9 best anime like Jujutsu Kaisen for fans to watch next

Jujutsu KaisenIt made a huge splash earlier this year when it won the Anime of the Year Award at the 5th annual Crunchyroll Anime Awards. The win isn’t surprising given the manga’s recent explosion in sales in the wake of the anime’s growing popularity. The story of Yuuji Itadori, a physically-gifted high schooler-turned-jujutsu sorcerer (think “exorcist”) in training, has certainly struck a chord among anime fans and savvy critics, some going so far as to champion the anime as a noteworthy— even revolutionary work in the history of shōnen action anime.

The series is currently at the end of its first 24-episode Season. Now is the perfect time to get a few new anime in your queue to keep you going until the inevitable announcement. Jujutsu Kaisen’s second season. With this in mind, our team surveyed their staff to find nine anime we recommend you watch. Jujustu Kaisen.

Yu Yu Hakusho

From left: Koenma, Kurama, Hiei, Botan, Yusuke Urameshi, Keiko, Shizuru, Kuwabara, Kazuma Kuwabara, and Genkai from the 1992 Yu Yu Hakusho.


Jujutsu Kaisen may or not be the supernatural shōnen anime du jour this year, but before either Jujutsu KaisenIt was the centerpiece of the anime zeitgeist. Yu Yu HakushoIt is. Premiering on Japanese television in 1992 before airing on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block nearly a decade later, the anime adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s supernatural martial arts adventure manga was heralded as one of the most popular anime series of its time and whose lasting appeal and popularity endures to this day.

Yu Yu Hakusho tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic act of spur-of-the-moment altruism, sacrifices his life to save that of a small child’s. The Grim Reaper Botan recruits Yusuke to be their Spirit Detective. He is an arbitrator between the spiritual and the physical realms, and has the task of investigating paranormal activity, and defeating demons which prey on humankind. How did you do it? Jujutsu KaisenAnd Yu Yu HakushoThe emphasis is on strong characters, terrifying preternatural foes and beautifully animated fights. There are also resonant themes about friendship and perseverance in the face of enormous opposition. If you’re a Jujutsu Kaisen Fan A Hunter x Hunterfan, as they share the same author!), or just a shōnen anime fan in general and somehow have NotBeobachtete Yu Yu HakushoYet, it is possible to absolutely You must It should be a top priority in your to-do list. You won’t regret it! —Toussaint Egan

Yu Yu Hakusho You can stream it on HuluAnd Funimation


Naruto stands among allies in Naruto Shippuden


Naruto is obviously a shōnen anime staple, being one of the most popular series of all time. It’s possible to enjoy it if you like. Jujutsu Kaisen You have the time and patience to see 700 episodes of anime. NarutoThis is a wonderful choice. These main characters have an identical dynamic. They include a loud talking protagonist, a gruff rival who encourages the protagonist to grow, strong and badass girls, as well as a mysterious, mask-wearing teacher. That isn’t to say that these characters are the exact same, though — they might boil down to some simple archetypes, but they all have different motivations and personalities.

However Naruto won’t offer the tight pacing you get from a 24-episode anime like Jujutsu Kaisen, nor is it going to offer the great character development we see in female characters like Nobara, if you’re looking for something long to mull you over until the next season of Jujutsu Kaisen, it’s totally worth a watch. —Julia Lee

Naruto You can stream it on Netflix Hulu CrunchyrollPlease see the following: Funimation

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

Tanjiro performs the “Hinokami Kagura” (Dance of the Fire God) attack against Rui in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba

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Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba It is easy to recommend and even more simple to recommend it to your fans. Jujutsu Kaisen. A fantasy shōnen that takes place early 20th century Japan, the show centers around the responsible big brother type Tanjiro Kamado. Kamado is not going to defeat the demon within him. Instead, he must rid his sister from a demonic curse. The shows show viewers a variety of convulsing, disturbed enemies. Both shows were made in the last two years. They share a similar animation style.

The fans of Jujutsu KaisenI would particularly appreciate the action sequences. Demon SlayerIt is. It consistently produces nail-biting fights that are beautifully choreographed. Each fighter’s powers are as interesting as they are visually stunning, watching the novelty of watching water peel off Kamado’s sword never wears off. Also, it’s on Netflix now so there’s nothing stopping you from picking it up. —Ana Diaz

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no YaibaAccessible to stream online Netflix Hulu CrunchyrollPlease see the following: Funimation

Soul Eater

Maka Albarn and her demon scythe weapon Soul Evans in the 2008 anime Soul Eaters

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The fans of Jujutsu KaisenIf you are willing to dive deeper into the anime catalog, check out Soul EaterThe following is the. Atsushi Okkubo, the mind behind this creation. Fire Force Soul EaterFollow Maka Albarn, Soul Evans as they attempt to destroy corrupted souls. Evans is one of the characters who can transform into deadly weapons. Evans is transformed into an incredibly large death by Albarn in each fight.

Don’t let its Halloweeny art style fool you. It explores inner conflicts of characters and oozes darkness. Evans takes a similar trip to Itadori and meets a demon inside to gain his full power and protect those he loves. Although some fight scenes are a little slow, they do have their moments. Soul EaterComedy is a great form of entertainment. If you are looking for the same energy as Gojo, then many of the cast members will be of interest to you. —AD

Soul EaterYou can stream it on Netflix HuluPlease see the following: Funimation


Dororo and Hyakkimaru from the 2019 MAPPA anime series Dororo

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Studio MAPPA’s 2019 remake of Dororo Also shares the same tonal DNA as makes Jujutsu Kaisen tick, even if it’s premise moves in the opposite direction. While Jujutsu KaisenThis story is about how a cursed demonic gains his body back from the humans. Dororo The other way around.

Dororo It was established in Japan, 1400s. Follows Hyakkimaru, who is a young ronin whose father has made a deal with a demon. Hyakkimaru, his father, was obligated to give him limbs and skin. To get them, Hyakkimaru must track down the demons. As dark as the show, Jujutsu KaisenOf course, she is prone to philosophical monologues. Each of these monologues is usually punctuated with a breathtaking fight scene thanks to MAPPA’s absolutely gorgeous animation, which makes it a perfect way to pass the time while you wait for Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2. —Austen Goslin

Dororo You can stream it on Amazon Prime

God is High School

Jin Mori faces off against Gang Manseok in the 2019 anime The God of Highschool

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One thing nearly everyone has noticed is this: Jujutsu KaisenOne thing we can all agree upon is that fight scenes should be absolutely epic. SlapIt is. While of course this is to be expected of any noteworthy shōnen action series, the action in Jujutsu Kaisen has been especially impressive, particularly Gojou Satori’s brief but explosive bout with a Sekuna-possessed Yuuji in the series’ second episode or Yuuji and Aoi’s tag-team onslaught against the cursed spirit Hanami in episode 19. Keiichiro WATANABE, an animator who has made a significant contribution to anime animation such as the anime “Anime: The Complete Collection”, can be thanked for those two standout sequences. Naruto DororoNow, and now Jujutsu Kaisenhe has gained a lot of respect from anime fans. God is High School, the Crunchyroll-produced anime adaptation of mahwa (Korean for “comic”) author Yongje Park’s ongoing Webtoon series of the same name, features Watanabe’s work prominently. Our review last year mentioned that the series was well worth watching.

They are beautiful. Enjoy Demon SlayerThe series is a fresh way for action to be visually stunning. Which? Demon Slayer gave its protagonists’ swordwork an ukiyo-e-esque quality, with exaggeratedly drawn water following each movement of his blade, God is High SchoolThe brushstrokes feature a lot of attention. These characters are extremely well-made, yet their fights get intense and they move with bold brush strokes.

If you’re looking for a stylish action anime that’ll keep that adrenaline spike you feel while watching Jujutsu KaisenPumping God is High SchoolThis is your best bet. —TE

God is High SchoolYou can stream it on CrunchyrollAnd HBO Max

Fullmetal alchemist: Brotherhood

Alphone Elric and his brother Edward, the “Fullmetal Alchemist.”

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If after Jujutsu Kaisen, you’re looking for a show with strong and complex female characters, gorgeous animation, monstrous adversaries, and smokin’ hot mentor figures (that is a pun), then Fullmetal alchemist: BrotherhoodYou might be the one to cure all your problems. Fullmetal alchemist: Brotherhood follows alchemist prodigy Edward Elric and his brother Al, whose soul has been trapped in a suit of armor, as they look for a way to recover Als’ body. Their search uncovers darker truths about Alchemy and their country, which leads them to a dark plot that could threaten the entire world. Unlike a lot of shonen anime, which take viewers on a “let’s learn about curses/demons/Nen along with the protagonist!” arc, Fullmetal alchemist: BrotherhoodIt starts immediately without explanation. This allows viewers to be able follow the show’s progress. The show can jump right in to the action, and then dive into the complexities of the worldbuilding. While the plot is flawlessly executed, the show never loses sight of the importance of character development.

Be warned: this anime is so good that every other anime that you see will be a distant memory. This is just a warning. —Petrana Radulovic

Fullmetal alchemist: BrotherhoodYou can stream it on Netflix Hulu HBO Max CrunchyrollPlease see the following: Funimation

My Hero Academia

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It is one of the most endearing aspects of Jujutsu Kaisen’s story is watching Itadori come to terms with his newfound powers. As he struggles to adjust to his new role of a sorcerer we see it through the eyes of experienced friends. His unique approach to combat adds an uncommon dynamic to the established norms of his story’s universe.

Same applies to the main character in the anime superhero. My Hero Academia. The story’s lead, Izuku Midoriya, also starts his tale as a powerless nobody and eventually gains unfamiliar powers he must learn how to wield. While he’s intelligent enough to grow on his own merits, his acceleration as a world-class hero is helped along by his classmates and mentors.

Both tales mirror what it’s like to cross a threshold into an unfamiliar world. Each story follows a headstrong lead character who uses their outsider’s perspective to create a style of combat that’s all their own. Both characters develop incredible abilities, but it is their transformation from inexperienced novice to reliable forces of nature that carries them through the stories. It is fascinating to see their transformations and the impact of this power on their individual stories. —Jeff Ramos

My Hero AcademiaYou can stream it on Hulu CrunchyrollPlease see the following: Funimation

Mob Psycho 100

Mob, of Mob Psycho 100, is surrounded by a sparkling aura that signifies his psychic powers. His hair is levitating due to the power, and he cradles a ball of light in his palm. His expression is serious.

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You might enjoy anime featuring dorky characters who use seemingly limitless supernatural powers to defeat would-be evil spirits. Mob Psycho 100This is an excellent recommendation. It tells Mob’s story, an introverted teenage boy with great psychic abilities. Mob is paired with Reigen, who pretends to be a psychic and takes on tasks exorcising apparitions. Although the action takes place in, Mob Psycho 100 is thoroughly stunning and the animation itself is electrifying and inventive, the heart of the series rests on Mob’s emotional development and he grows less dependent on relying on Reigen to be his moral compass, becoming more confident in forming and maintaining healthy relationships with others.

With the third and likely final season of the anime is set to premiere in the near future, now’s as perfect a time as any to hop aboard the Mob Psycho 100 hype train if you haven’t already, especially if you’re antsy while waiting for the forthcoming Jujutsu Kaisen 0Movie to be released in the States. —TE

Mob Psycho 100Available to stream online Crunchyroll HBO MaxPlease see the following: Funimation



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