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A thrilling supernatural horror anime like Tokyo Ghoul must’ve fulfilled your dark fantasies. As a Tokyo Ghoul fanatic, you’re probably hungry for more, which means you can bear the bloodshed, monsters, and anything with a dark plot. This list is chosen based on similar plotlines, themes, and genres. Here are some anime’s similar to Tokyo Ghoul to fulfil your hungry soul just like a ghoul.
1. Parasyte (Kiseju)
This anime is perfect for monster lovers. It’s a perfect blend of science fiction and horror. The story revolves around Shinichi Izumi, a high school student who lives with his parents in Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan. Suddenly, one night, parasites attack the earth and start attacking the brain of human beings through their ears or noses. The story is similar to Tokyo Ghoul’s plotline. So all the monster lover’s out there, this is for you.
2. Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
Demon Slayer is another binge-worthy dark fantasy, adventurous anime. The theme centres around dark fantasy and demons which have a similar theme to Tokyo Ghoul. The story is about Tanjiro Kamado and his sister Nezuko Kamado who turns into a demon after his family is slaughtered. He sets on a journey to become a demon slayer, which is like Tokyo Ghoul’s Kazaki who also slays ghouls.
3. Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
If you’re interested in slaying demons, ghouls, and monsters, look no further. Attack on Titan is an action-filled, dark fantasy anime that would excite your hungry soul. The plotline is just as good as the action and keeps you interested till the end. The plot follows Eren Yeager and his friends in their vengeance to defeat the titans and reclaim the world.
Psycho-Pass is a complex crime/psychological thriller series. The storyline is pretty straightforward and deals with mature themes. It’s an anime that focuses on themes such as violence, gore, and sexuality. Although Tokyo Ghoul isn’t on the same level of gore/violence, they have a similar vibe.
The story of Psycho-Pass revolves around Shinya Kogami, who runs on negative emotions, and the Japanese government. The tone of the story is set in futuristic Japan. It’s definitely worth the watch for its plotline which is similar to real-life scenarios.
5. Devils Line (Debiruzu Rain)
There are only a few things that could spark extreme emotions in us, romance and thrillers. Another dark fantasy anime, which deals with vampires co-existing with humans. The story centres around the half-vampire protagonist Yuuki Anzai and Tsukasa Taira and their romance. Devil’s Line does not fall in line with Tokyo Ghoul’s theme, however, it still deals with the concept of demons and humans living in the same world.
6. Beyond the Boundary (Kyokai no Kanata)
Another thrilling anime for dark fantasy lovers! This is your watch if you love a humorous yet dark theme mixed with romance. The plot follows Akihito Kanbara and Mirai Kuriyama who protects Akihito from supernatural beings. The stories of Tokyo Ghoul and Beyond the Boundary are somewhat similar as they revolve around the same theme of fighting supernatural beings. This is a good binge-worthy anime for those who love the co-existence of supernatural beings and humans.
7. Brynhildr in the Darkness (Gokukoku no Buryunhirude)
A psychological thriller, filled with dark fantasy and action-packed anime with an interesting plotline. The story centres around Ryouta Murakami who is part of the Astronomy Club in high school. He is on a quest to find out the truth about the disappearance of his childhood friend Neko Kuroha. Although the stories of Tokyo Ghoul and Brynhildr in the Darkness are nothing alike, they have similar themes of dealing with horror and dark fantasy. It is worth seeing for the different storylines of the same genre.