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?
A conflict between humans and forces of supernatural. Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul shares the similarity in that monsters exists in their perspective worlds. The main protagonist gets involved with them with his life at constant risk. In their dark stories, mystery also exists especially in regards to the origins of these supernatural beings. The protagonists strives to learn more and hopefully also save the lives of others in the wake of this calamity. Recommended for fans of supernatural horror.
Ghouls and zombies is trying to survive by eating people or making them one of them,
and the people is fighting back to survive too.
That leads to a lot of bloodshed and cruelty.
So who is the prey and who is the hunter?
You will have to discover it for yourself, and feel that experience.
Both are dark anime that make you question what a "monster" is. Each side has their own reasons. Who decides who is "bad", who the "monster" is?
Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul make you realize that not everything is black and white and portray the plot through unique perspectives!
Both are a must-watch :)
The eyes are the same style for both the vampires (Shiki) and ghouls (Tokyo Ghoul). Both have copious amounts of blood and violence, with a story that is told from the monster's point of view.
People become monsters who eat people and normal people want to kill the monsters.
However, both sides have logical reasons for their actions, and neither can be said to be the "good" side or the "bad" side. You're not really sure who is the monster after seeing both perspectives.
Both series have to do with 'monsters' who kill humans for food and people who act against them. They both bring up the question, "Who is the real monster?".
Both have the aspect to which kind is right or wrong
• Both shows involve "monsters" who need to eat humans for their survival.
• Some of the characters of both series become these monsters at some point of the story.
• The eyes of the monsters are similar.
• Shiki takes place in a village while Tokyo Ghoul takes place in a city.
• In Shiki these monsters are "corpse demons" which are pretty much a combination of vampires and zombies, and in Tokyo Ghoul the monsters are ghouls.
Similar to Shiki, with the eyes, blood and murders. Over powered characters who try live in the socially of humans. Hiding themselves among humans. Until the police get involved. Shiki is similar but they are not been chased by police but by villages.
Both feature Humanoid creatures eating humans.
Whereas Shiki features vampires, Tokyo ghoul has ghouls. They also have a similar bloody atmosphere and include the main character becoming heavily involved with these creature.Moreover, both main characters are anomolies, they are very different in nature to the characters around them
Both about a new race eatting humans, and humans attempting to fight back.
There are creatures (shiki & ghouls) that are causing problems in a city/town, and the only thing on the menu for these creatures are the flesh and blood of humans. The humans don't know much about these creatures, but continue to learn more. There are lots of blood and death. The story makes it so that there isn't just one antagonist. There are different points of view, and you make the choice of who's side your on. You also start to feel bad for the creatures.
Shiki is quite similar to Tokyo Ghoul as they both possess beings that need to drink blood I order to survive, NOT VAMPIRES THOUGH.
-Both shows are Gorey
-Both shows are Mystery/Supernatural
-Both shows involve creatures who must kill humans to survive.
-Both shows involve humans who were turned into creatures who kill humans to survive. (Tokyo Ghoul has one, while Shiki has many.)
-Both shows have two competing sides that are neither good nor bad.
Just like Elfen Lied,Shiki also focus on this question:Should those different from humans die?
Just like Owari no Seraph,it has the vampire theme inside it and can be pretty creepy at times.It still gives me the chills sometimes.Anyway,shoud the awakened die?Should humans just accept them?What happens in the end?With chilling backstory and difficult questions to answer,you just have to watch this anime...and answer the questions created,yourself.
Shiki is very similar to Tokyo Ghoul although Shiki is, arguably, darker. They both have a humanoid creature that has many similarities to humans and there are various conflicts between the two species. However, Natsuno(From Shiki) is not really a weak character from the beginning like Kaneki(Tokyo Ghoul) I'd recommend watching Tokyo Ghoul and Shiki before Kiseijuu. I think it'll make watching Kiseijuu much more interesting.
Both anime have similar moral dilemmas, such as, who is in the right
Do creatures who feed on humans have a right to live? That is the central question posed by both of these animes. Tokyo Ghoul is much more in-your-face about it, posing the question early on and embellishing it with lots of action and plot developments right off the bat. Shiki takes its time beating around the bush before it finally comes out with it, and for such a dark and heavy anime, there's remarkably little violence for most of the episodes. It takes a bit more patience than TG, but I absolutely recommend watching both to completion.
Both Shiki and Tokyo Ghoul display creatures whose life means our death. Both have simular characteristics and looks as well. However later on the show humanizes them so much that we begin to empathize with them. Are the creatures who have to kill us to survive really evil or just trying to survive?