- Both heirs to their respective families, Nura Rikuo and Sawada Tsunayoshi are expected to take up the mantle as their next respective heads, and both are trying to evade their fate.
- Both have their respective cool transformations (Yoru Rikuo and HDWM Tsuna, respectively)
- Both have their own entourage (Nura Clan and Vongola Family)
- Tsuna's still denying it, while Rikuo accepted his role with a bang after the first few episodes
- Tsuna only found out about being boss at the first episode, while Rikuo lived with yokai all his life
- Tsuna seems detached from his HDWM, and isn't as cool when he's normal, while Rikuo tends to be badass even when not in Yoru Rikuo form read more
They both have protagonists who deny the position that they are supposed to take, and they both "turn cool" all of a sudden when they fight. For Tsuna it's his Hyper Dying Will mode and his denial of being the 10th Vongola boss. For Rikuo it's his yokai form and his denial of becoming the next yokai leader.
Both maincharacter are to be the next head of a family, for Tsuna that's a Mafia Family and for Rikua a Demon Family.
Both don't want this at first.
In both anime the maincharacters are followed by a powerfull group of friends.
Both animes will make you laugh.
Young main character first doesn't want to accept his fate as an heir to a clan (in this case, Mafia, but a family nonetheless?) but as he makes friends he wishes to protect, he relies on his newfound powers to fight off powerful enemies. Both have servants that are willing to die to protect them and in both there are clashes of powerful families against each other or also fights within the family.
Nuraihyon and Reborn both deals with powerful families with a rich backgrounds. At the center of it is a young boy who serves as the main male protagonist of other series.
Both series' main male protagonist possesses special abilities after they undergo a transformation gaining powers. They use that power to fight what they believe in. However at many stances, he doesn't seem to embrace his role as an heir to his clan/family.
Both series contains a lot of action in the style of shounen fights. There are also organizations/groups that serves as adversaries. The main male protagonist also has many friends and harbors affections towards one of them. There is also a lot of comedy and some history regarding some of the supporting characters. read more
They are both about a boy, that has to become the leader of a group. There is a little difference Nurarihyon is about demons, and Katekyo is about mafia. Both the boys don't want to be the leader at first, but later they want to, to protect their friends
both are about a main character who initally are wimps and dont want to accept their destiny as leaders
both evantually learn to accept it to protect their weak friends
both are about friends in a organisation and fighting people who oppose their organisation
both their group were said to be the strongest in the world and they have to reclaim that title
There is more than one similarity within these two series. The biggest one is the life of the two main charachters. In the morning Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago) they going to school having a normal life with their friends, classic Slice of Life anime, but when the Sun goes down they both become a different persons they both chosen ones - so to say, and they are not sure at the beginning are they fit to inherit they grandfathers place! They both protect humans although Rikuo is 1/4 demon!
The fighting, comedy and tension is mutual in both anime's. So there is no mistake, you will definitely like both anime's if you like demons/spirits action! read more
Strong is the bond between those two series.
• both are shonen series with main genres as supernatural and action
• both main charas are the teenagers whose destiny is to inherit their grandfathers' rank; they both through the story will grow up and slowly accept and embrace this fate
• an ulterior important point to mention is that both anime adaptations are faithful to the manga story (can't be said the same thing of many other series out there) and both start out with a slow pace: for NNM is the first season, for Kekkaishi is around the first half of the serie; but after that everything begins to make sense and having a very good pace, from whom the action genre comes. Still both anime (NNM s2 and Kekkaishi's last episode) end up after a precise arc who is a firm point in the storyline of the manga. Trustful adaptations are always a very good thing.
• both stories deal with ancient japanese legendary creatures: Ayakashi and Youkais.
• both of the protagonists have quite original powers and way to fight (Rikuo has the Matoi, while Yoshimori has the Kekkai)
If you liked one of those, especially due to its interesting and creative story, you might really love the another as well!
Both series are highly recommended ;3 read more
In both series, the main male protagonist may seem normal but he has a secret and possesses supernatural powers. Both contain shounen battle style themes and involves spirits/demons as adversaries. They also take place in a school life setting where they have friends ensuring drama and comedy.
The main male protagonist also inherits a title and strive to carry out a legacy with the help of his friends and family. Both series contains creatures based off of Japanese lore and in general has similar feelings.
Well they both are the heir to something that has to do with demons. They both fight demons in their spare time, and both are centered around a young boy who doesn't for the most part want anything to do with becoming the heir.
Both focus on the theme of "ayakashi" or demons, set in modern times. Both feature protagonists who are young and powerful, yet haven't fully realized their latent abilities. There's an undercurrent of romance in both, with the occasional comedic relief in the form of the the protagonist's friends. Both are set in a school setting as well
Both series features a main character where they try to hide their real self from their classmates. There is the supernatural element in the story as well as drama, comedy, and action.
Additionally, in both series, the world contains the supernatural involving demons where the main protagonist fights with the help of his friends. They also learn the dark past of other secrets as episodes progresses and resolves ways to stop their adversaries.
Both are shounen anime with a non-confident MC
Both Mc gain confidence as the series goes on
Nurarihyon and Exorcist both take the approach of making the characters a feared person
Nurarihyon-The Lord of Pandemonium, Exorcist-Satan's Child
Both characters are interested in being friends with humans
As both of them revolve around demons (yokai) and the main character are both in their teens so they can both be related with each other in that sense. They both have their funny moments and the two main characters Rin and Riuko both fight with a katana.
The two of them take place in the world of demons.Rin(Ao no Exorcist) and Nura Rikuo(Nurarihyon no Mago) are the protagonists who at first dont know their demon powers but through events they learn them and try to protect their loved ones using these powers.The differencce between these two is that Rin unleashes his powers through his sword while Nura is a 1/4 demons and his power comes naturally.
Nurarihyon no Mago shares with D.N.Angel a crucial premise: your average teenager dealing with his first crush that can transform in a supernatural, fascinating and strong being. Reason and plot are different, but the feeling the shows both give are similiar.
I think both series are similar in terms of transformation. Both main characters like Rikuo and Niwa are effectively shy and kind with women but they both have something to hide and this is the ability to become a powerful and a different person, in DNA daisuke becomes dark while in NNM, rikuo changes into a white haired man that shares the same name. Both have the ability to produce humor, drama, supernatural events and finally, ACTION. Although the era is different and the protagonists do not share the same goal, you will enjoy both series as their parallel story progress.
Alter egos are awesome. If you like how Daisuke turns to Dark, then you might like Rikuo turning to Lord Of Pandemonium. They have similar plots that uses the powers of darkness to protect their loved ones and comrades.
In both anime "youkai" play a keyrole. In both anime as well the maincharacter would like to hide the fact that he can see youkai/is part of a youkai family (In Natsume from his friends and family and in Nurarihyon from his friends)
Even thought Natsume is a slice of life another and Nurarihyon is an action anime, if you like 1 you like both for real.
Both series are focused on a protagonist who serves as a bridge between the youkai and human worlds and works to keep harmful youkai from disturbing the human world while receiving support from amicable youkai and spiritually gifted humans. NuraMago is more action oriented, but both are centred on themes of friendship, interdependence, and the supernatural all the same.
Both shows deal with youkai (spirits) and a lot of them. In Natsume there's a contract with spirits which was inherited by his grandmother and in Nurarihyon no Mago the main character is the heir of a youkai family.
They both evolve around Yokai. Their protagonist's, at first, dont want to accept that they live a life around them and try to shun the role that they are destined to follow. However, in time, they are unsure whether they hate yokai or not.
Bot deal with youkai/ayakashi, a young boy who can transform into a youkai and lead his ayakashi-army. These animes are not visually similar but the story is.
This is like Natsume Yuujinchou but with more action.
Half Human-Half monster protagonist,Just watch both and you'll instantly see how similar these 2 series are.
Unfortunately,both will change abruptly leaving you with an ending that has you wondering where it all went wrong and wanting more.
First and foremost it gives the same vibe.
Transformation of Protagonist.
Fighting with Youkai.
Protagonist is both Youkai and Human hence connects two worlds together.
Past History with main rival.
1st season is episodic.
There are a lot of supernatural action and comedy. And there's little romance too. But the main similarity is the Yokais. Both anime's main characters are school students, who got caught up in conflict with yokais.
Well, both animes have yokai and the main characters, Demon Eyes Kyo of the Mibu Clan and Rikuo Nura, look similar in their transformations. Also, they both have a sweet alter ego that turns into a sword wielding yokai killing alter ego. In the subject of alter egos, both characters' alter egos can be considered the alter ego of the other.
Both about Yokais, and Yoka/human familiar relationships. Both have that awesome Japanese mythological undercurrent, and both involve main characters that go to school when not doing astral Yokai stuff :D
Omamori Himari and Nurarihyon no Mago are both extremely similar. Why? Because they both are based around the theme of ayakashi. In Omamori Himari, the male protagonist Amakawa Yuuto is the one that inherited the Amakawa family's powers, but does not want to be a Demon Slayer. Similarly, in Nurarihyon no Mago, the male protagonist Nura Rikuo is the grandson of Nurarihyon, the supreme commander of the Nura clan (the dominant clan), but does not want to be the one leading the clan.
They both eventually meet a lot of comrades, and accept their fate. Although Nurarihyon no Mago does not have elements of Ecchi or Romance, it is extremely similar, and both talk about the co-existence of both ayakashi and humans. Though Nurarihyon no Mago is generally more serious and has more action.  read more
The thing that is similar is that both the princess and Rikuo are naturaly soft. Even though on other circumates (Rikuo has another side of his personality and Arita switched her body with another person), they both become rather cocky and very skilled in combat.
In these Anime's, the main characters live with there grandfather, their parents one or both are deceased. Their grandfathers are well known members of their society that hold great power and prestige. Both main characters begin to assimilate in there role as "Heirs" to there grandfather and work and meet different people. Creating different bonds and friendship, going through different complicated rough ships and more!
The difference between the two is that Princess Lover, has a huge Harem/Romance aspect. While there is a sub harem in Nura with a hint of romance. One includes normal Humans while the other is about Yokai (Demons).  read more
Similar theme and setting (although Nuraihyon no Mago tends to be set in the modern era). Battle involving historical weapons and ninja techniques are worth noting as well. Both series involves a group of warriors and the main characters has a hidden power.
Both are quality supernatural shounens
Both deal with the balance between humans and youkais
Both deal with protagonists that have to take over from their legendary grandparent.
If you like one then you would like the other
lots of similarities, starting with the main characters looking similar. both have that good verses evil thing and both prodginist's have heir own band of ''mosters'', negi's being his students with special abilities and nura with his monsters.
also both main characters have some form of special ability which makes them stronger than almost everyone else i,e, negi being a mage and nura transforming into an ultimately powerful ninja/mage
both have their cutesy and serious moments and both have their romancy love triangles.
If you appreciated the storytelling of Nuraihyon, a coming of age story where a young man trains and is groomed as a leader, then that is a notable similarity. Additionally, the use of sexuality is not thrown in their for some cheap entertainment.
It's also worth noting that Arslan is a series that takes itself a tad more serious.
I got a similar feeling watching both of these series. Although Nura takes place in a more modern setting, both series shares similar structures that are similar to those of the Edo-era.
Both series also involves a group of characters in an organization/clan with their own ambitions and objectives. The antagonists of the series endangers the lives of others and it's up to them to stop them.
There's action, drama, comedy, and supernatural themes involved.
Both have a protagonist who have an "another self". In Nura, his other self is his Youkai form. Like in Yu-Gi-Oh! the other form is more strong and confident and eventually is what the protagonist want to become (and later manage to become). Both series focus on the character development and how they keep trying to change theirselves to face all the danger they are going to have to fight. The main difference is pacing, Nura is really straight to the point, where Yu-Gi-Oh! takes it's time and, for some, overstay it's welcome.
If you liked Jigoku Sensei Nube you will like Nurarihyon, the slight difference is that Nurarihyon is more teenage-themed with a big responsability of being half human/half yukai, and JSN is more like a dutty from Sensei Nube to protect everyone using his curse as a way of defense, but both main characters share the same feeling: BE STRONG, HIDE ALL THE YUKAI! or destroy the ones causing troubles if u cant argue with them...
Both male leads defeat youkais, and said male lead isn't human, along with a lot of the other cast. One of the female leads are humans and is involved with the male lead. The male lead is extremely overpowered, but rather stupid. The said male lead is involved in a demon patrol, but that male lead is the only one who can actually fight. There is a person who uses ice to defeat youkai in both anime.
Similarity between these might come from the same "level of seriousness". Not totally philosophical and not gory, but on the other hand not sweet, cute or hilarious. Lots of monsters here and there (all presented in convincing way). Young protagonists with problems of role in the world and identity. NnM is more graphical (nice 3D usage) and story is not as complex as 12K, imho mainly because setting in modern Japan and not in a parallel world.
In both comedies, the protagonist is an heir of a powerful clan, but tries to live a normal life and thus hides his true identity while having to solve the problems of the clan. Both also have a romantic plot line. Plus, both have supernatural (in Gokusen it is a human-like talking dog).
Both anime have supernatural non human characters in both urban/fantazy settings. Their styles are similar - with figting action and comedy+ drama. Though Noragami is a short series, it resembles Nurarihyon no Mago, just characters have kami's (gods) powers.
in this shonen anime there are no duel monsters but there are yukai and the hero has two personalities just like yugi while the heroine reminded me alot of anzu..thank god there is no seto kaiba replacement here!!