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Also set in a fantasy land, these two attract readers of the same kind. One is set in modern day while the other... well, I haven't finished it, so I'm not completly sure!
If you have enjoyed half prince, you'll greatly enjoy "Id" as they have very simliar setting and they both are heavy on elements of Fantasy.
Both 1/2 Prince and Yureka are staged mostly within a virtual gaming world and the main characters in both also prefer to keep their true identities in the real world secret for different reasons.
Both Yureka and 1/2 Prince are stories about 2 gamers with reputable power in the gaming world. Each keep their identities a secret and live a double life. Each manga has some good humor and its cool to see the protagonists level up and get even stronger.
The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day to connect to Sword Art Online, a hotly anticipated MMORPG that allows players to connect to an immersive, lush virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is eager to return to the place where he spent a good deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with Klein, a newbie player. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to logout, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...
I think these two are similar cuz theyre both set in virtual reality games, and later the plot is similar. The plot for SAO is like the player cant log out until they beat the final boss and if they die in-game, they really die. In 1/2 Prince poeple can log out, but if ingame they are killed by an NPC, they wont ever be able to play again. I think SAOs plot is 'deeper' or something cuz its actually life and death. Well, in 1/2 Prince its a ig deal cuz u dont know who the people uve made friends w/ ingame really are i guess?
Ive just started SAO anime and its pretty good so far! Theres actually a but of romance in SAO. And theres no anime for 1/2 Prince so i had to recommend it from the books. I only read 1/2 Prince manga, not novel. Well, i just think the plots are really similar. I might start reading th SAO novels :)
I watched the SAO anime and it's one of my favorites (Though I must say that after episode 15, it loses its touch but is still fantastic). The story has more depth and romance to it than 1/2 Prince but it also involves an issue with a popular MMORPG that the gamer characters get involved with. The SAO manga is a little different from its anime but is still a very good read. There are several characters that play continuous supporting roles similar to that in 1/2 Prince and the story keeps you wanting more. I would definitely recommend SAO, manga and anime!
These to manga's are not very closely related on the surface. For starters, one is based on a virtual reality game and the other, the past. However, they have a unique concept in common. If what draws you to 1/2 Prince, is the dual world of the manga, then you'll like Gekka no kimi as well. In both of these mangas the story takes place simultaneously in two different and separate worlds. The main characters interactions with each other, relationships, and qualms, constantly cross over between the two separate environments, making the stories both complex and interesting. Despite the obvious differences, if you liked one for any of the above reasons, then you should at least check out the other
'The World' is the most advanced online game ever - a game full of fantasy and adventure! When fourteen-year-old Rena wins a contest that allows her to use the avatars of the legendary dot hackers known as 'Kite' and 'Black Rose', she convinces her game-hating twin brother Shugo to give it a chance. But things quickly go wrong, as the beginner players are attacked by a monster far beyond their level. Shugo is killed by it, but is revived by a strange girl called Aura. She also gives Shugo a weird bracelet, telling him that he must carry on the legend of the dot hackers; then she disappears. Together with Rena, and many new friends that he meets while in The World, Shugo embarks on an adventure to discover the secrets of this mysterious bracelet.
Both are staged in mmo gaming except .hack being more dramatic (in my own opinion obviously) and epic in a way. 1/2 prince's gender bending (main character being a girl in real life and a bishie male elf in game) actually put me off to actually categorize it as romance, but otherwise its a good manga to read. If you enjoyed any of these I'm sure you will enjoy the latter.