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?
Sasami is a lazy hikikomori who'd rather be playing video games and sleeping than being a productive member of society, especially with a doting brother who waits on her hand and foot. But there's more than Sasami and her family than meet the eye – in reality, they are connected to the goddess Amaterasu and mysterious 'alterations' that occasionally change and threaten the world. With the help of three sisters, Sasami slowly tackles day to day challenges and puts a stop to alterations – and monsters – when they appear.
Both series focus on a young girl with the powers of a god. In Sasami-San, most of characters contain the powers of gods but in RDG, most of the characters are basically priest, monks and socerers. Both series revolve around Japanese spritual beliefs. While true that both series have a slightly confusing plot, there both highly enjoyable when you decide to watch them all the way through.
In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
RDG and Seirei no Moribito both deal with a special young person who has mysterious powers somewhat similar to being posessed. As such, this person is assigned a guardian to protect them. In RDG, it's a reluctant young monk. In Moribito, it's a strong-willed and talented female lancer.
While the setting is different in both shows (RDG is modern, Moribito is feudal), they're still very similar if you think about the fantasy and relationship aspects. If you enjoyed these things in one show, you're sure to enjoy it in the other.
Being the insignificant heir to a talented family is rough, especially for someone who has little of his own talents and honestly desires to live up to the family name. Masahiro is the young grandson of the famed Abe no Seime. Although most consider him to be little in the face of his older male relatives, Masahiro is certain he can not only continue the family legacy but that he can stand in his own right as an Onmyouji. With the assistance of his friend Mokkun, he works to increase his skills and abilities as a spiritual protector and guide. With a great deal of will and the quiet assistance of his insightful grandfather, he will become a force of good in the battle against encroaching evil.
Eventhough Shounen Onmyouji takes place in historical settings and Red Data Girl in modern life, the main plot is the same. Spirits and ghosts are among us, observe us and follow our steps but only few people can sense them or even see them and these are the main characters. Thanks to numerous dangers and obstacles, both characters have to change and evolve throughout the series. Shounen Onmyouji shows us training of a little boy in traditional japanese esoteric system which deals with magic and divination. On the other hand, Red Data Girl tells a story about a common girl who grew up in shrine and has psychic powers. Both series refers to many japanese traditions. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.
Kiri has been obsessed with cutting others' hair since he was a child, to the extent that he always carries a pair of shears with him wherever he goes. So when the boy accidentally meets Iwai, a young girl with floor-length hair, he's crushed to learn that due to a curse, her locks cannot be shorn by ordinary means. And what's more, she's an unwilling participant in a deadly game where psychotic wielders of powerful "Killing Goods" do their best to take her life in exchange for a prize beyond imagination. Wielding the shears he learns are his own Killing Good, Kiri must now keep Iwai safe from those who wish to murder her and help her survive this sinister game.
A girl who has been fairly isolated from the outside world since an early age begins now to know more about it and open up to people in a way she wouldn't have hoped for before.
In both cases, the girl's existence is important for many different people, who will chase try to get to her in order to achieve their goals - something that the male lead will try to protect her from.
Dansai Bunri is more action centered whereas Red Data Girl is more about a coming-of-age story, but if any of the traits above appealed to you in one show, you might be pleased to find them in the other.
All Morioka Kohei wants to be a regular photographer, but all he ever seems to capture on film is ghosts! With 70 percent of his photos inhabited by the undead, Kohei has managed to gain not only a reputation, but also a job at an occult magazine. Things couldn't be more "normal" until he is sent to a obscure castle where he photographs a mysterious girl with a knack at disappearing, thus piquing his interest to return. And thus, Kohei sets out on a journey that takes him into the heart of the occult, on a mission to help the cutest vampire in existence find her long lost mother!
ok so this one is not as obvious a choice as some of the listed recs.however, what made me think of these two was how the main characters were both girls with supernatural abilities being protected by guys with lesser but still pretty cool supernatural abilities.