Top Anime/Manga that are exactly similar to Attack on Titan plot wise

Top AnimeManga that are exactly similar to Attack on Titan plot wise

Attack on Titan is a true phenomenon not just for the anime medium, but for everything under pop culture and fiction. Even non-anime watchers were tempted to watch content similar to Attack on Titan, just to find out what the hype is all about. A lot of shows tried to implement the same thematics as AOT, but none had the same level of success. Here are the Top Anime/Manga that is exactly similar to Attack on Titan plot wise

Gurren Lagann

“Gurren Lagann” is an anime series set in a distant future where humanity resides underground in isolated villages, in order to shelter themselves from the earthquakes caused by the massive Gunmen, humanoid mecha controlled by the Beastmen up on the surface.

The story revolves around Simon, a young digger who discovers a small drill-shaped object known as a Core Drill, which is capable of activating a powerful mecha called Lagann.

The premise of humans living underground in these villages bears a striking resemblance to AOT. This is solidified to a greater extent when the protagonists set out to the surface and form a group called Team Gurrent to fight against the oppressors, similar to Attack on Titan.


Top AnimeManga that are exactly similar to Attack on Titan plot wise
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“Claymore” is a dark fantasy series set in a medieval-like world plagued by Yoma, shape-shifting monsters that terrorize humanity.

Claymores are half-human, half-Yoma warriors created by infusing Yoma flesh and blood into humans, and were created to counter the Yoma threat. The story primarily follows Clare, a stoic and skilled Claymore, and Raki, a man who was banished from his home after his entire family perished at the hands of the Yoma.

Seraph of the End

In 2012, a mysterious virus called the “Catastrophe” wipes out most of the world’s population, leaving only children under the age of 13 alive. Alongside this cataclysm, vampires rise from their hidden underground society and subjugate the remaining humans, using them as a constant blood supply.

Yuichiro Hyakuya, along with his friends and orphans, is taken captive by the vampires and forced to live in the vampire city, Sanguinem. After a failed escape attempt, Yuichiro is taken in by the Moon Demon Company, an extermination unit within the Japanese Imperial Demon Army (JIDA) that aims to eliminate vampires and regain humanity’s freedom.

Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress

Top AnimeManga that are exactly similar to Attack on Titan plot wise
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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is set in an alternate version of Japan during the industrial revolution.

Humanity is on the brink of extinction due to the emergence of the Kabane, undead creatures that feed on human flesh and can only be killed by destroying their glowing hearts. To protect themselves, humanity has withdrawn into enormous walled cities called “stations” connected by steam-powered trains known as Hayajiro as the only means of travel between them.


On the surface, 86 looks like a typical mecha-infused war anime with flashy combat sequences. But beneath the facade of an action-mecha anime, 86 truly embodies the spirit of a psychological thriller, diving deep into several existential issues and fallacies of the world.

The story is set in The Republic of San Magnolia, a pseudo-Utopia where a discriminated group of people termed ’86’ aren’t considered as alive humans. They are forced to pilot drones for war while the people within the empire enjoyed a false portrayal of a peaceful war with zero casualties.


To recreate a masterpiece similar to Attack on Titan might be a feat impossible to anyone but Isayama himself. Still, a lot of these anime tried to implement the themes tackled by AOT in their own shade and some of them are actually pretty amazing. For more such lists, stay with Spiel Anime.

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