Platinum End is certainly one of the most anticipated anime to be adapted. After all, it shares the same legendary author from Death Note. Hence, it is pretty obvious that the hype for it would be extreme. But, you cannot wait till Fall to see the anime. Then, you can either pick up the manga, or considering that manga is really not your type, and you want some anime, here are 10 anime that are like Platinum End.
10. The God of High School
The God of High School is an action anime about the “God of High School Tournament” seeking out the greatest fighter among Korean high school students. The prize for winning is any One wish desired by the winner. Jin Mo-Ri, a taekwondo expert, has been asked to take part in the competition.
There, he meets karate expert Han Dae-Wi and swordswoman Yu Mi-Ra, each of whom has come for their own purposes. Mo-Ri is well aware that the matches will be the most brutal he has ever faced. Instead of being concerned, he is ecstatic about the prospect. The God of High School is a 12-episodes-long anime adapted from the manhwa ‘The God of High School’.
9. Akuma no Riddle
Akuma no Riddle is a 12-episodes long action-school anime revolving around the battle-royale theme, similar to Platinum End. Akuma no Riddle is about Tokaku Azuma, who has just been accepted into Myoujou Academy, a prestigious private ladies’ boarding school. But there’s a catch: she’s an assassin, and she’s taking part in a challenge to assassinate their sweet-natured classmate, Haru Ichinose.
But, Tokaku opts for a different path. Despite the fact that Haru is her intended target, the teenage assassin is soon captivated by the exact girl she is supposed to kill. Tokaku refuses to let Haru die, promising to defend her from a mounting bloodlust. Akume no Riddle is also one of the most famous yuri anime.
Fate/Zero is an action-supernatural anime about the omnipotent Holy Grail that triggered three wars in the past, each too cruel and fierce to leave a victor. Despite this, the affluent Einzbern family is convinced that the Fourth Holy Grail War will be different, owing to the fact that they now possess a Holy Grail vessel. Fate/Zero is based on Gen Urobuchi’s light novel about the Fourth Holy Grail War, which takes place 10 years before Fate/stay night. Witness a fight royale when no one knows who will survive.
Another is an already quite famous horror thriller anime in the community. Explaining how both the anime are similar could be a bit of a spoiler, so better not to dwell on it. Another is a 12-episodes long horror anime about Kouichi Sakakibara, a student transferred into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North. Immediately after entering the class, he found a strange gloomy atmosphere. He is oddly attracted to a girl named Mei, but the other students behave like she doesn’t exist.
6. Darwin’s Game
Darwin’s Game and Platinum End both share a similar protagonist that has been given supernatural powers and pitted to fight to the death. Darwin’s Game is an 11-episodes long action sci-fi anime about High school student Kaname Sudou, who, on his friend’s recommendation, downloads a game called Darwin’s Game. as soon as he opens the application, a green snake pops out and bites him.
As soon as he wakes up, he finds himself fine and boards the train home. He opens the application again and starts his first match. But, to his surprise, his first opponent appears in front of him, with a knife in his hand.
5. Deadman Wonderland
Deadman Wonderland is also centered around the protagonist being indulged in a bloody battle royale. Deadman Wonderland is a 12-episodes horror anime about Ganta Igarashi, a middle schooler, whose life gets turned upside down when he is allegedly convicted for the crime of massacring his classmates. He is sentenced to death and sent to the prison amusement park Deadman Wonderland. He is pushed into a world of sadistic inmates, with a collar that slowly eats away his life, and can only be slowed by winning the deathly games. Ganta must bet his life on the line, to survive, and find the mysterious “Red Man”, to clear his name.
4. High-Rise Invasion
High-Rise Invasion is a really good horror anime that shares the whole battle-royale theme. High-Rise Invasion is a 13-episodes long anime that means you do not have to commit to something extensive. High Rise Invasion is about Yuri Honjou, a 16-year-old, who gets abandoned in a world full of tall buildings. Yuri runs to the rooftop to find every building’s rooftop is connected, and this world is full of masked assailants who push people to commit suicide. In this world full of despair, Yuri is determined to find her brother and escape.
3. The Promised Neverland
The Promised Neverland might not share a similar battle royale theme, but has some of the best thrill scenes with the darkest elements. It already got widely famous due to its “trash” second season, but the first season and the manga are certainly on a whole other level. The Promised Neverland is a thriller supernatural anime about an orphanage called Grace Field that has everything – Good food, shelter, and a loving Mama. But, when the eldest three children start to have their doubts, they are confronted by the darkest secret of the orphanage. Together, they plan to escape the orphanage, with their full family, from their beloved Mama.
2. Mirai Nikki
Mirai Nikki is a cousin sister to Platinum End. They both share a similar plot and theme of becoming the next “God”. Mirai Nikki is a psychological Thriller anime about a Lonely high school student, Yukiteru Amano who is given a “Random Diary” which shows highly descriptive entries based on the future and forces him into a bloody battle royale with 11 other holders of similarly powerful future diaries. With the last person remaining standing will become the new God of Time and Space, Yukitreu must outsmart the other 11 diary holders in order to survive.
1. Death Note
Death Note and Platinum End share similar dark themes, with the MC trying to become God. Just, there is a Shinigami in Death Note, while Platinum End has an angel. Both have the same author, and Death Note is already hailed as the godfather of anime. Death Note is a psychological thriller anime about Light Yagami, who accidentally stumbles upon a notebook called Death Note, capable of killing anyone. Light uses it to punish the criminals, clean society, and become the God of the New World.
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