Six years ago, a catastrophic event ravaged Tokyo. Amaha Masune was found at ground zero, physically unscathed, but without memories and with a child in her arms. Returning to Tokyo for the first time since the disaster, the slightly clumsy but cheerful Masune just wants make a new life and to raise her daughter without interference from the Child Welfare Agency. But unsolved murders are being committed all over Tokyo and a near-miss reveals her identity as the bearer of the Witchblade, a mysterious weapon linked to the disaster 6 years before, that seems to have a mind of its own. Giving in to the Witchblade seems dangerous, but when the powerful Dohji Corporation agrees to guarantee her a life together with her daughter if she works for them, can Masune pass up the chance?
In the feudal kingdom of Yogo, a dark secret is threatening its proud imperial family, and the Emperor intends to destroy it before it leaks out. Unfortunately this dark secret resides within his son, the young and innocent Second Prince Chagum. Enter Balsa, a wandering warrior who has sworn to save eight lives in penance for those she has taken during her violent career. Upon accepting her role as protector to Chagum, her eighth and final job, the two begin a perilous journey that tests not only their physical endurance and mental resolve, but also the tentative relationship they build along the way. Will Balsa fulfill her penance and protect Chagum as he seeks to understand the nature of his secret? Or will the Emperor's relentless assassins and other powerful enemies get them first?
Although the series have a different setting, one being in the Japanese/China middle ages (Seirei no Moribito) and the other in modern times, the characters and their relationships are very similar. Both Series have a healthy dose of action, but focus a lot on character development and relationships. Especially the relationship between parent and child. If you don't mind the different setting and like character development these two series have more than enough similarities to ensure that if you liked one, you will like the other.
Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell from the sky on top of him! She is a Sekirei, one of 108 that are destined to fight each other until only one remains; and he or she will ascend to heaven with his or her chosen one known as an Ashikabi. Minato soon finds himself in the embrace of Musubi, becoming her Ashibaki - but his life will only become more complicated. Musubi isn't the last to claim Minato as her Ashibaki, and what's worse, plenty of other Sekirei and opponents stand in his way!
Both series are based around a group of female protagonists with supernatural abilities. Both also have their fair share of violence and mature themes. There is also a common theme of a bunch of characters living together in a hotel or an inn.
In the Guardian World, there live magic users and Neutralizers whose goal is to protect the Throne of Yord -- the source of their power. When the Throne is stolen from its place of rest, it’s up to Tiara and her furry familiar Japolo to find it… but things aren’t always as they seem. Beneath the façade of a simple painting lies the true identity of the Throne of Yord, and beneath the pretense of a simple theft lies the real reason it was stolen… a reason that may end up costing Tiara and her friends their very lives!
I found that Witchblade and Shamanic Princess both had a gothic style portrayed in the art. The main enemies in Shamanic Princess and Witchblade look awfully similar to one another. Both titles are action-based and a bit mysterious. Shamanic Princess involves more "magical" elements, and has interesting relic designs.
In the midst of a fight on the rooftop of her school, Mikami Inaba is involved in a freak accident. Desperate to save a cage of cute rabbits from falling to their demise, Mikami grabs at the first rabbit she can reach; but during the fall, a flash of magical pink light envelopes her, fusing her with the rabbit and giving her a new voluptuous appearance and loving personality! This alter-ego is named Mimika, and is now her primary form. However, Mikami is as wild and tough as ever, still lying beneath the cute exterior and waiting to regain control of her body when she or her friends are threatened!
If you like your fan-service with big boobs and camel toe on girls that can transform and kick ass with an evil mega-corp controling the strings in the back ground then Witchblade and Usagichan are made for you!
STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...
I would think you will like WHR after watching witchblade because both series have some sort of mystery which has to be uncovered. Also both series are mainly based on conversations between characters rather than just one fight after another. WHR has less action than Witchblade has however I think you will enjoy the storyline to uncover the mysteries.