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Escaflowne

Escaflowne

Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.

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shalist shalist says...

This series is about a normal teenage girl who somehow finds the path to the planet Gaia, and suddenly finds herself holding the fate of a world of fantasy, magic, and armies of mechs in her hands.

kamirura kamirura says...

A girl suddenly draw into another world... suddenly far away from home and this world is filled with monsters. What would you do? Use your claws? ;) Escaflowne is the story of a girl who was brought into a unknown world and is suddenly know as the girl who can tell the future. Just like inuyasha needs to help kagome, a man named Van needs to help this girl. Inuyasha is abit less romantic and dramatic than Escaflowne but still a close match. One thing that is alot better about Escaflowne is that it doesn't have 100+ eps... since it's no the same thing going on under the whole series. But be sure to chech this magicfilled series out. You won't be disappointed. ^^

miaka miaka says...

If you did like Inuyasha the you should deffently see Vision of Escaflowne. both got this girls travels back in time to a fantasy world. meet the love of her life that will protect her against any evil that will harm her and she gets many new friends. both love stories are very cute and romantic. the boys don't whant to admit that they are in love but you can see it on their faces. and eventually they have no choise but to admit.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

In Inuyasha a girl travels back in time; in Escaflowne she travels to another world. It's a pretty obvious connection. Both involve a lot of fighting as well. The biggest difference is that Escaflowne tends to lean towards romance, and Inuyasha to comedy.

caitlin caitlin says...

Both Escaflowne and InuYasha are about a young and fairly normal girl who finds herself suddenly caught up in the unbelievable world of magic, with a stubborn man mixed into the mix. Both stories focus on the magic, the girl's struggles to cope, and the love that inevitably blooms from it all.

Sevoth Sevoth says...

In both series, a girl from our world is suddenly transported to another world, where she meets a boy, with whom she embarks on a long quest with.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these series are about a young girl swept into a land of fantasy and wonder. She has the ability to see what others cannot, and uses this ability to aid a boy who is more than what he seems. With a band of fighters to aid them, and love issues causing drama, these are very similar stories. And with Sunrise animating both stories, the feel is quite similar. 

Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist

Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...

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Animesgirl Animesgirl says...

If you liked Inuyasha than you would probably like Fullmetal Alchemist. It, like Inuyasha, is a heartwarming  action-packed adventure that teaches us that war isn't always the answer.

brittdeal brittdeal says...

Both stories have very in-depth plots. They evolve over time and do a great job at sucking you in. The complexities of Fullmetal mesh well with the developments of Inuyasha.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

InuYasha focuses more on a romantic aspect while including fighting and demons, while Full Metal Alchemist revolves around the main characters' comradery and the magic they possess. Each series includes oodles of fighting and an entertaining plot line.

chobitsu chobitsu says...

Both series are about more than just action and fighting, they are a journey into humanity, friendship, and love. If you liked one, you will surely enjoy the other.

ConnorD ConnorD says...

If you enjoyed inuyasha or Fullmetal alchemist, then i think youd enjoy the other. While they seem to have two totally different stories they are also a lot alike. Both shows consist of monsters or demons that tend to give them problems, and both shows are fully pascked with tons of ation and fighting!!! if you liked one of them, you should start watching the other!

wormwormboy wormwormboy says...

These shows are both long adventures with plenty of action and comedy. Inuyasha excels at having entertaining action and fun characters and Fullmetal Alchemist does much of the same. Even though Fullmetal Alchemist has a much better overall plot than Inuyasha if you were entertained by one your bond to find something you like in the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes are about a young person searching for an extraodrinary rock that grants everything you could wish for. But getting that rock takes an harrowing journey, self-realization, and a dash of drama. 

Claymore

Claymore

In times of olde, humans live in constant fear of demons known as yoma. These vicious creatures can take the appearance and memories of humans they have devoured, thus blending into society as they freely feast on human flesh. The key to stopping the yoma lies with the tolerated yet feared Claymores - women who are half-demon, half-human, and fully fated to become the demons that they hunt. Meanwhile, in a village, the young Raki has been banished; his only crime was losing his family to the yoma. Raki is drawn to a Claymore named Clare, and together their journey begins. While Clare fights the yoma plaguing the land, can Raki help her in her struggle to retain her humanity?

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fancypants fancypants says...

Both Inuyasha and Claymore have similar villains: demons. while Claymore has a female lead, both main characters show similar traits and skills, are half-demon half-human, and use special sword techniques. the storyline and characters are similar enough that if you liked one you should like the other.

brittdeal brittdeal says...

In both Inuyasha and Claymore you aren't really sure if you have been taken back in time, to another dimension, or to a really odd future. This makes them both more appealing. The setting is key to the plot and the monsters in both series are what keep the attention of the viewer. If you love one you will love the other.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Claymore might be very different from InuYasha: it has no real comedy or romance, it has plenty of gore and even a story. Yet when push comes to shove, both have hardcore fights with plenty of swords action. The action is quite alike despite the different animation style; this similarity in action gives you the same feeling during the battle scenes.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both the villains in InuYasha and Claymore are demons and both of the main characters are half bloods that have to deal with the consequences and what that implies for everyone around them. They each have a special sword with which they use to kill the demons. Kagome keeps InuYasha in check not only for his personality but also for his full demon behavior whereas Claire is kept in check by Raki. They have to try and stay in control of their human selves.

Plazma Plazma says...

Both Claymore and Inuyasha take place in a feudal like time period and demon creatures are the main enemies  the two animies are very similiar despite the fact Claymore does not have too much romance.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

These anime are set in the past, though it is a very different past than what we know. Demons roam the land, making snacks of humans. The protagonist is a young woman that is the legacy of a warrior that was much stronger. Sword fights, half-demons, and plenty of action await you in these anime.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

The demons come in many different flavors in InuYasha but basically that's what both anime choke down to. The main heroes in both anime have to fight these demons and they become so powerful that they have to fight their allies, sometimes due to governing laws and their theology. Lots of great, memorable fights. If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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CodeWordChobits CodeWordChobits says...

If you enjoyed this show for the romance that always seems just out of reach, and all the misinterpreted and misguided relationships, peppered with all kinds of beautifull animation, fighting, and plot... then this one defiately deliver it all and more.

raidenxl raidenxl says...

Inuyasha is very similar to Chrono Crusade in many aspects, one of the aspects would be that their is a demon who acts tough but actually is quite a soft hearted person who cares for the people around him, and the other that the demon devotes his life to protecting his female companion who they deeply care for. Both series feature fighting between demons and an emotional and deep storyline that draws you in. Although Chrono Crusade is alot shorter then Inuyasha, Chrono Crusade manages to tell its great story none the less.

saiyamar saiyamar says...

If you liked the romance side of things with a demon and a human in this anime then you'll certainly like the other.

Both Inuyasha and Chrono Crusade are based on Demons fitting in with humans aswell as them having a troubled past. Both of these shows refer to a past relationship which the main character had with a human and then we see a new relationship similar to that happening again.

Even though Chrono crusade is rather a bit darker than Inuyasha, and Inuyasha is probably more suitable for younger anime fans, they are both similar. Inuyasha isn't so heavy on the plot all the time as Chrono is but that is to be expected with it being considerably longer than Chrono's 24 episodes.

If you liked one i recommend trying the other.

love4Sora love4Sora says...

There's a very simular love between the two main characters, and they also have past loves, and issues they want to face, but they also don't want to give up everything they have in life.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

Do you like epic fighting, good stories, lovable characters, or demons?  Do you like anime set in a historical setting?  Then both of these shows would definitely appeal to you, as they both contain such epicness.  While both InuYasha and Chrono Crusade take place in very different locales and time periods(InuYasha in fuedal Japan and Chrono Crusade in the 1920s in New York in America), if you liked one, you'd probably like the other.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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lantis lantis says...

Dimensionally displaced girl, kick ass sword fighting and the occasional spell slinging, as well as a decent mix of mythology and storytelling. Yes, Inu Yasha and Rayearth are similar tales of adventure and tribulation. Both are very awesome, for those who enjoy this sort of thing.

fizrox fizrox says...

In both anime main characters are much alike - they are taken from present to a different world, where their powers are awaken, and they have to face a new, troublesome situation and are basically left with no choice as wheter to return or to stay and help this fantasy world's inhabitants.

chii chii says...

Girls get swooped away and taken to another point in time in both anime. InuYasha only has one girl that this happens to where MKR has 3 but they are all quite shocked and determined to find their way back home while fighting monsters and defeating demons. Animation styles are pretty similar but the humor is quite differnt. Check one out if you liked the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Kagome in Inuyasha reminds me of the girls in Magic Knight Rayearth. She really struggles to adjust to her new world, like Umi, she's insecure about her fighting skills at first, like Fuu, and eventually, she charges into battle like Hikaru! If you enjoy watching Earth girls fighting monsters in a foreign place and learning to control their powers, you'll probably love both of these!