Abandoned outside an orphanage when he was just a baby, Yuki is a boy with no idea where he came from or who he really is. Now in high school, the teen is plagued by odd dreams, death threats and an ability to see the negativity that dwells within people's hearts. One night after being lured into a trap, a mysterious and handsome man named Zess saves Yuki from being killed before disappearing into the night. Then, with the sudden arrival of his long-lost brother, the orphan finds himself pulled into a new world where he can not only learn about his powers and how to control them, but also becomes aware of the evils that lurk in the darkness. Can Yuki finally find the place he truly belongs, and just why is Zess so protective over the young boy?
Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.
Although Uraboku has a drop of shounen-ai, I find it similar to Vampire Knight because the main characters are in similar situations. Yuuki doesn't remember her past. After a while they both find they have certain powers. Plus their names are almost the same, Yuki/Yuuki (snow/courage)
I can see a resemblance between Luka and Kaname, they both have their dark past, and somehow betraying their clan.
Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru and Vampire Knight are almost the same in some ways. In Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru the character doesn't know what is happening around him and Yuuki in Vampire Knight doesn't know what is happening to her either (seeing blood everywhere) and their is someone who knows and understands what is happening but wouldn't tell them. Also in both animes they forgotten their memories of their past (in different ways)
I recommend people to watch it
There both have the same type of art, and both have a dark feeling to it in some way. And you could say there bot shoujo.
These animes are very similar due to their styles of art and the dark atmospheres that surround both of the series. I recommend this anime as the story line is mysterious and the characters share many of the same traits for example both main characters Yuki - Vampire Knight and Yukki - Betrayal Knows My Name are both unaware about their pasts and do not realise how important they are to the series.
Even though Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru and Vampire Knight feature different plots, they carry some similarities. Both main characters carry pasts that they cannot remember- for Yuki from Uragiri wa Boku it's his past lives and the powers he carries, and for Yuuki from Vampire Knight it's her past with the vampires. Both main characters also have a stronger, darker male character that will protect them at all costs and is tied into their pasts. In my opinion, if you liked one, you will probably like the other.
Both of these shows are pretty serious with dark aspects and only intermittent dabs of humor. Both shows have beautyfully written story-lines and deep, interesting characters. All in all, they are characters you start to care for and plots you become engaged in.
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?
The main theme of X and Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteru (Betrayal knows my Name) is "destiny" and what it means to be caught up in events that you cannot control. It's about friendship (and love) and what happens if friends are on opposite sides of a battle that involves the future of the whole world.
Both shows have lots of pretty anime boys - bishies fighting for or against each other with all the impications that usually has for a fangirls/boys mind, if you get my drift.
On the other side, where CLAMP manages to tell a dramatic and tearful story, Uraboku seemed forced and annoying. This is a matter of taste of course, but it should be mentioned here as a warning for those that watch or read X first.
Action packed, each displays teamwork for a common goal. The members are concerned in protecting the main character and will sacrifice anything to do so. While X is not shounen-ai, it deals with some strong male relationships that could be hinted of as a pairing.
You can watch these two anime for their fantastic impending-destruction-of-the-world action, or for their focus on strong male friendships which could be interpreted as more than friendships. Similar dark atmospheres and settings with fabulous gothic character design, both are also a treat for the eyes.
These both deal with an impending world-wide doom and stage being set for a big, final battle.
Both series are very sentimental, and there's a focus on suffering, self-sacrifice and split allegiances.
Both series have great music and a cast of physically beautiful characters.
I would see that X has more action and "grit" to it while UraBoku is softer.
Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.
In both anime the main character has some powers and has to be protected since he is very important in the fight against the bad guys. The protectors are mainly good-looking guys who are keeping some secrets from the protagonist, however some of them get revealed gradually. There is also the theme of reincarnation which is shared by both anime.
Both 07-ghost and Uraboku have tormented main characters with a past that is difficult to grasp, they are extremely compassionate and would do anything for the people they love. Both involve supernatural powers and hints of shounen-ai, animal companions and fighting for ones beliefs. Additionally, both main characters have destinies that they have to discover and come to terms with.
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...
The romance is alot like, there both shounen ai with hints of love between the characters without anything major like, sexual intercourse. XD
Both Descendants of Darkness and Uraboku have continuous story-lines that keep you interested, they have interesting, mysterious characters and intriguing villains. They also have similar dark, serious atmospheres.
In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.
Each of these series have a strong Shonen-ai undertone, a lot of super powered/demon people, and a lot of well known voice actors. If you like a bit of action with shonen-ai in the background, then these are for you.
The plots in both Uraboku and Kuroshitsuji are mainly revolving around a demon protecting a young boy. Both series are constructed with fantasy elements, and both have popular seiyuus such as Takahiro Sakurai and Ono Daisuke. A little bonus is that Sebastian and Luka resemble each other in several ways. If you liked one of them, you'll probably like the other one, too!