6 Anime Like God Eater [Updated Recommendations]

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God Eater is a fast-paced action fantasy anime brimming with good animation and soundtrack, as what you would expect from the great studio Ufotable. People may have mixed reviews concerning games being adapted to anime, nonetheless, God eater never failed to entertain us despite with its average overall concept and did we mention those constant delays? For those of you who don’t know, God eater was originally a game that came out way back in February of 2010 for the PSP. If you were a fan of the Monster Hunter game series, then you will definitely love this one.

2071 in a post-apocalyptic japan, humans are now on the brink of extinction because of being preyed upon by monsters called Aragami. These monsters cannot be killed by conventional weapons which is why an organization known as Fenrir, was formed to recruit humans called God Eaters, that can wield powerful weapons named “God Arcs” -the only weapons which are able to kill the Aragami.

Here at Honey’s Anime, we like to give our readers more recommendations regarding a single anime, surely the 6 Anime Like God Eater article we released about a year ago would have made you thirsty for more. So for our beloved readers, we made an updated list of similar anime like God Eater and hopefully you can find something in these following selections that is worthy of being on your watch list.

Similar Anime to God Eater

1. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr. 2016-Jul. 2016

In the midst of the industrial revolution, a monster called Kabane, hunts down humanity. Currently on the island of Hinomoto, humans are now living in stations to keep safe from this zombie-like creatures. Unfortunately, one locomotive has been hijacked by the Kabane, turning the once peaceful city in a storm. Ikoma, a steam smith, has invented the tsuranukizutsu to kill the Kabane but he was infected through the process. Not wanting to be like those undead monsters, he finds a way to stop the spreading of the virus in his body, making him a Kabaneri which is a hybrid of being a human and a Kabane.

The plot of Koutetsujou no Kabaneri and God Eater are almost one and the same starting how the main characters, Ikoma & Utsugi, Lenka are so dead focused on killing the monsters that plague's their world. Just like Aragami that must be killed by special means, Kabane must have different strategic ways to kill them depending on their type. Humans also rely on living in fortresses, in this case, stations, to avoid being attacked by the Kabane. If you want a post-apocalyptic setting with a lot of action, disgusting gory moments, give Koutetsujou no Kabaneri a chance. The Anime just finished airing so it’s a good time to marathon this one.

"Koutetsujou no Kabaneri" PV 3


2. Devil Survivor 2 The Animation

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Apr. 2013-Jun. 2013

The application Nicaea is now becoming trendy as of late. However, after a train accident, Kuze, Hibiki was given a chance to live again. He chooses to live, but he is now able to summon demons making him a devil summoner. After knowing that monsters called Septentriones are out to get humanity, Hibiki, and his companions fight with their demons to survive the week-long war against these frightening godlike monsters.

God Eater and Devil Survivor 2 share being based on a game of the same name. They are similar in a way that humans must fight mysterious monsters in order to survive with the help of specialized weapons. In God Eater, humans that are infused with Oracle Cells are able to use “God Arcs” to eliminate the Aragami. While in Devil Survivor 2, humans who download the application called Nicaea, are given the power to summon demons albeit, with the price of dying first and choosing to live.

Devil Survivor 2 starts with a normal modern day setting until Septentriones (unknown creatures that invade the earth for the purpose erasing the world) wreak havoc on planet earth, making the place having a more apocalyptic feeling to it. If you love humans trying to survive in a war against monsters, like in God Eater, you can’t go wrong with Devil Survivor 2.

TV anime "DEVIL SURVIVOR2 the ANIMATION" PV first series


3. World Trigger

  • Episodes: 73
  • Aired: Oct. 2014-Apr. 2016

In Mikado City, a portal suddenly appears with beings called Neighbor, intending to take the world for themselves. It is now the job of the organization known as Border, to keep these monsters in line. The story starts when a border agent, Mikumo, Osamu meets Kuga Yuuma, a humanoid neighbor.

If God Eater has the Fenrir, Oracle Cells, God Arcs, and Aragami, World Trigger has Border, Trion, Trigger, and Neighbors as equivalent to those mentioned for God Eater. World Trigger has an organization called the Border in order to fend off the monster invaders known as Neighbors. Since Trion is the primary energy that resides inside every human being, they use this as their power source to use the Trigger technology to advance their weapons. Both shows are stunningly good to watch, still, we would like to add that World Trigger is more like the milder version of God Eater when comparing intense action and death.

Animated Memorial World Trigger promotion movie


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4. Gate: Jieitai Kanochi, Kaku Tatakeri (Gate: Thus the JSDF Fought there!)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul. 2015-Sept. 2015

Itami, Youji was supposedly having his normal daily routine when a large portal showed up out of know where. In the portal, there is a large gate where mysterious creatures are coming out from the inside, harming humans and destroying everything in their way just so they can conquer the human world. Months have passed after the attack, Youji together with his team are given a mission to go to the other side of the gate to investigate.

Despite the fact that the ones who are invading are not monsters, but a different kind of species from another dimension, GATE is still similar with God Eater because humans try to fight back against these strange beings that want their world. Like Aragami, these creatures leave death in their wake. Thankfully, there is a military force named JSDF, or Japan Special Defense Forces, to protect its fellow citizens from being harmed. Much like God Eater, proper military actions or tactics must be taken if humans want to survive this new all out war. If you want something similar to God Eater, why not give GATE a go?

TV Anime "Gate: Jieitai Kanochi, Kaku Tatakeri C88 public PV (Ride ver of the war goddess.)


5. Schwarzesmarken

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jan. 2016-Mar. 2016

Schwarzesmarken is from the Muv-Luv series taking place before Muv-Luv Alternative: Total Eclipse. During 1980 in East Germany, an army known as the Black Marks, is on the move to save humanity from aliens called BETA, or Beings of Extraterrestrial Origin.

Yet another anime show that you surely don’t want to miss is Schwarzesmarken which is, by the way, based on a visual novel released in November of 2015 with its second part being planned to release in September of 2016. The main plot of these two shows is very simple, fighting monsters, or in this case, aliens to save their own kind.

Simply put, this is like the sci-fi mecha version of God Eater. They use high-end technology in order to kill these BETA as they are hard to kill due to their unpredictable traits. These two shows are bloody and very gory, yet, what Schwarzesmarken has that separates it from God Eater must be its politics. It’s not the boring kind that might make you sleepy, but Schwarzesmarken presents its political side in an interestingly and intriguing manner.

Schwarzesmarken PV


6. Tales of Zestiria X

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jul 2016- Currently Airing

Ever since he was a child, Sorey believed the legend of olden times that Seraphim (Blessed spirits that cannot be seen by humans) and Humans once lived in harmony, just like how he, a human, currently lives with his Seraphim family. As he ventures out to explore the world for the very first time, he takes the responsibility of being the Shepherd (one who cleanses malevolence) not knowing the hardships and tribulations he must face to make the legends he once believed in a reality.

Akin to God Eater and our other selection above that is Devil Survivor 2, Tales of Zestiria is an anime based on a game. Both anime are made by studio Ufotable, having the same beautiful soundtracks and awe-stunning visuals. While God Eater's are tasked with killing Aragami by the use of God Arcs, Tales of Zestiria, on the other hand, has Sorey as the chosen Shepard to purify malevolence and hellions alike with the power of purification that was given to him by the Lady of the Lake. Although Tales of Zestiria tackles more about adventure and finding the truth about the world, it will never fail to give the audiences the action and drama needed that God Eater delivered us.

Hopefully, the show can give us more extra insights about the game and the upcoming Tales game that is Tales of Berseria. Since it’s airing right now, why not give it a shot? It’s much lighter compared to all of the selections above and a must for all original fans of the tales game franchise.

Tales of 20th Anniversary Animation promotional video


Final Thoughts

No matter what the circumstances we humans face, we somehow manage to outwit things that are sometimes impossible for us to achieve. Whether it be monsters from fictions to calamity disasters in real life, humans are far too stubborn to die out without putting up a fight. What do you think of this list? Did we manage to convince you to watch something new?

If what you are looking for is not here or you’ve seen all of this, then feel free to read our former 6 similar anime like God Eater article and see if there are shows that you might not have seen yet that piques your interest. Since most of our selections here are based on their game counterparts, why not try playing them yourself as they equally enjoyable either way. Well, then our fellow anime lovers! Just stay tuned to Honey’s Anime for more amazing anime content!

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Original Article Below

Adapted from the game under the same name, God Eater should be the perfect show for the fans of monsters, blood and fighting scenes. As the show is currently airing, some of us desperately wait every week for the next episode to broadcast.

So, if you can't wait for the next episode to be aired, below is a list of the best recommendation of anime similar to God Eater! If you are looking for the same post-apocalyptic atmosphere, don't hesitate and check them out!

Similar Anime to God Eater

1. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: Apr 2013 – Sept 2013

Nearly a century ago, mankind was almost annihilated because of the sudden appearance of Titans, giant creatures who kill humans for pleasure and not really because they need to eat. To protect themselves, survivors built walls, big enough to prevent every Titan from coming in.

Then one day, a Titan 60 meters tall appears and opens a hole in the first of the three walls, allowing dozens of other Titans to enter the little town behind it. After seeing his mother being devoured by one of the Titans, Eren Yeager, the main character, decides to enter the Survey Corps, the military force against Titans, in order to take revenge.

Attack on Titan is a must-see show that you should check if it is not the case yet. As in God Eater, characters are threatened by monsters who kill humans and have to fight them. Mankind is also trying to survive beyond walls and the apocalyptic aspect is the same as well.


2. Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 2015 – Jun 2015

Because of a mysterious virus that infected the population, every person older than 13 years old is annihilated. With only children survivors, vampires are suddenly appearing and enslaving everyone, using them as livestock. Hyakuya Yuuichirou, enslaved with his friends of the orphanage, dreams of running away from the vampires, and above all, to kill every last one of them.

In Seraph of the End, the main threat is the vampires and the ones who are not enslaved are living behind cities protected by walls as well. A special division is charged of fighting against the vampires and if you like blood and horror, you will surely like this show! Again, you are plunged into the post-apocalyptic setting as in God Eater.

Seraph of the End Official Trailer (English sub / small file size)


3. Black Bullet

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Apr 2014 – Jul 2014

Mankind has been annihilated by a pandemic called Gastrea, which is a parasite virus. Survivors have surrounded themselves with walls built in Varanium, a metal able to keep Gastrea away. Some agencies have been created in order to fight against these monsters. Each team ruled by an agency is formed by two people, which one of them is a “cursed children”, a child born with the Gastrea virus and able of controlling it.

The Gastrea virus is transforming people into giant monsters and each team formed by an Initiator and a promoter, have to take care of them. The atmosphere may not be as serious as God Eater, but it is still a great show which has some funny parts despite the serious aspect of the pandemic.

TV anime "Black Bullet" PV 2nd


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4. Terra Formars

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Sept 2014 – Dec 2014

In order to colonize on Mars, scientists have used cockroaches as an experiment. A long time after, in 2577, the mission, Bugs 1, is sent to Mars to eliminate the cockroaches used, but these roaches mutated into monsters and every member on the mission is killed. In 2619, in order to eliminate the humanoid monsters, the mission, Annex 1, is sent to Mars with many more members than the previous mission.

In a horror and space environment, a peculiar team is sent to fight against these mutant monsters, which prevent them from colonizing Mars. With a supernatural and fantasy aspect, God Eater may be a little different in genre, by the concept is pretty much the same and both shows are serious and thrilling.

Anime TERRA FORMARS Trailer "2620" version


5. Neon Genesis Evangelion

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Oct 1995 – Mar 1996

In 2015, some alien machines appear in Tokyo for the second time and the only way to fight against them is to use a robots called Evangelion, created by the NERV organization. However, the only people able to use the Evangelion are a handful of teenagers born when the first alien machine appeared on Earth fourteen years ago. Ikari Shinji is one of them, as he is thrown in battle against his will.

Neon Genesis Evangelion should be an obvious choice and a lot of us should have already seen it, but if you haven't, do it right now! The apocalyptic setting is similar to God Eater, even if Evangelion is more based on science-fiction and thriller, you should see the similarities with God Eater!


6. Nobunagun

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Jan 2014 – Mar 2014

Ogura Shio is a normal high school student, a little shy and a loner. During a school trip in Taiwan, monsters suddenly appear and attack everyone, including the only friend of Shio. Mysterious people also appears and fight against the monsters.

As she wants to fight to protect her friend, Shio finds out that she is an E-Gene holder, one of the people able to fight against the monsters. In her, resides the soul of Oda Nobunaga and she will be recruited by the DOGOO organization to fight along with them to eliminate every monster.

This one may be less serious than God Eater, but the concept is quite the same, with monsters threatening mankind. Also, only a handful of people are able to fight against them thanks to the soul of an historical character which is living inside of them.

Nobunagun - Official Trailer


So, did I get the point? Do you agree with this list of recommendation? What would you like to see in this list ? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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I am a French girl of 23 years old. I was 7 years old when I saw my first anime and since then I couldn't stop watching anime. This is also the reason I decided to learn Japanese so I entered the university. Just before graduating, I had an opportunity to do an internship in Japan and I was clearly the otaku type, spending a lot of time and money on my passion for anime. As soon as could, I return Japan and here I am now !

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