Togainu no Chi is the anime adaption of a popular boys' love visual novel developed by Nitro+CHiRAL. The story is set in Tokyo (renamed Toshima), after the Third World War, that left Japan totally devastated. Our protagonist is Akira, who is framed for murder and, in order to clear himself from that accusation, has to face street fight tournaments called Igura. There's another tournament, though, and it's called Bl@ster. It is said to be impossible to face, and the hardest. Akira decides to go for it, as he has nothing to lose, and so his bloody journey begins! As we said before, this is the anime adaption of a boys' love visual novel, but for as explicit as the visual novel is with boy on boy action, this doesn't apply to the anime. In fact, Togainu no Chi keeps a mild shounen-ai background, and mainly focuses on fights and tournaments. With this said, here we give you other six anime that are similar to Togainu no Chi, so if you were unsatisfied with just 12 episodes, give one of these anime listed below a chance to tame your craving!
Similar Anime to Togainu no Chi
1. DRAMAtical Murder
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2014 – September 2014
When the Toue Inc. decided to buy the island of Midorijima and build a utopian facility called Platinum Jail, the original residents of the island were forced to move into the Old Residential District, and then completely abandoned. In the island, a game called “Rhyme” is becoming a smash it; it consists of fights in a virtual reality. To be able to play Rhyme, people need a pet-like AI called “All-Mate”. Our protagonist, Aoba, doesn't care. He just wants to live a peaceful life with his All-Mate Ren and his grandmother. However, an accident occur and his dream of a peaceful life suddenly comes to an end...
With DRAMAtical Murder we are once again in front of an anime adaption of a boys' love visual novel by Nitro+CHiRAL. DRAMAtical Murder and Togainu no Chi share the same action and sci-fi traits. Both the protagonists, Aoba and Akira, find themselves in life-or-death situations, surrounded by some people that become their friends eventually. In both this shows the world is somewhat dystopic and people struggle to survive. We can safely say that DRAMAtical Murder wields the same vibes you could feel while watching Togainu no Chi, but with a less amount of blood.
2. Wolf's Rain
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: January 2003 – July 2003
Wolf's Rain is a story revolving around Kiba. In a world where wolves live among humans, disguising themselves, Kiba is driven by an intoxicating scent to Freeze City. There, he finds other wolves, drawn to the city by the same intoxicating aroma. Following the “Lunar Flowers” they begin a journey across desolated lands and cities, with one only hope: to find the legendary promised land. Legends say that only wolves are admitted to that paradise, and yet they're not the only ones searching for it...
Wolf's Rain share with Togainu no Chi a mix of action and sci-fi. In both we find a futuristic world, in a post-apocalyptic setting. Wolf's Rain brings the same vibes as Togainu no Chi: a dark feeling throughout the series and a dystopic world full of misery. What's more, in both we find this focus on a group of male characters, struggling for survival in a distorted world. If you liked the atmosphere that Togainu no Chi was able to bring, there's no doubt you will like Wolf's Rain as well.
3. Devil May Cry
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: June 2007 – September 2007
Here we are with an anime adaption of a popular video game. Devil May Cry is a dark and bloody story revolving around Dante, who is a demon hunter. He owns the “Devil May Cry”, a business that focuses on demon-related issues. Even though he fights against demons, Dante is half a demon himself. With his faithful sword called Rebellion, and his guns called Ebony and Ivory, he will take and solve one mission after another!
Once again, we find an anime that share with Togainu no Chi a strong action trait. Both our protagonists are very similar; Dante and Akira share a lonely character and a willing attitude. They both seem unable to listen to what their friends suggest, and act on their own in spite the consequences. Aside from the main characters, both Devil May Cry and Togainu no Chi have a lot of violence and blood, and a feeling of discomfort that keeps the viewers bathed breath as anything could happen any moment. If you enjoyed the bloody gory Togainu no Chi, Devil Mary Cry must be the next step!
Devil May Cry Trailer:
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4. Dogs: Bullets & Carnage
- Episodes: 4
- Aired: May 2009 – July 2009
This is an anime series with a European setting. It's the future, and a city extends in underground levels, and it's said to wield the secrets of the past. The story revolves around four individuals – Naoto, Mihai, Badou and Haine – to be considered as antiheroes, who meet by coincidences while they are all searching for a way to reach the truth hiding in the city below.
Dogs and Togainu no Chi both deal with the underground of futuristic cities. Both the animation have gray tones; it either rains or it's cloudy all the time. This contribute to give both these series a gloomy atmosphere. Dogs and Togainu no Chi deal with a dystopic world, and a party of people dealing with it, struggling to survive and to finally obtain the truth. Of course, themes are dark in both these anime, and the action is strong. These are the reason why we think that if you liked one, you should give the other a shot!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2011 – September 2011
Saya Kisaragi is your normal high school girl. Except that she leads a split life: at night she turns into a monster slayer. In order to protect her village, she does her best to kill every monster who tries to get close. One night, Saya hears a monster talking about a broken covenant she knew nothing about, and, right after, a dog appears in front of her, asking her to whom she swore to protect the village. The world Saya thought she knew, starts crumbling below her as she is tormented by strange visions. Her journey to discover the truth about her village begins!
As the title suggest, you all can understand what kind of gory anime Blood-C is. Exactly like Togainu no Chi, it is full of bloody scenes, violence and a twisted plot. Saya and Akira struggle to escape destruction, together with allies. Both of them are very strong and willing to face the danger head-on. They are supposed to slaughter enemies, and they seemingly feel nothing by doing it. We can safely say that if you like a plot full of action and blood, but you want to see a female protagonist in action, Blood-C is what you're looking for.
6. Deadman Wonderland
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2011 – July 2011
Ganta Igarashi was supposed to go on class field trip to a prison amusement park, called Deadman Wonderland. There, the convicts perform dangerous acts for the onlookers. However, Ganta's life has a tragic turn of the events when all his classmates are killed and he is sentenced to death, after being framed for the incident. His new horrific life is just beginning; Ganta will find himself in a world of constant fear due to a lethal collar placed on his neck, slowed down only by winning the prison's game.
Togainu no Chi and Deadman Wonderland have a lot of similarities. They start with the same premises: a boy framed for something he didn't commit, and from that moment on, a dramatic turn of events. In both these shows we find a lot of blood, death and a dystopic reality that creeps the viewers out. Akira and Ganta have to fight in a survival game to hold onto life, and yet they hate fighting. Action and sci-fi mix together in both these anime, and the setting is a post-apocalyptic Japan. If you enjoyed Togainu no Chi, you'll find the exact same vibes in Deadman Wonderland!
Deadman Wonderland Trailer
And so our list came to an end. We hope you enjoyed it, and found it useful somehow. Whether you liked Togainu no Chi for its bloody plot, for a mild shounen-ai background, or because you played the game and loved the characters, we think this list can suit everyone's tastes. Please let us know what you think about it in the comments below, and if you know other anime like Togainu no Chi that could have fit this list!