It's all blood and gore. That's a common perception people had about anime in the West, following the theatrical release of Akira and other edgy anime releases in America. Considering the shockingly violent anime that were released in the 80s and 90s, it's easy to see how someone could come to that conclusion. So, it's no surprise that Parasyte: The Maxim, a 2014 anime series based on the 1988 horror manga, would feature such explicit violence in its fascinating tale about a parasitic alien invasion. Let's look at the best Parasyte recommendations for fans who want more action, gore, and friendship.
Thankfully, fans of Parasyte: The Maxim don't have to time travel all the way back to the 1980s just to experience more anime like it. There are plenty of anime like Parasyte: The Maxim available today that offer the same shocking content, while also offering an engaging storyline built on humanity's fear of the unknown. So, whether you need a new series to start or you've seen the anime similar to Parasyte below, check out the list of recommendations and get voting. Anime similar to Parasyte include Tokyo Ghoul, Shiki, and the Netflix original Ajin.