Ghost Hound

Alt title: Shinreigari Ghost Hound

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From the New World

From the New World

One thousand years from now, humanity live pastoral lives aided by psychokinetic powers and the subservient Monster Rats. Saki Watanabe has just come of age, and her power has been reined in through meditation and hypnosis. She joins the Unified Class, where she will learn about her power and the world around her; yet so much of the truth is kept hidden. Her friends Shun, Mamoru, Satoru, and Maria share in her curiosity, and decide to go out of their way to seek the truth. But will the secrets of the past and present turn out to be things that Saki really wants to know?

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SyrEmilon SyrEmilon says...

Both Stories focus on a theme of psychology and the relationship between coming of age and the world that shapped you.

ofall ofall says...

The biggest similarity between these two anime is the overall feel that they give off. They have very little similarities plot wise, but they're both unorthodox horror stories. And also, while the animimation isn't exatly the same, they both very... brown... and the way the spirits in ghost hound and certain creatures in Shin Sekai are drawn is similar.

EnseiChan EnseiChan says...

While the protagonists and the plot are remarkably different, when I saw this reccomendation I couldn't help thinking that they're very similar. Even the animation looks similar, the colour play is very remarkable. Shinsekai yori didn't give me the shivers like Ghost Hound did sometimes, but I watched the latter much, much earlier and I think that Shinsekai Yori would've scared me more back then. Both develop in a very interesting way and they're not your common, mainstream anime. They definitely keep you on the edge of the seat, even though they feel surprisingly slow paced.

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.