13+ Epic Manga like Platinum End

Manga like Platinum End

Among the most wanted manga to be turned into anime, Platinum End takes the top position. Some of the anticipation may be due to its author being the same as Death Note. Its hype makes sense. The build-up to Platinum End is real and huge.

If anyone loves dark fantasy and thriller, then this might just be for you! However, if you are eager to find something having the same context to Platinum End, you should read other manga that are quite similar to it.

The manga is filled with dark themed horror, thrills, and cliff hangers. It is a very exciting manga that you could probably be able to read in a single sitting because you will always be wondering “What happened next?”

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15. The God of High School

The God of High School, The God of HighSchool
Similarity Storyline Art Total
14/20
6/10
8/10
28/40

Genre: Comedy, Martial Arts, Supernatural
Chapters: 526 (On Going)

Everyone loves a manga that has action, thriller, and suspense in it. The God of High School fits perfectly in that category. In this manga they try to seek out the best Korean fighter in high school by hosting a tournament. “God of High School Tournament

You might be wondering what the prize will be for winning the tournament? Well, the prize would be, “any single wish wanted by the one who wins” the wish could be of anything. The twist? Jin Mo-Ri is taking part in this tournament

Jin Mo-Ri knows that the fights would be brutal and there might be deaths too. The fights were not going to be like any other fights like he had previously fought. Well, I am glad to say that Mo-Ri is happy and excited about it.

 

14. Riddle Story Of Devil

riddle story of devil
Similarity Storyline Art Total
14/20
7/10
8/10
29/40

Genre: Action, Fiction, Yuri
Chapters: 20

Both Platinum end and Akuma no Riddle have the same theme of the last man standing. Tokaku Azuma is an assassin, and she has just taken admission into the best private ladies boarding school, Myoujou Academy.

Of course, it cannot be that simple, there is always a catch. And the catch in this is that she has to assassinate her innocent classmate and later friend, Haru Ichinose.

However, another twist comes. Azuma refuses to kill Haru and vows to protect her. Well, now Azuma must make sure that Haru stays protected from the bloodthirsty killers. The manga ‘Akuma no Riddle’ is also a well-known Yuri manga. 

 

13. Fate/Zero

Fate Zero
Similarity Storyline Art Total
14/20
7/10
8/10
29/40

Genre: Action Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, Tragedy
Volume: 14
Chapters: 79

Fate/Zero has two main genres, action and supernatural. There is an all-powerful Holy Grail that was able to trigger three great wars previously, leaving no one on the victory stand. The Einzbern family believe that the next war will be more deadly.

If someone even owns a vessel or a part of the Holy Grail, then he obtains power. A part of the Holy Grail is with the Einzbern family. It is very powerful, and it is possessed by the affluent Einzbern family. They believe that they will win this war because of it.

This manga takes place before its successor Fate/Stay Night. If you read this manga, you will be a witness to a battle royale that no one may survive. 

 

12. Another

ANOTHER
Similarity Storyline Art Total
15/20
9/10
10/10
34/40

Genre: Horror, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller
Volume: 4
Chapters: 20

This manga belongs to the horror thriller genre. It is very famous among the manga and manga community. It has a lot of similarities with the manga ‘Platinum End’ and explaining them could actually ruin the manga. Only for that reason, I am not going to go into any deep explanations, rather just briefly tell you what it is about.

This is a 20-chapter long manga in which a student named, ‘Kouichi Sakakibara’ is transferred to another class of Yomiyama North. You know that strange feeling when you meet someone new, feel like you just found your long-lost love?

Kouichi felt that after seeing a girl in his class, Mei. Every student behaves like Mei does not exist. That right there is the twist. ‘Wink’

 

11. Juni Taisen: Zodiac War

juni taisen
Similarity Storyline Art Total
16/20
9/10
10/10
35/40

Genre: Action
Volume: 4
Chapters: 29

The similarities between the two manga are that several people are plotting against each other and fight to become God or well, getting a wish granted.

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War, as you might have guessed by the name, has 12 soldiers who represent every zodiac sign. They join a tournament known as the ‘Zodiac Tournament’. It is a fight to death type of tournament where the winner will be granted any wish he desires.

The ‘fight till death’ kinds of manga are the best ones. In this, you can see a lot of emotions and background stories of every character. The details are just amazing.

 

10. Deadman Wonderland

deadman wonderland
Similarity Storyline Art Total
16/20
9/10
10/10
35/40

Genre: Action, Drama, Supernatural, Sci-Fi
Volume: 13
Chapters: 58

Now of course we are talking about manga that relate to ‘Platinum End’ and are also good to read. So, there will be a lot of manga here who have a battle royale in them. Including this one, Deadman Wonderland.

The hero gets involved in a battle royale, in prison. How did he get there? Well, he is a normal high schooler. But his life changed when he was accused of murdering all of his class fellows. Ganta is found allegedly guilty for the crimes.

He then gets sent to a maximum-security prison and with a death sentence. Living there with weird and dangerous inmates, he has to learn how to protect himself. There is only one way to survive and that is by being victorious, by ensuring you do not lose a single fight.

To show that he is innocent he needs to figure out who the “Red Man” is.

 

9. High Rise Invasion

high rise invasion
Similarity Storyline Art Total
17/20
9/10
10/10
36/40

Genre: Action, Mystery, Horror
Volume: 21
Chapters: 258

A horror themed battle royale sounds amazing, right? Well, it is scary but yes, amazing too. Yuri Honjou is a teenager who has been left alone in a strange new world. That world consists of nothing but tall buildings whose rooftops are connected to each other.

A world full of tall buildings, where masked assailants live, and they force people to kill themselves. If that is not a scary world, I do not know what is. In this harsh and scary world, Yuri has to figure out where her brother is and then a way to escape.

The good thing about this manga is that it is at least more than 15 volumes, so you won’t easily finish this and it will make sure that your long-term commitment is rewarded.

 

8. Darwin’s Game

darwin's game
Similarity Storyline Art Total
20/20
9/10
8/10
37/40

Genre: Action, Mystery
Chapters: 99

Darwin’s Game is a survival themed manga in which the characters are given supernatural abilities so they can have a death match. Quite similar to ‘Platinum End’

You all might have heard about the blue whale. How it was forcing people to complete all the dares before you could quit it. Well, this is somewhat of the same concept.

Suou Kaname gets an invitation to try out a new game. Turns out there is no way to quit the game other than completing and winning it.

 

7. Bakuman

Bakuman
Similarity Storyline Art Total
18/20
10/10
9/10
37/40

Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Volume: 20
Chapters: 176

This manga has been written by the same author who wrote both ‘Platinum End’ and ‘Death Note’. I am sure you must be familiar with his work. Otherwise, you would not be here reading this list.

The aura, intensity, and writing style of Bakuman gives the same feeling as the others. He is an extremely skilled artist who does not have many expectations from life. He has already accepted that he in fact is going to live a normal life.  

I am a witness to all my friends who are great artists. They do not get enough recognition so are okay with living an average life. I sometimes think that if it were me, I would have aimed to become a star. I guess everyone has different goals and ambitions.

 

6. The Promised Neverland

The Promised Neverland
Similarity Storyline Art Total
18/20
10/10
10/10
38/40

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Volume: 20
Chapters: 181

Okay, I am going to be honest over here, the Promised Neverland has a different theme, but it surely contains the same thriller scenes with all the dark elements. Some may even get you to think twice.

People loved this manga. However, when it was turned into an anime people began bashing it because the first season was amazing while the second season was absolutely trash. This manga got a part of its recognition because of that.

It is a supernatural thriller manga about ‘Grace Field’. Grace field is an orphanage containing all the necessary things that the children need like well-cooked food, a loving mother, and a roof. Three orphans begin having doubts about the orphanage.

They feel like there is a dark hidden truth. The three children plan on leaving Grace Field with every other child there except their beloved mother.

 

5. Mirai Nikki/Future Diary

Mirai Nikki Gankutsuou:
Similarity Storyline Art Total
18/20
10/10
10/10
38/40

Genre: Mystery, Action, Supernatural, Suspense
Volume: 12
Chapters: 59

Well, you could say that this manga is like the sister of ‘Platinum End’, the plot is similar. The quest in this manga is to become God.

Yukiteru Amano is a high school student who is a loner. Amano receives a weird diary that contains detailed entries about the 11 different holders of a similarly powerful diary. The last man standing will become God.

To win and become God, Amano must be able to outsmart all the 11 others. If she does not, she might die.

 

4. The Law Of Ueki

the law of ueki
Similarity Storyline Art Total
19/20
9/10
10/10
38/40

Genre: Mystery, Action, Supernatural, Suspense
Volume: 16
Chapters: 154

In this manga, there are a total of 100 God candidates who have to choose a representative. The representative must be a junior high school student.

This is the story of Kousuke Ueki, who is the kindest person there is, is very intelligent, but can be an idiot at times. That boy can turn trash into trees, while always risking his life for others. The winner of the battle of this will be the king of the celestial world.

The reason why this manga relates to ‘Platinum End’ is because it is a classic story of a battle royale where the winner is chosen to become the God. The only difference between both is the comedy. Ueki no Housku contains comedy.

 

3. King’s Game The Animation

king's game
Similarity Storyline Art Total
20/20
9/10
10/10
39/40

Genre: Horror
Chapters: 25

Deaths, friendship, competition, and horror. All these things are common between both the manga. The characters start to blame each other, suspense starts being created, the adrenaline starts pumping, and you never know when your last day might be.

In this manga out of nowhere, Nobuaki Kanazawa and his classmates receive this mysterious message to take part in a game, the ‘King’s Game’. The name sounds interesting, anyone would have said yes like they did.

They had no knowledge of the game but the failure to respond in under 24 hours resulted in a horrific and painful death. The question is, “will they be able to survive and go back to their normal lives?”

 

2. Magical Girl Raising Project

magical girl raising project
Similarity Storyline Art Total
19/20
10/10
10/10
39/40

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Suspense, Supernatural
Chapters: 26

A survival battle, but only girls, girls with magic. It is a fight till death. The last one standing will win it all. This manga is not based on a single character. It shows the backgrounds and history of all the characters.

Everything that happens in this story is unexpected. However, there is a protagonist of the story, Koyuki Himewaka. She always had a dream of becoming one of them, one of the magical girls. They have to collect the magical candy.

Come on, do not tell me you thought there was not going to be any twist in this story. The twist is that the one who gathers the least candy will die. I bet you did not see that coming.

 

1. Death Note

Death Note
Similarity Storyline Art Total
19/20
10/10
10/10
39/40

Genre: Mystery, Supernatural, Drama
Volume: 12
Chapter: 108

You might have been anticipating this manga to be included in this list because of the same writer. Both the manga have similar dark themes, with the protagonist trying to become a God. The only difference? A Shinigami in Death Note and Angel in Platinum End.

The Death Note is about Light Yagami, a boy who claims to clean the streets with the help of a diary that he received. He aims to become the God of the new world.

 

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If you want some thrill in your lives, give these manga a look. I urge you to read any of them. You may like them. Well, depends on if you like horror and dark-themed manga. But then again you would not have come here if you didn’t.

Knowing the journey helps you understand the character better. If you want to see the journey that each main character has to go through, then these are the perfect manga for you.

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