Tokyo Ghoul

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Synonyms: Tokyo Kushu, Toukyou Kushu, Toukyou Ghoul
Japanese: 東京喰種-トーキョーグール-
English: Tokyo Ghoul
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2014 to Sep 19, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, HorrorHorror, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 18734021,873,402 users)
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Ranked: #10002
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Popularity: #10
Members: 2,833,229
Favorites: 50,578

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If you enjoy one you're likely to enjoy the other. Both great quality. Both about a male lead who has part of his humanity taken away without his consent. Both main characters go through a few similar things. The fighting in both series doesn't vary much, with Parasyte being a bit more tactical / realistic, and Tokyo Ghoul being a bit more over-the-top.  
report Recommended by Pwnobi
Both main characters are dragged into being different types of mutant humans. The powers in Tokyo Ghoul are more like a natural defense mechanism they are born with and in Ajin they are immortals and some can control a type of stand like in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Both shows are dark and dramatic, the key difference is that Ajin is a lot more cynical and Tokyo Ghoul likes to explore the interactions amongst Ghouls 
report Recommended by FireFly1
Both are deep, dark and suspensful with amazing character development. Both are brilliant and origional masterpices with excellent animated battles. Other than that, they are quite different. 
report Recommended by Hesteen
A world where supernatural beings are isolated and not considered equal to the rest of society. The main characters are unpleasantly dragged into a world of abyss where their survival skills are to be put to the test. 'Tokyo Ghoul' features a predator and prey hostile environment where strength in numbers is crucial in order to see the daylight tomorrow. An association is only dangerous when you do not know them...hypothetically speaking, both sides could be equally guilty in their hidden conspiracies and wrong-doings. 'Deadman Wonderland' specialises more on master and slave brutality where killing is a form of entertainment and the weak gets weeded away  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Shiki is more of a mystery show while Tokyo Ghoul is more action orientated. Shiki focuses at many characters at once while Tokyo Ghoul mostly follows main character Kaneki Ken. However, the main theme is pretty much the same. Both series deal with a conflict between humans and other being that are there to devour us. In Shiki vampires, in Tokyo Ghoul those are ghouls. Both stories start from the perspective of humans being a victim and then eventually we get to see things from "enemies" perspective and then the main question comes: Just who is the real monster here? 
report Recommended by kitten320
There both pretty much the same thing the main characher is a Vampire/Ghoul who dosen't want to hurt anyway, the only real different is Devil Line more of a romance well Tokyo Ghoul is more of a Psychological type anime.  
report Recommended by Jayage
The main characters of both these anime and up in an organisation without wanting it in the first place. They get caught up in a fight they didn't want to fight, but have no choice left. If you like anime with a lot of action and good fight scenes, then these anime are just perfect for you! 
report Recommended by Darkbow
Focus on a sick hunger of human flesh. The main male character undergoes torture and he suffer a lot both physically and mentally. 
report Recommended by Disillusion
Protagonist non-intentionally stumbles upon a supernatural power. The power poses a danger for mankind and the protagonist (as well as other "ghouls" in Tokyo Ghouls) must avoid a police-like group. 
report Recommended by aSoyMilk
in both anime the main character wants to protect his dear friend: kaneki wants to protect hide (tokyo ghoul) and mika wants to protect yu (seraph) both anime focus on humans fighting some kind of 'monsters' (ghouls in tokyo ghoul and vampires in no seraph) however, in tokyo ghoul the story focuses more on the ghoul-pov and in seraph the focus lies more on that of humans in both anime one of the main characters appears nice and sweet at first but turns 'dark' later on due some traumatic experience  
report Recommended by KuroYume-96
Ghouls and Demons fighting against humanity. Some of them are able to affect people and become demi-humans. Or so called - half human half demon/ghoul. Main character goes through traumatic incidents which changes his life. Both MC's are naive, into crying and having their perfect world which is soon broken and changed by the reality. Some good fights, action, soundtracks and animation.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Both animes have similar dark and tense atmosphere and OSTs. They differ by psycho being a suspense cop/detective, and Toyko Ghoul being a more of the horror genre.  
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Tokyo Ghoul and Bungou Stray Dogs are both series that have two groups of people who aren't entirely human that are fighting against each other. Each series has a lot of action that takes place in alleyways. In Bungou Stray Dogs, the main villain (Ryuunosuke Akutagawa) has the ability Rashamon, which is fairly similar to the Kagune from Tokyo Ghoul. Also, the protagonists in each series is very new to the group of people they are working with. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
When it comes to blood only thing comes in mind is Tokyo ghoul and Elfen lied both have kind of similar setting Both have awesome amount of blood spill and Slicing of people Both anime contains battle between superpower user and some organization which are trying to kill them to make a better society or use them for bad use Both anime will make you think is killing people right or wrong ? I am still Scratching my head  
report Recommended by Smill
The atmosphere is very similar in both, dark, eerie, yet also some quirkiness at times... and the presence of much blood and gore, very graphic and psychotic... The male protagonist in both also seem similar in that they are just normal students until they are entangled in a "game" of life and death, contemplating murder in order to survive. They both also met very crazed girls who seem to hold no remorse for killing.  
report Recommended by retii
Both series have supernatural abilities with humans who have, and humans who don't have those powers. Both characters get their powers due to an accident and learn to live with them during the anime. Both series also have a supporting female character. In guilty crown and in tokyo ghoul the mc fights against a big orginization to stay alive. Although being a bit of a crybaby at first, both mc's turn out to be pretty badass. 
report Recommended by ForgotMyManners
Both Bloody gory pieces of magnificence Both have a mythical creature/ability (Claymore - Youma, Tokyo Ghoul - Ghouls) Both have horror with some mystery Both have a protagonist faced with those creatures and insane abilities Both have a dark ambiance and atmosphere  
report Recommended by HalAnime
Very similar atmosphere. Both contain mystery, horror, and lots of bloodshed. Both contain humanoid monsters. 
report Recommended by XanthReborn
Tokyo Ghoul and Devilman: Crybaby are both horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. Both protagonists are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both anime have a relatable, plain protagonist whose life becomes a tragic mess and doesn't deserve any of it. 
report Recommended by Gabii-Tachibana
Ao no Exorcist and Tokyo Ghoul both run on the system of "What have I become?!" Both main protagonists start out with normal human lives uninterrupted with the 'real' world they are being kept away from. Both protagonists are then introduced to the hidden world they were being kept hidden from under certain disastrous incidents having to deal with death. Ao no Exorcists', Rin Okumura, is a normal teenage boy who just started high school. He's been ostracized by society due to his monstrous behavior. After some time, demons attack the monastery he lives at searching for him. He finds a sword hidden by his father that,  read more 
report Recommended by WindBreaker
BOTH: -From a perspective that is considered a threat to society. (Terrorists, Ghouls) -Involve a team of investigators tracking down our main protagonists. -Are set in the city of Tokyo. -Have similar art styles. -Have similar tones/moods. -Have similar music. -Have characters which seem threatening on the outside, but have relatively good intentions. One huge thing that I love about both of these animes and believe is the main similarity between both, is that they are from perspectives that you would not expect. The stories are told from point-of-views that clash with human society, yet you find justice in both sides. With 'Tokyo Ghoul' you see things from the ghouls' point-of-view. Ghouls eat  read more 
report Recommended by ChibiStarChan
This anime is more similar to Attack on Titan, with humanity being scared and hiding behind walls to survive against swarms of shit that wants to kill them. But, its similar in a sense to Tokyo Ghoul as well. The element of how people who get infected are treated, as soon as they are infected they are to be killed on the spot. The authorities here also do inspections and stuff too to see if you were infected. While in Tokyo Ghoul, Ghouls try to blend into society but as soon as they are found out they are to be killed on the spot. 
report Recommended by ly444999
# The shows both feature organized non-humans causing mayhem and a human police force working to solve murder cases in order to discover what's really going on. # Non-human teenage protagonists having an 'unusual' eye sharing their spotlights with older human detectives. Did I mention that in both series, the non-human main character's hair turn white at some point? # The characters' designs are somewhat similar across the board, but it's especially true when looking more specifically at the series' villains: Colourful, expressive and twisted. More similarities arise toward the ending. # Both shows feature some gruesome deaths. 
report Recommended by JayHeartay
Although different by genres (horror/ecchi), both are about a loser guy who finally gets a date only to find out he was betrayed and his chosen one was actually supernatural being (ghoul/demon) and is trying to kill him. He gets saved only to became one of her kind. Thanks to becoming ghoul/demon he meets another girl(s). 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Hellsing Ultimate and Tokyo Ghoul gives the same feels for supernatural phenomenon,gore,and horror. 
report Recommended by yakoo
Both are dark animes with great plot, very good action and loved both of them 
report Recommended by RedExorcist
"Black Bullet" and "Tokyo Ghoul" are both super-powered action shounen anime series with a lead female character known for her rabbit-styled fighting or attire. In their respective societies, there exists groups of powerful individuals who are discriminated against due to what they do as well as their origins. These two shows are also both straightforward in their dilemmas and uses backstory to add emotional impact to the lead characters.  
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both main characters had an incident that caused their lives to change big time. Anime has a dark atmosphere, action, gore, killing, fights etc.  
report Recommended by Hutai
-Both have human-eating creatures -Both are human-eating creatures vs human species -Trying to survive the apocalypse, wanting to lead an ordinary life. -Both main protagonists are involved in something they don't want to be in. 
report Recommended by kurokenshi07
Both are supernatural action horror. Both have ghouls eating people. Both are gory and violent. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
The main character of both series acquires a power of another creature without him really wanting it. Due to this his whole life changes and he has to adept to his power and learn to live it. That's not all, now people also want to kill him. If you like dark action based stories, then you should watch these anime. The action and powers in htem are very cool and exciting! 
report Recommended by Darkbow
Both of these series deal with the issue of a character, who both does not really belong in the system of the other characters, think that the current way things work is not really the way it's supposed to be. Both also have creatures that are not human who have to deal with humans and their ways. They are dark series that both make you think, often dropping some quotes that have you sit there and think for quite a while. 
report Recommended by SnowSketch
Both are horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. Both protagonists are a living normal life before they turn into a monster. Both protagonists are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Protagonist starts off as a nerdy and naive cinnamon bun, has his eyes opened to the unfairness of the world and goes through some trauma that turns him into a white haired sinnamon roll. Things happen, I cry. It's like TG's less traumatising gay cousin. 
report Recommended by greencoathook76
Both are stories about a young and naive person facing tragedy and loss and slowly losing more and more of themselves and their loved ones. 
report Recommended by ninryu
Though on the one hand, both these series have different atmospheres and settings they they share quite a bit in structure and plot. Both have factions warring against each other. They have people who are incredible powers to fight pitched battles. The two shows have lots of side characters with drawn out back stories that are played out in both stories.  
report Recommended by reluctantbeeswax
Kyoukai no Kanata has a much lighter feel compared to Tokyo Ghoul's dark and gothic vibe, however they have very similar qualities - both MC are half breeds - both struggle to control their non-human half If you're looking for something with the same premise as Tokyo Ghoul but lacking the darkness of it, try Kyoukai no Kanata - same ideas just a lighter, easy/breezy vibe to it.  
report Recommended by xoro
Even though they have different stories they both have a lot of characters that, no matter on what side they are, you will grow into liking them. Also, they both have well made stories with few (if any) cliches. 
report Recommended by ayamedream
Both characters have to become something they don't want to be, but they end up making friends on both sides and will somehow rule them all. OP Male Character Yokai --- Ghoul A girl needs to take care of them in the beginning but then they become more powerful than everyone 
report Recommended by gabrielafusco
This is a vague connection, but they both share many factors. First off, the main character has a sort of connection to what's considered his species' enemy. In D. Gray Man, the character isn't actually half of the enemy, more that he has a bit of it in him. D. Gray Man is about a boy who gets pulled into the world of 'Akuma' after his father's death. Akuma are creatures created by 'The Millenium Earl' to kill humans, causing evolution. The boy, Allen Walker, becomes an 'exorcist', or a person who can wield a special weapon to kill akuma. Although it's not the same view as  read more 
report Recommended by mayaflower
In both, the protagonist deals with an unknown demonic being inside his body. And constantly (based on the OP) decides a dilemma if he's a good or bad guy after all. 
report Recommended by Neesan-chan
Both have massive amounts of violence/gore Both have a somewhat horror feel to parts Both have a large cast. Both are extremely watchable without much thought Both technically break science 
report Recommended by SirHellfire
Both involve two species trying to co exist in the world and the struggles they have to go through. In this case, it's carnivores and herbivoes, in TG it's Ghouls and Humans. Both carnivores and ghouls are feared by herbivores, and humans.  
report Recommended by Cik0-iwnl-
Nightmare. An entirely long one at that. Perfect Blue and Tokyo Ghoul are synonyms for events that never seem to end, they do everything they can to try to break out of such prison, but time and time again, it has been proven such a feat is beyond reach. PB is Mima's trip along what is reality, and what isn't, whereas TG's embrace of reality, is followed up with coping Kaneki fighting for a life he never asked for. Both are pretty good anime, although TG is a little more polarizing in comparison to the cult classic PB. Still anime you should at least attempt.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Op is very similar both because same group and the sadness in it Similar the way that they have lost some of their loved ones Dark 
report Recommended by Mingus2712
Dorohedoro and Tokyo Ghoul involves a main protagonist whose life undergoes a drastic change. Their character becomes less of a human but more of a supernatural being with special abilities. Both series revolves around creatures who can do extraordinary things. At the same time, there's a dark mystery that revolves around the origins of these powers. Both series' story are thought provoking with a variety of themes. Recommended for fans of supernatural/fantasy/horror. 
report Recommended by Kong38
I feel like the main character's development is a bit similar in both anime. In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki started off as this normal, boring guy who was tortured and forced into awful circumstances. This is the same in Darwin's Game, since Kaname was forced into the game through the death of his friend. Both anime also give off that dark vibe that just makes my stomach turn (but in a good way). They also have that psychological element and isn't just a plotless action anime.  
report Recommended by Kong38
both feature reluctant mcs caught up in a world of chaos in it 
report Recommended by Disapeared_Ghost
The pacing and the setting is completely different; however, the main idea is similar. In Tokyo Ghoul, Kaneki struggles to find who he truly is: human or ghoul. In Ookami Kodomo, the two children, Ame and Yuki struggle to figure out their identity. They both have great art, soundtrack, and story. If you are still having chills up your spine after watching an intense series like Tokyo Ghoul, I recommend watching this to calm down  
report Recommended by rangerkoji
Charlotte really reminded me of both seasons of Tokyo Ghoul combined. From the way in which certain group are targeted (sometimes in a very cruel way) for what they are and how the main character tries to take the burden of putting an end to that on himself. I found the Ken/Touka and Nao/Yuu relationships to be quite similar. Also both anime had at times a sad/desperate/tragic tone to them. 
report Recommended by animealways
Both deal with a teenager having an alien power inside him and questioning whether he is is still human after all the unbelievable and regrettable things that happen. They both are supernatural shonen with gore scenes and mystery behind the unknown things that reside inside of them. 
report Recommended by acab1312
The protagonists in both shows are males who become half-human half-monster creatures due to unfortunate turn of events, but at some point they meet a strong female character deciding to guide them to live a new life with their superpowers. Both shows are filled with gore scenes and action. They also consist of characters having good and memorable designs.  
report Recommended by Adnash
In both of these anime the humans are presented as "the hunted" by other creatures (in Tokyo Ghoul, Ghouls, and in Yakusoku no Neverland, Demons). In both Ghouls and Demons seemingly have their own society. Both have horror and psychological themes and the main characters start off having to adapt into the society they have been placed in by no fault of their own. 
report Recommended by Kong38
Both are related to humans being treated as food. And the problems that comes when humans become part of someone's diet.  
report Recommended by Waifwu
Another action packed anime. This is a but more on the darker side as the two above (similar to naruto) are more on fun side of the spectrum. Tokyo ghoul is another great Anime with with maneating ghouls, fighting, love and much more. absolutely a must to watch  
report Recommended by GamerGirl_
Both of these fantastic anime relate to psychology and shows fantastic character development, especially in Tokyo Ghoul. Both do deal with relationships, with Tokyo Ghoul focusing more on what constitutes as a friend, while Kakegurui emphasises the different forms a relationship can take. However, these two animes have major differences. Firstly, Tokyo Ghoul is much more unrealistic than Kakegurui as it contains supernatural elements. It is also a more action-oriented anime, whereas Kakegurui deals with human nature and relationships more. Kakegurui also has 2 MCs; one which is the instigator of almost all the events and one who is more dragged into the situation. Tokyo Ghoul focuses  read more 
report Recommended by Ichir_
Protagonists aren't very comfortable using their superhuman powers and find solace with people like them. Also the fight scenes are pretty similar. 
report Recommended by Johnny386
boy who lives a war between 2 sides 
report Recommended by Alfresa
Both are Horror and Psychological Series. We have the Jaegers that act like the Investigators. We have the Vampires what act like the Ghouls. Both series have very intense Actions scenes as well. 
report Recommended by Yoiirama
Siesta and Rize have a similar fate, and as a result, the main character is dragged in another side of the world. 
report Recommended by NormandyTM
In these two anime, the main character batte similar issues after becoming a monster. They both stuggle with doubting their humanity while battling against other monsters. These two anime are also very dark that are filled with blood, gore and nudity. 
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Tokyo Ghoul portrays the story of a tragic story. The story of Tokyo Ghoul is interesting and entertaining to read and watch. However, there is something missing from Tokyo Ghoul. That is motivation, motivation to pursue Kaneki's goals. Code Geass elaborates on this by introducing us to a character that is solely determined to reach his goal and destroy his enemies. Code Geass is a classic and a must watch for those who enjoyed Tokyo Ghoul and Kaneki's amazing character development.  
report Recommended by shew1
Shiki and Ghouls both have to take the lives of humans to survive. Is it really wrong to want to live? 
report Recommended by MegumiShimizuu
Same seiyuu (Natusuki Hanae), short-haired love interest (Touka-Jeanne), supernatural (ghoul-vampire) 
report Recommended by PortiaGM
Both of these anime's involve a group of outcasts trying to find a meaning in life. 
report Recommended by Silvyr17
- Both anime have a boring protagonist which becomes badass in the end - both have amazing side characters - both have very urban setting 
report Recommended by crotaku15
tokyo ghoul + gintama sounds great to me XD there are half vampires , vampire agency, vampire rankings and all that stuff but SILLY and from a different perspective  
report Recommended by DarkGamerA
1. Both have a mc who has to adapt to newer more evil circumstances 2. HOT GUYS 3. They are both in the horror/ phycological genre 4. They are both good anime’s so please watch them :c 
report Recommended by MagentaKat
I made an account just to make this recommendation because I don't really see it recommended a lot but these 2 anime are pretty similar so here we go. Similarities **Both MC are teenagers who start off very weak. (Kaneki barley knowing how to fight/mentally scared because he is a ghoul. And Hajime with the worst abilities in the class/ also bad at fighting.) **Both MC start off with black hair, after a lot of pain get white hair. (This doesn't matter much to the story but I know that some people love physical appearance changes when the MC gets stronger. **Both MC have to overcome the odds,  read more 
report Recommended by azkii
Main character tries to come to terms with being thrust into a new world (for TG, Keneki has to get used to living as a ghoul in Tokyo, in Re:zero, Subaru has to come to terms with being teleported to a whole new world and having to figure out how to work with trying to save people through dying multiple times) 
report Recommended by Rapturebird
These are both dark anime that have some gore, both have great psychology ingrained in the story, both have heroes you can questions the morals of and villains you can question the morals of. Not saying the stories are similar, but both have characters that you can understand, rather than the generic shounen, "My mother has been killed, but the killer should just go to jail, no need to be drastic." 
report Recommended by Wallodoom22
Both stories show immature protagonist that grow with the viewer, they are wrong for everyone, but why? Okumura Rin and Kaneki Ken will question yourself and the person who is watching all the time and this reflection create an amazing experience! 
report Recommended by lihvy
They seems to captures the audience to grapple the edge of their seats 
report Recommended by almightyshiva
Both of these series are supernatural as they both contain characters that rely on consuming humans to survive. In Mars Red they (vampires) have to drink blood in comparison to Tokyo Ghoul where ghouls have to consume flesh. The appeal of these anime is watching how they fight to keep their humanity while opposing those who could not. There are also multiple fight scenes to show the audience how strong these people are when compared to humans. 
report Recommended by The_Neighbour
Tokyo ghoul is similar to this anime;If you are more into the horror genre with a great story and a lot of action  
report Recommended by mahje555
both really intense and will constantly have you on the edge of your seat! 
report Recommended by Ange3lchu
Both feature MCs struggling with the morals of hurting others to protect their friends and those close to them, and coming to terms with the fact that they are monsters and can no longer fit into regular society. Whilst there are differences in the details, the general emotional and mental journey the MCs take are very similar, although I believe Tokyo Ghoul does it a decent bit better. 
report Recommended by JLom
both are filled with tragedy and action what more can u expect. the mature vibes of both the anime r the same 
report Recommended by dp15000
-Ghouls and Witchblade users both crave blood and look a bit similar -Both mcs get involved in something they want nothing to do with -Both mcs live in a cafe -Both are dramatic horrors If you like one then you might like the other.  
report Recommended by Ubume
Two shows that share more than you might think. Both start out in a compelling and interested way but end up leaving the viewer as disappointed as they are. Both have a protagonist who gains notable power-ups over the span of a few episodes, and they both share a gloomy and sad vibe overall from the middle onwards. Both protagonists also have the goal of making peace with the world they live in, and they want to do it their way. 
report Recommended by DeltaLight
I noticed a lot of similarities between these two shows due to the mystery and splatter present in both. Both protagonists are external to the context and are catapulted into a world they know nothing about. Unfortunately these two titles have a confusing and unclear storyline and also both have an unhelpful protagonist supported by people doing everything for him. 
report Recommended by DeltaLight
Tokyo ghoul and Smile Precure, at first glance, don't seem very similar, but if you look closely, the themes of both stories intertwine dramatically. The tales both take place in a school, where the main protagonist almost goes crazy protecting their loved ones. They want to protect their friends from the evil corrupting the world, but end up getting saved by their companions instead, learning the true meaning of friendship.  
report Recommended by DenebBlalgadi
the reason behind this recommendation is because in both of the seires a standard human has a life changing encounter that is supernatural. to explain how similar but different these shows are I would need to give spoilers, which I dont want to, just watch them both 
report Recommended by DavidLeHaremBoss
if u personally like attack on titsn i think you would like tokyo ghoul 
report Recommended by AshButDummer
Both animes are very popular action and dramatic style anime mainly with people who are new to anime so if you are new to watching anime or if you are stuck on a specific genre and are trying to branch out these two animes here are fairly good at introducing people to action / drama anime and I thoroughly enjoyed both of them.  
report Recommended by AnimeDefector
A young man is thrown into an unbelievable circumstance. He starts off as a spineless coward, but he goes through a drastic change due to their extreme situations. 
report Recommended by Kami_no_Tomo
It envolves a normal guy, that from nowhere is life changes, and all he see's its blood, The main character got Kaneki personality and have almost the same feeling, when he see's assassins that kills people etc. Also both animes got blood! I trully recommend Tokyo Ghoul / ChaoS;HEAd for someone who wants to see some anime similar to Tokyo Ghoul / ChaoS;HEAd . 
report Recommended by Spizeit
"Tokyo Ghoul" and "Blood Blockade Battlefront" / "Kekkai Sensen" are series that surround a formerly normal boy suddenly gaining supernatural powers in a dangerous world. These two action-heavy shows both take place within a populous city where each male protagonist is respectively welcomed into a new family of sorts. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
In the world of "Tokyo Ghoul" and "s-CRY-ed", there are powerful individuals who are discriminated against due to what they do and what they are capable of doing. To combat against these groups of superpowered beings who often commit crimes or pose harm to society, the government has created organizations that use the same powers as their enemies. With action being central to both series alongside "grey and gray" moralities, these two shows are also comparable in their level of complexity and world-building. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Watching the first episode of Tokyo Ghoul remind me a lot to Phantom. Why? Because they bot have a main protagonist who becames a "something" (in Phantom, a phantom, in Tokyo Ghoul, a ghoul) against their own will. They both have to kill people for different reasons too. The main difference is that Phantom envolves mafia and adult characters, while the most part of Tokyo Ghoul's cast (by now) are teenagers. 
report Recommended by sabinseparte
The conflict between 2 inteligent species, who just cannot coexist, is found in both series.  
report Recommended by JohnTraitor
Monsters who eat people and disguise themselves as humans. The monsters form groups to protect themselves from the organization that wants to hunt them. The differences being in Kemonozume the main character helps a monster rather than being one himself like in Tokyo Ghoul.  
report Recommended by Venustas
both have two different kind of people that co-exist "non-humans" in both shows are discriminated by "humans" "non-humans" in both shows get their source to live by eating the "humans" (except in BV, they drink blood) both MC look the same(its pointless but i just want to point it out lol) both non-humans use "masks" to hide their faces though its more unique in tokyo ghoul(no offense :P)  
report Recommended by nat69
Elements of this series were similar to Baccano. Both deal with what it is to be human and what one does with power and near-invincibility (ability to regenerate). Both are dark and have nice battle/action scenes. Ken reminds me of Czeslaw, especially in the level of initial innocence, being tortured for no apparent reason and then "snapping" mentally/emotionally and loosing that innocence and trust. Jason = Ladd, both are blond, have very little back story, wear white, are built similar, and enjoy torturing people. Touka = a mixture of Ennis and Nice, being very strong but having forced restraint and being awkward around those they love.  
report Recommended by Kittykate13
Both are dreary animes that include drama, suspense, thriller, action, supernatural, mystery, darkness, and both main characters have white hair. If you like dark depressing anime I would recommend both shows!  
report Recommended by Azixe
Both has violence and gore. Both has monsters and dark vibe to it. Packed both with a lot of action and blood. Highly recommended to people who love these things. 
report Recommended by Octavanius
Both are horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. Both protagonists are a living normal life before they turn into a monster. Both protagonist are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both are horror anime with a similar dark and gritty tone. You have a protagonist in both titles that are a living normal life before they turn into a monster. Both protagonists are struggling to keep their humanity intact while battling against evil supernatural monsters trying to destroy humanity. Both are action-packed anime with lots of blood and gore. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
similar atmosphere with intensive battles and explosion. Similar animation style .The characters have extraordinary power. Both series ended with a cliffhanger of an arc to open up for a season 2 
report Recommended by Hanaki_Neko
Both shows are horror and highly suspenseful. Mysterious "ghouls" appear in both that crave killing.  
report Recommended by femalegoblin
If you're into anime with lots of gore, these two beat the case. This recommendation is based only on Season 1 of Tokyo Ghoul. Of every quality I state in this recommendation, Corpse Party, by my opinion, is 2 times better than Tokyo Ghoul, except for paragraphs "4" and 5, on those they seem to be almost the same: 1) Dark 2) Grotesque 3) Interesting story 4) Interesting characters 5) The characters possess very lifelike emotions and expressions. The abandoned school atmosphere and amazing voice acting in Corpse Party makes you feel like you're actually there, in the darkness, while in Tokyo Ghoul we are presented with a more bright and illuminated  read more 
report Recommended by DieOrYouWillDie
Two have vampires cringe refuse to elaborate further 
report Recommended by konotori
While this may seem like a bizarre recommendation at first, Ringing Bell shares a very similar theme with Tokyo Ghoul. Notably of tragedy befalling a weak protagonist and how they find inevitably find themselves outcast from society due to being stuck somewhere in-between opposing sides in a conflict. Though they are of both sides, they are too different to find a place in either, left to despair in loneliness. While the lengths and target demographic greatly differ, the overall message and tone is similar. So if you're searching for a downer, look no further. 
report Recommended by Jerkhov
Apart from being different in so many ways, ghouls and mushi bear resemblances in some ways. Most important part of them are these two beings that are just trying to live, without the thought of pleasurably harming humanity (With some exceptions on ghouls, but thats because they have intelligence and their actions can lead their sanity, unlike mushi), and many humans are strongly against them because these species threat their lives, both CCG and other Mushishies. Also, main character are guys who loses their past after unpleasant events, and then later their hair color both changes to white, as well as the color of one  read more 
report Recommended by Kano_NT
Lonesome boy stumbles into major conflict & discovers that he holds immense power. Shyness, confused main characters, fight sequences, & possible romance (all without being obnoxious) Both are on Netflix in the US as of 10/15 
report Recommended by CrowofEcstasy
The animes grab you each with a backstory that develops the plot as a whole. Luckly each anime has a comic relief for the intensity of the action grabs you. Honestly I watched them both with in a week because once I watched two episodes I was hooked. Although they are hardly related each has a character viewed above all else and is in need of being protected. We all have someone we want to protect in our lives and that is why these animes grabbed me so much.  
report Recommended by Sophiabrou13
If it was the action/horror part of Tokyo Ghoul that you liked, then this is probably not the anime for you. I am solely making this recommendation because I haven't seen anyone else do it, and I want to share my opinions. Eve no Jikan is only 6 episodes long. It's about a future where society uses human-like androids. But among the people who choose to see these androids as mere objects, there is a cafe called 'Eve no Jikan'. In this cafe, humans and androids are treated equally, much in the way ghouls and humans are in Anteiku. Both series also follow the main  read more 
report Recommended by hachoo
- Discrimination between 2 races. - Main character is a mix between the 2 races - Plot is very similar 
report Recommended by reed
The story of half breed heroes. Inuyasha is half-demon and Ken Kaneki is a half-ghoul. Both use their powers to fight others of their kind and protect their friends. Neither one feels like they fit in anywhere. Tokyo Ghoul has a much darker tone, but both explore the common theme of belonging, reconciling their past and their inhuman and sometimes monstrous nature. 
report Recommended by HunterRose
Even though they are pretty much different, they have the same vibe, the way that it follows the mc's development is very similar. If you watch both anime you ll see. If you like one you will certainly like the other. 
report Recommended by Syntro
They both have Supernatural beings ( for example - Vampires / Ghouls ) Humans An organization who is tracking them down and trying to destroy / make peace with (C3 / CCG ) main character who is trying to cope in society despite affiliated with beings not of that world ( Kaneki / Mahiru )  
report Recommended by Wish_Of_Ring
-The Battle Between Vampire And Human Beings in the anime is similar to the battle of ghouls and investigators on tokyo ghoul. -Yu and kaneki has the same type of protecting their Comrades. -The Ghouls Eat Humans to get stronger while Vampires drink human's blood to grow, So more i think that's the same. -The two animes has alot of strong characters especially the main character. -Kaneki doesn't want to eat humans and he just ate Jason to get stronger at the same time, Mikaela too doesn't want too drink humans blood nor vampires and he just gets blood from krul. 
report Recommended by Kyozoru
Both dark and gritty lots of blood and gore a lot of disturbed and insane characters with violent pasts  
report Recommended by WeebPaddy
The main characters in both shows find it hard to fit into society because they are a different species that resembles humans. They both struggle to decide whether they should side with humans or ghouls/witches. In both anime, the question is presented whether humans can coexist with creatures that are more powerful than them. There is also an organization dedicated to hunting witches in Witch Hunter Robin and ghouls in Tokyo Ghoul. 
report Recommended by JayBlue
Both anime have a similar dark genre with intense and clever fighting scenes. Both feature a main character who has been thrust into a world/ has become, a being which they weren't before, and has to overcome the difficulties which come with it (either being a contractor or a ghoul). Main characters also have to learn from gifted friends of the same species, and both feature great character development as they must figure out how to behave in their new world and interact with the 'normal' people around them. In my opinion, both anime are also ranked very highly on my list. I am also  read more 
report Recommended by Finn_Lowe
If your a fan of either anime then your sure to love the other. Both anime have the same feeling and fighting and story line, with Tokyo Ghoul being a little more darker and more graphic. Both anime have the same weak/STRONG main male characters. And the love for a girl. Both anime have the fight against humans and monsters. Both anime have amazing endings. 
report Recommended by Pigbull
- Both anime are about a guy who is getting an ability against his will. -The protagonists in those two anime are entering an organization that fights other creatures. - Both have very awesome openings.  
report Recommended by femto999
They have creatures that try to blend into the human society, but feast on human flesh. There's lots, and I mean lots of drama. They make you feel bad for them (the bears and ghouls). They also have that psychological aspect that makes you really think. The differences is that there's less war and action in Yuri Kuma Arashi, and no shoujo ai whatsoever in Tokyo Ghoul. 
report Recommended by iAmTheCheese
In both worlds supernatural beings are being discriminated against. MC is trying to save mistreated by humans, although in Zettai Karen Children MC is not afraid to use force. You get the same feeling with Humans vs. Ghouls as with Humans vs. ESPs. 
report Recommended by Felix
Both main characters are dragged into being different types of mutant humans. The powers in Tokyo Ghoul are more like a natural defense mechanism they are born with and in Ajin they are immortals and some can control a type of stand like in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Both shows are dark and dramatic, the key difference is that Ajin is a lot more cynical and Tokyo Ghoul likes to explore the interactions amongst Ghouls  
report Recommended by otb2713