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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?
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.
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.
Being the insignificant heir to a talented family is rough, especially for someone who has little of his own talents and honestly desires to live up to the family name. Masahiro is the young grandson of the famed Abe no Seime. Although most consider him to be little in the face of his older male relatives, Masahiro is certain he can not only continue the family legacy but that he can stand in his own right as an Onmyouji. With the assistance of his friend Mokkun, he works to increase his skills and abilities as a spiritual protector and guide. With a great deal of will and the quiet assistance of his insightful grandfather, he will become a force of good in the battle against encroaching evil.
SO, like Inuyasha, is also set in the past and the main character has to exterminate evil youkai and ayakashi to protect his town and the people that live in it.
Both series take place in medieval times. They are based on legendary fights of priestesses and monks (miko and onmyouji) against evil creatures and vengeful ghosts. Both series contain romantic scenes as well as scenes dealing with the power of friendship.
With the rise of the Iron Age in feudal Japan, man and nature grow increasingly at odds. As mankind infringes more and more into the kingdom of the beasts, many of the elder animal gods begin to succumb to their rage, cursing themselves as they lash out at rural and urban settlements alike. When a young Ashitaka, hero of his village, is imparted with one of these curses after slaying a crazed god, he forces himself into exile to prevent further harm to his village. As he ventures out into the world, however, he discovers just how dire the straights have become - with man and beast ready to break into all out war, his curse becomes the least of his problems. As both sides teeter dangerously on the side of outright slaughter of one another, Ashitaka sets his own problems aside and, using his charisma and honor, seeks to quell the hatred before it gets beyond repair - but will he be in time or is he simply delaying the inevitable?
If you liked Inu Yasha, you'll like Princess Mononoke because the action is excellent. Both have sword scenes and light gore. The two series even have a star female role who is fighting evil. The demons and mystical beasts in both shows are very creative. Created by two different, but great authors/illustrators.
Princess Mononoke and InuYasha involve a young man with a cursed right hand that is both a powerful weapon and a danger to himself, which threatens to consume him in time. This man must go on a journey, fighting demons and defending villagers along the way, to both find a remedy for their curse and to stop something horrible from occurring. All of this takes place with an undertone of a love story in the background. Any of this sound familiar? Although very different, Princess Monoke's Ashitaka has many things in common with InuYasha's Miroku. If you liked one, you may just want to check out the other.
Sakura Kinomoto never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost, for the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards! Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
At first these two seem to have nothing in common but Inuyasha and Cardcaptor Sakura are very similar.
Both Sakura and InuYasha have lost their mothers while Kagome and Li seem to have no fathers.
These series contain light humor, some romantic triangles, slapstick, action, and definitely adventure.
Both InuYasha and Cardcaptor Sakura are about a young and fairly normal girl who finds herself suddenly caught up in the unbelievable world of magic and curses. Both stories focus on the magic/curses, the girl's struggles to cope, both with the change and her sudden new abilities, and the love that inevitably blooms from it all.
The time has come for the next Shaman King to be crowned in the great Shaman Fight. Yoh Asakura is one such hopeful, a kind-hearted boy with a hidden power... and a terrible secret. Now, the fate of all mankinds rests in the hands of Yoh and his companions as they must battle the most powerful shaman who ever lived!
Both InuYasha and Shaman King can be considered shounen anime as they super powered fights. Yet both have something extra as well: a lighthearted aspect that shies clear of being a full-blooded comedy, and a laidback flow that helps interrupt the fights.
Shaman King and InuYasha are both about fighting. Although Shaman King ended with a cliff-hanger ending, it's still nice. If you liked one, you're sure to like the other. Because both have characters that fight super cool!! XD