And mostly because I found this WONDERFUL anime on Netflix called "Attack on Titan" which is apparently the Japanese equivalent of The Walking Dead. The art style is frighteningly grotesque.
Here's a quick synopsis taken from Funimation's site here.
He vows to kill every Titan walking the earth.
Eren and his surviving friends enlist to fight against the insatiable monsters. The future looks bleak, but there’s more to Eren than meets the eye: he may be humanity’s last hope against extinction. From the director of Death Note and High School of the Dead comes the series Anime News Network calls “an intense, visceral, and graphic thrill ride.” The Titans have come to feast. Anything can happen. No one is safe."
The show is easy accessible from the internet. Once again, it's also on Netflix. If you don't mind reading subtitles I would highly recommend you watch/use the Japanese Audio. If you can't tell, yes, it's for mature audiences. At least check out the 1st episode. Out of every anime, television series or mini series this is the only show that I liked after just one episode.
If this doesn't distract your itching, I'll be impressed.