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Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi

Sumimura Yoshimori is a Kekkaishi – an inheritor of the power to battle demons, using barriers called kekkai. His family is charged with protecting the grounds of Karasumori high school, a building which magnifies the power of demons who enter it. Helping him are his spirit-wolf companion Madarao, and next door-neighbor Yukimura Tokine, the daughter of a rival clan. Years ago, Tokine was injured protecting Yoshimori, and now he is determined to become strong enough to keep her from being hurt again. Of course, he'd rather bake his exquisite cakes than have to fight demons at all, but fate has something else in store! As a shadowy demon organization moves to steal Karasumori's power, can Yoshimori overcome legions of demons, a centuries-old family rivalry, and a grandfather who just can't understand his love for baking?

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MechaTama31
Both Bleach and Kekkashi are supernatural shounen power-up type of shows. If you liked one, you'd probably like the other.
MonkeyZerg

If you're into school students having secret identities as combat and magic masters, fighting spirits and monsters to protect the unsuspecting communities around them, then both Kekkaishi and Bleach have a lot to offer for you.

mexigogen

If you liked Bleach, you'd like Kekkaishi because both are stories of teenagers who have to balance their day-to-day life with their job destroying evil. Both are good shounen action anime that will draw you in whether you like it or not.

Grv

Both Bleach and Kekkaishi are about superpowers, and both have a progressive plot with viable bad guys. Also, both series have a main male character with a self-burden of protecting his friends, specifically close female friends. Ichigo has Inoue and Rukia (Bleach), whilst Yoshimori has Tokine, his close childhood friend. Both series are also manga-based.

Ariadna

Bleach and Kekkaishi are about students that ought to protect their friends and the world around them using superpowers. Ichigo chasing Hollows ~ Yoshimori killing demons; Ichigo protecting Rukia/Inoue ~ Yoshimori protecting Tokine. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

poetax

Both Bleach and Kekkaishi run with the same idea of being a Shonen series. They are both about fighting demon like entities which later band together in an organization against the protagonists. There are lots of different characters with back-stories to learn about in each series. The main characters both want to protect someone they care about, especially a female friend. If you like one, you are sure to love the other.

femto84

there both about high school kids fighting demons.

the main characters both start out with an overdoses power and hidden potential but without the ability to use there power effectively and there main drive is to protect the people around them.

Michichan

If you like action-packed shounen filled with characters who possess supernatural powers, then Bleach and Kekkaishi are anime for you.  Also, Ichigo of Bleach and Yoshimori of Kekkaishi are very similar in personality. 

foureyedalice

Bleach and Kekkaishi center around a grumpy, spirit-world-sensitive high school student with special fighting abilities, tasked to secretly protect those around him w/ the help of some unlikely friends. In both series, spirits and spirit-world drama and mysteries propel the plot, while the uniquely high-powered hero (Ichigo, Yoshimori) hones his skills and learns to better defeat his opponents and protect his friends and family. Though Bleach is much longer, more complicated and violent than Kekkaishi, which keeps its world a little smaller and focuses more on the relationships between the leads, they have similar sensibilities. 

watsup3

They both involve students going around killng evil spiritd and the main characters have very simlar personality trait of wanting to protect those they care for

thegreatmajeni

Both are great Shounen series. Both are keeping a certain place from getting harmed from the "Monsters" that they have to destroy, and both main characters try their best, to keep a certain safe , and away from harm.

sandule

Both series are about school students who have secret identities and are struggling to become stronger  so that they could protect the ones they love. 

Anudevil13

Bleach and Kekkaishi are similar in many aspects.

Both series main story revolve around a School boy,who has secret life that only few know about. Both have ample amounts of supernatural element- with bleach featuring entities like shinigamies, hollows, super powered humansand kekkaishi featuring Ayakashi's,Demons,Dragons and Pseudo monster humans. Both series have good amount of action in them, with comedy and romance

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Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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HostClubOtaku

If you liked Bleach then I think you'd also like Claymore. In both series the main characters are striving to become more powerful and have enemies that they must defeat (Bleach: Arrancar/Hollows, Claymore: Youma). Now you must be thinking that's true for all action anime, and it probably is, but what makes these anime ideal recommendations for each other is the similarities in the character development in both series. Both Ichigo and Clare have a motive to become stronger: Ichigo to protect his loved ones, and Clare to avenge her deceased surrogate mother. Both are great series and if you're looking for anime with both supernatural and action tones than I'd advise you to look no farther.

Blade2003

Both series have a similar climate. They each have unnatural main characters with the same desire: to become stronger. In both Claymore and Bleach there are evil monsters to fight and sword fighting, and also such values as love, sacrifice and the desire to protect one's friends or avenge loved ones. I think watching Claymore after Bleach is a very good choice, and vice versa.

foltor

Both are high-octane supernatural action anime with fantasy and horror elements (Bleach also has a comedic dimension that Claymore does not). They both have heroes with big swords that struggle, very literally, with personal demons as they fight to save the world.

BladeNL

In both Claymore and Bleach, the main characters have lost a close friend or family member to a monster-like creature, use a sword, and need to kill these monsters.

gh02t

Bleach and Claymore have a similar sense of action. Both have exciting fight scenes and dramatic plotlines, with a focus on main characters that become more powerful as the series progresses.

Ran

Claymore and Bleach have very similar plots, but they take place in a diferent ambiance. Both feature a main character that, in order to be able to fight and defend earth from monsters, takes the risk to turn into a monster too, in case he/she looses control of her power and lets it take over their body. In both caes also, the characters will meet companions that will help them bear the influence of the monster in them better and overcome the hardest aspects of their fights.Claymore is much darker and optimised than bleach though, as bleach gets lots in the amount of episodes it's covered by, claymore has only real action and is therefore more cativating.

TheMangaka92

Bleach and Claymore are both about a group of warriors that battle strong monsters. If you like Bleach then you will most likely enjoy Claymore.

Nikarestus

You can find pretty girls slaying each other by using huge swords. Also there are monsters similar to the hollows you see in bleach. to be precise it is even better than bleach. here you have less episodes, more spectacular swordfights, and a darker atmospaire

Galadriel

Claymore and Bleach share many things in common, both of them feature bloody, violent scenes with intense and captivating fighting scenes, sword fights more exactly, both animes have a dark side, mood, atmosphere which is pretty predominant especialy in Claymore which is quite serious while Bleach also features comedy elements. The main protagonists of this shows possesses superpowers that they did not receive from their own will. Both of them are quite dramatic so if you liked one of this shows then be sure to check the other one as well.

Thrawn

Hope you like your fights, as both are chock full of them. They can give the action junky their fix with either stoic professionalism or style and flourish with magical powers to spice it up (Claymore and Bleach respectively). While Claymore substitutes abilities instead of powers, it still gives it enough to prevent it from being simply swords against monsters. Bleach is far from: if the character has a name and can fight, chances are they have some fancy powers to spice up the fight. And the blood; plenty in each then serious fights are going down.

And when they aren't fighting? It gets a whole lot slower but where Bleach has a good amout of comedy, Claymore is anything but. The latter is heavy on drama and action while the former, although has it's own share of drama, dabbles more in the funny.

Otherwise, plot-wise, there are organizations in both that cater to destroy monsters and where the mosters in turn feast on humans who are defenseless against them. The organizations fight to protect them and in Claymore's case, at a cost.

If you're looking for some good fights with style and good vs evil that has shades of grey, both will satisfy that hunger. Bleach will tickle your funny bone at times while Claymore will slake your thirst for something more serious. Either way, you can't go wrong with either one if you're in the mood for some action.

miketenagni

Bleach and Claymore are both very good anime, and they both involve getting stronger and defeating more powerful enemies. While claymore is more gruesome in its fighting style, bleach can still get pretty bloody. all in all, if you liked one you would probably like the other

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Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z

Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation.  Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?

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Sibnova

Both Bleach and Dragon Ball Z are one and the same with their style of storytelling. I would say that Bleach is a modern-day version of Dragon Ball Z.

freakzilla

Dragon Ball Z is the one that started it all. Imagine Bleach as a newer DBZ with more of a story. If you want more hardcore fights you definitely need to pick this one up though, as the fights in DBZ are even more powerful.

styln

Do you like cool fights with extremely powerful people, comedy mixed in, heroes overcoming the impossible, and a lot of talking before and after a big fight? DBZ and Bleach are two long and serious series that share many similarities! If you liked one then you might enjoy the other.

Gumby

Bleach and DBZ are power up-oriented action shows where the hero changes or defeats everyone around them through sheer determination and an unreasonably optimistic mindset. They are light and entertaining.

Nightmare7

The main reason I'm rec'ing this is the same reason I've watched both animes. 2 boys, with unknown powers, but that are soon discovered as they go on in a whole new adventure and with a whole new set of characters as the story progress. Bleach's story is somehow more interesting and touching, but you can never forger how the action goes in DBZ, though Bleach is not really concerned on the battles itself, but on the reasons behind the battles and the characters involved in them. DBZ is pure action.

wesleytomaz

Even though Bleach has a higher concern on it's story, both are action animes with a very similar style. The fight scenes share many similarities as to the way the characters fight, they powers and even the long talks during them (which is kind of annoying).

Besides, both animes show people trying to overcome their own limits in order to defeat increasingly powerful foes.

saiyamar

I would say Bleach is like a more up to date Dragonball Z.

Whilst Bleach doesn't focus of fighting with fists, it still retains alot of the original form that DBZ has.

Dragonball Z fights mainly with Ki and fists whereas Bleach uses a Zanpaktou (Katana) and something similar to ki called Kidou.

If you want to watch an anime which is similar to this one, with comedy, fighting and many other issues, then this is a must see for you.

Niw

If you're looking for similar fights where one goes beyond one's limits and the theme of sacrificing oneself to protect your loved ones, you should definitely try out DBZ, for this legendary shounen action is mainly constructed on the same motifs.

GodzillaGus

special powers. transformations for more special powers. yelling, which is a favorite of many! they are "monster of the season/saga" shows (Bount Saga/Cell Saga). enemies that become friends. may parallels they are without a doubt in the same genre. enjoy :)

ssj3sunny

They both involve fighting weird or out of this world type people. They both also have key build up, and even different forms, I reccommended watching them if you like one of them.

Anudevil13

Bleach and Dragon Ballz have ample similarities between the two. DBZ is more like Father and Bleach like its Child. Kubo was inspired by Toriyama and hence u can find various similarities.Both are Typical action packed shounen, with main chars having power level over 9000!(aka seriously over powered),both series also focus on devlopnment on main character hugely with each getting powers beyond imagination as series progresses.Even the villians have many similaritys, Tyrants from other worlds who dont give a f*** about human's and kill them in mass,with main characters fighting them off to ensure safety of their friends

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One Piece

One Piece
  • TV (640+ eps)
  • 1999 - ?

Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!

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fredfred400

The fight scenes in One Piece are amazing. If you loved Bleach's scenes, there's a good chance you'll like this too.

pbc666

Both One Piece and Bleach have strong characters, action, and stories that have episodes that keep you coming back for more. If you like action anime with a great story and humor, these are two shows for you.

azntenniskid

Bleach and One Piece aren't that much alike. One Piece has a totally different animation style than Bleach and is about pirates, while Bleach is about Shinigami; but still, they both have a lot of action, comedy, sad moments and cool fighting scenes. They are both long, so you can enjoy them for a long time. If you liked one, you'll like the other.

freakzilla

One Piece has more of an adventure feeling to it, yet it does have the same powerful fights and the same comedy to break up the flow when needed like in Bleach. OP has some touching moments and some exciting moments, so you're bound to like it if you liked Bleach!

charliechan

Both are about a guy who gains a mystic power, they team up with other with skills to help reach their goals. Both animes ar action packed with parts of comedy too.

Foop

Both One Piece and Bleach are series that can be both comedic and serious. Also, one of the main attractions of both of these series are the fight scenes, whcih if you like them in one of the series, you'd like them in the other series.

Apeiron

Bleach and One Piece both heavily involve rather diverse characters in epic fights, both have an insanely powerful main character and an endless stream of intriguing and generally also insanely powerful supporting characters. In all honesty, if you like to see intense anime fights, you'll like both of these, guaranteed.

Nevo

Bleach & One Piece both share the same type of Main Character and action. They both want to help protect the precious things they care about. Both characters are alike because of attitude of not giving up and trying their best.

Sofantastic

Although they are set in alternate universes and have different storylines, if you liked Bleach or One Piece, you'd like the other because they have the same/similar elements in both shows. They both have a lot of action (the fight scenes in both shows are epic) and comedy, as well as well-developed characters and great bonds between the nakama.

DeDaan

Both anime's are about the main character who wants to complete his goal and has its own kind of way of making it. During that journey he makes new friends who will help to reach this goal. Also both anime's include good fighting scene's.

Anudevil13

One piece and Bleach both are similar and different then each other at same time.

Similarities are our - Typical shounen,action packed monstrous fights. Many concpets in both are similar as well with Zanpakto very much alike to devil fruits (being a major power boost and all). There are also similarities between main char nature(Caring, Friend protecting nature) and gets huge powerups when someone close is in danger. There is comdey aspect in both series and bit of tragedys to cry ur heart out.

Difference is the setting of world, One piece is themed in pirates vs Marines/Pirates/World setting and Bleach is themed at supernatural setting.

Bleach has Fillers,Op doesnt

Still if ur shounen lover ull enjoy both.

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Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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Strifelife

Both series have good mixture of action, great characters and the most valuable thing of all: a good amount of drama. Another great thing is that as of 17.10.2007, they are still creating new episodes for both series.

And you like katanas, don't you? ^_^

Well, I think I made myself clear, but I'll say it again so everyone understands me: if you like Bleach, you'll like Shana too, and vice versa!

BladeNL

In both Bleach and Shana, the main characters use a sword, can change into a human and a shinigami, and must kill monster-like creatures.

mia91

In both series the charaters are trying to keep the balance between the worlds. There is a lot of swordfighting in both as well as problems on their paths. The plot is similar as well.

tez123

Both Main Characters use swords and use their powers to defeat enemies that the world isn't aware of

Plus they have great chracters and good action scenes

If you like Bleach you will like Shakugan no Shana and visa versa

lisalover1

Both Shakugan no Shana and Bleach are extremely similar in many ways. Let's look at the plot:

Guy living normal life sans 1 parent, mysterious cute short girl wearing black cloak and samurai sword show up, girl destroys huge soul-eating monster in bizzare different plane of reality, after battle, girl refers to guy as subhuman, guy is later revealed to have bizarre powers on par with girl, girl decides to live in human world in guy's house.

Do you see how similar they are?

Klitch

Both revolve around a male lead who is attacked by monsters only to be saved by a mysterious katana-wielding girl imbued with superhuman powers. These girls are part of larger organizations that fight a battle against equally powerful evil characters that the regular world isn't aware of

starlightknight

Stylistically these two series are very similar combat-wise. Both of the main characters are Shinigami figures, and both fight battles that are not seen by others. In Bleach, normal people cannot see the Shinigami and cannot see the battles going on around them; in Shakugan no Shana, a spell is cast to freeze time in areas where the battles occur.

Also, Shana fights very similar to Ichigo when he is in Bankai mode. She also wears a black coat just like Ichigo, and like Ichigo she uses a thin katana with an emphasis on speed.

If you like the fighting styles of either of the two main characters you should give the other series a shot.

Thrawn

Sure the females are cute and that they can kick ass when they need to, but while Shakugan no Shana's main male Yuuji is pretty much useless in the front lines, Ichigo of Bleach is anything but. But don't let that get you down, as they're both packed with action against monsters and otherworldy creatures bent on destruction. The fight for good and justice lives on with a nice dosage of comedy as a breather to the combat.

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