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Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

In secret, alien parasites drift downwards toward Earth. Their directive: to take control of a human body and thrive in secret. When a parasite attempts to take over Shinji, an ordinary high school student, he stops it in his arm to save his mind. With the strange power of amorphous muscle, the curious parasite strikes an uneasy truce with Shinji: it will keep him alive and strong so that it may continue living, and will help protect him from the other parasites that might not take kindly to Shinji's mind still actively working. Can Shinji gain the courage to face the parasites and protect humanity? And would it even make a difference if he did?

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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. 

AwakoEdelstein AwakoEdelstein 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.

dumbdogdevin dumbdogdevin says...

Both characters get a strange powers that others already have but the main characters have a unique perspective and both stuggle with doubting their humanity. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

leehony leehony says...

ist the same point

a normal guy become a cannibal

ist soooooooooooo gooooooooddddddddddddd i lovee tokyo ghoul

cfgv cfgv says...

Wow, these two are pretty much the same now that I take a step back. Except there's two main characters in Parasyte.

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. 

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. 

cjandsuch cjandsuch says...

Parasyte is a clever, action-packed anime that is very reminiscent of Tokyo Ghoul. I personally would recommend watching Tokyo Ghoul first, as it gives a better perspective on both shows.

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.

officialtrapp3r officialtrapp3r says...

They're the same in a lot of ways 1 being both mc's are half breeds of the main antagonists groups, and 2. they both deal with trying to live a life as a half breed and the antagonists both dine on humans 

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.

sreed sreed 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.

elisiino elisiino says...

In both, some people are affected from a ''desease'' that makes you like a monster but the main character is half monster half human.

lamarchick lamarchick says...

They both are equal as good, but if you like the whole none humans eating humans theme; you may like Parasyte.

Tokyo Ghouls also shares Tokyo Ghouls goodness in the fact that they both have none human traits that take over the human body.

you can't go wrong with one if you like the other

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.

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.

Hariom Hariom 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.

SMV19 SMV19 says...

I love it because it's one of animes that's not always happy and there's a little bit of reality in it. Also the characters are awesome (especially touka)!!!! 

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. 

niotabunny niotabunny says...

not to grant any spoilers, I'm not like that.  but these two are quite similar.  basically both underdogs who later become the hero of the story, face an "infestation" through means they did not ask for.  upon doing so, they had two choices to either be with or against.  upon their chosing they decided their fate and the story unfolds.

dariusgoldea dariusgoldea says...

I'ts a very nice anime with action and it leaves you on the edge of you're sit.

It follows a highschool student who was standing in his bad and a parasyte enterd his room and got in to his arm,but he grabed his head phones and rapt them around his arm and stoped the parasyte to enter his brain,his father and mother entered his room because they heard him yeling soo they toth that hi was attackt by some one , but when they enterd the room hi was on yhe floor with the head pohones on his arm.

The next day , on his way to school his arm started shifting and transforming and a face like thing poped out of his arm and started talking to him his name was migi.

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

JennaJ1 JennaJ1 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.

SILENCE23 SILENCE23 says...

both have a dark errie sense to it, with an evolving story that keeps you coming back for more 

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.

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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jinxcat13 jinxcat13 says...

There are alot of similarities between Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul including the idea that humans are food. the main characters are both attacked by monsters and their lives are drasticaly changed because of it. In attack on titan eren and the gang then dedicate their lives to fighting these monster while in Tokyo Goul the main character has to fight the monster within. both shows will have the familiar sounds of poeple screaming, people dieing, people throwing up, and people fighting for their lives. If you liked one you will like the other. These are two great shows and I cant wait to see more of them both.

essateg essateg says...

Both are gorey, bloody animes, where Humans have been taken off the top of the food chain and are subject to being eaten. Both have a strong and determined male protagonist.

princezach princezach says...

both are gorey, blood filled animes where humans are on the menu, literally. both have great character development that really hits the feels hard when something bad happens to them, and something bad always happens in these animes

xXHanakoXx xXHanakoXx says...

Kind of similar plot with Attack on Titan in a sense that humans are being eaten, but it unfolds differently.

You should try Tokyo Ghoul if you love Attack on Titan, because I loved both and can relate to both.

Tristenflb Tristenflb says...

Who dosent like a race that eats people? Violence, blood, and death are all things these two animes have in common. I loved both animes and so will you

ccallstar111 ccallstar111 says...

Both discuss the war of humanity versus another species (ghouls, titans). Morality and insanity are common topics. Both main characters deal with internal struggle and have a difficult time finding balance between hatred, power, and friendship. Blood and death are extremely common.

ap3c ap3c says...

They both are dark and gritty animes that focus on the horrors of war and how it affects people. they both have characters that over the course of the show change in tremendous ways. They also have the main protagnist that is a hybrid of both sides and can understand howw both sides truly feel about one another.

Frawd Frawd says...

They are both bloody, violent and have plenty of thrilling fights where you don't know who will die.

iverezza iverezza says...

Humans are the prey to other species, and must face the struggles of being part of the food chain. Although Tokyo Ghoul has a more modern setting, there are definitely parallel themes.

Maryb384127 Maryb384127 says...

both anime take place in a world were  men eating monsters exist. In both anime the main character can *spoiler alert* turn in to said monsters. Both also involve in  internal struggle of the charters trying to control their monster side.

dillontoh1997 dillontoh1997 says...

If you like gore, these anime will satisfy you. In addition, both anime show how rather simple main characters turn into warriors by the end of it, while showing their struggles along the way (pretty typical main character story arc). 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes feature a protagonist that slowly builds his power across the anime, learning to control his own abilities. He's a young man fighting for his friends to survive, no matter the cost.

Both animes also feature a great deal of blood, interesting fighting techniques, and a strong-willed female lead. Good luck surviving these animes!

RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

Both are dark and gritty, deep characters. AoT has better action scenes while Tokyo Ghoul has...meh.

Both have a decent pacing good story and intresting characters combines with Guts and Blood

AnaKate AnaKate says...

Theyboth have characters who want to rid the world of something. The two main protaganists are also one of "them"

HikenNoAsxce HikenNoAsxce says...

Both are Dark and Mature stories, Both have a likeable Protaganist but Tokyo Ghoul has a more complicated Protaganist. Both have a wide variety of great characters other than the protaganist. And both have a badass Female lead

Teach Teach says...

They're both a more mature and darker take on anime. With great stroy that actaully suprises and is hard to predict. They also have great action sequences and are generally a breath of fresh air for anime that dragged me back to it. Also I left because I thought all anime was like Naruto or One peice, I was wrong.

NaomiEX NaomiEX says...

I believe they both have a similar horror-like feel to them. Both has good characters and really interesting stories. They're both about supernatural beings and I think anyone who like AoT or Tokyo Ghoul would like the other

It's vaguely similar but very different at the same time as AoT tells about a nearly extinct  human race hunted by Titans while Tokyo Ghoul tells about... Well ghouls. 

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

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

selvi selvi says...

if you're lookin for ghore anime contains blood, blood, and blood, but still have a good story and plot

Aerythrin Aerythrin says...

Both dystopian anime set in a world where the 'monsters' are trying to eat the humans. Both contain aspects of moral greyness, where it's unclear whether what the humans are doing is right or wrong.

Both include a main character who can transform in some way. It appears that both are artificially made, too, not just natural.

delano delano says...

literally all the death and sadness, but with well developed characters and very nicely animated. interesting plot gets you asking a lot of questions 

maysillee maysillee says...

Although the plots of Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul are very different, they both feature a main character who essentially turns into a "monster" and the mystery surrounding WHY they became that way.  They also share a great cast of diverse characters.

anxme anxme says...

Theyre both action packed and contain the eating of people so thats something I guess and theyre both really good anime generally speaking. The plot is good in both. 

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

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

pdraven pdraven says...

Both feature humanoid monsters and explicit violence. In addition, they share the common aspect of a human who finds himself turned into a monster they fear (and want revenge against, in Attack on Titan's case) but attempts to use the newfound skills to protect his friends.

YagamiRiku YagamiRiku says...

Both include a once "normal" main character who has a transformation to become the "enemy" in some way. Lots of violence and gore in both. Badass and strong characters, male and female, in both. 

galpal galpal says...

Both anime feacher young men trying to survie in worlds filled with monsters. There troubles worsen when the men turn into the vey monsters there worlds fear. So yea Attack on Titan and Tokyo Ghoul have simeler conflicts to them. I'm sure fans of one will enjoy the other.

yourhopejhs yourhopejhs says...

They're both pretty much the same, Action and Drama, Love em both! <3 XD

The main characters are a lot like eachother, Eren & Kaneki: Weak in the beginning, something happens to em both, they meet lots of new people, the plot begins, really nice all together.

They are both really good, recommend em to everyone.

Mostly people that likes Action, Drama and... different specied main characters.. *wink* >w<

PerfectAssPineapple PerfectAssPineapple says...

They give of the same kinda vibe to them, like you know cannibalism ( kinda )and eccentric characters ect. Also I would personally put both of them in my top five, easy. The characters are well built and are brilliantly designed. I would recommend both for anyone;)

EmmaDoesThings EmmaDoesThings says...

they're both alike. Humans fearing something inhumane. The inhumane thing is eating humans, there's gore, great character development.

tacocat77 tacocat77 says...

both have:

- mysterious man-eating creatures

- main character becomes what they hate

- the "man vs monster" conflict cliche

- great animation

- gore and tragedy :D

ReanimateAnime ReanimateAnime says...

Two and a half years have passed since the end of eren’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

if you're in for an anime that is both gruesome, gory and a lot of deaths, including some interesting methods of death then you should check these two out.  not for the faint of heart by any means, whereas both lead characters are left struggling with their "inner demons" yet, when they finally release them, they begin to understand themselves a bit and try to come to terms with their new life changing situation.

SaltedPistachio SaltedPistachio says...

Spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen AOT

Both series are pretty similar. Conflicted guy struggles in the world he lives and eventually turns into the very thing they hate. Attack on titan does a better job at not only following the manga but also pleasing the viewers but Tokyo Ghoul does have its highlights.

Niajack11 Niajack11 says...

the both have humans in fear of the other species and then hybryds of that species trying to unite the two or helpin the exterminate the other

Draker Draker says...

both anime is full of action and litle touch of drama with a very good story plot.I have watched both anime and i loved them both.

ohitschelly ohitschelly says...

Both are very gory and delve deeper into some dark themes.

nightfall0 nightfall0 says...

They both have action-packed storylines with troubled main characters. Though the main characters are very different, they both change in some way during the story. Bothe have bits of gore, well one has a lot of gore

Quintonn Quintonn says...

People are being eaten and in both the main character is only half human plus there is a lot of death

Touka3000 Touka3000 says...

It's an awesome anime to watch and very interesting as well! If you haven't seen it yet, give it a try! 

balldep69 balldep69 says...

Both of these animes are in an action one with a bunch of monsters the main charactor has to defeat. For AOT it is the titans and for Tokyo ghoul it is the other ghouls. Also both of the main charactors gain a strong power to help them during the show.

trashelisous trashelisous says...

they have gore, plot twisters, an amazing plot to follow, and a male main character. the two main characters differ because one of them is extermely hot headed, but the other is calm and composed while having a mental breakdown.

yet they are still tremendously good and slightly similar.

NasalaEdItS NasalaEdItS says...

It's packed with a ton of action and scenes that will have you on the edge of your seat.The main protagonist of each show kind of have this irony on themselves that you'll come to see.Whether fighting Titans,People,or Ghouls I can asure you that both of these anime's will most likely make you shed some tears.

CherryGrimmie CherryGrimmie says...

THEY ARE BOTH AMAZING!!!!! 

so go and watch :) and ENJOY

uncreativeusername uncreativeusername says...

Both animes involve another type of species, and humans fighting the species in order to survive.

shyguyevolved shyguyevolved says...

they have there similarities and are pretty different however they are both good shows just not for young kidds..............................................................

SamKermit SamKermit says...

They both include a the main character gaining a special power that everyone else views as special like how Kaneki is a one eyed ghoul and Eren can transform into a titan, both things create conflict for the character and builds up drama that adds to what happens later in both animes. A portion of other characters view these things as a way to help the other portion view it as a threat and the character needs to die. As the animes move on these things start to get more fimiliar to the character and the character uses them for the benifit of others, but sometimes it can be seen as putting others in harms way. too. Both have a sinilar plot line by the main characters recieving the power and we then watch how that affects thier lives and others, too.

Aspie Aspie says...

Both of them have a canabalistic side to them. And in both anime series the main male character can transform into what the humans call their enemy. Though the male character chooses to help his friends or his country by assuming the form of the supernatural existence they have buried within their body’s.

talk77 talk77 says...

its dramatic and they both turn into something society hates as well there are many characters in both that keep getting developed and you cant help to watch more and more

mykaa mykaa says...

both have themes of horror, extreme violence and action. the main characters become what they hate and end up being only half human

Piru3Peruna Piru3Peruna says...

IT was soooooo Good, just watch It 😂😂 But if you don’t like Blood then maybe you should not watch it. (Sorry For my bad english😂) But yeah it’s my favorite series 😅

MOoonlightchild MOoonlightchild says...

The shows are both interesting..... by that i mean dont eat when ur watching them...................................................................................................................................................

oZEROo oZEROo says...

Both have main characters that become monsters.  If you like one toy should hopefully enjoy the other. They are also both full of action!

SILENCE23 SILENCE23 says...

both feature a dark theme, sophisticated drama and plot that keeps you guessing and wanting more, gore af

Jaimefm Jaimefm says...

Both anime have a plethora of blood, guts, and heartbreaking deaths. In worlds where humans are no longer at the top of the food chain, both main characters learn what it really means to face their demons. Both also force the viewer to really think about what makes someone human, and at what point their humanity isn’t lost. 

Ashley159 Ashley159 says...

They both have a lot of action in them and they both worry about being overrun by the enemy. They might be different stories but they both are great. 

emylyebunny emylyebunny says...

Those animes look the same and the characters are similar. Eren and Kaneki has the same personnality I think! If you like Tokyo Ghoul, you will love Attack On Titan because of all suspense this anime has. If you like Attack On Titan, you will love Tokyo Ghoul because the horror/fiction is more pushed.

Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland

Middle school student Ganta Igarashi witnessed the slaughter of his entire class by the mysterious 'Red Man', and as the only survivor, he was labeled a mass murderer and sentenced to death. Now an inmate at the privately-owned prison and ‘amusement park' known as Deadman Wonderland, Ganta must try to survive in a place where inmates are the main attraction in brutal gladiator-style games. At the same time, he must attempt to uncover the truth behind the ‘Red Man', his mysterious childhood friend Shiro, and why he was the only survivor that bloody day.

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thatotakugirl thatotakugirl says...

Tokyo Ghoul and Deadman Wonderland are similar because they feature a very normal main character whose fate is changed drastically by a bloody event. They both come upon deadly powers and make friends and enemies with similar powers while trying to fight their future. There is a lot of blood and gore in both animes and they have a similar hope and hopelessness vibe. Both protags can be tiresome but they must learn and grown if they hope to stay alive. 

nightscape nightscape says...

The 2 main characters both seem rather weak in the beginning, but gradually grow much stronger - in both cases with the help and training of friends, who have the same kind of supernatural power. 

Also relevant: lots of blood and gore, lack of romance, suppressive authorities.

theSentinel theSentinel says...

Both of these animes are very story rich, but furthermore they have grusome tales.  If you watch one and like it you HAVE to watch the other.

Vukor Vukor says...

Both series resolve around violence and blood, but surprisingly that's not the biggest similarity between these two series. That's because there's one more thing that they have in common, one other thing that bonds these two anime - they are both terrible anime adaptations of their respective source materials. So if you liked one of these two, then you might enjoy the other, also butchered, adaptation. My real recommendation here is that if you enjoyed at least one of these, then you should read its manga, because it's much better and after that possibly read the manga of the other one.

godcheese godcheese says...

Shares a theme of dramatic-life altering circumstances to the main character where they are thrust into a world of carnage and violence beyond anything they could fathom, and must adapt or be consumed by it.

vinidimitri vinidimitri says...

Both series resolve around violence and blood, but surprisingly that's not the biggest similarity between these two series. That's because there's one more thing that they have in common, one other thing that bonds these two anime - they are both terrible anime adaptations of their respective source materials. So if you liked one of these two, then you might enjoy the other, also butchered, adaptation. My real recommendation here is that if you enjoyed at least one of these, then you should read its manga, because it's much better and after that possibly read the manga of the other one.

Vija Vija says...

Tokyo Ghoul and Deadman Wonderland have the same kindof feeling to them. meaning that when you watch it, it will leave you disgusted but it will give you a craving for more and you just cant stop watching when you have started.

JantiyKanster JantiyKanster says...

In Deadman Wonderland and Tokyo Ghoul, the main protagonist (Ganta Igarashi, Deadman Wonderland) (Kaneki Ken, Tokyo Ghoul), once a normal boy/human gets thrown into a bloody reality unseen by the rest of the world. They soon find out that by a major event(shown in the first episode) they were given inhuman powers that they must learn to control.

Both main leads receive major character developments; From a seemingly useless coward into a powerful superhuman. The progess of this development somewhat differs with Ganta and Kaneki, Kaneki with a more intense development then Ganta's.

After seeing the more gruesome side of their world, the protagonist is saved by a female. Although these girls may seem polar opposites with comparison to each other; Shiro, an almost child-like, bubbly, carefree girl. Touka, a down-to-earth teen with a seemingly harsh attitude. Still they share their similarities. Both seemingly stronger than the main character, will do anything for their best friend, and not much is known about them(If you only watch the anime).

In both anime, it makes you feel sorry for the main characters(in my case). It introduces many interesting characters and leave plot holes that are just skimmed over, it might have been beacuse of the number of episodes each series had gotten.

AwakoEdelstein AwakoEdelstein says...

Both tell the story of a student, that one day their lifes change drastically. I think that is a good recommendation.

Phyren Phyren says...

They both have a right amount of gore and blood and they're both psychological in a way. If you enjoyed Deadman Wonderland, I can tell you, you will love Tokyo Ghoul. Of course, vise versa. If you've seen Tokyo Ghoul, you will love Deadman Wonderland. They both have their whining little boys who turn into badass fight machines!

Miharu93 Miharu93 says...

both animes focus on the despair of the main male character (with lots of blood and gore) - in tokyo ghoul kaneki's transformation from human to not-so-human, then in deadman wonderland how ganta's wrongfully accused of mass murder

they both focus on the characters despair of their situation and how they go from whimpy boys into overcoming their problems either through fighting or having broken mentally - so if you enjoy a bit of hopelessness, despair and fear and lots of gore in your anime then either of these are a must watch

Drasticc Drasticc says...

There both dark psycho-dramas.  Great plot lines, and tons of violence and gore.  So if you plot twist, game changers, and action, then these series wont let you down.

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

In both shows, the main characters are innocent boys that gain inhuman powers due to unfortunate circumstances, and their lives become a tragedy. Both anime are bloody and have a lot of fighting.

ZeldaMoon ZeldaMoon says...

Both are dark and mysterious animes where young boys must deal with unfortunate circumstances

Faihe Faihe says...

Thou it has different settings it has little similarities and plus its just an awesome anime.

113ecca 113ecca says...

Gory, Supernatural, Thrilling, they will both keep you on the edge of your seat and wanting more

Rin27 Rin27 says...

Not for the faint of heart, these two anime both have incredible intense stories.

With a generous amount of blood and screaming involved they do have a lot of aspects similar to each other although they do have different plots to reveal. The chances are high that you like the other of you liked one.

MugiwaraLuffy MugiwaraLuffy says...

they both have this dark feeling behind them what i mean is that you dont know when someone is gonna go crazy or kill someone :D

Snookygurgle Snookygurgle says...

Both are very gory, sad, dramatic and all characters have unique personalities as well as intricate relationships. Iv'e watched both and I reccomend this for anyone who likes action filled and suspensful as well as heart breaking animes. The plot twists are amzing!

RoyalOss RoyalOss says...

Both anime focus on a main male character which gets special powers forced upon himself. To fit in with the society they must learn to use their powers.

Both characters are weak (and quite annoying imo) at the start but suddenly get a lot stronger.

Tokyo Ghoul focuses on Ghouls hiding from humans or they will be shot/captured. Deadman Wonderland focuses about people with blood power which are send to jail. So both are outcasts.

Deadman Wonderland however never got a sequal so it is only half the story. Tokyo Ghoul appears to get a third season so most likely it will get a satisfying ending.

anxme anxme says...

These two anime give off a similar vibe and the branch of sin in deadman wonderland is similar to the ghouls kagune (at least I think that's what it was called, I apologize if that was wrong) They also both have quite a bit of death and violence so I mean there is that two.

kross45 kross45 says...

Both anime have characters with very similar abilities. They both have simlar themes and undertones . If your looking for a darker anime with deeper meaning i would recommend these.

mocla mocla says...

I really like tokyo ghoul and dead man wonderland because they both have blood and gore

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

You there, weak, squishy protagonist! This anime is going to make you stronger, faster, better. Stop whining about all the blood and take this new power. Oh, now you whine about having to fight for your life all the time? Fine, here's a cast of like-powered individuals. Go fight the oppressors, you crazy kid!

Anime0Is0Life Anime0Is0Life says...

Both are tragically sad and yet filled with horror and make you wanna be best friends with the main character BECAUSE THEY DIDNT DESERVE WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM

TobyGoRawr TobyGoRawr says...

Both main characters are students, just a average human student. Until, they become a victim of something monstrous, horrofying and bloody.  Their world is twisted and turned up side down. They both struggle to accept that they are becoming the monster themself. But whem they accept it, they use it to save them self and those they care of. 

halfcafkuroo halfcafkuroo says...

The somewhat goreyness of each series is similar. In some way shiro reminds me of juuzou too, especially because of the red on white

SaltedPistachio SaltedPistachio says...

Spoilers for Deadman

Deadman Wonderland is incompleted so it's best if you read the manga.

Both series are about someone whose life is drastically changed by someone they know. They both devlope blood-related powers and not only struggle with the people around them but have a hard time taking full control of their own powers.

talk77 talk77 says...

it is similar in the way of how the main charachters are treated in tokyo ghoul the main character is pretty much looked at as a pest that needs to be exterminated and in deadman wonderland the man charcter is looked at as if he doesnt even matter.

Zesri Zesri says...

Both animes are gory in their own right. They both have an interesting, but captivating storyline that can really impersify themselves. 

hewwoOwO hewwoOwO says...

i think if you enjoyed one you would enjoy the other. both are dark, both protags struggle with their situations and both start out as weak but with the help of others grow. they both have mysteries to be solved, that dont appear as mysteries at first but have satisfying conclusions

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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danajci danajci says...

It's simmilar beacuse in both the main character is somebody with strange powers that make him an outcast.

unicornslayer unicornslayer says...

The main characters of both anime become a being/monster and even though at first they are scared and confused, they overcome it and become pretty badass. Who thought recomendations have to be atleast one hundred characters long, like that is so annoying. Ayways, if you liked Tokyo Ghoul, you'll like Ajin and vice versa.

Nicknames Nicknames says...

Both shows are about a guy who becomes a monster and has to learn how to handle their new abilities as well as to try to not get captured (or killed in Tokyo Ghoul's case). Both are also action-packed and, while I liked Ajin more than Tokyo Ghoul, fans of one will enjoy the other

RickGrimes RickGrimes says...

  • Based on Earth = Check
  • Humans hunt the opposed(Ghouls Or Aijin)=Check
  • Protaganoist is a dumb teenager =Check
  • Protaganoist looses his mind half way in the series= Check
  • Protaganoist is special = Check
  • Amazing Animation= Not check for both!
  • Protaganoist has friends who care about him = Check
  • Protaganoist dosent give shit about his friends =Check!
  • Has one bad-ass = Check(Arima in TG and Stou in Ajin)
  • Dark Gritty Premise = Check!

dyra dyra says...

after watching tokyo ghoul (first season , personaly I do not like the second one bc it does not follow the manga so the development of the characters stops ) , ajin delivers the same struggles of a boy who wakes up him inner monster  (if the animation puts you off ,then you shoul try reading the manga , the story is very good )

whatev whatev says...

Ajin has a very similar feel to Tokyo Ghoul and there are parallels between the two story lines. Both are compelling stories with intriguing characters. However, in my opinion, there are signficant differences between the two that give each a unique and gripping narration.

pdraven pdraven says...

Often dark anime featuring male main characters who find themselves changed into humanoid monsters who end up battling others of their new type. Frequent explicit violence, government agencies trained to fight the monsters, and maintenance of friendships (or at least attempts at such) with humans also factor into both series.

Hutai Hutai says...

Dark world where humans and and "monsters" live in the same society. ( Ajin (demi-humans) and ghouls). Both protagonists are living normal life, studying in school when accident happens and they find out that they're not humans anymore. Both main characters are being hunted by the police forces and special ops.Both MC's experience a lot of pain and are subjects of experiments and insane abuse.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. Good soundtracks

onecookie onecookie says...

Even though they are very similar in nature, with both main characters leading normal lives in the beginning, then becoming "monsters" and being hunted by the police, both characters experiencing torture and abandonment, they examine the same situation from two different view points based on each character's personality.

KhaosEmerald KhaosEmerald says...

The core of these anime are dark with compelling supernatural bases too unique to be cliche.

The main male protagonist of each, though intelligent, must learn more about themselves as the series progresses and learn to harness their powerful abilities.

Conflict sparked by societal fear between these "other-wordly beings" and police.

niotabunny niotabunny says...

both result in a boy who is forced to endure a hardship they did not want to take upon themselves.  forced into this role they can either let it consume them or use it to their advantage.  both contain plenty of gore and violence, death and loss and gain. 

crimsonlotus42454 crimsonlotus42454 says...

Replace Ghoul with Ajin and you almost have the same premise, plus the atmosphere is similar. Levels of morality come in to play.

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Two very simple horror anime with something to say about the human condition, also contain the very same tropes and character types; a main character becoming the feared species in society, an evil corrupt member of his kind trying to kill a lot of humans, and all of the ajin/ghouls have edgy looking weapons that aren't very well-explained so that it can be a fighting seinen.

Rosyprincess112 Rosyprincess112 says...

They are very similar in the characters becoming something not human and being treated unfairly by society.

koij koij says...

BOth share similar themes, and a deep sense pf phsychological thriller. With lots of turns and twists they are a delight to watch. You will not be disappoin ted. Give it a go.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

What could happen when humans are no longer at the top of the food chain? How are the "new humans" viewed by society? Violence or friendship, what is the correct conclusion? And what really does it mean "to be human"? Both anime try to come with an answer so if you've watched one, see what the other has to say.

Psycho-Pass

Psycho-Pass

In the future, a system called Sibyl presides over the country and provides order to every facet of life. It dictates which job fields citizens should go into based on aptitude tests, and can even read each resident's mental state and predict which ones are likely to commit crimes in the future. Fresh from exams, Akane Tsunemori is beginning her career as an Inspector, a specialized police officer who works to apprehend these latent criminals and stop crimes before they happen. But not all that get caught are eliminated or jailed, some join the police force as Enforcers to provide insight into criminals’ minds, and Akane is warned not to get too close to them, as they're considered little more than hunting dogs. Though skeptical of this advice, and Sibyl's judgement, Akane is determined to work together with her Enforcers to protect the peace of her city and its inhabitants.

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anosora anosora says...

When I watched the first ep of tokyo kushu I was greatly reminded of psycho-pass because they both entail a dark story. They're both very bloody, violent, and tell a tragedy that follows either Kogami or Kaneki. These two animes are extremely similar and have a more mature theme than majority of the high school age animes. The main characters are always fighting themselves of what is the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do. As they are both branded as evil by their contemporary society, and yet both try to find light and justice in whichever ways they possibly can. 

Brad Brad says...

Tonally dark, a splash of violence and gore, OST's that compliment the show perfectly, morally grey characters and a more mature story telling style than other shows in the genre - These are just some of the similarities that make this an easy recommendation to make straight off the bat. 

zorlop zorlop says...

yeah these both fill that sense of violence, eerieness and suspenseful action that could leave you wondering who would live or who would die

theSentinel theSentinel says...

Though they were made by different studios, they almost seem like they were created by the same writer.  If you liked one you will definitely like the other.

MamimiAlice MamimiAlice says...

Both anime are dark and violent, but Psycho-Pass is on a completely different level when it comes to how deep it is, whereas Tokyo Ghoul's characteristic feature is violence. 

hypnokinesis hypnokinesis says...

These animes aren't alike in plot at all, but they're both dark, gory, and makes you think about humanity and society. Their tones are really similar, with their openings by the same artist. They're both based on a society that's quite different from our own, with morally-grey characters. Both center around a 'morally-good' protagonist, who goes through significant character development as they become more adapted to the new world they're thrown into. If you like one, be sure to check out the other.

stanistani stanistani says...

good style . nice story, futuristic

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kenjung91 kenjung91 says...

Similar disturbing and forboding atmosphere. Both deal with dystopic subjects (i.e. societal conditioning, a specie which hunts humans).

espada4BEAST espada4BEAST says...

Both of these anime give me the same dark feeling and I have lots to contemplate after watching. Tokyo ghoul was more gory versus psycho pass which is more psychological. Both main characters deal with larger problems than their own.. 

JH579 JH579 says...

Since they're both psychological thrillers and both have kind of a taste for horror in it I think they are a perfect match. At first I despised Tokyo Ghoul because of some elements, but the recommedations here, some trailers and other stuff got me to watch both. I really don't regret it! The drama, action, psychology and everything behind it is very good and in perfect harmony. I really agree with this recommendation.

Monsutakira Monsutakira says...

both animes have similarities in storytelling and subject matters, like the rude awakening of the main character to the real world or the fact that both stories have racial/social tensions as their settings, the sense of superiority and inequality...  

Rin27 Rin27 says...

Suspense and mystery are two things that both anime have in common, these are the type of stories you want to watch when you want to challange your brain with some 'what if' scenarios. You have to pay attention when watching these but that's certainly not hard to do when the characters progress noticably through these series. The action is also worth it.

EruOtaku94 EruOtaku94 says...

Very similar themes (although alternate points of view)

very similar style. should check each one out

zerowires zerowires says...

Reasons. Watch and realize why yourself. I came, I saw and I was a young fanperson all over again. Became absolutely obsessed. I wanted fan gear from both shows and kept pestering my friends to watch them (not something I have done in about 9 years because adulting otakus play it cool - pffft, who am I kidding? Adult otakus can be as bad as the younger fans coming up at our heels leaving their mark in the fandom world like we did before anime was a click away on a computer and all we had were hopeful chances and Toonami).

These brought me back to those feelings again, of wanting to soak in it and obsess over them.

Hutai Hutai says...

Dark world atmosphere, crime, violence and there's the beings that are hunted by the government. Lots of action, both mc's go through a lot and change the way they are. 

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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NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

It's clear from the beginning of "Tokyo Ghoul" that it shares more than a few similarities to the vampire anime "Shiki." There's the most obvious similarity: the monsters that devour human flesh but appear human, with the exception of the creepy eyes. In addition, both have buckets and buckets of gore splattering across the screens.

However, what is probably the most compelling reason for the dual recommendation is that both show the more "human" aspect of being a monster, what with characters who truly try to do away with and ignore their violent need to eat humans.

(DISCLAIMER: Yeah, yeah, so "Tokyo Ghoul" isn't exactly finished, and I haven't read the manga. So it's entirely possible that the series does a complete 180 and turns into a freaking magical girl anime. However, even if something drastic does occur, my point about both being gory and monstrous should still stand. And that, you know, they're both entertaining as hell.)

Noriko Noriko says...

Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul have monsters (vampires and ghouls) with black eyes and red irises, and both of them have a desire to feed on human flesh.

Even tho the setting is completely different, the concept is somewhat the same. Therefore if you liked one of those 2 titles, you're probably gonna like the other.

Starletka Starletka says...

Dark atmosphere, gallons of blood, gore, creepy eyes... These are just a few things the series have in common. Even the plots are similar: monsters (Vampires in Shiki, Ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul) are living among humans; some of them trying their best to fit in, some of them hunting for flesh every night. The biggest similarity is in the theme itself: who is better and has more right to live - humans or monsters?

On the other hand, while Tokyo Ghoul is filled with mindless violence and flat characters, only trying to impress with how much blood it shows, Shiki is actually a psychological anime with well-developed characters facing the existential issue.

Atalea Atalea says...

Both involve humans and creatures with a human appearance living together. These creatures can only survive by consuming human blood which causes them to fight eachother. The greatest similarity between these shows is the fact that it views both perspectives and that some of these monsters still own their humanity and are just trying to live a normal life. Shiki focuses more on the mystery and the horror, while Tokyo Ghoul focuses more on the gore and action.

MrRaindrop MrRaindrop says...

Both feature a human vs monster scenario where the monsters easily blend in with the humans making it diffcult for the humans to discern friend from foe. Not as important but montsers in both series also have red black eyes which I thought was kinda interesting.

SSmith1014 SSmith1014 says...

The really interesting thing about these two is that they both humanize the traditional "monster" in a way, with characters that toe the line between the traditional ideas of good and evil. Tokyo Ghoul has a slightly more impressive animation style, however, Shiki can hold its own in that department as well. Both move at a quick pace but do not overwhelm with too much information at a time so that you can watch an episode and feel like everything and nothing happened all at once. On an unrelated note, both have positively delightful OPs. 

Drasticc Drasticc says...

Both have very dark themes.  There will action, well wrote dialog, and plenty of violence and bloody scenes  While Shiki is more of a time killer, it has it's good points. Meanwhile, TG will have you on the edge of your seats.

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niravg1012 niravg1012 says...

I think Shiki was better overall, but if you're looking for something else supernatural Tokyo Ghoul isn't horrible. Both are horror-oriented, but Shiki is barely horror at all whereas watching Tokyo Ghoul made me naseaous a few times. That being said, if you're into supernatural anime and are okay with gore, check out TG. Shiki has a wonderful story and a brilliant protagonist. 

Someoneyoudontknow Someoneyoudontknow says...

I honestly think they are very similar because both have horror (obvious) and have that desire to eat humans therefore both ghoul and vampire are very similar, shiki has that blood and gore which TG has and is a good horror anime,  I think you should check out but BUT if you want it to have a good story and plot like Tokyo ghouls I wouldn't recommend this anime (my opinion)

Lemonducky Lemonducky says...

On the surface, one might not think to equate these two too strongly. Both are violent and gruesome (Tokyo Ghoul being more so) and share a similar atmosphere of despair and needless suffering. However, one of the main themes that each anime was trying to get across is something like this: humans, ghouls, and vampires are really much more alike than they are different. Both make you think hard about who we call a monster and who we call a friend, and each has some strong doses of shame, misery, and revenge.

I think if you like one, give the other a try. Just know that Tokyo Ghoul falls more onto the action side while Shiki leans more towards mystery and suspense (it starts quite a bit more slowly).

MegumiShimizu MegumiShimizu says...

Both stories focus on war between the two sides and inability to cooperate with eachother, making you question who is the real bad guy with both sides having justified reasons for their actions. Both shows are about morals and what's right and what's really not. The artstyles are also kind of simular. 

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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MamimiAlice MamimiAlice says...

The characters (maybe the lack of depth) give off a similar feeling. The difference in the trope is that the protagonist in Elfen Lied is the usual useless guy, who is dragged in a situation full of violence that he cannot comprehend, whereas in Tokyo Ghoul the protagonist evolves into a fearsome creature. Once more, we see a variation of human beings with supernatural powers, being hunted down and experimenting upon, and are faced with the question of who should survive and whether the two species can live together in peace. The animation is similar, though Elfen Lied is older, and in both anime there is a fair amount of disturbing violence.

XxMicrochibixX XxMicrochibixX says...

Both Tokyo Ghoul and Elfen Lied have a species that are similar to humans but not quite. Both also deal with how the species are treated by humans because of their differences from humankind. Both series are also really tragic and make you feel bad for the nonhuman species and contain large amounts of gore.

FoxMaskCain FoxMaskCain says...

This one is hard to explain. I'd have to say it's because the action in the show is portayed in a similiar way. Also both shows have an undertone of severe gloom and depravity while often demonstrating a light and uplifting feel.

staffordshire staffordshire says...

bloody anime about fight between humans and supernatural. both are very good highly recommend

Supplex Supplex says...

I agree with a lot of what's already been mentioned by others. Mainly these animes has sort of the same "feeling" and theres gore.

Tschmidtty Tschmidtty says...

gore................................................................................................................................

Anachor Anachor says...

Both series revolve around a common theme, a nonhuman species within the human society murdering or devouring humans. Naturally a clash for survival arises and we are shown the mutual hatred for each species to the other, of course characters with different perspective exists and the story focuses on those characters. If you like violence, you will find it enough on both.

Inspite of obvious similarities in the plot, the execution is completely different. Elfen Lied is much more mature with a romantic subplot and is more pchycological, while Tokyo Ghoul is more action centered.

TobyGoRawr TobyGoRawr says...

Because there are monsters killing and slaughter innocent people. It's not as brutal as Elfen Lied.  It may not be the best substitute, but it will do the trick while you search for a new anime. Both are great anime! 

Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

After a catastrophic epidemic kills every adult on earth, vampires arise from the shadows to enslave the remaining human population. Yuichiro and his friends are kept as vampire fodder in a creepy underground city. Yuichiro dreams of one day fighting back, and the first step is staging a daring escape from their vampire overlords...

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phoenixaurora phoenixaurora says...

Tokyo Ghoul and Seraph of the End are action-oriented shows with a side of mystery.  Set in a dystopic version of urban Tokyo, a war wages on between non-humans and the human side represented by a shadowy militant organization.  Within the non-human faction, there are hidden motives and power struggles.  Throughout the course of the first cour, the series slowly builds up to a climactic confrontation.     

Kaneki and Mikaela's character arcs are similar in that both were innocent boys turned against their will into beings that feed off humans.  Eventually, both become more ruthless and cold because they realize that sacrifice is necessary to save the ones they care about, especially their best friend who is a human getting caught up in the war between the humans and non-humans.  Both Kaneki and Mikaela refrain from feeding off live humans, instead resorting to alternate food sources.  Still, they take great pains to repress the nature of who they are and resist the urge to feed.  Thematically, both characters symbolize the struggle to survive with their morals intact.  

Kaneki's character is also similar to Yuichiro as both are 'special' among their kind and have a strong desire to protect everyone.  However, to realize the full potential of their powers, they must embrace the monster within.    

Tokyo Ghoul and Seraph of the End essentially tell the tale of a conflict between two species but with flipped perspectives from each other.  Seraph of the End is told from the human side while Tokyo Ghoul seeks to make us empathize with the non-humans.  Both Tokyo Ghoul and Seraph of the End will diverge from their manga counterparts in their sequel with an anime-original ending.    

TeeDeeDubYa TeeDeeDubYa says...

Well drawn

Pretty cool story

Awesome characters

humanity batman-ing up with gear.

Ghouls... vampires...sooooo blood :D

Kaparys Kaparys says...

These animes both revolve around supernatural creatures who keep being targeted by armies because of their species. No one listens to them which forces them to participate in unwanted fights.

renarisa renarisa says...

The ghouls and the vampires in both of these series are alike in some ways, and are both at war with the humans, as humans are their primary food source. Also in both series, we see the point of view from the humans and from the point of view of the ghouls/vampires. In Tokyo Ghoul we see this primarily via Kaneki and Amon, and in Seraph of the End we see this through Yuu and Mika. There's a familiar flow of action and suffering between the two anime.

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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Hutai Hutai says...

Both main characters had an incident that caused their lives to change big time. Anime has a dark atmosphere, action, gore, killing, fights etc.  

TurkeyGami TurkeyGami says...

Ultimately, Tokyo Ghoul is a horror, and Inuyashiki has a few horror elements such as gore, so they aren't the same exact genre- but they are both sci-fi, and both have a lot of violence. You may prefer one over the other, but they're similar enough to reccomend.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

An accident results in the mc gaining powers that seriously impact their lives in a rather negative way. 

Beccaboi Beccaboi says...

Both have similar story lines. Main character turns into something not human, then they become badass

Devils' Line

Devils' Line

Half-devil Anzai uses his devil-born gifts to protect Tokyo from devil related crime. His will of never drinking human blood becomes severely tested while protecting his love, Tsukasa. Will he be able to resist the urge of his demon instincts?

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Jayage Jayage says...

There both pretty much the same thing the main characher is a Vampire/Ghoul who dosen't want to hurt anyway, the only real different is Devil Line more of a romance well Tokyo Ghoul is more of a Psychological type anime.

Striven Striven says...

Intense story, action, and devils. I was hooked on both of these animes and I can't express how good they were. Highly recommended.

unravel96 unravel96 says...

They are very similar in storylines. Each have their own merits but the overall concept of the shows are very similar.

HeyItsMeliodas HeyItsMeliodas says...

both present a unique alternative form of humanity, with Devils and Ghouls being the alternate form, respectively