Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) is one of the most anticipated new airing anime of Fall 2020. And we already know that it’s going to be one of the biggest hits! Amazing art, splendid animation, and epic fights are what you can expect while watching it.
It follows the story of a high school student that gets dragged into a thrilling world of shamans and cursed spirits after consuming a cursed object and gaining its power.
Here are the top 10 anime like Jujutsu Kaisen!
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10. Kamisama Kiss
- Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
- Episodes: 13
Nanami becomes a land god after getting kissed on the forehead by a stranger she had saved. To show his gratitude for saving him, he says that he will leave his house to her. Since Nanami is homeless because of her father’s debt, she hesitantly accepts.
After Nanami arrives at the address, she finds out that the so-called home is, in fact, a shrine—filled with shrine spirits and a pretty familiar, a fox yokai named Tomoe.
Can Nanami fulfill her tasks as a god?
Each of these shows centers around the supernatural and deals with curses and evil supernatural creatures. The main character’s life is drastically changed because of it and becomes everything but ordinary.
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9. Kyokou Suiri
- Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Shounen
- Episodes: 12
The story revolves around Kotoko Iwanage, a young girl who might look normal but that could not be further from the truth. At the age of 11, she became a mediator between the spirit & the human world. Whenever youkai have some problems they wish to solve they contact Kotoko.
On the other hand, Kurou Sakuragawa is a 22-year-old university student who has just broken up with his girlfriend. Kotoko immediately makes her move when she sees the chance to become closer to Kurou and hopes to get married to him one day.
She quickly realizes that Kurou has a lot of knowledge and can be a great help when it comes to solving the various problems presented by the supernatural so they become partners, but she is still hoping that she can make Kurou reciprocate her feelings in the process.
Both protagonists of these series deal with the supernatural (evil/cursed spirits that haunt humans) and are fearless and collected most of the time.
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8. Black Clover
- Genres: Action, Comedy, Magic, Fantasy, Shounen
- Episodes: 153, ongoing
Black Clover and Jujutsu Kaisen are both classified as battle shounen & feature a protagonist who has a demon / cursed spirit inside him. While that represents a lot of danger and hassle, they can use their powers under certain conditions and are extraordinary when it comes to their unique battling abilities.
Hence, you can expect a lot of epic fights!
Asta is a young orphan who lived in an orphanage from his birth along with his fellow orphan, Yuno. The two consider each other rivals but deeply care for each other and dream of becoming “the Wizard King”, the title awarded to the strongest mage of the Kingdom.
Despite being raised together Yuno wields amazing magic power from a young age whilst Asta is not able to utilize his Mana in the form of Magical Power. The fact that Yuno has such talent and Asta is basically considered “useless” in the all-magic world would probably make one give up—but not Asta—he never gives in and follows rough physical training every single day.
Motivated by their mutual desire to become the next Wizard King, they embark on a journey to become Magic Knights.
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7. Yuu Yuu Hakusho
- Genres: Action, Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Martial Arts, Shounen
- Episodes: 112
The overall atmosphere & aesthetics of these series are similar. Both of them revolve around the protagonist that fights evil supernatural creatures.
After Yusuke Urameshi passes away in a car accident, he’s brought back to life under one condition: that he becomes a Spirit Detective. As a Spirit Detective, his job is to solve conflicts between humans and yokai.
6. Kimetsu no Yaiba
- Genres: Action, Historical, Demons, Supernatural, Shounen
- Episodes: 26
Kimetsu no Yaiba and Jujutsu Kaisen are both dark fantasy action-packed shounen.
The main protagonist’s life is turned upside down and he is forced to deal with the supernatural for the sake of achieving his goal and preserving his life.
The story revolves around Tanjirou, a young boy whose soul got scarred by a tragedy—all members of his family except his younger sister, Nezuko, were slaughtered by a demon and she has turned into one.
Tanjirou swears to avenge his family and embarks on a journey to find a way how to turn Nezuko back to a human.
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Martial Arts, Shounen
- Episodes: 220
Honestly, they share tons of similarities, so let’s break it down.
The main protagonists are extremely overpowered thanks to being permanent demon/ cursed spirit hosts. They both have an immensely strong will and that helps them to not get overtaken completely by the demon/ cursed spirit inside them, and they can use their powers.
They both revolve around a trio of ninjas/shamans who attend the same school. One of the goals is to protect the living ordinary people from harm.
Ninjas = Sorcerers (Shamans)
Demons = Cursed Spirits
The anime is set in the world of ninjas and follows the story of Uzumaki Naruto, a young aspiring ninja who is determined to become a Hokage (basically a leader) of his village to get acknowledged and accepted by others.
4. Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu
- Genres: Body horror, Psychological, Drama, Action, Seinen
- Episodes: 24
The most considerable similarity is that the main protagonists are hosts to a sentient being. Instead of letting it overtake them completely, they beat the odds and learn to somehow control the creature inside them.
Both shows include a lot of fights that are fairly gruesome. It’s definitely not your ordinary action anime.
Do you fear bugs including worms? Then imagine what would happen if one alien-like little worm would burrow into your skin while attempting to take over your brain. Not very pleasing, right?
Fortunately for 17 years old high schooler Shinichi, the worm-like creature that tried to take over his brain failed and ate only his right hand.
3. Hunter x Hunter
- Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power
- Episodes: 148
HxH and Jujutsu Kaisen are both dark battle fantasy anime with horror elements. Both shows have a great and memorable cast of characters.
There is a similar power system ~ cursed energy in Jujutsu Kaisen and nen in the case of Hunter x Hunter.
HxH tells the story of Gon and his friends, particularly his best friend, Killua, who used to be a childhood assassin before he took the hunter exam.
Both Killua and Gon eventually become licensed Hunters. Being licensed as an official Hunter bestows several desirable benefits on the licensee, ranging from using public facilities at no cost to reducing legal responsibility for the murder.
The two of them start training to become stronger and set off to achieve Gon’s goal to find his father.
2. Tokyo Ghoul
- Genres: Action, Mystery, Horror, Psychological, Supernatural, Drama, Seinen
- Episodes: 12
Both are dark fantasy anime in which the protagonist that used to be a normal human becomes “a monster”. While there are some advantages to this transformation, he must adapt to the new situation if he wants to survive and protect what is dear to him.
The story is set in an alternate reality, where humans live alongside ghouls, flesh-eating creatures looking the same as normal humans.
Ken Kaneki is a college student who almost dies after being attacked by his date who revealed herself as a ghoul. Kaneki is taken to the hospital and undergoes surgery while unconscious only to find out that he became a half-ghoul because of an organ transplant from the ghoul who had previously attacked him.
Kaneki has to face a new, harsh reality and adapt—that is if he wants to survive.
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- Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Supernatural, Shounen
- Episodes: 366
Both anime deal with the supernatural and corrupted/cursed spirits that harm ordinary humans. Expect tons of awesome battle scenes.
The main protagonist in both anime is a high schooler with a somehow carefree attitude. That is until he acquires a power that allows him to fight and destroy these spirits. Since he cares about people and wants to protect them, he decides to follow this path no matter what.
Ichigo Kurosaki is a high schooler who lives in Karakura town. He has been able to see ghosts and hollows since he was a child. One day, he meets a Soul Reaper and after an unexpected turn of events, he becomes a Soul Reaper himself.
With the newly discovered power of the Soul Reaper, he can protect the town from hollows.
you should definitely consider putting the god of high school on here. the story and genre are pretty important but i think a lot of people watched the series because of the beautiful art, fight choreography (not sure if i spelt that right) and just the fight scenes in general. The openings are also just the best. every time i them it gives me a Goosebumps, and i think the god of high school is the most similar. If u haven’t seen the anime fair enough, but i highly recommend watching it
Oh, yea, I didn’t even think about that one… I will probably edit it and put it into honorable mentions! thanks 🙂
Interesting list. You forgot Mob Psycho 100
have not seen that 🤐
You should it’s good
if your talking art work and story you put in tokyo revengers
this article came before TR started airing but it’s a good show, yes