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?
Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.
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.
Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
Kekkaishi, and Natsume Yuujinchou each deal with demon Shinto themes. The characters in each must learn how to survive against the supernatural while balancing their regular everyday lives. You will be sure to like one if you like the other.
Both series deal with the same topic - the world of youkai and ayakashi co-existing with our world. Common people can't see those spirits and strange creatures, but the main characters can and are therefore destined to fight with them, to understand them and help them. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.
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!
It is very rare that I enjoy a shounen anime series, but these two are much more appealing than the usual Bleach or Naruto type show. The story is engrossing, and there is a little more adult humour contained in both Soul Eater and Kekkaishi.
There is still plenty of fantasy violence and action happening, but the battles don't take 5+ episodes to see the conclusion. I think if your tastes draw you to either Soul Eater or Kekkaishi, you will definitely enjoy the other.
Like Kekkaishi, Soul Eater has a great storyline thats easy to follow and similarily interesting. This show has the growing strength of teamwork effort, yet individual growth. And like always the story ends with a 'BANG!'
In the present, mankind lives in an era named the Dark Century, a time filled with fear due to the actions of the Vandels. These domineering tormentors rule with an iron fist, bringing death and despair to mankind. But in the midst of the terror, there is one thing the Vandels fear: the Vandel Busters. Enter Beet, a young boy whose only dream is to grow up to be the greatest Buster of them all. Join our hero as he journeys to join the Zenon Warriors and destroy the Vandels. With the help of friends and a little luck, Beet might be able to put a stop to the Dark Century, once and for all!
In a world where supernatural beings known as youmu are hunted by Spirit World Warriors, Akihito lives an eventful life. He’s a half-breed from a human mother and a youmu father, and is immortal - a fact that saves his life on a regular basis, for his bespectacled classmate Mirai can’t seem to stop stabbing him in the chest. She’s a Spirit World Warrior with the power to control her blood, which she manifests into a sword; and with low self esteem about her abilities to hunt youmu, Mirai constantly uses Akihito as target practice. In hopes of being left alone, Akihito must now help Mirai gain confidence to take down sinister youmu.
These are both anime where powers have been passed down through generations to the characters that now have to fight supernatural creatures to protect those around them. Both these anime mix school life comedy with action. They also both have a protagonist that is reluctant about fighting the supernatural for their own reasons.
Kekkashi is longer than Beyond the Boundary is also a lot more shounen in tone with all the cliches that go with that genre. Beyond the Boundary is a typical Kyoto Animation style anime with moe character designs, slick animation and high quality artwork. However, if you want an anime that mixes high school students living their daily lives with some comedy and a lot of action then try both of these titles.