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One day, a man entered a temple that housed forty-eight statues possessed by demons and made a deal: in exchange for ultimate power, they could each take a piece of his soon-to-be born son. Soon after the child came into the world and the demons held up their end of the bargain; the man then left the crippled child in the river to die. Found by a kind doctor, the boy grew older with the help of prosthetic limbs and enhanced senses, but soon demons began to follow him, and the boy - who his new father named Hyakkimaru - left to find a way to complete himself. He searches for the forty-eight demons; each one he vanquishes returns a piece of his body. Alongside the child thief Dororo, Hyakkimaru travels from place to place, hoping to one day become whole.
Dororo and Demon Slayer both are quite similar. Both are historical anime. The protagonists slay demons. Also both protagonists has a companion for travel.
"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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
The first Ajin appeared 17 years ago and quickly became the most important discovery to mankind. While they appear to be human, Ajin are rare, immortal beings that are feared by the populace. Only 46 are known to exist in the world, and most try to hide their existence, for capture means being subjected to brutal experiments that never end. Kei Nagai is a boy who dreams of becoming a doctor to heal his sister one day, but after he dies - and revives - in a car accident, he learns the terrifying truth that he too is an Ajin. Now, Kei finds himself on the run from both human and Ajin monsters that wish to do him harm, while struggling with his new, unwanted identity.
Naive main character, living in his own perfect world, trying to be a decent human being. Both MC's go through traumatic incidents that changes their life. They both train to become stronger, better, smarter etc. Nagai has the intelligence, while Tanjiro has a sensitive nose. Both anime have fight between humanity and demi-humans. And Urokodaki + Satou have the same voice actor. Tosaki and Gyuu too.
In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.
Very similar in atmosphere and use of music and dynamic action. The represented character types feel like a mish-mash opf characteristics from the other show. Tanjiro and Nezuko - to a point - feel like Shichika. Tanjirou's desire to protect his sister feels similar to how Shichika seeks to do the same for Togame.
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?
With their greatest enemy defeated and peace seemingly restored, Inuyasha and his friends each go their separate ways continue on with their lives. But when a full moon keeps rising night after night, our heroes know something new is amiss in the land -- a threat caused by a demon of immense power. Named Kaguya, this powerful foe plans to shroud the world in eternal darkness! And thus, Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo must unite once more to put a stop to Kaguya's evil plans, to once more attain peace and keep the sun shining...
In the 14th year of the Tenpo era (1843), life in Edo is grim for many; famines plague the land, frugality is enforced in many aspects of life, and social standing rules the day. Yuki is a floater who has twice run away from the floater ghetto - an act that has marked him for execution. But when a chance encounter leads him into a fight with a yoi, a mysterious monster from another world, Yuki finds himself being recruited into the Bansha Aratamesho, an organization charged with hunting down and destroying yoi. For Yuki has the power of ayagami, which draws out the true meaning of words and allows Yuki to create weapons from the kanji in the names of his enemies. Yuki must make a choice: will he continue to run, rejecting the powers of the Other World, or will he join the Ayashi in the fight against the yoi?