Attack the giant takes place in a world where humanity is forced to live behind walls, fearing the threat of giant Titans roaming the lands in search of humans to eat. While the exciting world and powerful characters have captivated fans from the start, the story only becomes more unique as it continues to unravel, revealing impactful twists and turns throughout. road. With the series’ unique appeal and Attack on Titan’s anime coming to an end, it’s only natural for fans to wonder which anime has similar appeal.
There are many reasons why Attack on Titan is so highly rated, and no other series has yet perfectly replicated its formula. However, for those looking for an experience with a sense of familiarity, there are quite a few anime shows that resemble it in one way or another, which fans of the story of giants will surely love. enjoy.
While both Attack on Titan and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood are shounen anime, both are surprisingly mature at times, featuring dark and thought-provoking scenes and broad military themes. Furthermore, the protagonists of both stories begin their journey after facing loss, in which both have some of the most tragic backstories in anime history. Fullmetal Alchemist tells the story of brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, two alchemists who must endure immense sacrifices after attempting to revive their deceased mother. Seeking to regain what was lost, they embark on an adventure full of eventful encounters, events, and experiences they could never have prepared for.
9 86: Eighty-six
86: Eighty Six takes place in the Republic of San Magnolia, where most humans live behind walls, similar to the citizens of Shiganshina District in Attack on Titan. However, instead of giants, what they fear is the “legion” of neighboring Giad Empire, where autonomous drones threaten the peace and safety of the people of Alba. While Republic claims to also use drones in the form of “Juggernauts,” the truth is much darker than that. Aside from the general theme of war and military, viewers will also find that 86 deals with familiar issues of oppression and discrimination, accompanied by high-quality animation and soundtracks that are spontaneous. course.
8 Vinland Saga
The similarities between Vinland Saga and Attack on Titan start behind the scenes, as both of these films were originally created by the same studio and directed by the same people. Even considering only the stories, the similarity is evident from the premise. Although set in quite different worlds, both anime follow strong characters initially motivated by revenge, navigating a brutal, unforgiving, encircled world. by many important characters and very well written. The choices they make along the way and how the story unfolds may vary, but that’s exactly what makes watching both of those things so much more enjoyable.
Like Attack on Titan, Deca-Dence is set in a world where humanity is almost extinct due to the sudden appearance of powerful monsters. Now forced to live in a mobile fortress, most of the survivors have no choice but to assist the Gears in going out and fighting the beasts that threaten their peace. However, humans don’t know that Gears is just an avatar used by aliens who treat their world like a video game. While the tension and overall atmosphere are quite different, fans of the Survey Corps feat will find the general setting and battle scenes quite familiar.
6 Parasite: Maxim
While Parasyte: The Maxim is generally darker and more mature, fans who love the brutal world of Attack on Titan will feel right at home while watching the movie. Of course, the gore scenes are also not intended to be purely shocking, instead contributing to the overall intensity of the events and the element of fear. Many of the main characters’ characteristics and the appearance of the monsters are also quite familiar, as Parasyte’s protagonist Shinichi is also involved with the enemy. After falling victim to one of the invading aliens, he has no choice but to fight for survival while trying to uncover the truth.
5 Saga of Tanya the Evil
The most striking similarity between Attack on Titan and the Saga of Tanya the Evil is that both take place in anime worlds defined by war and tragedy. Furthermore, both main characters are motivated by revenge in one way or another, which motivates them to thrive in battle. However, the battles themselves play out quite differently, as one of the shows is more steampunk themed, while the other has a magic theme. Tanya is a young girl reincarnated into another world by Existence X, a divine being who wants to change her views on religion by putting her in different situations.
4 Cabinet of Iron Fortress
Although not nearly as highly regarded as Attack on Titan, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress can be described as almost identical on paper. Like the show it seems to draw a lot of inspiration from, it’s also set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world where humans must survive in enclosed spaces to defend themselves from murderous mysterious enemies. The main character is also determined to destroy all enemies (creatures known as “Kabane”, who can only die when their weak point is attacked) after losing his sister to them at a young age. . The ultimate coincidence is that he, like Eren, also has powers derived from the very enemy he is fighting.
The 3 Last Seraph: Vampire Dynasty
Like Attack on Titan, Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign’s story takes place in a world where humanity is on the brink of extinction (due to a virus that kills everyone over the age of 13), who remain are struggling to survive. Instead of being threatened by giants, the humans here are subdued by some of the most powerful vampires in anime. However, when Yuichiro and Mikaela Hyakuya, as well as their orphanage family, attempt to flee the vampire rule, nearly everyone is killed. Thus, Yuichiro is determined to take revenge on the ruthless vampires who took everything from him, seeking to save humans from their oppressors.
2 Vampires in Tokyo
Tokyo Ghoul, like Attack on Titan, doesn’t hesitate to include moments of darkness and gore when necessary to advance the plot. Its world is brutal and the stakes are high, constantly keeping the viewer in suspense. Although vampires are officially cannibals as well, the threat isn’t as obvious as they look like humans and can lurk among them. Such a vampire turns the main character Kaneki into a hybrid between a human and a vampire, after which he tries to learn his new identity. However, the world of the vampire is not an easy place to navigate, which is why he must adapt and evolve if he wants to survive.
1 Promised Land
In many ways, The Promised Neverland feels like a much more focused version of Attack on Titan. Here, the main trio live in what appears to be an orphanage but is later revealed to be a farm, where humans are raised and sold for consumption by demons. As such, they too are trapped in a difficult place to escape, facing the impending threat of demons that want to eat them. Not only the familiar dark and suspenseful scene, but also the characters. Not wanting to give up without a fight, the children are determined to escape, without even any assurance that there will be a better future.
No anime is exactly like another, as art without originality will never succeed in evoking genuine emotions and attachments. However, people inevitably seek out more than they know they like, hoping to find the same feelings and experiences again. The items on this list vary widely, from setting to scope and events, but for those familiar with the main anime series, one or more of their elements may be easily recognizable. While a story as unique and epic as Attack the giant may not exist yet, fans of the series should not ignore these anime titles!