At the age of 14 Shinji Ikari is summoned by his father to the city of Neo Tokyo-3 after several years of separation. There he unwillingly accepts the task of becoming the pilot of a giant robot by the name EVA01 and protect the world from the enigmatic invaders known as “angels.” Even though he repeatedly questions why he has accepted this mission from his estranged and cold father, his doing so helps him to gradually accept himself. However, why exactly are the angels attacking and what are his father’s true intentions are yet to be unraveled.
- Both series revolve around Humanity trying to fight powerful enemies they don’t quite understand, and young people are forced to take up the fight.
- Humanity unites against monstrosities.
- Giant monsters that have almost wiped out all of humanity.
- Both shows deal with teenagers and their psychology.
Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They’re the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul – a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ – “the red child” – is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.
- Gore, action and fight for humanity
- Similar characters, very good deep plot and more humans vs monsters
- In both anime the main character becomes what he fears the most.
- A supporting character who is much more skilled than the main with powers that exceed what is expected of her age.
Ganta Igarashi has been convicted of a crime that he hasn’t committed, and sent to a new, privately owned and operated prison, where the inmates are the main attraction in a modern day twist to the gladiatorial coliseums of ancient times. Throw in a healthy dose of weird little girl, some new-found super powers, and a little conspiracy theory, and you have Deadman Wonderland.
- Revenge is the main theme for both Shingeki no Kyojin and Deadman Wonderland.
- Both characters have either their family or friends killed by supernatural beings. Also, in both animes they long for freedom in the outside world.
- Both anime storyline revolves around a young boy protagonist – it’s both clear they both had amnesia about their superpowers, some of their past, and little by little started remembering things about it.
Tatsumi is a self-acknowledge country bumpkin who is nonetheless a well trained fighter. He and two companions leave their remote village to head to the Imperial City to find a way to relieve their friends and family from ruinous taxation imposed by the authorities. Yet the Imperial City is filled with unimaginable amounts of corruption and evil from supernatural sources. Tatsumi is immediately swindled after reaching the City and nearly loses everything soon after, but finds himself allied with an unlikely group of assassins.
- The art of brutality at its finest whether it’s for a cause or just pure madness. Friendships are hard to find and trust is not easily earned.
- Both animes are based in a historical setting.
- They are both about killing, it both has violence, blood, and it will both make you cry.
- Both main characters have to go through hell in order to become stronger because they want to protect what is dear to them.
After an unknown virus wiped out all adults on earth, vampires appeared and ruled over the surviving children, treating them like livestock. Yuichiro Hyakuya survived along with other orphans by giving their blood to vampires, until Yuichiro escaped four years ago. Now he is a member of the Moon Demon Company, a unit in the Japanese army dedicated to hunting down the vampires he blames for the death of his family.
- Both shows are about a teenage boy seeking to eliminate a race of monsters that killed the people he loves.
- In terms of story, in both worlds, humanity is at the brink of extinction and is endangered by another species (titans – vampires).
- Strongly puts across that no-one is safe
There you have it folks. These alternatives to Attack on Titan are great animes to watch!