Mononoke

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Pet Shop of Horrors

Pet Shop of Horrors

At Count D's pet shop, you can acquire any form of animal, from an ordinary canary, to more.. "exotic" creatures. Made to sign a contract before purchase, Count D claims no "responsibility for actions incurred" if the purchaser does not follow its instructions completely, as results can be fatal. Patrons of this shop are able to get the rarest of creatures, but often, their purchases are coupled with demons from their past that won't go away easily.

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Ran Ran says...

Both Mononoke and Pet Shop of Horrors give a glimpse of the japanese folklore through short horrific stories. Both anime also follow a guideline in the way the stories take place, although diferent for the two series, it gives a pattern to the plot that doesn't however take the suspense away, always making us wonder what will go wrong, and what will be the consequences of it.

argona argona says...

Both Mononoke and Petshop have main characters that are very charismatic and mysterious. They know almost everything from the beginningbut hide in the shadows and wait for the truth to reveal itself. You don't see them in action a lot but in reality, they are the ones pulling the strings.Every story has a lesson and explores the depth of human nature, the desires, temptations and sins!If you like dark stories with deep meanings,watch them both.

yuelio yuelio says...

Both have a main character who summerges us into the horror of spooky folklore, animals and monoke are not far away when there are human feelings between them

Hakaba Kitaro

Hakaba Kitaro

When the last two remaining members of the Ghost Tribe died, they left with them Kitarou - a one-eyed ghoulish child with a sinister cackle and a penchant for the supernatural. From day to day Kitarou tries his best to fit in at school (while failing miserably), thwart the fiendish schemes of the crude and rude Rat Man, and get the attention of the lovely and kind Neko Girl. with the help of his father-turned-talking-eyeball and his nervous and confused caretaker, Kitarou must learn to be the best Ghost Tribe heir that he can be!

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sothis sothis says...

Mononoke and Hakaba Kitaro are both horror anime with a twist: they have a very abstract appearance. However, keep in mind that Mononoke is more intelligent and serious, while Kitaro is far more comedic in a dark and dry sense.

valondar valondar says...

Both series feature the same art director and the results are truly gorgeous to behold; though stylistically rather different they share a striking visual style that if you loved the look of one you really should consider the other a worthwhile watch as well.

They both also have a horror component though with no intent to scare; Hakaba Kitarou is a dry comedy while Mononoke is a bizarre surreal headtrip.

kenikki kenikki says...

They may have different structure and storytelling and HK is more humorous, but both have similarly original animation design and they're both dark and a bit twisted and deals with supernatural aspects.

Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Koyomi Araragi is an aloof boy who holds a strange, supernatural secret which inadvertently leads him to others with similar stories. Gods, spirits and afflictions can be pesky things, taking important memories or causing unusual tendencies – a fact that Koyomi and others are unfortunately aware of. Using the help of an eccentric homeless man, Koyomi is able to help new friends he meets along the way with their own paranormal conundrums…

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

 Mononoke and Bakemonogatari are unique. Both are horror anime that give an original spin to Japanese folklore while exploring the medium in novel ways. The visual artistry involved is stunning and matches a narrative style that impacts the viewer by being genuinely creepy. These efforts match a stunning artwork and fluid animation with a keen insight into the uncanny. Fans of one are strongly advised to check out the other, especially since this kind of anime is rare and hard to come by.

Howlorihara Howlorihara says...

These two animes actually have quite a bit in common.  They both deal with supernatural creatures and their affects on human beings.  In other words, in discovering more about the creatures, the main character also learns more about the people involved in the story.  They are both beautifully and uniquely animated.  These two are some of my favorite animes I have seen.

Signas Signas says...

Bakemonogatari and Mononoke both deal with monsters from Japanese folklore. To defeat monsters the main characters need to learn how the monsters came to be in the first place.

If you liked one and crave for a similar series, the other is really worth checking out.

Ghost Hunt

Ghost Hunt

Mai Taniyama is a first year high school student who lives a carefree life telling ghost stories with her friends. One day, she meets Kazuya Shibuya, the head of Shibuya Psychic Research (SPR); and together, she tags along to help him investigate paranormal activities in a haunted school building. His assistant Lin was hurt during an incident to protect Mai from danger, so what more can Mai do than to take the job as Shibuya's assistant? Along with a team of other ghost hunters, they will uncover the mystery of a strange case coming their way, while Mai starts to discover her own abilities.

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argona argona says...

Ghost hunt and Mononoke are quite different but similar in some aspects. Mononke is much darker and has a greater sense of suspend withonly one main character while ghost hunt has a lighter atmosphere with an air of shoujo love and quite a few main characters but both stories revolve around Japanese monsters and spirits and exorcism. characters have to put the pieces ofpuzzle together and solve the mystery.

Taekwondoin Taekwondoin says...

Both shows feature a similar premise, with someone investigating a rumour or a ghost story and then trying to solve it, they also share a similar story stucture in that when each arc ends, we reset to the next, with no clear story running through from start to finish.

However, they are quite different in execution, but I do believe a fan of one, may enjoy the other.

AnimeShima AnimeShima says...

Both Ghost Hunt and Mononoke are about ghosts (usually evil) that need to be exorcised to bring peace to the people who have been affected by the ghost. Both these animes are very different in many aspects such as method of exorcism or the anime graphics but I think they would appeal to the same kind of audiences.

Shounen Onmyouji

Shounen Onmyouji

Being the insignificant heir to a talented family is rough, especially for someone who has little of his own talents and honestly desires to live up to the family name. Masahiro is the young grandson of the famed Abe no Seime. Although most consider him to be little in the face of his older male relatives, Masahiro is certain he can not only continue the family legacy but that he can stand in his own right as an Onmyouji. With the assistance of his friend Mokkun, he works to increase his skills and abilities as a spiritual protector and guide. With a great deal of will and the quiet assistance of his insightful grandfather, he will become a force of good in the battle against encroaching evil.

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neutrino neutrino says...

Both are series about the main character's ability to exorcise demons, and offer a fascinating view of buddhist methods to do so. Also, SO adds a bit of true history, as Abe (the grandfather) is an actual historical onmyouji.

EibhilinRhett EibhilinRhett says...

Both of these shows are very heavy on Japanese mythology and are centered heavily around exorcising restless spirits and stuff. Also, the main character in both of these is an onmyouji. So anyone who's into that sort of thing should honestly check out both.