10 Most similar anime like darwin’s game

Characters in anime like Darwin’s Game often face a dangerous world full of violence and danger, which makes you think of the worst-case scenario. In most anime with death game themes, there is a lot of action and fighting. But in the end, it’s all about surviving!

If you’re looking for more extreme survival, then look no further. Here are some good survival anime like darwin’s game.


10 anime like darwin’s game:

1. Btooom!

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Btooom! Ryota Sakamoto is an unemployed and isolated young man who is one of the world’s top players in the titular video game. Ryota is nominated to take part in the real-life version of the game and gets trapped there, where he meets his love interest Himiko, who was his in-game wife.

Now that Sakamoto’s life is at risk, he must be cautious about trusting others. In order to learn the truth behind this death game and to return home, he must survive.

2. The Future Diary

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As part of Deus Ex Machina’s Diary Game, 12 different individuals are assigned “Future Diaries” that can tell the future, while the last survivor is the victim of the God of Time and Space, Deus Ex Machina himself.

There are only two rules in this game: kill all the other players with your diary, or you will die. Yukiteru’s lover and stalker, Yuno Gasai, who is also a diary holder, is willing to help him. By the time Yukiteru sought help from Yuno, he realized he had taken on too much.

3. King’s Game The Animation

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Here’s the story. Students in a high school receive a message from a person known only as of the “King.” The message contains orders that the students must follow or face death.

As the students realize that their lives are on the line, the orders are becoming more extreme. There is one student, however, who is determined to stop the murderous King’s Game once and for all.

4. Deadman Wonderland

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When a young man is falsely convicted for the murder of his entire class, he must learn to survive in a mysterious prison with a perverted take on incarceration while also trying to clear his name. Ganta, the only survivor of the brutal murder of his whole class, ends up falsely convicted of the crime.

The real killer embeds a red crystal into him during the massacre. Gatta is sent to a private prison with a somewhat perverse method of incarceration: performing dangerous games for privileges in exchange for incarceration. As he encounters inmates, he learns that they all have different goals, survival being the most important. Now it is up to him to survive this or even prove his innocence.

5. Gantz

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As part of a semi-posthumous “game,” Kei Kurono and Masaru Kato, who both died in a train accident, hunt down and kill aliens armed with futuristic gadgets, equipment, and weapons.

The player is given a choice between earning his freedom and wiping out his memory of the entire nightmare or resurrecting a dead player. Naturally, he chooses to revive Yamasaki.


6. Danganronpa: The Animation

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The series follows 16 high school students trapped inside “Hope’s Peak Academy,” their high school. The students are threatened by a giant anthropomorphic bear named Monokuma, who offers them only one way out of the Academy: murder another student, and not be found guilty in the subsequent trial.

7. No Game, No Life

In No Game No Life, Sora and Shiro, the online gamer duo behind the infamous username Blank, are shut-in NEET siblings who view life as just another lousy game. 

But when a strange e-mail challenges the pair to a chess match, everything changes — they are thrust into an alternate dimension where they meet Tet, the God of Games.

8. Alice in Borderland

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The story focuses on Arisu Ryohei, better known as Alice. This juvenile delinquent has poor luck in life and is nearing the end of high school. He avoids thinking about his own future because he is bored with his current life and his bad luck.

He mostly hangs out with his friends, Daikichi Karube (a bartender at the bar where Arisu and his friends spend most of their time) and Chota Segawa (a playful individual who is a huge fan of pretty girls).

9. Battle Game in 5 Seconds

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Introducing a new generation of abilities and battles! It all began one ordinary morning like any other. As a high school student, Akira Shiroyanagi loves nothing more than konpeito candy and games. A mysterious girl named Mion gets him into a fight one day.

In response, Mion informs the gathered people that they are no longer officially listed anywhere. The gathered people will now be test subjects. Akira decides to use his powers to climb up the ranks and destroy this organization. The new generation is about to face a battle using diverse abilities that are unexpected and unique!

10. Magical Girl Raising Project

A viral, popular social network game known as the “Magical Girl Raising Project” offers players a 1-in-10,000 chance of becoming a real-life magical girl. By helping others and doing good deeds, each of the magical girls earns Magical Candies.

However, at some point, the administration decided that sixteen magical girls in a certain city were too many, announcing they would halve the number by having the magical girl with the fewest Magical Candies each week lose her powers. They eventually find themselves dragged into a life-or-death battle against each other as the game rules twisted out of control.

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