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Anime Like Bleach - Anime Recommendations

Updated on January 12, 2014

Anime Like Bleach

While Bleach is quite a popular and good anime, there are also other anime that can be just as good as Bleach. Below are some popular anime during the airing of each of them. They all have some sort of supernatural ability. I try to keep it close to Bleach's theme, but it can quite hard to categorize them.

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Rurouni Kenshin

Himura Kenshin is the main protagonist of the anime. He offers protection and aid to those that need his help to atone for his sins he committed. He is a "Hitokiri Battōsai", a former assassin in the Bakumatsu War. He then meets a young woman named Kamiya Kaoru who was fending herself from a murderer that proclaimed himself as the "Hitokiri Battōsai". Kenshin defends Kaoru and defeats the murderer. Upon knowing that Kenshin is the real Battōsai, she offers him to stay at the dojo for helping her. After living with her and meeting new friends along the way, Kenshin finds out that his successor as the new Battōsai, Shishio Makato, plans to conquer Japan, Kenshin went to look for him...

Although there is are supernatural powers in the anime, the fighting actions and comedy more than make up for it.

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Samurai Champloo

Fuu works as a waitress in a tea shop. Some samurais arrive at the shop and starts harassing her. Thankfully, she gets saved by a mysterious rogue named Mugen and a ronin called Jin. Mugen is a fierce warrior with Bboying inspired fighting style while Jin has a traditional samurai style. They started fighting and caused the death of the magistrate's son. They get sentenced to death, but Fuu rescued them. Fuu then asks them if they would like to go on a journey with her to find "the samurai who smells sunflowers".

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Ga-Rei: Zero

The Japanese Ministry of Defense is responsible for protecting the Japanese people. They have a group of special forces from the Paranormal Disaster Countermeasure Headquarters to defend people from supernatural events. The special forces were sent to kill demons known as Kasha. However, the special forces keeps getting killed one by one. They realized someone had betrayed them and has turned into a renegade...

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Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana's story revolves around the Crimson Realm and the human world. The Crimson Realm is the home of Crimson Denizens and they can manipulate the power of existence that is the fuel of one's soul. The Denizens that do not care about humans collect power of existence from them for their own selfish agendas. However, some powerful Denizens known as Lords of the Crimson Realm contract with humans to become a Flame Haze, whose mission is to maintain the power of balance between the two worlds. A young boy named Yuji Sakai meets a flame hazed girl called Shana when she was fighting Denizens in the city. Shana tells Yuji is dead a long time ago and he is a "torch"...

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Kagome Higurashi, a middle school girl, has to get her cat from the well. While she was trying to do that, a centipede demon jumps out of the well and pulls her in. She ends up being in ancient Sengkou period of Japan. Kagome happens to have the Sacred Jewel of Four Souls, which is the reason why the demon attacked her. In a desperate attempt to save herself, she unsealed a half-dog demon, half human InuYasha to help defeat the centipede demon. The Jewel eventually shattered and is spread out across Japan. It holds great power to whoever possesses it. Kagome and InuYasha then goes on a journey to retrieve the Jewel...

This anime like Bleach is great. Although it is a rather old anime, it definitely is a hit during the time it aired. Check it out!

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Gin Tama

Another anime like Bleach, Gin Tama takes place in Japan. Aliens known as "Amanto" conquered Japan in the Edo period. The samurai's in Japan fought them but they were defeated. After that, carrying swords in the public were banned.

The story is about a funky samurai called Gintoki Sakata. He helps a teenager called Shinpachi to save his sister Tae from a group of Amanto's who wants to make her a prostitute. Shinpachi is indebted to this and is also impressed with Gintoki. He decides to help Gintoki as a freelancer. One day, they rescue an Amanto with superhuman strength named Kagura from Yakuzas who wanted to abuse her strength to kill people. Together with Shinpachi and Kagura, they form a freelancer group that does everything.for a fee...

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YuYu Hakusho

Yusuke Urameshi, a street gangster was hit by a car and killed after trying to save a young boy. He is then greeted by Botan, who takes souls to the "Underworld". However, due to his "heroic" act, they could not figure out if he should be going to hell or heaven. Yusuke was then given a chance to get revived if he passed a series of test. He did eventually pass it with his friends help and becomes the "Underworld Detective". He is now in charge of looking out for supernatural activity in the world... | Source

Shaman King

The story revolves around Manta Oyamada, a middle school student. Although being cowardly and small in stature, he attempted to take a short cut home through a graveyard after a late night in school. He meets Yoh Asakura and ghosts. Yoh is actually a shaman that is the equilibrium between the humans and ghosts. Soon enough, they became good friends. There is a Shaman Fight that happens every 500 years. The winner gets to change the world to the way they want...

Anime Like Bleach - Anime Recommendations Conclusion

I have included the ones that are not as "popular" as the mainstream anime such as Naruto or One Piece. Check them out and let me know which one you are more likely to watch next!

Anime Like Bleach

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