Hatenkou Yuugi

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Hanasakeru Seishounen

Hanasakeru Seishounen

Kajika is the fourteen-year-old heiress of the Burnsworth Corporation who just wants to live a normal life, but her father has other plans. He informs Kajika that her fate is a heavy one to carry and he will only tell her the full details when the man she intends to marry is by her side. As such he has set up a ‘marriage game' for her; Kajika will meet three men that he has specifically picked out and she is to select one of the three to become her husband. There's just one catch; Kajika must also make her chosen man fall for her, since the ‘suitors' are unaware of the game in which they are participating. For a girl who has never loved anyone except for her pet leopard, this game will prove to be a trial. With her over-protective childhood friend and personal shadow, Li Ren, keeping a close watch, will Kajika be able to choose who will become her lifelong partner and finally learn of her true fate?

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xxTintedHeartz xxTintedHeartz says...

When I first watched Hanasakeru, Kajika reminded me so much of Rahzel. They are both stubborn yet calm, logical, and catious in most situations. When one of the girls meet someone and that person is going through a dilema Rahzel's or Kajika's characters would be like an angel and help them into the light. The other characters in both animes also resembles eachother like Li Ren or Eugene compared to Alzeid.  If you are looking for two similar anime, I highly recommend Hatenkou Yuugi and Hanasakeru.

lilbabybluetoo lilbabybluetoo says...

These two animes are really well done and have great artwork. Plus the main characters are really similar because they both have unique ways of viewing the world.

Hatenkou Yuugi is more about Razel finding her place in the world along with her companions. Hanasakeru Seishounen is more about Kajika helping others find their place.

But in both they end up loved by the people hey choose to care about and it kindof inspires that "Reverse Harem" feel. (Well Hanasakeru IS a Reverse Harem, but you get what I mean)

I highly recommend both animes. If you enjoyed one you'll enjoy the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

I love the similarities between the main characters in Hanasakeru Seishounen and Hatenkou Yuugi!  The female leads of Kajika and Rahzel are both really strong and independent in nature, they are insightful yet caring and always want to do the right thing and help someone out.  These two heroines embark on some challenging adventures with boys all around them following their lead.

Earl and Fairy

Earl and Fairy

Throughout the ages, fairy doctors served as liaisons between humans and fairies; but in the present time of the 19th century, fairies are nothing more than an old wives' tale. Nineteen-year-old Lydia Carlton is one of the only remaining fairy doctors and enjoys a quiet life in the countryside of England - that is, until the dashing Edgar, for mysterious reasons, whisks her away on a daring adventure. Said to be the descendent of the earl of the fairy nation, Edgar desires the noble sword of the merrow that serves as proof to his lineage. Though his motives and origins are questionable, Lydia now sets forth to help Edgar on his quest.

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NimirRa NimirRa says...

Hatenkou Yuugi and Early & Fairy are two shows that remind you of the other despite a couple big differences. Earl & Fairy is a more lighthearted show where Hatenkou Yuugi has several darker story arcs. Though both implement the use of magic and supernatural creatures in their adventures, the nature of either is different in each show. That being said, I would recommend one if you enjoyed the other.

chii chii says...

These two shows are very similar in feeling with magic and special creatures roaming about. Earl & Fairy is more lighthearted and adds some comedy in there where Hatenkou Yuugi takes a more serious tone. If you liked one you should check out the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Hatenkou Yuugi & Early and Fairy are all about magic and magical creatures wrapped up in exciting adventures for the main characters. The main characters are really relatable, especially in Earl and Fairy.

Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.

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lythea lythea says...

This show is also about comradeship, not to mention that the characters are also travelling together. The ladies are witty and wise, with strong characters. If you like animes with a hint of romance in the air but it's never properly confirmed, this is the anime for you.

worosei worosei says...

At first instance both seem quite different from each other. Spice and Wolf is about a merchant and trade, Hatenkou Yuugi is more action and dark fantasy. However the feeling of both animes are very similar.

Both animes revolve around journeying without any real goal. The main focus of both thus relates to the various events that occur along the way to give light to a larger story. What give both anime's their charm though are the character interaction. Horo and Lawrence are a great duo providing witty dialogue, whilst similarly Rahzel, Alzeid and Baroqueheat provides a similar level of 'intelligent' dialogue; that is the conversations are amusing and funny but never silly.

Further both has the subplot of romance. The relationship grows for the audiece to see on their own without the producers forcing it conspicuously.

Both are short animes that doesnt rush things, but doest dwadle

Zombie-Loan

Zombie-Loan

Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Both Zombie-Loan and Hatenkou Yuugi are supernatural action series with a bit of a shoujo angle, focusing on a lead girl with some kind of power and her two male fighter companions. HY obviously lacks that peach-pit style featured in ZL, but it does have a better lead in Rahzel. Oh, and they each have one of those "go read the manga" endings. If you found yourself liking one of these, go ahead and give the other a look.

midnightspike101 midnightspike101 says...

zombie loan and hatenkou yuugi both have action and some shoujo in them. both have to strong male characters who always seem to fight over nothing and one female character. while in HY the female lead is more outgoing in ZL the female lead is important and sometimes outgoing. if you enjoyed one you will enjoy the other

Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it.  Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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jtir123 jtir123 says...

If you liked either Pandora Hearts or Hatenkou Yuugi, you'll be sure to enjoy the other. Both series contain a "dark fantasy" atmosphere, with very likeable protagonists. Another thing about each series is that it's not "serious all the time" as the shows tend to take a break from the darker tones with interspersed humor that are bound to crack a smile. Either way, they are both decent series, and should be given a shot.

midnightspike101 midnightspike101 says...

If you liked one then you'll like the other. Both have darkness to them but a character that lifts that. Both also have strong female characters that are very outgoing.