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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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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Zone 2003 TBD
D.Gray-Man 2004 Original Manga
D.Gray-Man Reverse (Light Novel) 2005 TBD
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Hideyuki MORIOKA Character Design
Osamu NABESHIMA Director
Kaoru WADA Music
Katsura HOSHINO Original Manga Creator
Fukashi AZUMA Producer
Yokai TAZUKI Producer
Mitsuyo CHITAI Producer

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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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Both D.Gray-man and FMA really draw you in with great character development. You really get to know the characters well. While the main characters from each series are different you'll find a lot of similarities between the supporting characters who provide more comic relief and general silliness than any seriousness.

These two series don't relate as far as plot line but the way the stories are told, the timing of the plot, and the character development really make them feel like a great match.


If you liked Fullmetal Alchemist you would like D.Gray-man because they both have the same dark feel to them. I love them both for their action. I would have to say either of these anime should be seen if you liked the other. 


Do you enjoy watching little kids with weird arms beating up people bigger than themselves? That's not all that connects Ed of Fullmetal Alchemist with D.Grayman's Allen Walker. Both anime are action adventure stories set in a world that more or less resembles the real one but with a twist of steampunk or goth. Fullmetal Alchemist and D.Grayman both feature a young protagonist motivated by a dark past to embark on a quest of epic proportions. Both series have a large cast of unique, idiosyncratic characters, and while the tone of the stories are generally serious in nature (lots of fighting!), they both have their fair share of funny scenes.


Young heroes whose childhoods are marked by tragic events, their limbs altered to become weapons, fighting to redress an error in their past: these are the main elements that tie Fullmetal Alchemist and D. Gray-man together. Plus, both series draw a world that resembles ours with some crucial differences, deliberately dabbling in anachronisms. Both have a focus on action that does not hinder character development, allowing for doses of humour to lighten up the mood.


Both FMA and D.Gray-man are about fighting demons, are dark yet comedic, and have characters with special powers. In D.Gray-Man the demons are weaker and come in big waves (there are also a few very strong leaders of course), and in FMA there are a few very strong demons without the big waves of weaker ones.


I think you will like both D.Gray-man and FMA because both of them have a connection with magic (though different kinds of magic). They are about friendship, a lot of courage, and doing something for the world and the people in it.


The similarities between D. Gray Man and Fullmetal Alchemist are incredible. Both are about boys in their teens, ironically both with one non-normal arm that aids them in battle. Each boy practices some sort of magical job (a state alchemist or exorcist).

Both anime follow fairy similar plot constructs, and have idealistic and honorable male leads who can eat like hurricanes. If you liked one there is no way you wouldn't like the other.


D.Gray-man and Fullmetal Alchemist are very similar in many ways. First off, they are both set in a world similar almost exactly like the past version of our own, with just a few fundamental differences (alchemy, akuma, etc.). Their main characters are somewhat similar as well in that they both have really horrible pasts, but try to make their way in the world as best they can anyway. A strong cast of supporting characters also help make these shows what they are (which is excellent).

The only really big difference between these two anime is that D.Gray-man has quite a bit of filler for the first couple dozen episodes, while Fullmetal Alchemist stays on track a bit more. But apart from that, the mood, the setting, and the strength of character and plot in the story is about the same. If you like either one, trying out the other is a good idea.


Both series feature similar protagonists, both young and with mutable physical weapons: Edward Elric's right arm and Allen Walker's left arm both become weapons and utilities on command. Their worlds are very similar, with a strong arcane feel, a mixture of steam technology, and spiritual overtones. Gripping and compelling stories about the lives of people directly affected by the arcane/spiritual permeate both series throughout. I was personally touched by both series and the sacrifices that were made.


Both action packed, not as much as you see in other animes, but with all the story to make up for it, and with nice animation in both of them...

Of course D.Gray is better cause it is still airing, but FMA got that touch you just can't miss too much. Both with a lot of questions, about the characters and the story altogether, that keeps you watching until the end. So, go for it, they are different, but the mysterious powers and dreams of the characters in both stories sure are similar to make it a rec.


Both are about a guy who gains a mystic power, they team up with other with skills to help reach their goals. Both animes ar action packed with parts of comedy too.


Whilst the stories in these two series differ, both of these series have their similarities. Firstly the main characters of each series are young boys with arms that are very powerful and far from normal. However, on a more important level, both of these series have a similar sort of vibe about them with the mix of humour and action that they display. They have serious plots about them, that are interspersed with humour that will make you not only smile, but also laugh out loud at times. if you liked that mix of humour and action in one, then you are sure to like that mix in the other.


both series have just seemed to get better with each episode and have a very deep cast of characters that are portrayed very well throughout the story. Great action and a very solid story that really drags you in.


It's almost as if there is a formula for it: boy with left arm abnormality? check. Alternate take on end of 19th century to beginning of 20th century? check. 2 shadowy groups with their own agenda's? check. Not to mention hilarious character jokes that run the course of the entire series, fantastic story and character developement, killer music for OP and ED. Yes, if you like D.Gray-Man or FMA you will definately like the other, I promise.


D.Gray-man and FMA both have great character development. While the plot is serious, there is that same element of sillyness on occasion, and its very well done.

There are allot of similarities, such as the two lead rolls both have superhuman arms :). The story is very good, allot of dark pasts and a world much like our own, but altered in a few fundamental ways.


Both series have plenty of action, emotion, and humor to capture otaku with interests in all sorts of anime genre, and both shows have a strong, rather humorous protagonist that you can't help but root for whole-heartedly.


Fantastic anime that is for everyone. If you liked D. Gray-man, then you will definitely like FMA because both is about supernatural things that will never happen in this world. Magic and such is not uncommon in this world! Both Edward and Allen will make you laugh. :]


Two shounen animes D.Gray-Man and Fullmetal Alchemist make one of the most obvious matches. Set in the darkness of the early modern fantasy Europe, each of them feature a young boy in the middle of an epic. As other recommenders point out in earlier entries above, there are many, many similarities even in some of the most meticulous details. In large, each of the stories start out slow; darker details are revealed throughout. As the story progresses both Allen and Eric face many inevitable tragedies that make each of them question one's actions in many terms. The heartbreaking dilemmas reveal themselves to Allen and Eric. Meanwhile, cheerful friends from the organizations always add to comic relief and effective drama along the way.


I really think that if you like d.gray-man, you will also enjoy fullmetal alchemist (or vice versa) because: the protagonists are both 15, they are both "drawn into a war" (for edward elric, he is a part of the military, and for allen walker he is an exorcist in the war against the millenium earl) both series focus on developement of the protagonists' characters, and both edward and allen has had a gruesome past. Also, in both series there is also a lot of action, plus ed and allen both have "weird" arms.


The main characters are so alike that it's scary. Both are vertically impared (meaning they're short, which they don't like to be told) and they are extremely gluttounous and both have a 'curse'.

In both animes a lot of exciting things happen, and many battles are fought.


The similarities between D.Gray-man and Full Metal Alchemist are fairly obvious. Both contain a young boy who, after the tragic death of a parent, attempt to bring back the dead and pay a price for it. Both end up joining a special group and using their special abilities as an act of penance, while searching for an item that has world altering significance.

D.Gray-man and Fullmetal Alchemist are full of action, character development and slowly developing but in depth storylines. If you enjoyed one, you should try watching the other.


Both FMA and DGM are dark yet funny tales of searching for something that will make the main characters lives easier and help those around them. The character development in both anime is amazing and will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. The only downside between the 2 is that DGM as a little bit of filler instead of a continuous adventure. If you liked one check out the other.


If you had liked DGM or FMA, you will love the other! There are many similarities. The main person, are guys, around teenage, and they both have an arm the help them out in all situations. In both of the anime you get a feeling of you need more, because you actually get carried away, wanting to watch episode after episode. They are both long series too, so you get to really understand each character.


Both of these anime, particularly at the start, seem very similar. They are both about a short main character, with a weird arm who ends up beating a load of people up and being really powerful. As well as this, the comic relief when I watching D.Gray-Man really reminded me of Fma.

At any rate, if you watched one and liked the storyline, you should definitely watch the other.


At first I had my doubts about the similarities between these two series, at first glance I really didn't see much of a similar thing apart from the powerful arm that both main character have, but once I've started watching D.Gray-man more seriously I finally realized how close they are, especially in terms of the artwork and the way the episodes develop (D.Gray-Man with plenty more fillers than FMA), but pretty much has been said by the other users above me so I'm just adding my thumbs up as well.


Yeah, i am just adding my support. They are very similar, and different enough in lead characters and story-line to make it worth watching both.


Both main characters try to bring someone back to life with big consequences. Both main characters have a different arm than normal. Dark atmoshphere but can have some little funny moments.


At first, both series seem very different from each other, but once you start watching each one seriously, you see a lot of similarities between the two. Aside from both having a vertically challenged teenage male protagonist who's a big eater and has an arm that can be used as a weapon, the relationship between Ed and Mustang is very similar to that of Allen and Kanda. Also, both anime were produced by Studio BONES, so the artwork is very similar. If you liked one, you'll certainly like the other.


Both DGM and FMA action takes time in XIX century. The main characters are young boys (which like to eat a lot and are not so tall :) There're also other similarities (not based on character's behaviour or design) but both series have something 'magical/mysterious' what makes them interesting.

The action, characters, animation, music and the plot (of course) are really a strong point in these series.


I love both of these series!! Each have wonderful worlds and characters that not only develop, but are unique. The adventures and trials that Allen and the Elric Brothers face made me cheer them on. I highly recommend seeing both of these series when you have the spare time. There are quite a bit of episodes for each (about 50+ for each, also depending on which FMA you see), but are definitely worth it!


They both have good action and story lines, great characters, comic relief, and everything else in a good anime. The main characters have sad back stories-tragic even, but they're still optimistic. They're very similar in base components, even though the stories are pretty much nothing alike. They're both great in many ways


The themes are very different but both animes give the same feeling. Great storyline which makes you want to watch more but also silly moments that make you laugh. Also both main characters have difficult pasts but a goal that keeps them going on.


I agree with the fact that  this anime  from the caracter develepment, down to the  way  they do the  comedic relif are  very similiar. Even thou Fullmetal Alchemist has more of it that D.Grayman.

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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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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. 


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.


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.


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.'


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:


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.


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.


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


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!


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".


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Both have great characters, story lines, and great action. This isn't some random anime you just watch then forget, it's something that leaves a mark (especially with values)


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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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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If D Gray Man is described as Exorcists fighting Akumas, then Bleach is described as Soul Reapers fighting Hollows. They both have an organiztion that defeat the evil souls of the dead, except D Gray Man is more Catholic/Western, and Bleach is more Oriental/Eastern


If you liked D.Gray-man you would also like Bleach because they both have the same dark to feel to them. I love them both for their action. If you like one then you'll definitely like the other.


Both main characters fight for the people they know and love and don't give up, even when all limits to their abilities have been exceeded. They are accepting of everyone else and are very sensitive. In addition, there are a lot of crazy and wacky side characters who lighten up the mood of otherwise dark stories.


Bleach is an excellent action adventure anime, and the same can be said for D. Gray Man. Both titles have strong charismatic males as their lead. Both are leads you want to support and fall in love with. Female or male audiences that enjoy one would also love the other's lead character as well as the intense battles and intricate plot line.


Both of these action packed animes focus on destroying creatures demonic in nature. Soul Reapers/Shinigami (Bleach) and Exorcists (D.Gray Man) are both societies created for the soul purpose of "exorcising" the evil of the world.


D.Gray and Bleach are both great series for action + storyplot. Allen Walker, for example, is similar to Ichigo in his path to discover what he is defending and how his power works. Both go on this enduring journey to discover themselves while protecting those that they hold dear. Epic battles are another reason why this should be watched... If you enjoy seeing moments where there is a return of a character or a new power has been acquired, then you will definitely want to watch D.Gray Man. Think Byakuya vs Ichigo and you'll understand how exciting it is.


Both are about a guy who gains a mystic power, they team up with other with skills to help reach their goals. Both animes ar action packed with parts of comedy too.

The series is about ghosts and to save innocent people from danger. both Heros in the animes has unique weapons to fight against evil with.

Both Ichigo (Bleach) and Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) are  gifted and/or cursed by their ability to see spirits.  Their unusually high power reserves and obligation to help the souls they see lead both characters to join the ranks of (or associate w/) special, if somewhat dark and mysterious, organizations intent on saving souls-turned-monsters (hollows, akuma).  Large casts and fighting abound as we follow the hero and his associates/friends on various missions/adventures to save the living and dead.


D.Gray-man is in a way the same as Bleach in Bleach the weapons are have types.in D.Gray-man they use innocence as a weapon and those weapons have to types and in both anime's you can connect in a way with your weapon and they both have a order where they fight fore, what i am trying to say that you would like D.Gray-man to if you like Bleach or vice versa


There are undeniable similarities between D.Gray-man and Bleach. First, there is the animation, very similar in styles. Second are the characters. Members of a supernatural organization who's mission is to defeat demons/spirits that prey upon humans? Check. Characters have their own unique abilities? Check. Characters showing off new abilities/growing stronger as the enemies get tougher? Also check. Main characters with the drive to protect everyone? Again, also there.

Basically, if you like long arc-ing storylines with figting and any of the above, and also liked either Bleach or D.Gray-man, I can pretty much guarantee you will like the other.


These Animes both are trying to restore peace in a place. Though in Bleach they kill Hollows, in D.Gray-Man they Kill Akuma. Action Scenes are also the same, but Bleach uses Swords, and D.Gray-Man uses wierd Weapons.


Okay. I'll start off by saying that both of these animé have very similar battle scenes, for me anyway. Whenever I was watching one of them, it instantly reminded me of a scene in the other.

Also, the storyline, although both are full of fillers, is quite similar. Whilst watching D.Gray-Man, I found myself comparing the Akuma in it, to the hollows in Bleach, and the ceros from the Arrancar.

Both are great action animé that everyone should watch.


Both anime trim on the fight against evil spirits. While Bleach is about shinigami and D.Gray-Man on exorcists, the mixture of history with magnificent characters is enough to love both animes. Both have my fighting spirit.


Both Allen and Ichigo have absolutely no capacity  to understand their own limits, this leads them both to the precipice of death many times only to rise up with a new found power and blast all their enemies from the sky whether it's hollow or akuma.

Also the Arc and it's hostile inhabitants reminded me alot of the dome used to house the Espada in Bleach.


Both D.Gray-man and Bleach are primarily action based anime with lots of good fights. Both series feaure main characters who fight for justice and protection from the Evil forces, many Similar concepts aswell like

Akuma= Hollows



Also the Ending of both anime is pretty similar, which leaves u in anticipation and anxiouness

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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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Both series consist of characters that fight with special weapons to help maintain peace in society and protect people. In D. Gray-man exorcists fight akuma; in Soul Eater meisters fight pre-kishin humans. Both akuma and kishin are pretty much corrupted human souls. Both of the series are extremely entertaining. They both have characters with similar personalities and are easily comparable, but that by no means makes one more boring, and you won't feel like you're watching the same story in a different way. For example, Komui's love of his sister Lenalee (D. Gray-man) and Maka's father's love for her (Soul Eater); they are very similar relationships yet totally different. D. Gray-man has a more serious darker tone than Soul Eater. Soul Eater provides more comic relief more frequently. In D. Gray-man you might go five episodes without laughing once; with Soul Eater it's hard to last one. Both of the series have great music, characters, and awesome plots. You should definitely give both a try.


If you love the fighting and sense of humor within D.Gray-man than you will truly enjoy Soul Eater. The comraderie and hilarity between friends, as well as action-packed fights, makes Soul Eater an excellent series for anyone who liked watching D.Gray-man.


the art styles seemed similar to me.  they also both deal deal with demons and the supernatural.


The art style of both is very simular but at the time uquine. Both invole humans who fight with werid "weapons" againest the souls of humans who lost their way to the after life.

If you enjoyed one then you should check out the other.


Both series deal with similar problems, the enemys being corrupted-souls of humans in both. Both series are based around the supernatural with the main characters fighting with unique weapons to save the earth from evil; in Soul Eater they fight against Kishin, an evil soul-eating corrupted human; in D.gray-man they fight against Akuma, souls stolen by the Milenium Earl to power evil killing machines.

Though Soul Eater provides more comic relief, and D.Gray-man has a darker feeling to it, if you've enjoyed one the other is a must.


Oddly enough both anime have a dark halloween feel to them yet are filled with laughs. All the characters are very determined to protect their friends and make their bonds stronger while adventuring around to collect important items that they need. If you liked one check out the other.


In both animes, there is a type of "organization" with people who kill types of demons with unusual weapons.

Both series are in a "unkown" kinna world, with similar characters...


These Anime have the same kind of "keep the place safe" kind of Thing. They also have the fighting scenes, both fight with wierd weapons. They also have the same sort of animation and comedy.


They both seemed to be the same type of anime to me. Both involve some sort of magical weapon as well as some type of demon!


Both anime have a similar type of comedy, and both are fighting against a supernatural world, with strange weapons. In addition to the main characters personality is easily comparable.


Both of these anime include organisations that send their agents, who more often than not turn out to be teenagers, around the world to collect things from humans. In D.Gray-Man this is Innocence, and in Soul Eater, Kishin, These agents are armed with special weapons with certain properties.

They fight to stop demon like creatures from taking over the world, and to protect all the people in the world.


This show feels very similar to Soul Eater, they have the same dark feel to them and both use comedy to lighten the mood. They also both involve weaponss that evolve as the weilder developes as a character.


D.Gray.Man and Soul Eater animes have tons of similarities:

- Shounen, Action, Supernatural, Superpowers

- Animes that ended before the mangas;

- Weapons that have an attachment to the users;

- Hunting demons organizations;

- Protagonist that are tainted by the evil they fight;

- Original and similar artwork;

- Interesting characters;

- Crazy good battles.

If you liked one you will definitely like the other


The main similarity you'll find in these two anime is the unique dark halloween'ish style, at least that's the first thing it will catch your attention, but character and plot development also feel very similar, altough Soul Eater is far more light hearted than D.Gray-Man. You should also know that both of these anime series end up in the middle of the story while the manga continues to be putting out more volumes, so if you enjoyed these I suggest you keep reading the manga after you finish them.

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Busou Renkin

Busou Renkin

Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!

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They are both a bit dark and serious, are comedic (Busou Renkin more so than D.Gray-man), and have characters with special powers. In D.Gray-man there are demons (akumas) as enemies, and in Busou Renkin they have some sort of mutants (homunculi) as enemies.


Both D.Gray-man and Busou Renkin have characters who fight against monsters (or monster-like beings) with superpowers, under the orders of a secret organization.

Also, the main characters resemble each other; both are naive and humorous from time to time.


The two series are very similar, not only in how their weapons are styled, but also in that both main characters are not like the others. The "Arms Alchemy" weapons are similar to "Innocence" in that they are very specific to each user and, with a few exceptions, are carried by their weilders rather than having the weapon be a part of the user. Also, the two main characters may be blurring the line between the "good" and "bad" guys.


Both animes have characters that fight against supernatural beings. Though akuma in d.gray-man are demons they are mechanical like ones in busou renkin.

They both also have unique user weapon activitation which as the anime went on, i found myself saying when they activated it.


Busou Renkin and D.Gray-man have many similarities. From the attitudes of the main male protagonists - who vow to protect everyone no matter wha - to the weapons, which are very specific to each person and contain similar levels of power. You could honestly probably drop a character from one into the other and not have them feel out of place.

While D.Gray-man is fairly long (and as of yet unfinished), Busou Renkin chugs through its own plot at a fairly rapid clip.

If you liked D.Gray-man and want something similar and/or shorter, try Busou Renkin. If you liked Busou Renkin and want something longer, give D.Gray-man a go.


Shounen shows with similar kind of enemies (in D.Gray-man it's akuma and in Busou Renkin it's homunculi) and with unique weaponry which relies on the inner potential potential of it's users.


Both series are similar in magical powers of characters. In Buso renkin , different characters had different interesting renkin powers and in D Gray man innocence provide different interesting powersboth have main character fighting evil monsters threating planet 

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