Darwin's Game

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

English: Darwin's Game
Japanese: ダーウィンズゲーム


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Nexus
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 26 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.271 (scored by 199166199,166 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #25362
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #415
Members: 392,197
Favorites: 1,743

External Links


Male lead and female lead meets in a game that basically costs your life if you lose. Female lead becomes obsessed with male lead who was a coward and slowly becomes stronger and wishes both to live. These similarities are seen in both anime. 
report Recommended by Aleron
Both are battle royal anime that has a video game come to life scenario. In Darwin's Game, Kaname downloads a mobile app and is given a sigil or ability that he uses to fight other players and win challenges. In Btooom!, Ryouta is brought to an island and is forced to kill other players using bombs, which is exactly like the in-anime, titular video game he frequently plays. Both protagonists are also overpowered, Ryouta is the top Btooom player in Japan and as a result, he has a leg-up on everyone else on the island; meanwhile, Kaname has a sigil that allows him to create  read more 
report Recommended by Ultima_Oblivion
The same situational plot where random player gets trapped in some virtual game where it is run by some very mysterious entity , where the name of the game is to fight or die. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Similar things: -Main protagonist in Gleipnir is noob, same as in Darwins Game, so he team up with a girl called Claire Aoki. -Same as Shuka in Darwins Game, Claire Aoki is crazy and psycho. -There are teams in both anime fighting each other -Awesome soundtracks and animation in both anime. Overall both anime are very similar. The main difference is that Gleipnir have way more ecchi moments than Darwins Game. 
report Recommended by SevenSSJ
I describe Darwin's Game as a cross between Future Diary and King's Game. Both death games with gruesome deaths. 
report Recommended by CyanLucario
Both protagonist are introduced to a game that changes their life forever, a game of battles. The protagonists are forced into scenarios where they are given certain abilities are made to fight against other users of the game. Both series feature themes of hardcore action and survival as the characters do their best to keep themselves in the game. Darwin's Game differs with more deadly stakes were its characters are pitted to kill each other, while Accel World features a more prominent story of character growth as its lead develops to become a powerful figure in and outside the game. Overall, if your looking for  read more 
report Recommended by Akoram
Both have that same plot where gamers got on line and both have the same situation where they got more than what they've bargain for where they either play the game throughout the end or die both in the game world and at the real world. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Imawa no kuni no alice is about a group of friends who get transported to a parallel version of Earth. In this new world, you need a Visa to live, when your visa expires, you die. To renew your visa, you need to play different games that this world offers. They vary in difficulty, the harder the game, the more days you get in your visa. Like Darwins game, the main character is dragged into an unknown game where he is forced to fight for his life in order to live. 
report Recommended by aacmc
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 involves a group of individuals that found themselves in a virtual world, where they make a choice to either survive or find a way to get out of the game.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Another "game" based anime series 
report Recommended by SupremeJustin
Both anime feature a battle royal game, with characters having special abilities. Also both focus much on internal monologue for fleshing out the characters motivations and strategies. In contrast to Darwins Game, Juuni Taisen shows varying characters per episode, while Darwin stays at the main character. 
report Recommended by plasma38
The Fate series are considered a battle royale masterpiece, with the main protagonist accidentally dragged into the race, after which a grand story of struggle for life and love follows, mixed with mystery, suspense and action. Darwin's Game tells a similar tale, albeit perhaps in a slightly less "epic" setting. 
report Recommended by Skwabie
Both involve characters that download a mobile game that ends up turning into a real world survival game. Both characters are given powers through this game.  
report Recommended by icefire145x
Protagonists are stuck in a world of with absolutely nothing to start off with. Although Senku is a science genius operating in the 'beginning' of humanity. Kaname is in a battle royale. Both protagonists try and survive the madness they are in. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both protagonists join a system which involves gang wars. They also have superpowers that they don't know how to control at first, though slowly getting used to their powers. Partnered with a rather powerful individual. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Survive to change this world! Akame ga Kill and Darwin's Game both follow protagonists in a situation where their lives, and that of others, are at stake. These MCs use all of their powers to change the current system of their respective worlds, in hopes to demolish in what is a horrid world. MCs Tatsumi and Kaname both start out as everyday members of society, though as they understand their predicaments, they begin to see that there is no peace in their world. With a mindset complete on their goals, both group with others to set out on their ultimate mission. Both are good action anime with  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Student joins hell of a world. Partnered with a crazy powerful female. Both protagonists have to try to escape the hell they dwell in. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
kind of the same where the mc is in a game *kind of a spoiler* they both changed their personality at the end  
report Recommended by Yan-AnsonI
Stuck in a game. Although Ainz is a supreme being on a mission to learn about the new world, Kaname is trying to take down Darwin's Game entirely. Both have teams to aid them as well. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Essentially through one event all main characters are brought together. There is a secret/hidden society aspect, with primarily the main characters knowing about it. The connection between characters is important (kiznaivers/sunset ravens). Science fiction based around a single strange piece of technology (kizuna system/d-game app). And it's just a straight up cool show. 
report Recommended by kmlkmljkl
- there are factions that fight each other - characters rely on eachother which is though sometimes - numerous fights - both take place in concrete jungles K has better faction relations show even makes you support faction different than protagonists one  
report Recommended by Erali
The series make my heart go pump up 
report Recommended by Malkert
Darwin's Game is like high rise invasion because.... !. They both are kinda like the hunger game. 2. there mostly similar because darwin's game and high rise invasion focused on more of winning something. 3. they both gain allies 4. they both are dragged in something (P.S Tenkuu Shinpan has more blood)  
report Recommended by softyclozy
they're both pretty much people trying to survive a killing game 
report Recommended by qactuses
The premise of both shows is nearly identical. A random average kid is forced to play a death game. That game turns out to have real world repurcussions. No real point to either show, no overarching character goals or anything - just cool fight scenes 
report Recommended by Razerwind984
both are about the protagonist getting trapped in game world and end up reforming the game world darwin game is more gory and dark 
report Recommended by Chika_tetsu
Student gets thrown into a chaotic world. Both obtain superpowers. Both create their own mission to take down the evil force that controls the world they live in. Also, both have female partners. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
So many f***ing cliffhangers! Fr tho, both these shows have a very similar feel to them. Like they are both a game but not a game. They have super skills but the “game” is grounded by some reality. 
report Recommended by AgentTBone
Battle royale. D-Game battle royale take place in real world. GGO battle royale take place in virtual world. 
report Recommended by whoisrem
Both popcorn anime centered around a "battle royale" fight to the death game. Both have similar levels of animation quality, pacing, character focus, action scenes. The stories are both structured in very similar ways. If you liked Killing bites you'd probably enjoy Darwins game too. There are small differences, namely the way they handle the fight scenes but overall they're about as enjoyable as each other. 
report Recommended by Jordanious77
Evil or live itself isnt structured as a survival game literally like D-game...but i canpromise it has survival, game, strategy, and a friendship formed for survival. Evil or Live doesn't have the sort of romannce vibe. 
report Recommended by diabolicalx
Both involve a survival game that is fairly digital and involves real life money. Darwins Game and Duan Nao also can mess with the memories of people so they cannot remember the people or the game.  
report Recommended by diabolicalx
Completely different storylines but they sure have some similarities in between: - Characters have superpowers - when characters use their powers their eyes glow(kinda) - in DTB they have to pay a depth after using their abilities, in Darwin's game there is n depth but there is a grading system, gaining points or losing points - main characters look similar 
report Recommended by inuranus
A similar idea of the game taking place in the real world yet having seemingly no communication or help from anyone that is not part of it, essentially being invisible during it. 
report Recommended by Lifewyd
this one is great and comes closer to the vibes of Darwins Game :D 
report Recommended by OneWhoConquers
Both have that same vibe where player got involve in some game were the losers pay's a heavy price.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Both are so bad that they are good. 
report Recommended by TatinSpooky
If you enjoyed Darwin's game, you'll enjoy Tower of God; both anime's follow a main plot of having to 'break out of the boundaries', portrayed differently, however, both ultimately follow the same goal. In Darwin's game, the goal is to break out of Darwin's game, to enter the 4th wall essentially and win-over the system. In Tower of God; the goal is to become God itself, to climb to the top to then leave the tower and become an overruling power, thus obtaining anything you so desire. Both anime's are great, they both are animated well, with good openings and endings. Both 9-10/10 
report Recommended by Dovvv
The same situational plot where youngster found themselves in a virtual world having to fight for their lives with the help of a virtual mascot to guide them. 
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Darwin's Game is about a guy getting dragged into a death game; Air Gear is about a guy getting into the sports of Air-Trek. Both series have a lot of similarities: Creating their own clan, battling to gain/defend turfs, Sui/Sota & Agito/Akito, even their clan names have similar theme of black bird. 
report Recommended by ToG25thBaam
It involves a group of specialize gamers that found themselves in some virtual game, where they have to use their wits and work together if they're survive , the difference were is one was more of a daganronpa knock off.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Apart from the gods part in Law of Ueki they are pretty similar, a bunch of people getting powers fighting eachother Where as in Law of Ueki they get powers from Gods and in Darwins Game they get powers from an application in your phone, each power differ and have its up and downs. The Goal in Darwins game isnt really revealed as of this point, whilst the goal tends to be clearer in Ueki no Housoku 
report Recommended by Alleopso