15 years old Kurosaki Ichigo can see spirits, which causes one day that his family is attacked by a soul eating spirit. His life changes from that day on when he meets Kuchiki Rukia, a female death god who passes on her powers to him. Now he's a shinigami, whose responsibilities are to protect humans from those monsters and lead deceased souls to the spirit world.
They both are very famous animations involving fighting scenes and a lot of action. They also speak of some moral problems and feature a group of people that eventually become close since they go through adventures with each other. Hate, hurt and also love and friendship may be found in both.