Attack on Titan

Alt titles: Shingeki no Kyojin

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Gantz

Gantz

Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...

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TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Kyojin and Gantz, especially near ch350 of Gantz, revolve around brutally fighting monsters/aliens/giants in order to stay alive and protect humanity.  With such a threat, there is need for a special team who can destroy all opposition.  When things go array, people get brutally murdered in a sea of limbs and blood.  Hope seems lost to the humans portrayed in each manga, and events only get worse as the story goes on.  Join the brave who dare read these gory yet intriguing manga.    

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Both of these manga deal with putting it all on the line to fight for a greater good. Helping friends to survive play a huge role in both. They both have big fighting scenes that go all-out. Death play a role in both of these. If that was an element you like in one, it is similar in the other. Both have elements of mystery. The protagonists in each manga do not know why they fight and later in each manga questions are raised if they are in fact doing the right thing by fighting. 

zacklgty zacklgty says...

read for your self... What i was going to say has already been said before . Both revolve around survival of humanity, aside from one having more fan service than the other (gantz). 

skitxophrenic skitxophrenic says...

Both Gantz and Attack on Titan are action-packed tales chock full of violence, death and moral choices. In Attack on Titan, the world is turned upside down as horrifying monsters appear and ruthlessly devour people, wrecking society and leaving those who remain alive to decide how to deal with the titans. In Gantz, Kei and Katou find themselves dead, but instead of passing on like a normal person, they and other strangers who have died end up being chosen to fight against strange and often terrifying aliens who pose a threat to humanity. 

Both series take their cast of characters and make them bear witness to gruesome stuff, but they also share similarities in their character growth, as well as psychological themes and moral dilemmas. The cast of Attack on Titan may seem to be far more likable than that of Gantz, but Gantz makes up for this in the diversity and realistic development of its central players. In addition, both manga have a great stylistic (and different) art style to them, so if you like your manga looking a bit more on the unique side, I'd try these out.

It is also worth noting that Gantz deals far more with sexual themes than Attack on Titan does, but if this does not bother you, then I strongly feel that if you enjoyed the idea of people fighting monsters they basically know nothing about-- and seeing thebloody consequences -- then these are the two series for you. I recommend both!

Green Worldz

Green Worldz

In the early 21st century, mankind is decimated when plants rise up, eating the populace and swallowing cities with their foliage. The remaining humans retreat underground in hopes of a safe haven, but nowhere is safe from the unspeakable horrors that want to hunt them down, and supplies are running thin...

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sothis sothis says...

Besides Knights of Sidonia, imo there isn't a single better recommendation out there for Titan than Green Worldz. Period. The plot and environment is not similar - but trust me on this one, it is INCREDIBLY similar as far as the mood and feel, the very creepy and scary monsters/gore levels, the protagonist who watched someone die brutally and wants to become stronger to save others, everything. Some of Green Worldz' shocking death scenes are extremely similar to how the Titan manga is portrayed as well, with a few panels shown in succession from the monster's 'ah ha, I see you' moment to the character noticing, to them being viciously eaten.

I have recommended basically nothing with Titan because I don't believe any of the top recs (Claymore, Berserk, Deadman Wonderland) are good at all except on a few stretched points. Those recs seem to me like they're done as 'best options' since there's nothing better. There's finally something better. Titan and Green Worldz are a PERFECT fit.

JtkBasketball JtkBasketball says...

Both of these mangas are gory and brutal as humans have to face off against a species more powerful than their own. The more powerful species in both also come in different forms. The facial expressions of pain and anguish and the feeling of there being no hope are present in almost every chapter. The internal emotional struggles are also very prevalent. Both are a great read. Give it a go if you don't want a happy ending. 

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Humanity. Top dog in the food chain and concerning species, rulers of the earth, going as they please, where they please and doing whatever they want. But now, humans are overthrown as giant plant things (Green Worldz) and titans (...Attack on Titan) step up to rumble and take the planet for themselves.

To begin with, the world has gone to hell and the new overlords are dominating the crap out of the humans. They run the show, and to fight back, not only will they have to get badass, but create some awesome weapons to wreck faces and show these chumps what humanity is made of. It's not an easy road, and a lot may die on the way by way of gruesome deaths and the terror of standing against their aggressors before their very much timely death.

Sacrifices will be made, monsters will find new ways to smack the humans around but they will fight and they will fight hard. Against things bigger than them, things with more venom and terror within their bones (And whatever is inside giant, definite man-eating plants), they will struggle to survive when the going is tough and find a way to fight back and stick it to the monsters. Humanity doesn't lay down and die no matter what the odds. These are two more tales of humanity vs monsters that took over their world, two more grisly, gory tales of survival and two more worth reading.

Aphorism

Aphorism

Momiji Rokudou has always been average since he was a boy, from athletics to academics to his short stature. But one thing helps Momiji stand apart – he can see a floating island in the sky. Now that he’s a teen, Momiji has enrolled in Naraka High School, a special facility that only those who see the island can attend. Joined by a new friend named Aika, the two happily begin their high school days – that is, until they discover the terrifying secret of Naraka High and find themselves struggling to survive.

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sothis sothis says...

While different in overall plot, both involve a group of people who are brutally devoured by monsters, with similar pacing and terror-filled moments. These are great recommendations for each other.

IamCree IamCree says...

Both are survival stories with some mystery to them. Aphorism is a little more humorous and the characters feel younger, the story more commercial, but it's still a good category match for Attack on Titan, which feels more epic, desperate, and thought provoking. I found Attack on Titan more original and enthralling, but I enjoyed Aphorism quite a lot as well.

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio

Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio

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Drahken Drahken says...

In both stories, a mysterious race of beings has brought humanity to the brink of destruction. However, humanity has managed to get someone with the abilites of the enemy to work for their side.

Anudevil13 Anudevil13 says...

Both series have a great outer force about which not much is known and which sends humanity on brink of extinction.

While in AoT people are forced to live inside walls due to titans outside them, In Aoki they cannot leave land, as waters of the world are controlled by Fleet of FOG.

Both show human struggle against these forces with the help of enemy's own power.

If you liked one, U'll enjoy other.(Though Aoki has far better art)

Knights of Sidonia

Knights of Sidonia

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Drahken Drahken says...

Both series focus on a dwindling group of "last surviving" humans, who are fighting an overwhelmingly powerful enemy. The enemy in each case is very alien, yet has some mysterious connection to humanity.

Sidonia is placed in a futuristic setting while Shingeki is placed in a more medieval setting, yet everything else about the two series is strikingly similar.

lesterf1020 lesterf1020 says...

Attack on Titan and Knights of Sidonia are so much alike that it feels like they were adapted from the same source material. The general concepts and plotting and many plot revelations are very similar. However whereas Attack onTitan is a medieval fantasy, Knights of Sidonia is a sci-fi mecha story.

So if you like the basic idea of these shows but prefer to see it told with an emphasis on horror, gore, despair, panic and general chaos, featuring an improvised chaotic approach to defending what is left of humanity and a heavy emphasis on action then Attack on Titan is what you want.

If you want a strong emphasis on setting and a more logical, coordinated, team based approach to the defense of humanity, with more deliberate logical plot revelations and a more focused overall story telling approach then Knights of Sidonia is what you want.