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10 Anime Like Berserk

Updated on October 2, 2016
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Cheeky Kid has been watching anime and reading manga for as long as he can remember. Doing so takes him to different worlds.

Berserk | Source

Berserk follows the life of Guts as a “Branded”—a person who’s marked to be followed by demons till death! But as if Guts would succumb to any curse or mark, he travels to live as he wants! He’s on his quest for vengeance towards the man responsible for his misfortune, who also happened to be his friend in the past, and salvation for a certain woman important to him! The path is laden with thorns though—it’s definitely not an easy path to take! But with his overwhelming courage, guts, and allies he meets along the way, he shall stop at nothing until he’s satisfied!

While bloody, violent, and oftentimes full of gore, Berserk does give off a feeling of glorious anticipation! Plus, its plot and figurative meaning is nothing just to be skipped! It’s a tale actually acclaimed by many especially in manga-form! As for the anime, many liked the old version, but who knows what the new rendition can evolve into.

And so, putting a list of the anime like Berserk is what’s needed right now! Whether you’ve watched and liked it or just scampering over other titles that may be similar to it, here they are—some anime similar to it in their full grandeur!

1. Claymore

Claymore | Source

In a world where humanity is preyed upon by demonic monsters called Yoma, fear is dominant everywhere! The Yoma can easily blend with society by disguising appropriately, opportune in devouring humans! And so, they’ve become almost unstoppable!

Fortunately, an enigmatic organization created the Claymores—half-human, half-yoma warriors who are on par with the Yoma. A light of hope shines upon humanity! But, the claymores are hated as much as the Yoma! What awaits the world’s complicated assembly? Will the claymores be able to fulfill their mission knowing that the ones they protect detests them to the core?

2. Texhnolyze

Texhnolyze | Source

The city of Lux is an underground city referred to by many as simply “The City.” In this city, control is sought-upon by three factions—the Organo (the professionals that basically controls the Texhnolyze industry), the Salvation Union (the opposition faction for the Organo), and the Racan (a rebel group that does whatever it wants). The city of Lux is believed to have a mind and will of its own, and for some reason, the three main factions are engaged in a brutal warfare for conquest!

In the middle of everything, a man named Ichise gets into the texhnolyze fray causing him to become deeply involved in the mess. After meeting Ran—a girl who has the power to see the possible future—Ichise’s destiny is unveiled! To save, to destroy, and to discover—Ichise is about to learn the undeniable truth concerning the city of Lux!

3. Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!
Akame ga Kill! | Source

In hopes of finding success and wealth, Tatsumi—a young man from the countryside—ventures into the capital only to have his eyes opened to the society’s rotten ways! As it stands, the imperial capital is plagued by corruption and crime! Tatsumi’s friends are murdered brutally and his dreams and hopes are shattered! What is left to become of him is to join the band of rebels that stumbled upon him in one assassination quest—the Night Raid!

The Night Raid is a group of assassins determined in eliminating the evils of the imperial capital. With them fatefully meeting Tatsumi in one of their assassination quests, they recruit him knowing that he is one that has just opened his eyes to the reality of the world and who has overwhelming potential. And so, Tatsumi’s life turns an unexpected corner as he now fights to overthrow the imperial capital that he once believed to be fair and just.

4. Hellsing Ultimate

Hellsing Ultimate
Hellsing Ultimate | Source

The creatures of the night are wreaking havoc and only one organization is powerful enough to counter their might! That organization is “Hellsing” and its mission is to eliminate all the detestable monsters who feasts on flesh!

Hellsing’s might is overwhelming, but all pales in comparison with its very own ultimate weapon—Alucard! Alucard is a vampire who’s absolutely a great force to be reckoned with. With him aiding Hellsing, what takes the devious creatures of the night by surprise is a taste of their own medicine! Now, the fight for ultimate survival ensues!

5. Afro Samurai

Afro Samurai
Afro Samurai | Source

Afro is a samurai and he’s out for vengeance! When he was young, he witnessed his father get slaughtered by a man known only as Justice. Afro’s father was Number One, so after the bloody incident, his title was taken by the former Number Two. Such was the fate of his samurai father!

Now, Afro have come to embody the title of Number Two, which gives him the right to challenge Number One—Justice! But everything not as simple as it seems. Although Afro can freely challenge Number One with his Number Two title, everyone else can challenge Number Two! And so, the slaughter begins and the road to vengeance is gradually traversed!

6. Shigurui

Shigurui | Source

It’s the Edo era of Japan and everything’s basically at peace! In the middle of things, a tournament is held. But now, instead of wooden swords, all samurai will fight with real blades!

Enter Fujiki Genosuke (a one-armed samurai) and Irako Seigen (a blind man)—both of whom are disciples of Iwamoto Kogan (the greatest samurai in Japan)! They are pitted to fight one another in a very serious battle. Both are prepared to fight for honor till death but, only one should come out victorious and triumphant!

7. Arslan Senki (The Legend of the Heroic Arslan)

Arslan Senki (The Legend of the Heroic Arslan)
Arslan Senki (The Legend of the Heroic Arslan) | Source

The Kingdom of Pars has enjoyed its glory days for long because of its king’s undefeated streak in war. Everything has become calm and good for a long time until one day, a traitor suddenly wrecks the peace! The king has actually fallen and humiliated and it’s all because of his own conceit and arrogance.

Providentially, the young prince Arslan has survived with his life. He may be one who possesses different ideals and beliefs but, the redemption of the kingdom is now on his hands. With the loyal general Daryun and his trusted comrades, Arslan shall take put everything into his hands to reclaim the kingdom and shape a new glorious future!

8. Gantz

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Believe it or not, some people get transported into a mysterious room with a big black ball at the center—all after death! And the big black ball is known as Gantz—a mysterious sphere that has high-tech equipment and a mind of its own. Now, all the dead people have come back to life in order to obey the Gantz’s orders!

With orders focused on exterminating all sorts of aliens and monsters, the people summoned are forced to obey. They don’t own their lives anymore; they all belong to Gantz! But, there’s hope for escape—if one racks up enough points by doing the quests Gantz provides, he/she can live life once again as one of the rewards!

9. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)
Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) | Source

For reasons unknown, the whole world is dominated by titans! As a result, humanity is forced to live behind gigantic walls unaware of what the outside has to offer. The titans are brute and gigantic, and they eat humans! And now, they’ve found a way to break into the gigantic walls!

Eren Jaeger is a young man who have experienced the terror of the titans. With anguish far greater than anyone else, Eren is hell bent on eliminating the titans! He then joins the corps responsible for hunting titans. But will he ever realize his goals? The path laid before him is one bursting with danger and peril!

10. Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin | Source

In the old times of Japan, there existed one murderer like no other! He is—Battousai the Slasher! He was a menace, one who stroke fear in everyone! With his hands having their fill of blood and carnage, he has basically become a legend!

Years after the inception of Battousai the Slasher, the very man himself has totally changed! He is now known as Kenshin Himura and is very much determined in making amends for all his mistakes in the past. He vows for a life with no bloodshed and only peace and kindness. But, is the dark past something that can easily be escaped and amended? Kenshin Himura shall find out soon enough!

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      Kuan Leong Yong 17 months ago from Singapore

      Watched Gantz last year and it was easily the most disturbing Anime I've ever watched. That said, I do wish for the producers to make a second season.