Top anime Jujutsu Kaisen se ha convertido en una de las principales referencias modernas del manga y el anime, y aquí van algunas recomendaciones de animes similares.
Top anime Fantasía oscura, demonios, poderes especiales… hay varias cualidades a las que « Jujutsu Kaisen » responde claramente, y que obviamente se encuentran en muchas otras obras. Eso es precisamente lo que vengo a hacer hoy: darte las mejores recomendaciones en cuanto a animes que comparten un mayor número de similitudes con la obra de Gege Akutami. Algunas de ellas probablemente te parecerán obvias, pero otras podrían sorprenderte un poco.
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Kimetsu no Yaiba
Top anime We start with an obvious recommendation: « Kimetsu no Yaiba ». Why watch this worldwide phenomenon if you are a fan of « Jujutsu Kaisen »? Well, because both series essentially have demons/curses as forces that an organization that trains « warriors » must fight against. Yes, on paper, you can say that they have a very similar base.
Obviously, the main plots are very different: Itadori becomes the « guardian » of the most dangerous curse ever, while Tanjiro’s mission is to try to turn his sister back into a human being. Nevertheless, for obvious reasons, if you like « Jujutsu Kaisen », watching « Kimetsu no Yaiba » is practically mandatory.
- Release date: April 6, 2019.
- Number of episodes: 26 (season 1).
- Where to watch: Prime Video and Crunchyroll.
And yes, if in « Kimetsu no Yaiba » the « organization » created to fight the demons stood out, it is obvious that in « Chainsaw Man » the same must be done. The fact is that in « Chainsaw Man » the resemblance goes further, and just like Itadori, Denji merges with a demon which gives him a completely wild strength.
On the other hand, still on the level of the story, there are obvious changes: in Denji’s case, he simply seizes the opportunity given to him to live a life of a demon hunter, but with a comfort he has never known before. But come on, if you’re looking for a dark, action-packed setting with battles against strange creatures, Chainsaw Man won’t disappoint.
- Release date: October 12, 2022.
- Number of episodes: 12.
- Where to watch : Crunchyroll
Top anime Yes, « Bleach » is also part of this small group that I select from the start. After all, the Hollow that Ichigo and the Soul Society are facing could very well pass for curses from « Jujutsu Kaisen ». On the other hand, just as Itadori « absorbs » Sukuna’s powers, the same can be said of Ichigo and what happens to his Shinigami state.
Also, in « Bleach », there is an organization to fight these monsters, just like in « Jujutsu Kaisen ». The most notable difference is that in the case of « Bleach », there is a series of captains who, frankly, are the coolest thing ever. And in case you have any doubts, consider that « Bleach » is part of the « Big-Three » along with « One Piece » and « Naruto », so it must have something special.
- Release date: October 5, 2004.
- Number of episodes: 366 (including a sequel).
- Where to watch: Disney+
Top anime And I go from one member of the « Big-Three » to another, because indeed « Naruto » is an anime that you will certainly like if you are a fan of « Jujutsu Kaisen ». In the case of Masashi Kishimoto’s work, there are no demons to fight (after all, most of the confrontations are between ninjas), but where there is an irrefutable resemblance is in the characters and some structures.
For example, Naruto has a demon sealed in him, and Itadori has Sukuna. Also, they both train in an academy where they are integrated in a team of three in which they are accompanied by a rather calm brown boy and a rather intense girl. And as if that wasn’t enough, they both have a teacher with long, spiky hair. Yes, you will feel at home watching « Naruto ».
- Release date: October 3, 2022.
- Number of episodes: 220 (with a sequel).
- Where to watch: Netflix and Crunchyroll
Top anime Of all the lists, « Noragami » is perhaps the one that has the most similarities with « Jujutsu Kaisen » in terms of universe. After all, this anime allows you to see fights against curses, not the demon variants that I have highlighted in other anime.
In addition, aspects such as spiritual power are also important, making it even more obvious that the aspects of the world they inhabit are indeed similar. In terms of story, however, they are not very similar: while « Jujutsu Kaisen » takes you through the journey of Itadori who watches over Sukuna’s liberation, in « Noragami » you meet a small-time god with big aspirations.
- Release date: January 5, 2014.
- Number of episodes: 12 (Season 1).
- Où regarder : Crunchyroll.
Hunter x Hunter
Top anime Hunter x Hunter » and « Jujutsu Kaisen » have quite unique power systems in the shonen genre, allowing their characters to fight with a very particular set of abilities based on their strengths and weaknesses. In addition, both series can reach a very dark tone, for example during the ant arc of « Hunter x Hunter » (which is one of the best in anime history).
On the other hand, there are not many similarities in the story, since Gon in « Hunter x Hunter » follows in the wake of his father, which has nothing to do with the story of Itadori. Nevertheless, I recommend one if you like the other.
- Release date: October 2, 2011.
- Number of episodes: 148.
- Où regarder : Crunchyroll
Top anime Top anime Once again, we return to a protagonist who shares a crucial similarity with Itadori: in Rin’s case, he discovers one day, out of the blue, that he is the son of Satan, has demon blood, and has the ability to transform into a demon. I think this is pretty close to the way Itadori’s life changes when Sukuna starts to reside in him.
Obviously, in « Blue Exorcist », there are therefore a lot of demons (again similar to the curses), but Rin will also enter an institution that will introduce him to a series of studies similar to those that Itadori has to undergo. In other words, if you’re primarily looking for action on demons and curses, this is another great alternative.
- Release date: April 17, 2011.
- Number of episodes: 25 (season 1).
- Where to watch: Netflix
Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku
Top anime « Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku » is the newest of all the anime in this article, but it has already shown enough to place it in the same field as « Jujutsu Kaisen ». « Jigokuraku » tells the story of Gabimaru, a murderer sentenced to death who is sent to an island to find the elixir of eternal life, and if he succeeds, he will receive an official pardon for his crimes. Where is the resemblance to « Jujutsu Kaisen »? Well, the island is inhabited by strange, aberrant-looking demons that eliminate anyone who sets foot on it. Yes, the essence of the dark action of « Jujutsu Kaisen » will certainly not be missing in « Hell’s Paradise: Jigokuraku ».
- Release date: April 1, 2023.
- Number of episodes: 13.
- Where to watch : Crunchyroll
My Hero Academia
Top anime My Hero Academia » and « Jujutsu Kaisen » are not really similar at first sight… but only at first sight. On the one hand, Itadori gets Sukuna and his powers after eating one of Sukuna’s fingers, while Izuku gets the One For All from All Might after eating one of All Might’s hair.
Similarly, in My Hero Academia, we end up meeting the Nomu, which is actually similar to a curse from Jujutsu Kaisen. And of course, we can also talk about the two protagonists who enter a center to train in the new field of action of their lives. Indeed, Deku’s life purpose is closer to Naruto’s than to Itadori’s, but I think I have still shown that the world of the two has quite a few similarities indeed.
- Release date: April 3, 2016.
- Number of episodes: 13 (Season 1).
- Where to watch : Crunchyroll
Top anime 2023 Jujutsu Kaisen
Top anime And here are the anime that I am sure you will like if you are a fan of « Jujutsu Kaisen ». In the end, as you’ll see, I put a lot of emphasis on the dark fantasy aspect and the fact of fighting against supernatural entities which, most of the time, tend to be quite unpleasant to the eye. Despite this, you will also find moments of humor like those that characterize « Jujutsu Kaisen », so in general I consider this to be a very TOP group of anime.