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The Best Anime Like Gantz  

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Looking for more anime like Gantz? On the darker side of anime there are very specific series that are sure to wrench your gut. Gantz is certainly one of those series, as we follow the story of Kei Kurono whose death has lead him to a horrific game that certainly could be akin to hell itself. If you're a fan of more horror, gore, or thriller elements in your shows, these Gantz recommendations will surely provide you with your next great anime to watch.

Shows like Future Diary or Deadman Wonderland are great Gantz recommendations and have much of the same elements put into play. Main characters are thrown into a horrific situation where it's life or death; at least Kei was already dead, but reliving your demise sounds like a horrible way to spend the afterlife. These characters could probably agree as they fight to survive and witness some of the most traumatic instances never before thought possible. But there is a spectrum to a series like Gantz where characters are often trapped with no way out. Sword Art Online is a great example of a key element being used while not being incredibly violent. 

Vote up the best anime like Gantz you'd most recommend to other fans of this incredible series!

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Btooom! is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Btooom! is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Junya Inoue. An anime adaptation covering the first 50 chapters of the manga was produced by Madhouse. Ryōta Sakamoto is an ...more
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Attack on Titan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by giants. Giants are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do ...more
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Elfen Lied is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Elfen Lied is a 2002 Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Lynn Okamoto. Rejected by humans, teenage mutant girl Lucy seeks revenge against those who wronged her.
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Deadman Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Deadman Wonderland is a manga series written by Jinsei Kataoka and illustrated by Kazuma Kondou, who also wrote and illustrated the Eureka Seven manga, and published in Shōnen Ace since 2008 ...more
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Parasyte: The Maxim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Parasyte is a science fiction horror manga series written and illustrated by Hitoshi Iwaaki, and published in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1988 to 1995. Parasyte centers on a male ...more
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Inuyashiki is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Inuyashiki
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Akame ga KILL! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. An anime television series adaptation of the main series premiered in Japan in July 2014. ...more
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Psycho-Pass is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Psycho-Pass is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani and written by Gen Urobuchi. The series was aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina ...more
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Sword Art Online is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Sword Art Online (2012) is a Japanese anime series based on the light novel series written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec. The story takes place in the near-future and focuses on ...more
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Future Diary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. It depicts a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future. The manga was ...more
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Another is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
26 years ago, in a third-year classroom of a middle school, there was a student named Misaki. As an honors student who was also good at sports, the charming girl was popular with her classmates. ...more
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Terra Formars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Terra Formars is a 2011 Japanese manga series written by Yū Sasuga and illustrated by Kenichi Tachibana. Humans and giant mutated humanoid cockroaches with incredible physical strength called ...more
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Death Note is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who stumbles across a mysterious ...more
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Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Gyakkyou Burai Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor
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Black Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Black Lagoon is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rei Hiroe. It has been published in Shogakukan's Monthly Sunday Gene-X since 2002, and ten collected volumes have been released ...more
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Bus Gamer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Bus Gamer
Bus Gamer is a short-lived Japanese manga series created by Kazuya Minekura. It only exists as a single volume 'Pilot Edition' due to difficulties in serialization. The manga has been licensed ...more
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Kenpuu Denki Berserk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Kenpuu Denki Berserk
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When They Cry - Higurashi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Higurashi: When They Cry, known simply as When They Cry for the North American release of the anime adaptation, is a Japanese murder mystery dōjin soft sound novel series produced by 07th ...more
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Claymore is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Claymore is a dark fantasy manga series written and illustrated by Norihiro Yagi. The series initially premiered in the now defunct Monthly Shōnen Jump in the May 2001 issue. When the magazine ...more
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Bokurano: Ours is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Bokurano: Ours
Bokurano: Ours is a Japanese science fiction manga by Mohiro Kitoh that was serialized in the monthly manga magazine Ikki from 2003 to 2009; 11 tankōbon have been published by Shogakukan. It is ...more
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Angel Beats! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Angel Beats! is a 13-episode Japanese anime television series produced by P.A.Works and Aniplex and directed by Seiji Kishi. The story was originally conceived by Jun Maeda, who also wrote the ...more
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Speed Grapher is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Speed Grapher is a 2005 anime series created by Gonzo. The series ran for 24 episodes from April to October 2005 on TV Asahi. It tells the story of former war photographer, Tatsumi Saiga and his ...more
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Red Garden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Red Garden is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gonzo studios and broadcast in Japan on TV Asahi since October 3, 2006. The plot revolves around four girls who become involved in ...more
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Devil Survivor 2 The Animation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Devil Survivor 2: The Animation is a 2013 Japanese anime series based on the Nintendo DS video game, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 by Atlus. The series was directed by Seiji Kishi, with ...more
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Tokko is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Gantz
Tokko is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tohru Fujisawa. It was serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon in 2003 and collected into 3 tankōbon volumes. An anime adaptation directed ...more