One day, Rahzel's father decides that she should go on a journey and see the world, so he does the only reasonable thing – he kicks her out of the house! However, Rahzel is an optimist and decides to find a traveling partner, and within minutes she stumbles upon the beautiful silver haired red-eyed Alzeid. Rahzel tells Alzeid that she will free him from his boring life and take him on a fun and wonderful adventure. Joined by a mysterious yet lecherous muscle head named Baroqueheat, the travelers head out without a destination in mind, seeking enjoyment and fulfillment, and encountering friends and enemies at every turn.
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
The main similarity between Kaze no Stigma and Hatenkou Yuugi is in their main characters: the guys are over-powered, they keep their cool in almost any situation, and they have myterious, tragic pasts... while the girls are slightly less powerful, but confident and they possess a strong sense of justice. Their interaction is also quite similar, they're always squabbling, the girls usually losing, and their dialogue is hilarious. If you like battles where the main characters kick ass with style, these two anime should entertain you well.
Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.
Ligthearted journeys composed of episodic adventures in all sort of lands, starring cocky characters who always come out of top of every fight, and a good deal of fun comprise both Jing and Hatenkou Yuugi. While Jing is more cerative, Hatenkou Yuugi features stronger dialogue and characters, overall balancing their levels of awesome.
In another world, there exist many countries, each with different cultures, customs, and traditions. From technological marvels to folk legends, each location yields a vast wealth of insight of its people: their hopes and their dreams, their failures and fears. Kino is a traveler whose goal is to visit as many new places as possible, learning about others' ways of life, but also making sure to stay clear of their affairs. Together with the talking motorrad Hermes, Kino sets out to explore the beautiful world and meet its inhabitants, wherever they may be.
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.
Dark magic. Supernatural creatures. Mysterious happenings. Three elements that are woven throughout the plot of both of these shows. If you enjoyed watching the revealing of sinister motives as each mystery unravelled in one show, you will want to check out the other.
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...
At a glance, the two series are completely different.
A young girl is kicked out of her own home by her pop, and teams up with some bishounen in a journey to "see the world."
A borderline-sociopath monk is sent off by some deities, and teams up with some bishounen in a journey to prevent world destruction. Well, okay. Maybe it's not completely different.
Both "H.Y" and "Saiyuki" have the same "episodic" feel. They travel around, coming across different towns and people. A few episodes focus on each of the main characters, but for the most part you get a new batch of supporting characters every few episodes.
The two series are definitely different enough that a viewer who enjoyed one could watch both and feel like they weren't watching the same thing twice.