The Promised Neverland

Alt title: Yakusoku no Neverland

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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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sothis sothis says...

The second ~half of the chapters available for Promised Neverland are strongly reminiscent of the themes in Made in Abyss: exploration of an unknown landscape, deadly dangers at every turn, and they both involve kids. Fairly different setups and and plots but both have very unique world building and will appeal to the same audiences.

randompocky randompocky says...

They both have childlike innocence atmosphere, all the while exploring the corruption of the world around them. 

MarsGaia MarsGaia says...

Both feature childern trying to survive in dangerous fantasy settings where nothing is what it seems.

Godspeed

Godspeed

Long ago, angels and demons engaged in a fierce war; and to keep humans safe, angels built the city of Ilvia. In the center lies a walled sanctuary where special children must live until their fourteenth birthday, at which point they graduate and leave for paradise with Amalda, their angel caretaker. Akira, Yuno, and their friends are about to turn fourteen, and their curiosity leads them to sneak outside of the walls for a peek of paradise, not realizing the horror of what awaits them...

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sothis sothis says...

These two shounens have a very similar setup - humans live an idyllic life behind a walled city and aren't sure of what goes on outside of the walls. What they discover is terrifying and horrific. If you liked one you'd definitely like the other.

sanane sanane says...

Both manga portray an orphanage-like house with dark secrets. and humanoid hostile creatures as antagonists.

Death Note

Death Note

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Top-ranked student Yagami Light is disenchanted with the world around him. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of the ultimate power over life and death: a supernatural "death note" which can kill nearly anyone at his whim. As Light sets off on a crusade-turned-killing-spree, investigators from a police task force try to stop the mysterious deaths - including Light's own father, a senior policeman.

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WhyNotSora WhyNotSora says...

If you're interested in an intense battle of the minds than you'd like "The Promised Neverland" if not for it dramatic reveals and twists.

Witch Hat Atelier

Witch Hat Atelier

In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with the gift for magic. She's resigned to her un-magical life, until a traveling magician passes through her village, and Coco learns what what everybody "knows" might not be the truth.

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zoetag18 zoetag18 says...

Unique art styles, beautifully complex worlds, and young heroines whose personalities are endearing and show depth; The Promised Neverland may be darker than Atlier of Witch Hat, but I have a strong suspicion fans of one will like the other.

While writing this recommendation, Atlier of Witch Hat is quite new and only has a few chapters; but I'm already getting the refreshing feeling I had when I first discovered The Promised Neverland.

Bastard

Bastard

Jin has lived a tough life. One of his oldest memories is waking up in the hospital, having received an artificial heart valve, and a glass eye. And as a student, he's relentlessly bullied for his disabilities. But Jin's school life is nothing compared to his home life, where he's raised by his father, a serial killer who targets young women and forces the boy to act as his accomplice. Can Jin do anything to stop his father's reign of terror without becoming the next victim?

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aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both series have children as MCs that are fighting against the power that controls them, and must be clever in order to outsmart them. While the plots are completely different, the theme of fighting at a disadvantage is prevelant in both.

King of Thorn

King of Thorn

Medusa is a mysterious illness which causes the body to petrify shortly after infection, found throughout the world and steadily increasing the death toll. After losing his son to the disease, a wealthy gentleman used a large portion of his fortune to turn his medieval castle into a state of the art cryogenic facility. 160 lottery winners were chosen to be frozen until a cure could be found, one of whom is Kasumi - a twin whose sibling was not one of the chosen. Along with a group of others Kasumi awakens from her cryogenic chamber, but not to the same world she left it: prehistoric monsters roam the now-abandoned castle and eat the survivors, while endless giant thorns rise all around them. Against all odds, Kasumi and the others must now try to survive the horror of their situation and discover the truth behind what's happening, all the while waiting for the Medusa to finally claim their lives...

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Cherstal Cherstal says...

The Promised Neverland and King of Thorn both focus on the struggle of surviving in a dark, horrifying world filled with predatory demonic creatures. And the plots of both series revolve around uncovering the mysteries behind said worlds.

However, King of Thorn can be more graphic than Promised Neverland at times, and features older characters. But it uses those to its advantage by taking the horror elements present in Promised Neverland and cranking it up to eleven.

So if you enjoyed the violence and gruesomeness of Promised Neverland's world and are looking for something else just as (if not more) dark, King of Thorn is worth checking out.  

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

One thousand years ago when humanity was at its peak, the world was destroyed by in an event known as the ‘Seven Days of Fire’. In the centuries that followed, nature took over leaving humans living in fear of a toxic jungle and the giant insects that protect it. Amongst this threat of disease lives Nausicaä, the young princess of a province known as the Valley of the Wind, who possesses a kind heart and an inexplicable ability to commune with the natural world. While all the young girl wishes is for the world to live in peace, her normally quiet land finds itself dragged into war alongside the battle-hungry Torumekian soldiers. Now, Nausicaä must fight for peace and attempt to find a way to save both humans and insects without losing herself to hatred.

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Astelia Astelia says...

I really think they have a lot in common. Especially when it comes the second part of The Promised Neverland. The main protagonists are somewhat similar too. Both works raise very important questions about life.

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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Starra Starra says...

Both series deal with the idea of humans wanting to escape the cages they've been put in by evil creatures. There are similar themes of entrapment, accepting that you can't save everyone, deaths of loved ones, overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles, as well as trust and betrayal.

While the brand of horror differs, it also overlaps in a couple of ways, especially in that a large part of it is fear of the unknown.

Also, they both focus on a trio of children who are determined to save themselves (and everyone else, too) from the terrifying fates that await them. Eren and Emma are alike in their sheer willpower and determination, despite not knowing how things work, and have to deal with the harsh realities they live in. 

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 escapes from captivity and joins the Japanese Imperial Demon Army. But before he’s allowed to fight vampires, he has to complete his first, terrifying mission–make new friends with his fellow aspiring monster slayers! Yuichiro and his friends are kept as vampire fodder in a creepy institution masquerading as an orphanage. One day, Yuichiro’s dreams of fighting back are realized when the orphans stage a daring escape. But things go horribly wrong, and his dream is kept alive at a cruel price.

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