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Blue Exorcist

Alt titles: Ao no Exorcist

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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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related anime

Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Blue Exorcist Specials DVD Special 2011 Omake
Blue Exorcist: Kuro's Trip Away From Home DVD Special 2011 Side Story
Blue Exorcist Movie Movie 2012 Same Franchise

related manga

Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Miyama-Uguisu Yashika Jiken 2008 Same Franchise
Blue Exorcist 2009 Original Manga
Salaryman Futsumashi Okumura Yukio no Aishuu 2013 TBD
Name Role
Keigo SASAKI Character Design
Tensai OKAMURA Director
Hiroyuki SAWANO Music
Kazue KATOU Original Manga Creator
Hiro MARUYAMA Producer
Kozue KANENIWA Producer
Shin FURUKAWA Producer
Takamitsu INOUE Producer
Satoshi ADACHI Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Blue Exorcist xcvb2003 8/10 Feb 7, 2014
Ao no Exorcist xcvb2003 8/10 Feb 7, 2014
Blue Exorcist toluolah 10/10 Jul 23, 2013
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Top action anime lyllyean 18 Apr 13, 2014
The darker side of life polycutie 20 Apr 12, 2014
Plan to watch as soon as possible YoruJigoku 28 Apr 12, 2014
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Soul Eater

Soul Eater

In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!

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Alucard1

Both anime involve demons/demon slaying, and both involve an academy [more on that later =P].  The feel of some of the main characters is similar as well.

Shiraiyuki

Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater are very similar because they both are about killing demons and they both have an academy where they learn to do that.

Lenny

In both there are special academy, which prepare the fighters with evil. In Blue Exorcist it is presented with a Satan and his henchmen. In Soul Eater- demons. The warriors are teenagers, of course. All of them fight with their own style. Also they have a character. The plot is the following and we can see, how they become friends, how they fight and how they live.

RamoneLG

similar plot and equally as funny and gripping. characters are similar in some ways and Soul Eater Evans' attitude is almost the exact same as Rin's.

chii

Exorcists, secret orginizations, and demons! These 2 anime have it all. Along with great action and a stellar cast they are sure to please fans of either show. Check em out!

eaper

These series each mix action, comedy, and the supernatural. If you find the supernatural really interesting or shounen action shows, they're worth checking out.

chad28

Blue Exorcist and Soul Eater, both have:

- a focus on shounen, action, fighting,

- an hunting demon organization, that has a teaching academy;

- main characters that are tainted by the evil they fight;

- good animation.

Drasticc

Both animes give you a good amount of suspense and adventure a balance of comedy.  Both have the whole, "let's team-up and save the world" feel to it.  Granted it's been done before, but they both have a refreshing fun feel to it. So enjoy.

Jericho

both animes are very dynamic and the pace is very similar. The comic relief is also very similar to Soul Eater, and overall they will both keep you watching

godcix

I haven't watched much of Soul Eater but enough to see the resemblance.  They are both action, at times serious, at times way silly, demon slaying anime.

Zarrokian

Both are great animes with some amazing action sequences but also some other great aspects incorporated, both also have a decent indepth look into their respectives characters. They also both involve slaying a big bad demon and it takes the combination of all of the schoolmates to accomplish their goals. I recomend both animes for any anime fan whether new or long time!

HoloHellsWolf

both of them have that action and comedy going on in every episode and the characters aswell have amazing strength and power that makes u notice their role in the anime

kaizokuma

Blue Exorcist (Ao No Exorcist) and Soul Eater has both comedy, action and a great "base-story". i Recommendation Blue Exorcist if you likes Soul Eater, and Soul Eater if you likes Blue Exorcist! :D

blueblew

they both have to deal with souls and deamons although they are very diffrent in many ways if you like one you will like the ither

AlbanianAnimeFan

Both anime is a shounen. Alongisde that, each of these incorproate the ability to kill demons, and the drive to do so. Albeit they each hunt down and kill demons for different reasons, however at the core they are each good shounen romps with some good demon slaiying.

Lizard

Both series involve fighting supernatural creatures, and are similar tone-wise with dark imagery, and intense action broken up with comedy and character development. They both also feature a widely diverse cast of colorful characters that get at least a few minutes in the spotlight each, occasionally with their own adventures and subplots, plus the main characters of both are refreshingly unfettered by worn out tropes, setting them apart from the crowd. If you liked one of these anime for their jaunty action and cheeky humor, then chances are you’ll like the other.

sneezetease

Both have similar character design and style. They both have ongoing subplots of lurking/creeping darkness that is mysterious and keeps you interested. Both series have a similar style, for example there aren't many episodes of filler, they all pretty much end with just really excellent cliffhangers and have moments throughout that are so well done and chilling that you'll get goosebumps.  Both of these series are action oriented but there is a lot of emotional pain for the characters and commentary on the human condition. Obviously, both are about demon hunting as well, but my main cause for recommendation is the similar "feel." I think if you like one, you will like the other. 

LaChelle

Both involve protecting the world from demons, and involve kickin' fight scenes. However, Blue Exorcist does not involve weapons and meisters, comparitively each character has their own fighting style, similar to that of Soul Eater, and both are filled with plenty of humorous scenes to accompany the fights.

pikachu203

Both surrond a lot of epic demon slaying and a cast of similar characters.  There's a lot of themes involving souls and resounding subtle religious themes.  They also follow a character(or two characters in the case of Soul Eater) going through school to prove they can reap souls or exorcise demons.  They both have action paked moments, and are quite fun to watch.  If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

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D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man

An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Asura

Similar setting in both Anime's. I loved both. Blue Exorcist is more centered around Religion than D. Gray-man is, though they both consend the same message. The devil is evil and it needs to be defeated, or held back. In both stories the main character gains friends trough his adventures and works together with them to defeat their enemies. 

youkais

Both, D.Gray-man and Ao no Exorcist are about a kid that somehow is tainted but desire to become a exorcist at all cost; figthing even against his true nature.

They are pretty alike because of the name like Cross, Exorcist, Demon.

If you like one, you will love the other.

magicseaker

If you enjoyed D.Gray-man, you will also enjoy Ao no Exorcist and vice-versa. Both anime's have lots of action in them and a great character pool. Ao no Exorcist and D.Gray-man are great animes' for people that enjoy: action, superpowers, demons, and comedy. Though Ao no Exorcist is assumed to become a lot more gore filled than D.Gray-man is. If you enjoyed watching D.Gray-man and was upset when it ended then watch Ao no Exorcist. It is most definetly worth your time. If your just beginning to watch Ao no Exorcist and have never seen D.Gray-man I suggest watching it. I'll warn it is slow at first, but hang in there until then end.

Alucard1

Both series use the dark concept of shounen boys who become exorcists despite thier dark pasts.  Allen Walker and Satan's son are very similar and The Millenium Earl from D.Gray-man is very similar to Satan's son's 'protector.'

lunamanzia

Honestly, both D.Gray-man and Blue Exorcist are very similar: both animes deal with demons, exorcists, and an Academy dedicated to train people to become official exorcists. Also, both have an array of interesting characters, in which both main protagonists decide to become an exorcist along with the rest of the cast. If you just finished D.Gray-man and want to watch a similar show, Blue Exorcist is a must see! Oh, and if you never seen D.Gray-man, do so as well! It won't be disappointment at all, trust me c:

nasreen10

Both deal with a group of exorcists who defeat demons. Also, the main cast do have trouble getting along while ultimately caring about each other.

Both have main characters who are mistreated despite being kind hearted. The main characters also find a family and friends within their organizations when they spent a majority of their past being misunderstood. Both also have father-like figures who passed away but influence them greatly.

Both series have plently of action and comedy.

Casuuny

Both D Gray Man and Blue Exorcist are about a young boy with a troubled past who become Exorcists and continue to evolve their powers with the help of other Exorcists, who become good friends.

In both shows, the main leaders of the church are against the main characters because of secrets the boys themselves didn't know exsisted because their father figures kept them from the boys.

Kirac91

The Animation style is simmiler, their both Dark and to top it off Allen and Rin are Both Exorcists set in different Time periods

chii

Exorcists, secret orginizations, and demons! These 2 anime have it all. Along with great action and a stellar cast they are sure to please fans of either show. Check em out!

Vague

Both series are about "exorcists" fighting various demons. The exorcists all have unique powers and are part of an organization that protects the innocent people of their world that don't know demons exist. Very similar feel with both main characters struggling to control their "inner demon".

mmag13

These two titles give off a very similar feel.  Both focus on a group of teenage exorcists striving to protect humanity from demons.  And also, both of the main characters, Allen in D.Grayman, and Rin in Ao no Exorcist, have a power that can also be seen as a curse.  Dgrayman runs for quite a bit longer for Ao no Exorcist.  So if you saw AnE and wanted a bit more check out D.Grayman.  Or if you liked D.Grayman, and wouldn't mind another short series that's similar, give Ao no Exorcist a try.

scizorg45

Demons hiding in humans and only a select few people can combat them. Even the name for this group of people is the same. Also featured in both: A boy who is, by some, considered part demon himself! Ao no excorsist focusses more on a select few places, while in D.gray a lot more travelling is done.

If you liked one, check out the other.

Drasticc

If your looking for comedy, action, the supernatural?  Then this is your fix.  Blue Exorcist embodied all of these, and delivered.  While D.Gray-man is very similar in many ways, it has the longivity to hold viewer without lowering the intesity.  Check it out.

gator4798

In a fight of good vs evil being the one good guy with the evil demonic powers can be a pain, both D. Gray man and Blue Exorcist focus on this throughout their storyline and if you like one you should like the other.

chad28

Blue Exorcist and D.Gray-Man, both have:

- a focus on shounen, action, fighting,

- an hunting demon organization;

- main characters that are tainted by the evil they fight;

- good animation.

goldburn

In addition to the obvious demon-slaying exorcist bit, these two animes have a young main character with a dark past and who fighting for others. Both have a good comedic side to them, but it's a bit stronger with Ao no Exorcist. D. Gray-man has more character development, but is much longer and isn't actually finished yet.

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Bleach

Bleach

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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Asura

the main character gets involved with things that arent off this world ,and become more powerfull then they were

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.

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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Nurarihyon no Mago

Nurarihyon no Mago

It is said that the spirit who stood at the helm of the night parade of a hundred demons was the supreme commander of all monsters and lord of Pandemonium, Nurarihyon. Young Rikuo comes from the bloodline of Nurarihyon and is one-quarter demon. Though he has the ability to communicate with, and command youkai he has no intention of succeeding his grandfather as head of the Nura clan, instead choosing to live a normal human life. However, with his family and aides all waiting for him to fully accept the succession and his ‘Night Rikuo’ alter-ego determined to become the next leader, can the young schoolboy fight his fate as a Nura to lead the night parade?

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Gizmo88

Both have the main character later in life find out their a demon and both slay demons. both they hide their true selfs from their friends these plenty of action in them

korei14

Both of these anime have main characters who turn out to be demons. The main character in these two then try to hide the fact that they are a demon from their friends. The main characters also fight against other demons. Also, both Nurarihyon no Mago and Ao no Exorcist have some exorcists. Some exorcists are after the main character.

chii

Both shows are filled to the top full of demons, have lead characters fighting to further understand themselves and protect those around them that they hold dear. Check one out if you liked the other.

WickedHipsterPink

Like others said, both of these anime have a crap ton of demons in them. Along with that, they're both pretty typical shonen anime, with similar character types and a good amount of action.

wargol

they're both about demons fighting the good fight with nice superpowers.

they both have a young protagonist that discovers his demon powers at the beginning, learns to fight with it and defeats a major endboss at the end.

Zarrokian

Both involve a boy who is born as part demon and doesnt want to aknowledge that part of themselves until they are forced to.

Sasukefanx12

Both of these anime center around a young boy who is part demon and part human. He goes through the story making it his mission to save his friends and kill the evil demons while hiding his true nature (more so in Nurarihyon). There is also a deeper, more sinister under-plot in each one that the characters must become powerful enough to stop.

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Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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RLDthesecond

Fullmetal Alchemist and Blue Exorcist both have to brothers that are working together to either to fix there bodys (FMA) or to become an exorcist (Blue Exorist)

chii

Both shows take a good look at brotherly bonding to meet their goals. They are both surrounded by people they grow to love and respect along with evil foes that need to be taken down. If you enjoy characters with a strong will to do what needs to be done look no further than these 2 titles.

eaper

These series each mix together action, adventure, comedy, the supernatural and a brotherly bond. If you enjoyed one series for any of these reasons, it's worth checking out the other.

DuskFey

If you like shounen anime with humor, interesting powers, and a bit more dakness than usual, either Fullmetal Alchemist and Blue Exorcist should be a good fit for you. As an added bonus, both shows follow a pair of brothers whose relationship gets strained by the situations they're thrust into.

hamletsmage

Both of these series are about brotherly bonding to save the world. With shounen tendencies, subplots about secret organizations, and some pretty wicked adversaries, these anime have a similar feel. The protagonists are also known to have mood swings and be pretty mischievous.

homunculitwins

Blue Exorcist and Fullmetal Alchemist are similar in a few aspects. Both have brothers that are close to one another, and that the younger brother acts like the older. Both anime characters have 'Daddy Issues'. Theres also plenty of comedy from the two short older brothers.

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