10 Anime Like Hell’s Paradise That You Will Love Watching

Hell’s Paradise has become one of the most acclaimed anime series of 2023. It follows the story of Gabimaru who has been sentenced to death because of his crimes. In the final moments of his life, he is given a choice to free himself by doing a simple task: journeying to a place called “Paradise” and bringing back the “elixir of life”. Gabimaru excepts the offers as he wants to see his beloved wife back home.

Hell’s Paradise primarily revolves around two themes: “Exploring the Unknown” and “Survival of the Fittest,” both set within a “dark fantasy” context. Here are the top 10 anime series similar to Hell’s Paradise that you will surely love watching.

10. Future Diary

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Number of Episodes24 Episodes + 1 OVA
Animation Studioasread
GenresSuspense, Action, Supernatural

“Future Diary” is a suspense anime series, which follows the “Survival of the Fittest” theme of Hell’s Paradise. The plot of this anime gets a bit boring in the middle of the series, and the ending of the TV series is also a bit disappointing. But that is when the OVA episode comes in, and the ending is done correctly!

“Future Diary” follows the story of Yukiteru (Yuki), a high school student and a loner who is mainly seen talking to imaginary people. One day, when he wakes up, he finds different events written on his phone in detail.

He considers this a hoax, but he feels concerned when all these events happen in the future, exactly as written. He also finds that his female classmate Yuno has a similar diary with everything written on it.

Besides these two, ten more people are given these diaries, and whoever survives till the end will become God. So, who will win?

9. Deadman Wonderland

Top 10 Anime Series Like Hell's Paradise To Watch
Number of Episodes12 Episodes + 1 OVA
Animation StudioManglobe
GenresAction, Sci-Fi, Supernatural

“Deadman Wonderland” also follows the same “Survival of the Fittest” theme of Hell’s Paradise. It is an action anime which is centred around quirks that people have.

The Deadman Wonderland anime series is not adapted perfectly (still enjoyable), so after watching Season 1, I recommend you read the manga of this series to make the experience memorable.

“Deadman Wonderland” follows the story of Ganta Igarashi, a survivor of a mysterious earthquake that destroyed his entire class. Ganta is falsely accused of the crime and sent to a privately owned prison called Deadman Wonderland.

The prison is also a theme park where the inmates must participate in deadly games for the public’s amusement. Ganta learns that he possesses a unique ability to control his blood, which leads to his involvement in the prison’s twisted underground fighting ring.

Along the way, Ganta uncovers the dark secrets behind the prison and seeks to clear his name.

8. Tower of God

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Number of Episodes13 Episodes
Animation StudioTelecom Animation Films
GenresAction, Adventure, Fantasy

“Tower of God” is the anime adaptation of the popular Manhwa of the same name. This series follows both of the themes of Hell’s Paradise. “Exploring the Unknown” (tower) and “Survival of the Fittest” in it against other powerful contestants who want to conquer the tower.

The series is well-liked by fans as it has already gotten a season 2 announcement and a video game adaptation based on this series.

“Tower of God” follows the story of “Bam,” a young teenager who is saved by a teenage girl “Rachel” in the depths of the darkness of the world. But she gets chosen by the tower and transported to it as a “Regular.”

Bam follows her saviour into the tower as an Irregular. He passes many trials and makes many friends until he finally meets Rachel on a particular tower floor. But things always don’t go as planned as he faces hardships, betrayals, and many more. Will Bam be able to find Rachel along the way?

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7. The Promised Neverland

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Number of Episodes23 Episodes
Animation StudioCloverWorks
GenresMystery, Sci-Fi, Suspense

“The Promised Neverland” follows the same “Survival of the fittest” and “Exploring the Unknown” in a dark fantasy. Although the plot sounds interesting, it’s best if you don’t keep your hopes high for this anime because of how the Season 2 of The Promised Neverland ended up a complete failure.

Nevertheless, Season 1 remains a superb adaptation and is highly recommended!

“The Promised Neverland” follows the story of Emma, Norman, and Ray, three orphaned children who live in Grace Field House, a seemingly idyllic orphanage. However, they soon discover that the orphanage is a farm where they and other children are raised as food for demons.

Determined to escape, the three children must use their intelligence, resourcefulness, and teamwork to outwit their caretaker, Isabella, and uncover the dark secrets behind their captivity. Along the way, they meet other children who have also been raised as food and join forces to survive and find a way to freedom.

6. Blue Lock

Number of Episodes24 Episodes
Animation Studio8bit
GenresSports, Thriller

“Blue Lock” is a football anime that follows the Hell’s Paradise theme of “Survival of the Fittest” perfectly. This anime became popular during the Football World Cup 2022, as the Japanese Football Team performed exceptionally.

While the summary of this anime series may seem like a typical football anime, its thrilling elements will undoubtedly astonish you with its exceptional quality!

“Blue Lock” follows the story of Yoichi Isagi, a high school student and talented soccer player scouted by a mysterious organization called Blue Lock. The organization aims to create the ultimate striker for the national team by training 300 highly skilled forwards in a unique facility.

Isagi joins the program and must compete against the other players to earn a spot in the final selection. Along the way, he must navigate the cutthroat competition, political intrigue, and psychological warfare surrounding the program while confronting his insecurities and ambition. Will Isagi be able to become the number one striker in Blue Lock and advance?

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5. Deca Dence

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Number of Episodes12 Episodes
Animation StudioNUT
GenresSci-Fi, Action, Adventure

“Deca Dence” is an adventure anime series that follows more of the “Exploring the Unknown” theme than the “Survival of the Fittest“. This anime is the Sci-Fi take on the famous series, Attack on Titan.

Nonetheless, this anime excelled in all aspects, such as animation, character growth, and the culmination of the storyline.

“Deca Dence” is set in a post-apocalyptic world where humanity is forced to live in a giant mobile fortress called Deca-Dence, which serves as their last bastion against the Gadoll, a race of alien monsters that have taken over the planet.

The story follows the journey of Natsume, a young girl who dreams of becoming a warrior, and Kaburagi, a disillusioned soldier who works within Deca-Dence’s maintenance crew. Together, they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to destroy Deca-Dence and unravel the truth about their world.

4. Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan
Number of Episodes89 Episodes
Animation StudioWit Studio & MAPPA
GenresSuspense, Drama, Action

“Attack on Titan” is a well-known title within the anime community. The series closely mirrors Hell’s Paradise in its themes of “Survival of the Fittest” and “Delving into the Unknown.

“Attack on Titan” is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by three enormous walls that protect them from the gigantic man-eating humanoids referred to as Titans; the story follows Eren Yeager, who vows to exterminate the Titans after a Titan brings about the destruction of his hometown and the death of his mother.

Will he be able to avenge her mother’s death in the future?

3. Dororo (Remake)

Top 10 Anime Series Like Hell's Paradise To Watch
Number of Episodes24 Episodes
Animation StudioTezuka Production & MAPPA
GenresSupernatural, Action, Adventure

“Dororo” is an anime set in ancient times, similar to Hell’s Paradise. The series embodies the “Survival of the Fittest” theme, as the protagonist, born without organs, is abandoned due to his presumed inability to survive. The Dororo remake was masterfully executed by MAPPA studio.

The series follows the journey of Hyakkimaru, a young warrior born without limbs, facial features, or internal organs. His ruthless warlord father sacrificed his body to demons in exchange for power and prosperity.

Hyakkimaru sets out on a quest to reclaim his body parts from the demons, aided by a young thief named Dororo. Along the way, they encounter various supernatural creatures and confront the dark side of humanity. Will Hyakkimaru be able to live his life without any organs?

2. Chainsaw Man

Chainsaw Man
Number of Episodes12 Episodes
Animation StudioMAPPA
GenresAction, Fantasy

“Chainsaw Man” ranks as our 2nd best recommendation for anime like Hell’s Paradise due to its “Survival of the Fittest” theme, coupled with dark fantasy elements. Although it has faced controversies, such as petitions to remake the anime and underwhelming digital sales, Chainsaw Man remains one of the most popular anime series to emerge in recent years.

Another connection between the two is that the creator of Hell’s Paradise previously worked as an assistant to the Chainsaw Man manga author, which likely influenced the incorporation of certain elements from the Chainsaw Man series.

“Chainsaw Man” follows the story of Denji, a young man who merges with a devil and becomes a “Chainsaw Devil Hunter” to pay off his late father’s debts.

Alongside his devil companion Pochita, Denji joins the Public Safety Devil Hunters to battle against dangerous devils and protect humanity. However, as Denji’s abilities attract the attention of influential devil organizations, he becomes embroiled in a deadly game of political intrigue and betrayal.

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1. Made in Abyss

Top 10 Anime Series Like Hell's Paradise To Watch
Number of Episodes25 Episodes + 1 Movie
Animation StudioKinema Citrus
GenresFantasy, Mystery, Drama

Upon watching the first episode of Hell’s Paradise, “Made in Abyss” immediately came to mind. The “dark” fantasy aspect may be more pronounced, but it shares many themes with Hell’s Paradise. The “Paradise” in Hell’s Paradise is just like the mysterious Abyss of Made in Abyss, and finding the “Elixir of Life” is just like finding “Riko’s Mom” in Made in Abyss.

The “Survival of the Fittest” element also applies because of the hardships exerted by the Abyss. The sequel has been announced for this anime, and the writer is putting his all into making the source material for the anime series.

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“Made in Abyss” follows a young orphan girl named Riko who dreams of becoming an excellent cave raider like her mother. One day, she discovers a robot boy named Reg who possesses strange abilities.

Together, they embark on a dangerous journey into the depths of the Abyss, encountering bizarre creatures and facing incredible challenges. Along the way, they uncover secrets about the Abyss, its past, and its true nature. Will these two be able to venture into the mysterious Abyss all alone?

What do you think of this list of “anime like hell’s paradise”? Are there any of your favourite anime series that you believe would be an ideal recommendation for Hell’s Paradise but were not mentioned here? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!


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