If you're looking for anime similar to Bleach, you might like these titles. All recommendations are made by Anime-Planet users like you!
Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?
Both of Bleach and Peace Maker Kurogane are action-centric animes where the (orange-haired) central character joins up with a new society. The protagonists are both suddenly immersed into combat-filled lives where they must constantly work to grow stronger. Though the fight scenes are somewhat bloodier in PMK, the ongoing battles between good and evil are pretty much plot points both ways, and there are also slices of comedy in each. It's fair to say that if you've enjoyed one, you'll also like the other.
Akuto Sai enters the Constant Academy for Magick Arts hoping to become a high priest and change the world for the better. But when the school's oracle declares his future profession to be 'Demon Lord', he finds himself feared and hated by the entire student population. Now, instead of making comrades and studying for his exam, Akuto finds himself fighting off monsters, bullies, and well-meaning classmates in various states of undress. If navigating a magical high school as a transfer student wasn't difficult enough, Akuto now has to deal with a cute android ordered to observe him 24-hours a day, the precocious attention of the flying, invisible and naked Keena Soga and the advances of the school's most popular girl. Will he be able to overcome his fate, pass his classes, and mend his friendship with the violent Junko Hattori, or will he succumb to his demonic destiny?
If you enjoy Bleach or Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou then you'll definitely enjoy both of them. They both contain massive amounts of action, as well as giving you comic relief when needed. You can equate Akuto SAI to Ichigo KUROSAKI and Rukia KUCHIKI to Korone as they are complimenting characters that make a great team on screen.
Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…
This may seem like a bit of a random recommendation, but there is a foundation for it; whilst watching Bakemonogatari I was reminded of the first fifteen or so episodes of Bleach quite a lot. Both follow a similar episodic-style formula, introducing a new pivotal character each story in a supernatural, modern day setting. Despite their undeniable stylistic differences and Bleach's focus on action over Bakemonogatari's dialogue, fans of one should at least check out the other; though be warned, all of Bleach's similarities to Bakemonogatari are thrown out the window once it enters it's first proper story arc.
In a futuristic and wild west-inspired Japan, there are only two rules: the Number 1 rules the world and only the Number 2 can challenge him; these ranks are worn with pride in the manner of headbands. In these harsh times, Afro is a samurai who is on a mission for revenge – an evil gunman killed his father to become the Number 1, and it’s up to Afro to take him down in a shower of blood and entrails. He has mastered the art of the sword and become Number 2, but many others want to hold his title and the title of Number 1 for themselves. With competition and sword fights at every turn, can Afro finally exact his revenge?
While watching Bleach, did you ever think; "Man! I love me some fights! But what's with this filler crap? Why does it take so long? I want my fights!" or simply how everything, including talking, takes so long?
Look no further than Afro Samurai! It tosses aside that plot crap, lengthy tedious dialogue and filler and replaces it with action, violence, blood and more style than Bleach at it's peak. The only reason to go from Bleach to Afro Samurai is because you want more action immediately. No other reason why.
A year has passed since Jean Grey met her tragic demise, and the X-Men and Xavier Institute have yet to recover. Things change when Charles Xavier calls the disbanded mutant team back together, sending them to Japan to help find a missing girl named Hisako. But when they arrive abroad the team discovers that things are far worse than they expected: a shadowy group is abducting mutants, bringing them to secret laboratories, and an insidious, potentially fatal secondary mutation called the Damon-Hall Syndrome is spreading. Together, the X-Men must discover the truth behind these events and put a stop to the violence against mutants.
X-men is basically an American shounen action series. X-men is aimed at the exact same demographic as shounen action and shounen action shows are always about a group of people with superhuman powers (Soul Reaper/Shinigami) similar to X-men. So if you like shounen action anime or X-men you should check out the other.