It's not everyday you get to sit down and watch an anime about the spawn of Satan, but Beelzebub is not your everyday anime. A high school delinquent raising the son of the Demon Lord is such a crazy premise, yet, the anime knows exactly how to make it work. Delivering amusing slapstick comedy and top-notch action, along with some touching moments between Tatsumi Oga and Baby Be'el, Beelzebub was a great demon anime.
Beelzebub was an incredibly fun ride, but where do anime fans go for another round? Not to worry. As hard as it may seem, there are actually more anime like Beelzebub waiting to be binge-watched. Some similar anime play around with the underworld folklore for amusing results, while others explore other unlikely angles of fatherhood with mismatched characters. If you need another anime that's similar to Beelzebub, then give these a try.
The Devil is a Part-Timer! is another comedic anime like Beelzebub that takes something commonly seen as mundane and flips it on top of its head. In Beelzebub, it was babysitting a demon. For The Devil is a Part-Timer!, it's a demon working at a fast-food restaurant. A former demon lord is trying to get back to his own time period, but takes his minimal-wage job in the modern world too seriously.
Just like Tatsumi Oga from Beelzebub, Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach is a short-tempered high school student who gets thrown into the supernatural. He becomes a Soul Reaper after his family is attacked by an underworld monster; inheriting his newfound powers from a former Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki. Despite butting heads at first, the two become friends as she teaches him the ways of a Soul Reaper.
One anime that's quite similar to the silliness of Beelzebub, while also delivering on the action and drama is Gintama. Gintama's story of feudal Japanese warriors banding together to overthrow their alien overloads is as nutty as raising the infant child of the devil. There's also lots of hilarious tributes to famous shonen anime, like Dragon Ball Z and Naruto.
Blood Lad shares the same crazy attitude as Beelzebub when it comes to mocking the underworld, but takes it up a couple of notches. Staz Charlie Blood, a vampire otaku, is on a quest to resurrect his human friend named Fuyumi Yan, who wandered into the Demon World by mistake, was suddenly killed and became a ghost. A hilarious and action-packed take on the undead.
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