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.
Both animes involve a princess with destined gaurdians. Both princess are pretty much useless but play the major support role while the guardians fight. The storylines are different but if you like one you'd like the other.
Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!
If you liked the shrine centered god/goddess supernatural female lead aspect of Hiiro no Kakera with a hint of romance you will probably like Kamisama Hajimemashita. The animation quality is the same in each and both revolve around demons, supernatural devine powers with a female lead supported by male characters. While Hiiro no kakera definately has a reverse harem feel, Kamisama Hajimemashita is lightly romantic between the two main characters. So if romance and protectors, supernatural powers vs monsters, and temple life are appealing from one, you will more than likely enjoy the other.
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?
I recommend these because the main protagonists are in very similar situations. They have recently found out that they are the descendant/reincarnation of a very powerful individual. However, tapping into that power isn't their greatest ability. So, they have a very special group of bishounens to protect them. With magic, ancient powers, and plenty of fighting, these animes are fairly similar.
The Arcana Famiglia is no ordinary mafia. The organization, headed by the powerful Mondo, lives on Regalo Island and protects its citizens from crime and corruption with the help of certain members who wield supernatural powers known as Arcana. But Mondo is growing older, and has decided to organize a tournament to determine which Arcana wielder will take his place – and his daughter Felicitá's hand in marriage, much to her dismay. Now, as Felicitá herself and other friends and colleagues wait to enter the competition, they reminisce about old times, perform good deeds for the townsfolk and continue to hone their Arcana skills.
In both anime are girls who have friends who want to protect her for her sake. In arcana Famiglia has felicita more guts she can fight and she want to fight for her freedom. Both anime is magic important. Arcana Famiglia has more humor in it.
The fantasy world of Arcadia is in peril: fierce monsters known as Thanatos are sucking the life from humans, and only men known as Purifiers can vanquish them. Angelique is a young girl who attends Melrose Girls Academy and thought her life was normal, until the dashing Nyx told her that she has hidden powers within. After a brutal attack by a Thanatos, Angelique finds she is able to help in the battle and heal those who have been sucked dry; her powers are real, and she discovers she is in fact the Queen's Egg - the only female Purifier. With the help of allies such as shoot-em-up Rayne, the happy traveler J.D. and Silver Knight Hyuga, Angelique will learn about her powers and help put a stop to the Thanatos.
Both series feature a girl who is a special chosen one who is at first reluctant to take on her new role. Both protagonists are also surrounded by men who are destined to protect her and they have a similar group dynamic in both series. The team has to fight monsters using their powers, and the lead girl has discover her inner power to protect her new friends.