Top 5 New ‘Demon’ Anime to watch in 2023 that are similar to Demon Slayer

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023

Ever since its release in 2019, Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba has taken the world by storm. Enthralling the audience with its stunning visuals and intense action scenes, it’s almost easy to forget the underlying dark fantasy themes in the story (manga readers are already aware of the trauma). Boasting strong characters having complex individual personalities, it’s an anime with profound emotional depth dealing with various emotions like loss, grief, and hope.

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
Demon Slayer (Image via IMDb)

It’s set in a lush timeline of Japanese mythology and folklore that allows the viewer to experience an immersive story-telling. The only thing that we can reproach the anime for is the fact that it’s the one and only of its kind and leaves the fans always craving for more content. If you’re also such a fan, worry not as we’re here to help you with a list of animes that has a style along the lines of the “demon anime”.

5. Akame ga Kill!

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
Akame Ga Kill! (Image via IMDb)

Another dark fantasy anime, the plot is set in a corrupt kingdom where a group of assassins fights against the tyranny of the government. We follow the journey of Tatsumi, a young fighter who joins Night Raid and works to take down the empire and its corrupt leaders. It is a compelling story that leaves the viewer spellbound as they see Tatsumi grapple with the challenges and consequences of his actions. It has plenty of intense action scenes and supernatural natural elements to keep you hooked till the end.

4. Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
Supernatural Investigation Department (Image via IMDb)

In this series, we follow the story of Toru Muhyo and Jiro Kusano, two exorcists who work for a supernatural law firm that specializes in punishing evil spirits and anyone who summons them. Working for the Bureau of Supernatural Investigation, they both take on various cases and challenges, using their knowledge of exorcism to solve mysteries and bring balance between their world and the spirit realm. It’s quite an imaginative series that keeps its audience entertained with quirky sarcasm and mixes comedy with horror.

3. Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation (Image via IMDb)

It is a fantasy anime that follows the story of a man who is isekai-d to a magical world as a baby named Rudeus Greyrat. Still keeping his past memories with him, he decides to start his new life again with a new outlook on life, using his pre-requisite knowledge to become the best he can be. In this journey, he unlocks powerful magical powers, finds life-long friends, and uncovers the mysteries of the magical world that is his home now.

2. The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
The Misfit of Demon King Academy (Image via IMDb)

This anime follows the story of a powerful demon king who is reincarnated after 2000 years. However, things are not the same anymore and to maintain peace between the warring tribes of humans and demons, he tries to wave the white flag by enrolling at the Demon Academy. After a series of unfortunate events, he is still considered a “misfit” despite his impressive power. Undeterred, he continues striving to prove his worth and wins over incredible friends and allies.

1. Jujutsu Kaisen

Top 5 New Demon Anime similar to Demon Slayer in 2023
Jujutsu Kaisen (Image via IMDb)

Ranking in the first place, we have the anime that needs no introduction. Filled with dark sorcery,  intense action scenes, and even more intense characters, Jujutsu Kaisen delivers every bit of supernatural craziness that it promised it would. We follow the story of Yuji Itadori, a high school student with unusual physical strength.

After ingesting a cursed object (yum), Yuji is thrust into the world of jujutsu sorcery, where he has to learn to fight cursed spirits in order to survive and save the world from collapsing. He is helped by his teacher Gojo Satoru who helps him repress Sukuna, the demon inside Itadori that threatens to consume Itadori’s very being. 

If you consider yourself a dark fantasy fan, do make sure to watch all of these. Comment down below any other anime that you think deserves to make the list.

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