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.
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, stylized, bloody
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: danger, supernatural, secret identity, friends, survival, supernatural ability, murder, youth, good versus evil, dark fantasy, explosion, hunt down, deadly creature, crimes, heroes, genetically altered, gunfight, violence, deadly, undercover, blood, fight, dialogue, escapades, rivalry ...
Place: tokyo, japan

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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, escapades, heroes, supernatural ability and imaginary mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Tokyo Ghoul: Parasyte: The Maxim (2014), The Future Diary (2011), Attack on Titan (2013), Black Butler (2008), Death Note (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
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: serious, tense, captivating, exciting, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: alien, parasite, violence, humanity, rivalry, danger, murder, survival, gore, body horror, fight scenes, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
The Future Diary (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, diary, survival, misfit, imaginary, contests and competitions, loner, danger, battles, foreknowledge, heir heiress ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 8.8
 107K
Attack on Titan (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: tense, disturbing, serious, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: giant, survival, future dystopia, friendship, life turned upside down, danger, loss of parent, transformation, army, attack, military life, desperation ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.9
 5K
Black Butler (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, stylized, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, supernatural ability, butler, deal with the devil, investigation, young heroes, rich and poor, supernatural, queen, chess, aristocracy, murder ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 9.0
 177K
Death Note (2006)
Genre: Animation, Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, serious, exciting, disturbing, bleak
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: mind game, secret identity, anti heroes, intelligence, supernatural ability, supernatural, teenage life, law enforcement, rivals, crimes, police detective, god or devil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 8.3
 55K
Naruto (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Many years ago, in the hidden village of Konoha, lived a great demon fox. When it swung one of it's nine tails, a tsunami occurred. The fourth hokage sealed this demon fox inside a boy in exchange for his own life. Naruto was that boy, and he ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, semi serious, humorous
Audience: teens, kids, pre-teens
Plot: friendship, friends, good versus evil, training, warrior, young heroes, danger, heroes, supernatural ability, village, adventure, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 38K
Bleach (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, comic, humorous, serious, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: martial arts, supernatural ability, adventure, heroic mission, evil force, danger, monster, imaginary, teenage life, heroes, death, psychic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 8.3
 8K
Fate/Zero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: holy grail, master warrior, supernatural, adventure, escapades, mortal combat, ambition, rivalry, epic battle, mercenary, destiny, priest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sword Art Online (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: touching, mind bending, exciting, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: swords and armor, danger, master warrior, survival, computers and web, fall in love, love and romance, adventure, monster, trapped, death, sword fight ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.7
 1K
X (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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: exciting, futuristic, atmospheric, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, childhood sweetheart, chosen one, superhero, dragon, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, legends and myths, escapades, uninhibited rivalry, heroic mission, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Spirit Devourer: Zero (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, suspenseful, serious, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, weapon system, supernatural ability, government agency, heroes, heir heiress, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mission gone awry, deadly creature ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, absurd, humorous
Plot: demon, danger, violence, friendship, adaptation, death, murder, rivalry, destiny, adventure, mentor, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Blue Exorcist (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: suspenseful, exciting, tense, captivating, not serious ...
Plot: supernatural, demon, exorcist, exorcism, anger, curses spells and rituals, heroes, ghost, imaginary, rivalry, danger, mind control ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Highschool of the Dead (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: When the world is struck by a deadly pandemic that turns humans into zombies, Takashi Komuro and several of his classmates at Fujimi High School try to survive the apocalypse.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, supernatural, gore, escapades, chaos, dog, student, nurse, survivor, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.6
 757
Terra Formars (2014)
Genre: Animation, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Twenty years ago, Shokichi Komachi was part of the Bugs 2 mission to Mars that discovered Terra Formars, human-cockroach hybrids that resulted from a terraforming accident. Shokichi was one of only two survivors. Now, the AE virus that came from ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, futuristic, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, survival, mars, danger, space travel, battles, murder, transformation, friendship, supernatural ability, gunfight, youth ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Le Chevalier D'Eon (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: It's 1742 in Paris, France. Louis XV is still king of France. A woman was found dead in a coffin floating in the Seine River. The brother of the deceased woman is D'Eon, who is determined to find the murderer of his sister: Lia. But as ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, atmospheric
Plot: danger, samurai, revolution, investigation, haunted by the past, vengeance, ghost, supernatural, politics, murder, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Aria the Scarlet Ammo (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, romantic, captivating
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, supernatural ability, youth, master warrior, imaginary, rivalry, heroes, escapades, master villain, rescue, teachers and students, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
Ajin (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, bleak, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: immortality, villain, heroes, danger, murder, friendship, hopes, creature, gunfight, rivalry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Fate/stay night (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya lost his parents in a fire when he was young and was later adopted by the sorcerer Kiritsugu Emiya. Shirou is drawn into the Holy Grail War summons a female "Servant" known as Saber to protect him and obtain the Holy Grail.
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, youth, self discovery, danger, artifact, school, rivalry, supernatural romance, healing power, good versus evil, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.7
 4K
Sailor Moon (1992)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
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, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing
Plot: princess, friendship, superhero, save the world, good versus evil, supernatural, young heroes, imaginary, superhuman powers, adventure, rivalry, queen ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: serious, suspenseful, stylized, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, love and romance, imaginary, escapades, hopes, curses spells and rituals, rivalry, high school, drive away, love triangle, good versus evil, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Beyond the Boundary (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: The dark fantasy follows a high school sophomore named Akihito Kanbara. Although the boy appears human, he is half Youmu and invulnerable to wounds because he can heal quickly. One day, Akihito meets freshman Mirai Kuriyama when it seems she is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, scary
Plot: danger, isolation, supernatural, school, high school, manipulations, religions or cults, heroes, deadly, immortality, monster
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Darker Than Black (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Anime television series created, directed and written by Tensai Okamura and animated by Bones.
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, stylized, rough ...
Plot: supernatural ability, spirit, dark past, psychic, paranormal phenomena, future dystopia, supernatural, nihilism, chaos, mercenary, spy, rivalry ...
Time: future
Place: tokyo, japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Hellsing Ultimate (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Hellsing, a secret organization of the British government, have long been battling supernatural threats to keep the people safe from the creatures of the night. The current leader, Integra Wingates Hellsing, controls her own personal army to ...
Style: gothic, atmospheric, stylized, dark humor, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, danger, monster, imaginary, immortality, gunfight, anti heroes, good versus evil, supernatural, heroes, nazism, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Trinity Blood (2005)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Story: Many centuries ago, man's Armageddon gave birth to the vampires' wrath. As man and immortal clash, a reality-shattering threat looms. Hope resides solely in a new breed of hunter operating under the Vatican's authority. The true ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, stylized
Plot: vampire, supernatural, adventure, heroes, good versus evil, survival, apocalypse, danger, master villain, future dystopia, agent, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Devil May Cry (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Story: The adventures of the demon hunter Dante who himself is half demon and half human.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: legends and myths, heir heiress, superior, supernatural, rivalry, agent, good versus evil, imaginary, adventure, escapades, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 7K
Wolf's Rain (2003)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Animation, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 701 min.
Story: In some distant future, it's common knowledge that all wolves have been extinct for 200 years. However, it seems this is false as wolves have not disappeared but rather have taken human form. Kiba, a lone wolf, wanders into a city, trying to ...
Style: serious, futuristic, exciting, atmospheric, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: future dystopia, adventure, danger, legends and myths, dangerous animal, escapades, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly creature, good versus evil, apocalypse, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Saint Seiya The Lost Canvas - The Myth of Hades (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 390 min.
Story: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – The Myth of Hades, also known as simply The Lost Canvas, is a manga written and illustrated by Shiori Teshirogi. It is a spin-off based on the manga series Saint Seiya, which was created, written and illustrated by ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, exciting
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: imaginary, legends and myths, adventure, destiny, supernatural, save the world, reincarnation, curses spells and rituals, escapades, master warrior, battles, rivalry ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.6
 8K
Saint Seiya (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Ages ago, the goddess Athena was served by fighters called Saints who channeled the power of the Cosmos within them. Now a youth named Seiya has trained to become a Saint himself by earning the mystical Cloth of Pegasus. He is joined by other Saints ...
Style: stylized, serious, tense, exciting
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: knight, legends and myths, good versus evil, zodiac, master warrior, reincarnation, destiny, prophecy, swords and armor, god or devil, adventure, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: japan, asia, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.1
 4K
Shaman King (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
Story: Asakura Yoh is a shaman, a person who communicates with ghosts. He enters the Shaman Fight, for whoever wins the tournament gets to commune with the Great Spirit, God . . . that and his fiance Anna wants to be the wife of the Shaman King. Helping ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, emotional, humorous, stylized ...
Audience: kids, teens, pre-teens
Plot: master warrior, ghost, contests and competitions, supernatural ability, friendship, samurai, good versus evil, youth, ambition, supernatural, shaman, championship ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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