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Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyou Shou~

Alt titles: Haruka -Beyond the Stream of Time-: A Tale of the Eight Guardians

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After their protector gods are stolen, a high school girl named Akane descends from the skies to the people of Kyou. She has within her the power of the Dragon God and is welcomed as a savior; but has she come to save Kyou, or destroy it? While she struggles to control her power, her demon summoner works behind the scenes to use her as a tool of vengeance. To make matters worse, the 8 Hachiyou who would defend her have not yet been fully gathered. Even as they come to Akane’s side, they must first fight their own demons before they can help her return Kyou’s gods…

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Kenichi OHNUKI Character Design
Kyoko KOTANI Character Design
Aki TSUNAKI Director
Tooko MIZUNO Original Manga Creator

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anime order 10th rounds YamiRin 1137 Jan 20, 2014
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Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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elendil

Do you like being suddenly whisked away to a foreign land? Or maybe kidnapped into the past by some crazy ancient book or (maybe?) evil demon? Fushigi Yugi and Harukanaru Toki no Naka de are both in the "school girl gets swept away into the past and thrust into the position of priestess necessary to save the world" roles, and while Fushigi Yugi has for years been called the best anime of this genre, I think Harukanaru has taken over its spot. The quality of animation is incredible, the music is beautiful, and the settings depicted in Heian era Japan are historically accurate. But if you are in it just for the romance, Fushigi Yugi is a better bet (but be prepared to get REALLY annoyed with the characters somewhere after the middle of the series.)

yukichii

Both stories are about a high school girl who is summoned into a fantastic world. The character relationships are deep and emotional, yet sometimes very funny! You'll laugh, cry, hate, and love watching this series! I highly recommend you to watch FY if you liked Harukanaru!

adle

Both series share the same base story of a Chinese legend. They almost have the same plot line though Hachiyou Shou is shorter than Fushigi.

They are also heaped with extraordinary men who are ready to die just to protect the lead girl.

Canal

The plot is very similar. The main heroines get transferred to another world where they are given the duty of saving the country they found themselves in with the help of some warriors, who are also their protectors.

kamirura

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de is pretty much a copy of Fushigi Yuugi, but with a touch of new and fresh animation. I watched Fushigi Yuugi long before watching Harukanaru, and I totally loved it; so if you watched Harukanaru and left wanting more romance, drama, and fantasy, be sure to watch Fushigi Yuugi too. It has the same base story, but is focused a bit more on the romance. ;)

algelic

These two shows are extremely similar. A couple of high school students are transported to a "different" world and the girl is chosen as a priestess. No difference! What you need to know are the differences, which are: in Fushigi you have a harem anime with tons of romance and the love triangles/squares/whatever are blatantly obvious, plus lots of comedy. In Harukanaru there is a much more serious tone and much less romance (well, it takes much longer to be revealed and then it's much more discreet). Other than this, the plot is almost identical.

nekomegami

These series have the same plot. Girl comes from another world and she needs to find her protectors. + Fushigi Yugi has a lot of romance.

chamomille

Both series are similar in many aspects. Both are based on the legend about four guardians of Kyoto (originally from ancient chinese mythology). Seiryu, the dragon, is guardian of the East, Byako, the tiger, is guardian of the West, while Genbu, the tortoise, is guardian of the North and Suzaku, the phoenix, is guardian of the South. The priestess (summoned from modern world to medieval times) in both series has her eight protectors as there are eight symbols of pakua. Together, they fight in order to save this world. Both series are also romantic and funny. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.

Valore

Both series are about a young woman who travel to a strange land in order to save it from destruction. With the help of friends who are discovered along the way they gain the power needed to succeed in their missions. Through the series it shows their strengths and their weaknesses in their travels and the love that unfolds between them and the people around them.

KiraRin

With a healthy dose of fantasy, both shows are centred around an innocent high school girl getting sucked into another world, and being elevated to a revered status. Of course, they also need a large team of bishounen to look after them.The struggles they face trying to save their respective worlds are interesting, and fun. Haruka Naru takes itself a little more seriously, although Fushigi does have some very dark moments.Both shows were a little hit and miss at times, but I finished them and did quite enjoy my time spent on them.

mahpara

Fushigi Yugi and Haruka are similar in many ways. They are both based on schoolgirls who are seperated from their real world and entered into a historic chinese time, where they must fight to save a land. The four gods, the seven warriors, the priestess, and antagonists who have a past they want to take vengeance for; is all mentioned in both storylines. If you like one, you will enjoy the other.

BratoClass06

Essentially you have the main female character swept into another time and place where she has to save this new world. The main differences is that in FY there's a lot more romance and calling of Tomohome's name. Also in FY there's two priestesses. If you liked one you'll defintely like the other.

Yvienne

I seriously recommend Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyou Shou~  and Fushigi Yuugi because both of the main characters are priestesses, both have protectors all of which are guys and both stories have something to do with the four gods Susaku,Byakko,Genbu, and Seiryuu

michaelajoyxx

Both are about a girl who comes from another world and has handsome guys around her. She is the miko and the men around her are her protectors.

Angelique ~When the Heart Awakens~

Angelique ~When the Heart Awakens~

A young galaxy is crumbling and their queen is in a deep slumber - but there is hope, for according to prophecy a young girl will become the "Etoile" and save them. Shipping one hundred talented girls to their land, the queen and her nine guardians look for the Etoile to no avail - save for one: Angelique, an insecure and clumsy girl from the countryside. It is she who is destined to fulfill the prophecy. Eventually Angelique accepts her fate, but with so many obstacles to overcome and with doubts in her heart, can she succeed in saving the galaxy?

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Uniflame

Both series are about a girl who has to fore fill some prophecy in a strange environment. And of course in both series there are some well willing guys by her side to aid her. If you liked one, and you want more of the same genre then this is a good pick.

chamomille

Both series are about a girl with strong personality who is chosen to save the world with the help of group of handsome men. Both series are quite romantic and they follow about the same progression. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.

MannaTheShadowFox

both have the same plot line, one girl has to save the universe the only real difference is the number of men. both are very good and if you liked one you will like the other

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

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!

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yukichii

In both series there are a lot of powerful and beautiful characters! They have similar historical settings, romance, and fantasy. If you liked Saiunokoku Monogatari, you should watch Harukanaru Toki.

adle

Both Saiunkoku and Harukanaru showcase the power of a girl. They both show that a girl can be a channel of great power and courage.

Also both series are littered with good-looking men of different natures.

Limitations

These animes are set in the same type of historical period. Both of them involve demons, however the demons are much more present in Harukanaru Toki no Naka de.

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

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?

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dreaming0

In both of these series, an average high school student is dragged into another world very different from our own, and put in a position where the safety and well being of the world depends upon them. Each are surrounded by a group of protectors to help and guide them, but ultimately, they are the ones who must make the decisions that will either save or destroy the world.

KiraRin

What happens when a high schooler is taken to another world and put into a position of power that could save or destroy a world? Both series examine this puzzler, and are very similar with the solution.

And both have a lot of very attractive bishes ^^

Both offer comedy relief throughout, but Harukanaru is much more serious and straight faced than Kyou Kara Maoh.

Pretear

Pretear

Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?

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chamomille

Both anime are about a girl who tries to save the world with the help of several friends. Both series combine romance, fun, magic and action.They both follow about the same progression. Although Himeno from Pretear also has to deal with her attitude and her feelings while Akane's personality doesn't develop so much.

CrispinFreeman

in both anime, the people in their magical land are in need of a a girl to save their land. and these people are really similar in both anime. soon, they care about each other and everything..

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