Attack on Titan’s last season has actually stopped in the meantime, however in the meantime, fans can go into these 5 gritty, action anime.
The 4th season of Attack on Titan has actually been absolutely nothing except groundbreaking, pressing the story 4 years forward into a brand-new age with brand-new opponents and greater stakes. The tyrannical Marley Empire burst onto the scene, in the nick of time for Eren Yeager to end up being an extreme rogue looking for Eldia’s remediation. The other day’s opponents are today’s pals and vice versa.
No doubt many Attack on Titan fans aspire to get their hands on the rest of Season 4, however till it gets here, these 5 comparable animated series ought to assist keep those action anime cravings whetted.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Attack on Titan has a steampunk-style setting, particularly within the Marley Empire and its World War I-era military tech. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood has a comparable visual. Fans who dive in can take pleasure in a gritty pseudo-European setting where equipped dispute, shadowy plans, twisted science and the double nature of humankind define the complex but compelling plot.
Much Like AoT, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood deftly balances fanciful magic (alchemy) with steampunk war makers in an early-modern setting. However instead of Titans, the series’ archvillain has a team of 7 homunculi — synthetically grown humanoids — with fatal powers and even more. Brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric start on a mission to discover the Theorist’s Stone and restore their badly damaged bodies, however the scope of that mission quickly broadens considerably.
The Legend Of Tanya The Evil
The Saga of Tanya the Evil is another steampunk series (edging on dieselpunk) that might advise Attack on Titan fans of the Marley Empire’s war with its numerous opponents. Survival is the top priority in this isekai, and the antihero lead, Tanya Degurechaff, is barely a basic isekai hero with a hareem of elf women. Rather, a salaryman has actually been thrust into an alternate world where World War I, more bitter and savage than ever, has actually continued into the 1920s.
The freshly born-again Tanya signs up with the German Empire and quickly climbs up the ranks of the Mage Force, identified to leave her fate and spite the godly Being X that put her there. In tone and material alike, The Legend of Tanya the Evil is bound to please Attack on Titan fans. Regardless of its brief 12-episode work on screen, the story does continue in the light unique series.
In regards to material, Jujutsu Kaisen varies more from Attack on Titan than Fullmetal Alchemist or The Legend of Tanya the Evil. All the exact same, fans might take pleasure in another shonen series that verges on dark seinen area. Newbies should not be tricked by the memorable outro tune — Jujutsu Kaisen is bloody and vicious as lead character Yuji Itadori is rapidly plunged into an untidy world where cursed energy and beasts rule the day.
Yuji is a gung-ho hero who takes care to not overuse the dark power of the wicked Sukuna living inside him, however often he does not have an option — he must indulge his dark side to win. Attack on Titan fans may be slightly advised of Eren Yeager changing himself into a Titan, the beast of fight.
Vinland Saga is a grim however slightly positive tale of vengeance, sorrow and the function of war, informed on the bloody battlegrounds of middle ages Europe. It’s the early 11th century, and Viking armies have actually all however dominated England while the rest of Europe cringes in horror prior to their battle-axes. However Vinland Legend likewise has a more individual edge.
The story follows Thorfinn Karlsefni, a bright-eyed kid whose heart solidified upon his beloved father’s death at the hands of Askeladd, a Viking raider. Paradoxically, Thorfinn is now under Askeladd’s wing discovering much about battle strategies, the approach of war and peace, and whether all this combating is actually worth anything. Thorfinn is challenged to second-guess every presumption he’s ever made about this grim world.
With vengeance as its driving force, the infamous Berserk franchise might appeal considerably to fans of Vinland Legend in addition to Attack on Titan. Guts the mercenary idea he had all of it when he battled with the Band of the Hawk under the charming Griffith. Sadly, Griffith’s aspirations come at a cost Guts hesitates to pay — and Guts’ fan Casca is captured right in the middle.
This 90s anime does not cover the whole Berserk manga series, however it’s a great start, and it perhaps still beats the iffy animation of the 2016-17 series regardless of its age. The dark story of Eren Yeager’s vengeance and rage are clear parallels to Guts’ mission to conserve Casca and bring the monstrous Griffith to justice, and Berserk has actually made its track record as a manga landmark.
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