It’s difficult not to be enthralled and captivated by Akame ga Killepic !’s story and diverse cast of characters and action sequences. This anime succeeded in catching viewers off guard and engraining the Night Raid logo in their brains like a bad memory.
Anime like this is in high demand, to the point where fans will literally KILL for it. If this sounds like you, keep reading to learn about other great anime series like this one. This collection has everything you’re looking for in terms of excitement and action.
An overview of Akame ga Kill’s storyline
Tatsumi flees his impoverished village for the Capital City in the hopes of bringing food and prosperity to his family back home. When Tatsumi finally makes it to the Capital, he discovers that the big city isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The Capital is a hotbed of corruption and nefarious activity, and until it is demolished, there is no hope. In the wake of a fateful encounter, Tatsumi joins the revolutionary army’s infamous assassin squad known as “Night Raid” and embarks on a new mission to slowly remake the world from the inside out.
The Code:Breakers’ philosophy is based on this tenet. There are a group of people called the Code:Breakers who are on a mission to bring justice to those who have done wrong throughout history. They will stop at nothing to see their goal achieved.
The story begins when Sakura Sakurakouji sees something she never expected to see. She saw a man use his bare hands to conjure a mysterious blue flame and set fire to a large number of people. Rei Ogami is a Code:Breaker whose mission is to rid the world of evil by committing another evil—murder.
Rei ends up going to the same school as Sakura by chance. Trying to unravel the mystery surrounding Rei, she pushes him to give up on the fight against evil. However, from that point on, she finds herself sucked into a world unlike any other.
2. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Known as the Philosopher’s Stone, this mysterious chunk of red stone is said to be the pinnacle of alchemy. Supposedly, it has the power to raise the dead, change any substance into gold, and perform the most incredible of miracles. Only this mysterious stone, according to legend, is able to defy equivalence and, as a result, it is the most powerful thing in existence. But what is the real truth about this object after all the investigation and speculation?
Edward and Alphonse Elric, who broke an alchemical taboo as children and nearly lost their lives, embark on a quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone in order to atone for their transgressions and restore their bodies to normality. Even though the stone is within their grasp, getting too close to it could reveal a dark secret about society, as well as the entire alchemical community.
Everything may appear to be a series of unsolved puzzles, but once the answers are discovered, the whole picture may be revealed. Everything in alchemy (including the highest form) has a high price to pay for achieving this one of the eternal goals of the science.
3. Tokyo Ghoul
Present-day Tokyo is the capital city of Japan. There are rumors that human flesh-hungry beings are lurking in society’s shadows. According to one legend, these creatures live among us, undetected, because they have facial features that resemble those of us. No one is certain of the abilities of these flesh-eating monsters, but one thing is certain: they are ghouls!
Ken Kaneki is a typical college student who enjoys reading when he has an unfortunate experience that changes his life forever. He has an encounter with a ghoul, which he barely survives, but he has suffered grave injuries as a result. His condition is critical, and the only way to save him is with an organ transplant from a ghoul.
It’s a slow transformation for Ken Kaneki, who doesn’t realize he’s becoming a ghoul. That is, unless he gets sucked into the world of the ghouls and everything changes. He may appear to be stuck in this situation, but in reality, he is a hybrid of a ghoul and a human.
4. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Would you accept the chance to become a god of space and time if it came with all the associated risks? Assume that you have to first win a real-life survival game before you can use your new status to rule the world. Do you still intend to join us in our mission? Mirai Nikki, also referred to as the Future Diary, takes place in just such a scenario.
To crown the next god of space and time, players must play a brutal survival game. To see the future and kill the other participants, each participant is given their own “Future Diary” based on their personality. No quitting once the game has begun because it’s kill or be killed.
Yukiteru Amano (a 14-year-old boy) is the only one of the group who has no idea what is going on around him. Deus Ex Machina (the present-day god of space and time) is a concept that initially escapes him. But as time passes, he learns to use his phone to see into the future. In this deadly game, Deus Ex Machina has placed their bet on him as the one with the best chance of winning. Since he’s made that wager, the other Future Diary owners are going after him.
5. Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins)
What is it these days with criminals becoming the main characters? There are two sides to every coin, so good and evil must be the same coin. Everything in the world should be viewed from both perspectives. Remember, the victors are the ones who get to speak for themselves and change the course of history. The Holy Knights in Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins) are actually the bad guys.
The only way to save a kingdom taken over by Holy Knights corrupted by power and glory is to enlist the assistance of the criminal organization Nanatsu no Taizai (The Seven Deadly Sins). It was a once-dominant group of knights who were condemned as a criminal organization that attempted to commit treason.
It’s about this time that a princess by the name of Elizabeth starts questioning everything the Holy Knights have told her. Her search for “The Seven Deadly Sins” high profile criminals intensifies as corruption and evil become more pervasive, so she sets out to put things right.
6. Gokukoku no Brynhildr
Anime fads these days include themes of death, blood, and violence mingled with the genre’s more traditional ones of adventure, humor, and drama. Going back to Akame ga Kill!, Gokukoku no Bryhildr is another anime with a passing likeness. Overall, the plot and storylines are different, but the themes are so similar that they beg to be noticed as a parallel between the two.
Murakami is fascinated by the idea of extraterrestrial life and is determined to discover whether or not they really do exist in the world. However, Murakami’s curiosity stems in part from a relationship with a girl named Kuroneko from his childhood. In a tragic accident, Kuroneko was about to prove to him that extraterrestrials exist.
Murakami is about to find out what aliens are really made of now that he has discovered what they are. He meets a new student one day who looks exactly like a childhood friend of his. Kurohaneko is the name of the new friend, which is an added bonus (which is also very suspiciously familiar).
Even though the plot seems straightforward, it’s only the beginning. Nothing is as it seems from this point forward. Settle in for a tense ride filled with thrills and chills. Gokukoku no Brynhildr is far more sinister and enigmatic than it appears at first glance.
7. Garo: Honoo no Kokuin
It sounds eerily similar: a minister or advisor seizes control of the kingdom, a ruthless hunt is launched for anyone who might pose a threat, and a band of vigilantes forms to retake the kingdom and put an end to the corruption. It’s good that you have an opinion, but this isn’t Akame ga Kill!. If Akame ga Kill! sounds familiar, this is Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, otherwise known as Garo: The Carved Seal of Flame.
In medieval kingdoms, a minister/adviser aspires to the throne for his or her own benefit. He assassinated the king with poison and induced a witch hunt throughout the kingdom in order to eliminate all Makai Knights and Makai Priests who stood in his way of success. An unexpected thing happens when a witch-hunting Makai Priest is sentenced to death by burning at the stake. When a child is born on the burning pyre, the Gold Knight steps in to save them.
After a few years, the king falls ill, and the adviser seizes control of the kingdom. In order to help his father, the king’s son has set out to find the “child” who was saved by the Gold Knight and return him to his father’s kingdom. It’s now up to them whether or not the kingdom will survive.