Izumiko has lived a secluded, sheltered life in a mountain shrine since she was born. Having been raised to become the vessel of the Hime-gami, a mysterious force, the girl’s family has carefully planned and measured all aspects of her life - from the prestigious school she’s meant to attend to even her hair style. So when Izumiko is threatened by strange events, her father forces yet another obligation on her: Miyuki Sagara, a mountain monk descendant who’s fated to be her bodyguard. Unfortunately for the duo, neither is happy about the arrangement, especially Miyuki, who’s being exiled from his home city to guard a girl he considers to be useless. Can the two learn to find common ground in their search to understand the supernatural mysteries unfolding around them?
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?!
Only slightly similar due to the fantasy element and solid OTP romance (no real complications from side characters) between a "goddess" high school student and her protector. The mythology based on animism and shinto culture is also slightly similar.
Shrines, temples, supernatural beings, protectors, and magical powers are the mainstays of both Red Data Girl and Kamisama Hajimemashita. Although both involve and female lead and male protectors, Kamisama falls into the reverse harem genre. Both main characters have powers they are struggling to understand and are confronted by the knowledge that the very fate of the world rests on their actions. The characters come together in each to overcome obstacles, help each other, and develop bonds of trust, loyalty and friendship.
Both deal with spirits and temples. The two first don't get along, but over time they take an interest with each other, and the guy's job is to protect the girl.
If you liked the mix of supernatural/otherworldly elements and light romance in either RDG or Kamisama Hajimemashita, the other will offer a very similar atmosphere. Fans of one will likely appreciate the other.
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...
Both shows are centered around shinto themes. RDG is based off japanese shinto legends while Nastame is based off shinto mythology. This gives them a similiar vibe. RDG is suspenseful/mysterious with a bit of slice of life while Natsume is more light hearted.
Shinto-based, main character with particularly strong powers. Both characters develop as they gain friends and strengthen ties around them.
Aside from having a similar mixture of supernatural elements, Natsume and RDG both are coming-of-age tales in which a shy main character learns to come out of their shell with help from their friends. Fans of one might enjoy the other.
These are both shinto animes with possible pending destruction of the world. They both have one girl at the center with several people around her at high school who support her. There's also hints of romance in both. If you enjoy one, you'll like the other!
Both stories center around a young female with supernatural powers. In Red Data Girl the protagonist is closely tied to a goddess and in Hiiro no Kakera, the lead is the Tamayori Princess (or Priestess) herself. While both anime involve a girl protected by a male, Hiiro no Kakera leans more heavily towards the reverse harem genre as there are multiple 'Guardians' responsible for the safety of the Tamayori Princess. The plots of both involve the journey to understand the powers of the main character and their impact on either saving or destroying the world and battling enemies with mystical techniques.
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.
The main similiarity between these two is the shoujo + supernatural feel the shows give off. They never get too dark, but they're not afraid to give out a bit of a creepy atmosphere. The main characters are also somewhat similar, however Taniyama from GH is not nearly as shy as Izumiko from RDG.
If you liked the shoujo/supernatural aspects of one, then you should be able to appreciate the other.