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Mushishi

Mushishi

Mushi are another form of life which live parallel to our own natural world. The source of many myths and superstitions, they exist according to their own natural laws, and can be both beneficial and dangerous depending on circumstances.  Ginko, a traveling mushishi, investigates and helps out wherever the mushi have become a problem. Yet Ginko himself is marked by the creatures he researches, and he carries the weight of his past with him.

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Mushishi and xxxHolic, while slightly different in tone, both focus on a more supernatural side of life. So while xxxHolic focuses more on cautionary tales and Japanese mythology and Mushishi looks at the mysterious lifeforms known as Mushi, if you liked the supernatural aspect of one then it is well worth checking out the other.

EmpressMadara EmpressMadara says...

Both mangas is practically talking about same things. It have same atmosphere in them. Yes, story lines may differ, but both of them give you similar reading plasure.

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume's Book of Friends

Natsume is lonely; he has an ability that separates him from others: he can see and interact with spirits. Soon, however, Natsume discovers that he’s not alone: his grandmother Reiko also had the gift. But things get hectic and possibly dangerous for Natsume when he finds out that he also inherited the 'Book of Friends', a book that contains the names of all the spirits Reiko defeated and subjugated. He finds himself hounded by his grandmother's underlings and, with the help of a 'cat' charm spirit, decides to free them from the Book's shackles, as well as protect the book from those who seek to misuse its power...

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Though xxxHolic is more based upon fate and mystery, both of these manga feature young boys with the ability to see things they wish they couldn't and how they cope with their gifts. If you liked that in one, you may enjoy the other.

EmpressMadara EmpressMadara says...

Spirit world, all kinds of shananingans is keys to both these mangas. Even Natsume and Watanuki is similar in some way like Madara is very similar with Yuuko. Liked one - deffinetely try another.

Ability Shop

Ability Shop

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JAhU JAhU says...

Both manga feature a shop which grants wishes and in both cases the price for those is not cheap. Both series are a little dark (but xxxHolic probably had darker stories).

Seitaro14 Seitaro14 says...

a store that sells skill, and is thereby grant for their desires? there is nothing more like xxxholic, even the same feeling of altruism above all of the characters and similar...

Eerie Queerie

Eerie Queerie

Mitsuo Shiozu is a reclusive high school boy with a special gift: he is able to see and communicate with ghosts. However Mitsuo sees his talent as more of a curse, especially when he comes into contact with a female spirit who takes over his body and uses it to confess to a boy named Hasanuma in front of the entire class! Though while these ghosts are tiring him out by possessing Mitsuo whenever they feel like it - making his school life a misery in the process - he still hopes to grant their wishes and help them move on. But with such a special power, many spirits requiring help, and a growing number of male admirers - including the increasingly persistent Hasanuma - Mitsuo's life is sure to be anything but quiet or lonely.

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cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Ignoring the shounen-ai aspect of Eerie Queerie, both of these series focus on a high school student with the ability to see spirits. If you liked this part of one and seeing how the protagonist develops with his experiences then you may well enjoy the other.

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi

Shirihama Kenichi is a weak scaredy-cat, and his status as the karate club's punching bag has earned him the name of ‘Weak Legs'. One day Kenichi meets Miu and, impressed by her skill after she effortlessly throws him to the ground, he follows her to the Ryouzanpaku dojo. There he finds five great masters of martial arts, and driven by his desire to become stronger, he begs them to accept him as their student - though it won't be easy. Kenichi endures harsh training (and injury) from Akisame - the philosophizing Jujitsu master; Apachai - the Muay Thai ‘God of Death'; Kensei - the ecchi Chinese Kempo Master; and Shigure - the weapons prodigy. Finally after proving his determination, he is accepted by Shio - the 100-dan Karate Master, who had initially wanted nothing to do with him. Now Kenichi walks the long and arduous path to becoming a master himself, all whilst trying to protect those he cares about from anyone who would dare to harm them.

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Gopherfanman Gopherfanman says...

xxxHolic features a lot of asian mystical elements, unlike Kenichi. But the protagonists are somewhat similar and some of the comedy elements are similar.