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Descendants of Darkness

Descendants of Darkness

Tsuzuki Asato is a shinigami: a guardian of death. Acting as an investigator in Juuouchou, the bureau in charge of ensuring that each soul passes through the cycle of life naturally, his job often involves dealing with those who would disrupt this cycle. His life after death is about to change, however, as he is assigned a new partner, Kurosaki Hisoka, for a case in Nagasaki - a case seeming to involve some sort of vampire. But the two shinigami soon find that something deeper lies behind this blood-sucking menace...

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yukichii yukichii says...

Loveless and Yami no matsuei are different in some ways but if you like shounen-ai stuff, you should watch Yami no Matsuei. You can get a similar taste with Loveless after watching Yami no Matsuei.

Drasha Drasha says...

Both Loveless and Yami no Matsuei are shonen-ai anime, and they remind you of each other in many ways. Both of them have magic and fighting in them, and the stories are quite dark and deep. These series are about (unsure) love, life, secrets and a bit of magic. 

ficfaery ficfaery says...

Both Loveless and Yami no Matsuei have shonen-ai overtones, but unlike other shonen-ai anime, these two series have deeper emotions and plots. Both revolve around characters that have dark secrets in their past and rely on their relationships with others to help them through situations.

There is also a nice blend of humour mixed into both series to help break up the action/fighting sequences and heavy drama.

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Loveless and Descendants of Darkness deal with supernatural battles that drag the characters into bitter confrontations. Dark and mysterious pasts are another common factor, as is the occasionally dark tone that both series contain. While they shy from being graphic, much is implied, leading to many a painful revelation. Loveless qualifies as shounen-ai and DoD has enough boys' love content to be highly slashable.

argona argona says...

Loveless, like DoD, is another anime based on a famous BL (boys' love) manga. If you like shounen-ai you will like these anime! There are mysteries to be solved and dark pasts will be revealed.

mydarkseclusion mydarkseclusion says...

If you're looking for a melancholy shonen-ai anime to offset the usual brand (you know the ones I mean - pink hair, blushing uke-boys, outrageous humor, you get the picture), Loveless and Yami no Matsuei are both great fits. They both have the same melancholy overtones, plus enough angst to go around. Coincidentally, they're both based on unfinished manga, so be warned - the endings may seem abrupt. Yami no Matsuei's finale is slightly better handled that that of Loveless, but not by much.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

There is nothing better than seeing two beautiful bishounen characters being close and having a lot of noticable sexual tension. Although these shows are quite tame shounen-ai, there is enough fan service to keep the most rabid fangirl happy.

If you liked the boys and the action from one show, you're sure to enjoy it in the other.

Sukisho

Sukisho

Having recovered from a mysterious accident that caused him to suffer amnesia, Hashiba Sora is just starting to get his life back together. On the road to recovery, his steady progress is interrupted when he acquires a new roommate (who supposedly is his childhood friend), Fujimori Sunao. Their relationship becomes even more complicated with the appearance of Ran, an alternate personality inhabiting the same body as Sunao! Faced with the shadows of his past, can Sora regain his lost memories and make sense of what is happening around him?

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Kalthea Kalthea says...

Both are a shonen-ai series with no explicit sex content, nice artand a mysterious story

Rasengan22 Rasengan22 says...

The main characters share a similar relationship to that of Ritsuka and Soubi, except that they are not the same age. There's also a mystery surrounding their past and how they have currently met up. If you enjoy the Soubi/Ritsuka dynamic, you'll enjoy the relationship between Nao/Sora and "Yoru" and "Ran".

Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Sukisho and Loveless are shounen-ai titles with a twisted plot that hinges on tragic past events that shadow the narrative. While Sukisho is overall more light hearted its later episodes match the darkness in Loveless. Both series have very smooth artwork that conveys emotional attachments easily; and both take a non-graphic approach to boys' love with plenty of heart-felt disclosures and a stress on character interactions.

SakuraDanielle SakuraDanielle says...

Both Loveless and Sukisho are about a guy who is having problems coping with his past, while getting himself wrapped up in difficult situations with the ones who love him most. They are highly loveable characters and once you start to watch the anime, you won't be able to tear yourself away from them.

miyahiya miyahiya says...

if you like loveless you will like this.It has boys-love like loveless.Like loveless, this anime has charactors that have sad past lives, and has a charactor that also has lost his memory.The anime isn't only sadness and boys-love, it also has comedy in it, making it fun to watch in a way and unlike loveless, it doesn't have a cliffhanger ending and it also has an OVA.

Gravitation

Gravitation

As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?

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kamirura kamirura says...

Looking for some cute and unresistable yaoiness? This series will fill all your expectations if you're looking for something similar to Loveless. Both these series are big favourites of mine. They got the same good looking hunks and the same cute way about the main character. A big plus for Gravitation though is that it got the best soundtrack of all anime ;) Enjoy!

Magicalflyingcow Magicalflyingcow says...

Gravitation and Loveless are cute, lovable, and involve two guys who love each other (surprise, surprise). Not only are they both shonen-ai, but they both also have exciting plot twists and a ton of drama. These two are a must see, so see them!

argona argona says...

Loveless, like Gravitation, is another anime based on a famous BL (boys' love) manga. Though Loveless has more mysteries and is darker, Gravitation doesn't have a cliffhanger ending (and reading the manga is not necessary). Both are great shounen-ai titles so if you liked one, you'd like the other too.

kidhoshi kidhoshi says...

Its not really the fact that they both involve boyxboy love,its the feeling they leave.

Both love stories are very pure and cute.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

If you enjoyed Gravitation or Loveless it is worth checking out the other. Aside from the shounen-ai aspect, both have a plot that doesn't wholly revolve around the central relationship and both have a fair amount of drama in them. Both are definitely worth a watch.

Junjou Romantica

Junjou Romantica

Misaki Takahashi has little hope of getting into a university, so his older brother Takahiro's friend, Usami Akihiko, offers to tutor Misaki as a favor to Takahiro - for Usami is secretly in love with him. However, as time passes Misaki realizes that he has uncomfortable and budding feelings for Usami. Meanwhile, Hiroki is a man who can't get over an unrequited love with Usami in the past - and with the help of Nowaki, he may finally learn to love again. These couples and more experience the joys and sadness of love between men under the most unlikely conditions.

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wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

I see very similar art styles. While one is about realistic modern times and the other futuristic fantasy. They both have very appealling BL plots that will turn you into a fan. Even if the idea of BL never attracted you. I found that the music was wonderful,a nice balance of comedy and drama, and the love scenes are tastefully done.

I would reccomend to any shonnen-ai fan.

marshmallowxtea marshmallowxtea says...

In both of these BL anime we've got a guy who's in love with another guy, but can't have him [in Loveless, because he died, in Junjou Romantica, because he got married] and so he falls in love with the younger brother. Also, Yuu Kou directs both shows.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Both of these shows are an absolute MUST for fans of shounen-ai. The story lines couldn't be any more different, Loveless being firmly rooted in fantasy with Junjou leaning more towards slice of life. However, I make this recommendation because I know fellow fangirls will absolutely love the stereotypical bishies featured in both shows. The innocent, naive and younger character being seduced by the older, good looking and forceful role model.

Although the themes are very different, I think people who enjoy the relationships in one show will fall for the cast in the other.

Guren Guren says...

Misaki looks alot like Ritsuka, they act the same, and both meet a 'friend' of their brother, who they become to love.

HollowNobody HollowNobody says...

In both Junjou Romantica and Loveless there is a somewhat reluctant young boy who is being harassed and seduced by an older male. Over time, in both shows, the younger boy gradually returns the older one's affections.

Monochrome Factor

Monochrome Factor

Though the world may seem to be a normal place, in the midst of shadows lies the supernatural and terrifying. Beings from the shadow world known as Kokuchi have begun to invade the human world, and it’s up to certain people to defeat them; Akira Nikaido is one such person. Though his life used to be ordinary, one day, the bishounen and affectionate Shirogane asked Akira to form a pact with him; and consequently, Akira became Shirogane’s shadow partner. Together, the two hunt down stray Kokuchi – but more importantly, Akira must fend off Shirogane’s advances and try to make his classes!

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LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says...

Both anime are shounen-ai and contain a mix of action, comedy, drama, and fantasy.  They also have the same director.  If you like one, you will probably like the other.

panikinga panikinga says...

The animes are very simmilar in terms of plot, e.g. the necessity of relationship to fight bad guys. 

homakp homakp says...

the opening is so same

the stuff are also same

and i feel so many similarities in the way both stories are picturized.

though, the plot of MF is not as strong and mysterious as Loveless. yet both character designs are equally strong.

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime have the similarity where the characters fight in a pair, the one character gives the other character powers. They both are fantasy, action shows, with shounen-ai tendencies.

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Papa to Kiss in the Dark

Mira Munakata is a typical high school freshman; he goes to school, hangs out with friends, and has sex with his father. Ok, maybe not so typical. With the affections (and advances) of everyone from childhood friends to senior classmates, Mira has a wide selection of prospects to choose from; but the only one he really wants is his loving (literally) father Kousuke. So, when Kousuke stays out late and is rumored to be married to his beautiful co worker, what’s a boy to do but cry?

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Shounen-ai edging on shota territory: in broad terms Loveless and Papa fit the description. Loveless steers away from the considerably more graphic nature of Papa; the former being much more appealing in terms of plot than the latter's raunchy take on boys' love. Even though the storylines differ extensively - Loveless is very serious and dramatic while Papa's approach is primarily comedic - the overt shounen-ai content establishes a connection between these titles apart from the bright character design.

Ran Ran says...

Papa to Kiss in the Dark and Loveless are very similar in the way that they deal with the uke's doubts and worries about a possible rival. Loveless is much more developed from the story part than the other one, though.

sydneylove sydneylove says...

Both animes are shounen-ai and involve a young boy and a older partner. Though Papa to Kiss has a lighter storyline, the drama in both should appeal to the same audience.

Nabari no Ou

Nabari no Ou

There are two worlds which exist side by side – the ordinary surface world of the humans and the secret world of ninjas called Nabari. Within this secret world, the opposing ninja groups are fighting over who should possess the ultimate power known as Shinra Banshou. Enter Miharu Rokujou, a high-school student who lives a carefree life and likes to keep himself to himself. Unfortunately for Miharu, his carefree life is about to be over, because within him is hidden the ultimate power and there is no end of evil minions ready to kidnap him for it! Miharu’s only chance of survival is to embrace this mystic world and become the King of Nabari himself. With the help of his new ninja friends, Kouichi, Shimizu, and Kumohira, can he come to grips with his powers or will he fall prey to his many enemies instead?

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

At first glance, Nabari no Ou and Loveless do not seem to have much in common but the way the characters develop is similar. In both we have a young male protagonist who starts out as being utterly indifferent to life and those around him, only to learn through trials how to connect with others and gain a purpose. The supernatural element and overall mysterious allure of one is also present in other. The plot convention of secret societies is explored in both anime but perhaps what really makes these two anime akin is the interaction between the lead and a character whose motives are somewhat dubious, in Nabari's case Yoite and in Loveless' case Soubi.  

Myrah Myrah says...

There are many similarities between the two main characters in both of these series. A younger, indifferent character and an older, broken character partner up in both of these series in order to achieve their ends.

Also both have shounen-ai, (though it is implicated rather than official in NnO), and both are fantasies set in the modern day.

tinaditte tinaditte says...

Nabari no ou and Loveless has not a very similar story plot to each other. The thing that makes them very similar is the main characters point of view at live and how they suddenly start to enjoy life after meeting someone "special".

Miharu and Yoite in Nabari no Ou does not have a same sort of relasionship like Ritsuka and Soubi in loveless does. In loveless the relasionship is much shounen-ai while Miharu and Yoite is connedted in another way (kinda like brother/idole sort of way)

The very similar part is the development of the two main characters together.

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo

Albert de Morcerf had it all: wealth, loving parents, great friends. The only thing lacking in his life was excitement... until that fateful day on Luna. After a chance encounter with bandits and a daring rescue, Albert invites his newfound friend and savior, the Count of Monte Cristo, to his home in Paris. Little does he know what fate has in store for him and his loved ones. Just who is the mysterious Count, and what does he want? As tragedy touches the lives of those around him, can Albert’s only recourse be to wait and hope?

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Rasengan22 Rasengan22 says...

There's the slightest hint of shounen-ai in this series. Also, Loveless's French feeling and soundtrack have a similar sophisticated feeling to Gankutsuou. The animation is of the same quality as well. If you liked one, try the other.

youkais youkais says...

Both of them have a unique scene, with colors and textures. gankutsuou is a bit more dramatic than Loveless and have a really intriguing plot, with family misteryous, just like Loveless.

Also there is possible shonen-ai hints between the main characters in both.

You should try it.

Gakuen Heaven

Gakuen Heaven

As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?

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Fujiko Fujiko says...

Both series are shounen ai and include all of the good things: bishounen (handsome guys) and romance. In both, a cute boy falls in love with a tall handsome guy (or the other way around) and you follow their difficult journey to be together. If you liked one of them, you'll surely like the other one as well.

Day22 Day22 says...

This has exactly the same feel. The semeXuke set ups are basically the same. It's lighthearted yet serious. The character are pretty much the same just in different enviorments.

Angel's Feather

Angel's Feather

Hamura Shou is a young man who has been searching for his long lost younger brother named Kai since childhood. After transferring to an all-boys school, he manages to find him – but Kai denies it, and him in the process. Meanwhile, in the magical world of Winfield, the white-winged beings of the royal family have been killed and exiled, leaving the throne to its enemies. Through a series of events, the link between Earth and Winfield will be revealed – a link which will turn friends against each other, and cause tragedies to occur.

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Nocturnalgloria Nocturnalgloria says...

Loveless and Angel's Feather take a dramatic approach to shounen-ai mixed with magic. Both Angel's Feather and Loveless include supernatural battles and a growing romantic relationship between male characters. A very vibrant and elegant design pervades these anime as does the occasional feeling of fragmentation that makes one feel that the whole story is about to begin exactly when it comes to an end.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Angel's Feather and Loveless have a mysterious plot and involve a great deal of action. Both series also involve relationships between male characters, and the stories progress in an artful way with beautiful animation.