‘Gantz’ is a popular horror anime. It has lots of action and does not shy away from gore and blood. It is for someone who has a stomach for violent stuff. But if you get past it, then you are treated with lots of ecchi moments. The plot basically revolves around a survival game for people. Kei Kurono, the protagonist of the anime, finds himself trapped in this game when he gets killed. This world does not have any moral codes or law. Anyone can do anything. So yes, lots of violent activities keep occurring on a regular basis. If you are looking for anime that are quite similar in tone and style to this one, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Gantz’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Gantz’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
7. Deadman Wonderland (2011)
‘Deadman Wonderland’ is a popular anime. It has lots of action, blood, and gore making it an entertaining anime for horror fans. ‘Deadman Wonderland’ is quite similar to ‘Gantz’. We have a male protagonist in both the series who finds himself in a dangerous situation all of a sudden. Both series are quick to showcase violence and there’s no bar on the amount of gore. Also, in these anime, the main characters participate in a dangerous game where they can easily die.
It is a normal day in the life of Ganta Igarashi. He along with his classmates is going on a field trip to Deadman Wonderland, a prison amusement park. Here the prisoners perform dangerous acts for the entertainment of people. But no one ever thought that most of these students will not see the end of the day. A man in red appears during the trip and massacres all of Ganta’s classmates. Somehow, he becomes the prime suspect and is sent to the same prison he was visiting. There’s a lethal collar around his neck which can be slowed only by winning in deadly games at the prison. The inmates here are vicious and violent. It is clearly not a place for someone like Ganta. But he needs to survive if he is to ever find the identity of the man in red and clear his name.
6. Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek (2004)
‘Kakurenbo: Hide & Seek’ is an anime movie which explores supernatural and horror themes. The movie is kind of entertaining and suspenseful. While not being as gory and violent as ‘Gantz’ it does share some similarities with it. This anime has a dark tone to it. It revolves around a dangerous game that the main characters have to go through. The atmosphere of the movie is quite mysterious and it keeps on building the suspense. One of the only drawbacks of the anime is its short running length, which does not let the viewers become engaged with the characters. The movie revolves around the game of Otokoyo which is a secret hide and seek game. This game is for children who are daring and adventurous. Yes, the game is dangerous, as all children who’ve played it have gone missing. The game only starts when there are seven players and each player has to wear a fox mask. What is the reason behind the disappearances? Is this the work of demons or something else?
5. Elfen Lied (2004)
‘Elfen Lied’ is a popular horror anime. It is for those viewers who enjoy blood and gore. The series has a lot in common with ‘Gantz’. Both shows have excessive blood and gore when it comes to action. These anime thrive on shock value. Both shows include their fair share of nudity as well. They never really dial down on the violence. The key difference between the two is that while ‘Elfen Lied’ has some sweet, not violent moments in between, ‘Gantz’ does not.