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6 Good Anime like D.Gray-man

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D.Gray-man Rocks!

D.Gray-man is a story revolving around Allen Walker. His arms can destroy Akuma. This action packed adventure and thrilling fight scenes that you see are probably why you like it so much. Below are some good anime that will pique your interest.


Bleach is a good shonen anime. It is about Shinigami. Kurosaki Ichigo, a normal high school student that has talent in spotting spirits. His life changed when he met a Soul Reaper called Rukia Kuchiki, who was looking to slay a Hollow. Hollows are evil souls that are looking to eat other souls to gain energy. Rukia got injured while trying to save Ichigo and transferred some of her reiatsu to Ichigo. Because of that, he is now a substitute Soul Reaper. He defeats the Hollow easily. With Rukia needing to recover from the battle before she can resume her regular duties, Ichigo takes her place for the time being.

The higher ups of Soul Society, where Rukia is from, is concerned with Rukia being away for so long. They sent 2 skillful soul reapers to look for Rukia. Knowing that Rukia transferred her powers to an unknown, she got sentenced to death. Ichigo decides to go save her and intrudes Soul Society together with 3 of his friends. The journey of a substitute Shinigami begins...


Death Note

Death Note is a mystery and psychological type anime. Light Yagami, a regular high school student, finds a notebook that was dropped by a Shinigami. The note book has a mysterious power. It is able to kill anyone that is written on the book just by looking at them and knowing their names.

Light decided to create his own justice and kills off criminals and people that he feels that are in his idea of "justice". Soon enough, he killed a handful of people using the note book. Mysterious deaths started to show up in the media. L, a special detective, is taking on this case to crack down the culprit. A battle of the smart minds starts and Light has to find a way to kill L so that his dirty deeds will not be found...

Fate/Stay Night

Fate/Stay Night is a shonen anime that brings the Greek mythology to spice it up. Shiro Emiya gets reluctantly pulled into joining the Fifth Holy Grail War, which is the ultimate prize for a magi. Their wishes will be granted by winning the Holy Grail. Each Holy Grail War will have 7 participants and they are called sorcerers. His life changed when he saw Archer and Lancer fighting against each other. A turn of events made Lancer chase after Shiro. Thankfully, Shiro summoned his Servant, Saber, in time to save his life.

Saber is a well-known figure in the Holy Grail War among other servants. She is deemed to be the strongest servant one can summon. Together, Shiro and Saber has to fight through some trials and tribulations against other skillful servants such as Archer, Lancer and Berserker.


Claymore is a rather bloody anime so be prepared to see some gore scenes. Other than that, it has a great story and exciting fights. In the world of Claymore, humans have to be wary of Yoma, who feed on them. To combat the Yomas, a secret organization created a half-Yoma half human hybrid to deal with the Yomas. These hybrids are known as the "Silver-Eyed Witches". They get sent on missions to slay Yoma for a fee.

The story is about Claire, a female warrior that is 1/4 Yoma and 3/4 human. Her childhood heroine Theresa is killed by a formidable foe Priscilla. She is seeking to look for her and seek revenge.


Naruto is an extremely popular anime about ninjas. Follow Naruto, a social outcast due to the fact that he has a nine-tailed demon sealed within him. This nine-tail demon fox destroyed the village during the 12 years before the start of the anime. As a result, people detested Naruto because of that. Seeking validation and wanting to prove to his villagers that he himself can be a great ninja, he vowed to become Hokage some day.

Since Naruto always did not get any attention, he would always cause trouble and be mischievous. As a result, his sensei, Iruka, always had to punish him. However, one day, he was tricked by Mizuki to steal a forbidden scroll that would teach him a powerful secret technique. Iruka stopped him and almost died trying to save him. Naruto proceeds to defeat Mizuki using the shadow clone technique that he learned from the scroll. Naruto eventually gets assigned to a team alongside Sasuke and Sakura. This is where the journey begins.

Naruto also has a sequel, which is Naruto Shippudden. It is highly recommended that you watc Naruto before watching the sequel.

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Full Metal Alchemist

Edward and Alphonse Elric are brothers and they are alchemists in the village of Resembool. After the death of their mother, Trisha, they decided to use a forbidden alchemy technique to bring their mum back to live. The alchemy failed horribly and Edward lost his leg and Alphonse lost his entire body. To save Alphonse's soul, Edward sacrificed his leg to put Alphonse in a metal armor.

In an attempt to recover their body parts, Roy Mustang suggested that they become state alchemists, so that they can get more research materials to find a method to restore themselves back to normal. They had to venture and find the Philosopher's Stone. It would be able to recover their bodies.


These animes are also great to watch and popular among other anime fans as well. If you like anime like D.Gray-man, be sure to check them out!


anon on May 08, 2014:

Actually, Death Note and D.Gray-Man are close to the same genre. I've recommended both to my friends and they adore them- I believe both are quite amazing :)

Irah on June 22, 2013:

I have watched most of these, they are great but there not similar to D.Gray-man

Seet (author) from California on April 25, 2013:

thanks for the feedback hlwar. I could switch them up. :D

hlwar on April 25, 2013:

Unfortunately, I could not make it through D.Gray-man; it was very substandard and the main character was in no way appealing or endearing to me. I can usually stomach mediocre characters if there's action, but D.Gray-man even had cliché monster-fight sequences which bored me. Very typical anime.

I can't agree that Death Note is like D.Gray-man. In fact, they're not similar AT ALL. I would swap out that pick for Devil May Cry, another uninspiring, monster-fighting anime with typical characters.

For those who like D.Gray-man, I might recommend: 07-Ghost, Trinity Blood, Chrome Shelled Regios, Kekkaishi, Rental Magica, Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler), Samurai Deeper Kyou, Busou Renkin, and Code Geass.

Joseph from Makati on April 24, 2013:


Seet (author) from California on April 24, 2013:

No problem. Thanks for stopping by! :D

Joseph from Makati on April 24, 2013:

This is awesome Hikapo! Thanks for sharing this review. =)

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