Miss Attack on Titan Already? These 5 Anime Should Be Your Next Watch

Miss Attack on Titan Already? These 5 Anime Should Be Your Next Watch
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Giant robots, giant monsters – everything to fill the Attack on Titan void in your heart.

There is no better way to waste time than watching naked giants grotesquely wandering around a post-apocalyptic world and eating people. But Attack on Titan is over, and now we need to find something equally exciting.

1. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

A spectacular show in the cyberpunk genre that complements the universe of the full-length anime and manga Ghost in the Shell. You'll want to follow the development of its plot, in which the investigation of cybercrimes evolves into the unraveling of a conspiracy between the government and giant corporations, without stopping.

But perhaps even more interesting are the memories of Major Kusanagi's youth. What is it like to lose your own body and learn to live as a cyborg in a world where your vision and memory can be rewritten without you even noticing?

2. Hellsing

The Hellsing manga by Kouta Hirano was published from 1997 to 2009 and immediately gained popularity in Japan for its vivid imagery and recognizable visual style.

The story centers on a secret organization that has been protecting England from vampires for centuries. One of its main weapons in this fight is the ancient vampire Alucard (Dracula in reverse), who swore allegiance to humans after the defeat of the order's founder.

In fact, the main plot is based on his battles with the increasingly powerful evil spirits, as well as his relationship with the police officer Victoria Seras, who was converted by him.

3. Elfen Lied

Nowadays, it's hard to surprise anime fans with cute girls leaving behind piles of bloody corpses. But Elfen Lied came out when it still caused a strong reaction among viewers.

The anime tells the story of a mutant girl who has lost her memory and accidentally finds herself among ordinary people. This 2004 anime, in which a kawaii cutie rips people apart like Hannibal Lecter, was a real sensation at the time, both in Japan and across the rest of the world.

4. Neon Genesis Evangelion

The great and powerful Eva was the first to show that anime about giant humanoid robots could be much more than a toy commercial for children.

Starting as a banal story about a schoolboy who has to protect the world from monsters with the help of a giant machine, Evangelion quickly turns into a story about loneliness and human relationships, acquires philosophical and mythological motives, and its ending makes your brain boil.

5. Gurren Lagann

If Evangelion forces you to understand your fears and childhood traumas, Gurren Lagann encourages you to run forward and reach for the stars. The anime captivates with its irrepressible positivity and frenetic drive, and never lets go from the first episode to the very end, where humanity defends its right to life against cosmic forces.

And it all begins with the guys from the underground village deciding to go to the surface. But only one of them survives to defeat the masters of the planet.