Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...
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.
These shows deal with very similar mythologies even if Natsume has a slightly happier atmosphere and more light humor than Mokke does.
Both are episodic slice of life shows with youkai, with a layed back atmospere, that leave you with a sense of wonder about the world. I highly reccomend watching one if you liked the other!
Same settings, different characters, similar problems. And very nice atmosphere of learning, how to deal with monsters, which other people can't see.
Both anime involve characters that have the ability to see and interact with spirits, which they need to hide from their peers. They also have a mentor of sorts that teach them more about the different spirits they encounter. Both Mokke and Natsume Yuujinchou gave me the feel of an anime that is trying to entertain while still imparting some knowledge about Japanese mythology to its audience.
Ren Mihashi is a timid pitcher with problems; he has no self esteem or confidence, due to the relentless bullying of his once teammates, and is reluctant to play baseball again. However, at Ren's new school, Nishiura Prefectural High, he finds himself picking up the mitt once more. Along with the help of alumni-turned-coach Maria Momoe, tough but supportive Takaya Abe, and the rest of his teammates, Ren will regain his confidence and show the game of baseball who's the boss yet again!
Both series have a gentle person as a main character. The anime tell us a story where this person wants to help other people. He is not frightened and can get over the difficulties.
Ookiku and Yuujinchou are set during the heat of summer, where the protagonist (quiet, thoughtful and somewhat anti-social) come to develop and change through self-realization.
Although these series are from differing genres, the atmosphere is largely the same. Calling cicadas can be heard throughout each episode, creating a peaceful, slice-of-life tone to each series. In addition they have little to no canon romantic themes, which is a refreshing change to anime.
Both Natsume Yuujinchou and Ookiku furikabutte have a timid but nice protagonist. The supporting characters give off the same aura in both animes. They are both slow-paced and heart-warming to watch.
Natsume Yuujinchou and Ookiku Furikabutte share similar relaxed tone, rural(-ish) ettings, and visual styles.
Though the character designs—based on the styles of original manga artists Higuchi Asa and Midorikawa Yuki—are distinct from one another, the color palettes feature the same sunny, slightly washed-out colors that give off the feeling of summer.
Both series have a slice-of-life storytelling style with slower pacing; rather than action, the focus is on representing psychological realism. This in turn makes both series unconventional in defying genre expectations—Natsume Yuujinchou is not your typical monster-of-the-week anime, just as Oofuri is unlike what you'd expect from a sports anime.
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…
The japanese mythology and spirits both play a huge part in both animes. Natsume Yuujinchou chooses a slower pace mainly by a more stotic main character, but all the same the basic premise of solving the problems of spirits to set them at peace are the stable of both animes. Where Bakemonogatari does this in a frantic yet stylish and dialogic pace, Natsume Yuujinchou does it in a slower, serene, adventurous way. Fans of one will most likely enjoy the other due to the paranormal backdrop, and artistic flair as well as a cast of likable characters.
The main of each of these series, aside from being the same voice actor, has many very similar characteristics, namely that he helps absolutely everyone he can, without really trying to get a reward. Aside from that, each series focuses around the supernatural in general. If you like the main or just overly kind lead characters, either of these series would work well for you.
These two shows take a somewhat similar premise and go in total opposite directions with it. Though both deal with 'unique' problems and are slow-paced with beautiful visuals, the similarities end there. If you enjoyed one of these shows try the other on for size and see just how differently the story can be told.
Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.
both animes have a similar laid back feel with similar artwork and colouring. kimi to boku is more comedy; natsume is more action and suspense but both have their moments and worth checking out
Natsume yuujinchou reminds me of kimi to boku and vice versa. Why, you say? Well. because both animes give you "all-that-warm-and-fuzzy-feeling". Though, the genres are different and the stories are in no way similar to each other but if you like this anime, you should check out the other one too :)
Although Natsume has a super natural theme to it while Kimi to Boku is a slice of life genre - both are very heart-warming, revolved around every day life and building friendships while going through life's daily hardships. Both very touching.
It is said that the spirit who stood at the helm of the night parade of a hundred demons was the supreme commander of all monsters and lord of Pandemonium, Nurarihyon. Young Rikuo comes from the bloodline of Nurarihyon and is one-quarter demon. Though he has the ability to communicate with, and command youkai he has no intention of succeeding his grandfather as head of the Nura clan, instead choosing to live a normal human life. However, with his family and aides all waiting for him to fully accept the succession and his ‘Night Rikuo’ alter-ego determined to become the next leader, can the young schoolboy fight his fate as a Nura to lead the night parade?
Both anime are about the youki and their inherited powers. Both have a very good storyline and interesting characters that help them along. Natsume Yuujinchou is more episodic and less action than Nurarihyon no Mago.
If you want two series with completely different feels and presentations but a similar message and a few similar characters, these are a good match. Each series centeres around someone that is commited to helping yokai and humans get along, stuck inbetween two worlds.
They are both about a boy that everyday has strong interactions with the ayakashi, but struggles to be more human-like. In both animes the main character has more powers than he appears to have; he also has many allies; has a lot of powerfull people protecting him.Both main characters nature are very similar; they're both very kind and brave and always help others regardeless of the danger.
I stongly recomend both of them.