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With their greatest enemy defeated and peace seemingly restored, Inuyasha and his friends each go their separate ways continue on with their lives. But when a full moon keeps rising night after night, our heroes know something new is amiss in the land -- a threat caused by a demon of immense power. Named Kaguya, this powerful foe plans to shroud the world in eternal darkness! And thus, Inuyasha, Kagome, Miroku, Sango and Shippo must unite once more to put a stop to Kaguya's evil plans, to once more attain peace and keep the sun shining...
In the second movie of InuYasha there is a priestess of the mirrors that InuYasha and the gang have to defeat by gathering items; while in Fushigi Yugi, the main heroine in the story is the priestess of Konan who tries to protect the land she is in. Both comedic groups of people have to deal with mystical powers and unexpected interferences in the feudal era.
If you liked watching Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play and seeing Miaka the heroine become the Priestess of Suzaku, you may wish to check out the Inuyasha: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass movie.
With her circle of Celestial Warrior friends, she travels an alternate miracle land where her friend Yui becomes the Priestess of Seiryu, her rival and enemy. Miaka must save the land from being conquered by Yui and her minions.
Inuyasha movie has a similar flavor and theme: Inuyasha and his circle of faithful friends band together in an alternate world of magic to fight powerful demons and overcome obstacles to destroy the mirror realm of evil Kaguya.
If you liked Fushigi Yugi, you should also check out Inuyasha movie.
When Tamaki is attacked by creatures believed only to exist in myths, she's rescued by a young man who is not only part demon but also her future classmate! Moreover, he is part of a group of protectors that Tamaki will need if she is going to fulfill her destiny as a Tamayori princess--a destiny no one told her about! To add to the chaos, Tamaki is fresh meat at a new high school and has to learn to deal with some very, very old school problems in Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga!
Both animes involve a princess with destined gaurdians. Both princess are pretty much useless but play the major support role while the guardians fight. The storylines are different but if you like one you'd like the other.
These anime have key elements in common:
1. Both based upon a central female character who is thrust into a bizarre and unfamiliar position due to supernatual forces. Both must shoulder the burden of a serious supernatural threat and attempt to solve a vast issue
2. Both are surrounded by combat-focused characters (mainly men) who strive to protect her - even if they pretend not to get along with her
3. Both females possess a gentle nature which faces hardships and tests beyond any normal person
4. Both end up cultivating romantic feelings in those around them least likely to have them
In an ancient time of swords and sorcery,the struggle to rule the cursed land of Lodoss rages on, spilling the blood of monsters and men. With the threat of dragons and dark powers hellbent on destroying it, the only hope for Lodoss is a young swordsman named Parn and his comrades. Armed with determinination and sheer strength, the band of friends must join the forces of kings and elves to overcome the dark sorcerer Ashram and his mistress Pirotess, as the ultimate battle of good versus evil begins!
Both series have the typical roleplaying characteristics: A bunch of people get together to go on a quest. Each person has different abilities, magic, in RoLW even different races such as dwarf or elf. Of course in Fushigi Yuugi the love between Tamahome and Miaka is unique and in the foreground wheras in RoLW its more of a classic roleplay party where its most important to save the island Lodoss. Still if you like fantasy and roleplaying RoLW is what you want to watch. Also I also suggest Star Ocean Ex as similar series (roleplaying characteristics) - wasnt in the list unfortunately.
In the present, Japan is under assault by murderous creatures known as Aragami whose origin and purpose remain unknown. The fate of Japan and the world itself lies with one young woman named Momiji who bears the burden of the Kushinada -- the one who must be sacrificed to silence the Aragami forever. With the help of Mamoru Kusanagi (a human and Aragami hybrid), and an agency filled with firepower-toting bodyguards, Momiji must use her Aragami-sensing powers to help save mankind; but will she ultimately have to lose her own life to save the lives of so many others?
If you liked the main character from one of the series watch the other. Miaka and Momiji have a lot in common - similar personalities, they fall in love with their protectors, and they have an important mission to complete. Both series are definitely worth watching.
Taking place after the second Magnificent World OVA, Mr. Fujisawa has finally married Miz, who has retired her position as Priestess of Water. In her stead, a young woman named Qawuul is brought in as the priestess, and in the tradition of the El Hazard series, falls for Makoto. However, the calm is yet again broken as the gang is transported into yet another alternate world by a mysterious man named Arjah, where new trials and mishaps as well as a new adventure awaits.