Ghost Hound

Alt titles: Shinreigari Ghost Hound

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Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

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Brittney Brittney says...

Both Ghost Hound and Hell Girl are by the same animator. The animation is similar, as is the general feeling of the unseen. There's a stillness in both that tells a story in itself. The plots, animation and characters are complicated and deep.

LittlefootRoseRocker LittlefootRoseRocker says...

They both involve big eyes and ghost stuff....they remind me of the same kind of atmosphere too!

xxxHOLiC Kei

xxxHOLiC Kei

Watanuki, who is able to see the spirit world, continues to work for Yuuko at her special shop, in which anything a person desires can be theirs – for a price. Under her subtle influence, Watanuki is becoming more able to accept the burden of attracting the attention of various spirits and other worldly being; but now, he must truly understand just how NOT simple the world really is. Seeing the truth of his muddled friendships with Doumeki and Himawari will merely be the beginning; finding his own place in the world will be the goal.

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henki8 henki8 says...

These two animes are fairly simialr when they come to what kind of spirits or ghost the characters are dealing with. The humor is also alike, in the way the characters is often bothered by spirits. But while Ghost Hound is more about mystic,the human mind and horror when it comes down to it, xxxHOLIC Kei looks at the spirit wold with a lighter and more humorus view. But in the end they are both about the troubles the spirit world can cause in your daily life

LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

Both Ghost Hound and xxxHOLiC Kei are animes that revolve around the spirit world and characters that are affected by it.

Though xxxHOLiC contains more humor than in Ghost Hound they are both very entertaining.

Also, as a added bonus, for those of you who are of fan of Jun Fukuyama, he is in both of these animes. He plays Watanuki in xxxHOLiC and plays Masayuki in Ghost Hound.

XXXHOLiC

XXXHOLiC

Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!

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Foxfire Foxfire says...

The sense of mystery and supernatural content in both of these series are a bit similar.  While Holic is more episodic, Ghost Hound deals with one central story line.  Both have very unique art styles but were handled by the same art studio (I.G).  Voice acting and writing in both are top notch.  If you liked one you're almost certain to like the other.

hyperactve hyperactve says...

XXXHolic and Ghost Hound have a lot of things in common. Both story is related to spirits and what effects they have on people.

Ghost Hound describes a story of some kids who experience  O.B.E.'s on a regular basis. This kids think that they visit Hidden Realm and thus they see those spirits. And through these O.B.E.s a plot eventually grow. The main characters have somekind of disappointing past too.

Whereas, in XXXHolic; it's Watanuki who is cursed with the ability to see spirits. He eventually ends up working for Yuuko an witch in order to dispel the curse. And that begins a adventure. Although its more episodic.

There is a crucial element that separates these two series is that, in Ghost Hound writers tried to explain some of the phenomenas through science while XXXHolic totally avoided it.

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Neon Genesis Evangelion

In the future, a devastating event known as Second Impact has destroyed Tokyo as we know it, giving rise to Tokyo III - a city under siege by mysterious lifeforms known only as Angels. Mankind's only line of defense are the Evangelions, a set man-made machines piloted by a trio of fourteen year-old teenagers, Rei, Shinji, and Asuka. The fate of Japan and the entire world now lie with these three children, though they might not have the power to save the most important thing of all: each other.

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Caraniel Caraniel says...

Both Ghost Hound and Eva concern themselves with exploring the psychological side of life. Both shows take a look at the psyches of damaged individuals. In Eva it was a thread in the larger plot, while in Ghost Hound this exploration is the plot. Due to the psychological aspects and twisting plots of both shows it is likely fans of either one will like the other as well.

Boogiepop Phantom

Boogiepop Phantom

Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...

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ahuman ahuman says...

Dimly remembered nightmares, eerie occurrences, and a sense of something sinister happening that you're never quite let in on; though Ghost Hound is still airing, it looks as if it's got ample-enough mind candy to keep you thinking until the very end, as well as a few chills to keep you occupied - just like Boogiepop Phantom.