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5 Anime Like "Inuyashiki"

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

Interested in watching anime similar to "Inuyashiki"? This list is for you!

Interested in watching anime similar to "Inuyashiki"? This list is for you!

Human? Not Anymore

Hello, human! I have news for you: “You’re not a human anymore!”

That’s right—aliens have accidentally killed you but also have rebuilt you with their weapon technology. Now, you can do things an ordinary human can’t, like hear voices from far away, connect your mind to the internet, or kill anyone just by gesturing your hand into a finger gun and saying, “Bang!”

Alternatively, you could just watch more anime—say, titles similar to Inuyashiki! Now that’s undoubtedly how you should use your newfound alien weapon powers!

Kidding aside, you might not have the alien weapon powers I’ve mentioned, but you can still watch more anime like Inuyashiki. In fact, I've listed them here! They come close in various aspects, some are just as great, and all of them are interesting. That being said, I’ll leave everything up to you now. Sit back, watch, and enjoy!

Anime Similar to "Inuyashiki"

1. "Gantz"

2. "Parasyte -the maxim-"

3. "Ajin"

4. "Death Note"

5. "Tokyo Ghoul"



1. Gantz

As soon as I watched Inuyashiki, I have already thought: “woah, this is very similar to Gantz.” And my hunch was right—Gantz and Inuyashiki share the same mangaka (author). No wonder they look and feel so similar!

Although most would agree that Inuyashiki is far better than Gantz in every aspect, one should never just shrug off the peculiar elements of Gantz. It is weird and truly horrifying. It’s a total mess but still manages to invoke a lot of attention. Perhaps it was the prototype for Inuyashiki. Who knows?

I don’t even have to tell you to watch Gantz because there’s a big chance you’ve already heard of it before. Nevertheless, I will still say it—watch Gantz if you’re in for a weird kind of thrill and excitement!

Parasyte -the maxim-

Parasyte -the maxim-

2. Parasyte -the maxim-

If you I were to forcefully make you binge-watch an anime from this list right now, it would be Parasyte -the maxim-. Trust me, it’s one of a kind! It fascinates just as it glues you to the screen making you watch until it’s all over.

This anime is actually very deep and philosophical. It prods you into wondering what life truly is and why we exist in the first place. Are aliens out there somewhere? What do we do if we encounter them? How will we act if stumble upon some mysterious alien power? These are just some of the questions wondrously tackled in this show.

What makes Parasyte -the maxim- really good is that its plot thickens marvelously leaving you with no area to escape its snare. Then, I haven’t even mentioned anything about its visuals and acoustics. I’ll just leave those for you to find out. All that I can say right now is—you absolutely must watch it!



3. Ajin

In terms of plot and animation style, Ajin comes quite close with Inuyashiki, albeit not that close. Do you get what I’m saying?

First of all, Ajin is made mostly of CGI (Computer-generated Imagery). The CGI doesn’t interfere much with the story but it certainly requires some getting used to. Second, the plot is similar in such a way that it’s about a human who suddenly manifests non-human qualities, changing his life forever. The main difference is that while Inuyashiki presents the actions of its main characters more realistically, Ajin goes all-out with conspiracies and supernatural elements.

Overall, Ajin may not be as enjoyable and thrilling as Inuyashiki but it does intrigue you until you try to discover yourself the answers to its mysteries and what the future has in tow for its characters. Some would say that this anime is mediocre at best, but I say that his show does deserve a moment of your time.

Death Note

Death Note

4. Death Note

Death Note is a masterpiece that should never be left out! It’s a sparkling gem that never gets old. In fact, it has already transcended and become a classic. At this point in time, it would be very surprising if anyone who watches anime had never heard of it.

It’s pretty clear that Death Note is very much alike with Inuyashiki. They both theoretically answer what humans would do if they somehow come to possess unnatural powers. And they do—in various realistic and philosophical ways!

If you haven’t watched Death Note by now, then you’re missing out a lot! It may be relatively old—being a 2006 anime and all—but, believe me when I say that it truly is a masterpiece that will leave a mark in you forever.

Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

5. Tokyo Ghoul

Are you craving for more action, blood, and thrill? I am certain that Inuyashiki does have a lot of suspense and intriguing plot elements, but Tokyo Ghoul has it beat in the action and blood department.

Tokyo Ghoul presents the concept of “drastic transformation” by turning an ordinary human into a flesh-hungry ghoul. From there, it zooms in to the rift between humans and ghouls, and goes beyond to what is customarily invisible. Intrigued now, are you?

Mind you, Tokyo Ghoul has plenty of action, drama, and blood-curdling antics to keep you occupied for days on end. It may not be perfect, but it’s an anime that is great, acclaimed, and highly recommendable. You won’t regret watching it!

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