6 Anime Like ‘Jujutsu Kaisen’ • Highly recommended to watch

Jujutsu Kaisen made a strong introduction to the anime world. The anime adaptation, released in 2021, has succeeded in satisfying the aspirations of anime lovers. However, success is not a coincidence. We have seen that MAPPA studio has previously taken over the role of the creative studio for many successful adaptations. The director of the series is Sunghoo Park, who also directed The God of High School series. Hiroshi Seko (Banana Fish, Dorohedoro, Mob Psycho 100) takes place in the anime screenplay. It is wondering whether Jujutsu Kaisen will have a second season right now. Previously, we evaluated the possibility of a second season under some key factors and shared it in our article here. Now, we have prepared a special list for fans who enjoy anime and search for anime series like it. Some may be enough to satisfy their longing for Jujutsu Kaisen season two. Let’s start.

1/6 • Demon Slayer (2019)

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Rating: 8,60 on Myanimelist and 8,7 on IMDb
Genre: Adventure, Dark Fantasy, Martial arts
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We can say the most impressive point for Demon Slayer is that the animations. It offers you a full visual feast while watching anime. The interspersed Asian culture adds a different color. Traditional Asian motifs in both songs and attack genres are incredibly well suited to anime. Those who are familiar with Japanese culture will have a better understanding of what we mean. As for the story;

Since his father’s death, the task of supporting the family has been on Tanjirou Kamado’s shoulders. With poverty on a remote mountain, the Kamado family enjoys a relatively peaceful and happy life. One day, Tanjirou decides to go down to the village to earn some money selling coal. On the way back, it becomes night. He is forced to take shelter in the house of a strange man who warns Tanjirou of the existence of flesh-eating demons lurking in the forest at night.

When he finally returns home the next day, he encounters a terrible scene in which his entire family is massacred. Even worse, the only survivor is his sister, Nezuko, who has turned into a bloodthirsty demon. Enraged, Tanjirou vows to avenge his family by taking his only remaining brother with him. Joining a unit that calls themselves the Demon Hunter, Tanjirou embarks on a long and adventurous journey to kill demons and make his beloved sister human again.

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2/6 • Devilman Crybaby (2018)

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Rating: 7,82 on Myanimelist and 7,6 on IMDb
Genre: Action, Dark fantasy

A manga Devilman was first drawn by Go Nagai in 1972. It was adapted to anime also in 1987. The Devilman Crybaby adaptation of Masaaki Yuasa that we’re going to talk about is a cropped version, although mostly parallel to that.

In a world where demons stall and seek a body, Akira, a weak and humble person, enters the world of demons by accident. If the will of a person captured by a demon is strong, the demon within him dies, and the person becomes a Devilman. Here Akira becomes one of them. Although he has incredible demon powers, he still has a tearful heart inside him. With this power, Akira ceases to be a prey and rises to the role of a hunter.

Anime is one of the bravest jobs of both Netflix and the industry. Its drawings have a striking and experimental style. That’s why it is very difficult to say anime, and we can even call it Japanese New Wave Animation because its style that goes beyond the mold is noticeably different from other works of the genre. For example, heads breaking off one after the other, extreme sexuality is a stark contrast to the customs of anime. In this respect, the atmosphere and technique it creates is a unique choice for a world that is already crazy and has nothing to do with ours. Even though it was disturbing at first, it is impossible not to appreciate it after getting used to it.

3/6 • Dororo (2019)

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Rating: 8,20 on Myanimelist and 8,4 on IMDb
Genre: Action, Dark Fantasy, Historical fantasy

Although Dororo actually contains fantastic elements, it does not go to any extremes and is more prominent with scenes, characters, and realism adapted from real life. Since it progresses in a bit of a dark reality flavor, if anyone is watching it, it will liken it to Violet Evergarden.

Dororo we are talking about is the updated version of 1969’s Dororo and Hyakkimaru anime series. With the remake of the series, the story gained something and something lost. Visual and narrative development has been organized and developed in accordance with today’s modern standards and rules. Although the number of enemies decreased, blood and violent elements increased. It is a beautiful anime with beautiful fight scenes. Although not detailed, it contains motifs from Japanese mythology and religion. The fast-flowing anime has received positive reviews from many viewers. It does not include empty episodes called a filler. Although it is a good anime, we think the Demon Slayer remained in its shadow in 2019.

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4/6 • Parasyte: The Maxim (2014)

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Rating: 8,38 on Myanimelist and 8,3 on IMDb
Genre: Body horror, Horror thriller, Science fiction

Izumi Shinichi, 17, lives with his parents in a quiet neighborhood of Tokyo. One night, wormy aliens called Parasites invade the world and enter people’s ears or noses to take control of their brains. While Shinichi is asleep, a Parasite tries to enter through his ear. But as Shinichi wears headphones at that time, Parasite fails and takes control of the arm by getting into his right arm. The name of this Parasite is Migi.

Shinichi prevents Migi from going upstairs and reaching his brain. Thus, neither of them loses their personality and mental health. When the two encounter other Parasites, they take advantage of their strange situations and slowly begin to form a strong bond between them to survive. Shinichi feels compelled to fight the Parasites that brutally eat people while receiving help from Migi.

5/6 • Blue Exorcist (2011)

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Rating: 7,56 on Myanimelist and 7,5 on IMDb
Genre: Adventure, Dark fantasy

The world consisted of two opposite dimensions like a mirror: Assiah, where people lived, and Gehenna, where demons ruled. Although communication and travel between these two dimensions were not possible, demons could reach Assiah by capturing people’s souls. Shžeytan, the god of demons, was stuck in Gehenna because he could not find a human strong enough to accommodate him. To get around this, she had a child named Okumura Rin from a human woman. Will the devil’s son help his father, or will he turn into something else?

6/6 • Boogiepop and Others (2019)

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Rating: 7,09 on Myanimelist and 6,5 on IMDb
Genre: Dark Fantasy, Psychological Horror, Supernatural

According to an urban legend, there was an angel of death who could save people from suffering. This “Angel of Death” is called Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When the sudden cases of missing female students break out at Shinyo Academy, the police and the faculty assume that they fled of their own free will. But some students know that this is not the case. Mysterious and dirty things are going on. Was this thing Boogiepop or something even more sinister?

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Kadir Ak
Hello, this is Kadir. I am the lead author of the blog you are reading. My fondness for TV series and Anime made me a good researcher about the release dates. I like to share my researches and analyses on the blog.

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