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Karneval

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Nai’s friend Karoku is missing, and the only clue to his disappearance is a mysterious bracelet. One day while travelling, a young thief named Gareki saves Nai from a monster and takes an immediate interest in the trinket he carries, as it is the insignia of Circus, an elite group who travels the world capturing notorious criminals. Together, the two decide to track down Circus and see if they’ve taken Karoku, but luckily, the group finds them first. Unfortunately, they have no idea who Karoku is or why he had one of their identity bracelets, but in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the matter they offer their assistance. Now, Nai, Gareki and their new friends set forth to find Karoku, but with more questions piling up each day will it be possible to achieve their goal?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Karneval 2007 Original Manga
Karneval Anthology 2013 TBD
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Toshie KAWAMURA Character Design
Eiji SUGANUMA Director

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Karneval espie666 7/10 Jan 6, 2014
Karneval KingArthur13th 4.6/10 Nov 23, 2013
Karneval ReiKakaku 10/10 Sep 7, 2013
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vida-anime Slendi 156 Apr 9, 2014
Quiero Ver Edalor 303 Mar 27, 2014
Gray GrayQueen 109 Mar 25, 2014
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Japan has reclaimed its former glory under the guidance of Kings, charismatic individuals wielding incredible powers. But now, one of the Red King's vassals has been murdered, and a viral video shows the killer's confession at the scene. He is one Yashiro Isana, claiming to be the Colorless King; and he is now a wanted man - not only to the Red King's faction, but also the Blues charged with keeping the peace. He is even sought by Kuroh Yatogami, a knight of the former Colorless King sworn to slay any unworthy successor. Only, the subject of their struggle, "Shiro", is a nondescript young man living an unremarkable life in an island academy, and seems to have no recollection of killing anyone. To keep his life, Shiro must prove his innocence; but what is the truth behind his mysterious past, and what will be the outcome of this confrontation of Kings?

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KingArthur13th

Both series center around a white haired boy who is protected by a badass. The white haired boy and his bodygaurd are thrown into a battle between two supernatrually powered groups of people who both take an interest in the white haired boy. The white haired boy is more then what he appears to be which forms part of the plot for these series.

snivets

If you like a show about a cute male lead, protected by strong male characters, and fought over by various strange organizations AND you don't mind a haphazardly thrown together plot, then these two shows will be great for you.

randomredneck

Supernatural type deals. Sweet animation. Good theme songs. Ho Yay vibe between a white haired bishie, and the dark haired guy. If you liked it in one, you'd enjoy it in the other,

LinkSword

Bishonen-filled shows (with plenty of fujoshi bait) which have a confusing premiere that makes one think the plot is going to be much more complex than it actually is. So if you like your action with a simple storyline, well animated and full to the brim with eye-candy, do give either of them a chance.

Role

Similar main characters, Two groups fighting against each other, with 2 main characters left out of these groups (yet they're somehow connected). These two titles are very similar.

panikinga

Main characters have simmilar looks and characteristics. In both animes they are being involved in the war of two competing organizations.

lsabells

Adorable and meek male leads with unique and mysterious abilities, origins, and flashbacks. Both require protection, and those around them seem more than eager to fulfill that need. Shiro (K) and Nai (Karneval) are both amiable and considerate. Their foils are a little trigger-happy and proud. Everybody gets caught up in some violent, grand scheme that's way bigger than themselves. Chaos. Organized chaos. With attractive babyfaces.

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07-Ghost

07-Ghost

Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.

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Etue

Both series are filled to the brim with bishounen and have a cute almost ambiguous main character with a rather naive world view. Both their closest friends are more down to earth mature minds with troubles of their own and share aloof tendencies while being fairly hard on themselves. Both seies are filled with interesting and visually pleasing fights and supernatural themes. If you like one you are bound to like the other. 

Vija

If you like either of these series you will probably like the other to, they have a similar feeling to them.

the art is also similar and beautiful :)

Arata the Legend

Arata the Legend

In the fantastical land of Amawakumi, a succession ceremony occurs each 30 years to pass control of the kingdom to a female heir of the Hime clan. But three decades ago, the Hime clan was unable to produce a daughter and was warned that if history repeated itself, the entire clan would be purged. Now faced with the same problem in the present, the Hime clan opts to send their disguised son Arata to the ceremony instead, unaware that he’d be sent into a trap where the former princess is murdered and the boy would be framed for the crime. Meanwhile, on Earth, Hinohara suffers a similar sense of betrayal at the hands of his classmates, and after wishing he could just disappear, he and Arata switch bodies. Now, as Arata struggles to find a way to return the two to their own worlds, Hinohara must try to escape capture, clear Arata’s name and fulfill this princess’s last wish by exposing her killers.

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HasseRovdjur

Both Karneval and Arata takes place in fantastic worlds, have casts full of pretty guys with magical or supernatural abilities and have a very similar feeling. Expect loads of weird creatures, battles between warring factions and misplaced monologues. While Arata has the whole world swap theme and Karneval has a nebulous organisation that produces monsters, I still reckon they are similar enough to warrant this recommendation.

D.Gray-man

D.Gray-man

An akuma is a soul which has been brought back to life through sadness and despair with the powers of Millenium Earl. Their mission is to terrorize the earth and all who dwell within it. The Black Order is a group of Exorcists that have sworn to cleanse the souls of the akuma, and collect the substance known as "innocence". This powerful substance can be used as an anti-akuma weapon, and ultimately can help destroy the evil Millenium Earl. Allen Walker is a young Exorcist who has the ability to tell who is human and who is an akuma with the help of his cursed eye. Together with the Black Order, Allen must find all 109 pieces of innocence to protect the world and defeat Earl.

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Aranneas

An invasion of mysterious forces that comes in the form a corruption of the existing world, fought against by people with incredible powers. The ordinary, familiar, and beloved turned grotesque. The eternal appeal of the Faustian bargain. Above all, the timeless power of regret.

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Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East

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Bestanimeserie

Both shows have similar art styles and the main character is a little boy. Both shows have the same kind of mysterious feeling they also both feature monsters and have a shounen-ai undertone, both try to solve a mystery with his devoted friend by his side. and have an fantasy setting

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