The Promised Neverland has made quite a splash this anime season. A messed-up tale of children being raised for a horrific purpose, these unsuspecting happy faces believe that they’re all to find loving families one day. After learning the truth, will even three of these children be able to escape with their lives?
Since the series is still airing, we’re sure you’re feeling anxious for the next episode to drop. Thankfully, storylines like this one are fairly abundant when it comes to the anime genre, so you’re sure to find something to fill the void in the meantime! We’ve compiled a list of 13 great anime series that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat while you wait for The Promised Neverland to continue its tale of despair.
A young girl name Rachel Gardner has woken up in a room she doesn't know with very few memories. As they slowly come back to her, she realizes she may not be a good person. After a run-in with a crazed boy with a scythe, Rachel has only one favor to ask; that he strike her down by his hand. Unfortunately, Zack wants to get out of this strange building, but it's a bit of a puzzle. The deal is that Rachel will help him get out of this place and, at the end of it, he will kill her as she's asked. Each level has something creepy about it, but what's truly messed up is the background story of each character you learn as the series goes on.
So long as you haven't been living under a rock, you've probably seen clips of this anime going viral. That's because it's one of the most messed up series ever seen before! Don't let the adorable art style fool you. Much like The Promised Neverland, the series starts off looking adorable but gets darker as the series goes on. The Abyss is a giant chasm in the Earth that seems to be limitless; no one knows where it came from or why it's there. However, Riko has a mission to be like her mother, the White Whistle Lyza the Annihilator. While Riko is only a young girl, she's motivated to reach the farthest depths of the Abyss and will let nothing stand in her way. But the journey is brutal and certainly not for the faint of heart.
Attack on Titan certainly has it's following and is one of the most popular anime series out there, with good reason. This anime's first episode will mess you up, much like The Promised Neverland, with a seemingly normal beginning and horrible end. Eren Yeager has lost a lot since his youth and is now dedicated to fighting the ones that took from him; titans. These large, humanoid creatures have been the fall of humanity for centuries. Devouring people whole, they've given humans no other option but to hide behind large walls and hope for the best. Filled with a relative amount of blood and messed up business, you'll certainly be in for some stomach-churning storylines.
Death Note may not have any children in it, but it's certainly a messed up anime for the most part. As a classic twisted series, we follow the story of Light and his descent into utter madness as he gains the power of a Death Note from a Shinigami. Whoever's name he writes in the journal will effectively die. Originally a high school boy with a love for justice, Light thought he could use his powers to make society a better place. However, controlling who lives and who dies is a powerful drug and soon he grows a God complex that strikes fear in the hearts of everyone.