Bored of regular Shonen anime? Looking for an adrenalin-pumping and goosebumps-inducing anime? Well, your search ends here!
Ajin is a horror anime about supernatural immortal creatures called Ajins who look like humans and are oblivious of their abilities unless they face death and not actually die.
They simply come back to life, which makes them conscious of their superhuman nature.
The art style is unique and executes the story really well. The plot is well written, and the characters behave realistically in the situations they face.
The soundtrack highlights the intensity of the show and resonates well with the story and animation.
If you want something different from the usual horror based on jump-scares, check out Ajin for its eerie and thrilling storyline!
1. Release Order
I. TV Series
- Season 1: Ajin: Demi-Human (2015)
- Season 2: Ajin 2nd Season (2016)
- Ajin Part 1: Shoudou (2016)
- Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu (2016)
- Ajin Part 3: Shougeki (2016)
- Ajin OVA (2016)
- Ajin 2nd Season OVA (2017)
2. Chronological Order
- Season 1: Ajin: Demi-Human
- Ajin Part 1: Shoudou
- Ajin Part 2: Shoutotsu
- Ajin Part 3: Shougeki
- Ajin OVA
- Season 2: Ajin 2nd Season
- Ajin 2nd Season OVA
The recommended order to watch Ajin is its chronological order. You can skip the movies if you’ve already watched the TV series and vice versa.
4. TV Series V.s Movies
The movie trilogy serves as a summary of the TV series. Although the plots, on the whole, are unchanged, the TV series takes a deeper dive into the plot and fleshes out several less-explored aspects in the movies.
If you’re having a hard time figuring out which version to watch, decide with respect to the time you’re willing to spend on the anime.
If you’re looking for something quick and condensed, watch the films; otherwise, watch the anime for a slower-paced plot.
5. About Ajin
Ajin: Demi-Human is a manga series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. It was adapted into an anime film trilogy by Polygon Pictures.
The anime TV Series adaptation was also produced by Polygon Pictures and directed by Hiroyuki Seshita.
Ajin is mysterious immortal humans who are incapable of being destroyed and are labeled as a threat to humanity.
Kei Nagai is an aspiring doctor who has only seen Ajin in the news and doesn’t pay any attention to them.
But after surviving a life-threatening accident, Kei finds out that he is alive because he is an Ajin himself, and his days to escape from the entire world begins.