Attack of Titan took the world of anime fans by storm from the very moment it first aired. Not only did it create a massive fan base in Japan, but it created a cult-like situation among fans outside of Japan, too.
Such is its reputation that, even six years down the line, it’s often named among one of the best anime that Japan has ever produced. So, for those who’ve just finished watching the series and want to watch similar anime, here are 10 anime series fans of Attack on Titan are guaranteed to enjoy.
10 Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress
Set in an alternate cyberpunk world, humans witness the undead rising from their graves as a result of a mysterious virus. Known as Kabane, these creatures spread their infections by biting living human beings, and the only way to kill them is a shot to their steel hearts.
Ikoma is a young man who’s created a weapon he believes will work against the Kabane. Looking for an opportunity to test his weapon, his wish comes true in the most unexpected way when his entire island witnesses a sudden onslaught of the Kabanes.
Humans now live on both Earth and Mars, but, thanks to their hypergate on the moon being smashed, their relations with each other have broken down. The Mars princess Asseylum comes to earth for peace talks, but her attempted assassination puts an immediate end to her mission. Young Inaho, a witness to this assassination, helps the princess escape and becomes an unwilling participant in a war that nobody wanted in the first place.
8 Black Bullet
In the future, a viral attack has turned most of the human population into monsters. Those who survived have done so by living behind walls. As a defense, female children who possess super-human abilities thanks to trace amounts of the virus in their blood are trained as warriors.
These warriors are partnered with Promoters, soldiers tasked with protecting these children. They always work in pairs, and Black Bullet is the story of Satomi and Enju, who go on life-threatening missions to fight this mysterious virus.
7 Seraph Of The End
With almost everyone over the ages of 13 dead under mysterious circumstances, vampires take over the earth, and they essentially farm humans as food sources. In the midst of it all, one orphan child manages to escape the grip of the vampires and grows up to become part of the Japanese Imperial Demon Army.
The teenage Yuuichirou walks into his very first battle, but, to his shock, he sees his allegedly dead friend, Mikaela, fighting on the sides of the vampires! This vampire shounen is a story of loyalty against impossible odds.
6 God Eater
The God Eater anime is simply a futuristic copy of Attack on Titan. Humanity is on the verge of extinction because of Aragami, man-eating monsters that can only be killed by a special type of weapon called God Arc.
The Fenrir organization recruits a hot-headed but determined young man called Lenka Utsugi whose one and only aim is to kill these creatures because of a personal loss he’s made to experience by them. Known as God Eaters, recruits like Utsugi put their lives on the line every single day just to buy a little more time for humanity to rest easy.
5 Knights Of Sidonia
The planet earth has been destroyed, and surviving humans have fled to a nearby galaxy. After waking up from his hypersleep, Nagate Tanikaze is immediately caught in the middle of a battle between humans and the alien race Gauna.
If Nagate and his friends do not defeat these creatures, then humanity is as good as extinct. This anime follows the adventures of the protagonist and his friends, and how Nagate becomes the hero that humankind needs.
4 Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul is basically Attack on Titan, but with ghouls. In both shows, the protagonist is only half-human and keeps rejecting his monster half, though he is eventually forced to embrace it when the life of his loved ones is in danger.
He rises to a higher calling and is soon involved in a ferocious battle between two species, with both sides fighting for their survival.
3 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
"In order for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost." This is the basic premise of this shounen masterpiece, which is beloved among new and old anime fans alike.
This anime is a story of love, loyalty, and loss that the two very young Elric brothers face while on their journey to make their dead mother alive again. At 64 episodes, it’s a fairly lengthy series, but it’s also completely worth the wait.
This one is a must-watch for those fans who are tired of women being used as props in the shounen genre. In this alternate reality, fierce warriors called Claymores, who are half human and half demon, sell their services of fighting supernatural creatures to the highest bidder.
A low ranked Claymore, Clare, finds her life turned upside down when she saves the life of young Raki from such creatures. With nothing tying him down to his village, he decides to accompany Clare and act as her man-servant. Together, the two of them go on many self-discovery journeys and also become much closer to each other.
1 Deadman Wonderland
Ganta’s life goes from bad to worse when he realizes he’s been wrongly framed for the murder of all his classmates. He’s sent to the Deadman Wonderland prison, which also doubles as a source of entertainment for people the world over.
Here, convicts are forced to fight each other to the death, and soon young Ganta realizes that isn’t even his biggest problem in that hellhole.