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Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.

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RG RG says...

Both Kyou Kara Maou! and Fushigi Yuugi tend to have an ordinary teenager enter a strange world where they end up having loyal warriors/servants at their side.

crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

Both the main characters, Miaka and Yuri, are taken into another world where they are offered a very important role of helping to protect the country. Both of them have romance, comedy and action. If you like one, you're bound to like the other.

Shirono Shirono says...

Fushigi Yuugi and Kyo Kara Maoh follow the adventures of a youth who falls into another world of which they are an important figure. In FY, Miaka is a high Priestess and in KKM, Yuri is a Demon King. Both are about the protagonist journey into adulthood and growing of character as they come to navigate their new, foreign world. Both are on the comedic side with their serious moments, and feature legions of bishounen for the girls to oogle at.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

All throughout Fushigi I felt myself reminiscing back to Kyou Kara Maoh. The main character being thrust into an unknown world and into a position of power from their usual highschool setting.KKM is funny. KKM is *very* funny. This is what carries the series through, keeping you laughing all the way. FY instead has comedic moments, but also seems to confuse genres and suddenly turn very dark with a moralistic story.However, the stories are very similar and I definitely think FY fans would like KKM, although maybe not so much in the other direction. Always worth a look though ^^

AnnaSartin AnnaSartin says...

A seemingly ordinary Japanese student gets swept away into another world, filled with beautiful scenery, magic and colorful characters to help along the way as said student is given a position of great importance and sets out to save the world. That's the story of both Kyo Kara Maoh! and Fushigi Yugi. We can forgive the overused plots devices simply because the series are both so much fun to watch. The stories are well written and properly thought out and the mix of comedy and drama is well balenced. Fans of high fantasy especially will most likely enjoy both shows (and their accompanying manga).

darkside90 darkside90 says...

While Fushigi Yugi holds more of a romantic hold as well as a female lead, it is very similar to Kyo Kara Maoh.

-The main reasons they are similar is: stranger in a new world (also they do go back and forth between worlds).

-Main character has similar character devolopment.

-Main character surrounded by loyal subjects.

-Similar vibe

Note that Fushigi is a bit more driven towards female audiance however the male audiance will also find it spectacular if given a chance. It is also more of a controlled fantasy while Kyo Kara Maoh has more fantasy-elements.

Both are animes that need to be taken with a open mind and allow the characters of the story to be flawed but unique and enjoyable.

EvaCVM EvaCVM says...

Travel through space in another world, full of magic and interesting creatures.

Both TV series are easy to watch.The difference is in the main character.They are of different gender in these 2 animes...

I recommend to watch both.

The Familiar of Zero

The Familiar of Zero

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?

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Reawen Reawen says...

Both Kyo Kara Maoh and Zero no Tsukaima revolve around 'normal' guys who find themselves suddenly plopped into another world without warning. A world where magic is the norm and the rules of aristocracy must be learned. Both series have very similar comedic styles, and KKM's Yuuri and ZnT's Saito are constantly tripping up as they try to navigate their way through the new and sometimes bizarre customs. Yuuri and Saito also share a 'just do what's right' attitude that sometimes conflicts with the established patterns of the aristocracy... and both seem to discover that there is more to themselves than they knew. If you had a good laugh at Kyo Kara Maoh, you should definitely give Zero no Tsukaima a try.

GodsDragon GodsDragon says...

In both Zero no Tsukaima and Kyo Kara Maoh an average guy is transported to another world where he must learn all of the rules of the land. They are both very funny anime that will make you laugh. If you enjoyed one or just want to watch something new I recommend both of these anime.

pok pok says...

In both KKM and ZnT the main character is sucked into an alternate universe. As time goes by they both discover hidden abilities that they were previously unaware of.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series share the main similarity of an everyday guy being transported into a different world and having to come to terms with a new role in life. Yuuri has to come to terms with being the Demon King of another world, whereas Saito has to deal with becoming a slave. Both of these series show the development of the main male characters learning to accept this new world and not only finding their true place in these worlds but also gaining the desire to do the best they can in their new positions.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

These anime are very similar in their feel, and their basic plot is quite similar (both feature a 'normal' person taken into a completely different world that features magic), but the stories themselves are quite different, which means it doesn't feel like you're watching the same anime again.

If you enjoyed one, I'm sure you'd enjoy the other.

DarkLordSatan DarkLordSatan says...

Both are older isekai anime with similar setting involving fantasy and magic. Both have some of the worst cases of abusive tsunderes who are constantly getting jealous, hitting and yelling at their love interest. 

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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tetra tetra says...

Kyo Kara Maoh! and Ouran High School Host Club are filled with cute boys and flirt with the shounen ai genre. Both shows also have lots of comedy in them. If you like yaoi-light, or if you just enjoy light hearted, funny anime then both these shows are worth watching.

DeathGodX DeathGodX says...

Kyo Kara Maoh and Ouran are very much the same in some ways, but are also different in their own respects. Both are funny and are also sad at times, but don't worry, the sadness is always turned back into happiness!

xiscoolerthanyou xiscoolerthanyou says...

If you loved Kyou Kara Maou, you might also like to try out Ouran High School Host Club (or vice versa). Both series are filled with random moments and precious little bits of plot all rolled up into one, that will make you laugh your a** off.

shirochan16 shirochan16 says...

Well there's this 'clueless main character thing' and 'what? i never saked for this!!' reactions lol. * Yuri and Haruhi

Plus there's a lot (a lot) of cute bishounens.They're both totally funny!! The love is really also cute. (some shounen-ai)

Really Cute. Gotta watch it. ^^

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime have some over-the-top humor mixed in with serious plot points now and again. Both include a large bishounen to non-bishounen ratio, and both have bishies that aren't afraid of a little shounen-ai based antics. And both Haruhi and Yuuri are the voice of reason (weirdly enough) for both groups at least 90% of the time. 

Roxan Roxan says...

I liked the various personalities that bring so much humor in both animes for all the guys. My fav were Yuri and Kyouya.

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms

Yohko is nothing but ordinary. Throughout her life she has been considered an outcast, especially with a hair color not native to many in Japan, bright red. Things change for Yohko when a mysterious man named Keiki arrives and claims that she is his empress. Yohko and two friends are then taken through a vortex, and then abandoned.. in a world of demons and magic.

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sothis sothis says...

Kyou Kara Maou and Juuni Kokki seem to have similar plots, though KKM is definitely more so a comedy. Regardless, I highly enjoyed both, and I think you'd like one if you like the other.

tetra tetra says...

Children from Earth are magically transported to a world of magic and wonders, only to learn that it is their real home.

That is what Juuni Kokki and Kyo Kara Maoh! have in common. Now that is quite a common theme, but the two anime share one more thing: quality. No, it is not the same kind of quality; Juuni Kokki strives to make the 'magical girl' story serious and believable while Kyo Kara Maoh! is somewhat of a parody. But both manage to pull off their ambitions, and I really think that you will enjoy watching either.

keshmori keshmori says...

These are very similar in having a single person randomly thrown into a new world to govern as a ruler. Both lead to fantasy worlds of magic with strange new ways of doing things that is fascinating to learn.

GodsDragon GodsDragon says...

Both Kyo Kara Maoh and Twelve Kingdoms have a similar storyline of a boy/girl being transported to another world, becoming a king/queen, and having to face the troubles that are involved with being the ruler of a kingdom. If you liked one of these anime you will enjoy the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are series are about normal Japanese teenagers who are transported into fantasy worlds, and then it turns out they are supposed to run those worlds (well, a country within them). Also for some reason both series seem to mention the main character's hair colour a lot.

Saiunkoku Monogatari

Saiunkoku Monogatari

In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!

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dreaming0 dreaming0 says...

In both of these anime, the main character is a young person who is doing their best to try to make their country a better place for people to live. In both cases, the protagonists are surrounded by bishounen characters that care a lot about them and will do just about anything to protect them. Both anime also depict rivalries between countries, races, and families, and show the struggle to maintain the peace between them. Though there is some humor to be found in Saiunkoku Monogatari, Kyo Kara Maoh! is more liberal with its comedy.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series have central characters who are both extremely kind-hearted and positive. Both Yuuri and Shuurei are characters who want to make life better, for not only those around them, but for everyone. Both characters also have a solid group of people around them trying to help them as much as they possibly can, so that they can overcome the barriers that they face in getting to a position where they can actually do something good. Whether it be trying to become the first female governor or learning how to be a king in a completely new world, both characters work their hardest to help solve the political conflicts they face to make life better for all.

HollowNobody HollowNobody says...

Both Kyo Kara Maoh! and Saiunkoku Monogatari revolve around an enthusiastic and young main character placed in a government setting and surrounded by bishounen. There are also shounen-ai undertones and a good amount of humorous situations caused by these undertones in both shows.

Slovania Slovania says...

                                                                                                                               Yes this anime is bae

InuYasha

InuYasha

Kagome is a normal high school girl who falls into a well, transporting her back in time to the feudal era. Upon her arrival to this world, she mercifully unleashes Inuyasha, a half demon. As if this isn't enough, she also discovers that she is the bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel of great spiritual power, a jewel which has just shattered into a million shards. Now, along with Miroku the priest, Sango the demon hunter, and Shippo the mischievous fox-demon, they must set out to find the Shikon shards and defeat the evils of the demon Naraku.

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crimsoneyes crimsoneyes says...

Inuyasha and KKM's main characters, Kagome and Yuri, are taken into another world. There, they both have important missions to fulfill. The stories take the main characters through romance, action and comedy, and the characters have to put their lives on the line in some way. A hero in the story always seems to save them, as well.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Kyo Kara Maoh and InuYasha have protagonists who are taken from our world to a semi-Medieval and fantastical world in which magic abounds. Thrust in a dangerous situation, they must set out on adventures with a group of characters whose abilities prove vital. Sword fights, plenty of humour and occasional leaps from one world to the other make these titles akin.

firelizard firelizard says...

In both Inuyasha and Kyo Kara Maoh, an 'average Japanese student' (Kagome/Yuri) finds themselves transported into a strange world resembling the past where demons and magic are commonplace. The past reincarnation of their soul is someone important to several of the other characters, and this old soul is the basic of their powers.  Frequent flashbacks to the previous life occur.  Both must deal with the general hatred between humans and demons, and more specifically work to heal the bitterness between half demon and full demon and half-brothers.  Both must take time out from their epic quest to save the world to return to the world of their birth to attempt to pass their classes. Both manage to be incredibly funny to watch while still maintaining an overall serious storyline and complex well developed characters that you will love!

 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Was the main character thrown through a trans-dimensional space via unconventional means (toilet/well)? Yes to both. Is the main character now in a feudal era setting heavily populated by demons? Yes to both. Does the main character learn they have a major important role in this realm? Yes to both. 

Both of Kyo Kara Maoh and Inuyasha are an enjoyable ride of humor, fight scenes, and intertwining plotlines. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. 

07-Ghost

07-Ghost

Teito Klein is a former slave who attends the Barsburg Empire's military academy. Having no memory of his past and the power to wield a rare ability called Zaiphon, Teito is constantly under the scrutiny of his peers - except for his best friend Mikage, the only person he connects with. After seeing and remembering the man who killed his father, Teito tries to kill him and finds himself on the run from Barsburg's military might. Now, with the evil beings known as Kor after his soul, the Barsburg Empire after his blood and only the legendary Seven Ghosts to protect him, Teito must unlock the memories of his past before he ends up as a sacrifice for Verloren, the sealed God of Death.

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Canal Canal says...

Both series take place in a fantasy world where there are weird creatures and customs. The main character is very important and although he has powers, he is surrounded by a bunch of good-looking guys who want to protect him.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Beautiful bishies? Check

Implied flirting? Check

Both KKM and 07 Ghost have a dark sense of humour and will keep even the most rabid fangirl amused!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

One of the humor points of both anime is the bishounen love-fest that is implied but never shown. However, both anime have a much more serious plotline that pops up every so often to produce some interesting fight scenes. Both series are set in interesting and magical realms and the main character is more than what he seems. 

Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero

Maoyu: Archenemy & Hero

After many trials, the Hero has reached his destination: the throne room of the Demon King, where he hopes to end the war between the Demon and Human realms once and for all. What he finds, however, is not at all what he expected: the 'king' of the Demons is a woman, and a bouncy one at that - what's more, rather than fighting, she wishes to engage him in dialogue! She explains that he was never expected to succeed in his mission, because the war is perpetuated by parties in the human world who profit from it every day. Swayed by her arguments, he makes a pact with her to work toward peace for both their worlds. Together, they will better the lives of their people and create a world where war is no longer needed to ensure prosperity - despite those who would shed blood to keep the status quo.

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Hecadoth Hecadoth says...

There are more than one similarities between these two, mainly the background, which is feudal time and the power the main hero possess in their kingdom. Except in Maoyuu Maou Yuusha, the are some super sweet romantism inserted.

If you love Kyo Kara Maoh, you'll surely love Maoyuu Maou Yuusha.

Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

Both series follow the Maoh as he/she tries to end war and conflict. Both stories begin begin with a marriage proposal. Both Maohs are kind hearted and help those around them in need. 

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both series involve an unusual demon king who wants to bring peace to their kingdom as well as between demons and humans and make the world a better place. Both take place in a fantasy medival setting with magic included, but not overly, remaining mostly normal. Both involve a male character who can, in one way or another, 'teleport.' 

Kyo is more comical, much longer, and has a male lead while Maoyuu has a female lead. Also, Maoyuu isn't focused on characters or action. Kyo does focus on characters, plot, action, and comedy. If you liked one, you might like the other, although Maoyuu appeals to a much smaller audience. It's also not dubbed while Kyo is mostly dubbed in case you care.

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

The Devil is a Part-Timer!

When Demon King Satan was facing his demise at the hands of Hero Emilia, he had no choice but to quickly flee to another world with his Demon General, Alsiel. However, upon their arrival, the twosome is taken aback with the realization they have lost almost all of their magic - and moreover, were transformed into ordinary humans and are stranded in an otherworldly place called Japan! To survive, the Demon King must now work a part-time job at a fast-food joint and attempt to adapt to modern society the best the pair can as Japanese citizens, all while scheming to rule over the country in the process. But with Hero Emilia and others on Satan’s tail to slay him for good, will Japan ever become his new domain?

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Larkawolfgirl Larkawolfgirl says...

These shows are exact opposites of each other. In Hataraku, the Maou must learn how to live as a normal human, and in KKM, Yuuri must learn to live as the Maou. The potential love interests must learn to see the true heart of the Maou. Both series are person-in-a-strange-land and comedy, with some action (more in KKM than Hataraku). 

Qem Qem says...

The stranger in a strange land concept is one that they both share, as well as a strong focus on the resulting humor. Only one the Demon Overlord is an ordinary human going to a fantasy land and in the other, the demon overlord must learn to live as an ordinary human (originally being from a fantasy land). Both are really funny series to enjoy.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

These animes mirror each other very well. In one, the Dark one must learn to live as a human, in the other a human must learn to live as the Dark one. While watching Hataraku, Ashiya's antics reminded me so much of the antics of Yuuri's subordinates. Each anime also deals with the fact that both Yuuri and Sadao must fight their nation's oldest enemies, even with their powers on the fritz. 

Jing: King of Bandits

Jing: King of Bandits

Join the king of thieves Jing and his plumed partner Kir as they seek out the greatest treasures in the world - and steal them. From desert bandit fortresses to the innermost sanctums of kings and queens, if there's a magnificent treasure to be had, you can be sure Jing has his eyes (and later his hands) on it.

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sothis sothis says...

Call me crazy, but the slapstick in Jing and KKM really remind me of each other. I am a sucker for random comedies, and both of these have quite a bit. ;)

Frost Frost says...

Although the characters in these two series are rather different, I still sense sort of a similar atmosphere around them. It might be the fantasy setting (with a bit more creativity in Jing's case), it might be that Yuuri and Jing look a smidgen similar, I don't know. There's just something I can't quite put my finger on that says "You'll like one if you like the other".