Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
Elfen Lied and Basilisk are both pretty gory in the sense that the artists show the kills in great detail. Both stories are pretty dark in the sense that the main characters are driven into the need to kill.
While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.
Allow me to state first that in my opinion these two Animes are among the BEST in terms of producing a coherent romance story among the animes I have watched.
The sentimentalism between both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk contains an engrossing, heart-wrenching tale at multiple aspects, whether you choose to characterize them by feelings of betrayal, emptiness following the death of a loved one, or even the uncertainty of the upcoming journey, these two animes are series you could consider as those classics you read as a high school student in AP English.
First off, allow me to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the similarities between the two animes.
As an art style, both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk do something excellent in terms of character development. And although Basilisk's characters are done in a somewhat more... "rushed" manner, you can still see a full kaleidoscope of characters, painted in a manner that utilizes subtle symbolism consistently.
The storyline: both are adventures that contain many twist and turns in just about every step along the way. The only reason you'd find one incompatible with the other is in the depressing and more mature tone of Basilisk. Even though this is the case, Fushigi Yugi also has its fair share of tears.
Both series contain magical aspects in regards to the abilities of the characters, and although Basilisk is set in a more realistic setting of 1614 Japan, both animes contain a vivid world that comes to life, though less in Basilisk in comparison to Fushigi Yugi.
In present day England, a war is being fought. The average citizen does not notice, but vampires are running rampant among the populace, and it's up to the Hellsing organization to contain the bloodsucker threat, using even their own weapons against them. Alucard, a vampire himself, is the best agent the organization has to offer, answering only to Integra Hellsing herself. No one knows much about this mysterious figure fighting against the occult, but things starts to change after he “recruits” a new agent to the establishment...
While the topics of Hellsing and Basilisk are ultimately very different (vampires and humans versus vampires, as opposed to ninja clan versus rival ninja clan, respectively), the dark tone and pervasive violence make them quite similar. Both delve into the darkness and grotesqueries of "human" nature, so to speak, and thus I would not label the often extreme amount of violence gratuitous; I believe it serves its purpose well.
Granted, Basilisk does have the Romeo and Juliet style romance as an undertone, but it does not, in my opinion, dominate the story. Countering that, Hellsing has practically no romance, and even less of a plot. But I'm not about to knock either show for this; I truly believe they serve their purposes well, as I said.
So, if it's a dark, action-filled anime your after, give either show a try.
The time for the secret Yorkshire auction is near, and Kurapika's plans of revenge are at hand. By night, Gon, Killua, and Leorio must fight alongside him to protect the auction pieces and defeat the Spiders. By day, Gon and Killua must raise money for their ultra rare copy of Greed Island, a game designed only for hunters. Will conflicting motives ruin their chances to protect the auction?
Despite being very different at first sight, both are anime that have characters with powerful abilities and emphasize the story. The characters' motives might be different, but the stories' consequences are very alike. Both Basilisk and the HxH OVA have a story involving a group who must survive, and fun tactical games.
In the wake of a rebellion that shook Japan twenty years prior, Togame Hida, general director and strategist for the army, seeks to obtain the 12 "deviant blades" created by master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki to help add stability and security to the Bakufu government. To aid in this endeavor, she looks to enlist the help of Yasuri Mutsune, head of the Kyotou-ryu school and hero of the rebellion. But when she arrives on the island where he lives in exile, she finds him dead, succeeded by his skilled yet slightly daft son Shichika. Undeterred, the two set off from the island in search of the swords armed only with Togami's sharp strategic mind and Shichika's powerful, swordless Kyotou-ryu.