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5 Anime Like "Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi" ("Redo of Healer")

Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.


Anime Similar to "Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi"

Do you like stories of vengeance? How about controversial scenes and elements? Are you okay with some blood, gore, and violence?

If you answered "yes" to any of the aforementioned questions, then you'll most definitely enjoy watching more anime shows like Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi, a.k.a. Redo of Healer.

I've listed five anime shows here, so just choose whichever intrigues you and be on your way. Watch them all if you can!

  1. Akame ga Kill!
  2. Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest
  3. Goblin Slayer
  4. Overlord
  5. Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari (The Rising of the Shield Hero)

1. "Akame ga Kill!"

When there's the word "kill" staring right at you from the title, you should already know what's coming. That's right; Akame ga Kill! is a brutal show about vanquishing the confounding evil that plagues society.

"Evil is everywhere, however inconspicuous." This is what Tatsumi, a young man from the boonies, learns the hard way. He ventures into the capital in hopes of wealth and abundance, only to discover an enormous amount of corruption, depravity, and despair instead. The world is not what it seems, so he must fight for survival and try to rid the world of darkness even for just a little bit.

I urge you to not linger on the thought and just watch Akame ga Kill! as soon as you can. Believe me when I say that this show, in my opinion, is the best one on this list. It is chock full of action, highly engaging, and depressingly good!

While this show doesn't end quite like its manga counterpart (due to the fact that this anime concluded earlier than its manga), for the most part of it—Akame ga Kill! is a phenomenal watch!


2. "Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest"

From commonplace to world's strongest? This sounds like a case of powering up to "overpowered" levels. And it is! But well, at what cost?

When you're "isekai'd" somewhere as a non-practical, combat-useless class like say, a "synergist," you're bound to encounter some difficulties. But then you get some people to still like you despite your shortcomings. This is when you draw the ire and jealousy of malicious people.

This is exactly what happened to "good, kind, and innocent guy" Hajime Nagumo. This is how he got betrayed and left for dead at the bottom of a dangerous labyrinth's chasm. This is his story of deliverance from being commonplace to world's strongest.

Although Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest isn't a full-blown, sadistic tale of revenge, it does draw some parallels to Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi. The focus on vengeance is ephemeral, but it's still there. I guess Hajime is just too busy pursuing his main goal and getting stronger to actually care.

Nevertheless, Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest is still very much an interesting show. It has nice visuals, decent world-building, as well as an intriguing plot. Be sure to catch it when you can.


3. "Goblin Slayer"

In the world of Goblin Slayer, the only good goblins are dead goblins.

The goblin situation is seriously bad, I'm telling you. It's a good thing the Goblin Slayer exists to save the day!

Only a few anime can reach the “controversiality” levels of Goblin Slayer these days. Not only is it brutal and savage in terms of narrative, it is also rife with graphic atrocity. Well, I guess there really is no redemption for the goblins of this show. They may be feeble and cowardly on their own and as a race, but if left alone, they're a massive threat that should never be ignored.

If you want to watch Goblin Slayer, then at least know what you're getting into. And once you're prepared, be sure to keep vigilant and resolute until you see everything through to the end. Go on now; your just reward is waiting.


4. "Overlord"

Overlord? More like "Overpowered!"

That's right; Ainz Ooal Gown is here, and he's the real deal! He is the Overlord, after all, and he's got godly power, as well as an army of dreadful monstrosities under his command.

What's the catch?

Ainz Ooal Gown is quite clueless about the novel situation he's in, the true extent of his powers, and pretty much everything in his new world. This is why he has to exploit anything and everything, by any means necessary and with utmost vigilance, to further his goal of learning all there is about his new world and his new unlife.

It's always fascinating when you can play some games with cheats and/or with max stats and levels. This is exactly what watching Overlord feels like! Everything's easy, and you're in control! Ah, it must be so nice to be in Ainz Ooal Gown's situation.

If you're interested and curious now, then the only thing to do is actually watch Overlord. There's no need to hesitate because I highly recommend it.


5. "Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari" ("The Rising of the Shield Hero")

Among the anime shows listed here, I believe that Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is the most similar to Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi. It just so happens that the shield hero, Naofumi Iwatani, is a lot less hapless and more forgiving than the healer, Keyaru.

I remember how Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari made me feel really sorry for Naofumi because of his unfortunate circumstances. He was betrayed by everyone, treated unjustly, and left to fend off for himself in an unfamiliar world. It’s a good thing he managed somehow. But still, he suffered. And as not to spoil anything any further, I’ll leave it at that.

Just know that Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari is a lot less harsh and graphic than Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi. However, it has better world-building, superior character development, and a finer plot. It redeems itself in a wholesome way. This is a show that you can watch without any reservations.

So what are you waiting for? Don’t go underestimating the shield hero now, because he definitely has some tricks up his sleeves that you wouldn’t expect. Add Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari to your watch-list right away!

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