10 Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen to Watch Next

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Jujutsu Kaisen has swept multiple anime awards since its release for cour 1 and 2 for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. With Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie, fans get to see where it all began. While the main anime series has highlighted creative and grotesque creature design combined with some of the best-animated fight sequences on the scene, it’s only scratched the surface when it comes to exploring the characters’ emotions. But with Jujutsu Kaisen 0, fans get a taste of monsters, action, and intense emotional weight that propels the characters through the story. That said what anime do you watch after Jujutsu Kaisen? Well, I have 10 answers for you.

With many of these series crossing into horror, they all have elements of deep emotional weight and grotesque representations of both humanity and monsters. Additionally, some deal with the supernatural and exorcising of demons while offering some great character moments. With a range from deep and dark for mature audiences only to more accessible series for teens, here are 10 anime to watch after Jujutsu Kaisen 0. 

Boogiepop and Others

Streaming: Crunchyroll
Studio: Madhouse
Languages: Japanese and English
Rating: Older Teen
Why: Mysterious monster residing in a regular high schooler’s body, oh and trauma

In the sequel to Boogiepop Phantom, rumors fly as victims vanish, but no one knows where they go. Boogiepop is only a legend—at least, that’s what people think.

Devilman Crybaby

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Streaming: Netflix
Studio: Science Saru
Languages: Japanese and English
Rating: 18+
Why: Teenager becomes imbued with the spirit of a demon and has to save the world…and trauma

Akira’s best friend tells him that ancient demons have returned to take back the world from humans and suggests that he unite with a demon. Akira transforms into Devilman, a being with a demon’s powers but who retains the soul of a human. This sends Akira into a brutal, degenerate war against evil. With the fear of demons gripping the world, humanity devolves into paranoia and violence and Akira sets out to save other demon-human hybrids like himself.

GANTZ

Streaming: Crunchyroll
Studio: Gonzo
Languages: Japanese and English
Rating: 18+
Why: Fighting for your life after being pulled into a world you had no clue existed

When Kei Kurono is killed, he finds himself caught in such a game—a test of his skills, morals, and will to survive. His life is not his own; his death is spat and trampled upon over and over again as he competes to have some semblance of life all for a magic orb in a room that reveals aliens. Content Warning: Sexual Assault

Paranoia Agent

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Streaming: Funimation
Studio: Madhouse
Languages: Japanese, English
Rating: 18+
Why: Mysterious deaths and a killer kid all from the iconic Satoshi Kon

Citizens across Musashino City are being attacked and terrorized. Two detectives are put on the case, but will they be able to solve the mystery before there’s another wave of victims?

Dororo

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Streaming: Prime Video
Studio: Science Saru
Languages: Japanese and English
Rating: Older Teen
Why: Lone Wolf and Cub but make it demon-hunting

In Japan’s Warring States period, Lord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a pact with 12 demons, exchanging his unborn son for the prosperity of his lands. The child is born malformed and is set adrift in a river, while Kagemitsu’s lands thrive as promised. Years later, young thief Dororo encounters the mysterious “Hyakkimaru”, a boy whose arms are blades and whose visionless eyes seem able to see monsters.

Tokyo Ghoulhorror anime - But Why Tho

Streaming: Crunchyroll, Hulu
Studio: Pierrot
Languages:  English, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish
Rating: 18+
Why: Teenager has his life taken from him when he becomes a Ghoul and has to function in a new society

Ken Kaneki is a loner. In a world where ghouls—human-like creatures who survive on human flesh—and people are at war, his biggest concern is which novel to pick up next. But when a date with the mysterious Rize turns deadly, a life-saving operation horrifyingly transforms him into a human-ghoul hybrid. Can he find his place in a society where it’s hunt or be hunted?

Trese

Trese Netflix supernatural anime

Streaming: Netflix
Studio: BASE Entertainment
Languages: Japanese and English
Rating: Older Teen
Why: A supernatural detective in a world where Filipino folklore is real tries to save the world

Set in Manila where the mythical creatures of Philippine folklore live in hiding amongst humans, detective Alexandra Trese finds herself going head to head with a criminal underworld composed of malevolent supernatural beings.

Platinum End

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Streaming: Crunchyroll
Studio: Signal.MD
Languages: Japanese, English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Rating: 18+
Why: A tournament anime with a dark core

When life becomes too much for Mirai to bear and he attempts to take his own life, he’s saved by Nasse, a guardian angel who offers him a chance at becoming the new god. To do so, he must face off against 12 other candidates within 999 days. Mirai, who was once at rock bottom, now finds himself with supernatural powers in a battle royale for the highest title. Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Suicide

Wonder Egg Priority

Wonder Egg Priority Episode 8

Streaming: Funimation
Studio: Aniplex
Languages: Japanese, English, Portuguese, Spanish dub
Rating: 18+
Why: Exploration of deep trauma with grotesque and harrowing monsters

This is the story of Ai, an introverted girl whose fate is forever changed when she acquires a mysterious “Wonder Egg” from a deserted arcade. That night, her dreams blend into reality, and as other girls obtain their own Wonder Eggs, Ai discovers new friends—and the magic within herself. Content Warning: Sexual Assault, Abuse, CSA, Suicide

Corpse Princess: Shikibane Hime

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Streaming: Funimation, Hulu
Studio: King Record
Languages: Japanese, English dub
Rating: Older Teen
Why: A girl stuck between the dead and the living must save the world

Makina is dead, but she can’t let go of this world. She knows she doesn’t belong among the living, but that won’t stop her from hunting the rotting remains of those who refuse to die. She’s hell-bent on filling empty graves with the monsters that should be six feet under. Makina is a Shikabane Hime—a Corpse Princess—and it’s her job to finish off the undead leftovers haunting the living.


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