In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...
In my opinion Otome Youkai Zakuro is the spiritual successor of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (pun not intended). First of all, both are done by studio J.C. Staff and succeed each other in terms of airing (Kaichou wa Maid-sama! aired until this season when Otome Youkai Zakuro started airing). The other similarity is the romance which both anime realize in resembling fashion.
Zakuro is the spitting image of Misaki, both tend to act strong and independent in most situation but in moments of weakness they rely on their male partners/friends. And yes, they are tsundere towards the main male characters of the show. Agemaki and Usui are more or less perfect and a showcase examples of bishounen characters, they even slightly match in appearance.
The main characters are pretty similar a handsom main lead and a very independant female in addtion to this they share the same type of relationship. Both are fun to watch and the romance added in both animes make them even better
in both animes the two main characters are very similar to each other. In both animes the girl is a tsundere character, but the guys in the animes are not as similar as the girls are. overall, you still get the same feel from both animes because of the relationships of the main characters
These two go about the romance plot in similar ways. Both are shoujo romance shows with strong, slightly tsundere, female leads who's love interests worm their ways into their hearts by simply being there when needed. Both are heartwarming and if you like one you are sure to like the other.
Since long ago, the wolf goddess Holo has honored a contract to bless the rural village of Pasloe with fertile harvests; and in return she has been celebrated and worshipped by the villagers. But as mankind advances, the people have begun to take command of nature for themselves and have made their own god to worship. Holo finds that she is paid little more than lip service, if not outright mocked; and considering the contract annulled, she takes human form and enlists the aid of a passing merchant, Kraft Lawrence, to return to her home in the snowy forests to the north. As they journey together, Kraft finds that he has plenty to learn from this capricious god, and she from him as well.
If you enjoyed OYZ, then there is no doubt in my mind you'll fall head over heels for Spice and Wolf. If OYZ was young love, Spice and Wolf is for the adult. Different series in terms of everything, but enjoyed similarly.
If you look for some romance and cute girls with pointy ears, look no FURther as these shows both have them. Also, they both feature historical settings, medieval european in Spice & Wolf and Meiji era in Zakuro, and have impressive production values. The main difference is that Spice & Wolf is more mature and interesting storywise while Zakuro is basically moe with youkai girls. If you are ok with that, I don't really see why you won't like both of them.
Otome Youkai Zakuro and Spice and Wolf both feature romance and comedy elements, take place in historical settings and have girls with cat-style animal ears in the main roles. Both also feature take a turn for the darker closer to the series finals, featuring more sadness than you would have expected from either one.
Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!
Both have romance, both have spirits in them, also very likeable characters :) I think if you've watched one you should watch the other
Both OYZ and KH are light romantic comedies centered on relationships between humans and spirits. The romantic and comedic elements are mixed with stories about youkai, adding a slightly darker touch to what would otherwise be sparkly shoujo anime.
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...
Light shoujo-esque drama about the conflicts between humans and youkai. Zakuro is more intense and less episodic than Natsume Yuujinchou, but they have a similar mood and animation style.
These series are both (mostly) light-hearted, shoujo-y series that follow the interaction of yokai and humans. Although Natsume is much more episodic, if you like yokai and humans trying to get along, these series fit well.
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?
Each of these series focus on the difference between yokai and humans, and those that wish to destroy or help their peace. Each series encounters a large number of yokai and shows several of their fights.
Both series are about the coexistency of demons and humans and of course the ones that oppose that idea. Both series contain decent supernatural fights.
If you liked one, check out the other