English: Black Butler
Synonyms: Kuro Shitsuji, Kuroshitsuzi
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2008 to Mar 27, 2009
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood.
Both include someone who made a contract with someone else in order to save themselves. Also, both have a similar dark Gothic theme and have characters from rich families.
Both are about Brittish kids. Action in the same time, animation is very similar, kids of the same father (the same studio)
both have a gothic feeling to them, and the main characters are 'cursed'
Both take place in the 1800's
Both have lots of master-servant relationships
There are quite a few similar characters
Both have awkward endings
Rich boy and his faithful butler in city like 19th century London, mysterious contract and of course a lot of Bishonens^^
Both of these series have similar protagonists. Ciel and Oz are wealthy children from prestigious families living in historical London, and they both have a close relationship with their servants. Both boys have entered into a contract with an otherworldly creature and both their servants (Sebastian and Gilbert) have dark and mysterious personalities, and even look a little similar.
Both stories could be considered dark, but they're both lightened with a little humor and eccentric characters. Also in both series Dolls are used as a symbol for madness and some characters are not as they appear.
Also, and this is something I feel I have to include, there is a little fanservice and suggestive scenes between Young Master and servant to attract shonen-ai fan viewers. However, it's not so heavy in either that it should turn off people who are not so fond of shonen-ai.
Anime similar to the atmosphere, appearance and nature of the characters and action takes place in one period.
They both have a dark plot. Super-natural setting. As in Sebastian and B-Rabbit or Raven (Gil). The main character (Ceil and Oz) are both rich, and somewhat snoby / brats. But they are different in both animes , Oz is more happy compared to Ceil. Pandora Hearts has more comic relief in it compared to Kuroshitsuji. Both have amazing music to compliment the scene in the animes. Both are emotional too. So be sure to have a tissue box at hand! ;)
Dark atmosphere is present from both series. The art and animation were really good. Also, both protagonists have a master-servant relationship and came from rich families.
Both anime have a mix of comedy and the supernatural, with quite a few action scenes too.
This is probably the best reccomendation to anyone who loves Kuroshitsuji. They have the same close relationships between the characters and each character has their own mysterious past and story to tell. Oz is somewhat like the optimistic version of Ceil. There is a lot that will keep you guessing and the music and art work are brilliant in both. If you like one I can promise you'll like the other. Where Pandora Hearts is a little more light-hearted it still has an ominous feel to it and like Kuroshitsuji it keeps you guessing who the bad guys really are.
Kuroshitsuji is mainly about the young Phantomhive master whom has a butler named Sebastian Michaelis.... One "hell" of a butler. The young master takes on a series of cases for the queen, and in the process becomes aware of a certain group with questionable intent.
Pandora Hearts revolves around a young duke who has just come of age. After being sentenced to the prison known as abyss, he makes a contract with a being known as a "chain" in order to escape.
If you're into demonic contracts, shinigami, and those darkened themes... you're sure to love both of these amazing works.
The main character has a demon to whom he makes a pact with and the plot of the anime takes place in the same age.
Similar setting: rich, somewhat arrogant noble kids, older (and hotter) servants, Gothic styles. Both try to present a fantasy world that resembles a historical European setting to various degrees, but with the critical aspect of the story based on a supernatural twist. In Kuroshitsuji, it is the concept of demons and angels. In Pandora Hearts, it is the "Abyss," a dimension where time is warped. Both protagonists have been bestowed with a sort of life-binding curse that they view as a punishment, yet ironically neither seem to value their lives very much.
Kuroshitsuji is much darker in tone than Pandora Hearts, however. It is quite heavily Gothic, while PH adheres to more typical anime conventions.
the main characters made a contract towards a demon (Kuroshitsuji) and a chain (pandora hearts).....
Ambos os animes tem um clima misterioso em epocas passadas, e existem grandes semelhanças entre alguns personagens, como por exemplo os protagonistas Oz e Ciel. XD
it has the same sort of feel to it. i was going to watch kuroshitsuji but then went on pandora hearts, thats how confussed i got between the two animes XD
Mystery series with a 19th century setting. Main characters are caught in a situation where they have no other choice but to make a contract with a supernatural being. They also have a certain goal to fulfill in their lives.
They both have that gothic/dark feel to them. While watching Kuroshitsuji I felt as if i was watching Pandora Hearts. Though the characters are some what the same. The Master are both kids ,but very mature for their ages, are completely different. The Servant are dark and have powers. But they both have some comedy in them that make you laugh. Other then that they both are freaking amazing/awesome/epic.
They both have a similar feel, with a dark and complex plot centered around a parentless rich boy with a past. In both shows the side-kick is also dark and mysterious.
Besides the time period being the same, and the fact that both anime's have a contract between a master (Ciel/Oz) and a servent (Sebastian/Alice), a lot of the characters reminded me of ones from the other anime. Ex. The Undertaker seemed a lot like Break with long hair
Both main characters are around the same age as well as having similar family situations, both of them having no father, though Oz from Pandora Hearts is a little more cheerful than Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. Also, both have a dark fantasy atmosphere, though Pandora Hearts isn't as dark as Kuroshitsuji.
The style and some characters is very similar to Kuroshitsuji. Many of the voices are the same too, Undertaker-Liam, Sebastian-Jack Vessalius. Grell Sutcliff-Vincent Nightray.
Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts don't really look like each other in story, but there's the same atmosphere and I really liked both. Also the master-servant relation from Kuroshitsuji is like Gilbert and Oz in Pandora Hearts. Both have a dark story with comedic parts in it.
Both are produced by Square Enix and have a fantasy plot with the same type of humor and moderate violence.
There' s something in the relationship between Oz and Gil that remind me Sebastian and Ciel... And Yeah, I love sebastian and gilbert XP
They both have the same kind of feeling to it, and they both involve servants
somehow, when i watch both of these anime, i feel it's similar. although the story is different, but both of it are very good anime. :) for kuroshitsuji, the anime is acceptable and nice, but for pandora hearts, i recommend to read the manga, because the story is much better. both of these anime has very unique story line. :) if you love the anime, i recommend to read the manga. :D
Probably been recommended already but I think it's worth mentioning again
- both contain an older servant protecting a younger master
- similar characters such as break (pandora hearts) and the undertaker (kuroshitsuji) and the relationship between sebastian/ciel is similar to oz/gilbert
- they both have a supernatural theme which can be dark (more so in kuroshitsuji) but also have occasionally humor (more evident in pandora hearts)
- both are very entertaining animes so I reckon if you liked one of them give the other a try ^__^
They both have to deal with a young boy making a contract with someone and they are both set in the Victorian Era
They both involve solving multiple mysteries in the beginning of the series and end up with a big thrilling finale!
Both shows happen during the same time period. Main characters in both shows solve crimes and mysteries. There are elements of horror in both as well.
Both are European style; main characters have master-servant relationship.
Has many similar aspects such as:
- Victorian Time
- Short main characters that solve crimes
- A sidekick (Gosick) / Butler (Kuroshitsuji)
- Beautiful animation
same dark atmosphere and great art in both.
the mystery is very much alike
Both are mystery animes, with some horror, set in historical Europe. The animation and historical atmosphere are very well done. They star very cunning and calculating children (Ciel, Victorique). Kuro is more of a shoujo, Gosick is more of a shounen.
Gosick is pretty much Kuroshitsuji for people who want loli tsundere instead of hot butler.
-Kuroshitsuji and Gosick both was telling about a chaos
Both are in Europe in the past ,
Both deal with solving crimes and mysteries .
Both are European, set in the past anime's. Each one talks about a true historical event but gives it its own individual twist.
In gosick there is a master - servant type relationship like that in Kuroshitsuji
Kuroshitsuji is set in the Victorian Era and Gosick is set between WWI and WWII, with a few similarities in plots such as a "war that will involve the whole world". Gosick starts off with Victorica solving mysteries and then getting into main plot. Kuroshitsuji is much the same, with Ciel completing various missions for the queen at the start. These two are also used as models or dolls; Victorica as a gothic loli, and Ciel dressed in adorable costumes. They have a loyal black haired companion that would give anything to serve them. These two anime have various dark themes to them, like the occult and smuggling, but make easy viewing for most audiences. I'd say give them both a go, since are also some key differences that keep both titles fresh.
Gosick and Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler are two series that at first glance not too similar but does have quite a lot of similarities such as:
The similar time setting being Victorian.
Similar relationship between the two main protagonists.
Both the main protagonists are stubborn yet an intelligent child with many demands.
Both tells story of the series in a various arcs/sub-plots
Both series has similar artwork.
Both series has a taste of mystery.
Both series has comedy, drama, but also some emotional moments mixed in.
Both of these animes have mystery in them and an older setting, both have some comedy as well as tradgedy, and if you love Ciel, you will like Victorique. Kuroshitsuji did not really have much romance (with the exception of Ciel's fiance), but Gosick does.
Kuroshitsuji is about a demon butler, Sebastian, while Majin Tantei is about a demon detective, Neuro. Slightly different, but very similar characters. The shows both contain a similar atmosphere as well.
Parent/parents murdered, and the main character has help from a demon to solve mysteries leading up to the main mystery of who killed their parent.
These anime are incredibly similiar. They have the same dark, mysterious mood; they’re both about a character who serves/helps the protagonist; and, most of all, Neuro and Sebastian are the same type of character. Clever, skilled, cold, human in appearance but not in fact, smiling but then being creepy and evil any minute. Neuro=demon detective, Sebastian=demon butler. They also repeat their “symbol sentences” (I already feel this mistery under my palate [Neuro]/I am a butler and a demon [Sebastian]) several times.
They have similar main characters--Sebastian is a demon butler while Neuro is a demon detective. Both anime have a slightly creepy and mysterious mood, and the main characters are both extremely clever and skilled.
There are Demons in both shows. They're both funny too! They are also Detectives.
Both series focus on a (sexy) demon protecting a human kid and the two of them solving mysteries.
Where Kuroshitsuji is a very dark anime MTNN is more humorous (in a sadistic way) and maybe easier to watch for guys as well when Kuroshitsuji mainly focuses on female audience.
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro and Kuroshitsuji, in my opinion, are very closely related. Every episode is filled with a mystery and hold you to the very end! The differences are: Neuro's a detective, Sebastian's a butler. MTNN takes place mostly in Japan. Kuroshitsuji is in "back in the day" England. And Yako and Ciel are two totally different personalities, but even though they are the "main" focus of the story and are different from one another as it seems to me, Neuro and Sebastian are one in the same. Demons from Hell, looking for the best thing to eat, in Neuro's case it's the perfect mystery and for Sebastian it's the perfect soul, and they are very comical in a serious and, maybe cynical way. They go hand and hand~!
If it's mysteries, demons, and all around loveable characters you're looking for, both of these animes are for you!
Both main characters are focused as demons-one that eats souls, and one that eats mysteries. This says a lot on how they differ, but there is a similarity between the Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis and the "Detective's Assistant" Neuro Nougami. Perhaps it's their personalities. Of course they alter, but it's amusing how alike they are. Shortly after her father's death, Yako runs into the demon Neuro, who plays the role as an assistant flawlessly, but little do those around him know that he is really just feeding off the real assistant, Yako's, name "detective." He's the one who solves all the mysteries. And feeds off of them. While Sebastian, a gallant butler in black, serves as his master's servant. After Ciel lost everything he had, he sealed a contract with this demon, and until the end of his goals, Sebastian will serve him. With the hope of having a long-awaited meal. And so the two face many predicaments.
First of all, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro isn't really popular, which I think is weird because it's a really nice anime! It reminds me of Kuroshitsuji because:
- Sebastian & Neuro both are demons.
- Sebastian & Neuro both have special powers or are almost invincible.
- Both have a dark story with comedic stuff in it.
And I think both have a pretty mature story, it isn't childish. I really recommend to watch Kuroshitsuji and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro.
Both series has a strange male protagonist (Demons) who is clever, independent, cold, and possesses supernatural powers. Seemingly, a pact exists between that main male protagonist and his partner.
Both series' style of story telling seems to have a dark comedy taste to it with strange sequences and various twists. There are plot twists that are presented in a strange way. Additionally, both series contains action, drama, and some violence.
Both series' supporting characters also play roles in the series in various mysteries.
Both are about sobrenatural and both are very funny
Both are superhuman beings (Sebastian and Alucard) under contract to english nobility (Ciel and Integra). Even though the main aim of the two animes are different, (revenge vs elimination of vampires), they are almost cut from the same cloth! However, Hellsing tends to be darker and more bloody.
Character: Sebastian & Alucard - Akuma (monster) serving a master (ciel = sir hellsing)
Story: style & plot kinda different..but similiar monster genre..
Ciel's character is similar to Integra's one. They are both very strict, demanding and they will do everything to achieve the goal. What is more, they are perfect examples of "being master" attitude.
Alucard and Sebastian are similar because of their fighting abilities, hidden (not every time) dark side and good look ;)
Both anime ale pretty dark with a lot of blood and supernatural things included.
In both animes there's a evil creature (demon/vampire) who have to protect a human master. On the other hands their masters are so serious and never smile......almoust.
So if you like master-servent relationship (and england atmosphere) you will love both animes
In both there are demons, which serve humans. Sebastian looks like Alucard, especially when he is in his "fighting mode" and Ciel looks like Integra in her childhood. Phantomhive family serves the Queen and executes her orders, and Ciel is the young successor of this family. So it looks pretty similar to Hellsing, and even if they have different atmosphere, if you enjoy one you will like the other too.
Kuroshitsuji is like a less serious, less violent version of Hellsing. Both have to do with demons/vampires working for a human and serving them. They just both have the same sort of feel.
If you enjoyed the Integra/Alucard dynamic then the Ceil/Sebastian relationship will seem very familiar. They both enjoy a dark element (Hellsing having violent characters and Kuroshitsuji having twisted characters). Side characters provide much of the comic relief in both with Kuroshisuji enjoying much more comedy than Hellsing.
The biggest similarity is Alucard and Sebastian. They seem cut from nearly the same mold in terms of character. If you liked one you will for sure like the other. They both chain themselves to humans who clearly need them. They are both very manipulative (even manipulating their masters). And just as it starts to appear they might really have some soul in them they remind you they aren't human they are vampire/demon.
Liked Sebastian? Loved Sebastian? Hated Sebastian?
Your answer does not matter, you are gonna like to watch some Alucard action in Hellsing. He is the only person who can defeat a demon in a duel;).
PS:I don't recommend Hellsing Ultimate because althought it is more loyal to the original manga and has some marvellous animations, it includes too much second world war events and political issues, so it will be really confusing if you're new to Hellsing story. Go with the TV version for the time being.
Both animes have strong anti-heroes as main characters, who have a human master. Stacking genres: Action, Supernatural
1 they are both set in England
2 both families the Hellsing and Phantomhive both do the queens dirty work
3 both Ciel and Integra both have servant who are more than meets the eye
4 both Alucard and Sebastian do not have any qualms with killing people
5 they both have nice dark humor
Really if you enjoy one you will most likely enjoy the other
Kuroshitsuji and Hellsing have a some what similar storyline but totally different adjectives in the end. They both have a 'Master' and a 'Servant/Guardian'. But they both have dark humor. I dont know if youll like them both but i absolutely loved them :D
Both the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji and Code Geass are very similar - from the fact they both follow the way of self-destruction and vengeance to the order issuing abilities and proficiency in chess.
In general, Ciel looks like a chibi version of Lelouch, not smart and skilled enough to pwn anyone he wants through strategy, relying on his butler Sebastian instead. (btw one of Shinigami in Kuroshitsuji is voiced by Jun Fukuyama.) English nobility, royal family members, tons of pathos, the only difference is XIX and XXI centuries, so no mecha in Kuroshitsuji.
Both Ciel from Kuroshitsuji and Lelouch from Code Geass have similar personalities. They're both machiavellian types who would do anything to achieve their goals. And they both have french names (<--- totally beside the point...). Although the settings are quite different, I liked Ciel for the same reasons I liked Lelouch, and enjoyed both shows mainly because of these two characters.
I know what You think. That I'm out of my mind but believe me! These 2 animes have 1 important thing that makes them similar. It's main hero's character. Both boys (Lelouch and Ciel) are not some pure hearted knights that are shouting about Wolrd Peace, Justice and Love for Everyone. They are cunning, smart and they have blood on their hands becouse for their goal they ready to sacrifice everything and everyone. Traumatic past is also included. If You like this kind of characters or at least You like to watch animes with these kind of heroes, the 2 animes are for You!
Both main character (Lelouch and Ciel) have lost something valuble to them. Each strikes a contract with a mysterious person in order to gain the power for their revenge (for Ciel its Sebastian and for Lelouch, C.C.). Both of the main character's play a mean game of chest, seeing everyone they work with or are close to as nothing but their pawns in this game. Both Sebastain and C.C fallow their contractee's around in order to make sure they stay safe and that they will in return gain their end of the contract.
Each character facing a sense of battle's and betrayals along the way in order to react both their goals. Both series contain side trips of humor, action, strategy and a dark tone to it (for Code Geass its more of a dark-ish not completely dark.)
Both are about a royal main character, same chess, although Code Geass has abit more "chess" to it.
They are both are making a contract.
In both of these series, the protagonist is a person of high status who is proficient in chess and mind games. Both Lelouch and Ciel are driven by their hatred and make a contract with a supernatural being to fulfill their goals. Their contractors are also similar in some ways. If Sebastian was female, I suppose he would be a lot like C.C. Sebastian and C.C. both commonly make playful jabs at their contractors throughout the two series, and hold high importance in keeping their contractors alive. Lizzie and Shirley are also a bit similar. These series are also both set in British settings (although the Britain in Code Geass is futuristic whereas Kuroshitsuji is set in the Victorian Era) and deal with politics in some way or form (Code Geass much more so). They can also both have very dark moments as well as very comedic ones, and fair amounts of fanservice (for both the ladies and the men). Both of these series have ambiguous endings that require you to watch the second season/series for a true conclusion.
Both Ciel and Lelouch seek revenge against those who wronged them when they were young. Although that theme is only for Code Geass during the first season, but saying more would spoil it. Both characters also made a contract with an unknown being in order to achieve their goals and attain power.
The characters in both Code Geass and Black Butler are very ambiguous in terms of morality. The villians aren't totally evil, and the good guys (Lelouch and Ciel in particular) aren't totally good. Both main characters also have some kind of "secret weapon" that they use to get their way. In Code Geass, it is Lelouch's ability Geass. In Black Butler, it is Ciel's butler Sebastian.
The main characters both out on revenge meet a supernatural being willing to forge a contract with them that gives these boys the ability and power to extract their revenge on those they have come to so despise fiercely. Their secret hidden inside one of their eyes both Ciel and Lelouch give a dramatic twist to their stories unlike any anime I have seen so far.
deals with death n and all the death gods, two of them have a good story n characters ..
Mysteries, dark settings, detectives..If you liked Death Note you might like Kuroshitsuji, though it's not that serious and a more funny setting. (There are Shounen-Ai hinted themes in Kuroshitsuji, so for the LxLight shippers, you can get your moments in Kuroshitsuji too)
they both have good action and they got a good plot. they have a dark side and a light side. they are alike but also different. put death note and reborn togther and get kuroshitsuji
both are very dark and sinister with one havin more comedy but they are both awesome so try em
Well they both involve demons. In deathnote Light-kun tries to rid the world of evil, and become the ruler.
In Kurpshitsuji, sebastian is a demon butler who signs a contract to help ciel get revenge on those who cause pain and humiliation to him.
These two two stories are not that similar, but have a great theme to it. Both dark, mysterious, and romantic. I reccomend seeing Kuroshitsuji first since it has a sequal.
^_^ --- XxKonekoxX-Chan
They're both dark. Monster is also similar. But I think Death Note is so unique, it can't really be compared to anything. I hate when people say that Code Geass and Death Note are alike, cause they're NOT! They're so different. Light is justice. Lelouch isn't.
Both have a dark and mysterious atmosphere with a vengeance theme. Both main characters are immature brats, though Death Note is far more psychological than Kuroshitsuji. There are BL undertones to Kuroshitsuji.
Though the plots and story line are completely different, the main characters seem to have similarities.
First off, Ciel and Ritsuka are both 12. Though they have different voice actors, their voices sound extremely similar. They're both stubborn and have snarky attitudes throughout the series. They have also both lost something precious to them. Ciel his family, and Ritsuka his older brother. Both lost their relatives due to fires. (in Loveless, this is directed via anime, as to where the manga tells otherwise about his brother's 'status'.)
Soubi and Sebastian are similar as well. Both have extrodinary powers and call the main characters their 'masters'. They are both in a contract of sorts with the kids, and their lives are made to serve said boys and protect them at all costs, also being ordered to do whatever their masters want. Both men are calm and composed and are rarely seen angry. The only difference is that Sebastian is a butler, as to where Soubi is a 'servent'. (Yes, that's similar, but with different meanings of the words) Also, Sebastian seems a lot darker than Soubi personality wise.
The master-servant relationship is applied in both series. The uke, Ritsuka from Loveless and Ciel from Kuroshitsuji are both egoism. Tough and determined. Whilst the seme, Soubi from Loveless and Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji are both loyal and obedient to their masters. In fact, both of them also hide secrets from the masters and tend to do things or sovle problems by themselves without the master's acknowledgement.
The 2 main characters in both shows have the whole Master-Servant relationship
The plot it's not similiar at all, but the Sebastian/Ciel relationship reminds me of the Soubi/Ritsuka one. Kuroshitsuji it's not Shounen Ai, though.
They both have cute tsundere boys as main characters and older servants who fight for them... among other things. If you like shounen-ai subtones and humor, you are in for a treat!
Both stories center on a particularly strong male bond which ties the two main characters together in almost a master servant relationship. Both plot lines revolve around a terrible incident happening to the main character at a young age. And while Loveless tries to lighten the melancholy feel with its rather ambiguous take on what it is to be loved or not loved at all; it tends to sully the true nature of humanity which is very evidently portrayed in the Black Butler or Kuroshitsuji.
Kuroshitsuji may not be shonen-ai, but the relationship of Ciel and Sebastian kinda reminded me of Ritsuka and Soubi.
Both series are shounens (but they can attract females too ... )set in XIX century(but they aren't really historical anime , to be precise , XIX century "setting" it's only a background to supernatural events which are taking place ) :both have detailed art , lot of action and good humour .Even some elements of their plots are the same : mostly fantasy beings like demons (IN BB there are more creatures than demons ) , but with a slight difference- in D-gray-man humans and demons can't coexist together, and in BB they can (Sebastian is Ciel servant), and they are completely different - in BB there are wise and human-looking ones demons in D-gray man Akumas look like a mixture of fridge and some strange cleaning tools ;P.
What is more, the main characters are pretty similar .Sebastian form BB somehow reminds me of Tykki Mykk, with his mannerism, politeness and , equally, behaviour .Ciel looks like a a male version of Lenalee (compare pictures of these two and you will see what I meant ^^), but his char is much closer to Kanda's - he is cold,respectable and intelligent.
Both series take place in a victorian era and have occult themes, such as demons. The characters and plot are very different, but are both appealing and interesting. They are both unique series filled with loveable characters.
They both have similar feels. Both deal with "akuma" and a cursed eye.
While there are not many similarities in the characters, the feel of both anime series is similar. Both are dark and deal with exceptionally young antagonists forced into adult roles. Both series deal with demons and humans and have complex relationships between the dark and the light sides. And both antagonists are fighting a history much longer than their own lifetime.
Having watched Kuroshitsuji right after finishing D.Gray-Man, a few "common terms" were noticed, though in very different contexts.
"Akuma" -- Demon. The enemies in D.Gray-Man, and one of the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji.
"Hakushaku" -- Earl. Referring to both Ciel in Kuroshitsuji and the Millenium Earl in DGM.
Also, both have young protagonists with a "cursed" eye, and many characters. Also Allen and Ciel both are half in the "white" and "black" worlds.
The two main characters look strikingly alike and many of the people who have enjoyed Kuroshitsuji have been known to love Nabari No Ou as well. =3
But I suppose it's not just that, people who enjoy Kuroshitsuji just seem to be very compatible with NnO too. ^^ (Neither is Shounen-ai btw)
They have similar essences - similar protanists, emotions etc.
they both have people to protect and contracts.
For some reason these 2 series remind me of each other. Miharu & Ciel seem to be both almost apathetic, and both have an older male that takes care of them & protects them. Both Yoite & Sebastian have some sort of "power" that allows them to protect their younger male character, and and sort of look the same in character design, in that they are tall and have longish black hair. I really loves both series, so I hope whoever reads this will too.
Both Ciel and Miharu are similar, not only physically but in that they have a traumatic event in their past that has made them what they are today and because of it are usually cold rather than cheerful or happy. If you like the main character of one you will like the main character of the other.
Both are supernatural shows in which a demonic being which has assumed the form of a beautiful man is bound to serve a human boy. In both cases, the demon is loyal to his master to a certain extent but relatively neutral in terms of good and evil. Both shows also have a variety of silly characters in the background, including a clumsy maid.
In both series the Master-Servant relationship is highlighted. While Kuroshitsuji is a dark comedy based in the Victorian period (England), Tactics is based in the Edo period (Japan). In Kuroshitsuji the servant is a butler who is not human who has great supernatural power, while in tactics the servant is also non-human with great supernatural power. In both series, the duo are bonded to each other in a somewhat very similar manner. Tactics is far more comedic, with a few serious moments here and there, while Kuroshitsuji can be quite heavy and dark with a sprinkling of comedy. In both, the masters are young and intelligent boys who are largely without family and quite dependent, except for when sticky situations arrive that call for intervention from their supernatural servants.
It's been a while since I watched tactics but I recall the general atmosphere and some relationships being similar with Kuroshitsuji.
Both have a young boy being served by a attractive male demon... Both have them solving supernatural cases.
Both feature a handsome, swarthy demon bound to a human boy with similar shounen-ai undertones. Both are now paired off with one another to solve supernatural occurrences and mysteries. Along the way they meet plenty of eccentric and colorful individuals - whether they will be human, demon, or otherwise!
Similar main characters Yuuko-Sebastian Watanauki-Ciel
Supernatural & mystery moments!
Characters really do look a like! i think that Sebastian from kuroshitsuji is male version of Yuuko from xxxholic. also at first sight i thought that kuroshitsuji was product of Clamp, but i guess i was simply mistaken.
quirky humour. also good serious plots as well. strange unique atmospheres which is weird and slightly creepy. brilliant watches!
Both have a creepy-gothic feel to them and they both have many smaller stories that eventually lead to another
and both of them have master-butler relationships in them ( though the one in xxxHolic isn't nearly as much as in Kuroshitsuji )
Set in 19th century England, both have bishounen, some supernatural and magic element. Both are comedy with a little bit of action (in Kuroshitsuji there is much more)
Raven and Sebastian are quite simmilar (something for "Yes, my lord." fangirls).
Earl and Fairy will make you smile and Kuroshitsuji will make you cry but both are worth watching.
Sebastian and Raven are both devoted butlers with demon-alike abilities, English nobility everywhere, XIX century setting and I guess that's all.
Raven and Sebastian are very similar. Both are butlers with demon-like abilities that are extremely loyal to their masters. Both of them are mysterious and 'cool' and are there to help whenever trouble arises.
Koroshitsuji and Jigoku shoujo are that same in A Few ways. The storys are some what the same becuz There is a demon serving someone, And in jigoku shoujo, she grants a wish. You get the same feeling from Both the animes as well.
The creepy feeling of both is similar. Both are psychological, twisted, written to make you think, and focus on vengeance (from what I've seen of the first 2 eps of Kuroshitsuji).
Both series feature main characters who have more or less been put in the same situation...
On the verge of death, both have been granted eternal life and have become supernatural beings.
In the case of Kuroshitsuji, the main character was granted 'demon status' in a revenge based deal, whils in Jigoku Shoujo, the main character is a vengeful person who exacts other peoples revenge.
Both Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) and Hell Girl (Jigoku Shouju) are great anime that base their story of going to hell bound beings to take out their revenge.
While Black Butler keeps it's story based on one character at a time (the first season being Ciel Phantomhive and the second being Earl Alois Trancy) and Hell Girl changes characters each episode, other than the main hell bound beings, of course.
Both series are twisted and keeps you trapped in their worlds. I greatly recommend both.
Both take place in Europe in much older times and the main characters are both people who serve directly under the ruler of their country. Both also contain fantasy and mystery elements
Period pieces highlighting the struggles of nobility. D'Eon is a knight for France and Ciel is a guard dog for England and they're both rather reticent and morose at times. Though Le Chevalier is set nearly a century before Kuroshitsuji, both make attempts to include current events of the time-- making for very interesting historical fiction. Although Le Chevalier is a bit more humorless, both are tragedies at the heart of them, as both character try to discover the mystery behind their love ones' deaths only to embark on a journey that could potentially destroy themselves and everything they know. This is not to say they are totally without laughs, actually crossdressing is another similar theme the two have between them.
Both seem to have this older time setting to them. Each deals with a magical sort of element to it as well. Oddly, both have cross-dressing as well.
Both are set in an "old Europe" setting and feature characters devoutly loyal to the crown of their country, though Black Butler is set in England and Le Chevalier D'Eon in France. The feeling and pace of the show as well as the ending share similarities that should make fans of one happy to watch the other.
They aren't exactly similar, but if you really enjoyed either this one or Vampire Knight then you will love this next series (if you're into vampires of course). Vampire Knight is more focused on dark romance involved with vampires and humans with a love triangle in the mix and a dark secret that will unravel itself later in the story.
Very similar in art and themes. Horror/supernatural and shoujo.
If you like dark, gothic storylines where the characters forever seem destined to meet a very unpleasant fate, than Vampire Knight and Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) are both probably a good bet. Although there is not a great similarity between the storylines, the tone is unmistakably similar: dark, mysterious plots where characters strive to overcome conspiracies in which their tragic pasts are the key.
The level of character development is about equal in both of these as well; the protagonists drive the plot forward (although they have very different motivations), and the secondary characters are mysterious non-humans who are more knowledgeable than they let on. Also, side characters add a bit of light-hearted humor in a way that isn't annoying and does not detract from the overall ominous intrigue of the main plot.
Also, for anyone who liked one for the extremely suggestive, yet understated sexuality in one, you will definitely get the same in the other. Warnings: if you don't like hints of yaoi (boy/boy) relationships, Kuroshitsuji might not be for you, although you can certainly watch the story without these elements affecting your enjoyment of the piece. Similarly, if you have a problem with suggestions of consensual incest (in a weird, roundabout manner of speaking), Vampire Knight and it's sequel may also not be for you.
Another great thing about these animes is that both can stand alone in their first seasons, but if you want more, then there is a wonderful second season which lets you explore each world even further.
The stories arent similar in the least bit but the dark style and the type of animation is. Kuroshitsuji, or Black Butler, is has that 'supernatural' aspect similar to Vampire Knight, referred to as VK from now on.
Black Butler(BB) is about a demon butler whos contracted with a 13 year old boy who has inherited his familys mansion and toy company. The contract was that the Butler, Sebastian, was to help the boy, Ciel, find and kill whoever killed his parents and after Sebastian held his part of the deal up he would get to devour Ciel's soul.
The story line has no romance to it like VK but it BB and VK are both dark and the viewer is captured into it. I usually dont enjoy dark animes or any stories for that matter but i thoroughly enjoyed both VK and VD.
BB isnt 100% dark there is a slight playfulness in Sebastian and Ciel's relationship and the other stuff of the mansion that are used as the comic relief. (much as Aido and the rest of the Night Class occasionally come across as for the VK series)
both have quirky similar random humour (which is at excellent quality) and has simiar strange atmosphere to it, where it (in soul eater) is in a different gothic world whilst kuroshitsuji is normal life with many dark supernatural aspects (which also seem quite gothic). lots of action, some drama, lots of humour and great general anime :D
While hardly related these two seem to appeal to people who like a good mix of action, drama and comedy. Kuroshitsuji is based in England in the 19th century while Soul Eater is in another world all together, but both have fantasy elements that verge on the dark side (for Kuroshitsuji it's demons and for Soul Eater it's witches and black blood). Last but not least they both have great casts of likeable characters and both series feature beautiful animation in their own respective styles.
Ditto on the previous 2 recommendations. If you like one you should give the other a try.
They both have the grim reaper feel to them.
There is humor in both, the interesting quirky kind of humor.
The characters are similar each having a partner, Sebastian is with Ciel, and each of the students are partners meister and weapon.
They are each dark in their own way.
Both styles are very good and interesting in their own ways.
The enemies are unique to their own series.
The side characters provide humor and lighten up the mood from some of the seriousness of the actual story.
I totally recommend this. It's awesome!
The introduction's look and feel are the same, both are set in a rich house with the posh nose-sticking-up sparkling effects. Elitism is a big thing in both animes.
Both anime's are set in a world full of richdom and welth. I think the art is also kind of similar, but I don't know if other people agree. Kuroshitsuji also has those random funny moments like Ouran High School Host Club. Here's a funny fact: Both main-characters (in Ouran High School Host Club it's Haruhi, and in Kuroshitsuji Ciel) are voiced by the same seiyuu! Ouran High School Host Club & Kuroshitsuji both have shounen-ai hinted themes.
Although Kuroshitsuji is obviously much darker than Ouran, they share a similar type of comedy. If you're feeling a little depressed after finishing Kuro, Ouran is the cure with it's bright, funny cast and ridiculous escapades that will leave you in stitches. If you have just watched Ouran, Kuro has a darker theme and more intriguing storyline, but also has memorable characters and slapstick humour.
Both of these animes have the same supernatural dark themed atmosphere, and it has the same theme of having a strong bond between it's two male protagonists (yami no matsuei's shounen ai is much more exposed though). Both animes pertains to solving some mysterious cases too. I am 100% sure that you'll like Kuroshitsuji if you're a big fan of yami no matsuei.
Both of these animes are a combination of comedy, mystery and a shounen-ai (hinted, as in Kuroshitsuji's case) theme. They also share main-characters with a bond between a young boy and a male. Another thing worth mentioning is that Ciel and Hisoka's appearance, voice and personality are much alike.
Both shows play on the grimmer side of 'BL' style stories. They also delight in mysteries, wicked twists, and eccentric characters. Shinigami (Reapers) and Demons play a role in both stories, although at opposite sides. Shinigami are not all benevolent, and the Demon in Kuroshitsuji seems more noble then most other characters.
Kuroshitsuji has a more prevalent gothic atmosphere then Yami no Matsuei, but very similar priorities on character designs. Both shows put an effort into making the characters look good, but sometimes the animation gets a little off or doesn't look as ideal as desired. Some episodes also get pretty bad on fanservice compared to Yami no Matsuei and can easily be omitted (In my case this was 7 - 9). But otherwise the show is very solid, and delivers a very befitting finale.
Some characters in Yami no Matsuei, like Hisoka or Muraki, have similarities to ones from Kuroshitsuji. Hisoka's tragic past seems oddly similar to Ciel, the main character of Kuroshitsuji, as does his cold behavior at the beginning of the series. The seductive villain Muraki is somewhat similar to Sebastien, Ciel's butler, but of course it's not nearly so simple as that. There are many nuances to these characters then would be first let on, much like in Yami no Matsuei.
The story in Kuroshitsuji does not get darker in theme until episode 4, so if the mood whiplash between comedy and drama bothers you it does go away. Unfortunately the lighter moments don't seem to blend in as well as they did in Yami no Matsuei, but they can be managed. All else fails, pay more attention to character behavior then the poorly done 'jokes.' Kuroshitsuji can be silly, and over the top but it is a fun ride once it finally settles down.
Both series are set in the past and have to do with contracts and demons!
For one, both have this human-demon contract involved, which somehow heads to the human getting the best of the demon until the very end. Both are also set in older times, but the styles of music differ, Kuroshitsuji follows the setting more.
On another note, both anime start off very cheerful and funny but become progressively darker towards the end. Both also do not follow their respective manga to the end, but do a reasonable job ending it off.
both the angel is evil and devils are good
Both stories deal with the supernatural and both are much more than what you originally expect.
They have well develped characters, comedy and still manage to tell a deep story.
Great music and art.
Even though Kuroshitsuji focuses on a devil butler and immortality for Baccano, both anime has similar 'air' of darkness and at the same time they are able to include comedic scenes. They also has the same time frame. Their animation and drawings are very good too.
Both Kuroshitsuji and Steins;Gate have there serious points and their not so serious points and have a bit of violence with something to do with a period in time Kuroshitsuji taking in place in the past and Steins;Gate getting involved with both past and future
The stories of Kuroshitsuji and Steins; Gate have nothing in common, but the way there stories are executed are similar. They are both on the darker side and have unique and interesting characters also the plots of both of the stories are intriguing and keep you wanting to know more. Over all they are both good anime that have a sci-fi/ fantasy bent to them.
At first it doesn't seem similiar at all.
But there is some things that connect these series and I probably only noticed because I watched them one after another (I watched Natsume immediately after Kuroshitsuji).
Both have a contract with a demon who promises to eat them after all is done (or in Natsume's case when there is an opening.)
In both cases the main lead is about the only one who knows about it.
Furthermore the male leads seem similiar in personality, appearing adult, serious and short-tempered.
Well, honestly stories are a lot differents, but yeah, there are some little things that made those 2 so different series becoming 'similar'.
Both main characters have a "contract" with a demon that will gonna 'eat' them whenever the contract will be done.
But it's not only this, i noticed a similitude in personalities of characters~
In fact, Natsume and Madara have a strange relationship that remember the one between Sebastian and Ciel. Because Madara and Sebastian have the part of the 'bad characters' but they care about their contractor for real, so afterall we could say there's a bit of "love" from them xD;
Also another thing about personalities, that made those chara even more similar is that: Natsume & Ciel are both mature for the age they have. They really are mature guys and take hard decisions sometimes, like adults do.
About their main stories, well a shared thing is that both series have a 'paranormal' side. i mean, Natsume has spirits and whatever is linked to them of course, and Kuroshitsuji has shinigami/angels/demons thing.
Well, anyway, don't hope to find in Kuroshitsuji a similar anime to Natsume (or viceversa) 'cuz, i repeat: stories are really differents.
Relationships, main chatacters, personalities, "paranormal" side: those are the things that both series share, in my opinion^^
By the way, Natsume is highly recommended!
Have a nice watch :3
they both have fight in both and they are both very funny so theyare a like but they aslo different but they both are very good if you but death note and reborn togther you get kUroshitsuji.
well,Kuroshitsuji's idea's different from KHR,but they have similar characters
if you love sebastian , you'll definetly love mukuro*one of the hot guys from KHR */////* ,
They both have the same hottness xD,they both came from hell xDD,the same smile x3 !
not only sebastian and mukuro , but there are some other simillar characters too ..
such as lussuria'n grell,they're both weird xD,toma'n bell,they're both stupid princes =P , chrome'n ciel .. the same eye-patch lol
BTW:they both start with the same letter =P
Both are somewhat similar in that they both deal with demons and contracts. Kuroshitsuji is much darker than Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai but they do both have their share of comedic moments.
1. Both protagonists are bound together with demonic being through some kind of contract.
2. Both series are funny. (Although The World God Only Knows has a more satirical and exaggerated kind of comedy while Kuroshitsuji focuses more on dark comedy.)
3. Both protagonists (The Butler and Keima) possesses some kind of demonic/god like power.
Note: WGOK focuses more on comedy. Kuroshitsuji has a little bit of everything such as drama, action, shonen ai, etc...
Firstly, both were produced by Square Enix.
Both have eye-patches, Shinigami, contracts, death, and a dark mood.
But the most notable similarities are those between the characters: in both series we have the usually clumsy meganekko (Michiru/Meilin), the gay man who provides some comedy (Hakka/Grell), the always calm and kinda tedious Chinese guy whose eyes are constantly shut (Toho/Lau), the emotionless pretty girl (Kuze/Ranmao), the weird and non-human ferryman/grave-digger (Bekko/Undertaker), the cute and cheerful shota boy (Yuta/Finnian), and even the domesticated wolf (Raika/Pluto).
That said, Zombie Loan is way better.
While the characters and plot are very different, they both have nice humor and lots of action, and if you like one you'll most likely like the other one as well. Kuroshitsuji is the better one of the two though.
both main character have eye patch.
both main character have power in their eyes.
both have detectives.
both start off with solving mysteries and later it becomes dark.
both the main character are respected by police officers and are widely known.
both have same feel while watching them.
both have same level of excitement while watching .
both have war.
both main character have weird style of speaking.
Both series feature mysterious, darkly charismatic male leads with otherwordly powers. Though set in different time periods and geographical locations, they both feature fantastic character designs and tight, elegantly choreographed action sequences. Thematically, characters in both series struggle with what constitutes good and evil, as well as the meaning of being human.
Well, I personally liked both of these, as they deal with similar themes (Darkness, Evil ECT.) However, This anime is a little more girly, with a hint of romance, but there are also fight scenes, and the 2 main characters are males. On the otherhand, I guess that Kuroshitsuji AND D.N.Angel can appeal to both audiences. This anime is worth watching!
While Black Lagoon and Kuroshitsuji look different on the surface, they are both excellent at bringing across the feeling of darkness, more specifically, darkness within humans. Both are crime-infested shows, that have one or more completely badass characters, and one or more that'll send a chill down your spine. The only real difference between the two, is that Black Lagoon has more realism to the fighters (they're all humans) and Kuroshitsuji has more realism to the setting it's placed in (Victorian England).
Ryner Lute is a Alpha Stigma bearer,when activating their powers they have a red pentagram appearing over their pupils. Alpha Stigma bearers are often shunned and called "monsters" as once they go berserk and lose their sanity, they will start killing and destroying indiscriminately and never to return to their senses again.
Both are about daily life (in a fishing village and in a mansion), but both have an underlying sinister theme (unknown monster lurking in the depths and demon butler).
The two shows definitely have some similarities. Both have kids as the main character/characters, and both contain a mix of light comedic moments overshadowed by some seriously dark stuff. Kuroshitsuji is probably the lighter of the 2 (although it definitely has its share of disturbing moments)
They are about the main character doing something in order to get revenge on a certain person and both anime have a good balance of humor and seriousness.
But the plot, setting and characters are nothing alike.
The undertone of kuroshitsuji is very similar to Arcana. There is comedy in some senses, and a dark power or powers that one or many use. When watching Arcana I see the resemblance to Kuroshitsuji by character interaction and the way the story happens.
- Both main characters have a "servant" who will fulfill any order given to them.
- Stronger servant protects the weak master.
- Main characters have a dark past that drives them.
- Both set in the past (Katanagatari having their own take on the Edo period of Japan).
In both series, there's a fantasy like feeling with a more sophisticated style of its artwork.
The main male protagonist is a young boy; although they have very different personalities. However, it focuses on his relationship with others as well as the people he meets along the well.
Both series also gives off a gothic like feeling with its artwork and also a small sense of mystery.
Everyone who is kept captive in Deadman Wonderland's "G-Unit" have been through something quite traumatizing, alongside the undertakers...This is similar to the main character in the Black Buter, and they both try to change their future by accomplishing something...yet the only important difference is...Ciel has some kind of false hope and runs on hatred, while the people kept at Deadman Wonderland have a kind of hope or light that keeps them going.
I know many people might be surprised by me saying that Kuroshitsuji and MoHS are similar. But I'm not crazy because they really are. In Kuroshitsuji it defies cliches and is serious and funny and so many things all wrapped into one. This is also true for MoHS.
Also, the characters Sebastian and Haruhi are similar in the way that they can pull off basically anything at all. And sometimes when they do it's just absolutely hilarious.
Like the time in Kuroshitsuji episode one when Seb had to do all the work cuz everyone else at the mansion is incompetent. XD and then how Haruhi blackmailed the computer club.
Both characters have no problem using blackmail to get what they want(or in Seb's case follow orders) and they also have a general disdain for useless people(with some difference in opinion of who counts as useless of course)
I love both of these animes. So if you liked MoHS you HAVE to read Kuroshitsuji. It's my favorite anime and is appealing to a huge audience
Both are in the same Era, and have two protagonists that make a contract with each other, one of them has supernatural powers and uses it to solve mysteries. Both give you a gothic feeling.
Shirogane resembles and almost acts exactly like the Undertaker. The style is also got that 'pretty boy' element and the magical graphic elements included in Kuro. It's just got a large combination of Square Enix's pretty boy stuff with the Loveless elements and some Sex Therapist manga moments thrown in.
Both have very dark supernatural plots where many people die and the protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind those deaths. While Kuroshitsuji focus on comedy, drama and demons, Shiki focus in psychological, drama and vampires.
The protagonist seeks revenge for something that happened to him. Both have an outstanding soundtrack and voice actors, as well a very unique art, where the outfits are great.
Although, Shiki is very slow paced and Kuroshitsuji fast paced, they will both leave you addicted if you watch them until the end~~
Both shows revolve around a team of people solving cases that have to do with the supernatural. Although Kuroshitsuji includes demons, shinigamis and similar creatures, Ghost Hunt revolves more-so around spirits and hauntings. Regardless, what these two shows have in common are the 3-4 episode arcs that are tie together to describe a full story.
Suteki Tantei Labyrinth is like a cuter version of Kuroshitsuji. Both involve a young boy with special powers and his butler(s). The style in clothing and character design is similar in some point and both main characters solve detective cases.
They both have demon's, especially they protect someone whom they are close with like Sebastian protecting Ciel, Dante protecting Patty.That's what they are common with ^_^.
This may sound as a strange recommendation, because how do a bread anime & a demon butler anime compare?...
But the more you go into Kuroshitsuji, the more you notice similarities. Sometimes in characters, but mostly of all, in the sense of humor.
For example, the episodes about the Indian people could've came straight out of Yakitate!! Japan and you never would've noticed the difference :-D
1. The setting and scenery of the anime is almost the same.
2. Lau and Ran Mao were probably inspired from the characters Ran fan and Yao Ling from FMA.
3. Circles of Alchemy and Sebastian's symbol seal were probably very much interconnected.
4. The feeling of both anime are pretty much similar.
6. Experimental and such.
7. In Kuroshitsuji, there were indians but in FMA, there were ishbalans.
8. Yao Ling is the 12th prince from his country but Soma is the 27th prince from his country.
9. Agni and Scar are similar, they have queer powers in their right hand/arm and they worship their god very much.
10. Ciel Phantomhive and Edward Elric are dogs of the military, dog of the queen etc.
11. There are only two main characters in the anime.
Both titles have a victorian setting with both main characters part of very wealthy families. Characters in both series seem to have made a contract in which they pledge their soul to a "divine" being (umineko= witch, kuroshitsuji= demon). The atmosphere of both is very dark and they both contain "terrifying" ways to die.
- Main characters for both series consist of a cute young boy and older bishounen male (among others).
- Both have a non-modern setting, though one is fantasy and one is alternate history.
- Both have fantasy/supernatural elements, as well as partnership.
- Both have yaoi fandoms (Shounen anime aimed towards girls, perhaps, but both can enjoy it immensely).
Overall, I think someone who enjoys Kuroshitsuji will enjoy Tegami Bachi, and vice versa. Tegami Bachi is a bit more light-hearted in theme, but also has a serious plot that reveals itself later on. It's not really historical, but it has somewhat of an early 19th century feel to it, though perhaps more like Steampunk fantasy.
I must admit, my favorite thing about it is the sky being purple.
Kuroshitsuji is more dark from the beginning on, but both share their occasional comedy scenes. It's a more realistic history theme, taking place in the late real 1800's England, though not with the real events.