Today, we are going specifically to talk about everyone’s favorite topic, demons VS humans, cool right!? Therefore, what could be better than taking Blue Exorcist as an illustration? Humans and demons are two faces of the same, rusty penny. The two worlds are very different; far beyond our imagination. The only possible way to travel between the two is possession. Yes! The same possession you had been, during all you childhood time, hearing about it in ghost stories.
In the famous series, Blue Exorcist, Satan, the ruler of Gehenna, eagerly wants to put his hands on Assiah. But, there is only one thing on his way of glory: the absence of a suitable host or the demons’ king to possess. Hence, Satan remains imprisoned in his world, not able to go out. After all his attempts to conquer Assiah, he sent his son instead, believing that he would live there as a normal human. When the time is right, he will be ready to welcome the demon king.
Rin Okumura grew to be a rather ordinary, somewhat a troublesome teenager, believing all his life that he was just a kid. That did not last for long. There comes the day when all Rin’s old, peaceful life he knew ended. That day, he was ambushed by demons. The world, as he knew it, flipped over in one second when it was truth was revealed, him being Satan’s son. In addition to his father wishes, as in reuniting once again to conquer Assiah together. There, when the devastating decision hit the king right in his face, Rin decides to be on the side of the humans. They raised him and gave him nothing but sincere love and compassion. Therefore, he feels obliged to return the favor no matter what. He began training so that he becomes an exorcist, to fight and defend Assiah’s people, alongside his brother Yukio.
10. Owari no Seraph
Owari no Seraph is a supernatural anime that is quite similar to the Blue Exorcist. It looks at the life of Yuuichirou and his constant search for vengeance and to payback for his lost dignity and family. The anime portrays the story of Yuuichirou, a young man taken hostage as a livestock, which also portrays the same case for many other children. The Moon Demon Company discovers Yuuichirou, after surviving a deadly mass murder by vampires. Now, he is driven by rage, and he also vowed to seek revenge for the terrible death of his family.
Rin and Yuuichirou share so many feature, or let us say they are driven by the same motives. Both protagonists have been uncovered of their dignity as well as they had lost their treasures, as in families. Moreover, they have to learn how to fight so that they regain all of what they have lost. Nevertheless, Rin, as well as Yuuichirou, acknowledge that the only way to achieve their goals is by joining a certain powerful organization that will assure their vengeance. These are some of common points shared between the two heroes; as well as the series.
9. Chrno Crusade
You cannot believe what the eyes see until it is proven. The surface of America in the 20s, after the Great War, is quite positive, peaceful. However, down in the shadows is a dark creature ready to reap that peace off. Sister Rosette Christopher is an exorcist that works as a part of the Magdala Order.
Her duty lies in fighting the demons that cause destruction in her city.
When Rosette was in a mission with her partner Chrno, they met a young girl Azmaria, who was targeted by her own stepfather. As Rosette and Chrno work to save her, they discover a lot about the relationship between them.
8. Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
Living the right life is all about making the right choices at the right time. This is what Rikuo Nura balanced himself to do. He does not want the evil youkai to come nowhere near him. Nura just wants to live a simple, normal life as any other kid would. Poor kid, on one hand, Rikuo’s grandfather, Nurarihyon wants him to be the leader of the clan. On the other hand, he is a quarter youkai. His secret stays hidden away from his comrades at night, proving his transformation into a youkai. This transformation lasts six hours.
This double cross identity is a burden on Rikuo that sometimes he has to choose one side to keep moving. Can you guess which side he chose? Of course his Youkai. A major similarity between Blue Exorcist, as you can see. Both chose a part of them that makes them who they are, humane.
7. Guilty Crown
With great power come great responsibilities. Guilty Crown is a not fun series, from a morbid point of view, yet still an enjoyable one. After the great outbreak of the “Apocalypse Virus” in Tokyo, Ouma Shu finds himself involved in a fight between with the two rival rebel groups, “Funeral Parlor” and GHQ. His newly gained power of extracting voids out of people’s hearts brought him many problems.
Although this series has no demons like Blue Exorcist does, expect for a lot of fights and supernatural powers, it still carries out some similar threads to it. It keeps the Wow factor going through the whole series. Also, the emphasis on the evolution of the main character and the darkness around his past gives an obvious hint about what kinds of series we are about to offer our precious time to.
6. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
The most absolute law in alchemy states in order to obtain something, you have to lose something of an equal value. Yet, the nature most unbreakable law is that no one is allowed to transfer a soul between the two realms. However, every law made bends and breaks, in return of certain consequences. Edward and Alphonse Elric are just two teenagers who grew studying alchemy, as a result, falling in love with. One day, they were waken up to devastating news, the death of their dear mother. This news can melt the toughest man, and shatters the youth.
In order to bring back their mother from the dead lands hidden in the undergrounds, the two kids faced such horrific accident result. The elder brother, Edward, lost some of his limbs and got them replaced by metallic ones. Whereas the younger brother, Alphonse, is a wandering soul without a body. Together, with their strong brotherhood, they try to find out a way to restore what they had lost.
Taking up the fifth spot lies this absolutely great, terrific, fun series Bleach. This series actually is one of the best series that covered the theme of spirits with excellence. Within its episodes, Bleach tells the story of an ordinary high-schooler, Ichigo Kurosaki who had his family attacked one day by a Hollow. After this horrible accident, the life of Ichigo Kurosaki changed for good. He had absorbed the great power of a Shinigami from the Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. All because she injured herself when rescuing the life of his family from the Hollow. This newly gained power allows him to defeat any evil spirit, a task, he told himself, not believing the upcoming changes to his life.
Now, Ichigo is entitled as the new Soul Reaper, and he is facing new, big responsibilities, cleansing his town from the plague of evil spirits. Both Ichigo and Rin are carrying huge powers and they are able to alter the course of everyone’s lives.
4. Blood Lad
Staz Charlie Blood, a powerful vampire, a ruler of the Eastern District of Demon World finally finds amusement. Rumors portray him as a bloodthirsty, merciless monser, however, in reality, Staz portrays an otaku, obsessed with Japanese culture. In addition, Staz is completely uninterested in human blood, contrary to what the rumors state. Most of the time, he leaves his territory to his underlings to control while he spends his days lazing around. His alone-time contains indulging anime, manga, and games.
Once a girl named Fuyumi Yanagi, a Japanese girl, accidentally steps into a portal that leads to the demon world, Staz finds himself amused and overjoyed. Accidentally himself, he starts getting attracted to young Fuyumi Yanagi, yet an attack takes her away from him. Then, she turns into a wandering ghost. Staz vows to resurrect her, which includes travelling to the human world, something he always wanted.
The young god, Yato, is now facing a problem of gathering some Shrine, so they would be dedicated and subjected to him. Just when things started to turn a bit harsher on Yato, he met Hiyori, who has a special ability of seeing spirit.
The two had become partners, after Yato had saved her being run down a bus. The couple signed themselves to help people get out from their problems safely.
Saving other people lives is becoming a trend with most of anime series, yet few succeed in combining spirits along the story’s plot, and this is what makes Blue Exorcist and Noragami much more similar.
The second great series that is so similar to Blue Exorcist is D. Gray-man. The hero of the series, Allen, is forced to cope with his dark past and his huge torment of his mother’s loss. Moreover, the poor kid’s life awaits more misery upcoming, precisely from his future; the Millennium Earl is ready to eliminate the existence of humanity. Allen takes responsibility, as in to release all the souls that the Earl had captured, and save humanity.
Allen and Rin have much in common. They were both born with their struggles, and obliged to use their powers and special abilities in a way that serves humankind best. Allen and Rin are driven by some sort of revenge for their past. So they team up with a strong organization that will lead them straight to their goal. Moreover, they share the same mission: stopping demons and defending humans.
1. Soul Eater
The new school at the Death City recruiting new Death Scythes. The Lord of Death himself, Shinigami, heads the school.
These Death Scythes are the children of human hybrids, who have the ability to transform their bodies into Demon Weapons.
That happens only when they consume the souls of 99 evil beings and one witch’s soul.
Soul Eater follows the students of Shibusen as they take on missions to collect souls and protect the city from the evil. Similarly to Rin and his friends that wants to protect the people of Assiah from being conquered from the king of demons.
Well, this is the end, dear reader. That awfully sounds like the beginning of a fanfiction, doesn’t it, reader? We hope that we managed to find the best, closest twins to the famous anime series Blue Exorcist. If you have another opinion than ours, if you think that another anime must take the front road, please let us know. We will be more than happy!