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Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Bleach: Memories in the Rain OVA 2004 Same Franchise
Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy OVA 2005 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 1: Memories of Nobody Movie 2006 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 2: The DiamondDust Rebellion - Mouhitotsu no Hyourinmaru Movie 2007 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 3: Fade to Black - Kimi no Na o Yobu Movie 2008 Same Franchise
Bleach Movie 4: Jigoku-hen Movie 2010 Same Franchise

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Bleach (Pilot) 2001 TBD
Bleach 2002 Original Manga
Bleach: Jigoku Hen Special - The Unforgivens 2010 TBD
Name Role
Masashi KUDO Character Design
Noriyuki ABE Director
Shiro SAGISU Music
Tite KUBO Original Manga Creator
Ken HAGINO Producer
Jun TAKIBUCHI Producer
Kyoko KOBAYASHI Producer
Mai NAGAI Producer
Shunji AOKI Producer
Yukio YOSHIMURA Producer
Yutaka SUGIYAMA Producer

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Shaman King

Shaman King

The time has come for the next Shaman King to be crowned in the great Shaman Fight. Yoh Asakura is one such hopeful, a kind-hearted boy with a hidden power... and a terrible secret. Now, the fate of all mankinds rests in the hands of Yoh and his companions as they must battle the most powerful shaman who ever lived!

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crimsoneyes

When I watched Bleach, I immediately thought of Shaman King. Shaman King was the anime that got me into anime. The two of them both have ghosts and I think that is what originally got me to link the two. But Yoh and Ichigo both have this strong passion to protect their friends. Both anime have an incredibly interesting story line, and although Shaman King (the anime) is shorter than Bleach it is still a good one to watch.

mia91

Both of the series are about spiritual power and spirits/ghosts. They both have a theme of saving those who are normal, unlike themselves. Battles are present in both.

saiyamar

These anime are undeniably similar. Although Shaman King is more lighthearted than Bleach as a whole they are both packed full of spirits/ghosts, comedy and action/fighting. There is also the usual issues of romance thrown in but they are both rather small references and are not all that focused upon. (This goes for Bleaach more than Shaman King which has a bit more).

Anyway, if you liked one then you will almost certainly like the other.

Davozz

Shaman King and Bleach are both Epic tales of a young man discovering his inherent strength.

Further, the trust in friends, component is present, ie: Both Ichigo and Yoh have to rely on their friends and companions in their adventures.

The overall feel of the two series are quite similar and I believe they are worth a try for most people.

KiraRin

Kick-ass spirit fighting is central to both Bleach and Shaman King, and will appeal to the same shounen fan. With plenty of character development, insane enemies and unlimited power-up moves, both shows are the perfect recommendations for each other.

Bodekai

Both Very fantasy like. You should definitely watch both if You have not already. The characters are cool and they have motivation to train and fight.

misthero

If you like cool and grand weapon transformation(s) and attacks that'd make you stand up on your seat while watching, then Shaman King and Bleach offer that, minus the lots of chitchat. Both anime titles will take you a trip to how Spiritual Battles are done.

Air Gear

Air Gear

What if roller skates had high power engines that enabled the skaters to do stunning new tricks that defy gravity? What if you saw a beautiful girl effortlessly glide through the air with them? To Ikki, this is reason enough to secretly borrow a pair of Air Treck skates, and step into an underground world filled with gang fights and strange customs. Enamored with high-flying stunts and the flirtatious Simca, Ikki forms an Air Treck gang of his own and starts a life of fighting rival gangs and flying over the rooftops, chasing the girl always one kick ahead of him.

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Bateau

I'm a dood, and i love shows with over the top characters with awesome powers. If you love shounen style anime, I highly recommend this show. It gives that great feeling of good guy vs. bad guy, leaving you cheering for the good guys right to the very end.

AlmightyHanakoChan

Both Air Gear and Bleach are about a thug-like male lead discovering a society made up of squads/teams and getting into battles. Sure, one's about swords and the others about some sort of roller-skate hybrid, but the two are actually pretty similar.

wimbley

If you like Air Gear or Bleach you'll probably like the other. The main characters are really similar, and even though Air Gear is a much shorter series than Bleach they have the same feel. If you like the down time in Bleach you'll enjoy Air Gear. If you liked Air Gear Bleach will definitely hold your attention.

hamletsmage

Both Air Bear and Bleach have a lot of action that will often take steps away from the plot in order to show off fancy moves. There's a bit of ecchi involved, more so in Air Gear than Bleach. The protagonists start out as street fighters with little knowledge of the world that they stumble upon. With a strong cast of supporting characters, these protagonists set some lofty goals. The animation style is also similar, with the characters pulling faces for comedic affect. 

FreyaWinter

Air Gear is an anime you just have to watch everything about this anime is amazing the action, the story, the character development. If you like shounen anime this is one of the best that has ever been maid.

batmannoLuckysocks

Both Air Gear and Bleach are very clear cut shounens. Both have a main character finding out he is special, getting stronger, making enemies and becoming incredibly strong in a short amount of time. Air Gear has quite a bit of fanservice compared to Bleach but it is by no means a harem. Watch if you enjoy action anime that has particular emphasis on 'gut' and determination.

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Blood+

Blood+

In world where flesh-eating monsters roam the streets, only one organization has the means to save civilization from annihilation: Red Shield, a specially-organized unit designed to fight these monsters, and the only weapon that can destroy them: Saya. Awakened from a 30-year sleep, Saya is thrust into a modern world which she has no memories of, and is troubled by a past filled only with bloodshed and sadness. With the undying love and support of her family and friends, she struggles to gain the strength to move forward and regain the pieces of her shattered memories.

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azntenniskid

Blood+ is darker than Bleach, but they are both about fighting and have awesome sword fights. Blood+ is about vampires and has a little bit of gore, but it still has a lot in common with Bleach. You'll get the same feeling from both anime.

soccerdory

I enjoyed both Animes immensely. Both center around a main character who has amazing powers, and have to use them to help save their loved ones. They both also wield a sword. If you loved one, you will reallllly love the other.

Rizu

While Bleach is a far longer series, sporting a more light and episodic feel, both it and Blood+ feature an abnormally strong protagonist battling against evil creatures that desire to rule/destroy the world. Along the way they confront the typical issues of right vs. wrong and the areas in between, and the troubles of maintaining relationships when faced with the challenges of saving the world.

That said, Blood+ is a good deal darker and deeper than Bleach (the latter tending to have more humorous/light scenes, and quite a lot more filler), and the strongest connection between them is intense, action-filled sword-fighting, wielded to battle grotesque looking monsters in an attempt to save the world.

jurexplay

Hmm, I think the most similiar thing in these anime is using swords as a main weapon. In both of them the mission of main characters is to kill Hollows/Monsters(Ch..something). Also the level of drama is comperable in both series although Bleach has occasional and quite good comedic reliefs while Blood+ is kept in dark and gloomy atmosphere form the beggining up to the end. I think that both anime are worth a watch for action oriented anime fans.

Howlingwar

The sword is used in both animes. Although Blood+ is a tad more violent the art in it is quite stunning(note: not in some) In both animes it tell of what it would be like if this fantasy were to be true.

ParisCounter

The action with a japanese sword is quite similar in both series. if you into a top action fighting show with tons of blood the blood+ is right for you. instead of spirits you be watching nasty fearsome creatures get their heads chopped off. and because Saya is part of them, the storyline gets intresting.

Fairy Tail

Fairy Tail

Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!

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Berzerkninja

Both are very interesting storys.  They are also both a mix of comedy and action.  They both have a main character and several other important characters that are always jumping in and helping out.

Crimm

If you enjoy Bleach or Fairy Tail then you'd enjoy the other because they are both fighting style anime. Both anime follows characters that have specific abilities. It can become a hobby attempting to keep up with all the characters powers and abilities.  As the story progresses, the characters fight strong enemies and learn new abilities.

DeDaan

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.

Shiraiyuki

Bleach and Fairy tail have their own charming characters, in this case Ichigo and Natsu (and maybe more, this is an example),  they're both stuborn like Hell, they NEVER give up and they would do anithing for their friends,....but this is just one of the good things that these animes have...

Both of these animes focuse on comedy,friendship (as I mentioned earlier),also in both of these anime they this I-beat-the-crap-out-of-you-once-and-now-we're-friends thing that can really captivate someone.

So if you like one go for the other, you'll find them both awesome, I'm sure!

daysie1234

Both are shonen anime series with a main character who is really stubborn, strong, and gains power from his desire to protect his friends. Epic fight scenes in both. Fairy Tail is a bit more comedic than Bleach, which often takes a very serious tone. They both have a bad guy who does similar kinds of bad stuff. Each character has special magic/melee abilities specific to them.

deshanrocks

I recomend Fairy Tail for all who loved Bleach as it is kinda similar. It is basically about mages, majic and dragons. Like bleach it gets emotional at times and it also has some attractive character ;) 

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