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Kei, a cynical and arrogant high school student, has minimal regard for others; so it's much to his surprise that when he's asked by his elementary school friend Kato to save a drunken bum laying on the subway tracks, he actually complies. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and they are swiftly decapitated by the oncoming train. Kei and Kato awaken in a nondescript room occupied by a black sphere and a variety of other people, and thus begins Gantz's game. In it, the players must face off against aliens in battles where death is inevitable and rewards are minimal. Unfortunately for them, this is just the beginning of their nightmare - at least, for those who manage to survive...
Kyojin and Gantz, especially near ch350 of Gantz, revolve around brutally fighting monsters/aliens/giants in order to stay alive and protect humanity. With such a threat, there is need for a special team who can destroy all opposition. When things go array, people get brutally murdered in a sea of limbs and blood. Hope seems lost to the humans portrayed in each manga, and events only get worse as the story goes on. Join the brave who dare read these gory yet intriguing manga.
Both of these manga deal with putting it all on the line to fight for a greater good. Helping friends to survive play a huge role in both. They both have big fighting scenes that go all-out. Death play a role in both of these. If that was an element you like in one, it is similar in the other. Both have elements of mystery. The protagonists in each manga do not know why they fight and later in each manga questions are raised if they are in fact doing the right thing by fighting.
read for your self... What i was going to say has already been said before . Both revolve around survival of humanity, aside from one having more fan service than the other (gantz).
Both Gantz and Attack on Titan are action-packed tales chock full of violence, death and moral choices. In Attack on Titan, the world is turned upside down as horrifying monsters appear and ruthlessly devour people, wrecking society and leaving those who remain alive to decide how to deal with the titans. In Gantz, Kei and Katou find themselves dead, but instead of passing on like a normal person, they and other strangers who have died end up being chosen to fight against strange and often terrifying aliens who pose a threat to humanity.
Both series take their cast of characters and make them bear witness to gruesome stuff, but they also share similarities in their character growth, as well as psychological themes and moral dilemmas. The cast of Attack on Titan may seem to be far more likable than that of Gantz, but Gantz makes up for this in the diversity and realistic development of its central players. In addition, both manga have a great stylistic (and different) art style to them, so if you like your manga looking a bit more on the unique side, I'd try these out.
It is also worth noting that Gantz deals far more with sexual themes than Attack on Titan does, but if this does not bother you, then I strongly feel that if you enjoyed the idea of people fighting monsters they basically know nothing about-- and seeing thebloody consequences -- then these are the two series for you. I recommend both!
In the early 21st century, mankind is decimated when plants rise up, eating the populace and swallowing cities with their foliage. The remaining humans retreat underground in hopes of a safe haven, but nowhere is safe from the unspeakable horrors that want to hunt them down, and supplies are running thin...
Besides Knights of Sidonia, imo there isn't a single better recommendation out there for Titan than Green Worldz. Period. The plot and environment is not similar - but trust me on this one, it is INCREDIBLY similar as far as the mood and feel, the very creepy and scary monsters/gore levels, the protagonist who watched someone die brutally and wants to become stronger to save others, everything. Some of Green Worldz' shocking death scenes are extremely similar to how the Titan manga is portrayed as well, with a few panels shown in succession from the monster's 'ah ha, I see you' moment to the character noticing, to them being viciously eaten.
I have recommended basically nothing with Titan because I don't believe any of the top recs (Claymore, Berserk, Deadman Wonderland) are good at all except on a few stretched points. Those recs seem to me like they're done as 'best options' since there's nothing better. There's finally something better. Titan and Green Worldz are a PERFECT fit.
Both of these mangas are gory and brutal as humans have to face off against a species more powerful than their own. The more powerful species in both also come in different forms. The facial expressions of pain and anguish and the feeling of there being no hope are present in almost every chapter. The internal emotional struggles are also very prevalent. Both are a great read. Give it a go if you don't want a happy ending.
Humanity. Top dog in the food chain and concerning species, rulers of the earth, going as they please, where they please and doing whatever they want. But now, humans are overthrown as giant plant things (Green Worldz) and titans (...Attack on Titan) step up to rumble and take the planet for themselves.
To begin with, the world has gone to hell and the new overlords are dominating the crap out of the humans. They run the show, and to fight back, not only will they have to get badass, but create some awesome weapons to wreck faces and show these chumps what humanity is made of. It's not an easy road, and a lot may die on the way by way of gruesome deaths and the terror of standing against their aggressors before their very much timely death.
Sacrifices will be made, monsters will find new ways to smack the humans around but they will fight and they will fight hard. Against things bigger than them, things with more venom and terror within their bones (And whatever is inside giant, definite man-eating plants), they will struggle to survive when the going is tough and find a way to fight back and stick it to the monsters. Humanity doesn't lay down and die no matter what the odds. These are two more tales of humanity vs monsters that took over their world, two more grisly, gory tales of survival and two more worth reading.
To be honest I haven't read Attack on Titan manga, but I've watched the anime. Based on what I saw I can say with confidence that these two have very similar plots. The key words are: fight for survival, ugly monsters, humans being eaten alive and a few badass characters.
Can you see the island in the sky...? Most people think it's just a metaphor or some weird hoax, but for those rare students actually capable of spotting the island floating in the sky, they are afforded the opportunity to enroll in Naraka High School. Graduation promises a cushy government job and a life of wealth and prosperity. It almost sounds too good to be true. Momiji Rokudou is a first-year who spotted the island and enrolled with dreams of the dazzling life that awaited him, but those dream quickly turn to nightmares when he learns the truth of the old adage, "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is." Naraka High School offers a unique education, to be sure. The campus is a killing field floating above the earth, and the only requirement for graduation is survival! Best of luck in your studies, Momiji...
While different in overall plot, both involve a group of people who are brutally devoured by monsters, with similar pacing and terror-filled moments. These are great recommendations for each other.
Both are survival stories with some mystery to them. Aphorism is a little more humorous and the characters feel younger, the story more commercial, but it's still a good category match for Attack on Titan, which feels more epic, desperate, and thought provoking. I found Attack on Titan more original and enthralling, but I enjoyed Aphorism quite a lot as well.
Outer space, the far future. A lone seed ship, the Sidonia, plies the void, ten centuries since the obliteration of the solar system. The massive, nearly indestructible, yet barely sentient alien life forms that destroyed humanity’s home world continue to pose an existential threat. Nagate Tanikaze has only known life in the vessel’s bowels deep below the sparkling strata where humans have achieved photosynthesis and new genders. Not long after he emerges from the Underground, however, the youth is bequeathed a treasured legacy by the spaceship’s coolheaded female captain.
Both series focus on a dwindling group of "last surviving" humans, who are fighting an overwhelmingly powerful enemy. The enemy in each case is very alien, yet has some mysterious connection to humanity.
Sidonia is placed in a futuristic setting while Shingeki is placed in a more medieval setting, yet everything else about the two series is strikingly similar.
Attack on Titan and Knights of Sidonia are so much alike that it feels like they were adapted from the same source material. The general concepts and plotting and many plot revelations are very similar. However whereas Attack onTitan is a medieval fantasy, Knights of Sidonia is a sci-fi mecha story.
So if you like the basic idea of these shows but prefer to see it told with an emphasis on horror, gore, despair, panic and general chaos, featuring an improvised chaotic approach to defending what is left of humanity and a heavy emphasis on action then Attack on Titan is what you want.
If you want a strong emphasis on setting and a more logical, coordinated, team based approach to the defense of humanity, with more deliberate logical plot revelations and a more focused overall story telling approach then Knights of Sidonia is what you want.
In a land overrun by yoma - monsters that feed upon human innards and take on the appearance and memories of their victims - humans are little more than cattle awaiting slaughter. The only opposition to the yoma is The Organization, a group led by a council of mysterious men who send out their all-female warriors (known as claymores) to do their bidding. However, The Organization is not charitable; a town must pay an exorbitant fee for their services. Likewise, many of the claymores care little for those who they protect. Clare, the lowest ranked claymore, lives only so that she may one day avenge her mentor.
These two titles definetely have the same air about them. They're about humanity in a different reality where there is one clear enemy that needs to be defeated. As you read on, a lot of what you think is true, may not be after all.
In Claymore and in Shingeki no Kyojin there are monsters who kill people, human fused with monsters and the same misterious plot that makes you exited and willing to know how things will be
In a post-apocalyptic world, humans, robots and cyborgs live in the Scrapyard - a landscape of twisted, rusted junk made up of the garbage sent from the above city of Zalem. In this place, the inventor Ido finds a partially-destroyed cyborg amidst the rubble, gives her a new body and names her Gally. With no memory of her past and an instinctual ability to use a powerful martial art known as the Panzer Kunst, Gally matures and relearns life's lessons while she travels the broken landscape, struggles to remember who she is and where she came from, and discovers the mysteries of Zalem.
The character of Misaka reminds me of Alita in a lot of ways (Not least of all being visuals...), both are fearless, kick-ass fighter girls who routinely face off against overwhelming odds. If you liked one, you'd probably like the other.
With his phrase "don't you dare make girls cry," Makoto Tobita has failed his 30th confession, but that won't stop him. Promising to do anything for the girl who smiles at him, no matter what it is, what will happen now when the alien fighting - giant girl, Mana Eimiya, is in love with him?
It's been seventeen long years since the Fleet of Fog―a mysterious, unmanned fleet of powerful vessels that appeared out of nowhere―took control of the oceans, barring humanity from traveling between continents or islands. During those years, people the world over have dreamed of a revolt that would let them take back the seas, but there's been no hope―until now. A weapon powerful enough to damage the Fog's vessels has finally been invented, and there's just one way of getting the critical information and prototypes from Japan to America, where the weapon can produced! The submarine I-401, with its humanoid avatar―a "mental model" named Iona, who's taken the shape of a young girl―was once part of the Fleet of Fog, but has chosen to side with humanity. Now captained by Chihaya Gunzo and his crew, the I-401 is the only ship under human control that can move freely through the seas. But she answers only to her captain, and he answers to no one.
When the infected approached Rei and Takashi's school, it led to a gruesome blood bath that left the majority of students and staff dead or turned into the zombie-like monsters that have spread throughout the world. Together with a handful of other survivors, Rei and Takashi set forth to find their families in a world that is rapidly detoriating. Governments have collapsed, the killer disease is out of control, and people everywhere are trying their best to simply live through each day...
Honoka Takamiya is a typical teenager; he does his classwork and admires Ayaka, the school idol, who sits next to him in class. But the boy's life changes forever when one day, a piece of the school falls on top of him and he's saved by Ayaka due to... her magical powers?! For Ayaka is a witch, and deeming Honoka to be 'her princess', she is determined to keep the boy safe from harm. Now Honoka must try to stay alive while countless other witches target him, learn more about Ayaka and her craft, and still try to maintain his school life in the process!
What could, seemingly unrelated series like Attack on Titan and Witch Craft Works, possibly have in common? Badass, overprotective kudderes, that's what. If you read one of those two series, you should very well know what I'm talking about. If not, I can add that in both series the female lead is a badass, overprotective kuudere with an obsession over the male lead. However, story wise, those series are not very similar. It's up to you to decide whether to read them or not, but if you're into female characters like this, at least now you should know where to look.