject of the book How Not to Summon a Demon Lord. In the game, Takuma possesses the same appearance as the character he used to control with the nickname “Demon Lord Diablo”. Two girls, Rem and Shera, use a spell to make Takuma their servant, but the magic backfires, and the sea becomes his slave. Accompanied by Takuma, Rem and Shera set out to find a way to break the curse and return to the real world.
25. Devilman: Crybaby
In Devilman: Crybaby, long before humanity appeared, there was a powerful and brutal race that had mastered the Earth – the demons. The demons live to fight and kill. The ice age has buried the demons, and the era of demon rule is over. After the ice age came the appearance of humanity, and in turn, humans took control of the Earth. But no one knows that the demons are still not extinct; they fall into a state of hibernation and are buried at the two poles, waiting for a day to be released to recapture the Earth from human hands.
26. The Devil is a Part-Timer
Powerless in a world without magic, Satan disguised himself as a human named Sadao Maou and started working at MgRonald’s – a local fast food restaurant, to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering the world of Ente Isla is not enough, and his current goal is to escape his present life in Tokyo as soon as possible. The Devil is a Part-Timer offers a festive look at the most mundane aspects of everyday life through the eyes of a brutal demon lord.
27. Maoyuu Maou Yuusha
Maoyu Maou Yuusha is about the character Yuusha – a warrior in the war between humans and demons. When the humans invaded the demon headquarters, Yuusha could infiltrate the Demon Queen’s castle. However, the Demon Queen convinces Yuusha because this war is aimed at unifying humanity and maintaining social order. Yuusha decided to side with the Demon Queen in the war between humans and demons.
28. Queen’s Blade: Gyokuza wo Tsugu Mono
Queen’s Blade: Gyokuza Wo Tsugu Mono anime tells about Reina’s journey to becoming a true warrior. To participate in the Queen’s Blade tournament, she goes to the capital city of Gainos, where Queen Aldora awaits. Among the warriors attending Queen’s Blade is Reina’s sister, Claudette, who is determined to restore the pride of the Vance family. Besides, Tomoe and Shizuka attend the tournament for their hometown Hinomoto.
29. Ga-Rei Zero
Ga-Rei Zero tells the story after her mother’s death a few years ago, Kagura Tsuchimiya was adopted by the Isayama family, and here she became a close sister to Yomi – their daughter. They grew close and worked as a team as expert exorcists for the Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division. However, as the stress and consequences of sacred duty weigh on both of them, Kagura and Yomi begin to drift apart.
30. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan revolves around Rikuo Nura, the grandson of Nurarihyon – the leader of youkai, but he is only 1/4 yōkai blood and the remaining 3/4 human blood. Therefore, he can only transform into a youkai at night. Although he refuses to become the next leader in place of Nurarihyon, his grandfather still hopes that the youkai part of him will awaken one day.
31. Blood Lad
Blood Lad tells the story of a world where technology develops; humans have created many scary weapons and repelled demons, forcing them to return to the demon world or hell. One day, a girl from the human world named Yanagi Fuyumi accidentally got lost in the Demon World in the area where Staz was the boss and became a ghost after a rare accident. Feeling guilty, Staz swore to Fuyumi that he would do his best to bring her back to life.
32. Black Butler
Black Butler centers on Young Ciel Phantomhive, also known as “the Queen’s Guard Dog,” which is thought to cause all the unsettling incidents for Her Majesty throughout Victorian England. He has the backing of Sebastian Michaelis, his devoted butler, who exhibits supernatural abilities. Ciel completes the task by any means necessary. But is there more to this black-suited butler than first meets the eye?
Hellsing revolves around the main character Alucard – Count Dracula, who was surpassed by Van Hellsing with a heart-piercing nail 100 years ago. Since then, he has become a loyal minion to the owner of the Hellsing family home. Currently, he became the guardian of Sir Integra Hellsing – the head of the organization that deployed Hellsing, a genuine but iron woman. What if a vampire fought against his kind?
34. Gegege No Kitarou
Many people no longer understand what the youkai are in the story Gegege No Kitarou, which takes place in the twenty-first century. Adults in the world of humans suffer from a variety of incomprehensible phenomena that cause them to feel disoriented and confused. In this situation, Mana, a thirteen-year-old, emails Youkai Post in search of information, but Gegege no Kitarou responds.
35. High School DxD
High School DxD is about Hyoudou Issei, an ordinary high school boy who has a knack for peeping at girls with his friends. One day, a beautiful girl named Yuuma asked him on a date. Thoughts of escaping the single life did not expect the price to pay for the first date in life was a spear of light pierced through the abdomen. Fortunately, he was resurrected by Rias Gremory, becoming a servant of the demon clan.
Endro is set in the land of Naral, where humans and monsters can live together. Legend has it that heroes defeated the Demon King thousands of years ago, returning peace to this land. However, many ages have passed, the Demon King has finally resurrected, and new heroes capable of defeating him have also appeared. Four girls, Yusa, Seyla, Fai, and Mei, are destined to face the Demon King in a fierce battle that will decide the world’s fate.
37. Jujutsu Kaisen
Jujutsu Kaisen is about Yuuji Itadori frequently hanging out in the clubhouse or the hospital where he lives with his frail grandfather while relishing the absurd rituals with the Occult Club High school student. But when he comes across a cursed object, his life swiftly goes awry. After consuming an object that belonged to the demon Sukuna, referred to as the “King of Curses,” Yuuji is suddenly thrust into the domain of Curses, where he encounters horrific creatures created by humans’ depravity and negative energy.
38. Uchouten Kazoku
In Uchouten Kazoku, Tanuki and Tengu communities have long resided in Kyoto, coexisting with locals who are unaware of the presence of these creatures. A tanuki family’s third son is Yasaburou Shimogamo. In his spare time, he cares for an elderly tengu, observes people by changing into different forms, and engages in combat with the mysterious Benten.
39. Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken
Thirty-seven-year-old Satoru Mikami is shown in Tensei Shitara Slime Datta Ken as leading a routine existence in Tokyo. He unintentionally bumps into a coworker and is attacked by an unknown person in the street, suffering injuries. Satoru discovers that he was reborn as a slime in a distant universe when he may awaken and recover awareness. Satoru gets additional skills, including the capacity to consume anything and mimic its features.
40. D. Gray-Man
In D. Gray-Man, the death of a loved one may be so agonizing that occasionally individuals yearn to bring them back into the world. This is a flaw that the enigmatic Millennium Earl can take advantage of. He utilizes the spirits of the deceased who have been raised to life to give his automatic weapon the moniker “Akuma”. The only way to release a trapped soul is to use the anti-Akuma weapon “Innocence” to separate the trapped soul from its vessel.
The plot of Claymore centers on the arrival in Raki’s village of a shape-shifting monster known as “youma,” who has a taste for human flesh. A lone woman with silver eyes strolls across the city with nothing but a sword strapped on her back. She is “Claymore,” a monster made to be partially human and partially youma with the express purpose of eradicating the creatures. Claymore saves Raki’s life following the murder of his family. But he is banished from the house of his parents.
42. Shinmai Maou No Testament
The best approach to making an impression isn’t to act like a stepmother to your new stepdaughter in the restroom. In Shinmai Maou No Testament, Basara Toujou discovered this through trial and error. When two lovely ladies are abruptly brought home by his father and introduced to him as his siblings, he is forced to join the family of the attractive redhead Mio and little Maria Naruse.
43. Kamisama Hajimemashita
Kamisama Hajimemashita‘s protagonist is high school student Nanami Momozono. She has recently been dealing with several problems that started with her missing father, who is so deeply in debt that they might lose everything. When she first encounters the victimized guy, she is homeless. She explains her condition to him as she offers assistance, much to her satisfaction. In appreciation, he offers her his house.
Europe inspires the world in Berserk in the 13th – 15th centuries. In this world, some kingdoms rival each other to expand their territory. From an early age, Guts was trained to be a mercenary. He was later invited by Griffith to join the Band Of The Hawk and was tricked into becoming a sacrifice so that Griffith would gain demonic powers. Luckily escaped death, Guts embraced hatred and, from there, began his revenge journey.
45. Natsume Yuujinchou
The plot of Natsume Yuujinchou centers on Takashi Natsume hiding a peculiar and terrifying youkai secret. Natsume soon learns that his deceased grandmother Reiko handed him the Yuujinchou, often known as the “Book of Friends,” which includes some of the names and addresses she was in charge of. The angered spirits are now pursuing him to liberate themselves since The Book gives Reiko’s grandson the same capacity.
46. Shingeki No Bahamut: Genesis
The dragon Bahamut decimated the whole region of Mistarcia thousands of years ago, as described in Shingeki No Bahamut: Genesis. It is a location where people coexist with both gods and devils. Both gods decided to share the key so that the dragon might be imprisoned for all time to safeguard Bahamut and stop the world’s end.
47. Hoozuki No Reitetsu
Hell has a bureaucracy, and it is more efficient than ever before thanks to the ruthless effectiveness of Hoozuki, Lord Enma, The King of Hell’s chief deputy. Assume it’s giving Momotarou advice from Japanese folklore or receiving diplomatic missions from Judeo-Christian Hell. In that case, Hoozuki is ready to use the ground to defeat any challenges that are thrown his way because he runs the show from behind the King’s intimidating shadow.
48. Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun
Mairimashita! Iruma-Kun relates the tale of Iruma Suzuki, a young man who had a difficult upbringing and had to labor to support his negligent parents even though he wasn’t yet of legal age. Then, one day, he learns that his parents have sold him to the demon Sullivan. Iruma’s worries about what will happen to his life are put to rest right away since Sullivan wants him to be his baby grandson, spoils him, and makes him go to the demon Babyls’ school.
“The “Medicine Seller” is a perilous and enigmatic specialist in the occult who travels throughout medieval Japan in search of “Mononoke,” or evil spirits, to kill. If the spirits are discovered, the only way to defeat them is to first forget their appearance, reality, and logic before using the powerful Exorcism Sword. He must first confront and comprehend the Mononoke to learn how to battle it; hence it is a complex procedure.
50. Chainsaw Man
Denji, the protagonist of Chainsaw Man, has a short dream: to live comfortably and peacefully with the woman he loves. Denji is forced to lead a miserable existence since the yakuza are pressuring him to murder demons to pay off his enormous debts. Denji is willing to do everything to make money, including using his beloved wicked demon Pochita as a weapon.