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Kannazuki no Miko

Alt titles: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

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Gentle Himeko and reserved Chikane were born into very different backgrounds, but still became the best of friends. Their fates, they would soon come to discover, are intertwined in a fashion that they can't possibly imagine -- they are the reincarnations of two priestesses who once sealed the god of darkness Orochi in their past lives. Set to revive again, his giant robot-riding agents have set out to destroy the girls, one of whom is Himeko's friend who is in love with her. Riddled with memories of their past lives, the two try to survive long enough to cast the seal on Orochi again...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Kannazuki no Miko: Destiny of Shrine Maiden 2004 TBD
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Maki FUJII Character Design
Tetsuya YANAGISAWA Director
Mina KUBOTA Music
Kaishaku Original Manga Creator

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Kannazuki no Miko DistMan 9/10 Jan 26, 2005
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Kannazuki no Miko Mariisa 7.5/10 May 2, 2013
Destiny of the Shrine Maiden Mariisa 7.5/10 May 2, 2013
Kannazuki no Miko roriconfan 5.5/10 May 10, 2012
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Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora

Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora

Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved.

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On the surface, both Kannazuki and Kyoshiro look like your typical magical girl stories. Each one also uses mecha as a plot enhancement. However at the core, both of these are very strong romance stories. If not for these reasons, they're both very colorful and beautiful to watch. So, if you enjoyed Kannazuki no Miko for its tale of love and tragedy, then you would also enjoy what you see in Kyoshiro. 


Both are about star-crossed lovers who can never seem to be able to understand each other until it's too late. Sadly, they have to keep repeating the cycle, not allowing the lovers to be together. The tragic romances in these series makes them very similar.


Both series have the tragic love story of Chikane/Kaon x Himeko/Himiko asthey struggle to be together. If you liiked KnM then you'll love kyosora for the love between these two.


Both anime combine themes of relations (including between the girls) as well as battles on the giant robots


Both are romance series about star-crossed lovers and love triangles. Furthermore, both have mecha battles. They also contain the same types of characters. If you like one you are certain to like the other.


Chikane and Himeko in Kannazuki correspond in similarity to Kaon and Himiko in Kyoshiro. Their counterparts look alike and their personality is similar as well. If you enjoyed the yuri/ shoujo ai couple in either anime, you'll be sure to enjoy the other. Whereas yuri is more the main focus in Kannazuki, Kyoshiro features yuri as a side-story, but it is still present.

Mecha also plays a huge part in both plots, so if you enjoy mecha, you've got it in both. If you are watching these for the yuri, Kannazuki would be the better choice in that instance, and vice versa. I would not recommend watching these for the yuri only (especially Kyoshiro), make sure you are also interested in the other plot devices such as the mecha and male-female relationships.

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Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito

Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito

Hatsumi and Hazuki are two best friends who share a bond like sisters, and perhaps something more. With newly found (and forbidden by nature) feelings of romance developing for Hatsumi, Hazuki finds her world becoming more and more disarrayed. She finally works up the nerve to confess her love shortly before Hatsuki's 16th birthday, but suddenly, Hatsuki disappears in a green light, leaving no trace. Now, with the help of the mysterious Lilith and a feathered friend, Hazumi sets out on a journey through a plethora of worlds to find her love and bring her back safely.

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Both series rely heavily on shoujo-ai as a plot device an emotional outlet. The main characters are almost counterparts in each series, Himeko (KNM) and Hatsumi (Yamibou) form a type that is played against Chikane (KNM) and Hatsuki (Yamibou), to the point that they even look alike. KNM has been hailed as Yamibou's successor and rightly so.


Kannazuki no Miko and YamiBou are similar in many ways, you see it already with the main characters. The two females have long hair, one blonde, and one black haired one. But I think the main reason why I think you'd like one if you liked the other is the plain yuri-ness! YamiBou involves a grand adventure and mythical trials. Great animation and character design.


Kannazuki and Yamibou are an obvious comparison, being two shoujo-ai series with heavy drama and a massive cheese factor. Whether or not the drama is good enough to overcome said cheese is a matter that makes each a love/hate affair. If you're on the love side for one, there's little reason not to try the other.


You'll love this one :] Mecha, supernatural, love, trials, drama. Everything ^v^ If you like Yamibou, you'll also like Kannazuki No Miko (or vice versa). Lots of themes and genres that you're looking for is here. Moreover, Yamibou and KNM have almost look alike characters. They never get far though. That innocent and pure love, I surely recommend both.

Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd

Maria-sama ga Miteru 3rd

At the all-girls Lillian Academy, life continues at a slow page. Yumi and Sachiko attempt to elope during the holiday, but have an unfortunate encounter with some of Sachiko's old "friends" instead. Back at school, Yumi and rest of the Lillian student council concoct their next fiendish scheme: trick Sachiko into fulfilling her role as a judge at Hanadera Academy's school festival. And so, with potential petite soeurs, creepy stalkers and even creepier kidnappers to keep her life interesting (not to mention her limited “alone time” with Sachiko), the saga of Yumi continues. Luckily for the duo, their time together proves all the more precious for the trials they have to face.


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there both great shoujo-ai stories and have almost the same drawning style wich is particulair , though the storylines are very different , it has a similair feeling


Both Kannazuki no Miko and Marimite feature shoujo-ai aspects, and a similar animation style and directing. The difference is that the story line/plot of this two animes is very different, while KnM focuses on a mecha battles and has fantasy aspects, Marimite focuses on the everyday life of the main female protagonists an their interactions. Also both of them feature a very dramatic romance aspect so my guess is that if you like one be sure to check the other one as well.


Its the same basis, human relationships. I enjoyed both adn have watch them a bunch of times, both still in my harddrive.

Strawberry Panic

Strawberry Panic

On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th grader who has decided to transfer to St. Miatre's Girls' Academy. Though her transition has been smooth so far, while exploring the campus Aoi inadvertently falls down a hill, sees the beautiful Shimuza, and promptly (not to mention embarrassingly) faints. Nagisa continues to see Shimuza out and about, but soon discovers that she is the "Etoile" -- a well respected girl within all of the schools. With Shizuma taking a liking to the new transfer student Nagisa, secrets of Shizuma's past will unravel over the coming school year.

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Both Strawberry Panic and Kannazuki no Miko incorporate shoujo-ai/yuri as a main theme. The couples (in both series) have something intense about their relationship that is interesting and enticing. Not a lot of shoujo-ai anime have good side plots and other elements going on at the same time, but both of these do. They each have their individual storylines and settings, but basically cover the same good qualities the other has.


Strawberry Panic is my favorite anime. It focus's on a transfer student to a new school. She falls in love with the Etiole (head of student council). If you liked Kannazuki no Miko, you will probably like Strawberry Panic


Both same gender, action, mistery and a lot of human emotions. I like girly animes, and really enjoy these two from both the action anime side and teh gily side.

Maria-sama ga Miteru

Maria-sama ga Miteru

For the young women at the Lillian private school for girls, nothing is more prestigious than Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Gigantea, and Rosa Foetida, the beautiful and talented women who head the student council. When a young girl named Yumi's path is intertwined with Sachiko, a successor to the council, things will never be the same for the both of them. Maria-sama ga Miteru is a quiet tale of forbidden romance, friendship, and the everyday life of a school girl.

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Both Kannaduki no Miko and Maria-sama ga Miteru share one genre type that is somewhat rare: Shoujo-Ai. Their only difference, when it comes to Shoujo-Ai, shows when Maria-sama focuses more on the romantic concept, while Kannaduki no Miko uses the love story to develop the characters.

when it comes to shoujo-ai animes then Marimite and Kannazuki no Miko are pretty similar, both of them are centered on high school students (since Marimite is way longer than KnM then we should expect a better character development). The only difference is that Kannazuki no Miko focuses more on action/mecha battles while Marimite has a slow-paced slice of life aspect and concentrates on the everyday life of several high school students. Still if you like one of this shows then you will like the other one as well.