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Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

The responsible Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...

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caitlin caitlin says...

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

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Howl’s Moving Castle and InuYasha are both about a young girl that gets caught up in a magical world of fantasy with cursed demons. There are encounters with strange creatures and demons along the way. Both series are more on the innocent side while the main characters try and cope while trying to find love.

LordIndy LordIndy says...

Love, Adventure, Magic, Comedy, and Action all share similar roles in these two animes that follow a young girl's dream for a more exciting life. Though not a perfect match many may find these two complement each other well and find content in Howl's more conclusive ending.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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animegal33 animegal33 says...

Both Inuyasha and Fruits Basket have a girl as a main character and are liked by more than one guy. The main characters also end up with the guy that does not usually show that they like her very outwardly.

rockroller rockroller says...

both anime's deal with a young girl who has changed the lives of people around her and vice versa. noth kagome and torhu keep the secret of the true lives of there friends. the characters also have some like qualities, such as Inuyasha, and Kyo, and Miroku and Shigure. also the love problems in the story are quite similar to each other

dmdg8 dmdg8 says...

Both anime are about a girl that finds out about a boy's secret, and that needs to keep it with her life. Both girls will love the boys with their lifes. And the boys all have issues in love showing affairs.

At least that's how I see it..the animes are two worlds apart, but with slight touching resemblemses.

Full Metal Panic!

Full Metal Panic!

Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.

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shalist shalist says...

If you like Inuyasha, chances are you'll appreciate Sousuke's position in Full Metal Panic, as he is charged to protect, and worse, rely on, a beautiful high school student with a strange gift.

norco norco says...

If you enjoyed the comedy/romance episodes of Inuyasha mixed in with action and battles, you should give Full Metal Panic a try. Like Inuyasha, Full Metal Panic, takes a step back every once and awhile and throws in an episode of shear romcom. This aspect gives these a very similar feel. 

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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sothis sothis says...

A less humorous, yet just as epic storyline involving the fantasy world, demons, and a girl taken from her world. Juuni Kokki is one of my personal favorites. Check it out.

Xaian Xaian says...

Alright, so Im assuming that you started with InuYasha and with that in mind, there are way to many reasons to list why these are similar. Both take place in Japan with both having female main characters. They both have two worlds at which the protagonist travel between and have they each have their own white haired body guard ^_^. Without spoiling anything I will just go ahead and say that storyline wise these are in no way similar. In conclusion if your into the anime that has talking creatures and a team of people struggling to complete their goal, then watch this!

I personally enjoyed 12Kingdoms more than InuYasha due to the fact that InuYasha tended to be kind of cartoonish when battle time comes and I just like my anime to be a little more mature like 12Kingdoms.

Blue Seed

Blue Seed

In the present, Japan is under assault by murderous creatures known as Aragami whose origin and purpose remain unknown. The fate of Japan and the world itself lies with one young woman named Momiji who bears the burden of the Kushinada -- the one who must be sacrificed to silence the Aragami forever. With the help of Mamoru Kusanagi (a human and Aragami hybrid), and an agency filled with firepower-toting bodyguards, Momiji must use her Aragami-sensing powers to help save mankind; but will she ultimately have to lose her own life to save the lives of so many others?

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TheBurningCrow TheBurningCrow says...

In Blue Seed, the classic young girl must help a 'demon' who should be against her, but they combine forces to defeat monsters and other evils. If that doesn't sound familiar I don't know what else you would like.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Both series have a similar feel. Both feature a female character who is quite often saved by some sort of demon/mutant. Though Inuyasha is a series which plays in a fantasy world, while Blue Seed is a series which plays in a more modern urban time and place.