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10 Anime Like K-Project

10. Deadman Wonderland
9. Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke
8. Higashi no Eden
7. Hand Shakers
6. Guilty Crown
5. Baccano!
4. Kekkai Sensen
3. Bungou Stray Dogs
2. Hamatora The Animation
1. Durarara!!

10. Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland
Synopsis – It looked like it would be a normal day for Ganta Igarashi and his classmates—they were preparing to go on a class field trip to a certain prison amusement park called Deadman Wonderland, where the convicts perform dangerous acts for the onlookers’ amusement. However, Ganta’s life is quickly turned upside down when his whole class gets massacred by a mysterious man in red. Framed for the incident and sentenced to death, Ganta is sent to the very jail he was supposed to visit.

But Ganta’s nightmare is only just beginning.

The young protagonist is thrown into a world of sadistic inmates and enigmatic powers, to live in constant fear of the lethal collar placed around his neck that is slowed only by winning in the prison’s deathly games. Ganta must bet his life to survive in a ruthless place where it isn’t always easy to tell friend from foe, all while trying to find the mysterious “Red Man” and clear his name, in Deadman Wonderland.

Similarity –Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress,
In K it’s trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings.
In Deadman Wonderland all the inmates are fighting to stay alive and earn candy or they die.

Also read,10 Anime Like Deadman Wonderland

9. Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited – Hyoubu Kyousuke

Synopsis – Kyousuke Hyoubu, an ESPer who was betrayed many years ago, is now one of the most powerful ESPers—and also a fugitive. However, behind that glare lies a kind heart. His main mission is to save ESPers who are mistreated by humans, even if that be by force. Through his methods, he has saved many ESPer lives and gained the loyalty of those he has saved. The name of his group: P.A.N.D.R.A.

Similarity – The Unlimited and K give very similar feelings. Both have powerful protagonists (who may be a bit over-powered at times) and center around characters who are at one point or another involved in a gang-like fight.
They also have very similar flashback scenes, which both seem to revolve around a WWII-type era.
Both shorter, and mix military with ESP (or esp-like abilities).

8. Higashi no Eden

Higashi no Eden (Eden of The East)Synopsis- On November 22, 2010, Japan was hit by missile strikes, a terrorist act that fortunately did not harm anyone, becoming known as “Careless Monday.” Quickly forgotten, society goes on about their lives as normal.

During her graduation trip to America three months later, friendly college student Saki Morimi’s life is forever changed when she finds herself saved from unexpected trouble by Akira Takizawa. Takizawa is cheerful, but odd in many ways—he is stark naked and suffers from amnesia, believing himself to be a terrorist. In addition, he possesses a strange cell phone loaded with 8.2 billion yen in digital cash.

Despite Takizawa’s suspicious traits, Saki quickly befriends the enigmatic young man. However, unbeknownst to her, this is the beginning of a thrilling death game involving money, cell phones, and the salvation of the world. Higashi no Eden chronicles Saki’s struggle to unravel the mysteries behind her savior, while Takizawa himself battles other individuals armed with similar cell phones and returning memories which reveal his possible connection to the event from months ago.

Similarity – Both series start off with the Main Character losing their memories, forgetting who they are and make it their main objective to discover their identity. The main characters of both works are also accused of a major crime by everyone, (terrorism in Eden of the East and murder in K). Both series also have a female lead who believes that the main character is not the criminal that everyone is lead to believe and a slight romance is there. Both series also have lots of twists throughout the story.

7. Hand Shakers

Hand ShakersSynopsis – The anime takes place in Osaka in “AD20XX,” and revolves around the Hand Shakers—partners who can summon “Nimrodes,” weapons born from their deep psyche by joining hands. In order to grant the pair’s wish, the Hand Shakers compete with and fight other Hand Shaker pairs. The top pair will then meet and challenge “God.”

“They, the receivers of the Revelation of Babel. They, the challengers to God.
They, who inevitably throw themselves into battle with their partners. What does God want from them?
And did they want powers exceeding that of Gods? The chosen ones, their souls linked,
join hand and hand for the Ziggurat where the fighting shall ensue.”

Similarity – This anime is quite similar to K…especially the art style and backgrounds.
The art style is decent, high-quality shoujo art.
Even the background art was similar to K..because everything looks brand new (appearance wise).
They both feature shoujo art with action and a focus on white haired characters.
The plot is different.

Also read,10 Anime Like Hand Shakers

6. Guilty Crown

Anime With Less Than 30 Episodes
Synopsis – Shu’s entire world was shattered after a meteorite crashed into Japan, unleashing the lethal Apocalypse Virus. The chaos and anarchy born of the outbreak cost Shu his family and reduced him to a timid, fearful shell of the boy he’d once been. His life took another unexpected turn after a chance encounter with the stunning pop star, Inori. This mysterious beauty introduced Shu to the King’s Right Hand: a genetic mutation that allows him to reach into hearts of mortals and turn them into weapons. Shu finds himself caught in the crossfire between those who desperately seek his newfound strength. On one side lurks a clandestine government agency, and on the other, Inori and the spirited band of rebels known as Funeral Parlour. The choice is Shu’s to make – and the world is his to change.

Similarity – Both anime take place at a different time from what we’ve known so far, with super developed technology and many robot(like) machines. They also both involve superpowers that are owned by “kings”.There is an inevitable war-like fight between the two sides despite the fact that they are (or used to be) friends. The aspect of both anime is very alike, even the colors. Both mangas involves sci-fi and drama, are very exciting and thrilling but at the same time very touching.
I strongly recommend both anime. They are most definitely worth watching.

Also read,10 Anime Like Guilty Crown

5. Baccano!

Synopsis –During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, a war between the mafia groups is getting worse. On board the Advena Avis, in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.

Based on the award-winning light novels of the same name, Baccano! follows several events that initially seem unrelated, both in time and place, but are part of a much bigger story—one of alchemy, survival, and immortality. Merging these events together is the kindhearted would-be thieves, Isaac and Miria, connecting various people, all of them with their own hidden ambitions and agendas, and creating lifelong bonds and consequences for everyone involved.

Similarity – Both Baccano! and ‘K’ have the same method of storytelling in the case of having the first episode not starting from the start of the plot in the hopes of getting the viewer hooked.
They are also both based on novels and have the brilliant skills of Shingo Suzuki

Also read,10 Anime Like Baccano!

4. Kekkai Sensen

Synopsis – One day, New York City as we know it vanished overnight into a mysterious fog. Now known as Hellsalem’s Lot, it has become a place where another world beyond imagining is connected to our reality. The balance within this new world is protected by a secret society known as Libra. Leo, a journalist, and photographer who arrives in the city is unexpectedly recruited to join their ranks.

Similarity – Both animes have cities that exist in real life but are extremely different from their counterparts in reality. These cities are strange yet familiar, and the music in both are really good. They also both have organizations that have psychic powers. Kekkai Sensen is the more sophisticated and fleshed out of the two, though. Definitely more worth your time than K.

3. Bungou Stray Dogs

Synopsis – For weeks, Atsushi Nakajima’s orphanage has been plagued by a mystical tiger that only he seems to be aware of. Suspected to be behind the strange incidents, the 18-year-old is abruptly kicked out of the orphanage and left hungry, homeless, and wandering through the city.

While starving on a riverbank, Atsushi saves a rather eccentric man named Osamu Dazai from drowning. Whimsical suicide enthusiast and supernatural detective, Dazai has been investigating the same tiger that has been terrorizing the boy. Together with Dazai’s partner Doppo Kunikida, they solve the mystery, but its resolution leaves Atsushi in a tight spot. As various odd events take place, Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle, alongside his numerous enigmatic co-workers.

Similarity – Both shows give a same sort of feeling (though Bungou’s is more mature, darker, and deeper). Both are about different groups fighting each other and have supernatural/magical powers. The Blue group is similar to the agency. The Red is similar to the Port Mafia. While the two are fighting, a new enemy shows up and the two groups have to join forces to fight the new enemy.

2. Hamatora The Animation

Synopsis – The ability to create miracles is not just a supernatural phenomenon; it is a gift which manifests in a limited number of human beings. “Minimum,” or small miracles, are special powers that only selected people called “Minimum Holders” possess. The detective agency Yokohama Troubleshooting, or Hamatora for short, is composed of the “Minimum Holder PI Duo,” Nice and Murasaki. Their office is alone table at Cafe Nowhere, where the pair and their coworkers await new clients.

Suddenly, the jobs that they begin to receive seem to have strange connections to the serial killer whom their friend Art, a police officer, is searching for. The murder victims share a single similarity: they are all Minimum Holders. Nice and Murasaki, as holders themselves, are drawn to the case—but what exactly is the link between Nice and the one who orchestrates it all?

Similarity – Similar set-up: there is a crew that hangs out at a bar and a police group that monitors/interacts with them. In both, there is a multitude of interesting characters that have distinct styles and personalities, while some of them have special powers. The art in both anime are gorgeous and the music selection is pleasant as well.

However, Hamatora has a bit more comic relief and is focused more-so on a sole group. Overall, both animes surprisingly have not only stylish art but also an engaging storyline. Time will tell if where Hamataro goes from here!

1. Durarara!!

DurararaSynopsis – Ryūgamine Mikado is a boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city. At the invitation of his childhood friend Masaomi, he transfers to a school in Ikebukuro. Masaomi has warned him about people he doesn’t want to cross in the city: a champion fighter, an informant, and a mysterious gang called “Dollars.” Nervous from Masaomi’s stories, Mikado witnesses an urban legend on his first day in the city, the Headless Rider astride a black motorcycle. From then on, the existence of supernatural cases and a gang called the Yellow Scarves will rise to the surface, and Ikebukuro will pushed to the breaking point.

Similarity – Both series have what appears to be a somewhat naive, ‘head in the clouds’ main character, though both have a hidden side and secrets to be revealed.
The series also have a similar… Atmosphere to them, I guess you’d say. There is just something about both of them. Sends pleasant shivers down your spine.
They also have a variety of viewpoints, both switching from time to time to focus on different characters and aspects of one huge puzzle; though Durarara is more complex than K, with a broader cast of characters as well.

Also read,10 Anime Like Durarara!

Credits – MAL


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