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.
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
Kazuma was exactly like Masahiro when he was young. Born as the heir in the strongest family of fire element users, Kazuma needed to live up to it's name, but lacked the talent for En-jutsu (fire arts) and was banished from the family. But that was the past cuz when the show starts, it's four years later and he's become a powerful master of Fu-jutsu (wind). That's where it differs from Shounen Onmyouji, but it's a great anime. There's everything from romance to action and Kazuma seriously kicks ass :) If you loved Shounen Onmyouji for the powers, the monsters, the action, the romance, the comedy, well...everything, you'll love Kaze no Stigma too.
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?
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.
In the 14th year of the Tenpo era (1843), life in Edo is grim for many; famines plague the land, frugality is enforced in many aspects of life, and social standing rules the day. Yuki is a floater who has twice run away from the floater ghetto - an act that has marked him for execution. But when a chance encounter leads him into a fight with a yoi, a mysterious monster from another world, Yuki finds himself being recruited into the Bansha Aratamesho, an organization charged with hunting down and destroying yoi. For Yuki has the power of ayagami, which draws out the true meaning of words and allows Yuki to create weapons from the kanji in the names of his enemies. Yuki must make a choice: will he continue to run, rejecting the powers of the Other World, or will he join the Ayashi in the fight against the yoi?
Both deal with a main character whose abilities to defeat youkai are suddenly awakened or realized. With this new twist to their life, they have to deal with a host of new problems, situations and comrades. Also, both Shounen Onmyouji and Tenpou Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi involve a lot of cool fight scenes and clever imagining of youkai.
Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.
Both Shounen Onmyouji and The Twelve Kingdoms share similar supernatural settings, with likable heroes, spirit-summoned protectors and similar political systems in both settings. But more than anything Shounen Onmyouji just reminds me a lot of The Twelve Kingdoms, though the latter is the better of the two.
In the town of Sakurashin, demons and humans live together in harmony; and to help transition its new members, the Youkai Life Consultation Office provides support and guidance. Its members contain mind reading, cat-eared Ao, strong and beautiful Hime, conjurer Kotoha, and Akina - a human with the ability to vanquish the souls of harmful demons. Together, the quartet will help the town stay safe and try to keep the peace between humans, demons, and those who would harm them.
in my opinion these 2 are alike in a few ways, in both there are youkai (demons), spirits, gods and humans with some superpowers. in Yozakura Quartet there is an onmouyji type guy only he doesnt use different spells and stuff, his only power is being able to send youkai back to their world.also in both anime there are youkai that are evil, youkai that are kind of neutral and youkai that are basically good guys and help fight the bad guys.the only big difference between the 2 shows is the setting, Yozakura Quartet is in a modern time setting and Shounen Onmyouji plays out about a 1000 years ago.