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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.
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.
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!
so many simularities between the two. . .both have the main character in posession 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 definately enjoy the other.
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.
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?
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
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...
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.
Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?
Both are adventure/fantasy/action type anime. Main characters are teenagers with demonic powers. Both incorporate humor throughout, but it does not take over the show (Kyo Kara Maoh! being the more comedic of the two). Also, they tend to play with yaoi themes, although neither are full-blown yaoi-- they just tease about it. The primary reason if you like one, you may like the other, lies in the beautiful and loveable character design and overall feel of the story.