Movies and TV shows like Tokyo Ghoul

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Tokyo Ghoul (2014)
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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: exciting, suspenseful, serious, bloody, stylized, seinen, psychological
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, murder, danger, supernatural ability, deadly creature, youth, secret identity, friends, survival, hunt down, good versus evil, crimes, genetically altered, violence, graphic violence, heroes, deadly, undercover, explosion, escapades, fight, gunfight, blood, rivalry ...
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, serious, suspenseful and stylized films and TV series with plots about danger, rivalry, supernatural, violence, escapades, heroes and death mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Tokyo Ghoul: Akame ga Kill! (2014), Parasyte: The Maxim (2014), Blue Exorcist (2011), Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019), Naruto Shippuden (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Akame ga Kill! (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, 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: serious, exciting, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, rescue, heroes, adventure, heroic mission, deadly, undercover, assassination, master warrior, supernatural, danger ...
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Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, 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, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: violence, alien, fight scenes, parasite, body horror, danger, massacre, humanity, murder, rivalry, survival, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
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50%
 7.5
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Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Family, 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, danger, exorcism, exorcist, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, friendship, heroes, imaginary, god or devil, teamwork ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 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: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, suspense ...
Plot: demon, adventure, death, friendship, supernatural, danger, magic, murder, teamwork, sword, violence, mentor ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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, suspenseful, stylized, serious, saga
Audience: pre-teens, kids, teens
Plot: heroes, master warrior, supernatural ability, young heroes, friendship, ninja, villain, good versus evil, mission, team, adventure, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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100%
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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, twists and turns, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, creature, danger, murder, crimes, destiny, gunfight, life is a bitch, police investigation, villain, vengeance, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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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, bleak ...
Plot: giant, life turned upside down, friendship, transformation, friends, attack, danger, survival, army, monster, future dystopia, desperation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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38%
Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train (2020)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
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: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, violence, magic, fight, master warrior, supernatural, dark fantasy, survival, mutilation, family, manga, superhuman powers ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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07-Ghost (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a gothic fantasy world, this is the story of Teito Klein, an orphaned slave who became the top military academy student. However, an unexpected turn of events left him pursued by the forces of the Barsburg Empire. Now an escaping convict, ...
Style: captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: magic, demon, friendship, military, fantasy world, church, adaptation, danger, youth, murder, escapades, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.1
 45K
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: exciting, stylized, comic, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adventure, evil force, youth, rivalry, heroic mission, supernatural ability, martial arts, heroic, death, danger, good versus evil, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Rising of The Shield Hero (2018)
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: captivating, exciting, tense, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: betrayal, fantasy world, heroes, danger, friendship, society, dishonesty, rivalry, vengeance, murder, adaptation, escapades ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, mind bending, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: virtual reality, adventure, survival, danger, swords and armor, monster, master warrior, determination, warrior, trapped, rivalry, struggle ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.5
 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, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: vengeance, justice, supernatural, teenage boy, torment, grudge, heaven and hell, murder, danger, good versus evil, anguish, fear ...
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, stylized, suspenseful, serious
Plot: vampire, vampire hunter, curses spells and rituals, team, supernatural, adventure, adventurer, friends, heroic mission, heroes, deadly creature, good versus evil ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1900s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 9.0
 248K
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: anti hero, mind game, secret identity, anti heroes, intelligence, supernatural, vigilante, law enforcement, rivals, crimes, supernatural ability, artifact ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting, tragic ending
Plot: supernatural, exorcist, demon, heroic mission, obsessive quest, imaginary, danger, escapades, clergy, mind control, curses spells and rituals, destiny ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Spirit Devourer: 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: bleak, suspenseful, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, government agency, deadly creature, heroes, heir heiress ...
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.0
 12K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, 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: adventure, supernatural, supernatural ability, monster, good versus evil, suffering, imaginary, danger, heroic mission, beast, imaginary kingdom, heroes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: gothic, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demon, legends and myths, supernatural, good versus evil, rivalry, heroic mission, adventure, haunted by the past, deadly, danger, track down, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 7K
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, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, butler, supernatural, demon, investigation, deal with the devil, supernatural ability, young heroes, evil force, society, aristocracy, murder ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: serious, exciting, tense, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: murder, crimes, memory loss, kidnapping, danger, teenage life, adventure, escapades, undercover, youth, assassination attempt, attempted murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia, mongolia, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 15K
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, scary, exciting, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, dark fantasy, dracula, supernatural, supernatural ability, anti hero, monster, rivalry, deadly creature, christianity, heroic mission, warrior ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: rough, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, futuristic ...
Plot: supernatural ability, secret agents, future dystopia, supernatural, dark past, paranormal phenomena, danger, rivalry, fighting crime, investigation, escapades, transformation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Deadman Wonderland (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, 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, life turned upside down, survival, young heroes, uncover truth, contests and competitions, false accusation, future dystopia, frame up, supernatural, confined, society ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.0
 30K
Elfen Lied (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: The Diclonius, a mutated homo sapien that is said to be selected by God and will eventually become the destruction of mankind, possesses two horns in their heads, and has a "sixth sense" which gives it telekinetic abilities. Due to this ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, bleak, futuristic ...
Plot: split personality, supernatural, life is a bitch, gore, childhood trauma, sexual abuse, supernatural ability, sadism, social misfits, memory loss, experiment gone awry, mutant ...
Time: future, near future
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.7
 6K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: One day, Usagi Tsukino, clumsy 2nd-year middle school student (8th grader), stumbles upon a talking cat named Luna. Luna tells her that she is destined to be Sailor Moon, "champion of love and justice", and she must search for the fabled ...
Style: atmospheric, exciting, stylized, epic, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: good versus evil, friendship, princess, superhero, save the world, young heroes, adventure, heroic mission, imaginary, cat, school, supernatural ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 11K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: War of the Holy Grail - Pursuing the power of the "Holy Grail" which grants a miracle, this is a contest in which seven magi summon seven Heroic Spirits to compete for it. In that battle whose conclusion was postponed three times, now, the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, stylized, semi serious, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master warrior, adventure, holy grail, king arthur, epic battle, supernatural, mortal combat, ambition, escapades, rivalry, priest, destiny ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, contests and competitions, social misfits, diary, teenage life, danger, imaginary, battles, loner, misfit, foreknowledge, classmate ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.6
 1K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Kamui Shirou and Fuuma Monou have been best friends ever since they were kids. Fate, however, separates them when Fuuma's mother died under a mysterious circumstances. Fast forward, 6 years later, a 16 year old Kamui has now returned to Tokyo ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, futuristic, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chosen one, angel, childhood sweetheart, adventure, heroic mission, heroes, rivalry, supernatural, save the world, destiny, battles, escapades ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: captivating, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Plot: dark fantasy, vampirism, friendship, demon, weapons, angel, supernatural power, sword, super strength, post apocalypse, virus, demons ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%