It was one of the most anticipated series of 2023, and ‘The Last of Us’ is finally here and it seems to be off to a spectacular start. Whether we came from the game or not, it seems that the new HBO Max series It’s going to have us biting our nails every week, so to make the wait until the new chapter a little more enjoyable, here are some alternatives in the form of anime.
Not all are stories of zombies or creatures that are going to devour us at every step, but we do have 4 anime where the protagonists try to survive at all costsand the world is not going to make it easy.
‘Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress’
We start with one of zombies, although the “kabanes” are more of a type of undead who do not stop at when it comes to devouring meat. On Hinomoto Island, the survivors have built forts to protect themselves from these creatures and access the shelters via fortified locomotives.
One day, a young man named ikoma is infected during the attack on his shelter, but manages to overcome the virus and he becomes a hybrid between human and kabane known as “Kabaneri”.
‘The fireflies’s grave’
Here we do not have zombies or literal post-apocalypse, but ehis heartbreaking film by Isao Takahata focuses squarely on the horrors that war leaves behind. The story follows seitea 14-year-old boy who must take care of his little sister Setsuko after they both lose their home during the bombing of Japan in World War II.
‘Grave of the Fireflies’ is a devastating film that squeezes your heart to the bone, so we advise you that it is better to have a pack of snotty handkerchiefs on hand.
‘Alice & Zouroku’
With this anime we changed the register a lot, but if Joel and Ellie’s relationship is one of your favorite aspects of the video game, ‘Alice & Zouroku‘ gives us a fantastic father-daughter relationship where blood ties are not the most important thing.
Fury She is an orphan with powers who has escaped from a research center where they experimented on her and other girls like her. During her escape, she manages to reach the city of Shunjuku, where she meets an old man named Zouroku Kashimurawho quickly decides to take care of her.
‘Shingeki no Kyojin’
Although little by little it takes other paths, ‘Attack on the Titans’ (‘Shingeki no Kyojin’) starts in an almost post-apocalyptic settingwhere the last humans have taken refuge behind high walls to protect themselves from the Titans, terrible creatures who only think of destroying and devouring.
When the first of the protective walls is destroyed, the life of Eren, Mikasa and Armin changed forever and they decide to enlist in the army to face the Titans. Dystopias, terrible monsters and secrets that are hidden in the blood of the characters… If we continue we sing bingo.