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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.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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lantis lantis says...

One of the more intereting aspects of Inu Yasha is the way that Japanese Mythology was weaved into the story. In comparison, Spirited Away is a solid bet for those of you who enjoy a good tale spun around Oriental Lore. Be wary, however, that Spirited Away is less action oriented. A fantascit film regardless.

caitlin caitlin says...

Both Spirited Away and InuYasha are about a young and fairly normal girl who finds herself suddenly caught up in the unbelievable world of magic and curses, with strange creatures galore. Both stories focus on the magic/curses, the girl's struggles to cope, and the love that inevitably blooms from it all.

SavesTheDay SavesTheDay says...

Both Spirited Away and InuYasha are about a girl that gets transported to a place that she is unfamilliar with. They both deal with the girls gaining a better understanding of their new environments and the people that live there. Both anime about how she learns to deal with new problems in a completely new environment. Both shows have a supernatural theme, with the feudal era in InuYasha and the spirit world in Spirited Away.

Slayers

Slayers

Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!

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miaka miaka says...

If you did like Inuyasha then you should see Slayers because they have much the same humor, and the same abventurees style. like there is a big story but wile they are trying to get to de end they meet mosters, fight them den return to normal track.

fizrox fizrox says...

So there we are - in a fantasy world, with many dangers awaitng, from thieves to powerful deamons. And here, there is a group of friends trying to achieve their goal, overcoming troubles and making their way using magical powers that they have been given. Both anime are adventurous stories about friendship with similar sense of humor and interesting plot.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

With the big adventure undertaken by the characters in InuYasha and Slayers the fantasy world in each is full of demons to defeat and dangers to outrun.

Saiyuki

Saiyuki

In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...

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Nanashi Nanashi says...

If you enjoyed Inuyasha and you are looking for a shorter series with a similar theme of demons fighting demons, I suggest Gensou Maden Saiyuki. Both series focus on characters who are outcast from society trying to save it.

AnimeKitty888 AnimeKitty888 says...

they both have demons (and half demons ^_^) and ofcorse humins they both are - action, adventure, comedy etc... they are bothe verry good & if you like one you will most likely like the other

LovelyWickedDescet LovelyWickedDescet says...

Both tell an epic journey to stop an evil demon (Naraku-halfdemon) from taking over the world. Along the way collecting items (Inuyasha-sacred jewel shards Saiyuki-holy scriptures) so that they can't be used for the other's dark purposes. Each containing humor and side journeys of some of the characters.

Utawarerumono

Utawarerumono

A man awakens in an unfamiliar room, with no recollection of who he is or where he came from. His wounds have been bandaged, and his face is covered with a mask that he cannot remove. With nowhere to go, he decides to stay with his rescuers and help them when needed, waiting for his memory to return. Though his courage, skill, and wisdom quickly gain him the villagers’ respect, the same traits soon land him in hot water with the local feudal lord. Not one to back away from injustice, the path he must follow will lead him to confront his enemies, and his hidden past.

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Reimius Reimius says...

Inuyasha and Utawarerumono both deal with a mystical/feudal japanese era story. Each of these stories is very action oriented with a mix of drama. In Utawarerumono, every character has animal ears like the demons of Inuyasha. These stories are closely related in many aspects, if you like one, you're going to like the other.

Izmo Izmo says...

"Utawarerumono" and "Inuyasha" have many similarities that makes it probable that a fan of either series would like the other as well - and it's more than just doggie-ears. ;-) Both take place in a pseudo-medeival fantasy world where wars are common. Both of them also offer a great variety of interesting characters, that keep the viewer coming back for more. Their biggest differences are that U has a slightly more serious tone to it. (In fact U feels a bit like a crossover between "Juuni Kokki" & I - more lighthearted than JK, but more serious than I.) The fighting in I is more individualistic (two small groups of hardcore fighters - more or less detached from their environment - clash), whereas U focuses more on kingdoms, politics and regular armies fighting (even though it has its fair share of heroes as well). Also U is a lot more straightforward and filler-free (because it didn't drag out for 167 eps).

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

InuYasha and Utawarerumono are fantasy anime that take place in a quasi-medieval setting in which fighting and major battles play a very important role. In both the protagonist ends up gathering an unlikely band of companions that help him in his adventures. InuYasha is heavier on the comedy and ends up running into fillers while Utawarerumono is a tight production that is essentially serious. It is interesting to note that both have human-like characters with animal ears.