Movies and TV shows like Tokyo Ghoul

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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
 7.8
 49K
Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
Original name: 東京喰種トーキョーグール
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Ken Kaneki is a bookworm college student who meets a girl names Rize at a cafe he frequents. They're the same age and have the same interests, so they quickly become close. Little does Kaneki know that Rize is a ghoul - a kind of monster that lives by hunting and devouring human flesh. When part of her special organ - "the red child" - is transplanted into Kaneki, he becomes a ghoul himself, trapped in a warped world where humans are not the top of the food chain.
Style: dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized, seinen, psychological
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: murder, supernatural, supernatural ability, secret identity, deadly creature, youth, survival, graphic violence, friends, crimes, good versus evil, genetically altered, heroes, escapades, hunt down, violence, undercover, fight, gunfight, rivalry, monster, distopia, torture, tragedy, disaster ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, east asia

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Most similar movies to Tokyo Ghoul

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, supernatural, rivalry, violence, heroes, death and fight mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Tokyo Ghoul: Parasyte: The Maxim (2014), Blue Exorcist (2011), Tokyo Ghoul: Root A (2015), Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019), Attack on Titan (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Shinichi Izumi is a normal high school boy whose right hand has become infected with an alien parasite that names itself "Migi" ("right"). Migi is the first parasite to develop a symbiotic relationship with its host, as he and ...
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, fight scenes, violence, body horror, murder, humanity, rivalry, parasite, massacre, survival, tragedy, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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67%
 7.5
 13K
Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: demon, supernatural, exorcism, exorcist, curses spells and rituals, friendship, rivalry, heroes, anger, school, god or devil, mind control ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Tokyo Ghoul: Root A (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tokyo Ghoul: Root A
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: college, murder, supernatural, heroes, peril, gunfight, curses spells and rituals, death, secret identity, college student, rivalry, fight ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: captivating, exciting, humorous, dark fantasy, manga ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, murder, sword, supernatural, magic, destiny, mentor, vengeance, violence ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tanjirō Kamado, joined with Inosuke Hashibira, a boy raised by boars who wears a boar's head, and Zenitsu Agatsuma, a scared boy who reveals his true power when he sleeps, board the Infinity Train on a new mission with the Fire Hashira, ...
Style: manga, dark fantasy, exciting, captivating, futuristic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, master warrior, fight, magic, supernatural, mutilation, family, superhuman powers, violence, martial arts, survival, psychology ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 9.1
 341K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by Titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A ...
Style: serious, tense, disturbing, exciting, mysterious ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, friendship, attack, transformation, friends, destruction, giant monster, future dystopia, direction and purpose, survival, life is a bitch ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.6
 6K
Ajin (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: 17 years ago, immortals first appeared on the battlefields of Africa. Later, rare, unknown new immortal lifeforms began appearing among humans, and they became known as "Ajin" (demi-humans). Just before summer vacation, a Japanese high ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, bleak, tense, twists and turns
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, immortality, life is a bitch, crimes, villain, gunfight, creature, destiny, police investigation, vengeance, heroes, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
A Certain Scientific Accelerator (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: After rescuing Last Order and subsequently taking a bullet to the head, Academy City’s top-ranked esper rests in the hospital. But Accelerator’s recovery is cut short when a mysterious girl carrying a photo of his little clone companion asks for ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, humorous
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: supernatural ability, fight, villain, ambition, death, supernatural, heroes, violence, magical, self discovery, betrayal, teenage boy ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Light Yagami is an ace student with great prospects—and he’s bored out of his mind. But all that changes when he finds the Death Note, a notebook dropped by a rogue Shinigami death god. Any human whose name is written in the notebook dies, and ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, intelligence, battle of wits, crimes, supernatural ability, law enforcement, vigilante, rivals, fighting crime, serial killer, supernatural ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.2
 2K
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Blood-C focuses on Saya Kisaragi, an outwardly normal girl who serves as the shrine maiden to a country town; in reality, she is a skilled swordswoman charged by her father to defeat Elder Bairns, monsters who feed on human blood. As her battles ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: supernatural, deadly creature, village, good versus evil, sword, violence, friendship, japanese schoolgirl, rivalry, family relations, parents and children, high school ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sirius the Jaeger (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Imperial Capital, 1930. A strange group of people carrying musical instrument cases landed on Tokyo station. They are called the "Jaegers", who came to hunt vampires. Amongst them, there stood a young man with striking serenity and unusual ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, serious
Plot: vampire hunter, vampire, curses spells and rituals, team, adventure, supernatural, adventurer, deadly creature, heroes, friends, heroic mission, good versus evil ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 23K
Akame ga Kill! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Young Tatsumi travels to the capital of the Empire in order to earn money for his starving people and encounters a world of unimaginable depravity, dominated by the ruthless Prime Minister who controls the child Emperor. Tatsumi is recruited by ...
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, heroes, rescue, adventure, good versus evil, master warrior, heroic mission, intrigue, escapades, undercover, supernatural, rivalry ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.8
 16K
Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Vampires exist. It is the duty of Hellsing, an organization sponsored by the British government, to hide that frightening fact and protect the blissfully unaware populace. Along with its own personal army, Hellsing also has a few secret weapons. ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dracula, supernatural ability, deadly creature, supernatural, monster, rivalry, heroic mission, warrior, immortality, uninhibited rivalry, christianity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Yukiteru Amano (Yuki) is a loner who never really interact with people and prefers writing a diary on his cell phone with his only companion being an imaginary friend named Deus Ex Machina, the God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that ...
Style: exciting, stylized, serious, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, contests and competitions, survival, battles, diary, teenage life, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, supernatural, power struggle, classmate ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Rising of The Shield Hero (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Iwatani Naofumi was summoned into a parallel world along with 3 other people to become the world's Heroes. Each of the heroes respectively equipped with their own legendary equipment when summoned, Naofumi received the Legendary Shield as his ...
Style: exciting, captivating, tense, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, fantasy world, heroes, rivalry, friendship, society, youth, vengeance, escapades, murder, death ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a ...
Style: exciting, stylized, touching, serious, mind bending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, trapped, determination, master warrior, survival, monster, swords and armor, struggle, rivalry, warrior, heroes ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Naruto Shippuden (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Naruto Shippuuden is the continuation of the original animated TV series Naruto.The story revolves around an older and slightly more matured Uzumaki Naruto and his quest to save his friend Uchiha Sasuke from the grips of the snake-like Shinobi, ...
Style: exciting, heroic, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, friendship, ninja, young heroes, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, ninjitsu ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Death is the main attraction in Deadman Wonderland, from the studio that brought you Samurai Champloo and Ergo Proxy. Ganta is the only survivor after a mysterious man in red slaughters a classroom full of teenagers. He’s framed for the carnage, ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: prison, young heroes, life turned upside down, survival, uncover truth, contests and competitions, false accusation, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, confined, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The show revolves around Ichigo Kurosaki, a good-hearted 15-year-old high school student who carries the undesired ability to see spirits. Others in his family (two sisters and his father) carry this ability to some extent as well. One evening, he ...
Style: heroic, exciting, stylized, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, heroic mission, youth, martial arts, rivalry, evil force, supernatural ability, good versus evil, teenage life, master warrior, escapades, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 2K
Hell Girl (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take revenge by having other people sent to Hell via the ...
Style: exciting, scary, serious, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: teenage girl, vengeance, torment, murder, supernatural, justice, heaven and hell, grudge, fear, good versus evil, anguish, mystery ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Compilation film of the first half of the TV series.
Style: intense, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: post apocalypse, mutation, extinction, courage, murder, chase, death, monster, brutality, fight scenes, steampunk, fictional war ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Seraph of the End (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In 2012, the world allegedly comes to an end at the hands of a human-made virus, ravaging the global populace and leaving only children untouched. It is at this time that vampires emerge from the recesses of the earth, likely followed by age-old ...
Style: exciting, dark fantasy, captivating, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: vampirism, friendship, super strength, sword, angel, post apocalypse, demon, weapons, vampire, supernatural power, battles, virus ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blood: The Last Vampire (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 48 min.
Story: In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of Halloween to hunt down vampires. Saya asks David to give a new ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, deadly creature, murder, military base, heroic mission, good versus evil, secret movement, battles, escapades, rivalry, supernatural, graphic violence ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In a world rife with deadly creatures called "youma", a young silver eyed woman, Clare, works on behalf of an organization that trains female youma halfbreeds into warriors with the ability to destroy these creatures. Considered a rogue ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: monster, adventure, good versus evil, supernatural ability, suffering, female warrior, supernatural, heroic mission, beast, heroes, master warrior, imaginary kingdom ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Chrono Crusade (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: Chrono Crusade, in first position known as Chrno Crusade due to a typo in the original logo, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Daisuke Moriyama. It was originally published by Kadokawa Shoten in Comic Dragon, then a special issue ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, stylized, tragic ending
Plot: supernatural, demon, exorcist, obsessive quest, heroic mission, mind control, clergy, escapades, battles, rivalry, destiny, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 1920s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 702
Ga-Rei-Zero (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Follows two friends, daughters of exorcists, who are now members of the government's secret Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division that fights demons when they appear in Japan.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, heir, rivalry, supernatural ability, deadly creature, government agency, escapades, curses spells and rituals, mission gone awry, heroes, revenge ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 8K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In Victorian-era London, on the night of Ciel Phantomhive's tenth birthday, a fire destroyed his manor and killed both of his parents. In a moment of despair, Ciel strikes a deal with a demon - his soul in exchange for revenge. This demon ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, dark fantasy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: butler, demon, master and servant, supernatural, investigation, evil force, supernatural ability, young heroes, deal with the devil, rich and poor, queen, society ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.8
 1K
Devils' Line (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Tsukasa, a college student, is rescued from an attack by a devil, one of many vampires that can blend in among the human population. Anzai, her savior, is a half-devil who exploits his supernatural gifts as a member of a shadowy police task force ...
Style: touching, psychological, suspenseful, bleak, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, love interest, murder, interracial relations, teenage love, school, racial prejudice, envy, vampire bite, couple relations, supernatural being ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 288 min.
TV show
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: exciting, stylized, gothic, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, good versus evil, legends and myths, supernatural, escapades, rivalry, adventure, heroic mission, haunted by the past, track down, parallel world, curses spells and rituals ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom." One day, a Japanese ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, amnesia, teenage life, group of criminals, assassination attempt, adventure, youth, escapades, attempted murder, kidnapping ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, las vegas, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%