If you’re a fan of anime, then you might be familiar with the anime series Erased Tapes. In the show, a girl named Mayu is trying to solve the mystery of her missing memories. She soon discovers that she is part of a larger conspiracy that involves a secret organization, a shadowy government agency, and the supernatural.
When it comes to anime, some fans prefer to watch the original Japanese version. Others like to watch the dubbed version with English subtitles. But there are others who simply like the show enough to create their own fan-made versions.
In this blog post, we will introduce you to some anime like Erased Tapes. So whether you’re interested in watching the official show or creating your own fan-made version, you’ll find a number of free anime like Erased Tapes.
10. Assassination Classroom
Assassination Classroom is a Japanese anime based on the manga series written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui. The anime was produced by Lerche studio. The first season of the anime was aired on 9th January 2015 and ended on 25th June 2015. The second season of the anime was aired from 16th January 2016 to 20th June 2016. The third season of the anime also known as Assassination Classroom: Graduation was aired from 7nd October 2016 to 26th March 2017.
The story of Assassination Classroom revolves around a yellow creature who destroys 70% of moon and threatens Earth to destroy it in a year if no one can kill him before that. This creature starts teaching at Kunugigaoka Junior High School as a homeroom teacher of class 3-E which is made up of all failed students.
9. Death Note
Death Note is a Japanese manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The series follows Light Yagami, a student who comes across the Death Note, a notebook (named after the Shin’yō-sho (‘death note’) in Inuyasha) that kills people if their names are written inside it, and decides to go around killing criminals with it.
While the manga has been adapted into two live-action films and an American television drama series, Death Note has become one of Japan’s most popular cult books, selling over 34 million copies in Japan alone.
The reason for its popularity is the intricate story and characters. The story develops as Light asks himself questions about his own actions and motives.
8. Full Metal Alchemist
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix’s Monthly Shōnen Gangan shōnen manga magazine between July 2001 and June 2010; the publisher later collected the individual chapters into twenty-seven tankōbon volumes.
The world of Fullmetal Alchemist is styled after the European Industrial Revolution. Set in a fictional universe in which alchemy is one of the most advanced scientific techniques, the story follows two alchemist brothers named Edward and Alphonse Elric, who want to restore their bodies after a disastrous failed attempt to bring their mother back to life through alchemy.
The manga was published and localized in English by Viz Media in North America, Madman Entertainment in Australasia, and Chuang Yi in Singapore. Yen Press also has the rights for the digital release of the volumes in North America due to the series being a Square Enix title. It has been adapted into two anime television series, two animated films—all animated by Bones studio—and light novels. Funimation dubbed the television series, films, and video games.
The series has generated original video animations (OVAs), video games, supplemental books, a collectible card game, and a variety of action figures and
7. Future Diary
The Future Diary is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno. The plot surrounds a battle royale in which each combatant has a diary with entries from the future. The manga was serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s Shōnen Ace between January 2006 and December 2010. The series is available in English by Tokyopop and Yen Press. An anime adaptation by Assad aired in Japan between October 2011 and April 2012.
The Future Diary revolves around Yukiteru “Yuki” Amano , who is a loner who observes life and jots down the events on his cell phone with his imaginary friends Deus Ex Machina, who is the God of Time and Space, and Murmur, Deus’ servant.
Deus grants Yuki mysterious diaries that can predict future events; however, the diary’s contents are vague at first, only providing cryptic clues on what will happen, but as time goes on, their predictions become more accurate. Yukiteru soon learns that Deus is not only real, but he has created a survival game for 12 people called the “Diary Game,” where the winner takes his
6. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a 2011 anime series that was originally produced by Aniplex and Shaft. However, the series was later distributed by Aniplex of America in North America.
The series takes place in Mitakihara, where a girl named Madoka Kaname encounters Kyubey, who offers her a contract in which she may have any one wish granted in exchange for becoming a magical girl.
However, Kyubey never mentioned that magical girls must battle against witches, and to be killed by one would result in their soul is corrupted. Homura Akemi, a magical girl herself, tries to stop Madoka from making the same mistake as her but fails to do so when Madoka becomes interested in becoming a magical girl after witnessing Mami Tomoe fight against a witch.
5. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul was an anime series that premiered in Summer 2014. It was based on the manga of the same name by Sui Ishida. The anime was produced by Studio Pierrot, the same studio that created Yu Yu Hakusho and Bleach. It ran for two seasons with a total of 48 episodes.
The story takes place in Tokyo, which is plagued by mysterious creatures known as “ghouls” who can take human form yet feed on human flesh. They live among us, hiding their true nature to evade pursuit.
The main protagonist is Ken Kaneki, a college student who barely survives a deadly encounter with Rize Kamishiro, his date who reveals herself as a ghoul. He is taken to the hospital in critical condition. After recovering, Kaneki discovers that he underwent surgery that transformed him into a half-ghoul.
This was accomplished because some of Rize’s organs were transferred into his body, and now, like normal ghouls, he must consume human flesh to survive. The ghouls who manage the coffee shop “Anteiku” take him in and teach him to deal with his new life as a half-ghoul. Some of his daily struggles include fitting into the ghoul society
Steins Gate is a lot like Erased, but it does have a few differences. It is about a time traveler that tries to prevent a world war by changing the past. I don’t think Erased was really about time travel, but it was close in the same way that Steins Gate is.
The characters in Steins Gate are pretty likable, but they aren’t as interesting as those in Erased. Also, the plot has some inconsistencies that were not present in Erased.
In my opinion, Erased is a better anime than Steins Gate. It has better characters, and the story was more consistent and well thought out. Despite this, Steins Gate is still an enjoyable show to watch.
3. Terror in Resonance (Terror in Tokyo)
Terror in Resonance is a great anime that still gets better on re-watch. I would recommend it to anyone who likes detective stories and psychological thrillers. If you’ve seen Erased, then you should definitely watch Terror in Resonance because the two shows share so many things in common.
The plot is about two high school students, Sphinx, who are terrorists bombing Tokyo to wake the world up from its peaceful, ignorant slumber. The show was created by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo) and produced by MAPPA studio. Both clearly have a lot of talent, as Terror in Resonance tells a compelling story with beautiful visuals. The show certainly deserves more recognition than it has received.
2. Violet Evergarden
Violet Evergarden is an action/drama anime which focuses on the story of a girl who has lost her memories and was trained to become a killing machine. The anime revolves around the life of Violet, a girl who was raised to be an instrument of war, as she attempts to find her purpose in life now that the war has ended.
The series is set in a time period where wars are fought using weapons called “Auto Memories Dolls”, which are living robotic dolls that can record and play back human speech and emotions. These Auto Memories Dolls are used by soldiers during the Great War to send messages home to their loved ones.
The series follows Violet Evergarden, a young girl who was raised as a soldier in the Great War and is now searching for her purpose in life after being told by her mentor that he no longer needs her as his tool of war.
The anime series is produced by Kyoto Animation (KyoAni) and is based on the light novel series of the same name written by Kana Akatsuki.
1. Wolf Girl and Black Prince
Wolf Girl and Black Prince is a Japanese shōjo manga series written by Ayuko Hatta. It has been serialized in Hakusensha’s shōjo manga magazine, LaLa since October 2011. The chapters are collected and published into tankōbon volumes by Hakusensha, with the first released on February 24, 2012, and the eighth was released on September 26, 2014. An anime television adaptation began airing on October 5, 2014.
The story focuses on Erika Shinohara, a self-centered 16-year-old high school girl who tells her friends about her romantic exploits, but she actually has no boyfriend. She claims that a handsome boy named Kyoichi(hinting of his name to be Kyoya) is her boyfriend but she has only seen a picture of him that he texted to her phone.
As you can see, there are many great anime series out there, and you don’t have to watch them all. There are a lot of anime that have been released, and there are a lot of anime that you haven’t seen yet.
I hope you have a better understanding of anime and why it’s so popular now. As always, thanks for reading and please feel free to leave any questions or comments below.