Gingitsune: Messenger Fox of the Gods - Recommendations

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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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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both these anime feature a main character that can see and talk to supernatural beings. Both these anime have a mellow laid back pace that can be very relaxing to watch. Both anime involve the main human character coming into conflict with the spirit world as they try to live their normal lives.

Really what makes these two anime a good match is the general laid back atmosphere. If you're looking for anime that get away from the somewhat common fast pace and instead take their time to let their plot unfold or like anime that deal with Japanese folklore then you should try both of these shows. 

Karasune Karasune says...

Both Natsume Yuujinchou and Gingitsune share a main character who has the ability to see supernatural beings. These characters, Natsume from Natsume Yuujinchou and Makoto from Gingitsune, help spirits, other humans, and themselves throughout the series with their special ability. The characters are quite different; Makoto is more bubbly and social while Natsume is quiet and outcasted by his peers, but they're both good-natured and try to do the right thing. If you're up for more Shinto-based adventures with drama and youkai in every episode, these two are definitely worth a try. 

animelover1477 animelover1477 says...

These wo show give off he simlar vibe/felling i rec. them both , their both a good watch . N.Y has more episode so there is more depth while G. is only 12 episode but they are all solid watches. They are both slow-paced slice of lifes that you will fall in love with 

snivets snivets says...

If you like a quiet slice of life about a human who can see spirits, both Natsume Yuujinchou and Gingitsune are quality choices. There are some differences in character & focus of each show, but the themes & atmosphere are similar enough that fans of either should enjoy the other.

Qem Qem says...

Both series are slow paced, slice of life, series about teens with the ability to see supernatural beings. Natsume is a little bit more dramatic but both have a great atmosphere and I think viewers who enjoy one are likely to enjoy the other.

thatotakugirl thatotakugirl says...

Both series feature teenagers with the power to see youkai. Both the MC's have grumpy old spirits for mentors/friends and make new spirit friends as the story goes on. Both shows have humor filled moments and moments that will tug on your heartstrings. 

Sadweeb Sadweeb says...

Both Natsume and Gingitsune about highschoolers who have fluffy spirit "sidekicks" of a sort. With natsume, it's a snarky cat, and with Gingitsune, it's a bara foxman. Both are made of pudding and you will love them to death. While I feel Natsume, being longer, has better pacing, over all aesthetic and thematic style, and more memorable plotlines, it was meant to be a longer show with a different overal moral to convey. If Gingitusne is a an anime to watch on a warm summer evening before bed to relax, then natsume is a series to watch when it's too hot to be outside so you can go out on a walk in cooler temperatures and be at peace with the world around you. 

ManyHugs ManyHugs says...

There is nothing better than entering the spiritual world... I would actually like to see these two anime series to meet like in an ova or something^^

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these Japanese mythology anime have a slow pace and generally take place in less crowded areas. Both feature a young person who has inheritedvthe ability to see the supernatural. The youngster also has a sharp-witted, rather grumpy spirit that follows/leads the youngster. 

But the real factor is the mythology. If you like learning about different youkai/heralds in one, you're sure to entertained with the other.

Inari Kon Kon

Inari Kon Kon

Inari is a sweet and shy middle school girl with a HUGE crush on Tanbabashi, one of the cutest guys in her grade. She’s not smooth enough to tell him how she feels, and every time she tries things just keep getting worse! But when a beautiful goddess grants Inari the power to shape-shift, Inari uses her newfound powers to attempt to win over Tanbabashi.

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Karasune Karasune says...

Both are shoujo series that share a similar Shino-theme of a young girl being able to see Inari deities. The characters really drive the shows with their delightful interactions and unique charms. Inari Konkon deals with more romance and some drama while Gingitsune is more of a relaxed and mellow watch, but fans of one will probably be able to appreciate the other.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are all about the relationship between a mortal and the devine, and both also spend a lot of time focusing on interactions outside of the shrine, too. Inari Konkon has more romance thrown in, but Gingitsune is more informative on shrines. Gingitsune and Inari both balance telling the stories of the divine folks and the mortal folks very well and have casts full of fun characters.

Hotarubi no Mori e

Hotarubi no Mori e

While visiting her uncle for the summer, six year old Hotaru gets lost in the woods outside the village. Scared, the crying girl is eventually rescued by a gentle youkai named Gin, who is burdened with a curse that will cause him to disappear if ever touched by a human. Though they are barred from physical contact, the two become close friends. But after a few short years it becomes apparent that Gin ages more slowly than humans, so while Hotaru is growing up and changing, Gin remains in stasis. How will Hotaru adapt to the complicated emotions she develops as her and Gin's ages gradually converge?

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Borzoi64 Borzoi64 says...

Both feature heavy spiritual content. Although Gingitsune is not so much romantic they have a very similar feel about the relationship that humans have to the spirit world.

Bronia Bronia says...

Both are all about a mortal girl's interactions with the devine. They touch on mortality and how it effects the relationship between the deity and their human friend. Both often have sad tones, although Gingitsune throws in more humor than Hotarubi.

Our Home's Fox Deity

Our Home's Fox Deity

When Noboru and Toru Takagami hear that their grandmother is dying, they rush to their late mother's hometown to visit her – however, it was all a ruse. Upon their arrival the two discover that their grandmother is alive and well, that Toru is being targeted by demons, and that Noboru is now head of the Mizuchi family. In order to save his brother, Noboru releases the family's guardian deity, a fox spirit named Kugen who was sealed away due to its mischievous behavior. The demon is defeated; but when it becomes apparent that Toru will continue to attract them, Noboru has no choice but to allow Kugen and Ko (the family's guardian maiden) to live with them. With demons, gods and increased living expenses now complicating his life, will Noboru able to cope?

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ZetsubouKaiji ZetsubouKaiji says...

Both these shows are about a normal human that have a deity protecting them. Both shows involve the characters bonding with the deity while at the same time getting advice from them.

Wagaya is more of an action series with the deity fighting to protect the main character. Gingitsune is more laid back and mostly has Gin the Fox Herald giving the main character advice. However, both series have a good deal of funny moments. The plots may differ but if you're looking for a show about Japanese Folklore with a strong deity helping a normal human then check out these shows.

Kamichu!

Kamichu!

On a day like any other, average middle-school-student Yurie Hitotsubashi got the surprise of a lifetime – she became a goddess! Unfortunately, even with her newfound powers, Yurie still can’t manage to find the courage to confess to Kenji, her crush. With Yurie’s fame comes others’ fortune; Matsuri, caretaker of the local shrine, names Yurie the shrine’s new goddess and becomes her manager – for yen and glory! Along with Yurie’s faithful best friend Mitsue, the trio set forth on an adventure to find out what it really means to become a goddess.

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snivets snivets says...

Young schoolgirls with the power to see spirits are both at the center of these two slow-paced slice of lifes. If you like a gentle & very Japanese atmosphere, you'll like both of these shows.

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

The Troubled Life of Miss Kotoura

Haruka Kotoura has had a psychic ability to read minds since she was born, but her inability to grasp that she's different has led her to be ostracized by every friend she's made. When she meets Manabe, she can't help but be surprised - when he's not imagining strange creatures dancing through the desert, the boy is a hopeless pervert and makes no attempt to hide his dirtiest fantasies. What's more, Manabe isn't driven away by Kotoura seeing his thoughts, and even goes out of his way to befriend her - seemingly because he enjoys thinking of the girl erotically and seeing her subsequent embarrassment! Before long, the once-lonely girl even meets other students who aren't pushed away by her abilities. Could this be the start of a normal school life, with real, lasting friends for Kotoura?

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

Both shows are about a rather misfit highschooler that has something that separates her from her peers: in Gingitsune it's the fact that she can see deities, and in Kotoura-san the eponymous protagonist can read minds.

Both shows have their fair share of drama and comedy, rooted firmly in the daily lives of the characters. Fans of one might want to consider watching the other series.

Tactics

Tactics

Since he was a child, Kantaro Ichinomiya has had the ability to see demons; but one day, the young Kantaro was told of a goblin so powerful that it could vanquish any foe with ease. Intrigued, his search began. Now, in the present, Kantaro works as an exorcist, banishing demons who have possessed human bodies; yet still he searches – that is, until one day, he touches a mysterious seal and releases the legend itself! His name is Haruka, he's good with the ladies, and he can kick demon butt like no other; but can he help Kantaro raise enough money for his rent?

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lessiehanamoray lessiehanamoray says...

While Gingitsune is more slice of life and Tactics more mystery, both shows really emphasize Japan's stories and beliefs in a way that I find interesting and endearing.  They also both handle the issue of what happens when a person can see these spirits and those around them can't, though Gingitsune takes a lighter approach to the issue.

Kamisama Kiss

Kamisama Kiss

Nanami used to live in a ramshackle apartment with her father - a man who spent half his time gambling and the other half hiding from debt collectors - until one day the scoundrel ran away, leaving his daughter hungry and homeless. That is, until she meets a mysterious stranger in the park who deems her the new goddess of a local shrine! Unfortunately, Nanami’s new home is occupied by Tomoe, a fox familiar who objects to the presence of a mere mortal and immediately begins to bicker with the girl. If she can manage to form a contract with the troublesome man, he’ll be obligated to accept and help her perform her duties. But there’s a catch: Nanami has to kiss him first, and who’d want to lock lips with that awful guy?!

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ManyHugs ManyHugs says...

I find this a beautifull match, even though the fox spirits are portraited differently I can simply see them in the same dimension. They fill eachother out -  one has the love story while the other has slight more history than it seems. As for the main (F) protagonists I think the would easily become good friends if they met and Gintarou would probably give Tomoe some wise love advice. 

Inu x Boku Secret Service

Inu x Boku Secret Service

Ayakashi Kan is a haunted condominium where every resident is required to have a bodyguard. When socially inept Ririchiyo moves in, she’s looking for peace and quiet. However, she quickly discovers that her bodyguard isn't just foxy; he might actually BE a fox. In fact, all of Ayakashi Kan’s residents, and their agents, have both human and non-human ancestors. Welcome to the weirdest, wackiest mansion in town where no one is entirely human and mayhem is the order of the day in Inu X Boku SS!

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ManyHugs ManyHugs says...

Inu x Boku is based in the human world but the story is about the spirits, not humans, while Gingitsune shows the relationshp between humans and spirits. Even though Gingitsune lacks a bit of romance, Inu x Boku has plenty. And even though the foxes are portraited differently they still leave a mark on you... There is just something about the foxes.

Nekogami Yaoyorozu

Nekogami Yaoyorozu

Meet Mayu. She's a cat god, but because she couldn't stop getting in trouble, she's been cast down from the heavens and is now doomed to suffer on Earth! Oh, no! But then, one day, she is taken in by the earnest and kind Yuzu, who owns an antiques shop called Antiques Unlimited. As Yuzu is quick to learn, Mayu's laziness knows no bounds. She'd rather play video games than turn over a new leaf. The everyday tales of this cat god and her harrowing adventures to the candy shop, a landfill, and a beach resort show Mayu and her friends that sometimes, the simplest things in life are the best. There is also Gonta, who is obsessed with Yuzu, but Mayu wanted his role in this summary to be minimal. So there you have it.

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime revolve around a young woman and her supernatural friends. Both anime feature a wide range of Shinto mythology, including gods, shrines, and guardians. Both are fairly slow paced anime. Tge animation styles are a little different, but if you liked learning a little mythology in one, try the other.