Yusuke Urameshi was a normal middle school punk until he was hit and killed by a car, while saving a child. His selfless action earned him the right to gain his life back and serve as a detective of the spirit world, keeping the world of the living safe from a myriad of demons. But being reborn has its price: Yusuke must hatch a spirit beast that will develop according to his actions, and if he doesn't act in a good and honest manner, it will eat his soul. Can Yusuke protect the human and spirit worlds and still manage to save himself in the process?
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
YYH and FMA both have great action and stories, and kickass characters. If you liked one, try out the other.
Not that i'm an absolute meter, but I have rather specific tastes in anime and manga, and these two make it into my "favorite of all time" category; something I don't take lightly.
More objectively, they both center around a teenaged boy with a lot of room to grow. They have similar personalities and a tight network of supporting characters and friends. These characters are both endearing and badass at just the right moments leaving you wanting more. While Yu Yu Hakusho is more on the fighting end of things, the later half has the deeper, character building and challenging plot developement that sucked me into me me to FMA. Both are of a good shounen tradition that continues strong over the years.
Ban Midou and Ginji Amano are the Get Backers. With a 99 percent success rate in returning lost or stolen property to its original owners, they will do anything for the right price. Midou and Ginji often get hired for seemingly ordinary jobs that turn out to be more difficult than they appear; and whether it’s finding a doll for a girl, retrieving a stolen rare violin or getting mixed up with the mob, they have many adventures with plenty of petty squabbles along the way!
Get Backers and Yu Yu Hakusho both employ characters with magical abilities and call upon the paranormal and solve crimes and mysteries. While Yu Yu is more of a 'fighting to save the world' kind of anime while Get Backers is more of a 'fight because that what we were hired for' anime both are fighting for strong founded reasons. Action, comedy, and cool fighting sequences make up these anime
Get Backers and Yu Yu Hakusho both have a colourful cast, and each character has a unique power at their disposal. Both contain plenty of action, and there is a balance between comedy and the actual storyline. Though Hakusho is longer and uses much more action, you should enjoy one if you liked the other.
Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.
The similarities between Yu Yu Hakusho and s-CRY-ed are unavoidable. In both series the main character is a badass with unnatural powers who does things on his own terms and is accompanied by companions that help him throughout. Also, in both anime the main characters do everything in their power to protect those close to them. So even though Yu Yu Hakasho is 86 episodes longer then s-CRY-ed, for fans of great action scenes, nice artwork and a decent story both anime are a must.
YuYu Hakausho also has those moments where his powers are not enough becuse he doesn't know he has great power or understand the propertys and possabilitys of what he alredy has. Then like Scryed show, he understands his powers and can use them to there fullest. BUT. unlike YuYu Hakausho, Scryed has a darker tone and an epic novel feel to it
Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?
The main characters in both anime fight against forces that seek to destory the human race. Although the main characters have very different personalities, they both share the same fighting spirit to protect what is important to them.
In both Yu Yu Hakusho and Shakugan no Shana, the male lead discovers that he is dead in the first episode. From then on, he must work with his supernatural surroundings and keep calm while fighting/being useless against evil, with a female guiding him.
Toudou Gakuen is no ordinary high school. There, during the Meiji Restoration, fighting masters were forced to gather from all over Japan to re-establish the martial arts. Amongst the student body is a group of immensely powerful fighters who maintain order through absolute power. This "Enforcement Group" is locked in a feud with the Jyuuuken Club over matters of love and death. Now, two newcomers have disturbed the order of this school, becoming entangled in this vicious feud. Caught between sexy babes and terrible powers, the battle to be the strongest begins!
Both YYH and Tenjho Tenge are fighting anime based on crazy powers and fancy moves. Though the motivation behind the characters is different, I think you'll enjoy the fighting scenes in both anime.
Granted, the plots of these animes are very different, but the feeling and adrenaline rushes you get from watching them are equally enjoyable. The action and the fighting scenes are wonderful and it's also nice that nothing in these animes seem to be extremely personal, such as the past of Kenshin or Sasuke. They are both straight to the point and really exciting.