Angel Sanctuary

Alt titles: Tenshi Kinryoku

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X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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Reasons you might like X TV...

Lethann Lethann says...

If you like the artwork of Angel Sanctuary, you'll love the artwork for X. Also, it's another series dealing with angels and celestical happenings.

sothis sothis says...

I can't think of any other combination which would be similar, than X TV and Angel Sanctuary. The facts: Both have basically the same animation style... beautiful characters, beauty even in the violence/blood; tragedy, especially in the realm of love; a distinct good vs evil theme; angels. All in all, if you liked X TV or Angel Sanctuary, you are *sure* to like the other.

kamirura kamirura says...

X TV absolutely got the same dark feeling to it as Angel Sanctuary and both got the story of the angels of earth and heaven. I would call Angel Santuary an another story about X TV cause they really are alike and both are really good. X TV can be abit less serious sometimes though and it's also alot deeper than Angel Sanctuary. But I guess that's because it's quite longer too ;)

miaka miaka says...

If you did like Angel Sancturay you should love X TV. they have the same srious style and the characters are great drawed. if you should compare the stories they are not much like exept that both the main characters got a hevy fait lying on there sholders. both series got swordfights and big, butifull wings spredding of from the characters.

Ketsuron Ketsuron says...

Angels and Dragons, supernatural being which fight either to save or to change the world. If you like the style and mood of one of them you will also the other one.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

A great show which also features angels, a story with a touble boy as a main character destined to save the world. Not as short though and thus better.

sublime sublime says...

Angels, romance and a dark and brooding mood make Angel Sanctuary and X Tv compelling watches. Love one, you'll love the other no doubt about it.

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Both Angel Sanctuary and X TV are about a young male who is trapped by fate and is forced to play the key role in deciding the future of present day Earth. Also both include lots of action scenes. Setsuna and Kamui must deal with the difficult decisions thrust upon them, mainly by following their own selfish desires and sticking to the path they chose against all the heartache that comes with it.

chamomille chamomille says...

Both series are about neverending fight between good and evil, about love and friendship. The main character in both series has to realize his supernatural forces to be able to fight and save the closest persons. However, Angel Sanctuary is too short and therefore not so developed as X TV.

Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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kamirura kamirura says...

Ayashi No Ceres really reminds me of Angel Sanctuary, which has the same lovely animation style, and also the same serious love story. I would call those two series twins, but they aren't made by the same people at all. The story in Angel Sanctuary is a bit more bloody and serious than the one in Ayashi no Ceres, but they really are alike. You better watch this if you enjoyed watching Angel Sanctuary!

NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Fate has cruel intentions on the lives of the characters in Angel Sanctuary and Ayashi no Ceres. If you enjoy tragic stories with beautiful visuals, both of these anime were made for you. See how star-crossed lovers cope with the obstacles set before them and be ready to cry :'(

aldat aldat says...

I'm not really sure if I should recommend these two series together as I, to be honest, loved Ceres but didn't much care for Angel Sanctuary. Still they are similar in many ways and my dislike might only be because of the stronger incest theme of Angel Sanctuary. The animation of these animes resembles each other, also the setting of mystery, magic and love in the ordinary today's Japan. Both animes are greatly stories of fighting against one's destiny.

sothis sothis says...

It's difficult to explain why I think these two series are similar. Both are very tragic, dark, and violent. In addition, both are centered around love. If you were angry at the short length of Angel Sanctuary, you'll surely like the longer length of Ayashi no Ceres, or vice versa if you dislike long series. Both also have somewhat of an incestual quality to them, but tastefully done.

chamomille chamomille says...

What is similar about both series is the idea of incest love (although Ayashi no ceres has its carmical explanation of it), and the idea of supernatural being co-existing inside the main characters. Both series deal with the power of love (=the power to overcome all difficulties) and friendship. Ayashi contains very bloody scenes, but Angel Sanctuary sometimes doesn't avoid them either. I think I you liked one, you would surely like the other.

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Well to start of obviously the theme of angels is present in both these anime. Both Aya in Ayahsi and Setsuna in AS are born as the reincarnations of a vengeful angel. As both try to come to terms with this startling revelation the world around them falls apart. Both animes also spend time focusing on the love between the protagonists as well, with that relationship being the driving plot from which many sub plots and intrigacy is woven.

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Ayashi no Ceres has a story that's twice as original and also has the benefit of being complete. However, they both are very similar in what they try to accomplish - some tragic destiny involving angels, a bit of incest, and a human teenager caught in the supernatural turmoil. Ayashi no Ceres' animation also makes it feel similar to Angel Sanctuary - if you liked AS, then Ayashi no Ceres is definitely worth a go.

Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru

Yori Yuki has loved his twin sister ever since he can remember. While his parents brushed it off as a child’s fantasy, he always knew it was true love; but because it is incest, taboo, a forbidden love, he did his best to eliminate those feelings. 15 years have gone by and his feelings never wavered; in fact, they have grown stronger. He’s watched his sister Iku grow up and become a beautiful woman, and now, he can no longer contain his feelings – Yori confesses. Yet even if Iku reciprocates his feelings, that doesn’t change the fact that they’re brother and sister. Can forbidden love last?

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caitlin caitlin says...

Both Angel Sanctuary and Boku wa Imouto ni Koi wo Suru deal with the central idea of a forbidden love - more specifically the protagonist's incestuous love for his younger sister. If you enjoyed one's look on forbidden love, you should definitely check out the other.

Estuko Estuko says...

These series both grip your heart in ways you do't really expect... Every human has a secret desire to know more about taboos and we all somehow love to break the rules, so if you are one of those people who just can't stop yourself, who want to know more, this is another show for you!

chamomille chamomille says...

Both anime deal with the idea of incest love. The main characters have to put up with their feelings and with the society's attitude to love between brother and sister.If you liked one because of this matter, you would surely like the other.

EmpressMadara EmpressMadara says...

Brother loves sister, and she aswers his feelings back. It's similar storyline and nice to watch.

Please Save My Earth

Please Save My Earth

Remnants of a past life on the moon swirl in Alice's dreams after she overhears two of her classmates talking about mutual dreams they are having. Banding together, they set out in search of others who share these dreams, and for answers. All the while the pressing question is, do these memories of a past life determine the course of the present?

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Angel Sanctuary and Please Save My Earth both feature a story that spans generations as it effects the characters in past and present. Featuring some pretty fantastic character designs and strong romantic themes, both of these short series are endearing and enigmatic.

sothis sothis says...

Please Save my Earth and Angel Sanctuary both have a dark overtone with fears and tragedy involving the end of the world, and young lovers. Both are also short watches.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Thematically Angel Sanctuary and Please Save My Earth might not be very akin but both manage to combine reincarnations and star-crossed lovers with a supernatural driven plot in which the protagonists have superhuman abilities. AS has a greater narrative coherence although it feels incomplete while PSME becomes mostly lyrical in its conclusion.

Voices of a Distant Star

Voices of a Distant Star

Nagamine is a young high school student who lives a fairly typical teenage life: hanging out with friends, attending class, and falling in love with a wonderful boy. But when she enlists in the galactic army, who is desperate for candidates to fight an alien war, she finds herself drifting farther away from her first love, Noboru. In the depths of space, where a simple email takes eight years to be delivered, will their love truly flourish, or simply fade away?

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Reasons you might like Voices of a Distant Star...

sothis sothis says...

While Hoshi no Koe does not share similar good vs evil elements, or even a similar animation style, it very accurately portrays the tragedy and heartbreak of love that was found in Angel Sanctuary. Short, sweet, and to the point: love hurts.

caitlin caitlin says...

Although very different, both Voices of a Distant Star and Angel Sanctuary have beautiful animation, a heartbreaking story, and one common theme: tragic, doomed love.