30 Best Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen

30 Best Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen (2021 Update)

Jujutsu Kaisen is a manga written and drawn by Gege Akutami that has been published in Shūeisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since March 5, 2018. The series is the sequel to a four-chapter monthly series called Jujutsu Kaisen 0, which ran in Shueisha’s Jump Giga magazine from April to July 2017.

A 24-episode anime adaptation made by MAPPA aired in Japan from October 3, 2020 to March 27, 2021, and was released on Crunchyroll for streaming outside of Asia. The cinematic adaptation of Jujutsu Kaisen 0 was released in December 2021. If you’re a fan of the series, you’ve come to the right place, as we are going to give you the list of the best anime series like Jujutsu Kaisen.

The popularity of Jujutsu Kaisen around the world is undoubtedly and many fans are looking for more content after watching the series, so here is a list of the best anime like Jujutsu Kaisen.

Best Anime Like Jujutsu Kaisen

The list is going to contain a total of 30 titles, ranked in random order, i.e. the ranking does reflect the quality of the show. We have tried to pick the best shows that reflect either the genre, the style, or the spirit of Jujutsu Kaisen so that you might enjoy them like you did the original one.

1. Bleach

Original run: October 5, 2004 – March 27, 2012
Number of episodes: 366

Ichigo Kurosaki is a young man gifted with the ability to see spirits. His life undergoes a drastic change when a Shinigami named Rukia Kuchiki crosses his path in search of a Hollow. During the battle with the spirit, Rukia is seriously injured and is forced to transfer part of her powers to Ichigo, who accepts the Shinigami’s proposal in an attempt to protect her family.

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However, during the transfer process, something goes wrong and Ichigo absorbs all of Rukia’s powers, becoming a full-fledged shinigami. Having lost her powers, Rukia gets stuck in the world of the living until she regains her strength. Meanwhile, Ichigo replaces Rukia in her duties as Shinigami, battling the Hollows and leading the souls to the realm of the afterlife, known as the Soul Society.

2. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Original Release: April 6, 2019 – present
Number of Episodes: 34

In Taishō era Japan, Tanjirō is the eldest son of a family of coal merchants whose father has passed away. To meet her needs, he left to sell charcoal in town. Despite the difficulties of life, they manage to find little happiness in their daily life.

One day, due to rumors circulating about a man-eating demon hanging around after dark, he is unable to return home and ends up spending the night with a Good Samaritan in the city. Only, everything changes on his return when he finds his family massacred by a demon.

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Nezuko, one of her younger sisters, is the only survivor but she has been transformed into a demon. She initially attacks Tanjirō, but she continues to show signs of human emotions and thoughts, which is when a demon slayer named Giyū Tomioka steps in.

While trying to eliminate Nezuko, Giyū realizes the bond between brother and sister Kamado, and decides to leave them by sheathing his sword. On Giyū’s advice, Tanjirō goes to his master Sakonji Urokodaki to train to become a demon slayer, in order to begin his journey to find an antidote that can make his little sister human again.

3. Darker than Black

Original Release: April 6, 2007 – September 29, 2007
Number of Episodes: 25

Ten years ago, a mysterious area known as Hell’s Gate appeared in Tokyo, devastating the landscape and altering the sky. The celestial bodies disappeared, replaced by false stars. Shortly after, we discover the existence of human beings endowed with supernatural powers called “pactisants”.

Today, a vast wall has been built to prevent anyone from approaching Hell’s Gate. Each false star corresponds to a contracting party, vibrates when it uses its power, and disappears if it dies. Pactisants are therefore generally designated using an identifier from an astronomical catalog. Many nations use pactisants as secret agents or assassins.

4. One-Punch Man

Original Release: October 5, 2015 – July 2, 2019
Number of Episodes: 24 + 12 OVA

Saitama is an unemployed, depressed young man with no deep purpose in his life. One day, he meets a crab man who is looking for a young boy “with a chin slit like an ass” in his words. Saitama ends up meeting this young boy and decides to save him from the crab man, whom he manages to beat with difficulty.

From then on, Saitama decides to become a superhero and trains for three years very seriously: 100 push-ups, 100 squats, 100 sit-ups, and 10 km of running every day and there are no heating or air conditioning conditions. At the end of his training, “so intense that he loses his hair”, he notices that he has become so strong that he now manages to beat all his opponents with one punch.

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His disproportionate strength is a source of problems for him, since he cannot find opponents of his size and is bored in his job as a hero because the fights no longer give him any sensation or adrenaline.

5. My Hero Academia

Original run: April 3, 2016 – present
Number of episodes: 110 + 5 OVAs

My Hero Academia is a shōnen manga written and drawn by Kōhei Horikoshi. It has been published since July 2014 in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump by publisher Shūeisha, and has thirty-one volumes to date. An anime adaptation by studio Bones has been airing since April 2016 on MBS in Japan and globally.

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In a world where 80% of the world’s population has superpowers, here called “Quirks”, we follow the adventures of Izuku Midoriya, “Deku”, one of the rare humans who does not have a Quirk. Despite this, Izuku dreams of joining the super-heroic current of the great superhero academy and one day becoming one of the greatest heroes of his time. One day, Izuku had the chance to meet his lifelong idol, All Might, the number 1 superhero. This one will bequeath to Izuku his Quirk, the One For All.

6. Hunter × Hunter

Original Release: October 16, 1999 – March 31, 2001 / October 2, 2011 – September 24, 2014
Number of Episodes: 62 / 148

Gon Freecss is twelve years old, and dreams of becoming a hunter. Hunters are elite citizens authorized to do almost anything they wish on simple presentation of their membership card: they can thus acquire free of charge any object for sale on the funds of the association; requisition all vehicles, accommodation and tools for their work; and are de facto entitled to exercise all trades in the world, being able to become bounty hunters, chefs, archaeologists, zoologists, vigilantes or consultants in various fields as well.

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His father, Ging Freecss, whom he does not know directly, is considered one of the greatest hunters of his time. It is also to find him that Gon wants to become a hunter.

7. InuYasha

Original run: October 16, 2000 – September 13, 2004 / October 3, 2009 – March 29, 2010
Number of episodes: 167 + 26

The plot featured in InuYasha is based on the adventures of a half-demon, a teenager from modern Japan, a pervy monk, a fox demon, and a demon exterminator from the Sengoku period, as they search for all the fragments of the Sacred Jewel and try to keep it away from criminals, especially Naraku.

Throughout the series, InuYasha is constantly torn between the desire to have the Sacred Jewel and his feelings for Kagome, considering that his demonic side is what gives him the most power; however, it is revealed that his human side is the strongest, the side exploited when InuYasha finds the Tessaiga sword.

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It can only be wielded by a being who has compassion for people or tries to protect them, a skill acquired when Inu no Taisho made the sword to protect Inuyasha’s mother.

8. Death Note

Original Run: October 3, 2006 – June 26, 2007
Episodes: 37

Light Yagami is a model student, bored with his lifestyle and tired of being surrounded by a society filled with crime and corruption. His life takes a decisive turn when one day he finds on the ground a mysterious black notebook, entitled “Death Note”, which bears the following instruction: “The human whose name will be written in this notebook will die”.

Initially skeptical of his authenticity, Light changes his mind when he successfully tests the notebook on two criminals and meets the real owner of the Death Note, a shinigami named Ryuk; he then decides to use this new power to kill all criminals, eradicate evil and become the “God of the new world”.

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In his evil deeds, he is first challenged by the mysterious L and later by his former apprentices.

9. Devil May Cry: The Animated Series

Original Release: June 14, 2007 – September 6, 2007
Number of Episodes: 12

We follow the “demonic” adventures of Dante, demon hunter, and private detective in his agency: the Devil May Cry. He will have to face the most emblematic monsters of the saga and to rub shoulders with characters such as the demon hunter “Lady” and the demon woman Trish.

10. YūYū Hakusho

Original run: October 10, 1992 – December 17, 1994
Number of episodes: 112

Fourteen-year-old Yusuke Urameshi is the perfect thug: brawler and rebel. Yet one day he dies saving a little boy from an accident, but this child would have miraculously survived even if Yusuke hadn’t intervened. Not foreseen by the authorities of the kingdom of the dead, his sacrifice poses a problem.

This is why he is offered to come back to life, after having succeeded in proving that he is worthy of it. He then becomes a detective of the spirit world without knowing it, and is endowed with powers that will help him in his various tasks, both in the human world and in that of the spirits.

Helped by Botan, the “ferryman of souls” who settled her case at the time of her “death”, of her friend Kuwabara, and under the direction of Enma junior, the son of the Dark King in charge of the examination of souls, he is tasked with finding three demons (Goki, Hiei, and Kurama) who have stolen three relics from the world of darkness: the sword of darkness, a mirror and the ball of Gaki.

11. Noragami

Original Release: January 5, 2014 – March 23, 2014 / October 2, 2015 – December 25, 2015
Number of Episodes: 12 + 2 OVA / 13 + 2 OVA

In Modern Japan, humans consecrate temples and pray for the gods, here we will follow the story of Yato, a god forgotten by all, trying to make himself known by granting wishes everywhere for a meager sum of 5 yen. One day, he ran into Iki Hiyori, a schoolgirl who saves him by preventing him from being run over by a bus. Because of this accident, Hiyori will become a half-ayakashi. From there, she will follow Yato until he agrees to solve her problem.

12. Tokyo Ghoul

Original Run: July 4, 2014 – December 25, 2018
Episodes: 48 (+2 OVA episodes)

The story of Tokyo Ghoul revolves around the student Ken Kaneki, who falls in love with a young woman named Rize Kamishiro. After meeting her, she bites his shoulder in a secluded alley and reveals that she is a ghoul, which shocks Ken.

As Rizeis about to eat Ken, several large metal poles fall on her from the construction site of a building. Roze dies in the process, while Ken is rushed to hospital with life-threatening injuries. After recovering, he is released from the hospital. On the day of his release, he finds out that he is no longer human. He looks in the mirror and shivers run down his spine because he now has one “red eye”.

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He realizes that Rize’s organs were transplanted into him in the hospital. Since he now owns Rize’s organs, he is a so-called and very rarely occurring “half-ghoul”.

13. Mob Psycho 100

Original Release: July 12, 2016 – present
Number of Episodes: 25

The story follows Kageyama Shigeo, a fourth grader with psychic powers. He can bend and lift any object with his mind. However, he slowly refused to exercise his abilities in public as his too much power can inflict negative consequences on “normal” humans. Today, the one and only thing he wants is to date a girl from his college: Tsubomi. With his mentor, who possesses no power, he continues to live peacefully trying to achieve his goal.

14. Dororo

Original run: April 6, 1969 – September 28, 1969
Number of episodes: 26

The anime, set during the Sengoku period, tells the story of Hyakkimaru, a young man whose 48 body parts are offered to 48 demons at the time of his birth. His father has, in fact, concluded a pact with them in order to acquire powers. He immediately abandons his son who is brought up by a doctor.

This replaces the missing parts of Hyakkimaru’s body with prosthetics, some of which turn out to be weapons (for example, his fake arms hide swords). As sight, hearing and his other senses have been stolen from him, the young man develops supernatural senses which allow him to defend himself against demons.

15. Claymore

Original Release: April 4, 2007 – September 26, 2007
Number of Episodes: 26

The Claymores are half-human, half-demon warriors that villagers call upon to protect themselves from monsters such as demons. Feared and dreaded, they can be distinguished by their silvery eyes and the gigantic sword they carry on their backs, hence their names by humans as “silver-eyed witches” or “Claymore” (the name of the type of sword they use).

Claire is one of them. Called to a village to eliminate the demons who attack and devour the population, she kills the penultimate member, turned monster, of an already decimated family. The last survivor, Raki, finding himself alone, decides to follow her in her bloodthirsty adventures, as a cook. He will gradually discover the secrets and the tragic fate of these singular women.

16. Blue Exorcist

Original Release: April 17, 2011 – October 2, 2011 / January 7, 2017 – March 25, 2017
Number of Episodes: 25 + OVA / 12 + OVA

The world of Blue Exorcist is made up of two dimensions that oppose each other like two sides of mirrors. The first is the world in which human beings live, Assiah. The other is the world of demons, Gehenna. Normally travel and even any form of contact between the two is impossible. However, demons can pass into this world possessing all that exists within it. Satan is the god of demons, but there is one thing he does not have: a receptacle in the human world powerful enough to contain it.

17. D.Gray-man

Original Release: October 3, 2006 – September 30, 2008 / July 4, 2016 – September 26, 2016
Number of Episodes: 103 + 13

D. Gray-man is a shōnen manga by Katsura Hoshino. It was published between May 2004 and April 2009 in the weekly magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump and then in the monthly magazine Jump Square between November 2009 and December 2012 due to the author’s health problems. After three years of absence, the publication of the series resumed in the quarterly magazine Jump SQ.Crown from July 17, 2015. An animated television series adaptation produced by TMS Entertainment aired between October 3, 2006 and on September 30, 2008 on TV Tokyo; a 13-episode sequel, named D. Gray-man Hallow, aired from July 4 through September 26, 2016.

The story follows the young Allen Walker, an exorcist belonging to a special order called the Shadow Congregation. The goal of this order is to confront and eliminate living weapons called Akuma, as well as their creator, the Millennial Count, whose goal is to destroy the world and the human species.

18. Shaman King

Original Release: July 4, 2001 – September 25, 2002 / April 1, 2021 – present
Number of Episodes: 64 / 52

Manta is a very ordinary college student. One day, crossing a cemetery to save time, he meets Yoh, a shaman. Yoh can see the ghosts, and merge with them to use their skills. His dream is to become Shaman King, the shaman possessing the ultimate ghost, the Great Spirit, universal knowledge. But the road is strewn with pitfalls, and many other shamans have the same goal: to win the Shaman Fight.

19. Soul Eater

Original Run: April 7, 2008 – March 30, 2009
Episodes: 51

To fight the evil Kishin, which can “plunge the world into the abyss of madness”, Shinigami-sama creates The Academy is a place where Weapons and Overlords are trained together.

The former are the very weapons that will stop the death of the world; the second are those who will hold the weapon. The Scythe of Death will be obtained when the weapon eats 99 evil souls ready to become Kishin, and 1 witch soul, and therefore all overlords are actively competing in creating the Death Scythe.

The story takes place during the main events of the manga and anime, Maka and Soul at that time had not yet become known in the Academy and beyond.

20. Durarara!!

Original Run: January 8, 2010 – March 26, 2016
Number of Episodes: 60

From the same creators of Baccano!, Durarara!! an anime set in a violent Tokyo populated by young thugs and gangsters of all kinds. The events take place in the Ikebukuro neighborhood where Ryugamine Mikado moves invited by his childhood friend Kida Masaomi who immediately warns him to keep away from some shady characters who roam the neighborhood: a violent man dressed as a bartender, an information salesman, and a mysterious gang calling themselves “Dollars”.

But upon his arrival in the city Mikado will come across a Dullahan, a headless motorcyclist who drives a big black motorcycle with the engine and headlights off, who is considered an urban legend that everyone is terrified of, even the gangs of Ikebukuro.

21. Blood Blockade Battlefront

Original Run: April 4, 2015 – October 4, 2015 / October 7, 2017 – December 23, 2017
Episodes: 12 + OVA / 12 + OVA

Three years ago, a rift between Earth and the world beyond opened in New York City. During that terrible night, New York was destroyed and rebuilt, trapping New Yorkers and extra-dimensional creatures in a bubble. Renamed Hellsalem’s Lot, the city is a paranormal melting pot where magic and madness live alongside the ordinary, where every type of human vermin comes together to harness the supernatural.

Someone threatens to breach the Bull and unleash the horrors of New Jerusalem, but the mysterious super agents of Libra are fighting to prevent the unthinkable from happening.

22. Baccano!

Original Run: July 26, 2007 – November 1, 2007
Number of Episodes: 16

In the late 1920s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, begins its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood across the country.

At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard Quates and his unwilling assistant Ennis, search for the lost bottles of the elixir of immortality. In addition, the war between the gangster groups is getting worse. Aboard the Advena Avis in 1711, alchemists are about to learn the price of immortality.

23. Seraph of the End

Original Release: April 4, 2015 – December 26, 2015
Number of Episodes: 24

The story follows the adventure of Yu, a young orphan, and his demon Ashuramaru. The world is ravaged by a terrible disease. Children under 13 who were, for some reason, immune to the virus, survived. But these were enslaved by vampires who suddenly emerged from the depths of the Earth.

Yûichirô Hyakuya and Mikael Hyakuya, two orphans, serve as a “pantry” for vampires: they have the right to live, in exchange for a daily blood sample. After an escape attempt which results in a massacre of his friends, Yûichirô manages to escape, leaving Mikael for dead.

24. Akame ga Kill


Original Release: July 7, 2014 – December 15, 2014
Number of Episodes: 24

Tatsumi is a fighter who leaves for the capital in search of a way to earn money to help his poor village. After being robbed by a woman and losing all of her money, Tatsumi is taken in by an aristocrat named Aria. The following night, Aria’s mansion is attacked by a group of assassins known as the Night Raid. As Tatsumi attempts to defend Aria from assassin Akame, another member of the group ends the fight.

25. Devilman Crybaby

Original Run: January 5, 2018
Episodes: 10

Akira Fudo is informed by his best friend, Ryo Asuka, that the ancient race of Demons taking possession of the bodies of humans in order to possess them, has returned to Earth to take them back. Believing that the only way to defeat the Demons is to prove their existence to humans, Ryo suggests that Akira accompany him to see Demons take possession of humans.

Merging himself with Amon, the Lord of Demons, Akira transforms into the Devilman, a human with the powers of a Demon while retaining his own heart.

26. Parasyte

Original Run: October 9, 2014 – March 26, 2015
Episodes: 24

One night, tennis ball-sized spheres containing snake-like creatures fell in numbers unknown all over the world. They are programmed to take the place of human brains. One of these attacks a young man, Shinichi, during his sleep, trying to enter through his ear but cannot reach him.

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Awakened with a shock as the parasite tries to enter through his nose, he tries to defend himself but ends up having his right hand punctured. The high school student then takes his headphones and wraps them around his arm, preventing the parasite from climbing to the brain.

Unable to leave his arm, the latter finally merges with his right hand. Meanwhile, other parasites, having managed to take possession of their host’s brain, begin to feed on humans, while the creature and Shinichi are forced to cohabitate.

27. Terror In Resonance

Original Release: July 10, 2014 – September 25, 2014
Number of Episodes: 11

In an alternate world, Tokyo is hit by a terrorist attack that leaves the entire city in shock. The only element of investigation is a video that the culprits posted on the Internet. The terrorists are actually a duo calling themselves “Sphinx”, two teenagers called Nine and Twelve. They have survived an unknown incident, and decide to “wake up the world” with terrorist attacks.

28. Fullmetal Alchemist

Original run: October 4, 2003 – October 2, 2004
Number of episodes: 51

The Elric brothers (Edward and Alphonse) inherited their alchemical talent from their father who left the family home and never returned. Following the death of their mother, the two young people try to revive her thanks to alchemy, by making a human transmutation despite the prohibition.

The operation fails and the two brothers suffer the backlash. Al disappears and Ed loses his leg but saves his brother deprived of his body by fixing his spirit in the metal body of medieval armor with a transmutation circle traced with his blood, but for this must sacrifice an arm.

Subsequently, he will use mechanical prostheses in metal, the automails. Ed then takes the exam and becomes State Alchemist, so he can travel and find the Philosopher’s Stone, so he and his brother can find their bodies.

29. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

Original run: April 5, 2009 – July 4, 2010
Number of episodes: 64

In the land of Amestris, a land where alchemy is elevated to the rank of universal science, two brothers, Edward and Alphonse Elric, roam the country in search of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone.

Their father left them and their mother, Trisha Elric, died a few years later of an illness, leaving her two young children behind. Some time later, the two brothers try to bring her back through alchemy, defying the law which formally prohibits human transmutation. They will pay a heavy price for it. Edward, the eldest, will lose his left leg, his little brother his whole body.

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Ed will sacrifice his right arm by sealing the soul of his little brother Alphonse in armor. Edward decides to enlist in the military at the age of 12 as a State Alchemist, passes the exam with flying colors and gets his alchemist name: Fullmetal.

Helped by Edward’s status as a state alchemist, the two brothers will seek, at the risk of their lives, the stone that will give them back what they have lost, but the secret of the Philosopher’s Stone is well kept.

30. Black Clover

Original run: October 3, 2017 – March 30, 2021
Number of episodes: 170

Black Clover follows Asta, a determined young boy who lives with his childhood friend, Yuno, in an orphanage in Clover Kingdom. From a young age, Asta’s ambition was to become the most powerful magician in the kingdom, “Emperor-Mage”, which also inspired Yuno to want the same.

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But unfortunately, Asta was born without any magical talent, while Yuno has spectacular predispositions. Asta and Yuno both vow to fight for the title of Emperor Mage. As their paths separate on the Knight-Mage route, their goal is still the same: to become the next Emperor-Mage.

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