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Banana Fish

Banana Fish

Nature made Ash Lynx beautiful; nurture made him a cold ruthless killer. A runaway brought up as the adopted heir and sex toy of "Papa" Dino Golzine, Ash, now at the rebellious age of seventeen, forsakes the kingdom held out by the devil who raised him. But the hideous secret that drove Ash's older brother mad in Vietnam has suddenly fallen into Papa's insatiably ambitious hands--and it's exactly the wrong time for Eiji Okamura, a pure-hearted young photographer from Japan, to make Ash Lynx's acquaintance...

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Vashiro Vashiro says...

While different plotlines, both of these are phenomenal stories about a pair (one of which is with police, the other is a trained killer) who form an unlikely bond and fight against their fate and systemic injustice.

Other similarities include a similar dark tone and stand-out character writing that is a notch above the rest.

I particularly like how they both have very considerate, well-written explorations of grey morality, violence, survivors guilt and trauma which most stories skip over.

Note: Both are dark but Banana Fish takes the f*king cake on that, and it has an excellent anime adaptation.

Bonus: They both avoid cheap tropes, miscommunication and other annoying tricks with extreme passion lol

sassykillua sassykillua says...

Both story really has almost the same vibe. But under different circumstances and different environment. But both of themm mainly focuse on the unfair diversity the leads go through that is caused by the so called upper class even when they're deep in shits. The cruel traumatic events might be different but the emotions and feelings have similarities. And the way in both stories the leads tries to uncover the truth by any means even when the world is so against it also has the same vibe. Tho in banana fish ash almost just fight by himself while trying to keep his loced one safe and away from him while in purple hyacinth the leads go through live or die situations together while looking out for eachother. BUT obviously purple hyacinth is best from every single aspect even tho i'm fan of both. And banana fish is more on the darkar side while ph is more one the emotional side. And both of the story are soo perfectly written amd executed. It almost seems impossible.

Dreaming Freedom

Dreaming Freedom

Jeongmin is a loner in high school being bullied by the Queen Bee, Juhyeon. The two were friends in elementary school before their friendship ended because of Juhyeon’s demand that Jeongmin should only be friends with her. Juhyeon uses this “betrayal” to fuel the classmates' insults and isolate Jeongmin in misery. Jeongmin has only one way to escape, through lucid dreams. One day, a mysterious man enters her dreams and offers to help her get revenge on Juhyeon…

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Electronic Electronic says...

Although the genre is different, the similarity lies in the relationship between the female MC and the male MC in both series. Both female MCs employ the help of violent unempathetic male leads to help achieve their goals, and a big focus in both stories is how the relationship develops and plays out between the leads. Highly recommend.

lainbing lainbing says...

crazy obssesed ml x suprising girl fl

male leads falls in lover first

i feel like if you like one u will definetly like the other

Usotoki Rhetoric

Usotoki Rhetoric

It is 1926, the first year of the Showa era. Urabe Kanoko has left her hometown after it turns against her for having the ability to hear lies when spoken. She collapses from hunger after arriving in a town called Tsukumoya, where she meets a poverty-stricken detective named Iwai Souma. Is this fate? Or something more?

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Sanjiii Sanjiii says...

Both have case-solving strong female characters who have the ability to hear lies. While the setting for Purple Hyacinth is darker and more modern compared to Usotoki Rhetoric, both have mystery and suspense and well paced storylines!

Honey Bitter

Honey Bitter

Because of the extraordinary power she has, Shuri Otokawa was always living in the dark full of fear and distress. Eventually, she decided to become more optimistic about her life when she started a new job at her aunt's research laboratory. However, at such a crucial time in her life, the one who appears in front of Shuri is...?!

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johzi johzi says...

the female lead also has a power (like ESP) which she can read other people's mind and I find pretty similar to Lauren. Besides all romance and drama it has its mystery like ph and the characters are detectivesPretty difficult to find where to read tho :(

Unholy Blood

Unholy Blood

When vampires destroy her chance to have the normal life she’s always wanted, Hayan is forced to draw on her darkest secret to rid the world of the merciless hunters that took it over 10 years ago. With the support of a rising star in the local police force, Hayan steps up to protect her loved ones, face her past, and get her revenge.

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rasarossi rasarossi says...

Both badass characters, funny interactions, sorta enemies to lovers... similar vibe. Both awesome. Just trust me

Not Even Bones

Not Even Bones

Nita doesn’t hunt supernatural beings and sell their body parts on the black market – her mother does that. Nita only dissects the magical bodies for her mother. However, Nita's about to get a real taste of the family business and there is no turning back. Now, Nita must decide whether she is willing to become a monster... 

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YoshikaHayashi YoshikaHayashi says...

- Both feature strong FLs and a criminal ML. - both MLs seem unredeemable and cruel in the beginning but in actuality they're not doing it for their survival/goals - The story is mostly action and drama with a bit romance sprinkled in 

- there's talks about corruption 

- both are really good 

Trapped

Trapped

Chae-a Han and Yunsu Park may be perfect angels at church, but Chae-a is really a foul-mouthed ex-convict, and Yunsu is… a vampire? When Yunsu blackmails Chae-a with a murder she didn’t commit, she begins searching for ways to escape the situation until the perfect opportunity presents itself. With Yunsu’s life now at her mercy, the two begin a life-or-death game of cat and mouse, only to find themselves falling deeper and deeper into each other’s traps...

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lainbing lainbing says...

Slow burn enemies to lovers that want to kill eachother

Different setting but the interations between the ML and FL in both remind me of each other. Slowburn agnst enemies to allies to friends to lover. Also both have strong badass women fl.

Guardians of the Lamb

Guardians of the Lamb

Hari’s normal. Sure, she can’t remember anything from when she was a child, but apart from that, she’s just a relatively unknown actress who dreams of making it big. All is well. That is, until she gets kidnapped. Luckily, Hari manages to emerge from that incident relatively unscathed, but… Why is the man who saved her following her around? What does a missing person’s case from twenty years ago have to do with anything? What secrets will be unearthed from Hari’s missing memories?

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Vashiro Vashiro says...

Both of these are phenomenal stories where a excellently written MC gets entangled with a killer. Dark themes, comedy, action, suspense and (slow-burn) romance in both.

I especially love how both of these avoid stereotypes, tropes and miscommunications to drive the plot forward. Both Hari and Lauren are intelligent, strong, engaging MC's that you'll love to watch.

Guardians of the Lamb has a strong mystery element and a bit more romance and comedy, and Purple Hyacinth is a tense-thriller on another level with a much darker general tone. Bonus: It even has a soundtrack!

In the Bleak Midwinter;

In the Bleak Midwinter;

With a dead sister and 25 years to go on her soulmate timer, Anya decides to cryogenically sleep away her problems. Too bad she wakes up to an apocalypse full of them. Now stuck in a burnt out landscape full of killers, Anya must decide which she wants to keep: her heart or her head.

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Vashiro Vashiro says...

Honestly both Bleak Midwinter and Purple Hyacinth made me realise how incredible it is to read a story with beautiful music and cinematic art. Stop being so good, you're setting the bar too damn high xD

P.S The art of Bleak Mindwinter is actually great, the current cover on anime-planet doesn't do it justice.

Corpses Never Lie

Corpses Never Lie

Cerise, a condemned war hero on the run, seeks refuge in a country called Kincayla, by enlisting in the "Blue Bloods," an investigations unit specializing in crimes of the aristocracy. Will Cerise be able to escape her bloody past, as well as bring justice to the people of Kincayla?

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twicegeo twicegeo says...

Both have the same investigation/cop drama vibes as well as the dealing with corruption amongst the governing body vibes. They also have some sexual tension