5 Anime Like 'Yakusoku no Neverland' ('The Promised Neverland')

Updated on March 1, 2019
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Do you still remember how thrilling it is to play ‘tag’ with your friends? It’s unexpected, but Yakusoku no Neverland made me remember the feeling. After all, it’s a series that represents an ultimate game of tag!

I offer my sincerest gratitude to the folks that created Yakusoku no Neverland and adapted it into an anime. This show is mind-blowing! It’s superb in such a way that it is exceedingly exhilarating, well-executed, intelligent, suspenseful, and unnervingly mysterious. I just love it’s entirety!

With everything said, I now present to you five titles that correspond reasonably well with Yakusoku no Neverland. I won’t keep you in suspense any longer, so here they are!

Anime Similar to 'Yakusoku no Neverland' ('The Promised Neverland')

  1. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)
  2. Made in Abyss
  3. Boku dake ga Inai Machi
  4. Death Note
  5. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

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1. 'Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)'

You might not have heard of Shinsekai Yori before. I understand, really. It is, after all, an underrated jewel that flew under the radar of many people. I fear that Yakusoku no Neverland would share the same fate. But let’s leave that for the world to decide.

Shinsekai Yori has pretty much the same setting as Yakusoku no Neverland. Happy children are frolicking in a world that’s pervaded by grim secrets. Every single day, everyone laughs and plays. They’re all happy and content. What they don’t know is—everything is a but a lie, leading to a tragic end! Can you even call that living?

You have to admit that you’re now intrigued. Go on; spiral down the rabbit hole. Learn about the truth of the world. Learn about the reality of life. Try to carve a future that’s truly your own!

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2. 'Made in Abyss'

Don’t let its facade fool you! Made in Abyss is certainly not an anime that is made of rainbows and cupcakes. Instead, it’s made of broken dreams and silent screams. However, there’s still a flickering light of hope. Come into the abyss, and learn the truth!

Made in Abyss caught me off guard! I didn’t expect it to be so dark. I came in expecting a feel-good fantasy story that is laden with wonder and excitement. What I got is a harsh reality check that is eclipsed only by the darkness of the abyss. Did I regret watching it? Definitely, no!

For all I know, Made in Abyss is a brilliant masterpiece! Its elements all blend together, producing a one-of-kind oddity. This is a meaningful show that mirrors the facts of reality. Remember that if you stare long enough into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you!

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3. 'Boku dake ga Inai Machi'

Boku dake ga Inai Machi is another magnificent showpiece! Though it doesn’t have anything similar with the setting of Yakusoku no Neverland, the mystery and pyschological thrill it contains cannot be ignored. Truth be told, this series is so suspenseful there’s an extremely high chance you would watch it in one go.

Yakusoku no Neverland is actually clad with otherworldly vibes and supernatural elements. On the other hand, Boku dake ga Inai Machi is more realistically grounded, except for the ‘revival’ ability of its main character. Nevertheless, both shows are highly engaging as well as intelligent.

If you haven’t watched Boku dake ga Inai Machi yet, now’s your chance. I assure you that it’s one of the best anime shows you’ll ever watch in your life. It just sticks to you with all its drama, suspense, mystery, and thrill. Now, if you have already watched it before, then watch it again! I am well aware that I don’t even need to urge you. You’ll watch it again yourself. After all, this anime is a memorable and impressive work of art!

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4. 'Death Note'

Why is Death Note here all of a sudden? You must be quite confused right now. Well, I’ll give you the answer. This series is present here due to the fact that it’s one of the best anime shows that showcases awe-inspiring psychological warfare!

If you enjoyed the thrilling clash of wits in Yakusoku no Neverland, then the mind wars in Death Note will surely blow your mind! I’m saying that the psychological warfare in Death Note is far even better than in Yakusoku no Neverland. As a matter of fact, it’s the very reason why Death Notewas able to cement itself as a marvelous classic.

Death Note has aged quite a bit, but don’t let that hold you back from watching it. It’s truly worth all of its hype. It’s highly popular and very controversial. You shouldn’t miss it for anything!

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5. 'Shingeki no Kyojin' ('Attack on Titan')

You might be wondering why I’m placing Shingeki no Kyojin side-by-side with Yakusoku no Neverland. Well, I don’t want to spoil anything, but believe me when I say that both of them are actually very similar.

In Shingeki no Kyojin, humanity has been driven to live in cities protected by gigantic walls for fear of being devoured by the man-eating titans. On another note, Yakusoku no Neverland is set in a secluded orphanage where children are trying to escape it after learning about the existence of carnivorous monsters that are in control of it from the shadows. Sounds really similar, right?

But wait, Shingeki no Kyojin is an action anime. How is it possible that it is, in any way, similar to Yakusoku no Neverland? As I’ve said, I do not want to spoil anything. Yakusoku no Neverland actually has its share of hype-worthy action. Adding to that, it even has psychological gambits and tactical ploys in its arsenal. But, if you just want pure action along with some intriguing plot and overwhelming hype, then Shingeki no Kyojin is all yours to consume!

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