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This fall season brings us yet another vampire anime. The plot captures the typical setting of an infection with the main character being that one guy with the special ability that allows him to outlive the infection while at the same time, find out what's going on with the world. The characters that were introduced also fits the archetypes of every character found in such a trope. There is the damsel in distress and the friends that work together in order to survive the outbreak. While the anime's rank may be mediocre, it still provides a sufficient amount of material to entertain those that read the original Chinese webcomic or those that love vampires. There are some wider known animes that also portrays such an example and today, we will count 6 animes like Bloodivores if you haven't got your fill or you just simply want to watch something similar!
Similar Anime to Bloodivores
1. Owari no Seraph
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 4, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015
A mysterious virus will kill those aged above 13, leaving only survivors. However, a species of vampire who has remained obscured for a long time now has risen up against humanity. Taking advantage of the weakness of mankind, they demanded the blood of the survivors in exchange for their protection. Tired of the new stratification, Mikaela planned to rebel against their new rulers but failed. Now, together with his friend from the orphanage, Yuuichirou, rally up against the vampires once more for vengeance.
Perhaps akin to Bloodivores, Owari no Seraph carries the same elements from Bloodivores. Both animes are set in a bleak future whereby a virus threat endangers humanity. The rise of the vampires due to a virus outbreak, the two species are in conflict with another whereby their needs and agendas do not agree with the other. These are just some of the similarities with both animes. In fact, both series possess the same feels and vibes just that they have a different cast.
Seraph of the End Trailer
2. Koutetsujou no Kabaneri (Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 8, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
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With the Industrial Revolution at its peak, everyone thought that the future will become brighter... or will it. Just when they thought that things cannot be any better, a virus emerged amidst the flourishing nations. 'Kabane' as they were known were formidable and the only deterrence against them is by destroying the core of their steel hearts. Now, cities are holed up behind walls as only the most protected cities are safe from the Kabanes. Ikoma has developed a weapon that he believes is strong enough to defeat the Kabane. However, he will soon realize that the deployment of the weapon may just be sooner than he thought.
Both Bloodivores and Kanaberi are survival themed animes in which an opposing faction that is inhuman is threatening those that are humans. The origins and nature of these monsters are unknown. The only way to survive is to struggle while at the same time, discover the nature of these monsters. As such, both possess that slight amount of mystery to compel you to watch on. So if you're a fan of survival-mystery animes, you can give Kabaneri a shot too!
3. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte~the Maxim~)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 9, 2014 to Mar 26, 2015
It finally happened. Parasitic aliens have invaded Earth, latching themselves onto unsuspecting civilians. Via burrowing into their brains, they completely take over humans and are able to morph into their alien forms. Unfortunately for one high schooler and his potential parasite, the process was not complete and they both exist simultaneously within the same body. Possessing alien information due to his newfound partner, Migi, Shinichi is forced to co-exist with him and take down the other parasites. The duo will soon realize that it is not as easy as it seemed.
Bloodivores and Parasyte share the same premise of a foreign substance that could potentially wipe out all of humanity. Both protagonists are afflicted with the symptoms and must deal and adapt to their new environment. The goals for both animes are the same - to eradicate the threat while at the same time, understanding them better. They will learn to deal with their new found power while at the same time, understand what it feels like to be a part of humanity while at the same time, not. Should you be interested in an anime that portrays two sides of the faction, do check out Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu as well!
Any Anime Like Bloodivores?
4. Tokyo Ghoul
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
The great state of Tokyo has faced a threat that had never been seen before. These mysterious entities only known as Ghouls have swarmed over the population of the city. Not much is known about them except for the fact that they feast on human flesh. Had it not been their basic needs, they would be able to co-exist with humans. The most alarming part of the Ghouls is the fact that they look completely like humans and blend right into society. Humans can no longer trust each other as there is no ways to discern a human and a ghoul on the streets.
The Ghouls of Tokyo Ghoul are reminiscent to the vampires of Bloodivores. Both groups require the flesh or blood of humans to survive. In Tokyo Ghoul however, the ghouls are heavily frowned upon and being a part of time can not only pose a threat to you by the humans, but from the ghouls as well. As such, in both animes, there are no benefits for being a part of the other. If a unique character is what you are looking for, Tokyo Ghoul may just be the next similar anime to Bloodivores!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 4, 2010 to Jun 20, 2010
16 year old Chizuru is the daughter of a doctor. When his work brings him away, she continues to write to him to keep in touch. When the letters stopped coming however, young Chizuru made a decision to travel all the way to Kyoto disguised as a male to find out what had happened to her father. Along the way however, she was attacked by a group of samurai. That would have been normal had she not encounter a supernatural event. Chizuru was captured and escorted to the base of her captors where she found out that they were known as the Shinsengumi. Now, only time will tell what will happen to her.
Both shows are similar in the sense that the unusual beings are classed below the humans and how two individuals from both groups can form a relationship due to a chance encounter and a similar agenda. Both are pacifists and fight only when necessary in contrast to the usual bloodthirsty vampire depictions. Both animes feature characters with an extensive back story that leads up to the kind of person that they are. While not being identical, both animes have similar elements but a different story premise and setting. So if the setting or the premise of the story in Bloodivores is not to your liking, try giving Hakuoki a try to see if it matches your expectations!
6. Guilty Crown
- Episodes: 22
- Aired: Oct 14, 2011 to Mar 23, 2012
Due to an outbreak of the Apocalypse Virus, the nation of Japan has since been in the control of the GHQ. A guerilla group known as the Funeral Parlor seeks to fight for the liberty of the Japan. During a mission, Inori, a member of the Parlor runs into Shu, a high school student who happens to wield the power of the Kings, an ability to draw manifested weapons from an individual. Shu unwillingly joins the Parlor in their struggle against the formidable GHQ. He now must balance between controlling his power and his relationship with the enigmatic songstress Inori, also known online as Egoist.
Similar to Bloodivores, a viral outbreak threatens humanity causing our main characters to be enslaved as well. The nature of the viruses in both animes is pretty much unknown but its effects, devastating. It is up to the main characters to rebel against the outbreak while at the same time, find out the cause of the events that transpired before the virus. Both have plot twists and an eventual conclusion as well. There is an aura of obscurity throughout both series, as if there is much more than meets the eye. Interested, watch on to find out!
Guilty Crown - Official Trailer
So have you watched any of the 6 animes yet? Did you start Bloodivores via recommendation or are you one of those who have read the original manhua? Do any of the animes share are similar traits in your opinion? Have another anime you think could match Bloodivores? Why not comment below and we will see you next time!