‘Bleach’ is one of the popular shounen anime of all time. The characters and the concept are really interesting and entertaining. The series gets you hooked right from the first episode itself. The anime is about a teenager by the name of Ichigo Kurosaki whose chance encounter with a shinigami changes his life forever. He is now a soul reaper or shinigami himself and must protect humans from monstrous beings known as Hollows. If you’ve been wanting to watch similar anime, then don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Bleach’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Bleach’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
15. Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho (1992)
‘Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho’ is quite similar to ‘Bleach’ when it comes to the premise. Both shows involve the main character going through a life-changing experience after encountering a shinigami. Both anime involve spirits and other monsters who can harm humans but cannot be seen by them. Yuusuke Urameshi, the protagonist of the anime, is 14 years old. He is a delinquent and loves making trouble. But one day, he gets to correct himself when he decides to jump in front of a moving car to save a kid. He dies but his sacrifice is so great that the authorities present at the spirit realm are impressed and do not want him to pass on. So, the heir to the throne of the realm, Koenma, decides to provide him an offer: if Yuusuke can complete a series of tasks involving him protecting Earth from evil spirits, he will be able to return to his life. Thus, Yuusuke embarks on this journey accompanied by Kazuma Kuwabara, his ex-rival and two demons, Hiei and Kurama.
14. Ushio to Tora (2015)
‘Ushio to Tora’ is a shounen anime having a supernatural theme like ‘Bleach’. While ‘Bleach’ has Hollows, ‘Ushio to Tora’ has Youkai. Both the series have the protagonist accepting extraordinary after falling in dire situations. Ushio Aotsuki, the protagonist of the anime, is quite stubborn. His father is an eccentric temple priest who believes that there are dangerous monsters, Youkai, who pose a threat to humanity. Ushio does not care for his father’s claims until the day he discovers something beyond normal. He is doing chores at the temple due to the absence of his father when he stumbles across a Youkai in the basement, which has been impaled by the beast spear. The beast is Tora, who is known for his destructive powers. Tora coerces Ushio to release him but the latter does not comply. But when a Youkai attacks his friends, he has no choice but to release Tora. But he keeps the beat spear just to keep him in check. Now, Ushio and Tora are a pair who must deal with the threats of the supernatural world.
13. Busou Renkin (2006)
‘Busou Renkin’ is quite similar to ‘Bleach’ in terms of the premise and how the main characters get their powers. There’s just one difference: the protagonist of ‘Busou Renkin’ dies and is later revived, thus getting his new powers. Kazuki Muto gets killed by a monster while he tries to save a girl. But he wakes up later in his dorm, which makes him think of the incident as some kind of a dream. But when a seprent like monster attacks him and his sister, Tokiko Tsumura, the girl Kazuki saved appears and tells him that his dream was real and that’s the monster that killed him. Tokiko felt bad for him and revives him using a medallion. The medallion gives Kazuki powers to bring forth his own Busou Renkin, the only wepon effective against the monster Homonculus. Now, the duo must strive to protect Earth from such supernatural threats.
12. Naruto (2002)