5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

By Hinata Hyuga on Feb 22, 2022

These five extra dark fantasy anime and manga stories are likely to please fans of the popular seinen series Tokyo Ghoul.

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

One of the most popular manga series of the 2010s, Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida, quickly spawned an anime adaptation of the same name. After becoming a half-ghoul, college student Ken Kaneki is thrown into the brutal world of ghouls in a dark seinen thriller.

Fans of the Tokyo Ghoul franchise may like more seinen manga or seinen-style shonen series that have aspects of urban fantasy, vampire-style gothic overtones, a profound mystery, and more. Many of these tales, such as Tokyo Ghoul, depict grim and ethically dubious antiheroes who struggle to survive in bleak settings.

1. Clash of the Titans: Chainsaw Man is an action-packed, monster-fighting film

Chainsaw Man, a seinen-style shonen manga written by Tatsuki Fujimoto, is his most popular work. A trailer for the upcoming anime adaptation of this series is now online.

Cannibalistic creatures, or devils, stalk the streets and viciously slaughter humans with impunity in Chainsaw Man, a "monster hunter" film. Some of them are little and easy to kill by demon hunters, who sometimes fight alongside devil partners of their own in the same battles.

Denji, a poor young man, unites with his chainsaw-wielding devil pet Potchi to become the Chainsaw Man, a half-devil, half-human hybrid. He accepts a job as a devil hunter in exchange for his life and a token payment, using his horrific chainsaw-based fighting technique to the fullest extent possible. There are few unambiguous "good folks" and "bad guys" in Denji's universe, like Tokyo Ghoul's Kaneki Ken.

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

2. When it comes to dark fantasy manga, Berserk is the pinnacle

One of the world's most popular dark fantasy series, Berserk, was created by the late Kentaro Miura in 1989. All of the elements are here in Berserk: dramatic drama, magnificent and inventive drawings, a riveting plot with captivating characters, exciting action sequences, and more than a few timeless themes of betrayal, love and healing. Tokyo Ghoul's future is uncertain following the death of Mr. Miura, but there is still enough intriguing stuff for fans to enjoy.

Mercenary Guts is the protagonist of Berserk, a story about a mercenary who has to deal with betrayal, destiny, monsters, and war all at once. After his previous boss, the charismatic Griffith, sacrificed nearly everything to become a dark god, he is on a journey for revenge. With its gruesome fantasy action and its cruel antihero, like Kaneki, who struggles with his inner darkness once he wears the Berserker Armor in Tokyo Ghoul, fans of Berserk should appreciate it. This armor gives him strength, but it also eats away at his body and spirit.

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

3. Misunderstood Monsters Tell the Story of Elfen Lied

The original Elfen Lied manga by Lynn Okamoto, and its anime adaptation, are more vibrant and cartoony than Tokyo Ghoul, but the real tale is equally as gloomy and features a comparable set of themes. Elves Lied envisions a world divided into two: a world where humans are paranoid and humanoid "others" that only want to live and will do anything to establish their own position in the universe.

"Others," referred to as "Diclonius," are entities who can use vector arms to manipulate the universe around them, or simply sever humans from each other. There are two Diclonius characters in this story: Lucy and Nyu. Lucy is the protagonist, while Nyu is the antagonist. Nyu's demeanor is innocent and childlike, and she has no idea of her true abilities. Lucy, on the other hand, is a ruthless and cynical killer who has killed countless people in her frantic search for a place in a society controlled by humans. Kouta, Lucy's lone human friend, wants to aid her, but he may also be her greatest opponent. in the course of making him strong, it eats away at his body and soul.

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

4. Curses in the Modern World are the subject of Jujutsu Kaisen's investigation in this novel

With over tens of millions of manga volumes sold, Jujutsu Kaisen continues to be an ongoing seinen manga series. Jujutsu Kaisen is set in a world where monsters and mayhem are the norms, much like Tokyo Ghoul and Chainsaw Man. When people feel negative emotions, they present themselves physically in the form of curses, which can be anything from demonic creatures to intelligent humanoids.

Ryomen Sukuna, the great king of curses, was unintentionally transferred into Yuji Itadori, an athletic youngster. For the sake of the planet, Yuji must gather the remainder of Sukuna to prevent his return, but he may become so powerful that he overpowers his human host and becomes the biggest menace ever seen. Like Ken Kaneki, the protagonist of Jujutsu Kaisen is a hero with villainous abilities.

5 Manga and Anime for Tokyo Ghoul Lovers

5. Antiheroes are a Big Part of Attack on Titan

As of this writing, the original manga by Hajime Isayama, the mangas behind Attack on Titan, has already been finished. Political intrigues, paranoid wars, man-eating Titans, and inter-continental conflicts are all part of this drama. Throughout the story, the world and its lore are gradually revealed. At first, Attack on Titan appears to be a zombie survival thriller featuring giant monsters, but it quickly transforms into something much more.

Eren Yeager, the antihero of Attack on Titan, is a favorite of Tokyo Ghoul fans. Similar to Kaneki, Eren was once a normal young man who was transformed into a monster by the horrors around him, and in more ways than one. Forcibly eliminating all of his perceived adversaries across the globe was his father Grisha's goal, and so Eren took on two more Titans before commencing a campaign to eradicate them from existence. The hero of Attack on Titan has turned into the ultimate bad guy.

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