If you are looking out for some good mature anime suggestions to kill your time, you have come to the right place. We have sorted out some of the absolute best anime shows for our mature audience.
Anime shows are one of the most dominating topics in the world right now. People who are not that into the beautiful realm of anime shows often live with the misconception that anime is just like cartoons- made for kids or children in their adolescent years. While there are certain anime shows for kids or adolescents, there are several mature anime available with interesting and amazing storylines for mature or adult viewers. Mature anime is basically something from a whole different level. However, as the name suggests, mature anime often contain nuanced themes that cater to the needs or tastes of adults. There is graphic violence, nudity, etc. So if you have not turned 18 yet, this article is not for you.
List of some really incredible mature anime:
Erased is a short mature anime of just 12 episodes. You can easily binge-watch and get over it, in no time. The protagonist of the show, 29-year-old Satoru Fujinama possesses the power of “revival”. He can travel back in time to save other’s lives. He usually finds himself several minutes back in the past, to stop the accident from taking place.
But tragedy strikes when he is wrongfully accused of the murder of his mother. Satoru is sent back in time once again, but this time to 1988, 18 years in the past. Soon, he realizes that the murder may be connected to the abduction and assassination of one of his classmates, the mysterious Kayo Hinazuki, that took place long ago, when he was just a child. And now, this is his only chance to make things right and save his mother.
Between all of the mature anime shows that exist, this one is truly a masterpiece.
2. Attack On Titan
When talking about mature anime, one can never forget Attack On Titan. It has got to be one of the best anime shows you will ever watch. Attack On Titan is a Japanese dark fantasy anime television series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hajime Isayama.
It is set in a world where humanity lives inside cities surrounded by enormous walls that protect them from gigantic male man-eating humanoids referred to as the Titans. Humanity is on the verge of destruction, and the only safe refuge is in within these walls that surround the three big cities and protect these humans. One day a titan burst through the walls that held the humans safe, and killed Eren’s mother. As a result, the protagonist of our story, Eren wishes to exterminate every titan one day.
This anime turned out to be a great success and was very well received in Asia and the US. It has not only won the hearts of anime lovers, even non-anime fans are addicted to this mature anime. Attack On Titan had taken the whole world into surprise with its release. The animation and graphics are splendid, and the soundtracks are pretty catchy. It is packed with action and certain scenes are a little too graphic and brutal when it comes to violence or death. It is by far, one of the best mature anime to exist, and if you have been thinking about starting with a new show, we highly recommend you this.
3. Blade Of Immortal
This mature anime is like one of the classic samurai shows. It is a short 13 episode anime. The story revolves around Manji, an infamous samurai living in feudal Japan. He has been cursed with immortality by a nun because of his past evil deeds. And so now, he has to murder 100 bad men, for every one decent men whose death he had caused, in order to break free of the curse and get back his mortality. Therefore he sets out on a venture to kill a thousand evil men. On his way, he meets a woman who wants vengeance for the death of her parents, and Manji vows to help her out. Blade Of Immortal is one great mature anime and is an Amazon Originals, so you can watch it on Amazon Prime. If you are a fan of old samurai movies and shows, there is even more reason for you to watch this anime.
4. Scum’s Wish
Scum’s Wish or Kuzu no Honkai is a painful and realistic mature anime, with a pinch of darkness in it.
The main characters of this show, Hanabi Yasuraoka and Mugi Awaya look like the perfect couple from outside. But in reality, the two are just using each other to fill the void in their hearts. Both of them share the same pain- not being able to be in love with the person who they truly desire.
Hanabi has been in love with her neighbor Narumi Kanai for as long as she can remember. So when she finds out he is going to her homeroom teacher, she cannot contain her excitement. But soon, to her dismay, the person she had been so madly in love with starts a relationship with the music teacher of their school. While on the other hand, Mugi was tutored by Akane in middle school, and has been in love with her since then. Finally when fate brings Hanabi and Mugi before each other, they decide to substitute each other for their unattainable love. Kuzu no Honkai focuses on delicious romance, the yearning for love, and the betrayal from loved ones. Human flaws are put into the spotlight and portrayed in a beautiful yet heart-wrenching manner. If you are looking for some light and fun mature anime, Scum’s Wish isn’t the way to go.
5. Prison School
Last but not the least on our list of mature anime, Prison School revolves around Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girls’ academies in Tokyo. The academy has recently decided to allow males too to get admission in the school. Kiyoshi Fujino is one of these new boys, and to his shock, he and four of his friends are the only boys in the whole school with about a thousand girls. When the mischievous boys are caught peering into the boarding school’s bathing area, they are caught by the Student Council and are given the choice to either stay a month in a dungeon in the Prison block of the school, or get expelled. They decide to go with the prison without the slightest knowledge of what prison at Hachimitsu Academy could be like, for the boys. Prison School is a pretty good and enjoyable show and we highly recommend it.
Let us know in the comments down below if you have watched any of these mature anime shows. And if you have, which is your favorite from the list?