Karneval

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Pandora Hearts

Pandora Hearts

On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.

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yayde yayde says...

If you like Karneval, you'll like Pandora Hearts. The art is almost the same as well as the as the atmosphere. The storylines are the only things not similar (Pandora Hearts has a "darker" storyline), but I highly recommened both! 

Schraubey Schraubey says...

They have the same kind of mistic alice in wonderland vibe and share a lot of similarities in characters.   

D.Gray-Man

D.Gray-Man

Allen Walker is not your average fifteen-year-old boy - he is an exorcist and a member of the Black Order, an organization charged by the Church with the elimination of Akuma. The Akuma are the minions of The Millenium Earl - an evil demon-like entity intending to cleanse the world by destroying the entire human race in the manner of Noah's great flood. Allen and the other exorcists are special people who are compatible with a substance named Innocence, which allows them to form Anti-Akuma weapons; and as such Exorcists are the only ones capable of fighting the Akuma. Allen and his friends must battle to save humanity from the Akuma and Earl's evil plans.

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zerolight zerolight says...

In a few ways they are similar, like the valugra and the the domons out of D.Gray-man

Along with the organisations Circus and the Excorcists

Saihate no Ao

Saihate no Ao

After losing his memories in a traffic accident three years ago, Haru is now living with Kiriyuu, his saviour and legal guardian. But after a school trip where he and his friends wander in an ancient lab, Haru discovers that there might be more to his lost memories than he thought.

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aztroexorcist11 aztroexorcist11 says...

The concepts of these two are completely different but the relationship between the two main guys I feel is really similar. Gareki and Touma being the more knowlegable guide, while the protaganists Nai and Haru are the "special" ones that accomplish their goals with the help of their friends. 

Bungou Stray Dogs

Bungou Stray Dogs

Having been kicked out of the orphanage, a despairing young man by the name of Atsushi Nakajima rescues a strange man from a suicide attempt--Osamu Dazai. Turns out that Dazai is part of an armed-detective agency staffed by individuals whose supernatural powers take on a literary bent!

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zoetag18 zoetag18 says...

Karneval I would argue is a bit more bishonen-based, as it is marketed as a josei series, versus a seinen like BSD. However, if you really like the dynamic of a young, naive boy stumbling into a superpowered agency, then there's a good chance you will be entertained by both series. 

Bungou Stray Dogs is a bit more action based, while Karneval focuses more on the relationships between all the different characters. Nevertheless, both series contain their fair share of each.

I'm not saying these series are exactly alike, and that everyone who likes one will automatically like the other; but if the differences in genre aren't an immediate turn off to you, I think it would be worth a shot to try reading them both.

Servamp

Servamp

When a stray black cat named Kuro crosses Mahiru Shirota’s path, the high school freshman’s life will never be the same again. Kuro is, in fact, no ordinary feline, but a servamp: a servant vampire. While Mahiru’s personal philosophy is one of non-intervention, he soon becomes embroiled in an ancient, altogether surreal conflict between vampires and humans.

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zoetag18 zoetag18 says...

Naturally, the storylines are quite different, but if you like your bishōnens with a bit more superpowers and action, tt would be safe to give either of these series a go. Both are relatively lighthearted, although there a moments of backstory that reveal tad darker layers to the plots.

Kemono Jihen

Kemono Jihen

A boy known as Dorotabo is avoided by the people who surround him, and Inugami is a detective who specializes in the occult. Their story begins with Inugami arriving at the boy's town to investigate a case where many cattle are dying and their bodies rot in just one night.

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Illegal Rare

Illegal Rare

Supernatural creatures live alongside humans, but these "rares" are being hunted to extinction over time. An organization is being formed to protect these rares, and allow them to live their lives as they like. The starting members of this organization are few; there's the masked Fukumen, the Black Vampyr king AxL, and they are soon joined by the sweet-voiced mermaid Mirror. Together, they will protect the rares from the deadly hunters!

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Nobunagun

Nobunagun

Earth is under attack from otherworldly creatures known as Evolutionary Invasion Objects, and only the agents of DOGOO, a government organization, can keep the monsters at bay. Armed with special weapons infused with the souls of distinguished historical figures, these fighters, recruited by an alien who watched its planet be destroyed by the Objects, are humanity’s best chance against the invaders. Teenager Shio Ogura used to be nothing but a loner and a military otaku, until one day she and her class went on a field trip to Taiwan and found themselves smack dab in the middle of an Object attack. To help save a new friend, the girl picks up a gun infused with the famed samurai Nobunaga Oda, thus securing her fate as the newest member of DOGOO, and protector of humanity!

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Meteod

Meteod

Thirty years ago a series of meteorites rained down on Earth, destroying much of civilization. Decades later, pockets of humanity are beginning to reemerge, but many of the children who have been born after the crisis have been mutated by radiation from the meteorites. They are called the Meteorite Breed. Tooi, a fourteen years old kid that eats a lot, is one of the Meteorite Breed. But he is a rare one...

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Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters

Everyone in the world uses smartphone apps. But inside them lurks unknown creatures called "Appli Monsters," or "Appmon." The Appmon are AI lifeforms with the ability to think and act, and exist in the boundary between the human world and digital space to allow people and the system to interface and function. But in the vast sea of the internet, the "last boss AI" Leviathan takes control of the Appmon with a virus and begins hacking every system, thus starting to control the human world from the world of the net.

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