7 Anime Like "Zetsuen no Tempest"

Updated on September 27, 2017
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Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster
Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster | Source

If you have been an eager spectator of the twisted tale of revenge that is "Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster", then you would agree as to how astonishingly intriguing it is with all its mind games and mystery stratagem. Add the fitful high-edge stunts and the superb character portrayal to that and - it's great! You've got one mind-blowing anime swamped with unexpected twists and turns that marvelously falls into place at the end.That's - Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster - for you!

So now, we proceed to the extensive search for more anime like Zetsuen no Tempest. From every nook and corner, we shall scavenge other anime titles that shows promise and potential comparable to it. Now witness the grandeur of anime civilization with this handpicked selection of anime similar to Zetsuen no Tempest.

Anime Summary of Zetsuen no Tempest:

In a chain of events seemingly unrelated to each other, who might have known that they indeed crosses up into a single event. A mage-princess exiled to a deserted island, a girl murdered for reasons suspiciously unclear, and a plague that's turning everyone to their metallicized form - nothing seems similar to each but, they all come to a singular resolution. This is a tale of revenge that unknowingly holds the world's fate at hand.

Every single chain of event unites when Kusaribe Hakaze (the mage-princess trapped in the desolated island) comes into contact with the two boys, Fuwa Mahiro and Takigawa Yoshino, who are important friends of the murdered girl, Fuwa Aika. The world then begins to tie each others' fate that will lead to yet another mystifying conspiracy of the world - the trees of Genesis and Exodus.

Anime Similar to "Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster"
1. Mawaru Penguindrum
2. Shinsekai Yori (From The New World)
3. Steins;Gate
4. Mekakucity Actors
5. Code Geass
6. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
7. Code:Breaker

1. Mawaru Penguindrum

Mawaru Penguindrum
Mawaru Penguindrum | Source

What it's all about: Himari, Kanba, and Shoma are siblings living the life of simplicity and bliss. Kanba and Shoma are twin brothers while Himari is the sickly sister of the two.

One day, while the three of them were visiting happily visiting the aquarium (which is the favorite place of Himari), something tragic happens. Kanba and Shoma finds Himari lying cold on the floor because of her terminal illness.

Having lost all hope in the hospital with the death of Himari in the hospital, the world begins to work its mysterious ways. The penguin hat (a hat which they accidentally found in a souvenir shop) brings back the life of Himari with one condition - Shoma and Kanba must locate and find the enigmatic "Penguin Drum".

Now they must ride through the threads of fate and destiny while they meet strange people, execute the survival strategy, look for the Penguin Drum, and deal with a bunch of cute penguins - all for the chance to live happily with their beloved sister, Himari.

How it's similar to ZnT:Two boys revolving around one girl that's responsible for all the changes in their own realities - sounds familiar? Well, it's just like the case in ZnT itself! Mawaru Penguindrum runs through the story with a mysterious freight leading from a single mystery to more mysteries. All of those then gets chained-up into a grand story that you wouldn't even expect how it conglomerated everything into one. And while Mawaru Penguindrum might seem so light and full of jokes, it does walk a path leading to a very mind-boggling story-line.

2. Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)

Shinsekai Yori (From the New World)
Shinsekai Yori (From the New World) | Source

What it's all about: Saki Watanabe hails from a picturesque village isolated from the rest of the outside world. In that village, people who possesses the power of gods known as psychokinesis exists and lives in perfect harmony with the world. Saki shall soon receive that same power.

Zenjin Academy is the school where people with the power of psychokinesis trains their abilities. It is this place where Saki enrolls and trains with five other children with the same power of gods.

One day, the children discovers and grave secret that they should never have discovered - the truth about mankind's dark history. Now that they know the forbidden secret, they shall soon drown in a world filled with conspiracy and evil shadows where things aren't as innocent as they seem.

How it's similar to ZnT: One Word - Mind-Blowing! That's actually two words combined into one but that's what twists are all about. Shinsekai Yori offers much puzzling scenarios that gets darker as the story progresses. It offers the undeniable dark truth of reality while keeping the story in a cohesive flow. For this anime, each episode carries a twist, as well a question, that glues people into the story and keeps them holding out excitedly for the next episode. And actually, mind-blowing would be a total underestimation of the brilliant plot, because what fits it more is the term - Mind-f*cked!

3. Steins;Gate

Steins;Gate | Source

What it's all about: In a seemingly innocent passion of building inventions and gadgets, who would have thought that a group of friends would be able to create a device that will shake the foundations of time and space.

Meet Okabe (the mad scientist), Mayuri (the childhood friend), and Daru (the otaku hacker). They are the group of unlikely friends who will soon tumble upon an invention like no other. Together, they are the members of the Future Gadget Research Laboratory!

At first, it was just phone microwave that could turn bananas into green globs but, there is more to it than meets the eye. It's actually a device that could send messages to past and alter the future itself!

With a bit of experimenting and tweaking, the group becomes able to play with time itself. But unknown to them, another group with similar agenda is after them! Now they must run through the sitches of time in order to save themselves from the hunt and the dangers brought upon by their own time-twisting invention.

How it's similar to ZnT: Steins;Gate has things covered in terms of accidental discoveries that has gigantic potentials in disrupting the flow of the world's natural time. Just like Zetsuen no Tempest, Steins Gate focuses on the unexplainable mystery of the world while trying to go against it and return the world back to the way it is.

4. Mekakucity Actors

Mekakucity Actors
Mekakucity Actors | Source

What it's all about: On one fateful summer day, a group a children with mysterious "eye powers" comes together to discover the truth behind the timeless reality that they're in. Together, they would be known as - the Mekakushi Dan (Blindfold Gang) whose purpose is to monopolize their abilities in order to learn what really is happening, and what conspiracy lies beneath the "Heat Haze" which occurs on that very day where destiny unfolds.

They thought it was just a usual hot summer day but, later would they know that it is the day that will change their lives forever!

Follow the actors of the Mekakushi Dan and play into the palm of the Heat Haze that is capable of creating multiple realities that will soon befall upon them and trap them in a seemingly endless summer adventure.

How it's similar to ZnT: A similar element to ZnT found also in Mekakucity Actors is the fact that both deals with the unknown. It's the unknown that bends both time and reality in both worlds. And while ZnT is more darker and serious in terms of plot execution, Mekakucity Actors has its own unsettling darkness that you'd actually find conspicuous despite the light tone of things.

5. Code Geass

Code Geass
Code Geass | Source

What it's all about: 10th of August in the year of 2010, the Holy Empire of Britannia begins its operation to conquer the world using new-tech mechas called "knightmare Frames". In the pursuit of gaining more power and territories, Japan was one of the unlucky spoils of the conquest. Having suffered that fate, Japan was renamed as "Area 11" and had its residents be treated as one of the most inferior class in the world.

Fast forward into the future, an exiled Britannian prince, Lelouch Vi Britannia, goes to Ashford Academy in Japan to serve as a student away from his previous life scenario. But then, he ges caught up in the conflict of a rebellion and chances upon a supremely rare opportunity. He meets a witch called C.C. who has the power to bestow the "Geass" which is known as the power of kings.

Having such power (the power of absolute command), Lelouch starts his master-plan of overthrowing the Holy Empire of Britannia by joining forces with the Japanese rebels as "Zero" in order to rule out his own justice and create a better world for his beloved sister, Nunally.

How it's similar to ZnT: Working with great stratagem towards the elements of tactical manipulation and mind gaming, Code Geass shows great promise in this respect. There's the much-anticipated fight scenes, but what is more anticipated, is the premise of dealing with mind games in the plot. Code Geass and Zetsuen no Tempest both has these elements, and it's only a matter of time until spectators are amazed by the brilliant minds of the characters themselves.

6. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)

Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
Mirai Nikki (Future Diary) | Source

What it's all about: Amano Yukiteru is a loner who prefers to be an observer in most parts of his everyday life. He even has a phone diary where he records all the random things that happens to his surroundings. But, unlike everyone else, he has an imaginary friend who comes by the identity of the God of Space and Time, Deus ex Machina.

One day, Yukiteru awakes to the surprise of having the power to see into the future with his phone diary. Unbeknownst to him, he is now part of a deadly survival game where the participants use their own unique future diary to battle each other and remain to be the last one standing. The victor of this survival game shall become the new God of Space and Time.

How it's similar to ZnT: Both Zetsuen no Tempest and Mirai Nikki deals with a world that is prone to its very demise. It's the world tree for ZnT, while it's the impending doom of the God of Space and Time in Mirai Nikki. Both anime deals with time-bending plot twists as well. And everything moves-on in an unseemly and unsettling manner that puts viewers on the thrilling seat of a mind-blowing ride. Also, the thrill and suspense are particularly strong with both that they'll keep you on track for wild-guessing what's gonna happen next.

7. Code:Breaker

Code:Breaker | Source

What it's all about: "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth" - it's the easiest and surest way to deal with the evils lurking in this tainted world. Being as such, this is the school of thought for the crime-busting vigilante group known as - the Code Breakers!

Sakurakouji Sakura is a high school girl who one day saw the burning of people with blue flames while she was on a train. Amidst the corpses and the blue flames, she saw a boy who is standing there as if being the one responsible for the gruesome sight. The next day, that boy comes into Sakura's class as a transfer student much to her surprise. Unknown to her, that encounter shall mark her venture into the dark shadows of society.

The boy that she saw burning the land with blue flames, and is now her classmate, is none other than - Oogami Rei, a member of the mysterious Code Breakers.

How it's similar to ZnT: A group of people fighting through a world full of darkness and secrets. A shadow that's trailing the world hidden deep within the society. A threatening conspiracy that no one ever knew. Code Breaker possesses all these mystifying elements much like how Zetsuen no Tempest does. And in this anime as well, powers not known to regular people plays in important role in the truth of reality that's operating far beneath the facade of normal daily living. And also, the story seems to revolve around a girl whose existence has something to do in the grand master-plan of things.

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