Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.
Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…
These are similar in the sense of the mystery and tone as well. Lately i have been craving supernatural mystery and that is exactly what these anime are. The process of showing the viewer each piece of the puzzle, and in the end it all coming to a spectacular conclusion. They also each both have very creative stories.
Both series resolve around solving supernatural mysteries. While Ghost Hunt doesn't have any of the comdey that Bakemonogatari has both series are good in that they never reveal everything from the beginning. Instead they give the viewer a small piece of the puzzle and doesn't reveal everything until the end. So if you liked one of them then you should consider checking out the other.
Maebara Keiichi, an ordinary high-school boy, has transferred to a new school in Hinamizawa, a small rural village. At the outset everything seems peaceful and Keiichi becomes friends with a nice group of schoolgirls with whom he spends many idle summer afternoons. Suddenly violence encroaches upon the blissful peace of the village and Keiichi becomes entangled in an endless cycle of fear and death. The inconsistent, but inevitable horrors of Hinamizawa are told and retold becoming an endless and inescapable nightmare of insanity. Will it end even if the mystery of Hinamizawa is solved?
If you liked "Ghost Hunt", you'll like "Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" because they are both really scary at times and that's why I loved them both (make sure to watch them in a dark room at night).
Both anime have quirky/comedy moments (much more in Higurashi). The pace of both anime is good. I particularly like when the tones switch from being cute and cuddly to mysterious/gory in Higurashi, and dark/scary in Ghost Hunt.
Both animes combines funny moments with creepy moments really well. Also both of them are arc-based so, if you liked one, you'd probably like the other one
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…
Both series are somewhat horror-based with suspense and a dark atmosphere. Even though the story context is a little different, both of them are paranormal series that will make you stay close to your monitor, wanting to know what will happen next.
I think if you liked Ghost Hunt, you'd like Hell Girl too! And vice versa.
Both deal strongly with the occult as their main focus point. While there is aspects of horror in these series, the main focus is the drama of the story and how each case is resolved. Both of these series draw you in through their depth and mystery.
In feudal Japan, evil spirits known as mononoke plague both households and the countryside, leaving a trail of fear in their wake. One mysterious person has the power to slay the mononoke where they stand; he is known only as the Medicine Seller, and he vanquishes the mononoke using the power of his Exorcism Sword. However, in order to draw his sword he must first understand the Form, Truth and Reason of the mononoke. Armed with a sharp wit and keen intellect, the Medicine Seller wanders from place to place, striking down the mononoke in his wake.
Ghost hunt and Mononoke are quite different but similar in some aspects. Mononke is much darker and has a greater sense of suspend withonly one main character while ghost hunt has a lighter atmosphere with an air of shoujo love and quite a few main characters but both stories revolve around Japanese monsters and spirits and exorcism. characters have to put the pieces ofpuzzle together and solve the mystery.
Both shows feature a similar premise, with someone investigating a rumour or a ghost story and then trying to solve it, they also share a similar story stucture in that when each arc ends, we reset to the next, with no clear story running through from start to finish.
However, they are quite different in execution, but I do believe a fan of one, may enjoy the other.
Since he was a child, Kantaro Ichinomiya has had the ability to see demons; but one day, the young Kantaro was told of a goblin so powerful that it could vanquish any foe with ease. Intrigued, his search began. Now, in the present, Kantaro works as an exorcist, banishing demons who have possessed human bodies; yet still he searches – that is, until one day, he touches a mysterious seal and releases the legend itself! His name is Haruka, he's good with the ladies, and he can kick demon butt like no other; but can he help Kantaro raise enough money for his rent?
Both Ghost Hunt and Tactics involve a group who solves supernatural cases. The stories center around one person, and as the story goes along you learn things about each of the characters in the group. The members in the two series however have very different relationships, somewhat different personalities, and different adventures. Ghost Hunt takes place in a more modern day setting than Tactics.
Although different in style and time frame, both Ghost Hunt and Tactics have the same basic story: a group of young people with different backgrounds and special powers investigate mysterious phenomenon and hunt ghosts.