In the year 1580 in feudal Japan, Fifteen-year-old Usagi is a klutz of a ninja who can't seem to complete her training. As she's unfit to be a ninja her great grandfather sends Usagi to Segachi on a very special mission: to marry the skilled ninja Hanzo Hattori and bear his child! However, there's a problem: Hanzo has no desire to be married. Usagi is allowed to stay with Hanzo for one year in order to complete her training, during which she tries her hardest to catch his eye. But lovely rivals such as Yuri and the Princess Sara, and love triangles with childhood friends and others stand in the way of true romance. Will Usagi ever end up with her beloved Hanzo?
For no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Yuri Suzuki is suddenly snatched out of her modern world by a pair of hands emerging out of the water. She is transported back to Hattusa, the Hittite Empire's capitol, during the time of the Bronze Age; its queen, Nakia, wishes to use Yuri has a human sacrifice. The only way Yuri can survive is by becoming the concubine to the Prince of the Empire, and Ishtar to the people of the Empire. With danger at every turn and her heart torn, will Yuri decide to stay in Hattusa, or try to find her way back home?
Falling in love is not easy for Red River's Yuri Suzuki and Usagi from Tail of the Moon when the men they want are amongst the most wanted bachelors around. Will these boys get together with the girls or will the girls end up being left behind?
Rurouni Kenshin is the story of a revolutionary patriot fighting to conceal his bloody past in the new Meiji era of Japan. Battosai Himura's role in the revolution was so infamous that it earned him the title ‘Hitokiri' (Manslayer). To put that fearful name and his past behind him, Himura returned to his original name of Kenshin, reversing the blade on his sword to make it non-lethal, swearing to never take another life and beginning again as an ordinary rurouni (wandering samurai). He meets Kaoru Kamiya, a spirited girl who runs the local dojo and is the first of several friends to accept him for who he is, not who he was. But Kenshin's past will not leave him alone, and with old rivals remerging, groups attempting to shatter the hard earned peace, and those with desire to face the legendary Battousai, all chasing after Kenshin, can he protect those he cares about and still maintain his oath?
Love is around the corner for the young people in Rurouni Kenshin and Tsuki no Shippo (aka Tail of the Moon), but how can they stay together? With the bloody paths that they have chosen, will it only depend on fate to decide what will happen? Or can these young people decide their future on their own?
A thousand years ago, The Dark Kingdom, led by Queen Beryl, attacked the Moon Kingdom. Utterly ravaged, Serenity, the Queen of the Moon, sent the souls of her daughter Princess Serenity, the members of her court, her lover and her guardians to Earth to be reborn. One thousand years later, the Dark Kingdom returns and begins to steal energy to wake its own dark Queen Metallia. Sensing that evil forces are nearby, Luna, a guardian of the princess, finds the bumbling and lazy Tsukino Usagi and awakens the soldier within her known as Sailor Moon. While they battle evil and search for the other sailor senshi, Sailor Moon must learn how to be brave, gain strength and search for the Moon Princess!
Always being stuck in the middle of a fight, it’s a wonder why Usagi (from Sailor Moon) and Usagi (from Tail of The Moon) are able to be happy-go-lucky kind of girls that don’t like they have ever seen, none the less been in any kind of fight in their entire life.
Considering it's written by the same person, it is not surprising that the two would have coinciding themes. Both have the semi-forbidden love feel, the barrier of the heart (if you will). Both main characters have a clumsy air about them and both have some sort of creeper hanging on to a past relationship with said heroine and wishing for things that could have been. I must say however, the creeper in HdBwF is much more excessive *gets chill*. Liked him at first but...ANYWAY.
These mangas are pretty similar. (Although, I prefer Tenkuu Seiryuu)
Both feature a very strong and handsome tsundere male character who has a tendency to shout and snap at people, but still has a good heart. And both have a short, flat-chested girl following them around.
They are both set in the past and both have plenty of action, adventure, comedy, and (of course) romance. Though, the romance and comedy aren't as prevalent in Tenkuu.
Where Tail of the Moon is more about ninjas, Tenkuu Seiryuu is more about 'holy dragons'.
Both have an exciting plot and involve powerplays, more or less.
Both good reads! I reccommend to all. (especially Tenkuu Seiryuu)