Both are generic shounen series on the surface, but are enjoyable regardless.
They both take place in a school dedicated to defeating the supernatural and both stories revolve around the students, mostly.
The main characters also both deal with being demonic.
Both Anime styles are the king you would find in those nice child friendly movies you might watch for Halloween. They have a wide cast of characters and things get crazy as the plot progresses. Both series are action packed.
What to say? Stories are mainly different, but overall they still share some mentionable point:
• well, let's start saying that they both are famous shonen that share the same action, fantasy, supernatural genres
• both evolve around special schools/academy who teach our characters how to use their powers
• both have a various number of characters, be it protagonists or villains, with strong and likeable personalities
• both stories deal with defeating the evil, in SE are the witches and the Kishin (sort of demon), while in AnE is represented by the ultimate evil: Satan
• overall both are enjoyable series but there's one last thing to mention. Both anime end up having a "filler ending", or better say: they are concluded with something definitely not canon to the story of the manga. Yes i think you should be warned about this, as it's quite an important thing when it comes to anime adaptations.
That said, i think if you liked one of those you might probably like the other as well! read more
Both animes have student studing in a big academy to fight demons.
In soul eater they are demon hunter. In Ao no Exorcist they are demon exorcists and they go out slaying demons with teacher supervision sometimes, just like in Soul Eater.
The stories are very similar except in Ao no exorcist they have their own weapons, unlike in soul eater where they had the meister and "weapons" which were actually another person.
Homogenous shows with a school setting training to become a specialist in some sort. In SE, they work hard to be strong weapons and meisters. In Ao no Exorcist, they attend school, well, obviously, to be exorcists. Friends helping each other, having fun and serving the people of their land. Both shows will be extremely entertaining especially if you are a fan of unique fighting scenes, backstories, school themes and so on. Also, they both became indepedent and rebelled from the manga.
Honestly, when I first started watching Ao no Exorcist, I felt it screamed Soul Eater. I mean, not only are the art styles similar, but Rin (the protagonist) reminded me greatly of Soul. Even then, as you continue to move forward through the series, you'll be able to make more and more comparisons. For instance, Faust is a lot like Lord Death, having that same wackiness.
There are a lot of other similarities, like similar humor and such. But regardless, you should take the time to watch this.
Ao no Exorcist and Soul Eater are action anime that have a "let's team-up and save the world" feel to them. They both take place in a special special academy, which trains young teenagers to become fighters that stand against Satan and his henchmen in Ao no Exorcist, and demons in Soul Eater. The characters in both series are simply AMAZING, each having their own unique look, personality and fighting style. Both series also feature superb animation mixed with amazing action sequences that will make the viewer beg for more after each fight. If you are a shounen anime fan and you liked watching one of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other. read more
Both deal with a group of students in training to become great fighters in the war against demons/the supernatural. They have intense plot lines but are injected with enough humor to keep it from being too serious. However, the drawing style for Ao No Exorcist is a bit more wispy and edgy than for Soul Eater which uses a more cartoony style.
Whether you're the son of the devil or a team of weapon and meister, in order to become better at what you do, you need to learn the basics at school. Both anime follow a group of students who attend one of many magic schools. Watch them learn about friendship, morals, strength and see them grow as they fight witches (Soul Eater), or even Satan himself. (Ao no Exorcist)
Both are shounens that in both the group of main Charcthers are in a school that teaches about defeating their enemies(Which is demons in blue exorcist and demons/witches/and other Halloween related things In soul eater)
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are alike because both deal with gifted kids who to a school that teaches them how to fight things such as demons. Both have humor and main protagonists that like to slack off.
both have a spooky/halowen atmosphere to them
both have great action scenes
both involve a supernatural school (with clownish yet powerful principal)
both have their GREAT seiyuu cast
both are shounen anime that have ended.
I did enjoy Soul Eater more... However, I finished watching that anime a while ago, and it has been difficult to find an alternative. Blue Exorcist had a similar feel, and offered a nice change of pace.
Both stories involve a 'school with a difference'. One where young students can hone their skills, with the aim of vanquishing evil and protecting others. In Blue Exorcist, Satan's forces (including demons) materialise as the principle threat. And in Soul Eater, young meisters are tasked with tackling the menace of witches and Kishins. Characters from both series stand out as individual, each offering a variety of different skills and abilities. However, focus on teamwork and friendship remains key, as bonds are tested through trial and tribulation.
The styles of animation are very similar. Clean, crisp, and easy on the eye. You are also presented with well coordinated fight scenes and the odd twist and turn to keep you on your toes. In addition, the level/style of humour is similar. It is worth noting that both anime veer away from the manga's at different points in the story. Blue Exorcist also only has half the amount of episodes.
If I may be unceremonious, I thought that Rin was awesome! His haphazard, hot-headed, yet caring nature keeps you entertained.  read more
Looking for humor combined with a progressive action filled story that revolves around magic, mythical creatures and other dark sorcery? Then look no further.
Soul Eater and Ao no Exorcist are extremely similar in art style, setting, character development and overall tone.
The main characters in both these Anime series have goals to achieve greatness and reach powerful titles. However they acquire help from their friends. Both Anime's encourage teamwork, friendship, leadership and many more traits.
Overall for both of the Anime's story is steadily paced with unique characters and well balanced genre elements.
Both start out very strong with an interesting premise and loveable characters and awesome fight scenes. Both also have disappointing anime-filler-endings but much more awesome-completely-different manga endings. Soul Eater's manga is finished though, while Ao no Exorcist's isn't at the time of writing.
Your typical shounen anime with good arcs and fight. Both are must watch anime atleast once in your anime carrier,. Lots of demon/youkao with a big character pool who gets decent development. Good side-comedy.
The plot's are very different however both these anime have the same feel to them- that Shounen adventure that won't let you sleep till you've finished all the episodes. Also if you like kids fighting demons both these animes are full of what you;re looking for. Not only is there action, but also plenty of comedy. These animes will leave you inner Shounen satisfied.
- Both the anime share almost the same type of story.
- Both anime involve fighting against supernatural creatures.
- Their worlds are related to after-life.
- Some of the characters are demons/supernaturals.
- In both there are special academy, which prepare the fighters with evil. In Blue Exorcist it is presented with a Satan and his henchmen. In Soul Eater- demons.
- The warriors are teenagers, of course. All of them fight with their own style.
- Both contains great action and a stellar cast.
- Both animes are very dynamic and the pace is very similar.
- Both animes give you a good amount of suspense and adventure a balance of comedy.
- Both have the whole, "let's team-up and save the world" feel to it.
- Both stories feature supernatural happenings in a classic high school setting and offer typical shonen tropes.
- Both appeal to gothic aesthetics and feature plot points addressing difficult family relations (Father-Son, Brother-Brother relations in Blue Exorcist and Father-Daughter, Mother-Daughter in Soul Eater).
- Both have a refreshing fun feel to it. So enjoy. read more
It is similar because they are action anime with a dark comedy twist. They grip you emotionally towards the characters, and both have are good with quick paced action. Also, they have plenty of times where they can make you laugh. The down biggest down sides to them are that Ao no Exorcist, or Blue Exorcist, ends too soon due to major events in Japan at the time, and Soul Eater starts off weak, in my opinion, though I stayed for the strange style that feels both unique and obvious at the same time.
- Academy setting that aims to teach the students to exterminate "special" beings
- A rather funky/bizarre setting and cast of characters
- A heavy focus around group of students that happen to be involved in different kinds of adventures and happenings
Despite being very much different in art style, the atmosphere and vibes are very much alike for both shows.
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?
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
With a supernatural setting, Noragami and Ao no Exorcist comes from similar backgrounds in a modern life setting involving otherworldly begins.
Both series' main protagonist's life changes forever after one faithful day after they learn more about what's in stored for them. They meet both friends and foes while helping out others along the way. Their signature weapon are sacred to them and takes the form of a sword to battle against adversaries.
Throughout both series, there's also elements of mystery related to the main characters' past that correlates with present events.
Even though Ao no Exorcist deals with demons and Noragami deals with gods, the two have a very similar setting. Both MCs are relatable to each other, and the fighting styles are also similar in both series.
PHANTOM/DEMON SLAYING: Main characters, Rin and Yato, are both powerful supernatural beings as Rin is the son of Satan and Yato is a god. They both try to restore their honour and a place in the world, even for such goofs.
The phantoms/demons in both worlds show a lot of similarities.
Both set in modern day with supernaturals run the world.
Both series are about dramatic, black-haired, blue-eyed boys who fight demon-like creatures with the help of their friends. More importantly, they have a similar formula of action with a large dose of humour and friendship. The characters in both series are immediately likeable and the plots are easy to get into.
Both anime include a world with demons, the only differrence is that in Noragami they are called phantoms and in Ao no Exorcist demons. And in Noragami the phantoms come out at night and are only visible to gods, spirits or half-spirits and in Ao no Exorcist there is a demon world where the demons can only be seen by other demons or people who are scratched by a demon.
Both main characters have a sword as weapon and similair fighthing style.
Both anime have supernatural and action with here and there a bit of comedy.
Except for the blue eyes of both MCs they give the same vibe though Ao no Exorcist is somehow darker. This probably maybe due to their difference in the character's background (i.e. Rin being a demon and Yato being a god). Both have action (slaying demons/phantoms or whatever they are called) and comedy (Noragami, in my opinion, has more to laugh at than Ao no Exorcist). It would be good seeing them fighting side by side. Hope this helps! Thanks for reading :)
Both series have similar protagonists as both of them are comedic but get strong when they need to protect someone close to them. One is the son of satan while the other is a god which makes them a powerful foe against there enemies.
Initially these two anime don't seem too similar to each other, but I believe the comparison needs to be made;
The color schemes.
Both anime have somewhat similar animation and completely unique and diverse colors that define their art styles. The character designs and eyes leave an impression of dazzlingly vibrant and fascinating to look at. If nothing else, the action scenes are also similar. Don't expect their stories to be similar however, one of the only narrative comparisons you can make is that both main characters use a katana of sorts.
In Noragami, there are souls, which remind me of the demons in Ao No Exorcist. Further on, the charisma of the anime feels very similar to me, though I can not particularly point on what makes it feel likewise.
Both these anime have the typical shounen set up of a powerful male lead fighting spirits intent on hurting mankind. Both have some slick well animated action, a cast of quirky likable characters and they both blend action, comedy and drama together to tell their stories.
Where things differ is Blue Exorcist is a much more typical action anime, whereas Noragami is slower paced and more thougtful especially when it comes to developing the characters and their relationships with each other. Noragami isn't as action packed as Blue Exorcist, but it has more depth and feels much more engaging.
Both these anime build up unique worlds that are populated with intriguing characters and conflicts. If you liked on then you should try the other. read more
-both guy MCs have strange powers
-both guy MCs have a light-hearted attitude
-both guy MCs use swords
-both have side characters that help out and are actually important to the plot
-both have female characters that aren't used for fan service
-both guy MCs care for the girl MCs, making it easy to fantasize a romance (even though none emerges...yet)
-Noragami's MC knows about his powers, which aren't fully revealed until the end of season 1
-female MC is way more important in Noragami
-the fighting is slightly different, as instead of having different roles in battle, there are pairs of fighters who work together
-Noragami doesn't really have a school setting
Noragami's story is less...violent read more
Black haired, blue eyed missunderstood boy fights demons/phantoms. Have love intrests that are not that powerful, but compentent in other ways. A bit of the same humor and mix of comedy, action and drama. Also rock influenced soundtrack. Both really awesome :) If you liked one of them, you probably gonna like the other one.
If you enjoyed Ao No Exorcist, you're gonna love Noragami too. There are quite a few similar elements in both the series, like:
1. A hero who's very powerful but doesn't know it/utilize his power to its potential
2. He's awkward, goofy and lovable
3. There's a female lead who acts as the tether between him and his "humanity" (when his powers go out of control)
4. The beginning has a lot of humour but that paves way to sudden drama, feels and action.
5. A bespectacled HOT nerd (Yukio and Kazuma could practically be twins)
6. A strong, fierce fighter who wears a bra and short bottoms.
Both anime provide great entertainment value, provided you don't put their plots or character developments under scrutiny  read more
If you're looking for a series about brotherhood, then both series would have to be the best recommendation as both tell a tale of the bonds 2 brothers have and the trials they go through. Whilst both series may be of different plots, what they both share is the highly-packed action and spectacular graphics.
Even though it's a bit too early to tell, the relationship between Rin and his brother Yukio seems to be a major theme of "Ao no Exorcist," as is the importance of Ed and Al's bond in "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood."
Ahhh... Brothers, the most intimidating relationship that is a little mysterious but appreciatively amusing and mature. Both series sets off a dejavù experience of brothers battling their way to survive after the death of someone precious to them. In FMAB, Ed becomes a state alchemist right away but in AnE, Rin takes on multiple steps to achieve his goal. Both shows have something going on their respective institutions. Plus, the characters are quite the same. Ed and Rin, being the older brothers are quite a handful when it comes to sticky situations. They easily get mad and erupt their emotions quickly. Al and Yukio, on the other hand are the younger brother who seemingly show their angst and could still act calm and cool. There is also a blonde chick named Winry in FMA and Shiemi in AnE who becomes the love interest of both main characters. Alchemy and Exorcism are both present in the ancient times so there's that close relationship between each other. Although, fma sticks to the manga's storyline, AnE may seem to go off into another direction. Luckily, both shows are promising because of their appeal, comedy, action, drama, and a hint of romance. Shonen spirit is presented in these shows after all. read more
Although their storylines are quite different, Ao No Exorcist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood have similar themes of brotherhood and semi-scientific special abilities. I found that the governmental structure and the moral intricacies were explored in similar ways, encouraging the viewer to question their understanding of these elements.
Brotherhood is a very strong theme in both FMA: B and Blue Exorcist. There's also a fair bit of action and comedy to keep you laughing the rest of the time. There's no doubt that if you like one, you will enjoy the other.
Both have dark undertones, stories of brotherhood, a decent-sized cast (though Brotherhood has much more time to expand its number of characters) and a MC with some serious daddy issues.
If you liked Blue Exorcist's short and sweet fight scenes, mysterious villains and complicated family relationships, you are sure to like both FMA and FMA: Brotherhood as long as you are willing to commit to a longer series. Trust me, it's worth it.
Both have comedy and action both are great for new comeings and vetrens alike both are great starters [ao no exorcist was my first anime] both deal with whats right and wrong have some sought of magic or power both can be very depressing
Both the main characters are almost very similar, they have the determination to become one of the best and strongest person there is. In both series they possess unbelievable strength and power already or later on. They both are also similar since they have a path of solitude and basically not wanting to rely on others that much. Another aspect about both series is that they both have a lot of Drama since the main characters have at least a lost a loved one. Both are also really good Shounen and this one is mostly Seinen 'cause the characters are more matured for a lot of older teens and adults and this paired with lots of action and violence is what makes it stand out.  read more
The protagonists of each series have to deal with a great loss which inspires them to become stronger so they may defeat a powerful entity. Both series share similar themes and atmosphere as the heroes struggle to prove their worth and accomplish their goal.
In Ao no Exorcist, the enemies are demons. On the other hand, SNK despises Titans. Both main characters share the same fate of dealing with enemies which are responsible for killing their love ones and spoiler alert, they get to be like the enemies (Like Eren becoming half titan and Rin becoming half demon). In return, although their true identities became despicable for some they managed to escape execution and in exchange, they become weapons in order to save humanity and avenge their love ones.
- Both main characters are pretty stubborn (imo - not much character development) +
- They both have something to fight for which is the sole reason that fuels them
- They both fight something that they hate yet they themselves are one
- They endanger a lot of people around them due to the fact of what they are
If you liked Ao No Exorcist, then you are going to love SNK.
Zero fan service, lack of romance, serious all the way and bad ass 3DMG skills? Hell yeah.
These two follow a very similar plotline with with alike characters. Except Ao No Exorcist is much lighter.
Rin fights demons when he himself is one; Eren fights Titans when he can become one. They both lose someone close to them and decide to start the fight. They both have people close to them that have better skills than them (Mikasa and Yuuki) that they want to stay close to because they're family.
From afar, these two series aren't pretty much alike, but at some point, they are. Both of the main protagonist has similar personalities and preferences, both 15 years old careless guys. Both of them has a an enemy-like stature. One is a son of Satan (enemy) and one is a Titan-shifter (enemy). Both of them are using their gifts to be a hero and defeat the enemy. Both are 25 episode shows. And both are surprisingly good.
Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is the setting, but either than that they are REALLY similar, and here's why:
Main Character (MC):
+wants to avenge his dead parents
+pursues a nearly impossibble goal
+has a special power that he initially doesn't know about
+has an overprotective sibling, who is great in combat
+is often ridiculed by the people around him
+is willing to do anything to achieve his goal
+through his selfish actions hurts the people around him
+fights using a sword
Yukio = Mikasa (overprotective sibling, who is great in combat)
Shiemi = Armin (weak blond(e) (sorry Armin x'D), who actually comes useful in some situations)
Suguro(Bon) = Jean (the one who constantly get into fights with the MC)
Mephisto = Hanji (the one who wants to take MC's special ability and use it to fight for the good of humanity)
Shura = Levi (the one who agrees to train the MC, but won't hesitate to kill him if things go terribly wrong)
The plots are also pretty similar, since they focus on the MC trying to defeat the greatest threat to humanity.
Another similarity is the really epic battles.
And the pretty big and rather abundant plot-twists.
The biggest diffrences would be, as I mentioned, the setting and the general feel of the series. AnE has a more comedy feel to it, while SnK has a more solemn and intimidating aura.
And of course, the completely different way of fighting.
If/once you watch both, you can really see the similarities, and the more you think about it, the more you can find. read more
- Both have main characters who desire to destroy the things that took away someone close to them (Titans, demons).
- Both main characters lost a parental figure which "triggered" their hatred.
- Both main characters are the things they desire to destroy.
- Both animes have a dark, underlying themes (though Blue Exorcist hides it better).
- Both animes have strong minor characters as well as the main.
Both main characters are what they want to exterminate. In fact, as they're both shonen protagonists, their personalities are really similar. Their dogged determination is key for becoming stronger and the course of the plot develops around all the difficulties they have to go through due to their goals while being what they are.
Same number of episodes, lots of epic action scenes, lots of drama, unique stories. Both totally recommended if you like these genres.
It's like Attack on Titan and Blue Exorcist had a love anime...seriously.
Lost Family in the beginning? check.
Hidden power that a few people know about? check.
Less Cliche than anything but if it were cliche, it still kicks ass? check
Delinquent you get in a fight with on your first day of training/school? check
Grade difference of having a horrible score and the delinquent you got in a fight with having a perfect score? cheeky check!
Demon swords and demon weapons? checkarooni.
Being a delinquent like person yourself who doesn't give a shit about school? CHECKITY CHECK CHECK CHECK~
just watch it. Even if you didn't like Blue Exorcist, Owari no Seraph is still worth checking out, in fact, it has even more depth to it.  read more
Somehow while watching Owari no Seraph, it gave me a feeling that both main character's personality are somewhat similar to each other. Both of them are hotheaded, overconfident and believe that they do not need the training to face the enemy.
- Both of the main characters wanna kill all the enemies but isn't that the thing in every shounen out there..same with other characters that are rivals with each others and stuff, they were pretty similar.
- One thing is also that Yuu and Rin both have brothers that they love<3 Though when talking more about characters, OnS designs were like copies of series that have already come..just lazy (for example, Yuu looked like Basara in smnTestament) Gomen fans!
- In the end (watchers know) Yuu reminded me of Rin and some other demons in ane
- The school in OnS reminded me a lot of ane. It looked kinda the same.
- If you wanna watch just one of them I'd recommend Ao no Exorcist, It's a lot better even though I didn't really like the ending that much.
Sorry if this was bad :( My first recommendation! read more
Both series follow the shounen formula: a hotheaded protagonist loses family/friends to the wills of a supernatural monster and vows to get revenge/defeat said monster with the power of a magic weapon and a handful of new friends. Both series have specialized schools and organizations with the purpose of training youth to defeat the monsters. They also share the theme of demons, though for different purposes, and the main characters are more than normal humans. The soundtracks for both series are products of Hiroyuki Sawano, and both series share great visuals/backgrounds.
In both anime the protagonists are brother, who have lost their family and are trying to fend for themselves. Both are supernatural and are about two groups fighting each other (Human-Vampire or Human-Demon).
A teenage boy, desperate for revenge for his family after they were killed by a powerful, dark supernatural creature, seeks to enlist in a school for people who kill that kind of creature. His classmates and acquaintances serve as a supporting ensemble. Both series are action shounens with plenty of drama and heavy supernatural themes, though Owari no Seraph is a bit darker than Blue Exorcist.
If Attack on Titan and Blue Exorcist had a love child, then Owari no Seraph would be it. I've already recommended AOT, and now I'm gonna recommend BE. Parallels/similarities include -
# Protagonist who's lost his family due to supernatural elements and swears to take revenge
# Their eagerness to not be in class but instead be out in the field, hunting/killing creatures
# Their complete disregard for authority
# Asshole in the class who ends up being his second or third bestie.
# Magic, enchantments and weapons like scythes and swords being used to slay creatures
# Classroom scenes that test students on their practical and bookish knowledge (and obv our hero excels at the practical knowledge but sucks at the bookish ones)
In short, if you enjoyed Ao no then you're sure to like Owari no Seraph. read more
In both series, there is a supernatural setting where there are beings that are otherworldly. Additionally, the main male protagonist are hotheaded and are not human themselves.
There is a lot of humor in both series although Blood Lad also has more fan service and even a little romance. However, they both have the fact that the main male protagonist is not human and possesses similar personalities. Both shows also gives similar vibes in regards to its atmosphere.
Both anime feature monsters, magic, and a halloween themed world.
Blue Exorcist's main character, Rin Okumura, is a demon who was raised as a human and chooses to get stronger to protect humans. In Blue Exorcist's world, the demon world and human world are in constant conflict as humans try to protect themselves from malevolent demons.
Blood Lad's main character, Staz C. Blood, is a vampire who is the leader of a gang taking up a territory the size of a large city. He meets a human girl for the first time but lacks the desire to simply eat her, and ends up wanting to protect her. She immediately dies and becomes a demon ghost, so he decides to do whatever it takes to revive her as a normal human.
Both main characters have extraordinary power that makes them potentially more powerful than most others within their own universe. Both characters tend to act like they can do whatever they want, or at least want to act that way. Neither character likes to think too hard about what their doing, but in the case of Blood Lad, Staz seems to easily and immediately pick logical choices while Rin is a bit more of a "think later" type of character. read more
Both deal with supernatural creatures and humans. Blue Exorcist has more action than Blood Lad while Blood Lad has more comedy. Both main character (Okumura Rin and Staz) are fairly similar and goofy. The relationship between Rin and Satan is similar to the relationship between Staz and his brother Vlad.
- The main characters have a similar personality.
- Both series involve a supernatural world.
- Both include action, with a similar type of comedy.
- The main characters face hardships and consequences with the usage of their power.
Both Blood Lad and Ao no Exorcist are centered around the protagonists interactions with various spiritual and mythical creatures. Each series has its own special way of showing off the power of the main character and both have a similar pace of showing the main story line throughout the anime.
Both main characters have a very similar sense of humor and makes for an enjoyable mixture of action, comedy and supernatural.
If you enjoy quirky supernatural anime, then this show is a great watch for you. Ao no exorcist and Blood Lad each have a male lead with demonic powers- both of which are a little stupid at times. Even with the comedy, both series delve into darker elements when appropriate. And just as a little bonus, the female leads of the two shows have a friendly personality and a big chest to go along with it.
Blood Lad and Blue Exorcist has somewhat the same ring to it. They are quite comedic, deal with demon world. Male protagonists looks kinda similar, but one of them is a demon, while other is vampire-demon and they are strong to begin with, but become even more stronger later on. Atmosphere in both animes is quite similar too, but Blue Exorcist has more school in it.
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.
The main boy characters started fighting when they were 15yrs old, both weild a sword and have to train to use their powers, both boys have friends with their own special abilities and have one friend that was afraid of them at first but got used to them, both boys want to get stronger to protect people although in Ao no Exorcist, Rin wants to get revenge on a powerful demon too....both Rin (Ao no exorcist) and Ichigo (Bleach) have the same personalities. Both Series have an adult man that knows something in each episode that the boys go to for advice and training, like in Bleach its Urahara, a former Soul Reaper and in Ao no Exorcist its the Chancellor of the High school, a demon that's also an Exorcist. Both animes deal with death and trying to fight supernatural beings bent on trying to kill everyone so there's this foreboding sense that if the MMC dont become stronger, alot of people will die, each episode showing more dangerous battles and situations then the last so the suspense, action and intensity is about the same, until they reach a showdown with the individuals causing all the "I will kill you and all your friends because I hate that you live" feelings they come across in each battle. If you like the suspense and action of one series, you will probably like watching the other. read more
Ao no Exorcist and Bleach are action series in which both main protagonists are thrust into supernatural worlds where they both gain powers that they never thought they'd acquire to defend the world from demons or hollows that normal people can't see. And ultimately, both of them struggle with their identities because of how these powers change them. Both series feature a lot of swordplay and plenty of unique and cool characters so you're bound to relate to at least one of them in some way. It's safe to say that, if you enjoyed watching Ao no Exorcist, you will most likely enjoy Bleach, and vice versa. read more
Both are to do with otherworldly beings for example; the shinigami and the hollows in bleach and the demons within Ao No Exorcist. Whilst the plots are quite different, they are both great animes (if you exclude bleach's filler). I highly recommend both anime.
Ao No Exorcist is really similar to Bleach storywise. It also meddles in the affairs of ghosts and souls, and the main character in Ao No Exorcist is as aggressive, emotional and dedicated as Ichigo! Ofcourse this comes with several less honourable traits that every main character has.
Swordplay and Kendo play a big role in the action and combat of this anime, and the action is very fast-paced. There is good character progression like in Bleach. The diffrence in storyline and perspective is the fact that this anime fully focusses on the main character, whereas in Bleach there are several episodes and storylines dedicated to other characters.
All in all, another solid action anime, good story, fast and fluid combat and fast-paced. If you liked Bleach, you will like Ao No Exorcist too.
Both main characters in anime series acquire hardly controllable supernatural powers, wield swords, kill demons for the ultimate purpose. In Ao no exorcist Rin have to save the world and his brother from destruction of demon lord (his father). In Bleach Kurosaki have to fight with all kinds of hollows becouse they are bad guys :D
So yeah these anime are qute similar, but there is 2 main differences:
1) Bleach is way way longer than Blue exorcist
2) Bleach has more story into it and is better :p
In summary start watchting if you still haven't :)
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.
The two protagonists (Rin and Rikuo) are part demon part human and uses a katana as a weapon. They also change appearances during a fight scene and tries to hide their true selves which are their demon side. Even though they are only teenagers, the two of them are very powerful but all they want is to protect the ones they love.
The biggest difference between both of them is that Rin (Ao no Exorcist) is trying to fit into human society and wants to become an exorcist despite being a demon himself. As for Rikuo (Nurarihyon no Mago), he is indecisive about whether he wants to become a leader of a demon clan or live a life of a normal human. read more
While both series have different premises, they involve the concept of a character who is not so ordinary living on Earth. At the same time, they discover more about themselves and the world around them through interactions with others.
There are supernatural elements involved in both series. Furthermore, there is action, drama, and comedy. The main male protagonist in both series has similar personalities.
Both series also involves a parallel of two worlds described metaphorically - one of humans and other of demons.
Although Ao no exorcist isn't comedy, it has some funny scenes with a good character development in a universe with humans and demons, as well as Hataraku Maou-sama!;
Both have good fight scenes and characters with supernatural powers;
Both have some demons that are trying to conquer the land of humans;
Rin and Maou have similar personality;
The art is similar.
Both anime have similar male protagonis personlaity and dealing with being demonic. Ao no exorcist has more serious problem while hataraku has more funny scene. And both series have 2 world (earth and demon) that are involved.
Both series got 8/10 from me
These are similar with the same concepts of demons and the king Satan. There are also heroes plotting to kill the seemingly bad guy (MC). The only diference is in the plots and overview of the characters.
i would have to say that Naruto and Rin are alike they are some person who likes to help others, and let them understand peoples feelings, Naruto and Rin know when people are being hurt or know that when they need someone, they know that they have to be the one to be there. Like Naruto helping Gaara, Naruto new that Gaara was like him, and the same thing went as Rin wanted to stop Ryuji making the same mistake as what he did to his own father. Everyone didn't like them, everyone knew that he had a demon in side of Naruto, and everyone called Rin a demon because he act like one.
But i also think that Rin is like Gaara too, because people keeps calling them a demon. And that Father Fujimoto is like Naruto too because he understand Rin and Rin knows that he under stand him.
so i would say that it's equal to equal to each character
Naruto is like Rin and Fujimoto
and Rin is like Naruto and Gaara
Things that made Ao No Exorcist "the same" as Naruto:
- There a students that is styding on a school for becoming something
- They are on missions outside and need to survive without the teacher (tho, that episode was very exciting!)
- They can make animals and things come and help them only by saying special formula or something.
- They can bite their fingers and use their blood to make the things they get from the formula to be stronger.
- The story start's also about a boy that is borned demon and got a horrible childhood.
- The demon boy also lose his control over his demon powers, but ends with mastering it in the end.
- The boys was also found outside alone when they were babies and somebody took them home. (I'm not going to say anything more about that, because that is a very interesting story!)
- The demon boy is also in a class where he is fighting with another boy and taking about who is best etc..
- There is a old/young/good looking lady that got big boobs in both of the series.....
- The mine teacher in both series are acting the same to the mine character (Rin and Naruto)
- They both get flames when they using their power, only that the colour is different.
Now I can't think of anything more, but yea... read more
I'm an addict for series that follow a pair of brothers. For me Ao no Exorcist and FMA fall in the same category. Hot headed older brother, check. Reasonable, level headed younger brother, check. Supernatural elements, check. You could basically exchange the Exorcists for Alchemists, alchemy for magic, and homunculi for demons and have a pretty close to the same type of story. And did I mention the brothers and lots of brotherly love, angst, family bonding moments in both? I've made my point. Though not like anyone whose watched Ao no Exorcist will have not watch FMA. Seriously if you haven't you really shouldn't call yourself an anime fan. AnE though good the anime will never come close to comparing to either series of FMA.  read more
Well this is not obvious but the sensation I had watching ao no exorcist reminds me of Fullmetal alchemist. The story of 2 brothers, one got power and is reclkess, the other one is strong and wiser. they join an organisation that is full of rules and will fight with AND against it. The story really is differents but there is a little something that is alike, don't know why but i'm sure if you liked FMA, you'll definitely like ao no exorcist.
both anime have two brothers who are very different, and both fight for a greater goal, and also the main character is really funny but also serious, a lot of times he reminded me of edward. many times i've said alchemists instead of exorcists, and the fight scenes are so awesomly smililar but at the same time different.
if you loved fma you will definitely love ao no exorcist, it just has the same kind of feel to it.
Both main male characters (Natsu and Rin) have fire based magical powers, have estranged fathers and are slightly naive compared to the next biggest main male character (Gray and Yukio who are both more intelligent but do have humorous moments). Both animes have a blonde haired girl with big breasts as a sidekick (Lucy and Shiemi) as well as girls who are quite stubborn and decisive (Erza and Izumo). Also Natsu and Rin both have flying cat companions - Blackie and Happy.
To summarise: Both animes are based on fighting with magic to overthrow dark magic and have very similar stock characters. So if you enjoyed one of them it's well worth watching the other. However Fairy Tail is a bigger series and has many fillers that you can skip whereas Ao No Exorcist is all a new anime-only story as it is doesn't follow the manga. read more
They kind of have the same "aura". Although with different premises, when you finish watching an episode of Blue Exorcist and Fairy Tail and the feeling you get is pretty much the same. They have a lot of flashy action with little sense to it mixed with comedy and loud characters.
They are both about a guy with some sort of power and the importance of friendship on overcoming the problems ahead. If you liked one, then you should at least give the other one a chance.
Fairy Tail is similar to Ao no Exorcist because is it dealing with magic and the characters are learning how to be stronger. There is also where in fairy tail, Natsu dragneel, not a lot of people start knowing the true strength of him and in Ao No Exorcist not a lot of people know Rin Okumura had a strong power until the story starts going more in both of them.
-Both are related to demons.
-Both have a main character who is Satan's child.
-Both are better than average shounens.
-Very good action
-Both need a second season.
-Both deviate from the original source material, the manga.
-Both have very similar stories
-Both have very similar animation
- Both animes focus on the son of the Demon King / Satan in the human world, both protagonistshave to learn to control their powers (Rin his blue flames and Beel his electricity, in the case of Beel he evolves with Oga).
- In both there are clashes between humans and demons.
- Ao in the Exorcist being more dramatic and, Beelzebub being more comic.
The main character is the incarnation of the greatest evil; however he only wants to be a good guy. Both stories have funny and serious moments (less in Daimaou). As far as I know, there will be an academy atmosphere which is also common in them.
Both muchacho (lead male characters) were part of the up most demon hierarchy.
Both have school, supernatural, action and magic genre.
Both muchachos were orphans and grew up in an orphanage.
Both muchachos were extremely powerful.
And both muchachos have a male sidekick.
In AE the muchacho is an asshole, while in IUD the muchacho is a gentelman.
The muchacho in AE exhibits physical signs of being a demon, while in IUD the muchacho looks whole human.
The muchacho in AE has a sword than contains his entire powers, however, he still has a knack for trouble, while in IUD the muchacho already has his in a the form of "Mana" he has trouble controlling his powers thus always gets him into a lot of awkward situations.
The muchacho in AE is lazy and doesn't do well with his studies, while in IUD the muchacho is a top student.
IUD has an extra ecchi, harem and romance as it's extra genre, while AE is a full supernatural genre.  read more
The main character is the incarnation of the greatest evil; however he only wants to be a good guy. Both stories have funny and serious moments (less in Daimaou). As far as I know, there will be an academy atmosphere which is also common in them.
Ao no Exorcist and Tokyo Ghoul both run on the system of "What have I become?!"
Both main protagonists start out with normal human lives uninterrupted with the 'real' world they are being kept away from. Both protagonists are then introduced to the hidden world they were being kept hidden from under certain disastrous incidents having to deal with death.
Ao no Exorcists', Rin Okumura, is a normal teenage boy who just started high school. He's been ostracized by society due to his monstrous behavior. After some time, demons attack the monastery he lives at searching for him. He finds a sword hidden by his father that, when unsheathed, will awaken his demon powers. He then turned into a Demon to protect the monastery and people who live with him. He is then continuously hunted by Exorcists for a short duration of time before transferring into a school in order to hunt demons. He meets friends that help him overcome his distress of being the son of satan.
Tokyo Ghoul's, Ken Kaneki, his a normal college student who enjoys reading. He has a crush on this girl who occasionally goes to the same coffee shop as him. He later goes on a date and gets caught up in an unexpected situation. The girl is a ghoul who tricked him to eat him. Some stuff happens and she ends up getting killed by falling steel beams. Kaneki wakes up in the hospital, having some of the ghoul's organs transferred into him and becomes a ghoul himself. He ends up working at the coffee shop he likes; finding out it's a place where humans and ghouls gather in secret. He meets humans and ghouls alike that help him deal with the pressure of becoming something humanity fears.
Both shows deal with a Humanity v. Opposing Race theme. With Ao no Exorcist being v. Demons and Tokyo Ghoul being v. Ghouls.
Both are top notch anime that will leave you wanting more and most likely wanting to read the manga. read more
Both Ao no exorcist and Tokyo ghoul are focusing on the individual in a new world, while Ao no exorcist is fun and sometimes comedic Tokyo ghoul is totally a mystery, and contains blood an violence.
Both main characters are trying to get to a new world they got into not by their choice and to live regularly in this world.
Though these 2 are not on the same basis there are some similarities that make this anime good for TG lovers (like myself)
-main character is weak but due to trauma gets hardcore
-humans fitting creatures in the shadows
-humans vs other species
-main character trying to live in society
-main character hiding truth from friends/ comrades
-main character half human half other
-both have the one weird character that no one knows is good or evil (Tsukiyama, Pheles)
-both have a short tempered character that's hardcore (Touka, Ryuji)
-move at the same pace in plot
Ao no Exorcist:
-more magic than science
-demons not ghouls
-no humans being devoured
-plot branches out more
-high school life
-humans being devoured
-bit more scientific than magic
-way way way more feels
-tons of people die
-plot stays on one road, doesn't branch out
-doesn't show main characters school life
-no comedy  read more
Rin,the protagonist of the anime,has to learn and adjust to his new life as a half-human and...half-Satan's son!!The anime itself is a light one but with its serious moments.It is pretty fun and easy to watch without being bored.Please note that it has a second season,so you have plenty stuff to see!!!!!!
Though,I have not watched the second season yet so yeah the first one is just perfect!
Both series are about demons and exorcists who try to vanquish them, with both series starring a lone demon who works for good. Both have spectacular graphics and fluid animation, and a story that's worth being in your list if your into the supernatural/demon genre.
Both talk about a fight agains a powerful demon. ( Satan in Ao no Exorcist and Aion in Chrono Crusade). There are in both an organization which fight against a lot of of demons. True Cross Academy Exorcist School in Ao No Exorcist; and Order of Magdelene in Chrono Crusade.
The main characters are demons who fight agains demons to protect humans.
Both have comedy and the concept of exorcism and exorcists. Also, i like how both anime dont go in depth with romance. Lots of action with a twist of humor, if you like Chrono Crusade or Ao no exorcist, you'll love the other!
This anime is similar to Blue Exorcist is quite a few ways. One of the protagonists is a demon, and there is an organization meant to combat demons that the protagonist chooses to join. The characters are a bit more religious though; instead of "Exorcists" there are "Sisters."
I just feel that the main character has a similar situation. Being half human and half demon, the main character doesn't belong to either side. But they chose the human side and decided to get stronger in order to protect them.
Both of these series have half breeds of demons who rebel against the idea of following the demon ways, so to speak. One uses the Japanese lore, while the other focuses on using European lore. The main male characters share very simular personailties, in the fact they act rough, but deep down, they have a caring human heart.
Both main characters are Half Demon and Human
Wield's a sword, and if it's gone bad things happen
Discriminated when they were little, yet raised as a child
Both use their head very little
Father is a demon
Works with humans
The main characters are supernatural beings that are trying to learn to live with their demonic powers and to search for the truth behind it and their origins. They are both considered highly dangerous as they have issues controlling it. to add, they have groups after them to wipe both out. Ao no Exorcist is more of a classic shounen while Strike the Blood tends to be more of your action-harem series. Both showcase pretty good powers and fighting scenes.
In both shows, the main character is a supernatural being who is said to be very dangerous and should be eliminated. Both have exorcists who fight the demons/supernatural beings. The fight scenes are also good in both.
- the main character is stuck with a superior power to the common man
- neither character wanted the power in the first place
- both animes have humor mixed into the deep plot, although Ao no Exorcist would be stronger in humor
- Strike the Blood is a bit more... mature? Perhaps?
Both have a same vibe, and involve characters with supernatural powers
Both churches, deal with monotheistic religion, but with have Japanese religious characterstics, like exorcist, animal spirits, temples, etc
Both have a same vibe, and involve characters with supernatural powers
Both churches, deal with monotheistic religion, but with have Japanese religious characterstics, like exorcist, animal spirits, temples, etc
The exorcists have special privileges, getting to go wherever they want to with the keys. The hunters license is like a passport to anywhere. Each group goes on adventures within their group and they form friendships, despite dark adventures. The plots draw the viewer in.
They're both about a kid that goes into an adventure, makes friends, encounter enemies, grow stronger, etc. Oddly enough, the characters are bound to one type of many "magical power" (Like Spec'ing in an RPG). The thrill in HxH(2011) comes slower than Ao No Exorcist, but I will still recommend it before the other.
I cant help but think that Noragami and its seconf season are at its core more polished versions of Blue Exorcist. Noragami deals with gods, while Ao No Exorcist is about demons. While Ao No Exorcist is pretty much what youd expect in a shounen like series, Noragami is something more. I cant promise the other way around that if you like Noragami you'll like Blue Exorcist, but I am saying it might definetly be worth a try.
Both series are about a pair of brothers fighting against demons. The older brother Dean is more the action kind of guy, attack first, ask questions later, which is like Rin. Sam the younger brother is the more reserved thinking brother. Sam also is very smart and tends to use research and intelligence against enemies rather than brute strength like Dean (though they both kick some serious ass regardless). This is quite a bit like Yukio. In Supernatural one brother also shares a strong connection to demons and Lucifer (Satan) in particular (not going to give away which one). The other brother often tells his demonically inclined brother that he shouldn't use demon powers and that they'll corrupt him (sound familiar?).
In particular there's actually a scene in episode 24 of Ao no Exorcist (spoilers if you haven't watched it all yet) where Yukio is possessed by Satan and when Rin comes to save him Satan starts beating the crap out of Rin but Rin refuses to harm Yukio and believes his younger brother has to be in there still and can hear him and overcome Satan. Though the Supernatural anime has yet to get that far in the story yet, in the original tv series of the same name there's a scene remarkably similar to this one in Ao no Exorcist. BTW Supernatural came first and is a big hit in Japan which actually lead to the anime series being made (a first of it's kind, an anime adaptation of an American live action tv series) so I've actually wondered a few times if they didn't base that scene on the scene from Supernatural.
Anyways if you like series that follow brothers and deal with the supernatural then this is definitely one to try.  read more
two brothers (twins in Ao no Exorcist, just brothers in Supernatural) fighting against supernatural powers, demons and main villain - Satan (Lucifer) and one of the brothers is a container for Satan (Lucifer). In Ao no Exorcist are exorcist, when in Supernatural we have hunters. in both demons can posess human body and when thay are "kicked out" of it, they come out as a black smoke from the mouth.
Both are typical highschool shounen shows with supernatural (aka devil/demon) elements, with the main difference being that Ao no Exorcist doesn't have the enormous amount of fan service.
In both shows the loser/outcast/main protagonist gets involved with these supernatural elements and has to fight and train with all his might to win the inevitable battle at the end to safe the ones he loves.
Typical, but very enjoyable.
Both shows have a strong base in the battle taking place between heaven and hell. They each have good action and a simple yet enjoyable story. Don't go in expecting anything to deep, but it will be a fun watch nonetheless.
Both are about a boy who one day finds out about how his world has its secrets and by secrets they find out that demons are real and they're have to fight and kill the rouge ones.In Ao no Exorcist,the MC chooses to fight them because he feels he needs to prove that his bad bloodline doesn't make him a bad person while in Highschool DxD the MC is revived by a demon and has no choice in the matter so he has to learn to fight in order to survive.Ao No Exorcist is more of a Shounen while Highschool DxD is a Ecchi/romance/action
- Both main character are very similar.
- Both have unbelievable powers.
1. Ao no Exorcist: demonic powers
2. Sword Art Online: Highest level player in the game
- Both desire a lonely path of solitude; don't want to rely on others.
- Both, everyone hates them.
1. Ao no Exorcist: Most people mainly hates/fear him for being the son of the Underworld King.
2. Sword Art Online: Most people mainly hate/fear him for being a Beta player and branded as a " Beater." He's the strongest player in the world.
- Both shouen anime involving action.
- Both really good and warm anime sort of.
- Both have drama.
- Both main characters lost their loved ones. read more
Both protagonists have something about them tat they try to hide for the sake of their lives. Where Kirio is a beta player who hsa more experience within SAO, Rin has recently awoken and found out about his demonic heretidge and their are people who would kill both characters wen they find out about their abilities. In both stories, the main aims of the protagonists are to survive and get stronger so they can protect their loved ones.
Kirito and Rin have the same english dub voice ^^ (cheesy but it suits Rin pretty well)
The main charcater in both of the animes use sword and they both have really strong power.
SAO and Blue Exorcist don't have a lot of things in common but I think everynoe who liked SAO will like Blue Exorcist aswell
Blue Exorcist have really interesting plot twists so I highly recommend to check it out!
- both main characters are related to demons
- both main characters have magical/spiritual battles
- both main characters attend a magical/spiritual school
- both main characters are motivated by an emotional event
- both main characters are male
- both main characters are seen as ''dangerous''
personally i felt like the shows had similar feel to it from the moment i started
When given the two choices, one being death and the other being destruction, the MC choses a third, unthought of, option. The MC then begins to learn (and wanting to take short cuts) about how to use their power, and its clear that they will have to battle evil soon. These have a similar story, and are worth checking out
Both series have demon hunting, a half-demon main character, and a Japanese highschool setting. There are also many almost identical character archetypes. Both series have a theme of not all demons being evil, while having gratuitous amounts of combat between the characters and demons. Action/animation quality and the general "feel" are comparable.
It should be noted that Ao no Exorcist is more focused on the main character and his training, while Kyokai no Kanata splits the focus between the two main characters and their romance.
blood-c and ao no exorcist are similar because both main characters have a monster side and both use a katana as a weapon. and contain weird looking monsters that the main character must slay even though they are like the same being
Both characters have something to do with demons and they both have powers sleeping inside them that they can use only when certain conditions are meet, in Ao no Exorcist Rin gets his powers when he draws his sword, in Nurarihyon, Rikuo can only transform at night
they are both about demons, exorcists, action however ao no exorcist is more black and white in it's demons being evil and exorcist being good (not always). With nurarihyon its more yakuza being similar to hitman reborn, but i feel like its atmosphere is more similar to ao no exorcist. if you liked nurarihyon then most likely you will enjoy ao no exorcist.
Because its unique and i love the plot/story! I don't even know how to explain my excitement to you, because this anime, IS A MUST. If you're an otaku, then you must definitely watch this, but if you watched this already then read the manga, there's a lot of twists and cliffhangers though, and you have to wait for it to update and stuffs like that, but the best part is, ITS WORTH IT.
These shows have in common:
- Similar characters/ character types and personalities
- Super power theme
- The main character is hiding a secret and making everyone wonder
- In both, characters are students in a "special" school and have to work as a team.
Differences in these series:
- Boku no Hero academia revolves around weak main guy, who aims to become stronger and be the hero who can bring smiles and protect. In Ao no Exorcist the main character is already strong, trying to get accepted by others and befriend with them and his ultimate goal is to defeat Satan.
- Boku no Hero academia is more straightforward while Ao no Exorcist has alot more complex drama and situations. read more
Cool action with dark secrets and deaths to not be taken lightly. Similar humor with school in the background. The MC's have good personalities and demons/youkai has a major focus in this anime. Both are solid and worth watching.
Both of these series feature a protagonist that has some demon traits or abilities, as well as the ability see youkai/demons that "normal" characters in the series can't. Both series are supernatural shounen, with a semi-episodic format of different demons/youkai that need to be defeated in each episode. They both have a similar sense of humour and a very similar atmosphere, as well as a large focus on action.
I believe anyone that enjoyed Blue Exorcist or Ushio and Tora, would find similar enjoyment in the other series.
Demons/creatures infesting the world obviously! Both anime also have an action streak and most notably summons that correspond to their user personality/ability/profile. The difference is that DS2 has a technological streak while Ao no Exorcist is more of a laid-back comedy.
Both animé involves demons and the supernatural. The main characters have powers and skills that are yet to be mastered. They have the same dark but also light atmosphere, in Makai Ouji's case and in Ao no Exorcist, that has characters that relieve the tension. Both has its funny moments as well. Although William Twining is an elite who is born to a prestigious family and possess above average intelligence, Rin Okumura is the opposite. Both have an interesting plot that I would watch again and again, so I would definitely recommend if you like the concept of demons.
-A character that wants to become stronger to protect others and is comedic (Rin and Yoshimori) paired with a serious, studious character that keeps the other in check (Yukio and Tokine)
-Fighting demons or ayakashi
-Yoshimori (Kekkaishi) and Rin (Ao no Exorcist) are given a power at first that they deny, and have immense, natural talent
-The same sense of adventure and reckless strength
Well, not too similar but the determination of the 2 protagonists are very similar. They have similar goals: To protect those they find dear at any cost. They're both reckless, hard-headed, but they're both determined. As in plot they're not similar but as for characters. Yes they're are quite similar.
Felt the smiliarity directly when I watched the first episode of Ao no Exorcist.
Mostly the combinations of demons/torches/Guzes no tomogaras and exorcist/flame hazes. Thought in Ao no Exorcist there misses a opposite-gender main character but that probably will be filled up by Rin's brother Yukio.
Conclusion: Both have a mysterious story that you have to accept to continue and lots of action and a slight touch of comedy.
Both deal with a protagonist with a common goal of defeating a central authority figure of evil. Both protagonists have a trait that sets them apart from the rest of the human population. KLK and ANE both take place in a school setting with a powerful authority figure acting as the puppetmaster of the school. Authority figures are also related to the Big Bad.
Protagonists are defiant and stubborn, and want to make their own path and find their own way. Both also possess large amounts of power that they use to bring them closer to their goal.
Ao no Exorcist has a sword weilding male lead. Although it's not as inclined towards romance and ecchi content, it still has an amazingly action and comedy packed storyline with some tear jerking moments.
I just love these both mostly the movie. Asomaru is kawaii as fuck and the voice actor is Kugiyama Rie!! also as Kagura-chan in Gintama kyaa!!~ Well others might not find it good because of the manga but its imo :^)
The overall concept of both is a normal, average boy turns out to have hidden powers, as well as, a back story they never knew of, or had forgotten about. Both set out to fight the antagonist from the world in which they really belong to, with the help of their friends and allies.
Both have a interesting enough premise; both have action that varies from mediocre to pretty good; both have stereotypical characters with at LEAST one standout female fanservice character and both have, in my opinion, quite sh*t endings. Well, from a satisfying perspective at least.
They both have the similar brotherhood theme.
-Rin & Shigeo/Mob have the massive power inside their body (Rin has satanic power/Shigeo has psychic power). They always there to protect their younger brother.
-Yukio & Ritsu didn't have that power but they can do some things better than their older brother. Despite that, they always have the strange feelings towards their older brother because they think they were 'nothing' compared to them..
Both are about supernatural things, both have great action scenes and cool animation.
If you are like me, then you enjoyed Ao no Exorcist for the overall concept of the show. I love the idea of a character struggling with an inner evil that they had no control over receiving, so they must keep their struggle a secret. Parasyte deals with a wimpy teen who can't figure out what is wrong with his hand, until one day he jumps out into the street to save a little girl from getting hit by a car, and he suddenly sees an eye and claws grow out of his hand that completely stop the car in its tracks. He keeps his sudden development a secret from everyone and starts to loose his own identity as the show progresses. The anime is in a type of horror style and is very addictive/binge worthy. read more
Two boys both born from the the Demon King satan him self. One which has inherited his father's power. Raised as humans by a prist but to have their lives turn up side down and decide to become exorcist to take daddy down.
Maybe people wont find this similar, but i think they have their similarities. Both are shonen, and im so used to them that i liked them both.
They have this demon thing in their main characteres, that make them have to hide their really personallity from others outside the world. I really like the relationships Sebastian-Ciel and Rin-Yukio-Shirou, thats another similaritie. And these animes have strong and lovely secondary characters like Mephisto o Shura in Ao no Exorcist and Grell and Undertaker in Kuroshitsuji.
Both have a goal to kill a strong opponent (main goal). They both have action and fighting as theme. At last they probaly face their opponent(their goal), where they have learned a lot through the actions and earned some knowledge, that they have done through the story. (sry for bad english)
The main characters are 15 year old boys who are unwillingly brought into a fight between humans and demons. They both also start of trying to hide the fact they are demons from the humans they meet which proves to be difficult.
both shonen, both supernatural theme with demons, VERY similar main characters in character traits and personalities, similar ''bad guys'' - papilon from from BR reminds me quite a lot of pheles with their weird ways and dress sence. both have fabulous are and loads of well done fight scenes.
BR wasnt as popular as it deserved to be, it has a very similar feel to ao no exorcist so im still scratching my head as to why it wasnt more popular. BR is better in terms of consistant excitement, their isnt a dull minute, let alone episode of BR where as althoguh ANE has a slightly better story, it hsas its dull episodes. read more
The similarities are glaring: they're both about strong-willed students pursing a goal that could save the world, while attending an occult-based school. Blue Exorcist however is a bit darker, with more graphic artwork and a bit more fluid. Both are fun, supernatural action adventures that really makes you curious as to what will befall your hero.
Blue Exorcist and [C] are not similar in many ways. However, where they are similar is astonishing, and quite amusing.
Both animes have two worlds parallel to each other. And both parallel worlds "invade" "reality." For [C], the money invades, but for Blue Exorcist, the demons are the ones that invade.
Both animes have fun fight scenes. And the fight scenes are mostly about the main character. However, I felt that [C] focused more on other characters, unlike Blue Exorcist, which was all about Rin.
The main characters Okumura Rin (Blue Exorcist) and Yoga Kimimaro ([C]) are not alike in any respect, besides being the main protagonist of the show.
Another final detail that made these animes alike is the similarity between two very amusing characters: Mephisto Pheles (Blue Exorcist) and Masakaki ([C]). They are both very intriguing, and share a similar personality. Besides, the smiles are similar. And they both "help" their own main characters.
So, I'm not going to say that if you liked one, you'll like the other, because they're hardly similar at all. I can just say that if you liked Masakaki, you'll like Mephisto, and if you liked Mephisto, you'll like Masakaki. These two animes don't even have a similar feel apart from these characters. But you'll probably like both, because in their own respect, they're both very interesting apart from one another. read more
these animes are very similar in genra wise there both two young boys who set out to make a goal and reach there dream they are also both carless leader types which makes both aanime have the same sence of comedy so if you like ao no exorcist then i would recommend one piece
Both are packed with action but also light humour in between. They aren't too deep but oh so enjoyable! And they leave you with a positive feeling after you watch them.
I also found that the two main characters resemble each other greatly.
I'm surprised no-one has put these two down for recommendations yet.
Both similar types of drawings.
Both supernatural (Ao no Exorcist - Demons, DRRR! - not fully centred on supernatural, but a big majority of it is based on myths/legends/demons).
Both similar genres - action, comedy, drama-ish, etc.
Both a very enjoyable watch.
Although I would say that DRRR! is more complex (but still easy to understand), while Ao no Excorcist has a much more simple story line.
Both of these shows deal with the power that you have and dealing with it in constructive manners. Both of these shows are also riddled through with a great deal of humor that comes across wonderfully.
The similarity between these two is the idea of purifying / exorcising evil. They are not really similar otherwise, they are more like paralel series, they are ahout exterminating evil in 2 different cultures. Shounen Onmyoujy deals with Asian beliefs (youkai, shikigami, etc), while Ao no Exorcist deals with more like European beliefs (satan, devils, familiars).
In both series the main characters hunt people similiar to them. Alucard it's a vampire from an anti-vampire organization(Hellsing) and in Ao no Exorcist we've the son of Satan(Okumura, Rin) becoming an exorcist.
Both are good typical shounen anime shows! They both have typical shounen elements such as good protagonists, good action/fight scenes and great amounts of comedy.
Both shows have a supernatural premise, namely involving spirits.
Both shows happen to reveal an apocalyptic tone to the story as they approach the ending episodes!
This anime is surprisingly similar to Ao no Exorcist. The protagonist is half-human and half-devil, his parents are devils (and his father is a very important devil), he is killing the devils, he has companions with him... I mean, they are very similar...
Main character voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto. Both using flame/fire. One is black/blue while the other just black. Similar personality and a BA too. One series is a shounen series that deals with demons and exorcist. The other deals with high school and supernatural powers.
While the characters and plot aren't all that similar, I found them to both have very good action, and a somewhat interesting plot (Although DTB's is better). They both had a very similar feeling for me.
-Both exciting & great anime.
-Both main character in the beginning of the anime realized that they had powers deep inside of them
-Both horrible past
-Both same goal; lost all of their love ones due to an evil enemy and swore to get revenge on them.
They both heavily involve supernatural elements (Exorcist = demons; Blood+ = vampires) and a main character who is darkly connected to those very forces that he/she fights. Both series are quite fast-paced and exciting, and the first episode or two of either should suffice to draw you in.
-Both have a spunky and likeable protagonist.
-Both of them are reckless and crazy(Though Lina is the more craziest out of these two)
-They have supporting characters who are trolls.
I recommend watching the original, then watching this show