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When Attack on Titan Ends, Feast on These Similar Series

Attack on Titan begins the end of its run!

It’s the beginning of the end for Attack on Titan! The monster hit has entered its final season, and it won’t be long ’til the epic story draws to a close. Do you know what you’ll do once it’s over? (Other than re-watching it with new context… or starting on the manga!)

To feel the Titan-sized hole in your heart, we’ve got some good watches to start (or re-start) once the series ends. Granted, there’s nothing that hits quite like this… but we’ve found a few similarities here and there!


Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The larger-than-life Gurren Lagann

Humans living in tiny communities with a dubious history? Mid-series reveals that change everything you know? Terrifyingly huge foes? Sounds a lot like Attack on Titan! But it’s mega-robot mega-hit Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, from TRIGGER founder Hiroyuki Imaishi. Like everyone’s favorite Titan-fighter, this series looks to be a straightforward monster fighter, right up until it isn’t. Eventually, our heroes will have to contend with the truth of their world, and what fighting their enormous foes actually means for them.


Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

If there’s one major similarity between Tokyo Ghoul and Attack on Titan, it’s probably that someone out there thinks humans are just delicious. But we promise that’s not all the two series have in common. Ken Kaneki is another protagonist who finds himself walking the line between the identity he knows and a far more supernatural one. You can also expect gory, superpowered battles interspersed with interpersonal drama and the desire to live a normal life. And, similarly, it’ll take a while for our hero to find his way to anything resembling a normal life.


Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Whether you go for the original adaptation or Brotherhood, Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan share a lot of DNA. And we don’t just mean the fact that this all kicks off when our heroes watch absolutely terrible things happen to their moms. Both shows features battles with inhuman creatures, an undercurrent of deception at a government level, and humans attempting to grasp understanding (and control) of a power far beyond them. But, you know, there definitely is the whole mom thing, too.

Which of these shows will you dive into when Attack on Titan is over? Are there any others you’d recommend to fans looking for more to watch?

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Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. She is a contributor to the celebrated Black Archive line, with many other books, short stories, and critical works to her name.