Goblin Slayer

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Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

When Haruhiro awakens, he's in the dark surrounded by people who have no memory of where they came from or how they got there. As the darkness fades, a fantastic new world called “Grimgar” appears before them and their adventure begins—but first, they'll have to choose their guild, class, and special abilities.

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Jayage Jayage says...

Both are Fantasy animes about adventurers who fight goblins, goblins,goblins, goblins and even more goblins, in both the fights against the goblins are very intense in are never easy for the adventures.

Fluffs Fluffs says...

Neither of these is your typical perfect-isekai anime. Both deal with some dark topics and don't idolize the troubles characters face

Brino Brino says...

Both are more dark than entertaining. And they both picture a more realistic kindof MMORPG survivalism and combat with a focus on what could happen to party and guild members, friends and comerades when they go to war even with minor creatures like goblins. Both deal with the theme of losing people.

zorlop zorlop says...

They are both a gritty realistic style that makes you feel a sense of realism for the characters.

MonopolyPutin MonopolyPutin says...

Both are dark fantasy adventures that leave you wanting more.  Grimgar may be a descent bit lighter than Goblin Slayer, but it is not any less entetaining.  

LordKira1 LordKira1 says...

They are both Fantasy animes but feature slightly more realistic setting which makes the anime darker. Both animes treat phiscal and emotional weight well.  

LastDarkness LastDarkness says...

Both have similar Dark Fantasy themes. The universes they exists in are very unforgiving and difficult compared to standard fantasy and character death or worse is a very real everyday possibility.   Dark Fantasy is the Souls style of anime.

Rimerida Rimerida says...

Same dark isekai, tell stories about goblin frequently, death character in early story, revenge to goblin

cheeseburito cheeseburito says...

Both of them are like MNORPg games which involves a lot of violent and awesome fight scenes with goblins and other monsters. The characters are also very interesting. Both of them has a party of members whom fight togehter inorder to complete there tasks which makes it more interesting to watch. The characters all develops Throughout the story which is very awesome

MistLiigh MistLiigh says...

Goblin Slayer very quickly made me think of Grimgar in its world design (moreso than other fantasy anime), but replacing the character and story elements that made Grimgar a fascinating and compelling series with pure shock value. So if you're interested in what Goblin Slayer could have been if it weren't all about controversial subject matter, Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash may be worth checking out.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Similar themes and overall story arc and progression. High fantasy video game and guild mechanics are the backbone for both stories. 

Grimsnow Grimsnow says...

Both start kinda sad, but snowball well. I really liked both, as they share similar themes, etc.

Grizz Grizz says...

If you liked this, then you will probably like this too. As they both feature a fantasy story with realistic feelings of danger around the cast, putting them in cirumstances where they may not survive or come out unscathed.

Berserk

Berserk

Born beneath the gallows tree from which his dead mother hung, Guts has always existed on the boundary between life and death. After enduring a terrible childhood, he spends his adulthood in brutal combat, pitting his strength against others in order to build his own. Life is simple enough for Guts until he meets Griffith, the inspirational, ambitious, and beautiful leader of the mercenaries, the Band of the Hawks. When Guts loses to Griffith in a duel, he is forced to join the group, and, despite himself, finds a sense of camaraderie and belonging amongst them. However, as Griffith leads his soldiers from victory to victory, the bloody wars and underhanded politics reveal a side to him that nobody quite expected. Can Guts, a simple warrior, defend those who have come to mean the most to him, all the while struggling not to lose to the darkness he has carried with him his entire life?

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime have a dark atmosphere, beings in this world are brutal. We gets lots of fights, action, gore, blood and rape. 

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you find all the dark, edgy nature of new, then check out the original take on dark and edgy before it became known and possibly slightly cliche and that being Berserk.   Berserk took to the stage of rape, gore and violence and then comes along Goblin Slayer with the same atmosphere with a modern twist.

LastDarkness LastDarkness says...

Both have similar Dark Fantasy themes. The universes they exists in are very unforgiving and difficult compared to standard fantasy and character death or worse is a very real everyday possibility.   Dark Fantasy is the Souls style of anime.

ODatRandomness ODatRandomness says...

Sword men both witness rape.

Sword men both traumatised.

Sword men both angry.

Sword men both kill.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Darker themes and more mature content than the average anime of this type are common in both shows.

Grimsnow Grimsnow says...

I mean sure, but Berserk (the Original) ends the same way Goblin Slayer Begins. In a sense, there is hope in Goblin Slayer. Berserk, not so much.

AniKaMagika AniKaMagika says...

Although definitely not on the same level overall as Berserk due to lack of series, but surely Goblin slayer will grab you by your balls in the most unexpected moments, especially first few series when you just not even sure of what to expect and gives you nice chills.

Some similar things :well thought group battles, gore, reasonably strong MC, unpredictability.

The Rising of the Shield Hero

The Rising of the Shield Hero

Naofumi Iwatani, an uncharismatic Otaku who spends his days on games and manga, suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe! He discovers he is one of four heroes equipped with legendary weapons and tasked with saving the world from its prophesied destruction. As the Shield Hero, the weakest of the heroes, all is not as it seems. Naofumi is soon alone, penniless, and betrayed. With no one to turn to, and nowhere to run, he is left with only his shield. Now, Naofumi must rise to become the legendary Shield Hero and save the world!

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Fluffs Fluffs says...

Both of these shows belong to the dark fantasy genre and they deal with some sensitive topics. Goblin Slayer isn't isekai, but it has the "another world" feeling to it 

TitaniumTits TitaniumTits says...

Both are fairly dark stories but we see the evolution of their relationship as the story progresses. Shield hero is an isekai but it feels very similar to the adventuring style of Goblin Slayer. Both also have great fight scenes.

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both anime have dark themes. Shield Hero is an isekai and Goblin Slayer is for more mature audiences, but both have similar adventuring styles. 

checkchu checkchu says...

well both the protogonist are intresting and both has someting new to show 

both are harem both are LIGHT NOVEL ADAPTION

nightfall0 nightfall0 says...

Both main charachters don't have a good relationship with people but indifferent ways, however with the help of people around them they start to grow.

The main character in rising of the shield hero/tate no yuusha is outcasted because of something he does not have control of and faces a mental struggle because of it. Whilst the mc in goblin slayer is silent and blunt he has the struggle of getting on with others on a basic level as his sole focus is goblins.

They are both the unknown hero type that gets slowly brought to light.

rollingbones rollingbones says...

Both stories are dark in their essesnse and the protagonist suffers a cruel fate but is systematically overcoming hurdles in order to move forward

AstronViolence AstronViolence says...

The Rising of the Shield Hero and Goblin Slayer, both the mc's want revenge, and they are set in a world of monsters. The 2 MC's both get conpanions on the way and they're both pretty OP.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!

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ScottAF ScottAF says...

While very different tonally, both shows share a similar structure. A RPG inspired plot where characters go on quests to aquire gold and increase their skills in hopes of leveling up. Where the shows diverge is how they decide to depcict this adventure. Dungeon has elements of comedy, romance, not to mention a harem of girls for our bashful protagonist Bell. In Goblin Slayer there is much more focuse on the dangers of adventure and none of the naive expectations of fun. Goblin Slayer is much more graphic and realistic in its depiction of violence that naturally follows our characters. Be warned it is not for the queasy, especially the first episode which features sexual abuse. Dungeon is much more shonen and Goblin Slayer is more seinen to put it simply.

Both shows feature a protagonist without a family accompanied by a loli on thier dangerous journey. Both shows also introduce tertiary characters that join their party to alleviate some of the danger. An interesting aspect of Goblin Slayer that I found refreshing for the genre was that our eponymous protagonist is not the "Hero" of this world. There are other characters out there to defeat the big bad, he is simply the hero of his own story being told.

Qazinix Qazinix says...

Goblin Slayer is a darker more mature anime than Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? however I think that most people will find it a refreshing change from the normal dungeon crawler anime.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Dungeon crall and game style world mechanics are common themes for both shows. Both also contain a male hero female companion dynamic. 

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Naive people go to city, hoping that their life will go great, they'll do a few things, make money, become famous and...  And then life surprises them, people die, lots of blood, MC gets little trauma, then there's a hero saving the day. Done.Basically - naive characters, op characters, blood and gore, quests and dark atmoshpere of the world. 

Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Iraq has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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Hutai Hutai says...

Dark atmosphere, killings, blood, raping and a character wanting revenge. Even the genres are different they're pretty good. 

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...

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captivus captivus says...

Both feature a typical isekai fantasy world (even if goblin slayer isn't an isekai) and both are deconstructions of the isekai genre by showing the viewer how a life in such a would look like realistically. Both deconstruct the typical main protagonist 'the Hero' character tropes. Both feature explicit violence which is used to propel the story and highlight the motivation of the characters of the show. 

Tokyo Tribe 2

Tokyo Tribe 2

Kai and Hashim enjoy hanging out at Penny's Cafe with their rest of their gang, the Saru 'tribe'. Good-natured and fun-loving, the Sarus take in meek and geeky Tamiyama who wishes to join their gang, appointing him as secretary for lack of other obvious abilities. Befriended by Kai and Hashim, Tamiyama doesn't have time to get to grips with tribe life before disaster strikes the Sarus: a leading fighter of a rival gang is sent to assassinate Saru's leader. The assassin turns out to be Mera, Kai's friend growing up. Brandishing a baseball bat against Mera's katana, the two friends now find themselves as rivals in an escalating war between the tribes...

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Berserk (2017)

Berserk (2017)

Continuation of Berserk (2016).

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Berserk: Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

Berserk: Golden Age Arc III - The Advent

It's been a year since Griffith's imprisonment by the Kingdom of Midland. Once praised as the saviors of Midland, the Band of the Hawk has been on the run and is on the brink of breaking apart. Much to everyone's surprise, Guts returns to the Hawks, and the search for Griffith begins!

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