Kazuna is a young man with a fairly normal life. He attends high school, lives with his surrogate family, and models for his somber love-interest Yaegashi's paintings. But recently, he has suffered several crippling attacks at the sight of blood -- attacks which leave him incapacitated and out of control. Kazuna must now reunite with his sister who he has not seen in years, and discover the truth behind his family name and vampiric genes, before his bloodthirsty desires destroy himself, or others close to him.
With a past shrouded in mystery and a blank memory, Shiki Tohno seems to be just another "average high school student". That is, until he nearly kills a female vampire with his secret deadly ability to "see the lines". His journey to unlock the secrets of the Tohno family and unbury his own lost memories has only just begun, and now he must also help the woman, Arcueid Brunestud, find a lethal phantom named Roa, and kill it using his ability.
Both story lines are similar - a main character discovers he has a secret power/disease that separates him from the rest of normal humanity. He comes to live with his sister, and gradually learns more about his shrouded past, and what horrors lay in store for him. Both are executed in similar style -- little real action, and a LOT of staring into space...
Both shows show the darker side of being a vampire. Both also contain "normal" humans and how they react to the vampires. While Hitsuji no Uta focuses more on these than LLT does, I still think they're similar.
If you liked one, you should check out the other.
If you are looking for some slower paced drama with lots of character introspection then Hitsuji no Uta and Lunar Legend Tsukihime are both good options. Both shows feature a protagonist that has to come to terms with the fact that they are very differnet from normal people and each has a strong female character helping him.
Even though both series involve vampire, don't expect much action from either. However they are both pretty good dramas.
Kurahashi has never been the same since the hallucinations started. His condition is not medical in nature, and only seems to be triggered by an antique glass which shows him things he never would wish to see. For Kurahashi, figuring out the mystery of the Petit Cossette that appears to him in his waking dreams is a matter of life or death... and his sanity...
Both Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit(e) Cossette are dark and mildly disturbing anime. They also share a peculiar, and similar, dark beauty and mood about them. The protagonists are oblivious to his own background, and the lead female has her own secrets and mysteries that he gets wrapped up in. If you liked one, you are sure to like the tragedy of the other.
Dark tones, animation style and ambience are paramount within Hitsuji no Uta and Le Portrait de Petit Cossette. Though both strange tales, uncommon to their genre, they tell a tale of sorrow and binding yet twisted love like no other horror can.
Hitsuji no Uta and Cossette are both stories about affection, suffering and the inevitable and manage to present themselfs with the same sort of darkness. These stories definitely won't appeal to everyone, but if you liked the unique, dark and almost slow-paced feel one of these two had, make sure not to miss out on the other.
Strange things have been happening at a local high school... mysterious disappearances, strange powers and brutal murders all emerge amongst kids who, up till now, have been perfectly normal. Even the Shinigami (Angel of Death) herself has been sighted. What's happening? The answers lie in the mysterious creature known as Boogiepop...
While Hitsuji no Uta is a bit more straightfoward with its plot than Boogiepop Phantom both series have this very dark and twisted atmosphere. So if your looking for something with a bit darker plot to it and have liked one of them then I would suggest you check out the other one as well.
Darkly, strange titles from Madhouse that use a noticeably faded colour palette and approach really weird, screwed up supernatural things that school children find themselves entangled in. If you enjoyed one, give the other a whirl.
Legend tells of a lone swordsman who lives in the Demon's Castle, the ruins near the Black Forest. This mysterious stranger only accepts rare books for his services, books from the ancient past. Comedy tells the story of a young girl who desperately wishes for her family and village to be saved from the coming English soldiers' wrath, and is willing to trade a precious book in exchange for the deed. With only her legs beneath her, she runs towards the Black Forest, hoping to get there in time...
While HnU is obviously a lot longer, and has a deeper story because of that, the two shows have a similar feeling to it. Both anime have a very dark atmosphere that isn't caused by a direct evil, this feeling continiues throughout the entire duration. The animation in both series is also very fitting for this theme (entirely / partly black and white)
They're both rather dark anime, both with an evil presence that never really steps into the light. They're also not very long.
If you liked one, you should check out the other.
In Japan, there is a disturbing rumor being spread that people's shadows are ripping from their bodies, never to be seen again. For one young man, the frightening nature of this rumor is just beginning to manifest in the form of a nightmarish world that he can't seem to escape from. In this place full of dark minions and demons, he and his friends fight futilely against unknown enemies, only to be brought back to the "real world" as quickly as they left it. Is this real, or a dream? Only one person holds the key to destroying and saving the world as he knows it...
Despite the common horror theme Interlude and Hitsuji no Uta share, it is really the complexity and execution of the storyline that give these anime their edge. Both revolve around similar young age groups but are quite adult in their thinking, taking a psychological/philosophical slant that you wouldn't normally find in this genre. Hence I recommend you watch them both.