Five Anime Series Like The Promised Neverland!

The Promised Neverland is a psychological horror full of mystery and plot twists that keep the viewers constantly on their toes. The anime is an adaptation of the best selling manga series of the same name, written by Kaiu Shirai and illustrated by Posuka Demizu. 

If you are a fan of this thrilling series, then we have handpicked some similar shows for you. They will give you the same experience you got from watching The Promised Neverland. 

1.Higurashi: When They Cry

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This is one of the best psychological thrillers among the anime series. If you are into mystery and supernatural elements, this series has done it right. 

Keiichi Maebara moves into a quiet little village called Hinamizawa, and also makes new friends with whom he becomes really close. But as the story progresses, he realizes that there have been many murders and disappearances of people in recent years. However, what’s more bizarre is that his friends are suspiciously silent about it, which leaves him wondering if they are truly his friends. 

2.Made in Abyss

In the town of Orth, there is a strange giant hole going deep into the earth called the Abyss. Very few raiders have been able to return from there to narrate their experiences. An orphaned girl named Riko longs to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a raider. 

The plot becomes uniquely exciting when she discovers a robot resembling a human boy in the Abyss and names him Reg. Together, they descend into the curious hole in hopes of finding her mother Lyza.

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3.Erased

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The story follows Satoru Fujinuma, who has an ability known as “Revival”. It allows him to go back in time and prevent any deadly incident from happening. One day, his life takes an unexpected turn when his mother is murdered, and his titular ability sends him back eighteen years into the past.

Satoru is allowed to not only save his mother, but also stop a kidnapping incident that killed three of his childhood friends. This series, much like The Promised Neverland, is filled with mysteries and suspense. So prepare yourselves to expect the unexpected!

4.Danganronpa: The Animation

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A murder mystery genre that is filled with danger and tension, and can grasp viewers’ interest throughout the episodes. 

It follows the story of high school students locked inside their school ” Hope’s Peak Academy”. The only way out from there is by murdering classmates one after another, without getting caught. However, if they are found guilty then they are to be executed on the spot.

5.Bungo Stray Dogs

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A mixture of supernatural, action and mystery, Bungo Stray Dogs provides a similar tone with the enigmatic series The Promised Neverland. Viewers who enjoy the setting of a continuous danger will love the show. 

Atsushi Nakajima and others gifted with superhuman powers work together to tackle different tasks and missions involving mysteries. The members are from the “Armed Detective Agency” and follow their everyday lives to solve cases assigned by the mafia.

 

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