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XXXHOLiC

XXXHOLiC

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!

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LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

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.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

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).

Dragon Ball

Dragon Ball

A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?

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xkub4 xkub4 says...

There is young boy who's growing with powers and protecting world from bad guys. Super powers, magic, fights etc. - you can find it in both.

gretzky99 gretzky99 says...

If you enjoyed one of these I am sure you would have fun with the other, too. Dragon Ball and Bleach are typical shounen anime in which the main characters get stronger and stronger and have to fight with loads of fearsome enemies all the time. If you watched Dragon Ball first then be aware because Bleach takes the usage of filler episodes to a whole new dimension.

Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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FallenAngelSorrows FallenAngelSorrows says...

Amazing art work and detail, as well as a great story line. Each focuses on the problems of the after life and while battling vicious and psychotic foes. Both are great anime to watch for anyone interested in the after life, or who wants to have a good laugh.

neutrino neutrino says...

Both are about young men becoming Shinigami and working to protect both the "living" and the "dead", using mysterious powers.  There is also a lot of interplay between the protagonists and the antagonists with some interesting past stories revealed.  Lastly, the main character's voice actor in DoD as well as the antagonist's voice actor are also in Bleach in much the same role.

Strait Jacket

Strait Jacket

In a world of science, sorcery is rediscovered and rapidly adopted in all areas of industry – but at a high price: an invisible pollution is spreading out across the world. Those who do not take proper precautions become infected, lose their sanity, and become demons. The Sorcery Administration Bureau, along with their Tactical Sorcerers, monitor magic uses and respond to any demonic outbreaks that occur. In this world, Ray Otto is a rogue tactical sorcerer who hunts down demons with reckless abandon. Given that he always gets the job done, the administration generally lets his activities slide. Together with the mysterious girl Kapel Theta, Ray risks his life and humanity to destroy demonkind... when the price is right.

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badazz5001 badazz5001 says...

booth are highly stilized action anime about specil forcies using magic powers to battle evil deamons that purge society. And bouth series have series have cool main charectersn and slight morel dilemas.

sothis sothis says...

Strait Jacket is a lot darker than less shounen-feeling than Bleach, but both involve a badass fighter who tries to combat the supernatural horrors that plague the world. Each is dark and quite suited for fans of the other.

Dragon Ball Kai

Dragon Ball Kai

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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Drago1274 Drago1274 says...

Bleach and Dragon Ball Kai are similar in many ways and also different in both ways. For starters they are both very popular anime. Both are based on very exaggerated and violent fights. They both have similar plots. Many of you might not believe it, but yes the plot of Dragon Ball Kai and Bleach are similar in many ways.

MegaTerion MegaTerion says...

What no way Bleach and DBK nothing alike except for Bleach copying the little bit of action that they do have in bleach DBK is nothing but all out fist punching blast shooting earth cracking fights there fighting syles are way beyond that of Bleach. Bleach is more talking blah blah setting up the plot type with like 5min fighting and 10mins talking now Bleach is alot alike in Naruto and Yu-Yu Hakusho