6 Anime Like Owari no Seraph (Seraph of the End) [Updated Recommendations]

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This is an update to the original 6 Anime Like Owari no Seraph that we had previously published. Be sure to check out the original one after you finish enjoying this one! It will be right underneath this article.

Owari No Seraph is a supernatural action shounen anime full of good feelings, nice characters, amazing fights and a very solid plot. The story, as probably all of you already know, revolves around Yuu Hyakuya and his remaining family, Mikaela Hyakuya.

When a mysterious virus killing people above the age of 13 spreads, humanity becomes subjugated by vampires, who swore protection in exchange for blood. Yuu and Mika, raised in an orphanage, plan to escape from the vampire’s grasp together with their siblings. Something goes wrong, though, and Yuu is the only one who manages to escape, leaving behind his “family”. From that moment onward, a lot of happenings keep the viewers glued to the screen cheering for Yuu who now wants to get revenge against vampires!

We discovered other anime with the same atmosphere as Owari No Seraph. Supernatural action anime with the same themes, similar characters and equally popular among the viewers as they all are very good shows. Let's not waste any time; if you liked Owari No Seraph, keep on reading to discover other six similar anime worth your time!

Similar Anime to Owari No Seraph / Similar Anime to Seraph of the End

1. Bleach

  • Episodes: 366
  • Aired: October 2004 – March 2012

Ichigo Kurosaki is just your ordinary high school boy who doesn't know supernatural anything could exist for real. One day, though, he finds himself face to face with a so-called Hollow – a spirit who devour human souls – and his life changes drastically. In a situation where he couldn't believe his eyes, and didn't know how to act, Rukia Kuchiki – a Soul Reaper – appears and tries to protect Ichigo and his family. When she gets seriously injured, Ichigo, to fight the Hollow and protect his family, accepts Rukia's proposal to take her powers and become a Soul Reaper! That's how Ichigo's life as an ordinary high school student ends for good.

Owari No Seraph and Bleach are both supernatural action anime. As for the plot, in both these shows we find a hot-headed protagonist with a strong desire to protect friends and family. What's more, in both shows we can find a strong family theme. Ichigo lost his mother when he was very little, and so he grew up with a strong desire to protect his sisters and his father, even though his pride will never allow him to admit it. Yuu was an orphan and managed to build a family with his brothers and sisters from the orphanage, so he, same as Ichigo, grew up with a strong desire to protect and not to see his dearest ones get hurt ever again. Another similarity can be found about weaponry, as in both shows we find a weapon imbued with spirits that can be powered and grow stronger.

Probably, the most important trait Bleach and Owari No Seraph share, though, is the way Ichigo as well as Yuu started their adventure on their own, just to find themselves surrounded by friends and people willing to help them. The same relationship that Guren and Yuu share, can be seen in the relationship Urahara share with Ichigo, for example. It's fair enough to say that if you liked Owari No Seraph, you will love Bleach and viceversa!


2. 07-Ghost

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2009 – September 2009

Teito Klein is a student in the Barsburg Empire's Military Academy, which trains elite using a power called “Zaiphon”, that develops depending on the soldier's nature. Even though Teito is one of the most promising students of the academy, he is hated by his comrades since he was a slave and has no memories about his own past. Only one person, Mikage Celestine, tries to befriend him in spite everything and so they gradually become best friends. One day, Teito discovers a dark part of his past. After trying to kill Ayanami – a high-ranking official who killed Teito's father – Teito is discovered and imprisoned. Mikage, willing to help him, will find a way to make him escape and Teito will end up in 7th District Church and take in by the bishops. From that moment onward, Teito will struggle to find the truth about his own past and behind his role in the change of the fate of the world.

07-ghost and Owari No Seraph both start with the same premises; we find two orphans, and both of them with a past as slaves. Both of them lost everything and swore revenge, and their lives became all about that. They both wanted to have a better life together with their best friends, but that dream was shredded to pieces and they had to adapt to a new setting and face the fact that things went wrong with almost no possibilities to fix it back. The military theme is strong in both these shows, and the relationship between Guren and Yuu is very similar to the one between Frau and Teito, since both Guren and Frau love teasing the main protagonist. Putting the teases aside, Guren, as well as Frau, truly care about Yuu and Teito and their role is almost like that of an older brother. What else can we say? Both Teito and Yuu don't want to befriend anyone and yet they end up surrounded by friends, so they are very similar in their characters. As you can see, Owari No Seraph and 07-ghost share a lot, so if you like one, you will like the other as well!


3. Koutetsujou No Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2016 – July 2016

On the island of Hinomoto, people have built station to shelter themselves from horrible monsters that can infect humans with a bite, and turn them into undead creatures known as Kabane. The only way to kill Kabane is to pierce their hearts, which are protected by iron. This story revolves around Ikoma, a boy who helps to build the Hayajiro – a locomotive running on steam – and who created his own weapon against Kabane. He was waiting for a chance to use his “Tsuranukizutsu” and prove that it worked, and when he came to know Mumei that the station was under attack, he just ran to prove the world that Kabane can be fought back!

Both Owari No Seraph and Koutetsujou No Kabaneri are about mankind about to be destroyed by superhuman monsters; vampires and Kabane – that are essentially zombies. The two protagonists, Yuu and Ikoma, are both fed up with their surrounding and they want to struggle and change things up, and say to the world not to give up. What's more, Mikaela – Yuu's family – and Ikoma share the same fate; they are no longer humans, as Mikaela is half a vampire and Ikoma is half a Kabane, but managed to stop the infection somehow. So we can say that both of them are half the creatures they are fighting against. Owari No Seraph and Koutetsujou No Kabaneri are both shows about the downfall of humanity, and the courage of humans to fight the enemy to regain back what is lost. It's not a stretch, even though Koutetsujou No Kabaneri has a horror trait with it, it shares with Owari No Seraph what it takes for you to love it!


Any Anime Like Seraph of the End/ Any Anime Like Owari No Seraph?

4. God Eater

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2015 – March 2016

It's the year 2071 and mankind is about to be erased by monsters called “Aragami”. The organization called Fenrir was built with the purpose to fight Aragami back, and to try to save humanity. Fenrir's strength lies with the “God Eaters”, who are humans able to use the so-called “God Arcs”, the only weapons that can destroy Aragami. Lenka Utsugi is one of the most promising God Eaters, and as such, he must fight with all his might to erase Aragami once and for all!

With this plot, it's clear as daylight that Owari No Seraph and God Eater share some important similarities. First of it all, both these shows are supernatural action anime. In both Owari No Seraph and God Eater we find humanity struggling to survive against monsters, via two associations; Fenrir for God Eater, and the Imperial Demon Army for Owari No Seraph. In both these shows the scenery is apocalyptic and dystopic, with a little party of people who fight to find a way to survive and have the upper hand against the enemy. Even the weaponry is similar, as the God Eaters use the God Arcs who are uncommon and are shaped on the single fighter, similarly in Owari No Seraph the demon who becomes the weapon is shaped on the single fighter. As for the main character, Lenka and Yuu don't share the same character, and yet they share the same willing to save and protect people. Probably God Eater has a more serious trait with it, as the comedy parts are near to zero, but if you liked those beautiful fights in Owari No Seraph and the main theme of humanity trying to be free again, we think that God Eater is what you all are searching for!


5. Ao No Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2011 – October 2011

Rin Okumura is a troublesome and yet ordinary boy. He is fast to start a fight, doesn't want to study and he has a twin brother who, unlike him, is perfect whatever he does – Yukio. A bitter twist of fate, though, changes Rin's life for good. In fact, he discovers to be the son of Satan. If things could get worse, now Satan wants his son back and wants Rin to help him conquer “Assiah” – the human world. Rin is not one to lower his head; he decides to study to become an exorcist and change is fate by defending Assiah with his brother Yukio!

These two anime share a lot of similarities, even with some characters. Let's start from the beginning; we find in both these shows main characters who are left without family. Rin and Yukio lose the man who raised them, Fujimoto, while Yuu and Mika get separated during childhood. It's interesting to see how Rin and Yuu resemble each other a lot. Both of them are hot-headed, over-confident and are prone to put themselves in trouble. In the beginning, both of them have a hard time dealing with one of their classmates, who resemble each other a lot as well. We're talking about Ryuuji Suguro and Shihou Kimizuki. Just like Suguro suddenly becomes competitive with Rin, similarly Kimizuki does the same with Yuu, and in both cases their fights start some very funny gags. We find in both Owari No Seraph and Ao No Exorcist a school setting in the beginning, and Rin, exactly like Yuu, in spite his character is befriended by a lot of people. Even Mika and Yukio share some similarities, as both of them are madly in love with their brothers, and yet they hide something. Both Owari No Seraph and Ao No Exorcist are supernatural action anime, so if you like that atmosphere, and the typical shounen protagonist, we are sure you're gonna love Ao No Exorcist!


6. Tokyo Ghoul

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: July 2014 – March 2015

Tokyo has become a scary city where ghouls – creatures devouring humans – live. Ghouls can hide themselves among humans, waiting in the shadows to strike. In this merciless Tokyo, Ken Kaneki lives his life as a bookworm, and he is in love with a seemingly bookworm girl, whose name is Rize Kamishiro. One day, Rize approaches Ken and asks him out, and that is the moment when Ken's life drastically change. Rize is actually a ghoul, and in the attempt to devour Ken, something goes wrong and she dies. Ken, who is on the verge of death himself, is saved and for a bad twist of events, he has some parts of Rize installed into his body during the surgery. That's how he becomes half a ghoul!

Even though Tokyo Ghoul has a strong horror trait with it, it shares with Owari No Seraph important similarities. For starters, both the protagonists are orphans. Both Ken and Yuu have a friend that they consider as a family, Hide and Mika. In both these shows we find humans fighting against another race. Another important similarity is the fact that in spite Ken hates ghouls, he becomes one. Similarly, Mika who hates vampires, becomes one of them. So we find main characters hating half of what they are, and yet struggling for the sake of their beloved friends. Kaneki, as well as Mika with Yuu, wants to protect Hide from both Ghouls and humans. Both these show face the pain of losing comrades, and as a consequence both Ken and Yuu decide to become stronger to finally save humanity, even if it means sacrificing themselves. Ken and Yuu are very different in character, but they both share the willing to fight with all their might for a better future. Don't be put down by the fact that Tokyo Ghoul has no comedy part with it; it's totally worth your time... and your tears!


With Tokyo Ghoul, we put an end to this ranking. All these anime share with Owari No Seraph important things. There are a lot of other anime that share with Owari No Seraph one thing or another, but we chose these six as they seemed to be the nearest for characters and themes. Owari No Seraph is a story about friendship, love, and about humanity trying to regain freedom once again. These six anime are the same, so if you are craving for something that can make you feel emotional, and give you the right amount of action at the same time, exactly like Owari No Seraph, you should watch them! Of course, if you want to share your opinion, feel free to comment below!

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Owari no Seraph just started airing and has already captured the hearts of a huge fanbase. The story of orphan Hyakuya Yuuichirou who wakes up in a world ruled by vampires has gotten popular in a short amount of time. In the fictive universe of Owari no Seraph all humans older than 13 years get wiped out by a deadly virus and now the remaining children are enslaved by vampires.

For all the fans out there that cannot get enough of Owari no Seraph and are desperately waiting for new episodes, we have compiled a list of six similar anime. Enjoy!

Similar Anime to Owari no Seraph / Similar Anime to Seraph of the End

1. World Trigger

  • Episodes: 50
  • Aired: October 2014 – ongoing

Let us start with a show that is still ongoing, so you better check it out as soon as possible. World Trigger shows a world where a mysterious gate opens and creatures from another dimension start crawling through it to attack humankind. It’s only thanks to the help of the Border Defense Agency that these monsters are defeated. The viewers follow the members of this organization on their everlasting fight to save mankind.

Like in Owari no Seraph we have an organization that fights a strong enemy and both shows try to portray the teamwork between the different members. We see a bunch of different characters and how they interact with each other. Fans of Action or Seinen should check World Trigger out since it does a great job at entertaining its viewers.


2. Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2013 - September 2013

I know what some of you might think now: Attack on Titan is nothing like Owari no Seraph. And I have to admit that the story of Eren Jaeger and his friends fighting against Titans seems to have nothing to do with Yuuichirou’s battle against vampires. Still, the shows are more similar than you might think.

Both main characters only have one goal on their minds: to completely extinguish one species in order to get revenge for the people that have been killed. They are both filled with determination and fight each fight as if it was their last one. Also, in both anime we can see some major plot twists as well as great animation. While the dynamics of Attack on Titan are hard to top, Owari no Seraph might manage to get close to this anime legend.


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3. Bokurano

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: April 2007 - September 2007

Bokurano is a show that focuses on a group of kids in an apocalyptic universe. The group meets a weird man called Kokopelli who asks them to test a game he’s been programming. Most of them agree and sign a contract with him. What they didn’t realize was that the game becomes reality and they are the ones who have to fight in order to win the game.

Like in Owari no Seraph they have to make decisions and fight against a seemingly undefeatable enemy. The show itself is really unique not only with its main idea, but also its character design and the pace of the story. But unique shows are always worth a try so check Bokurano out when you get the chance.


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4. Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: April 2011 - October 2011

Next up is a show for people that prefer Fantasy to Sci-Fi. Ao no Exorcist tells the story of orphan Okumura Rin who has to discover the horrible truth behind his past. Growing up as a common trouble-maker he has to find out that he’s in fact the son of a human mother and Satan, the god of demons. While being constantly torn between his two sides Rin sets out to become an exorcist and to become strong enough to kill Satan.

Like Owari no Seraph we have a lot of supernatural elements, and those of you that liked the vampires of Owari no Seraph should also enjoy the demons in Ao no Exorcist. We have great fights, amazing artwork and character design and a good soundtrack. Overall, Ao no Exorcist is an entertaining show that doesn’t do anything outstandingly different but somehow still manages to be memorable.


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5. Black Bullet

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2014 - July 2014

Moving on to a Sci-Fi thriller, next up on our list is Black Bullet. It is set in a similarly disturbing future that is now only six years away. In the universe of Black Bullet a virus called Gastrea restricts humanity to living in small communities, constantly fearing for their lives. Our hero Rentarou fights together with young girl Enju to get humanity back on its feet.

The story of Black Bullet starts out very similar to Owari no Seraph with a virus wiping out most of the earth’s population. A group of people survives and they start the Civil Security, an organization aiming to end Gastrea. Most of the elements of Owari no Seraph can also be enjoyed in Black Bullet. We have an ongoing fight with great action scenes and a male lead that’s determined to change this world.


6. Guilty Crown

  • Episodes: 22
  • Aired: October 2011 - March 2012

Last but not least is a show that you need to watch no matter what. Guilty Crown is set in a dystopian future similar to the one of Owari no Seraph, even though Guilty Crown might be a little bit more futuristic and has more Sci-Fi elements. The viewers follow Ouma Shu on his journey through a world that was affected by a deadly virus. Together with the mysterious and beautiful Inori he fights alongside of group of rebels against the Japanese government.

The virus of Owari no Seraph could be compared to the Apocalypse Virus in Guilty Crown. Also, in both shows we see boys growing up all alone and being pushed into a new world where they have to join a group that seeks to overthrow a regime. But most importantly they are similar in their action scenes and their ability to grab the viewer’s attention.

Also, Hiroyuki Sawano is the musical mastermind behind both shows as well as Attack on Titan so the soundtracks are similar in their brilliance. Guilty Crown is a high recommendation.


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These were our recommendations for anime similar to Owari no Seraph. You might be wondering why we didn’t include any stories featuring vampires, but in my eyes that’s not the main focus of Owari no Seraph. It’s more about the struggle to survive in a dystopian future and having to fight in order to fulfill one’s life goal.

As always, your input is more than welcome in the comment section down below. Let us know what you think of this list and also the first episodes of Owari no Seraph.

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