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Dantalian no Shoka

Alt titles: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian

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Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime OVA 2012 TBD

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Dantalian no Shoka (Light Novel) 2008 TBD
Dantalian no Shoka 2010 TBD
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Sumie KINOSHITA Character Design
Yutaka UEMURA Director
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Dantalian no Shoka SilverSNK 7.5/10 Mar 31, 2014
The Mystic Archives of Dantalian SilverSNK 7.5/10 Mar 31, 2014
Dantalian no Shoka nasreen10 6.5/10 May 26, 2012
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In the early 20th century, Kazuya transfers to a prestigious academy as part of an exchange program between Japan and Saubure, a small European country. But while Kazuya would love to make friends and have a typical school life, the boy is shunned by his ghost story-loving peers who believe that he's a "Black Reaper" to be feared. Things change one day when Kazuya wanders to the top of the library and discovers a lush botanical garden, and a beautiful, small, blonde-haired girl named Victorique who rarely leaves the building and is fascinated by unsolved mysteries. Together, the two develop a budding friendship and take on many chilling and dangerous cases that even the famous local detective Grevil can't solve.

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Both series have a similar format, with a guy finding an intelligent girl in a library, and then they solve mysteries together. In Gosick, the case looks like it has a supernatural answer and it is just a lot of tricks, when in Dantalian no Shoka, it loks like a normal murder but it is supernatural. In other words, Dantalian no Shoka is like a supernatural version of Gosick.


I think Dantalian no Shoka and Gosick are similar in more then one way.For example, the characters, the girls are both very smart, they're both bookworms too, and they look like dolls. The guys are the overprotective-type, the type that would sacrifice himself for the safety of the girl.

For short, if you like/liked one I'm sure you'll like the other.


Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka have a very similar feel to them. They are both set in Europe, and the male lead finds their companion in a similar fashion. The female leads both are bookworms and possess a lot of knowledge. Dantalian no Shoka is more supernatural-based than Gosick but if you like one you'd definitely like the other.


Gosick and Dantalian no shoka are really similair because of the girls the both love books, all kind of sweets and mysteries to solve. Both have boys who protect them. And are jelous of a the best girlfriend of the boys. If you loved gosickyou will love Dantalian no shoka and vice versa.


There's a lot of similarites between these two shows. Setting-wise, both feature a guy that's the 'Watson' of the pair, and a mysterious and bibliophiliac waif of a girl dressed in gothic dresses and the setting is early 20th century Europe, albeit in different countries. Thematically, they are both mainly about mysteries, though of different kinds. To top it all off, they have very similar styles of animation and character designs.


If you liked either, you should check out the other. I find that they complement each other pretty well.


When you watch Dantalian no Shoka, you immediately think of Gosick, or vice versa depending on which you've seen first. Both of these anime are about genius detective girls who like to read books, eat sweets, and wear gothic lolita outfits full time. There is also an overly kind male lead who spends his time with her. They both take place in Europe in the past. Both anime also deal with murder mysteries.


Both series are quite similar. They're about a guy who meets a girl in a library and they start solving mysteries together. Even the main characters resemble one another. Both Victorique (Gosick) and Dalian (Dantalian no Shoka) love reading books, are tsunderes, act like babies and really like sweets. Dantalian is more supernatural though. If you liked one you'll surely like the other too.


From the beggining the likeness of these 2 series is quite striking- whilst Dantalian no Shoka is slightly more super natural, I can summarise the storyline of both in 3 bullet points; BOY meets GIRL, GIRL likes books, BOY and GIRL solve mysterious mysteries. If you like either of these animes, I hereby entice you to watch the other: DO IT!


Both anime are quite similar because they feature a loli tsundere who loves reading and solve mysteries along with a male partner who protects her, and both of them are set in Europe. The main difference between Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka is that the mysteries in Dantalian no Shoka are more supernatural while in Gosick is just a normal mystery. Anyway, if you like one you'll like the other one too.


These series each follow an extremely smart loli and her partner around as they try to solve various mysteries with a touch of supernatural (well, a lot of supernatural in Dantalian). The lead females both also love books and sweets. Finally, each story takes place near WW2. If these things excite you, consider watching the other.


Both Anime's have similar animation styles, and similar character types.

Both are set in a victorian era, with a small enigma of a girl and a boy/man that stumbles upon her. Both animes solve mysteries. 

Although gosick does have a slightly supernatural element to it, Dantalian has more.


The two shows share a lot of similarities from the style of story telling, to the characters, and overall intrigue of an original story. It is undeniably easy to tranistion from watching one to the other. Both stories have a way of pulling your curiosity deeper and deeper, both which have an unsympathetic style of explaining parts as the viewer desires, instead holding itself until the opportune moment. 


Well, as others have said, there are many similarities between these two anime.  In both Gosick and Dantalian no Shoka, the plot revolves around a young man who finds an analytical, bookworm of a girl in a library.  In both of these anime, the pair combine to solve various mysteries that pop up.  Dantalian no Shoka has more of a supernatural feel to it, but never the less, if you liked one, you should try the other.


Both of the series share a similar setting where the protagonist meets a girl in a library. The storyline is also quite similar in that the protagonist ends up protecting her from the big bad.


Both series feature a victorian era couple solving crimes/murders. Both feature a head strong girl who learns to trust and form a strong friendship with an adventurous slightly less head strong boy. Both stories feature beautiful scenery, great mysteries, and fantastic characters.


The plot for both of these is strikingly similar - the newly arrived main character meets a girl who seems to know everything there is to know and spend their time reading, and eventually form a bond while solving mysteries with said girl. They also take place in a similar time period; shortly after the end of the First World War.

There are so few dissimilarities that transitioning from one to the other is easily done!  

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Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it.  Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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Both these title feature heavy european influences which is  visually pleasing. Not surpisinlgy both protaganists have blonde hair. They seem to incorporate a lot of supernatural elements.  If you like one you should check out the other.


These series each have a pair working together in Europe mixing together mystery and the supernatural. Working as a close pair chosen in another world, these pairs use wit and supernatural powers in order to try to find the truth.


both have very european themes, bossy female characters, great story lines, and especially great music/soundtracks (OST, character themes).  Please check out.


European flair, supernatural occurences, all with a good dash of mystery mixed in?  The previous sentence describes both Dantalian no Shoka and Pandora Hearts.  If you liked one, the other is sure to please you as well.


The story takes place in europe in both, they are fantasy action and mystery, the main character of the story with blond hair from prestigious family both optimistic personality, meets a lonely girl who turns out to be some kind of contractor, Alice has long dark hair as dalian, both has a huge appetite,both girls says what they thinks without regard to the consequences.



In post-war Japan, the nation remains unsettled and crime is as big a problem as ever. Despite his sharp mind and keen deductions, "Defeated Detective" Shinjurou Yuuki frequently loses out to his rival, Rinroku Kaishou, whose information network has previously aided many police investigations. However, in spite of his poor reputation, Shinjurou continues to work on every case he's recruited to with his mysterious assistant Inga. With Inga's power to transform into a being capable of forcing any person to truthfully answer one question put to them, the pair uses everything at their disposal to get to the bottom of each crime and reveal the true culprit – even if the reality of who solved the case never reaches the public...

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Both these series involve mystery and supernatural aspects. The main character solves a different mystery about every episode with the aid of a supernatural partner, who tends to serve as an ace up the sleve for apprehending the suspects in the end. Un-Go is more focused on the mysteries, though, while Dantalian no Shoka is more about the supernatural.


Both of these anime are about mysteries and a pair who go around solving them. In Dantalian no Shoka there is Huey and Dalian, and in Un-Go there is Yuuki and Inga. :)


These series each focus around a set of mysteries that slowly begin to tie into one another. Furthermore, the main character in each is assisted by someone of a supernatural variety. If you like mixing the supernatural and mystery, these work well together.


Un-Go and Dantalian no Shoka are both series focusing on mystery.  In each, the main character is assisted by a sidekick with unusual powers.  So they don't go about solving the mystery in a conventional, straightfoward manner, but with the help of said abilities.  If you liked Un-Go, be sure to check out DnS (and vice versa).

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26 years ago, something terrible happened in a middle school’s third year classroom. A popular, talented student named Misaki suddenly died, and the ramifications of that incident have caused each third year class since then to live in fear. It is now 1998, and Kouchi Sakakibara has just transferred into the notorious classroom, curious about the mysterious secret that his peers are hiding from him. He’s drawn to one enigmatic girl named Mei Misaki, a quiet student who wears an eye patch and warns him about getting involved with her, and continues to seek her out against the pleas of his classmates. And that’s when people begin to violently die...

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Both Dantalian no Shoka and Another showcase a creepy supernatural plotline with a mysterious little girl as a main character. They also have aspects of a mystery-type show, though Another focuses on mystery much more than Dantalian no Shoka, whose episodic episodes are more about the supernatural. Dantalian no Shoka's characters and overall mood is much livelier and more quirky, adding to the uniqueness of each episode, while Another's is more subdued, adding to its suspense and creepiness.

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Demonbane TV

Demonbane TV

When poor detective Kuro Daijuuji accepted his first well-paying job, he had no idea what he was getting himself into! The request: to find a magical grimoire for Ruri Hado of the Hado Financial Group. After searching all of the bookstores and antique shops in Arkham City and finding nothing, Kuro is just about to give up when a grimoire happens to fall out of the sky and land on top of him... in the form of a young girl! Her name is Al Azif; and she is being chased by the Black Lodge, a group of evil mages. The two find themselves surrounded, and in order to survive Kuro is forced to enter a contract with Al and become the pilot of the Deus Machina Demonbane.


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Both are about mythological acient books and its "keeper". Also, both of them have a peculiar gothic lolita as protagonist (who seems to have more to say than she really says) with a young boy human beside who contract her without knowing it all.

Anyway, Demonbane is a bit more comedic and with more fanservices hints, while Dantalian is more serious and literallic episodic.

If you enjoyed the powers of Demonbane, for sure you will take a like on Dantalian no Shoka. And if you liked the relationship between the stars, you will like Demonbae too.