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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.

Kiba

Kiba

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.

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Michichan Michichan says...

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.

inuyasha18009 inuyasha18009 says...

I think both have good intense plots that suit and complament the amount of action in both shows.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

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.

Gintama

Gintama

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!

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XP105 XP105 says...

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.

Moonfail Moonfail says...

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.

Blaopink Blaopink says...

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.

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Ga-Rei -Zero-

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.

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Figrysia Figrysia says...

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

sothis sothis says...

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.

chad28 chad28 says...

Ga-Rei Zero and Bleach, both have:

- a focus on action, fighting,

- an organization that fights agasisnt evil spirits.

Shounen Onmyouji

Shounen Onmyouji

Being the insignificant heir to a talented family is rough, especially for someone who has little of his own talents and honestly desires to live up to the family name. Masahiro is the young grandson of the famed Abe no Seime. Although most consider him to be little in the face of his older male relatives, Masahiro is certain he can not only continue the family legacy but that he can stand in his own right as an Onmyouji. With the assistance of his friend Mokkun, he works to increase his skills and abilities as a spiritual protector and guide. With a great deal of will and the quiet assistance of his insightful grandfather, he will become a force of good in the battle against encroaching evil.

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mexigogen mexigogen says...

If you liked Bleach, you'd like Shounen Onmyouji 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. 

zaruu zaruu says...

I totally agree with what is said above and, they both have deamons, and as one who has watched bleach and loved it I also love this anime and believe you will too