Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

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InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippou the mischievious fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both series take place in the feudal era and involve a girl from the present traveling back to that land. In Fushigi Yugi it is in a more unconventional sense (as Miaka is sucked into a magical book to become a priestess of the Konan land), while in InuYasha, Kagome travels through a well as a reincarnated priestess. Both series revolve around the supernatural and involve a group of highly entertaining characters taking on the demons of their respective worlds.

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

The two main characters of Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi are similar because they both take action without thinking. The plot of the anime is also similar, as each has a girl who is transported to another world. Both stories have romance, action, adventure and comedy; they are definitely great watches.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

In both animes, a girl is transported to a separate universe/time where she finds evil and many battles. The girls also both find love in this other universe which has its problems because the characters are from different universes (more problems in Fushigi Yugi than Inuyasha).

shadowolf shadowolf says...

InuYasha and Fushigi Yugi have very similar plots which contain a girl who finds herself in a different world and meets a boy who must protect her and who she falls in love with. Both girls must make a journey across the land and along the way gathers a group of characters with their own backstory and motivations. 

Both series are a mix of action, romance, and comedy with drama mixed throughout. If you enjoy one you are sure to enjoy the other.

chii chii says...

Both anime have girls from our time that go back to feudal times and incounter wonderful new friends that will help them get back while fighting demons, monsters, and anything else that is thrown at them. Both lead girls are very whiney and quite annoying but with just cause as who wouldn't be like that if they were sucked into a strange new world. Join all these characters on their epic adventures if you liked one you should enjoy the other.

Yvienne Yvienne says...

Inuyasha and Fushigi Yuugi both are about a girl traveling back in time or in another world. Inuyasha is about this girl named Kagome who is being chased by demons for a shard of the shikon jewel ( sacret jewel or jewel of four souls

animelover1477 animelover1477 says...

In this anime both have girls that go into a diferent era, and it happened mysterious at first, but then they fall in love with a person there. kagome with inuyasha and miaka with tomhome. Not only that but in inuysha kagome travel to the era by a well while miaka travels through a book. both anime have a plot that make them go on a ourney to find something. Miaka tries to find the seven ppl and kagome the jewl shards.wither way they are both intresting to watch but I STYLL LOVE INUYASHA MORE! but this anime is good too

marebear1234001 marebear1234001 says...

Fushigi is very similar to Inuyasha with the fact that both of the female leads get put into the past. Both female leads also fall in love with someone from the past. And it's similar because when both female leads are in trouble the one they love ends up rescuing them

seine seine says...

i recommend this anime specially for those who love anime under the genre "fantasy and adventure" both anime have plots that are the same when it comes to "time". They are both having plot from the japanese's old eras.

shasha1 shasha1 says...

Both Inuyasha and Fushigi Yugi travling to the past

and the same Age 

Adventure Fighting magic romance 

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?

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RG RG says...

Both Kyou Kara Maou! and Fushigi Yuugi tend to have an ordinary teenager enter a strange world where they end up having loyal warriors/servants at their side.

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

Both the main characters, Miaka and Yuri, are taken into another world where they are offered a very important role of helping to protect the country. Both of them have romance, comedy and action. If you like one, you're bound to like the other.

Shirono Shirono says...

Fushigi Yuugi and Kyo Kara Maoh follow the adventures of a youth who falls into another world of which they are an important figure. In FY, Miaka is a high Priestess and in KKM, Yuri is a Demon King. Both are about the protagonist journey into adulthood and growing of character as they come to navigate their new, foreign world. Both are on the comedic side with their serious moments, and feature legions of bishounen for the girls to oogle at.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

All throughout Fushigi I felt myself reminiscing back to Kyou Kara Maoh. The main character being thrust into an unknown world and into a position of power from their usual highschool setting.KKM is funny. KKM is *very* funny. This is what carries the series through, keeping you laughing all the way. FY instead has comedic moments, but also seems to confuse genres and suddenly turn very dark with a moralistic story.However, the stories are very similar and I definitely think FY fans would like KKM, although maybe not so much in the other direction. Always worth a look though ^^

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

A seemingly ordinary Japanese student gets swept away into another world, filled with beautiful scenery, magic and colorful characters to help along the way as said student is given a position of great importance and sets out to save the world. That's the story of both Kyo Kara Maoh! and Fushigi Yugi. We can forgive the overused plots devices simply because the series are both so much fun to watch. The stories are well written and properly thought out and the mix of comedy and drama is well balenced. Fans of high fantasy especially will most likely enjoy both shows (and their accompanying manga).

darkside90 darkside90 says...

While Fushigi Yugi holds more of a romantic hold as well as a female lead, it is very similar to Kyo Kara Maoh.

-The main reasons they are similar is: stranger in a new world (also they do go back and forth between worlds).

-Main character has similar character devolopment.

-Main character surrounded by loyal subjects.

-Similar vibe

Note that Fushigi is a bit more driven towards female audiance however the male audiance will also find it spectacular if given a chance. It is also more of a controlled fantasy while Kyo Kara Maoh has more fantasy-elements.

Both are animes that need to be taken with a open mind and allow the characters of the story to be flawed but unique and enjoyable.

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!

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xxshadow xxshadow says...

Both Saiunkoku and Fushigi have historical settings, even though they take place in different worlds. Both main characters are headstrong feminists who are surrounded by bishonens.

Canal Canal says...

Both FY and SM take place in a country that is similar to ancient China. The main heroines do their best to help the people of this country and they're surrounded by many handsome guys, including the emperor himself.

yukichii yukichii says...

Both stories center around a girl who can save the country. The characters and their relations are very similar. I should tell you that there are many bishounen characters in these series. The stories are very well developed as well in both. I felt like Alice in Wonderland while watching these series, so I think you'll like this anime a lot too if you liked FY.

xoSushi xoSushi says...

If you liked Saiunkoku Monogatari, then you'll like Fushigi Yugi The Mysterious Play. The settings are almost the same, and the characters are somewhat similar to each other. It's also a reverse harem, where there are lots of boys falling for one girl.

kamuriakane kamuriakane says...

The heroines in Fushigi Yugi and Saiunkoku Monogatari become more than they believe possible with the help of some very pretty bishonen men. In a fantasy world that resembles ancient China, a young girl is called upon to help save the country from destruction. In addition to the similar story, they both share many of the same top-notch seiyuu!

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Sailormoon and Fushigi Yuugi both follow the actions of a likeable, mildly gluttonous young heroine as she is faced with a destiny she can't escape. With love, death, and magic galore, each series is an emotional ride you won't forget.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yugi have the same kind of elemental/spiritual power associated with each of them. There seems to be a deeper meaning behind the series as well as an association with higher beings. The main heroines in the series are very strong willed and fight for what they believe in, although both heroines also have a whiny side to their character.

chii chii says...

Love is one special emotion. These 2 female leads will do anything for the ones they love. Especially for the man of their dreams. If you liked one you'll like the other.

bebe4styll bebe4styll says...

Friendship and hardship were never better portrayed than in these two animes, as well as sense of duty and courage. The protagonists of them, Miaka as well as Usagi resemble in a lot of ways, starting with the fact that they both simply love to eat and are both day-dreamers and ending with the inspiration and courage they give to the people around them. They experience love and pain while on their way to save the world they're in, with the help of true friends. FY and SM show amazing stories which will simply enlighten your heart.

El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

El-Hazard: The Magnificent World

Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!

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sothis sothis says...

El Hazard is another fantasy series, with far less cheese and more comedy. No cries of "Tamahome!!!" every 2.5 seconds, although, a villian character who is almost as annoying ;)

kamirura kamirura says...

Tasukete!! hehe El Hazard is another humoristic and cute love story with alot of magic and dramatic sequences. Just like Fushigi Yuugi two girls is warped to another world and has to save the kingdom from falling appart. And the way there is not that easy trust me. As they say it's easier sad than done. A series filled with fantasy and love so if you enjoyed El hazard be sure to check out Fushigi Yuugi

miaka miaka says...

If you did like Fushigi Yûgi then you should see El Hazard. both got this travel to a nother world story and two classmates fighting eatchother (FY = best friends, ELH = rivales in school too). both series is filled with magic and while the characters are traveling in the fantasy world they meet alot of new fiends that come along the way. in El Hazard there is a boy that have the main character while in Fushigi yûgi there is a girl that tarvels to this fantasy world. In fushigi Yûgi the girl comes alone to the fantasy world or have to disscover the world alone, when in El Hazard the boy comes with alot of people from school.

Prettykitty20034 Prettykitty20034 says...

These are both stories about school kids being transferred to another realm. There are a few other similarities as well, such as the cheesy humor, the warrior woman/dude entourage, and the animation style. If you really liked one, the other is worth a watch.