Ga-rei

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Bleach

Bleach

Ichigo Kurosaki is an average high school boy with a not-so-average ability to see spirits - something that hadn't affected his life much until a strange woman entered his room one day. Named Kuchiki Rukia, she's a shinigami who was sent from the spirit world to destroy a hollow - a dead-soul-turned-monster; and much to her surprise, Ichigo can see her. When the hollow suddenly attacks his family, Rukia intervenes and is injured in the process, leaving Ichigo to fight it himself. But when Rukia lends him her shinigami powers - which is forbidden - he inadvertently drains them away and has no way to return them. Now, Ichigo is a full-fledged shinigami who must juggle his studies with his newfound duty of fighting hollows; but having gained his powers through forbidden means, the spirit world isn't going to leave Ichigo alone. Ichigo and Rukia must keep their situation a secret from the other shinigami, or the consequences could be dire.

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Figrysia Figrysia says...

Ga Rei is one of the great mangas that luckily caught my eye. The work done on this manga is magnificent and beautiful.

Bleach is one of the most read manga in Japan and al lot of effort is put into its procudtion on both anime and manga.

Ga Rei and Bleach both display stories about spiritual phenomena and exorcism. Bleach is more physical-fighting based while Garei uses and array of ways to exorcise ghost

Omurqi Omurqi says...

Ga-Rei and Bleach are both manga combining the supernatural with action and comedy aplenty. They both have lead characters initially living in the regular, everyday world, but who eventually get sucked into supernatural affairs involving evil spirits of sorts (hallows in Bleach, spirits and demons in Ga-Rei). If you enjoyed one of these for their particular blend of plot elements, give the other a try!

D.Gray-Man

D.Gray-Man

Allen Walker is not your average fifteen-year-old boy - he is an exorcist and a member of the Black Order, an organization charged by the Church with the elimination of Akuma. The Akuma are the minions of The Millenium Earl - an evil demon-like entity intending to cleanse the world by destroying the entire human race in the manner of Noah's great flood. Allen and the other exorcists are special people who are compatible with a substance named Innocence, which allows them to form Anti-Akuma weapons; and as such Exorcists are the only ones capable of fighting the Akuma. Allen and his friends must battle to save humanity from the Akuma and Earl's evil plans.

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D.Gray-Man is a manga that magnificently displays a blend of excorcism and fighting with a cool goth theme wrapped with many races around the world and displayed with a story of dramatic and funny proportions. This is truly a good manga that rightfully deserves a crown.

Ga-Rei is similar manga depicting exorcism immersed with a rich dose of Japanese culture and ancient folklore. It have magnificent visuals and much effort is spent drawing on each page. The story is amazing and drama and comedy comes in perfectly with it. Sadly this manga that rivals D.Gray-Man and Bleach is under appreciated by manga reader everywhere.

Check both of these manga out will not disappoint you! I swear it!

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

Lucifer and the Biscuit Hammer

Yuuhi Amamiya is a loner whose mistrust of people was instilled in him at a young age by his abusive grandfather. So when an annoying talking lizard tells the university student that he is one of twelve knights chosen to stop the gigantic "biscuit hammer" before it smashes the Earth to smithereens, Yuuhi has no inclination to rescue such an unkind world. Despite his apathy, the boy is targeted by a golem while going about his day-to-day life, and ends up teaming up with the other knights anyway. One of his new companions is Samidare Asahina, the "princess" and leader of the knights, who secretly is only trying to protect the Earth so she can destroy it herself! Entranced, Yuuhi swears eternal loyalty to this cheerful devil that promises to crush the world he despises.

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JAhU JAhU says...

This one is hard to explain, but Hoshi no Samidare and Ga-rei feel somewhat alike. Maybe it's because of the similarity between the protagonists in those two manga or maybe it's because of the style of humor. Anyway if you liked one of those manga, you probably going to like the other one as well.

Princess Resurrection

Princess Resurrection

Hiro Hiyorimi is a boy who moved to the city to live with his sister; but as he was walking around town one day, he sacrificed himself to protect a girl from being hit by falling beams, and subsequently lost his life. Her name is Hime, and she is a princess who has the power to revive the dead with the flames of life. In return for reviving Hiro, he must work as a servant to protect her from any harm that comes her way. Yet even though Hiro now has a partially immortal life, his flames of life must be recharged daily or he will die yet again. Hime’s life is targeted by her siblings because the throne of the royalty is at stake, so Hiro must step up as a faithful servant to protect her life at all cost!

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Both Kaibutau Oujo and Ga-rei can be episodic at times and when that happens they get the monster-of-a-week feel to them (though there are still ties to the main storyline in both cases). The enemies in both of those manga are usually taken from lore and urban legends. The style is different in those two, but if you liked that rich collection of various monsters in one of those manga, the other one might interest you as well.

xxxHOLiC

xxxHOLiC

At first glance, Kimihiro Watanuki appears to be a normal high school student; but little do people know that not only is Watanuki able to see spirits, but he's also a magnet for them! One day, after being chased by one such spirit, Watanuki happens upon a strange building. There he meets a mysterious witch named Yuuko, who claims she can get rid of his ability to see spirits - for a price: Watanuki must work as her housekeeper until he has paid off the cost of granting his wish. Now Watanuki's eyes are being opened to an entirely new side of the world as he assists Yuuko in her work, all while balancing the housework, his schoolwork, and most importantly, ensuring that Yuuko is never out of sake!

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The protagonist of Ga-Rei and the protagonist of xxxHolic are quite similar. They both have a ghost problem which is: they can see ghosts and much to their own dismay, ghosts really like to torment them. As the story progresses, both of them end up having a job where they have to deal with ghosts and spirits. Did I mention that both of those manga feature lots of elements take from Japanese lore? Anyway, if you liked one go check the other too.

Let's Fight Ghost

Let's Fight Ghost

A boy named Park BongPal has psychic abilities to see, talk, and - get this - touch ghosts.

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Guy can see ghosts; Ghosts can see him; They annoy him so much that he wants to beat the s*** out of them. This is how you could describe the male leads of both Let's Fight Ghost and Ga-re. If you find such plot interesting, those two are highly recommended.

Kami to Sengoku Seitokai

Kami to Sengoku Seitokai

Katsuragi lost his parents in an accident and is now all alone. He missed the first months of school and now he arrives to be put through a lot of weird occurences. The school he is attending is said to be the center of the universe and he must fight to become the king. His opponent however was a crybaby he used to protect. Does he have what it takes to fight against his childhood friend, deal with girl problems and prove his nickname, the unsinkable?

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I can't really explain why, but for some reason those two action shounen series felt alike. If you liked one of them and want to check something similar, you could try reading the other one as well.

Otogi Matsuri: Dark Offering

Otogi Matsuri: Dark Offering

A teenaged outsider with strange new powers is Earth's only hope against a horde of demonic invaders! When high school student Yousuke Suruga accidentally breaks an ancient shinto shrine, his physical body merges with the Bow of Suzaku, an enigmatic weapon from ancient times. Yousuke's only hope lies with Ezo, the eccentric history teacher who wields the Spear of Seiryuu, another mystic weapon that, when combined with the Bow of Suzaku, may be the world's only hope against the ever-growing threat of the monster realm.

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Yakoz Yakoz says...

Ga-rei and Otogi Matsuri are two titles that won't make it to your top 10 manga of all time, that's for sure. What they can give you is an amazing show of drawing skills from two great mangaka in drawing not characters (they still can be appreciated), but original, and detailed monsters, ghosts, spirits. Yes, they're both action manga, they're both violent. But the talent shown in drawing these creatures is something you don't see often.

Kurozakuro

Kurozakuro

Timid Mikito is frequently bullied in school, his childhood friend Saki often coming to his aid, much to his embarrassment. All the boy wishes is to be strong for her, and one day, Mikito gets his wish. In his dreams, a mysterious being called Zakuro speaks to Mikito in front of a barren tree, and offers him the power he desires – in exchange, he must simply 'make the tree bloom'. Upon awakening, the student finds newfound strength and terrifying desires… and soon, he fantasizes about killing and eating everyone, including his friends and family. And as if things couldn't get any worse for Mikito, hunters appear, hunters who want him dead...

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The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen

The Witch's House: The Diary of Ellen

Ellen, who has been plagued by sickness her whole life, heavily relies on her mother's care and love. When the bond between them decays in a horrific turn of events, Ellen despairs that she'll never get the love she so desperately craves and thinks she's done for-that is, until she crosses paths with a mysterious black cat. The cat offers her powers and a house to live in, which seems to change Ellen's life for the better. But the new witch soon discovers the gruesome secrets within this ever-changing house...

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