If you likedMade in Abyss
...then you might likeYakusoku no Neverland
Both anime feature children that have to go through some bad circumstances while they explore the world around them (In The Promised Neverland they have to, in Made in Abyss they want to).
Both focus on young children characters but have a darker tone to the show despite the cute characters. Both have these cute children juxtaposed with a dark & unforgiving world. Both have the main characters struggle to survive in a extremely hostile environment.
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Both The Promised Neverland and Made in Abyss look seemingly "cute" and rather lighthearted at first glance. Yet later on in the journey, you realize it's more than that - the world in which they live in are more mysterious and there's more to this than meets the eye. I absolutely LOVE both shows because of the world building, but also because of the ride you are brought on. Each episode, the audience are learning more alongside the characters.
report Recommended by LeFlower-kun
Both have young protagonists facing against dark and dangerous situations. The odds are seemingly against them but they press on. The female main characters are also portrayed as smart, capable, and determined.
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When I watched Made In Abyss in 2017, I found that this anime had a lot of similarities to The Promised Neverland. First, the characters. Both anime focused on a group of kids who lived in an orphanage. Living in a limited area (as the adults prohibited them to go to certain places) made them wonder, how does it feel to be outside. Next, the design. Both anime have cute character designs that if you recommend it to someone who just watched anime (or someone who only watches specific genres), they would probably answer "Sorry, I'm not into childish anime". Nonetheless, both anime have astonishing art. And the read more
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Both are mysteries about orphaned children who explore and discover horrible secrets about the worlds they live in. Both shows are pretty dark. In both shows, this tone is contrasted by the presence of an optimistic and driven female protagonist. They are both excellent, high-quality stories with great world-building.
report Recommended by senpaichandesu
They both have similar themes, and can turn dark really fast. Both have small twists in their stories in unexpected directions. Both have several main characters that are children and that the story revolves around. Both are high quality!
report Recommended by Lightshadow86
With Made in Abyss being one of my favourite anime's of all time, with in the first minute of watching The Promised Neverland it instantly made me think of this show and their similarities. They are both based on orphan children and the mysteries of their world, yearning to explore and learn more about what there is to the unseen eye. They both start off rather sweet and innocent and turn to a dark chilling atmosphere. You are constantly gripping on and wishing the best for these children with high hopes of getting on with their journeys. They are fragile and innocent characters who are naive read more
The adventure starts when main protagonists decide they need to see what outside (or "inside" in the case of Made in Abyss). Both have unique kid characters designs and are initially set in orphanages. Escaping turns difficult because it´s forbidden by adults. The art in the manga depict fantastic settings and atmosphere and this is properly adapted in both anime. The story will lead kids into an adventure that, unfortunatly, hold the possibility of damaging their physical integrity.
report Recommended by MichaelJackson
Both are about adorable looking orphans finding themselves in unfortunate circumstances.
It's a story about children going through dangerous encounters. Just like in Yakusoku no Neverland, this serie is an adventure with a dark tone to it.
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Surviving in a world full of danger and the unknown.
report Recommended by gleamblossom
Both are emotional and action-packed stories set in alternate fantasy universes about kids living happy, comfortable lives who learn dark secrets about their world, and go on an adventure to uncover the truth.
report Recommended by cobradragon4373
Both stories are centred around kids and get better and more intense as they progress. Both have a really nice plot!
report Recommended by toothbrushsenpai
Cute children in a mysterious world that only gets darker and harder to live in. This is the thing that anime does best. A kawaii veneer over a tragic world.
report Recommended by ClaireTheBear
If you've seen Made in Abyss, you might recognize the heavy tension that perpetually hangs over the series and the degree of mystery that surrounds it. I think the same can be said for Yakusoku no Neverland, as you are never truly sure of what lies beyond the "farm" that the children live on, which is similar because in Made in Abyss it's unclear what creatures and challenges lie further in the abyss. The main characters in both series also have lost their parents and live in some sort of orphanage, although in Yakusoku no Neverland the orphanage or "farm" is the main setting for read more
- Seemingly cute, but turn out to be pretty dark - Cast of little kids from orphanage - Mysterious world that gets revealed piece by piece
-both have smart MC kids that are faced with dangerous situations -very unique stories with great world-building. -unlike the cute characters or ed, it turns out to be pretty dark
-Good Horror -Orphanage protagonists -Mystery world vibe -Temporary happiness -Thrilling experiences
report Recommended by godman32770
They want to find out things outside where they currently are from things they heard or saw. Have a purpose, becomes very dark at some bits. Fun but deep at the same time.
Journey along hope as characters in both titles prevail over overwhelming odds and absolute evil. Both also involve small children that have more survivability and brain cells compared to your average adult that its almost completely unbelievable!
They both follow children surviving/adventuring in a grim world, both anime have a similar atmosphere and the animation on both have a childlike art style.
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Both deals with really young protagonists who faces really messed up scenarios
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Probably the closest in the sense that the protagonists are orphans with a dark and perilous journey ahead of them. The difference there being that in Made in Abyss they are moving toward the danger whereas in Promised Neverland, they are trying to escape it. I'd recommend this show mainly because it captures that tense feeling of insurmountable odds being stacked against the main leads, a lot of the time you are wondering if giving up might be the less painful option, whereas continuing with the quest may not be for the best. The evil in either show seems to be the world itself and how read more
They both look childish from the outside but yet the setting is very dark.
Both have excellent stories; Thrilling and suspenseful plot twists; The main cast is comprised of children; The art styles are unique; animation quality is very good for both; and both provide tons of entertainment and excitement that make you want to watch more.
report Recommended by bloopeydoopey
As soon as I began watching the first episode of Made in Abyss, it instantly reminded me of Yakusoku no Neverland. Both share a setting of an orphanage, the main characters are pretty similar, and both have great animation and art styles (Made in Abyss has the better animation, while Yakusoku no Neverland has the better art style IMO). Both also aren’t as cute as they look...if you liked either one of these, check out the other! Just avoid Season 2 of Yakusoku no Neverland and switch to the manga after Season 1, and you’ll be fine :)
report Recommended by SebCyrSC2000
Both are dark thrillers featuring young children and have a survival element to them. There's also a sense that you don't quite know the full picture of the world in both stories (what's at the bottom of the abyss/what's outside grace field house?), which got me hooked!
Yakusoku no Neverland and Made in Abyss Both Have An orphanage as a setting Children as the protagonists Main characters who witness the brutally of their fictional worlds A sharp turn to a very dark environment
Both anime follow children on a dangerous adventure. The acting and animation in each anime are unique but well done. Both shows draw the audience in with intriguing story plots and loving characters. Even though both anime have children's main characters, they do not go easy on the emotional tragedies laid onto the characters. Also, the OSTs for both anime are gold!
report Recommended by TheRiseofAnime
Both animes are very mysterious and explore the art style of being cute, and childlike yet both animes being very deep, dark and mysterious. The characters in the series and the dark atmosphere are both in the same. Made in Abyss following a story about people going down to the abyss where there are monsters, relics and the unknown. Where The Promised Neverland is psychological horror following children trying to escape from a dark place. Both are visually appealing and follow the same type of journey in a environment they do not know.
report Recommended by golden_piggies
- trio of main protagonists (optimistic and altruistic girl included) - kids against "big scary adults" and "big scary world" - oniric, dark and mysterious but well-structured world - shock value - destroyed innocence - orphanage
If you liked Promised Neverland, you would like this too! Forget thriller anime with adults in it. How would kids react in the same situation. Each anime attempts to portray child psychology and is quite accurate in doing so
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both of them really good, though the promised neverland is closer to the tension and horror part
Children put in hard situations and thats mostly all thats the same.
report Recommended by JustSomeone13
These two have a lot in common where the characters have the same backgrounds and they are fighting against the unknown and trying to find out an answer to their curiosities and anxieties.
report Recommended by mangalight
These animes have a similar atmosphere. Child main-characters have to overcome dramatic events. Made in Abyss has an original abstract-like environment, the main-characters want to reach the bottom of a mysterious hole, filled with mysterious abstract-like creatures. Yakusoku no Neverland is about clever orphans, who try escaping from their "home", as they are only raised here as monster-food. Everyone tries to outsmart the others, their very lives depend on every single move.
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If you liked the eerie vibe that’s mixed with an upbeat and bright animation that Made in Abyss gave you need to watch Promised Neverland. As they both have an interesting premise surrounding the main protagonist learning and surviving the world that surrounds them, they also have a similar protagonist. Both are young girls around 11/12 who are both very stubborn when it comes to their goal.
Although they are similar for the story and the characters, they are not even comparable. the musics are awesome in the first one, and less in the other and one's should also take in account these details. The lore is completely different and the first one is much better. Anyway the first one is an absolute masterpiece, and the other more mediocre version of it. they are both good tho.
Cute kids ins a nice slice of life! Dead wrong! Buckle yourselves up for 2 equally amazing thrillers involving 12 year olds on the edge of the knife
Dark animes are just too messed up. At first, both of these anime seems peaceful with cute characters and all but then the dark plot comes where every thrilling and disturbing happens. I highly recommend watching both. Made in Abyss is just too criminally underrated.
report Recommended by OtakuGamer5
Both are well-animated thriller types that sport intense themes despite child-like appearances.
report Recommended by ThiccDedede
While the style of presentation and storylines are very different, Made in Abyss and Yakusoku no Neverland have a very similar atmosphere. The main protagonists are also alike, and both anime have a cutesy art style that makes the dark moments even more horrifying. Have fun...
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