These two anime series have both the same kind of setting where a young man/student can see youkai and has to live with them. Both have a unique atmosphere and are definitely a good watch if you liked either of both!
Both shows have an easy going feeling to them. There will be sprinkles of darker tones but nothing that is out of bounds for the respective stories. Both stories deal with humans and their connection to yokai in some sort. There is also a similarity in estranged family members with mysterious pasts behind them which gives us a nice over arcing plot for both. Natsume Yuujinchou is a long time favorite of mine and I really enjoy it's soft visuals while FnM definitely has brighter visuals it's still pretty soft.
More or less episodic shows about beautiful boys interacting with youkai/spirits/mononoke to the sound of refreshing music tinged with a little tradition.
Yuujinshou is more subdued with a more faded colour palette, whereas Mononokean is stronger coloured and louder voiced. Both have a colourful cast of yokai and just enough supernatural action to keep the show moving at a nice relaxed pace.
Both are, cut down to their basics, the Main character(s) helping certain Youkai in a semi-episodic format, meaning that some stories only take one episodes while others take multiple episodes to get resolved. Both also have a similar atmosphere and make (almost) everybody, including the Youkai, seem likable.
In both anime, the MC(s) are also accompanied by an adorable Youkai that decided to stick with them on their own.
Both explore the relationships and friendships between yokai and humans, as well as the troubles that come with that connection. The main characters in both are driven to help yokai whenever they can, they even both have a small yokai companion throughout their individual journeys ( although one of them is distinctly more affectionate with their human then the other). Natsume Yuujinchou can contain more of a serious tone at times but I find the message that I took from both was the same in the end. I adored both for the same reasons and if your looking for a feel-good supernatural show that focuses on connecting with others then I certainly recommend you check this out!  read more
Both shows feature high school students who not only have the special ability to see yokai, but is able to exorcise them in order to make them move on to the Underworld. Both are true slice of life shows that are very episodic in nature.
They both are about yokai where the main character is able to se them. They also have to hide their ability while dealing with school, day to day life and helping yokai.
Both shows are much the same but still have some interesting differences which makes each show unique and fun to explore, even though you've seen something similar before.
These two shows both show yokai/ayakashi in a positive light, and the protagonists help them rather than hunt or hurt them. Also, they both feature male main characters. While Natsume Yuujinchou is more relaxed and has a slower pace than Fukigen na Mononokean, they're both slice of life shows rather than plot driven. Both shows are really good, and I think that if you like one, you'll definitely like the other!
Same type of story, a boy that want to someone help him with a yokai and finished with a due, and help his heroe
Without a house like xxxholic, fukigen have a room that move out to call it, but only a person can make other see that
A shopkeep/master help a boy who is plagued with afflictions because of yokai. In exchange for their help, the boy ends up working for them to pay off their debt. WHile both are enjoyable, Fukigen na Mononokean has a more lighthearted air about it while xxxHolic occasionally is serious. Both are still a great watch though!
When I first read the summary, I thought it was almost exactly the same. A high school boy who is being troubled by yokai finds a mysterious stranger to help him. However, the price is that he has to work for the exorcist until he pays off his debt for being free of the yokai.
In my opinion these two are sort of under rated/unknown series (especially FnM) compared to the mainstream ones and end up not getting enough attention, even tho they both deserve more!
They are different from eachother but yet have some strong common points:
- supernatural genre is a very important theme to both, although Noragami tends to have more action while FnM gets to be more dramatic
- creatures like gods, ayakashi, youkai, spirits and whatsover are daily routine for both stories (Noragami is specially mainly setted on gods)
- both main characters have to deal with exorcisms, particoularly FnM, but while the usual term "exorcism" is treated like our classic understanding of it in Noragami (as in: exorcise a bad spirit); in FnM instead the exorcism is nothing of the sort, it's actually a good thing for a spirit being exorcised as it can get him "home", therefor we get to see the point of view of spirits, ayakashi and such which is not that common for series that involve exorcisms. We can say that in FnM the word exorcism shows us a whole brand new idea for it.
- both stories evolve around a job (granting wishes in Noragami and requests of exorcism in FnM), a -supernatural- job, of course.
- like in many series with the supernatural genre, both are about a special world that coexist with ours but that not everyone has the ability to see it or its extraordinary creatures
- they are both a breath of fresh air
So my two cents are: if you liked one of these you might easily enjoy the other too!
Noragami and The Morose Mononokean are both series about a person (a god in Noragami's case) who runs a business. In Noragami the business is basically just anything. In The Morose Mononokean the business is exorcising yokai. One of the other main characters in each series is kind of forced into the situation, due to various circumstances. Towards the beginning of each series, one of the main characters is in the nurse's office/hospital, because they keep passing out. Each series has to do with disposing of evil spirits, but Noragami is a lot more action oriented.
both anime are related to something which exits but only few can see it and the characters are stuck with a problem with which they have to stay with the other lead.
they both are similar but in different ways if you like Fukigen na Mononokean than you will like noragami
The same comedy and supernatural based animes, where the main characters reluctantly found themselves involve with the supernatural, no thanks to another character whom were quite cheeky in their own way....the difference, was that in Kyoukai no rinne the main character is girls who has feeling for the cheeky guy, while in Fukigen the main character is a boy and to make matters worse for him is that he's classmates with the cheeky brat who tricked him to be his dog, BOOM!
A reluctant protagonist dropped into the world of youkai, exorcists, and the supernatural and ends up deeply appreciating the situation...growing from it. High school setting. Interesting characters and overall design. Excellent background detail.
These two anime series both involve supernatural beings, which also could be referred as youkai or in the other case as mushishi. Both these series have a very unique atmosphere and pacing and are definitely a great watch.
Shows about yokai/mononoke/spirits.
Mononoke is more serious and more experimental in art and execution with a drier sense of humour; whereas Fukigen na Mononokean is a simpler series set in high school with a more standard/accessible sense of humour.
Mononoke is more or less entirely 'episodic' (comprising of 3 almost completely unrelated arcs), focusing more on the yokai's story, leaving the MC shrouded in mystery; whereas Fukigen na Mononokean definitely has a clear overarching connection between each yokai encounter in the form of the main character's story.
Not quite the standard recommendation considering the stylistic gap ( though the colours in the Underworld of Mononokean does resemble the Mononoke palette), but if you're looking for more yokai stories after Mononoke, or you want to expand your anime horizons after watching Mononokean, give this a go. read more
Besides the similar sounding titles, both are humans/ayakashi who fulfill requests and solve mysteries dealing with spirits, demons, or ayakashi. While FnM has a lighthearted episodic feal with a decent production standard, Mononoke is a take on artistic horror, with compounding visuals, creepy sound, and vibrant colors. Both shows are enjoyable in their own ways, and ultimately the mood you are in will determine which to watch first.
If you enjoy silly comedies that focus more on entertaining you and less on keeping a consistent plot, then both these anime fit said criteria well. Both shows focus the interactions of a human with non-human entities, and how, eventually, he befriends them and realizes the existence of a world he was entirely unaware of.
The bromances between both the MCs are cute too!
Both shows have unique, stylish visuals and a provide a relaxing watch for the rainy days when you just want to contemplate life. Out of the two, Mononokean is the somewhat louder and more comedic show, but both balance elements of humor as well as drama.
- High School setting
- Teenage cast
- Playful dialogue
Kyoukai no Kanata is more about the story about the people surrounded by youkai which needs exorcising, whereas Mononokean is more about the youkai's story and the people who deal with them.
Both are slice-of-life series featuring supernatural motifs (youkai) with some comedy thrown in. In both cases the main characters are teenagers. In overall, they share the feeling of being flung between two worlds.
Both are heartwarming slice-of-life shows with a beautiful male cast. They both have an episodic format in which the main characters help someone with their problems. Both have lighthearted and touching atmospheres.
The settings for both shows differ a bit. Fukigen na Mononokean has a more fantasy/sci-fi setting because it centers around helping yokai with their problems, while Rokuhoudou Yotsuiro Biyori is set in a cafe where the staff helps people with their problems.
If you enjoy one, you'll probably enjoy the other.
- Depictions of the Underworld/Hell in a very 'normal' way.
- Mononoke/bakemono/yokai/spirits/oni/etc. etc.
- MC with resting bitch faces.
Hoozuki is a pun-heavy gag comedy set more-or-less completely in hell, whereas Mononokean is a light hearted SoL fantasy set between the human world and the underworld. Both shows feature a large cast of interesting and colourful mythological creatures though.
The personalities of Abeno and Ashiya remind me of Tazuki and Sora. Both series also have a cute mascot (Moja & Mii-kun) while featuring other creatures on an episodic basis. Both series are recommended if you're looking for a slow-paced, cute, relaxing series.