Novel-based fantasy anime with a girl as the main protagonist. Saiunkoku without the traveling to another world aspect and with more comedy.
The worlds of Saiunkoku and Juuni Kokki are very complex with their own history etc. Characters and their relations to each other are more deep then it seems at first glance. Plus the plot centers around how to rule a country and responsibility coming with this. not to forget the historic costumes...just watch them both...
Like Saiunkoku Monogatari, Juuni Kokuki is set in a fantasy world similar to Ancient China but with a heavier emphasis on the more fantastical aspect. The greatest similarity between these two series lies in the third arc which has a strong complex political intrigue element.
Two shows, the same deep well of Chinese culture and mythology to draw from. Whether it be design or narrative elements, both of these shows draw deeply from Chinese sources. Juuni Kokuki is the most distinctly 'Japanese', but only because much of the action takes place in modern-day Japan.
Both take place in similar times, both have strong female leads looking to change the current kingdom's situation and both female leads dress as males. Each series deals heavily in the politics at that time, and both series seem to examine a wide array of human emotion. Saiunkoku had more romance, and Juuni kokuki had more action.
Counter recommendation, but still a recommendation. I honestly started this for the romance tag, and the many recommendations relating this Saiunkoku to The Twelve Kingdoms. I'm so disappointed, and regret starting Saiunkoku based on those facts, as it doesn't really have romance and there's no similitude to The Twelve Kingdoms. DO NOT WATCH SAIUNKOKU IF YOU ARE EXPECTING ANYTHING LIKE THE TWELVE KINGDOMS.
So far the most similar anime to Juuni Kokuki, based upon the art, timeline, culture and story. Both feature common crew members and the genre is similar too. The only major difference seems to be that while Saiunkoku Monogatari is more romantic in nature, Juuni Kokuki has a lot of adventure in it.
Both set in a mythical world. Each has its own intricate story line that actually follows sense, and politics. Great action scenes for both too (Seirei no Moribito has amazing ones). Check out the other if you've seen one, they're both highly entertaining and more 'mature' shows.
Just the overall feeling and character design.... The oriental settings in both suit my taste very well... I would say Juuni Kokuki is paced a tad faster (after finishing Seirei no Moribito) and has more depth to the plotline, while Seirei no Moribito has lush landscapes and focuses more on Character development; both have their own merits though.
The stories are different but both Anime include fantasy and adventure. They share a similar atmosphere, a great scenery and a female leading character. I was watching Juuni Kokuki first and I was really happy to find Serei no Moribito when searching for a similar Anime.
Both series posses almost similar Asian-like settings, strong female leads, dramatic battes, and storytelling method. However their are obvious differences which make watching the series worth while. If you like this series, I have no doubt you'll like this as well.
Based on epic fantasy novel series written by well known jap authors. Set in a lush fantasy world filled with mythical creatures, magic and a rich lore. The story in both cases has some political intrigue ('palace politics'), strong elements of supernatural, a colorful cast of characters as well an ass kickin female lead.
People who love fantasy stories (stuff like Narnia,The Hobbit LOTR etc) will definitely love this. But they're also recommended for anyone who needs something feel-good to 'unwind'.
Both anime are adaptations of novels based off of ancient China. The atmosphere of the two shows have the same feel, rich and detailed with compelling characters, excellent scenery, and incredible music. It has everything you need to ignite your sense of wonder, but the stories are different enough that you won't feel like you're watching the same show twice.
I've found this one trough recomendations for JK, it is indeed reminds me a lot about Twelve Kingdoms, but that's not all of it. It also reminds me about Mushishi and Rurouni Kenshin.
Mushishi for it's slow, but intriguing pace with lore as a big aspect of the story.
Juuni Kokuki for feudal East setting and fantasy aspects.
Rurouni Kenshin for a warrior, who swore not to take another life.
All in all it is an incredible title.
Both series introduce us to a beautiful rich world in a completely evolving mythology and that is the basis of the history of anime. With fine, fighting and engaging stories these animes equate perfectly.
Yona of the Dawn is pretty much Twelve Kingdom's dumber little sister. While I enjoyed Yona a lot, I didn't feel it had anything that Juuni Kokuki did better. That being said, if you liked one of them, you'll like the other one too.
Red-haired heroines find themselves forced to make a transition from ignorant and inexperienced to queens/empresses (or, in the case of Akatsuki, growing as a person to be fit for the role) of kingdoms. They both have handsome protectors willing to put their lives on the line for them. And the character arcs required as they go from dependent to independent in order to become rulers makes the two series very comparable.
Both have ancient China/asian costumes and design. A key difference between the two is that Twelve Kingdoms is far more fantasy, with a talking mouse-person and the like; its plot starting with a high school girl from our world being transported to its fantasy-medieval setting. Akatsuki Yona is closer to being an outright period piece involving a coup d'état where its heroine has to go on the run to survive; far outside of her previously pampered comfort zone. read more
Shows recommended for those who'd like to watch the birth of great rulers.
Both are fantastic Asian-inspired fantasies with absolutely kick-ass heroines (they both have red hair too!) and a great cast of well-developed characters. The heroines have to go through a ton of hardships as they mature from naive young girls to capable leaders.
Made more similar in that both shows seemingly look like tired shoujo cliches but goes to completely smash that impression and be something awesome. Yona is more light-hearted of the two, while Juuni Kokuki/12 Kingdoms is more like the traditional epic fantasy (despite some modern elements).
Medieval eastern culture, the athmosphere, red haired heroine, fantasy.
When I started watching Akatsuki no Yona - I was hoping for the new Juuni Kokuki. Yona has more jokes, but still stays serious and characters are incredible. It's ongoing right now (19|24) and I'm not dissapointed and enjoy it to no end.
Both have female protagonists struggling for their righteous throne in a Chinese-inspired fantasy setting. Juuni Kokuki begins very confusing and dark, but has a major change in feel after the first arc and becomes a lot like Akatsuki no Yona. - Just the opening should give the same feel already.
Both anime show a slow build of the female protagonist from insecure and uncertain in themselves and people around them, to becoming more certain, finding their focus and what they want to do along with how they're going to do it.
There's a lot of differences as well, Akatsuki no Yona is more light hearted and has a great many humor scenes, while Juuni Kokuki is a more political and a bit of a scary anime. Juuni Kokuki is also a bit more slow moving, developing their characters differently from AnY.
With that said, AnY does not feel forced or fake, both series deliver what they want to deliver in their own ways and both ways are good. read more
Both relate to a queen retaking her throne from a usurper. Akatsuki no Yona focuses more on romance, it seems, while Juuni Kokuki is more concerned with setting up the world and the actual systems of the land.
> Medieval fantasy world with monarchy and social inequality.
> Protagonist is an extraordinary and broad-minded girl with a very strong personality. She matures and adapts to the world and learn it's cruel rules. She fights for her ideals. In the first series she is unknown person but later she plays her specific role in the world's destiny.
> People's life is showed in details. Many attention is paid to characters, their feelings and thoughts.
> Beautiful fantasy creatures.
> Many series (>26); plot can be splitted on the few parts, each part shows different period of protagonist's life with different problems and different secondary characters.
Twelve Kingdoms and Kemono no Soja Erin are about female protagonists who are worriers and are sent off to a fantasy land which they do not know about and must adjust to and make friends. Though, Erin has a stronger female protagonist than Twelve Kingdoms.
If you liked the Morales of the Twelve Kingdoms, then you'll love Erin, this anime teaches you a lot about good and evil, about growing up and caring for people, I initially thought it was an action-war anime, but was quickly turned around, I continued watching it and I was amazed, it's a must watch!
Very similar in that you get to watch the female character develop in a world with magical creatures, and watch how their lives develop and characters mature. If you like one you will very likely like the other as well.
Unlike the travel in time animes, Escaflowne and Juuni Kokuki both have separate worlds apart from Japan. These worlds have their own religions, technology, biology, history, etc. Where most other animes do not have deep thought.
Both talk about a girl with special abilities visiting a strange - secret place- planet.
If you likes Juuni Kokuki than you will definitely like Escaflowne which is superior, more tight story and keeps you from the first to the last episode
both animes have little romance and very adventurous story boards and both of them also has a female as a main character who are transported to an fantasy world. but escaflowne had a german feel to it whereas juuni kokuki had a chinese fee to it.
This is a very similar anime in many ways, they both have a girl who is spirited away to another world that is slightly medieval in it's setting, yet also not. They both involve that girl coming to terms with the world she has arrived in and having to deal with the politics and power struggles of that world. Also both contain monsters and super powers.
Both of the stories have the same base behind them. A young girl taken away to an alternate world that is unlike their own. With people who protect them and hardships both must face in a new world. Unlike Fushigi Yuugi however, Juuni Kokuki focuses on more then one character and can easily be said to develop their fictional world much more better. It would be wise to take note though that while Fushigi Yuugi has a main focus of romance, Juuni Kokuki does not have too many of these romantic elements present.
Both series star heroines that are typical high school students who both get wisked away to a fantasy world. Once there, both worlds have an 'ancient China' feel to it and the two heroines go on live-changing journeys. But unlike Fughigi Yuugi, 12 Kingdoms has zero romance, almost no comedy, and its all politics.
These both have someone who is a high school student in Japan that is warped to a different world where they become a king/queen and both go venture out into the new world to better rule their new land.
Epic fantasy set on a large scale involving numerous kingdoms and several characters. Politics, wars, palace intrigues and sorcery. Juuni Kokuki shows Chinese influences while Guin Saga leans more towards Persian & western literature and historical epics
12 Kingdoms is a series that literally puts you in the heart of a story, an adventure that will appeal to any fan of Asian culture, Chinese or Japanese.
This adaptation is beautiful and well done. Nothing was left out. The sets are processed, giving the impression of having actually entered this world. Different clothes are separate from those of the people and those silk.
Nothing by the appearance of clothing, we can discover the status of the character. Given the fact that the 12 Kingdoms takes place in a world inspired by Asian Middle Ages, we find the codes of the time.
Like the novel, storytelling can be viewed separately although for some there is a link driver.
These stories lead clothing mythology, politics, intrigue and adventure. Finally, the soundtrack is wonderful. The use of traditional instruments (probably Japanese), is an effective gateway to immerse ourselves in this universe.  read more
They both have female main characters, but with important side characters aswell. It is also the same priciple of being able to travel back and forth between a "normal" world and the more fantasy-inspired "old world". They both handle the subject of what problems one might have when crossing over to another world. Besides that, both series also have monsters/demons which can be both good and bad :)
Both include an ordinary teenage girl who gets transported into a medieval era type world with strange creatures where they must fullfill a destiny. Yokko is a high-schooler though,while Kagome is a middle schooler. The demons in Inuyasha are replaced by monsters called Youmas in Twelve Kingdoms,most of which can't talk. Instead of the Youmas being part animal, there are people who can turn into animals in Twelve Kingdoms. In Twelve Kingdoms, Yokko yields a sword to slay Youmas,while in Inuyasha, Inuyasha wields a sword to slay demons. Kagome gets transported to the world to save it from a sacred jewel shard that gives demons power,while Yokko must become queen of one of the kingdoms in order to save it from corrupt officials. Juuni Kokuki is more political and doesn't really have a romance element,but it is still really good. Both Inuyasha and Juuni Kokuki(Twelve Kingdoms) are in my top favorite anime lists. read more
Both have main characters that try to find out who they are. Both have beings that choose kings and revolve around the same kind of era and place. Magi is more lighthearted that Juuni Kokuki (at least right now) and J.K. is rather violent.
The Twelve Kingdoms & Magi both have main characters (Aladdin & Yoko) gone to a unknown fantasy based magical world, where they are forced to participate not only in wars with other kingdoms, but also in civil ones.
Both have a fantasy setting, though Juuni Kokuki has more of an ancient China like setting while Legend of Basara has more of a medieval one and both have strong female leads whom are seen as "the chosen ones".
In both there's a female lead, who unexpectedly has to become a leader. The settings are alike as well, a kind of fantasy version of Japan, that is seperated in several kingdoms, where all is not well.
They both meet many people during their journey, some friends, some foes.
they are both about a girl who get to go into a world that they don't know bout...
in juuni the girl became an empress and in harukanaru she became a preistess in a way they are similar and they both have people they're protectors in that world....^_^
they are both awesome anime....>_< i luv them both.....
I enjoyed both these series, and they are similar in the way that 3 friends get sucked into the past and the main girl is asked to save their kingdoms. The Twelve Kingdoms doesn't really have an ending though, which is disappointing... I'd still recommend giving it a watch though ^_^
Their main protagonist are forced into an unfamiliar world and are forced to adapt, in order to one day lead their respective people. Terra e... is more of a sci-fi series, whist Juuni Kokuki is a historical fantasy.
When a hero is forced to face his or her destiny, there are two outcomes: accept it enthusiastically or fight it but eventually come to accept it either way.
Saving the world is hard enough task, but what if you are forced against your will to become the leader of thousands of people, (not few but a whole race/nation) whose fates rest in your hands?
Heros? Bah! Easy compared to this. Politics, war, decisions: you're responsible for the whole baggage.
You're just a normal person who want to be left alone. Not a genius, not courageous, not experienced, and really, who gives a damn about these people?
Both series take such protagonists that are whiny and frankly unlikeable and develop them into charismatic, memorable leaders. Supporting them is a plot and world of an epic scale that constantly challenges the characters to change and develop. read more
Both series try to discuss actual social problems in a way of showing society wich differs a lot from our real contemporary one (in Shinsekai Yori - distant future, in twelve Kingdoms - parallel world). It's all made up to show human nature somehow. That what made me feel the same about them maybe.
Though Shinsekai Yori is much more naturalistic and "heavy".
Nothing quite compares to Shinseki Yori. Twelve Kingdoms, while not particularly similar to Shinseki Yori, has some similar selling points. These two shows take you on a journey. The audience discovers a compelling, detailed, and well thought out world at the same time as the leading characters. Shinseki Yori has more of a shocking revelation approach while Twelve Kingdoms is somewhat more casual.
Both are similar but different at the same time, The Twelve Kingdoms contains Fantasy like creatures, where as Kingdom contains fantasy like strong humans. Twelve Kingdoms focuses mainly on the rulers and people than the actual conflicts, where as Kingdom does quite the opposite, but the genre mixes in and is quite enjoyable for both parties to watch, it'll make you feel refreshed after watching the entire series.
Both stories have the main characters journey to a whole different realm. Also, humans are considered to bring misfortune to anybody who comes in contact and should be avoided. Plus, there's the side note of very strange and similar-looking creatures in both of these anime. Both are very touching anime that teach good moral lessons to those watching. I suggest seeing this if you enjoyed this anime :D
Amatsuki is a newer series that places a modern character in the middle of a self-contained land with its own lore, past and rules similar to The Twelve Kingdoms.
(Note: Amatsuki is far more comparable to this series than Saiunkoku Monogatari. Saiunkoku is a bishounen heaven with romance and drama surrounding a strong female lead. Twelvel Kingdoms, on the other hand, lacks the romance and lacks focus half the time.)
Amatsuki has a male lead in comparison to Twelve Kingdoms and he is far more capable than Youko. By the cover art, you would assume Twelve to have a lot of action involved in it, but it doesn't. It has intermittent action that's mediocre at best and focuses more on politics and introversion in part of the chapter focus lead(they vary). Amatsuki is, as of the only season, better paced with a good deal of coverage in terms of action, story and politics. It also has fantasy elements with more in-your-face magic as well as swordplay, which The Twelve Kingdom lacks.
If you liked Twelve Kingdoms, or in particular, if you liked the concept but didn't like the delivery--I suggest you switch on over to Amatsuki. However, be forewarned.. much like Juuni Kokuki, Amatsuki ends abruptly. From what I've read, Amatsuki is based on a long running manga series and only the beginning ever got animated. read more
Both animes contain:
Kingdoms, nobles, and a strong red haired girl who fights on her own to grow and achieve something, instead of sit and cry for help without even trying.
And both have a blonde/white haired noble male character who helps the girl to walk through her path, but without doing all the job.
Two red-haired heroines. Both loaded with plenty of fantasy and drama. *coughs* nonhuman love interests *coughs*. Great storytelling and character development. Both touch deep elements in their storytelling and take their viewers seriously. Oh, and great soundtracks! If you enjoyed one, you might really enjoy the other anime.
Superficially,Juuni Kokuki and Shiki are not so similar. Juuni Kokuki is a fantasy story about 12 asian-like kingdoms and Shiki is a horror story in a small village. However, Those two stories were originally written by Fuyumi Ono and both stories share the same concept about life and humanity. If you are in the mood to be disappointed with ugly part of human beings but also want to look for the beauty in this ugliness, Juuni Kokuki is definitely the first choice.
As Muroi (Seishin) was like in Shiki, Yoko in Juuni Kokuki is also like the person who has been lost in her life. For this reason, early part of Juuni Kokuki would be sometimes annoying because of her indecisive and immature attitude. However, she is going to learn a lot of things about life and she will grow up beautifully thorough this series.
Shiki would also annoy you probably until the middle part also because of people's indecisive and irresponsible attitude. However, People will change in many ways later and last few episodes would impress you because of dramatic change of story.
I recommend to see them because both series don't have a cheep sense of good & bad. It would attract people who are fed up with some cheesy animations. read more
+ I found the development of main characters to follow similar paths (throughout the duration of the show they both mature from being annoying cowards - one as a timid high school girl and the other a young lordling fussed over and shielded from the big bad world - and grow into their roles
+ very little romance in both (there are some moments, but not to the point where you could add a romance tag)
+ both are fantasy adventures
+ both involve whole countries
+ they both do a great job of creating their own original worlds, with their own rules, origins and traditions
- while one (juuni kokuki) is ultimately about taking control over and then ruling a kingdom, the other is about saving the world (so very little politics compared to the former)
They both have 12 different nations where each one is ruled by a king who is extremely powerful and where both of the Main characters enter a world completely different as they try to figure out where they stand in this strange world.
Similarity between these might come from the same "level of seriousness". Not totally philosophical and not gory, but on the other hand not sweet, cute or hilarious. Lots of monsters here and there (all presented in convincing way). Young protagonists with problems of role in the world and identity. NnM is more graphical (nice 3D usage) and story is not as complex as 12K, imho mainly because setting in modern Japan and not in a parallel world.
Teenage girls who lives unhappy in comtenporary Japan travel to another world because she's the chosen one, despite she doesn't want to, but while she travel that world and learn more about it, she start to get more self esteem
Both MC's are faced with a sudden setting change that forces them into a position of power where they are faced with the burden and obligation of fulfilling others' expectations. Both MC's also aren't your typical, incredibly competent and heroic, young people eager to make the most of their sudden "power" or so to speak. They are istead more relatable faces of youth who experience social anxiety as well as depression and loneliness. Both series are also masterfully directed and showcase some brilliant background art as well as cinematography.
"Get in the fucking robot" >>> "Use the fucking sword"
both involve characters originally naive and timid who grow mature and wise through the struggle of war. for them to become rulers seems a little far fetched. but with that innocence comes a kindness that their lands are unaccustomed to and that gains them loyal followers who fight with them to make their worlds a gentler place.
Both feature lush worlds with strange creatures and female main characters, with excellent story. If you like one you will probably like the other. In both the characters are traveling through strange lands where they are in real danger a lot of the time, and have to become more adept at their surroundings to survive.
Both main characters have to survive in the world that they were not from. They have friends that help and support them along their way. They have groups they control, though one is guild and another is kingdom. Both have somewhat politics included.
The correlation between these two shows is that there are different nations trying to prosper within both shows. This is done with the help of individuals who have supernatural capabilities.
Think magi, without the comedy & light-heartedness. It's just as complex if not more so.
Twelve Kingdoms is, as its title suggests, focused on a world with twelve "kingdoms" each ruled by a different king, and their societal politics, advances, and so on and so forth. The culture and technology level is similar to that of Ancient China. Kingdom, on the other hand, is specifically about a nameless commoner boy aiding a young king on the run in taking back the throne that had been usurped from under him, back in Ancient China. Kingdom focuses a lot more on battles than Twelve Kingdoms, while Twelve Kingdoms has many fantasy elements (creatures, where babies come from, etc.) that you won't find in the far more realistic historical Kingdom. If those dissimilarities don't turn you off from the title you're less familiar with, give it a try. read more
The world these stories are set in are very similar. They're historical feeling in a fairy tale land that looks a lot like old Japan might. The difference is that strong female characters wield more power than may be historically accurate. This Second season of Saiunkoku Monogatari has a bit more of the "magic" in it than the first season which I think makes it a lot more like Juuni Kokuki - which is filled with elements of fantasy. I think if you like strong female characters who are not portrayed primarily as a object of sexuality, who don't spend all day talking about a guy but are also not immune to the idea of romance, you'll definitely like both these series.  read more
Both are about young queens and their hardships in managing their kingdoms. Rose of Versailles follows Marie Antoinette during the late 18th century in France, while Twelve Kingdoms follows Youko in the kingdom of En, one of twelve kingdoms in a mysterious land separate from the world we know. There is a fair amount of court politics and oppression of the lower class in both.
A high school girl with some of her friends transported to another world and later have to deal with problems which exist in that world. They will have a lot of important peoples along side their quest and there is many other similarities which you can see for yourself.
Although they tell the story in a different way I think they both are a good watch.
Both stories are mainly about a redheaded girl who did not know she is the true ruler of a kingdom and fights to get it back from its current ruler. People travel by fanatical flying creatures. Both are fantasy and action, though juuni kokuki had more of both.
Both main characters, Lag Seeing in Tegami Bachi and Nakajima Youko in Juuni Kokuki, adventure throughout the unknown world they are in and learn more about it - its past, its people, its rules and laws and of course the monsters they run into.
Both series have matching genres - adventure, fantasy and supernatural.
Both animes deal with women who change other people's lives in the midst of politically fueled situations. They don't have too much in else in common (the female character in Hanasakeru Seishounen is much more likable but she doesn't go through so much psychological maturation). Hanasakeru Seishounen is a GREAT series and I highly recommend it especially if you liked 12 kingdoms! XD
Do you enjoy fantastical rules that affect the setting as much as the cast? Armies and political intrigue as common spices to your fantasy adventures? What about observing the plight for an unassuming ruler to rise and do their part for their people? Both anime in question provide these surreptitious, zesty epics with relish.
Twelve Kingdoms, arguably a masterpiece in its own right, offers more diversity in its setting and stories, encompassing multiple exposures and journeys.
Record of Grancrest War, being based on a table-top RPG, feels more indebted to classic fantasy/epic thus concentrates on that core conceit, Suikoden-style (rise-to-power fanservice)
Both are in my top favorite anime list. Both include an ordinary teenage girl who gets transported into a medieval era type world with strange creatures where they must fullfill a destiny. Yokko is a high-schooler though,while Kagome is a middle schooler, the demons in Inuyasha are replaced,but monster called Youmas in Twelve Kingdoms,most of which can't talk, instead of the "demons" being part human, there are people who can turn into animals. In Twelve Kingdoms, Yokko yields sword,while in Inuyasha, Inuyasha wields a sword. Kagome gets transported to the world to save it from a sacred jewel shard that gives demons power,while Yokko must become Queen of one of the kingdoms in order to save it from corrupt officials. Juuni Kokuki is more political and doesn't really have a romance element,but it is still really good. read more
Okay before you crucify me, hear me out. Peach Girl and 12 Kingdoms are in two completely different genres, and they are two completely different shows. However, they have one similarity: the main characters.
Youko and Momo are both girls that just can't quite fit in despite their best efforts. Both have red hair which people believe they dyed (they didn't), and both have one other main character that is jealous of them and bent on their destruction (Yuka and Sae). They also hide their true selves from everyone. Youko acted proper to please her family, friends, and frankly sometimes perfect strangers. Momo would apply large amounts of sunscreen, and stay out of the sun to not be as tan.
So even though Peach Girl is a romance and 12 Kingdoms has barely any, I think you'll enjoy either if you happened to like one of the characters. If not then just scroll on down to the next recommendation, this is not for you :) read more
12 Kingdoms takes place in an historical fantasy world full of demons and mythical creatures while Kenshin's world is a lot more realistic in the Meiji era of Japan. But both stories rely heavily on the history of their world. I was reminded of Rurouni Kenshin while watching 12 kingdoms. If you like one, you might like the other.
Both of these anime have a theme of travel and discovery. Whereas Kino is more of a passive, objective protagonist passing through lands personifying aspects of the human condition, Juuni Kokuki, or "Chronicle of Twelve Kingdoms" is seen from the eyes of a much more relatable character, where through her human condition we see the fantastical world she comes to live in. The different worlds in both of the anime are distinctive and compelling, but I would have to say Juuni Kokuki is the more amazing of the two overall. It is condensed epic-ness and ends painfully soon, I felt.  read more
i really think that both anime is similar because both of them is looking for the chosen one who will save the kingdom/universe, with the help of the chosen one the kingdom/universe will become rich and the people will have a good life...
12 kingdom is more serious and lots of killing while Loving Angel Angelique: When Hearts Awaken is a cute light story w/ a little bit touch of sweetness but both of them is tells about how people changed for the better...