Parasyte -the maxim- - Recommendations

Alt title: Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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Airotia Airotia says...

Both animes have darker themes, struggle with humanity, and gore. Each main character is half-human, and half-other... and this half 'other' is the source of their troubles.

thatotakugirl thatotakugirl says...

Both anime feature a normal, nerdy kid who is unwittigly dragged into a secret world full of cannibals, and who must make peace with his monsterous new abilites too avoid becoming a monster,while protecting those he cares about from those who would kill and eat them. Parasyte has more dark humor, and Tokyo Ghoul more tragedy/drama. 

Awadel Awadel says...

Because both animes tell a history of a normal student that one day become in a "monster". That's my opinion!

Doremi Doremi says...

Both are about a boy that in an unexpected way becomes something that will make them fight against their inner demons. They're trying to keep their human side, and are not totally capable to accept what they've become. 

Both shows follows their story while they're unveiling a part of the world they never thought existed. Also experiencing that reality is horrible, they go through a long journey to find out where they belong.

If you haven't watched any of these, I seriously recommend both. The character development is great. The stories are gold. They are both amazing. 

MichelleHeartphillia MichelleHeartphillia says...

If you liked Toukyou Kushuu then you would definitely love Kiseijuu: Sei No Kakuritsu!! Kiseijuu is the best anime released after Tokyo Ghoul.Kiseijuu is very similar to tokyo ghoul in many ways!like how Kaneki becomes a ghoul-human in the first/second ep,the mc of kiseijuu also becomes a kiseijuu-human and to be honest,i think kiseijuu is better than tokyo ghoul(just a lil bit)and both the animes have great opening and ending themes,and also great story but..in art,kiseijuu is not that all good but if put the art aside kiseijuu is awesome!!

Adyth Adyth says...

similar in fighting two different species each other , main character is different from both species but still got his own mind. 

IchiRukiloove1 IchiRukiloove1 says...

In both shows the main character becomes one of the "them." In Kaneki's case a ghoul, in Shinichi's a parasite. at the start both cataracts begin as as weak but end up bad ass after wards. Both struggle to keep their sanity as the new power devours them. Both have a girl that they strongly care about and do everything to protect. Both have evil inside of them (Migi=Riza). Both are supernatural, where the main character has to fight to top enemy. If you like one, you will mos. Liklet like other.

raed raed says...

High scholl life with terror and beautiful girls and really wonderfull story hope you enjoy. please notify if there is any other anime with the some topic.

Ridia Ridia says...

The main characters progression is very similar, they batte similar issues. These animes are actually really similar, but have their own touch to it too. Both are a bit gorey in my opinion, and violent.

Yukinekorin Yukinekorin says...

Both of the animes contain gore and creatures of another world pretending to be humans in our world in order to survive. In addition, both of the creatures are creating problems in the human world.

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both shows are grotesque and suspenseful, with a protagonist who one day becomes sub-human due to a disturbing change to their body.

AmimeCow AmimeCow says...

Both animes have common themes and many paralells. if you enjoyed one of these animes, you will definately enjoy the other  .

Djap88 Djap88 says...

Both have the same dark atmosphere... the protagonis is inserted in a world of "monsters" while trying to maintain their normal live, struggling with fiends and family and running from the government. Definitely good animes, give it a try if you did not watch it already.

corkboard corkboard says...

Both are thematically and stylistically dark looks at what happens when sentient species collide.  Both protaganists are kinds of mediating figures between the two worlds.  Of the two, Parasyte is better, but if you liked one the other is sure to please.

Fyru Fyru says...

Because they are both full of self conflict and external conflict as well as super bad ass fight scenes :p

Sakux Sakux says...

Both animes share a common plot of a species that are at first sight a danger to humanity, but the mixed nature of the main character will show that they might not be so different to humans. All these combined, with a good story, action and a little bit of romance assures you to be one a good recommendation for the other.

TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

- Gory/Violent

- Beatifully done

- Awesome character development

- Large variety of crazy personalities

- Unique Storylines

- Adult

Both Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte are very well done.  While their storylines are completly different, these two tender nuggets are for the same crowd.

savkirk savkirk says...

Mosters who look like humans yet eat humans. Tokyo Ghoul is pro-moster while parasyte is pro-human. Gore.

Ritzerk Ritzerk says...

Tokyo ghoul entails monsters and humans, just like Parasyte, except that it is just so much better at doing this by avoiding all those filler episodes which are having an endless party in the parasyte. Watch parasyte and forget about it soon after, watch Tokyo Ghoul and continue rewatching until the next season is out because it is just too good.

BeingWeirdoMe BeingWeirdoMe says...

The main characters both have an unfortunate accident that leads them into the main story.

Juliedino Juliedino says...

Similar in some aspects. Both have blood or glore, if you like that. They can be scary at times or gross. Lots of Cannabalism.

supersuppishman supersuppishman says...

Both are darker anime, but have a lot of action and excellent character development. They also are different enough that it doesn't get repetitive or boring.

PurpleCatAngel PurpleCatAngel says...

Like Parasyte, Tokyo Ghoul is a about a boy a who gets a monster inside him and both monsters have a desire to consume humans. Both series' show a police force after the monsters the boys have and in the beginning both boys are weak, but as the series continues, they get stronger.

Brightstar Brightstar says...

Both great shows. Similar in the sort of genre and themes. If you like one, then you will absolutely like the other.

Yoisho Yoisho says...

Both anime share the same themes, both featuring human eating 'monsters' who view humans as inferior and both have a half human as a protaganist. Either way if you liked one there is a high chance you'll like the other.

KingxPin KingxPin says...

They are similar because the main character changes their character because of power and some traumatizing expirencesYADAYADA etc.

I REALLY DONT WANT TO EXPLAIN IF YOU HAVE SEEN ONE YOU ARE GOING TO LOVE THE OTHER!! 

silverpistol298 silverpistol298 says...

both the main characters have to deal with becoming part of life or death situation where they must learn to adapt quickly or die

legomies78 legomies78 says...

in both anime the main character has to deal whit monster "inside" just watch these animes :D 

RetrokiddBfMV RetrokiddBfMV says...

This show is AMAZING! the story is awesome & it's similar to Parasyte because both characters both have these types of powers & both feel like an outsider. I do like Tokyo Ghoul better then Parasyte but both of them are REALLY good animes. Tokyo Ghoul is AMAZING though.

jessycakarin jessycakarin says...

YES.YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES. yes yay yeah yea yay yup yeeaaaahhhhhhhhh. just yes. trust me

HikenNoAsxce HikenNoAsxce says...

Both anime have to kinds Humans and Ghouls/Parasyte. Both have protaganists that are hybrid of the 2 kinds. Both are mature yet fun anime

ju135175t1g3r5 ju135175t1g3r5 says...

Both deal with the psychological struggles reguarding humanity's place on earth. With some mystery, horror, and a similar protagonist, these two anime will keep you pondering.

Zelow Zelow says...

Both of these anime have a nice dark zombie-ish theme to them. Great anime with a sort of thriller feel.

Razor380 Razor380 says...

It's full of action, blood and gore scenes XD

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Teach Teach says...

Similiaraly amazing, yet different. Both have horror, romance, and include a charater that grows and changes for better or worse. Excellent

joseph213 joseph213 says...

Both live normal lives which flip around when they get a supernatural ability. Both have plenty of action and suspense if you liked one you would surely like the other

miyudreams miyudreams says...

Both male protagonist are very similar, seemingly quiet and reserved people. They both gain a foreign power internally (TG: a ghoul organ transplant and PA: a parasyte as his right hand) and try to use it to protect people they love. The world in which each anime portrays is twisted and dangerous. Sometimes it's hard to distinguish who is the bad party: humans or the other foreign being (ghouls or parasytes). There is a lot of blood and deaths along the way, with some scenes being very emotional. The fight scenes and animations in each anime is gorgeous (yes even if it's blood-filled). Just beautiful watching the anime and listening to the beautiful soundtrack.

Hutai Hutai says...

Both are dark, supernatural, full of action, great story and soundtracks.Both MC's have to see the new world and adjust there, facing their inner demons and doing what they never thought they could do.Really good character development as well as animation and art. 

Liamk Liamk says...

Both of the anime are kinda gore-like, have similar drawing style. The MC is almost a copy in both of them. They are at the beggining typical scared cat and tend to be more manly after few episodes. In addition, they both have super-powers, isolate themselves from other people because of the condition they are presented. 

RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

Both have a MC who get thrown into a battle they don't want

Both strive to save their loved onesBoth have a MC who adjusts and changes himself as series progresses

Parasite has the MC's hand turn alien while in Tokyo Ghoul The whole body.

AJreviews AJreviews says...

They both are gory and the story is the same, a boy struggling with a unquestionable power or being that they dont want but has to deal with it, even if it costs them their lives.

triatath triatath says...

I would say that tis reccomendation makes complete sense. Both have the plots of dealing with internal demons, both literally and metophorically. They both have extremely intense fighting scenes as well as deep emotional and torturous moments. Best of all, if you like the blood and gore from one, be prepared to see some more. 

Lizardbitch Lizardbitch says...

Gorey with monsters and crazy plots between monsters and humans and monsters vs. monsters. Takes a look at the negatives and positives of both humans and monsters and gives you perspectives of both sides. Both have crazy villains and awesome main characters that grow and change as the series progresses. 

MrAnimeAMVmaker MrAnimeAMVmaker says...

If you like Parasyte you'd like Tokyo Ghoul because Tokyo Ghoul was heavily inspired by the old 90s parasyte manga. They both have a half human half monster protagonist that used to be a wimpy nobody. Both have this dark tone that makes you feel awful about whats happening to the protagonist.

The similarities in plot, and characters. Make it to where if you like one the other will bring you enjoyment. 

The differences: Kaneki had a huge change in personality in an instance while Shinichi Izumi has been struggling with the change since the beginning.

While Izumi technically is considered two beings in one body, Kaneki's half ghoul is just from a organ transplant, making him human with ghoul abilities rather than actually half and half. But since Kaneki is a One eyed Ghoul everyone considers him to be like the other One eyes being Half and Half.

Parasyte had more emotional deaths than Tokyo Ghoul. I didn't really care about the characters who died in Tokyo Ghoul except for one character won't say who.

Shinichi Izumi truly understood the world at the end while Kaneki just kept going deeper into insanity. 

MinaLam MinaLam says...

They have similar stories. In Parasyte -the maximShinichi turned into the first human to not be controlled by Parasites. While, in Tokyo Ghoul, Ken Kaneki turned into the first one-eyed ghoul and was different from the rest of the ghouls. Both protagonists try to adjust their life when they gained their powers. In the middle of the series, they stuggle to become like themselves, as a "human." Kaneki couldn't adjust his life of eating food to eating humans, but at the end, he accepted his fate. Shinichi changed a lot throughout the series and became emotionless when someone dies or any other sad event, and he's described by his friends that he's not human. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Frankly, if you want an explination, read someone else's recommendation. They are both seriously good anime. Trust me and the however many others who are telling you that.

Amzillaa Amzillaa says...

Both are dealing with a species higher in the foodchain than humans, they're both dark in theme and although there is a lot of graphic display of violence, gore isn't the main goal. The main character can relate to the human and the other species and their character develops due to traumatic experiences.

sunnysuraj sunnysuraj says...

Both have themes of being given a power (I use that very loosely) that comes with unwanted side effects. Tokyo Ghoul is a little bit more gruesome/sad but overall they're both pretty depressing and gory. I'd say both explore the psychological aspects of their powers pretty thoroughly, and both depict the toll the power takes on the lead characters in different directions, but both directions are interesting.

Haruka99 Haruka99 says...

They are both about people trying to hold onto humanity. They are both a little dark and filled with excitment.

skytree skytree says...

Both have similar themes of the main character struggling to come to terms with a change in who they are--they depart from being humans and cross over to a world of being in-between or both the human and parasite/ghoul worlds. Effectively they have human-becoming-non-human inner conflicts and additional conflicts and struggles in old and new relationships.Parasyte speaks to a larger philosphical themes.. it explores ethics and anthropocentrism, while Tokyo Ghoul speaks more about suffering, growth, and reconciliation with a new role and circumstance.

Both anime have dark themes and gore.

The animation in each generally suites the respective anime. TG is the more fantastical of the two and employs a fluid, color-saturated aesthetic that meets with high emotional intensity. Parasyte has hard lines and undersaturated coloring to match its themes of detatchment and logic that come from the parasytes' approaches to survival.

I've heard the manga of each much better communicates the intricacies of each protagonist's inner diaglogue and subsequent conflicts, so I recommend enjoying both anime and manga media for these stories.

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

dankkush dankkush says...

They're both pretty good animes.  Both protagonists have strange adaptions which make them different and powerful in return.  Plus theres violence.

TangYaoYanSan TangYaoYanSan says...

If you watch them both i think you will find lots of similar things like i did. Like how The MC is a normal person then turns into a monster after an accident happens or likehow parasytes feed on humans same as ghouls

YagamiRiku YagamiRiku says...

Both of them are horror/sci-fi involving non-human creatures. Main character is a normal human who gets involved in the other world.

Timeeater Timeeater says...

There is some kind of flare that link the two shows together.both the protaganists needs to overcome a certain task.they both have gore, and a sensse of mistery.Parasyte might have a liiitle more to it. than Tokyo Ghoul. But they are both great shows.

InazumaPi InazumaPi says...

They both have many similarities. You can have 'taste' of cannibalism , alien species and humans in both the Anime. The animation quality, especially the adrenaline scenes are well executed.

Parasyte-the maxim gives warning/message about hazardous human activities.

meganeorcx meganeorcx says...

Blood, gore and monsters that look like humans. Do I have to say more?

Also, the main character goes through some serious changing and goes from a total nerd to a total badass. 

ellagilligan35 ellagilligan35 says...

-Same level of intensity

-involve two main male characters becoming something they didn't ask for and then undergoing a change

THEBOSS449 THEBOSS449 says...

that some gud shit

the thing said i need more then 100 characters so dont pay atention to this well you are reading this but you can stop rearding now and only worry about the top part

Atlas2021 Atlas2021 says...

IDK honestly, but if you like one, then you will probably like the other. Kinda like with P!ATD, FoB, and MCR(If you know what those things are). 

animeIzcoOl animeIzcoOl says...

As i was watching the other i notice they were kinda similar. Both are very amazing & unique difinitetly 2 of my most favorite animes i love it sm!!

Ascarletmoon17 Ascarletmoon17 says...

They both have heavy psychological themes centered around what it means to be human, not to mention lots of fighting an people getting eaten. 

N0life N0life says...

Follows a similar theme. Main character is half human while the other half being something that eats humans. Both end up fighting the predators, however reluctantly.

Habz500 Habz500 says...

Both about an despised 'race', however said race is far more capable than the 'superiors'. Both require coexistence with human or risk extinction, this proves quite ironic as the races feast on humans.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

How would you react if you woke up with a superpower and then found yourself in a middle of a war between humans and non-humans? Which side would you take and what would be your actions? Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, humans vs. non-humans; watch both anime and choose your side.

Tanchu Tanchu says...

They both show story events of both sides. From the main character of Parasyte loses what he was. A human and Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul is the same to. Their both are likeable. And very Depressing type ways. That are similar. So i both are good. No matter what people think

tonny89 tonny89 says...

It's about people who got unwanted super powers and fight against other of his new kind to protect humanity... There both excelent main charactrers... By watching it, you really care about they doings and feel they pain...

BIoody BIoody says...

Cause they are both the best. Or maybe cause I live under a rock and I dont know th real world. In any case, it doesn't really matter to me, cause they both are in my top five animes.

TheKissingZombie TheKissingZombie says...

Both series deal with average guys being confronted with something unknown that's gonna change their life forever. Both series feature creepy moments, great action scenes, and gruesome deaths on top of great characters and voice acting.

PurpleGems PurpleGems says...

Both have the same feel, the similar psycholofical intensity. Both are gross at first look, but after the first few ep, you are hooked

Zuto Zuto says...

The first thing came in my mind while I was watching was it was similar to Tokyo Ghoul, both got infected and didn;t want to do the killing and ended up doing later lol 

GreatZoldyck GreatZoldyck says...

I love both of these in my opinion i think parasyte is even better than Tokyo ghoul especially when it comes to character development and story.

Blackbeautyjm Blackbeautyjm says...

I like both of them. Both Mc has to find different ways to live because they face changing events that alter their human ways. Both themes are horror.

Orizonhay Orizonhay says...

parasyte and Tokyo ghoul are similar. The MC got taken over by an anomaly that greatly effected their lives

AnimexBLACK AnimexBLACK says...

Parasyte-the Maxim or Tokyo ghoul 

One made by MADHOUSE and other Studio PIERROT;

In both anime , The MC is a high schooler. They share lots of similarities. Both have great powers too but with the cost of their (life not being same again) They lost their loved ones and eventually with a mix of drama and romance- a new beginning of life.. 

The Tokyo ghoul WINS for better anime because it has more episodes with seasons compared to single season for parasyte-the maxim. The plot for Tokyo ghoul starts with life of kaneki Ken (Tokyo ghoul& Tokyo ghoul√A).In Tokyo ghoul:re, The vibe changes with new direction,new art style,new characters etc . Even with new art direction season 3 and 4 was amazing

Both anime was animated nicely and even has a Fantastic intro. In my word "ThAT SOMe WeEb SHit BoI"

                                                                                   ~BLACK

AKIAKIRA AKIAKIRA says...

I don't know HAHAHAH I just find this anime alike because of the character development and these two anime has a good opening just try it and you will like it 

RomanticCheez RomanticCheez says...

They both revolve around a MC who gets caught up in death, killing, and other dark adventures.

murder0 murder0 says...

These two shows are very similar in terms of storyline and characters. They both follow the same sort of idea of an individual revising a power they neither want nor understand and being thrust into a world surrounded by murders. It's really interesting to follow the main characters, watching them overcome their moral compass in order to survive.

Niviva Niviva says...

In a world where ghouls blend into human society but must eat human flesh to service our main character is draged into a dark reality of what the life of a ghoul is like. Ghouls are hunted and killed for being a threat to humans and our main character must learn to service and live as a ghoul.

RandomWriter RandomWriter says...

These two series are often compared to each other for a lot of the elments they share. Man-eating monsters blending into human society, a dark tone, and a huge central theme of the difference between man and monster. While Tokyo Ghoul is darker and arguably edgier, Parasyte is a lot more philosophical. But they're both good series in their own right, and if you liked one chances are you'll enjoy the other.

OnlyAP OnlyAP says...

Both of the main characters have their live's changed due to unfortunate circumstances that deal with a race other than humans.

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both shows follow young male characters that have been altered to be able to consume humans and fight with altered meta-human abilities. Main characters struggle with the change in their humanity and go through physical and personality changes as a result. Both discuss the question if humans are the real monsters to be feared in the world. 

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34grams 34grams says...

both are pretty violent and a dark with great story and fights, also there's a lot of caracter developement going on in both of them. the parasyte ending is really good in my opinion, but I have neither watched nor read tokyo ghoul completely so I dunno about that. 

the settings of both of them are relatively similar but in parasyte humans mostly don't know about the, well, parasytes, except for the parasites themselves and few other individuals, while in tokyo ghoul ghouls are án everday- kinda topic. anyways, if you like a dynamic story, well- written characters, a good power system, cool fights, and a little romance, please go ahead both of these are amazing regarding those categories 

Fallensage Fallensage says...

Nice blood effects, really amazing fight scenes (with blood), some pretty good characters in both to obses over haha, death of mc's close one, both mc's change a lot, both mc's didn't want to be what they are right now at some point in their old life

TheGreatMoof TheGreatMoof says...

I watched Parasyte and Tokyo Ghoul practically at the same time and I'll be honest, TG absolutely destroyed my ability to stick with Parasyte. Tokyo Ghoul has the same "protagonist slowly losing their humanity in a world gone mad" type vibe, but where Parasyte is a subdued, bland, emotionless slog, Tokyo Ghoul is such a vibrant, emotional, and tragic experience that comparing the two is unfair. Watching Shinichi slowly lose all emotion and investment in his world really was the nail in the coffin for me.

MisterPhantomAgent MisterPhantomAgent says...

Both are gore and about eating humans. Both have a predator-prey relationship. Both also have things to do with hidden identities.

Both contain some sort of psychopath.

Shazzybee11 Shazzybee11 says...

Has the same supernatural aspect, has the concept of coming to terms with life during a tough time. Both storylines are very detailed and interesting. TW as it has gory themes and a tough psychological storyline. 

LordYorf LordYorf says...

In both shows, the main characters are thrown into a situation that they could have never imagined through sheer coinsidence. Wrong place wrong time kind of story. Both shows, have gruesome scenes and characters that go through similar character developement.

0SLUG0 0SLUG0 says...

They are very similar. Out of all the anime i have been told are close to tokyo ghoul this is the best of all.

AnimePixel AnimePixel says...

Setting: Japan

Main Character: males in their teens

Supernatural species: Yes 

Human/alien one-of-a-kind half-breeds?: Yes

Romance: Somewhat

Human food or Human as food?: Yes

Confusion and "I want to eradicate the unknown species, but then I decided maybe not"?: Yes

"I did not choose this, fate chose me": Yes

Heart-warming ordinary to badass cold-hearted main characters?: Yes

Hair changing?: Hell Yeah.

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

same thing but parasyte feels more mature and thought out                                             

weathbeath weathbeath says...

Both shows involve a young male protagonist whose life is changed when he unintentionally becomes a hybrid of a human with another species (parasites and ghouls). Having to find balance between two species presents many challenges in both shows: trying to keep your loved ones safe, gaining new enemies, and maintaining a sense of identity. These two animes have similar themes, yet they are still strikingly unique. 

MiladyBlackRose MiladyBlackRose says...

Both have a lot of similarities, such as the quiet kid going through something life changing. Also both are graphic in nature and tend to have darker story lines. 

killuasbloodyankles killuasbloodyankles says...

Gore gore gore!i love both so much they are 2 of my fav animes because they really show like the blood and gore behind humanity

imDrRugs imDrRugs says...

cool gore just make sure you watch tokyo ghoul in the right order and pay enough attention cause i didnt and i ended up rewatching it like 4 times. im horrible at these so if you want a helpful recommendation leave now im just filling in the 100 word minimum

An1m3Watch3r An1m3Watch3r says...

Both are male main characters. Both have a human struggling because they are some sort of hybrid between human eating creatures that infect the world. Both include harm to other humans and the struggle between if they help or destroy their "own kind". They both have a group of people interested in them. I personally loved both of these, not just similarities but just in general. They both have solid plots and characters.

lovellidollie lovellidollie says...

Both star a young male who is caught in an unfortunate situation that changes their life for worse (or better)

ansi13c ansi13c says...

Both have great plots and characters and the potentials to make you cry buckets of tears . the music is awesome and the depth is amazing

SaggyBallsack SaggyBallsack says...

Tokyo Ghoul and Parasyte -the maxim- both have elements of body horror and a same sort of feel to them

This0nePerson This0nePerson says...

Gore shows, about super hybrid human hybrids and excellent story on top of it what else needs to be said.

NightRavenLT NightRavenLT says...

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redspiderlilies redspiderlilies says...

These anime series are for people who love blood & gore along with traumatizing mature themes 

JoRaccoona JoRaccoona says...

Both of the animes have dark themes and similar storylines, also both main characters are half human annd half cannibalistic being. 

Vickiswim Vickiswim says...

Literally the exact same anime; I can't list even a single difference. The main character gets fused with a bloodthirsty species and sees what it's like to be on both the human side and the monster side.

M0arbid M0arbid says...

Definitely, both good choices. Tokyo Ghoul for me personally  takes a back seat to Parasite: The Maxim. It is so intelligent and hilariously well made. Regardles, watch both

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

12 votes

I agree

Reasons you might like Attack on Titan...

HamaSpeaking HamaSpeaking says...

- Some sort of species threatens the human race

- Both have very dark storylines 

- Characters are well developed

- The main character is partly related to the species he hates 

- Main character becomes a bad ass after a dramatic death of a family member 

- Main character seeks revenge

Naphtoni Naphtoni says...

Both carry a whole lot of action, and violence!! Both also have characters that make you fall for the anime :) (Personally Attack on Titan seems to have the advantage in character outlines :P)

originalbonbon originalbonbon says...

Both series revolve largely around action, gore/violence, mystery, and humanoid monsters! What's not to love?

KashiiAlcuin KashiiAlcuin says...

Both are gore filled... so if you like the gory... this is for you

MC have similarities:

-completely change after death of family member

- dragged into a war they really don't want to be a part of

Morwen Morwen says...

These are both popular series with a dark tone, a troubled teenaged protagonist dealing with the loss of his mother, and monsters that consume humans but might be more complicated than it first seems. Lots of violence and elements of horror in both of these, but also tons of action. I think it's pretty likely there's already a lot of crossover between fans of both shows, so if you like one, you should definitely check out the other.

Ridia Ridia says...

Humanity is inferior in both animes, and are facing huge threats that just appear one day. As much violence in both.

Michajel Michajel says...

Young boy.

Some scary monsters want to erase humanity.

They kill boy's mother.

"I want to kill them all!"

He's weak.

He trains and gains some power.

"I am one of them, shit."

PandaBear87 PandaBear87 says...

Very similar main characters regarding their development and backstory.  Both: lose mother to scary beings (aliens/titans), start out as weaklings but train to become stronger, become one of the enemy, want to kill them all to save the world/avenge mother's death. 

Hutai Hutai says...

Both are dark, full of action, great soundtracks, story and character development. Both MC's changes after the biggest enemy of humanity kills their relative. They get supernatural powers that helps them to get stronger and fight, yet sometimes they forget who they really are. 

triatath triatath says...

Both are extremely gritty adapatations of their separate manga and they both show the slow descent of humanity into madness as we toy with what really is "human". They both have extremely intense action scenes and they are both filled to the brim with gore. Perfect example of two anime showing the same themes, elements and most importantly, they both share that sense of curiosity that makes you want to delve deeper into their respective universes as well as continue watching. 

Lizardbitch Lizardbitch says...

Gorey with monsters and crazy plots between monsters and humans and monsters vs. monsters. Takes a look at the negatives and positives of both humans and monsters and gives you perspectives of both sides. Both have crazy villains and awesome main characters that grow and change as the series progresses. 

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

It's awesome, they both have many similar qualities in the genre and it's just worth watching in general.

Devilman: Crybaby

Devilman: Crybaby

The protagonist Akira Fudo learns from his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that an ancient race of demons has returned to take back the world from humans. Ryo tells Akira that the only way to defeat the demons is to incorporate their supernatural powers, and suggests that he unite with a demon himself. Akira succeeds in transforming into Devilman, who possesses both the powers of a demon and the soul of a human. The battle of Devilman and Akira Fudo begins.

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chillst1 chillst1 says...

Both of these shows exhibits a human populace that is unaware of  its predation from supernatural beings and has a main character who gains power from the Invaders and uses it to defend mankind.

fckingweebs fckingweebs says...

Pretty much the same fcking story but with different foreign entities secretly controlling different people, both want to kill people for no apparent reason, lack empathy and are way stronger than normal people. Both animes also have their doom and gloom outlook on human nature as well. 

Rascal Rascal says...

Both have extreme violence and gore, as well as supernatural elements. Great for fans of horror, the protagonists are similar too. They're very theme heavy, and explore a lot of humanity.

NatsumeKhun NatsumeKhun says...

Human getting possessed/merging with a different being. 

Parasyte is practically screaming it was inspired by Devilman in the 1970's. Both are great series to watch so if you liked one you should like the other. Be warned Devilman is a bit more graphic with its sex and violence though. 

teasbees teasbees says...

Both Parasyte and Devilman: Crybaby revolve around murderous, carnivorous monster who take over humans and one human being forced to co-exist with the being in order to protect other humans from being targetted.

JESSETHEBUSH JESSETHEBUSH says...

Similar large scale "what is humanity" themes with a violent/bloody setting where there are humans and some sort of powerful non-human species that are at odds. In both our main character has suddenly become some sort of mix between the two and they gain new physical power that will be necessary to try survive the violent twists and turns of each series. 

melodicMasochist melodicMasochist says...

Both violent and well-written, story-based animes about a boy who gains violent powers by sharing a body with an inhuman entity, and using their powers from that entity to save people from an invasion of other entities like the one he is merged with. 

LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both are reimagined versions of classic manga series that have been updated to be in a more modern setting.

Both involve the human race being unaware of another species of sentient beings that use a human guise too blend in with society. Said species also pose a threat to humanity as a whole by committing murder in grotesque ways.

The main protagonists in both series is also a kind natured human that somehow gets roped into the middle ground of both species.  

sukixhisoka sukixhisoka says...

Parasyte is like a much more tame version of Devilman: Crybaby. They both are focused around the same things: good vs evil. Devilman: Crybaby is much more gruesome and the ending is way harsher.

Akifudanshi Akifudanshi says...

Very similar themes about group mentality, the other, and moral relativism. Both are dark and explicit but Devilman is way way more gore-y and sexual (which I think fits well)

Vickiswim Vickiswim says...

The main character gets fused with a bloodthirsty species and sees what it's like to be on both the human side and the monster side.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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FlyingMintUnicorn FlyingMintUnicorn says...

They're both Sci-Fi Physcological anime that are both done well and have a well thought-out plotline, characters, and story. It may seem a little strange but they're similar in more ways than you might think but it's hard to say without spoiling the rest of either series so yep!

HikenNoAsxce HikenNoAsxce says...

Both anime have to kinds Humans and Diclonius/Parasyte. Both are mature yet fun anime, however elfen lied is more dark. Parasyte has a hybrid protaganist. Whereas, Elfen lied has a simple male protaganist having to deal with a Diclonius

Lizardbitch Lizardbitch says...

Gorey with monsters and crazy plots between monsters and humans and monsters vs. monsters. Takes a look at the negatives and positives of both humans and monsters and gives you perspectives of both sides. Both have crazy villains and awesome main characters that grow and change as the series progresses. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are pretty gorey series revolving around main characters that aren't quite human. For fans of psychological, both series are great watches.

sanane sanane says...

Both have humanoid yet monstrous species who are hellbent on eradicating humanity, and in fact quite capable of that.

Shounenanime Shounenanime says...

Grusome images with a wierd/intense plot. Both animes are intresting and easy to follow, also include some amazing fight scenes.

AnyaRin AnyaRin says...

These series cover the coexistence between humans and foreign species, what differentiates a human from a monster being the underlying theme. They also both have a bit of romance (and fanservice), that I personally believe is good to balance out the constant bloodbath which is staple of either show.

Be advised that Elfen Lied currently has only one season thus leaving the story incomplete unless you read the manga.

BLuigi BLuigi says...

Elfen Lied and Parasyte -the maxim- both focus on a new type of species that is being hunted down by humans. There is a lot of gore and messed up stuff going on in both anime. Both anime are quite tragic as well. If you are looking for a tragic anime with some good content, check these out.

Ajin: Demi-Human

Ajin: Demi-Human

The first Ajin appeared 17 years ago and quickly became the most important discovery to mankind. While they appear to be human, Ajin are rare, immortal beings that are feared by the populace. Only 46 are known to exist in the world, and most try to hide their existence, for capture means being subjected to brutal experiments that never end. Kei Nagai is a boy who dreams of becoming a doctor to heal his sister one day, but after he dies - and revives - in a car accident, he learns the terrifying truth that he too is an Ajin. Now, Kei finds himself on the run from both human and Ajin monsters that wish to do him harm, while struggling with his new, unwanted identity.

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

There are quite a few similarities between these two from the psychological to the huge part of the story taking place in the woods with a tough adversary or two.  Both main characters discover one day they are inexplicably or have become something more than human.  Both are essentially distrusted, feared, and/or hunted by both humans and beings similar to themselves.  Both the enemy entities in these animes hunt or kill humans like they are nothing or nothing to be concerned with nor as if doing so matters or has any consequences.  The color of the animation, direction, camera movement, and anime art are similar though the style to Ajin is a bit more 3d/cgi ish, both are filled with pretty realistically proportioned characters and light and shadows.  Both main characters feel isolated from friends and family or literally are and thus often feel alone though Shinichi has Migi.

Hutai Hutai says...

Dark and cruel world. A fight between humans and parasytes/Ajin. Both anime have a school boy who's pretty much innocent and naive, and finds himself to be the parasyte/ajin. Lots of action, violence, gore, fight between humanity and ajin/ghouls. Psychological, questioning morals of what's good and bad/right or wrong, and humanity. Shinichi has Migi, Kei has IBM ( Invisible Black Matter) who fights and protect them.

Takou Takou says...

If you like this anime because you love the classic "breaking bad" effect. Ajin will be the perfect choice.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

How would you react if you woke up with a superpower and then found yourself in a middle of a war between humans and non-humans? Which side would you take and what would be your actions? Good vs. bad, dark vs. light, humans vs. non-humans; watch both anime and choose your side.

Niviva Niviva says...

In a world where there are rare cases of unkillable humans exist these humans are hunted and taken to be kept away from society. But what else will happen to them... How will they continue to live a normal life when they are on the run from the government hunting them down to do who knows what with them?

whatBwad whatBwad says...

Both have a similar premise - a human boy gets strange power and then has to fight against his own kind and hide his power from humans.

In Ajin the power also has a semi-consciousness and sometimes acts independently of the protagonist protecting them at times.

They have a similar attitude towards violence and include some good fight scenes. 

mivhou mivhou says...

mc thinks the same imo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Jujutsu Kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen

Although Yuji Itadori looks like your average teenager, his immense physical strength is something to behold! Every sports club wants him to join, but Itadori would rather hang out with the school outcasts in the Occult Research Club. One day, the club manages to get their hands on a sealed cursed object. Little do they know the terror they’ll unleash when they break the seal…

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twiddledeevgc twiddledeevgc says...

Both series revolve around the main character being possessed/altered by another being that they have to control and maintain

ninaroots ninaroots says...

Both main characters have another being sharing their bodies and both are pretty gory                                                                                                                                          

Beth0410 Beth0410 says...

Both main characters have been possessed/altered by another being that they must keep in control and want to protect those around them from other beings. 

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both series feature a protagonist whose body is taken over by something inhuman. These creatures' mouths and eyeballs appear on the protagonist's bodies, which is just one of many gory elements in both shows.

LamiaNymph LamiaNymph says...

Both series feature the main character sharing a their body with an inhuman creature, that said creature grants the main character with special abilities.

Both also have elements of body horror and just gore in general.

Shazzybee11 Shazzybee11 says...

Both include supernatural themes as well as action packed scenes. Very similar bodily experiences although they follow fairly different plotlines. 

BLuigi BLuigi says...

While the storyline and tone are very different, Parasyte -the maxim- and Jujutsu Kaisen both have the main protagonist go through a big change. The art styles are slightly alike due to a shared character designer as well. Both have great animation and music as well!

Inuyashiki: Last Hero

Inuyashiki: Last Hero

Ichirou Inuyashiki is a compassionate man who always tries to help others, but his family doesn't appreciate him, and at 58 years old, Ichirou is distraught to learn that he's dying of cancer. In the same city lives Hiro Shishigami, a high-schooler whose personality is quite the opposite. He is cherished by his family, but Hiro is dissatisfied with life and reserves his limited compassion for the very few people he cares about. One night, an alien light hits the earth and both people are killed. They are restored by the extraterrestrials and given awesome new abilities, but how they each use their new powers are vastly different...

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valeriagiron valeriagiron says...

In both of these anime, the main character gains some kind of supernatural power from aliens or extraterrestrial beings. Parasyte also has great action, and I feel like both of them just share certain similar aspects. One of those is that the characters look very realistic because they don't have any weird hair colors. They both also deal with serious topics.

Rascal Rascal says...

Basically same premise. Alien lifeforms come down from space randomly and assimilate some of the population, making them inhuman; MC has to adjust. They're both pretty good.

Hutai Hutai says...

Dark atmosphere, word full of cruel people, lots of gore, action, killing. Main character gets some super powers and goes through some rough changes in life. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

People gain supernatural powers for aliens and try to be human while feeling less and less like one all the time. 

4DWaffle 4DWaffle says...

they are both similar and very good i need 100 characters so 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Kawashimiku Kawashimiku says...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Shiki

Shiki

Encased by trees that are used to make grave markers, Sotoba is a village thought to be surrounded by death - a fact that soon literally becomes the case. One summer, a series of mysterious and untimely fatalities begins to plague the small rural town. With a higher than normal mortality rate for the time of year and each cause of passing remaining unknown, Toshio, the local doctor, and Seishin the temple’s vice chief monk become suspicious and take it upon themselves to investigate. However, as the deaths begin to pile up, more people begin to wonder just what is behind this sudden epidemic; could it have anything to do with the bizarre Kirishiki family that recently moved to the village?

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vannessarooy vannessarooy says...

Both Shiki and Parasyte are basically deconstructions of the man vs monster motif. The shows invert moral judgement, destabalize the settings, rationalize the actions of the monsters, and present humanity's ugliness as a comparison. Both shows are thought provoking and maintain similar themes throughout. But aside from the philosophical aspects, Shiki and Parasyte are engaging stories teeming with action, dynamic characters, and tense moments. So if you liked one of them, check out the other!

Morwen Morwen says...

Both of these shows are horror shows (with a bit of action) that loooove to mess with your perception of prey and predator. They're dark, but quirky, with strange and endearing characters. They deal with humanity at its worst, and best. And they also can be pretty violent.

ofall ofall says...

Both weight the differences between humans and the other. They put humans in a situation where we become prey and ask us, why, morally, it was any different than humans eating animals. neither are black and white, even at the ends. They both present the other (vampires in Shiki and parasites in parasyte) from mulitiple different veiw points, making it more humanizing and, unlike alot of works, establishing that these "things" are not all the same, which just makes things more complicated. They also both deal with loss of a loved one, revenge, and also being both a monster and a human at the same time.

UshiromiyaBeatrice UshiromiyaBeatrice says...

Shiki and parasyte both questions the fact "If one person or living creature has to kill a human to live is it not okay to live on like that. Are they wrong to want to live like that..."

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both shows are about a virus spreading and killing humans. Two sides fighting for survival and a ton of badass moments. Both anime shows are great horrors.

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

They both about creatures that eat human flesh.They both have interesting plots and are worth a watch. 

sameraf sameraf says...

Claymore has a similar base idea to Parasyte- the maxim. Humans are not the top of the food chain anymore. the main charactore is basically a combo of both and that is what gives it it's strenght but at the same time creates doubt of it's humanity but instead of parasites you have demons and instead of guns you have claymores .... 

AkumaD97 AkumaD97 says...

Both stories tel execlemnt stories and the gore is used but it is not the main point of the anime

Crousmouse Crousmouse says...

parasite the maxim and claymore both have lots of gore and are stories about monsters that can blend in to society with only some people being able to tell them from the everyday citizen.

Pupa

Pupa

When Utsutsu and Yume were young, they were physically and emotionally abused by their sadistic father; and now that they’re older, Utsutsu swears above all else that he’ll protect his little sister at any cost. So when the girl is infected with the mysterious Pupa virus, causing her to turn into a terrifying monster that eats anything around her, the boy does the only thing he can: he offers his sister his body and flesh to consume. He won’t die, for Utsutsu was also infected with the virus, giving his body the superhuman ability to regenerate from any wound, and making himself the the perfect food source for his beloved sibling. Though nefarious researchers and doctors are studying their every move, Utsutsu will do whatever he can to keep the pupa inside of his sister from emerging and killing them all.

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both contain human like creatures that eat human flesh.

Lots of blood uncensored.

They are both rather new anime, and Parasyte is airing atm.

Ayachan19 Ayachan19 says...

They're both horror, both eating humans to survive(expect parasyte goes  in another type of eating, and they don't censore stuff like other horror ones) Pupa is the same eating huamns and all.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about young people that are suddently infected by human-consuming parasites/viruses. Both anime involve quite a bit of blood shed, questions arising concerning the protagonist's human-status, and some of the strangest characters you will ever see in anime. So, if you liked one, try the other.