Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

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Bakugan Battle Brawlers

Bakugan Battle Brawlers

One day, a flood of magical cards rained down from the sky and were collected by unsuspecting children. Unaware of the great power of the cards, the children created an exciting new game called Bakugan Battle Brawlers - but once they began to play it, they discovered that the monsters were real! Now Daniel and Drago must try to save Vestroia, the home dimension of the monsters in their new game. To make matters worse, they also have to contend with the mysterious player known as Masquerade, who has been taking other players' Bakugan from them.

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KiraRin KiraRin says...

Young kids using monsters controlled by cards battling each other your kind of thing? Then Yu-gi-oh and Bakugan are so very similar by the fact they are both pretty dreadful. Both having suffered from the export across the ocean, they will definitely appeal to the younger audience. I think fans of one will probably enjoy the other.

Onmyou Taisenki

Onmyou Taisenki

Tachibana Riku is an orphan who lives with his adoptive grandfather. Other than school and homework, Riku has to put up with lessons from his grandfather, teaching him seemingly meaningless hand signals and signs; meaningless, that is, until Riku is violently introduced to the world of 'shikigamis', fighting beasts with human owners. After witnessing his grandfather defend against a shikigami assault on their home shrine, Riku obtains his own Drive device to summon his own shikigami, Kogenta, and it turns out the hand signals give the shikigamis special powers. With his newly obtained powers, and a shikigami as a companion and friend, what adventures await Tachibana Riku? Do his powers have any relation to his parents' disappearance?

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jimmybob jimmybob says...

If you like one, you will like the other.

Both Onmyou Taisenki and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters share the fact that the main protagonist is a young male who learns to "fight" from their grandfathers.

They also share the same kind of feel to the main villain, being some kind of huge evil corporation. And the fact that they utilize "monsters" to do battle.

Digimon Xros Wars

Digimon Xros Wars
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samyokktm samyokktm says...

these 2 anime are both about monsters they both summon them too. they both need a tool to summon there monsters. both the main characters have crazy hairstyles too. and in both anime also have two warlds the shadow world and the digital world.

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

If you grew up watching mon fighting shows and want something similar but for older audiences you should watch C. In C the characters have cash cards with a creature inside called an asset which they use to fight each other for money.

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 3

Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 3

Some time ago, Jin Makata lost his memories when battling against Count Pythagoreas. Now that the Orpheus Order has been defeated, Kaito, Nonoha and Rook are determined to restore the man to his former self by bringing him to familiar locations, and soon arrive at the Fool’s Puzzle from their past. But things escalate when a mysterious girl named Raetsel ambushes them in the puzzle’s chambers; she works for an organization called Master Brain, and she’s come to steal Jin away. And not only does Jin recognize the girl, but she also claims that Master Brain’s goal is to rid the world of puzzlers at Jin’s request! Now, it’s up to the Children of Phi Brain to discover the truth and put a stop to the organization’s nefarious plans.

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

These are both shounen anime where the characters get involoved with games they enjoy on a much larger and more dangerous scale. Phi Brain is about solving puzzles and Yu-Gi-Oh is about a card game, but at their heart they are both shounen anime with all the usual cliches and character archetypes. Both anime have characters matching wits with villains through either puzzles or the card game.

In both these shows there is at least some attempt to have strategy and tactics play a role in the puzzles or the games, but don't expect anything too complicated from either of them. If you are looking for a stereotypical shounen anime then either of these should suit your needs.