5 Anime Like 'Tower of God'

Updated on April 20, 2020
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Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.


You’ve got so much energy and nerve to be asking for more anime like Tower of God! Aren’t the multiple menacing floors from it enough for you? Understood! You’re a bona fide thrill-seeker! Therefore, I shall grant you your wish.

This collection holds five anime that closely resembles Tower of God. Most of them are adventure shows with lots of action and thrills. I assure you that it will take a lot of vivacity to go through all of them. The time it takes to finish them all is also considerable. Well, it’s what you wanted, so go fulfill your pleasure!

Anime Similar to 'Tower of God'

  1. Hunter x Hunter
  2. Made in Abyss
  3. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  4. One Piece
  5. Sword Art Online


1. Hunter x Hunter

If you just can’t get enough of the grueling floor tests in Tower of God, then wait till you witness the death-defying hunter exam in Hunter x Hunter.

The hunter exam is the primary focus of the early episodes of Hunter x Hunter. Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio have to overcome the perilous challenges of the hunter exam in order to obtain the prestigious and exclusive hunter license. It’s a license that enables one to access immense power and wealth, gain exploration freedom, and potentially carve a long-lasting impression in the world. Indeed, the rewards are great, but more so are the risks and responsibilities of becoming and being a hunter.

It’s intriguing how Hunter x Hunter uses ambitious combat-filled exams as an essential core to its narrative. Nonetheless, it’s clear that this show isn’t just about the hunter exam; there’s actually more toit than meets the eye. The possibilities in this show’s world are endless, yet they still manage to remain logical. The world-building is intricate. It’s full of thrill and action. This show is nothing short of an eternal adventure. Hunter x Hunter is a must-watch!


2. Made in Abyss

Enough about climbing treacherous towers! For now, let’s descend a forbidding abyss.

In Made in Abyss, we follow Riko, a young girl who dreams of exploring the secrets of the Abyss in the hope of finding her lost mother. By taking a leap of fate and diving straight right into the Abyss, she discovers of the mysterious gaping chasm’s woeful cruelties. Lucky for her, she has her robotic friend Reg by her side. Will she survive the harshness of the Abyss? Will she be able to reunite with her mother? Only the Abyss holds the answer.

Unlike Tower of God, Made in Abyss is more of a dark mystery/fantasy anime rather than a full-action shounen anime. It hovers its lens towards the harsh yet beautiful world within the Abyss with utmost character fleshing-out and theatrical staging. This show beguiles you into becoming a part of it. Its marvel enamors you as if you were a moth to the flame. Be guided though as you watch this show, a descent to the Abyss is akin to a descent to madness.


3. Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic

As its title implies, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic speaks of magical yet lethal labyrinths simply known as the “Dungeons.” These dungeons possess power and wealth beyond imagination. One might even come out as a king once they conquer a dungeon. Entering a dungeon is one thing, but actually conquering it is whole new level of impossibility! It takes a lot of spirit, luck, and sacrifice to seize one.

What’s good about Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is that it isn’t your usual shounen anime. It’s sincerely magical and lively, but also dark and consequential. I feel this show is gravely underrated—overlooked if I must say so. It doesn’t have to stay that way though.

Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic is truly a one-of-a-kind shounen anime. It is largely based on the many stories of the 1001 Arabian Nights, so expect a lot of Arabic mythology references. If you’ve been rubbing rusty lamps in the hope of encountering a djinn that would give you a high-quality anime, then consider your wish granted. This anime will surely bewilder you with its magical grandiosity!


4. One Piece

It’s preposterous for One Piece to not be included in this list. After all, it’s a grand adventure that transcends space and time. Believe me when I say that this show has several hundreds of episodes and has been on-air for way over a decade.

At this point in time, I don’t think I even have to tell you much about One Piece. It’s popularity resounds not just through the land, but also through the sea and the sky. It is one of the most popular mainstream shounen anime in the world. There’s only one reason for you to not know about this show, and that’s if you’ve been living under a shipwreck all these years.

With regards to how this show is similar to Tower of God, let’s just say both their worlds are extremely vast. Action is without a doubt bountiful in One Piece, albeit mindless most of the time. But, that’s only because it’s a thoroughbred shounen anime. This show is impressively funky and high-spirited. If world-building is your concern, then One Piece surely has a great deal to offer!


5. Sword Art Online

This is an anime about 10,000 players who unwittingly gets trapped in a VMMORPG called Sword Art Online. Unable to logout, these players must learn how to survive in the virtual gaming world and possibly try to find a way to escape. However, there’s a catch: a virtual death inside this VMMORPG means actual death in real life.

Similar to how Bam and company attempts to reach higher floors in the Tower of God in order to achieve their goals, Kirito and company must climb every level of Aincrad in hopes of discovering an escape route from the deadly game. It’s a life and death situation. There’s no turning back; ascending to higher levels is the only foreseeable way to survive.

Even though many people say that Sword Art Online is a highly overrated show, I believe it deserves all the hype it has ever received. It may not be perfect, but it truly shines when it matters. The action scenes it delivers are the real deal! This show is indubitably thrilling, engaging, and absorbing. But most of all, it’s one of the reasons why the virtual gaming world setting has trended in anime in the recent years.

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