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Kamisama Hajimemashita

Kamisama Hajimemashita

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?!

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Vague Vague says...

Both series have a young girl who gets thrown into the world of demons and other supernatural beings who falls for a white haired, fuzzy eared male demon with a tail...or a giant sword. While InuYasha may be a little more action based and Kamisama a little more light hearted, the two are so similar it's almost cliche. But, that being said, if you liked InuYasha and wanted more silliness or you like Kamisama and want more action (and episodes) than you should check out your respective series.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

There are a lot of similarities between these two series, particularly in character design. Yukiji looks very similar to Sango and Tomoe looks somewhat similar to Inuyasha. Both stories are about a human girl dealing with youkai. Eventually they both fall in love with their youkai companions who have past relationship issues. 

insanelymyself insanelymyself says...

Both have to do with a human girl who sucked into a supernatural world of the sort. and falls in love with a yokai whom they are very close to, both whom have had past relationship problems. Also, the art style is somewhat similar.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

While Kamisama Hajimemashita is not as action-packed as Inuyasha, both are about a young girl who meets a boy with ears. The shows each have romance and comedy, and the girl has spiritual powers. The boys like the girl back but are reluctant to admit it. There is also a past in which the non-human boys had a love affair with a human, which leads to romantic questions. I think that both of these shows have the same feel to them and will apeal to the same audience.

mooneyou mooneyou says...

Kamisama Kiss (a.k.a. Kamisama Hajimemashita) is a perfect anime to watch after Inuyasha. They both involve a school girl and a boy demon (with white hair and white dog/fox ears!). Kamisama kiss is a bit more romantic. Plus, it's very short (only 2 seasons). It still gives the same feeling that Inuyasha gives, along with comedy and adventure. I think you'd enjoy it!

Larishinobe Larishinobe says...

They are quite similar. I mean, both of them are about a girl who develop powers due to a connection to a shrine and both are about a sacerdotise who falls in love with a demon. I like them both, but I prefer Inu Yasha :D

Nchun27 Nchun27 says...

Both girls are strong willed and know what they want. Both seem to have feelings for a character that either doesn't realise it or doesn't accept it. Both male characters look similar and have similar personalities. If you like one you will like the other.

aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

Both animes are yokai themed centering around a human female main character with powers. They both fall in love with their yokai companion so the animes have common genres of romance, action, adventure, and fantasy

Cwoehrma Cwoehrma says...

Both of these animes share a common charming female protagonist. They're both clutzy and inept, yet they always manage to accomplish their goals, with a little help from their friends of course. They make you want to scream in frustration at how helpless the are, and at the same time cheer on their bravey and persistance. They both share a compassionate and selfless nature, taking on overwhelming tasks for the sake of others. They strive for the love of the lead male protagonist, and just a hint, they both succeed.

The lead male in both of these is gruff and cynical, each having a rough backstory. Again, they're each loveable (though I think Tomoe a little more so than Inuyasha, as I find him less wishy-washy in his pursuit of Nanami) but stubborn.

The companions in each of these stories are well developed and help lead the story on its path.

Other similarities include love triangles, time traveling from the past to the present, handsome demons, and adorable fluffy ears :)

etera2011 etera2011 says...

Both of them have a female human protagonist that tames an unruly demon to the point that they acquire friends, followers, and/or love interests.

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.