(Last Updated On: April 23, 2021)
Attack On Titan is undoubtedly most popular anime of past few years. I mean with each season its popularity has just risen up. The anime is almost about to finish and manga is also in its climax. So we decided to create a list of anime & manga that are similar to Attack On Titan so that AOT fans can have some more of that grip towards the story.
For those of you who don’t know about Attack On Titan. The story is set in a fantasy world where humans are nearly finished by giant species of creatures called Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, appear to be unintelligent, devour human beings, and worst of all, appear to do so for pleasure rather than as a source of food. A very small % of humanity survived by wallowing in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the greatest of the titans. Fast forward to the present and the city hasn’t seen a Titan in over 100 years.
The teenage Eren and his adoptive sister Mikasa witness something horrible when the city walls are destroyed by a colossal titan that appears out of nowhere. As the smaller titans flood the city, the two children watch in horror as their mother is eaten alive. Eren swears that he will assassinate every Titan and avenge all of humanity.
Castlevania is an anime that is very similar to Attack on Titan as it has a similar tone to the dark fantasy world with non-human creatures. The show is also made by Netflix as an original show.
When his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares that all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives. He summons an army of demons to invade the country, causing the people to live a life of fear and mistrust. To combat this, outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont takes up arms against Dracula’s forces, aided by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s dhampir son Alucard.
15. God Eater
Set in a post-apocalyptic Japan in the year 2071. The world has been mainly destroyed by mysterious monsters known as Aragami. An organization known as Fenrir was created to exterminate Aragami using ‘God Arcs’, weapons made from Aragami cells. Those who specialize in exterminating Aragami are known as God Eaters. Their God Arcs were originally only able to hold a single form, however a new type has been discovered that can switch between weapon and sword form. Since then, they have been classified as new types and older types as old types.
The anime is very similar to Attack on Titan if we speak about the theme on which it based. The weird futuristic weapons are not same but the way the story progress is like attack on Titan.
The Holy Grail is a powerful ancient relic capable of granting any wish the viewer wishes. To obtain this power, various wizards known as “masters” summon legendary heroic spirits called “servants” to fight for them in a destructive battle royale – the Holy Grail War. Only the last standing servant-master pair can claim the Grail for themselves. However, the third war ended inconclusively, as the Grail mysteriously disappeared after the conflict.
Many years later, the Yggdmillennia wizarding clan announces their possession of the Holy Grail and intends to leave the Wizarding Association. In response, the Association sends 50 elite wizards to retrieve the Grail; however, all but one are killed by an unknown servant. The sole survivor is used as a messenger to convey Yggdmillennia’s declaration of war to the Association.
As there are only two parties involved in the conflict, the Holy Grail War takes on an unusual form. Yggdmillennia and the Wizarding Association will each field seven master-servant pairs, and the side that loses all its combatants first will lose the right to the artifact. As the 14 masters summon their servants and gather on the battlefield, the wizarding world shudders in anticipation of the rise of the Great Holy Grail War.
13. Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing is named after and centers on the Royal Order of Protestant Knights originally led by Abraham Van Helsing. Hellsing’s mission is to seek out and destroy the undead and other supernatural forces of evil that threaten the queen and the country. This organization is currently led by Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, who inherited Hellsing’s leadership as a child after the death of her father. She witnessed her death, which turned her from a once innocent and shy child to a tough and deadly force.
She is protected by the faithful butler of the Hellsing family Walter C. Dornez, a mortal enemy in his own right, and Alucard, the original and most powerful vampire, who swore allegiance to the Hellsing family after being defeated by Van Helsing a hundred years earlier. history takes place. These formidable guardians are joined early in the story by former police officer Seras Victoria, whom Alucard turned into a vampire.
12. Black Bullet
In the year 2021, humanity is devastated by the epidemic of Gastrea, a parasitic virus, and is forced to live within the walls of the Monolith, which are created from Varanium: a metal that is capable of subduing Gastrea. Soon, children who were born with the Gastrea virus and gained superhuman abilities, as a result, are discovered and nicknamed “Cursed Children”. Due to the intervention of the Gastrea virus, the Cursed Children could only be female.
The Civil Values are formed to specialize in the fight against Gastrea, operating with the partner of an Initiator, who are cursed children, and a Promoter, who serves to guide the cursed children. Ten years after the epidemic, Rentarō Satomi, a high school student who is also a Promoter in the Tendō Civil Security Agency owned by his childhood friend Kisara Tendō, along with his Initiator, Enju Aihara, carries out missions to prevent the destruction of the Tokyo Area and the world.
11. Fullmetal Alchemist
Edward and Alphonse Elric learned the lesson of Equivalent Exchange the hard way when they tried to bring their mother back from the dead using forbidden alchemy known as human transmutation. While Alphonse lost his whole body, Edward lost his left foot until he also gave up his right arm to save his brother’s soul by attaching it to an armor suit.
After years of research, they got their answer in philosopher’s stone which can defy the law of Equivalent Exchange and embarked on a journey to find it. Little did they know that they would become part of a conspiracy that will soon engulf the whole nation.
10. Blue Exorcist
Humans and demons coexist in an awkward balance. One day, Satan breaks that balance when he wants to capture the homeland of humans. Rin Okumura is a normal teenager by all means except for one secret: he actually is the son of Satan.
When Satan rises up and kills Rin’s foster father, Rin immediately vows to destroy Satan, no matter what. To do so, he joins an academy that trains exorcists. Along with his brother Yukio, Rin works hard so that one day he can become an exorcist strong enough to defeat Satan forever.
Set in an alternate 19th century, it tells the story of a young Allen Walker, who joins an organization of exorcists named the Black Order. They use an ancient substance, Innocence, to combat a man known as the Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma who intend to destroy humanity.
The show is set in a similar fashion to Attack on Titan. Demonic army or Titan both are creatures that are ultimately hurting and destroying humans and our protagonist belongs to a group of people who want to save these remaining humans.
8. Seraph Of The End
Years ago, a deadly virus spread across the world, wiping out most of humanity and allowing vampires to enslave the rest of the human race. For the next four years, Yūichirō Hyakuya and his fellow orphans at the Hyakuya Orphanage are treated like cattle, only allowed to live by their blood. Desperate for freedom, Yuichirō and his best friend Mikaela hatch a plan to escape with their family to the outside world, hopefully, free of vampires, only for their attempts to end in tragedy.
As the only one to make it out alive, Yuichirō joins the Imperial Japanese Demon Army, Japan’s only hope against vampires, to exact revenge on the vampires who killed his family.
Guts, a former mercenary now known as the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge. After a turbulent childhood, he finally found a man he believed he respected and trusted, but when he robbed everything important to Guts to satisfy his desires. Only everything collapsed. Guts, now marked with death, will be blamed for his relentless pursuit of fate due to the presence of the devil.
Embarking on a horrifying quest full of misery, Guts is armed with a huge sword and a huge force, and he cannot be stopped until he can finally deprive him of his head. A loved one of their humanity.
6. Akame Ga Kill
The nation will be in ruins if Prime Minister Honest isn’t being overthrown. A group of experienced assassins known as Night Raid has assembled to do that and they will erase anyone who comes in their way of doing that. They also understand and are ready to face the consequences of their merciless killings.
Soon they are joined by a naive boy named Tatsumi who wants to help his poor hometown. And while fighting for Night Raid Tatsumi faces strong opponents who not only challenge his physical prowess but also his morals.
5. Goblin Slayer
Goblin Slayer is another anime that share a similar monster-killing plot segment with Attack on Titan. As the title suggests, the main character is a hard-mouthed knight who passes through the Goblin Slayer, and the only enemy he fights against is the Goblin. But he doesn’t have to be alone anymore, as he is a shrine maiden, a shooter, and soon joins him to form the right party. This action-packed anime has only one season as of now with 12 episodes. Season 2 of Goblin Slayer will air sometime in 2021. The anime has many similar elements to the Titan killing anime.
4. Fire Force
Our protagonist’s name is Shinra Kusakabe, who suffered a tragedic lose in the circumstances of that world. Its a post apocalyptic world specially Tokyo with a strange phenomenon called Spontaneous Human Combustion where humans beings are turned into living infernos called “Infernals.”
Our Shina is Knowns as Devil as he has a wicked smile with the power to produce fire from his feet. He is a part of Special Fire Force Company 8 who fights against these infernals and protects the people. The anime Fire Force is very dark like Attack on Titan but has many aspects similar to AOT.
3. Tokyo Ghoul
Creatures eating normal humans sound similar to Attack on Titan. Fights hell, but completely rated R. There are also moral conflicts as there are relatively innocent ghouls being hunted with their more vicious relatives. In this harsh world, carnivorous ghouls attack the night, prey on unhappy humans, and have the magical power known as Kagune (in the form of fantasy-style appendages). The main character is Ken Kaneki of Half Ghoul.
When a shape-shifting demon with a thirst for human flesh, known as a “youma”, arrives in Raki’s village, a lonely silver-eyed woman enters the city with only a sword at her back. She is a “Claymore”, a being manufactured as half human and half youma, with the express purpose of exterminating these monsters. After Raki’s family is killed, Claymore saves his life, but is subsequently banished from her home. With nowhere else to go, Raki finds the Claymore, known as Clare, and decides to follow her on her travels.
As the pair travel from town to town, defeating youma along the way, more about Clare’s organization and the hers of her fellow warriors come to light. With each city cleared and each demon destroyed, they draw closer to the youma that Clare has sought revenge on since she decided to become a Claymore.
Anime Like Attack On Titan (Honorable Mentions)
- The Promised Neverland
- High School of Dead
- Deadman Wonderland
- Elfen Lied
1. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
A large group of survivors seeks refuge while traveling on a train after their station was attacked by aggressive undead creatures named Kabane. While the world is in the midst of an industrial revolution, a monster appears that cannot be defeated unless its heart is pierced, which is protected by a layer of iron.
This anime according to me is by far most similar to Attack on Titan. In every episode you get the vibe of attack on titan. Kabane are very alike to titans and the world setting is also seams inspired from Attack On Titan. The animation for initial episodes of attack of titan were done by Wit Studio, Who created Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress as well.
There you have it folks all 15+ anime like Attack On Titan. According to you which one of these is most similar to attack on titan? Which of these have you already seen? Let us know in the comment section.
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