Five hundred years ago there lived a feudal lord with a vast amount of spiritual power. To keep it from falling into the hands of demonic Ayakashi, the mage Tokimori Hazama and his two students were called to defend the land. However, they fell ill, and the feudal lord was killed and buried on the land now called Karasumori. Years later the successors of the Hazama students, Yoshimori and Tokine, have inherited the powers of the Hazama clan. They are Kekkaishi, users of the Kekkai, a secret and powerful technique that creates a strong barrier to capture and eliminate Ayakashi. Protectors of the power buried beneath Karasumori, Yoshimori and Tokine spend their days in the school built on the land, and their nights defending it from attackers who wish to use the power for their own purposes. With Karasumori's power growing more unpredictable everyday, will Yoshimori become strong enough to protect the ones he loves?
In 1920s America, Sister Rosette Christopher is a young nun of the Magdala Order - a military branch of the church charged with exorcising demons. Together with her assistant and best friend Chrno, a demon who Rosette has a contract with, she is sent on various missions to fight the many different monsters that lurk in the shadows. However, Rosette's main motive is to find information regarding her brother Joshua, who was kidnapped by Chrno's former ally Aion for unknown reasons. Aion has an ambitious plan that threatens the future of the world, and it's up to Rosette and Chrno to figure out Aion's plans and rescue Joshua before time runs out...
Defeating demons isn't as easy as it seems when you don't really have that much determination to fight them, so why do Yoshimori and Rosette fight these demons when they don't have the determination to fight them? Is it just because it's their job? Or is there another reason?
Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.
At first these two might seem different because of the setting and premise, but they share many underlying themes. we have a younger boy infatuted with a older and more skillfull female. the female leads of both stories slowly come to respect the protaginists as they grow.
Another similarity between the two exist in how tactics and skills are employed in battles as they are learned, instead of random powerups
Once, the ninja village of Konohagakure was attacked by an evil nine-tailed fox spirit. This demon slaughtered many people until the leader of Konohagakure, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life to seal the fox inside a newborn child - Naruto Uzumaki. Now, twelve years later, Naruto is a member of the Ninja Academy; but due to his past Naruto is shunned by the rest of the village, and since he has no friends or family he plays the part of class idiot to get attention. However, he is determined to gain respect by becoming the next Hokage - the most powerful shinobi in the village. With his apparent lack of abilities, will Naruto be able to realize his goal through determination alone?
Action, violence, and protecting the ones you love. Naruto and Kekkaishi both have many of the same themes. The also share similar main characters who may not be as strong as everyone else, but the sure do have a whole lot of endurance. There are a lot of parallels between these two manga. You will probably like one if you like the other
The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...
In both of these manga, a boy develops a crush on a girl with a higher status than him. Their idyllic worlds are shattered, and very quickly, the boy grows into a powerful defender who will do anything to protect the girl he likes. You've got to admire that dedication. :)
Yuusuke is a street-fighting, class-skipping juvenile delinquent. Killed in an unexpected act of kindness, he thwarts the spirit-world bureaucracy and ends up with a second chance at life... as infant prince of death Koenma's Spirit Detective! Simultaneously cheered on and kept in line by Keiko Yukimura, his childhood friend, he is joined by a spiritually aware human, two demons on parole, and guided by a much too lively ferry girl of the dead. Together they plow through demons, tournaments, hijinks, intense "martial arts" training, cross-dressers, dungeons, conspiracies and bad puns alike. At the end of the day, what's it all for? Kicking butt and saving the world, of course!
Protecting the people they care about is what the two main characters of Yu Yu Hakusho and Kekkaishi do. Only that's just their added bonus that comes with the exciting jobs of fighting demons trying to rule the world and what not. The stories are pretty much the same if you think of it only as a story with people that have extraordinary strength and fighting skills, trying to protect the human world from demons and what not. The only thing is that these two people have huge hearts but they tend to make others feel nervous.