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Noragami

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Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary

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.

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zerolight

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.

RamkoX12X

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.

ZetsubouKaiji

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. 

BushidoPizza

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.

teribird

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. 

Bradalee

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.

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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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CommanderKarasu

Noragami and Soul Eater are two supernatural shows with similar comedy, stylish animation (Soul Eater's is a bit more unique and cartoon-y),and lots of action along with some drama here and there. The fighting in both shows is also very much the same - a person transforms into a special weapon, one to be used only by their partner/master, as they battle against tainted souls. Fans of one will definitely want to check out the other.

electricutie

Both have main protagonist bound to a weapon that also has a human form. In Soul Eater, they use these weapons to defeat 'demons'. In Noragami, they fight 'phantoms'. There's an immediate understanding that souls can be consumed by darkness. Not only do main characters run into these dark beings, but they encounter other people paired up with a weapon that has human-form. The lead characters in both are especially motivated. Putting in hard work towards their personal goal. The music is also similar in both shows. That might be because they come from the same studio, Bones.

AnimeBrainStorm

Both shows share themes like; supernatural, action, shounen & comedy, they also have the same kind of partnership where one as the weapon, the other as the wielder. Besides both shows are made by Studio Bones. 

Either way if you liked one you'll definitely like the other ;)

XcanaXalberona

Soul Eater and Noragami are pretty similar surprisingly (at least to me). Both anime have spiritual elements, and the characters have similar powers/abilities. Like the human to weapon thing, even though in Noragami they don't eat souls, good or corrupted ones, like in Soul Eater.

Both styles of art aren't bad at all, though they are pretty different. The music and soundtrack for both of them are very nice as well.

I think if you liked Soul Eater or Noragami, you should give the other a go too, unless you've watched both already.

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Blood Lad

Blood Lad

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.

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CommanderKarasu

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.

ZetsubouKaiji

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. 

Bradalee

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.

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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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athena4wisdom

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!

ZetsubouKaiji

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.

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Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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Both series involve main characters whose personalities and past aren't what they initially appear to be. While Durarara has a slightly darker (and more faceted) story, both animes have supernatural aspects in the setting of a modern day world.

And their opening songs have a similar music style.

If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

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