The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf is a 2D animated dark fantasy film from South Korean-American collaboration for Netflix, and is produced by Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. The movie is a spinoff of the Netflix series The Witcher. It focuses on the origin story of Geralt’s mentor and fellow warlock, Vesemir.
Vesemir, a cocky young warlock, delights in killing monsters for coins. When a dangerous new power emerges on the continent, Vesemir learns that some witchcraft jobs are about more than money. We are going to provide you a list of 7 anime if you liked The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, the similarities are based on the animation, world-building, characters, and story.
7. Jujutsu Kasien
The first anime on the list is the recent hit Jujutsu Kaisen. It is a monster-hunting supernatural anime that has some similarities to the Witcher anime film. One key difference is that Jujutsu Kaisen is in modern-day japan but the Witcher is many centuries back in Europe.
Yuji Itadori, a good-hearted teenager, joins his school’s Occult Club for fun but discovers that its members are actual wizards who can manipulate energy between beings for their own use. He hears of a cursed talisman, Sukuna’s finger, a demon, and that he is being attacked by other cursed beings. Yuji eats his finger to protect his friends and ends up becoming Sukuna’s host.
However, Yuji discovers that he has inherited magic and is able to control this power without Sukuna’s interference. He joins the Tokyo Metropolitan Magic Technical College to consume all of Sukuna’s fingers, allowing a full exorcism to take place that sets him free.
Hellsings are similar to Witchers as they are monster hunters like them, but mostly hunts vampires. The anime is fully dark-themed with awesome fight scenes.
Hellsing is an organization whose main motive is to destroy the supernatural forces – Vampires, that threaten the human world. The organization is currently headed by Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing who inherited the lead after the death of her father. The plot is also very vast and a lot of events and twists occur throughout the anime. New secrets come to life and the story progresses with packed action and thrill. The 13 episode vampire anime is a must-watch for everyone and will please action lovers.
Trese is also a recent series form Netlfix based on the same supernatural theme as the witcher film. Like Jujutsu Kaisen it is also set in modern era, but the witcher is many centuries back in Europe.
Set in modern day Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld comprised of malevolent supernatural beings.
The animation and the fight are two elements which are the most common among both Yasuke and The Witcher film. While The Witcher is in dark demonic world Yasuke is set in the 16th century, alternate reality feudal Japan reimagined with magic and advanced technology.
Yasuke came from Africa and fought alongside a mighty feudal lord in brutal 16th century Japan. They called him the Black Samurai, and he became a legend. Twenty years later, Yasuke tries to leave behind his storied past as a legendary ronin known as the “Black Samurai” and retreats as a reclusive boatman named Yassan in a remote village. Now he has to protect a young girl from the Dark General’s army, who served the demonic warlord Yami no Daimyō.
3. Blood of Zeus
Blood of Zeus is also a Netflix Original anime show, which is based on the Greek mythology of gods & demons with their nonhuman supernatural powers. The anime show draws many parallels from The Witcher Film.
At the beginning of the world, the Olympian Gods, led by Zeus, defeated the Titans. In the wake of his victory, the last titan cursed the gods and unleashed the giants on the world. Many years later, an army from the east, using the essence of the fallen giants to fuel the power of their armies, descends on Greece. On the outskirts of Greece, a commoner, Heron, learns of his inheritance as the son of Zeus and his destiny to save the world.
Castlevania is another show which has a dark theme like The Witcher. Castlevania show is full of supernatural elements with a different time period of monsters, vampires, and hunters. If you liked The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf film then Castlevania is a must-watch for you.
When his wife is burned at the stake after being falsely accused of witchcraft, the vampire Count Dracula declares that all the people of Wallachia will pay with their lives. He summons an army of demons to invade the country, causing the people to live a life of fear and mistrust. To combat this, outcast monster hunter Trevor Belmont takes up arms against Dracula’s forces, aided by the magician Sypha Belnades and Dracula’s dhampir son Alucard.
1. DOTA: Dragon’s Blood
DOTA anime is by far the most similar to The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, be it the animation of the shows and the film or the story development and even the trailers looks pretty same and one can say that both the stories take place in the same world at different times.
DOTA follows the story of Davion, who is a dragon slayer(similar to Witchers who are monster hunters), as he wants to get revenge on the dragons for destroying his family. One thing leads to another and Davion’s soul fuses with an ancient fire dragon. He begins a journey with the moon princess Mirana to a sage for the cure. The anime is full of incredible action scenes and amazing magic.
There you have it folks, the best supernatural anime like The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. Which of these anime is most similar to The Witcher according to you? Let us know in the comment section. Also, Check out:
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