A chilling horror series from J.C. Staff, Angels Of Death is one of the year’s best.
There’s an emphasis on survival, but there are also elements of “in-game” mechanics sprinkled throughout the show (think of Danganronpa or SAO).
It’s more sinister than I’m letting on, though.
Add it to your “watch” list if you haven’t seen it already.
Otherwise, here are a few of our top picks for fans of the show…
1. Higurashi: When They Cry
Higurashi is by far the best horror show I’ve ever seen.
The plot revolves around a cursed village named Hinamizawa and its patron god, Oyashiro the Oyashira.
When it comes to a game’s mood and setting, Angels Of Death is similar to Higurashi.
Despite this, Higurashi’s most distinguishing feature is how unpredictable it is. The plot is ever-evolving, disturbing, and shocking as it progresses, so you never know what will happen next.
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Shiki is an anime series that focuses on vampire-like creatures in particular, rather than just horror or psychological themes.
Even if that were the case, this show would still be remarkably similar to Angels Of Death.
Toshiro, the “strategist” and main character in Shiki, does most of the planning ahead of time.
This characteristic is shared by Rachel Gardner, the series’ “brains.”
Fans of Angels of Death will have no problem making the switch to Shiki thanks to the film’s uncomfortably high level of brutality.
Even if the two shows have slight differences.
3. Ghost Hunt
As of 2018, Ghost Hunt is a largely forgotten anime. In addition, because there are so few “ghost” shows to begin with, this series is something of an anime unicorn.
In the same way that Angels of Death has a sense of mystery, chilling moments and even episodes that will make you JUMP out of your chair, so does this.
Unlike Angels Of Death, Ghost Hunt isn’t violent or gory. However, the vibes it gives off are similar enough to tie the two shows together.
Particularly in light of the gruesome and distressing phantom investigations that occur. And a mellow lead character to match.
4. Death Note
Yes, Death Note has a lot in common with the anime series Angels Of Death. Even though it isn’t the most similar on this list,
Angels of Death and Death Note have a lot in common because of the following factors:
Strategy. It’s no secret that Death Note is a strategy game. This is a situation in which the characters must “think things through.” This is a theme that can be found in both Angels Of Death and its sequel.
Also in Angels Of Death, this element can be found.
Then there are the horror/psychological aspects to take into consideration. In different ways, Death Note and Angels Of Death are deep.
As far as differences go, both shows are set up differently.
Players are dragged into Angels Of Death, a bizarre video game. They’re on the line, and they know it.
Death Note, on the other hand, takes a different tack.
5. Hell Girl
Hell Girl (Ai Enma) reminds me a lot of Rachel Gardner from Angels of Death, now that I think about it.
It’s hard to hear Ai Enma (Hell Girl) because she’s so quiet in character.
She is a woman of few words.
She has a lifeless expression on her face.
She’s also a silent type who only speaks when absolutely necessary. deciding to keep one’s mouth shut as much as possible
Not to mention her ability to remain composed under pressure (in a depressing kind of way).
Other than the striking resemblances between the two characters, Hell Girl is jam-packed with suspenseful tales that expose the uglier side of human nature as a whole.
Fans of Angels Of Death will have no trouble transitioning to Hell Girl.
6. Elfen Lied
For a variety of reasons, Elfen Lied is a crass anime. Essentially, it’s a tale of hypocrisy.
In the process of creating a “monster,” humans accidentally release an escaped experiment.
As if it were an abomination, the same monster is then hunted to extinction
Lucy, the main character, is the film’s “monster.”
Many people who’ve lived through traumatic events have a tendency to become mentally ill, including the author of this book.
This is why Elfen Lied and Angels Of Death are so similar. Both characters have tragic pasts and are devoid of any kind of motivation.
In addition, each character has a companion who stands by their side through the ups and downs of the journey.
7. Death Parade
Consider the possibility that you died and then came back to life. After that, you’re in a bar being served by a man with white hair when you realize where you are.
What would you do in this situation? What are your thoughts on this?
Like Angels of Death, Death Parade is a game/horror series. However, this time around, everything is done differently.
The series’ premise can be summed up as follows:
A place halfway between heaven and hell awaits everyone who passes away. Often referred to as the “Quin-decim” system.
In addition, a battery of tests determines whether or not a person deserves to go to heaven or hell.
The anime’s darkest and ugliest moments occur between these two points. However, it’s one of the most thought-provoking as well.
Fans of Angels Of Death will enjoy this.
8. Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland tells the story of a young man who is compelled to participate in a series of “death games” against his will.
The main characters are the only thing that isn’t exactly like those in Angels Of Death.
Deadman Wonderland might be enjoyable if you can get past that. Despite the fact that both shows revolve around “games,” the setup differs slightly.
As with Btooom, this twisted anime uses the “game” concept to keep players alive.
The premise of the story is that everyone has been dumped on a haphazard island. We’re a long way from any kind of civilization. The ones in charge use children, teenagers, and adults as guinea pigs in their research.
It’s not one of my favorites, but if you compare it to Angels Of Death, you’ll see some similarities.
10. Future Diary
The supernatural elements are the only thing that makes Future Diary unique.
In the survival game they’re compelled to play, nearly every character has access to some sort of “supernatural” ability.
However, much like Angels Of Death, this anime is completely devoid of any sexual overtones whatsoever.
It’s rough around the edges.
Also, it’s jam-packed with excitement.
Also, it’s twice as long as Angels Of Death in terms of running time. Comparatively speaking, it has even more characters.
The main character: Rachel Gardner’s best friend, Mei Misaki, is eerily similar to Rachel Gardner.
Mei Misaki is quiet and reserved, but she is keenly perceptive and enigmatic. She doesn’t seem bothered by much, but she gives off a “vibe” that makes you want to be around her.
No different from Angels Of Death’s gore, this series’ horror is bloody. However, there is one crucial distinction:
In another, the action takes place at a school.
In addition, the male MC lacks the charisma of Angels Of Death’s Zach.
In addition, the violence is directed at a spooky “catastrophe” rather than a specific individual.
You’ll appreciate the short length of both series if you give Another a shot.