Sumire Takahana was a once normal high school student, until one day, she picked up a mysterious brooch and began to see soul-eating demons known as Virus. Now under attack, Sumire was saved by the owner of the brooch, Lucia, and Lucia’s Vaccine-loaded gun. However, instead of shooting the Virus, Lucia accidentally shot Sumire herself, turning her into a living antivirus. Together, Sumire and Lucia will try to uncover the secrets of the Virus before they devour all of humankind.
Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...
Zombie Loan and Venus Versus Virus are each anime about a pair of fighters working together against an undead sort of threat. The characters in both pairs are defined individuals, and far from immune to quarreling with their partner. The two groups also have to deal with solving some level of conspiracy by their enemies, despite the short length of the shows. To top it off, both series have a noticeably gothic theme to them. The fact that one pair is male and the other female does give off a slightly different dynamic, but all the same if you liked one of these series don't be afraid to look into the other.
Both series have very similar premises--ordinary-turned-fighter characters battling supernatural entities and working to pay off a debt of sorts. The characters also have equivalents in each show--the older man who runs the business, the office helper, and the fighters themselves.
Both silly and frivilous, these two shows try to take themselves far too seriously and never really get anywhere with it. With serious potential bubbling beneath the surface, I felt like there was a lot more could be happening that didn't.
That said, if you enjoy the numerous gun battles in either show, and a twist of the evil, then these two shows will appeal to the same group of fans.
Though the world may seem to be a normal place, in the midst of shadows lies the supernatural and terrifying. Beings from the shadow world known as Kokuchi have begun to invade the human world, and it’s up to certain people to defeat them; Akira Nikaido is one such person. Though his life used to be ordinary, one day, the bishounen and affectionate Shirogane asked Akira to form a pact with him; and consequently, Akira became Shirogane’s shadow partner. Together, the two hunt down stray Kokuchi – but more importantly, Akira must fend off Shirogane’s advances and try to make his classes!
VVV and MF are supernatural tales with demons and people with superpowers; however, they are also both relatively boring. I strongly preferred VVV to MF, not only for subject matter but also for appearance. Regardless, if you liked one, you may enjoy the other.
Venus Versus Virus and Monochrome Factor follow the same pattern: normal student becomes empowered and fights supernatural creatures with the help with a team. The fact that these monsters possess human victims and that they are unseen by normal humans only adds more to the similarity between these titles. Venus Versus Virus is mostly a serious anime with female leads while Monochrome Factor is heavy on the comedy and with bishies galore.
The name of the business is Astral, and magic is its trade. Itsuki Iba is a school boy who seems to have a weak personality and not an ounce of magic within him, yet he inherits and must run his father's 'magic for hire' company after his father disappears. He must now learn to manage a diverse team of magic-wielders, gain their respect, and send them on missions to deal with the supernatural – all while attempting to excel in school and deal with competitors! But deep down, there's more to Itsuki. He always wears an eyepatch, hiding the results of an incident from his childhood; what other secrets does he hold? And can he handle the responsibilities while his father is missing?
If you like spirit busting anime series with loose gothic references, Venus Versus Virus and Rental Magica would be great series to watch. Both series focus on the efforts of a group working as exterminators-for-hire against the demons/supernatural forces in their vicinity. Both also feature main characters with a special power that helps them eliminate the demons, and the complications that arise from having that ability.
Both are about characters who lend their services to those in need of supernatural help. While RM is more focused on the characters using their abilities to defeat threats, VVV is focused on fighting. For some reason, the two have a similar feel about them as anime as well, so it's worth checking the other out.
Kimihiro Watanuki is cursed with the ability to see evil spirits known as Youkai. Due to this power, the Youkai are attracted to him like a magnet, and each time he is close to being devoured. One day, fate drew him to a strange store and there, he met Yuuko, who was dressed in a very exquisite fashion. As destiny would have it, Yuuko has the ability to save Kimihiro from seeing the Youkai, but for a price: Kimihiro must work for Yuuko by performing chores around the store and other odd tasks, until she deems fit. With his "friend" Doumeki, and his secret crush Himawari, they will discover that the world they live in is nowhere close to ordinary!
Venus Versus Virus and XXXHOLiC are very similar. XXXHOLiC has evil spirits that try to eat Kimihiro and stuff. In Venus Versus Virus, it's basically the same except there are viruses instead of evil spirits. If you liked one of those anime, you will like the other.
A main character is desperately trying to stay alive in a world where spirits and monsters attack people who can see them. One day, the character stumbles upon a shop of supernatural assistance. The female in charge there agrees to keep the character safe on the condition that the main character, to pay for such a service, starts to work there.
This plot binds these two shows together. If you like one and want more, the other is certainly a good choice.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
The animes are alike simply from the story line of both animes. One day waking up and seeing soul eaters, then getting stabbed/shot and becoming a demon slayer aka anti-virus to kill off them and save innocent civilians.
If you like either one of these , and looking for a anime with simular plot, you've found your answer here.