-Lead characters of both shows are male and they care for one another
-Both shows have shounen-ai atmosphere, moments, and feelings
-Physical and personality resemblance between main characters of both shows
In Ling Qi there is the head of a known exorcist family and in Noragami there is a not so well known god. These two won't work alone and will solve all the problems and fights alone, because they work with a spirit they have chosen. In Ling Qi the spirit is despite his age almost as immature as the young spirit in Noragami. Both anime deals between all the tasks and fighting scenes also about the relationship between those two, the spirit and exorcist/god.
The relationships between Ash Lynx and Eiji Okamura is similar to Ki Tanmoku (Duanmu Xi) and Keika You (Jinghua Yang). Ash Lynx and Ki Tanmoku are both leaders/influential people who have a strong, no nonsense persona. When Eiji Okamura and Keika You enter their lives, Ash Lynx and Ki Tanmoku find that they are letting their guard down and trusting the new person.
Side note: The plot of Banana Fish with fighting against "Papa" is more similar to Ling Qi 2 where the characters fight against an organization/powerful person.
- In both stories, the main characters descend from an ancient persona.
- We have spirits and characters with supernatural powers.
- There is some light action and fighting to protect something/someone.
- Part of the drama (if not all) revolves around overcoming the past.
- There is romance (although Hiiro no Kakera is shoujo).
Overall, the way the story is set is pretty similar.
both anime are so alike , it could pass as another season from the series
if you love one , you’ll definitely love the other .. although mao do zu shi has a little deeper plot and more exciting adventures