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Fifteen-year-old Tsukune Aono is average in every way; he has no hobbies, less-than-stellar grades and he's even flunked his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to enroll him in a school, but it's no ordinary school! Tsukune will be attending the Youkai Academy, a place where monsters learn how to co-exist with humans! As the werewolves, vampires, witches and other monsters are required to retain their human forms, Tsukune - the lone human - is able to avoid their bloodthirsty gazes. However, he quickly attracts the attention of a number of devilish beauties including the vampire Moka, a busty succubus and even a young witch! It seems Tsukune's average life isn't so average anymore!
Watching either of these anime, you might think: Is there any other anime quite so wonderfully beautiful, so self-consciously artistic in its appearance? Well, here is another such title. To be fair, 1001 Nights is merely a short and one about a fleeting dream, while Mononoke is a full series with plot and character and so on - but if you enjoyed one, definitely consider watching the other as well.
Weak (yet considerate) guy finds himself surrounded by hot girls with supernatural powers that fight for his affection. Sekirei is more sweet love whereas R+V is silly love. However, I think they fall into the same category and would recommend looking into R+V if you like Sekirei.
Rito was just an ordinary high school student, but that changed the day an alien princess named Lala appeared in his bath tub. Before he knows it, he's engaged to the most important woman in the universe and her jealous suitors are trying to kill him! When Lala decides to enroll at his school, Rito has to survive both attempts on his life and Lala's crazy inventions, and somehow find the time to confess to his real true love, Haruna.
Like 1001 Nights this is an anime which explores the unbounded aesthetic possibilities of animation making it almost central to the work. Whereas 1001 Nights is a fantastic flight of fantasy, Angel's Egg, engages with some deep thoughts and fraught emotions, which is all too understandable, given that the director (Mamoru Oshii) lost his Christian faith shortly before making the film. The work again features the art of Yoshitaka Amano but illustrating his fantastic ability for variety exploring out a brooding, gothic, and alien setting.
Easily my favourite work of animation.
To Love-Ru and Rosario to Vampire are about weird relationships one revolving around an alien and the other a vampire. The human male characters fnd themselves attracted to this out-of-this-world character.
Both films feature the artwork of Yoshitaka Amano, any fan of this artist should definitely check out both films!
The similarities don't end there though, both are very abstract and have a similar dreamlike feel to them. If you liked one then it is definitely worth checking out the other.