Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?
Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell from the sky on top of him! She is a Sekirei, one of 108 that are destined to fight each other until only one remains; and he or she will ascend to heaven with his or her chosen one known as an Ashikabi. Minato soon finds himself in the embrace of Musubi, becoming her Ashibaki - but his life will only become more complicated. Musubi isn't the last to claim Minato as her Ashibaki, and what's worse, plenty of other Sekirei and opponents stand in his way!
they are both about people having special powers participating in some sort of battle royal except the fact that in Sekirei those participating character fought using sekirei (a person) while in my - hime characters used summoned weapons.
Not only that, both animes have their share of hot bods =)
Both involve magical girls with powers that are kiss-activated by a non-magical person. There is also the ecchi factor in both series.
While it is true that My-Hime does not contain even nearly as many ecchi-elements as Sekirei does, the general structure of the story-line still works very similar. Both of these animes are enveloped around some sort of contest or game in which both are of a last-man-standing nature where the contestants wield supernatural powers. Also, in both these animes the contestants must fight in order to protect both their loved ones and those they care for.
On a side not, My-Hime projects this storyline in a more dramatic way than Sekirei, while Sekirei adds more focus on the humiliation of the main character. Non-the-less, these are two very similar anime's and I think they're both worth checking out.
Three years after an accident that nearly left him for dead, Tomoharu Natsume is about to start his high school life. Though with a ghost named Misao following him around, Tomoharu is far from being an average teenager. One day a strange woman appears and gives him a trunk that contains a tremendous power. This power is known as an Asura Machina - a being that draws its strength from a human sacrifice - and the sacrifice within Tomoharu's Asura is none other than Misao. As the bearer of such a power, Tomoharu immediately becomes the target of various groups, including the Divine Guards, who want his power for their own. When Tomoharu befriends a demon called Kanade and she is captured by the Divine Guards, he joins the Dark Society in order to save her. Now, Tomoharu will have to fight alongside the Dark Society while he tries to find a way to save Misao and bring her back to life.
Both of these anime's put their own twist on the mecha genra. The mech may look just like any other giant fighting robot, but they both have their own unique spirital side. Both of these anime's also give ample fan service. So if you want to see some big breasted women and mech that aren't just mindless robots these anime's are for you.
These series are both have a decent amount of mechas, but not the traditional version of them. They also have a decent amount of humor, action, and some sort of occult happenings in them. Finally, they both manage to put in a decent amount of fan service, if that's what you're looking for.
When a group of children discover a strange cave at the beach, their lives are forever changed. Inside they find a hide out filled with computers and a man named Kokopelli who gives them a curious offer: to participate in a special game in which they save Earth from fifteen giant monsters. To defeat the invaders, he will give them a powerful mecha of black armor. The children eagerly sign the contract, name their new weapon Zearth, and must now take turns to pilot it; but the 'game' is in fact all too real and the consequences of battle become the stuff of nightmares. With no option to cancel the contract, is there any way to stop the game before it is too late for all of them?
Mai-HiME and Bokurano both play with emotions. Mai-HiME does start out very different and isn't as serious nor dramatic as Bokurano from the get-go; but the total package of both anime is definitely equally tragic and involving. What's more is that both use some fighting scenes to tie the story together, making them even more similar.
Don't be fooled by the misleading beginning in My-Hime. There is plenty of darkness below the surface of reminiscent of Bokurano. These shows feature children in horrifically difficult situations that leaves them no choice, but to make hard life/death decisions. If you enjoyed the suspense and tragedy you found in one of these shows then you'll like the other.
It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.
Both shows have a fantasy-like setting and deal with the occult. Both shows also feature a main character with a chronically-ill little brother who is forced to go through hell because of the people chasing the main character.
Both shows have heavy romance elements as well. The main characters go through a lot of depressing events and despite the heavy fan service and humor in both, they can be very depressing and show many characters being treated horribly.
Supernatural drama, familial mysteries, tough females, and 'chosen few' monster fighters are central to My-Hime and Chno Crusade. Though the settings and story are quite different, the two shows have similar sensibilities regarding drama and, to some extent, action (though Hime features more proxy-fighting and romance). Goofy humor plays a part in each show, though both become increasingly dramatic and serious as mysteries begin to unfold. Both series focus on the trials of different kinds of love and friendship.
For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...
While Elfen Lied is far more gory than My Hime and plot-wise they aren't really similar, they both have a similar story element:
They make you love the characters, then the writers do everything possible to make you feel horrible for the situations the people find themselves in. Pets are killed in front of them, family is killed, lovers are killed, friends are killed, children get molested, parental abandonment, etc. All the while the main characters are working hard to prevent these things. If you are slightly sadistic or just enjoy shows that can leave you horribly depressed, you'll find a lot to love about these shows.
Also, they both feature heavy fan service and humor to balance out the depressing bits.