11 Amazing Anime like Jujutsu Kaisen to Watch!

anime like jujutsu kaisen

Jujutsu Kaisen is a new Shonen Jump Big Three’s contender, and one of the most amazing anime shows to come out in 2020. Under the stunning animation of MAPPA studio, it sure turned out into a masterpiece.

With the ideal characters, story, and pace, it is second to none in entertaining the viewers. We’ve even seen a recent debate on whether it’ll become one of the Shonen’s Big Three, and with its successful adaptation, it might even be able to achieve it.

If you’ve been watching Jujutsu Kaisen since the day it aired its first episode, you should know how intense and epic every episode has been. So, since you’re craving more anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, we’ve made a list especially for you.

Anime like Jujutsu Kaisen!

Kekkaishi

Kekkaishi- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: 結界師

Kekkaishi‘s story follows Yoshimura Sumimura, an individual with a supernatural ability that can destroy evil creatures known as Ayakashi that cause trouble in the human realm from time to time. Well, he couldn’t stop all of them on his own, can he?

Of course not! His childhood friend and rival, Tokine Yukimura helps him with the battles. Without this teamwork, they might not stand a chance against the Ayakashi that attack in swarms. But are the Ayakshi only their enemies in this dark world?

It is basically one epic anime like Jujutsu Kaisen in terms of both execution and plot. The concept alone deserves appreciation, and it definitely needs more recognition than it already has.

Like how we witness cursed creatures getting exorcised by Sorcerers in Jujutsu Kaisen, in this one, you’ll get to see similar action. Except that they use the concept of curses in Jujutsu Kaisen, but here, just a different approach.

So, if you haven’t watched this anime yet or passed over it after scrolling through a few negative reviews, then we firmly suggest you give it a try. It is definitely an astounding anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, and you’re sure to have an exceptional watch.

Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

Yu Yu Hakusho is one of the classics of the 90s. The story follows Yuusuke Urameshi, a delinquent who dies while saving a kid, and fortunately, he gets a second chance in his life. But only with a trial, and somehow he gets through it.

However, now he has to work as a Spirit Realm’s Detective to eliminate the evil presences that disturb the realms. Along with Kuwabara, Hiei, and Kurama, his adventures begin from here. Watch this classic to find out how good the plot of the 90s anime can be.

Yu Yu Hakusho is quite similar to Jujutsu Kaisen in terms of setting and world-building. The abilities give you the same sense except that in Yu Yu Hakusho, they base it on spiritual power and in Jujutsu Kaisen, on the curses.

The characters might not resemble much, but it focuses heavily on action scenes. So, if you haven’t gotten through it yet, now’s the time to explore an amazing anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Naruto

Naruto- anime like Jujutsu kaisen
Alt Title: ナルト

If you’ve watched both Naruto and Jujutsu Kaisen, then it won’t be hard to discover the similarities between both of them. Naruto sets in a ninja world where a kid named “Naruto” dreams of becoming the Hokage of his Leaf Village.

But to achieve that, he had to go through innumerable obstacles, yet he doesn’t give up. Can he achieve his dream by going against all the powerful foes? And more importantly, he isn’t loved by the villagers.

Just like how Naruto possesses Kurama inside him, Yuji has Sukuna. And Naruto has a clear goal to become stronger, and Yuji has one too (except that we’re not sure about the reason yet). More importantly, the personalities of Kakashi and Gojo are too similar.

They both take off stress from their students by pulling some goofy stunts and making them learn everything uniquely. So, if you haven’t watched Naruto yet, you should do it right away. After all, it is one of the masterpiece anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: Ao no Exorcist

Assiah and Gehenna are two realms under the possession of humans and demons, respectively. To conquer the Assiah world, the demon king needs a vessel because they can’t travel through the dimensions without possessing someone.

Enter Rin Okumura, an ordinary teenager who later finds out that he is, in fact, the son of the demon king who sent him to the world to become his vessel. Despite joining him, Rin decides to learn exorcism so that he can defend himself from the enemies.

Truth be told, there aren’t many similarities between Blue Exorcist and Jujutsu Kaisen except the concept of exorcism. Well, shouldn’t that be enough? There are some intense moments in this anime that might not be on par with JK, but still, are pretty good.

Just like Itadori Yuji in JK, Rin makes an excellent protagonist. The action scenes are amazing, and the animation is on point. So, if you’re still thinking of passing over it, you might miss a great anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Bleach

Bleach- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: 漂白

Ichigo Kurosaki, a typical high schooler with the power to see hollow spirits. When his family gets attacked by a hollow spirit, he is forced to fight since the Soul Reaper Kuchiki Rukia gets injured in the process.

With this newly discovered power, Ichigo continues to free the hollow spirits. But are the hollow spirits only threats to society? Watch how Ichigo and friends encounter various opponents with unique abilities.

Bleach has a lot in common with Jujutsu Kaisen, and I feel like both the anime are meant to be similar. Ichigo and Itadori, the abilities, and the sensei characters totally resemble each other. We might not know how Jujutsu Kaisen turns out in the future, but for now, it is a lot like Bleach.

If you hadn’t come across it till now, you might as well give it a shot. Although it starts a bit slow, in the beginning, it gets amazing once you get into the “Soul Society Arc.” Well, you shouldn’t miss such an amazing anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary- anime like jujutsu kaisen
Alt Title: Kyoukai no Kanata

Mirai Kuriyama is the only survivor from her clan who used to eliminate the spirits using their blood as a weapon. She continues on hunting down the spirits that evolve based on the negative human emotions.

When she mistakenly stabs Akihito Kanbara thinking of him as a ‘youmu,’ he reveals that he is an immortal being. Later on, they both form a bond of friendship and the adventures of this couple begin here.

Kyoto Animation made Beyond the Boundary anime and in fact, it is one of the best works of the studio. It has some great action sequences along with typical humor. The setting of the story and the premise resembles Jujutsu Kaisen in some ways.

If you’re looking for an anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, then “Beyond the Boundary” is one of the best choices you can make. Well, what are you waiting for? Go and watch this visual gem.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Demon Slayer follows the story of Tanjiro Kamado, who has been supporting his family by selling charcoal. One day when he gets back from the usual work, he finds his family massacred by a demon, and no one is alive except his little sister Nezuko.

Unfortunately, Nezuko turns into a demon and somehow succeeds in controlling the bloodthirst. Tanjiro decides to turn Nezuko back to human whatever it takes, and thus starts the adventures of this demon slayer.

Like Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer is fully action-packed and delivers you with tons of epic moments. Both the main characters are kind enough to help others despite caring about themselves, and they both get stronger from being weak.

It is not only a story-driven anime like Jujutsu Kaisen but also one of the best anime to come in 2019. So, make sure to watch it right away if you haven’t yet.

Kyokou Suiri

Kyokou Suiri- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: In/Spectre

Youkai are the spirits that exist in a different realm, and most of them are innocuous. However, a small amount of them often tries to shatter the peace in the human realm. Kotoko has served as a mediator for both realms for many years and took care of supernatural problems.

However, when an idol’s murder raises suspicions, Kotoko asks Sakuragawa, her ex-boyfriend, for help, and they set out to make sure no otherworldy spirits remain in the human realm. But what if this mission is beyond their capabilities?

Kyoukou Suiri is an intense anime with some pretty amusing thriller scenes. There aren’t that many similarities to Jujutsu Kaisen, but it gives you similar vibes in the end. The storyline of both anime shows is fast-paced, and you won’t get bored at all.

If you’re looking for an anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, then this might feel similar to you. So, give it a try and see for yourself.

Shaman King

Shaman King- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: シャーマンキング

For every five hundred years, the Shaman Fight (a tournament) will be conducted in Tokyo, where shamans (who command spirits) engage in combat. The victor from the battle gets to be the Shaman King and will behold the greatest spirit in the world.

You Asakura, a shaman who acts as a medium between the living and dead, decides to fight the evil aiming for Shaman King’s power. But will he be able to do that alone? Watch this amazing anime like Jujutsu Kaisen to find out.

In my opinion, Shaman King anime is underrated. It has tons of hilarious moments and some perfectly executed action sequences. The story gets unpredictable as you go through the episodes, and there you go, a similarity to Jujutsu Kaisen.

The setting of the anime gives you another reason to check it out. So, if you’re looking for an anime like Jujutsu Kaisen that involves stuff like Sorcery, then this one is right up your alley.

Tokyo Ravens

Tokyo Ravens- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: 東京レイヴンズ

Onmyoudou magic was once used by the Japanese in World War II and instead of victory, it backfired on them. It is known as the “Great Spiritual Disaster,” and Onmyou Agency has been formed to exorcise the spirits that make their way into this world.

Harutora, a person with no spiritual magic born in Tsuchimikado’s branch family (Onmyoudou magic wielders), tries to live a normal life. But due to his promise of protecting Natsume, the heir of Tsuchimikado’s family, he decides to try the forbidden method.

Tokyo Ravens presents you with back to back action scenes just like Jujutsu Kaisen, and both depend on the abilities of Sorcery. Both main characters resemble in personalities. The storyline is standard, and you wouldn’t even know when you got into it.

Although it has a few unnoticeable plot holes, you can still enjoy it to the fullest. So, if you’re on a hunt for an amazing anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, then this one is for you.

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun- anime like Jujutsu Kaisen
Alt Title: Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

According to Japanese, the urban legend, Hanako-san, the ghost of a young girl haunts the school’s bathrooms. When someone succeeds in summoning her, Hanako-san grants them a wish.

Many people tried it and failed, but somehow, Nene Yashiro was able to do that. When she discovers the ghost is actually a boy, and her wish was to have a romantic fortune, she ends up becoming Hanako-kun’s assistant and explores the supernatural world.

There aren’t any epic action scenes or thrilling moments in the show, but in terms of entertainment, it is a top-notch choice. It is light-hearted that gives you laughs, cries. More importantly, it is a feel-good anime.

There aren’t any similarities except the supernatural theme, but it is worth a mention, and since you’re looking for an anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, we got one with a humorous premise. Watch it once you’re done with the rest of the recommendations on the list.

Let’s Wind-Up the List!

So, we’re done with the list of anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, and we have a whole of ten recommendations here. Jujutsu Kaisen is the most popular anime of 2020, and it filled us with entertainment every week. So, it is good to watch an anime similar to Jujutsu Kaisen.

If you liked our list and wondering which one to choose, we’d recommend you to try “Kekkaishi,” and “Shaman King.” Of course, all of them are similar to Jujutsu Kaisen, but both of these anime shows are underrated. We hope you have a great time with our article.

What do you think about our list of anime like Jujutsu Kaisen? What would be your choice from the list? Let us know your opinions in the comment section below.

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