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.
Azusa was a normal high school student, until she was sucked down a well into a fantasy world full of monsters, demons, and surprises. Dubbed the priestess of the land of Kyou, she found herself joined by the Hachiyou, a group of people with magical powers, dedicated to protecting the priestess and the land. But all does not bode well for Azusa, as the demon Akuram wishes to claim her power for evil purposes. In addition, a malicious spirit is ravaging the townspeople, stealing their life energy! A day's work is never done for the priestess and her companions, it seems.
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?
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.
Naraku has completely tainted the Shikon jewel, and with only a few shards left to claim, he’ll soon be invincible. Inuyasha, Kagome and the rest of their companions are the only ones who stand in the man’s way, and he’ll stop at nothing to see their demise. But the motley crew of heroes has their own personal hurdles to overcome on the way to victory, such as Kagome settling her rivalry with Kikyo, Sango coming to terms with her living corpse of a brother, Miroku’s impending demise from his ever-widening wind tunnel, and Inuyasha’s quest to discover the true purpose of the two swords left to he and his brother, Sesshomaru. One thing’s for sure, the gang’s struggles will only make them stronger as they prepare for the biggest battle in the history of feudal Japan!
Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!
Maybe not so obvious, but in my opinion, both of them have same theme about girl, that ends up in a "world" she doesn't know a thing about and she needs to get a grip of everything before something or someone will kill her :D Also Tomoe and Tamahome...they are similar too, hot and hero-ish ;) and... they have some personality problems :D