Goblin Slayer is a dark fantasy adventure anime from studio White Fox, based on Kumo Kagyuu’s manga with same name. The series opens with an young priestess signing up to become an adventurer joins a group of newbies on a quest of Goblin killing.
When they go into the goblin’s lair Unprepared and inexperienced they are quickly overwhelmed and die expect for the priestess who is saved in the last minute by our protagonist – the ‘Goblin Slayer’ whose only purpose is to slay all the goblins thus his name. He not only rescues her but goes on to destroy the entire goblin nest. Later the priestess along with an Elf, Dwarf, and Lizard-man joins the Goblin Slayer and set out on an adventure of eradicating the goblins.
Anime like Goblin Slayer are set in a game like world filled with adventure, revenge, violence, strong enemies with dark and gritty themes. If you think we missed any similar anime like Goblin Slayer that should be on this list, then don’t forget to mention them in comments below.
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Grimgar: Ashes and Illusions is a fantasy anime based on Ao Jumonji’s Japanese light novel ‘Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash’. It follows a group of people who are suddenly transported into a game like fantasy world known as Grimgar. With no memories except their names they are now forced to work as Trainee Volunteer Soldiers and hunt Goblins to earn their living.
Led by Manato they all form a party and start earning by hunting Goblins. However they were ambushed during one of their mission where Manato dies protecting Haruhiro asking him to look after the guild. Now Haruhiro must survive this harsh world and also keep the group moving forward.
Both Goblin Slayer and Grimgar are fantasy anime that focuses on the adventure, violence and the struggle to survive in their worlds and thus makes Grimgar a must watch if you liked Goblin Slayer.
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Berserk is a 1997 anime adaptation of Kentaro Miura’s Japanese manga series of the same name. Set in a world that looks like medieval Europe the anime follows Guts a wandering mercenary who earned a fearsome reputation for his battles.
After an encounter with Griffith, the leader of a mercenary gang “Band of the Hawk” Guts was forced to join his gang. He quickly rises in ranks among his gang and becomes the head of offence. However when they reach the top things take a turn for the worse.
Berserk is known for being brutal and dark with lots of blood and gore and if these aspects are what made you love Goblin Slayer then you might enjoy Berserk too.
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Akame ga Kill! is a Japanese anime based on Takahiro’s manga. The story follows Tatsumi an young village boy who sets out on a journey to the capital in order to make Money so that he he can support his poor village.
However after arriving to the capital he soon realizes the corruption there and joins Night Raid, a deadly group of assassins with a cause. Both anime are centered around deaths and does not shy away from dark and gritty themes. Let us know if you enjoyed it as well?
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Attack on Titan is set in a Fantasy world where the humans are hiding behind enormous walls in fear of man-eating humanoid giants knows as Titans that roam freely in the land outside the walls. They lived 100 years inside the walls peacefully without a single titan encounter.
However the peace was destroyed when a Colossal Titan breaches the supposedly unbreakable outer wall allowing a large number of small titans into the city. The story follows Eren Yeager who wows to eradicate every existing titan from the face of earth when he witness his mother being eaten by a Titan alive.
To get his revenge he and his friends join Scout Regiment which goes outside the walls and kill the titans. Like Goblin Slayer the main characters of Attack On Titan wants to take revenge on monsters that killed his family and show no mercy in the process, thus making it a great alternative to watch.
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Claymore is a dark fantasy anime set in a fictional medieval island where humans are plagued by shape-shifting demons known as “Yoma”.
The series follows Clare an young silver eyed half-human and half-yoma who works for a mysterious group, known as The Organization and kill the Yoma that are disguised themselves as humans and feed on their flesh. Though being one of the weakest Claymore’s she was constantly given dangerous tasks which she takes on with sheer will force.
During her journey from town to town defeating each Yoma on her way she faces the one Yoma that she is looking for vengeance ever since she became a Claymore. Like Goblin slayer this to is a dark anime with interesting storyline.
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