Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - Recommendations

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Dororo (2019)

Dororo (2019)

In Japan's Warring States period, Lord Daigo Kagemitsu makes a pact with 12 demons, exchanging his unborn son for the prosperity of his lands. The child is born malformed and is set adrift in a river, while Kagemitsu's lands thrive as promised. Years later, young thief Dororo encounters the mysterious "Hyakkimaru", a boy whose arms are blades and whose visionless eyes seem able to see monsters.

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TheSupremeOne TheSupremeOne says...

Dororo and Demon Slayer both are quite similar. Both are historical anime. The protagonists slay demons. Also both protagonists has a companion for travel.

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

"Dororo" and "Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba" are both anime series set in historical Japan and feature a teenage boy who goes around slaying demons in the hopes of righting a great wrong that was done and restoring something that was taken from them. They have a similar feel to them overall, and if you like one of these shows there is a very good chance you'll probably like the other as well.

Hutai Hutai says...

Japan, demons vs humans, main character who has big losses in life.  Decent main character development, good animation. Both MC's have a companion ( Dororo and Nezuko). 

ForeverGlows ForeverGlows says...

two similar concepts with different stories, if you like one you'll probably like the other. 

123poseidon123 123poseidon123 says...

both are one of the best animes i have watched and kimetsu noyaiba is so intresting i watched it in one sitting

arieana arieana says...

same theme that hero struggle to be the strongest fighter that can kill demon/monters in their world.

Mayank Mayank says...

Both of these shows are very similar to each other if compared with each other based on their themes. So bulleting their similarities seems appropriate.

  • Set in historical Japan
  • Demons and demon slayers
  • Curse of a demon(s) and a journey to seek its cure
  • Swordfights and satisfying action scenes (a lot of those)
  • Two main characters going on a journey to attain their goals

While story wise they are a lot different, in spirit, both of these shows are sure to be liked by someone who liked at least one of them. 

shivang31 shivang31 says...

Both have a similar premise where the MC defeats the Demons albeit for different purposes but you will certainly love both of them. Both stories are strong and have great character developments.

Kakajoju Kakajoju says...

Dororo and DS are both demon-slaying anime. They take place in historical Japan and the protagonist is accompanied by someone who's like a sibling to them (in DS it's literally his sibling tho)

KatytheCat55 KatytheCat55 says...

Dororo and Demon Slayer are both historical anime set in the samurai(or demon slayer) era. The main characters(Dororo, Tanjiro) are quite different but both likable. I would say that Demon Slayer has a more defined plot whereas Dororo is more of just wandering around fighting demons to gain back Hyakkimaru's body parts. Although for Demon Slayer, I will say it takes more time to fully get interested in the plot and understand what is happening. Both of the animations are amazing and at a high standard, even for modern-day. The style in Dororo is more traditional and has a low use of colors with a gray-tone throughout the whole series. Either way, if you enjoy one of these you are most likely the enjoy the other just as much. 

QueenSkull QueenSkull says...

They are different from each other, yet similar in a weird sense.

They both got that magical element in it that I personally love. In Demon Slayers, it's... well... demons. In Dororo, there is demonic curses and very much slaughter in a samurai era.

I liked Demon Slayer extremely much, and Dororo is yet another golden apple I was lucky to take a bite off. 

Watch a couple of episodes to see if the story is something for you.

JordanJas JordanJas says...

Both of these shows feature our main characters going around the land slaying demons. While they may be for different reasons they also both have a small one accompanying them. Both are set in feudal times (I think) and use swords. Both are looking for a type of power to help them. Both have a family loss and devastation, while also finding new relationships along the way. Both are newer anime that have good animation styles that would appeal to a wide range of people. I think if you like one you would like the other.

Tankdan1003 Tankdan1003 says...

I think that if you watched Dororo you should watch Demon Slayer. I say this because both anime is about a main character who slays demons because they took something away from them. They fight to try to stop the evil that is affecting thier worlds. I strongly recommend these anime.

Rutrum Rutrum says...

They both seem kinda similar to eachother. They are both about demon hunters and quite bloody. even though Dororo is a bit darker, i definitely recommend both of them

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both stories are set in a feudal Japan style context. Main characters fight with swords to kill demons. Main character is a companied on their journey by a sibling type character. Both shows have moderate violence. 

My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where eighty percent of the population has some kind of super-powered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both main characters are kind, sensitive, intelligent and with their own little quirks. Super power and a super sensitive nose.  Both Tanjiro and Midoryia have a trainer (Urokodaki and All Might), they go through lots of hardships in early year, but have decent development and become stronger. 

Makosaphoto Makosaphoto says...

Both of them have a powerless Mc who gains powe to be a hero/vigalntie against bad non-humans(idk if people iwth quirks count as human or not). Both MC's dont give up no matter what and are determined to protect.

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maddiemouse67 maddiemouse67 says...

both of the main character's determination is strong when it comes down to fulfilling or trying to reach their goals.

JarbonCarbon JarbonCarbon says...

Both Demon Slayer and My Hero feature a determined protagonist who'll put down their life for the sake of helping others. Both feature well-done fight scenes (though I'd say Demond Slayer's are a lot nicer looking) and emotional moments.

Dinalove2 Dinalove2 says...

They're both just really awesome. Those are anime's that give me a adventurous feeling and the commedy are the same.

Mrrrrrr Mrrrrrr says...

Both follow the growth of the main protagonist and have a good supporting cast and good fight chirographaire 

FalconX578 FalconX578 says...

Between My Hero Academia and Demon Slayer, both shows follow a young boy struggling to become strong as they learn to fight in an effort to save lives. Whether it's becoming a hero or surviving as a demon slayer, both shows are filled with action, comedy, and a large journey that shows the growth of characters we come to appreciate.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

The foundation of alchemy is based on the law of equivalent exchange; you cannot produce something from nothing. As such, alchemy is bound by one taboo - human transmutation. Four years ago two young brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, broke this taboo when they tried to resurrect their dead mother. During the process Al's body disintegrated and Ed lost his leg. In a desperate attempt to prevent his brother from disappearing completely, Ed sacrificed one of his arms so he could affix Al's soul to a suit of armor. When his missing limbs are replaced by auto mail parts, Ed bears the name of the Fullmetal Alchemist - the youngest ever State Alchemist and dog of the military. Now, alongside his brother, Ed uses his status within the military to attempt to find any way that he can return their bodies back to their original state.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Edrward trying to get AL's body back, while Tanjiro ir trying to turn Nezuko back into human. Both MC's lost their family. Both MC's had a teacher who trained them pretty harsh. Both MC's have a sense of humor and are strong as can be. Great soundtracks, lots of fights and action. 

OratioFidelis OratioFidelis says...

A pair of clever siblings seeking to restore their humanity fight a cabal of evildoers, who are primarily contrasted to the protagonists by their lack of care for human life. The siblings aren't strong enough to win every fight by themselves, but luckily in the course of their epic journey they win a boatload of powerful allies who utilize their varying strengths to overcome the powerful, magical enemies.

Sound familiar?

AnimeGirl123456 AnimeGirl123456 says...

They both have very strong lead protagonists who also have a deep bond with their siblings. Despite the fact that it include humor and a lot of action the plots are extremely different yet, somehow similar because they have the same type of main principle which is to get things back to they way they were. Always on mission in both cases and ready to complete it to help others but, also get answers and an understanding of how to reach their goals. However, Brotherhood is more about science and the use of alchemy whereas Demon Slayer, is literally about slaying demons. One thing I will say about the animation in Demon Salyer, is that it's visually STUNNING! The artwork is just out of this world and I love it so much! Espically in fights. To be honest, as much as I love brotherhood and I reaaly do, the quality just doesn't compare. Overall, they're both maginificent shows and I highly recommed them.

egon0044 egon0044 says...

The overall premise is the same. You have two siblings trying to return to a normal life by joining a militant group that will help lead them to the answers they need. There is plenty of action and it can take some dark turns at times too. There are even non-human entities to be dealt with. A good show in it's own right, I'd recommend this to anyone. 

TahmidAqib TahmidAqib says...

A pair of clever siblings seeking to restore their humanity to fight a cabal of evildoers, who are primarily contrasted to the protagonists by their lack of care for human life.

JuneauIloveya JuneauIloveya says...

Both deal with decidedly heavy themes, but they throw in humor to balance it out. (Demon Slayer becomes kore comical later on in the first season though). Both anime are a great example of a sibling bond and demonstrate the demons/monsters we will face to protect our loved ones. 

lucy175naluria lucy175naluria says...

Both have great plots. In both animes the mc tries to find a way to turn their siblings back to normal. They both include strict teachers. The art style of both animes would be of liking to a wide range of people. As well as the fact that both of them have lots of fighting scenes. They also include some lighthearted moments that would make you laugh and I would definitely recommend both of them. There's a high chance that would like one if you liked the other.

Prepared4Treble Prepared4Treble says...

Shounen with a heart. Loveable characters and strong family bonds. Beautiful animation and vary entertaining. The villians are shown clearly as wrong, but you still fcan find them nuianced, interesting and even sympathize with them.

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 Shippo the mischievous fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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Evilshallprevail Evilshallprevail says...

Well, both have supernatural beings in them, have skills with swords, poison users, unique personalities and the main 'Supernatural VS Human' theme going on.

Also, all of the characters have always something to do with the enemy, no matter how distant or recent it happened.

JuneauIloveya JuneauIloveya says...

The protagonist travels around with his companions to defeat demons. Inuyasha focuses heavily on the romantic aspects, but Demon Slayer has heavy family values themes. 

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both stories are set in a feudal Japanese style era. The main characters fight and kill demons. The main characters' power-ups come in the form of new sword abilities. 

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?

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freekyBR freekyBR says...

The intensity present on each scene along with good soundtracks brought me back some memories of when I watched HxH. Also the villains are creepy in a whole new level. IMO they have much alike :)

MakiRollisbae MakiRollisbae says...

Both animes feature people fighting demons with action packed adventures.  Characters (villains and protagonists alike) are also quite well written with interesting backstories. 

sarahleow sarahleow says...

both have relatively great character development and an interesting plot for a shounen anime.

Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan

Nura: Rise of the Youkai Clan

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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passamy passamy says...

If you like watching characters fighting with demons, you might like this.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

feedthembooks feedthembooks says...

Both, though slightly different, deal in the realm of the Youkai. In Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba we see a beautiful brother/ sister realtionship, comedic friendship, emotional tales as well as engaging and strong characters, all beautifully animated. In Nura: Rise of the Youki Clan you see a young man to his potentional surrounded by his odd but well meaning family members, the struggle for power narrative is really well done. 

One is a new release whilst the other, for me at least, is one of my all time favourites. If you are new to watching or a seasoned vet, both are 100% worth your time, effort and engagement!

ShiroHatake ShiroHatake says...

Both stories are connected to a feudal Japan style context. The main characters fight with swords to kill demons. Both shows have moderate violence. The main characters are both young males with eccentric friends that help them in their mission. 

Akame ga Kill!

Akame ga Kill!

Under the rule of a tyrannical empire, Tatsumi, a young swordsman, leaves his home to save his poverty stricken village. He meets a girl named Akame, an assassin who was bought, brainwashed and trained to kill by the Empire. Akame is a member of the secret assassin group called “Night Raid” who use special weapons called Teigu. Together, Tatsumi and the members of Night Raid confront the corrupt empire.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both main characters are pretty naive, sensitive and loving. They have a traumatic incident, lose people they love and understand how harsh life can be. Both MC's are pushed into training and becoming better with a higher goal in their mind. 

gillgrunt gillgrunt says...

art syle is similar, as well as morals and story arch. its also the same level of dramatazation. akame ga kill and demon slayer are both really good and i highly reccomend them for anyone wanting a dark fantasy type anime

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Over a century ago, mankind was devoured by giant beings of unknown intelligence and origin known as Titans – creatures that eat humans alive indiscriminately and for no apparent reason. The remaining population has managed to survive the last hundred years only by building a multi-walled city capable of keeping the Titans at bay, training military recruits to patrol the perimeter and gather intelligence about their mysterious foe. Eren and Mikasa have lived a relatively peaceful life behind the city's walls, but when a massive Titan appears, smashing the outer barrier and unleashing a wave of terror, their lives are brutally changed forever...

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Hutai Hutai says...

Both anime has a fight between humanity and Titans/Demons. Bigger enemy is scary, strong and hard to defeat, but there are groups dealing with them. Demon slayers and Survey Corps. Then we have naive main character who looses people that are important to him. Lots of tears, screaming and trying to make things better. Few years of training to become a man and then the MC is out to destroy them all. 

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Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo Ghoul

In modern day Tokyo, society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans -- yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki, a bookish and ordinary young man, until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds, Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions, while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society, his newfound powers, and the fine line between man and monster.

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Hutai Hutai says...

Ghouls and Demons fighting against humanity. Some of them are able to affect people and become demi-humans. Or so called - half human half demon/ghoul.  Main character goes through traumatic incidents which changes his life. Both MC's are naive, into crying and having their perfect world which is soon broken and changed by the reality. Some good fights, action, soundtracks and animation. 

GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

Both anime have main characters (Nezuko in Demon Slayer, Kaneki in Tokyo Ghoul) that are originally human but are turned into monsters (Nezuko becomes a demon, Kaneki becomes a ghoul) against their will. They have to struggle to coexist within the human world, and both shows humanize and make us pity the man-eating "monsters."

Naruto Shippuden

Naruto Shippuden

Two and a half years have passed since the end of Naruto’s old adventures. He has trained hard with Jiraiya-sama and has returned to Konoha to reunite with his friends; but Akatsuki, the organization that threatened Naruto years before, is on the move again and this time Naruto is not the only one in danger. With the powerful Akatsuki organization looming ahead of him, Sasuke still missing, and the struggle with the beast hidden inside him a continuous battle, will Naruto's hard-earned improvements be enough? Join Naruto, Sakura, new friends and the rest of the old gang as the action heats up with new techniques and stronger enemies.

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heragakill heragakill says...

both has a caring and brave main character, both has side characters with stories. even the villains have stories and it made me think about naruto so much. so if you like naruto, naruto shippuuden you might like this one as well. 

notbp notbp says...

I finished shippuden today. One of the best anime's I've watched I think you'll like it. Warning there is a bunch of filler so I would recommend doing other things while watching. But other than that it's great.