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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Creepygirl Creepygirl says...

Bleach and Death Note are anime in the suspense genre, and have supernatural elements. Both series are a piece of art in my opinion.

Inky Inky says...

If you liked Bleach, you'll surely like Death Note too. Both anime have great stories, which make you want to watch more and more to know what happens after that.

BrandonHeat BrandonHeat says...

Both Death Note and Bleach are very different but are also very alike, considering the fact that they both come from Shonen Jump. Both anime involve supernatural-like stuff a lot, including Shinigami (Soul Reapers) and the two worlds that they frequent. Also, Light from DN and Ichigo from Bleach are very alike because they are both stubborn, have a passion for the world they imagine, and want to help create and protect it.

Weeqay Weeqay says...

Both Death Note and Bleach have quite a bit of twists in their stories. If you love being torn apart by unexpected surprises, be sure to watch both.

yvonniewaj yvonniewaj says...

Both series involve shinigami, though each approah the word "shinigami" differently. Both set in modern japan, and revolve around a teenage boy protaganist (protaganist can be debated for death note)

holyzac holyzac says...

Animes that play around with death, Death Note and Bleach. These 2 animes make it seem as if Death is nothing. If you like either one you should watch the other as one of the most mysterious elements of anime, death is what ties these 2 animes together.

mexitek mexitek says...

Both animes have to do with shinagami's aka death gods and both have insane power and use it to thier limits..bleach has a lot of fighting and death note is more of a psychological war game...in the end they are both great

aoriente aoriente says...

Death Note is a suspenseful head turning anime, with a lot of plot twists and psychological mind games. It is not an anime you can sit there and just watch I find myself thinking and anticipating whats gonna happen next, every episode was suspenseful and mind blowing.

fizrox fizrox says...

So is this shinigami motive so in fashion lately or what? Anyway, if this is what turns you on along with interesting, supernatural plot then you shoud deffinitely check this anime out.

werehuntress werehuntress says...

Both contain Death Gods, even though they are portrayed differently in each series. Both feature protagonists who are striving to make their respective worlds better, although Light is going about it in a different way than Ichigo. However for the avid shonen fan, this anime is a must watch.

Adam Adam says...

This doesn't work both ways. Bleach and Death Note aren't similiar in any way, despite having shinigami in both, but fans of shounen who liked Bleach need to check out Death Note. That is, to see what good shounen is. I'm working on a gut feeling here, as Death Note is simple, yet deep, enough to attract most.

CMHerrera CMHerrera says...

Both deals with Shinigami, and fighting but Deathnotes more of a long distance and inteligent type of fight.

meowmix222 meowmix222 says...

If you like bleach then you would like death note, both supernatural, and very suspencful! :)

One Piece

One Piece

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 fredfred400 says...

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 pbc666 says...

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 azntenniskid says...

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 freakzilla says...

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 charliechan says...

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 Foop says...

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 Apeiron says...

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 Nevo says...

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 Sofantastic says...

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 DeDaan says...

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 Anudevil13 says...

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.

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 Sibnova says...

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 freakzilla says...

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 styln says...

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 Gumby says...

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 Nightmare7 says...

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 wesleytomaz says...

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 saiyamar says...

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 Niw says...

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 GodzillaGus says...

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 ssj3sunny says...

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 Anudevil13 says...

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

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 HostClubOtaku says...

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 Blade2003 says...

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 foltor says...

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 BladeNL says...

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 gh02t says...

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 Ran says...

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 TheMangaka92 says...

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 Nikarestus says...

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 Galadriel says...

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 Thrawn says...

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 miketenagni says...

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

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist

Rin Okumura is a seemingly ordinary boy living at the Southern Cross Boys' Monastery. One day, however, Rin encounters a boy who has been possessed by a demon. Amidst the struggle, he not only awakens latent powers sealed within him, but also learns that he is the son of Satan! No longer able to stay under the protection of the church and with his very existence straddling the line between human and demon, Rin decides to fight against his parentage and joins the True Cross Order as an exorcist. Now, the teen must attend the True Cross Academy and begin special exorcist training alongside his new comrades all while keeping his identity a secret; but can the son of Satan really become a true exorcist?

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pypas pypas says...

First time i saw Blue exorcist I thought of bleach. It's really similar. Both main characters can see spirits that others can't. Then stranger appears in both shows and tells them about other worlds and these spirits. Main characters get some powers and their journey begins

sutzina sutzina says...

Both series are about teenage boys being thrust into supernatural worlds. They both gain powers they never thought they'd have and fight with swords. And ultimately, both of them struggle with their identities because of how these powers change them. Also, there are plenty of colorful characters in each show so that you're bound to relate to at least one of them in some way.

Sharman Sharman says...

They are very similar. In both of anime we have a teenage boy who suddenly finds power to see demons and other otherworldly forces. Spirits, swords, fightings,etc.

Vague Vague says...

Exorcists and Shinigami are a little bit different, but both stories have characters defending the world from demons/hollows that normal people can't see. The main characters both have inhuman abilities that they use for good...hooray! The details are quite a bit different but the overall feel and flow of each series is very much the same.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime involve a young (apparently 15 is the age when supernatural occurances happen) male protagonist who can suddenly use otherworldly powers and a pretty wicked sword. He is joined by others with unique powers to destroy demonic beings.

chad28 chad28 says...

Blue Exorcist and Bleach, both have:

- a focus on shounen, action, fighting,

- an organization that fights agasisnt evil spirits;

- different types of fighters that have different tactics.

Anudevil13 Anudevil13 says...

Bleach and Blue Exorcist are pretty similar in concept. Both deal in supernatural powers- demons in Blue Exorcist and Shinigamis in Bleach.

Both main charcters have sense of justice and kindness, who fight in order to protect their nakama, their is loads of action and little bit of comedy to keep you glued

foltor foltor says...

Structurally, Blue Exorcist and Bleach are very similar: a high school delinquent with inherited supernatural powers and a magic sword gets caught up in a hidden organization of demon hunters riddled with intrigue and corruption. He gathers a network of friends and allies including a smart guy with glasses and ranged attacks, a ditzy hot girl with barrier and healing powers, a smart cranky girl who temporarily loses access to her powers, a guy who looks like a dangerous thug but is acually rather sweet, and a shifty trickster figure with ambiguous allegiances.

They're also thematically and stylistically similar, the main character dealing with literal inner demons and learning to control powers his peers and mentors find scary and extreme, wacky hijinks trying to keep his lifestyle hidden at first, and a general punk aesthetic.

I consider Bleach generally superior, because it has the time to explore everything in more breadth and depth.

BleachSta4Ever BleachSta4Ever says...

I recommend anyone who has watched Bleach to watch Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist. The reason why is because they both have the hero/heroine. Ichigo is the main character in Bleach and tries to protect everyone. Kirito/Kazuto is the main character in Sword Art Online and tries to protect everyone. And Rin is the main character in Blue Exorcist and tries to protect everyone. Good animes overall. 

DropofVenus DropofVenus says...

Same style of typical shoenen anime. Both protagonists have a parents that died, use a sword and unlock/try to control a hidden power within themselves to protect others and become stronger. Story sometimes takes place in a school setting.

miko miko says...

main characters being that of males struggling with themselves and the methods to protect their friends and family at all costs.