Both shows take place in about the same time period (early 20th century for FMA, late 19th century for D. Gray-man) in Europe in a world similar to our own. They are both about unique abilities, with an organization of alchemists in FMA and an organization of exorcists in D. Gray-man. They are Shounen as well as some comedy mixed in and are both very enjoyable to watch.
Both series are about someone who tried to bring someone important to them back to life… and failed. Allen Walker (D.Gray-Man) was cursed and Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) lost his right arm and left leg, which could be considered a curse. After that they both joined an organisation. Allen Walker = Black Order; Edward Elric = State Military. They both seem to have a cranky teacher (sensei).
Last but not least; they are both short… ^^
The main characters both seem similar and their beliefs are also similar. The excitement of the plot and the action are very the same. Both animes share the same excitement and it will be a very nice experience.
Young heroes whose childhoods are marked by tragic events, their limbs altered to become weapons, fighting to redress an error in their past: these are the main elements that tie Fullmetal Alchemist and D. Gray-man together. Plus, both series draw a world that resembles ours with some crucial differences, deliberately dabbling in anachronisms. Both have a focus on action that does not hinder character development, allowing for doses of humour to lighten up the mood.
Both have main characters with arms that functions as weapons. Both characters' childhoods featured a tragic loss for them, and the retribution they faced for trying to bring back the people they lost taint them to this very day.
Firstly, both main characters have some sort of abilities (Ed - alchemist, Allen - Exorcist), they are both nicknamed as "short" and both hate being called that. Secondly, both series features the main character being part of an organisation/order (Ed - State Alchemist, Allen - Black Order), fighting against an opposing group of enemies (Ed - Homunculi, Allen - Noah). Thirdly, both series have a lot of action and fighting scenes, bound to keep you entertained.
Allen Walker is like a mix between Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric. He has Edward headstrong personality with Al's compassion. He even looks like them (just with gray hair and slightly older). He also has a messed up arm like Ed. The Black Order is very reminiscent of the National Alchemists organization.
Any Fullmetal Alchemist fan would love D.Gray-man. The characters are similar, the themes are similar. The difference is that D.Gray-man is going to be a long anime and the storyline is slightly different. A must watch!
Now i know that people might ask why even bother? But i i thought that someone new to anime might need some help. Now the connection from FMA to D.Gray Man might be easy to see (they both have a messed up arm). All of the connections are not so cut and dry. Ed and Allen are very similar. first of all they carry a huge wait on their shoulders and they hate being called names. there are other similarities but they might ruin the surprise.
These two anime are so similar it's scary. I've avoided watching D Gray Man before because it looked too much like any other generic shonen, but only 10 episodes in and it hooked me good. If you liked Fullmetal, don't hesitate to give it's darker sibling D Gray a try.
Well, for starters both these titles are the shounen, action-packed with PG-13 violence type. And there's a really obvious similarity between the main characters in these two shows--both have 'the arm'. That's right, if Allen Walker has his Anti-akuma weapon arm, then Edward Elric has his mechanical arm. Speaking of characters, both titles have unique variation among their character and you never get tired of them. What I mean is that in FMA, the Alchemists had different abilities same with the Exorcists in DGM. Each of the characters had their own way in contributing to the unfolding of the plot--which makes the plot (for both anime shows) really unpredictable, thus exciting. So, if you're life has been dull and you've been craving for some action, then go watch these two shows. They both left me with no regrets and they were definitely not a waste time for me.  read more
Let's see, both Edward Elric and Allen Walker tried to bring the dead to life with devastating consequences. Besides that, they joined a military organization and look their arms!! One has a metal arm the other has a..unique arm which doubles as a weapon. Both are really young. Oh, both Ed and Allen has lazy/cracky superiors (Roy and Komui) too.
Alchemist organization is familar to Black Order imo. Main charas- Ed and All are short teenagers-ppl make fun of their height lol. both of dem has unusuall arms and they fight because of paren's loss.
Both protagonists turn one of their loved ones into a monstrous creature. Both Edward from FMA and Allen from DGM have an arm that is not normal. Also both stories revolves around looking for precious stones.
Both of these animes have been compared in the past and for good reason too. D. Gray Man and Full Metal Alchemist both have a strong main character with a sad, messed up past but even so, they gain strength from this. Both Edward and Allen are going for a goal and to do so, they must overcome many scary, supernatural challenges. Edward has to might the Homunculus while Allen has to fight demons/akuma, the Noah, and the Millenium Earl. Both shows are on my top 5...this is my recommendation for both D. Gray Man fans who have yet to see Full Metal Alchemist and also for Full Metal Alchemist fans who haven't seen D. Gray Man. *note* D. Gray Man starts off slow, but, it will get REALLY good really fast after that. read more
CREEPY similar. First...
1)Edward/Allen suffer consequences for trying to bring dead back to life.
2)Both have teachers they are afraid of: Izumi/Cross (Hm, I wonder what would happen if they met each other? XD)
3) Komui reminds me of Hughes, what with his attitude to family members.
4) Edward/Allen both have special arms.
5) Noah family is like the homunculi; the way they just kind of come as collectibles ^^ Oh, and I believe there are seven Noah/Homunculi?
6) Lenalee kind of like Winry- aka romantic tention between her and the hero.
7) Dark Order similar to State Alchemists- most of their members are pretty young and what they do serves the community.
8) Exorcists=Alchemists- although not every alchemist is in State, they're both "selective practices", per se.
9) Milliennium Earl could be a personification of "the Gate".
10) And last but not least, the mangas were published in the same year. 0.0
I believe FMA is better overall, though. -nod-  read more
Both shows are about 15 year old main characters with a fake arm and a tendency to be referred to as "beansprout". They both take place in the 1800's, though D.Gray-man has a more gothic feel. If Fullmetal Alchemist and Tim Burton had a lovechild, it would be D.Gray-man.
The main characters are both child prodigies, excelling in combat and hiding a mysterious past. Edward Elric joins up with the Military of Amestris, while Allen Walker joins the Dark Religious Organization. Both series include comedy at some times as well as blood and death at others. They can be shockingly similar to each other in some ways, while being different enough that they each have a unique flavor.
Basically, FMA with Alphonse as the main character in place of Ed.
Alan is a sweet, mellow, trusting boy with life experiences behind him and supernatural abilities, all at the age of 15.
He knows of stuff the average person is unaware of and fights to combat this.
As stated, his personality is similar to that of Alphonse FMA, quiet and submissive.
The reason I compare these series together is down to them being so similar:
- Victorian era
- Child fighter
- Ed's automail arm and Alan's demonic arm
- Supernatural abilities
- Troubled past
Both Series take place in the age of where Technology isn't develop very far yet, though D.Grayman takes place in the early 18th century as both main characters are short and hate being called short or rather hate being called Bean Sprout, join Allen Walker as he joins a organization that is similar to a army of special people called Exorcists much like State alchemists, as the organization known as the Black Order tries to defeat a rise of the supernatural army as Allen like Edward has a traumatizing past that follows him wherever he goes as its literally on him reminding him of his past. as he tries to find the way to stop the demons known as Akumas from taking over and destroying human kind read more
Very similar feel. Both have a setting with the feel of Industrial Revolution England. Both protagonists have a dark past that led to deformations/enhancements to their bodies. Both join organizations designed for people with special abilities to maintain order. They also have similar art styles, though D.Gray-Man is a little more "realistic."
They are both kinda in the same mood... They are really great and they both have this kid with a weird arm! There is a bit of romance but also alot of similar kinda fights ! :D
I know it's not much but i am sure you will like it! (:
These anime share a similar atmosphere; they're both quite dark and have the same kind of mystic feeling to them. Both are also prone to lightening up the mood in fun ways.
The character portrayals appear very alike. Edward - protagonist of FMA - and Allen - protagonist of DGM - share inner strength and sensibility. The need to protect the weak and their friends are also present in both of them. They also share a troubled past. FMA puts more emphasis on Ed's past than DGM does on Allen's, though.
- both plays in the same time period (end of 19th century / beginning of 20th century)
- both main characters have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon
- their childhood had tragical situations
- allen (dgm) and edward (fma) are called 'short'
- there are organizations in both animes (excorcist for dgm / state alchemist for fma)
- special enemy group (noah for dgm / homonculi for fma)
First Of all Full Metal Alchemist has Edward Elric wanting to become a state alchemist this is similar to D.Gray-man because the character Allen Walker wants to become part of the "black order" Edward has a auto mail arm which can be formed into different shapes such as a sword. As in D.Gray-man Allen has a possessed arm which can form into different objects to like a gun, sword and all other range of weapons.
Ao no Exorcist is very similar in storyline to D. Grayman. The main protagonist is a young boy named Okumura. He however is cursed with being the illegitimate son of Satan. He then is rescued along with his twin brother by a society of exorcists. A priest, who Okumura calls father raises him, in hopes that he Okumura will use his powers for good, and not evil. After Okumura's foster father is killed, he pledges himself to train to be an exorcist, and defeat Satan's forces. In D. Grayman the main protagonist is Allen Walker, who is becomes cursed after he turns his dead relative, and father figure into an akuma, by being tricked by the evil Earl. However Allen's relative instead of killing Allen fights the urge, and then curses him. Allen then leaves after destroying his relative to then be found by General Cross, an exorcist of the Black Order. Allen then after a time of apprenticeship goes to the Black Order to be trained and become a full fledged exorcist. So if you like Ao no Exorcist then you will love D. Grayman.  read more
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.
well if you love demons and love the exorcist that train to combat them and save the world, you are gonan love ao no exorcist but its a little more kid friendly then d. gray man so your mileage may vary
D.Gray-man and Blue Exorcist are action anime that feature exorcists that all have unique powers and are part of an organization that protects the innocent people of their world that don't know about the existence of demons. Both series have main protagonists who are mistreated despite being kindhearted at first but as both series progress they find family and friends within their organizations. The main characters also have father-like figures who passed away but influence them greatly. The only downside is that D.Gray-man is a bit long as a series. If you liked watching one of them you wont regret trying out the other.
They both are themed after the catholic church (or entity closely resembling) doing battle with demons. Both deal with super powers, and both have a unique main character that brings others close to them. Both are filled with a ton of great characters, though one is darker than the other.
Ao No Exorcist (a.k.a. Blue Exorcist) is the lighter more fun series
D.Gray-man is dark and kind of brutal at times
Having nakama to help you are huge themes in both stories. Overcoming pain and defeating demons are key themes.
Well... it's clear that they're both supernatural shonen genre-wise... but D.Gray-Man seems a bit darker atmosphere wise in my opinion... both are Great series which display an organizational structure against opposing forces (akumas/demons) and the main characters of both series respectively (Allen & Rin) seem to have a daunting character growth ahead of them....
Both are about exorcist fighting demons,both have biblical themes,and get very emotional at times,whit D.Gray-man being more emotional,and darker than Ao no Exorcist.
Also they are both great shounen series which are worth a try.
Both anime are centered around a group of young demon hunters, or exorcists. The main protagonists of both anime are young boys that have been outcast from society, and eventually become one of the strongest exorcists of their groups. Okumura Rin and Allen Walker are also very similar in personality traits and overall attitude, though Okumura has a slightly darker view and Walker will act more mature when the time comes. Both boys posses a power that set them apart from everyone else and add to the main plot of the anime.
-Both are great exorcist series
-They hunt demon and do exorcist stuff ^^
-Simmilar style + both are made by a female magaka
-Both MC join an exorcist organisation + have an adoptive father :p
-They fight demon with weapon!
They're about exorcists who fight off demons/akuma. The main character in both of them are exorcists who are involved with a demon in some way. In Ao no Exorcist, the main character is a demon himself. In D. Gray Man, the main character has been cursed by a demon.
Both series have a religious theme and are about exorcists and their fight against demons. However, D.Gray-man is a bit darker. The main characters are young boys who are training to become exorcists. Their goal is to defeat the bad guy and avenge their relatives but apart from that, the main characters aren't very much alike. Rin (Ao no Exorcist) is hot-headed while Allen (D.Gray-man) is quite calm. However, if you liked the story of one of these animes, I'm sure you'll enjoy the other as well!
You really did or still enjoy watching Blue Exorcist, you like when the protagonist is as badass as Rin, has supernatural power or anything linked to a war between different races like demons and humans? Animes with action, supernatural, mystery, religion and yet really fun?
Here is what you could be searching for!
D. Gray-Man and Blue Exorcist are both amazing anime that most people have at least heard of them. They make you laugh, cry, and everything in between! These two anime are very similar because:
-Both anime deal with exorcists and demons
-Both main characters have a crazy boss (DGM, Komui BE Mephisto)
-Both have a dark plot and the same feeling
However, in DGM, the MC is more mature, while the MC in BE is immature and gets in a lot of trouble.
Both shows are about exorcists and fighting demons with supernatural and religious weapons. In both cases, the main characters are cursed and have a unique power that greatly aids in them fighting the monsters. The characters in general aren't that similar, though I find Kanda and Yukio to be very similar, in that they're both stoic with really bad tempers and serve as an anti-hero foil to the main character.
If you liked "Blue Exorcist", then I definitely recommend "D.Gray-man".
The story behind both shows are pretty similar but also the characters and both are action and shounen animes. The main thing in common between the two shows is the story and reason why the anime exists. In Ao no Exorcist we have Okumura Rin that was born with devil power due to his real father, and in D.Gray-Man we have Allen Walker, a teenager that was cursed by his father figure when he turned him into an akuma (demon), but even if both characters were cursed with this devil power they keep fighting it and continue to protect what's important to them, and due to that both become exorcists.
One more thing in common between Rin and Allen is that both have weapons, a sword that control Rin's flames and Allen's innocence that in the end changes form to a sword as well.
There are, on both shows, other similarities between others characters. We can compare D.Gray-Man's Lavi with Ao no Exorcist's Shima due to their energetic personalities but also D.Gray-Man's Kanda with Ao no Exorcist's Suguro because in the beginning their feelings towards the main characters aren't the best but eventually that changes.
They are two good animes that makes you really into the story and very excited to know what will happen next, and it's very interesting to see how everyone around the main characters start changing and fighting for what they think it's right.  read more
Both are shounen series about exorcists whose protagonists regularly drink respect women juice. The female background characters are treated with lots of respect and are surprisingly well fleshed out for shounen series, which I think is due to both series having female authors. For example, in D. Gray-man, although one of the main female characters wears a short skirt and one of her main abilities is in her boots, there are no panty shots, which made me really glad. And in Blue Exorcist, Rin and Yukio's main love interest, Shiemi, although somewhat of a homebody, is still characterized as having her own goals and interested, outside of the main male protagonists.  read more
Both are series focused around exorcism and fighting demons of some kinds.
The two series feature primary protagonists who have unique traits and/or quirks different to the typical Shonen genre based leading hero.
The main protagonists are pitted against an archenemy that they hate and despise on a personal level.
Lastly the main protagonists are also both orphans raised by foster fathers with leading work occupations that the protagonists come to greatly care for and love, as though they were the actual fathers of the protagonists.
Both stories involved the theme, supernatural and good vs bad. In D.Gray-Man, the exocists are fighting against the akuma, noahs and earl who wanted to bring the world to an end. While in Soul Eater, the meisters and their weapons are fighting against the demon god, witches and humans who have turn evil.
I really recomend to peeps who have watch soul eater to watch d-gray-man!!
They are really similar in how the anime ends. They both have supernatural powers and trys to fight off a same enemy which reborns or takes a long time/hard time to defeat.
Well both need soul to create a weapon...Crona's weapon are made from blood.it's the same as Lena-lee's innocent that made from blood too(last episode). Both main character a gray haired that is Allen and Soul.. In D.Gray Man a person is stronger when the compatibility between he/she and his/her innocent is higher. The same thing with Soul Eater...in order to make a good attack the technician and the weapon must be at the same wavelength. .. it's quite the same.
They are both Shounen anime series, but with extremely heavy focus on the individual characters, and their progression mentally and emotionally, not just physically. Both have reasonable "power ups." All episodes that could be considered as "filler" seem to fulfil an important role in both shows, thus giving us few unimportant episodes. Exorcists and students are very similar, as they both fight 'demons' to save the world secretly. Both are reletively gothic in style, though D. Gray-man is much darker. They both have their serious and comedic moments. Both have AWESOME opening themes. Each character (Exorcists and students) all use unique weapon fighting styles and techniques, and the weapons tend to develop their own unique personalities, almost becoming characters themselves (In Soul Eaters' case, obviously, they are characters.) Both have eccentric leaders that give out missions (Lord Death vs. Komui) and both have tall, powerful, long red-haired, womanizing, alcohol-prone characters that have close ties with one of the main characters (General Cross vs. Spirit), as well as a crew of powerful fighters that come in and help midway throughout the series (Generals vs Death Scythes). Both series also have peculiar villains and intriguing antagonists that almost get as many fans as the protagonists (Ashura + Witches vs. Earl and the Noa). Also, they have practically identical English voice actors. read more
Its another 50 eps longer than souleater, but its dark as well and although they dont get weapons that morph into humans like in soul eater its still just as good and they *evolve* is the word ill use to not spoil anything. through out the story. The charecters are quite indepth and youll grow to like them :s
On a side note : Both of these are somewhat like naruto / Bleach but completly different becuase there arent any fillers, and if there were then they were too well blended into the main plotline that i didnt notice.
Both animes deals with battling akuma's to protect the world. In D.Gray Man they use weapons called innocence as in Soul Eater the weapons are actual humans that turns into weapon to slay the demons. The atmosphere of the 2 animes are very similar in the aspect it can get serious or funny depending on the situation in a flash. Both animes have moments where darkness prevails (more like the sensation of darkness).
- They are both Shounen
-In both animes they fight demons in order to restore peace to the world
-They have a similar idea of using weapons against the evil
-They both have really funny and really dramatic moments in them
-THEY ARE BOTH EPIC
It just seems to click. They are pretty similar Allen, the main can't turn into weapons like Soul, but his arm can transform. In D Gray Man they kill evil demons or souls gone wrong too, but here they are called "akuma". They both go after similar goals, to destroy the leaders of their enemies.
Essentially the same anime, but with different moods. If you're looking for a dark shounen with a strange sense of humour, D.Gray-man is for you. If you want a lighthearted shounen with a relatively raunchy sense of humour, go for Soul Eater. They are both action-centric anime about teenagers with unique weapons that are used to destroy corrupted souls.
These anime also share similar flaws, in that they both have quite a bit of filler (Soul Eater especially).
Both have a serious plot (though D Gray Man's anime's plot is more serious than Soul Eater, Soul Eater is more intense in the manga :P) and they have moments of humor in both animes that I really really love, plus both emphasize on friendship, teamwork and scarifice :D
D.Gray-Man has the same style. They both have a group of friends fighting a enemy that they dont really know till late in the series. Both also container alot of humor, super natural skills/weapons and a main character with a overprotective relative. All and all a fun serie to watch.
Well... Both are adventures of inumerous characters, each one with his own power and distinct personality, against the evil guys.
I didn't get this part of the anime yet, but people said me that it has fillers like all those other similar series (as Naruto, Dragon Ball, etc...). For me, these animes are all the same after all...
Both are action/shonen series, with a group of good guys slowly fighting their way through the ranks of the bad guys, powering up in the process. While D.Gray-Man is often more serious than Bleach, they both have their moments of comedy to lighten up the mood when needed. Also, >100 % synch rate = bankai all the way.
Both series have the same style.. A young boy who tries to gain more power in order to save good people on earth. Story and characters are a little similiar also.. So you wont regret it.
If you liked "Spiritual Energy (reiatsu)" .. You should definitely try "innocence"!
Both are Shonen titles with darker less cliche villains.
Both shows feature broken protagonists and enagmatic yet mysterious antagonists.
Both feature a nod to Bushido with the individuality of their weapons (be it Zanpakutoh or innocence).
Both shows feature a mirroing of their enemy, ie. Dark Matter vs Innocence or Vaizard and Arrancar.
Both shows have strong support characters whose support can steal away from the main character.
They are both well written moving between light and dark moments with a re-evaluation of whether the enemies are actually evil or just victims.
if you like bleach most likely you'll like DGrayMan i mean it startsout boring like some animes but its halirouls and the action in it isnt so bad the down side is the ending is like a cliffy due to the fact the author got sick so unless your willing to wait for her to get better dont watch it and get disapointed
In both Bleach and D.Gray Man, the plot revolves round the protagonist and his friends as they combat an evil force to safe the people of the world. The anagonists are very mysterious yet likable characters and appear an unbeatable force. It is up to the protagonist and friends to try to beat them while they both fight with a hidden power within themselves.
Both of these shows focus on the supernatural and the trials and moral dilemmas the heros go through. As both series progress, it becomes clear there is more to the heros than meets the eye. Both Allen Walker and Ichigo Kurosaki are different than the other people around them and they try to deal with those differences while saving others and protecting their friends/comrades and what they truly believe in
In Bleach we have hollows on whom shinigami are hunting, here we have Akuma's on who exorcists are hunting.
Exorcists could be counted as same shinigami since they are a one big, positive organization which is fighting evil. Instead of zanpanktou they have Innocence which gives each one of them a unique power.
The main character also could be considered as a hybrid between Akuma and human like Ichigo who is hybrid between Shinigami/human/hollow.
Both series have nice action and very likable characters. And both series have some story twists though D.Gray Man handles it all 10 times better.
Great shounen animes I found very entertaining. Loads of action, fights, great soundtracks, awesome characters. Both Bleach and D.gray-man have monsters to fight with, hollows and akumas. There are 'the defenders' against them too, Shinigami, who wield Zanpakutos and Exorcists, who have their Innocence. Both Ichigo and Allen have some kind of the enemy's powers, too.
For one, Both animes gives off the basic structures to a Shonen anime.
Many things can be related with Bleach and D.Gray man.
The soul society and the Dark Order are both organizations that the protagonist gets involved with.
Art styles are nothing too special but there are a wide variety of characters which also gives a gloomy feel.
The main connection is that in both stories the main character starts off by fighting enemies created that can be traced from humans to more cliche ones after.
Both mangas are still continuing and answers are still untold.
Bleach and D.Gray-Man are both a sort af dark shounen anime. In both shows they fight against a type of demon: the hollows (bleach) and akuma (dgrayman), with the menos showing the most similarities with the akuma. Both have an evil organisition in some way linked to the creatures. Both have many moments of humour considering the theme. If you like the hollow-idea of bleach, I recommend checking out D.Gray-Man.
both allen and ichigo are "special" in terms of the power they have and how they have it.
both of them have swords
both of them want to protect their friends at all costs, and thats where they get part of their powers from.
the people that have the powers that the main characters have all belong to some sort of organization
If you liked the fact that Ichigo is different than other Shinigami and the fact that he has a dark side in him that gives him new powers and is judged by them, then you will like Allen from D. Gray-man. He also has an evil power that makes people around judge him.
-Both have monsters that the heroes must fight (Akuma, Hollows)
-Both have an organization dedicated to these fights (Soul Society, Black Order)
-Both of the monsters come from previously dead human beings
Similar 19th-early 20th century setting. Both worlds have some form of special ability (alchemy in FMA and Innocence in DGM) used by the main characters. Both main protagonists are 15-year-olds who have a strange arm. Both also have a group of villains with secret motives.
Both take place in the same time period (end of 19th century/beginning of 20th century), have main characters that have lost their arm and have it replaced with a weapon who have had tragical situations in their childhoods. Allen (DGM) and Edward (FMA) are called "short". There are organizations in both anime (Excorcist for DGM, state alchemist for FMA). Both have a special enemy group (Noah for DGM, homonculi for FMA).
Both action-packed shows have dark plots with a fair amount of comic relief and easily appeal to a wide audience. The main characters (Edward Elric and Allen Walker) have several similarities as well, a few being: their unusual arms are both gained through traumatic experiences and provide them with means to fight, they are both part of special organizations, and they are both orphaned with painfully troublesome childhoods, as well as other minor aspects of their personalities. Both shows have a wide variety of characters, each with their own unique sides and backgrounds.
Both animes are similar in how each episode is often different and is one of the main characters' "cases". They keep you watching and are easy to watch even though they're both really long. Both animes have a group of people (Exorcists in D.Gray-man, Alchemists in Brotherhood) fighting some strong common enemy of the world and protecting humans from their harm. I highly recommend both of them and am sure that if you liked one, you'll like the other also.
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood - D.Gray-man Similarities
Edward - Allen Similarities
About the same age
Over-reacts when called short
Both have an Altered Arm
Both cry when they can't save someone
Black Order/ Military
Regular Soldiers/ Finders
Philosopher's Stone/ Heart Innocence
These are some of the many things that make these anime similar
My Opinion I strongly Recommend
Both the series center around a conspiracy group trying to gain control and change the world,with a protagonist that's part of the military working with his friends to defeat them. They're both amazing story's that keep you glued to the screen.
A short kid who hates being called beansprout, has a weird arm (which he utilizes as weaponry), eats a lot, and is around 15.
Their enemies, the superhuman-type guys which it has been possible to kill (albeit not easily), and they have a leader (except Father isn't quite as fruity as The Earl is.) Also, they hate humans because they have inferiority/superiority complexes.
A funny Chinese (or Xingese) guy who is kind of a jerk but not always, and might also be a bit logically questionable.
The beansprout tries to bring a loved one back to life, only to be mentally scarred for life, and also have their physical appearance and sometimes personality altered.
And of course, they join an institute that they can use to fight the bad guys, only to find it's not too fantastic and that there is some questionable human experimentation that has been going on.
There is the mandatory funny scenes, where stupidity is prevalent in most parties.
DGM is only a bit longer (by like 30 episodes or something)
There's a 'team' of sorts, guys that are kinda like Havoc and Brosch, who don't get too much fan credit but are still cool anyways
The really fruity guy (2 in DGM actually)
The semi abusive past child mentors, which is played for laughs
That old guy who has a horrible past he hates himself for and therefore does something about it
Some mind effing, but not to the extent of School Days.
Also, lots of gore!
Little to no fanservice
Set in AU industrial revolution Europe with trains and everything
Animation is very nice, though not of the very highest caliber (It's not Aquarion Evol, that is.)
The girl who gets mad at the beansprout for being an angst machine who won't let his friends help him fight (or even express his feelings), yet is still very likable. Also, she hits people when they make her mad, which is also really funny.
I could go on forever...but I won't. read more
Both the main characters in these shows did something in their past of which caused something to change to them/in their life, and regret it. Setting out on an adventure to fight against an enemy whose plot is to do something sinister to the world for their own goals.
Great story line. Main characters have tragic pasts and they overcome their obstacles with gusto. Even the side-characters are well-developed. Major plot twists here and there. Once you start watching, you will get hooked and can't stop until you finish the whole damn thing.
Both D.Gray-man and FMA: Brotherhood last a little longer than the average anime show, without getting too long-spun. They're both pretty dark (but with some comic elements) and set in the late 19th/early 20th century. The plots resolve around a young boy with special powers and a strong determination. The two organizations from these shows (the exorcists and the alchemists) are somewhat similar as well.
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and D. Gray-man share great artwork. The plot lines are similar as well, since they focus on an enemy and venture off to destroy said enemy. Lots of action and anime comedy (perversion jokes).
Allen Walker in D. Gray Man is in a very similar setting: orphan child who finds a family in a military environment.
The values are similar in these two series: friendship, loyalty, honor, fighting.
The adventures are more episodic in Allen's case. But the characters are very different: Ed is a very straightforward person: his mystery is elaborated in details right in the first episode, his motives are clear and unchanging, and he is kind of selfish. He is very impulsive and very loving.
Allen is on the other hand distant from other people, but he is lovable, too. He is different in one very important quality: self-sacrifice. He is not that famous or popular like Ed, but he gains more friends than him. read more
Both are fantasy anime set in more-or-less the same time period and feature protagonists with metal arms (Edward Elric and Allen Walker) who fight demonic beings created by artificial means (Homonuli and Akuma).
They also have many of the same voice actors (Roy and Kanda are voiced by Travis Willingham, Riza and Miranda are voiced by Colleen Clinkenbeard, Scar and Komui are voiced by J. Micheal Tatum, Ling Yao and Allen are voiced by Todd Haberkorn, Armstrong and Cross are voiced by Christopher Sabat, Kimblee and Krory are voiced by Eric Vale etc.)
Both shows also deal with similar themes, the most obvious being that the dead are never coming back and how difficult but necessary it is to accept this.
Simply put, watch both of them, especially "Fullmetal Alchemist". read more
D.Gray Man focuses on the life of Allen Walker, who grew up with a deformed left arm, resulting in his family abandoning him claiming that he's not human. With his dark past behind him, a much darker future awaits him as the evil Millennium Earl plots to destroy the entire existence of humanity with his creation of Akuma. This weapon uses the souls of the dead which are then trapped within it until the use of Innocence, an Anti-Akuma weapon, breaks them free. After spending several years under the teachings of General Cross, Allen enlists in an organization called Black Order in hopes to prevent Earl's evil from spreading, while using his new weapons to bring peace back to the souls that have been tormented.
What is strikingly similar is that the two were initially cursed because they tried to revive someone they loved, and had to come up with solutions on how to cope with their setback. Both Elric and Allen suffered at the cost of losing an arm, but then are blessed with a new one which gives them supreme power. Both must use their newly acquired abilities to put an end to an evil that threatens to inflict pain upon the world, while protecting the ones they care about most. The two enlist in an organization in order to find out more about the threat that draws near, while going through various experiences that help to shape their character along the way. The second season of D.Gray Man is now available to watch, so to know more about Allen and his mission to stop Earl, be sure to check it out. read more
The main characters, Oz and Allen, have very similar personalities and go through a major life changing experience. Both series also have a dark horror type theme, many random comedic scenes, and a fair amount of action.
The main protagonists both have a tendency to act like "my life doesn't matter since I don't have anything important to me anymore" aka they seem a bit suicidal.
The series both are very similiarily executed. They have a love for details, well shown hilarity and a nice dark gothic athmosphere.
Both series have lovable characters who sometimes even act similiar.
It's hard to explain, but something just seems similar between these two anime. Maybe it's the atmosphere, the characters, or even just the same genre...I recommend Pandora Hearts for anyone who enjoyed D.Gray Man, and vice versa.
I realised that they are very alike.Both have contractors-well Chains are not the same as Innocence but still have some similiarities.
In both anime-s the bad guys seek the same thing as the good.
Even Alice has Allen's appetite
Both of them have a similar dark atmosphere, While the Black Order tries to eliminate the " Akuma " and investigate the " Innocence ", The Pandora organization also investigate the " Abyss " and The " Chains " thoroughly and tries the eliminate them, and the main character have somewhat similar personality .
If you enjoyed either of these , you'll most likely enjoy the other .
Oz and Allen are very similar characters; always kind, happy, and smiling while inwardly conflicted with who they they want to be. Both deal with deamons in a human world and a conveluted secret past that must be uncovered. Also, there is some confusion as to who is bad and who is good.
Beyond that, both have similar animation styles and have a somewhat dark atmosphere.
Although its been a long time since I've watched these 2 series, I'll try my best to phrase the similarities.
+ The overall atmosphere is dark and gloomy.
+ Both anime involve the main cast working in organisations.
+ Both have similar 'creatures'; Akumas and Chains. (Kind of Demons)
+ Both have 'contracts' to activate supernatural powers.
- D.Gray-man is a obviously a longer series than Pandora Hearts.
- And I sort of don't remember too well, but I'm pretty sure D.Gray-man was more 'seinen' towards the end.
-main character goes through alot of changes
-starts off with adventure episodes but spirals into a much deeper story
-both MCs have an important entities in them
-enemies like chains/monsters
-main character joins cool association
This anime is a very tangled web of secrets and dangers from the past chasing you into the far future. While watching it you will become more and more invested into the plot, so you move onto the manga to continue your journey with the characters, ever deeper into the Abyss of despair and realize what a true work of art Pandora Hearts is as you weep bitter tears, your heart being filled with emotions and broken into pieces at the same time. It also has amazing musical backgrounds and the opening is a winner. Do not hesitate and begin investing your time into this masterpiece created by Jun Mochizuki (◕‿◕) (❤ω❤) read more
both stories have almost the same monsters.... akuma's killing people for food and for them to evolve and take form of the people they ate. claymore's youma or yoma also shows the same..... youma eat humans for food and they evolve to stronger monsters and as they say... allen W, is half human half akuma... clare in claymore is half human, half yoma.
Both involve organizations fighting against demon-like beings. Both accent on one main character with strong motives to fight and reveal other characters' backgrounds and stories while one main theme progresses.
Both are about groups of people with individual special powers who fight monsters that have different difficultly levels and are able to take the form of humans. Additionally some of the voice actors are the same.
If you like the supernatural aspect of d gray man fighting against akuma then you will like claymore for its world,where humans coexist with demonic predators called Yoma And its mysterious organization that created half-human, half-Yoma warriors to fight yomas
Both Letter Bee and D.Gray-man are quite similar in many ways. Both main characters have special eye powers, they both join an organization which means going on missions to different parts of the world, interacting with new people. They're pretty different in terms of story telling, though if you enjoyed D.Gray-man then i don't see why you won't like Letter Bee.
The main character in D.Gray-Man and Letter Bee are EXTREMELY alike. They're both guys that have something wrong/different about their eyes. They care deeply for other things like akuma/exorcists or for people/letters. They both have white/silver hair, and the two characters join an organization of some sort. (It being Black Order or Letter Bee)
Letter Bee and D.Gray-Man have different plots but are still fun to watch. :)
The similarities between these two shows are uncanny. Starting with the protagonists, who both are very emotional, have white hair, are considered special/unique, have a red left eye, and care about making sure peoples dreams are delivered to the end. though tegami bachi has a lighter tone to it, they both revolve around an errant boy who lost those close to him, and who is taken in by an organization that sends its members to different parts of the world to do jobs, be it delivering letters or performing exorcisms. they are both set in dark worlds, and feature pockets of civilization that are oppressed by the enemies of both series, be they gaichuu or akuma. Both these enemy types manifest themselves as beings whose souls have gone/are trapped, and are manifestations of evil. it is the job of both main characters to kill these creatures, yet they choose to take on a more humane way of doing so. throughout the story, the characters meet many different people and help out in many different situations, are berated by supporting characters for their actions, and ultimately make everything turn out okay/learn something new about themselves in the process. basically both anime are about reaching deep inside themselves to stand for something more than their job description. read more
All 3 stories have similar plot there's a main character with an odd Power, a society of those people, and they fight for a good cause (according to their beliefs). All of them have attractive animation but repetitive story telling.
Both main characters have white hair and one red eye that holds power. Both look young for their age, and both have similar personalities. Both are Kind, brave, and compassionate. Both were raised by someone other then their parents, and both were seemingly abandoned. Both join an organization they feel is right, and both are overlooked by their peers at first, but later prove themselves. Both fight monsters to protect the innocent, and both have mysterious pasts and unknown power yet to be revealed.
asfar as i have watched em, they both got the same settings
same styles... yet a bit different
if ya like holy bullshit fighting demon shit you should both watch em :D
*as probably the plots will develop those wont be the same at all*
The 2 thign are about chasing Youma(Akuma) or monster if its more clearly. Their exorcist who have to destroy something to gain somethings the same principe for most particulary anime .Have a nice day ^^
Both are the same because in D.Gray-man they fight demons and have a arch nemesis who leads them all, and in Chrno Crusade they are fighting demons and/or devils and have a arch nemesis who also leads them all. Both are great action/comedy type Animes.
these anime's have a part of religion in them, and they will bring God up.
the main characters are essentially excorsists fighting demons.
one of the main characters are both on the side of "god and satan" in a sense.
Both of these involve exorcists and the feeling of the anime is very similar. The whole time I was watching Chrono Crusade I kept thinking about D. Gray- Man. Anyway, if you like one of these I'm sure you'll enjoy the other.
D. Gray-man is much like Trinity Blood visually and even vaguely with the premise. At first glance, when i first started watching Trinity Blood I actually thought i was watching a new D. Gray-man episode. While in Trinity Blood it is a battle between humans and vampires, and even vampires with differing views, D. Gray-man is fighting between Akuma and the humans. They both have similar organizations, D.Gray-man the black order which fights demons, and the Vatican in Trinity Blood which also fights evil.
Both are about a group of people from the Vatican fighting evil. The main characters of both shows are white haired cheerful guys that transform in some way to fight. Trinity Blood takes itself a little more seriously, but both shows have a similar setting and feel.
Both lean to a darker, more serious type of story. Both animes have the same plot and story to fight against evil and save the human race. Equal amount of blood and gore. Both have characters with supernatural powers. Trinity Blood deals with Vampires, D.Gray-man deals with demons.
Both of these animes are slightly religion-ish, and have epic fights with a strong emotional side included. (ep. 10). Although I have not seen all of Trinity Blood yet, I feel a similarity to D.Gray-man of it. (This anime might get a high rating later on)
The first anime what entered to my mind, when I watched 07-ghost was D.Gray-man. The main characters are very similar - both lost father and has knock from past. And also they have strange power bound with their eye...
Black order from D.Gray-man remind me little a Militery Academy from 07-ghost. I don't want write spoilers, but also the enemies from 07-ghost will be someway similar to akuma from D.Gray-man.
Teito and Allen have somewhat remaniscent personalitites and both have an important secret about who they are that they themselves don't know about. It almost seems that someone is pushing them toward a destiny that they have yet to understand. 07-Ghost is not as dark as D-Grayman and Teito is outwardly timid while carrying a very dark self inside. Allen has a dark side he fights with, but it is not actually HIM.
The main character is an orphan with mysterious powers. He joins an Order to fight the ones responsible for his loss. Also trying to discover what lies behind his powers and it's connection to his past!
("Romance", Action, Shounen, Demons, Fantasy, Comedy)
Both series take place in a victorian era and have occult themes, such as demons. The characters and plot are very different, but are both appealing and interesting. They are both unique series filled with loveable characters.
While there are not many similarities in the characters, the feel of both anime series is similar. Both are dark and deal with exceptionally young antagonists forced into adult roles. Both series deal with demons and humans and have complex relationships between the dark and the light sides. And both antagonists are fighting a history much longer than their own lifetime.
Having watched Kuroshitsuji right after finishing D.Gray-Man, a few "common terms" were noticed, though in very different contexts.
"Akuma" -- Demon. The enemies in D.Gray-Man, and one of the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji.
"Hakushaku" -- Earl. Referring to both Ciel in Kuroshitsuji and the Millenium Earl in DGM.
Also, both have young protagonists with a "cursed" eye, and many characters. Also Allen and Ciel both are half in the "white" and "black" worlds.
Both anime series involves action, comedy, demons, ans supernatural powers. While Kuroshitsuji is about unraveling a mystery behind the horrendous tragedies about the main character's past, D. Gray-man is about seeking to stop to the ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world. Both of the hero and heroines gained help from their comrades, in Kuroshitsuji the other servants and in D. Gray-man, the exorcists.
Both take place in a Victorian era. They also have very similar animation styles if that's what catches your eye.
They both contain demons and other supernatural elements.
These shows both contain very serious dark moments lightened by jokes and silly facial animations.
Kuroshitsuji has a much more extreme side to the light hearted content.
Main characters have a strong past that make them the character they are in the show.
D.Gray-man obviously has the better character depth because it has more episodes and you get to know and love them as the show progresses.
If you love the era of D.Gray-man while sticking with the supernatural themes, Black Butler is definitely worth checking out. read more
D.Gray-man Follows Fairy Tail's theme of people gaining supernatural powers, joining an organization and using that power to assist others (Killing demons to protect humanity, in D.Gray-man's case)
D.Gray-man uses the same shounen formula present in Fairy Tail, except takes up the plot on a much more "epic" scale
D.gray man and Fairy tail has several aspects in common as the use of magic in their struggles and protagonists determined to do everything to save their friends.
Another point that both animes have in common are the use of comedy, even being in fights, in dialogues they are always present.
This is a clone of D.Gray Man. Im not saying its bad but neither good.
There is a organisation like Black Order
There is a kicker chick with bots like Leenalie
There is a flame puncher like Lavi
There is a sword fighter like Allen
There is a item like The Hearth
Also antagonist has same parental problems
Not only the battles, the relations between some characters, the comedy and the plot, but a lot of key elements are also extremely similar:
Chrono rulers = Exorcists
Chronos = Black Order
Horometers = Akuma
Oaths of time = Innocences
Unique = The Heart
The tags and genres are roughly the same, and both series are made up as universes instead of stories. Action, emotional and funny scenes are present in both animes, and you'd definitely get to like some of the characters.
This show is almost like Naruto.
1. The relationship between Marshall Cross and Allen is similar to the relationship between the Pervy Sage and Naruto. With the masters mistreating and giving their students a hard time.
2.The clan of Noah is like the Akatsuki
3. Kanda and Sasuke are alike in their personalities, they even look alike. And they both wield swords.
4. Allen and Naruto are both called something like "Bean sprout" and "knucklehead". They both seem or appear to be immature but Allen is a lot more smarter and calmer.
5. Both shows have missions and somebody giving out those missions like the hokage and Kumoi Lee
6. Allen and Naruto are both weak at first but Naruto works a lot harder than Allen, whose power just levels up
7. Lenalee and Sakura are alike they are both useless. Though Lenalee is A LOT nicer.
8. Both plots have the good people have something inside that the enemy wants to take away. Like The Clan of Noah takes people innocence and the Akatsuki takes bijuu.
9. Both Allen and Naruto have sayings like " my ninja/whatever way", "I made a promise...".
10. The whole exorcist and ninja things are alike.
12. Each person who wields innocence has a different power, just like in Naruto except in Naruto you have to learn different powers, and some people can have same powers like more commonly shadow clone or ..... clones. Naruto does have some rare powers like Byakugan, Sharingan, Rinnegan the three ocular powers.
Naruto tops D.Gray Man because the people in Naruto especially the main character are more hard working while the characters in D. Gray Man just get power.
Also Miranda lotto's episode with the recurring time in a city is just like Haruhi Suzumiya's endless eight read more
d.gray-man has a energetic main character [allen walker] who is a lot like the main character in naruto [naruto uzumaki], a cold-attitude friend or comrade [kanda yuu and sasuke uchiha] who has a dark past, and an energetic female character who wants to protect their friends [lenalee lee and sakura haruno]. both stories are on fighting, but are laced with humour along the series. if you liked one of them, you may like the other. i cannot guarantee that you will absolutely like it, as everyone has their own unique preferences.
both of these are a MUST WATCH if your a guy who's into shounen or is new to anime itself. these 2 are a favorite among shounen fans
both have a lot of action, comedy and epic characters
both have that punk/emo/sasuke-like character that the girls love [kanda=hibari] (seriously that character it mostly the reason girls watch these, lol)
both have another character that's OPPOSITE to the above people [Lavi=Yamamoto]
both main characters are born with their power, and that power is unique among many.
both are over 100+ episodes
both main guys have a teacher they hate
both of them want to help out everyone (cliche in anime, rare in real life)
both have a variety of different weapons used by the MC's and enemies (main characters)
both MC get a power-up/awakening
both have SUPER-MEGA-AWESOME OPENINGS!!!
but most of all, both fans of these shows DEMAND A SEASON TWO!! that's how good they are
like the recommendations always say: if you like one, your sure to like the other. read more
Both these series are really long series which are not repetitive nor boring in any way, and don´t have that much fillers. As I am not that much of a fan of long anime series, I must say both these series made it high into my favourites, D.Gray-man ranking first and Hitman Reborn second.
And what´s similar between these two animes except for that they´re both interesting shonen? Firstly, they both can be serious and humorous at the same time, while KHR is more humorous, DGM is more serious, though the difference is small. Also, the artstyle - it has been a bit off to times (DGM case)/ bad at beggining (KHR case), but was outstanding for a shonen in the end. Then, the affection to fujoshi - Both of these animes have lots of bishonen to couple up. xD read more
Ok, I have just completed watching BUSOU RENKIN, and it is by far the best I have seen. I will not put spoilers for those who have not yet seen/completed it, but, I do have to say, if you have not, GO>>>RUN>>>! You will most assuredly not regret it. If you like action, drama, romance, comedy, and just having a kick ass time, you will like this anime. It is Bleach, Full-Metal Alchemist, and D.Grayman all rolled into one. You will see the similarities. If you like those three, I don't see how you can't like Busou Renkin and fall in love with the characters. For you romantics out there, like myself, that still like a little action ( I mean FIGHTING ACTION PEOPLE, whispers and smirks--"so juvenile") you will enjoy it!!! read more
Both these animes include organizations that contain fighters who use weapons to destroy the enemy. D.gray-man uses weapons called innocence to fight akuma and Busou Renkin use weapons called Busou Renkin [Arms Alchemy] to fight homonculus, both involve activation.
they're not that similar accept for the fact that there are not quite normal people fighting demons and saving normal people. Oh, and there are ewven stronger people out to get the protagonists by useing the demons, if you know what i mean. and if you don't to bad for you.
These 2 Animes are really similar.They both have evil demons in them who are usually the ones doing the fighting.Similar type of Music.Similar Type of Plot.and Both shows Main Villain is a Guy who is mostly using his underlines to fight for him.The only Major differences I could find was that the Main Characters are a little different
You could call D.Gray-man a more modern version of Inuyasha. It corrects some flaws InuYasha had but it still contains most of them. Some characters, battles & plot patterns are very similar. If you liked InuYasha you'll like D.gray-man but I dont think that works vice-versa.
Recommendation also in Spanish.
- Inuyasha and D Gray Man, both are Shonens over 100 episodes.
- The characters are similar. Nice characters, with a dark past.
- In both animes the main characters and the enemy, are behind "something" that gives them power, in Inuyasha shards of the shikon jewel in D Gray Man power of "Innocence".
- In both animes the main characters are a group of friends, fighting monsters created by his enemy. Millenium Earl = Naraku
- Musica very similar.
- And the ambience are very similar to, but D Gray man is a bit more modern.
If you liked Inuyasha I recommend you see D Gray Man.
- Inuyasha y D Gray Man son Shonens de mas de 100 episodios.
- Los protagonistas son parecidos. Personajes agradables, con un pasado oscuro.
- En ambos animes los protagonistas y el enemigo están detrás de "algo" que les brinda poder, en Inuyasha, los fragmentos de la perla de Shikon, en D Gray Man detrás las "inocencias".
- En ambos animes los protagonistas son un grupo de amigos, peleando contra monstruos creados por su mayor enemigo. Conde Milenario = Naraku
- Musica muy similar.
- La ambientación también es parecida, pero D Gray man es un poco mas moderno.
Si te gusto Inuyasha te recomiendo que veas D Gray Man.
Both anime have organizations fighting formerly human monsters (Akuma/Varuga) created by an enemy organization (Noah/Kafka). The organizations have several branches with eccentric leaders that mentor the main characters. The members are regularly dispatched on missions.
Both anime have a white-haired boy protagonist.
Some common positive themes are strong will, friendships, and the wish to protect loved ones. But there are also darker motifs such as despair and grief over death.
Both animes have an organization (Black Order and Circus) working for the government for the greater good. They also have similar goons the akuma and Varuga which come from innocent people being turned by the antagonists. In both the only known way to save the people is to ‘purify’ by kill them. The powers held by the characters are honed through the organization, and only those compatible and capable can use the weapons. The weapons are honed through training in D Gray Man and school in Karneval. Kanda is very similar to Gareki, both being a bit tsundere but eventually becomes friendlier to the main characters. Although, Allen and Kanda fight like brothers while Gareki is much kinder to Nai. Lavi and Yogi are the happy go lucky characters that prefer to lighten the mood than to show their knowledge unless necessary. read more
Both protagonists are young white-haired males (D.Gray-man's Allen Walker is 15, while Karneval's Nai is of an unconfirmed age) with some sort of secret, in a way. They are both searching for someone important to them (both of which are mentioned only a few times and in a vague manner) with the help of members of an organization attempting to rid the world of destructive monsters (the Black Order in DGM and Circus in Karneval). A few of the characters they meet are at first unfriendly (Gareki and Kanda) as well as very friendly (Lavi and Yogi). In D.Gray-man, the Akuma can take on different forms like the Varuga in Karneval can. Both, of course, have evil organizations in charge of these monsters (the clan of Noah in DGM and Kafka in Karneval). In both series there is an item, for lack of a better word, which can only be activated by the correct owners to aid the exorcists in D.Gray-man (Innocence) and the members of Circus in Karneval (Circus I.D.). While D.Gray-man takes place in 19th century England, Karneval is set in something of a more futuristic country. read more
Both have a guy who seems innocent on the outside, but have special powers and connected to secret organisations which battle against certain phenomena which affect people within the city; all part of many principles tying up to form a large plot. Both have the same dark supernatural power which takes over certain people which they must overcome.
The two have "dark background/theme". Both main characters work mission by mission for a certain organization. Both main characters act as a "bridge" between two conflicting sides (e.g. between human and their opponent on each anime respectively).
Enmadou Rokuro = Allen Walker
Adashino Benio = Lenalee
-Exorcism and weird looking monsters (some of the monsters are dark skinned humans, idk why that‘s a thing lol)
-Protagonists that have some kind of demon powers
-both have many Eps
Both anime deal with exorcism and both of the protagonists have a cursed arm which allows them to fight. The atmosphere of both series is quite dark for most shounens.
Main difference is that Sousei's protagonist is more hot-headed than D.gray-man's.
Besides D.Gray-man being all about exorcists and akumas and zombie-loan being obviously about zombies, the characters that are involved and the pace of the anime themselves are similar. Good, quick and entertaining story lines. Both worth watching.
A group of 'gifted' young people who go around destroying the crazed bad guys, and pressured when the bad guys are suddenly getting smarter. Also, it isn't always clear who the bad guys are, though they are a bit too predictable in Zombie-Loan. D. Gray-man takes a while to get around to anywhere but then shows up with some really great plot twists. Zombie-Loan is short, but actually manages to pack a story-line into 13 episodes/OVAs. Sadly, both died before their time.
- Humans live in fear of supernatural beings: Akuma in D.Grayman and Titans in Shingeki no Kyojin.
- Main characters are both young men (around the age sixteen), who try to exterminate these evil beings.
- Main characters are stronger than most of their comrades.
- Both main characters have lost most of their family.
- They both have a special quality no one else has.
They both have a similar feel to it (if you can understand what I mean). They both have 'abnormal creatures(?)' that needs specialists to kill them and seem to be never ending. The 'creatures' are some different, Attack on Titan has different sizes and some are special ones and D.Gray Man has Akumas that are in different levels. Allen and Eren both are different from the others in some ways. And a lot of people dies in both of them (so don't be attached to most characters). But both extremely great animes that I would give a 10/10 for (even though Attack of Titan hasn't finished yet right now) read more
When I watched this anime,I can't help but to think deeply of how its similar to D.Gray Man.Both protagonists were very likable,both have their own Kanda type,Kanda and Jean,and somehow or rather the characters personality was very similar in some senses.Also on how their main enemies has dreadfully leave a fear in other people,The Akuma and also the Titan and both protagonists were shun down by their own military base after they turn into something related to this enemy.However D.Gray Man and SNK has their own advantage over each other,the storyline of D.Gray Man is pretty confusing and sometimes it does not go to the flow of the story while SNK did which is actually too soon to tell.Anyway if you want to see a fiercer and a much more better paced one,try SNK,however if you are a D.Gray Man fan,you should see the similarities in one another read more
I don't know why..well when I watch D-gray-man I just can't stop thinking about Shaman King. In some kind of weird, but awesome, way they are very similar. I love both Shaman King and D.Gray-man. I think that you'll like D.gray-man if you liked Shaman King.
When I started watching Blood+, the first thing that came to my mind was D.Gray Man but in a different setting. Both have two parties, the good guys and the bad guys. They both have in common an organization which fights off the antagonists. Another noticeable similarity is the 'monsters' even though they're different, they both are dangerous to humanity and humans can also turn into these 'monsters'.
In D.Gray man, people who had lost someone,can revive their loved ones but in a figure of a Demon,The Exoricst are one of the Groups who are destroying the Demons. In Garo is a Similiar story,Most of people are bounded by a subject that they own or that their loved ones owned, and with their despair or greed they can make a pact with Horors who posses their Bodies,like Exorcist in D.Gray Man there is a group of Knights in Garo who are called Makai Knights that are destroying Horrors......
In both shows supernatural creatures are posses human bodies.In D.Gray-man only exorcists can fight agaist akuma and in Garo only makai knights can fight agaist horrors.In both shows despair and sadness is the trigger for all happenings.Both male MCs in the start are ok,then they look confused and think for their futures and in the end they fight again with new greater powers and they look more matured.
In both animes the characters that fight the "evil" have some weapons that only them can use. In D.Gray-Man the exorcists have their own innocence while in Noragami the gods need to find a pure soul to create their own which reminds me of how the akuma and souls are related in the show.
Also, D.Gray-Man and Noragami are more focused on a story of one main male character and his group of friends that always contains one girl that both want to protect more than anything. We can also compare how Yato and Allen lost their weapon for various reasons but still never gave up on fighting.
Yato and Yukine combo also reminds me of Kanda and his innocence. Both animes are amazing and the story behind the main character is kinda similar.  read more
Both have a dark mood, and share the same supernatural/action/super powers genre. The main difference is that Seikon No Qwaser has extreme ecchi.
In both the protagonist is a lovely, white-haired shota boy with a red mark/scar through his left eye (yes, Allen & Sasha almost look like twins) and with a sad, painful past.
Both anime are quite faithful to their manga adaptations.
Both main characters look alike, have cursed left eyes, and are younger the the people they hang with. The shows are also kind of alike because they have a dark religious vibe and the bad guys go after ancient stuff d gray man innocence sekion no qwaser icon. But the big diffenrence is that seikon no qwaser is sort of ecchi
Well-thought plot that makes you watch more, dark atmosphere and colours, but slill there is some humour. Flame Hazes and Exorcists don't have other choice but to fight many desperate battles for a serious cause, most of them agreed to it because they wanted revenge except for main characters, and that's why they try to find the "third option" conclusion for the prolonged battles.
Both series have an organization of superpowered badasses that fights evil creatures, and the other side is your typical evil monsters that have some sort of royalty ranking system and are generally sinister. There's also the five man band of main characters, and then a few others who fade in and out. The most striking similarity, however, is the general vibe. It's dark with some lighthearted moments. Not to mention the uniforms are very much similar.
A young, cute, and very kind boy uses his strong powers to exorcise deamons who are evil. He wants to protect everybody and everything. The young boy faces many emenies and near-death expericences. Secrets.desires.Sins. Many many things good and bad happens in this thrilling,powerful,addicting anime. ~there is also a lot of humor~
Both protagonists are young boys with the ability to fight Yokai/Akuma and do so in order to protect, not only the people most important to them, but all innocent people.
Both have to deal with injury, fear, peril, and harsh reality but manage to hold onto their hopeful personalities. This attitude inspires the people around them to keep going, as well.
The shows also share good artwork, thoroughly animated action scenes and engaging soundtracks.
If you love D Gray Man, I think you'll really enjoy Shounen Onmyouji!
Just like the manga I find Letter Bee and D.Gray-Man quite similiar.
Allen and Lag both have special eyepower, they have bit of same personality, they join organizations which make 'em go to journeys and the overall feeling of the series is quite similiar except D.Gray-man is bit darker than Letter Bee.
Both Allen and Hayate share the same personality..
They always end up helping other people, they both look kind and cheerful but also have funny dark personalities..
And not to forget that they also share the same unlimited "I can do anything" thing..
And lastly they share the same childhood experiences. Not exactly the same though..
Any how, however you see it they are the same <3.
hayate's type of comedy is very similar to that of the filler episodes of gray man i.e. the Komurin episodes. Also Alan's work to pay off his masters debts is similar to Hayate's parents debt of 150,000,000 yen
but Hayate is purely a comedy series.
Both shows are action shonen with well thought out stories and good action scenes. Also, in both shows the MC work hard towards a goal. The MC's are quite strong and there are no random bursts of power making the MC over powered in face of danger in both shows.
Even though the story isn´t a bit alike, the main characters are very similar.
Both have sad backgrounds and upbringins (their masters/teachers are a bit devilish and drunk) and both have an impressive kindness and strengh of heart, and both have the will to keep walking and protecting their loved ones.
The core cast of character personalities are very similar to one another (Allen/Kenshin, Lenalee/Kaoru, Lavi/Sanosuke), and the shows, despite having completely different storylines, have a similar feel to them, as they both start out somewhat silly and end rather seriously.
Plus, both are long series based off of manga that hadn't finished during its original broadcast time.
We have similar short stories in both anime, which deal with mystic cases and women. Also heroes of D.Gray-man and Tsubasa Chronicle seek and gather some magic objects in different places, and that fact forms the main plot. Characters are also similar - Lenalee acts just like Sakura, Allen has a hidden personality in him, "another him", like Shaoran. Also, both anime are shounen, and the original story was written by women authors in both cases. So some kawai elements and problems in relationships are also similar.
* Both are religious organizations that fight agains demons in the human world
* Each fighter has a special abylity that will be lead to the other wielder of magic abylities when time comes to support each others
* Both has action, slice of romance, strong friendship, mystery, enjoyment
* Both anime has a similar mission.
D. Gray Man:
* enemies and allies have different magic abylities. Enemy use human as weapons (Akuma)
* the missions are around the world so really enjoy learning of different cultures
* awesome fights and adictive plot
* mission is to find inocenses (crystal objects that give people special abylities before enemies destroy them)
* mission to find 8 pearls before enemy does (each wielder of the pearl have something special and each one has a divine God that protects them)
* Both anime fight against an organization to save people
* both have action, slice of romance, mystery
* people are being used as weapons (each anime in different ways)
* fighters has different magic abylities.
D. Gray Man:
* is an ocult religious organization that serve under the Vatican
* fight against Akumas (demon) comanded by the Noah Clan
* is an organization fighting against a religious clan... each are related to Gods but their interpretation of life is different so they collide
D-Gray Man too like YuYu Hakusho is another supernatural shounen fighting show about good fighting evil demons. In my opinion YuYu Hakusho is superior but it is worth watching D-Gray Man because there are stuff that you will find similar to YuYu Hakusho.
To me these two anime's have a similar feel. I greatly enjoyed both of these series. They may be set differently but they are both great anime's.
So to explain why:
Main male characters believe in fighting for justice and to right the world.
They both have an "order" in which the fighters are from and to which friendships are made.
The main males teachers/person they look up to, go rogue, however not quite in the same way.
Both have cute male characters and pretty female characters.
One character from each anime have bright red hair.
The main character is thought to be evil at first by another character.
Other than this they are greatly different
The Code:breaker's fight evil people, while Exorcists fight akuma and the Millenium Earl. read more
Call me crazy, but as much that I see it more like the shock value and suspense as "PMMM" or "Higurashi" (for the cute-style factor with blood), but Daybreak Illusion had the three following things: The girls are taking role as "exorcists" killing the Daemonia, whom they are monsters that used to or take form from their human vessels. Akari is like the Allen Walker of the group with the ability to hear the souls from the monster's vessel. Also that once you are in their "academy", there's no turning back just like the pre-Koumi era of D.Gray-Man's "Black Order".
Both series are set in worlds similar to those of industrial revolution.
Both series acknowledge existence of magic as form of science.
Main protagonist is part of organisation fighting against supernatural threats.
Both worlds are quite grim/dark.
Animation is also similar.
Design of demons feels similar.
Strait jacket feels more like military anime where D-Gray Man feels more magic based.
And unfortunately Strait Jacket is only 3 episodes long so story ends with many questions unanswered, although it is quite selfcontained triplet of stories.
This is a vague connection, but they both share many factors.
First off, the main character has a sort of connection to what's considered his species' enemy. In D. Gray Man, the character isn't actually half of the enemy, more that he has a bit of it in him.
D. Gray Man is about a boy who gets pulled into the world of 'Akuma' after his father's death. Akuma are creatures created by 'The Millenium Earl' to kill humans, causing evolution. The boy, Allen Walker, becomes an 'exorcist', or a person who can wield a special weapon to kill akuma. Although it's not the same view as Tokyo Ghoul, that organization could be considered similar to the CCG. Anyways, Allen can manipulate his left arm to use as a weapon, similar to kagune, but not in the right places.  read more
-Both anime featured a big guy with smiley face who are very strong/overpowered (Koro-sensei in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Earl Millennium/Sennen Hakushaku in D.Gray-man) where the MC (Nagisa / Allen) must fight/kill them in order to accomplish their mission. (in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu its their important mission to kill Koro-sensei, while in D.Gray-man Earl Millennium isn't the only character to deal with).
-Both anime have a great character development which makes it more enjoyable to watch. (i suggest you to watch Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd season if you want to see more character developments).
-Both MC are in the same age (15 years old), and they must socialize with others in their community. (3-E classroon in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Black Order in D.Gray-man).
-Both anime filled with great action, funny comedy scenes, and heart breaking sad scenes at times. read more
> the protagonists persecute evil creatures created from the own human and hunts humans
> to eradicate these creatures there is an organization behind it
> the protagonists are more emotional and sentimental about the creatures hunted
Both Anime has Demons and Exorcist of different type. Nurarihyon story is mostly located in Japan where are D.Gray-man story location is through out the world. The Antagonist on D.Gray-Man looks funny but suprisingly strong along with some of his followers. D.Gray-Man is definitely not to be missed.
It has been some time since i watched D.Gray Man. I'd like to explain why i recommend you Tokyo Ghold to D.Gray Man but i couldnt find the right words.
Its not just the similarity to both main characters. Its the kind of development these two protagonists undergo during the story.
Both anime concern two opposing sides which fight each other. And both protagonists live and fight for both opposing sides.
The shows both delve into how demons in peoples body's fit in the world. While D. Gray man takes a more shonen approach to it, both series allow for a main character that struggles with the the the consequences of taking out 'demons'.
Travelling protagonist, away from the comfortable confines of their homes, thrust into an unfamiliar situation in order to achieve an important goal.
Protagonists are incredibly sociable, befriending all characters they come into contact with.
Protagonists idolise an older person, but when presented the opportunity, are deathly afraid to actually interact with this idol.
Even with the large gap in time of production, you can still find similarities, especially in the art style, such as their large eyes, a physical manifestation of their intelligence and later, their perseverance.
Neither of these anime are life-changing experiences.
Follow all conventions and stereotypes of their respective genre.
Both utilise a very diverse voice cast, producing clear audio from your speakers.
Characters are well designed, in order to match their personalities and traits, producing a wide range of characters to explore. read more
They have a similar vibe and both are adventure shonen. They also both have quite a story hidden behind their battles between silly yet creepy carnival-like foes. Will humanity survive or have their last laugh?
- An organization of people with special powers
- Similar type of comedy (slapstick comedy, exageration of characters' funny traits)
- In both you have a look inside the heroes' organization and learn about how it works instead of just seeing the main characters fight
D-Gray Man too like Fate/Zero is dark but the only exception is that it is shounen. Naruto/Bleach/One Piece are hated so it's not worth wasting time on the big 3. D-Gray Man and Fate Zero heavily involves with Western and Catholic themes. Supernatural elements and weaponry are a major part of the story. Yes there are major deaths that occur throughout the story as well as dialogue and moments you won't forget.
If you enjoyed D.Gray-Man then you will most likely enjoy Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion as well. Each has their moments of comedic relief and also the dark side of human nature between the protaganist and antagonist. Though Code Geass and D.Gray-Man take place in different times and location, there are still some similiarities between the two as both each has a special ability linked with their eyes and both face great enemies such as The Earl in D.Gray-Man, and The Emperor of Britannia Charles Di Britannia. All in all, both are awesome to watch with excellent animaton quality and an awesome plot line with some surprising twist and a goal to be reached with the help of their allies and friends to strive toward their destinies. read more
After watching K, the characters Shirou and Kuro totally reminded me of Allen and Kanda especially their personality & relationship. More importantly they are different shows but have powerful beings such as exorcists, clans, kings, and akumas. Come to think of it Neko might be Lenalee.
Both stories involve demons,circus...the main character have cursed eye...
D.Gray-man is older and have more series, but they are pretty much the same.
Both series have great and so similar drawing style.They both are perfect if you like 19 century.
They are so fun, but D.Gray-man is a little more ''heavy'' ^_^
Similar plot, although each has their differences just like any anime would. Sono Kuroki Hagane also makes use of weapons that can only be controlled by the chosen and make use of them by fighting against the supernatural. In this case the adversary being Admonitions.
Both are shonen series apparently deep but rather childish actually. Both have many grandiose dialogues and the main characters are quite alike. But most of all, I make this recommendations because of the sensation it provokes after watching is so similar.
D Gray Man and Death Note have very similar plotlines. The main protagonists are trying to rid the world of evil in their own unique ways, whether it be with a notebook that has the power to kill people or with an anti akuma weapon. D Gray Man has more action in it, but both series have a plot that will draw you in and will keep you addicted for weeks on end.
both main characters have troubled pasts and fight against demons of a sort, youma/akuma, as well as discover teamwork of a sort and while kaze no stigma has more of a romance theme, they both include action.
They both involve supernatural beings and the main characther(Allen/Yoshimori) are trying to protect something and getting stronger for a girl.There are some differences,like in d.gray-man they fight akumas and in kekkaishi they exterminate spirits,also d.gray-man has a more complex story and more episodes.Both of the series are from my point of view excelent and are worth watching.
Even though their storyline were different, there do share some similar points. The animation quality were quite similar. There had enjoyable characters. There both focuses on comedy,horror and supernatural stuff. When I watch this, it remind me of D.Gray-Man. So,if you love this series, you may like or love D.Gray-Man. Try it out.:D
they're similarities are they have a secret organization..
but hellsing (just in night)
and in d.gray-man (well..a even a day)
also both of them have a secret weapon that can be used as weapon..
such as alucard at hellsing and allen walker in d.gray-man
hope u to watch it =3
Main characters have special powers with which they help people. They learn how to use them in special 'schools' and usually fight in pairs. Although DGM have quite a lot of humor, it's written much more serious than Hamatora which can make you feel like in a rollercoaster while swinging between serious action and complete change of scenery.
It is set in a slightly different world. I wouldn't call the settings similar but the plot certainly is. Kiba is about a guy named Zed (Allen) who excels everyone's expectations with his fabulous powers (Spirit Shads / Innocence). He is quite an outcast but wants to protect his friends dearly. He has to stop the world from being over-ruled by Hugh (Earl) and his crew (Noahs). They are similar in pace because both animes seem to drag a certain parts and flourish at others.
I would recommend this anime to anyone who is into dark plots and action packed animes.
They both fight evil beings. D.Gray-man = akuma, Rental Magica = ghosts and other beings, however rental magica also rents out magicians to people for their uses. Also both Allen Walker and Itsuki Iba have eyes to help them do their job.
I really don't know why, but the first half of D.Gray-man and the whole of Zettai Karen Children sort of feel similar even though ZKC is no where near as serious as DGM. Allen and Shiho are pretty similar to be honest as well, which I find funny xD and both series are pretty lolsome too.
Those two animes are similar in a strange way, I can't quite explain the similarities. But anyway, if you like D.Gray-man, you mite like Persona ~Trinity Soul~ as well. I guess the the supernatural abilities make themsimilar...
there are alike in a few ways, one there are groups trying to hunt monsters that kill people, two there are even more powerful people that make the monsters, and tree there is a character in each with a left eye that has a strange power because of a cures.
Similarities in the plot of both shows. A secret religious organization that few know about that deal with the dead returning as something else. All while keeping it a secret from thew general public.
This religious organization training men and women to fight these creatures that have returned to "life" while using weapons from a similar origin to the creatures they intend to destroy.
The main characters of Toaru Majutsu no Index and D.Gray-man are both similar in the way that they possess unusual powers even in a world where unusual powers are not so unusual (Allen's cursed eye, Touma's right hand). Both of them have similar heroic tendancies, saving people because they need to be saved - Allen with his mission to save both humans akuma, and Touma who will save anyone who even looks like they might cry out "help me". Both series also have a great cast of characters who you quickly feel you are connected to.
Another thing I liked and found similar was the way of naming the "powers" in each series. In D.Gray-man Innocence recieves a name from its user eg Dark Boots, Mugen etc. In Index they also have names for their powers, eg Railgun, Imagine Breaker, Auto-Rebirth.
And one of the best things about both these animes is that despite the fact that everything might be getting darker, despite the fact that things are getting destroyed all over the place, despite the tragedy that may be going on and the bad guys who keep getting more powerful, both Index and D.Gray-man have their funny moments. One of the best things about these animes are the little filler moments where you can't stop laughing.
These are two of my favourites of all time.  read more
Both have a mastermind that would trick normal people into killing others and on the other side a 'justice' team that tries to solve the cause of killing. Psycho-Pass is more sci-fi while D.Gray-man is more into fantasy type. Psycho-Pass is a bit more cruel in methods and visuals.
Both have silver haired bishounen who are passionate about their line of work. Both boys have one eye that is activated when in a battle: for LB its battling gaichuu and for DGM its demons. Both Lag and Allen are orphans and have someone who influenced them.
Both main characters decide to live for both sides. In Natsume Yuujinchou, Natsume helps both the ayakashi and the human, and as for D. Gray Man, Allen fights for both the Akuma and humans. They both portray the interesting internal conflicts between the supernatural and themselves.
The main characters in D.Gray-man and Trigun are very reminiscent of each other. They both strive to create peace and harmony wherever they go, knowing that they inevitably bring destruction with them. Their pain becomes a source of strength in tight circumstances, however.
I say both of these are similiar. 11 eyes is still new but it kind of has some similarities with d gray man. They both have to due with some kind of enemy like in 11 eyes theres these weird bug looking monsters and in D gray man they have to due with akuma(demons) and the noah clan. Both have some sort of magic or weapon and they are both action packed series that I would recommend anyone to watch.
The story is similar with there being creatures that attack humans and a group of people able to fight the creatures with supernatural abilities and both series are set in a fictional European setting.
In the case of DGM, Exorcists use their Innocence to fight Akuma and the Millenium Earl while in Goulart Knights the Goulart Knights use their spirit and Holy Grail to fight the Archon.
Both characters (Haseo & Allen) are eerily similar, baring almost identical physical features. Haseo's (the main character for Roots) personality is more or less the depressed version of Allen, except full-time. This sort of fits as he descends into madness as the one he loves is lost to him. It's kind of like how Allen was when he thought all his friends were dead on the Ark.
Both series are really great and if you like any action-e Shonen titles, Roots might be for you.