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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?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
X: The Movie Movie 1996 TBD
X OVA: Episode 0 OVA 2001 TBD Prequel/summary to the series.

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Tokyo Babylon 1990 TBD
X/1999 1992 TBD
Name Role
Yoshinori KANEMORI Character Design
Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI Director
Naoki SATO Music
CLAMP Original Manga Creator
Masao MARUYAMA Producer
Jouichi MIZUNO Producer
Michiko SUZUKI Producer
Shinji KOMORI Producer

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Ayashi no Ceres

Ayashi no Ceres

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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The artistic style of both X TV and Ayashi no Ceres is close to the same, as well as the dark feeling to the story. I also liked the fights in both. If you liked one of these anime, you would like the other.

if you liked X Tv you should go look at Ayashi No ceres They got the same kind of dark and depressing theme, though Ayashi No ceres abit less dark. The art in Ayashi No ceres is crisp and nice as it is in X tv. Ayashi no Ceres is truly one of my faves. You better check it out.
The animation style (old school... not glossy, kinda crappy color) and character feel (moody to pissy) is strangely similar... and not so strangely annoying, but still these are both pretty good to watch, coming of course from the powers of the main characters. However, unless things change dramatically into the series, you are not likely to see the romantic aspect of aya in x... but in exchange you get ceres, who (when she appears at least) is probably better than kamui (almost equally moody thoug)
Similar art/animation style, plot and mood are something X Tv and Ayashi no Ceres share. X tv being the darker of the two, whereas Ayashi possibly concentrating more on romance (although it runs on in some vein in X Tv as well) both are incredibly compelling watches.
X TV and Ayashi no Ceres both have a remarkably similar feel to them, though X TV is much, much less estrogen-filled and sappy. Both have a huge emphasis on tragedy, saving the ones you love, and reincarnations of good and evil. If you like love stories, you will probably like Ayashi no Ceres a bit more... and people who like really dark, gripping series will probably like X TV more. In general, both do have an underlying dark, evil, violent element to them.

Both of them concentrate on saving and protecting loved ones and as well as reincarnations (as some have already said). Ayashi no Ceres is more of a romance and X has more of a darker side, though they both tend to have a shockingly violent feel and have a very dramatic story, which isn't too common in shoujo. It's safe to say someone who likes one will like the other.


Both series focus on the idea of destiny/fate and the desire to protect the ones you love. However, Ayashi no Ceres has more romance than X TV. This shouldn't discourage those who aren't into romance anime because the storylines in both are so well executed that their themes/focus on destiny/fate will definitely keep you interested throughout the series! So if you like the theme of destiny, action, a little or a lot of romance, and a great storyline then you'll definitely like both of these series!


Both anime are about predestination, sadness from separation from the most precious persons. At the same time both anime contain action, fights, friendship. They are both very dramatic and well developed.They are both very well animated and I think that X TV sometimes even creates artistic impression.


Both X TV and Ayashi no ceres deal with young people being born into a set fate and posessing powers because of this fate. While X TV has a darker feel neither anime shy away from death and both have a good mix of sorrow and love. Both anime deal with the protagonist's (Kamui in X TV and Aya in Ayashi) emotions as they come to terms with the sudden drastic changes in their life and learn to cope with their new powers and a fate that doesn't seem quite fair. Different plots but very similar.


Both dark and tragic, these stories bring similar emotions. Action and intense human relations make up the story, displaying both the love and beauty of life, while showing how short and sad friendships and loves can be. However, these are what makes it worth living in the first place.

Angel Sanctuary

Angel Sanctuary

Setsuno Muda is a high school boy with a cruel fate, trapped in a forbidden love for his blood sister and inhabited by the spirit of the Organic Angel Alexiel. As the final battle between Heaven and Hell approaches, and forces gather against him, he must soon make decisions that will inevitably alter his future for better or worse. But for poor young Setsuno, his anguish and torment might be more overwhelming than the blood on his hands, as conflicts are settled and lives are changed forever...

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X TV and Angel Sanctuary have the same lovely feeling of perfection in them, the same serious love story, and a theme to save the world. Both are quite dark and have good and bad angels fighting against each other. Though Angel Sanctuary is a bit more love-based than X TV, it's absolutely one of my favourites.

If you did like X Tv you should love Angel Sanctuary. they have the same srious style and the characters are great drawed. if you should compare the stories they are not much like exept that both the main characters got a hevy fait lying on there sholders. both series got swordfights and big, butifull wings spredding of from the characters.
Angels, romance and a dark and brooding mood make Angel Sanctuary and X Tv compelling watches. Love one, you'll love the other no doubt about it.
Angels and Dragons, supernatural being which fight either to save or to change the world. If you like the style and mood of one of them you will also the other one.
I can't think of any other combination which would be similar, than X TV and Angel Sanctuary. The facts: Both have basically the same animation style... beautiful characters, beauty even in the violence/blood; tragedy, especially in the realm of love; a distinct good vs evil theme; angels. All in all, if you liked X TV or Angel Sanctuary, you are *sure* to like the other.

Both Angel Sanctuary and X TV are about a young male who is trapped by fate and is forced to play the key role in deciding the future of present day Earth. Also both include lots of action scenes. Setsuna and Kamui must deal with the difficult decisions thrust upon them, mainly by following their own selfish desires and sticking to the path they chose against all the heartache that comes with it.


Both series are about neverending fight between good and evil, about love and friendship. The main character in both series has to realize his supernatural forces to be able to fight and save the closest persons. However, Angel Sanctuary is too short and therefore not so developed as X TV.



Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?

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X TV, just like Mai Hime, has a lot of underground mysteries going on. This gives both anime the same atmosphere, which is probably the most important thing in these series. Though Mai Hime starts out very different, as the story progresses the series becomes more alike. The plot thickens, the atmosphere gets heavier and the tension and drama build up as we see everything draw towards a final closing, which is brought about by dark fate.

Starting of like any other high-school anime shows with a little touch of magic involved these shows don't appear to be very special at all. Things are, however, becoming considerably darker - no feelings are spared throughout the journy within the theme of world destruction. This is a journey filled with blood, hate, love, interresting characters, fitting music, and a captivating story execution.
Mai Hime might start out incredibly different than X TV, but they both are remarkably similar on the dark/tragic when the second half of Mai Hime rolls around. Both had an incredibly sad and moving feel to them, and I just know you'd like one if you liked the other.

Both X and Mai-Hime are anime that don't necessarily seem like much at first - however as they progress they become very dark, with nearly every battle steeped in emotion. They may be targeted at different demographics, but if you like one, don't let that stop you from trying the other out.


Both series are very interesting and very dramatic. Friendly story at the beginning suddenly changes into tragedy - fights between friends that lead to great personal losses. Both main characters have the strongest abilities of all and will therefore decide the future of the world. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.


Both anime contain people with distinct special powers who are trying to fight for the worlds future. They also both rely heavily on the main characters interaction with eachother rather than just fighting all the time.

If you liked one, check out the other.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Code Geass and X-TV appears similar for me because of their epic and tragic storylines. In both shows you see near friends and relatives ending up as brutal enemies, and the emotional themes this produces is what makes these two shows so special to watch.

 Furthermore the music in both shows does a great job of adding to the atmospheres in them.


Even if you forget the fact that both are works of CLAMP, the similarities are still striking.  The style and drawing of the main and anti-hero characters are similar.  If you liked those you'll probably enjoy Code Geass as well.


Both X TV and Code Geass have that dark, tragic feel to them and in my opinion the protagonists, Kamui and Lelouch, are quite similar. Both have people that they want to protect (Kotori and Fuuma for Kamui, Nunnally and Suzaku for Lelouch), and both series pit best friends against each other in battle. Also, both series have character designs by CLAMP, and you can especially see the similarities between Kamui and Lelouch; yet also, Nunnally and Kotori bear similarities in personality and looks. Both series are must views!


Both X TV and Code Geass are about a young male lead who is gifted with supernatural powers and holds the fate of civilization in his hands. Also both Lelouch and Kamui suffer hardships and heartaches, as well as difficult decisions. These anime have a very similar feel and while the plot lines vary greatly the characters of Lelouch and Kamui are very similar; both show a cold exterior whilst actually being quite caring inside. Both anime aren't afraid of a high death count either.

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

Uragiri wa Boku no Namae o Shitteiru

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?

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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.