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Karakurizoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

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Synonyms: Ningyou Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon, Puppet Master Sakon, Tales of Puppetmaster Sakon
Japanese: 人形草紙あやつり左近


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1999 to Mar 31, 2000
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: WOWOW
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.471 (scored by 2,138 users)
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Ranked: #17542
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Popularity: #4296
Members: 7,742
Favorites: 42


Not sure who copied who, but the settings for the mysteries in the first few story arcs of Kindaichi Shounen and the story arcs of Ayatsuri Sakon are exactly the same. The castle and being stranded in an isolated mountain - all too familiar. But both are good regardless. And the mysteries are different even though the settings are strikingly familiar.  
report Recommended by nanyate
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. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Agatha Christie, queen of mystery, yet one of the major two influences upon the genre, what isn't there to recommend? How about something more specific, like the time frame the two Anime occur, meaning the characters dress in similar fashion, yet the tone of the work remains there. A spiffy teen protagonist, one added in to a classic, and the other making for an earlier classic regarding the genre of young detective youth. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime are of the detective genre with a sort of supernatural twist to them, if you are so inclined. 
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They are both mystery series, though Ayatsuri Sakon plays in it more. What drove me to recomend it more was the concept of 'puppets' that run through both shows. Also, the opening to Suteki Tantei Labryinth has some things that remind me of the closing for Ayatsuri Sakon. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both involve mystery, one slice of life/arc based, the other built over a scattered timeline. Both deal with supernatural. (Sort of, depening on how you look at it). Both happen to also take place in a yester year, have a similar Gothic style, not to mention interesting characters. 
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Both have puppets in his main story. The protagonists (Tachibana -Sakon-; Rangiku -Karakuri no Kimi-) are puppets masters and both saved a past history. While the theme is different, Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon have detective histories (and a better argument) , while Puppet Princess has shounen and martial parties, both are horror genre. 
report Recommended by SunWukung
While both of these anime's are of different genera, both have a very simular goth vibe to them. This is rather hard to explain unless you watch it. The coloring is simular and so is the depth on the characters. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both Anime's have a rather dark side to them, yet still manage to have the lightness that is needed to pull it through to be very likable. I also see Sakon carring Ukon around all the time, and Razel ends up carring around her teddy bear. 
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Both are rather dark detective Anime's with a supernatural twist that makes it a little bit different then the norm. 
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Both have dark stories and both happen to deal with the supernatural. Both are kind of depressing in their storylines, but I loved them both. 
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Both are from the mystery genera, with a possible supernatural twist to them. I say possible, because whether or not Ayatsuri Sakon has that, is interly up the the veiwer, whether Ukon is a possesed puppet or not. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have a gothic feel to them, both deal with mystery, not to mention they have a mild psycology effect to them. 
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One point of similarity is the background music. Both are very good (better in Miyu) and it express the suspense that needs the work. Also both are horror stories where there are always crimes. Miyu is more than vampires and superpowers while Karakuri is more detective 
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Both are about high school detectives and their assistants helping them to solve crimes. But Gosick is set in Europe in 1924 and has a darker feel than Karakuri Zoushi taking place in modern japan. 
report Recommended by IntroverTurtle
Both Anime's have a rather... dark motif to them, plus a supernatural twist in them that is not always evident, or becomes less evident as one goes on. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Ukon and Kenchin look very much alike. This is due to the fact that the two manga artists supposidly worked together early on. This being said, while they are different genera, the styles of the artists are very simular. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both animes have lots of mysteries. Also have likeable chracters. 
report Recommended by powjaynil
They both have characters with a strong perception who unveil mysteries through reasoning and deduction. Moreover in these animes there are many traits of the traditional japanese culture. 
report Recommended by Ardeur
Another "supernatural" series with an interesting lead character. Supernatural is in quotation marks because Ayatsuri Sakon usually presents mysteries with supernatural clues but always ends up being a person's evil scheme. Much like Ginko, Sakon acts like a detective to unfold very interesting mysteries.  
report Recommended by nanyate
The shows both have a rather gothic look and are mystery based. The character designs have simularities, having a detailed look, yet not going overboard with the details. The characters also have depth in the characterization. The two main characters, of the two main male characters, one is serious, one is more comedic. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Petshop of Horrors - Both are mystery based, supernatural and both have a simular art style.  
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Both animes contain a series of detective mysteries the characters have to solve. In Himitsu it is done through looking into a dead person's brain, in Ayatsuri Sakon the mysteries are solved by a young puppet-master using his doll for it. Both animes explore the dark corners of human souls. 
report Recommended by Juxian
Both have a rather dark theme to them and while Mahou Shoujo Tai is more fantastical, even though Ayatsuri Sakon is a mystery genera, there is a small bit of this in the anime. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
I don't wish to give away much of the plotline of the movie, but let's just say that mechanics and injunuity, much like the mechanics for puppets like Ukon, are invovled. Plus, Kito Kid and Sakon are both ventriliquists... 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both have a very gothic vibe to them and a very simular design to them. If you happen to like the other genera, then this might be for you. 
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Both the Ayatsuri Sakon Anime and the Detective Conan movie have mystery/mysteries that suround antinquities of Japan, not to mention the history of Japan. Both are chalk full of information. 
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