The Promised Neverland is a story that revolves around the mystery of the orphan children who are not able to be contacted after being adopted by their new families.
The three oldest siblings of the orphanage become suspicious of this incident and try to decode the mystery. They face a brutal fate that has been awaiting them since they entered into this orphanage.
This story entraps you with the essence of horror, mystery, and portrayal of friendship.
So let’s begin with the Top 10 list of anime that closely resembles The Promised Neverland.
10Darling in the FranXX
Darling in the FranXX portrays a bittersweet love story of teens amid a crisis.
Darling in the FranXXAir Date: January 2018Status: FinishedStudio: A-1 Pictures, Trigger, CloverWorksNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 24
Plantations are the fortress city that saves humanity from the Klaxosaurs, giant beasts responsible for near-extinction of humans. The only way to fight against Klaxosaurs is FranXX, giant mechas piloted by humans.
Hiro, an aspiring FranXX pilot, getting depressed from his failure to steer FranXX, comes across Zero Two in the forest lake.
Soon after the sudden attack on the plantation, Hiro was forced to join her in the FranXX. Ending with a win, she was surprised to see Hiro survive after riding with her as she is known as the “Partner Killer.”
9Seraph 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: FinishedStudio: Wit StudioNo. of Seasons: 2No. of Episodes: 24
With the promise of protecting the survivors of a mysterious virus, mankind becomes enslaved by 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, Yuuichirou comes out as the only survivor and is found by the Moon Demon Company, a military unit out to exterminate vampires.
School-Live displays the life of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse through a sweet and horrifying story.
School-Live!Air Date: July 2015Status: FinishedStudio: LercheNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Everything seems to be going well for Yuki Takeya, a highschool girl who never wants to leave the school to keep enjoying the cheerful life with her fellow members of the School Living Club.
The eternal joy was nothing but a delusion to escape from the horrifying reality. The truth of being in the midst of a Zombie Apocalypse as the only survivor with nothing to communicate to anyone from outside.
7Terror in Resonance
Terror in Resonance suggests you not judge a book by its cover.
Terror in ResonanceAir Date: July 2014Status: FinishedStudio: MAPPANo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 11
After an attack on a nuclear facility in Japan, the government is criticised for its carelessness.
Just when things were going back to normal after six months, the two perpetrators released a video identifying themselves as “Sphinx” and directly challenged the police department threatening to cause mayhem across Tokyo.
The police were unable to stop the mass panic and hired Detective Kenjirou to solve the case.
6From the New World
From the New World is an adventure of a group of friends, which leads them to the dark and secretive parts of the psychic society.
From the New WorldAir Date: September 2012Status: FinishedStudio: A-1 PicturesNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 25
Following a sudden outbreak of psychokinesis in 0.1% of the population, a rapid transformation swept the world but was soon taken under control by setting complex rules and isolating their society.
In the town of Kamisu 66, Saki has just awakened her powers and is relieved to join her friends at a school for psychics. But soon, they get involved with secretive matters, which leads them to the dark depths of society.
5Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Greed for power will lead to your destruction. Puella Magi Madoka Magica warns you through its shocking story.
Puella Magi Madoka MagicaAir Date: January 2011Status: FinishedStudio: ShaftNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
After encountering Kyuubey, a magical cat-like creature and Homura the new transfer student, the lives of Madoka and Sayaka, change drastically.
Kyuubey offers them to grant them any of their wishes if they become magical girls and gain the power to fulfill their dreams. But Homura urges them to not accept the offer as she is a magical girl herself who knows the consequences of becoming one.
ERASED teaches us that it is your actions that change fate, not the other way around.
ERASEDAir Date: January 2016Status: FinishedStudio: A-1 PicturesNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 12
Satoru Fujinuma is a 29-year-old detached manga artist. He finds that he has a mysterious power with which he can go back in time, just before a tragedy strikes and calls it ‘Revival’, to help others in danger. However, when accused of murdering someone close to him, he was sent back to 1988, 18 years in the past.
Soon he discovers that the murder may be connected to the abduction and killing of mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, his childhood classmate, and this is the chance to make things right. Thus his journey to unfold the mystery begins.
3Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan exquisitely depicts the survival of humanity against the Titans.
Attack on TitanAir Date: April 2013Status: Season 4 UpcomingStudio: Wit StudioNo. of Seasons: 5No. of Episodes: 59
Centuries ago, mankind was forced to live within defensive barriers in fear of Titans, human-eating monsters.
After centuries of peace, a colossal titan manages to breach the defensive wall and begins the survival against man-eating abominations where Eren Yeager lost his mother and joined the Survey Corps to dedicate his life for his revenge against titans by eradicating each of them.
In this brutal journey, he is accompanied by his adopted sister, Mikasa Ackerman, and childhood friend Armin Arlert.
Death Note is a bold illustration of the fine line between good and evil.
Death NoteAir Date: October 2006Status: FinishedStudio: MadhouseNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 37
Getting bored with the Shinigami lifestyle, Ryuk drops his Death Note into the human realm to see how a human would use it.
Light Yagami, a high school student, finds it. After knowing its ability to kill people just by writing the name, he dreams of creating a world without criminals becoming a god himself.
The police soon suspect a serial killer is at play and hires a young and eccentric man known only as L, who is the best detective in the world.
1Made in Abyss
Made in Abyss beautifully illuminates the darkness of Abyss through an adventure of a lifetime.
Made in AbyssAir Date: July 2017Status: FinishedStudio: Kinema CitrusNo. of Seasons: 1No. of Episodes: 13
The Divers are the brave individuals who descend into the dark realms of the Abyss filled with mysterious creatures and relics. Amongst the divers, the best ones are the White Whistlers.
Riko, daughter of the missing White Whistlers Lyza, aspires to become like her mother. But being a novice Red Whistle herself, she can only roam in its most upper layer.
But after encountering a human-shaped robot named Reg, who has no memories of his past, she ventures into the chasm to recover his memories. However, upon arriving, they witness the harsh reality of Abyss.
There are some other anime that deserves to be mentioned for their resemblance to The Promised Neverland. They are:
Danganronpa: The Animation, When They Cry, Deadman Wonderland, 7 Seeds.