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Daisuke Niwa is an ordinary teenager who has a crush on his fellow classmate Risa Harada. But when Risa turns him down after he declares his love for her, Daisuke discovers the secret of the Niwa family: on their fourteenth birthday, Niwa males transform into the legendary Phantom Thief, Dark! Dark is set on stealing art and making mischief, but things become complicated when he falls for Risa's twin, Riku. As if that isn't bad enough, one of Daisuke's classmates, Satoshi Hiwatari, seems determined to capture Dark! Can Daisuke win Risa's heart, while hiding the secret of Dark and evading the police?
Maron Kusakabe appears to be just like any other high school girl, though she's actually a famous art thief known as Kaitou Jeanne! But, that's not all - Maron has been blessed with a special power from God that has turned her into the reincarnation of Jeanne D'Arc. This is all in order to thwart the Devil, who plans to infiltrate all the innocent souls on Earth in an attempt to overcome God. Now, with the help of an angel named Finn, Kaitou Jeanne uses her ability to save pure souls and capture the demons that are hiding in paintings across the land. However, she has a rival; just who is the mysterious Kaitou Sinbad who is stealing Jeanne's catch - as well as her heart, and who will win the battle between good and evil?
KKJ is the same concept as D.N.Angel, with the idea of phantom/alter-ego thievery whilst keeping a secret romance - however, in KKJ, the main character's gal-pal is attempting to capture her thief alter-ego, and her love interest is also a rival thief, rather than the detective and the rival thief being one person in D.N.Angel.
These two mangas/animes are a lot like eachother, with the ideas of people who turn into phantom theives (Daisuke Nia and Kusakabe Maron) with best friends who are trying to catch their alternate personalities. (Hiwatari Satoshi and Toudaiji Miyako.) The protagonists also both have good friends (or love interests, in KKJ's case, and if you ship Satoshi and Daisuke :P) who are secretly there enemies, though they do catch on. In short, though they are similar they are both very original, fun, and worth a try.
The male protagonists in D.N Angel and Full Metal Panic have a similar personality, being extraordinarily different from the people around them while still trying to live a normal life and fit in. The action is what keeps both of these stories going while mixing some romance in too.
Kagome was just a normal girl, until one day she fell into a well that brought her to feudal-era Japan. After encountering hordes of demons and discovering that she's the reincarnation of a priestess, Kagome must now journey to protect a sacred jewel from evil with the help of a half-demon named Inuyasha. Along the way they make many enemies and friends, and travel between the modern and feudal eras.
The intense battle under taken by each of the characters in Inuyasha and D.N Angel are fun and exciting. The male protagonists are similar to in their humor and willingness to overcome all obstacles to reach their goals. The magical aspects in each bring life to the series.
Both of these manga are very similar. The main characters are young boys who at night become famous thieves. They even both leave warning messages before they steal an object. They also both attend school with the person who is trying to catch the famous theif. D.N.Angel is much better, but if you liked one, I think you'd enjoy the other a bit as well.