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Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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elendil elendil says...

Both of these series start out with a strong plot and idea...however they quickly start to get into a perpetual cycle of going absolutely nowhere. While IY is no longer running (I can't say that it had an 'end') Bleach is going and going with no end in sight. If you like animes about groups of people tossed together (especially in an 'alternate world'), fighting to get something or someone back, with 100+ episodes to watch, you'll probably like both of these. However I prefer IY to Bleach, because I found it to generally have more likable characters and much higher production values.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

In Bleach and Inuyasha, a guy with a huge sword battles monsters. If you like these sort of fights, you'd like both of these. Bleach is deeper and more serious, while Inuyasha tends to be more comedy-based at times.

Calophi Calophi says...

Buff men with huge swords in bloody fights with hideous monsters. What's not to like? If you like action as well as otherworldly mischief, both Inuyasha and Bleach are series you should try. Both contain great storyline, character development, and awesome battles! They both have a nice mixture of comedy and seriousness also, though Bleach leans more towards the serious side and Inuyasha has the sillier moments.

motoman9213 motoman9213 says...

The first thing that InuYasha and Bleach have in common are their main characters who are young, very strong, carry around big ass swords and constantly find themselves in fights . Now if this wasn't enough for you there are other similarities like how the main characters in both series start out as loners but start to gain more friends that help support them in their journeys. They both are long series and for me that's almost always a plus in a good series. So if you enjoyed one of the series you should definitely check out the other.

Zesty Zesty says...

Both of the shows have a main character that is a male. In the beginning of the shows they don't like what they have to do, Inuyasha has to go after jewel shards, Ichigo has to slay Hollows. Into the show they change their ways and become close friends to people they would have never been friends to. Both animes have a story line of the main character, and company, trying to stop something, and when they do something else comes up as a detour for them. If you like one of them there you will probably like the other one.

GrimReaper GrimReaper says...

If you compete the two you can find characters that are quite alike, and somtimes you just wait for someone form Bleach to just pop up Inuyasha or the other way around.

Deathlord9100 Deathlord9100 says...

InuYasha and Bleach both tell the tale of the hero saving / being saved by a girl and then the duo embarking on a journey together while making many new friends and allies along the way. In both Bleach and Inuyasha a main evil character is unveiled deep into the series (Bleach: Aizen Sousuke, InuYasha: Naraku) and the rest of the series involves the protagonist trying to kill the main evil character and in the process discovering new abilities and levels of power that they posess. If you like one, you will love the other.

fizrox fizrox says...

Iflong series are your thing - these one is also for you. Supernatural plot, many not senseless fightis with deamons, friendship, humour and interesting characters are things that you will also may enjoy in both of these anime.

JeadiX JeadiX says...

The main characters of these two series have very simiar personalities and the overall mood is almost identical. The plot between the two are also very similar.

eternalsong eternalsong says...

Because Bleach contains plenty of swordplay, you will definitely enjoy InuYasha. This anime combines love, romance, and, of course, swordplay into one anime. InuYasha and Ichigo both have the same characteristics: getting mad easily, sense of "true justice", etc. It is a brilliant piece of work and definitly worth your time.

rossion rossion says...

in bleach as in inuyasha the main charecter is cocky and arogent they both wield a sword suprisingly well since niether has had any experience ichigo from bleach used to kick people while inuyasha scrached them the difference is inuyasha is a half demon and ichigo kills his equivolent to demons

szetungtung szetungtung says...

They both contain sword fights between demons, monsters and people, and also the way they become stronger by the minuete...

BRID BRID says...

If you liked inuyasha/bleach you will like this because well both animes are about a generally normal person that goes to an "alternate" world. Both have a guy with a big sword that kill monsters. Both these animes are long running and you are left generally left watching the story not progress at all for long periods.but if u like long running animes about monsters, swords and fighting to get something or someone back. then these animes are for you. 

Jess3579 Jess3579 says...

Both Bleach and Inuyasha take a character from the "normal" world, and launch them into a supernatural situation. Both animes contain a combination of action, fantasy, and comedy, though Bleach is a somewhat darker anime than Inuyasha.  

ipodshuffle266 ipodshuffle266 says...

Bleach is another "samurai-type" anime, I guess you would call it. You know, guys dressed up in robes, REALLY cool hair, and giant swords.

fat10 fat10 says...

Both anime have a similar fighting style. Where two characters have to face an unknown world to them, and fight monsters with huge swords. For those who like a good samurai style, these are two animes that you must see.

HolliStar71995 HolliStar71995 says...

I just think they are kind of similar. When you think about it you have a strong main character and he weilds a SWORD and he and the sword get stronger together. They both have some screwed up backgrounds. They also battle weak enemies and strong enemies. It's REALLYYY great. Don't knock it until you try it.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series are about the adventures of two young people that are pulled into worlds that are beyond their wildest imaginations. Both worlds live in the feudal era and demonic forces plague the villagers. Magical swords, shounen-one-liners, and epic battles abound in both series. And both series have an antagonist that enjoys a good costume party. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

RG RG says...

Inuyasha = Ichigo

Kagome = Orihime

Miroku = Uryu

Sango = Rukia

Similar characters, no denying that.

Sakux Sakux says...

the two titles have good sword fightings. Also the two main characters are always improving their power to protect the people that are important to them, although InuYasha does not admit it at first.

AkaiIka13 AkaiIka13 says...

Both of them have similar begginings. There´s a main villan right from the first season and doesnt fight for the next seasons of serie, but they get new allies (Bleach- Arrankars, Inuyasha- Shishinintai)And in both, the main character has a female sidekick.

If iI missed some information of the anime, because I havent seen the whole epsiodes of both of them, PM me.

KarmicFairy KarmicFairy says...

Lots of good action (sword fighting) in both. Many likeable characters including the main and secondary. Bleach has a lot more regular characters that add to the story, but both are well worth watching. 

jiexi20 jiexi20 says...

Ok um well theres a sword and you know strong male protagonists have to have good swordsmanship. 

macdog macdog says...

In both animes, they feature strong main characters that use a sword to fight monsters. Both animes are also very long, but worth it to watch.

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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shalist shalist says...

Lots of decent swordfights, though in Inu Yasha, they seldom spend much time dwelling on the morality of killing their enemies. Basically, Rurouni Kenshin takes the same blend of humor, swordplay, and interesting characters--though without the touch of fantasy.

kamirura kamirura says...

Kenshin got the same princip as Inuyasha, except that Inuyasha feels abit more fantasy than Kenshin. But it got the same sword style. I liked both kenshin and inuyasha alot but Inuyasha feels more fun sometimes. Kenshin is alot more serious and he really kills people and makes the blood sheed.... If you want a series filled with sword tecniques and excitement you should really check this one out

VRDave VRDave says...

In a different "time" era with lovable characters just like Inuyasha. The fights and the action are great along with the neverending quest to bring Japan to peace.

miaka miaka says...

If you did enjoy Inuyasha then you should love Rurouni Kenshin. they both got very awsome fights and great stories. the thing that is different is that Kenshin is more like reality wihle Inuyasha is more fantasy. but bouth is main played in old Japan.

lantis lantis says...

Despite the differences in scope and realism, both Rourouni Kenshin and Inu Yasha seem to fit each other as action packed anime about Japan's history, wether or not they were historically acurate. You will probably appreciate the mix of action and story inherit to both series.

Anzelya Anzelya says...

Both Kenshin and Inuyasha have fighting, romance and funny scenes. The main characters in both stories are something between good and evil, yet are bent towards the good side more and more. Their reasons to turn good may differ, but the females in both stories are a great help for them. These anime take place in a somewhat medieval time and include sword fighting, as well as some unreal happenings (such as magic). If you liked one of them, you'd surely like the other one.

twobellssilence twobellssilence says...

Fighting for love, honor, and life. What more could you ask for from feudal fairytales? Epic battle scenes, memorable quotes, and soundtracks that whisk you away. And who wouldn't want either clan of wacky sidekicks? Both are must sees.

chamomille chamomille says...

If you liked one because of combination of action, fun and romance, you would like the other. Both are well-animated, especially for children. The main hero, together with his frends, figths with various enemies and also learn special techniques.

Caramelo Caramelo says...

Both series are about good winning against evil. In InuYasha, the main character, Inuyasha is a half-demon and he fights so he can become a full-fledge demon. Along the way, he falls in love with Kagome, a reincarnation of his past love. The only bad thing about this anime is that it is a tad too long, spanning 6 seasons. And soon after, you start to get a little bored.. But it's still really nice. As for Rurouni Kenshin, aka Samurai X, it's about fighting for the good. A bit cliche at some parts, but it's still nice. It includes humour and the relationships between characters are sweet. >< Anyway, if you like Inuyasha, I think you'll like Rurouni Kenshin. Vice versa :)) Highly recommended to watch both!!

dahliabao dahliabao says...

These series are very easy to get into. Also, both has a great mix of action and light-hearted humor that truly is for everybody.

QuenOScots QuenOScots says...

These shows have a lot in common, yet are very different story wise. Both contain a central male figure with special sword fighting capabilities and a surrounding cast of gifted fighters. Both series also have the goal of finding and fighting against someone of great evil. Each has a love story, touches of humor, emotional character development/backstory, and numerous battles along the way. If you like one, you should enjoy the other.

Melnut Melnut says...

Both of the series have a strong story line and sometimes keep you on the edge of the seat and other times falling off your seat, laughing. If you like comedy and action, both of them are great.

rossion rossion says...

both inuyasha and rorouni kenshin are about legendry beings kenshin being himura the batosai who disapered in the war against tocogawa not seen for 10 years before he returned as a wonderor while inuyasha is a half demon who was sealed to a tree for 50 years by his lover both were once seen as evil deadly killers but both reluctantly became heroes to save the one woman he loved in inuyasha not to be mistaken for the lover who sealed him to a tree

chii chii says...

Both anime have lots of adventures all across feudal Japan with many sword fights and enemies along the way. Both have their funny parts to them but know how to make the show go back to being serious very quickly. With amazing characters and an interesting enough plot check out one if you liked the other.

thegreatmajeni thegreatmajeni says...

If you like Inuyasha, you should Check out Kenshin (visa versa). They have the same kind of Comedy, you can also see the same kind of blend of characters, Kenshin being like Inuyasha, and Kagome being like Kaoru. If you like 1, I suggest trying the other.

sesshomarux24x sesshomarux24x says...

Both of these anime are very similar in the way that they both have action, romance and sword fighting. The male and female leads almost have the same personalities except flipped. these anime have the same emotional feel that will make you watch until the end, and the end will leave you kinda asking is there more?

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both shows involve awesome sword fighting, special swords, out of this world characters, the past, humor, love, and some darkness. Both Kenshin and Inuyasha have times when they become a darker side of themselves. For Inuyasha, it's when he turns demon. For Kenshin, it's when he becomes or nearly becomes Battosai the manslayer. Both have romance, though moreso in Inuyasha. Both also have plenty of comedy. In moods they are very similar. If you like one, you will probably like the other. The enemies in both shows are supernatural. In Inuyasha, it's demons. In Kenshin, it's other strange things. The action in both is exciting. The sword battles are awesome. If you love one, you will probably love the other.

agfake agfake says...

They have similar development of hero stories although Inuyasha has a slighlty more negative start for thr main character.

KarmicFairy KarmicFairy says...

There is a good bit of sword play and levels of mastery in both which brings along some decent fight scenes. Both are enjoyable if you like that aspect. I also like that both leads have a plutonic female counterpart who they care about. You're always hoping throughout that it leads to more. 

weaboobaby1 weaboobaby1 says...

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animekid95 animekid95 says...

For the most common thing about anime including sword fighting scenes in every anime series such as for example Inuyasha and Ruroni Kenshin for the anime series Rurouni Kenshin however it only lasted about 95 episodes which are three seasons but for the anime series Inuyasha however it only lasted about 167 episodes compared to 3 seasons of Rurouni Kenshin also known as Samurai X  for the difference on sword size comparisons in anime between Inuyasha and Rurouni Kenshin for inuyasha's tessaiga however it was bigger than Kenshin himura's sword which is the reverse blade sword.

Ranma 1/2

Ranma 1/2

Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!

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Locate Locate says...

Ranma 1/2 will bring you the same bright mix of romance and humour that you can expect from the works of Rumiko Takahashi. There is no story development like in Inuyasha, and the series is much less serious, but it should entertain you nonetheless. It also features the same Seiyuu for the main characters.

VRDave VRDave says...

Although the animation and the humor aren't as modern. The first thing I thought when I saw the first episode of Inuyasha was "RANMA!" so if anything else it will remind you of it at first. Also Ranma is a good epic story with plenty of episodes to watch and funny follies.

FireSoul FireSoul says...

Ranma and Inuyasha's manga were made by the same artist. Ranma takes places in the city and has martial arts tournaments, while Inuyasha fights demons. Both main characters love the female hero and both anime aren't confusing - they are good romantic stories and have a lot of action, and have a lot of episodes as well.

Tomikohara Tomikohara says...

It would be hard not to see any similarities between each series' main couple; They interact with each other almost the same way! Both stories are slow paced, and both men have problematic transformations to deal with.

amoncevamplover amoncevamplover says...

Both anime series are created by the same person, the storylines are similar in the way that the two male charecters in each have problems with transforming into other forms of themselves. Inuyasha into a full fledge demon, while Ranma into a young red headed girl. Both charecters are in love with the female heroine in a sort of awkward romance. Ranma is more comedy becasue it takes place in modern times, while Inuyasha is a little more serious because it takes place in feudal Japan. If you enjoyed Inuyasha, you'll love Ranma 1/2 and vise versa!

Yukikaze Yukikaze says...

If you enjoyed watching this funny and romantic anime, then you're sure to love the other. Why? Because its manga counterpart was created by the same person, Rumiko Takahashi. Also, the stories are very similar, only the setting and seriousness levels are different. There's still love triangles and drama, mythical creatures, and main characters that have more than one form. So if you liked this, try out the other.

Evlwolf Evlwolf says...

If you like Inuyasha, I think you'd like Ranma 1/2. (or vice versa) They are both romantic comedies with unusual twists! Both written by Rumiko Takahashi, they have similar moods and language, as well as character attitudes. Inuyasha and Ranma are both rough-and-tough guys (most of the time) with secrets to hide, and much to prove. If that wasn't enough, they're reluctantly falling in love with whom they'd least expect!

amizattva amizattva says...

Well, firstof all they are both the works of Rumiko Takahashi, and are very fun to watch with very interesting characters.  Although Ranma quickly dives into a fun sort of ridiculousness, and InuYasha gets more serious, they both have similar themes in that the main character is half of one thing and half of the other and is dreaming of making himself all one thing.  Both main characters also have a girl that they obviously love, but are not emotionally equipped (or mature enough) to deal with it.  Also you will find a counterpart to almost every character in each series.  After a while they both have the same voice actors.

Tanikou Tanikou says...

Ranma 1/2 and InuYasha were both very much alike, considering they were both created by Rumiko Takahashi. While InuYasha is more actiony with romance stirred in, Ranma 1/2 is more romance like with less action. If you liked one, you will definitly like the other.

starlightknight starlightknight says...

Both Inuyasha and Ranma½ are written by Rumiko Takahashi; as a result, both of these series share the same art style and the same style of romance/comedy.

While their storylines are completely different and unreleated, many similarities can be seen between the characters of the series. Inuyasha is a lot like Ranma, where Kagome is a lot like Akane; in addition, Koga is a lot like Ryoga.

Inuyasha is more storyline focused, while Ranma tends to be more random comedic fun. However, there are many similarities in style that are immediately recognizable by fans of the other series.

As a result, if you liked one series there is a good chance you would enjoy the other.

inuyasha71235 inuyasha71235 says...

If you had watched Inuyasha I suggest you watch Ranma 1/2 and vice versa. In both series, the lead female charater- Kagome (from Inuyasha) and Akane (from Ranma 1/2) are both put into situations they can't control for example, in Inuyasha Kagome is forced to search for the sacred jewel shards while in Ranma 1/2, Akane is forced into an aranged mariage, they both have to deal with jelousy for the lead male- Inuyasha and Ranma, which leads me to my next reason.

In both, the two males both have two or more females' affection, Kagome and Kikyo for Inuyasha and Ranma has Akane and Shampoo. They both have to over come the womans' emotion and deal with the tears.

If you had seen/read any of these and are a fan of Rumiko Takahashi, then defenatly see/read the other but if you liked the battle scenes and seriousness in Inuyasha, don't expect it from Ranma 1/2 because while there are some action, there are lots of funny scenes and joking.

DBZAOTA482 DBZAOTA482 says...

Though I hate InuYasha, I guess they are very much alike, mainly because it's made by the same person.

Hiromi1 Hiromi1 says...

The both are stories with lots of fun based on a relation of a boy and a girl that have to do things together. They fight together and love is on the air, but not enough to tell each other directly. In addition, main boy characters transform and depend a lot of girls. Finally, there are a lot of creatures or animals around them.

ooopsdiditagain ooopsdiditagain says...

theyre both about hard headed boys that are super strong, and inlove with a woman who are just as strong just that they have a hard time showing their love, they both have their love rivals, the perverted old man (in inuyasha the old man is a flea) and their comedy bits.

i sincerely love inuyasha it was the anime that introduced me into this world, after that came ranma. hold a strong place in my heart so theyre a must!

Jarubakit Jarubakit says...

I just want to agree on this recommendation to help out. Now I'm just filling up hundred characters.

hatefillers hatefillers says...

Same Author. The relationship between the male and female lead are very similar (both first hatelove, later more love).

GoToBed GoToBed says...

They are both works of the same person.

Inuyasha and Ranma share the same voice actor.

The characters are somewhat simular.

animekid95 animekid95 says...

For the thing on every anime that is based on the manga from Rumiko Takahashi such as Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2 because both Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2 are made by the same Creator herself because for Ranma 1/2 is probably a lot more similar before Inuyasha but for Inuyasha however in the Yasha is basically more feudal era Japan because in the English dub of both Inuyasha and Ranma 1/2 because the English voice actor Richard Ian Cox did voice Ranma saotome in the anime series Ranma 1/2 and he did voice Inuyasha in InuYasha anime series I guess because that a lot makes more sense.

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FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

I mean, these are basically the same show XD Inuyasha's a lil more plot focused, but both are super cute

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!

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Vague Vague says...

Both series have a young girl who gets thrown into the world of demons and other supernatural beings who falls for a white haired, fuzzy eared male demon with a tail...or a giant sword. While InuYasha may be a little more action based and Kamisama a little more light hearted, the two are so similar it's almost cliche. But, that being said, if you liked InuYasha and wanted more silliness or you like Kamisama and want more action (and episodes) than you should check out your respective series.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

There are a lot of similarities between these two series, particularly in character design. Yukiji looks very similar to Sango and Tomoe looks somewhat similar to Inuyasha. Both stories are about a human girl dealing with youkai. Eventually they both fall in love with their youkai companions who have past relationship issues. 

insanelymyself insanelymyself says...

Both have to do with a human girl who sucked into a supernatural world of the sort. and falls in love with a yokai whom they are very close to, both whom have had past relationship problems. Also, the art style is somewhat similar.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

While Kamisama Hajimemashita is not as action-packed as Inuyasha, both are about a young girl who meets a boy with ears. The shows each have romance and comedy, and the girl has spiritual powers. The boys like the girl back but are reluctant to admit it. There is also a past in which the non-human boys had a love affair with a human, which leads to romantic questions. I think that both of these shows have the same feel to them and will apeal to the same audience.

auracle auracle says...

Kamisama Kiss (a.k.a. Kamisama Hajimemashita) is a perfect anime to watch after Inuyasha. They both involve a school girl and a boy demon (with white hair and white dog/fox ears!). Kamisama kiss is a bit more romantic. Plus, it's very short (only 2 seasons). It still gives the same feeling that Inuyasha gives, along with comedy and adventure. I think you'd enjoy it!

Larishinobe Larishinobe says...

They are quite similar. I mean, both of them are about a girl who develop powers due to a connection to a shrine and both are about a sacerdotise who falls in love with a demon. I like them both, but I prefer Inu Yasha :D

aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both animes are yokai themed centering around a human female main character with powers. They both fall in love with their yokai companion so the animes have common genres of romance, action, adventure, and fantasy

Silkygiraffe Silkygiraffe says...

Both of these animes share a common charming female protagonist. They're both clutzy and inept, yet they always manage to accomplish their goals, with a little help from their friends of course. They make you want to scream in frustration at how helpless the are, and at the same time cheer on their bravey and persistance. They both share a compassionate and selfless nature, taking on overwhelming tasks for the sake of others. They strive for the love of the lead male protagonist, and just a hint, they both succeed.

The lead male in both of these is gruff and cynical, each having a rough backstory. Again, they're each loveable (though I think Tomoe a little more so than Inuyasha, as I find him less wishy-washy in his pursuit of Nanami) but stubborn.

The companions in each of these stories are well developed and help lead the story on its path.

Other similarities include love triangles, time traveling from the past to the present, handsome demons, and adorable fluffy ears :)

etera2011 etera2011 says...

Both of them have a female human protagonist that tames an unruly demon to the point that they acquire friends, followers, and/or love interests.

Kirimya Kirimya says...

These two anime have the romance and sci-fi type genres. The characters also pretty similar.

erikaxvanessa erikaxvanessa says...

The characters are very much the same. As I was watching Kamisama Hajimemashita, I kept thinking about how similar this was to InuYasha. Both the female characters and the male characters are the same. The romance development is about the same on both. There is more comedy in Kamisama Hajimemashita.

LuniaAngel LuniaAngel says...

Considering Inuyasha is the first anime I ever watched it is hard to find animes that live up to it to the point that they remind me of inuyasha. That is until i watched Kamisama Kiss. Both animes have very similar lead characters and often throughout Kamisama i noticed similarities between Tomoe and Inuyasha who both had fallen in love with a version of the main female in the past. Both animes have scenes that take place 500 years in the past though while Inuyasha stays in the past at most points Kamisama takes place in the present. Both animes also have similarities with the female leads as both want to help as much as they can and are trying to balance life between their duties and school.Definetly animes that can remind their viewers of details from the other anime while still keeping them interested in the anime's own perspective plot.

pawskie pawskie says...

Both of these anime are very similar in some aspects, both of them feature a female lead who is "just your average high school girl until oh no! Something happened to her and she was thrown into a world of demons and magic and stuff!" Both anime also features a sexy (oops, did I say that out loud?) special, silver-haired demon with fluffy ears and a bad attitude yet protective nature over the female lead. Both anime ALSO feature a child-like character(s) who are sometimes helpful to the female lead and annoy the crap out of the male lead.

Another thing that's very similar between the two anime is the main female and male interactions. Both sets of characters bicker with and nag their partners a lot throughout each anime, yet they can turn around and work well with each other when the time calls for it. Plus, the female lead is saving and helping the male lead heal and grow emotionally, while the male lead encourages/forces the female to grow stronger physically and in her spiritual powers.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both series feature a normal teenage girl swept up in the world of the supernatural, and how they cope with balancing their lives there and at school. 

ArtBazzle ArtBazzle says...

There are soo many similarities, even aside from the obvious (i.e. the setting of a shrine, a fox demon with white hair, a female protagonist who is bold and acts in good faith to others that also possesses some sort of spiritual powers), as well as the fox demon loving another similar human in his past who is no longer alive... However, the biggest difference is the fact that Kamisama Hajimemashita seems to focus itself less as an action anime and more as a romantice comedy.

Though some of the plot elements of Kamisama seem a little too similar to Inuyasha at times, I still enjoy both animes for what they are and the different things they bring to the table individually

Ehfie Ehfie says...

This is my first recommendation, so go easy on me. To start off, I'm a couple of episodes in, but already I'm seeing similarities between the shows. Both female leads have influence somehow over the male leads. Tomoe is a fox yokai while Inuyasha is a dog yokai (half,whatever). And both have somewhat tsundere traits, and even have similar hair. I don't want to give away too much, but I already love the show. I suggest trying Kamisama Kiss if you like Inuyasha and vice versa.

Valentina1997 Valentina1997 says...

I adore both of this anime. In both the girl falls in love with a demon but the storyline is completly different. In inuyasha the girl main character travels back in time while kamisama kiss story is in modern world. Both female characters are strong willed and kind persons.

Winston2910mimi Winston2910mimi says...

Because they are both amazing anime's and they are both romance and fantasy ! They both have similar things inside of the anime , sometimes I wonder if it's not the same author that did the two of them , anyway I really recommend inuysaha if you are a fan of kamisama kiss!!

StellaMacchia StellaMacchia says...

Kamisama Kiss is basically Inuyasha without the action/adventure.

Both have similar MC. A human girl and a demon with dog ears.

JordanJas JordanJas says...

Normal highschool girl gets involved with the demon world and has to hold her own with a demon buddy.

This describes both of these shows to a T. 

Both of these shows focus on how demons and humans can get along as fall in love as they are really not that different. The main demons both have white hair and ears and can act cold towards our main female character but they care for them very much. 

Cutesy shows to watch with some action and some fast-paced moments.

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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sothis sothis says...

Fushigi Yuugi is quite a bit more girly than Inuyasha, but still has an epic sense of quests to find things, solve things, and save the world. Lots of monsters, demons, swords, and other fun things. Same timeframe, also.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both series take place in the feudal era and involve a girl from the present traveling back to that land. In Fushigi Yugi it is in a more unconventional sense (as Miaka is sucked into a magical book to become a priestess of the Konan land), while in InuYasha, Kagome travels through a well as a reincarnated priestess. Both series revolve around the supernatural and involve a group of highly entertaining characters taking on the demons of their respective worlds.

lllbisouslll lllbisouslll says...

Both Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi involve a girl who travels to a different place/time and is thrown into some crazy situation such as boys saving girls, drama, fighting, and romance. Although as a warning, if you are not a fan of romance anime I would say these aren't a good pick for you.

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

The two main characters of Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi are similar because they both take action without thinking. The plot of the anime is also similar, as each has a girl who is transported to another world. Both stories have romance, action, adventure and comedy; they are definitely great watches.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

In both animes, a girl is transported to a separate universe/time where she finds evil and many battles. The girls also both find love in this other universe which has its problems because the characters are from different universes (more problems in Fushigi Yugi than Inuyasha).

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both shows has the same love feel to it. There isn't as much romance in Inuyasha, but the love is felt. If you enjoyed the fighting in Fushigi Yuugi, then Inuyasha is also the right anime for you. It is full of fighting.

shadowolf shadowolf says...

InuYasha and Fushigi Yugi have very similar plots which contain a girl who finds herself in a different world and meets a boy who must protect her and who she falls in love with. Both girls must make a journey across the land and along the way gathers a group of characters with their own backstory and motivations. 

Both series are a mix of action, romance, and comedy with drama mixed throughout. If you enjoy one you are sure to enjoy the other.

chii chii says...

Both anime have girls from our time that go back to feudal times and incounter wonderful new friends that will help them get back while fighting demons, monsters, and anything else that is thrown at them. Both lead girls are very whiney and quite annoying but with just cause as who wouldn't be like that if they were sucked into a strange new world. Join all these characters on their epic adventures if you liked one you should enjoy the other.

Yvienne Yvienne says...

Inuyasha and Fushigi Yuugi both are about a girl traveling back in time or in another world. Inuyasha is about this girl named Kagome who is being chased by demons for a shard of the shikon jewel ( sacret jewel or jewel of four souls

animelover1477 animelover1477 says...

In this anime both have girls that go into a diferent era, and it happened mysterious at first, but then they fall in love with a person there. kagome with inuyasha and miaka with tomhome. Not only that but in inuysha kagome travel to the era by a well while miaka travels through a book. both anime have a plot that make them go on a ourney to find something. Miaka tries to find the seven ppl and kagome the jewl shards.wither way they are both intresting to watch but I STYLL LOVE INUYASHA MORE! but this anime is good too

seine seine says...

i recommend this anime specially for those who love anime under the genre "fantasy and adventure" both anime have plots that are the same when it comes to "time". They are both having plot from the japanese's old eras.

shasha1 shasha1 says...

Both Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi travling to the past

and the same Age 

Adventure Fighting magic romance 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both animes feature school girls who are thrown out of their own time because they have special powers. They both feature supernatural things and both feel very similar to each other.

I enjoyed both of these, and if you enjoyed one I'm sure you'd enjoy the other.

crustybrat42 crustybrat42 says...

love inuyasha but fushigi yugi  is better in many ways, both are worth watching. inuyasha is more bleach/naruto type action and doesnt develop the plot as well.

cand00 cand00 says...

Both involve a high school girl being transported through time, going on adventures, and falling in love along the way.

animekid95 animekid95 says...

The reason why I love my anime recommendation between Fushigi yuugi The Mysterious Play and Inuyasha basically they're both lead similarities birthday characters in a feudal world particularly in every series such as Fushigi yuugi The Mysterious Play and Inuyasha for example for Inuyasha the character Kagome Higurashi basically is like The Reincarnation of the Priestess Kikyo when she falls into the well and has now in the feudal era Japan when she meets the half human half dog demon named Inuyasha probably pinned to a tree by Kikyo's arrows what you see in the first episode of Inuyasha but for Fushigi yuugi The Mysterious Play however the character miaka has sucked into a book and she's in a feudal China kind of like the same way how Kagome is in feudal Japan in InuYasha because the characters for example miaka Yuki and Kagome Higurashi are similarities on every characters from anime such as either Fushigi yuugi The Mysterious Play or Inuyasha for example.

Naruto

Naruto

Naruto Uzumaki is a young ninja who bears a great power hidden inside him, a power that has isolated him from the rest of his village. As such, his only dream is to become the Hokage - the most powerful ninja, and leader of the village; but first he needs to graduate! With his inability to perform even the most basic ninja techniques, it seems that all Naruto has going for him is his determination to succeed no matter what. Teamed up with the genius Sasuke, book-smart Sakura, and their team leader Kakashi, Naruto embarks on his quest to become the Hokage. But with outside forces posing a threat to the entire Hidden Leaf village, Naruto discovers that he must become much stronger if he ever wants to realize his dream and protect the friendships he's forged.

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nextolast nextolast says...

So you want fight/battle scenes... and lots of them. Both are really long series, and both have great fight/ battle elements. But it is really in the title characters attitudes that you will seee the resemblance. They really grow on you in their stubborness and rough attitue, and in their ability to overcome succesively greater obstacles

Murasakyoru Murasakyoru says...

Do you like Inuyasha? Then you are so going to love Naruto!

Naruto is very funny and very similar to Inuyasha. Where Inuyasha has samurai, Naruto is all about ninjas! Though I like the story in Naruto better, both anime are very good and if you've seen one I recommend you see the other. =)

motoman9213 motoman9213 says...

If you like InuYasha or Naruto chances are you'll like the other. They both contain a main character who grew up as an outcast because of the demon in himself (whether sealed or through blood), they both also are very stubborn and are constantly striving to become stronger. Not only that but they pick fights with just about anyone who gets in the way of their goals, so you know you'll see plenty of action. Another major plus is that they are both very long series so you'll be watching them for quite a while.

sasnin14 sasnin14 says...

There's something that makes you want to keep watching Inuyasha, just like Naruto; but it's just a charming or gut feeling. The background story is really important in both of the anime. They share something unique that can't be described with words, you'll just have to see for yourself.

RevIeryPone RevIeryPone says...

Both Naruto and Inuyasha feature a wide variety of characters. The main characters each have a dark past, but want to overcome it and gain respect. The supporting characters are also very well developed and are interesting to follow. Another plus is that there's plenty of action. So if you like action mixed with a side of tragedy and drama, you'll like both of these anime.

eplic eplic says...

The action packed thrill of it all, with a twist of drama, and in some cases incredibly random strategy that gets the main characters out of most binds! Im 90% sure you'll love naruto if you enjoyed InuYasha.

augurssj3 augurssj3 says...

Villians make a story good. Both series contain smart villians with complex plots. they both pace well and are great at adding new element even when the series gets long.

Oehr Oehr says...

There are many similarities in both series: Battles, demons, love, perverted characters, evil, many episodes and whatever. While Inuyasha is made up of concluded episodes, Naruto has a longer and more detailed story throughout the series. You decide watch you liked more!

Jess3579 Jess3579 says...

Both Inuyasha and Naruto have long spanning plots as well as smaller episode by episode conflicts. They also both include a combination of action and comedy, and fantasy elements. 

akatsukiJuS akatsukiJuS says...

Both animes have similar characters and themes... in naruto is about becoming a strong shinobi and in inuyasha is about becoming a legendary monster. There is also a little romance between the main characters and is a long fight between good and evil..

FeldonCosplay FeldonCosplay says...

Inuyasha's long story and characters are similar to naruto. of course it is completley diffrent but if you truly love inuyahsa. im sure Naruto will be the show for you.

cakeorrdeath cakeorrdeath says...

These shounen animes have the same basic premis. A group of young specially skilled heroes in search of adventure and to defeat the evil that threatens the greater good around them. Great battles and comedy hijinks accompany them on there journeys. Whilst the theme changes slightly with each anime the engaging story, great characters, exciting fights and comedy are ever present.

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

They are both shounen anime with a large number of characters. The title character seems like a strong guy who wants to protect people, but he is really so much more than that. Plus, both anime have one useless main character-either Shippo or Sakura. I prefer InuYasha because its characters are much less annoying and it has better villians.

shasha1 shasha1 says...

inuyasha and naruto The same childhood Suffering They were outcasts 

long anime ,fight,comedy,romance,enthusiasm،

Melmokitty Melmokitty says...

I loved this series not just for all the action, but also the amazing back story and romance that followed.

The Vision of Escaflowne

The Vision of Escaflowne

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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shalist shalist says...

This series is about a normal teenage girl who somehow finds the path to the planet Gaia, and suddenly finds herself holding the fate of a world of fantasy, magic, and armies of mechs in her hands.

kamirura kamirura says...

A girl suddenly draw into another world... suddenly far away from home and this world is filled with monsters. What would you do? Use your claws? ;) Escaflowne is the story of a girl who was brought into a unknown world and is suddenly know as the girl who can tell the future. Just like inuyasha needs to help kagome, a man named Van needs to help this girl. Inuyasha is abit less romantic and dramatic than Escaflowne but still a close match. One thing that is alot better about Escaflowne is that it doesn't have 100+ eps... since it's no the same thing going on under the whole series. But be sure to chech this magicfilled series out. You won't be disappointed. ^^

miaka miaka says...

If you did like Inuyasha the you should deffently see Vision of Escaflowne. both got this girls travels back in time to a fantasy world. meet the love of her life that will protect her against any evil that will harm her and she gets many new friends. both love stories are very cute and romantic. the boys don't whant to admit that they are in love but you can see it on their faces. and eventually they have no choise but to admit.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

In Inuyasha a girl travels back in time; in Escaflowne she travels to another world. It's a pretty obvious connection. Both involve a lot of fighting as well. The biggest difference is that Escaflowne tends to lean towards romance, and Inuyasha to comedy.

caitlin caitlin says...

Both Escaflowne and InuYasha are about a young and fairly normal girl who finds herself suddenly caught up in the unbelievable world of magic, with a stubborn man mixed into the mix. Both stories focus on the magic, the girl's struggles to cope, and the love that inevitably blooms from it all.

Sevoth Sevoth says...

In both series, a girl from our world is suddenly transported to another world, where she meets a boy, with whom she embarks on a long quest with.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series are about a young girl swept into a land of fantasy and wonder. She has the ability to see what others cannot, and uses this ability to aid a boy who is more than what he seems. With a band of fighters to aid them, and love issues causing drama, these are very similar stories. And with Sunrise animating both stories, the feel is quite similar. 

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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Animesgirl Animesgirl says...

If you liked Inuyasha than you would probably like Fullmetal Alchemist. It, like Inuyasha, is a heartwarming  action-packed adventure that teaches us that war isn't always the answer.

brittdeal brittdeal says...

Both stories have very in-depth plots. They evolve over time and do a great job at sucking you in. The complexities of Fullmetal mesh well with the developments of Inuyasha.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

InuYasha focuses more on a romantic aspect while including fighting and demons, while Full Metal Alchemist revolves around the main characters' comradery and the magic they possess. Each series includes oodles of fighting and an entertaining plot line.

chobitsu chobitsu says...

Both series are about more than just action and fighting, they are a journey into humanity, friendship, and love. If you liked one, you will surely enjoy the other.

ConnorD ConnorD says...

If you enjoyed inuyasha or Fullmetal alchemist, then i think youd enjoy the other. While they seem to have two totally different stories they are also a lot alike. Both shows consist of monsters or demons that tend to give them problems, and both shows are fully pascked with tons of ation and fighting!!! if you liked one of them, you should start watching the other!

wormwormboy wormwormboy says...

These shows are both long adventures with plenty of action and comedy. Inuyasha excels at having entertaining action and fun characters and Fullmetal Alchemist does much of the same. Even though Fullmetal Alchemist has a much better overall plot than Inuyasha if you were entertained by one your bond to find something you like in the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes are about a young person searching for an extraodrinary rock that grants everything you could wish for. But getting that rock takes an harrowing journey, self-realization, and a dash of drama. 

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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fancypants fancypants says...

Both Inuyasha and Claymore have similar villains: demons. while Claymore has a female lead, both main characters show similar traits and skills, are half-demon half-human, and use special sword techniques. the storyline and characters are similar enough that if you liked one you should like the other.

brittdeal brittdeal says...

In both Inuyasha and Claymore you aren't really sure if you have been taken back in time, to another dimension, or to a really odd future. This makes them both more appealing. The setting is key to the plot and the monsters in both series are what keep the attention of the viewer. If you love one you will love the other.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Claymore might be very different from InuYasha: it has no real comedy or romance, it has plenty of gore and even a story. Yet when push comes to shove, both have hardcore fights with plenty of swords action. The action is quite alike despite the different animation style; this similarity in action gives you the same feeling during the battle scenes.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both the villains in InuYasha and Claymore are demons and both of the main characters are half bloods that have to deal with the consequences and what that implies for everyone around them. They each have a special sword with which they use to kill the demons. Kagome keeps InuYasha in check not only for his personality but also for his full demon behavior whereas Claire is kept in check by Raki. They have to try and stay in control of their human selves.

Plazma Plazma says...

Both Claymore and Inuyasha take place in a feudal like time period and demon creatures are the main enemies  the two animies are very similiar despite the fact Claymore does not have too much romance.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

These anime are set in the past, though it is a very different past than what we know. Demons roam the land, making snacks of humans. The protagonist is a young woman that is the legacy of a warrior that was much stronger. Sword fights, half-demons, and plenty of action await you in these anime.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

The demons come in many different flavors in InuYasha but basically that's what both anime choke down to. The main heroes in both anime have to fight these demons and they become so powerful that they have to fight their allies, sometimes due to governing laws and their theology. Lots of great, memorable fights. If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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CodeWordChobits CodeWordChobits says...

If you enjoyed this show for the romance that always seems just out of reach, and all the misinterpreted and misguided relationships, peppered with all kinds of beautifull animation, fighting, and plot... then this one defiately deliver it all and more.

raidenxl raidenxl says...

Inuyasha is very similar to Chrono Crusade in many aspects, one of the aspects would be that their is a demon who acts tough but actually is quite a soft hearted person who cares for the people around him, and the other that the demon devotes his life to protecting his female companion who they deeply care for. Both series feature fighting between demons and an emotional and deep storyline that draws you in. Although Chrono Crusade is alot shorter then Inuyasha, Chrono Crusade manages to tell its great story none the less.

saiyamar saiyamar says...

If you liked the romance side of things with a demon and a human in this anime then you'll certainly like the other.

Both Inuyasha and Chrono Crusade are based on Demons fitting in with humans aswell as them having a troubled past. Both of these shows refer to a past relationship which the main character had with a human and then we see a new relationship similar to that happening again.

Even though Chrono crusade is rather a bit darker than Inuyasha, and Inuyasha is probably more suitable for younger anime fans, they are both similar. Inuyasha isn't so heavy on the plot all the time as Chrono is but that is to be expected with it being considerably longer than Chrono's 24 episodes.

If you liked one i recommend trying the other.

love4Sora love4Sora says...

There's a very simular love between the two main characters, and they also have past loves, and issues they want to face, but they also don't want to give up everything they have in life.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

Do you like epic fighting, good stories, lovable characters, or demons?  Do you like anime set in a historical setting?  Then both of these shows would definitely appeal to you, as they both contain such epicness.  While both InuYasha and Chrono Crusade take place in very different locales and time periods(InuYasha in fuedal Japan and Chrono Crusade in the 1920s in New York in America), if you liked one, you'd probably like the other.