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Watch These 20 Spooky Anime Titles for Free with Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll is making 20 popular titles free with ads just in time for Halloween.

Want to celebrate spooky season with some thematically appropriate anime but don’t know where to start? Crunchyroll’s got your back.

For the whole month of October, Crunchyroll is letting all subscribers—even those in the free tier— watch 20 creepy titles for no extra charge.

There are only two catches. Like most free things in the year 2023, you’ll be subjected to ads. And this deal only applies to English-subtitled anime with Japanese audio. If you want to get rid of the ads or switch to the English dubbed audio, you’ll have to pull out your credit card. Scary!

Want more spooky anime?

There are tons of supernatural anime titles to discover on Crunchyroll. For $7.99/mo, you get ad-free access to its entire catalog, including hits like Jujutsu Kaisen, Zom 100: Bucket List of the Dead, and Heaven Official’s Blessing.

Free anime on Crunchyroll until October 31

  • Blood Blockade Battlefront
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Corpse Princess: Shikabane Hime
  • Deadman Wonderland
  • Ghost Hunt
  • Hell’s Paradise
  • Hellsing
  • Hellsing Ultimate
  • Higurashi: What They Cry – GOU
  • How to Keep a Mummy
Vertical panels of spookily drawn anime characters in the style of Junji Ito, a famous horror comic artist.
Junji Ito Collection
  • Is this a Zombie?
  • Junji Ito Collection
  • Kemono Jihen
  • Mieruko-chan
  • The Case Study of Vanitas
  • The Vampire Dies in No Time
  • Toilet-bound Hanako-kun
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Trinity Blood
Three anime characters--a boy with white hair, a girl with red hair, and a vampire with purple skin and pointy black hair--look excitedly at a tiny armadillo.
The Vampire Dies in No Time

Looking for more anime to watch this October? Check out our list of recommendations for fans of Attack on Titan.

Other free anime on Crunchyroll

  • Beast Tamer
  • Bungo Stray Dogs
  • Campfire Cooking in Another World with My Absurd Skill
  • Chainsaw Man
  • Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion
  • The Daily LIfe of the Immortal King
  • Golden Kamuy
  • Lycoris Recoil
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch of Mercury
  • My Dress-up Darling
  • Ranking of Kings
  • The Reincarnation of The Strongest Exorcist in Another World
  • Soul Eater
  • Yona of the Dawn

These free titles are available to all subscribers year-round. However, like the seasonal October selection, they’re ad-supported, and only available in subbed form.

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