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Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

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?

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crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

Inuyasha and KKM's main characters, Kagome and Yuri, are taken into another world. There, they both have important missions to fulfill. The stories take the main characters through romance, action and comedy, and the characters have to put their lives on the line in some way. A hero in the story always seems to save them, as well.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Kyo Kara Maoh and InuYasha have protagonists who are taken from our world to a semi-Medieval and fantastical world in which magic abounds. Thrust in a dangerous situation, they must set out on adventures with a group of characters whose abilities prove vital. Sword fights, plenty of humour and occasional leaps from one world to the other make these titles akin.

firelizard firelizard says...

In both Inuyasha and Kyo Kara Maoh, an 'average Japanese student' (Kagome/Yuri) finds themselves transported into a strange world resembling the past where demons and magic are commonplace. The past reincarnation of their soul is someone important to several of the other characters, and this old soul is the basic of their powers.  Frequent flashbacks to the previous life occur.  Both must deal with the general hatred between humans and demons, and more specifically work to heal the bitterness between half demon and full demon and half-brothers.  Both must take time out from their epic quest to save the world to return to the world of their birth to attempt to pass their classes. Both manage to be incredibly funny to watch while still maintaining an overall serious storyline and complex well developed characters that you will love!

 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Was the main character thrown through a trans-dimensional space via unconventional means (toilet/well)? Yes to both. Is the main character now in a feudal era setting heavily populated by demons? Yes to both. Does the main character learn they have a major important role in this realm? Yes to both. 

Both of Kyo Kara Maoh and Inuyasha are an enjoyable ride of humor, fight scenes, and intertwining plotlines. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

Tsubasa Chronicle

Tsubasa Chronicle

The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...

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Oehr Oehr says...

Both series are, well, collecting series. Someone's looking either for shards of a jewel or feathers of memories. In the end, both series are romantic and have concluded episodes. Not to mention, both are yet to finish!

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

In both, the female lead is looking for scattered items (feathers and shards), with the help of a male lead and several companions. There is also a cute creature along (Kiara and Makona). There is a bit of humor and romance as well, and a bunch of fighting. I'm sure if you enjoyed one you will like the other.

kerokittyify kerokittyify says...

Both are questing series and both series have a main character longing to be 'seen' by the other.  In Tsubasa Syoaran is longing to regain the life he had with Sakura before her memories were scattered and hopefully regain with them the possibilities of a life with her; while in Inuyasha, Kagome wants Inuyasha to see her for who she is, not who she looks like and hopefully have him look to the future (maybe with her) instead of dwelling in the past. 

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

In both series the main character wanders the world looking for the fragments of something in order to once again make it whole.

Saiyuki

Saiyuki

In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...

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Nanashi Nanashi says...

If you enjoyed Inuyasha and you are looking for a shorter series with a similar theme of demons fighting demons, I suggest Gensou Maden Saiyuki. Both series focus on characters who are outcast from society trying to save it.

AnimeKitty888 AnimeKitty888 says...

they both have demons (and half demons ^_^) and ofcorse humins they both are - action, adventure, comedy etc... they are bothe verry good & if you like one you will most likely like the other

LovelyWickedDescet LovelyWickedDescet says...

Both tell an epic journey to stop an evil demon (Naraku-halfdemon) from taking over the world. Along the way collecting items (Inuyasha-sacred jewel shards Saiyuki-holy scriptures) so that they can't be used for the other's dark purposes. Each containing humor and side journeys of some of the characters.

Slayers

Slayers

Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!

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miaka miaka says...

If you did like Inuyasha then you should see Slayers because they have much the same humor, and the same abventurees style. like there is a big story but wile they are trying to get to de end they meet mosters, fight them den return to normal track.

fizrox fizrox says...

So there we are - in a fantasy world, with many dangers awaitng, from thieves to powerful deamons. And here, there is a group of friends trying to achieve their goal, overcoming troubles and making their way using magical powers that they have been given. Both anime are adventurous stories about friendship with similar sense of humor and interesting plot.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

With the big adventure undertaken by the characters in InuYasha and Slayers the fantasy world in each is full of demons to defeat and dangers to outrun.

Spirited Away

Spirited Away

Chihiro and her family are on their way to their new home, when they discover an abandoned amusement park. After Chihiro's family mysteriously turn into pigs, she is thrown into a surreal world of magic and fantasy. Join her as she struggles to survive in the bathhouse of the gods, ruled by an evil witch who has stolen not only her name, but her way back to the real world.

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lantis lantis says...

One of the more intereting aspects of Inu Yasha is the way that Japanese Mythology was weaved into the story. In comparison, Spirited Away is a solid bet for those of you who enjoy a good tale spun around Oriental Lore. Be wary, however, that Spirited Away is less action oriented. A fantascit film regardless.

caitlin caitlin says...

Both Spirited Away and InuYasha are about a young and fairly normal girl who finds herself suddenly caught up in the unbelievable world of magic and curses, with strange creatures galore. Both stories focus on the magic/curses, the girl's struggles to cope, and the love that inevitably blooms from it all.

SavesTheDay SavesTheDay says...

Both Spirited Away and InuYasha are about a girl that gets transported to a place that she is unfamilliar with. They both deal with the girls gaining a better understanding of their new environments and the people that live there. Both anime about how she learns to deal with new problems in a completely new environment. Both shows have a supernatural theme, with the feudal era in InuYasha and the spirit world in Spirited Away.