Although Deadman Wonderland is one of the most innovative anime series in recent memory, it isn’t the only one out there.
It’s an action-packed horror series that follows a man named Ganta Igarashi as he tries to prove his innocence in Deadman Wonderland. In addition, Ganta must make it out of Deadman Wonderland, a prison-themed battle royale arena, unscathed.
Classic horror anime’s chilling vibes can be found in Deadman Wonderland’s tournament-styled setting. Kataoka and Kondou developed a setting that delighted both shounen and Horror lovers by including this typical shounen cliche. Consequently, if you liked this show, here are ten more for you to check out.
10. FUTURE DIARY
In Future Diary, Yukiteru Amano, a diary writer, has conversations with Deus Ex Machina and Murmur, two fictional gods. If these beings are genuine, he’ll have to fight for his life in a battle royale with the other diary keepers. Even though Yukiteru receives assistance from his enigmatic lover, Yuno Gasai, he eventually learns that she has affections for him.
Like Deadman Wonderland, Future Diary follows the exploits of a man competing in a death game competition for his life. The male and female protagonists in both series are depicted in an unbelievable amount of violence, gore, and conflict.
9. GUILTY CROWN
While Shuu Ouma lives in Japan under the oppressive rule of the GHQ, he is also a member of an autonomous group that aims to rectify the damage they have inflicted. When Shuu discovers a mysterious power within himself during an encounter with a traveling female, he will take part in the conflict.
Human experimentation and a female protagonist who aids a male protagonist in recalling past lives are both present in Guilty Crown, a film similar to Deadman Wonderland. In both series, there is a lot of action and the animation is excellent.
8. PARASYTE: THE MAXIM
After waking up to discover that an alien named Migi has control over his hand, Shinichi Izumi sets out to find Migi. Shinichi learns from Migi that there are other beings like Migi—who seek human flesh—who are out there. In order to save the world from Migi’s kind, Shinichi and Migi must work together.
The protagonist of Parasyte: The Maxim, like that of Deadman Wonderland, accepts a power he doesn’t want and through a life-altering experience. According to IMDb, Parasyte is one of the best horror animes ever made.
7. TOKYO GHOUL
in which a young man named Kaneki Ken narrowly escapes a lethal confrontation with an older woman named Rize Kamishiro in Tokyo Ghoul Awaking in the hospital, he discovers that his body has been transformed into a half-ghoul. As a result, the anime focuses on Kaneki’s new profession and the associated perils.
Tokyo Ghoul, like Deadman Wonderland, places the main character in a hostile environment where their sole purpose is to survive. Both series contain a lot of violence and gore for those who want extreme action. If you’re a fan of Deadman Wonderland, you should check out Tokyo Ghoul, according to MyAnimeList’s rankings of the finest horror manga.
6. ATTACK ON TITAN
Attack on Titan tells the story of a young man named Eren Yaeger who vows vengeance on the monstrous Titans who destroyed his family’s home. Eren, assisted by childhood friends Mikasa Ackerman and Armin Arlert, and an elite Titan slayer team known as the Survey Corps, sets out on a mission to stop the Titans from destroying other nations.
Attack on Titan, like Deadman Wonderland, is heavy on the brutality and gore while also emphasizing the revenge motif. Consequently, the third season of Attack on Titan helped the series gain a spot on MyAnimeList as one of the top action anime.
Btooom! tells the story of Ryota Sakumoto, a young man who finds himself on a deserted island in the middle of a death match reenacting his favorite video game’s final boss battle. When Ryota and another player arrive on the island, they form a team to search for a way out of the island.
The anime version of Btooom!, like that of Deadman Wonderland, was abruptly halted but continued in the manga. Despite this, these shows have a devoted following that like them for the thrills, chills, and heartwarming moments they provide.
4. HIGHSCHOOL OF THE DEAD
In Highschool of the Dead, Takashi Kimuro lives in a zombie-infested world and goes to school. So Takashi’s story revolves around his relationships with his buddies and their quest to not only preserve their families but also discover how their country came to be.
Highschool of the Dead, like Deadman Wonderland, has long action sequences with a lot of gore and fan service. There is a typical male protagonist in both series who has a life-altering incident.
3. NEON GENESIS EVANGELION
It’s about a company called Nerv, run by Gendo Ikari, that deploys gigantic machines called Evangelions to fight a supernatural menace. Gendo must also locate airmen capable of harnessing the Evangelions’ innate strength. Shinji Ikari, the son of Gendo Ikari, must assume command of Evangelion Unit-01 in order to save humanity.
A character in Neon Genesis Evangelion, like the one in Deadman Wonderland, is forced to deal with the anguish of their past in order to defeat forces that oppose him. Both shows include plenty of action-packed moments that will please even the most ardent of viewers.
In another story, Kouichi Sakakibara moves to a new school where he befriends Mei Misaki, a girl who is shunned by the other students and teachers. In addition, Kouichi learns about the town’s darker past, which leads to a series of strange fatalities. Since Kouichi and his classmates live in a cursed town, the anime centers on their struggle to stay alive.
With a male protagonist who befriends and gets punished by a mystery female figure, Another has a similar storyline to Deadman Wonderland. It’s worthwhile to see Another if you liked Deadman Wonderland’s attention to these elements.
1. SWORD ART ONLINE
An MMO video game called Sword Art Online involves mystical monsters and weapons and is being tested by a boy named Kirito. For reasons best known to the game’s author, Kirito and many other players are trapped in the game’s world and must complete the game’s 100 levels in order to return home. As a result, the show follows Kirito as he attempts to return home safely without meeting an untimely demise, both in the game and the real world.
Kirito, like Ganta in Deadman Wonderland, finds himself in a hostile environment where he must fight to stay alive. He also makes acquaintances with a mystery female companion.