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Top 10 Anime Like Demon Slayer

f you liked Demon Slayer, here is a list of anime like 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.

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 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 10 anime like Demon slayer. So, if I’ve missed your favorite recommendation, let me know in the comments below!

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

Must Watch Anime Like Demon Slayer:

10) Mushishi – 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.

So what’s similar?

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.


9) 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.

So what’s similar?

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.

8) 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.

7) 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.

6) Dororo – Anime like Demon Slayer having demons

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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?

Both MC hunt demon to become human.

Both travel places to find and slay the demons.

Similar historic Japanese tradition displayed in both anime.

5) 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) 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.

So what’s similar?

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) Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – Similar adventure to save a sibling

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) D.Gray Man – Anime like Demon Slayer in terms of the MC

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) Seraph of the End – Best anime like Demon Slayer

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 10 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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