6 Brilliant Anime TV Shows Like Kami no Tou

Tower of God (Kami no Tou) is a South Korean web manhwa and one of the most anticipated anime of this year.

It centers around a boy called Bam, who has spent most of his life trapped beneath a mysterious Tower, accompanied by his only friend, Rachel.

After Rachel leaves Bam because she decides that she wants to climb the tower and see the stars, Bam manages to open the door into the Tower as well, and faces great challenges at each floor as he tries to find Rachel.

These are the top 6 brilliant anime tv shows like Kami no Tou (Tower of God). 

6. One Piece

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
  • Episodes: 892, ongoing


Both feature a main character that is protective of his friends and generally kind-hearted with a specific goal in his mind. The goal they have requires a lot of exploring and various challenges. If you love to see adventurous characters, then this is an absolutely lovely adventurous shounen!

Plot Summary

Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and execution of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece.

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5. The Promised Neverland

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Thriller, Shounen
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Kami no Tou and The Promised Neverland are similar in their idea of survival of the fittest.


The story centers around three main characters, Emma, Norman, and Ray, who live with other orphans in a self-contained orphanage. The life seems joyful and full of fun until they find out that the orphanage is a farm where they are being raised only to be fed to demons.

The children become determined to break out of the orphanage at all costs and save all the orphans living there.

4. Sword Art Online

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Game
  • Episodes: 25

Why it’s similar

They are both about cooperating with others and “clearing floors” to pass a level and reach the ultimate “floor”. If they reach the highest floor, they are going to be rewarded.


The anime takes place in the year 2022 when every gamer’s dream became real – gamers can connect to an MMORPG game called Sword Art Online through helmed called NerveGear, which is able to simulate user’s senses via their brain and thus they can experience and control their in-game character with their minds.

The main character named Kazuto Kirigaya (Kirito in-game name) is a very keen gamer and so he is, of course, hyped to join the world (even though he was already beta-testing SAO before). 10 000 players who logged the first time soon finds out that the mad creator disabled the logout button and the only way how to get out is to beat 100 floors of Aincrad where are dangerous creatures, bosses and the outside world is often hostile as well because players are not always good people. To make things more complicated, if your health bar in the game drops to zero you also die in real life too.

What could go wrong, right?

See also: 7 Anime To Watch If You Love Sword Art Online

3. Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan)

  • Genres: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Military, Mystery, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 25

Why it’s similar

If you love the mysterious aspect of the tower, you are going to love the mysterious background of Titans and its well-written story as well.


Eren Yaeger’s life turns upside down after the wall protecting his village from Titans (monstrous humanoid creatures) gets breached, bringing havoc on the whole village behind. He loses a close relative in a very gruesome way and witnesses first hand the atrocious power of Titans.

After this traumatic experience, driven by anger, Eren decides to dedicate his life to the eradication of Titans by enlisting into the Survey Corps, an elite military unit that fights the Titans outside the protection of the remaining walls.

Read also: 7 Anime Like Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

2. Made in Abyss

  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 13

Why it’s similar

If you want to see an exploration of a visually beautiful but cruel world and likable characters who are about to set off on a dangerous adventure, Made in Abyss is perfectly similar to Kami no Tou in this aspect.


Made in Abyss follows a story of Riko, an adventurous girl determined to find her mother who had descended to the depth of the Abyss to explore ancient relics/ creatures and never came back to the surface.

One fateful day when Riko works in the upper layer of the Abyss she meets a robot boy, names him Reg, and the two quickly become an inseparable duo. Reg seems to be equipped with a very powerful technology but has no memory of why he ascended from the depth of the Abyss to the top.

Riko makes up her mind quite quickly and decides to descend to the deepest layer of the abyss with the help Reg whilst risking her own life and experiencing horrific discoveries about the Abyss.

Check also: The 8 Best Anime Like Made in Abyss

1. Hunter x Hunter

  • Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power
  • Episodes: 148

Why it’s similar

Hunter x Hunter and Kami no Tou focus around characters that are completing challenges of the exam/ tower and usually work with a few participants of the exam as well. The main character of HxH, Gon, is determined to find his dad, while Bam wants to find his friend Rachel. Apart from that, Bam and Gon are similar personality-wise as well. Both are kind, generous, and innocent youngsters.


The story centers around Gon and his friends, particularly his best friend, Killua, who had used to be a childhood assassin before he took the hunter exam. Both Killua and Gon eventually become licensed Hunters – a title that has its own perks which can help you track beasts, individuals, or treasures easily.

Read also: The 10 Best Anime Like Hunter x Hunter


Hi, my name is Mia, and I am the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I am a big fan of esports, games, and anime. When I was around 7 years old, Phantom Thief Jeanne sparked my fascination for anime, and it has never faded!

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