9 Rare Supernatural Drama Anime that are Must-watch.

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Where do you find all the elements of a good story? Of course in the Drama genre of anime. From good characters to a wave of emotions, action, fantasy, and a bit of romance. The drama genre checks out each crucial part you need to connect on a deeper level. Some drama anime breaks boundaries by reflecting on social issues while some feature some extraordinary supernatural elements to elevate your fantasy expectations. Here are some of the supernatural Drama Anime to help you discover the genre more on another level.

9. Angel Beats

Supernatural Drama anime
AiredApr 3, 2010 to Jun 26, 2010
GenreDrama, Supernatural
Streaming PlatformFunimation, Crunchyroll, Netflix

To kick start the list of supernatural drama anime, let’s begin with a light-hearted comedy anime. Angel Beats starts with Yuzuru Otonashi, a 17-year-old who is about to find the answer to a burning question.

What happens to the soul after a person’s death? Yuzuru is gonna discover the truth of the souls while caught in between the realm of life and death.

The dimension remains in the form of a school and shelters the soul that died unwillingly. The anime is sometimes mocked for its weak points but it is an enjoyable comedy anime to cheer up your mood.

8. Dusk Maiden of Amnesia

Dusk maiden of Amnesia
AiredApr 9, 2012 to Jun 25, 2012
GenreDrama, Supernatural, Mystery, Romance
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, HIDIVE

Have you ever watched any anime and thought how poetic it is and just feels like a letter of love to the art from its creators?  Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is one such supernatural anime with waves of drama flooding.

Seikyou Private Academy is haunted by a ghost known as Yuuko which has its dark past of 60 years. With zero idea of her life and death, Yuuko tries to get help from the Paranormal Investigations club.

Teiichi NIya who can see Yuuko among the others in the group quickly grows closer with Yuko and decides to help her no matter what.

With a solid conclusion and a bit of comedy sometimes the supernatural drama anime is a great entertainer to watch if you don’t want to sign for longer anime.

7. Kakuriyo: Breakfast and Bread for Spirits

AiredApr 2, 2018 to Sep 24, 2018
GenreDrama, Romance, Supernatural, Fantasy 
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, Funimation

Looking for a supernatural drama anime filled with warmth and comfort? Kakuriyo serves the right amount of fantasy along with preparing foods in another world and healing the pains of life.

Aoi Tsubaki and her grandfather share a great bond and a unique ability to see Ayakashi from the hidden realms. With passing times Grandpa taught her how to co-exist with the human-eating demons.

When Grandpa passes away, She is transported into the hidden realm of Ayakashi and discovers the loan she has to repay because of her grandpa’s foolishness and debt to the Ogre god.

To repay the debt she decides to open an eatery at the Oodanna’s Inn. Though it has the tropes of isekai anime it provides romance elements too which is relaxing and refreshing to watch.

6. Psychic Detective Yakumo

Psychic Detective Yakumo
AiredOct 3, 2010 to Dec 26, 2010
GenreDrama, Mystery, Supernatural, Horror 
Streaming Platform

Psychic Detective Yakumo is a mind-boggling supernatural drama anime that binds mystery and detective subgenres into a complex plot.

Yakumo Saito is a gifted child with a red eye which allows him to connect with the dead while in school another student Haruka Ozawa’s friend committed suicide and another one is possessed.

Haruka and Yakumo join hands to dig up the buried secrets and find the truth behind all the fuss. The complex plot obviously has twists and turns also keeps you tapping your feet with curiosity.

Sometimes the anime turns pretty dark and the anime doesn’t have the popularity it deserves. So watch this beautiful drama anime.

5. Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect
AiredJul 8, 2012 to Sep 30, 2012
GenreDrama, Romance, Supernatural
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll, HIDIVE

Set on an exciting premise, What if you and your friends could switch up bodies which allows you to know each other’s deep and darkest secrets?  Kokoro Connect often hides under the curtain of romance anime.

The Five outlaws of Yamaboshi Academy, Taichi (a wrestling fan), Iori, Himeko, Yui, and Aoki unable to join a school club, form their club naming it as Student Cultural Society.

One day Yui and Aoki switch into each other bodies and soon five of them start to switch among themselves, discovering the emotional turmoils and darkest realities each inside which results in separating the club.

A bit wrenching sometimes but Kokoro Connect utilizes the supernatural themes pretty wisely and is one of the best supernatural drama anime out there.

4. Mononoke

AiredJul 13, 2007 to Sep 28, 2007
GenreDrama, Mystery, Supernatural, Horror  
Streaming PlatformCrunchyroll

Mononoke is a collection of short stories from Japanese folklore while dividing the stories into a few episodes. The supernatural highlight of this drama/horror or mystery anime is the creature known as Mononoke.

The Medicine seller has set out on a journey across feudal Japan to exorcise and slay the Mononoke creatures. But he must understand their reasons, form, and psychological attributes before defeating them.

Every arc has its twists and turns while each arc represents different themes which adds a slice of extra meaning to the unique storytelling.

The unique and psychedelic art and animation are the utmost beauty of this psychological anime. It may not resonate with all the viewers but you must give it a try.

3. Your Name

Your name
Aired Aug 26, 2016
GenreDrama, Supernatural
Streaming PlatformNetflix

Well, Makoto Shinkai has become a household name in recent years with anime’s growing popularity, his creation become a piece of art to look into. (If you don’t agree then check with your doctor)

Your name features two high school teenager Mitsuha and Taki each with their aspiring dreams. But one day Mitsuha wakes up in Tokyo in Taki’s body.

Similarly, Taki wakes up in Mitsuha’s body in the countryside sharing their dual lives. But one day all these supernatural elements come to an end and Taki must find Mitsuha.

The top-notch cinematography just binds you completely and the grand emotional roller coaster takes you into a different era. If you haven’t watched this supernatural drama anime, then hurry.

2. Erased

AiredJan 8, 2016 to Mar 25, 2016
GenreDrama, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
Streaming PlatformFunimation, Crunchyroll, Netflix

Erased gained its popularity for its immensely nail-biting thrilling experience with lots of philosophical themes and supernatural elements with tons and tons of drama.

Satoru Fujinuma, a 27-year-old pizza delivery guy wields a supernatural ability to transport back in time. But after being suspected of his mother’s murder Satoru is transported 18 years back in time.

He is transported into his 6th standard and he must solve the abduction and murder mystery to avoid his mother‘s murder which is connected in some way.

With the best animation, the mystery anime reflects on the second chances and responsibilities. The anime is a must-watch supernatural drama anime.

1. Ghost Hound

ghost hound
AiredOct 18, 2007 to Apr 4, 2008
GenreDrama, Mystery, Supernatural, Suspense
Streaming PlatformFunimation

Have you seen any drama anime excel in horror, psychological, gore, and Supernatural elements? Ghost Hound is a hidden gem that shows the extreme of the human psyche.

The anime opens up with three kids and their extremely traumatic past that keeps nagging at night. While strange thing surrounds their town, the daughter of the priest starts to see spirits around the town.

One of them, Taorou Kamori has a deadly past of being kidnapped 11 years ago and his unsettling dream poses a sign for all the psychological yet supernatural events around them.

If you have once in your life come across Serial Experiments Lain then you will become an instant fan of this gore yet supernatural drama anime.


A voracious reader and anime nerd, always geeking about enormous metaphors hidden in Books and Anime. I am also trying to write my first book as well as enjoying sharing experience with an audience.

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