Yakumo was just a normal boy... until he died in a tragic accident. Now, resurrected by the last of a race of powerful creatures, he has become her Wu, an immortal servant. Together, they must battle against Benares, the all-powerful Wu of the dark lord Shiva. What dark secrets from Pai's past will this battle unearth?
Although 3x3 Eyes is arguably a lot more serious than Index, both series focus on the adventures of an unwilling, super-powered boy who has become inextricably linked with a cute and clumsy magic-using girl. Sadly, 3 x 3 Eyes never got made into a full length series, but the two OVAs are a good showcase of the violent, magic filled action the series is known for, and would appeal to Index fans looking to get into older anime, or something a bit less moe.
On the flip side, Index is a perfect gateway into newer shows for those who find it a little difficult to sift through the fanservice and find something which they really enjoy, balancing the cutesy stuff with better action sequences than many shounen titles.
In the streets of Tokyo, demons run rampant, silently killing and possessing innocent citizens against their will. Meanwhile, in one local high school, the once ridiculed computer loving Akito Kobayashi has returned, armed with the knowledge to summon the greatest demon of them all, Ose, to destroy all of humankind. Along with Takehiko Kuki and Marika Kusaka, spiritual ninjas that have spanned centuries protecting the gods, one man must fight to stop the evil god from resurrecting, before it's too late...
Thousands of years in the future, the world is overrun by demons and vampire lords. Doris, a young girl, has become the target of the great vampire lord Count Magnus Lee, who wants her as his plaything. After being bitten by the Count, she seeks the help of D, an elite vampire hunter, who decides he must venture out to slay the Count and his demon underlings to save this girl in despair.
Both of these anime feature main characters that are not quite human, in 3x3 eyes Pai is a demon and in Vampire Hunter D, D is a half breed vampire/human. Both of these anime also have these main characters fighting various other monsters and evils they come across. The settings may be vastly different between these two, but overall the feel seems very similar in terms of a "horror" atmosphere even though neither of these anime are really a scary experience.
As a spiritualist, Himiko investigates events of the strange and paranormal. While dealing with an exorcism of a child, she encounters Miyu, a child-like vampire who sends stray Shinma, demons, into the night. The Vampire Princess Miyu OVAs follow Himiko as she tries to track down Miyu and discover her secrets... but does she have other motives?
These two supernatural OVAs are short, but what they lack in length they make up for in story. 3x3 Eyes seems to go along at a faster pace, but both of these shows are similar in themes and their way of combining the everyday with the supernatural. Fans of one would find the other just as appealing.
Yonna and her big brother Stan are outcasts - magic users who’ve been shunned by their village and now live a solitary life in a faraway fortress. But the pair’s idyllic, safe existence is threatened when the Imperial Government garners an interest in their powers, sending agents to try to capture them by any means necessary. Now, one such agent named Galda arrives at the castle eager to complete his mission, but it won’t be easy with Stan, and another fellow agent named Piggott, standing in his way...
A girl with mystical powers, a young boy on a mission to help and save her. 3 x 3 eyes may look dated now, especially compared to the superb animation featured in Hanare Toride, but the real enjoyment of these two shows comes from the storyline.
Fans of a good fantasy romp are sure to enjoy both of these shows.