However, these animes are just as good as Attack on Titan.
Most likely, you enjoy dark fantasy action anime like Attack on Titan. There’s a lot going on in Attack on Titan, from the secrets to the insane battles to the horrific deaths. Season four, which premiered in January of 2021, brought a conclusion to several of the show’s storylines.
Is there anything else to watch now that the anime is over? There are a plethora of dark fantasy action anime to be found.
An iconic element of anime is the dark action fantasy genre. When it comes to developing their characters and environments, the animators and their creators can go wild. As a result, it’s no surprise that Attack on Titan has been so successful. Fortunately, there are plenty of other films in the same genre that will pleasure viewers.
15. Black Bullet
Fans ofAttack on TitanbelieveBlack Bulletis as close to their program as it can possibly be. It has the same situations and traits. A postapocalyptic environment that feels like it will never end is included in this story.
Gastrea, a virus that causes humans to become actual monsters, is the figurative monster in Black Bullet. It’s a walled-off, disease-infected castle where the remaining humanity live. In addition, females who have remnants of the virus that gives them extraordinary powers can harm them. In order to battle the hordes outside of their home, they form alliances with other residents.
14. Blue Exorcist
The devil’s child: What if you were? For or against him, which one would you choose? The latter is the case for Rin Okumura. In response, he and his allies face the full force of the universe.
Blue Exorcist is based on this idea. There is a lot of character development and sorrow in the conflicts between Rin’s army in Assiah and his father’s in Gehenna. As Rin’s abilities and responsibilities evolve, he is the only one left to deal with his emotions.
13. Fullmetal Alchemist
In order to better understand why it is considered a dark fantasy series by those who haven’t seen it since its debut in 2003 on a variety of networks and streaming sites, we recommend that you check out the series for yourself. Just reading about it isn’t enough to convey the full extent of it.
As a whole, FMA boils down to this: To bring their mother back to life, Edward and Alphonse, two brothers, are on a quest for the Philosopher’s Stone. The stone grants the twins invincibility, but they still have to face with a slew of dangers on their journey. Envy and Gluttony are just two of the Seven Deadly Sins shown in this collection.
When compared to Indiana Jones’ wacky exploits, the search for the Holy Grail in Fate/Apocrypha is far darker. Two magi clans each send seven servant-master couples to search for the cup of immortality. As long as they don’t lose all of their members in the process, whomever manages to capture the Grail will be able to keep it.
The plot and animation are secondary to character development, as they are in other anime. What starts off as a tense competition quickly transforms into something more meaningful. Both parties in this conflict must decide if they are fighting for good or evil. The question of whether there is good or bad even arises in their minds.
11. 3×3 Eyes
Pai is the final three-eyed mandala who aspires to become a human being. Yakumo is a youngster from Tokyo who is injured by one of Pai’s huge beasts while visiting her home in the countryside. Pai uses her third eye to take in his soul in order to save him.
A human body can now be restored to Yakumo, and this is the second goal for Pai. Due to the presence of enemies from the Shadow World, this is extremely difficult. In this gloomy fantasy anime, the primary source of stress is that Yakumo dies if Pai perishes. As a result, collaboration is critical.
10. Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress
The obvious pick for Attack on Titan fans is Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress. People are dying of a virus in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. Humanity has limited options for dealing with the beasts that are the infected.
The plot takes place in a stronghold constructed to safeguard humans from these monstrous creatures, similar to Attack on Titan. At the beginning of each story, a group of monsters enters a fortress. The protagonist, like Eren, transforms into a combination of monster and human.
9. God Eater
The 13 episodes of this post-apocalyptic anime aired from 2015 to 2016. The year is 2071, and the setting is the New Asian Union. Fenrir, a group that protects humanity from Aragami monsters, uses “God Arcs” to do so.
An original video game was created in 2011, and the show is based on it, with the most current installment being God Eater 3, accessible for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, released in 2018.
8. Tokyo Ghoul
The protagonist of Tokyo Ghoul, like Eren, is a monster-human hybrid. Unlike titans, ghouls are human-like in appearance but must feed on human flesh to survive. Furthermore, they possess many superhuman traits, such as the ability to go mad if they become very hungry or overly enthusiastic.
Due to an operation in which ghoul organs were transplanted into Kaneki’s body, the protagonist becomes half-ghoul. As a result, the tale revolves around him as he adjusts to his new physical form. This Tokyo Ghoulin is probably well-known in some way or another. There were even live-action and video game adaptations at one time.
7. Hellsing Ultimate
This ten-episode dark fantasy anime is widely regarded as one of the best vampire animes ever made. An organization dedicated to eliminating supernatural threats to civilization, Hellsing, is the subject of the story.
A strong woman in command of an army serves as the organization’s chief. However, Alucard, a vampire, is her greatest weapon (yes, that is “Dracula” spelled backward). Seras Victoria, Alucard’s new vampire servant, serves as a proxy for the audience because she was a cop before Alucard turned her into a vampire to save her life.
6. Seraph Of The End
Don’t be fooled by the cartoonish appearance of the characters; Seraph of the End is filled with serious themes and plenty of action. It’s a dystopian future in which all adults have been wiped out and only children under the age of 13 have survived. Vampires and other monsters have also taken over the earth. As an exchange for their safety, humans are required to give up their blood.
Two orphaned buddies are the focus of this anime. The one who dies for the sake of another’s life is a hero. He plans to avenge his death and eliminate all vampire populations. It turns out, however, that his acquaintance is still alive and a member of the Undead race.
Animated masterpiece Castlevania is one of Netflix’s best-reviewed offerings. Viewers who haven’t played any of the games in the series can still enjoy the show.
This show, like others on this list, has a large number of ominous supernatural creatures, such as vampires and werewolves. Dracula is the film’s main villain, and he’s one of the best Draculas ever made. Comedy, sadness, and well-written characters all feature in this series, which also has the second Alucard character to appear on our list.
4. Elfen Lied
Despite the adorable pink-haired model appearing in screenshots, she is not who she seems to be. A titan from the anime Attack on Titan could probably be ripped in two by her. Diclonius, a fantasy race, is the focus of this anime. The only difference between them and humans is the small horns they sport. Due to the fact that they have invisible arms that can both grip and penetrate solid objects, they are called monsters. They have a particularly bad reputation for attacking humans with violence.
Lucy, a Diclonius imprisoned in an experimental facility, serves as the story’s central figure. She becomes amnesic during an escape attempt and ends herself fighting these monsters.
26 episodes of dark fantasy set on a medieval island where humans are assaulted and devoured by humanoid shape-shifting beasts.
For a charge, a group of ladies who are half-monster, half-woman murder the monsters. Swords made of claymore and silver eyes set them apart from the rest of the human race. Each of the island’s 47 districts has a Claymore warrior on duty.
Dark story fans flock in droves to this fantasy horror series. While the manga is still going, the anime and films focus mainly on the first few arcs. As a whole, Berserk follows the exploits of Band of the Hawk, a mercenary band led by Guts. Guts develops a close friendship with their commander, Griffith, although he remains aloof and secretive.
The most recent season of the show ended in 2018. As a result, the anticipation for the show’s conclusion has been palpable. It’s worth the wait, just likeAttack on Titan.
1. Goblin Slayer
Inexperienced adventurer and priestess Goblin Slayer follows. In order to get a contract employment, she joins together with other guild members. As a result, the entire group is murdered off. In order to survive, she had to be saved by a mystery “Goblin Slayer.” To him, goblins are his only target. Goblin Slayer: Goblin’s Crown, an anime film released in 2020, continuing the tale.