Attack on Titan is a story about Eren Yeager, who joins the Survey Corps to dedicate his life to eradicate the titans that have brutally killed the humans inside the wall and devoured them along with her mother.
This a story that magnificently deals with horror, mystery, and portrays the strength of human will.
So, let’s begin with the top 10 list of anime that closely resembles Attack on Titan.
10Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is an alternative version of Attack on Titan you never knew existed.
Kabaneri of the Iron FortressAir Date: April 2016Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Kabane are human-eating monsters that emerged from a mysterious virus during the Industrial revolution. The only way to kill them is by destroying their steel-coated hearts.
Humanity has survived by building a wall around their habitation where the only way to enter is by a heavily armored train which can pierce their hearts.
Ikoma, a young man with a dream to fight those monsters using the trains, will come sooner than he expected.
God Eater deals with one of the coolest weapons in a world hit by man-eating monsters.
God EaterAir Date: July 2015Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to “Aragami,” a man-eating monster that can only be killed by “God Eaters,” the special humans infused with Oracle cells through the help of God Arc, a weapon.
Fenrir is an organization of God Eaters built to save humanity. Lenka Utsugi uses a god arc that has taken the form of both blade and gun.
To fulfill his desire to wipe out Aragami, he must master one of Fenrir’s greatest weapons.
8Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign
Seraph of the End portrays the battle between vampires and humans.
Seraph of the End: Vampire ReignAir Date: April 2015Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
With the promise of protecting the survivors of a mysterious virus, mankind becomes enslaved by the vampires.
Among those survivors are Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya, who are taken captive by an orphanage along with some other children.
After a failed attempt to escape from the vampires’ cruel reign, Yuuichiro comes out as the only survivor.
He is found by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit to exterminate vampires and soon becomes a member to take his revenge.
7Knights of Sidonia
Knights of Sidonia displays the survival of humanity through a galactic battle.
Knights of SidoniaAir Date: April 2014Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
After narrowly escaping away from the alien race Gauna, the remnants of humanity have fled across the galaxy with giant seed ships.
Nagate Tanikaze, while searching for food after his lifelong isolation, has dragged himself into the attack of Gauna on the seed ship Sidonia.
He and his friends join the battle to save humanity by defeating those alien foes.
Claymore beautifully depicts the journey of a hybrid human on her path to vengeance.
ClaymoreAir Date: April 2007Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 26
Youma, a shapeshifting demon with a thirst for human flesh, has attacked a village where a Claymore named Clare appears. Claymores are half-human and half-youma, whose only purpose is to exterminate Youma.
Clare saves a boy named Raki, whose family has been killed by Youma. After this, Raki follows Clare in her journey to defeat Youma as he has nowhere to go.
Tokyo Ghoul teaches you to be prepared for any danger as it doesn’t come in by knocking the door.
Tokyo GhoulAir Date: July 2014Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 4No. of Episodes: 48
The citizens of Tokyo live in constant fear of Ghouls who survive on human flesh.
Ken Kaneki, a shy bookish college student, was attacked by Rize, whom she thought to be an avid reader like himself but turned out to be a ghoul.
In a twist of fate, Kaneki was saved by Touka, a waitress, and thus began his secretive life as half-human and half-ghoul.
4Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood reminds us that mortality is a blessing to mankind.
Fullmetal Alchemist: BrotherhoodAir Date: April 2009Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 64
After attempting the human transmission, a forbidden act of alchemy, young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, pay the price by losing a left leg and a physical body, respectively.
But Edward sacrificed his right arm to affix Alphonse’s soul to a suit of armor. Edward obtained metal limbs called “automail” and became a state alchemist.
Both of the brothers have embarked on their journey to find the Philosopher’s Stone, which can solve their problem. But soon, they encounter a national conspiracy surrounding the Philosopher’s Stone.
3Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion powerfully depicts the conscience of human emotions amidst the survival of humanity.
Neon Genesis EvangelionAir Date: October 1995Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 26
Standing on the brink of extinction, Nerv, a specialized agency under the United Nations, is the last hope to save humanity against the Angels using their giant machines called Evangelions.
Gendou Ikari, head of the organization along with her comradery, is finding compatible pilots to sync in with Evangelion.
Shinji Ikari’s average life is drastically changed when he has whisked away into the depths of Nerv after meeting with his father. He has been destined to pilot Evangelion Unit-01 to save humanity once and for all.
Gurren Lagann deals with much more than the emotions and survival of humankind through an exhilarating mecha adventure.
Gurren LagannAir Date: April 2007Status: FinishedNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 27
Simon is a young man with no real aspirations while Kamina is free-spirited, both of them born and raised in an underground village. Soon they stumble upon an ignition key to an ancient war artifact which they name Lagann.
With the help of Lagann, they set off on a journey under the bright sky with Yoko, to fight against “Beastmen,” humanoid creatures terrorizing humanity in robots called “Gunmen.”
1The Promised Neverland
A promise is more fragile than a sheet of glass in this world of treachery, that’s what The Promised Neverland depicts with a terrifyingly beautiful story.
The Promised NeverlandAir Date: January 2019Status: Season 2 UpcomingNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 12
The Grace Field House is inhabited by orphans surrounded by a forest and a gate as the way to enter.
They are looked after by Isabella, who is called “Mama” by the orphans. The one rule they have to follow is to never go outside the boundary of the house.
Every few months a child is adopted and sent to a new family, but they cannot be contacted ever again.
Getting suspicious of that, the three oldest siblings trying to uncover the truth face the cruel fate waiting for them, including their Mama’s contorted nature.
There are some other anime that has a close resemblance to Attack on Titan. They are: Parasyte: The Maxim, Black Bullet, Aldnoah Zero, Deadman Wonderland.