Brave 10 and Hakuouki are both samurai era anime that centre around a strange girl who is in the care of one or more men. They have similar action and drama. If you like one, I suggest you watch the other.
Set in similar periods of Japanese history Brave10 is more light-hearted than Hakuouki. The female leads in both are girls ignorant of their past and begin to effect those they meet. They are both very caring of their companions however the girl in Brave10 tends to cry more than in Hakuouki.
As they both have the fantasy/mythical element they are quite similar and are extremely enjoyable!
Both shows have a similar premise where a mysterious girl who survives hardship leaves home and joins a band of mysterious warriors. Both also share in animtion styles, mythology and make use of Bishounen elements. If you enjoyed one, I'm sure you'll like the other.
While Hakuouki is a bit darker and more dramatic both of these anime are based around a largely male cast of samurai with one main female in each who those characters have to protect. Also if you were a particularly big fan of the art style in either of these anime then you are sure to like the art in the other as it is very similar in that pretty, modern, somewhat bishounen style.
Both are reverse harem, dealing with samurai and honor in feudal japan. Both also has a many characters centered around one girl that is not a warrior but she still help them in her own way
Peace Maker Kurogane takes place in Kyoto in the late 19th century, during the height of the conflict between the Shinsengumi, a shogunal police force, and its enemy, an anti-government faction called the Choshu. This tale follows a young boy named Ichimura Tetsunosuke who is desperate to join the Shinsengumi and avenge his parents' deaths by the hands of the Choshu. But in the midst of the bloodshed, will he be strong enough to survive?
Both anime are set in the same period and are both about the shinsengumi. They also share similar themes and moods. The main characters are both young and new to the shinsengumi and struggle to fit in.
It's hard not to see the similarity - both are based on historical events and historical people. Therefore, the characters are basically the same and have similar personalities. There is also a lot of blood and killing in both.
Though PMK has the occasional bout of comedy, both series focus on the daily lives of the Shinsengumi - with some other plot points interspersed. Of all of the historical anime I've seen, these two seem to fit well.
These are two alternate history stories of the same events. Hakuouki is basically Peacemaker if the main character were a girl... plus oni.
Both series are set in the same time period, and have similar themes; the daily life of the Shinsengumi.
Both anime have occasional comedic elements and are also very tragic. Both are also filled with blood, action, and swordplay.
In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!
Both of these animes have a strong female lead who has come through difficult times. They're both romance stories with reverse harems and they're both historical. (and they both make me smile when I watch them =}) Saiunkoku Monogatari is a little more light hearted than Hakuouki, and longer, but I highly recommend both of them.
It is not hard to see how Saiunkoku Monogatari and Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan are similar. The strong female characters take on a role unlike the ones they are supposed to be playing in these historical settings. There is also a bit of romance thrown in.
Both Hakuouki and Saiunkoku are stories about strong female characters who are surrounded by various male characters who are historical figures. They take place in two totally different time periods, but both protagonists similarly encourage and assist the characters around them. I think fans of both shows would enjoy the other.
For anyone who enjoyed either the Hakuouki series or the Saiunkoku stories the other is a must-watch. The setup – a young girl trying her best to reach an unusual dream in the world of men (and oh how pretty THEY all seem to be) – is very similar, as are the slow pace and the animation style. With a little romance and a thematic soundtrack these anime are a splendid way to pass the extra hours on a melancholic summer evening.
It is the era of Bakumatsu – the last years of the shogunate. In the general turmoil caused by warring groups with different political interests, a curious theatrical group known as the Yuyama Troupe is set out for revenge. They come across a mysterious young swordsman, Akizuki Youjirou, who seems to be burdened with a dark past. Thrown around by currents of history, powerful people from different factions and personal relations, Akizuki tries to fulfill his mission to destroy an ancient, cursed relic, the Lord’s Head, which has caused chaos and bloodshed for thousands of years.
Both animes are cryptohistoric fantasy with the Boshin War as background. Granted Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto is primarily aimed at males while Hakuouki at females but they both closely tied to historical events. If you are intersted in the Bakumatsu time period both titles will be enjoyable (and educational) expirience.
Both of these are set in same time period and historical occurences are often mentioned as kind of red knot, present thorough entire story. In both cases, you get to see strong, but subtle affection between characters, realistic fightscenes and in both cases, fantastic storyline, while important, is not overly expressed. Both also contain realistic (within limits of genre) swordfights, have generally realistic animation and strong lead characters of both genres. The atmosphere is also relativelly similar, even though each emphasises different themes.
If you like a good historical tale which involves the supernatural, then both Bakumatsu and Hakuouki are great choices. They are set in the same time period, and both tell alternate versions of history which involve the presence of supernatural forces in one form or another, with plenty of swordplay to delight.
In the revolutionary Meiji period, Japan is undergoing enormous political change. It is a time when vagabonds and terrorists will use any method to prevent the modernization of their country, even if it means trampling on the innocent in the process. In such a time, Himura Kenshin, a wandering samurai, has dedicated his life to protecting the weak and desperate peasants from those who would oppress them. However, Kenshin has a dark past which threatens to destroy the values he is fighting for. When he meets his new friends Kaoru, Sanosuke, and Yahiko, and tries to build a peaceful life with them, events conspire against him. Can Kenshin overcome the demons within and without, and finally ensure the peaceful future that Japan deserves?
Rurouni Kenshin is based just after the Japanese Civil war of 1868 where the feudal Shoganates fought the Imperialists. Kenshin was a Shogunate and fought the Wolves of Miba (The Shinsengumi). In Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan we look at the other side, the Imperialists but in particular the Shinsengumi and their fight against what they believed to be barbarians and xenophobes. It is a very historical anime and very accurate, looking at all the factions that worked together to defeat the Shogunates, though they don't always see eye to eye.
Also like Kenshin it develops into a love story between Yukimura Chizuru, a young woman who is looking for her missing father, a doctor in Kyoto and the leader of the Shinsengumi.
the animes are based on feudal japan mostly the Meiji era or prior to it. Overall it would appeal to action buffs too as it considers flashy sword fights
I have to admit it's been a long time since i have seen such high quality animations with an at least decent storyline. Hakuouki is just the perfect show to watch if you liked Saito and what he represents. There are lots of similar elements in these shows(Chizuru's clothes looks like Kenshin's o.O), however Hakuouki is focused on the time before the meji period. If you liked one of them you will like the other too.