Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Maihitoyo~

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Maihitoyo~

Akane wonders if she really belongs in the land of Kyou when there is so little she can do to protect the city she loves like her friends and guardians, the Hachiyou, do. A chance encounter in the rain with a nameless man leads Akane on a search for the past he has forgotten, a past mysteriously tied to the cursed Sairyou dance, a dance said to kill any who attempt it. But there is much more to the kind man than Akane can imagine. As she begins to care for the lost stranger, Akane’s friends worry that she cannot summon her true strength to seal a spirit that haunts Kyou. Will Akane be able to unlock the power within her to finally bring peace to Kyou and to the man she grows to love?

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Estuko Estuko says...

These two anime's will move your heart in ways you don't expect. If you liked one of them because of the intense emotions displayed in it, you will love the other equally much.

Kanon (2006)

Kanon (2006)

It's been seven years since Yuuichi Aizawa returned to the city he once lived in as a child. Though many things happened to Yuuichi in his past, he can only remember bits and pieces. His parents left Yuuichi in the care of Akiko once again, and this time, he will attend the same school as his cousin Nayuki. Many different girls appear before him, and some of them seem to know him from his past. Yuuichi must now recover his memories of the dark secrets that he erased from his heart, before he loses his precious ones.

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Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both these shows are about love. Also both are about people being thrown into different situations they are not used to.

Tale of Genji

Tale of Genji

Hikaru Genji is a son of the emperor, born on the wrong side of the sheets. A commoner at birth, he works as a retainer for his father. Though his good looks ensure him the attention of the ladies of the court, the love of his life happens to be his father's wife; and that's where things become a little more complicated. Forced to seek love elsewhere, he leaves no stone unturned; but can he ever find what he truly wants?

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Saphiro01 Saphiro01 says...

Fushigi Yugi and Genji no Monogatari (The Myserious Play and Tale of Genji respectively) have some interesting paralells that may or may not be complete coincidense. Genji being a tragic character in some respects and a hero in others can paralel the classical elements in Fushigi Yugi as well as the romantic aspect of both in the history and the relationships of the characters. While Fushigi Yugi can be accused of being a reverse harem show with a lot of comedy, Tale of Genji gives a direct practical and visceral example of what that kind of behavior was really like 1000 years ago. Tale of Genji is a much slower pacing by comparison to Fushigi Yugi and Fushigi Yugi takes place in Imperial China rather than Japan supposedly, however both are close enough to not be able to ignore the similarities. That and Hotohori's character in Fushigi Yugi could even be the equivalent of a lampoon of Genji. I enjoyed both overall.

Rurouni Kenshin

Rurouni Kenshin

In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?

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theorangeeggplant theorangeeggplant says...

rurouni kenshin and fushigi yuugi both have a somewhat similar plot seeing as they both take place in a not yet modernised setting and they both have some good looking guys beating the shit out of 'bad' guys. secondly they both brought about a very similar atmosphere their light heartedness mixed with a good story and a dab of romance (although i will admit fushigi yuugi does have a bit more than a 'dab")

Hana Yori Dango

Hana Yori Dango

The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?

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Kio Kio says...

The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright.