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10 Anime Like Ao no Exorcist

10. Tokyo Ravens
9. Tokyo Ghoul
8. Beelzebub
7. Black Clover
6. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)
5. Blood Lad
4. Noragami: Stray God
3. Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
2. D.Gray-man
1. Soul Eater

10. Tokyo Ravens

Tokyo Ravens
Synopsis – Onmyoudou magic was once a powerful technique used by the Japanese during the Second World War in order for them to gain the upper hand and establish their nation as a formidable force. But Japan was quickly defeated after the revered onmyouji Yakou Tsuchimikado caused the “Great Spiritual Disaster,” an event which plagues Tokyo to this very day. As a result of this mishap, the Onmyou Agency was established in order to exorcise further spiritual disasters and combat the demons that would make their way into the world.

Similarity – They both deal with the supernatural. Both have a main character that turn out to be a big shot and they didn’t know it. The plot in these two seem rather interesting, but they are slow to build up.

9. Tokyo Ghoul

Tokyo GhoulSynopsis – Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls’ inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.

Similarity – Both Ao no Exorcist and Tokyo Ghoul are focusing on the individual in a new world, while Ao no Exorcist is fun and sometimes comedic Tokyo ghoul is totally a mystery and contains blood an violence. Both main characters are trying to get to a new world they got into not by their choice and to live regularly in this world.

8. Beelzebub

BeelzebubSynopsis – One day, Oga is by a riverbed when he encounters a man floating down the river. After being retrieved by Oga, the man splits down the middle to reveal a baby, which crawls onto Oga’s back and immediately forms an attachment to him. Though he doesn’t know it yet, this baby is named Kaiser de Emperana Beelzebub IV, or “Baby Beel” for short—the son of the Demon Lord!

As if finding the future Lord of the Underworld isn’t enough, Oga is also confronted by Hildegard, Beel’s demon maid. Together they attempt to raise Baby Beel—although surrounded by juvenile delinquents and demonic powers, the two of them may be in for more of a challenge than they can imagine.

Similarity – Both are funny
+ Both main characters are badasses
+ Both main characters are delinquents
+ Moreover Both are related to demons

7. Black Clover

Black CloverSynopsis – The story follows Asta and Yuno as they crawl their way up the ladder of the Clover Kingdom’s Order of the Magic Knights, in the midst of scrutinies by the nobles, to become the Magic Emperor. However, the title is only reserved for a single mage, who would attain the coveted title of the strongest mage in the Kingdom, Asta or Yuno?

Similarity – Both series have protagonists as brothers, with near-dichotomous personalities, including talent levels. Both involve a single father raising both of them. If you like the fantasy & drama vibe of Ao no Exorcist, you might take a liking to Black Clover.

6. Hataraku Maou-sama! (The Devil is a Part-Timer!)

Hataraku Maou sama
Synopsis – The Demon Lord Satan seeks to conquer the world of Ente Isla by annexing its four continents with the help of his demon generals Alciel, Lucifer, Malacoda, and Adramelech. After being confronted by the hero Emilia Justina and her companions after they killed Malacoda and Adramelech, Satan Jacob and Alciel escape the world of Ente Isla through a gate to modern Tokyo, Japan.
However, due to the lack of magic in the modern contemporary world, both Satan Jacob and Alciel change into forms representing what they would look like if they were human. In order to survive, Satan Jacob takes a part-time job in a fast food restaurant named MgRonald while Alciel serves as his houseman. One day, Satan Jacob, who now goes by Sadao Maō, meets a girl who is actually Emilia in the form of Emi Yusa. The story then unfolds and explores the personalities of each of the characters and their moral values. More characters show up from Ente Isla and they too face the new world dilemmas, often comically.

Similarity – Although Ao no Exorcist isn’t a comedy, it has some funny scenes with a good character development in a universe with humans and demons, as well as Hataraku Maou-sama!;
Both have good fight scenes and characters with supernatural powers;
Both have some demons that are trying to conquer the land of humans; Rin and Maou have similar personality;
The art is similar.

5. Blood Lad

Blood Lad
Synopsis – Staz is a powerful vampire boss of a territory in the Demon World. Unlike his vampire ancestors, he prefers not to prey on humans, and would rather indulge in their Japanese otaku lifestyle of reading manga, watching anime, and playing video games.
One day, he becomes excited when Fuyumi Yanagi, an ordinary Japanese high school girl, accidentally wanders into the Demon World through a portal. The two’s first meeting is cut short by the attack of a demon who challenges his territory. When Staz goes to stop the demon, Fuyumi is killed by a carnivorous plant and turned into a ghost. Staz takes responsibility and pledges to help bring her back to life. When they take the portal, they learn that Fuyumi needs to drink Staz’s blood in order to not fade away

Similarity – Both deal with supernatural creatures and humans. Blue Exorcist has more action than Blood Lad while Blood Lad has more comedy. Both main characters (Okumura Rin and Staz) are fairly similar and goofy. The relationship between Rin and Satan is similar to the relationship between Staz and his brother Vlad.

4. Noragami: Stray God

Noragami
Synopsis – As a minor god of war, Yato not only has no followers but doesn’t even have a shrine to his name. In an attempt to become known, he charges only five yen to grant the wishes of Near-Shore dwellers (the name given to the living) to save up for his shrine. Through his missions, Yato encounters a Near Shore girl named Iki Hiyori, whose soul frequently slips out of her body, and Yukine, a wandering spirit whom he adopts as his Regalia (weapon). Together, they work to kill off corrupted spirits (Phantoms) while Yato continues in his quest to become a famous god.

Similarity – Main characters, Rin and Yato, are both powerful supernatural beings as Rin is the son of Satan and Yato is a god. They both try to restore their honour and a place in the world, even for such goofs.
The phantoms/demons in both worlds show a lot of similarities.
Both set in modern day with supernaturals run the world.

3. Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)

Nurarihyon no Mago (Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan)
Synopsis – Rikuo Nura doesn’t want anything to do with evil youkai, and just wants a normal life. Too bad he’s a quarter youkai, and Nurarihyon, his grandfather, is insistent that he takes over as head of the Nura Clan. He’s able to keep his supernatural secret life hidden from his classmates, as he can only transform into a youkai at night, for six hours at a time.

Unfortunately for him, various youkai factions are out to target both his youkai and human friends, and like it or not, he needs to embrace his youkai side. Life is not easy when you’re Nurarihyon’s grandson.

Similarity – As both of them revolve around demons (yokai) and the main character are both in their teens so they can both be related with each other in that sense. They both have their funny moments and the two main characters Rin and Riuko both fight with a katana.

2. D.Gray-man

DGray manSynopsis – Set in an alternate 19th century, the story focuses on an organization of exorcists, named the Black Order, as they defend humanity against the Noah Family, reincarnations of Noah and his twelve apostles whom bear hatred towards humanity and God led by a man known as the Millennium Earl. In contrast to the Innocence, the Noah Family’s weapons are derived from a power source known as Dark Matter. Dark Matter, grants the Noah superpowers, along with the ability to create and control demons

Similarity – Both are shounen action series where the protagonists are Exorcists with special powers who fight and defeat demons, and who are regimented in an academy setting with their comrades. Both are battle series with strong biblical themes and dark gothic art.

1. Soul Eater

Soul EaterSynopsis – Soul Eater is set at Death Weapon Meister Academy for short—located in the fictional Death City in Nevada, United States. The school is run by Shinigami, also known as Death, as a training facility for humans with the ability to transform into weapons, as well as the wielders of those weapons, called meisters.
Attending this school is meister Maka Albarn and her scythe partner Soul Eater; assassin Black Star and his partner Tsubaki Nakatsukasa, who can turn into weapons such as a kusarigama, shuriken, and ninjatō; and Shinigami’s son Death the Kid and his pistol partners Liz and Patty Thompson. The goal of the school’s meister students is to have their weapons defeat and absorb the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch, which will dramatically increase the power of the weapon and turn them into “death scythes”, weapons capable of being used by Shinigami.

Similarity – Both Anime styles are the king you would find in those nice child-friendly movies you might watch for Halloween. They have a wide cast of characters and things get crazy as the plot progresses. Both series are action packed. The stories are very similar except in Ao no exorcist they have their own weapons, unlike in soul eater where they had the meister and “weapons” which were actually another person.

Credits – MAL, Wikipedia

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