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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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Yona of the Dawn is listed (or ranked) 1 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
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Spice and Wolf is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
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Blade of the Immortal is listed (or ranked) 3 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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The Legend of the Legendary He... is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Chaika - The Coffin Princess is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowe... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Dororo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
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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InuYasha is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Bakemonogatari is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 12 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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No Game No Life is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scro... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Basilisk: The Kouga Ninja Scrolls
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Inu x Boku SS is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Inu x Boku SS
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Akame ga Kill! is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Made in Abyss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Made in Abyss
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Jūni Taisen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Jūni Taisen
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Casshern Sins is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Mutsu Enmei Ryuu Gaiden: Shura no Toki
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Samurai Deeper Kyo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Samurai Deeper Kyo is a manga series written and illustrated by Akimine Kamijyo. Set during the Edo period of Japan's history, Samurai Deeper Kyo follows Demon Eyes Kyo, a feared samurai seeking ...more
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Golden Kamuy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
Golden Kamuy
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Monogatari Series: Second Seas... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari
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The Boy and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Anime Like Katanagatari