Rakan is the only surviving member of his family, so he lives alone with only a flourishing garden to keep him company. One day, a mysterious man falls into Rakan's garden and tries to kill him, but instead of getting angry Rakan feeds the man, gives him hot food, and offers him a place to stay. As more people mysteriously follow suit Rakan discovers that he looks just like the evil prince of a different world - a man who is exiling unwanted people out of his territory. With the help of this band of misfits - a monster, a man who should have been a woman, a snake that can turn into a sword and a number child - Rakan sets forth to set things right and bring green back to the desert of his new friends' world.
Ishuca is a man who has been told he is going to die. So as to not disturb anyone, he travels to a remote cave where he encounters an ancient demon known as Blood; trapped in the ice for centuries, Blood is about to eat Ishuca when the man offers his body to the demon. While Ishuca then dies naturally, Blood is so touched by the man's kindness that he inadvertently revives him with his tears. Together, the two set off on a grand adventure and unintentionally try to breach the rift between humans and demons; for they are not as different as they may seem to be.
Both have a similar feeling. There is a kind of naive young boy, that loves all living things around and kind of demon-ish man that decided to protect him for some reason.
I like both, but I guess Silver Diamond has a deeper story and more "human-like" characters.
If you like one, try the other too!
Ritsuka Aoyagi's psyche is in dire straits; his mother is insane, his brother Seimei has been killed, and over the past few years he's seemed to become a different person. When the enigmatic Soubi Agatsuma arrives, claiming to have information about Seimei's death, Ritsuka is determined to uncover the truth. Soon, however, he is caught up in a web of darkness and spell battles, all the while searching for the reason behind his own personality change. Wary and defensive, Ritsuka is unnerved by his relationship with Soubi, as well as the tentative friendships offered to him by his classmates. But the world of spell battles, fighter units and sacrifices is an ugly place; and Ritsuka, in the middle of it all, finds himself having to choose who to trust.
Loveless and Silver Diamond don't have much in common when it comes to style or premise. However, the main characters are remarkably similar.
Ritsuka and Rakan are both unsure of themselves and their place in their wolrds, but they are both unrelentingly stubborn when it comes to their morals and beliefs. Soubi and Chibusa are alike in that they are both exceedingly ruthless and yet at the same time seem absolutely child-like and innocent. The dynamic between the two sets of male leads is also very much alike-- both Ritsuka & Soubi and Rakan & Chibusa have to depend upon one another in order to fight and accomplish their goals.
If you like unorthodox fantasies and you like BL, both of these are great reads for you.