In the present, there exists a spiritual world unseen to the average human being -- the Feudal Underworld, a place where the spirits of ancient samurai warlords battle for supremacy, while influencing the land of the living. Ougi Takaya thought he was a normal high school student, until a man named Naoe Nobutsuna informed him that he is the reincarnation of Uesugi Kagetora, one of a clan that is dedicated to exorcising these spirits. With the help of old friends and the spurn of new enemies, can Takaya come to admit the truth behind his existence?
Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...
Both stories have very similar themes in reference to dealing with the supernatural and a shounen-ai/yaoi feel to them. I would definitely suggest giving the other a try if you enjoyed one.
Like Mirage Of Blaze, Descendants Of Darkness deals with the underworld and demons possessing people. Also like Mirage Of Blaze, Descendants Of Darkness shows a little shounen-ai between two male characters.
There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...
Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.
At first glance this recommendation might seem somewhat random but there are quite a few elements that Ga-rei and Mirage of Blaze have in common. Both are supernatural stories framed within traditional Japanese lore conventions such as mythical beasts and incantation spells transferred to the modern world. The blend of old and modern Japan works remarkably well. There is also the fact that the relationship between the main characters is somewhat twisted and very 'love and hate'. There is a sense of pathos to both anime even if the pacing is very different: Ga-rei has plenty of flashy action scenes beautifully animated while MoB is more subdued and usually slower.
For centuries, the Sky People and Sorcerers battled each other endlessly; but nine hundred years ago, the leaders of the each cause were sealed away. Now, in the present, these leaders have both reincarnated, and protectors of each faction have emerged. Ryosuke Sakiya is a high school boy with strange powers to see things that others do not, and he currently is under attack by one of the factions for unknown reasons. Meanwhile, Jukyurou, Saeko, and the rest of the members of the opposing faction have appeared to help protect Ryosuke. All he wants is to be left alone; will Ryosuke finally understand why he has been forced into the middle of this epic battle?
Though High School Aurabuster and Mirage of Blaze have different settings, both involve reincarnated people who must battle again in the present. I strongly preferred Mirage of Blaze to High School Aurabuster, but depending on what kind of mood you are in, if you liked one you may enjoy the other.
Kyoji Miura was a normal seventeen-year-old boy; he went to class like any other teenager, and was a member of the school's kendo club. However, when his kendo mentor revealed himself to be the reincarnated spirit of the ancient Incan warrior Yawaru, Kyoji's life changed forever. For it seems that Kyoji is none other than the reincarnated spirit of Bilka, Yawaru's sworn enemy, and it's up to him and his allies to save the world. Yawaru wishes to harness the mysterious and dangerous power of Iriyatesse, and only our heroes can stop him.
Mirage of Blaze and Nazca both deal with reincarnations of past warring factions, various present-day battles and all sorts of boring conversations and feigned comradery. If you liked one I think you'd enjoy the other as well.