Best 25 Demons Movie Anime You Need to Watch

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Ki Renka, Chouon Senshi Borgman: Lovers Rain, Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki, and more!

25: Ki Renka

English: Oni Love Song
Japanese: 鬼恋歌
MAL Score: 5.25
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Independent animation by Hayashi Seiichi.

24: Chouon Senshi Borgman: Lovers Rain

English: Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lovers Rain
Japanese: 超音戦士ボーグマン LOVERS RAIN
MAL Score: 5.75
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The OVA series Sonic Soldier Borgman serves as a sequel to the 1980s television series about an elite squad of bio-enhanced, crime-fighting humans known as Borgmen. Picking up several years after the dissolution of the original Borgman team, this volume reunites the three remaining members–rocket scientist Ryo, his girlfriend Anise, and police officer Chuck Sweager–for the emotionally-driven episode “Lover`s Rain,” which finds the trio facing an army of the undead bent on a rampage of murder and destruction.

(Source: AniDB)

23: Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki

English: Karura Mau Movie
Japanese: 変幻退魔夜行 カルラ舞う! 奈良怨霊絵巻
MAL Score: 5.81
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Shoko and Maiko Ougi are apparently two ordinary schoolgirls in pursuit of graduating and having fun. Shii-chan is the more serious while Mai-chan is more fun-loving. In reality, the two sisters are powerful exorcists from the Karura temple. Each wields half the power…Shii-chan can “see” the spirits, and Mai-chan can banish them. This is the movie adaptation of a spooky series with heavy emphasis on traditionally Japanese occult themes.

(Source: AnimeNfo’s Karura Mau OVA description; modified)

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22: Kobutori

Japanese: 瘤取り
MAL Score: 5.85
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Based on the tale Kobutori-jiisan about an honest old man who encounters a band of tengu, mythical bird-like creatures making merry and joins their dancing. They liked his dancing a lot that they remove an unsightly lump from the side of his face.

21: Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji 2

English: Urotsukidoji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (movie)
Japanese: 超神伝説うろつき童子 魔胎伝
MAL Score: 5.89
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

During World War 2, the Nazis attempted to breach the barriers between the three worlds. They failed then, but a Dr. Myunihausen (Munchausen?) tries again, through the manipulation of Nagumo’s brother Takeaki. His goal? To have the Chojin replaced.

As Takeaki is injured in the approaching flight, Nagumo donates some of his blood to save his life, thus infusing Takeaki with the powers of the overfiend. And the results might be too much for Tokyo, perhaps even the overfiend himself, to bear.

(Source: themanime.org)

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20: Kobutori (1929)

English: The Stolen Lump
Japanese: 瘤取り
MAL Score: 5.91
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In Kobu-Tori, an old man with a lump growing on his face takes refuge in a hollow tree during a thunderstorm. When he awakens, he finds the forest populated by mythic creatures. He dances with the sprites and as a reward, the creatures remove his deformity. Back in the village, he tells another man who has a similar growth on his face. Will the creatures bestow the same boon upon this other man?

(Source: 100 Years of Movies)

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19: Yuki

English: Yuki: Snow Fairy
Japanese: ゆき
MAL Score: 6.01
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Up in Heaven, Yuki’s grandparents decide that, having turned thirteen years old, she must go down to Earth to a village that is torn by bandits and intervene to save its people. However, if she does not succeed within one year, she will become as insubstantial as the wind. Down in the village, Yuki is befriended by a group of orphans whose parents have been killed by the bandits and who now subsist by begging. Yuki amazes them by taming the wild horse Blizzard. She is instrumental in getting the orphans and farmers to stand up to first the warring bandits and then Goemon, the greedy lord that owns the region. Yuki must then face her greatest challenge when the displeased Demon God that lives in the volcano emerges to destroy those who live beneath.

(Source: moria.co.nz/fantasy/yuki-snowfairy.htm)

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18: Oni no Ko to Yuki Usagi

English: Goblin and “Yuki Usagi” (Snow Hare)
Japanese: 鬼の子とゆきうさぎ
MAL Score: 6.09
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

One night a Goblin father came home gave his son a red handball.
But the boy was shocked to hear that his father picked it up in front of the house of a girl called Yuki
The boy decided to return it to her.
Next morning, he ran in the snow to a village and saw many boys and girls singing cheerfully.
When he came to a small house, he saw a girl sitting alone on the veranda.
She said, “I am Yuki. Who are you?”
He handed a ball to her without an answer.
She was very glad and said ” I was looking for it. My sickly mother made this for me.
Thank you very much.”
That gave him relief and they become friends.

(Source: Kyowa Film)

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17: Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji Movie

Japanese: 超神伝説うろつき童子
MAL Score: 6.13
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Summary of Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji.

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16: Gegege no Kitarou: Obake Nighter

English: Spooky Kitaro: The Obake Nighter
Japanese: ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 おばけナイター
MAL Score: 6.17
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Like the other 1990s Kitaro mini-movies, this is a remake of a story that’s already been done in the anime, but like every Kitaro remake this is a very different take on the story. In this case it’s a remake of the baseball story that was featured in the very first episode of the original series from 1968.

(Source: TSHS)

15: Usuzumizakura: Garo

Japanese: 薄墨桜 -GARO-
MAL Score: 6.22
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Set during the Heian Period, Kyo is a beautiful city that is proud of its glory. Two beautiful onmyouji meet, and the sad and short-lived beautiful cherry blossom starts to stir after 1000 years.

(Source: MAL News)

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14: Silent M bius 2

Japanese: サイレントメビウス2
MAL Score: 6.26
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

This sequel to the Silent Mobius The Movie 1 continues the timeline of the flashback section of the first movie (Katsumis initial contact with AMP), using some more ideas and persons from the Manga, and being slightly less incompatible to the Silent Mobius series from 1998.

13: 1001 Nights

Japanese: 1001 Nights
MAL Score: 6.31
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Presented in the form of a feverish love dream, 1001 Nights (based on Amano`s book of artwork) is the first performance of the groundbreaking “Filmharmonic” series, which presents new orchestral works by film composers in tandem with short films made by A-list directors. Nights is the series’s only animated work, and plans originally called for the film to be completely computer animated.

(Source: AniDB)

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12: Onigamiden

English: Legend of the Millennium Dragon
Japanese: 鬼神伝
MAL Score: 6.52
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A 15-year-old boy travels back in time—over 1,200 years ago to the Heian period—and faces a war between oni (demons) and humans in the former Japanese capital of Kyoto.

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11: Youkai Watch Movie 5: Forever Friends

Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ FOREVER FRIENDS
MAL Score: 6.57
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

1960s — Tokyo.

Shin is a boy who lived happily despite being poor, loses his mother who is his only family member, and falls into deep misfortune. Itsuki, a boy who saves Shin also lost his older sister. Those two boys are joined by Tae, a girl who can see youkai and together with Shin’s guardian spirit Suu-san and new Youkai such as Nekomata, they take on a mysterious incident in order to retrieve the souls of their precious family! And what is the shocking truth that awaits them…!? An origin story for how Lord Enma became the rule of the Yomakai.

(Source: Wikipedia, edited)

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10: Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken

English: Dragon Quest: Great Adventure of Dai
Japanese: ドラゴンクエスト ダイの大冒険
MAL Score: 6.59
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

It starts with a kid named Dai remembering a story told to him by his grandfather, the monster magician Brass, about the defeat of the Demon Lord Hadlar by the hands of a hero who, as the story progresses, is known to be Avan.

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9: Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side – Oni-ou no Fukkatsu

English: Yo-kai Watch Shadowside: The Return of the Oni King
Japanese: 映画 妖怪ウォッチ シャドウサイド 鬼王の復活
MAL Score: 6.81
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Taking place 30 years after the events of the original Youkai Watch TV series. There was once a 11 year old boy named Keita Amano who held a wristwatch that could command Youkai, he would make friends with the Youkai and fulfill a great many deeds. But when the boy grew up, he lost his ability to see Youkai. And as for the wristwatch that could control Youkai, its existence threatened to disturb the balance between human and Youkai worlds, so it was cast away into oblivion beyond time and space. Soon … the story of the Youkai controlling wristwatch became but a legend. But then, something took place after many, many years had passed … an epidemic Youkai virus known as Onimaro started affecting people with malevolent intentions and is spreading indefinitely, turning them into Kaodeka Oni and causing chaos throughout the city. With the end near, only the ones chosen by a new Youkai Watch can stand up against the upcoming threat and would save both Youkai and humans from certain destruction.

(Source: Wiki)

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8: Bem Movie: Become Human

Japanese: 劇場版BEM BECOME HUMAN
MAL Score: 6.82
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Take place 2 years after the last episode of the TV series.

Detective Sonia Summers are tracking Bem and the others. She reunited with Belo, who is fighting a dark organization alone. He brought her to Bem, but Bem doesn’t remember anything and living in the city as an ordinary employee… or that is what he thought he was.

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7: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 1

Japanese: 劇場版 美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal
MAL Score: 7.46
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal serves as the fourth installment in Toei Animation’s reboot of Naoko Takeuchi’s original magical girl manga. The sequel was announced in January 2017 as a part of the franchise’s 25th anniversary and later confirmed to be a two-part anime film covering the Dream arc.

(Source: MAL News)

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6: Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi

English: Summer Days with Coo
Japanese: 河童のクゥと夏休み
MAL Score: 7.52
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Kouichi Uehara is a fourth grade student living in the suburb of Tokyo. One day, he picks up a large stone which turns out to be a fossil of a baby “Kappa” who has been sleeping underground for the past 300 years, and names it “Coo.” They become good friends and Coo starts living with Kouichi’s family. However, Coo has a hard time adjusting to life among humans and misses his kind.

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5: Garo Movie: Divine Flame

Japanese: 劇場版 牙狼〈GARO〉‐DIVINE FLAME‐
MAL Score: 7.59
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Leon, who has succeeded the name of Golden Knight “GARO,” devotes himself to train a young Makai Knight for the next generation, together with Prince Alfonso of the Valiante Kingdom. Then, they receive an order to exterminate the most beautiful Horror in the world which resides in a neighboring country “Vazelia.” At the same time, a young Makai Knight for the next generation is kidnapped by an unknown person. Leon desperately follows them, only to find that he is surrounded by his enemies at a dead end. Then, a Makai Knight Dario who was supposed to be missing for some time suddenly appears and rescues him. Under his guidance, Leon is led to the town where he meets up a totally unexpected person.

(Source: ANN)

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4: Ao no Exorcist Movie

English: Blue Exorcist The Movie
Japanese: 劇場版 青の祓魔師(エクソシスト)
MAL Score: 7.61
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

As the grand festival of True Cross Academy draws near, exwires and exorcists alike combine their efforts to banish any demon that threatens the celebrations. Among them, Rin Okumura is tasked with exorcising the soul-devouring demon known as the Phantom Train alongside his brother Yukio and Shiemi Moriyama.

During their mission, the Phantom Train escapes its tracks and begins ravaging True Cross Academy. In the ensuing chaos, Rin encounters a childlike demon he dubs Usamaro, and begins to develop an odd friendship with it. However, Usamaro’s abilities might be far more sinister than Rin initially expected.

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3: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2

Japanese: 劇場版 美少女戦士セーラームーンEternal
MAL Score: 7.68
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

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2: Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha

Japanese: 夏目友人帳 石起こしと怪しき来訪者
MAL Score: 8.09
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The film will be made up of two stories: “Ishi Okoshi” and “Ayashiki Raihousha.” In “Ishi Okoshi,” Natsume meets a small youkai called Mitsumi in a forest. Mitsumi is entrusted to wake up the divine youkai “Iwatetsu” from its deep slumber. Mitsumi weighs on Natsume’s mind, so he sets out to help Mitsumi with his task.

In “Ayashiki Raihousha,” a mysterious visitor appears in front of Tanuma. Nearly every day, the visitor visits Tanuma, talks to him a little, and then leaves. Natsume, who knows the visitor is a youkai, worries for Tanuma, but Tanuma enjoys these exchanges with the youkai. The youkai means no harm, but Tanuma’s health slowly starts to deteriorate.

(Source: ANN)

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1: Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu

English: Natsume Yujin-cho the Movie: Ephemeral Bond
Japanese: 劇場版 夏目友人帳 ~うつせみに結ぶ~
MAL Score: 8.42
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Takashi Natsume and his spirit companion Madara, nicknamed “Nyanko,” continue returning the names of spirits from the Book of Friends given by his late grandmother Reiko Natsume.

On his way back from school one day, Takashi encounters a lurking spirit named Monmonbou, who recalls memories of Takashi’s grandmother after hearing his name. Takashi’s natural curiosity leads him to explore a mysterious town where his grandmother used to live. Befriending her old acquaintance Yorie Tsumura and Yorie’s son Mukuo, Takashi unveils more of his grandmother’s past.

In the meantime, Nyanko detours for food and stumbles upon a suspicious “Spirit Seed,” which miraculously sprouts into a fruit tree overnight. Giving in to temptation, Nyanko consumes the fruit, splitting him into three. Seeking a solution to Nyanko’s predicament, Takashi and his friends lend a hand, unexpectedly uncovering more secrets the town holds in the process.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Natsume Yuujinchou Movie: Utsusemi ni Musubu
2. Natsume Yuujinchou: Ishi Okoshi to Ayashiki Raihousha
3. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 2
4. Ao no Exorcist Movie
5. Garo Movie: Divine Flame
6. Kappa no Coo to Natsuyasumi
7. Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon Eternal Movie 1
8. Bem Movie: Become Human
9. Youkai Watch Movie 4: Shadow Side – Oni-ou no Fukkatsu
10. Dragon Quest: Dai no Daibouken
11. Youkai Watch Movie 5: Forever Friends
12. Onigamiden
13. 1001 Nights
14. Silent M bius 2
15. Usuzumizakura: Garo
16. Gegege no Kitarou: Obake Nighter
17. Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji Movie
18. Oni no Ko to Yuki Usagi
19. Yuki
20. Kobutori (1929)
21. Choujin Densetsu Urotsukidouji 2
22. Kobutori
23. Hengen Taima Yakou Karura Mau! Nara Onryou Emaki
24. Chouon Senshi Borgman: Lovers Rain
25. Ki Renka

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