10 Best Animes Like ‘Akuma Kun’ To Watch If You Love the Series

Shows Like Akuma Kun
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Akuma Kun is a supernatural mystery Shōnen anime series. The Netflix series is the 2nd adaptation of the Shigeru Mizuki hit manga series, it also serves as the sequel to the 1989 series. The Netflix series is set 30 years after the events of the original series and it revolves around a boy genius named Ichiro Umoregi, who was raised by demons he investigates cases that are caused by demons with the help of his partner, Mephisto the 3rd. So, if you loved Akuma Kun here are some similar anime you could watch next.


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Synopsis: As death loomed over him, Dr. Faust predicted the coming of a new era dominated by demons. Powerless to combat this looming threat, he entrusted his faith to Shingo Yamada, a young boy marked by birth as the chosen warrior destined to fight against evil. To aid them, Faust summoned the hesitant demon Mephisto, forming a binding agreement. Together, Shingo and Mephisto embarked on the daunting task of battling the supernatural realm, humanity’s final hope for survival.

Blue Exorcist (Hulu & Crunchyroll)

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Synopsis: Rin, along with his twin brother Yukio Okumura are raised by an eminent priest, Shiro Fujimoto, but one day Rin discovers that their biological father is actually Satan! As the border between “Assiah” (the human world) and “Gehenna” (demon’s world) is intruded upon by evils, Rin vows to become the ultimate exorcist to defeat his own father, Satan. To hone his raw skills, Rin enters True Cross Academy to train with other exorcist candidates.

Devilman Crybaby (Netflix)

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Synopsis: To mark the 50th year of Go Nagai’s career, his hit series “Devilman” returns as “Devilman Crybaby.” Lauded as an “eternal masterpiece” that could never be completely recreated in moving images, the entirety of Devilman will finally be portrayed in Devilman Crybaby. The director is Masaaki Yuasa, the world-renowned creator known for his work on many high-quality titles such as “Ping Pong the Animation” and “Mind Game.” The series also features a screenplay by Ichiro Okouchi and music by Kensuke Ushio. A team of Japan’s top creators gathers to take on the anime adaptation of a legendary manga.

Hellsing (Crunchyroll, Hulu & Prime Video Add-On)

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Synopsis: The vampire Alucard and his servant Seras Victoria protect the British Empire from ghouls and satanic freaks. Together, they haunt the shadows as a sinister force of good – and tonight the streets of England shall flow with the blood of their evil prey.

Bakemonogatari (Crunchyroll Add-On)

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Synopsis: “Bakemonogatari” (translated “Ghost Story”) was written by Nisioisin, one of the most popular writers in Japan, and the series consists of 5 different stories. Thanks to Meme Oshino, Koyomi Araragi, a high school student, is able to remain a human after coming across a female vampire..

Noragami (Hulu & Prime Video Add-On)

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Synopsis: Yato may just be a minor god now, but he’s determined to make it big and he’s got a plan. Unfortunately, things just don’t seem to be going his way. He doesn’t have a single shrine dedicated to him, his partner has just quit, and now he’s got to find a new divine weapon. Just when things look bleak, he meets a girl named Hiyori and changes her life forever.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan (Rent on Prime Video)

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Synopsis: Rikuo Nura is an average middle school student by day and yokai by night. He’s not just any yokai – he is the grandson of Nurarihyon, the Supreme Commander of the Nura clan! Rikuo wants to live a normal life, but his grandfather wants him to succeed as the rightful heir.

Blue Seed (Prime Video)

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Synopsis: The countdown to extinction begins when the evil shape-shifting monsters known as the Aragami make their grand play to gain control of the earth. Humanity’s only chance for survival rests on the shoulders of Momiji, a young girl carrying an unborn Aragami in her chest and Kusanagi, a servant of the Aragami rebelling against his masters in order to ensure mankind’s survival.

Hoozuki no Reitetsu (HiDive)

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Synopsis: Hozuki is the aide to the Great King Enma. Calm and super-sadistic, Hozuki tries to resolve the various problems in Hell, including a rampaging Momotaro and his companions. However, he also likes spending his free time on his hobbies, such as fawning over cute animals and raising ‘Goldfish Flowers.’

GeGeGe no Kitaro (Prime Video Add-On & Tubi)

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Synopsis: Nearly twenty years into the 21st century, people have forgotten the existence of Yokai. When a number of unexplainable phenomena plague adults of the human world with confusion and chaos, thirteen-year-old Mana writes a letter to the Yokai Post in search of answers, only to be greeted by Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro…