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Ceres, Celestial Legend

Ceres, Celestial Legend

There is a legend of an angel who fell to Earth many years ago, and was forced to marry a man because he held the key to her only way home. Hundreds of years later, sixteen year old Mikage Aya is the reincarnation of Ceres, the vengeful angel, who must now fight for her life against her family and her own twin brother Aki, the reincarnation of her past evil husband...

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VRDave VRDave says...

The artistic style of both X TV and Ayashi no Ceres is close to the same, as well as the dark feeling to the story. I also liked the fights in both. If you liked one of these anime, you would like the other.

kamirura kamirura says...

if you liked X Tv you should go look at Ayashi No ceres They got the same kind of dark and depressing theme, though Ayashi No ceres abit less dark. The art in Ayashi No ceres is crisp and nice as it is in X tv. Ayashi no Ceres is truly one of my faves. You better check it out.

nextolast nextolast says...

The animation style (old school... not glossy, kinda crappy color) and character feel (moody to pissy) is strangely similar... and not so strangely annoying, but still these are both pretty good to watch, coming of course from the powers of the main characters. However, unless things change dramatically into the series, you are not likely to see the romantic aspect of aya in x... but in exchange you get ceres, who (when she appears at least) is probably better than kamui (almost equally moody thoug)

sublime sublime says...

Similar art/animation style, plot and mood are something X Tv and Ayashi no Ceres share. X tv being the darker of the two, whereas Ayashi possibly concentrating more on romance (although it runs on in some vein in X Tv as well) both are incredibly compelling watches.

sothis sothis says...

X TV and Ayashi no Ceres both have a remarkably similar feel to them, though X TV is much, much less estrogen-filled and sappy. Both have a huge emphasis on tragedy, saving the ones you love, and reincarnations of good and evil. If you like love stories, you will probably like Ayashi no Ceres a bit more... and people who like really dark, gripping series will probably like X TV more. In general, both do have an underlying dark, evil, violent element to them.

Kastrophee Kastrophee says...

Both of them concentrate on saving and protecting loved ones and as well as reincarnations (as some have already said). Ayashi no Ceres is more of a romance and X has more of a darker side, though they both tend to have a shockingly violent feel and have a very dramatic story, which isn't too common in shoujo. It's safe to say someone who likes one will like the other.

iloveanime777 iloveanime777 says...

Both series focus on the idea of destiny/fate and the desire to protect the ones you love. However, Ayashi no Ceres has more romance than X TV. This shouldn't discourage those who aren't into romance anime because the storylines in both are so well executed that their themes/focus on destiny/fate will definitely keep you interested throughout the series! So if you like the theme of destiny, action, a little or a lot of romance, and a great storyline then you'll definitely like both of these series!

chamomille chamomille says...

Both anime are about predestination, sadness from separation from the most precious persons. At the same time both anime contain action, fights, friendship. They are both very dramatic and well developed.They are both very well animated and I think that X TV sometimes even creates artistic impression.

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Both X TV and Ayashi no ceres deal with young people being born into a set fate and posessing powers because of this fate. While X TV has a darker feel neither anime shy away from death and both have a good mix of sorrow and love. Both anime deal with the protagonist's (Kamui in X TV and Aya in Ayashi) emotions as they come to terms with the sudden drastic changes in their life and learn to cope with their new powers and a fate that doesn't seem quite fair. Different plots but very similar.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Both dark and tragic, these stories bring similar emotions. Action and intense human relations make up the story, displaying both the love and beauty of life, while showing how short and sad friendships and loves can be. However, these are what makes it worth living in the first place.

Angel Sanctuary

Angel Sanctuary

Setsuno Muda is a high school boy with a cruel fate, trapped in a forbidden love for his blood sister and inhabited by the spirit of the Organic Angel Alexiel. As the final battle between Heaven and Hell approaches, and forces gather against him, he must soon make decisions that will inevitably alter his future for better or worse. But for poor young Setsuno, his anguish and torment might be more overwhelming than the blood on his hands, as conflicts are settled and lives are changed forever...

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kamirura kamirura says...

X TV and Angel Sanctuary have the same lovely feeling of perfection in them, the same serious love story, and a theme to save the world. Both are quite dark and have good and bad angels fighting against each other. Though Angel Sanctuary is a bit more love-based than X TV, it's absolutely one of my favourites.

miaka miaka says...

If you did like X Tv you should love Angel Sanctuary. they have the same srious style and the characters are great drawed. if you should compare the stories they are not much like exept that both the main characters got a hevy fait lying on there sholders. both series got swordfights and big, butifull wings spredding of from the characters.

sublime sublime says...

Angels, romance and a dark and brooding mood make Angel Sanctuary and X Tv compelling watches. Love one, you'll love the other no doubt about it.

Ketsuron Ketsuron says...

Angels and Dragons, supernatural being which fight either to save or to change the world. If you like the style and mood of one of them you will also the other one.

sothis sothis says...

I can't think of any other combination which would be similar, than X TV and Angel Sanctuary. The facts: Both have basically the same animation style... beautiful characters, beauty even in the violence/blood; tragedy, especially in the realm of love; a distinct good vs evil theme; angels. All in all, if you liked X TV or Angel Sanctuary, you are *sure* to like the other.

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Both Angel Sanctuary and X TV are about a young male who is trapped by fate and is forced to play the key role in deciding the future of present day Earth. Also both include lots of action scenes. Setsuna and Kamui must deal with the difficult decisions thrust upon them, mainly by following their own selfish desires and sticking to the path they chose against all the heartache that comes with it.

chamomille chamomille says...

Both series are about neverending fight between good and evil, about love and friendship. The main character in both series has to realize his supernatural forces to be able to fight and save the closest persons. However, Angel Sanctuary is too short and therefore not so developed as X TV.

My-Hime

My-Hime

Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

X TV, just like Mai Hime, has a lot of underground mysteries going on. This gives both anime the same atmosphere, which is probably the most important thing in these series. Though Mai Hime starts out very different, as the story progresses the series becomes more alike. The plot thickens, the atmosphere gets heavier and the tension and drama build up as we see everything draw towards a final closing, which is brought about by dark fate.

DistMan DistMan says...

Starting of like any other high-school anime shows with a little touch of magic involved these shows don't appear to be very special at all. Things are, however, becoming considerably darker - no feelings are spared throughout the journy within the theme of world destruction. This is a journey filled with blood, hate, love, interresting characters, fitting music, and a captivating story execution.

sothis sothis says...

Mai Hime might start out incredibly different than X TV, but they both are remarkably similar on the dark/tragic when the second half of Mai Hime rolls around. Both had an incredibly sad and moving feel to them, and I just know you'd like one if you liked the other.

Cetonis Cetonis says...

Both X and Mai-Hime are anime that don't necessarily seem like much at first - however as they progress they become very dark, with nearly every battle steeped in emotion. They may be targeted at different demographics, but if you like one, don't let that stop you from trying the other out.

chamomille chamomille says...

Both series are very interesting and very dramatic. Friendly story at the beginning suddenly changes into tragedy - fights between friends that lead to great personal losses. Both main characters have the strongest abilities of all and will therefore decide the future of the world. If you liked one, you'd surely like the other.

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Both anime contain people with distinct special powers who are trying to fight for the worlds future. They also both rely heavily on the main characters interaction with eachother rather than just fighting all the time.

If you liked one, check out the other.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Jaksensei Jaksensei says...

Code Geass and X-TV appears similar for me because of their epic and tragic storylines. In both shows you see near friends and relatives ending up as brutal enemies, and the emotional themes this produces is what makes these two shows so special to watch.

 Furthermore the music in both shows does a great job of adding to the atmospheres in them.

mexigogen mexigogen says...

Even if you forget the fact that both are works of CLAMP, the similarities are still striking.  The style and drawing of the main and anti-hero characters are similar.  If you liked those you'll probably enjoy Code Geass as well.

xiscoolerthanyou xiscoolerthanyou says...

Both X TV and Code Geass have that dark, tragic feel to them and in my opinion the protagonists, Kamui and Lelouch, are quite similar. Both have people that they want to protect (Kotori and Fuuma for Kamui, Nunnally and Suzaku for Lelouch), and both series pit best friends against each other in battle. Also, both series have character designs by CLAMP, and you can especially see the similarities between Kamui and Lelouch; yet also, Nunnally and Kotori bear similarities in personality and looks. Both series are must views!

CuthienSilmeriel CuthienSilmeriel says...

Both X TV and Code Geass are about a young male lead who is gifted with supernatural powers and holds the fate of civilization in his hands. Also both Lelouch and Kamui suffer hardships and heartaches, as well as difficult decisions. These anime have a very similar feel and while the plot lines vary greatly the characters of Lelouch and Kamui are very similar; both show a cold exterior whilst actually being quite caring inside. Both anime aren't afraid of a high death count either.

The Betrayal Knows My Name

The Betrayal Knows My Name

Abandoned outside an orphanage when he was just a baby, Yuki is a boy with no idea where he came from or who he really is. Now in high school, the teen is plagued by odd dreams, death threats and an ability to see the negativity that dwells within people's hearts. One night after being lured into a trap, a mysterious and handsome man named Zess saves Yuki from being killed before disappearing into the night. Then, with the sudden arrival of his long-lost brother, the orphan finds himself pulled into a new world where he can not only learn about his powers and how to control them, but also becomes aware of the evils that lurk in the darkness. Can Yuki finally find the place he truly belongs, and just why is Zess so protective over the young boy?

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maylai maylai says...

The main theme of X and Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitteru (Betrayal knows my Name) is "destiny" and what it means to be caught up in events that you cannot control. It's about friendship (and love) and what happens if friends are on opposite sides of a battle that involves the future of the whole world.

Both shows have lots of pretty anime boys - bishies fighting for or against each other with all the impications that usually has for a fangirls/boys mind, if you get my drift.

On the other side, where CLAMP manages to tell a dramatic and tearful story, Uraboku seemed forced and annoying. This is a matter of taste of course, but it should be mentioned here as a warning for those that watch or read X first.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Action packed, each displays teamwork for a common goal. The members are concerned in protecting the main character and will sacrifice anything to do so. While X is not shounen-ai, it deals with some strong male relationships that could be hinted of as a pairing.  

snivets snivets says...

You can watch these two anime for their fantastic impending-destruction-of-the-world action, or for their focus on strong male friendships which could be interpreted as more than friendships. Similar dark atmospheres and settings with fabulous gothic character design, both are also a treat for the eyes.

puolukankukka puolukankukka says...

These both deal with an impending world-wide doom and stage being set for a big, final battle.

Both series are very sentimental, and there's a focus on suffering, self-sacrifice and split allegiances.

Both series have great music and a cast of physically beautiful characters.

I would see that X has more action and "grit" to it while UraBoku is softer.

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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Prisoner1138 Prisoner1138 says...

Now while its a lot darker overall, X TV does have quite a bit in common with fushigi yuugi. And yes i know fushigi yuugi was fantasy, and x is set in modern times, but if you dont really care about the setting, keep reading. Basically you have 2 sets of warriors each battling it out while trying to protect someone in the process to either maintain, or change the fate of the earth. With that in mind, you have super powers up the wazoo, loads of people with different personalities that quite often clash, and quite a bit of drama considering they are battling to determine the fate of the world after all. X TV is a bit more action oriented, and definitely not as "kiddie" as fushigi yuugi was at times, but they have quite a few things in common.

icyglaze icyglaze says...

Although X TV and Fushigi Yuugi appear to have different settings, the plot is rather quite similar. Friends destined to fight against one another with 7 protectors who have different abilities and personalities. While Fushigi Yuugi has a strong love story weaved into the plot, X TV doesn't really develop the relationships between couples. Individual character development plays a big role in both animes though.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

These stories are similar in that there are two teams made up of 7 stars, and even the opposing side has complex and sympathetic characters. As with the 7 Stars of Suzaku, the 7 Stars of Heaven are trying to protect the main character from harm in order to save the world. Each story addresses friendship and betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness. Death is also a theme, and dealt in a similar way. While Fushigi Yugi is more upbeat, there is intense drama and tragedy in both.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion R2

Area 11 is still under Britannian rule and the Elevens remain brutally oppressed; what’s more, their saviour, Zero, is nowhere to be found and all of Britannia believes the rebellion is finally over. Elsewhere, having lost the battle, Lelouch sets his sights upon winning the war – but the task is no easier since the Britannian forces have learned some valuable lessons all of their own. Not only have they discovered his identity and captured many of his Black Knights, but they now manipulate the memories of all of his friends. Worst of all, they have taken the most precious thing in his life – his dear sister, Nunnally. With his hatred for the Britannians stronger than ever before, Lelouch must now recuperate his forces and bring their rule of terror to an end.

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aleatorio aleatorio says...

Maybe it's CLAMP's story telling way that makes me think this reccomendation is a good idea.

In both, Code Geass (especially the R2 part) and X TV:

* The main cast chooses their role in war to accomplish what they believe in, and both sides are simultaneously "right" and "wrong".

* The main character risks everything he has to make sure the people he loves will have a future (Kamui, for Fuma and Kotori; Lelouch for his sister Nunally).

* The future, human emotions/actions and wishes play a very important part in the story.

* A tragedy waits to happen (and does happen).

If you liked any of those aspects in one of the series, you'll like it just as much in the other. At least I got the same "feeling" from both.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

X TV and Code Geass feature the same character design (designed by CLAMP). In both shows the main leads are fighting in a war to protect the people that they love and to accomplish their own goals. Both of them are pretty tragic shows where deaths of beloved persons are like the meal of the day. If you liked one, for sure you will enjoy the other one as well.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

Each show deals with friends turning enemies, and deals strongly with death. The fate of the world is determined by the willingness of sacrifice.

Scryed

Scryed

Some years into the future, a strange, unexplainable natural disaster has broken off a piece of the Japanese mainland. Known as the Lost Ground, it is now inhabited by people with Alters -- machine-like extensions of their own will. In order to keep the peace on the Lost Ground, the HOLY organization uses its own Alter capabilists to police the region. In the midst of the chaos is a young man named Kazuma, whose life will soon change forever as he discovers his hidden abilities, and how to wield them.

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LoneRaven LoneRaven says...

Your typical action fighting anime, but this one carries all sorts of themes, love, angst, action...intense action...sadness death...and comedy. Characters can be easily lovable.

BenderZed BenderZed says...

These two series focus heavily on the characters fighting for what they believe in. Wether they are portrayed as the heroes or villains, the characters are shown to have legitimate reasons for choosing their path. Even if it takes sacrifices on their part, they refuse to compromise their beliefs. The dramatic fight scenes and harsh reality of the setting are well done and serve to reinforce the strong themes present. If you liked these aspects of one series, watch the other - you won't be disappointed.

Saikano

Saikano

In the not-so-distant future, mankind is at war with itself. The lives of Chise and Shuu are torn apart when Chise is chosen to become the ultimate weapon to fight for Japan against their enemies. Death, sadness, and the hardships of love accompany Sai Kano in its grim look at war and its consequences.

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VRDave VRDave says...

I can't exactly say why I recommend Saikano for X TV without giving away too much, just watch this and you will know why it's similar. Both are very sad and depressing, but you REALLY must watch to find out why.

ninam ninam says...

Saikano and X TV are VERY similar.  All I can say is to watch it because both are in a grim war with lots of death abound.  It's really worth watching if you are into either shows.

Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin

STN is a secret organization charged with capturing witches of all ages who misuse their inate ability of the Craft. Its newest recruit is a young girl named Robin, who wields the same power that she is helping to control. While skillful at their ability to detain quickly, the number of witches keeps seeming to increase, and the misuse of power grows stronger, casting a shadow of doubt as to what is really going on. For STN, there is much work ahead, and for Robin, her troubles are just beginning...

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nextolast nextolast says...

When Maaaajik is your thing, these are probably my two favorites out there. WHR definitely wins out in visuals, and has an awesome dark atmosphere, but kamui in his dark pissyness definitely has his good points.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both X TV and Witch Hunter Robin are dark and gloomy with a deep and mysterious story. They both put a lot of time into developing their characters and have some nice plot twists included. On top of that even the animation between the two is very similar!