Top 5 Action Anime To Watch If You Like Demon Slayer

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Yo, Demon Slayer addicts! Got nothing to do while waiting for season 3? Fear not, my fellow otakus, for I’ve got a list of the hottest action anime to spice up your summer 2023! These shows might not necessarily have demons to kill, but they sure as hell have the same vibes and quality that’ll satisfy your cravings. So, without further ado, here are the top 5 anime like Demon Slayer that’ll make you forget you ever had a life outside of anime.

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  1. Ninja Scroll

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IMDb ratings:7.8/10

Where To Watch: Crunchyroll

Feeling lost in the sea of anime options? Don’t worry, folks, because I’ve got your back. And what better way to kick off the list than with a classic ’90s gem – Ninja Scroll! Brace yourselves for Kibagami Jubei’s insane battles against eight ninja beasts with epic powers. Just a heads up, this one’s not for the faint-hearted kiddos. But, if you’re a Demon Slayer fan seeking some mature content, Ninja Scroll will give you the adrenaline rush you need. Trust me, the action is still lit even after all these years. Plus, if you’re craving for more after the movie, there’s a sequel anime series to satisfy your ninja addiction. So, grab your popcorn, sit back, and get ready to scroll through the epicness!

  1. Bleach

IMDb ratings: 8.2/10

Where To Watch: Crunchyroll

Oh snap, it’s the second entry on the list, and we’ve got one of the big three battle shonen titles – Bleach! This show had a decent run from 2004 to 2012, and it made a glorious comeback in the Fall 2022 season, adapting the Thousand-Year Blood War arc. And, guess what, Bleach fans? There’s more to come! So, don’t put away your zanpakuto just yet.

In this universe, spirits are not just some weird, mystical concept but rather roaming the streets as Hollows, which get smacked down by the Soul Society, a secret otherworldly organization. It’s all fun and games until a normal dude named Ichigo meets a Soul Reaper named Rukia, and things take a crazy turn with battles galore. Trust me, Bleach may seem like your typical shonen anime, but it’s got enough twists and turns to keep you hooked. And let’s not forget the epic battle sequences – they’re downright incredible! So, grab your popcorn and get ready to Bleach your summer away!

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  1. Jujutsu Kaisen

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IMDb ratings: 8.5/10

Where To Watch: Crunchyroll

Coming in hot at number three, we’ve got the anime that’s been linked to Demon Slayer ever since they both exploded in popularity – Jujutsu Kaisen! Don’t let the different setting fool you, folks. Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer share the same premise of humans fighting supernatural threats. The only difference is that instead of demon slayers, we’ve got folks taking on Curses that stem from an innate energy that most people can’t control. I mean, who doesn’t love watching people taking on otherworldly threats, am I right?

Jujutsu Kaisen’s animation game is on point and can even rival Demon Slayer at its best. Plus, the fight scenes are just as epic. It’s no wonder why Jujutsu Kaisen and Demon Slayer are considered some of the best shonen action anime of the last five years. So, if you haven’t checked out Jujutsu Kaisen yet, what are you waiting for? Get ready to be cursed with some seriously awesome action!

  1. Hunter x Hunter

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IMDb ratings: 9/10

Where To Watch: Crunchyroll

Well, guys, we’re in the top two now and let me tell you, we’ve got a real doozy here – Hunter x Hunter! If you’re a fan of shonen action anime, then you already know what I’m going to say. Hunter x Hunter is hands down one of the finest of all time. It chronicles the adventures of Young Gon as he looks for his missing dad, but believe me when I tell that it’s a lot more than just a typical quest narrative.

Hunter x Hunter offers everything you could possibly want in an anime – fascinating characters, a darker tone, a complicated plot arc that’ll keep you wondering, and let’s not forget the dynamic action scenes that’ll have you on the edge of your seat. It’s a classic notion that’s performed to perfection. And let’s not forget that the program has an IMDb rating of 9/10! Thus, if you’re seeking a real classic of shonen action anime, then go no further than Hunter x Hunter. I assure you won’t be disappointed!

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  1. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

IMDb ratings: 9.1/10

Where To Watch: Crunchyroll

Looking for an anime that’ll knock your automail socks off? Look no further than Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood! With a 9.1/10 rating on IMDb and available to stream on Crunchyroll, this series is a must-watch for any anime fan.

Follow the tragic tale of brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric as they try to right the wrongs of their past. It all started when they foolishly ignored the golden rule of alchemy and attempted to bring their mother back to life. The result? A total disaster that left Alphonse trapped in a suit of armor and Edward missing some limbs.

But don’t worry, these guys are nothing if not resourceful. With the help of their friend Winry and her mad engineering skills, they’re able to replace Edward’s missing limbs with some seriously cool automail prosthetics. And with that, the brothers set out on a quest to find the Philosopher’s Stone, a powerful gem that can help them get their bodies back to normal.

Of course, their journey is far from easy. Along the way, they become embroiled in a conspiracy that could threaten the entire world. But with Edward’s reputation as a legendary alchemist growing by the day, there’s no telling what he’ll be able to achieve. So what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and prepare to be amazed!

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