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Otome Youkai Zakuro

Otome Youkai Zakuro

In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Brave half spirit/demon characters that awkwardly fall in love with humans, and have to use blades to fight waves of bad spirits/demons? These series are very similar in feel. Whereas Inuyasha is a cult episodic anime, OYZ has more of a plot to it, and focuses heavier on the relationships between the boys and girls.

Omamori Himari

Omamori Himari

Yuuto Amakawa has had a tough life. Seven years ago, both of his parents were tragically killed in a car accident, leaving him without a single living relative. His friend Rinko Kuzaki has taken care of him every since. Yuuto's sixteenth birthday has arrived, but instead of a birthday gift of a normal life he meets Himari, a catgirl samurai who swears to protect him. Within weeks Yuuto's life is thrown into chaos as his family's dark past comes to light. With demons appearing around him, Rinko and Himari fighting for his attention and a sinister plot beginning to surface, can Yuuto live the normal, safe life he wants so badly?

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Obviously very similar titles. Demon's teaming up (and ultimately falling in love with) humans, both demons having a dark power sealed inside of them through rage, and only their loved one can pull them out.

Kaze no Stigma

Kaze no Stigma

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!

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igotasmileonxx igotasmileonxx says...

They both have the back and forth romance that keeps you hoping something would happen the entire anime. They have a strong male lead and in both the girls have to struggle to get better at what they do. The action scenes are pretty good in both and it's easy to get lost in either one. 

Battle Girls: Time Paradox

Battle Girls: Time Paradox

Hideyoshi is a typical middle school girl, concerned with fashion, trends, and boys. So when she is transported back to the warring period of Japan, culture shock doesn't even begin to describe her reaction! In this world, the inhabitants are only women, and this gender bending take on Japanese history sees Oda Nobunaga seeking the Crimson Armor in order to rule the world! But she'll need Hideyoshi's help to do it in Battle Girls: Time Paradox!

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jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

Why not step back into feudal Japan with either InuYasha or Battle Girls: Time Paradox?  Both animes offer a fun and unique look into the past history and culture through the adventures of a young and naiive girl.  Both of the main characters find themselves magically transported back in time and mixing up with history and historical quests.  If you liked one, give the other a try.

D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man

An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Cooki3Jar Cooki3Jar says...

Inuyasha is a great show that I've loved since childhood to my teenage years. It's about Inuyasha finding all the sacred jewels and defeating Naraku, the evil one. Along the way, he makes many new friends too. Typical stuff. And I would say that D. gray man is very alike in that sense as well. Allen Walker(the protagonist) also has a huge weapon in the form of a cool metal arm that can shapeshife. He also has to kill demons and find all the "Innocents" to defeat the Millenium Earl. Yeah, it's the same plot so if you loved Inuyasha, you will like D. gray man as well. :)