Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.
The adrenaline rush must have nudged you into searching for anime like Tokyo Revengers, correct? Well, it’s a good thing you’re here because there are five similar shows in this list that are just waiting to be watched!
By the way, when I say similar shows, I mean that the shows listed here carry a degree of kinship with Tokyo Revengers, especially in the thriller and time travel departments. You can expect these great series to deliver quality entertainment. Pick whatever show you like and enjoy the rousing experience!
Anime Similar to 'Tokyo Revengers'
- Boku dake ga Inai Machi (ERASED)
- Re:Zero (Starting Life in Another World)
- Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song
1. 'Boku dake ga Inai Machi' ('ERASED')
Just like Tokyo Revengers, Boku dake ga Inai Machi is not your average time travel anime. Although this show goes about using the time travel element as a backbone, the focus isn't necessarily on it. Instead, the focus is on the characters and the mysterious circumstances surrounding them.
One just can't help but feel really attached to the characters of Boku dake ga Inai Machi, regardless of their roles. There's something about this show that pulls you in, piquing your curiosity and making you want to see it through to the end, even if it hurts. It grasps you tightly, then burns a mark in your memory—enduring and unerasable.
If you slept on Boku dake ga Inai Machi before, then now is always the right time for you to binge it. You're never too late. I promise you that watching this show is going to be one of the best decisions you'll make in your entire life.
Looking back, I don't think this anime, Orange, had anything to do with the color or the fruit that goes by the same name. Perhaps the title is a metaphor? I don't really remember. But what I do remember is the bittersweet feeling that this show exuded as I witnessed both the joys and the struggles of its characters.
Orange is not your ordinary school anime. Not when the main character finds herself in possession of a letter from her future self! It details the things that were about to happen, both good and bad. But mostly, the goal was to save a precious life and clear away future regrets.
You get it, right? Orange isn't just sentimental and dramatic; it's also redeeming. Like, who wouldn't want to change the past to avoid future regrets? Probably no one. And that's what makes this show genuine and heartfelt.
Be cautioned, tears will be shed! But don't worry, there's no chance you'll ever regret watching a show as profound as Orange.
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3. 'Re:Zero' ('Starting Life in Another World')
How would you like a show that has a time rewinding plot as well as despair levels set to max? Well, look no further because Re;Zero is the show to watch!
For an isekai anime, Re:Zero does what many others fail to do—to keep the viewers highly engaged and emotionally invested! Despite the fact that Natsuki Subaru can actually use his time rewinding power however he pleases, it doesn't come at a cheap price! Again and again, he is pushed to the edge and suffers immeasurably. His power isn't that convenient at all. But because of his power, we get to see everything in various perspectives and explore the multiple facets of each and every character and event in the show.
Re:Zero is the kind of anime that you can watch on loop without ever getting tired. It's just that impressive and engrossing! With everything said, I hope you watch this show as soon as possible because, as we all know, good things come to those who don't wait around.
What would you do if you suddenly discovered a method of sending messages to your past self? Would you try to change the future? Are you willing to take the risks? What's your plan of action once grave consequences begin to manifest and villainous entities are suddenly on your back? These are what Okabe has to deal with, time and time again, in Steins;Gate.
There's a big chance that you haven't watched this anime before. Well, there's no shame in that. Steins;Gate, after all, is regrettably an underrated anime. Not only that, the first time I watched this show, I actually dropped it a few episodes in because nothing out of the extraordinary seemed to be happening.
But when I picked it up again and continued from where I left, I realized that I shouldn't have dropped it hastily. Steins;Gate is actually really interesting!
Slowly but surely, each episode leading to the next pieced everything together perfectly. I couldn't believe that things were actually making sense—mind-blowingly at that! This show can get a little scientific, even philosophical, but the whole experience is real! The longer you watch it, the better it gets. It's really a good thing that I picked it up again. And now, it's my turn to tell you: pick it up and give it a chance!
5. 'Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song'
What's Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song, you say? Well then, it's time I tell you about this precious buried gem of an anime that actually aired alongside Tokyo Revengers in the same season.
Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song is set in a futuristic world where A.I. technology is developing at a phenomenal pace. Among the first autonomous A.I. robots is Diva—a songstress whose supposed “sole” purpose is to make people happy with her musical performances.
In a sudden twist of fate, an enigmatic A.I. robot who claims to have come from the future, goads her into taking a side job that involves saving humanity from total annihilation—a catastrophic event that would be "allegedly" caused by A.I. technology gone out-of-control!
If you've been paying close attention so far, you should be able to tell that once again, we have another case of time-traveling here. The setting is just different because it's in the sci-fi domain; and the plot is also quite unique. But believe me when I say that this show is rather surprisingly extraordinary.
Although a lot less mainstream,Vivy: Flourite Eye's Song is actually one of the best anime of its own season, standing side-by-side with Tokyo Revengers. It's heavy on theatrics, bursting with action, and temptingly curious. Watch it as soon as you can!