In Victorian England it is commonplace for the rich and wealthy to have a staff, led by a head butler, to run their households; the Phantomhive Estate is no different. The young and demanding Count Ciel Phantomhive, child owner of a toy company, lives in the grand countryside manor. Sebastian is his head butler, and the epitome of perfection; he effortlessly and gracefully completes his day-to day chores and fixes the countless mistakes of the other employees. However, whilst on the outside all seems prim and proper, a more sinister secret lies just beneath the surface. Sebastian is in fact a demon bound by a contract with the young count; he will loyally serve and fight for him in return for his soul.
The connection here is pretty obvious; both manga deal with similar themes such as the underworld and feature a contract for survival between a younger man and a supernatural being. The victorian-esque art style is very similar, despite Sougiya Riddle taking place in modern times.
If you enjoyed reading one, then giving the other a try is a must.
a boy and a man who have supernatural powers form a contract (in S.R.'s case, the man was the one offering not the boy). fights. professional art. also the amount of mystery in both seems to be the same.
these are the only similarities i can see. yet i enjoyed both.
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.
so many similarities
a boy encounters a mysterious man. they fight in couples and fight supernatural fights. mysteries in past that cannot or are not wished to be revealed. and the art in both are so beautiful.
Undertaker Riddle have a bit less action than Loveless and covers the emotional stuff more, yet there ARE battles.and loveless' mysteries are so many and really complicated.
I'd say S.R. is more of emotion & Loveless is more of mystery.