Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Tokyo Ghoul. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Tokyo Ghoul

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion
9. Claymore
8. Akame ga Kill!
7. Devils Line
6. Guilty Crown
5. Deadman Wonderland
4. Shiki
3. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim)
2. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
1. Ajin: Demi-Human

10. Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion
Synopsis – In the year 2015, the world stands on the brink of destruction. Humanity’s last hope lies in the hands of Nerv, a special agency under the United Nations, and their Evangelions, giant machines capable of defeating the Angels who herald Earth’s ruin. Gendou Ikari, head of the organization, seeks compatible pilots who can synchronize with the Evangelions and realize their true potential. Aiding in this defensive endeavor are talented personnel Misato Katsuragi, Head of Tactical Operations, and Ritsuko Akagi, Chief Scientist.

Face to face with his father for the first time in years, 14-year-old Shinji Ikari’s average life is irreversibly changed when he has whisked away into the depths of Nerv, and into a harrowing new destiny—he must become the pilot of Evangelion Unit-01 with the fate of mankind on his shoulders.

Similarity – Kaneki and Shinji are the closest parallels when it comes to protagonists in all of anime. The motifs borrowed are innumerable and unmistakable. Plus both franchises have much more progression and surprises in store for them yet to come. Kaneki even more so. While Tokyo ghoul can be a little lax with its lackluster comedy and lackluster character designs, Eva is all about realism.

9. Claymore

ClaymoreSynopsis – When a shapeshifting demon with a thirst for human flesh, known as “youma,” arrives in Raki’s village, a lone woman with silver eyes walks into town with only a sword upon her back. She is a “Claymore,” a being manufactured as half-human and half-youma, for the express purpose of exterminating these monsters. After Raki’s family is killed, the Claymore saves his life, but he is subsequently banished from his home. With nowhere else to go, Raki finds the Claymore, known as Clare, and decides to follow her on her journeys

As the pair travel from town to town, defeating youma along the way, more about Clare’s organization and her fellow warriors comes to light. With every town cleansed and every demon destroyed, they come closer to the youma on which Clare has sought vengeance ever since she chose to become a Claymore.

Similarity – Both anime revolve around non-human entities disguising themselves in a human-dominated world. The entities from both anime devour humans for food. Similar to Tokyo Ghoul, The protagonist of Claymore is part human and part Yoma. The main difference is that Claymore is a lot more action based than Tokyo Ghoul.

8. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga KillSynopsis – This merry band of assassins’ newest member is Tatsumi, a naïve boy from a remote village who had embarked on a journey to help his impoverished hometown and was won over by not only Night Raid’s ideals, but also their resolve. Akame ga Kill! follows Tatsumi as he fights the Empire and comes face-to-face with powerful weapons, enemy assassins, challenges to his own morals and values, and ultimately, what it truly means to be an assassin with a cause.


Similarity – The main characters of both these anime and up in an organization without wanting it in the first place. They get caught up in a fight they didn’t want to fight but have no choice left. If you like anime with a lot of action and good fight scenes, then these anime are just perfect for you!

7. Devils Line

Devils Line

Synopsis – Anzai, half vampire, and Tsukasa, a normal school girl. Vampires seem to be living among humans. Of course, the government does not know of their existence, because their appearance does not differ from humans. They also do not need to drink blood, but when they get a craving or get angry, they can become uncontrollable monsters.

Similarity – Both series look at what it would mean to have things that look and act exactly like humans but with natural instincts that make them want to kill and eat people. They dive deep into what it feels like for the characters who wish to go against society in order to prove perceptions wrong and how they fight with inner demons and urges in order to remain human.

6. Guilty Crown

Guilty CrownSynopsis – Guilty Crown follows the action-packed story of a young high school student who is dragged into a war, possessing an ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ, Funeral Parlor, and Lost Christmas. However, he will soon learn that the truth comes at a far greater price than he could have ever imagined.

Similarity – The main character lives a very normal life until suddenly they are endued with a rare supernatural power and find themselves on one side of a war, against the government. The main character initially struggles with this power until they undergo trauma and as a result, begin to lose their grip on their humanity. Both animes take place in a dark version of Japan and have lots of action and drama.

5. 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.

Similarity – Both of the main characters gets involved in some sort of supernatural accident and thus both of their bodies go through changes. Throughout the series, you get to follow these characters as they try to overcome the challenges that await them and adjust to the changes in their lives. Blood will be shed ladies, gentlemen and all in between. Both are really good horror animes!

4. Shiki

Shiki
Synopsis – Fifteen-year-old Megumi Shimizu dreamed of a glamorous life in the big city; however, her unexpected death in the quiet village of Sotoba marks the beginning of what appears to be a ferocious epidemic that turns the hot summer into a season of blood and terror. A young doctor named Toshio Ozaki begins to doubt the nature of the disease and comes to understand that to discover the truth, he must abandon his humanity. Meanwhile, Natsuno Yuuki, an antisocial youth from the city, is haunted by the sudden death of Megumi and must realize the pain of friendship in the face of his own tragedy. Toshio and Natsuno form an unlikely pair as they work together to save Sotoba before it transforms into a ghost town of vampires.

Similarity – A conflict between humans and forces of supernatural. Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul shares the similarity in that monsters exists in their perspective worlds. The main protagonist gets involved with them with his life at constant risk. In their dark stories, mystery also exists especially in regards to the origins of these supernatural beings. The protagonists strive to learn more and hopefully also save the lives of others in the wake of this calamity. Recommended for fans of supernatural horror.

3. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim)

Kiseijuu Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte -the maxim)
Synopsis – All of a sudden, they arrived: parasitic aliens that descended upon Earth and quickly infiltrated humanity by burrowing into the brains of vulnerable targets. These insatiable beings acquire full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.
Sixteen-year-old high school student Shinichi Izumi falls victim to one of these parasites, but it fails to take over his brain, ending up in his right hand instead. Unable to relocate, the parasite, now named Migi, has no choice but to rely on Shinichi in order to stay alive. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

Similarity – If you enjoy one you’re likely to enjoy the other. Both great quality. Both about a male lead who has part of his humanity taken away without his consent. The main characters go through a few similar things. The fighting in both series doesn’t very much, with Parasyte being a bit more tactical/realistic, and Tokyo Ghoul is a bit more over-the-top.

2. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on TitanSynopsis – Centuries ago, mankind was slaughtered to near extinction by monstrous humanoid creatures called Titans, forcing humans to hide in fear behind enormous concentric walls. What makes these giants truly terrifying is that their taste for human flesh is not born out of hunger but what appears to be out of pleasure. To ensure their survival, the remnants of humanity began living within defensive barriers, resulting in one hundred years without a single titan encounter. However, that fragile calm is soon shattered when a colossal titan manages to breach the supposedly impregnable outer wall, reigniting the fight for survival against the man-eating abominations.

After witnessing a horrific personal loss at the hands of the invading creatures, Eren Yeager dedicates his life to their eradication by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that combats the merciless humanoids outside the protection of the walls. Based on Hajime Isayama’s award-winning manga, Shingeki no Kyojin follows Eren, along with his adopted sister Mikasa Ackerman and his childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they join the brutal war against the Titans and race to discover a way of defeating them before the last walls are breached.

Similarity – Fighting for the survival of humanity that is a theme that both of these anime have in common. The main characters both have to fight in order to survive and they obtain a certain power that changes everything. You will see blood gore, stunning fight scenes and epic powers. Some characters are also similar, such as Mikasa and Touka, as well as the plot develops deeper–the man vs. environment (monster) conflict turns into man vs. society. Also, both shows have badass music. But beware this is some dark series…

1. Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin Demi HumanSynopsis – Mysterious immortal humans known as “Ajin” first appeared 17 years ago in Africa. Upon their discovery, they were labeled as a threat to mankind, as they might use their powers for evil and were incapable of being destroyed. Since then, whenever an Ajin is found within society, they are to be arrested and taken into custody immediately.
Kei Nagai is a high schooler who knows very little about Ajin. As a result, his perilously little grasp on this subject proves to be completely irrelevant when he survives an accident that was supposed to claim his life, signaling his rebirth as an Ajin and the start of his days of torment. However, as he finds himself alone on the run from the entire world, Kei soon realizes that more of his species may be a lot closer than he thinks.

Similarity – Both stories have similar main characters that become hardened through their experiences. Kaneki is a ghoul, and Kei is an Ajin. Both of them became their respective species by deadly experiences. Ghouls possess superhuman strength, can only ingest humans and have a kagune. Ajin is immortal, and they can form a black humanoid being that they can control.

Credits – MAL

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