Subaru Sumeragi is a descendant of an ancient clan who wields immense powers of the yin-yang. Because of his supernatural abilities, he doubles as an investigator for paranormal crimes and situations in Tokyo. With his twin sister Hokuto and comrade Seishirou Sakarazuka at his side, Subaru soon becomes involved in two cases which may cost him his life!
Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?
X and Tokyo Babylon are CLAMP productions that share some of the same characters. The events in TB take place prior to X and while there is no clear continuity between the two they clearly share the same feeling of supernatural thrillers with that very particular CLAMP atmosphere.
The reason is pretty obvious - Tokyo Babylon portrays a story of two characters, that plays a major role in X TV as well.
Another reason is that both series are about supernatural powers, and are near the "Shounen Ai" border of genre. Also both series are of CLAMP origin
In the time of the Vietnam War, an American military base in Japan is plagued with a rash of killings whose assailant is unknown. Enter Saya, a mysterious young woman who happens to be the last of the vampire race, and has been charged by her government agency employer to investigate the sinister killings. With demons and creatures abounding, Saya must infiltrate a school to put a stop to the bloodshed -- unless the monsters get to her first...
Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...
Apart from the shounen-ai overtones, Tokyo Babylon and Descendants of Darkness offer solid entertainment as far as supernatural thrillers go. Mixing spells with detective work, these anime share the same vibe.
During a much needed vacation in England, American cops Dee Laytner and Randy McClane find out that danger has found them yet again. Their hotel, it seems, is under investigation for a series of murders which cannot be solved, perplexing local authorities and visitors alike. Now, Dee's clever plans to take Randy's virginity must be stalled in lieu of the investigation, since hesitation might cost both of them their lives!
Both Fake and Tokyo Babylon center around detectives. Unfortunately, Tokyo Babylon's 2 OVA episodes don't make much sense without knowing the characters, while Fake's movie is much more newb-friendly. Both are also (to different extents) centered on homosexual relationships, implied or stated.
Hikaru, Umi, and Fu are 3 best friends who are soon to go their seperate ways, until fate interjects and their lives are changed forever. From the skies comes the fortress of Cephiro, a long-dead land whose leader, Eagle, is desperate to destroy the Earth and fulfill his sister's one wish. The only hope for humanity is the three who are endowed with the Ovum, allowing them to fuse with guardian spirits capable of fighting off the evil. With the demise of the world eminent and the Cephiro's invaders ready for attack, the fate of all people lies with these girls, mystical powers, and hope...