Attack on Titan is a manga-turned anime, video game, and two live-action movies that have become one favorite among the manga and anime community. Maybe it’s because of its apocalyptic scenarios, depiction of human nature, brutal carnage, unusual shounen protagonist, or survival horror, it’s a series that always felt different from most.
And now with the manga concluded and the anime not far behind. Is there any manga like Attack on Titan? What manga should I read after AOT? What manga will I like if I like Attack on Titan? I am sure these are questions fans of the series are asking. Well, here are 15 manga like Attack on Titan you can read to fill the void, so grab your copy and enjoy!
Manga Like Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)
Attack on Titan: Before the Fall
- Mangaka: Satoshi Shiki, Ryou Suzukaze
- Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Supernatural
- Volumes: 17
- Published: Aug 26, 2013 to Mar 26, 2019
Before the Fall is a spin-off series of Attack on Titan, seventy years before Eren’s adventure started. We follow Kuklo, who was cursed by being born while his mother was eaten by a Titan. During his time as a member of the Survey Corps, we will learn more about how people lived 30 years after humanity started living inside the walls; how the military dealt with the expeditions outside the walls without their vertical maneuvering gear, and even how the gear was invented.
Before the Fall is the perfect manga series to go back to if you have just finished reading Attack on Titan, thanks to its familiar setting and similar situations. Both series have a cast of lovable and unique personalities. It’s also just as dark and brutal as Attack on Titan, with more romance added into it.
- Mangaka: Yunosuke Yoshinaga
- Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mecha, Military
- Volumes: 18+
- Published: Sep 12, 2006 to present
The story follows Rygart, a young man born into a magical world. However, he is one of the few people who can’t use magic, which is now used for everything. Rygart’s life changes when he finds an ancient mecha that doesn’t need magic to be operated. Now helping to protect his country Krisna from an impending war, but when his friends are on opposite sides, what will he do?
Broken Blade, like Attack on Titan, has both protagonists being put in a difficult position having to make discussions concerning war and survival. Both series have incredible massive fight scenes and relatable characters dealing with realistic issues.
Both series have characters fighting against superior giant enemies, where strategy is much more important than just brute strength. Both have complex narratives that a still rather easy to follow.
Knights of Sidonia
Sidonia no Kishi
- Mangaka: Tsutomu Nihei
- Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mecha, Military, Space
- Volumes: 15
- Published: Apr 25, 2009 to Sep 25, 2015
A thousand years into the future, powerful aliens called Gauna have destroyed Earth. Now the remnants of humanity hide in space from their pursuers the Gauna, only with the help of mobile weapon units called Gardes, Nagate Tanikaze and other brave soldiers do humanity stand a chance against these monsters.
Like Attack on Titan, Knights of Sidonia has a similar premise just with a different setting having mechas and alien monsters instead of titans.
Both series love to keep readers on their toes with new plot points introduced regularly and mysteries to keep you interested. Both series are thought-provoking, with their character interactions, narrative, and breath-taking action sequences.
- Mangaka: Naoya Matsumoto
- Genres: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
- Volumes: 5+
- Published: Jul 3, 2020 to present
Following a chain of unfortunate events and an interaction with the junior work colleague. Kafka Hibino encounters a parasite-type kaijuu that forces its way into him, turning him into a humanoid monster. With his newfound powers, Kafka aims to give his lifelong dream of becoming a Defense crop soldier a final try.
Monster #8 shares many similar themes with Attack on Titan, with all the right ingredients for your classic shounen such as its over-the-top fights, comedy, emotion, and mature vibe. Both series have a variety of unique characters, settings, and conflicts. Both series’ main characters have unusual powers and similar goals.
- Mangaka: Shinobu Ohtaka
- Genres: Action, Fantasy
- Volumes: 14+
- Published: May 30, 2018 to present
Demons, magic, swords, and samurai dominate the Edo-Japanese period. We follow Musashi and his friend Kojirou Kanemaki, who promise to become samurai, form a group and hunt the demons. But years later with demons now being praised and worshiped by society, and samurai being shunned. We follow these two friends as they dive headfirst into the unknown world of demon-slaying.
Another manga similar to Attack on Titan is Orient, with both series being an action shounen fantasy that deals with gigantic monster-slaying and main characters both with similar goals of putting an end to their enemies. Both series characters live in a world where freedom of action isn’t permitted or looked down upon and it is to kill or be killed when facing their enemies.
- Mangaka: Kentarou Miura
- Genres: Fantasy
- Volumes: 1
- Published: Nov 22, 2013 to Mar 14, 2014
A hundred million years in the future, after civilization as we know it ends, main protagonists Delos and Prome wander through this new world where myths and giants are alive again. Justice, pride, and survival hang in the balance on their mission, as they meet some of the new inhabitants of this new world.
Like Attack on Titan, Giganto Maxia is perfect for readers who love fantasy, action, and good art. Both mangas have similar settings with both envisioning a bleak human future, with mankind fighting against giant monsters. Both series protagonists also have similar hidden powers.
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- Mangaka: Kenichi Tachibana, Yu Sasuga
- Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
- Volumes: 22+
- Published: Jan 13, 2011 to present
When humans attempted to colonize Mars by sending two species that could endure the harsh environment of the planet to terraform it—algae and cockroaches. Intelligent humanoid cockroaches are born, driving humans off mars. But years later a lethal virus arrives on Earth, with the cure suspected to be on Mars. The world sends genetically enhanced men and women to mars to find the cause and cure of the virus.
Similar to Attack on Titan, Terra Formars’ plot is about humans fighting for survival against monsters, with both series loving to keep a certain level of mystery. Both series have a special unit created to fight against their enemies. In both series, characters aren’t guaranteed a happy ending, with situations quickly escalating at random.
All You Need Is Kill
- Mangaka: Takeshi Obata, Hiroshi Sakurazaka, Ryousuke Takeuchi
- Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Military
- Volumes: 2
- Published: Jan 9, 2014 to May 29, 2014
The story follows Keiji Kiriya, a soldier who once he dies, is brought back to life 30 hours before his death at the hands of a mimic, extraterrestrial aliens that have invaded earth. With his strange new ability and comrades of the United Defense Force, he builds up his strength and skills. Trying to uncover the mystery about why he keeps getting resurrected and how he can end the war.
All You Need Is Kill, like Attack on Titan, is dark and brutal. Both series have humanity in fear and fighting for survival against stronger enemies that are nearly impossible to kill.
Both series protagonists have a special ability that helps give humanity more of a fighting chance against their enemies. Both series also have detailed artwork, with heart-pounding action sequences.
- Mangaka: Sui Ishida
- Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Psychological
- Volumes: 14
- Published: Sep 8, 2011 to Sep 18, 2014
Ken Kaneki, a shy and book-loving college student, gets plunged into the world of ghouls because of a surgery he receives after barely surviving an encounter and being taken to a hospital. Now a half-ghoul, he begins his new secret life of hungering for human flesh and evading the Commission of Counter Ghoul, an organization made to fight ghouls. While his existence catches the attention of ghouls all over Tokyo.
Similar to Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul feels unique, with both plots involving the protagonists transforming into monsters. Both series can get dark and gory, with both series looking at opinions from the point of view of both sides. They both also have an interesting take on morality. With an emphasis in both series on character development.
Kingdom of Zombie
- Mangaka: Nojeok
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Demons, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
- Volumes: 1
- Published: 2012 to 2013
When guards watching the north gate are killed and the gates lifted by a mysterious person. Van Nocliff’s quiet life as a blacksmith changes when he awakens an incredible power that allows him to wipe out the small hoard single-handedly.
Another manga similar to Attack on Titan is Kingdom of Zombie. Both series have a similar medieval setting, with human survival threatened by man-eating monsters. Both series protagonists have powers that can help save humanity and a scary dark side. Both series as people living safely behind walled-off cities
The Promised Neverland
Yakusoku no Neverland
- Mangaka: Posuka Demizu, Kaiu Shirai
- Genres: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
- Volumes: 20
- Published: Aug 1, 2016 to Jun 15, 2020
Emma, Norman, and Ray are the smartest kids at the Grace Field House orphanage. And under the care of the woman they refer to as “Mom,” all the kids have enjoyed a comfortable life. But one day, Emma and Norman uncover a dark secret of the outside world. Will they and the rest of the children be able to outwit their captors and escape their tragic fates?
The Promised Neverland like Attack on Titan is a survival anime, with both series focusing on the psyche and growth of the characters. Both stories’ main themes revolve around the mysteries of the world’s creation, dark past, and hidden history that looks at human nature. Both series also have characters fighting against man-eating monsters.
- Mangaka: Hiroya Oku
- Genres: Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Ecchi, Psychological
- Volumes: 37
- Published: Jul 13, 2000 to Jun 20, 2013
Somewhere in Tokyo is a room with a black sphere. That transfers people who are close to dying to itself. Once there, the sphere named Gantz, tells them their life is over, and now they must play a game of life and death. With points awarded after the successful completion of these missions, to buy many otherworldly things from Gantz. Each game becomes more and more tasking. Will Kei Kurono and the rest of his group make it through these games?
Similar to Attack on Titan, Gantz is a psychological thriller that focuses on human nature and violence, putting characters into situations that test their morality to survive. Both series revolve around shock value and make you feel the character’s dread. Both series hardly pull their punches being horrifying and moving at the same time.
- Mangaka: Kentarou Miura
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Demons, Fantasy, Horror, Military, Supernatural, Psychological
- Volumes: 41
- Published: Aug 25, 1989 to Sep 10, 2021
Guts a mercenary with a horrible childhood, encounters Griffith, someone he respects and trusts, only to be betrayed and have everything taken from him right in front of his eyes by the person he thought was a friend, in the most gruesome way possible. Now the former mercenary now called the “Black Swordsman,” is out for revenge.
Berserk taps into the same level of brutality and atmosphere that’s present in Attack on Titan. Both stories have a gory dark plot, amazing fight scenes, David vs. Goliath moments, love, friendship, corruption, and betrayal. Both series look at human nature and the growth of their characters as a person as the chapters go on.
Land of the Lustrous
Houseki no Kuni
- Mangaka: Haruko Ichikawa
- Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy
- Volumes: 11+
- Published: Oct 25, 2012 to present
The story centers on Phosphophyllite, a young gem about to turn three hundred years old. Clumsy, extremely fragile, and having no visible talent, Phos is one of the weakest gems around, unable to help in the fight against the Lunarians in any meaningful way. But as the battle with the otherworldly invaders rages on, Phos soon learns that power comes at a cost that no one should have to pay.
Similar to Attack on Titan, Land of the Lustrous has the protagonists and their fellow kind fight for survival against enemies that are a mystery to them.
Both series’ main protagonists have an interest in learning the truth behind the mysteries of their world. Both stories take time to look at the growth of characters and their morality.
- Mangaka: Norihiro Yagi
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
- Volumes: 27
- Published: May 6, 2001 to Oct 4, 2014
The main focus of the story centers around an organization known as Claymore, which fights monsters known as Yoma. Being the only line of defense for mankind, the organizations dispatch female warriors that are half-human, and half-Yoma to fight these monsters. Clare, a member of the organization, is on a journey of vengeance, encountering different things on her journey and learning the sinister truth behind the Claymore Organization.
And last but not least, a manga series similar to Attack on Titan is Claymore. Both series have an eerie atmosphere to them, with dark, gritty, mysterious, and tragic themes. Both series are well-thought-out and compelling fantasy with well-drawn scenes, lovable and relatable characters, and amazing fight scenes.
- Mangaka: Kazuma Kondou, Jinsei Kataoka
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Supernatural
- Volumes: 13
- Published: Apr 26, 2007 to Jul 26, 2013
Dolly Kill Kill (Dolly♥Kill Kill)
- Mangaka: Yukiaki Kurando, Yuusuke Nomura
- Genres: Action, Horror
- Volumes: 11
- Published: Aug 16, 2014 to Sep 23, 2017
- Mangaka: Soumatou
- Genres: Demons, Mystery, Slice of Life, Supernatural
- Volumes: 3
- Published: May 24, 2011 to Jun 17, 2016
Attack on Titan: Lost Girls (Shingeki no Kyojin: Lost Girls)
- Mangaka: Hiroshi Seko
- Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Supernatural
- Volumes: 1
- Published: Dec 9, 2014
Gunka no Baltzar
- Mangaka: Michitsune Nakajima
- Genres: Historical, Military
- Volumes: 11+
- Published: Jan 21, 2011 to present
- Mangaka: Tatsuki Fujimoto
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Demons
- Volumes: 11
- Published: Dec 3, 2018 to Dec 14, 2020
- Mangaka: Tomohiro Yagi
- Genres: Action, Fantasy, Supernatural
- Volumes: 3
- Published: Dec 2, 2013 to Mar 31, 2014
Eden: It’s an Endless World!
- Mangaka: Hiroki Endo
- Genres: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Psychological
- Volumes: 18
- Published: Sep 25, 1997 to Jun 25, 2008
Seraph of the End: Vampire Reign (Owari no Seraph)
- Mangaka: Yamato Yamamoto, Takaya Kagami, Daisuke Furuya
- Genres: Action, Drama, Supernatural, Vampire
- Volumes: 26+
- Published: Sep 3, 2012 to present
Fort of Apocalypse (Apocalypse no Toride)
- Mangaka: Yuu Kuraishi, Kazu Inabe
- Genres: Action, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Psychological
- Volumes: 10
- Published: Sep 3, 2011 to Aug 4, 2015
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