Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan, InuYasha Recommendations
Rurouni Kenshin is like a darker version of Inuyasha. Both have powerful swordsmen as their protagonists who are fighting a demon within themselves. There is a very similar feel in the way that people gravitate toward them despite their anti-social nature. And while Inuyasha is more openly romantic, Rurouni Kenshin also has bits of romance.
If I tell you much more about their similarities, I'll ruin the series, but they are very similar in every sense but the differences between shojo and shonen.
Imagine if there was a more light hearted, girlish, fantasy version of Kenshin.
Well BAM! InuYasha.
They both involve values and the MC overcoming some sort of dark side along with other flaws. They both vow to protect others and are willing to put themselves in danger to do that. There is even a cast of supporting characters they attract that similarly grow the same values too.
Both settings are in old Japanese eras and have some historic values with there being many different kind of opponents, small fry and major antagonists. The sword is a very important aspect or value to both.
Inuyasha is more episodic and Rurouni is more with to do with a few arcs but both have strong plots