Top 5 Shounen Anime Like Demon Slayer! – ARTKEMON

Top 5 Shounen Anime Like Demon Slayer!

Demon Slayer is the talk of the town in the anime community in 2022; the latest season has managed to garner more attention than the first one, which I thought was impossible as the first season broke all the records! Demon Slayer has become a cultural phenomenon spanning multiple countries worldwide!

It is one of the best shounen out there, and as season 2 has just ended; so we thought you might be craving something similar to demon slayer. Hence we decided to make a list containing the top 5 anime similar to Demon Slayer, but not outright clones. We kept the list short and sweet because we believe these are the 5 anime that are the best; there was no need to inflate the list.

The anime on this list are original but follow themes similar to Demon Slayer. Don’t worry; we haven’t added popular anime like MHA or attack on titan; we assume you've already watched them. This list contains highly regarded anime for their originality, so you won’t get bored even for a second.

So with that out of the way, let’s get right into it!

Jujutsu Kaisen

We start our list with an anime that deals with demons as well. Jujutsu Kaisen is a name that you might’ve heard a lot recently. Though it is not as popular as Demon Slayer, it has garnered a significant number of fans in the one season it ran. The anime is doing nothing new when it comes to shounen anime. Still, the story and characters are worthwhile. The animation is exquisite, very different from what we see in traditional anime.

We would’ve ranked it higher, but the story in the first season wasn’t on par with some other anime in this list, so the 5th spot is the one that it gets!



Next up, we have a short anime, Noragami, which wasn't airing for a long time, unlike many anime on this list. This is what makes the anime a gem. Its plot was very different from what I’ve expected from the shounen anime genre. It deals with some real striking moral conundrums, which only add depth to the story.

Though the protagonist follows the same goofy archetype that many shounen have, the cast of side characters and zany new powers keep you entertained. 

Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood

This one’s a classic; anyone who has been watching anime for a while will know the stature Fullmetal Alchemist holds. The story of the two brothers will melt your heart. The world the story takes place in is very fantasy-like, which wasn't very common when the anime initially aired. Plus, it is the best one I’ve seen in a shounen!


If sword welding badass anime characters is what you crave, then look no further than Bleach. It is one of the best shounen to ever air, and I will even go as far as to say that Demon Slayer takes a lot of inspiration from the show. Now that statement alone should convince you to watch this masterpiece!

Samurai Champloo

And the best anime that you can watch if you like Demon Slayer is Samurai Champloo. The show is so good I can’t even think of an adjective to describe how good it is. The animation, the story, the cast, the music, everything is on point. Now I may hold A certain bias as I’m a stan for this show, but that just goes to show how good it is!

Watch Samurai Champloo; you won’t be disappointed!

If you finish this list, here's another with the 10 best anime you can watch in 2022

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