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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?
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.
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.
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.
Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!
Both Bleach and XXXHOLiC are very alike in the supernatural aspect.
These 2 shows deal with things that the normal person can't see: ghosts, hollows, spirits, shinigamis, etc.
Unlike Bleach, XXXHolic is not an action show with the swords and all those cool kinds of weapons; however, they both include people, whether young or old, who have mysterious powers.
Both Bleach and XXXHOLiC tell the story of a young man who could see spirits, and interact with them, but who was fairly defenseless should the spirits turn malignant. Enter an otherworldly woman who gives him the tools he needs to help/fight spirits, while at the same time making herself his boss. With a lot of supernatural themes, and often similar comedic humor, these anime are very similar (at least for the first few seasons of Bleach).
Lots of supernatural awesomeness from both series. Good series with good plots and lots of spirits.
Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world of Calm, people manage to scrape by on the bare minimum. Fed up with living in this hellhole, Zed looks for an outlet to another world. Beating down and smashing every door in his sight, he hopes that if he believes strong enough, his gateway will open -- open to a place beyond his imagination, and where his life will have meaning. After finally being transported to another world full of nature and endless battles, Zed soon comes to realize that his life of purpose has just begun.
If you enjoyed Bleach and are looking for some more low-plot high-action shounen, I would definitely recommend Kiba to you. Bleach fans will also find similarities between the characters of Zed of Kiba and Ichigo of Bleach.
I think both have good intense plots that suit and complament the amount of action in both shows.
Bleach and Kiba are both adventure filled action packed series with fantasy worlds and monsters throughout them. So if you're into that sort of thing, you should check both of them out. Bleach is more spiritual while Kiba takes a more sci-fi futuristic/fantasy route. Both have strong characters and contain good ammounts of action and emotional content.
In Gintoki's Japan, the arrival of the various space races known collectively as the Amanto ended the era of the samurai. The Amanto's highly advanced technology resulted in total conquest and a severe economic shift. Now, former samurai such as Gintoki scrape together whatever livelihood they can. Gintoki's profession of choice is that of a yorozuya: he'll complete any job for money. However, he’s unmotivated; and spending most of the day on the couch with the latest issue of Jump and a carton of Strawberry Milk is his preferred pastime. It turns out that his new unpaid employees, Shinpachi and Kagura, are going to interfere with his pastime even more than with his "work"! Of course, none of this means he has really given up on his samurai ideologies!
There are many references in Gintama to Bleach. If you enjoy Bleach's humour, and/or have seen a lot of anime, you will enjoy Gintama. If you enjoy the action and fighting in Gintama, you will enjoy Bleach too.
Bleach and Gintama are both Shonen Jump anime, and not saying all Jump anime are all similar, but both animes share quite a few characteristics. Both animes are like flips of each other; in Bleach, replace the main action with comedy and the sub comedy with action, and you've got Gintama. Vice-versa. And although Gintama has multiple times more parodies than Bleach, I'm sure if you enjoyed one, you'll surely enjoy the other.
Despite the fact Gintama has mentioned Bleach numerous times, and it's awsome to acknowledge that fact.
The two anime are very similar in characters.
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
Both being animes about fighting and and exorcism. Bleach fans should check out Ga Rei Zero and vice versa
Being an anime that shows the story before the story in the manga. [Wow! O.O] Ga Rei Zero shows a tragedy that happens before the manga. Don't get caught by the aniti-climatic first episode. The creators do that to pull your leg haha >8D
Bleach is the anime made from the original manga. Unlike Naruto, Bleach's fillers just come out of nowhere
Ga Rei Zero (at least at first) and Bleach definitely have a similar feel with supernatural monsters, action and a hefty dose of darkness. It might not be the strongest pairing, but I definitely had a similar feeling when watching both.
Ga-Rei Zero and Bleach, both have:
- a focus on action, fighting,
- an organization that fights agasisnt evil spirits.