The dark fantasy science fiction thriller The Promised Neverland needs no introduction. It is one fantastic anime show with a premise that blew everyone’s mind.
If you loved the story of The Promised Neverland and are looking for some more anime shows like The Promised Neverland, we have everything that you need.
It’s not easy finding another anime like The Promised Neverland. After all, how many shows out there have a group of kids that are being raised in an orphanage as meat for demons.
With that being said, we have made a list of anime shows that resemble this exceptional dark fantasy science fiction thriller.
Here is a list of anime shows that are just like The Promised Neverland (in no particular order):
Higurashi: When They Cry (Japanese: Higurashi no Naku Koro ni)
Higurashi When They Cry is a psychological horror murder mystery that is set in a fictional village named Hinamizawa. In the story of Higurashi When They Cry, a group of children experience strange things in an isolated town called Hinamizawa.
Like The Promised Neverland, Higurashi: When They Cry also has main characters as a talented group of children who are figuring things out.
Both The Promised Neverland and Higurashi: When They Cry are filled with some very mysterious and exciting sequences that will keep you hooked to the anime.
Higurashi: When They Cry leaves an impact on you, just like The Promised Neverland.
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Attack On Titan (Japanese: Shingeki no Kyojin)
Attack on Titan has popularized the story of humans confined within walls to keep themselves safe from the man-eating humanoids called Titans that want to devour them.
Attack on Titan is one of the most popular anime shows in the anime industry right now.
The story revolves around Eren Yeager and his friends who have pledged to get rid of the beasts called Titans, who eat humans.
Just like The Promised Neverland, Attack On Titan starts simply with a very ordinary story, but by the end of the first episode, it shows us the danger that the characters are in and the grief that follows.
Like The Promised Neverland, Attack on Titan also has some monsters who eat people called Titans.
The horror element in The Promised Neverland and Attack on Titan is almost identical.
The plot in both the anime shows is quite different, but we are sure Attack on Titan will definitely keep you at the edge of your seats if you loved The Promised Neverland.
Re: Zero − Starting Life In Another World (Japanese: Ri:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu)
The dark fantasy adventure anime Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World is one of the most popular isekai anime shows out there.
The story of Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World revolves around the life of Subaru, who suddenly gets summoned to a new fantasy world where he meets a few new people and befriends a girl named Emilia.
He then realises that he has the ability to turn back time after his death and nobody else remembers what happened before that. He is the only one who has all the memories of what happened.
Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World starts with a simple story, but as the anime progresses, we understand the toll Subaru’s ability takes on him. We see Subaru’s torture and grief as the story moves forward.
The Promised Neverland and Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World do have very different storylines and plots, but there is one thing common in both the shows that is the harrowing and painful experience that the kids in The Promised Neverland and Subaru in Re: Zero go through.
Re: Zero – Starting Life In Another World gives the audience a different experience. We suggest you give it a try.
The psychological mystery thriller anime, Death Note is one of the most famous thrillers out there.
The show revolves around the life of a boy named Light Yagami who has found a diary that kills whoever’s name is written down in the notebook. Light Yagami thinks that the system is not correctly doing its job and takes the job himself. He thinks of himself as an advocate of justice.
Like kids in The Promised Neverland, Light in Death Note is also very smart. Both the shows have some very talented kids as the main characters.
Shiki is a psychological horror mystery that is set in a tiny village in Japan called Sotoba. The show follows a series of mysterious deaths. The dead people turn into zombies called Shiki, who eat people.
The plot of Shiki and Higurashi: When They Cry is very similar.
Like The Promised Neverland, we also see human-eating creatures in Shiki. Both the shows have the element of horror.
If you show a little patience for a few episodes, you will certainly like Shiki. It is a classic zombie horror story that you will enjoy.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Japanese: Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a dark fantasy psychological thriller that will give you some vibes of The Promised Neverland.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is set in a fictional city named Mitakihara, and its story revolves around a group of kids.
The Promised Neverland and Puella Magi Madoka Magica show us a story of stolen childhood, destroyed innocence and some very talented kids.
It is a short series that you will like.
Made In Abyss (Japanese: Meido in Abisu)
Made In Abyss is a dark fantasy science fiction anime that also revolves around the lives of a group of kids. We meet an orphan kid named Riko who has to go through some very challenging adventures to look for her mother.
The story of Made In Abyss gets darker and more brutal as the anime makes progress. Both the shows have a very similar setting.
Like The Promised Neverland, Made In Abyss also has orphaned kids as the main characters. Made In Abyss will undoubtedly give you The Promised Neverland vibes, so do give it a try.
Bungo Stray Dogs (Japanese: Bungō Sutorei Doggusu)
Bungo Stray Dogs is a supernatural mystery anime that revolves around the life of a guy named Atsushi Nakajima, who has been kicked out of an orphanage.
Bungo Stray Dogs has main characters who are orphaned kids with magical powers and solve mysteries.
Like The Promised Neverland, Bungo Stray Dogs also revolves around the life of some very talented kids.
Digimon Adventure (Japanese: Dejimon Adobenchā)
Digimon Adventure is like The Promised Neverland for kids. The Promised Neverland has an adult premise that is not suitable for children, but Digimon Adventure can be enjoyed by both kids and adults.
The characters in Digimon Adventure are summoned to a digital world, and we see all their adventures to get back home.
Erased (Japanese: Boku dake ga Inai Machi)
Erased is a mystery science fiction thriller series that has a story similar to The Promised Neverland.
The plot revolves around a guy named Satoru Fujinuma who realizes that he has the ability to go back in time. Because of this ability, he ends up sending himself back to his youth so that he can try and solve a mystery murder case for one of his classmates.
Like The Promised Neverland, Erased also shows us a group of kids in horrifying real-life situations.
The setting in Erased is not like the setting in The Promised Neverland, but it has an equally thought-provoking premise.
So which show will you watch? Do tell us in the comments.