Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Alt title: Hakkenden: Touhou Hakken Ibun

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Karneval

Karneval

Nai’s friend Karoku is missing, and the only clue to his disappearance is a mysterious bracelet. One day while travelling, a young thief named Gareki saves Nai from a monster and takes an immediate interest in the trinket he carries, as it is the insignia of Circus, an elite group who travels the world capturing notorious criminals. Together, the two decide to track down Circus and see if they’ve taken Karoku, but luckily, the group finds them first. Unfortunately, they have no idea who Karoku is or why he had one of their identity bracelets, but in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the matter they offer their assistance. Now, Nai, Gareki and their new friends set forth to find Karoku, but with more questions piling up each day will it be possible to achieve their goal?

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Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

Both shows have similar art styles and the main character is a little boy. Both shows have the same kind of mysterious feeling they also both feature monsters and have a shounen-ai undertone, both try to solve a mystery with his devoted friend by his side. and have an fantasy setting

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime series have colorful artstyles and are filled with lots of hot male characters.  Both have a fantasy storyline that contains poeple with some sort of powers and plenty of BL-ish undertones.  If you like one of these series, then you will probably like the other. 

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both have a very similar feel. They both have a fantasy setting and both have some interesting characters. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

kawaiihimesama kawaiihimesama says...

Both Karneval and Hakkenden have a strong fantasy storyline, where the main protagonist goes on a journey/adventure to find something/someone, and along the way he forms many friendships with the people he encounters. Also both anime have characters with special powers and pretty art style.

07-Ghost

07-Ghost

Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.

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shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

I know these are both anime's for studio deen meaning the music and the artwork are all very similar. but these anime's both have a similar story line as both have a magical asspect to them as well as the main characters are all involed in the church order.

snivets snivets says...

Lost memories, odd juxtapositions of technology and traditional society, the power of the church, and oodles of qt3.14 bishies are just a few of the similarities between these two shows. If any of those things appeal to you, check these two out!

duchessliz duchessliz says...

There are many similaries between the two. They both have the main character in possession of a demon, or is possessed by said demon (however you look at it). Both are centered around churches with priests and what not. And, both anime have bishies galore... So if you enjoyed one, you will most definitely enjoy the other.

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou

In Kyokutei Bakin's classic Japanese epic novel Nansou Satomi Hakkenden, eight samurai serve the Satomi clan during Japan's tumultuous Sengoku (Warring States) era. The Edo-era samurai are the reincarnations of the spirits that Princess Fuse mothered with a dog named Yatsufusa. In Fuse Gansaku: Satomi Hakkenden, the female hunter Hamaji comes to her brother in order to hunt Fuse. Thus, the karmic cycle of retribution that began long ago with the Satomi family begins anew.

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snivets snivets says...

Fuse Teppou Musume no Torimonochou and Touhou Hakken Ibun are based on the same Japanese novel series. Their themes & settings would likely appeal to fans of the other. Both are stories about men descended from dogs, or half-men/half-dog beings with supernatural power, and their struggle to survive in human society. Both shows also contain a similar mix of traditional & modern settings.

kimmyrawr kimmyrawr says...

Fuse and Hakkenden are based very off of the original story, Nanso Satomi Hakkenden. That having been said, that is where the similarities end, but the source material is a huge part of both stories. While both shows are dark, Hakkenden seems to lean more in that direction with a bunch of bishonen boys added. Fuse is much more of a shojo story (but still pretty dark).

Towa no Quon 1: Utakata no Kaben

Towa no Quon 1: Utakata no Kaben

In a futuristic Tokyo, humans who have awakened distinct powers are being hunted by a secret organization named Kestos. Denominated as Attracters, these exceptional individuals are joining forces to defend themselves.

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shikikywketsuki shikikywketsuki says...

both of these anime's are about characters with some sort of supernatural/magical ability which awaken form inside them. other than that these anime's both show the conept of "brotherly love" and "not being able to die". As the main characters both show the need to be more powerful so they can protect there friends.

Saiyuki

Saiyuki

In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...

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youkais youkais says...

If you enjoy demons, short and for ever hungry protagonist, mistery and some funny jokes, you for sure will enjoy both of this titles.

Hakkenden is newer, so the animation looks prettier. But you can't deny Saiyuki has its charming if you fall for a lot of bishounens looking for their destiny.