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Shounen Onmyouji

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Being the insignificant heir to a talented family is rough, especially for someone who has little of his own talents and honestly desires to live up to the family name. Masahiro is the young grandson of the famed Abe no Seime. Although most consider him to be little in the face of his older male relatives, Masahiro is certain he can not only continue the family legacy but that he can stand in his own right as an Onmyouji. With the assistance of his friend Mokkun, he works to increase his skills and abilities as a spiritual protector and guide. With a great deal of will and the quiet assistance of his insightful grandfather, he will become a force of good in the battle against encroaching evil.

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Shinobu TAGASHIRA Character Design
Kunihiro MORI Director
Kou NAKAGAWA Music

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Shounen Onmyouji roriconfan 4/10 Nov 8, 2012
Shounen Onmyouji Garyuu 7/10 Oct 6, 2009
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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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Canal

The concept of SM is similar to Kekkaishi since the main characters have to protect the area around their school from ayakashi and other supernatural creatures.

genux

If you liked Shounen Onmyouji and found it short, you might want to try out Kekkaishi. Similar to Shounen Onmyouji where the main character fights demons using chants, the characters in Kekkaishi focus more on barriers and seals. Kekkaishi is set in the present time (as opposed to the Heian era) and is more akin to typical shounen anime (where middle/high-schooler students protect their homes from the bad guys), but it holds its own with style.

If you like fighting anime with more of a focus on magic techniques than hand-to-hand martial arts, you'll find Kekkaishi worth watching.

poetax

Fighting demons, exorcising monsters, both anime have this and more. Young boys with a demon partner fighting invisible demons is the premise in both. If you like action and good old fashioned japanese demon fighting, both of these anime are right for you.

kenshina

Both animes are about young shamannic power users who \\\\defend a certain place with their power. Furthermore, if you liked the era and placement of the action, both animes are suitable for you to watch.

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Amatsuki

Amatsuki

When Tokidoki Rikugou donned a pair of virtual reality glasses and entered a Bakumatsu-era exhibit at a museum, he had no idea that his life would drastically change. While walking across a bridge in the fabricated reality, Tokidoki ran across a small being and a monster called a nue - and he was promptly attacked. His eye was damaged, but more importantly, Tokidoki discovered that he was now stuck inside the "virtual reality" filled with samurai and spirits. Now, with the help of Kuchiha, a warrior woman possessed by a dog spirit; and Shinonome, a fellow student who has been stuck, just like Tokidoki, for the past two years, Tokidoki must search for the truth behind the nue and try to find a way home.

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youkais

Both of them are situated on old fashion era of Japan and, of course, there is a Boy that can see spirits.

Somehow both of them, too, are funny and serious. With similar atmosphere and similar songs.

If you enjoyed one, you will enjoy the other.

neutrino

The main characters, style, and structure of the world are strikingly similar in both series.  It's like the crew of one show decided they liked the setting, art style, etc. so much, they decided to make the other, so it definitely feels like one is a continuation of the adventure that the other started.

emraykaprit

Similar plot and setting. Both have a sort of demons and excorsism. Overall the essence of the two is similar while each has its own unique points.

InuYasha

InuYasha

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.

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Canal

Both SM and Inuyasha take place in old Japan and the characters have to exterminate evil demons and other supernatural creatures.

neutrino

For some reason, Mokkun (Masahiro's little buddy) reminds me a lot of Kirara (the feline thing that rides on flames). Other than that, though, it still involves getting rid of demons and living to exceed familial expectations. If you liked Shounen Onmyouji, you should like Inu Yasha.

chamomille

Both series take place in medieval times. They are based on legendary fights of priestesses and monks (miko and onmyouji) against evil creatures and vengeful ghosts. Both series contain romantic scenes as well as scenes dealing with the power of friendship.

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Natsume Yuujinchou

Natsume Yuujinchou

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...

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Shirono

Both Natsume Yuujinchou and Shounen Onmyouji deal with a boy who deals with Yokai, Gods, and spirits. While they take place in different eras (Modern Japan and Ancient Japan respectively,) the formula is basically the same: a young man can see spirits, and is guided by a furry creature that transforms into something much more powerful when he is needed. Lots of Gods and folklore, shrines and spirits galore: if you like your historical Japanese monsters, either of these shows are for you. An earnest and likable main character in each, wth spotted humor: if one strikes your fancy, mood wise, the other will too.

chamomille

Both series show us the world of youkai and ayakashi co-existing with our world but while Shounen Onmyouji takes place in medieval times, Natsume Yuujinchou takes place in present Japan. Both main characters have an adorable companion with special abilities who helps them to understand this strange world. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

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Nurarihyon no Mago

Nurarihyon no Mago

It is said that the spirit who stood at the helm of the night parade of a hundred demons was the supreme commander of all monsters and lord of Pandemonium, Nurarihyon. Young Rikuo comes from the bloodline of Nurarihyon and is one-quarter demon. Though he has the ability to communicate with, and command youkai he has no intention of succeeding his grandfather as head of the Nura clan, instead choosing to live a normal human life. However, with his family and aides all waiting for him to fully accept the succession and his ‘Night Rikuo’ alter-ego determined to become the next leader, can the young schoolboy fight his fate as a Nura to lead the night parade?

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JapanSun

Both animes are revolving around demons/spirits but in different points of view.

In Nurarihyon ist about a boy with demon blood and in Onmyouji from view of a boy fighting them but both are mostly about fighting the evil demons with the help of good spirits/demons. So if you liked one of the both animes I'm sure the oher one should please you as well.

k1r1h1t0k1r1

Both are essentially coming-of-age stories ; though in SO and NnM the protagonists are on opposites sides of similar scenarios--with one inheriting a family tradition of onmyou (excorcism) and the other inheriting a family tradition of leading youkai (ghouls/spirits).  Both boys struggle with being "grandsons".  SO is based in Heian-period Japan while NnM is based in modern-day Japan (with strong Edo-period influences!).  Both series involve plenty of youkai and fighting, and both being relatively recent are of comparable quality art- and voice-acting-wise.  If you like one, zehi, check out the other!

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