Mononoke

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Jigoku Shoujo

Jigoku Shoujo

Has someone done something to hurt you or the ones you love? Are you seeking revenge? Rumor has it that there’s a website that can service your needs. Titled “Hotline to Hell”, it contains a form that can be accessed only at midnight. Type in a name, and the Hell Girl will carry out your bidding – for a price. For though your appetite for revenge will be satisfied, your soul will also be condemned to hell after you die. But who is the Hell Girl, and does she care whether your revenge is justified? Apparently not, as long as she gets more souls…

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tasanime tasanime says...

Jigoku Shoujo & Mononoke are great to watch for those who enjoy a more psychological slant on horror. Both host a variety of different characters that choose to sin or admit their sins. If you enjoyed one for the central theme, than I'm sure you'll like the other

argona argona says...

Both are dark series that reveal the ugly side of the human nature. They are focused on the suffering of humans who are responsible for theirown pain. In both ,viewer watches as the turth is revealed, as characters make mistakes that results in their punishment, either by their own hands or those they have damaged.

Mokke

Mokke

Shizuru and Mizuki are two quiet sisters who have a foot in the world of the supernatural. While Shizuru can see the spirits and monsters who haunt mankind, Mizuki can't help but become possessed by them. Together, the duo live with their grandparents and are taught about the spiritual world from their grandfather, a powerful exorcist. In the serene countryside, the girls will learn about the ghosts and goblins that co-exist in our world, while also learning about themselves and their abilities.

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yuelio yuelio says...

This is suggestef for more into japanese popular tales, the story and characters are really more sweet. 

kenikki kenikki says...

They are pretty different, but supernatural folklore done well is what connects these two. Mononoke is more surreal and definitely darker in tone even though Mokke also has it's few dark moments.

Mushishi Zoku Shou

Mushishi Zoku Shou

They existed long before anyone can remember. They are simple and strange in nature, not resembling any other plant or animal in this world. In ancient times, people revered these bizarre creatures and called them “Mushi.” People once again began to believe in the existence of these “Mushi” when they began affecting their lives in inexplicable ways. The one who connects the world of “Mushi” to the world of humans—they were called the “Mushi-shi.” All life exists not to hinder others in this world. They are simply there to live as they were meant to.

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AnimeShima AnimeShima says...

These shows are great if you like episodic animes where the story follows the main character and reveal how they deal with the oddity of the world whether they are mushi or spirits. They both have a main character that is calm and is always assessing the situation and both animes are very visually artistic with great soundtrack.

eneillaj eneillaj says...

Same character type, though I love Ginko more :3 Same occupation, same bag, same circumstances (in a way), same morals, same .. nah the major difference between these two is the art. Mononoke is really unique, the art style makes you think whether you're watching an anime or a performance on canvass :v while Mushishi has a calming effect to your senses because of its nature-ristic appeal :3

Ayatsuri Sakon

Ayatsuri Sakon

Tachibana Sakon is a skilled puppeteer with an unusual hobby: solving murders. Along with Ukon, a one-of-a-kind puppet made in the Meiji era, Sakon manages to find himself in a variety of life-threatening situations. Join the duo as they put their detective skills to the test in terrifying cases of revenge, malice, and murder.

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sothis sothis says...

Though there are many horror anime, few are as similar as Ayatsuri Sakon and Mononoke. Though they visually are not alike, each has an element of detective work that makes it unique. Both the Medicine Seller and Sakon both must use their powers of deduction to get to the bottom of fairly gruesome cases. If you liked one, try out the other.

Strange Story of a Dream Sphere Dealer

Strange Story of a Dream Sphere Dealer

When her mother died in childbirth, Naho became not only a sister, but a new mother to her baby brother Jun. While Naho would rather be out with her friends, talking about boys and having a good time, she often is shouldered with the responsibility of looking after Jun instead. A part of Naho would love for Jun to be gone forever; and when the dream sphere dealer Kotarou shows up at her door, Naho might finally get her wish...

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Ran Ran says...

Although the stories and contexts of Mononoke and Yumedamaya Kidan have nothing in common, the characters that take part in them are somewhat similar, in particular the dream seller and the medecine seller give a same feeling, from their attitude and the physicial aspect they have, with patterns drawn on their face. The style of the animes also is similar and contributes to create a similar atmosphere, the horrific aspects apart. If you liked one, you might like th other one too.