Anime Underground

The Best Anime Like XxxHolic  

Ranker Anime
149 votes 31 voters 1.1k views 20 items

List Rules Vote up the anime most similar to xxxHolic (not just the ones you like.)

If you need recommendations for anime similar to xxxHolic, we've got plenty of options for you. One that comes immediately to mind is the anime Mushi-shi, which like xxxHolic centers on a person's ability to interact with non-humans. There's also Bakemonogatari and Natsume's Book of Friends. Still other anime like the dark fantasy of xxxHolic include Hell Girl, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, and Mononoke, which follows a medicine seller as he also deals with ayakashi (unnatural spirits).

Vote these anime like xxxHolic up or down and shape the list as you see fit. If you notice a good anime is missing, simply add it yourself and help our list of xxxHolic recommendations grow!

list ordered by
1
Mushi-shi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Mushishi is set in an imaginary time between the Edo and Meiji periods, featuring some 19th-century technology but with Japan still as a "closed country." The story features ubiquitous ...more
2
Natsume's Book of Friends is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Comic Book Series
Natsume's Book of Friends is a Japanese fantasy manga series by Yuki Midorikawa. It began serialization by Hakusensha in the shōjo manga magazine LaLa DX in 2005, before switching to LaLa in ...more
3
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
4
Death Parade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
5
Pet Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
6
Ghost Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
TV Program
Ghost Hunt, originally titled Akuryō Series, is a light novel series written by Fuyumi Ono. It follows the adventures of the Shibuya Psychic Research Center as they investigate mysterious ...more
7
Black Butler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Comic Book Series
Black Butler is a manga written and illustrated by Yana Toboso. Since its debut on September 16, 2006, it has been serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly GFantasy. The series ...more
8
Hell Girl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
TV Program
Hell Girl, also known as Jigoku Shōjo: Girl from Hell, is an anime series produced by Aniplex and Studio Deen. It focuses on the existence of a supernatural system that allows people to take ...more
9
Dusk Maiden of Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
TV Program
The story revolves around a first-year high school student, Teiichi Niiya who had just enrolled at Seikyou Private Academy. When he gets lost in one of the school's old building, he meets a girl ...more
10
Natsume's Book of Friends Seas... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Natsume's Book of Friends Season 2
11
Bakemonogatari is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Literary Series
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
12
Bleach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Comic Book Series
Bleach is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo. Bleach follows the adventures of the hotheaded teenager Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper from ...more
13
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, known in Japan as Nurarihyon's Grandson, is a manga series written and illustrated by Hiroshi Shiibashi. The series was first published in Shueisha as a oneshot in ...more
14
Hell Girl: Two Mirrors is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Hell Girl: Two Mirrors TV Program
15
Princess Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Princess Resurrection is a Japanese horror comedy manga by Yasunori Mitsunaga. The manga was serialized monthly in Monthly Shōnen Sirius magazine and published by Kodansha. A 26-episode anime ...more
16
Shiki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
TV Program
Shiki is a horror novel by Japanese novelist Fuyumi Ono.An anime adaptation of the manga by Daume began broadcasting on July 8, 2010. The story takes place in a particularly hot summer in the ...more
17
Serial Experiments Lain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
TV Program
Serial Experiments Lain is an anime series directed by Ryutaro Nakamura, with character design by Yoshitoshi ABe, screenplay written by Chiaki J. Konaka, and produced by Yasuyuki Ueda for ...more
18
Mononoke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
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
19
The Ancient Magus' Bride is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
The Ancient Magus' Bride
20
Tactics is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like XxxHolic
Film