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Monochrome Factor

Monochrome Factor

Though the world may seem to be a normal place, in the midst of shadows lies the supernatural and terrifying. Beings from the shadow world known as Kokuchi have begun to invade the human world, and it’s up to certain people to defeat them; Akira Nikaido is one such person. Though his life used to be ordinary, one day, the bishounen and affectionate Shirogane asked Akira to form a pact with him; and consequently, Akira became Shirogane’s shadow partner. Together, the two hunt down stray Kokuchi – but more importantly, Akira must fend off Shirogane’s advances and try to make his classes!

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redfire389 redfire389 says...

in both series the main characters (ichigo- bleach Akira - MF) are suddenly dragged into a world they don't know where they are dragged to fight with horrible monsters in order to save their friends and all humans. Great fights and very funny scenes with a lot of action and great twists. All characters have a great friendship beetween them. You'll surely like one if you liked the other.

LovelyWickedDescet LovelyWickedDescet says...

Both the series contain supernatural enomanies, that both main characters must battle to protect the world from. Both the main characters (Akira and Ichigo) meet a mysterious and strange person one day fallowing afterwards an event that transforms them, and that will change them and the world as they see forever.

karcik karcik says...

In both series, main character meets a strange person, obtains superpowers, discovers that there is another, "magical" part of our world and has to fight with weird monsters.

Except for the plot similarities, in each there is also a lot of humour, so I'm sure like them both ;)

funtoo2 funtoo2 says...

In both animes, the main character is in a life or death situation and unknowingly becomes not human. They are now stuck in keeping the world in balance. And have help from their friends who have obtained unique powers even though they're human. Both animes are action and comedy. And I recommend both! 

Hunter x Hunter

Hunter x Hunter

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?

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Izmo Izmo says...

The connection between "Hunter X Hunter" and "Bleach" is in my opinion a fairly easy one. They both belong to the genre I'd like to call "Quality fighting anime". The "quality" part simply means that there's more to these anime than just fighting, and that character interaction and drama (with the occasional touch of humor) also plays a major role.

Weeqay Weeqay says...

This recommendation is based on a gut feeling. Both Bleach and HxH are hilarious, but also have some serious episodes. Above all, both share incredibly exciting fights.

MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

Bleach and Hunter X Hunter are series composed of characters that fight with abilities powered by their own auras. Hunter X Hunter is somewhat more light hearted than Bleach, but also does away with the filler feeling you get from Bleach. If you are looking for something similar to Bleach, I wholeheartedly recommend Hunter X Hunter.

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo

Samurai Champloo is all about style, from the dj-style scratching scene changes to the hip-hop-inspired soundtrack to the eclectic character design. Mugen's fighting style is a funky meld of capoeira and limb-cutting, and Jin is the dramatic foil; he is all steel and old-school samurai style. What binds them together is the desire to test each other's abilities, and a promise to a girl named Fuu: to find the samurai that smells of sunflowers, who plays a pivotal role in her past. Together they travel through edo-era Japan, finding battle and comedy wherever they stop.

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hilaryhanger hilaryhanger says...

If you liked Bleach you would also like Samurai Champloo because the characters are very much the same, especially Ichiro and Mugen. Both act goofy and silly, but when they get down to it, they are quite serious and expert fighters! The music in each anime is also the same hip hop/rap genre.

XiledLucifer XiledLucifer says...

Both anime have great sword-based combat and a great quirky sense of humor. The characters are also very similar, with Ichigo/Mugan and Jin/Ishida being very similar.

If you enjoyed either of these anime then you need to watch the other.

fenixeld fenixeld says...

Both Bleach and Samurai Champloo are anime with a lot of cool swords and fights with weapons, so if that is the reason you like this anime you will like the other one to.

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?

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azntenniskid azntenniskid says...

Bleach and Kenichi are both about fighting and have comedy. Only in Kenichi, the anime is about martial arts, while in Bleach the people have special powers. That doesn't really matter that much though, because they both give you the same feeling and are great anime.

Adrnlne Adrnlne says...

Kurosaki Ichigo, the Shinigami and Kenichi Weak Legs, the Weakest person in school. Both fighting for what they believe is right and for the people they love. Sacrificing everything for them, in a fight they cannot lose, or it would mean the destruction of everything they love.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes deal with some rather interesting fighting styles. While Kenichi deals mostly with hand-to-hand combat, and Bleach deals with sword-fighting techniques, it is certain that a battle is the only way for the protagonist to grow. There is a fair amount of comedy and action in both animes, as well as side-ecchi. 

Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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cameronanimeangel cameronanimeangel says...

Fate Stay/Night and Bleach are two shows that are one in the same. In Bleach the story fallows the main character Ichigo a young man that can see spirits but doesn't know why. In Fate Stay/Night the main character Emmia is a low quality magician. What make them the same is who both are put in the most awkward and crazy positions. In Bleach Ichigo has to take on the role of death while Emmia takes on the role of a Holy protector. Their backgrounds make the shows even more compelling. Both shows have a good supporting cast especially in the ladies that surround them. They both happen to have love interest in more than one lady. The story for both can be very dark some times and light at others. The story also does let up for some well time comedy which can be really good. The voice cast for both shows is good and well done. If you like comedy, magic, spirits, big swords, and a compelling story then both of these are for you.

GrimReaper GrimReaper says...

Instead of zanpaktous these magicians have servant heros hand they are fighting each other over the Holy Grail, that can make their wish come true. They are the same in the way that the polot and the action secns are made.

Skygryphon Skygryphon says...

While the basic plots in Fate/Stay Night and Bleach are quite different, they share a very similar mood. Both are filled with intense one-on-one fights, with the main character slowly becoming more aware of his abilities as time goes on. However, there's quite a bit of drama between these fights in both series, making them well-balanced. The main characters themselves are also extremely similar; Ichigo/Shirou are both intent on protecting what they care strongly about at all costs, and Rukia/Saber have similar inner conflicts and must come to face their painful pasts. In addition, these two shows deal with the same themes: honor, self-sacrifice, and accepting what cannot be changed. They have quite a bit of symbolism and will often force you to dig beneath the surface to find the hidden meanings of the stories. If you enjoyed either Fate/Stay Night or Bleach, then you're bound to enjoy the other for at least one of these reasons.