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After defeating the Spirit of the Sacrea which prevented the newly born Seijuu Universe from developing, Angelique hears that the Queen of Seijuu Universe – the one who maintains the stability of nine Sacrea - has disappeared. Moreover, she cannot go back to her home universe because the dimensional corridor connecting both universes has been destroyed. The Seijuu Universe is still in danger and Angelique is left alone without the support of nine Guardians. What should the Legendary Etoile do to find the Queen and bring her back?
Looking for reverse harem animes? Look no more Angelique ~Kagayaki no Ashita~ and Saiunkoku Monogatari share many similarites, both animes are centered on a charismatic female protagonist who is surrounded by male characters.If you like one of them then for sure you will like the other one.
Disguised as a man, Chizuru Yukimura has come to Kyoto searching for her missing father, a doctor who developed a magical elixir that increases the drinker's speed, strength and healing abilities. Instead of her father, however, she stumbles across a battle between the Shinsengumi and the Furies, evil vampire-like creatures of their own making.
Both Hakuouki and Saiunkoku are stories about strong female characters who are surrounded by various male characters who are historical figures. They take place in two totally different time periods, but both protagonists similarly encourage and assist the characters around them. Hakuouki does lean in a darker, supernatural direction with less romance, but I think fans of Saiunkoku would enjoy it nonetheless.
Because Ritsu Onodera hates to rely on family connections he quits a job as a literature editor at his parents' company, Onodera Publishing, and winds up taking a job at Marukawa Books. To his chagrin, he is assigned to the shōjo manga department in spite of having no interest or experience in it. And on top of that, he has an awful first impression of his high-handed editor-in-chief, Masamune Takano.
I have to repeat, what I wrote about first seasons of these series:
Both main characters Shuurei and Ritsu are working hard to succeed professionally (Shuurei has it more complicated, since she is first female to enter male dominated government; not that Ritsu has it completely easy, he has to learn lots of things about his new field of speialization) and at the same time they are refusing relentless declarations of love.
Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...
Both of these shows are about a strong, caring, and brilliant woman who develops a close friendship with a member of the royal family (prince or emperor), and who desires to be an employee of the court. Both women are adament about accomplishing their goals using their own power instead of their relationships with influential people, and both men attempt to win the woman over using their personality instead of their position. In each show, the women assist in crises that arise in the kingdom and earn the respect of those around them. If you liked one show for the heroine, the romance, and the interpersonal relationships, then you will like the other.