There is hardly any genre that anime has not covered. Most of the time, these anime are entertaining with their top-of-the-line graphics and story, but sometimes they get questionable.
The content they show in these anime is mature, from incest to violence and other questionable topics, which can be offensive for certain types of regions or viewers. Some countries have banned these anime for the same reasons, especially for young viewers.
I’m sure that you want to know what anime are banned. In this list, we will take a look at 20 banned anime. The anime on this list is not banned everywhere; it’s just prohibited in some regions. So, if you want to watch them, check out if they’re banned in your region or not.
It is a movie that revolves around some astronauts who travel in the universe in a spaceship, but there’s a catch: the spaceship can travel for 20 years but the people inside it will only age a year.
A deadly alien attacks the ship. The plot surely looks interesting, but it is banned in the US because it is not suitable for children. The ending of the movie was also copied from the movie.
Fate/ Laleid Liner Prisma Illya
It’s a spin-off anime of Fate/Stay. Illya is a schoolgirl in Japan, and she loves Shirou Emiya, her brother. Her parents stay out of the county, and she always tries to get her brother’s attention.
You can see where I am going with this. It is banned in Russia because of sexuality. The anime has underage characters that look similar to hentai.
Record of Ragnarok
Every 1000 years, the gods come together to decide the future of humanity. This time, the gods have decided to end humanity, but Valkyrie puts another option. She asks the gods to give humans a chance of survival.
A one-on-one fight between a human and a god. This anime is banned in India. It has gods and humans from many cultures, and some of them are mistreated, which certainly won’t be liked by the audience.
The movie revolves around the reality of a demonic world society co-existing with humans. Black Guard were the ones who monitored the boundaries.
It was banned in the UK and the US because of the nature and character of the story. It is filled with horror, guns, violence, and sexual abuse and violence on the female character.
The premise is based in Japan. Midori is an innocent girl, and her mother is ill. To take care of her, she sold flowers but ended up in a circus.
It is banned because of the storyline. It has abuse, violence, and even animal violence. Furthermore, it is banned by most of the countries all around the world.
Kinnikuman is a superhero son of the legendary King Muscle and is trying to walk in the footsteps of his father.
It is a goofy anime, but is it banned in France? The character of Broken Jr. was not depicted properly.
Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
The anime shows an old man with a yellow mask who is the narrator of the ghost stories every week at 5 p.m. in the playground.
The anime has six episodes of true horror. The anime is not banned, but some of the scenes have been cut because of the horror elements.
Puni Puni Poemy
The lead is a 10-year-old who wants to become a voice actress in Tokyo. She has not a good voice, but she tries her best.
It looks like a fun and kind anime, but it is not. The anime is filled with perverted dark humor, violence, and nudity, because of which it is banned in New Zealand.
Hetalia Axis Power
The anime shows the events of World Wars One and Two. There are many characters from different countries shown funnily.
It clearly shows that anime has to deal with sensitive topics, which led to the ban.
ACROSS is an organization whose main mission is to conquer. Lord Llpalazzo is the head and wants to take over the world, he starts his mission by taking over Fukuoka.
The show is not totally banned, but the last episode was not aired on TV because it had heavy nudity with violence.
The Matsuno clan has six identical siblings, and each of them has special features. All the brothers are lazy and have never worked.
It comes under the comedy genre, but it is banned in Japan. The show is heavy on parody to deliver the comedic plot, and Japan is strict about parody and its use.
Ken Kaneki is a student who likes to read books. He gets a chance to date his crush, but she’s a bloodthirsty creature who feeds on human flesh, a Ghoul.
It is one of the best-selling manga, but not in China. The Chinese government has banned it because of the story and disturbing visuals.
Akai and Kaine took Sawa under after her parents were murdered. She was trained to become a skilled assassin who never failed to complete whatever the assigned mission was. Kite is an innocent-looking assassin.
The main problem is the plot of Akai, who tries to force her into a sexual relationship due to child pornography, which is banned in Europe.
Pokémon is one of the most famous anime on the list. It has been dominating the anime space for more than two decades.
But it is surprising to see that Pokémon is banned in Saudi Arabia because of having Jewish sentiments and gambling.
An unknown being starts to destroy Musashino City; he travels the city on rollerblades and beats people with a golden baseball bat.
It was banned partially in Japan. It was not aired on TV and was only released online. The anime explores the terrible situations that were unpleasant and gives the audience the chills they’re not prepared for.
Serial Experiments Lain
The anime is hard to summarize because of the narrative and storytelling. Lain is a 14-year-old schoolgirl who gets an email from her dead classmate, and she has no experience with how modern tech works.
She begins to explore the mystery behind the email. This anime has a lot of things going for it; it asks hard questions about lifestyle. It has depressing scenes, which is the reason for its ban.
High School DxD
Issei Hyoudou is a high school student who was murdered by an angel on his first date. Rias Fremory, a devil, revives him so that he can serve with him in the exploits.
Issei sees this as a second chance at life and starts to train hard to survive in this world. For its nudity, it is banned in New Zealand. The main character is a pervert who is heavy on sexual elements.
Parasyte is very similar to Tokyo Ghoul. Shinichi Izumi is a 17-year-old student who was infected by a parasite that eats humans for survival.
The Ministry of Culture in China has banned the anime because of its graphic violence.
Death is one of the best anime of all time; you should definitely check it out. The plot of the show focuses on Light Yagami, an intellectual student who gets his hand on a book of a Shinigami, Ryuk.
This book is called a Death Note and has the ability to kill anyone whose name gets written in it. It got banned in some countries because of its heavy impact.
Students from everywhere made their own version of Death Note. Mexico and China banned anime to preserve the physical and mental health of the students.
Attack on Titan
Only a little anime can go hand in hand with Death Note, and it is Attack on Titan. It has so many heavy characters, and the main lead gets overshadowed many times.
When Eren Yeager saw his mother get eaten by a Titan, he promised to kill all the Titans in the world to save humanity.
This anime is only banned in China. As per the government, the anime had inappropriate human consumption, and it was banned before season 2.
High School student Kei Kurono has a selfish and cynical personality and loves erotic magazines. One day, when he was waiting for his train, he met Masaru Kato, his childhood friend.
Pushing his limits, he makes a heroic gesture and saves a drunken man who fell on the tracks. But while saving the man, Kato and Kurono are crushed dead. Or at least it looks like it.
After some time, they both wake up and find themselves in an apartment room with Tokyo Tower in front of it, with a center room in the shape of a sphere, going by the name Gantz.
They are not alone, and there are others in this room, too. Are they in a game show? Or is this the afterlife? There are so many questions that need answers, and slowly, as the plot unfolds, we get all the answers.