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

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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, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, heroes, imaginary and supernatural ability mostly in Animation, Action and Drama genres. Some movies like Tokyo Ghoul: Parasyte: The Maxim (2014), Bleach (2004), The Future Diary (2011), Terra Formars (2014), 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: tense, serious, captivating, exciting, macabre
Audience: teens
Plot: parasite, alien, gore, rivalry, violence, danger, survival, murder, humanity, body horror, fight scenes, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 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, danger, imaginary, evil force, monster, teenage life, death, heroes, ghost ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, bleak, suspenseful
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: social misfits, teenage life, survival, contests and competitions, danger, diary, imaginary, misfit, loner, battles, foreknowledge, obsession ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, futuristic, exciting, brutal
Audience: teens
Plot: mutant, survival, mars, danger, space travel, battles, murder, friendship, supernatural ability, transformation, betrayal, youth ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 9.0
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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, anti heroes, intelligence, secret identity, supernatural, supernatural ability, crimes, law enforcement, rivals, police detective, fighting crime, vigilante ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 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: futuristic, stylized, serious, exciting, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: angel, childhood sweetheart, chosen one, superhero, gory, adventure, supernatural ability, heroic mission, legends and myths, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: danger, adventure, computers and web, master warrior, love and romance, swords and armor, fall in love, survival, monster, sword fight, virtual reality, game ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 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, bleak, serious, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: survival, giant, future dystopia, friendship, life turned upside down, danger, escapades, loss of parent, army, transformation, class differences, military life ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: supernatural, good versus evil, government agency, supernatural ability, danger, escapades, heroes, deadly creature, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, rivalry, weapon system ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Edward and Alphonse Elric's reckless disregard for alchemy's fun­damental laws ripped half of Ed's limbs from his body and left Al's soul clinging to a cold suit of armor. To restore what was lost, the brothers scour a war-torn ...
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, absurd, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: imaginary, curses spells and rituals, siblings relations, alchemy, rivalry, supernatural, evil, rivals, heroes, adventure, danger, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, pre-teens, kids
Plot: friendship, friends, young heroes, good versus evil, training, warrior, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, heroes, village, master warrior ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.1
 11K
Claymore (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
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, suspenseful, rough, stylized
Plot: monster, adventure, good versus evil, danger, heroes, imaginary, unlikely partners, supernatural, supernatural ability, suffering, imaginary kingdom, master warrior ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Corpse Princess: Part One - Aka (2008)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Corpse Princess is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshiichi Akahito. Premiering in Monthly Shōnen Gangan on April 12, 2005, the series centers around the "Corpse Princess" Makina Hoshimura, an undead girl who is ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, exciting, stylized
Plot: zombie, gory, adventure, supernatural, deadly, clergy, track down, teenage life, chases and races, danger, escapades, heroes ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 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, semi serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: master and servant, supernatural ability, butler, deal with the devil, young heroes, investigation, rich and poor, supernatural, mystery, jack the ripper, chess, queen ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.8
 3K
D.Gray-man (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Allen Walker, a young Exorcist with a cursed eye that can see the suffering of the Akumas created by The Millenium Earl, travels to England to the Headquarters of the exorcists, the Black Order, where his Master, General Cross Marian, has sent him ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, emotional, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural ability, good versus evil, supernatural, adventure, young heroes, curses spells and rituals, escapades, save the day, imaginary, master warrior, chosen one, friendship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 3K
Berserk (2016)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Spurred by the flame raging in his heart, the Black Swordsman Guts continues his seemingly endless quest for revenge. Standing in his path are heinous outlaws, delusional evil spirits, and a devout child of god. Even as it chips away at his life, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, suspense, disturbing, rough
Plot: supernatural, demon, military, blood, murder, violence, death, sword, danger, hate, anger, deadly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 825
Blood-C (2011)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: supernatural, blood, high school, violence, deadly, gory, village, imaginary, small town, rivalry, deadly creature, young heroes ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, exciting, psychological, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: zombie, apocalypse, survival, supernatural, gore, high school, zombie apocalypse, survival horror, plague, danger, escapades, chaos ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 7.7
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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, hopes, murder, creature, friendship, danger, destiny, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.0
 12K
Hellsing (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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: serious, atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, neo noir, deadly creature, supernatural ability, heroic mission, rivalry, massacre, christianity, monster, immortality, jazz, punk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, dark humor, stylized, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, imaginary, danger, anti heroes, heroes, good versus evil, gunfight, immortality, monster, supernatural, superhuman powers, master warrior ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (2010)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Shirou Emiya finds himself an unwilling participant in a deadly competition where seven Mages summon heroic spirits as servants to duel each other to the death. They compete for the chance to make a wish from the Holy Grail, which has the power to ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: holy grail, contests and competitions, good versus evil, magic, battle, wizards and magicians, danger, escapades, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, master and servant ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: futuristic, serious, rough, exciting, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural ability, spirit, paranormal phenomena, psychic, dark past, future dystopia, supernatural, secret agents, urban, danger, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 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: exciting, atmospheric, stylized, epic, serious ...
Audience: teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: superhero, friendship, princess, save the world, good versus evil, cat, queen, young heroes, imaginary, danger, supernatural, heroes ...
Time: 1990s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 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, atmospheric, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing
Plot: future dystopia, adventure, danger, legends and myths, dangerous animal, escapades, good versus evil, heroic mission, supernatural, deadly creature, werewolf, fate of humanity ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: serious, suspenseful, stylized
Plot: vampire, supernatural, adventure, heroes, future dystopia, good versus evil, master villain, survival, apocalypse, danger, agent, clergy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Genre: Animation, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: exciting, serious, bleak, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural ability, high school, destiny, good versus evil, danger, heroes, hopes, imaginary, rivalry, supernatural, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, japan
⇓ 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: serious, exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful
Plot: ghost, samurai, vengeance, deadly, rivalry, supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, obsessive quest, politics, haunted by the past, murder ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, scary, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: manipulations, high school, monster, immortality, school, isolation, religions or cults, danger, deadly, heroes, supernatural
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, stylized
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural ability, wizards and magicians, master and servant, adventure, school, uninhibited rivalry, self discovery, curses spells and rituals, good versus evil, romance, danger, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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