Total Recommendations: 76
Both are stories about a middle school kid that's standing in the shadow of their dazzling family members. Both of them have issue's with being not so pretty or talented as their parents or siblings, unable to realise they are the center of their family-universe.
Both of these mangas are about a shop or cafe with a mysterious owner, which gets mysterious customers. These episodic manga's are about the stories connected to the customers, and sometimes to the owners. Both have a mysterious horror feeling, and both are an awesome read.
Waraenu Douji - 108 no Gou is a episodic manga that is about a human with a certain desire, gets helped by a Zashiki Warashi. However this help doesn't have a positive spin. In this sense the manga reminds me of Petshop of Horrors, which is about humans with a certain desire, and come to the rumoured petshop for extraordinary pets... with nasty consequences...
Both are supernatural stories about the main character meeting supernatural beings, and people involved with them.
Both are about a teenage boy involved with Yokai. Both have a youkai/spirit as a bodyguard, and both have a grandparent that had way more spiritual power than them.
Harrr! Pirate yaoi ahoi!
When reading HMD I was constantly reminded of YNT. I guess it is because both of these supernatural shoujos are dark, but won't get you really down. These stories both evolve around a naive girl who is followed by two men with colliding characters - and of course - see the girl as their love interest. Add some spirit exorcizing or other supernatural activities to the mix and you'd find them surprisingly similar.
Memory Eaters is a manwha, while Night Exile is a manga. Both of these beautiful drawn stories have a central theme about needing memories to live, and forgetting the memories one has. They are also comparable in length: both are 2 volumes.
I second! I was going over here just to make the very same recommendation but for total different reasons. If you ask me the alcohol doesn't play such a significant part in these stories. Both are yaoi about a relationship between men that is plausible. You could actually imagine this story is about real people. Their uncertainties will not remind you of a shoujo manga. These stories aren't stitched together from one fallacy to another. The characters in these manga's act like adults and have a mind of their own, which they actually use. These stories are definitely a must read!
These stories are about a teenager from our time that excels in kendo. The similarity between the stories doesn't end here: Both of them drown, but wake up in a medieval era and realise they are tangled up in karma, faith or destiny. So these teenagers engage in war and use their kendo-skills to save the day.
Ki Konoha is a one shot, Shokugyou Tenshi is a volume with several oneshots. The first story of Shokugyou Tenshi is about a tree, just like what the one shot Ki Konoha is about.
Both are a shoujo manga about a boy and a girl that are admired, and the boy finds out the girl's image is a complete sham. Gakuen Joou is a one shot, Kare Kano has 21 volumes.
Both are yaoi mangas about someone that time travels, unwillingly getting stuck in another era. And of course: in both of these mangas guys from totally different eras will fall in love. NE is about a guy that goes to the Showa era. KwW is about someone from the Taisho era stuck in the present.
Both are comedies about a goody two shoes and his delinquent friends.
I'd like to second this recommendation. This is a combination I couldn't have thought of myself but there are several similarities. It may have been in different magazines, but these shoujo's were published around the same period. Both of these series are supernatural and have a triangle love situation because all the boys love the super kind-hearted female leads. And last but not least: Both of these shoujo's have a fairly high ratings.
Although these are two very different stories, they do emit the same kind of ominous feeling. Both are fairly high rated and rather disturbing horror stories. While Count D seems to have lots of very influential connections in the underworld, Ludwig is a flamboyant prince that has connections because of his royal blood. The settings are very different though. Petshop of Horrors is set in a Chinatown-building in Japan, while Ludwig Revolution is set in fairytale land where you'll meet Snowwhite, Red Little Riding Hood or Rapunzel. Both stories are definitely worth a shot!
Please do note: I am recommending a josei with a yaoi. SJnH is josei, NT is yaoi. Both of the stories are about cousins that have to deal with a family curse for they are the first born sons.
This recommendation is about two stories that are extremely well written. These stories have in common that they are about teenagers getting stuck in their
Both are short stories/oneshots with a pessimistic feel to it.
The way the manga is drawn reminds me of one another. Both of the stories are about young people who live their lives trough hardships. ACID TOWN is shounen ai, Border is yaoi.
Do note: Fruits Basket is shoujo, Sex Pistols is yaoi.
Howls Moving Castle is similar to Aru Tabibito no Nikki for their music, and dreamy pictures/landscapes. Both of these animations have the power to put you under a spell.
Both are beautiful yaoi's about a man who's female family was supposed to marry his editor/author. The female family turns out to be a runaway bride, and the almost-husband comes to live with the man.
I see lots of resemblance in this manga and manwha. Both are about a girl raised as a boy, and being a live-in bodyguard to survive in their cruel world. TCP is a comedy. LitM is a drama.
These two manga's aren't alike at all. Why do I make this recommendation? Both are gender bender comedies that are about girl-boy twins with the girl acting like a notorious tomboy and the boy acting like the stereotypical girl every domestic man dreams of. In both of these manga's their father opposes to their behaviour for he is deeply concerned by the grave consequences of them being found out.
A teenage boy gets sucked into the past. Fate does exist, and he has a important role he has to fulfil. Amatsuki is a manga placed in the Edo era. The manhwa Threads of Time is placed in the era of the Mongol invasions in Korea.
Both are about a girl with supernatural powers. These girls both try to help people in their own way.
YZtM: A ten year old girl is able to see the spirits of the deceased. She tries to help them in her own way.
Screwed up student-teacher relationships.
I feel I should recommend these yaoi's because they both treat the subject physical abuse. Please do note these manga's differ from each other as night and day.
I'd like to second.
Both stories are about a teenager that sees things (s)he isn't supposed to see. Both of them are haunted by childhood memories of being bullied and alienated for being either weird or creepy when they just told what they saw. In both stories kindness prevails.
Both are series that have to do with a famous show bizz man dying, and the long lost child trying to find out who his father was, while dealing with inheritance and brothers he never knew of.
Summer Wars reminds me of Hisagi no Eden because both are sci-fi in near future and both show you the usage of user accounts and internet in a whole new way. Summer Wars however, completely lacks realism.
These two Manhwa's are similar for several reasons. Legend of Nereid, and almost the whole story from Threads of Time are placed in a society or a cultural setting from roughly 1 millenium ago.
Both are set in a boys school. The relationships of Takara x Kiyomine and Georges x Robert are similar in; Takara and Georges both are rejected from Kiyomine and Robert for features of their face. Takara and Georges are both naive and have their complexes. Takara is afraid to be a burden to people and hated for it. Georges is afraid for just 'not being liked'. Kiyomine and Robert are unlikable guys that change for the better when interacting with Takara and Georges. Komahoshi is comedy, La Esperança is drama.
Both stories begin with a gay guy falling in love with a straight guy (orphan) that has a really strong family wish. When the straight guy is hitting on them they are very scared to begin a relationship for they believe it is doomed to fail.
Both are couples with one of them working in the AV industry
I feel Hiroki Endo's Tanpenshu and Kizu are similar to each other in their ambiance. Subjects like abuse are also treated in both manga's.
Both are about a high school boy with a unlikely, supernatural power they will use to "improve" the country by killing everyone that is evil according to their judgement. Death Note's kills have their focus on your every day murderer, rapist etc while Akumetsu has it's focus on politicians, CEO's: what's wrong with trias politica, economics, the pharmaceutical industry etc. Death Note is more of a psychological blockbuster and a thriller focussing on mind-games while Akumetsu is a good action. Akumetsu is especially cool to read if you are into politics and know a little bit about the economic crisis we have, or have seen Michael Moore's Sicko. It makes you want to go "whoohoo, you go Akumetsu!"
Stories about kids that were raised to kill.
The relationship Kotarou and Tatsuki have reminds me of the relationship Takara and Kiyomine have. They argue a lot and get into a lot of trouble together - but they deeply care about each other. Also do Kotarou and Takara have - as well as Tatsuki and Kiyomine - character traits that are alike.
Hands Off! is a somewhat darker manga than Land of the Blindfolded. Nevertheless is the main character Oohira Kotarou almost as naive and trusting as Ootsuka Kanade. Naito Arou and Oohira Tatsuki have the same gift: They see the past. And both of them are troubled with many unhappy pasts they see.
When you read both of them again and again, you'll find out the characters from Bus Gamer were inspiration for the characters from Wild Adapter.
A supernatural anime about an exceptional orphan. A shoujo with a gothic feeling to it and a little bit of boys love to make it all complete!
A university student (the uke with no backbone whatsoever) gets somehow entangled in a debt of a friend/familymember. The evil yakuza loan shark tells the uke to pay him with his body. Doesn't that sound familiar?
Solving (police) cases with a supernatural talent.
Gay vampires/hunters and their whims. Vassalord is shounen-ai. Nekrateholic is soft yaoi.
These series are similar to each other for being a supernatural shoujo manga. Both of the stories lack evil. As if it never existed.
Serious real life conditions are explained and conveyed by manga.
When I was reading Mainichi Seiten and it's side stories that fit perfectly into each other I began thinking about Komahoshi. Both are shounen-ai and have several volumes. While Komahoshi is placed in a boys school dormitory Mainichi Seiten is placed in a familyhome. Both of the stories have characters that grow, and when reading further you discover that the seemingly normal characters all carry a buried past. Both are definitely a must-read!
Both are good BDSM manga's, with realistic subs and semes. Hoshi no Yakata has very girly characters, while the characters in Partners look like real men.
Elfen Lied and Variante are similar because they're both about humans with superhuman powers, caged as lab rats. Both of the main characters have some attachment to a deep buried past, and both the of main characters are afraid of their own gifts and try to escape the facility.
Katana and Hiraku no Go are similar because a boy can see the spirit attached to an certain object and therefore gets interested in things to do with the object. Hiraku no Go is about a boy that meets a spirit attached to a Go board, and gets interested in Go. Katana is about a boy that can see the spirit of any Katana and gets interested in katana's. Both have a certain educational level for you can learn a lot about some aspects of Japanese culture.
Birthday is similar to the first chapter of Kare no Niwa ni Saku Hana for being a boys love manga handling a subject like terminal disease.
Yaoi and parenting.
Both are about a boy that gets bullied and tries to overcome bullies by studying martial arts. Both of them are trained in several martial arts. They both have spirit, and don't give up easily. The Breaker is seinen, HSDK is shounen.
These series are similar in a way of both dealing with being an inter sexual. While inter sexuality is the bottom line of I.S. and making it a serious series, is it in The Day of Revolution a steppingstone for a nice comedy story set-up.
These series are similar with being a serious Gender Bender. While I.S. deals with being inter sexual, Ai no Shintairiku deals with being transsexual.
Delicious gay cops in New York. Note that Fake is shounen-ai while New York New York is yaoi.
For everyone who liked the yaoi - special ops part from Border, do read My Life With You!
yaoi, brothers, incest
Both are stories about a comic cop-duo and their troubles. Nice detail: there are bets on the progression in their relationship in Fake as wel as in Mezase Hero!
People doing crazy things, for lots of money.
When reading 'Boku wa Konomama Kaeranai' I couldn't stop thinking about 'Let Dai'. The main resemblances in the story are:
Although these are two very different stories, they do emit the same kind of ominous feeling. Both are fairly high rated and rather disturbing horror stories. While Count D is 'just' a human-hater and seems to be connected to several occasions of death, Ludwig is into necrophilia. The settings are very different though. Petshop of Horrors is set in Chinatown in America, while Ludwig Revolution is set in fairytale land where you'll meet Snowwhite, Red Little Riding Hood or Rapunzel. Both stories are definitely worth a shot!
For everyone that is dying for more "film noir" kind of mangas: here you are.
Both the stories are about a guy that can 'see' the future in some kind of way. And both the guys are utterly confused when they realise their fate is to end up having a gay relationship. Koiha Ina Mono Mouna Momo may be rated 'yaoi', but many people say it should be called shounen-ai. Koyubi wa amaku sasayaku is a oneshot, but is really worth reading.
Ichigo Jikan and Good Morning Call both written with the same idea:
Hana to Akuma and the Wallflower are very different manga's with very different settings. While Wallflower is about an eccentric girl surrounded by bishies, Hana to Akuma is about a dumb (but very sweet) girl, that was raised by a demon.
Elfen Lied and Eternal Sabbath are both about escaped lab rats. Except for the fact that these lab rats are human beings, who have mutations. They have a supernatural powers, and some are gone totally crazy, and some don't. The main difference? Elfen Lied isn't as mature as Eternal Sabbath.
The two main characters (female) are bullied by their peers and find peace in something else.
They are both a short film. Even shorter than the average OVA. And most important; they are both fascinating!
In both the movies nature has got a conscience. Both make you think about what is right or wrong. And they both of the movies are just... incredible!
Two stories about a girl that - against her own will - gets sucked into the world of the rich. There are also lots of unrequited love.