Anime Underground The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist  

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Since it's such a great series, let's rank the best recommendations for anime like Blue Exorcist. A demon working as an exorcist? As outlandish as the premise may sound, Blue Exorcist makes it work with its entertaining story about the son of Satan, Rin Okumura, trying to stop his father from taking over the world. The supernatural aspects are amazing, and it's depiction of family - whether by blood or friendship - is enduring. It's no wonder why Blue Exorcist has so many fans.

If you're a fan of Blue Exorcist who's looking for similar anime, you're in luck. There are lots of anime like Blue Exorcist that touch upon the same subjects, while also delivering butt-kicking action. Take D. Gray-man for example, another anime that involves an exorcist named Allen Walker who also happens to be an orphan. Another great anime like Blue Exorcist is Black Clover, a newer fantasy-action anime that has many of the same qualities.

Vote up the Blue Exorcist anime recommendations you most agree would be good for fans of the series to watch! Otherwise this is a great recommendation guide for Blue Exorcist fans looking for new shows to watch!

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Noragami is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist
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Noragami is a remarkable series that takes a different look at the supernatural than Blue Exorcist, but retains all its charm. Yato is an unpopular Japanese God who dreams of having millions of followers. However, he doesn't have a shrine of his own. His terrible luck begins to change when he meets a middle school girl named Hiyori Iki, who becomes connected with the spirit world after saving his "life" from a car crash. The two work together to bring her back to normal; developing a strong bond along the way. 

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Black Clover is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist
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Black Clover and Blue Exorcist are fantasy action series starring step-brothers. In Black Clover, Asta Sutaria and Yuno Kurosurii are orphans of completely different skills and personalities. One a hothead underachiever who relies on strength; another a cool-headed magician of great skill. Despite their differences, the two have a friendly rivalry shown throughout their adventure to become the next Wizard King. 

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Fairy Tale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist
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Fairy Tail doesn't deal strictly with demons like Blue Exorcist, but it does play with lots of fantasy creatures and super-powered characters. The show is about a guild known as "Fairy Tail," who perform odd jobs across the mystical land of Fiore. There's definitely an RPG feeling to the show's setting, and characters like the fire-powered Natsu Dragneel are fun to watch in action. Certain storylines do get heavy as the show progresses, such as the one about an evil guild known as the Tartaros, but Fairy Tail always remains a fun watch.  

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D.Gray-man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist
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Allen Walker from D. Gray-Man is an exorcist like Rin Okumura from Blue Exorcist. He exorcizes the lost souls who are forced to power mechanical monsters known as "Akuma" by the evil Millenium Earl. Another similarity Allen has with Rin is that they're orphans who lost their surrogate fathers. In Allen's case, he was tricked into turning his deceased father into an Akuma by Millenium Earl, which awakens his demon powers.