Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi

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Naruto

Naruto

Once, the ninja village of Konohagakure was attacked by an evil nine-tailed fox spirit. This demon slaughtered many people until the leader of Konohagakure, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life to seal the fox inside a newborn child - Naruto Uzumaki. Now, twelve years later, Naruto is a member of the Ninja Academy; but due to his past Naruto is shunned by the rest of the village, and since he has no friends or family he plays the part of class idiot to get attention. However, he is determined to gain respect by becoming the next Hokage - the most powerful shinobi in the village. With his apparent lack of abilities, will Naruto be able to realize his goal through determination alone?

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poetax poetax says...

Action, violence, and protecting the ones you love.  Naruto and Kekkaishi both have many of the same themes.  The also share similar main characters who may not be as strong as everyone else, but the sure do have a whole lot of endurance.  There are a lot of parallels between these two manga.  You will probably like one if you like the other

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yuusuke is a street-fighting, class-skipping juvenile delinquent. Killed in an unexpected act of kindness, he thwarts the spirit-world bureaucracy and ends up with a second chance at life... as infant prince of death Koenma's Spirit Detective! Simultaneously cheered on and kept in line by Keiko Yukimura, his childhood friend, he is joined by a spiritually aware human, two demons on parole, and guided by a much too lively ferry girl of the dead. Together they plow through demons, tournaments, hijinks, intense "martial arts" training, cross-dressers, dungeons, conspiracies and bad puns alike. At the end of the day, what's it all for? Kicking butt and saving the world, of course!

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kittycat kittycat says...

Protecting the people they care about is what the two main characters of Yu Yu Hakusho and Kekkaishi do. Only that's just their added bonus that comes with the exciting jobs of fighting demons trying to rule the world and what not. The stories are pretty much the same if you think of it only as a story with people that have extraordinary strength and fighting skills, trying to protect the human world from demons and what not. The only thing is that these two people have huge hearts but they tend to make others feel nervous.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

In 1920s America, Sister Rosette Christopher is a young nun of the Magdala Order - a military branch of the church charged with exorcising demons. Together with her assistant and best friend Chrno, a demon who Rosette has a contract with, she is sent on various missions to fight the many different monsters that lurk in the shadows. However, Rosette's main motive is to find information regarding her brother Joshua, who was kidnapped by Chrno's former ally Aion for unknown reasons. Aion has an ambitious plan that threatens the future of the world, and it's up to Rosette and Chrno to figure out Aion's plans and rescue Joshua before time runs out...

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kittycat kittycat says...

Defeating demons isn't as easy as it seems when you don't really have that much determination to fight them, so why do Yoshimori and Rosette fight these demons when they don't have the determination to fight them? Is it just because it's their job? Or is there another reason?

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.

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Goshin Goshin says...

At first these two might seem different because of the setting and premise, but they share many underlying themes. we have a younger boy infatuted with a older and more skillfull female. the female leads of both stories slowly come to respect the protaginists as they grow.

Another similarity between the two exist in how tactics and skills are employed in battles as they are learned, instead of random powerups

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country.  As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep.  In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane.  But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

In both of these manga, a boy develops a crush on a girl with a higher status than him. Their idyllic worlds are shattered, and very quickly, the boy grows into a powerful defender who will do anything to protect the girl he likes. You've got to admire that dedication. :)

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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Thrawn Thrawn says...

Superpowers and one boy who can tap into his buffed up kick ass powers from within. Each of the main dudes (Ichigo for Bleach and Yoshimori for Kekkaishi) have crazy power, but are untrained in the ways of utilizing it to their full, face wrecking potential. So they learn as a plot moves on, a plot that grows bigger and more grand over time from the initial world-building/introductions and almost episodic content.

Balancing action and comedy, both fulfill the need for cool fights and comedy in the downtime inbetween said fights while developing and fleshing out characters. Both are long-runners and pack on the volumes so be prepared for the long haul if you're determined to see them through.

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Ghost Sweeper Mikami

Overdevelopment and crowding in Japan has forced many of its indigenous spirits and ghosts to lose their homes. Due to problems caused by the homeless spirits, a new profession was created, the Ghost Sweepers (GS). Private exorcists for hire; they serve only the highest bidder to survive in the cutthroat corporate world. Among this, the Mikami GS Company, led by Reiko Mikami and her two assistants, the teenage boy Tadao Yokoshima and the ghost girl Okinu, is said to be the best.

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Soul Eater

Soul Eater

In a bizarre fantasy world, students known as meisters are trained at the illustrious Shinigami Weapon Meister University; but the tools they wield are no ordinary weapons! Each meister is paired with a human-like being who can transform into a weapon at will; and after defeating a pre-kishin - a human whose soul has darkened - the weapon eats the soul within it. A meister's ultimate goal is to collect ninety-nine pre-kishin souls and one of a witch so that his or her partner will become an all-powerful Death Scythe. Maka and her partner Soul Eater; Assassin Black Star and his partner Demon Blade Tsubaki; and Shinigami's son Death the Kid and his partners the Demon Twin Pistol Thompson Sisters each vie for their ultimate goal, but plenty of challenges and adventures lie in their way!

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Ogre Slayer

Ogre Slayer

There was once an ogre mother who gave birth to a human-looking child. Instead of an ogre's horn, this child was born with a sword in hand called the "Onigirimaru" or Ogre Slayer. He has no name and is only refered to by the name of his sword. Though he appears human, he is pure ogre. Believing that he will become human once all of his kind vanished from the world of humans, he sets out on his destiny to slay all of his kind. Even now, in the mother world of Japan, he is still out there slaying ogres.

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NORA: The Last Chronicle of Devildom

NORA: The Last Chronicle of Devildom

The powerful demon leader Dark Liege has a big problem with the hot-headed and cocky Nora, but Nora has ignored and insulted her for the last time. As punishment for his ignorance, Dark Liege seals his demonic powers and sends him to the human world until he has learned his lesson. Now, a furious Nora is not only powerless, but also has to deal with becoming a familiar to a teenage boy! Kazuma Magari decides to make it his duty to tame his new "do"and teach him some manners, but Kazuma's life gets even more complicated as a demon civil war begins to break out around him. Can he teach his dog demon some new tricks to crush the resistance, or will he fall victim to the coming battle?

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