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10 Anime Like Beelzebub
10. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)
9. Kill la Kill
8. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
7. Blood Lad
5. Ao no Exorcist
3. Hataraku Maou-sama!
2. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
10. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (TV)
Synopsis – To the average person, psychic abilities might seem a blessing; for Kusuo Saiki, however, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Gifted with a wide assortment of supernatural abilities ranging from telepathy to x-ray vision, he finds this so-called blessing to be nothing but a curse. As all the inconveniences his powers cause constantly pile up, all Kusuo aims for is an ordinary, hassle-free life—a life where ignorance is bliss.
Unfortunately, the life of a psychic is far from quiet. Though Kusuo tries to stay out of the spotlight by keeping his powers a secret from his classmates, he ends up inadvertently attracting the attention of many odd characters, such as the empty-headed Riki Nendou and the delusional Shun Kaidou. Forced to deal with the craziness of the people around him, Kusuo comes to learn that the ordinary life he has been striving for is a lot more difficult to achieve than expected.
Similarity –Both feature an overpowered protagonist and his daily life
For Beelzebub, it’s Oga and his strength (and baby Beelzebub) and for Saiki, it’s his psychic powers.
Both anime feature a silly, slapstick style of comedy, it gets very ridiculous at points but still remains funny.
The side-love interest also reminds me of each other, Kunieda and Teruhashi both put up fronts but they actually are sensitive, timid girls on the inside and in denial of their love for the protagonists.
9. Kill la Kill
Synopsis – After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school’s brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called “Goku Uniforms,” which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.
Thoroughly beaten in a fight against one of the students in uniform, Ryuuko retreats to her razed home where she stumbles across Senketsu, a rare and sentient “Kamui,” or God Clothes. After coming into contact with Ryuuko’s blood, Senketsu awakens, latching onto her and providing her with immense power. Now, armed with Senketsu and the Scissor Blade, Ryuuko makes a stand against the Elite Four, hoping to reach Satsuki and uncover the culprit behind her father’s murder once and for all.
Similarity – Interestingly enough, the comedy/shounen flicks, Beelzebub and Kill la Kill are quite similar in setup, execution, and of course enjoyment! Some similarities they share are:
School theme—if you liked the school premise, where there is a main character “challenging/getting challenged” by other groups/gangs you will enjoy both, for both use the school as a catalyst to move the plot. The school is also like a gag, which is quite silly, as they do not represent how a normal school is at all.
8. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Synopsis- There is no putting it lightly—Tsunayoshi Sawada is just no good. He is clumsy, talentless, and desperately in love with the school idol Kyouko Sasagawa, a girl so completely out of his league. Dubbed “Loser Tsuna” by his classmates, he seems to be the very personification of failure in the guise of a middle-schooler.
Tsuna’s boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the mysterious Reborn, who happens to be a hitman… and shockingly, a baby! Sent from the strongest Mafia family in Italy, Reborn is assigned the daunting mission of preparing the dull middle schooler to succeed the ninth boss of the notorious Vongola family, who is on the brink of retirement. The dull boy has a grueling road ahead, but with the help of his new criminal affiliates and his peculiar home tutor, perhaps even Loser Tsuna can achieve greatness.
Similarity – In both series, the main male protagonist has a ‘partner’ of sorts and they have a rather strange relationship. However, they do care about one and the other in various episodes as they deal with various conflicts. The main male protagonist holds responsibilities for their ‘partner’.
Both series has a lot of humor and takes place in a high school life. They both also contain a large character cast with characters of different personalities.
There’s plenty of action, drama, and humor especially involved in the words used in various dialogues.
7. Blood Lad
Synopsis – Staz Charlie Blood is a powerful vampire who rules the Eastern district of Demon World. According to rumors, he is a bloodthirsty and merciless monster, but in reality, Staz is just an otaku obsessed with Japanese culture and completely uninterested in human blood. Leaving the management of his territory to his underlings, Staz spends his days lazing around, indulging in anime, manga, and games.
When Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally wanders through a portal leading into the demon world, Staz is overjoyed. But just as he is starting to feel an unusual attraction to her, his territory is attacked, resulting in Fuyumi’s untimely death. She turns into a wandering ghost and the crestfallen Staz vows to resurrect her as this would mean being able to travel to the human world, something he has always dreamed of.
Blood Lad follows Staz and Fuyumi, soon joined by the spatial magician Bell and the half-werewolf Wolf, as they travel to find a magic that can bring humans back to life.
Similarity – both series involve supernatural elements. For instance, the main male protagonist has powers as well as being hotheaded on many occasions. However, they do protect for what they care about. They also have reputations in their community (although for different reasons).
Among other things, there is a LOT of comedy in both series. Even some of the action scenes have this so the mood is very lighthearted. Then, there are the strange misunderstandings that happen around the communities of both series. Furthermore, there are demons present in both series. The main female protagonist is a bit different though but they have a strange relationship with the main guy.
Synopsis – One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, gets a miraculous chance to turn it all around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a young boy. His ultimate sacrifice is so out of character that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet prepared to let him pass on. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke an opportunity to regain his life through completion of a series of tasks. With the guidance of the death god Botan, he is to thwart evil presences on Earth as a Spirit Detective.
To help him on his venture, Yuusuke enlists ex-rival Kazuma Kuwabara, and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together, they train and battle against enemies who would threaten humanity’s very existence.
Similarity – Both animes begin with a teenager getting involved with the demon realm without having a say in it.
In both Yu Yu Hakusho’s and Beelzebub’s universe exists a mazoku (demon) race.
Both main characters are delinquent,being the strongest in their school.
Both have young, baby looking “demon lords” ( Bel and Koenma). Although Koenma has over 500 years and can transform into an adult, whereas Bel is really a newborn.
Both are shounen where the main character gets more powerful with each fight, gaining “nakamas” along the way.
5. Ao no Exorcist
Synopsis –Humans and demons are two sides of the same coin, as are Assiah and Gehenna, their respective worlds. The only way to travel between the realms is by the means of possession, like in ghost stories. However, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, cannot find a suitable host to possess and therefore, remains imprisoned in his world. In a desperate attempt to conquer Assiah, he sends his son instead, intending for him to eventually grow into a vessel capable of possession by the demon king.
Ao no Exorcist follows Rin Okumura who appears to be an ordinary, somewhat troublesome teenager—that is until one day he is ambushed by demons. His world turns upside down when he discovers that he is, in fact, the very son of Satan and that his demon father wishes for him to return so they can conquer Assiah together. Not wanting to join the king of Gehenna, Rin decides to begin training to become an exorcist so that he can fight to defend Assiah alongside his brother Yukio.
Similarity – Both animes focus on the son of the Demon King / Satan in the human world, both protagonists have to learn to control their powers (Rin his blue flames and Beel his electricity, in the case of Beel he evolves with Oga).
In both, there are clashes between humans and demons.
Ao in the Exorcist being more dramatic and, Beelzebub being more comic.
Synopsis – Ichigo Kurosaki is an ordinary high schooler—until his family is attacked by a Hollow, a corrupt spirit that seeks to devour human souls. It is then that he meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki, who gets injured while protecting Ichigo’s family from the assailant. To save his family, Ichigo accepts Rukia’s offer of taking her powers and becomes a Soul Reaper as a result.
However, as Rukia is unable to regain her powers, Ichigo is given the daunting task of hunting down the Hollows that plague their town. However, he is not alone in his fight, as he is later joined by his friends—classmates Orihime Inoue, Yasutora Sado, and Uryuu Ishida—who each have their own unique abilities. As Ichigo and his comrades get used to their new duties and support each other on and off the battlefield, the young Soul Reaper soon learns that the Hollows are not the only real threat to the human world.
Similarity – Many similarities between both series. There’s young typical boy who is attending school, but after few minutes, we can see, that there’s much more about him and that’s not to be only his delinquent’s habits. The first episode shows us characters from the different world, who came to our place, because of their own reasons. I didn’t read the manga, but I think, there will be many many more charas, so we are receiving another “never-ending story”.
3. Hataraku Maou-sama!
Synopsis – Striking fear into the hearts of mortals, the Demon Lord Satan begins to conquer the land of Ente Isla with his vast demon armies. However, while embarking on this brutal quest to take over the continent, his efforts are foiled by the hero Emilia, forcing Satan to make his swift retreat through a dimensional portal only to land in the human world. Along with his loyal general Alsiel, the demon finds himself stranded in modern-day Tokyo and vows to return and complete his subjugation of Ente Isla—that is if they can find a way back!
Powerless in a world without magic, Satan assumes the guise of a human named Sadao Maou and begins working at MgRonald’s—a local fast-food restaurant—to make ends meet. He soon realizes that his goal of conquering Ente Isla is just not enough as he grows determined to climb the corporate ladder and become the ruler of Earth, one satisfied customer at a time!
Whether it’s part-time work, household chores, or simply trying to pay the rent on time, Hataraku Maou-sama! presents a hilarious view of the most mundane aspects of everyday life, all through the eyes of a hapless demon lord.
Similarity – In both series, there is a lighthearted tone. More importantly, though, they involve the main character who is a demon known for having powers but seems to be sealed away.
The main male protagonist’s life also seems to strange forever after a certain event and they are forced to adapt to their new lifestyle. They also seem to have a rocky relationship with the main female character.
Both series involves some action and there is a theme of ‘conquering the world’.
Both series also features another female character who seems to be interested in the main male protagonist.
2. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
Synopsis – Dreaming of changing the world for good, Akuto Sai transfers to Constant Magic Academy where he befriends a virtuous ninja clan member, Junko Hattori. On the way to the academy, they vow to make the world a better place together; however, the situation suddenly takes a turn for the worse upon his arrival—it is prophesied that he will become the Demon King!
As word of his destiny spreads, the school begins to fear him, and Junko’s trust in him falters. While Akuto is determined to not let his predicted future control his fate, it seems as though everything he says and does only serve to reinforce the fact that he is destined to be the Demon King. Moreover, he is surrounded by a harem of beautiful girls who each have their own plans for him, ranging from bringing him to justice to simply showering him with love. With his newly awakened powers, Akuto must cope with his constantly growing list of misfortune and fight to prove that his fate is not set in stone.
Similarity – Same atmosphere, Both consists of Demon Lord & pretty girls, & trusty sidekicks.
Both the protagonist Have awesome powers. Both are funny & good to watch.
The difference is there is no baby attached to Akuto.
Synopsis – Twenty years ago, Edo-period Japan suffered a great cultural shock—the aliens called Amanto invaded the Earth, overpowered the nation’s government, and outlawed the carrying of swords by the once proud samurai. Moreover, the aliens took the people’s jobs and are currently running Japan as a sweatshop using the natives as laborers. In this strange new era are Gintoki Sakata, an eccentric samurai whose personal trademarks are his naturally permed silver hair, his love of anything sweet, and his addiction to Shonen Jump; Shinpachi Shimura, the teenaged heir of the Kakido-Ryu style; and Kagura, an incredibly strong alien girl from the powerful Yato clan. The trio is self-employed in an odd jobs shop called Yoruzuya Gin-chan, which offers to do almost anything for a price, from finding lost kittens to saving the world. Unfortunately, the jobs rarely go as planned, or pay enough to cover the pain and suffering the employees encounter—never mind their rent.
Similarity – Same Comedy and atmosphere…
both have many similar things to mention.in character design, both have a lazy and easy going and strong man as the main character.both have a simple and straight character to support the story in comedy section and a girl with monstrous power.
as for the story, both have their main story hidden in their amusing side stories and the comedy part is just not for the beginning but most of the chapters
and a lot more things in common …
Credits – MAL