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English: Bleach
Japanese: BLEACH - ブリーチ -


Type: TV
Episodes: 366
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2004 to Mar 27, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2004
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:00 (JST)
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.881 (scored by 485,307 users)
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Ranked: #7382
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Popularity: #22
Members: 936,916
Favorites: 44,275


spirit detective.. supernatural stuff and offcorse monsters and demons that is not possible to see by us. so yeah both show have them in common not to forget comedy, and other stuff 
report Recommended by banglaCM
Naruto and Bleach both synomonous with action animes. when you hear bleach the next anime that you would think of would be naruto... if you like it that is. they both are epic anime with outstanding character devlopement and plots so intricate you might would who were the brillant minds to think of this (I did anyway...) also there is some comic relief, a little bit of romance, and tons of serious parts too. and they're great for anyone 
report Recommended by nate23nate23
Fighting and great character development. Because of the expanse of different characters, there is bound to be one (or a couple) that instantaneously become your favorite. 
report Recommended by xaynie
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... 
report Recommended by rzippert
Both are about boys who meet a woman and gain the ability to fight in her world. Without giving too much away the story lines have similarities with character and plot development. Busou Renkin is however not as serious as Bleach, which is refreshing and also has a good end point. 
report Recommended by GeneralCox
Simular setting as soul eater: Shinigami fighting monsters who feed of human souls. Comedy, action and romance elements are also present in both series. The animation style is different though, soul eater has cartoonesk elements while bleach has a more common animation style 
report Recommended by terramore
Both have a group of people or beings that are dedicated to disposing a certain group of evil. They both have a really nice storyline. 
report Recommended by kurropt
Shonen anime....both about the main character wanting to protect their friends/nakama. In order to do that they strive to become stronger and learn from others. 
report Recommended by lutyo4life
Bleach and Fairy Tail are both action packed but with a bit of humor slipped in. With pretty much unstoppable heroes the action is constant and both stories could seemingly go on forever. Both heroes travel and fight with groups and have a close feeling of comradery for the group members.  
report Recommended by dmonte
Both male leads meet mysterious girls who have knowledge of things beyond the normal world. Flame Hazes are basically Shinigami and Torches are similar to ghosts. 
report Recommended by Karura
Many similarities between both series. There's young typical boy who is attending school, but after few minutes, we can see, that there's much more about him and that's not to be only his delinquent's habits. First episode shows us characters from different world, who came to our place, because of their own reasons. I didn't read manga, but I think, there will be many many more charas, so we are receiving another "never ending story". 
report Recommended by 2Pack
Both of these Anime have fighting scenes, sword play and monsters that need to be taken care of. There is also the theme of hell, less played up in Bleach. One of the major themes is protecting others, and another is being accepted for who you are. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Noragami is like Bleach without all the fillers. The main characters meet in a similar way, one of them (Ichigo/Hiyori) gets a power thanks to the other one (Rukia/Yato). In both animes they fight against ghosts/monsters and there are more characters that come from a different world where it's quite normal to have the powers to see (and fight) those monsters. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
Both have lots of sword fights with samurai or ppl who look like sumurai and have to deal with demon slaying 
report Recommended by RedBardIsCool
Both of these shows have male characters who start out as the rookie, but quickly acquire skills. The main character in both end up battling it out with increasingly powerful opponents and then often make friends with these opponents afterwards. Both have supporting friends who are not as powerful, but help out all they can. Air Gear definitely shares that similar shounen/action vibe. 
report Recommended by restivesilence
TONS of Bleach references in Gintama, also the characters are similar and both have that punk-shonen feel!  
report Recommended by BadLuckTuck
While Bleach and naruto achieved massive popularity outside Japan, Kekkaishi seems very underrated outside Japan. Consistently in the top 10 in terms of viewership in Japan, kekkaishi shares the same shounen genre as its other more popular counterparts. while it does not boast legions of characters or long names for techniques, it takes the simple and often overlooked technique, the kekkai and expands it, giving it a fresher twist.  
report Recommended by kirsten
Bleach is clearly inspired in Saint Seiya and this is more noticeable in the Soul Society saga which is very similar to the 12 Gold Saints Saga. The Bleach Captains looks a lot with 12 Gold Saints, both looks "unbeatable" and the power gab between the protagonist and they are initially giant. 
report Recommended by bereta002
it's got the fantastic fights that go on for episodes at a time, it has the fantastic plots, defeating enemies ten times stronger than you, losing, then training then winning, the main character always faced with constant challenges, when i watched this, i couldn't help but think that i hadn't seen such a good fighting anime since DBZ. though many of the characters are nothing like each other, the style of the anime's are the same, if you enjoyed DBZ, go for bleach! 
report Recommended by Chenoan
Similar in many ways: Hollow = Trion Soldiers Arrancar = Neighbor Seireitei = Border The only major difference is Bleach have only 1 protagonist(Ichigo) while World Trigger have 2 protagonists(Yuma and Osamu/dual protagonist sort of thing)  
report Recommended by NoRetreat
Both animes treat them of samurais and both characters want to have to be able more to protect the people that them more they love. They struggle for the justice and no matter how strong the enemy is, they never abandon the battlefield and nor they give up the fight, taking a risk their own lives to save the people. 
report Recommended by jackdevils
Long shounen anime filled with action, comedy, and plenty of similarities, both in style, characters, and plot. In both, the male protagonists are normal students at the beginning, but pretty soon they gain a death-related super power in an almost identical manner (Ichigo becomes a Shinigami after being hit by Rukia/Tsuna gets his power after being shot in the head by Reborn). Bleach is more on the supernatural side, while Reborn is about the mafia world. 
report Recommended by RenaPsychoKiller
The characters in both shows are the kind that pull one along in the story, wondering what will happen to them next. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
They are similar by the share intensity of each and every episode. You just want more and more. Its kind of hard holding back untill two episodes go past. But in comparison these two are both great 
report Recommended by HirakoShinji
Two main characters that are both extremely overpowered. Other than Saitama, whose journey is literally to find someone who can beat him, Ichigo seems to be one of the quickest Shounen protags in developing his skills. He just seems gifted from the being. 
report Recommended by Nyaominyan
Both series have extremly similar protagonist and premise - main character is forced to fight supernatural creatures to protect his friends and family, both are great mix of fight scenes,drama and a little bit of comedy. 
report Recommended by helensan
Bleach and Kuroko no Basuke have a lot of similarities, even thought they pretty different in concept. Both of them have some sort of supernatural elements, every character have his own uniqe ability and it all filled with similar type of humor. Some characters personalities and even their design sometimes looks really alike. Both features bishonens, so if you watch it solely for pretty boys, you won't be disapointed. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
Both are supernatural anime, have samurai organizations who fight some monsters (in Hakuouki they are humanoid monsters), so far from first episode of Hakuouki samurai seem to have special powers. Most of samurai in Hakuouki tend to have some similarities with Byakuya, the clishe samurai. Hakuouki gives of darker and more serious impression then Bleach. I highly recommend both... 
report Recommended by Shwele
Both anime are based on the supernatural and contain a very likable male lead. Both are high action, very high comedy, and have impeccable animation. Both also have a lot of in-depth backstory that draws the audience in.  
report Recommended by CrimsonShocker
In addition to having a similar premise, Shaman King also has an offbeat feel to it, just like Bleach. If you can sit through a few of the early episodes(Which try to be Yu Yu Hakusho meets Yugioh), a great adventure show waits just beneath the surface. Both shows have a unique protagonist. 
report Recommended by PequeninoMikhail
In bleach, when a human dies it either becomes a whole, whole, a person whole goes to the soul society, or they become a wandering spirt, which then turns into a hollow when they are preyed on by a hollow, or stay in the human world for too long. Ichigo, the main character of Bleach had a vendetta with a certain hollow in one of the first few episodes, much akin to the main character of Shingeki no Kyojin. Also both the main characters are very determined, stubborn, and bear a will of steel.  
report Recommended by KuroNoTaiyou
Typical characters from their genres (and in general) fighting strange demons from another world. Not bad but not good supernatural/action/super power anime. One of the female protagonists do not know how to fight and the main male protagonist wants to protect that female protagonist that don't know how to fight. Main male protagonist was your typical, usual teenage boy until the present. (present=until the anime starts or until a few episodes)  
report Recommended by MisaTange
Gods and powerful humans fighting together. Large swords, power-ups, 2 different levels (in Bleach it's bankai, but it's just level 2 in Ueki). Both protagonists get powerful much quicker than normal through hard work and sheer will. If you like Bleach, I'm sure you'll like Ueki also :) 
report Recommended by 101swoop101
Fighting and ok/decent plots. They are the kind of anime you watch for the action but don't drop because the plot remains fairly interesting. 
report Recommended by eklie
Bleach has Shinigami and Hollows, Yumekui Merry has Dreams. Hollows who escape from Hueco Mundo are bad, and Dreams who escape the Dreamworld are bad. During Yumekui Merry, there are times when the exact same music from Bleach is used. Not all Dreams are bad though. Some of them fight against other Dreams to protect humans, like Shinigami do to Hollows. 
report Recommended by sakurax98
We have in Bleach, Shinigamis who "purify" the evil Hollows that hunt down humans. Well we in this series, Exorcists who exorcise "Evil Spirits", who... hunt down humans, and of course, it's also dimension related(you have Hueco Mundo in Bleach where Hollows live right? Well, let's say it's the same for the Evil Spirits in this case) and later down the road you will realize even more how similar they are, can't tell anymore than this because otherwise I would spoil you. The series, while having a completely different plot/story than Bleach, has a pretty similar concept. The story altho different, is definitely good, if you liked  read more 
report Recommended by Grimm6Jack
These two animes are similar in many different ways - Both main characters are transfered to another world - The main character joins in on the fight in the other world - The main character is stronger than any other people in the world -Both fight with swords (though they are used less in Kiba) -Both main characters have a smart friends who at one point is an enemy, and is stronger than most - The main character saves the other world 
report Recommended by Unseen_Traveler
Has one of the most epic fights of all time, Shounen and has power ups etc. 
report Recommended by DeletedAccountt
both are male characters who fight for what they want. both have epic fights that keep the audience watching while SAO the 2nd half focuses on saving Asuna 
report Recommended by miltonski
Very similar themes of chivalry and what it means to be a hero. Emphasis on souls and powers associated with personality. Story is short but insanely well done. 
report Recommended by ewest1220
The main character of both series acquires a power of another creature without him really wanting it. Due to this his whole life changes and he has to adept to his power and learn to live it. That's not all, now people also want to kill him. If you like dark action based stories, then you should watch these anime. The action and powers in htem are very cool and exciting! 
report Recommended by Darkbow
Sword fighting and mysterious monsters, the central theme in both of these series. The main character is on a quest to kill monsters because he wants to make the world a better place to live in. Both of them also get thrown in a situation they weren't expecting and make new friends. The world they live in is ruthless and they have to learn how to survive in order to progress towards their goal. 
report Recommended by Darkbow
Young delinquentish main character fight against fashion models and uses same powers as his enemies. Some dudes don't like it so he fight them and blah-blah-blah-blah-blah... 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
when i first watch xxxHolic i really think that is similar to Bleach cause both of the main characters involve with spirits <watanuki and ichigo> then when they met a girl <yuuko and rukia> their life started to changed  
report Recommended by yuki_00
Similar premise, both involve demons/hollows and have similar weaponry that is reminiscent of bleach with weapon enhancements and a similar bow and arrow to the ones Quincy's used in Bleach. Both have strong male lead characters and deal a lot with morals and honor. 
report Recommended by Nikoru-san
A shounen with a, in my opinion, little more mature approuch than Bleach, sacrificing a little bit of fighting for a lot more psychology etc. A must-watch in my opinion! 
report Recommended by Stroeum
High school boy meets a female shinigami and they solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Bleach); high school girl meets a male shinigami and they also solve problems involving wandering ghosts (Kyoukai no Rinne) 
report Recommended by BDL
Main character is male, who fights in order to defeat evil!! Also happens to fight for the one's that they love and want to protect. Not only that, but they both have company and help by other friends that tag along the way and support them. Action and Fighting Scenes!~ 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
In both shows, the main protagonist gets a whole new view of the world. Namely through Magic/Alchemy and Death Gods/Restorations. They end up in a difficult plot, which can get themselves or the people they want to protect killed. Both situations get out of control as a higher evil organization starts to meddle. Both action-packed, with the needed amount of humor and variaty of characters. 
report Recommended by Ilyaoh
bleach and blood plus r the same because: 1. bolth have lots of blood and violence 2.bolth have bad creatures(blood+ creepy monsters, bleach hollows) 3.lots of sword play i hope u check them out.thank you. 
report Recommended by rukia_kuchiki21
People that like Bleach and also like (mild) Shounen Ai, might also like Monochrome Factor! There are a lot of things similar! The main character is a young boy that can see things that others can't, and he has to transform to fight them. Also, Bleach & Monochrome Factor have both funny scenes & fighting scenes. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
Both the Anime have a dark story line that progressively gets darker. The latter style of Bleach is similar to the style Kamisama Dolls has. On top of this one of the characters is very similar to Ichimaru Gin... they're both creepy in similar manners. It is also about fighting to protect what you care about. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Somehow some character designs made me think of Bleach. Also the 'Branch of Sin' ability in Deadman Wonderland made me think of 'Bankai' in Bleach. They're both skills multiple characters can perform, but it depends on the character how it actually can be used in battle. 
report Recommended by GeniusofIron
Supernatural killings bring about both stories born from suffering, or threat of a family member. Introduction of the characters from then on stem from the supernatural occurrence.  
report Recommended by Kurenai_Ichi
EW and Bleach have action packed fights against Hollows/Mobile Suits to fight for what's right.  
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Themes of war, justice, peace, and chivalry surrounds both shows. Both have characters who fight in a massive fighting scale as a one man army action. Ichigo/Heero Yuy and Soul Society/Colony Liberation Organization fight to protect Earth whereas Aizen/Treize and Arrancars/OZ fight for the same thing with a different reason which opposes the main character's ideals. Conspiracy also involves in both shows through government and characters until a greater evil is revealed. An interesting note is that Aizen and Treize are similar.  
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Crazy fights, action, superpowers, swords, and awesome music. You can find that both of them are DBZ like. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Hellsing and Bleach are two action packed animes that any action/shounen lover would love. Both have badass Prot with power out of world, plenty of fights to keep u glued and lots of blood to make it feel real. Both have supernatural element that is- Vampires in Hellsing and Shinigami in Bleach, and ofc there are big bad villians who must stand in their way. the main character is kurosaki ichigo who is quite similar to alucard in the hellsing series.. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Both have flashy action sequences and the fight to save the world except that Gundam 00 is darker than Bleach. Fighting involves giant blasts and sword fighting. Setsuna vs Graham fight is similar to Ichigo vs Ulquiorra. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Story involves one man army characters with powerful weapons fighting good characters to evil characters. Almost all of the Seiyuu in both shows are involved. Plot twists unravel as the main antagonist reveal its true colors. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Ichigo and Lowe have similar personalities and both wield massive sword weapon (Zangetsu and Astray Red Frame). Character designs in both shows are stylish and cool looking 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
If you enjoy sword fights and the different take on the era of swords approach then check this out. 
report Recommended by Instabang
Kurosaki Ichigo and Seiji Sawamura are very similar characters! Both of them is orange-haired and into fighting until they meet a girl and start to showing their soft sides and in that way get to know new friends (but in Bleach the girl are not on love with him). Both contains a lot of fighting and humor! 
report Recommended by MissOffline
If you liked the comedy parts of bleach, Dog Days will be sure to make you laught your spirit out. Similarlily, the main charater gets transported to another world and there he has to do some "saving" work. Because in the other world, there is a war going on. Althoug the wars in that world are a bit strange... 
report Recommended by Ridotukushi
The two are extremely similar. its about a guy who meets a girl(s) and saves them from the evil supernatural being. the girl then stays in the real/surface world and is happy, with the boy devolping his powers and saving the girl again. then the girl is taken by some powerful evil guy who beats the main character and after recieving training from an old guy, goes with a group of friends down into the sprit/underground world, and fight they're way to save the girl. sound familiar?  
report Recommended by mooman
If you enjoyed Bleach, you'll definitely like Black Cat. Both have action, comedy. It focuses on the male lead. They both have their own group, though it Black Cat in the end, he left his group and in Bleach there's some romance.  
report Recommended by xxATxx
The thing they have in common is the presence of a group of really strong people, way stronger than others, that have the real power. In bleach those are the captains, in K the kings. I enjoyed both! 
report Recommended by LisaDeeb
Trigun is a hilarious comedy but when the going gets tough for the characters it gets serious. They are both very similar. Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach is trying to save the world from evil spirits called Hollows. Vash the Stampede from Trigun is trying to save himself from the brink of INSANITY! 
report Recommended by Spartacus
Similar style of story, supernatural powers, shinigami reference, and antagonists of each main arc whose role are identical. Not to mention that the main characters Yusei and Ichigo both are powerful who is essential to saving the world from evil. 
report Recommended by SlaughterDagger
Ambos tem um grande enredo e épicas lutas de espada, com protagonistas focados em seus objetivos. --------------------------------------------------------- Both have a great plot and epic sword fights, with protagonists focused on their goals. 
report Recommended by leroki
if you liked Mahoutsukai no Yome then you will like bleach. the story is very similar with the protagonist having fates and destiny that are out of there control. lots of lore and great story. 
report Recommended by animegirl16091
They have constant action, "forbidden" romance, transformations, an adventure, comedy and more. Both series have a journey to a certain goal, which is wildly chased throughout battle and action-packed settings. Both enemies as the protagonists are unique characters in everyone's own way. 
report Recommended by Xadyu3000
Nurarihyon's Hagoromo Gitsune arc is eerily similar to Bleach's Soul Society arc. It starts with the a character getting kidnapped, the main character is forced to train in preparation of the inevitable invasion they need to do to get said character back. The invasion fails in case of the entrance so they need to improvise another plan to enter. With them traveling to retrieve their friend they get stronger in the process. The main character has to fight an enemy that only wishes to fight the stongest. At the end a character pulls an "Aizen" and all hell breaks loose.  
report Recommended by realKanoShuuya
Both of them are trainwrecks overfilled with ridiculous plot twists and deus ex machina. They have Zangetsus and swords. The female love interest has orange hair color.  
report Recommended by zumac
First Transformation, for Usagi and Ichigo and their friends. Main characters have their family, they didn't grow up somewhere or live alone. Bad guys attacks innocent people. World is just the city they live which they portect, and where bad guys come from. all these only if having action is not first priority. 
report Recommended by Masood_sama_XN
Both animes tell a story about character development and improvement, on one hand ichigo at the start cant do anything but at the final stage he can even beat Casper, and on the other School days main characters at the start hes only a noob doing what he does (+18) but ends up being pretty good at it. 
report Recommended by AlatakeR
An anime very interesting, exciting and funny at the same time. 
report Recommended by turbo0oo
Both are battle shounen win which the mc fights the supernatural, with a lot of sword fights, weird monsters, and spells. 
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
Both are battle shounen, with Themes of friendship and lots of battles, also The two big organizations in these two series are very similar, with a bunch of captains leading their own squads and one figure standing above them all.  
report Recommended by xShinigami3125
2 main characters focun on 1 thing protect friends and becme stronger, that's mean more battles and quality effects 
report Recommended by animetony
Both take place in Japan with a supernatural setting. The MCs in both shows go about their daily lives as ordinary high school teenagers but at the same time they wield a supernatural power that wields a mask and an entity that aids them with the aid of helpful allies to fight against supernatural entities that wreak havoc upon modern society and it's citizens. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both shows have spiritual elements and similar names-Hollow, Orihime. Not to mention the way Rockman undergoes Thunder Berserker is similar to Ichigo going into Bankai. Also both shows have monsters except Bleach is supernatural and Rockman is digital. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
I think Nanatsu no Taizai: Imashime no Fukkatsu brings a lot of stuff of Bleach. You have in both a story that 1st it's about something, a quest to find something/someone, but then the plot happens and we have a turn of events that explain a lot of stuff; there are 2 major groups of power, the Shinigamis/Gotei 13 and the Hollows/10 Espadas vs The Holy Knights and the Ten Commandments; we can see some characters who have similiar imposing pose, power and the same movements and ways to think (for example we can see similarities between Kurosaki Ichigo and Meliodas, Zaraki Kenpachi and Escanor, or even teh  read more 
report Recommended by STEREOo
Both Ichigo and Natsume can see spirits and have to deal with them. Kon and Madara are similar as humorous animal sidekicks. 
report Recommended by Hstar
A guy and his friends fight with supernatural forces in the world exist a organization with 13 very powerfull characters by house a very inteligent and powerfull villian are planing how to destroy this organization lots of epic fights  
report Recommended by ArisuSenpaii1
If you like Shinigamis, you'll like both these series. Bleach is funnier and, regarding the narrative style, Yakumo is very similar to Death Note. 
report Recommended by Guruneko
Try these shows if you're a fan of swordplay, bloody sword fights, with a strong wild protagonist. But keep in mind that Berserk is definitely more darker and contains adult contents. 
report Recommended by Deago
Both Bleach and Kyoukai no Rinne focus on a red-headed teenage boy who is a shinigami, though more human than the other shinigami. Both protagonists must lead lost souls into the afterlife/Rinnie no Wa, but they also have to battle those who interfere with these processes. 
report Recommended by LadyCreepypasta
-Both about kill spirit -Both main girl got a special power (Hiyori and Inoue) -Both Main male character has a bad history past about them and they parents -Both has LITTLE romance -Both have GREAT sound affect -Both have great plot and hooks Sorry If you don't agree with any of these recommendations. 
report Recommended by ScarletTuna
Just google "ikkaku face"... Both shows make a recurrent joke about the scary main character's face. Both protagonists don't realize they're scaring people with thier expressions. Both protagonists are students. 
report Recommended by Deago
lots,and lots of awsome action with good animation, there are quite a few really funny jokes here and there, and the character designs r pretty origional, each character has a simple mordern teen look that suits there personalities, and the anime moves at a really fast paste most of the time  
report Recommended by Tutti_Love
Battles, conspiracies, societal politics, war tactics, rebellions, a sword-wielding main character voiced by Morita, and several other common seiyuu (such as but not limited to Fukuyama Jun). There are a lot of dissimilarities between these two series that could take up a lengthy sheet of paper, but if the above is enough for you, it's worth giving the series you're less familiar with a try.  
report Recommended by Numi
Both have Shigonami, though in Bleach it is the concept that they take the souls to their final destination, in Shigonami, it is deleivering the last message of the dearly departed to the living. Appologies for the spelling of a certain word. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Ichigo and Lelouch have the same English Voice Actor and they both got their powers from a girl in the first episode, both character's mother was killed before the series. 
report Recommended by animer100
I personally believe that both of the series have good sword fights, though in truth that is subjectional to ones opinion. To me, the sword fights show a wide range of movement, which I also find to be realistic. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both anime involved lots of fighting scenes and the leading character of both anime shows very strong willpower to get stronger and succeed in their own respective agenda. Both characters also get stronger through very short amount of training time and both have great storyline. 
report Recommended by v_p
The supporting characters have quite a bit of character depth. They are also dealing with being able to see spirits, while others do not. The art styles are also very realistic and crisp. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Main character fight against supernatural beings in stylish and cinematic way. Both are very tactical (at least most of the time). JoJo use a little bit more of it in the second part which can become ridiculous at times, but i think it part of the fun. Messina and Loggins remind me a bit of Shiroganehiko and Koganehiko. 
report Recommended by NoBleachNoLife
Although HOTD is much more violent, they have a similiar school-setting with undead, also the art is alike. 
report Recommended by Sleezy
I enjoyed both series for their strong female characters, though some people may disagree. Of course, the anime is not the same as the manga for Bamboo Blade. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
They both have awesome sword fights and are GAR In fact, Afro Samurai is even better since it has a normal plot line and a black dude as the main character. <3 Ichigo 
report Recommended by Jizzy2007
The episode that the creator of Bleach worked on has a rather humerous look on things, compared to the other episodes, which are darker. But it is nice to watch. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have action, powerful characters, and comedy in it. In Trinity blood the vaticans are trying to protect the people from the vampires, whereas in Bleach it is the job of the shinigami to protect the people from the hollows. Also, both Kurosaki Ichigo and Peter Abel Nightroad are very similar in seriousness, power, protecting the people that are important to them and are funny when not fighting.  
report Recommended by Aimenz
"Magical Boy" Genre Cool Hero gets powers from Mysterious small black haired girl, ends up in situation where he must use his new found powers to save himself and said girl, brightly colored haired girl he knew from before also gets powers, though seemingly useless must be useful later on for something, cool friend also gets powers, siblings + family issues will probably be important later,  
report Recommended by Muslim_Otaku
They're both action-based stories that speak of swords and different types of swords with names, and some of the fighting styles are quite similar.  
report Recommended by sapphiresky
Specifically referring to the later parts of the Anime for Bleach, both Anime have a group of people that protect the piece of their homes. Each person has a specific power that they can use. Those in Arcana Famiglia make a contract for their powers while those in Bleach have their powers derived from a part of their soul. The them of protecting what you care for is also important to both Anime. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
While I know some people may disagree with me on this, both Anime feature females outside of how we normally see them in story lines. By this I don't mean outside of roles that are historically accurate for various time periods, but the stereotypes one normally finds in story lines. The art work is also very detailed and the Anime is action packed and has a dark story line that progressivly grows darker. There is an interesting cast of characters that the reviewer can fall in love with or simply not like. As AKB0048 puts it, each idol has their fans, but they also have their  read more 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
The action is same in the sense that there's guys in uniform wielding blades and cutting stuff or people down. The main story is somewhat similar in the sense that one of the main characters grow up into a world they thought they knew but experience a different one-the first bleach arc and samurai 7's story are similar with respect to that view-  
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Both Bleach and Karas feature the main character fighting against supernatural characters and deals with spirit worlds interactions with the human world. They are both very action-packed filled with lots of sword fights. Karas has way fewer episodes than Bleach and is a bit more violent compared to Bleach. If you are a fan of Bleach and wants to watch another supernatural theme anime with sword fights, I recommend trying out Karas. If you like Karas and never seen Bleach before, give Bleach a try.  
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Very similiar artstyles, also both have sword swinging heroes. Both shows have a healthy mix of action and comedy. Bleach has a lot better plot (mainly because it is a lot longer)  
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In both the main guy meets a girl in uncommon circumstances, and thanks to this encounter the guy's life changes drastically, and he gets some kind of super power. Some characters are similar, and also, the above said girl has an older brother in both cases, and the 2 siblings are part of an important and noble clan/family. These series are both shounen with great music, animation, and character design, and with well-done, but dragged-on fights. 
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You might think why these two are similar given their length in episodes but i felt the same elements when watching both: - Almost every important character has a special ability - Some of Bleach arcs had the same dark elements to Hamatora as a whole - Humor is the same with goofy characters interacting - Main character grows and is smart at times - Likeable side characters If you watch a few arcs of Bleach, it just feels comparable  
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when i saw Kirigakure Saizo (Brave 10) first thing that came on my mind was Ichigo Kurosaki, probably because their swords look alike 
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The series is similar because, the main character of both series changes and has a smaller creature fill in for them. 
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the two animes are about spirits, in addition to finding similar characters and both have an awesome storyline 
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Advent Children has a lot of sword fighting in it. If you liked it because of that you should definitely try out Bleach. The Shinigami are sword-wielding spirits, the animation is good and the story is even better.  
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As far as shounen action series go, Bleach has become something of a measuring stick and Sadamitsu the Destroyer measures up quite well. If you replace Hollows with aliens, you pretty much have the concept of Sadamitsu the Destroyer. Both are about somewhat delinquent high school students who are thrust into fighting monsters with powers they don't completely understand. In addition Sadamitsu the Destroyer has very likable characters to the which have you rooting for them almost instantly despite the anime's short episode count. (Remember how much you cheered on Ichigo and Rukia in the first 10 episodes of bleach!) 
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Bleach and Devil May Cry both have supernatural elements to them. Their protagonists are also very similair. Dante and Ichigo both lost thier mothers and feel responible for it. They also both have a link to the supernatural world in their particular series. Ichigo's is being a shimigami and Dante's being half-devil. Dante also has a awesomely cool sword which he uses as his one of his primary weapons. This show is very violent and not drawn out. It lasts for a total of 12 epsiodes and the ending raps everything up nicely!  
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Both series feature some epic sword fights, monsters from another realm that normal people cannot see and a main character who gets thrown into this situation without hardly any warning. Bleach is much longer than Campione and has a lot of filler episodes. But if you liked one of these series you will enjoy the other one too. 
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It involves evil spirits and summons as well. The down side is, the plot may not be as fantastic as Ga Rei Zero 
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Well i have to say that both bleach and kenichi start off with a boy going from weak to strong, and it has a lot of fiction in it like bleach. It's a kick ass anime too. Both stories of bleach and kenichi start off kind of similar. So I would recommend this to anyone who likes bleach. 
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-both characters enter a new world in which they realize they have hidden powers. -both of them end up having to save the "other" world, which ends up them having to save their own world too. -both of them start by saving a specific girl, then the world. 
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The main characters are similar (Renji and Ichigo), they use the same kind of weapon with different atacks, fight against monsters from other dimension and grow stronger along the serie. The place the fightings take place are similar too (Soul Society and Inner World) 
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I guess that if as a kid you were excited as hell to find out how the new Sailor transforms//what power has the new Pokemon, and somewhere along the process of maturing into a real otaku :) you go crazy trying to guess what kind of power has a Zanpakuto of a new Bleach character, than Darker than Black is a natural choice. The Contractors in DTB have also lots of amazing specialties. Both anime have lots of action in them. Hei in DTB is known as the Black Reaper and is kind of a unique contractor among contractors, just like Ichigo is a  read more 
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thay both take place in highschool slash another world there is creatures kinda like in bleach but bleach is waylong and black rock shooter is a fifty minute ova 
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tense waiting to see just what special skill every sword has ( Bleach) and which special skill every ninja has (basilisk).Of course bleach is more full of action but it seems to me that basilisk is more artistic. 
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Both main characters have stolen "supernatural" powers from a stranger in a unintentionally way. 
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SSSS.Gridman reminded me of Bleach when I was first watching the show. Gridman and Bleach both share a similar action/slice of life balance to each episode. Each episode there is good character building and also plenty of action/flighting scenes. The characters in Gridman also reminded me of those in Bleach, the side characters mostly, they aren't necessarily human and have a supernatural kind of twist. If you enjoyed Bleach and want to try something a little different I would recommend SSSS.Gridman. 
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It is abit Simillar to Bleach cause Of nina altak she always keeps Saying To Protect The People Of the Academy City Zuellni , Give Chrome Shelled Regios a Chance if you didn't Understand the episode try to watch it agian :D you'll Understand. 
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