Anime Underground The Best Anime Like 'Attack on Titan'  

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You know the series well and have watched every episode, so now you want to know the best anime shows out there that are like Attack on Titan. Luckily for you, we've ranked the top shows similar to AOT below, with the help of your votes.

Attack on Titan is not the first anime that features giants as the main protagonists, but it introduced many new touches on the genre, particularly the fear and helplessness that the human race feels when pitted against these monsters. The giants in AOT have interesting character designs, as they sometimes look comical and not very intimidating. However, this makes is all the more disturbing when they snatch your loved ones away and break their bodies in half with just a single bite.

In other series with giant enemies, humans have mechs or other vehicles they can use to defeat the monsters. In AOT, humans must use maneuvering gear that propels them up towards the Titans, leaving them extremely vulnerable. There's no show quite like it out there, but the titles below just might be similar enough to get you hooked. Upvote the shows you're a fan of.

Parasyte is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like 'Attack on Titan'
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Why it is similar:
 - Monsters tear apart human victims
 - Hero possesses the same essence or power as the enemy

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#12 on The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked

#2 on 40+ of the Best Adult Manga Series You Should Be Reading

#6 on The Best Horror Manga

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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like 'Attack on Titan'
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Why it is similar:
 - Demon enemies are sometimes giants
 - Heroes use same essence that powers the enemies

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#80 on The Best Anime Series of All Time

#10 on The Best Adult Anime of All Time

#15 on The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked

#82 on The Best Anime on Crunchyroll

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like 'Attack on Titan'
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Why it is similar:
 - The outside world is dangerous and filled with monsters
 - Humans live in fear of creatures stronger than them

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#78 on The Top Horror Anime of All Time

#65 on The 25+ Best First Anime to Watch for New Fans

#20 on Anime Guaranteed To Make You Physically Nauseous

#4 on The Best Post-Apocalyptic Anime of All Time

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Black Bullet is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like 'Attack on Titan'
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Why it is similar:
 - Humanity is near extinction
 - Remnants of humanity are living within small area enclosed by walls

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#66 on The Saddest Anime Series of All Time

#60 on The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time

#69 on The Best Anime on Crunchyroll

#48 on The Best Action Anime of All Time

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