Shingeki no Kyojin, Made in Abyss Recommendations
''Dark mysteries in fantasy settings'' if u are looking for something like this then try these. Besides,if u love the MCs being linked to the secrets of the mysteries then its all the more reason to try these
Both of them are about a fantasy thing and mystery
Both of them have a main character who wants to become an explorer and can smile no matter what hardship they are faced with and can remain optimistic no matter what., and the place to be explored it's very dangerous and many explorers die on their journey.
Both of them have complex themes and dark aspects to them.
Both of them aren't afraid to show how cruel the world can be.
Both of them can be very psychological at points.
-A main character who wants to become an explorer.
-the place to be explored it's very dangerous and many explorers die on their journey.
-both shows have a similar steampunk setting.
-both shows are dark.
-there are a lot of mysteries.
Both have a mysterious/adventure plot and involve fighting against the unknown. Both had a lot of hype during the year they aired.
The characters want to uncover the mysteries of their world or nation. In Shingeki, they want to explore the outside world but cannot because of Titans. In Made in Abyss, they want to uncover the bottom of the abyss but it is not an easy task. There are dangers everywhere. They both have also special elite forces to who can handle the dangers. Both story are dark. Don't let the first few episodes of Made in Abyss fool you. It will get darker as you go further to the episodes.
Both series are dark.
Both characters want to achieve something.
Secrets and backstories are revealed later in the series.