Goblin Slayer, unlike any other dark fantasy series, this series has unimaginable cruel scenes that have surely terrified many of us and left us craving more amazing series like this. Well, there are plenty of anime that are at the same level as Goblin Slayer. After watching some amazing series, I have compiled a list of anime like Goblin Slayer that you’ll surely enjoy…
To begin with, before introducing the list let’s recall what Goblin Slayer series has offered us. Even the thought of this series hypes me up. Well, Goblin Slayer is a blend of Action-packed dark-fantasy Japanese series, released in 2018. It was created by Kumo Kagyu and illustrated by Noboru Kannatsuki.
This series is filled with intense battle and brutal violence scenes, a pure dark fantasy series. First few episodes will thrill you to the bones, you’ll get to see some Goblins committing horrifying acts to women and young girls.
To sum up, the series revolves around a silver ranked wanderer whose only purpose is to hunt down Goblins. He was known as Goblin Slayer, why was he only interested in killing goblins with so much hatred?
Well, when he was young, his village was attacked by Goblin’s and witnessed his older sister being raped and murdered. He was the only survivor of the village and grew up into a ruthless man with a homicidal obsession of killing all goblins. As the series progresses it introduces many other captivating characters.
So, let’s begin with the list of anime that will surely have adventure, suspense, fantasy and demons.
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10 Best Anime like Goblin Slayer.
Tanken Shimashou! (let’s explore)
Genre: Action, Dark fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, Historical, Samurai, Seinen, Isekai
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Drifters, the anime television series is based on a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. This series follows various historical figures gathered in an unknown magical world by a group of magicians. This group of human magicians formed an Octobrist Organization.
This mysterious world consists of both humans and a number of strange races, including dwarves, hobbits and elves. The humans of this world are losing conflicts against a group of great warriors called Ends. This group of warriors want to conquer the world and kill all the Drifters. The series focuses on a character named Shimazu Toyohisa.
During the Battle of Sekigahara, as he leaves the battlefield critically wounded, Toyohisa finds himself next to a mysterious corridor of doors. There a man wearing glasses greets him, named Murasaki, he transports Toyohisa to another world via the nearest door.
There Toyohisa meets other great warriors transported as well. They were all gathered to join the group called drifters in order to save the world from the corrupted group Ends.
2. WOLF’S RAIN
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, sci-fi
1 Season, 30 Episodes
Wolf’s Rain, it is based on a Japanese anime series written and illustrated by Keiko Nobumoto and produced by Bones. This anime has 26 television series and 4 OVA (original video animation) series. This series focuses on the Journey of four wolves, Kiba – a white wolf, Tsume – a gray wolf with a X shaped scar across his chest, Hige – a brown wolf with nonchalant attitude, and Toboe – the youngest a red/brown wolf.
The series starts in a near future, where wolves are believed to be hunted to extinction nearly 200 years ago. However, they still exist and survive by disguising themselves as human and living among them.
The wolves were in search of a Lunar flower wandering around the Freeze city. According to an old legend only wolves can find a place known as paradise, if they follow the scent of the flower.
Cheza, the source of the smell also called the Flower Maiden. She was created through alchemy from a Lunar flower, she requires sunlight and water to survive. She was asleep in an experimental lab.
3. HAI TO GENSOU NO GRIMGAR
Genre: Action, Drama, Dark Fantasy, Adventure, Isekai
1 Season, 12+ OVA Episodes
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, also referred to as Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. This anime television series is based on a Japanese light novel series created by Ao Jumonji and illustrated by Eiri Shirai. The story revolves around a group of people who suddenly wake up in a fantasy world with no memories from their arrival.
Whilst they’re immediately forced into service as Trainee Volunteer Soldiers by a peculiar person named Chief Britney. This amnesiac group was led by a man named Manato, the group began to hunt down weak monsters as a way to grow stronger and earn money to survive in that world.
The main characters of the series are Manato – a priest who ultimately becomes the group leader. Haruhiro – a thief of the group and is later forced to become the leader of the group after Manato’s death. Also, Ranta, Moguzo, Yume, Shihoru, Merry and Kazuka. This adventure is born from the ashes, let’s see what awaits them in future…
4. GUIN SAGA
Genre: Heroic Fantasy, Adventure, Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy
1 Season, 26 Episodes
Guin Saga, it is inspired from a manga series created by Kaoru Kurimoto in 1979, it was the longest and best heroic fantasy novel series single-writer’s work. The story focuses on a mysterious warrior named Guin, he is amnesiac with a leopard head. He doesn’t remember anything of the past but just knows the fighting instinct and the word Aurra.
The story follows a kingdom named Parro, invaded by the armies of Mongaul. The king and Queen are slaughtered, but their children Twin pearls of Parro manage to escape from there. Rinda Farsees and Remus Farsees, crown prince and crown princess.
Guin stumbles upon the twins in the wilderness where they were being attacked by the soldiers of Mongaul, however, Guin takes down the whole unit single-handed and saves the twins. Follow their adventure as they confront a world loaded with danger and captivating magic.
5. FIRE FORCE
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Dark Fantasy, Adventure
2 Seasons, 48 Episodes
Fire Force is predicated on a Japanese manga series created by Atsushi Okubo and produced as a television series by David production. This series is set in the year 198 of Tokyo’s Solar Era. A special fire brigade called the Fire Force Fight, fighting against a phenomenon called Spontaneous human combustion. Due to this phenomenon, human beings turn into living infernos called Infernals.
However, the Infernals are the first-generation, the later generation possess the ability to manipulate the fire. This series focuses on a young third-generation pyrokinetic boy named Shinra Kusakabe.
He has the ability to ignite his feet at will due to which he gained a nickname Devil’s Footprints. He enrolls to the Special fire force company 8, which specifically promotes pyrokinetics who’re dedicated to end the infernal attacks.
As the story progresses Shinra begins to unfold the truth behind the mysterious fire that caused the death of his family 12 years ago.
6. VINLAND SAGA
Released 2019 – present
1 Season, 24 Episodes
Vinland Saga, also referred to as Vinrando Saga is an anime series inspired by a Japanese historical manga series written and illustrated by Makoto Yukimura. This story is set mostly in 1013 AD England, when most of the area was conquered by the Danish King Sweyn. The series contains a mixture of historical apocryphal.
The main characters are of Danish Descent – Vikings brought to England to assist King Sweyn invasion of the country. The story begins with a flashback story of a Viking commander, Thor Snorresson.
Fifteen years ago, he left a sea battle and began living a peaceful life in Iceland together with his wife Helga. And at present in the year 1002, they have a son named Thorfinn, who desires to see the paradise called Vinland.
One day, a Jomsviking, arrives to Thorfinn’s village and enroll Thor into battle, but his main motive was to murder Thor. Thorfinn witnesses his father’s murder and decides to take revenge. As the story progresses the series Thorfinn eventually starts his journey as avenger.
Genre: Horror, Action Fiction, Drama, Psychological, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Thriller, Adventure
2 Seasons, 13 Episodes
Gantz, this anime series is based on Japanese manga series created by Hiroya Oku. This series revolves around a pair of high school students, Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, both of whom die in a train accident in the attempt to save a drunk homeless man. The pair eventually become a part of Semi-posthumous game, during which deceased people are forced to slaughter aliens.
The pair find themselves in an apartment in Tokyo with several other participants, where they’re greeted by Joichiro Nishi, a Gantz veteran. At the corner of the room there’s an outsized black sphere referred to as Gantz. When the sphere opens the participants are provided with tools like suits, X-gun, X-shotgun etc.
Gantz orders the participants to kill all the target aliens living on earth which can take a variety of forms, and during the mission they’re invisible to the normal people.
Well, as the anime progresses it shows the darker side with lots of action, gruesome violence and Bloodcurdling. If you’ve liked Goblin Slayer, you’ll definitely like this anime too…
8. RE: ZERO KARA HAJIMERU ISEKAI SEIKATSU
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Psychological, Thriller, Action, Adventure-Fiction
2 Seasons, 50 Episodes
Re: Zero Kara Hajjimeru Isekai Seikatsu, also known as Re: Zero – Starting Life in Another World and Re: Life in a different world from Zero. This anime television series is predicated on Japanese Light novel series created by Tappei Nagatsuki and illustrated by Shin ‘Ichiro Otsuka.
The story revolves around Subara Natsuki, a NEET and hikikomori who is suddenly transported to a mysterious world. Therefore, he was killed the moment he arrived while attempting to help a young-elf Emilia.
Emilia was a candidate to become the next Queen of the Kingdom of Lugunica. However, after dying Subara realizes that he has the power to turn back time. Afterwards successfully helping Emilia and befriends her.
And starts living in her house as a Butler and out of gratitude and affection he decides to protect Emilia and help her to fulfill her ambition to become the next Queen.
9. D.GRAY – MAN
Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural, Dark Fantasy, Sci-Fi
5 Seasons, 168 Episodes
D.Gray-man, it is based on a Japanese manga series created by Katsura Hoshino. This story is about an alternate 19th century world, where a corporation of exorcists named The Black Order. This organization defends humanity from the reincarnations of the Noah family.
Noah and his 12 apostlesled by Millennium Earl and his demonic army of Akuma, who bear hatred for humanity and God. The only weapons that work against them is an ancient substance called Innocence. The story revolves around young Allen Walker, a newbie who has just started training to control his Innocence.
Millennium Earl creates Akuma via suffering souls of the dead. Allen has both Anti-Akuma weapons, Innocence as an arm and a cursed eye. Allen and his comrades must put an end to Millennium Earl’s ultimate plot, who desires to destroy the world.
10. SHIGURUI: DEATH FRENZY
Genre: Action, Historical, Martial Arts, Seinen, Drama
1 Season, 12 Episodes
Shigurui, a Japanese manga series by Takayuki Yamaguchi inspired from the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jo Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjo. This series begins in the year of 1629 Shizuoka, during Tokugawa Tadanaga’s rule in Japan. The story fouces Gennosuke Fujiki, a stoic star pupil of the Kogan dojo.
The daimyo conducts a tournament where the participants fight with real swords rather than bokken (wooden sword), against his vassals’ strong objection. The story follows the primary match between the one-armed swordsmen GennosukeFujiki and therefore the blind samurai Irako Seigen.
The story deals with the circumstances that led the two to participate in Tokugawa’s tournament. This series is very similar to Goblin Slayer, the main character being relentless and merciless just like Goblin slayer. The anime is praised for its intricate character design, animation and gruesome action scenes.
There are more in the list:
- DEVILMAN: CRYBABY
- THE ANCIENT MAGUS BRIDE
- DEMON SLAYER
- ATTACK ON TITAN
- SWORD ART ONLINE
- VAMPIRE HUNTER D
Finally, I hope you’ll enjoy these highly recommended anime series. If we missed to mention any similar anime you know, let us know in the comment section below... Ja mata ne! (See you later!)