In Elfenland, where monsters are a constant target of bounty hunters, live Aki, Touran, James and Mamii, a group of extremely powerful humanoid monsters known collectively as “Black Airs”. Despite their desire to live in peace, with hefty prices on their heads and immense strength, Black Airs is a prime target for money-hungry humans and jealous monsters alike. With the likes of rebellion groups attempting to scout them and three-headed beasts seeking revenge, will Black Airs ever be able to live quietly in a world where humans and monsters coexist in harmony?
Lucy is a seventeen-year-old mage with the power to summon stellar spirits, but what she really wants to do is join a guild - and not just any guild. She has her eyes set on Fairy Tail, a notoriously reckless and outrageous group of magic users who are likely to be drunk or destroying buildings and towns in the process of completing a job! While in town one day Lucy meets a perpetually-seasick boy named Natsu who, through a series of events, reveals to her that he's none other than the fire-eating mage Salamander of Fairy Tail! Lucy is finally able to join Fairy Tail and quickly begins to take on odd jobs with Natsu and his gang for fame and profit. Along with her fiery friend, Happy the flying cat, Natsu's archrival Gray and their overseer the invincible and beautiful Erza, Lucy sets forth for epic adventures that leave an epic amount of destruction in their wake. After all, destroying a city or five doesn't matter as long as they get the job done... right?!
From the same Mangaka, these two adventure tales are very similar, I'd say too much alike. The concept is entirely the same in both mangas, the main characters are basically the same (a character that randomly strips down, a pet, a luffy-like main character, etc). The only difference is the universe the group of adventures are in. In Fairy Tail it's a world of Magicians and Monster Soul is a world of Monsters. In my opinion Monster Soul felt a bit too shallow and plotless so give it a go only if you want a fun quick read.
If you like Hiro Mashima's style then you'll enjoy both of these. Both manga are about a group of extremely powerful individuals who make up an infamous group. They also both share the same style of comedy and action.
Monster Soul is similar to Fairy Tail, while it may have something to do with the author being the same, both are about a group of friends that go up against the odds to fight for the justice they believe in.
Shiki is a young, enthusiastic and rowdy monster hunter who is just starting out. But while most hunters belong to a single guild and only venture into specified hunting territories, Shiki is different. Unlike others, he bears the seal of the forbidden hunter, and as such he only has one goal: to defeat the Forbidden Dragon of Light, Miogaruna. Now, Shiki is teaming up with the reluctant and icy Irie in order to hunt down this legendary beast, but with other powerful hunters seeking to harm him, and countless other monsters in his path, the journey to find Miogurana won’t be straightforward.
They're both by the same mangaka and they have a similar theme of companions fighting together and helping each other. One is about a group of monster hunters who search for a legendary monster while the other one is about a group of human-looking monsters who defend the place they live and help anyone in trouble.
Haru Glory lives peacefully on Garage Island with his sister. One day, Haru fishes a strange dog-like creature named Plue out of the ocean, and soon after meets its master, an old man named Shiba. With this man comes terrible news: the world is in peril, for the evil organization Demon Card is attempting to conquer it with power-giving stones known as Dark Bring. To combat this threat Shiba has spent much of his life fighting back with Rave, a Holy Bring; and the Ten Commandments, a sword it powers. When members of Demon Card arrive at the island, Shiba discovers that Rave and the Ten Commandments will now only respond to Haru, making the young boy the new Rave Master. Armed with newfound power, Haru and Plue set forth to put a stop to Demon Card.
Big fan of Hiro Mashima's work, the creator of Rave Master, Fairy Tail, Monster Soul, and Monster Hunter Orage. The story are excellent, well enough to make you hooked or become a fan of Hiro. I admits that I am big fan of him, hard to not be a fan of him. Since his work are popular for reason. May not be the best, but still mighty interesting story. The art is another reason why I am a fan. All of his works has comdey, romances, drama, fantasy and most of all plenty of actions that most of people craves. So stop wasting your time on reading this, and start reading his work if you havn't done so.
Both of these stories are about a group of friends with special powers, who go around hunting monsters, demons, and sorcerers. The primary male character in each one spends most of his time as a fairly weak, ordinary looking guy, with a big attitude. In times of crisis though, each can transform into a huge, extremely powerful beast.