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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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RLDthesecond RLDthesecond says...

Inuyasha and Blue Exorcist have the main character is a half demon sword fighters that fight with humans

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime evolve around demonic forces. The main protagonist is a thick-headed young man who takes out enemies with a sword. However, fully transformed, neither can really control themselves, and require the aid of a special group of people to finish the job.

Sasukefanx12 Sasukefanx12 says...

Blue Exorcist  and InuYasha both share the fact that the main character is half demon, half human and with their demon powers they decide it is their duty to protect the world from the evil demons. They also both have their loyal band of friends with a variety of other powers and fighting skills to help them along the way. Rin and InuYasha also both choose a demonic sword made specifically for them as their main mode of fighting.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

Similar in several integral themes and with half demon main characters, the shows have a lot more in common then they appear to at the surface.  While they both occur in very different locations and time periods, the characters share some similarities.  If action packed adventure and epic half demon dudes are your thing, or if you liked either of these anime, you'd like the other one.

SuperAvengerMan SuperAvengerMan says...

Both of these anime shows have half-human & half-demon characters fighting other demons with their special swords. The shows have dramatic plots and funny scenes. If you love InuYasha, you gotta give this anime a try!

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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lantis lantis says...

Dimensionally displaced girl, kick ass sword fighting and the occasional spell slinging, as well as a decent mix of mythology and storytelling. Yes, Inu Yasha and Rayearth are similar tales of adventure and tribulation. Both are very awesome, for those who enjoy this sort of thing.

fizrox fizrox says...

In both anime main characters are much alike - they are taken from present to a different world, where their powers are awaken, and they have to face a new, troublesome situation and are basically left with no choice as wheter to return or to stay and help this fantasy world's inhabitants.

chii chii says...

Girls get swooped away and taken to another point in time in both anime. InuYasha only has one girl that this happens to where MKR has 3 but they are all quite shocked and determined to find their way back home while fighting monsters and defeating demons. Animation styles are pretty similar but the humor is quite differnt. Check one out if you liked the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Kagome in Inuyasha reminds me of the girls in Magic Knight Rayearth. She really struggles to adjust to her new world, like Umi, she's insecure about her fighting skills at first, like Fuu, and eventually, she charges into battle like Hikaru! If you enjoy watching Earth girls fighting monsters in a foreign place and learning to control their powers, you'll probably love both of these!

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?

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jastheace jastheace says...

If you like this series for the fighting, you will like this series as well. Lots of intricate battles and character "powerups". GO FIGHTING ANIMES!!

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both YYH and Inuyasha deal with high school students and center around a strange demonic aura. There's mysticism involved, and each group fights the demons and tries to protect their homeland. Both of the main characters are males with very surly personalities that match their fighting skills. They each meet a group of friends along the way that strive to help them fight the demons and protect the ones that they love.

starlightknight starlightknight says...

Both Inuyasha and Yu Yu Hakusho focus on demons. In both series, the main characters spend the majority of their time fighting demons to help maintain peace in the world. In both series, the main character's strength grows exponentially throughout the story as they rise to the challenge to defeat new demons.

Both series also have many comedic elements that provide a nice mix of action and comedy.

If you like one of these series, you should try giving the other a shot.

PrettyBoy PrettyBoy says...

BOTH animes have a good mixture of action and romance. Inuyasha has a little bit more romance but they both have fantasy.  So if you like powers and beams and all that crazy stuff that we cant do in real life you will like yu yu hakusho and inuyasha.  These are MY top 2 animes of all time at the moment. HIGHLY recommend both !!!

D.N.Angel

D.N.Angel

For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!

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MechaTama31 MechaTama31 says...

I guess these series remind me of each other because so many of the battles are fought with creatures or objects that have been given power somehow and must be stopped. I know that sounds vague and general, but there's a very similar feel to the fights in these two shows. And both also have the comedy and romance packages added ^_^.

chuckylover911 chuckylover911 says...

I guess the animes are simular because of all the fights and missions. ALso you gotta love the animation styles! And the romance, comedy, action!

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The intense battle under taken by each of the characters in Inuyasha and D.N Angel are fun and exciting.  The male protagonists are similar to in their humor and willingness to overcome all obstacles to reach their goals.  The magical aspects in each bring life to the series.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of the protagonists have two sides to them, light and dark, and fight against a maniac whose goal seems to destroy the world. Their missions revolve around stopping something that has become an object of power. Comedy and romance intermingle with the plotline in both anime, as well.

Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi

Sumimura Yoshimori is a Kekkaishi – an inheritor of the power to battle demons, using barriers called kekkai. His family is charged with protecting the grounds of Karasumori high school, a building which magnifies the power of demons who enter it. Helping him are his spirit-wolf companion Madarao, and next door-neighbor Yukimura Tokine, the daughter of a rival clan. Years ago, Tokine was injured protecting Yoshimori, and now he is determined to become strong enough to keep her from being hurt again. Of course, he'd rather bake his exquisite cakes than have to fight demons at all, but fate has something else in store! As a shadowy demon organization moves to steal Karasumori's power, can Yoshimori overcome legions of demons, a centuries-old family rivalry, and a grandfather who just can't understand his love for baking?

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MechaTama31 MechaTama31 says...

Inuyasha and Kekkashi both are supernatural power-up type of shows, and also have a somewhat similar relationship between the leading man and lady.

Canal Canal says...

Kekkaishi is a bit similar to Inuyasha since the main characters have to fight ayakashi and other supernatural creatures like Inuyasha and the others. Also the male lead wears the same outfit as Miroku.

poetax poetax says...

Both fall into the category of a shonen anime, and both deal with battling as the main subject for each episode. Also InuYasha, and Kekkaishi each share trace ammounts of Romantic feelings between the male and female protagonists. However Kekkaishi's romantic side is much more like a light crush. If you like one, you will be sure to like the other.

JordanJas JordanJas says...

Both of these animes have the main character protecting and having mixed feelings about the main female character. Not to mention the demons in both worlds. Gah I suck at these things! While I liked them both I can also see why some may not. I hope y'all enjoy these as much as I did!