8 Engaging Anime Similar to Platinum End

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Platinum End is a manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. This duo also stands behind masterpieces like Death Note & Bakuman.

An anime TV series adaptation by Signal.MD will premiere in October 2021.

If you are tired of waiting, grab Platinum End manga instead!

The story is about a young student who becomes one of the candidates to replace the current God.

Since this anime is one of the most anticipated anime of fall 2021, I could not wait to do some research (sorry not sorry).

Here are 8 Anime like Platinum End!


8. Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works

  • Genres: Action, Supernatural, Magic, Fantasy
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

The characters fight in a deadly battle royale where the winner obtains a magical legendary chalice capable of granting wishes/ becomes the God.

Synopsis

Seven mages and seven servants team up to fight to the death. The last one standing gets the holy grail, a magical item with the ability to grant any wish possible.

Related: How To Watch Fate Anime Series In The Right Order


7. Akuma no Riddle

  • Genres: Action, School, Shoujo Ai
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

In both anime, a few selected individuals compete against each other in a survival game. The last one standing wins their respective prize.

Synopsis

Tokaku Azuma is a heartless teenage assassin on a mission of death. She’s been sent to a prestigious, all-girls boarding school to compete in an assassination game against eleven other beautiful killers. There heinous mission: send the innocent and cheerful Haru Ichinose to an early grave.

(Source: imdb)


6. Deadman Wonderland 

  • Genres: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Shounen, Supernatural
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

The protagonist gets involved in a survival game where the participants need fo fight each other (even against his will).

Synopsis

Ganta Igarashi is a middle schooler who had been living a seemingly ordinary life until one day a man in red appeared during the class and slaughtered all his classmates, leaving only Ganta unharmed.

After the unexpected and disturbing events, Ganta gets wrongfully convicted of the massacre and is sentenced to death in a prison which is themed as an amusement park for the visitors and a nightmare for the prisonersDeadman Wonderland. He is fitted with a lethal collar which can be slowed down only by winning in dangerous and savage games in which all prisoners participate.


5. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

  • Genres: Action
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

A bunch of people pitted against each other for the sake of becoming a God/ getting a wish granted.

Synopsis

Juuni Taisen is about 12 mercenaries who represent Zodiac signs and attend a Zodiac Tournament. They fight to the death for one wish they are going to be granted if they win.


4. Darwin’s Game

  • Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Super Power, Shounen
  • Episodes: 11

Why it’s similar

Platinum End and Darwin’s Game are both survival games with characters who are given supernatural abilities to fight to the death.

Synopsis

Suou Kaname gets invited to try out a new cryptic mobile app game called Darwin’s Game, but soon after realizes that there is no way to quit the game.


3. Death Note

  • Genres: Mystery, Police, Psychological, Supernatural, Thriller, Shounen
  • Episodes: 37

Why it’s similar

Death Note is created by the same authors.

Both of these shows have dark themes, fights for survival and the whole story is driven by a god concept.

The protagonist is in both granted a supernatural ability from a godlike creature.

Synopsis

Light Yagami is a teenager who stumbles upon Death Note, a notebook that grants its rightful owner the option to take away the life of those whose name is written in it.


2. High-Rise Invasion

  • Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror
  • Episodes: 12

Why it’s similar

Both shows revolve a number of people who are forced to fight each other to the death in the hopes of becoming the next God. 

Synopsis

A high school student gets transported into an alternate world where countless skyscrapers are connected by suspension bridges and masked assailants mercilessly kill their confused and fleeing victims.


1. The Future Diary

  • Genres: Psychological, Mystery, Thriller, Romantic, Supernatural, Shounen
  • Episodes: 26

Why it’s similar

Both are literal survival games where the winner receives a reward of becoming the new God.

The characters are granted unique supernatural powers which can be used to their advantage while fighting.

Synopsis

Amano Yukiteru is a loner and observer who finds himself frequently engaging in conversations with his imaginary friendsThe God of Space and Time, Deus, and his servant. What a shock will Yuki experience when he finds out that Deus is a real God, proving it by granting him a Random Diary that can predict future events around Yuki.

Everything seems great until Deus decides that he will grant additional 11 diaries to the others as well. Deus has only one goalthe owner of the diary who manages to kill all remaining Diary owners will become God, replacing Deus who is about to die shortly. 

The game “kill or be killed” begins.

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Hi, my name is Mia and I'm the founder of 9 Tailed Kitsune. I love anime, games, and esports (I am also a bit weird). My passion for anime sparked when I was about 7 (Phantom Thief Jeanne, hello!) and has never stopped.

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