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Spice and Wolf

Spice and Wolf

Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Although vastly different on a larger spectrum, SaW and InuYasha have a familiar feel to them. On the surface, InuYasha has a kind hearted women from another world team up with a wolf half-demon. In SaW, we have a wolf god turned into human form, (sort of from another world) and teams up with a merchant. SaW is focused in a medieval Europe based time, and InuYasha is in a feudal Japan based time. InuYasha can come off as repetitive and bland; an anime for young kids to get hooked on. However, SaW has a more adult feel to it, reaching out into politics, and business decisions on nearly every episode. If you enjoyed InuYasha as a kid, or still do, then try out Spice and Wolf :]

DuskFey DuskFey says...

The interactions between Lawrence and Holo in Spice and Wolf and that of InuYasha and Kagome in InuYasha may appear different, but both men are fairly clueless relationally. In the former, Lawrence is often certain that he understands what's going through Holo's mind, though she constantly surprises him. In the latter, InuYasha simply doesn't know what he's done to cause Kagome's wrath most of the time.

In both, there is an odd and ever-shifting balance of power between the man and woman, with humor, fights, and sweet moments along the way. If you enjoyed one, you may like the other as well.

Nurarihyon no Mago

Nurarihyon no Mago

It is said that the spirit who stood at the helm of the night parade of a hundred demons was the supreme commander of all monsters and lord of Pandemonium, Nurarihyon. Young Rikuo comes from the bloodline of Nurarihyon and is one-quarter demon. Though he has the ability to communicate with, and command youkai he has no intention of succeeding his grandfather as head of the Nura clan, instead choosing to live a normal human life. However, with his family and aides all waiting for him to fully accept the succession and his ‘Night Rikuo’ alter-ego determined to become the next leader, can the young schoolboy fight his fate as a Nura to lead the night parade?

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Bleach09 Bleach09 says...

Both anime talk about part demon part human protagonists trying to accept their other side.  Due to their impressive demonic lineage they are either shunned/attacked by or respected by other demons which is to the their annoyance.

Anathemus Anathemus says...

There's some similarities to be found in both shows, beside the wide variety of demons, there's the struggle of the main characters to find a balance between their human and demon side and the artwork is kinda of similar, and guess what, we have the usual schoolgirls walking in the middle of all this (zZzZz)

Fire Tripper

Fire Tripper

Suzuko and Shu are siblings who live in an undetermined part of Tokyo. While walking together one day, an explosion suddenly occurs, and Suzuko awakens in an unfamiliar place: the past. The time is during Japan's civil war, and the faces are anything but friendly. With the help of newly-met Shukumaru, Suzuko must unravel the mystery of her disappearance and discover the connection between these two worlds, while trying to figure out how she can return to her own time and place.

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irrelevant irrelevant says...

Fire Tripper reminds me of an early sketch of InuYasha,

As like, Fire Tripper seems what may have evolved into InuYasha in Rumiko Takahashi's mind over time.

I think anyone curious as to the mind of the Inu Yasha's creator and is an Inu Yasha fan, might find Fire Tripper interesting, and if for some reason you've seen Fire Tripper and have never Heard of InuYasha, (hey, there may be some people like that out there)  you'd get a kick out of the Inu Yasha series.

foxhead556 foxhead556 says...

If 1 has watched 1 out of the 2 he or she can enjoy the other 1. Since Fire tripper is considered as a prototype for InuYasha he or she  shouldn't be surprised to see similarities in both of them.

Star Ocean EX

Star Ocean EX

Claude Kenni just wanted to shine free of his military father's shadow, a desire that made him take unnecessary risks. One of those risks whisked him off to an unknown planet full of monsters and magic. There, he met Rena Lanford, an energetic girl with mysterious abilites who believes he is a hero of legend. Soon, they're off on an expedition to find the cause of the monsters and the truth behind the sorcery globe all while hiding the technology he brought with him. Looks like Claude's got bigger shoes to fill than his father's!

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TomikelT TomikelT says...

In both anime the relationship is between the male protagonist and the female lead. In both cases the two are really nervous for having feelings for each other and can never really tell the other one on how they feel.  Both have an epic journey to them and have good combat scenes to them.

AstralKnight AstralKnight says...

There are epic battle scenes between two rivals in both, as well as a love triangle and the lead male protecting the lead female. They both also feature scenes of humour and comic relief and a "love triangle". There is also the fact that Kagome as well as Claude don't fit in in the world that they have travelled to. The setting is also similar between the two and both include sword wielders, magic and a jewel (Shikon no Tama/ Rena's pendant). I love them both!

Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga

Hiiro no Kakera: The Tamayori Princess Saga

When Tamaki is attacked by creatures believed only to exist in myths, she's rescued by a young man who is not only part demon but also her future classmate! Moreover, he is part of a group of protectors that Tamaki will need if she is going to fulfill her destiny as a Tamayori princess--a destiny no one told her about! To add to the chaos, Tamaki is fresh meat at a new high school and has to learn to deal with some very, very old school problems in Hiiro no Kakera ~ The Tamayori Princess Saga!

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes involve a girl that has the sealing powers of some long-gone person. And she's not exactlt the best with her new powers. Surrounding her are some powerful individuals, many of whom aren't completely human (several of whom are bishies). With the backdrop of rural countryside, and villains whose motive isn't exactly clear, but probably involves world domination, these animes are quite similar. 

cpayne12 cpayne12 says...

they are both similar in plot having the main character be a female riencarnation of a very powerful preistes/princess. both have a group of friends that help to achieve the goal and of course both have two of the main characters develop an amazing love connection. 

some of the differences is that inuyasha involves a love triangle and hiiro doesnt while in Hiiro the characters are fated to be toether whithout a choice and Inuyasha they all became friends and met along their journey.