When it comes to gory action shows dipped in crazy, Future Diary stands at the top. Taking all of the hyperactive action of a Shonen battle royale series and unleashing a manic, pink-haired yandere on its cast, the series is one that revels in the chance to shock and offend its audience while still keeping them glued to the screen for all of its battle royale-esque action. That said, it’s not the only series that can provide this kind of experience, and these six anime will scratch that same itch if you’re looking for something similar.
Juni Taisen: Zodiac War
Anime Like Future Diary if You’re Looking for Something Similar
Once every 12 years, warriors who carry traits of animals of the Zodiac gather to engage in a deadly competition with one another. Each is trained in the ways of war and granted special abilities, their battles span entire cities and leave destruction in their wake until only one remains to be granted a wish of their choosing. However, this also comes with the catch that each competitor is administered a deadly poison, killing them if they don’t eliminate all of their competition in 12 hours. With this in mind, twelve new combatants enter a deserted city, eager to rip each other limb from limb in the hopes of gaining what they’ve always longed for.
Frantic, violent and packed with fights, this series will sate even the most blood thirsty of anime fans. Plus, at only 12 episodes, it’s a breeze to get through in a single, slaughter-filled sitting.