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Emma, Norman, Ray, and many other “siblings” live at an isolated orphanage cut off from the outside world. They live a charmed life surrounded by friends and watched over by Mama, their caretaker, until they leave the house for a foster family by the age of twelve. The only rule is that they must never venture outside of the gate that isolates them from the rest of society, for dangers await. But one day, the children learn the true horror of what’s in store for their short lives… 

10. Angels of Death

Description: Most girls that wake up in the home of a serial killer would panic, but not Ray. In fact, her meeting with the killer Zack is actually quite convenient because her only wish is to find a good way to die.

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2018

Both of these anime focus on the psychological tag with interesting plot twists. The purpose in both, The Promised Neverland and Angels of Death is escaping the place they’re confined to, and both anime are also similar in the fact that knowing their allies and their foes was never a certainty.

9. Danganronpa: The Animation

Description: Hope’s Peak Private Academy is a super-exclusive institute that gathers the best and the brightest, provides them with a world-class education, and propels them into any career they wish. At least, that’s what the average student Naegi used to think. Having been accepted into a class of 15 students through a lottery system, the boy quickly comes to learn that Hope’s Peak is no ordinary school. In reality, he and the group find themselves trapped inside and learn that the only way to “graduate” is to murder a fellow student and fool everyone in a trial that determines life or death! Led by the whimsically-cruel, teddy-bear-like Monobear, Naegi and the others must do whatever it takes to escape this bizarre, deadly game.

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2013

Both anime revolve around a very dark thriller them. The characters in both anime are trapped in a facility where they eventually find out that they have to escape the place or else death will await them. Everyone was deceived about what was going on and what the place actually was from a mastermind. People are dying one by one, so the characters try to make an escape plan. Their goal is to leave the place and go out the door that leads them to the real world. While they work hard to escape, they have to keep it in the down low in order to not get caught. The Promised Neverland is a lot more intense, but both are very interesting.

8. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Description: Bloodthirsty demons lurk in the woods, and nobody dares to venture out at night, save for the demon slayer of legend. Surviving in this harsh world, young Tanjirou takes it upon himself to protect his family–until the day that everything is taken from him in a vicious slaughter. Now, all he has left is his sister, and she’s not even human anymore.

Number of Episodes: 26

Release Year: 2019

Both are adapted from dark fantasy manga where The Promised Neverland is about kids who were raised like live stocks in an orphanage that was not exactly what it seemed to be. The kids were raised to become food for demons and after finding out, they plan to escape. Both main characters face demons who had eaten their loved ones and both want to save what’s precious to them. Although Demon slayer gives off more action and adventure than The Promised Neverland, The Promised Neverland is a very interesting and entertaining anime with unexpectedness crawling at every corner.

7. Shadows House

Description: High atop a cliff sits the mansion known as Shadows House, home to a faceless clan that pretends to live like nobles. They express their emotions through living dolls that also endlessly clean the home of soot. One such servant, Emilico, aids her master Kate as they learn more about themselves and the mysteries of the house.

Number of Episodes: 11+

Release Year: 2021 – ?

The most apparent similarities would be the premise of each show, which both feature small children trying to uncover and eventually escape from a dark, conspiratorial fate. In addition, their similarly macabre and almost old-fashioned fairy tale settings make the horror even more unsettling due to their mutual cute and innocent-seeming cast members.


Description: Set in the distant future, the land is ruined and humanity establishes the mobile fort city Plantation. Pilots produced inside Plantation live in Mistilteinn, also know as the “birdcage.” Children live there knowing nothing of the outside world or the freedom of the sky. Their lives consist of battling to carry out missions. Their enemies are mysterious giant lifeforms known as Kyouryuu, and the children pilot robots called Franxx to face off against them. For the children, riding the Franxx proves their existence. A boy named Hiro is called Code:016, and he was once known as a prodigy. However, he has fallen behind, and his existence seems unnecessary. Not piloting a Franxx is the same as ceasing to exist. One day, a mysterious girl known as “Zero Two” appears before him. Two horns grow out of her head.

Number of Episodes: 24

Release Year: 2018

Both universes include separated groups of children (more like teens in the case of darling) in worlds that deceive and manipulate them for various dangerous and disturbing reasons. While Neverland involves the main characters discovering the dark secrets of their world very early on and fighting against it for the whole series, darling keep the main group of characters very much in the dark until the last handful of episodes. Darling in the Franxx also has the added element of romance, since the characters are older and specifically paired up in opposite gender pairs. The teens are also experienced at fighting gigantic monsters and piloting complicated mecha suits. However, the children in Neverland are very inexperienced in pretty much everything and are having to hide from and act ignorant to the smaller (in scale) threat of their own caretaker and the rest of the adults.

5. From the New World

Description: One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth.

Number of Episodes: 25

Release Year: 2012

From the New World and The Promised Neverland are very similar in the way that both series showcase promising kids growing up in what at first seems like a normal world, only to realize that there something seriouly screwed up. If you enjoy watching young, intelligent protagonists overcoming harsh conditions and realities then you’ll probably enjoy both of these titles.


Description: Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he’d sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it’s powerful enough to change the past

Number of Episodes: 12

Release Year: 2016

Similar in terms of genre and tone (psychological suspense/thriller), in addition to overall visual style. In terms of plot, both follow the travails of powerful children facing sinister, still-more-powerful antagonists, which leads to the cat-and-mouse pacing of each episode. Prime differences would be in setting, where Erased is more realistically grounded, despite the key plot device motivating the central arc of the story, and the fantasy world of The Promised Neverland.

3. Made in Abyss

Description: Young Riko has spent her entire childhood dreaming of exploring the Abyss, an enormous pit and series of caves filled with wonders and terrors that only the staunchest Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artifacts from its depths. No one knows just how deep the pit is, but Riko’s own mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter behind with a powerful urge to follow after her and learn the Abyss’s mysteries for herself.

Number of Episodes: 13

Release Year: 2017

Both of these shows have the “dangerous outside world” setting – one is the Abyss and the other is the world outside the gates. Characters in both of these are children who grew up in an orphanage, and set out to explore the world that’s been labelled as off-bounds. Music in both of these gives a nice sense of the atmosphere. 

2. Death Note

Description: Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled “Death Note”, whose text within states that whoever’s name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light’s actions will not go unchallenged…

Number of Episodes: 37

Release Year: 2006 – 2007

Both are psychological thrillers- an air of mystery surrounds the show as characters try to outsmart each other and figure out what exactly is going on. There’s elements of horror/gore to both as well, and a sense of time running out. In both Death Note and The Promised Neverland, there are thrills to be found everywhere within these shows. Both series follow protagonists who are engaged in a very high-stakes mind games with highly intelligent foes.

1. Attack on Titan

Description: Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city’s walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever…

Number of Episodes: 76

Release Year: 2013 – ?

Both anime are dark fantasy, and are set in a world where monstrous creatures feed on humans. Both of them add a horror-mystery element to the shounen genre. Attack on Titan and The Promised Neverland both serve up the mystery and worldbuilding bit by bit, doing so beautifully. And there is a lot of character death, of course.

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