The Promised Neverland

Alt title: Yakusoku no Neverland

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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...

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TrustInOne TrustInOne says...

Same concepts, all of the main characters are trapped inside facilities where their lives are dominated by a world that consumes them on the outside. They attempt to flee those worlds and try to combat those forces that try to kill off the main cast.

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If you are caught up in the mangas you can DEFINITELY see a resembolence, even how the monsters transform based on... I’ll just leave it at that.

Piggy7869 Piggy7869 says...

They both have a similar feel in the sense of desperation to survive type of theme. Because of the extreme conditions faced in their worlds, the characters push above and beyond to overcome their circumstances. If you love interesting, dynamic characters, unique plotlines, and sitting on the edge of your seat from the excitment then these are definitley the shows for you. Highly recommend. 

Hitode Hitode says...

This two anime, although they have different settings, they have so many simillarities: people behind walls not knowing what's out there, living in a isolated society, both are fantasy, horror, mystery genres.

Just the first episode is so much alike: people living their normal lives and in the ending of the episode that normal routine they have completely changes because of -----(and spoilers alert for the first episode of the two anime)------ a shocking life-changing revelation and death of a loved one. 

Both animes are worth watching if you're a fan of these genres of anime

dghjkhjj1545 dghjkhjj1545 says...

This two anime, although they have different settings, they have so many simillarities: people behind walls not knowing what's out there, living in a isolated society, both are fantasy, horror, mystery genres.

Just the first episode is so much alike: people living their normal lives and in the ending of the episode that normal routine they have completely changes because of -----(and spoilers alert for the first episode of the two anime)------ a shocking life-changing revelation and death of a loved one. 

Both animes are worth watching if you're a fan of these genres of anime

LF1 LF1 says...

Both start of in kind of the same way;they’ve got peaceful lives but once they realize something whether if it’s been being lied to their whole lives and ten finding the horrid truth or fully realizing the power of a terrifying race that can wipe them out easily can get you on the edge of your seat. Promised Neverland is more brains than action and If u wanted more action then look no more this series will provide u it as the MC’s goal is to literally kill out all the titans;as he has to watch one kill his mom

Starra Starra says...

Both series deal with three children trying to uncover the truths of their worlds and the dark unpredictabilities that come with that task. Each group must overcome the harsh and myserious natures of reality to achieve their dreams, and suffer the pain of losing loved ones in the process.

The world building, although done at a different pace, is similar. And the overarching themes (entrapment/freedom, the reason why humans are being caged like animals and what, exactly, it is that makes one human in the first place) overlap.

Emma and Eren also have similar qualities in that they want to save everyone, and are never willing to abandon their friends, no matter how dangerous the situation gets.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you're seeking something dark and edgy where there is no hope until you force it, that when you realize something and regret that it would have been sooner.  then check these two out, where everyone is an enemy and the only way out is to eat or be eaten.

pretystarami pretystarami says...

Both of them are so similar because they both have two boys and one girl as the main characters that are trying to get out of the walls and want to escape from Monsters

moonchild15 moonchild15 says...

they r both amazing mystery, psychological & horror anime. they both also hv the same vibe

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Kakajoju Kakajoju says...

Both of these animes are about people living in an isolated society. And both of them get better as they progress. If you liked one, there's a high chance you'll like the other.

divineyorishiro divineyorishiro says...

In both series' you don't know whats going to happen next. Your always on the edge of your seat. They also both give you chills.

AnimePixel AnimePixel says...

The main gist and commonality of the two animes are about people being confined into one place, with a wall to ensure they don't escape. The main characters try to find the truth of the outside world and learn the real reason why they are walled in. Both animes have living threats outside of the walls that can bring death to their population. The main three kids try to escape to the outside world, try to fight back the enemies alongside friends to protect the people who need to be saved. The Promised Neverland is a story where three kids that grew up in a place that's supposed to be an "orphanage" had found out what the "orphanage" is really not as happy and peaceful as it seems and made plans for all the kids to escape. While doing so, they overcome arguments, differences, and their own fear of what the future holds. Attack on Titan is about three childhood friends who one; aim to slaughter all titans in the world, two; be able to go outside, and three; protect the population. While doing so, they discover the secret of the titans and of themselves. In my opinion, I feel that Attack on Titan gives watchers more thrill, sophistication, and complexity, The Promised Neverland is more of a show for hopeful vibes and great determination than thrill or sophistication. Attack on Titan I feel is more for an older group of individuals versus The Promised Neverland that mainly aims for younger kids but some, like me, enjoy both. I do highly recommend for both sides as both animes are wonderful works of art and very well made pieces.

DabisMyDaddy DabisMyDaddy says...

They have similar gorey undertones on the main characters were very naive at the start even when they knew about what was happening.

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Young Riko has spent her entire childhood dreaming of exploring the Abyss, an enormous pit and series of caves filled with wonders and terrors that only the staunchest Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artifacts from its depths. No one knows just how deep the pit is, but Riko's own mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter behind with a powerful urge to follow after her and learn the Abyss's mysteries for herself. One day Riko discovers a boy who seems to have originated from the Abyss and appears to be a sort of robot. Can he aid the little girl in her quest to find her missing mother? Or will the children become the Abyss's next victims?

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Fluffs Fluffs says...

Both of these shows have the "dangerous outside world" setting - one is the Abyss and the other is the world outside the gates. Characters in both of these are children who grew up in an orphanage, and set out to explore the world that's been labelled as off-bounds. Music in both of these gives a nice sense of the atmosphere 

zohar1 zohar1 says...

both shows following kids who discover that the world they were living in is much more sinister and dark then it seem to 

OnlySix OnlySix says...

These animes are both light hearted and cheery. They have beeming, joyful female main characters who are children. They each bring a smile to your face as you watch them play and plan with their friends. But each of them have a terrible secret they are unaware of. These anime are much darker then they originally seem.

YuiYui YuiYui says...

Made in Abyss and The Promised Neverland are both psychological series that feature a small group of children exploring the 'outside world', finding out about what lies beyond the out of bounds. Both feature children who have grown up in an orphanage and have the desire to expand on what they've come to know. So if you liked one of these series, you might want to check out the other.

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both of these animes involve children trying to survive in fantasy worlds.  Both contain very dark themes but are hopeful at the same time.

Starletka Starletka says...

Both try to decieve the viewer with their cutesy characters and nice settings, but they both take place in cruel worlds full of mystery. They have similiar art and share the same, tense atmosphere.

MistLiigh MistLiigh says...

These shows are similar in that both center around children who must solve their own problems in a dangerous world. Both use a similar dissonance between character design and the overall tone of the series, and while the settings may be very different, they both carry a similar atmosphere and tension.

DreamChaser DreamChaser says...

Both shows feature cute, smart, likeable children with close relationships that can be interpreted as romantic or platonic, forced to fend for themselves under horrible circumstances without adults to help them.

Both shows have pros and cons, but either way, you're in for a good time. The Promised Neverland is more focused on the children carefully planning and out-maneuvering their enemies, while I'd say Made in Abyss has the edge in terms of giving you time to get to know each character and creative worldbuilding. I also found Made in Abyss's tragedies more emotionally involving, while The Promised Neverland is more tonally consistent overall. But both have intriguing settings with plenty of mysteries to solve and efficient pacing that whisks you along for plot twist after plot twist.  I'd highly recommend both shows in general, but especially to fans of the other.

Note that Made in Abyss also has some skeevy undertones in its treatment of its child protagonists that The Promised Neverland doesn't, so do be aware of that if you go to watch it.

FoxNEET FoxNEET says...

Both shows feature a very similar female protagonist. They're both kids that posses a incredible level of intelligence and are very skilled for someone their age, they have a cheery and adventurous attitude, they're not afraid of danger and are seen by others as natural born leaders.

Heronwolf Heronwolf says...

Both start out easy going, near childlike show. Makes you question why you are watching it, until you see the first signs of what is actually going on. The perspective is that of children, so its happy go lucky, until the reveal, and both of them start to actually develop into amazing plot. The characters from both will have you enthralled, as well as the worlds they each belong to.

Natsu9999 Natsu9999 says...

Both shows at the start give impression of childish happy-o-happy show.

But as story progress things starts to get very dark. Both shows are quite similar.

PowerOfWilson PowerOfWilson says...

these two animes are super different but i really think that you will like the other if you watched one.

the world of (the promised neverland) is very mysterious and dark because we know nothing at the start.

the world of (made in abyss) is very colorful and super gorgeous but very dangerous (almost more dangerous than promised neverland).

MossyFlesh MossyFlesh says...

They're both a seemingly happy anime with a very twisted turn, both dangerous with interesting art styles as well.

the stories are pretty different but both set around the main female protag who is very young with another protag companion as they try to uncover/find something important to them. (TPN: civilization, MIA: Rikos mother)

both are very good animes and I highly recommend them!

From the New World

From the New World

One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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FictionalState FictionalState says...

Definetely a similar psychological horror vibe as well raising children under hellish circumstances. If you like one, you'll probably enjoy the other.

pineapplefritter pineapplefritter says...

There are a lot of parallels between these two animes, where kids are living in a dystopian world trying to survive. They both have great world building and exploration too. I thoroughly enjoy both of them!

Sailnir Sailnir says...

They both have a parasidical world built on a hidden foundation that, if revealed, threatens to ruin the paradise.

VeganEmpress VeganEmpress says...

Very simular psychological vibe.

I actually chose to watch this because I thought it'd have a similar feeling like New world, and I was right!

influentlyso influentlyso says...

They are both Psychological thrillers genre. You watch the characters begin from adolescence and as time passes begin to make their own choices and begin discover secrets that change everything....

really great I’d recommend both of these to anyone.      At—least 4.5/5.

YesHomo YesHomo says...

They both take place in a world with a positive first impression, but there are darker hidden aspects to them that are horrifying when revealed.

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Amzillaa Amzillaa says...

There are many similarities in themes between these two shows, like pure babies in a psychological conflict finding out their world is not as innocent as they thought.

MaigoMango MaigoMango says...

From the New World and The Promised Neverland are very similar in the way that both series showcase promising kids growing up in what at first seems like a normal world, only to realize that there something seriouly screwed up. If you enjoy watching young, intelligent protagonists overcoming harsh conditions and realities then you'll probably enjoy both of these titles. 

goodycandy741 goodycandy741 says...

Both involve children living in a world that seems a bit off but is what they know as normal, but as the story progresses, they discover that things are not at all what they seem... much more horrific, in fact. Similar themes include psychological horror and loss of innocence. Definitely recommend watching this if you've already seen and enjoyed the other.

InfinityTB InfinityTB says...

Honestly, If you're into the concept of the promised neverland then i think you'd really like from the new world too. From the new world is about a group of children that realise a dark truth. Its actually a very similar premise with horror thriller and mystery elements.

Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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4RootPunch 4RootPunch says...

They both gave me the same thrill of suspence, and they both kind of have this cat-and-mouse style of two parties trying to outsmart one another. 

Gobta Gobta says...

I agree that if you like one of these series you will probably like the other one but there isn't much in common with these two series besides the dark aspect of them. Well that is all I could think of anyways. But other than that I recommend watching these two series as they are worth the time.

madis12354 madis12354 says...

They both are mental battle anime. They both have talented protagonists who struggle to outsmart the other party

Warpuppy Warpuppy says...

Both are a battle of wits anime where the stakes are life and death and take place in a world with a demonic presence.  Both also do an excellent job of maintaining constant tension leading to an eventual breaking point at the climax.

shinigamisjuul shinigamisjuul says...

Both Death Note and The Promised Neverland have that dark and psychological type feel to them. 

Both Light and the 3 Main characters in The Promised Neverland (Emma, Norman, and Ray) are both extremely intelligent 

They both also have that "supernatural monsters" in them. In Death Note, It's the shinigamis, while in The Promised Neverland, it's the children eating monsters (the name for them is not in my head right now, my bad)

DudessOfDarkness DudessOfDarkness says...

They're both psychological anime with intelligent protagonists and antagonists engaging in a battle of wits. Both animes also have a smart, white haired prodigy child that likes to play games.

MokraMrkva MokraMrkva says...

Both animes keep the viewer on the edge of their seats till the very end. The suspense is real, and if you're into that - look no further.

PowerOfWilson PowerOfWilson says...

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ERASED

ERASED

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.

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Astelia Astelia says...

Both are interesting thrillers involving children that will keep you at the edge of the seat. The background is probably different, but the themes are somewhat similar. I really recommend both of them.

Benluuv Benluuv says...

Those two animes have a totally different storyline, although it is interesting to see their common points. They both tell stories about kids and how they have to escape from a difficult and set up situation.

Nitequil Nitequil says...

Both series have an amazing story and have one strong similarity.

Emma, Ray, and Norman (from The Promised Neverland) are very intelligent children that go through difficult, and mature, steps to keep everyone safe in their toxic world filled with demons. Satoru Fujinuma (from ERASED) is also a child that goes through a difficult situation to keep his peers safe from a murderer. However, this story deals with time travel instead of demons. He returned to the past to help save his classmate, Kayo Hinazuki, from being murdered.

If you like suspense, mystery, action, and amazing animations: both are worth the watch (and read, too)!

Waldix Waldix says...

They both touch different emotions.. Anger, mystery, sadness, mindblows and are just extremely amazing with great stories!

JoeKr10 JoeKr10 says...

Both shows star children having to solve mysteries with unique supernatural ideas added in. If you enjoyed the feeling of suspense that one of these shows offered you will find something to appreciate in the other.

InfinityTB InfinityTB says...

If you like thriller then i really suggest Erased too. Erased is a seinen about a 29 year old manga artist who experiences a "revival" and goes back in time to prevent a case of serial murders. Both of these stories have you on the edge of your seat

Sailnir Sailnir says...

Both of these are thrillers about children having to face problems larger than themselves and they are both grand! If you like either one already then try the other out.

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?

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HyakkiHikou HyakkiHikou says...

Both series are darker shounen series that have likable, young protagonist and great chemistry between its characters. 

While I would say that Hunter x Hunter is more of a shounen adventure series, the natural pacing and plot progression of both series is similarly pleasing and well scripted. The cast in Hunter x Hunter seems more fleshed out and character development is better, while the plot of The Promised Neverland is more epic and contains some of the best plot twists and forshadowing I've ever read. 

gracie123 gracie123 says...

i just watched the first two episodes and the similarities between this and hxh almost smacked me in the face. (that being said its only two episodes maybe this post won’t age well, we’ll see)

but i mean the second it starts you go, that one is killua (ray), they’ve even got the same voice actor, tough, no nonsense, logical, strategic (!!) and stong and big on separating emotion from decisions. and then you’ve got gon in there too (emma), cares about his family, ruled by emotion and stubborn as heck. the kind of character who says “that’s impossible but we’re doing it” with no logic behind the decision other than stubbornness and determination. a scene from this show literally gave me  flashbacks to a scene at the end of the first arc in hxh.

other than character similarities the plot seems to have similar points along the lines of young ridiculously strong kids starting out carefree and then having things turn dark but this show turns dark within the first episode unlike hxh which takes its time giving you like 70 episodes of cute adventure. 

the undertones and themes of the show seem very similar but there’s a large enough difference in plot to where they’re two very different shows but if you enjoyed one you should enjoy the other. 

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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Astelia Astelia says...

The more I think about it the more similarities I find between these two series. Both have dark and interesting themes. I really enjoyed both of them and I find it strange that there's no recommendation so far. I would point out more similarities, but I really want to avoid spoilers.

lullabi lullabi says...

Both series feature a plot that is filled with despair. They both have young people going through their own forms of sadness after their life was change and subverted in a dark way unaware to them. Both do see similar endings in terms of good/bad but the emotional strings this anime pulls on are very similar and feature supernatural like elements

Attack on Titan 3rd Season: Part II

Attack on Titan 3rd Season: Part II

The battle to retake Wall Maria begins now! With Eren’s new hardening ability, the Scouts are confident they can seal the wall and take back Shiganshina District. If they succeed, Eren can finally unlock the secrets of the basement—and the world. But danger lies in wait as Reiner, Bertholdt, and the Beast Titan have plans of their own. Could this be humanity’s final battle for survival?

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SushiDragon101 SushiDragon101 says...

It's definitely a smack in your face anime like the other one. I mean, it's in the horror genre for a reason but it's so great... ;-;

*Cries with joy/horror in the corner*

Soffaa03 Soffaa03 says...

i absolutly love em. they have so much mindblowing story to them and it keeps you wanting more

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Bloodthirsty demons lurk in the woods, and nobody dares to venture out at night, save for the demon slayer of legend. Surviving in this harsh world, young Tanjirou takes it upon himself to protect his family–until the day that everything is taken from him in a vicious slaughter. Now, all he has left is his sister, and she’s not even human anymore.

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AnimePixel AnimePixel says...

The promise never land is about kids who were raised like live stocks in an orphanage that was not exactly what it seemed to be. The kids were raised to become food for demons and after finding out, they plan to escape. Both main characters face demons who had eaten their loved ones and both want to save what's precious to them. Although Demon slayer gives off more action and adventure than the promised neverland, the promised neverland is a very interesting and entertaining anime with unexpectedness crawling at every corner. 

Demon slayer is about a boy whose whole family was killed by a demon and only his sister was spared, but his sister had undergo a transformation into a demon, his job is to now revenge his sister; to kill the ultimate demon that slayed his family and to find a way to turn his sister back into a human. A story about sibling love, character development and many different types of fighting arts, with adventure and the peaceful rest of demons.

MakiRollisbae MakiRollisbae says...

Both feature demons eating humans however The promised neverland puts a darker spin on this. They also both have amazing soundtrack and animation.  Both anime will pull on your heart strings however Deamon slayer features a lot more action. 

Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he's the best teacher they've ever had!

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MyDadLeftMe MyDadLeftMe says...

If you like the whole "I've outsmarted you!", "But I've outsmarted you!", "And I've outsmarted you!" etc. aspect, both of these anime contain plenty of that in them, as well as the dangerous guardian (Koro-sensei/Mama) facet.

noxious890sajo noxious890sajo says...

it good and i like the drawing and the story which is attracting and addictive the charachters are so kawaii and lovely also the way they act with each other is so loveable