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English: Ajin: Demi-Human
Synonyms: Ajin
Japanese: 亜人


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 16, 2016 to Apr 9, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.641 (scored by 150,739 users)
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Ranked: #12452
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Popularity: #247
Members: 312,859
Favorites: 2,077


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
Ajin is the new Sei no Kakuritsu in my opinion because, the key about these two series is the suspense. Kei reminds me about Shinichi in some ways like :The poor main character who wants a normal life but, BOOM something comes on and change his entire life. Also,while Shinichi has Migi, Kei has his phantom or whatever it is.  
report Recommended by infiniteXD
- Similar in vibe and also soundtrack - Ajin has a lot more action than Death Note - Shinigamis and Ajins look similar - Strong police force involved - Anti hero characters  
report Recommended by HumanMage
* Both series shows supernatural beings ( Diclonius & Ajins ) being hunted by humans... * Both shows are dark and dramatic... * Both MC's ( Lucy & Kei ) becomes cold hearted killers ( mostly for self defense ) * Both Lucy & Kei has helpful people around them... * Both are intense as hell... * Both has 13 episodes in total ( Ajin has movies ) 
report Recommended by Konte
Both main protagonist and antagonist turn into superhuman and the feel is the same 
report Recommended by roderickdc
The main protagonist in both anime is thrown into a life of darkness and possess a special ability (Kei being immortal and Akira Fudo becoming a demon). The main protagonist in both anime must learn how to handle their new abilities and slowly become more violent, stronger and determined over time. They are also both filled with violence, action, and blood with a dark and gritty atmosphere. If you like one, you may enjoy the other as well.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
What makes us want to live and what makes us so scared of dying? But if you could not die, what than? Would your views chance, would you still be scared of your own death, or would you face it again and again until you find the life you can be happy in. Both of these psichological thrillers deal with these question in verry different situations and if you like the story of on you will surely like the other 
report Recommended by Tiame
In both shows the main character discovers he's immortal and has to flee or else they'd become the subject of some cruel experiments. I recommend it one way because Pupa's plot doesn't make sense, while Ajin's storyline is coherent and engaging. so if you liked Pupa go ahead and give Ajin a try. 
report Recommended by FedeBankai
Dark world full of violence, gore, inhumane actions, horror. Both anime makes you question what's good and bad, right or wrong. Police forces try to stop criminals/ajin, because they're threat to society.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Are they human? Not exactly, in Ajin, Nagai Kei is an Ajin or Demi-Humans if you prefer. Ajin's look like normal humans on the outside, but are actually immortal and have the ability to summon an IBM (Invisible Black Matter), which cannot be seen by the naked eye. While in Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress, Ikoma is a Kabaneri, something inbertween a human and a kabane. If you are suspected or confirmed to be a Kabane or Ajin you will try to be captured by someone, and eventually turned in to the government. The government will kill Ajins over and over, while in Kabaneri of  read more 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
On ajin they have a creature that can become like a stand. While ajin more hated on the stands, because they are more hard to control and can go berserk. jojo they are used for more on the good and isn't really known to the government and or police.  
report Recommended by Lord_Valzin
Dark world, smart and intellectual main characters, lots of action . Good character and story development.  
report Recommended by Hutai
I consider these two anime the two best Thriller anime i've ever seen. And debating, Monster is probably the best Thriller anime existing. They both have really smart MCs and deliver a story, which seems unbelievable hard for them. You could not think of a way for these characters, to solve their problems and the surrounding crimes. Both anime are dark, gloomy and real. At least they feel so. Both anime have several plot twists, interesting characters and story lines and deep deep character development. 
report Recommended by seQuency
Both anime feature an organization which experiments on superhuman beings in a massive government conspiracy. The main protagonist in both anime possesses superhuman powers and are now being hunted by an evil organization. They both have plenty of action, violence, blood, and gore. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both have great and detailed animation that gives a lot to the atmosphere of anime and feeling. Lots of action, fights, deaths, blood and gore. Ajin has more of terrorism and killing, whilst Another has some detective horror story.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Personality of protagonist and how he's being thrown into the action due to circumstances, while seeking for safe and comfortable life by (almost) any means, preferring rationality over morality. 
report Recommended by avil
Ajin and Big Order have a lot of similarities. To start, the main protagonist isn't exactly human. In Ajin he is an Ajin, which is a human who cannot die. While in Big Order, the main character is an Order user, his Order basically destroys everything around him. Each protagonist has a mummy like creature he can summon. The female main character in Big Order also, is immortal and regenerates after she is killed. In each series the protagonist has a younger sister who is in a hospital. To finish, each protagonist is being hunted by a group of people. 
report Recommended by 64BitRatchet
Both shows contain MCs who have become a sort of supernatural creature. While Deadman Wonderland focuses on the protagonist after being caught, Ajin focuses on the protagonist's escape. Ain is very similar to Deadman Wonderland and vice versa.  
report Recommended by magilou
Gokukoku no Brynhildr and Ajin deal with humans who have gained supernatural powers. Both protagonists and their friends are hiding from scientists who want to run tests on them. Both contain gore, psychological and horror elements. 
report Recommended by magilou
Both anime are dark supernatural anime. The main protagonist (Yakumo Fuuji in 3x3 Eyes and Kei Nagai in Ajin) in both titles are immortal beings that can not die. The main protagonist in both titles got hurt in similar a deadly accident and end up finding out that they are immortal. The main protagonist in both series has a friend on their side to help them out. Both titles have action, violence, blood, and gore with a very dark and gritty atmosphere. If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.  
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Both anime deal with the main protagonist trying to be exterminated by scientists and are being hunted by an evil organization. The main character in both anime is considered to be a danger to other people and has a companion to help them escape from evil. They are also both quite action-packed and violent as well. If you like one, you will enjoy the other. 
report Recommended by Hellspawn28
Monsters and people with supernatural abilities both feature heavily in these series. 
report Recommended by TheMisled
Both deal with humans who acquired supernatural abilities, terrorists who want the country to be theirs and those who want to stop them, along with the police. In addition, they show the sufficiency of those who are gifted, by being marked, by being trampled by even the humanity that is once part of them. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both series have a similar feeling throughout. They both focus on a Cat and Mouse style involving strategy and outmaneuvering one another through smarts and leverage. 
report Recommended by BoxLogo
Ajin and Demi-chan are both about the rise of ajin in the modern world and how they are delt with. Ajin however, is much more serious. 
report Recommended by Third-Impact
Both are from Polygon Pictures, both are CGI anime, and if you watched it dubbed they share many voice actors.  
report Recommended by SageModeTice
In these two anime, you have a boy main character who is not normal and is trying to fight for the worlds future. Both anime also have the main character that is caught between what they believe is right and wrong. They may be targeted at different demographics, but they do have a similar dark supernatural tone to both of these shows.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
These two anime have a similar premise with a non human character being hunted by a evil government because they are considered to be a danger to the people. These two have different tones, but they still focus on the idea that our main character is more human than the people going after them.  
report Recommended by Genocyberfanboy
Similarities 1 Action packed full of gore blood thriller and horror 2 Both have 3D CGI animation 3 Intense action scenes 4 Both have a plot in which two species are trying to annihilate other and became dominant 5 similar setting and similar MC  
report Recommended by Otaku329
Both cgi only anime and have a pretty good story to them also. 
report Recommended by -Akirion-
I don't like anime with silly characters where decisions don't really make sense and their thinking seems random. Both these anime have intelligent characters, where you can only be pleasantly impressed with their decisions and thinking patterns. I guess both have a psychological aspect. They're not at all similar in terms of the plot. It's weird to say this since they both involve supernatural elements to the plot (time travel for Boku Dake, and Ajin creatures in Ajin), but they're both very realistic in a sense, I guess because of the way the characters respond to situations and the internal consistency. You won't feel like  read more 
report Recommended by Yoyogamura
The characters and the general atmosphere are quite similar.The characters are sometimes cruel or the protagonist isn't like your typical protagonist and can be cold hearted.Also the dark creatures in Ajin are similar to the headless rider in Durarara.Plus they are mystery and supernatural genres. 
report Recommended by Missionchaos
Dark anime genre with gore and an immortal MC. 
report Recommended by vShaun
both are a "Immortal Human vs Mortal Human" series both character appearance are similar (Look at Izumi from Ajin and Ennis from Baccano!) But beside it, Baccano! Use Alchemy And Ajin have some science theory / reaction for explain what is the Immortals are.. 
report Recommended by ExTz_Thomazz
Dark atmosphere of the world, both series composed by Hiroshi Seko. Biggest thing they have in common is showing how few can control the many. Big corporations are testing new species whilst public knows nothing about it or are forced to thing that it's helpful and nice for ajin too. In Banana Fish it's the mafia ordering everyone around, getting people in important government positions do what ever mafia wants and public are left in the dark. Sort of soft disclosure.  
report Recommended by Hutai
- CGI heavy: much smoother and slicker in Gyakusatsu Kikan, MMD level blockiness in Ajin - Broody, dark atmosphere: because who needs colour when you have E D G E. - Edgy af: gore, blood, death, suffering, the usual. - Cold, logical, emotionless, ultra-super-duper-extra intelligent protag: to get you feel hot under that fedora. - Very nice animation: far more consistent and nicer in Gyakusatsu Kikan. Great fight scenes in Ajin too but being a TV series, they were obviously more time/budget restricted. - Philosophising: if we talk enough about the nature of morality they won't see the glaring plot holes right? That said, if you did enjoy one, give the  read more 
report Recommended by Lemon
Very rarely are whole full length TV series made in full 3D like these two shows are. The atmosphere/genre/style/setting/plot/characters are all very different but the 3D visuals make them interesting curiosities. 
report Recommended by Lemon
These anime have a similar feel to them to me. Both have an odd disconnect between the protagonist and everyone else seeming to know more about what's going on. 
report Recommended by velvetcat34
- 3D animation - Dark and at times gorey, violent - Lots of action, fast paced - Explores themes of social isolation and persecution 
report Recommended by Lemon
Both of these anime contain elements of horror, mystery, and supernatural. In fact dark psychological elements are profound characteristics. Both delve into the realm of the human psyche. 
report Recommended by AllisAsh
Searching for people who keep coming back to life just like in Ajin? Well, Mermaid Forest is just like that. In Mermaid Forest, those who eat mermaid flesh become immortal. The protagonist, who is 500 year old, search for a way to turn back into a normal human again. The plot may not sound so similar to Ajin, but whenever some character dies and comes back to life I simply can't think about anything else. It really gives a lot of Ajin vibes.  
report Recommended by MaahHeim
Both about discrimination of special powered humans by the system and their struggle to survive and fight back. 
report Recommended by misterferrari
What does it mean to be human? What separates man from monster? These are questions both Shiki and Ajin explore. With a battle between mortals and immortals, they show the points of view from both sides, and execute it well. Both series greatly deal with the darkness within humanity, and if the "monsters" really are in the wrong. 
report Recommended by setitoff
What makes the two series alike is that only a certain number of people posses something the majority does not have. In Mirrai Nikki it's the phones that the character in the show posses and the ability to know the outcome of future events. For Ajin, some characters posses immortality. While Mirrai Nikki's "God" literally gives a handful of people a survival game, for Ajin it is just survival and no "wish" would be granted to any of the characters ( although one or two of the characters in the anime make it seem like it is a game ).Furthermore both anime series makes you  read more 
report Recommended by Pelinoir
Do you want to become immortal? Maybe you should first watch Ajin and Mnemosyne and reconsider. In both anime the main characters as well as some of the antagonists are immortal; and in both series these immortals will have to suffer a great deal because of their immortality; such as being used as living test subjects for the weapon industry or used to harvest an infinite amount of organs. Both anime have plenty of action and some gore...and they might make you reconsider whether immortality would be a blessing or a curse. 
report Recommended by Khalan
Though the genres are a bit different both anime have great and pretty realistic animation, dark atmosphere, intelligent main characters.And there's a weird villain who lost the sense of humanity.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Both have similar animation style. End of the world feeling, Ajin with indestructible demi-humans and Seoul-yeok with zombies. Both explore true human nature in the face of sheer terror. 
report Recommended by mecchachoco89
Both anime are mysterious and psychological. Main character is smart, but emotionless and very monotonic. Satou and Gray have the same voice actor Houchu Ohtsuka.  
report Recommended by Hutai
Dark world where humans and and "monsters" live in the same society. ( Ajin (demi-humans) and ghouls). Both protagonists are living normal life, studying in school when accident happens and they find out that they're not humans anymore. Both main characters are being hunted by the police forces and special ops. Both MC's experience a lot of pain and are subjects of experiments and insane abuse. Lots of action, violence, gore, fight between humanity and ajin/ghouls. Psychological, questioning morals of what's good and bad/right or wrong, and humanity.  
report Recommended by Hutai
This movie BLAME! without a doubt is amazing. The similar between Ajin and Blame! is breathtaking events happening through out the movie and the series, It gets you heart raceing of what is going to happen next. 1. Amazing Animation 2. Amazing Cast 3. Amazing Story I recommend to watch both of these anime. The action is amazing and everything else is to. Im not putting to much details but its amazing!!!  
report Recommended by Yukiato
Nakano Kou from Ajin reminds me a lot of Shirou from FSN. Even though Ajin 1st season is mostly about Nagai Kei, Kou has a more significant role in the 2nd season. Kou and Shirou are both redheads with similar hairstyles; and wouldn't mind risking their own lives to save others. Luckily for them they are both near immortal (Many characters from Ajin because they are an ajin, Shirou because of some kind of plot device). Both anime have plenty of gore and epic action scenes. A major difference is that Ajin has more realistic characters IMO, while in FSN the characters are mostly archetypes (tsundere  read more 
report Recommended by Khalan
Two and very very different anime, yet they have some things in common. Detailed and great art style ( even though ajin has cgi, it helps to create a darker atmoshpere and makes anime even better) Soundtracks are used well to help people to get in touched with characters and anime. Make it intense or easy and enjoyable. Also same voice actors 
report Recommended by Hutai
- Both main characters are being chased by the government. - They have been treated in a very cruel and unjust way at some point. - They're not exactly positive characters. - Both of them are 'superior' to most other people - Nine is supersmart, while Kei has superhuman abilities. - There are terrorists/weapons/riots/bombs and stuff. - Both anime contain violence, blood, murder. - They have similar music. - And they really give off a similar feel in general. Also, there are some really emotional moments. 
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