Kannazuki no Miko

Alt titles: Destiny of the Shrine Maiden

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Simoun

Simoun

In the world of Daikuuriku, all children are born female; but once they become a young adult, they may choose which sex they will become. In this world which is at war with itself, the women of Simalacrum find themselves charged with the task of piloting the ancient machines known as Simoun in hopes of turning the tide of war. Though originally simple ceremonial machines, the most gifted of pilots can turn the glowing "ri maajon" of their rituals onto their enemies and obliterate them from the skies using these Simoun. However, it takes a special bond between two highly gifted girls to successfully pilot a Simoun. With the toll of blood and pain that these previously innocent girls are taking, how many will be able to carry on, even knowing that they are the only real thing standing between freedom and subjugation of their land?

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Galadriel Galadriel says...

Looking for a good and nice shoujo-ai/fantasy/mecha anime? Well you dont have to search that hard, Kannazuki no Miko and Simoun are very much alike in terms of genres but much different in terms of plot and characters.Even though the yuri and fantasy aspect from both of this anime are very much alike.So my guess is that if you seen and liked one of this two then you should try the other one as well

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

In proper yuri, action is rare enough. To find actiony science fiction, one generally has to look. Though not further than to either one of these.

More than that, these two both contain religious aspects – the female main characters are all priestesses. Simoun especially doesn't hold back on that aspect, including a religious debate that is nowhere to be seen in Kannazuki no Miko.

In any case, if you like one there is reason to watch the other.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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requiem requiem says...

Both Kannaduki no Miko and Magic Knight Rayearth have schoolgirls, mechas, and lots of flashy effects. They also expend a lot of intensity when it comes to dramatic sequences.

Venus Versus Virus

Venus Versus Virus

Sumire Takahana was a once normal high school student, until one day, she picked up a mysterious brooch and began to see soul-eating demons known as Virus. Now under attack, Sumire was saved by the owner of the brooch, Lucia, and Lucia’s Vaccine-loaded gun. However, instead of shooting the Virus, Lucia accidentally shot Sumire herself, turning her into a living antivirus. Together, Sumire and Lucia will try to uncover the secrets of the Virus before they devour all of humankind.

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Cetonis Cetonis says...

Both Venus Versus Virus and Kannazuki no Miko focus on a pair of girls as they bond, and conflict, with one another, whilst having to deal with the trademark "group of villains that threaten the world". Certainly not without flaws, but if you could look past said flaws to enjoy one of these two you should be able to do so with the other.

Romeo x Juliet

Romeo x Juliet

On a tragic night in Neo Verona, the Capulet family is murdered by Montague and the country is seized. The only Capulet survivor is the child Juliet, who is rescued by loyal knights. Fourteen years later, people in Neo Verona live in poverty and fear. Juliet has spent her life in hiding, and in disguise as the male Red Whirlwind, secretly fighting Neo Verona’s oppression. On one of her secret adventures, she is helped by Romeo and falls in love. Finally, on one fateful day, Juliet’s family reveals her heritage and their desire for her to reclaim her title and rescue Neo Verona from tyranny. Meanwhile, Juliet also discovers that Romeo is the son of her worst enemy. Can Juliet rescue Neo Verona and kill the father of the man she loves?

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LannerFalcon LannerFalcon says...

This may sound awfully strange, (KnM is a mech-yuri), but it's undeniable: there are several similarities between these two, despite sizable plot differences.

People whose feelings are forbidden, being forced to fight each other. Tragic endings, still leaving a glimmer of hope. Young love, reaching maturity.

There may be many differences… but I think you'd enjoy both.

Loveless

Loveless

Ritsuka has nowhere to run or hide. He lost his memories and his mother’s loving support, and then his brother -- his sole defender -- was brutally murdered. He is entirely alone until Soubi appears, saying the words he most wants to hear, but refuses to believe: “I love you and will do anything for you.” Flung into a world of intrigue and magic, where bonded pairs battle and only Soubi can fight for him, he struggles to find his brother’s killer. Yet he must also face the most bitter question of all: if you can't remember who you were, does that mean you don't know who you are?

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Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Kannazuki no Miko and Lovless are both the kind of shows that things are not realling explained in. They are more about the romances of the couples. Both are also filled with the anger and saddness of the characters. Both are also fighting couples. In both shows though they never explain really why they are fighting, and both endings are somwhat never explained.