10 Anime You Must Watch if You Love ‘Tokyo Ghoul’

Tokyo Ghoul is one of the most popular anime of the era. With its popularity dramatically increasing with the arrival of the latest season, Tokyo Ghoul is the new fan favourite in the market. Following the story of Kaneki Ken / Sasaki Haise, a human who becomes half human, half ghoul after a fateful accident, Tokyo Ghoul has several deep and dark themes that attract attention. Here is the list of anime similar to Tokyo Ghoul that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these anime like Tokyo Ghoul on Netflix or Amazon Prime or Hulu.

10. Terror in Resonance

“Terror in Resonance” is the story of two kids, none and twelve, who were not supposed to exist. Together, they are a big trouble for the Japanese police. They are witty and are able to outsmart the police very easily. It is very interesting to find out their reason to do choose terrorism.­

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9. Darker than Black

Hei undertakes missions for an organisation called Syndicate which controls the United States and aims to erase contractors. The depressing and dark atmosphere makes it similar to Tokyo Ghoul. Its first season is a must-watch but the quality of the anime deteriorates in season 2. It was one of the jury recommendations from the category “Animation Division/Long Animation” in the 2007 Japan Media Arts Festival.

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8. Psycho-Pass

Justice and the enforcement of it have changed. In the 22nd century, Japan enforces the Sibyl System, an objective means of determining the threat level of each citizen by examining their mental state for signs of criminal intent, known as their Psycho-Pass. The Psycho-Pass is the standard reading of people according to the data collected about them from their daily actions. If their overall aptitude is good, then they pass. But if they are diagnosed as being disturbed or inclined to commit evil, then they are taken care of even before they do any crime.

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7. Code Geass

With so many strategies and plans, Code Geass is probably the best option for the genre lovers. Besides that, the anime scenes in this anime is very similar to Tokyo Ghoul. The anime follows Lelouch, who becomes involved in a terrorist attack and finds a mysterious girl called C.C. (C2), who saves his life from the Britannian Royal Guard, by making a contract with him and granting him a power known as Geass. With that, he plans to overthrow the Britannia that has overtaken Japan, and renamed it Area 11. Lelouch’s struggle to free Japan is similar to Kaneki’s struggle to make humans and ghouls co-exist.

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6. Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki is the story of a 58-year-old man named Ichirou Inuyashiki, who is having a tough time living with his wife and children. Things get worse when it is discovered that he has stomach cancer, and would survive not more than three months. Dearly broken due to cancer and family’s disinterest, he one day runs off into a field and weeps with his dog. Just before an explosion, he notices a stranger looking at him. After the dust settles, he finds himself reborn as a mechanized weapon wearing the skin of his former self. There begins his journey of kindness and ridding the world from evil.

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5. Twin Star Exorcist

The themes if Twin Star Exorcist is very similar to Tokyo Ghoul. The anime looks like Tokyo Ghoul in a lot of respects, and the fight scenes are thrilling and explosive. In the anime, the exorcists are tasked to remove evil impurity called “Kegare”.

The anime tells the story of two young exorcists, Benio Adashino and Rokuro Enmadou. Benio is an excellent exorcist who is summoned to Tokyo to help rule out the impurities, while Rokuro is a boy with disturbing past. Together, they are destined to become the “Twin Star Exorcists” and the prophesied parents of the Miko—the reincarnation of Abe no Seimei—who will cleanse the world of all impurities.

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4. Blue Exorcist

The anime once again features the story of humans and demons considered two sides of the same coin. Humans and Demons have different worlds to live in, however, demons want to come into the world of humans to terrorise them. The only way by which it can be done is through possession. When Satan himself wanted to posses but could not find a suitable host, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.

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3. Attack on Titan

It doesn’t matter what genre you are looking for, if you haven’t watched Attack on Titan, now is the time. Attack of Titan is the most talked about anime of the century so far. It deserves your attention.

Attack on Titan features the story of Eren, who lives in a small village surrounded by walls. The walls are built by humans in order to save themselves from human-eating giants called Titans. However, the walls get breached and hundreds of thousands die, including Eren’s mother. Eren promises he will kill every last one of the Titans to avenge his mother.

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2. Deadman Wonderland

Deadman Wonderland as both a high-security prison and a top-class amusement park. However, it has dark secrets of its own. Ganta Igarashi and his classmates were preparing to visit Deadman Wonderland when his classmates get massacred by an unidentified man in red. Due to an unfortunate turn of events, Ganta gets held guilty for the death of his classmates and is sentenced to death. He is sent to Deadman Wonderland to serve his sentence.

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1. Parasyte: The Maxim


Parasyte -the maxim- is an alien invasion story. The aliens are a type of parasite that gets into human brains, and acquires full control of their host and are able to morph into a variety of forms in order to feed on unsuspecting prey.

One night, while 17-year-old Izumi Shinichi is sleeping, the alien parasite attempts to crawl into his brain and take control of his body. But since Shinichi was wearing earphones at the time, the parasite fails to invade his brain and instead digs into his arm. Thus, the pair is forced into an uneasy coexistence and must defend themselves from hostile parasites that hope to eradicate this new threat to their species.

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