Hamura Shou is a young man who has been searching for his long lost younger brother named Kai since childhood. After transferring to an all-boys school, he manages to find him – but Kai denies it, and him in the process. Meanwhile, in the magical world of Winfield, the white-winged beings of the royal family have been killed and exiled, leaving the throne to its enemies. Through a series of events, the link between Earth and Winfield will be revealed – a link which will turn friends against each other, and cause tragedies to occur.
For many generations, angels have watched over the keepers of Earth, monitoring their progress, achievements, and failures. Chihaya, a positive-checker cursed with black wings, must report the good deeds of these Earthians to Eden, while Kagetsuya, his partner and a negative-checker must pay attention to man’s ill actions. What starts as simple observatory assignment leads to the heavenly duo becoming involved in a sinister operation of biomechanical proportions, which may end up destroying the Earth and all its children for good!
Earthian and Angel's Feather are remarkably similar in almost all points. Both follow the same general plot of two opposing factions of angels fighting for supremacy. More, these two OVAs involve shounen-ai overtones (perhaps more pronounced in Earthian but very clear in AF as well) that make for some of the more dramatic moments. Earthian has a more dated look while AF is visually much more modern; seen side by side these two anime provide an interesting comparison.
As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?
Mira Munakata is a typical high school freshman; he goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has sex with his father. Ok, maybe not so typical. With the affections (and advances) of everyone from childhood friends to senior classmates, Mira has a wide selection of prospects to choose from; but the only one he really wants is his loving (literally) father Kousuke. So, when Kousuke stays out late and is rumored to be married to his beautiful co worker, what’s a boy to do but cry?
Shounen-ai with incest undertones is at the heart of these series. Angel's Feather and Papa to Kiss in the Dark differ considerably in terms of plot, as AF's deals with supernatural confrontations while Papa is almost pure yaoi for the sake of being so. Yet the shounen-ai content and incest (made extremely obvious and almost graphic in Papa, more subdued in AF) draw these two titles together.
Once, male angels known as the saint beasts protected both heaven and earth. Two rebelled and were cast down; now only four remain to fight heaven's new enemy. With the goddess on their side, and the powers of the dragon's sword, the turtle's shield, the phoenix's dart and the tiger's armor, the saint beasts appear invincible. But the goddess asks much more of them than vanquishing their enemies. Not only must they protect humans and guardian angels, rein in wandering angels and cook tasty meals, but in the final battle, they must also face those whom they hold most dear.
If you fancy a fix of angelic bishies and want a story of conflict, then both Saint Beast and Angel's Feather may be to your liking, but don't expect resolution from either or you'll be disappointed.
Having recovered from a mysterious accident that caused him to suffer amnesia, Hashiba Sora is just starting to get his life back together. On the road to recovery, his steady progress is interrupted when he acquires a new roommate (who supposedly is his childhood friend), Fujimori Sunao. Their relationship becomes even more complicated with the appearance of Ran, an alternate personality inhabiting the same body as Sunao! Faced with the shadows of his past, can Sora regain his lost memories and make sense of what is happening around him?
The best part about both of these series is that while on the outside they look like the run-of-the-mill BL story, in reality, there's plenty more that's going on. If you're looking for something to watch with plot and a couple of steamy scenes ;D then these are definitley worth checking out!