Unbeknownst to humans, demons from an overlapping dimension walk amongst them in the streets of Tokyo. The balance between the worlds is kept by the crow guardian Karas and Yurine, its master and voice of the living city. However, the time of harmony nears the end as the once-Karas Lord Eko returns. Seeking to purge humanity for its evils, he terrorizes the city with his minions that feast on human blood. The ultimate battle between good and evil awaits; can Yurine and her newly initiated Karas prevail against Lord Eko and protect their city against his monstrous horde?
Near the ruins of an old and abandoned city, there is played a game simply known as "Otokoyo." It is said that when children play this game, they go missing one by one. Some say it is ghosts. Others say it is demons. But for Hikora, one thing is certain: his sister disappeared playing the game and he will do whatever it takes to find her, even if it means playing the game himself. He and seven others will do just that, all for their own reasons, and learn that rumors aren’t always fictitious. Escaping with their lives will become the main concern when this game of hide-and-seek turns deadly.
Well, though these anime's seem slightly different, they both incorporate the same cg type effects... and the arwork is very similar. My prediction is that someone who enjoyed the visual beauty of one, would enjoy the other
In a city where rapists and murderers prey on the innocent, the young Monaka Noguchi lives a double life; a clumsy high school student and waitress by day, she transforms into the skilled assassin Angel of Death at night. Her father is an astronaut and has always been out of reach, so Monaka must balance her studies and job, as well as support herself, while also hunting down those who deserve to die. With a cool and calm demeanor, even in the face of bloodshed, it seems that nothing can sway Monaka’s resolve; however, her newest job will prove to be most difficult, and hit a little too close to home...
Karas: The Prophecy and Kite Liberator don't have too much in common, but both are badass action flicks that have a similar flow and feel. Each is filled with a gleeful amount of gore and violence, and involves a brutally efficient killer taking down those who deserve to die. It's hard to say why I think this is a good pairing, so you'll just need to try it on for size.
It isn't unusual for a person to feel that the world around them is strange and has unexpected secrets lying just beyond their sight. However, for most people this is just an occasional sensation that greets them upon awakening or chases them into sleep. For the mushi researcher Ginko, it isn't a feeling at all; it is a knowledge which guides his travels and motivates his life. Found in the cracks between what is conceivable and what is not, are the varied life forms collectively known as mushi. They surround us and affect us, but their intensely different nature makes them unrecognizable to most. Ginko brings these life forms into perspective for the lives of those most affected and most in need of an explanation.
Both Karas and Mushishi deal with a world parallel to our own, but remain invisible to most people. Different from the supernatural, these unseen worlds are populated by fantasical creatures called youkai in Karas and mushi in Mushishi. The art quality and style are also similar, with more action in Karas but of the same aesthetically pleasing character designs.
In the streets of Tokyo, a new menace has surfaced: Shounen Bat, a young boy who wears golden roller skates and a baseball cap, and likes to whack people on the head with a golden baseball bat. These seemingly unconnected and random attacks soon become a police investigation... but after all is said and done, is there a pattern to this chaos?
After being separated from him for ten years, Shin Kanzato and his brother Jun have moved to Ayanagi City to live with their older brother Ryou; but little do they know that a rash of mysterious murders have recently plagued the city, leaving the victims’ bodies turned inside out. Soon, Shin finds himself being attacked by a man who is able to summon a mysterious and ghostly creature; and more importantly, he realizes that he possesses the same powers. Now, with the discovery of more people like himself, Shin finds himself drawn further and further into the world of those who use "Persona."
Action, adventure and fight scenes are aplenty in both of these shows.
Karas is much more polished and has some of the best CG currently in use in the anime world. The story does seem a little confusing at first, and requires you to stay on top of the action, but is well worth it in the end.
Persona is based on a series of PlayStation games, and so may appeal more to the fanboys of the series. However, it is still an excellent stand alone series (I have not played the games personally, and still enjoyed it).
They could both be categorised as verging on mech, but not in a Gundam kind of way. It is much more enjoyable and focusses more on the magic of the show. If you enjoy one, I'm pretty sure you'll have fun with the other.