Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.
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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.
They both have similar stories and ways with the phantoms etc. With the worlds more-so for the afterlife etc are really similar but they do have their differences.
Both consist of supernatural themes and contain similar action. Beyond the Boundary and Noragami have crossovers between people and animals as well. So if you like one, then you would definitely like the other.
These are both anime about the characters trying to fend off supernatural monster while building relationships and getting to know each other. Both these anime are less concerned with plot than they are about creating their unique worlds where humans live side by side with spirits and monsters and the only thing to protect then are people or gods with super powers.
While the terms used and setup of each anime might be different with Beyond the Boundary being about humans and Youma and Noragami being about Gods, humans and spirit monsters, both anime use the same style of blending comedy, drama and action. Both anime tend to focus on their characters trying to create a charming cast being revealing the drama they are dealing with.
The difference is Noragami actually succeeds in having a likable cast that build meaningful relationships with each other, while also building up a world where gods are real even if they're invisible to most humans. Beyond the Boundary fails at doing any of these things, the comedy is poorly timed, the drama falls flat and the characters aren't believable and the world building is sloppy and incomplete. Noragami is the superior anime.
However, if you like this kind of common anime setup then try either of these titles.
Both Noragami and Kyoukai no Kanata feature a supernatural/fanasy element; in each, the main characters fight spirits while getting to know one another more. In both, the plots advance mostly to better explain the 'human world mixed with the supernatural' idea, along with blending comedy, action, and slight drama.
Both are modern fantasies with an underlying mystery and a well-rounded, interesting cast. The art for both is similar and fantastic as well. Both have cool sword vs demon fight scenes.
Bother shows follow a group of kids as they attempt to fend off supernataural threats, while building relationships along the way in an often humerous way. The main difference in this regard is thaty Noragami follows a main character who's a god, whereas KnK is more about supernatural schoolkids.
So while they share themes and have similar plots, the way they are executed between shows couldn't be more different. Noragami excells with its charming cast, natural and funny comedy and interesting storyline. KnK on the other hand fails miserably to even time its jokes well, let alone remembering to make then actually funny. The characters are nothing more than a bunch of annoying tropes designed to look cute, and the plot suffers from both poor writing and poor directing.
So Noragamis is by far and away the superior showhere, but fans of one may feel like the other is worth a look.
Staz isn’t what you’d call a traditional vampire. He’s fascinated by human culture - especially anime, manga and video games - and unlike his brethren, he has no interest in sucking people dry. As a prominent street boss in the demon world, Staz has never desired to go to to the human world. But when a human girl accidentally wanders into his territory, is eaten by a carnivorous plant and comes back as a ghost, Staz makes a life-changing decision: he’ll help resurrect this lovely lady any way he can, even if it means heading to Earth! But the path won’t be easy, what with having no idea how to complete the task and his own laziness standing in the way.
An eccentric supernatural boy vows to help a once ordinary human girl return to her normal self after her "death", even though the death was mainly his fault. Both share similar comedy and action, and the main characters are pretty identical in terms of their personalities. Fans of one will surely want to check out the other.
These are both action comedy anime featuring a powerful male lead with little common sense trying to help a normal human girl return to normal after an accident. The leads in both these shows are strong fighters, but they are also lazy, selfish and flakey much to the frustration of those they are supposed to be helping. Both these shows have a lot of well animated action as well.
Blood Lad is primarily a comedy with a very small amount of drama, and a lot of references to other anime. Noragami has a lot of comedy, but it also has a healthy dose of drama and takes itself a little more serious than blood lad. However, both shows have an interesting cast of unique and interesting characters that will keep you interested in both series.
If you like your action with some comedy then try either of these titles.
Supernatural action comedy is the order of the day here, something which both shows manage to pull off pretty well. In each case we have a powerful male lead who thrives on being strange, a little selfish, lazy, and on their complete lack of common sense.
The action in each show is really nicely animated, with Blood Lad going for a more stylized approach than Noragami does, but both are definitely a lot of fun when they choose to let loose. Noragami is perhaps the more serious of the two shows, but never forgets to lighten up the mood with some well placed, and amusing comedy.
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?
Both of these main character are filled with humor but also get serious at times. Both shows deal with spirits and exorcists and Rin like Yato also weilds a sword. In short, if you like either one, you should consider giving the other one a try because they are both really good!
Both these anime have the typical shounen set up of a powerful male lead fighting spirits intent on hurting mankind. Both have some slick well animated action, a cast of quirky likable characters and they both blend action, comedy and drama together to tell their stories.
Where things differ is Blue Exorcist is a much more typical action anime, whereas Noragami is slower paced and more thougtful especially when it comes to developing the characters and their relationships with each other. Noragami isn't as action packed as Blue Exorcist, but it has more depth and feels much more engaging.
Both these anime build up unique worlds that are populated with intriging characters and conflicts. If you liked on then you should try the other.
Inari Fushimi is a middle school girl who's never had a requited love, since she's a shy, clumsy and not very bright. One day, she witnesses her crush Kouji giving a letter to her classmate Akemi. Shocked and saddened, Inari rushes to a shrine, where the goddess Uka-no-Mitama-no-Kami appears to her. As thanks for saving a fox pup, as well as out of pity for her plight, the goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift.
If you liked Noragami or Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha. you'd like the other because both of these anime involve Gods and wishes, both of them are similar, the main female protagonist of both anime are cheerful, go to school with two close friends and has trouble with newly found spiritual powers of some sort. Both anime have some comedy in them.
Chihiro is a macabre-loving high school student who collects horror films and thinks shacking up with a zombie chick would be hot. But though the idea of death is alluring, when faced with the actual death of his beloved pet cat, the teen buckles under the grief, and becomes determined to bring his deceased companion back to life. Every night, he sneaks off to an abandoned building and attempts to brew a resurrection potion, and it's here that he meets Rea, the beautiful daughter of the well-to-do Sanka family. However, the girl is having some troubles of her own, and after a mix-up ends up zombified herself! Now the horror fanatic is living the dream with his very own zombie girlfriend, but how will the pair deal with Rea's new diet and the onset of rigor mortis?
Okay so maybe this is a stretch, but the art styles are very reminiscent of each other. Hold on though, that's not the only reason I reccoment Noragami. See, I'm super into shoujo manga and anime, but every once in a while I venture (barely) outside my comfort zone. For all you shoujo lovers out there, both of these shows give you the same kind of feeling and keep you interested, even if its not about the love life we all dream about. Go watch these!