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The 13 Best Anime Like Blue Exorcist

Updated February 16, 2021 4.9k votes 1.3k voters 53.2k views13 items

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 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 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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    Blue Exorcist and Tokyo Ghoul scratch the same supernatural itch, but Tokyo Ghoul goes deeper with a darker story and gruesome violence. Tokyo Ghoul is about a man named Ken Kaneki who becomes a horrific monster known as a "Ghoul," after receiving a kidney transplant from one. He struggles to adapt to his new horrible life as a Ghoul, such as fighting the urge to eat human flesh.  

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    Hataraku Maou-sama!, better known as The Devil is a Part-Timer!, is another show dealing with demons like Blue Exorcist. Both deal with demons living in modern life, however, The Devil is a Part-Timer! takes it a step further by portraying a former demon lord as a fast food worker. It's a hilarious show about an all-powerful being taking his part-time job too seriously. 

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