5 Anime Like 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba'

Updated on August 26, 2019
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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is definitely one of the best anime shows of 2019! If this anime show was a demon, it would probably have devoured everyone already, succeeding in subjugating the whole world. Well, there is no way I am exaggerating with my words because this anime is the real deal!

Not only is this anime marvelously astounding in the visual and animation department, everything else about it is on point. The plot, the characters, the staging, and the execution are flawless! It even appeals sublimely to the senses and emotions. No wonder the hype surrounding it is extraordinary!

Since you're here, let me direct you to various other anime shows similar to Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. There is no need for you to cut the supply of thrill and excitement abruptly, these other shows are very much on par with the anime in question. Now start watching and feel the exhilaration!

Anime Similar to 'Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba'

  1. Akame ga Kill!
  2. Dororo
  3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  4. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
  5. Tokyo Ghoul


1. Akame ga Kill!

If Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has actual demons as the staple villains in it, then Akame ga Kill! has something even more veristic as foes—the demons in our hearts! After all, we are our own enemies. The vilest fiends of all are the demons we all call “humans.”

Akame ga Kill! is truly horrific! Despair is looming at every glance. This anime actually does a great job putting into perspective the cruel and bleak side of humanity. Furthermore, the execution of the acts, as well as the combative exchanges, are intensely thrilling to watch.

If there is one problem about Akame ga Kill!, it's that it never reached its full potential. This anime show carried on and ended before its source material was completed, resulting in a lackluster second half. But, its overall quality is still above-average!

If you are into bloody action and heart-wrenching tragic scenes, then there is no reason for you keep Akame ga Kill! buried under the dirt. Unearth it and witness its bestial glory!


2. Dororo

Dororo is yet another “humans vs demons” anime show. But unlike the others, this one feels like a genuine, action-packed, melodramatic personal journey. As they say: “it's not about the destination but the journey.”

There’s something about Dororo that makes it uniquely somber yet cheerfully fulfilling. Perhaps it’s the fact that the main character is on a quest to regain his humanity by defeating malevolent demons. Or maybe it’s the other abstract things that he gains on his journey. Somehow, this anime makes me feel tranquility and thrill at the same time, which is a mysterious feeling intrinsically.

While Dororo has less of a thump in the action department, and is a non-shounen, historical supernatural anime, it is very much deserving of attention. Every slash of sword, utterance of words, circumstance, and conflict has sentimental weight. The party is never over with Dororo!


3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

If Tanjiro has Nezuko, then Edward has Alphonse. If Tanjiro is trying to turn Nezuko back into a human, then Edward is trying to recover Alphonse’s original body. Do you see the parallelism? Well, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood isn’t really that different from Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba!

Just like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an emblematic mainstream anime of its own time. Even now, its name reverberates throughout the whole world. Watching it is full immersive experience! The action, the plot, the characters, the depth, and the substance—everything about it is superb!

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is definitely a must-watch anime! If there was a pilgrimage where you have to watch all the best anime ever created, this show would definitely be part of the watch-list. The alchemy is strong in this one, it might as well be one of the philosopher’s stones of the anime universe.


4. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Whenever I hear about monsters eating humans, the titans from Shingeki no Kyojin automatically comes into mind. And of course, the said anime was one of the first things I thought of when I saw Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba.

Oh boy, Shingeki no Kyojin is gigantic! I’d be utterly surprised if you told me now that you haven’t heard of it before. There’s just no way! I mean this anime has managed to deliver massive hype ever since it first aired. It’s terrific and phenomenal, that’s for sure!

Since we’re talking about similarities, we have plenty of tragic and dreadful scenes in Shingeki no Kyojin. I must say that this anime is heavier on the despair component and the realism of the plot. It’s also action-packed and terrifically stimulating. Do watch it and witness the extraordinary in gargantuan proportions!


5. Tokyo Ghoul

If want an anime like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba but with a much modernized world setting, then Tokyo Ghoul is the show for you!

Instead of demons, we have ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul. All the same, the monsters in this anime are man-eating and vicious. They’re almost invulnerable, except that their own kind’s quirks are their own weaknesses. Then, we have the tragedy factor, so prepare for an emotionally-gripping reckoning.

Although I must admit that there are some dull moments between the first and the last season of Tokyo Ghoul, the rest more than makes up for everything. The action and thrill are indeed spectacular in this show. Catch it before it eats you alive!

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