Anime Underground The Best Anime Like Katanagatari  

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Want recommendations for more anime like Katanagatari? Everybody loves a good action anime, especially when it falls under the historical fiction category. Taking place in the Edo-era of Japan, Katanagatari is a unique anime series riddled with fight scenes and beautiful swords. Out on a quest to capture the twelve unique swords known as the "Deviant Blades," Togame and Shichika are out on a mission to collect them all, fighting against those who would oppose their mission.

Finishing this series might seem like the end of the world, but we promise there are plenty of good anime like Katanagatari out there. Samurai Champloo is another series that's both periodic and has everything to do with samurais, fighting, and interesting characters. If you're looking for something a little more fantasy related, Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers or Chaika - The Coffin Princess are great follow-ups that showcase fighting to achieve a very specific goal while facing deadly foes in the process. 

There are a lot of good Katanagatari recommendations, so we're sure there's at least one that will call out to you. Let us know which ones you'd want other fans to watch by voting up these recommendations for anime like Katanagatari!

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Casshern Sins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Casshern Sins is a reboot of the classic anime series Casshan, produced by Tatsunoko and animated by Madhouse. It premiered in Japan on October 1, 2008, following a sneak preview of the first ...more
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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa and mechanical designer ...more
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Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki
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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Soul Eater is a manga series written and illustrated by Atsushi Ōkubo. The series revolves around three teams, each consisting of a weapon meister and weapon that can transform into a humanoid.
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Chaika - The Coffin Princess is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Chaika - The Coffin Princess is a Japanese light novel series written by Ichirō Sakaki and illustrated by Namaniku ATK. Five years ago, the 300-year-long war between the alliance of six nations ...more
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Dragon Ball is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Dragon Ball is a Japanese anime television series produced by Toei Animation. It is an adaptation of the first 194 chapters of the manga of the same name created by Akira Toriyama, which were ...more
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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Inuyasha, also known as Inuyasha: A Feudal Fairy Tale, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Rumiko Takahashi. It premiered in Weekly Shōnen Sunday on November 13, 1996 and ...more
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more
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Bakemonogatari is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Monogatari is the general name for a series of Japanese light novels written by Japanese novelist Nisio Isin and illustrated by Taiwanese illustrator Vofan. The Monogatari series revolves around ...more
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Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowe... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers is a Japanese light novel series written by Ishio Yamagata, with illustrations by Miyagi. An anime television series produced by Passione and directed by Takeo ...more
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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scro... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
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The Legend of the Legendary He... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes is a Japanese light novel series by Takaya Kagami, with illustrations by Saori Toyota which was published by Fujimi Shobo in Dragon Magazine from February 25, ...more
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Jūni Taisen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Jūni Taisen
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Dororo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Dororo
Dororo is a Japanese manga series from the critically acclaimed manga creator Osamu Tezuka in the late 1960s. The anime television series based on the manga consists of 26 half-hour episodes. It ...more
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Blade of the Immortal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Blade of the Immortal is a Japanese manga series by Hiroaki Samura. The series is set in Japan during the mid-Tokugawa Shogunate period and follows the cursed samurai Manji, who has to kill 1000 ...more
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Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Afro Samurai is a fictional character in 2009 computer animated action adventure film Afro Samurai: Resurrection.
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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
No Game No Life is a light novel series by Yū Kamiya. Sora and Shiro are two hikikomori step-siblings who are known in the online gaming world as Blank, an undefeated group of gamers. One day, ...more
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Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Mononoke is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. A spin-off of 2006's horror anthology series Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke follows the character of the ...more
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Made in Abyss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Made in Abyss
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Full Metal Panic! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Full Metal Panic! is a series of light novels written by Shoji Gatoh and illustrated by Shiki Douji. The series follows Sousuke Sagara, a member of the covert anti-terrorist private military ...more
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Inu x Boku SS is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Inu x Boku SS
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Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Sword of the Stranger is a 2007 Japanese anime film directed by Masahiro Andō and produced by animation studio Bones. The film follows Kotaro, a young boy who is hunted by a group of swordsmen ...more
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Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Akame ga Kill! is a 2010 Japanese shōnen manga series written by Takahiro and illustrated by Tetsuya Tashiro. A young villager named Tatsumi travels to the Capital to raise money for his home ...more
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Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Yona of the Dawn (Akatsuki no Yona) is a Japanese manga series by Mizuho Kusanagi and 2014 anime series. The story follows the redemption of Yona, the sole princess to the kingdom of Kouka, ...more