10 Anime anyone who loves Jujutsu Kaisen should watch

Anime like Jujutsu Kaisen? Jujutsu Kaisen (Sorcery Fight) is a hugely popular anime series and now manga after its anime release struck a chord among anime fans and critics. It won the fifth annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards for the Anime of the Year award, with a recent explosion in sales of the manga and some going so far as calling it the future of shounen.

Before we get started on our 10 anime like Jujutsu Kaisen recommendations, for our readers who have not watched the series yet. Let’s have a really quick summary on what the series is all about.

Jujutsu Kaisen (TV)

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  • Studios: MAPPA
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Fall 2020

Plot Summary

Hidden in plain sight, an age-old conflict rages on. Supernatural monsters known as “Curses” terrorize humanity from the shadows, and powerful humans known as “Jujutsu” sorcerers use mystical arts to exterminate them. When high school student Yuuji Itadori finds a dried-up finger of the legendary Curse Sukuna Ryoumen, he suddenly joins this bloody conflict.

In no particular order, here are the top 10 anime like Jujutsu Kaisen!

Similar Anime to Jujutsu Kaisen

10. The God of Highschool

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  • Studios: Sunrise
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Fall 2003

Plot Summary

The “God of High School” is a fierce competition held between Korean high school students to determine the best fighter among them. All styles of martial arts and weapons are allowed. The ultimate prize? The winner’s deepest desire will be granted, no matter the cost.

Similarity

The God of Highschool like Jujutsu Kaisen is a stylish shounen anime, with three main characters each with their own backstory, a strong lead that doesn’t know his own strength, an evil nemesis that’s always scheming and like Jujutsu Kaisen, The God of Highschool is an anime that keeps you at the edge of your seat when the fights begin.

9. Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

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  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Episodes: 112 + OVA
  • Aired: Fall 1992

Plot Summary

Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life… by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn’t know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the behest of Botan, the ferrywoman of the River Styx, and Koenma, the pacifier-sucking judge of the dead.

Similarity

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files is another similar anime to Jujutsu Kaisen, with its art style, the lovable main cast of characters, fearsome non-human supernatural entities, beautiful fight scenes, themes of friendship, determination, and well-done world-building.

8. Kyokou Suiri (In/Spectre)

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  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Winter 2020

Plot Summary

At the young age of 11, Kotoko Iwanaga was abducted by youkai for two weeks and asked to become their “God of Wisdom,” a mediator between the spirit and human worlds, to which the girl quickly agreed but at the cost of her right eye and left leg. Now, six years later, whenever youkai wish for their problems to be solved, they make their way to Kotoko for consultation.

Similarity

Another similar anime to Jujutsu Kaisen on our list will have to be In/Spectre, both casts have to deal with the supernatural that disturbs humans and both series have a goofy and funny side to them.

7. Noragami (Noragami: Stray God)

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  • Studios: Bones
  • Episodes: 12 + OVA
  • Aired: Winter 2014

Plot Summary

As a relatively unknown minor deity with no worshippers, Delivery God Yato takes on odd jobs for only five yen, intending to amass a fortune large enough to buy himself a shrine. But besides obscurity, he has another problem: his “Shinki,” or weapon partner, has resigned, tired of being with a homeless god. Left with no weapon, Yato takes on more jobs, hoping to find a new partner soon.

Similarity

In our 10 Anime anyone who loves Jujutsu Kaisen should watch, comes Noragami with its beautiful visuals and fight sequences, monsters, well-executed plot on backstories and some of the warm feelings you get from watching Jujutsu Kaisen.

6. Kimetsu no Yaiba (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba)

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  • Studios: ufotable
  • Episodes: 26 + ONA
  • Aired: Spring 2019

Plot Summary

Tanjirou Kamado lives with his impoverished family on a remote mountain. As the oldest sibling, he took upon the responsibility of ensuring his family’s livelihood after the death of his father. On a cold winter day, he goes down to the local village to sell some charcoal. As dusk falls, he is forced to spend the night in the house of a curious man who cautions him of strange creatures that roam the night: malevolent demons who crave human flesh.

Similarity

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba like Jujutsu Kaisen protagonist’s shares the same philosophy “that everyone should have a proper death no matter who or what they are”, both series have a supernatural theme and both have an elite group formed to keep the world safe.

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5. Hunter x Hunter (2011)

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  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Episodes: 148
  • Aired: Fall 2011

Plot Summary

Hunters are a special breed, dedicated to tracking down treasures, magical beasts, and even other men. But such pursuits require a license, and less than one in a hundred thousand can pass the grueling qualification exam. Those who pass gain access to restricted areas, amazing stores of information, and the right to call themselves Hunters.

Similarity

Hunter x Hunter (2011) is an anime that is like Jujutsu Kaisen with its themes on horror, unique use of powers, amazing world building, lovable characters and just the way it balances its more serious moments with lighthearted ones.

4. Naruto

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  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Episodes: 220 + OVA
  • Aired: Fall 2002

Plot Summary

Whenever Naruto Uzumaki proclaims he will someday become the Hokage—a title given upon the best ninja in the Village Hidden in the Leaves—no one takes him seriously. Since birth, his fellow villagers have shunned and ridiculed him. But their contempt isn’t because Naruto is loud-mouthed, mischievous, or because of his ineptitude in the ninja arts, but because there is a demon inside him. Before Naruto’s birth, the powerful and deadly Nine-Tailed Fox attacked the village.

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Similarity

Honestly, the whole Naruto series could fit our list of anime similar to Jujutsu Kaisen. Apart from the main protagonist’s original hair colors, both have another powerful being inside them that tries to take control of their body, a senior white-haired senpai, they both fight to help others and don’t get me started on the bromance and rivalry.

Honourable Mentions

Majutsushi Orphen (Orphen)

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  • Studios: J.C.Staff
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Fall 1998

Kyoukai no Kanata (Beyond the Boundary)

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  • Studios: Kyoto Animation
  • Episodes: 12 + OVA
  • Aired: Fall 2013

Beelzebub

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  • Studios: Pierrot Plus
  • Episodes: 60
  • Aired: Winter 2011

Enen no Shouboutai (Fire Force)

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  • Studios: David Production
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Summer 2019

Air Gear

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  • Studios: Toei Animation
  • Episodes: 25
  • Aired: Spring 2006

Sousei no Onmyouji (Twin Star Exorcists)

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  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Episodes: 50
  • Aired: Spring 2016

Kekkai Sensen & Beyond (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond)

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  • Studios: Bones
  • Episodes: 12 + OVA
  • Aired: Fall 2017

Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu (Parasyte: the maxim)

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  • Studios: Madhouse
  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Fall 2014

Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

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  • Studios: Bones
  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: Spring 2016

Mob Psycho 100

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  • Studios: Bones
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Summer 2016

3. Bleach

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  • Studios: Studio Pierrot
  • Episodes: 366 + OVA
  • Aired: Fall 2004

Plot Summary

Ichigo Kurosaki has always seen ghosts, but this ability doesn’t change his life nearly as much as his close encounter with Rukia Kuchiki, a Soul Reaper and member of the mysterious Soul Society. While fighting a Hollow, an evil spirit that preys on humans who display psychic energy, Rukia attempts to lend Ichigo some of her powers so that he can save his family, but much to her surprise, Ichigo absorbs every drop of her energy. Now a full-fledged Soul Reaper himself, Ichigo quickly learns that the world he inhabits is one full of danger.

Similarity

Bleach is an anime similar to Jujutsu Kaisen, thanks to its over-the-top action scenes, supernatural themes, memorable characters, humor, a ranking system for fighters, world-building, and similar art style.

2. Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)

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  • Studios: A-1 Pictures
  • Episodes: 25 + OVA
  • Aired: Spring 2011

Plot Summary

After a fight with his foster father Shirou Fujimoto, Rin Okumura’s life is transformed overnight when Rin is revealed to be the son of the demon lord Satan, king of the demonic realm of Gehenna. Soon after, his foster father becomes possessed and dies at the hands of Satan, leaving Rin and his twin brother Yukio alone in the world. Seeking revenge for Fujimoto’s death, Rin attends True Cross Academy with Yukio to become an exorcist and join the Knights of the True Cross.

https://youtu.be/ayLq7BKjQZU

Similarity

Blue Exorcist is another interesting shounen like Jujutsu Kaisen and follows the same plot direction. Both protagonists live a normal life till something unexpected happens, both protagonists move to a new city and school that focuses on keeping the world safe. With supernatural themes, interesting characters, and stylish battles, Blue Exorcist is a must-see series like Jujutsu Kaisen.

1. Kemono Jihen

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  • Studios: Ajia-Do
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Winter 2021

Plot Summary

When dead animals mysteriously start appearing in a remote village, a specialist from Tokyo named Kohachi Inugami is brought in to identify the cause. Upon arriving, Inugami finds a young boy named Kabane working in the fields and quickly befriends him, eventually bringing him on to help solve the case.

Similarity

Kemono Jihen takes our last spot on the list of 10 Anime anyone who loves Jujutsu Kaisen should watch, even though the major characters are children, both anime have supernatural themes, amazing battles, cool characters and a beautiful art style. I love how some episodes left me wondering if the morally right thing to do was actually the right decision.


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So that’s my 10 Anime anyone who loves Jujutsu Kaisen should watch list! What do you think? Have you seen any of them? Or have you seen one? Did you like it? Do you think there is an anime I left out? What are your thoughts on Jujutsu Kaisen? Tell us down in the comment section, and thanks so much for reading!

Till next time… stay amazing!

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