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Both Anime use a Gothic art style and also use bright colors mixed in. Both stories are of the horror genre. The stories also have a bit of mystery to them.
Both Anime have a dark art style. Some of the characters have dark pasts and the story line is very dark.
A young man finds himself babysitting another high school classmate who happens to live in the same building as him. He's also trying to appear to have a normal life and not let the crazies drag down his reputation, so to speak.
Welcome to mayhem. That describes the main characters life once they hook up with a girl who happens to look very similar in both series if one puts aside the style differences. Both end up putting up with a lot.
Both of the main characters find themselves dealing with major otaku of some time despite the fact that they want to live a normal high school life. Their lives become filled with crazy antics.
Both series are dark and violent, done in a Gothic style. They follow the main character through death and mayhem that they are for some reason compelled to get involved in, one because he is dumped right in the middle and the other for psychological reasons.
Both Anime have a cute style with bright colors with cheerful main characters who set out to fulfill their dreams of becoming idols.
A group of teenagers find themselves going into another world in order to save their own. Who the real enemy is they are not expecting.
The main characters are fighting off an apocalypse. However, in doing so they find tragedy ends up following them no matter what they do. There are also alternate worlds/realities, not to mention multiple time lines. Both series styles are nice as well.
The world of one young man ends up being turned upside down and the reality he believes to be true may not necessarily be true. Because his reality is being turned up side down he finds himself in a fight to save the future of man kind, only to find the relationship he's in dismantling in some fashion as he watches, either through tragedy or the actual fact the end of the world can bring out the worst in people.
Dark, Gothic and supernatural... the characters are interesting and they are trying to solve the phenomena that occur in their world and try to stop them.
Why did the deaths occur? Both Anime are arc based and have a Gothic art style to them. The characters are unique as well, and the music is also similar in some regards.
The area is ruled by a mafia style rule that is meant to protect the community the people care so much about. Special powers are involved and the stories have a bit of mystery to them.
The story lines for both Anime are complete crack fic based around the harem genre. The supernatural elements are far fetched as well.
Both Anime focus around a game that the members are competing against to win a prize. The problem... both games involve killing other people in order to win. The main characters of both Anime doesn't want to kill people either, which in itself is another problem.
The main character finds out the supernatural secret involving one or more of her classmates. She then is dragged into a supernatural mess to help the person or persons she happens to find the secret of. The person she finds the secret out of and others aren't particularly pleased that their secret is out, but there is not much they can do about it.
The series are about personal computers and/or personal robots who help take care of ones every day life and happen to be the in thing, not to mention a part of the daily life around everyone. The main robot character(s) happen to live with a young man who is living on his own too.
The two Anime have detailed styles. The characters also make contracts that have some sort of cost in order to gain a special power. The characters also discover things about themselves and those around them as the story progresses.
Specifically referring to the later parts of the Anime for Bleach, both Anime have a group of people that protect the piece of their homes. Each person has a specific power that they can use. Those in Arcana Famiglia make a contract for their powers while those in Bleach have their powers derived from a part of their soul. The them of protecting what you care for is also important to both Anime.
The stories focus around characters from a village that has a deep dark secret, not to mention members of the village have special powers. The art style is similar and has a Gothic art scheme going.
Both comedies involve the antics of high school students. The humor is off the wall, sometimes pushing the "willing suspense of disbelief" that a person has.
The lives of these characters who are around the same age is crazy and unexpected things end up happening. The comedy is also very similar.
The story line is comedic, the cast is rather out there and the animation styles are similar.
The comedy in both shows is all over the place yet still has a realistic feeling to it. The Anime both have a wide range of characters who don't fit inside the box and they have similar Anime styles.
Both stories about little kids and their adventures with the sea.
Both of these shorts are done in similar styles, one being a colored version of the style and the other having sepia tones. Both deal with life issues.
The anime deal with the issue of bullying, how people deal with bullying and the characters growing up in the adversities of being bullied.
Soft fluffy romance dealing with school life.
Soft fluffy story line with a similar tone, not to mention similar styles that have their variances.
Soft fluffy slice of life featuring the middle school age group as the main characters. The characters deal with growing up.
Awkward romances with a soft fluffy feel to them where the couple isn't sure about where things are going.
Romance where the idea is accepting a person for who they really are and seeing the true beauty so to speak. You know how middle school students are...
Soft fluffy romance that makes the heart sing. The main female character have similar personalities and the relationship has its awkward moments.
Soft fluffy tales about growing up featuring characters around similar ages.
The characters in the Anime are very young, and the story line has a similar feel to it, a nice kind of feeling.
Soft and fluffy romance where the couple learns about each other as the story progresses.
While Ikoku Meiro no Croisee is not a Romance, the two main female characters share the same timid personality. The story lines are also very fluffy and built around the slice of life concept.
Soft, fluffy romances dealing with first loves, but also with characters you can come to like a lot.
Soft, fluffy romance that ends up with a few bumps in the road.
"Why would this cute guy pick me?" Both heroines think of themselves in terms of not being like the girls you would think the guy or guys they hang out with would want to hang out with. Soft and fluffy story line too.
Slice of life romantic one-shots that leave a good feeling afterwords.
The main characters have similar personalities to each other when it comes to dealing with people, despite the fact one is a tom boy and the other is a girly girl. Similar tone runs through both Anime.
Soft tales about first loves and the feelings that go along with that.
The story line is soft and fluffy and makes a person feel good even when some bad things do happen. Both story lines also touch upon growing up.
One of the main pairings from Angel Beats reminds me of the pairing from Nagareboshi Lens. It is a soft romance that slowly builds and the romance is a nice and fluffy.
Soft romances where the couples show some sort of discomfort around each other whether it be because they don't realize they like each other or because they happen to have just started dating and it is their first relationship.
The guys in the Anime happen to be a special person who is allowed to go to a special school. There are harems involved, plenty of action and crazy chaos.
The guy in both Anime is accused of being a pervert when he really isn't one or isn't intentionally trying to perv. As for the main female character, she easily becomes jealous, she has a temper and has issues of some kind.
Both Anime deal with female otaku and not the kind that is interested in Anime. They also deal with the male that interacts with the females trying to get them to open up and be more normal despite being otaku.
Both Anime involve aliens and both anime deal with friendships and growing closer to each other. Both anime are also mellow slice of life.
Crazy, random stuff happens. One has aliens and one talks about aliens. They also have similar character styles.
With great power comes great pain. And yet great power means you can protect what is important to you. The character designs for one of the characters is also very similar.
Having great abilities has physical and mental costs in both Anime. There is also a lot of angst and bits of romance.
A group of kids have special powers that other people don't know about. They have to find a way to save everyone else from those who would seek to abuse the powers.
The main characters have special powers and have to fight to survive while leaving their abilities unknown to the rest of the world.
There are a group of kids who have powers forced upon them. One touches upon the before while the other touches upon the after effect. Both have dark tones.
Both of the main characters have to deal with a friend who they crushed on who ends up in the hospital and they have to deal with the angst involved.
Bungaku Shoujo draws inspiration from the book Night on the Galactic Railroad is derived from.
Both Anime draw inspiration from "Night on the Galactic Railroad". Both deal with dark events in the characters lives and tragedy.
The job of a writer is to tell the stories and bring people back to life. Both main characters deal with similar situations and growing up.
Both Anime are about a young man who is trying to figure his life out and dealing with situations most high school students their age don't normally deal with. They also have a small bit of romance.
Both Anime deal with a writer, their stories and life in general and how their stories match up to life or don't.
Both Anime feature a dark haired girl who "eats" books so to speak. Both deal with how books are created and what is important about life and what is happiness supposed to be.
Both Anime deal with trying to block off the bad memories, someone whose committed suicide, a bit of romance and growing up.
Someone from one of the main characters past wants to bring back that persons memory and keep them to themselves. Nice story line with angst.
Both Anime deal with classic Japanese literature, one with adaptations of the classics and the other very much inspired by one of the classics.
A Group of child hood friends have to deal with a tragedy that occurred when they were younger and the healing process involves when they are in high school so they can move on with their lives.
The stories about two "story tellers" who record the adventures of their lives in the stories they tell. One is more fantastical while another is more realistic.
Both story revolve around a schools literary club. The members work on building relationships with each other and the style for the characters is similar.
Both Anime take a classic from literature and put a new spin on them. One adaptation is more liberal and farther from the original. However, both feature romances with literary ties that deal with star crossed lovers.
The main character happens to be in a relationship with his senpai that helps him to grow up. The story is dark and both characters have to deal with childhood friendships that have problems to the relationships.
Both stories are dark Gothic tales looking into whether Murders are really caused by the supernatural or if there is a real life murderer involved.
Both Anime deal with the World Wars. Both have a Gothic style to them. Both deal with things outside of the characters hands despite the fact they try to stop the dark events from occuring.
The story lines deal with relatively the same time period or time period styles. It also has a girl who tries to solve some of the supernatural mysteries that occur around her.
The anime style is Gothic, the genre is mystery, specifically dealing with a high school detective. There is a lot of angst and wonderment about whether the canon characters will live or die.
The stories take place during the same time period when science and the supernatural were decking it out to see which one would survive.
A person comes from Japan to Europe and they end up dealing with the cultural differences between their country and the one they are visiting. On top of this the people around them learn about the cultural differences too.
These are Gothic tales dealing with the tale of a rabbit that brings fear into the minds of the people said rabbit comes across. The time eras are similar too and there is the mystery element.
A young man has a spiritual gift and he ends up living with supernatural elements around him. There is also action in both Anime.
Both Anime deal with youkai. Both have similar styles and similar tones to the plot lines.
Both Anime deal with demons effecting the day to day lives of people.
The main characters in both Anime inherit something from their grandmother. Thus their slice-of-life ends up adding a supernatural element to the whole matter.
Having a crazy school life? Well... it can't possibly be as crazy as the lives of any of the students in either one of these Anime.
The under world for "Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo" is very similar to the world of "Princess Mononoke". The detailed payed to the art work is spectacular and the story line is a darker children's tale.
Both Anime are satires about how only a select few women could ever look beautiful. The shorter series is pure satire while Kuragehime weaves a tale around a girl who meets a young man who believes every girl can be a princess.
A young lady tries to find something out about herself through slice-of-life day to day adventures with the people around her.
Both Anime give the reviewer a slice of Japanese culture and they provide for a great learning experience that can likely stand the test of time because they both deal with parts of the culture that come from the history, not modern fads. The girls in the Anime are also both charming.
Bright colors, a chaotic plot line along with a chaotic cast of characters.
The characters have similar personalities, the story line is chaotic and the art style very similar. The series also have supernatural elements and the characters have some of the same powers.
Both of these anime are gore fest and contain a lot of violence. The styles are similar and there is also the supernatural element.
Both the Anime have a dark story line that progressively gets darker. The latter style of Bleach is similar to the style Kamisama Dolls has. On top of this one of the characters is very similar to Ichimaru Gin... they're both creepy in similar manners. It is also about fighting to protect what you care about.
The characters in the show operate their machines based on a persons emotional state of mind. There is also something that they are trying to fight for and plenty of angst.
One pilot has the fate of Earth in their hands when aliens attack to annihilate earth. The pilots also have similar social problems.
Both Anime have a dark undertone. There is a big governmental secret and man kinds future rests on that secret.
The goal is to find a way for Earth to continue living but can it be done without sacrifice?
A calm life is upturned and the main character tries with what ability someone their age can to fight what is going on during a war.
Aliens seek/sought world annihilation. Should the human race be allowed to continue as it is or should it start afresh? Should love be over the human destiny or should the human destiny be over love.
Lots of angst and sci-fi. A young male is basically introduced to a world others are in a way not privy to.
The main character subconsciously knows that "thing" is going to happen but they fight admitting it and try to make the opposite a reality whether through a physical fight or mentally challenging it.
The government has a dark secret they don't want the public to know about. The main characters stumble upon a part and slowly unravel the secret. There is a lot of angst and an overlying dark mood to both plots.
A young man fights for one person he cares through amid a war that is going on. He fights it despite all the odds against him just to have a little bit of happiness for the person he cares about left.
Aliens are out to destroy the world. Females with special abilities are fighting against them so that man kind can continue living. The theme of protecting those one cares about is big to.
Can a guy save the girl he loves? Slowly but surely at first site he falls in love with her and he fights to make sure she has a good life. However, fate of the world is against him, is it not?
The main female character in the anime has socialization problems that the main male character has to end up dealing with. Aliens are also involves and the female characters share similarities in the way they look.
Does one choose to never cry again or does one choose to find someone to protect. Earth is being invaded by aliens and a choice has to be made about whether to fight or not, or just give up on the world entirely.
In both Anime there is a girl whose emotional output and socialization ability has problems but the guy she likes works on getting her to emote either by helping her through day to day problems or by getting her emotions back.
In order to stop an alien invasion children pilots are needed as they are the only ones who can save Earth from destruction. There is also a lot of angst in these series.
A boys' summer is about dealing with aliens from another planet. One boy meets and falls in love with an alien while the other falls in love with a girl who fights aliens.
The main female is fighting against aliens who are attacking earth and they both have a guy they like very much and that they want to protect at all costs.
The main character of both by chance meets a young lady who is very ill. Despite the fact their time with the girl is short lived they make the most of it and fight for her to have the best memories to the bitter end.
Both have a crazy cast of characters along with similar anime styles. There is also nice amounts of humor built in and sometimes the plot line does get series.
Both Anime styles are the king you would find in those nice child friendly movies you might watch for Halloween. They have a wide cast of characters and things get crazy as the plot progresses.
Both Anime deal with Demons. The main female characters have similar personalities, the story line is told in slice of life and there is a similar feel to the actual story line, not to mention the art style is similar.
The jobs in both Anime are similar and the characters have similar powers. On top of this the characters have similar personalities. There is also lots of action and similar styles.
Both are popular manga that run in the same magazine. They have similar styles and a wide cast of characters. They also have plenty of action and a darker side to the adventure.
The story lines are dark and there is the feeling the main characters may not survive. There are trials and tribulations that they have to go through to. Both are also older series.
Both Anime are about fulfilling the wishes of the dead and have similar styles.
Can people learn to accept death? That is the big question when it comes to both series and is a pivotal point that drives both story lines.
You could say that "The Skull Man" is Japans dark heroes tale in comparison to America's "The Batman". If you like dark hero series then the one you haven't watched may be for you.
Both Anime are Harem Anime with detailed art work for their character design. There is also similar humor in both.
The action in both Anime are packed in big time and the characters are very athletic. The fighting isn't exactly realistic, but it is nice action to watch. The characters also develop their own special powers and even girls get into the action.
Both these Anime feature girls kicking butt despite the odd situations they find them in. Both Anime push the boundary of "willing suspense of disbelief" and yet the viewer still finds themselves believing what is going on could possibly happen in another reality.
Who would think that you could get a serious Anime from either story lines, but somehow the people who came up with the idea for both made it work. There is humor built into the story line too and it is very enjoyable despite the corniness.
Futuristic cities that crop up after another world war. Both Anime have a supernatural element, both Anime have similar styles and a similar feel.
You could say that both Supernatural beings that go around with the main character who is a detective eat mysteries.
Gothic animation revolving around mysteries involving the supernatural whether it be real supernatural or not. The designs are detailed and the story arcs pull one in.
The Anime deal with other world lines and the story lines both make the viewer guess what is going to be happening next.
Aliens attack Earth and they use pilots in mechas to force back the invasion. Similar color scheme and lots of angst.
The stories have pretty much the same plot elements in the fact a lot of bloody killings are going on around the city. A group decides to try and fight the "problem" in each Anime too and they're comprised of high school kids.
There is a world under the Earth. Both Anime share a similar style and dark under current, not to mention there is romance between two characters each from a different world.
All of the students have special abilities, the campus is completely self contained so the students aren't interrupted by the outside world and it has similar wacky humor.
While sola is rather laid back and there isn't a ton of murders going on, the actual Anime share very similar concepts that become very clear later on. Each character also has their own design.
The city has a serial killer but nobody knows how it is. Both Anime have this as their base story line with minor elements to make them different.
A rurouni is brought into the lives of a small group and ends up in a fight to save the country. BOth rurouni have an idea about their honor, one being to never kill again while the other is to accomplish one particular task.
Both the protagonists have secrets in their family that help drive the stories to their conclusion and the final ending. It is a dark Gothic with lots of death and a nice mystery of trying to figure out the bigger picture.
Aliens, comedy and bright colors. A slow paced story that is also a story about growing up. What more could you ask for?
Dark Gothic animation when the story heads into the other world, intricate designs for the fighting girls outfits, not to mention dreams and erasing pain... the Anime are very similar in tone.
Very comedic slice of life with amusing characters. Not to mention the characters tend to drive each other nuts.
Both Anime deal with people that have demon blood in them. There is fighting and romance, not to mention the story lines draw you in.
The main female character has demon blood running through her reigns. Both Anime deal with being different from normal people and the designs are intricate.
The stories revolve around a group of kids hunting down beings that effect the other world, though each is a tad different from the other.
Both Anime contain a group of kids with special powers trying to prevent the world from going to pot. Lots of angst, one is darker then the other.
Both Anime are sci-fi where the girls can kick butt and be something more then just your stereotypical girls. There is a use of bright colors and a wide cast of characters.
The magical creatures act upon whims in both Anime. Lots of humor.
Fairy like creatures, worlds apart and dealing with problems.
Both are slice of life dealing with high school students. However, unlike the norm it doesn't focus around female students but male students.
This deals with the demon side of UN-GO and you also honestly don't have to have watched UN-GO to watch episode 0. The art styles are similar too.
There are yukai in both Anime and this short reminds me of a particular part of the story in InuYasha early on where they have to deal with the spiders.
"I am here to protect you because we are destined to be together." And of course the main character is thinking along the lines, "What is up with this crazy chick?". Well, the hero and heroine go through a bunch of mysteries of sorts in order to survive, whether it be from a "game" or it be killers on the street.
There is a lot of blood shed and similar supernatural concepts brought into play in the story line. It is a case of kill or be killed and figuring out how everything links together.
The Anime work with similar theories. They have an interesting cast of characters and the overall story line is dark.
A girl finds out she is basically has god like powers and is a special person that is supposed to be protected by a group of guardians in order to protect the world. The Anime also have a similar feel about them.
Dreams and memories, the loss and gain of them. The Anime have similar styles and similar tones. There is also a lot of comedy built in along with the angst.
The schools are huge and mazes, not to mention the contain a supernatural secret and a mystery needs to be solved. They also have detailed styles.
Beautifully detailed fantasy worlds that defy science in some manner.
The hero business is a power struggle in both of these Anime. Also, Iron Man comes from a world of people with special powers who have the negative public eye upon them.
These Anime give a nice look into a small aspect of the Japanese culture, one being about the inns that are popular over there while the other deals with an era of change.
If I gave away how they were similar I think I would provide spoilers for Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!? At least... the main reason. Both series are cute in their own way and they deal with "fan service cliches", one being more modern and more in line with the times as it has added things in it.
The Anime are similar in style and the main female character who runs next to the main character is very similar as well. The story is dark and the animation is an old school Gothic style.
Sweet slice of life about the bonds of friendship and building relationships with each other.
Sweet tales about ones dreams coming true. Slice of life that deals with the bonding of friendships and that also have similar art styles and similar feeling to the story.
Both Anime have beautiful Animation, the characters are amazingly diverse and the story is driven by the emotions of the characters and one can feel like they are really there. It is also slice of life that carefully picks what it is going to be about and focuses primarily on that with the little extras on the side
A person decides to play God within a game where people can interface with a virtual reality. If the God's rules aren't met people die. Basically, very similar situations between the two games. There is also the question of "why" anyone would do this and if they have a reason for being so cruel.
Something that people enjoy is turned into a living nightmare and it involves technology. A character who is unable to make friends is suddenly able to make friends only to lose them due to the "game". There is also a "god" in the game too.
Both of these cases have a case of people falling into another world and have an Animation style that is cute with bright colors. There is also action built in too.
Shikabane is almost like a darker Sankarea. The female character is even a dark version of the main female character in Sankarea. They're both daughters of wealthy families, they are both zombies, they both get close to the male the spend time with.
The main characters happen to form a relationship with someone who is a zombie. The goal is to eventually find a cure so that the "zombie" won't pass away.
How does one fight against death? Does one just give up living? Also, what is the meaning of freedom. Both of the main female characters have a dark family secret in these Gothic tales.
Both of these Anime deal with Zombie and are comedies. One is a reverse harem and the other is a one on one romance, but romance is involved in different aspects. The art work is also detailed.
Both of these Anime are dark Gothic revolving around the unusual romance a guy has with... a girl out of horror who just wants to be... normal... and not a monster.
Two worlds that are separate from each other and people seek out the truth.
A future society where society as we know it is destroyed. Or in some cases we think it is destroyed. There are two separate worlds, one that is better then the other.
Both of these Anime have female versions of the characters from the Sengoku time period.
One takes females and have them descended from great war lords while the other makes it so that the historical war lords are female.
There is a ghost only one person can see. The characters need to get over the death of the ghost to move on.
Aliens are attacking Earth and trying to take over and destroy everything but humanity tries to find ways to fight back. Both anime are sci-fi, dark and have similar Anime styles.
Both Anime are based around school clubs that are at the risk of disbanding at various. The clubs are places where people really do nothing majorly important either.
Both Anime aired around the same time, both have a school setting, both have a mystery element and they have similar styles. They also deal with clubs that are rather minor and simply print a particular publication which isn't typically a big deal for the rest of the school.
Both Anime's are about clubs that contain the most out there club members who honestly just want a place to belong. The Anime are also harem anime.
Both Anime have similar styles and surround a school group that contains a harem. The characters also have similar personalities to each other.
Milky Holmes pokes fun of the classic type of mystery that shows up in Detective Conan series. The original Sherlock is also mentioned at times.
Both series feature young detectives, but "Kamisama no Memochou" breaks from the norm as the detective is female instead of male.
We have here a modern high school detective series that is well know and then a historical high school detective series where the detective is also a female.
Both Anime have experimental styles that are also comedic as well as similar humor schemes.
The main character sets out to fulfill their dreams despite the fact there are things set out against them. The art style has quite a bit of detail in both Anime and they both have their humor and serious points, not to mention fight scenes.
The "worlds" in both Anime share similar elements to them despite having different concepts. There is also the element of getting to come home and becoming a better person by fighting in these worlds to survive and the characters grow in maturity over time.
The stories revolve around a game that takes on a bigger meaning then just being a game. Real world friendships are formed and in the long run goals are formed. They also deal with digital worlds and getting away from reality, not to mention having abilities that can actually effect the real world.
The art styles of both Anime contain Gothic elements. The story lines are dark. The main characters are nobodies. Technology is in some manner involved. A game is involved that could leave one completely out of the game for good. Things slowly get revealed over time. They also have interesting casts of characters.
While Pokemon is an older show both feature very young adventures setting out on a journey.
Both Anime are about a young man starting out on a journey and fulfilling his dreams.
Both Anime take supernatural elements and tell delightful and charming story. One bases the supernatural elements off the Western culture found in Europe and the other is based off Japan. They also have a historical element of something that has been lost.
Both are your monster fight of the day type shows aimed at little kids.
On the net there is another world, a world that people can dive into. What seems to be a game isn't one like the main characters think and their lives end up being turned upside down.
In both spin off series people's memories are twisted around in order to achieve something bigger.
Both of these Anime are magical girl Anime. One is a more classic type, while the other makes its own ground. However, there are "rules" the girls have to follow and in both Anime the girls are looking for something specific.
When the world is going to come to complete and utter destruction what does one do? Well, both the B;each movie and the Magical Girl Anime honestly have the same answer. Also, both have a happy go lucky feel to them and yet the darker side of things as the story progresses.
Both places have a Gothic and surreal other world that effects the real world in supernatural ways. The cost of power is also rather great.
Gothic anime geared towards a female audience with bright colors and a surreal other world only a select few can go into. There is a lot of angst and losing what one holds important and for each it is different.
The main character in the series is very naive about the way the world works. The colors are bright and the creatures styles are not normal. The costume designs on the magical girl outfits are also quite elaborate.
Both Anime use an animation style that doesn't stick to the norm. There are bright colors and there is a lot of angst from beginning to end. Everyone tries to fight for their dream and wish too.
There are no happy endings... and yet... they are happy endings. Both of these tales are Gothic one-shots that are enjoyable reads that also deal with the supernatural.
Stories about royalty with twists in them.
Both of these stories feature what could be called ordinary girls who happen to be liked by a certain guy not because they are super cute, but something more important.
Sword with special powers tied somehow to ones souls.
Both of these Manga happen to revolve around kendo.
Both of these stories take odd twists to them, and deal with death of a family member.
Both stories (at least some of the one-shots) deal with kendo, and kendo schools. There is also a lot of humor.
Not only is the shingami concept in both, we have a character that looks simular, the brother, and Ichimaru Gin from Bleach. The artist for the newer peice, was likely influenced by Bleach in some ways.
Both are rather dark one-shot manga's set during an older year era during war, that has twists in them that one may or may not expect, but make both stories rememberable.
The interconections between the characters are absolutly compelling as teh story grows and delves into them.
Bioth are simple, slice of life stories that make one think about life in new ways.
Raven, stuffed toy rabbits, naive main character who has a darker side, the unknown, need I say more, other then the story lines tend to be very dark.
Bleach is simular to Pandora hearts in that they have simular elements to them, yet these elements are put into place in the story line in completly different ways, making them two completly different stories with simular vibes.
Somewhere I read that the two manga artists worked together before they became famous. Let's just say their styles have major simularities.
Both have simular art work for one thing. The other thing is, they have a very... exagerated sence of the storyline that makes one laugh.
Both of these are the supernatural mystery type. Both deal with some force that is causing problems, though El El is more liniar and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro is more arc format. Both are slightly bizare in their art work too.
Both are detective mystery series that deal with the Japanese culture. Ayatsuri Sakon takes it from a more modern persepctive while Sakura no Ichiban actually takes place in a different era. Also, the drawing style is simular, yet different.
Sakura is basically a high school Detective like Kudo, except that she is female, lives in a different time frame and retains her teenage size. She goes to a 'finishing school' for young ladies, but practices the Kendo from her fathers dojo. Her older brother is a police officer and she walks into things.