15 Best Anime Like Demon Slayer That You Must Watch!

Demon Slayer is currently the most successful anime and the highest selling manga off all time! If you liked Demon Slayer and want more, here is a list of the 15 best anime that are similar to Demon Slayer to satisfy your craving!

I’ve also made sure to include the parts about what makes the suggested anime similar to Demon Slayer. So you can decide what to watch next based on similarity between them.

There are quiet a few anime like Demon slayer, however in this post, I’m going make a list of my top 15 anime like Demon slayer. So, if I’ve missed your favorite recommendation, let me know in the comments below!

 Without any further ado, let’s begin the listing~

Must Watch Anime Like Demon Slayer

These 15 anime series have a few plot points similar to Demon Slayer. It could either be the demons, or the MC’s personality, or completely something else. But they definitely have something in common.

With that in mind, here are the top 15 best anime like Demon Slayer that you must watch:

  • World Trigger
  • Noragami
  • Mushishi
  • Tales Of Zestiria the X
  • My Hero Academia
  • Goblin Slayer
  • Attack On Titan
  • Ushio & Tora
  • Chainsaw Man
  • Dororo
  • Claymore
  • Blue Exorcist
  • Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
  • D.Gray Man
  • Seraph of the End

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15/15. World Trigger

world trigger - anime like demon slayer

World Tirgger is a super underrated anime series that deserves more attention in the anime fandom.

The show is set in a world where two worlds are at war with each other. One is where humans dwelve, and the other belongs to the creatures called “Neighbors.”

Those monsterous creatures have cause several death and destruction, and it is up to the special military to deal with them.

Similarities between World Trigger and Demon Slayer

  • Both the MCs have somewhat similar personality. They are kind, smart and are sociable.
  • Similar to demons in demon slayer, the neighbors in World Trigger are the enemies of humanity.
  • Just like the Hashira in demon slayer, we have “Border” which is an organization to fight off the neighbors.

14/15. Noragami

Hiki - Noragami Cursed weapon

Noragami is the story about a stray god who kill off evil spirits that arise from negative human emotions.

However, it is more than that. We even get to see some cool clash between our MC and other gods which make this more interesting.

Noragami is a perfect mix of action, comedy, romance and has a good animation and soundtrack.

How is Noragami Like Kimetsu no Yaiba?

  • Both the MCs slay evil beings that plague the human world.
  • Both the main characters have interesting origin story that steps up the entire plot.

13/15. Mushishi


This is a slice of life anime like Demon Slayer.

Mushi are creatures that exists between life and death. They are not visible to normal human eyes. However there are some people who can see them. These people who can see and deal with these beings are called mushishi.

This anime is a story about Ginko, a one-eyed mushishi, who wanders the land. He makes a living by solving the problems of villages that arise due to mushi and makes money by selling rare items with mushi infused in them.

Unlike Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Mushishi barely has any action sequences in it. As a matter of fact, Mushishi is a slice of life anime.

How is Mushishi similar to Demon Slayer?

  • Mushishi and Kimetsu no Yaiba  have a very similar aesthetic and historical feel.
  • If you liked the part where Tanjiro travels to places an solves demon problems, then Mushishi will satisfy you with its mushi exorcism stories.

12/15. Tales Of Zestiria the X

Tales Of Zestiria X

According to the Celestial records, there are divine beings called “Seraphim.” And those who are capable of interacting with these divine spirits are called “Shepards.”

Sorey is a normal human who has been living in harmony with the Seraphim. Fascinated by the divine beings he decides to explore the nearby ruins to find out more about them. But that decision flipped his life over and marked the beginning of a grand adventure.

How is this anime like Demon Slayer?

  • If you liked the action sequences in Demon Slayer, then you’ll totally dig Tales of Zesteria the X, as both the anime were produced by Ufotable.

11/15. My Hero Academia

My Hero Academia

Quirk” is the term used to define the special ability that gives people superhuman powers. And “heroes” are the brave souls who fight the “villains” who abuse their quirk for evil doing.

My Hero Academia is the story of a “quirkless” boy who dreams of becoming a pro hero. After an encounter with his idol and the #1 hero, All Might, his mundane life comes to an end. He can finally walk down the path of becoming a pro hero.

What makes this similar to Kimetsu no Yaiba?

  • My Hero Academia is probably the farthest thing away from Demon slayer in terms of similarity in the storyline. However, as far as personality of the main characters goes, both Demon Slayer and My Hero Academia has a lot of similar elements.

10/15. Goblin Slayer

Goblin slayer

Goblin Slayer is a one of a kind anime that is unique is several ways. However, the overall theme of the anime is somewhat like Demon Slayer.

The only thing is, instead of demons, we have goblin here. Goblins are treated as low level monsters and literally every high ranking adventurer ignores them.

However, our MC is the only man who knows the true terror of goblins. He specializes in slaying them as he understands them better than anybody else.

Similarities between Goblin Slayer and Demon Slayer

  • Let’s start with the obvious similarity — their name. Both anime are about slaying monsters.
  • Both the MC lose their loved ones to the monsters, so they start slaying them.
  • Goblin Slayer is dark and disturbing similar to Demon Slayer.

9/15. Attack On Titan

attack on titan

Titans are mysterious gigantic beings that feed upon humans. In order to defend themselves humans settled down within giant circular walls which kept the titans away from them.

But one day, the titans breached the outer walls and Eren Yeager had to helplessly witness his mother being devoured by a titan, which only fueled his already existing hatred towards the titans.

Led by rage, he worked hard and trained to become a solider in the scout regiment who dealt with the titans and swore to slaughter every single titan that is in existence.

So what’s similar?

  • Like Demon Slayer, Eren loses a lot and faces trauma in the very first episode.
  • Fighting demons is similar to fighting titan, both eat humans as well.
  • Like demon slaying corp in Kimetsu no Yaiba, there is the military police in AoT.

8/15. Ushio & Tora

Ushio & Tora - Anime like demon slayer

Ushio & Tora is one of the greatest action anime that features demons and other yokai beings.

The story follows our MC Ushio who unleashes a demon that has been sealed in a place for 500 years using a special spear.

Now, the duo ends up teaming up to fight against a common enemy that threatens to destroy both humans and yokai all together.

Similarities between Ushio & Tora and Demon Slayer

  • The main duo has a human and a demon fighting together.
  • The main villain is pure evil and is insanely overpowered.
  • Similar to the nichirin sword in Demon Slayer, Ushio’s beast spear is the only weapon that can completely kill even the strongest demons.

7/15. Chainsaw Man

Anime like demon slayer - CSM

Chainsaw Man is one of the most trending anime series in 2023 and it follows the story of a boy who ends up becoming a half human, half devil hybrid.

Our main character, Denji, has to work along with a special task force meant for slaying devils that cause damage and destruction to humanity.

What makes this anime interesting is its direction, animation style, its characters and literally everything you can think of!

Similarities between Chainsaw Man and Demon Slayer

  • The main characters fight demons and become one eventually.
  • Both the anime are set in a cruel and dark world where people die all the time.

6/15. Dororo

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Dororo is the story of a boy who’s body was sacrificed to the demons. He was born without eyes, nose, hands, skin, ears, or legs. After being abandoned by his parents, he was raised by a man who creates prosthetic limbs for the dead in order to atone for his sins.

He was taught to fight with a sword and later on he started adventuring and killing the demons inorder to get back what he lost. After years of wandering he meets a kid named Dororo, who befriends him. They journeyed together, defeating demons for a living.

What makes this anime similar to Kimetsu no Yaiba?

  • Dororo is an anime like Demon Slayer where the MC hunt demon to become human (like how Tanjiro fights for Nezuko.)
  • Both travel places to find and slay the demons.
  • Similar historic Japanese tradition displayed in both anime.

5/15. Claymore

anime like demon slayer - claymore

Yoma are shape shifting demons that crave human flesh. In order to deal with such monstrosity, humanity created “Claymore” – a being which is half-human and half-yoma.

After having her family slaughtered by a Yoma, Reki becomes a Claymore in order to seek revenge. She travels from town to town destroying the demon, trying to get closer to the demon who killed her family, and slay it.

So what’s similar?

  • Claymore is like Demon Slayer when it comes to the revenge part. Both the MC are determined to defeat the demon that slaughtered their family.
  • Similar to Demon Slayer there is a specialized organization to kill these monsters.
  • Both the main characters had their family killed which led them to join the organization.
  • Both the main characters travel around to do their missions.

4/15. Blue Exorcist

anime similar to Kimetsu no Yaiba - Blue Exorcist

Blue Exorcist is a tale of two brothers (not related by blood though) who exorcise demons and fight against Satan, who wants to conquer the human realm.

Rin Okumura, a normal looking teenager, after being attacked by demons finds out that he is in fact, the son of Satan, who’ve been sent to conquer Earth. However refusing to go by his father’s wishes, he decides to become an exorcist and fight for humanity.

How is Blue Exorcist An Anime Like Demon Slayer?

  • Both series follow protagonists who have had their family killed by the demons.
  • Like in Demon slayer, the MC is fighting demons: to save the the mankind & to get revenge.
  • Both the MCs are naive & optimists.
  • Both MCs are a part of demon slaying organization.
  • Similar to Kimetsu no Yaiba, Blue Exorcist has that sibling love and affection in it.

3/15. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

anime like Kimetsu no yaiba - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood

Fullmetal Alchemist is a story of two brothers traveling far and wide in search of way to undo their mistake as a child which cost Edward an arm and a leg, and Alfonso his entire body.

After years of research and hard work of becoming a professional alchemist, they now know there is a way to restore Alfonso’s body with the help of “philosopher’s stone” – a fabled stone that is said to increase the powers of an alchemist many fold.

What makes this anime similar to Demon slayer?

  • Both include protagonists that are motivated by the goal of saving a sibling that they care deeply for.
  • The main antagonist is always in the shadows and is not known to the public.
  • Like Demon Slayer, there are lighthearted moments of affection shown here and there.
  • Both the protagonists have survived tragic backstories.
  • In both Fullmetal Alchemist and kimetsu no yaiba, the protagonists are sent to different locations on their journey to save their siblings, giving the shows a nice, adventurous feel.

2/15. D.Gray Man

anime like demon slayer -  D.Gray Man

Black Order is an organization created for the sole purpose of destroying akuma (demons) and stop Millennium Earl from destroying humanity. But if any normal human comes in contact with the Demons, they’ll die. The only way to fight the demons is with the “anti-akuma” weapon called “Innocence.”

Allen Walker, a member of the Black Order, has “an arm” as his Innocence. He also posses a cursed eye, which makes him to see the suffering of the human souls trapped inside the akuma. In order to end their suffering and also to save humanity, Allen must face off the mysterious Millennium Earl – the man who creates and controls the Akuma.

What makes this anime similar to Demon Slayer?

  • Both the protagonist have a serene and compassionate personality.
  • Both the protagonists cares about villains and try to empathize and understand them.
  • In both the series the villains have the ability to transform people into demons without their consent.
  • Both anime have special organization made to deal with the demons.
  • The leader of the villains is an elusive entity that mixes in society.

1/15. Seraph of the End

anime like demon slayer - owari no seraph

A mysterious virus appeared that killed everyone older than 13. Taking advantage of this situation, the vampires who were living in the shadows until then, offered to protect the humans in turn for their blood as donation.

Yuuichirou and Mikaela Hyakuya were one of the survivors who were living as a cattle for the vampires. Disliking this idea of being treated like an animal, Mikaela plans an escape with the other children whom they consider a family, but ultimately failed and cost them their life.

The only one who survived was Yuuichirou and he was taken in by Moon Demon Company – a vampire slaying military unit.

What makes this anime similar  to Demon slayer?

  • Very Similar first episodes.
  • This anime is like Demon Slayer in terms of the MCs goal – ‘To turn back someone in to human.’
  • Like Demon Slayer there is a specialized organization to kill these monsters.
  • Both the main characters had their family killed which led them to join the organization.

That’s it for this post! These were my list of top 15 anime like Demon Slayer. If you happened to know some anime I missed here, don’t be shy and comment down below~

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