Both animes have similar dymanics in the relations between main characters: an older, stronger servant who protects a weaker, younger master. Also, the topic of hell/Abyss that threatens one of the characters is kind of similar. Both animes are very nice in the visual aspect, dramatic but with some humor to lighten the mood.
Both of these series have similar protagonists. Ciel and Oz are wealthy children from prestigious families living in historical London, and they both have a close relationship with their servants. Both boys have entered into a contract with an otherworldly creature and both their servants (Sebastian and Gilbert) have dark and mysterious personalities, and even look a little similar.
Both stories could be considered dark, but they're both lightened with a little humor and eccentric characters. Also in both series Dolls are used as a symbol for madness and some characters are not as they appear.
Also, and this is something I feel I have to include, there is a little fanservice and suggestive scenes between Young Master and servant to attract shonen-ai fan viewers. However, it's not so heavy in either that it should turn off people who are not so fond of shonen-ai.  read more
They both have a dark plot. Super-natural setting. As in Sebastian and B-Rabbit or Raven (Gil). The main character (Ceil and Oz) are both rich, and somewhat snoby / brats. But they are different in both animes , Oz is more happy compared to Ceil. Pandora Hearts has more comic relief in it compared to Kuroshitsuji. Both have amazing music to compliment the scene in the animes. Both are emotional too. So be sure to have a tissue box at hand! ;)
This is probably the best reccomendation to anyone who loves Kuroshitsuji. They have the same close relationships between the characters and each character has their own mysterious past and story to tell. Oz is somewhat like the optimistic version of Ceil. There is a lot that will keep you guessing and the music and art work are brilliant in both. If you like one I can promise you'll like the other. Where Pandora Hearts is a little more light-hearted it still has an ominous feel to it and like Kuroshitsuji it keeps you guessing who the bad guys really are.
Kuroshitsuji is mainly about the young Phantomhive master whom has a butler named Sebastian Michaelis.... One "hell" of a butler. The young master takes on a series of cases for the queen, and in the process becomes aware of a certain group with questionable intent.
Pandora Hearts revolves around a young duke who has just come of age. After being sentenced to the prison known as abyss, he makes a contract with a being known as a "chain" in order to escape.
If you're into demonic contracts, shinigami, and those darkened themes... you're sure to love both of these amazing works.
Similar setting: rich, somewhat arrogant noble kids, older (and hotter) servants, Gothic styles. Both try to present a fantasy world that resembles a historical European setting to various degrees, but with the critical aspect of the story based on a supernatural twist. In Kuroshitsuji, it is the concept of demons and angels. In Pandora Hearts, it is the "Abyss," a dimension where time is warped. Both protagonists have been bestowed with a sort of life-binding curse that they view as a punishment, yet ironically neither seem to value their lives very much.
Kuroshitsuji is much darker in tone than Pandora Hearts, however. It is quite heavily Gothic, while PH adheres to more typical anime conventions. read more
Mystery series with a 19th century setting. Main characters are caught in a situation where they have no other choice but to make a contract with a supernatural being. They also have a certain goal to fulfill in their lives.
They both have that gothic/dark feel to them. While watching Kuroshitsuji I felt as if i was watching Pandora Hearts. Though the characters are some what the same. The Master are both kids ,but very mature for their ages, are completely different. The Servant are dark and have powers. But they both have some comedy in them that make you laugh. Other then that they both are freaking amazing/awesome/epic.
Besides the time period being the same, and the fact that both anime's have a contract between a master (Ciel/Oz) and a servent (Sebastian/Alice), a lot of the characters reminded me of ones from the other anime. Ex. The Undertaker seemed a lot like Break with long hair
Both main characters are around the same age as well as having similar family situations, both of them having no father, though Oz from Pandora Hearts is a little more cheerful than Ciel from Kuroshitsuji. Also, both have a dark fantasy atmosphere, though Pandora Hearts isn't as dark as Kuroshitsuji.
Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts don't really look like each other in story, but there's the same atmosphere and I really liked both. Also the master-servant relation from Kuroshitsuji is like Gilbert and Oz in Pandora Hearts. Both have a dark story with comedic parts in it.
somehow, when i watch both of these anime, i feel it's similar. although the story is different, but both of it are very good anime. :) for kuroshitsuji, the anime is acceptable and nice, but for pandora hearts, i recommend to read the manga, because the story is much better. both of these anime has very unique story line. :) if you love the anime, i recommend to read the manga. :D
Probably been recommended already but I think it's worth mentioning again
- both contain an older servant protecting a younger master
- similar characters such as break (pandora hearts) and the undertaker (kuroshitsuji) and the relationship between sebastian/ciel is similar to oz/gilbert
- they both have a supernatural theme which can be dark (more so in kuroshitsuji) but also have occasionally humor (more evident in pandora hearts)
- both are very entertaining animes so I reckon if you liked one of them give the other a try ^__^
These two anime take place in the Victorian Era and both follow the story of a young boy. Both Ciel (Kuroshitsuji) and Oz (Pandora Hearts) have been to hell and back and both seal a contract with a demon, whom from that moment on is (almost) always with them. While both plots may seem quite simple at first, there'll be a few twists to the story that will make it way more intriguing.
In short: two action, supernatural and from time to time comical anime that are definitely worth watching!
They both have some similar characters. In Kuroshitsuji, humans make contracts with demons, and in Pandora Hearts, they make contracts with chains. They have similar ambiance. They both talk about master and servant relationships.
both protagonists are young with a tragic past and are from a royal family. they both have handsome older servants with black hair (very important ;D). they both have a contract with a demon (in BB) and a chain (in PH). both the animes have a mysterious vibe around them. If you liked one of them you will like the other. :)
-Both have small masters who have servants (butler/chains) with supernatural powers. -Both are filled with action and comedy and gore.
-Another thing they have in common is both main characters are left with no parents.
-Also both series are in old British
Both are located in the Victorian era and have a dark atmosphere.
Both are about a noble family who lives in a mansion.
The relationship of Sebastian and Ciel is very similar to the relation of Oz and Gilbert.
Both have supernatural elements.
Set in historical Europe. Mc is from a wealthy/influential family. Mc makes a contract with a demon like being. Both mc has an older servant. Both involves solving mysteries and has a dark feeling to them, people get murdered, possesed and so on. Both kind of critizes society. Both have equally interesting and somewhat crazy characters, many with dark pasts.
Pandora Hearts looks like it takes place around the same time as Kuroshitsuji. It's humour is also very similar and it's fantasy, so, yeah. Kuroshitsuji is a bit darker than Pandora Hearts. It's light hearted and fun but it can bounce to some serious and dark moments as well. I personally prefer Pandora Hearts over Kuroshitsuji.
In both series you can see a lot of European landscapes and architecture of the past centuries. Quite similar concept for a contract with a demon or a "chain". In Kuroshitsuji you will see a lot of awesome Sebastian and in Pandora Hearts you will see a lot of relations to Alice in Wonderland.
Pandora Hearts is quite old, it was aired in 2009 (I think). But it's still one of my favourites, and it has a similar feeling with Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler). The characters of Pandora Hearts are amazing as well as the characters in Kuroshitusji.
Both of the main leads are kinda royal(?) but the storyline is quite different. If you like Kuroshitsuji, you should try Pandora Hearts!!!!! Pandora Hearts has the manga version as well, just like Kuroshitsuji.
Have fun watching Anime^^
The main character is in nobility and is supported by someone not human. The setting of both animes are very similar. From episode to episode, the characters are solving mysteries, wheither it be short term or the overall plot. Both are very entertaining to watch.
Kuroshitsuji and Pandora hearts are very alike.
-Both main characters are young.
-Both main characters are in a contract.
-Both main character's have a servant.
Pandora hearts take's you on a journey full of mystery, sadness and relationships. You will see Oz and Gil's relationship grow as Master and Servant and you will see Alice and Oz's relationship grow as Contractor and Master.
Ciel Phantomhive is trying to find his parent's killers while Oz is trying to find Alice's memories.
I recommend you watch this if you want to watch something like Kuroshitsuji..
Demon or Chain, both anime have the main character to be bound with a contract with demon(Kuroshitsuji) and a Chain (in Pandora Heart). Both main character have similar dark past that always haunt them and both main character's partner always show loyalties with the MC. The story is really interesting and accompanied buy a little bit comedy between characters.
Both are mystery animes, with some horror, set in historical Europe. The animation and historical atmosphere are very well done. They star very cunning and calculating children (Ciel, Victorique). Kuro is more of a shoujo, Gosick is more of a shounen.
Kuroshitsuji is set in the Victorian Era and Gosick is set between WWI and WWII, with a few similarities in plots such as a "war that will involve the whole world". Gosick starts off with Victorica solving mysteries and then getting into main plot. Kuroshitsuji is much the same, with Ciel completing various missions for the queen at the start. These two are also used as models or dolls; Victorica as a gothic loli, and Ciel dressed in adorable costumes. They have a loyal black haired companion that would give anything to serve them. These two anime have various dark themes to them, like the occult and smuggling, but make easy viewing for most audiences. I'd say give them both a go, since are also some key differences that keep both titles fresh. read more
Gosick and Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler are two series that at first glance not too similar but does have quite a lot of similarities such as:
The similar time setting being Victorian.
Similar relationship between the two main protagonists.
Both the main protagonists are stubborn yet an intelligent child with many demands.
Both tells story of the series in a various arcs/sub-plots
Both series has similar artwork.
Both series has a taste of mystery.
Both series has comedy, drama, but also some emotional moments mixed in.
Both of these animes have mystery in them and an older setting, both have some comedy as well as tradgedy, and if you love Ciel, you will like Victorique. Kuroshitsuji did not really have much romance (with the exception of Ciel's fiance), but Gosick does.
Both Gosick and Kuroshitsuji have main characters who help some kind of higher order solve 'unsolvable' mysteries. They also both have main characters who have a helper, in Gosick its a sidekick while in Kuroshitsuji is a butler. Gosick and Kuroshitsuji both are set around the same time period and have that same kind of vibe of something forever dark but somehow funny at the same time. While Gosick has more Romance in it Both are types of anime that will scare you almost half to death but keep you captivated while you are watching blood spill, even if your not the type to like such things. While in Gosick the helper is a human he is called The black Reaper which almost shares a tie into Kuroshitsuji where Sabastion is not a Grimm Reaper but a deamon. As you watch, like I said before, you will become captivated by what is going on even if its watching blood spill, but at the same time you will gain a kind of love for all the characters in them. Lastly both have huge climaxes that make you want to scream for more story and of the charaters in each. (which in Kuroshitsuji happens with the second season.) Hope you enjoy them. read more
Both series are set in a European style and older timeline which classifies to the genre historical and mystery since the two series also involves several mysteries to be solved. Both main heroines are served and by main guy. In Gosick, Victorique was highly respected and served by Kazuya Kujou but not directly as a butler while in Kuroshitsuji, Ciel was served by Sebastian as a butler.
They are alike, because...
-both involve a shortie being the detective
-they have a victorian style
-both involve the mystery of the MC's parent(s)
-both take place in Europe
-also the MC from Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) and the Heroin from Gosick are similar
Ciel and Victorique are very similar, because...
-they have someone who acts like a servant/protecter to them (a Butler, and a Japanese boy)
-they have a bad past
-they are harsh
-they love sweets
-both have some sort of power
Kuroshitsuji and Gosick are quite different, but both are placed in a similar time era and both have main characters who try to solve mysteries. Kuroshitsuji is more dark, while Gosick is more romantic.
These two series are in the "mystery" side, while Gosick is more of a detective serie more than a "dark theme mystery" like Kuroshitsuji, they both are nice to watch and enjoyable until the last episode.
Here we have an anime that takes place in a historical Europe. It stars a young and short person who dresses up in fancy costumes, love sweets and most importantly, can solves mysteries better than everyone else around him/her. He/she are guided by a black-haired man who has a strong bond with him/her. And together, the pair travels around, solving different mysteries that are related to the supernatural. Both Black Butler and Gosick are great historical mystery anime, and I highly recommend both series.
Both are superhuman beings (Sebastian and Alucard) under contract to english nobility (Ciel and Integra). Even though the main aim of the two animes are different, (revenge vs elimination of vampires), they are almost cut from the same cloth! However, Hellsing tends to be darker and more bloody.
Ciel's character is similar to Integra's one. They are both very strict, demanding and they will do everything to achieve the goal. What is more, they are perfect examples of "being master" attitude.
Alucard and Sebastian are similar because of their fighting abilities, hidden (not every time) dark side and good look ;)
Both anime ale pretty dark with a lot of blood and supernatural things included.
In both animes there's a evil creature (demon/vampire) who have to protect a human master. On the other hands their masters are so serious and never smile......almoust.
So if you like master-servent relationship (and england atmosphere) you will love both animes
In both there are demons, which serve humans. Sebastian looks like Alucard, especially when he is in his "fighting mode" and Ciel looks like Integra in her childhood. Phantomhive family serves the Queen and executes her orders, and Ciel is the young successor of this family. So it looks pretty similar to Hellsing, and even if they have different atmosphere, if you enjoy one you will like the other too.
If you enjoyed the Integra/Alucard dynamic then the Ceil/Sebastian relationship will seem very familiar. They both enjoy a dark element (Hellsing having violent characters and Kuroshitsuji having twisted characters). Side characters provide much of the comic relief in both with Kuroshisuji enjoying much more comedy than Hellsing.
The biggest similarity is Alucard and Sebastian. They seem cut from nearly the same mold in terms of character. If you liked one you will for sure like the other. They both chain themselves to humans who clearly need them. They are both very manipulative (even manipulating their masters). And just as it starts to appear they might really have some soul in them they remind you they aren't human they are vampire/demon. read more
Liked Sebastian? Loved Sebastian? Hated Sebastian?
Your answer does not matter, you are gonna like to watch some Alucard action in Hellsing. He is the only person who can defeat a demon in a duel;).
PS:I don't recommend Hellsing Ultimate because althought it is more loyal to the original manga and has some marvellous animations, it includes too much second world war events and political issues, so it will be really confusing if you're new to Hellsing story. Go with the TV version for the time being.
1 they are both set in England
2 both families the Hellsing and Phantomhive both do the queens dirty work
3 both Ciel and Integra both have servant who are more than meets the eye
4 both Alucard and Sebastian do not have any qualms with killing people
5 they both have nice dark humor
Really if you enjoy one you will most likely enjoy the other
Kuroshitsuji and Hellsing have a some what similar storyline but totally different adjectives in the end. They both have a 'Master' and a 'Servant/Guardian'. But they both have dark humor. I dont know if youll like them both but i absolutely loved them :D
They both have a master-servant relationship. They also both involve the use of fantasy characters as the servant and a human as the master. They both take place in England and the master and servant protect England. In both the master got the servant while in a desperate time of need. Finally, the servant is a really strong, or in other words, a boss-ass bitch.
Mysteries, dark settings, detectives..If you liked Death Note you might like Kuroshitsuji, though it's not that serious and a more funny setting. (There are Shounen-Ai hinted themes in Kuroshitsuji, so for the LxLight shippers, you can get your moments in Kuroshitsuji too)
Well, they both involve demons and in Death Note Light-kun tries to rid the world of evil, and become the ruler. In Kuroshitsuji, Sebastian is a demon butler who signs a contract to help Ciel get revenge on those who caused him pain and humiliation. These two two stories are not that similar, but have a great theme to it. Both dark, mysterious, and romantic. I recommend seeing Kuroshitsuji first since it has a sequel.
They're both dark. Monster is also similar. But I think Death Note is so unique, it can't really be compared to anything. I hate when people say that Code Geass and Death Note are alike, cause they're NOT! They're so different. Light is justice. Lelouch isn't.
Both have a dark and mysterious atmosphere with a vengeance theme. Both main characters are immature brats, though Death Note is far more psychological than Kuroshitsuji. There are BL undertones to Kuroshitsuji.
They may not seem so similar at first, but:
-The relationships are similar (Sebastian is bound to Ciel by a contract, Ryuk is bound to Light in a similar way.)
-Both involve supernatural entities (Sebastian and Ryuk/shinigami)
-Both include shinigami
-Both MC's have detective-like roles
-Both MC's have blonde, over-caring girlfriends (Lizzy/Elizabeth and Misa)
-Neither MC are doing particularly good or particularly bad things (Light does what he sees as justice, while Ciel seeks revenge, doing what benefits him)
-Ciel is similar to L, as well was Light (Ciel is the successor of his family, while 'L' is more of a title than a name, and has successors waiting [Near and Mello])
-Both anime make you think deeper
Aside from the fact that they are both anime, these are very similar. Both have a dark feeling to it, but theses moments that you just want to laugh out loud. They also both have somebody trying to accomplish something.
The main characters, Ciel and Light both have that sense of determination and the feeling of hatred. They are different ages but that aside, act the same.
The one thing is that Death Note has the dark feeling the whole thing, while Kuroshitsuji has a few carefree moments.
If you like Death Note, you'll LOVE Kuroshitsuji!
Both of them are (somewhat) darker, have a supernatural kinda deal going on, a non-human character who hangs around the main character and isn't quite good or evil, some mystery/detective themes, shinigami, clever and well-respected main characters, and blonde-haired girlfriends who just want to make the main character happy.
In Death Note, Ryuk has a relationship with Light that is kind of similar to Sebastian's relationship with Ciel. They aren't exactly good, but they aren't evil either. While Sebastian does assist Ciel and follow his orders, he is only doing so because of their contract (which is meant to benefit Sebastian); this is similar to Ryuk's relationship with Light- he will help Light on occasion, but only if he benefits from it as well. And of course both Sebastian and Ryuk are supernatural entities, Sebastian is a demon, while Ryuk is a shinigami.
Ciel could be considered to be like a detective, since he is the "Queen's Watchdog", and the Queen has ordered him to investigate and solve many cases. L plays a similar role in Death Note; he is a world-renowned detective who has solved numerous cases, and is put in charge of the Kira case. Ciel could be compared to L in a few ways- the Phantomhive family is shown to be powerful and influential, and Ciel becomes the head of the household after the death of his parents, and while L is also very powerful and influential, they are similar because L is more of a title than a person, and he has successors lying in wait to "become" L if the current L is to pass away. Both Ciel and L have similar personalities as well, they are both very reserved, serious, and clever, but can’t quite seem to take care of themselves without the assistance of a butler.
Both Kuroshitsuji and Death Note involve shinigami. While the shinigami of Kuroshitsuji use tools known as Death Scythes to end lives and collect souls, the shinigami of Death Note use Death Notes, which are essentially just notebooks in which they use to write the names of who will die. In both anime, there seems to be a society of shinigami who report to higher-ups, but Death Note differs in the way that the shinigami are much less motivated to do their jobs, and of course the shinigami of Kuroshitsuji look very much like humans (their eyes being the only indicator that they are death gods), while Death Note’s shinigami are somewhat-humanoid monsters. Ryuk could be compared to Grell in the way that he doesn’t seem to do his job, gets involved with humans despite the fact that he isn’t supposed to, and is motivated by things he finds to be fun and exciting. Both Ryuk and Grell seem to be out of place amongst the other shinigami as well, since Ryuk seems more human in his personality and mannerisms than most, and Grell seems to do what she can to stand out.
While Ciel has Elizabeth/Lizzy, Light is in a relationship (of sorts) with Misa. Both Misa and Lizzy are caring girlfriends who do what they can to help, have interests in cute things, and are overall very cheerful, yet childish. Of course, the main difference between the relationships is that although Ciel doesn’t seem to show it, he cares deeply for Lizzy, while Light is obviously only using Misa for his own benefit, and doesn’t appear to have any real feelings for her. read more
The main characters in both, Death Note and Kuroshitsuji, get something supernatural to their lives (Light finds a death note and Ciel gets a "one hell of a butler") and they use those things to achieve their personal goals.
Both series also feature death gods (shinigami) that play quite an important role as the plot thickens.
Death Note and Kuroshitsuji both have this dark atmosphere (although that is relieved a little bit by the means of comedy in Kuroshitsuji) which is caused by devious plotting and it just sucks the viewer in.
I think that they are both brilliant shows, I haven't read the manga yet, but I'm hoping to by the next month or so. I believe that that are very similar and they sort of have the same aspects even though one is about an anonymous guy who kills villans and one's about a demon butler and ciel and how they solve crimes and do things together. I'm not sure what it is but the two shows are similar in some way.
Both have Master-Servant relationships. The "masters" are young teens, and the "servants" are adult males. The servants are super strong and good at everything. There is also a bit of comedy mixed in with the seriousness of both shows.
Both have a similar servant-to-master relationship within them, and although Kuroshitsuji doesn't include the same romance between the servant and master as Inu x Boku SS does, there are times when love and sexual tension are shown between the master and servant. Kuroshitsuji also incorporates the supernatural into its story as well, and in the same way the servant is a supernatural being like in Inu x Boku SS.
Overall if you enjoyed Inu x Boku SS, you should defiantly enjoy Kuroshitsuji! :D
Kuroshitsuji and InuBoku are both masterpieces.
Soushi(InuBoku) and Sebastian(Kuroshitsuji) are both servant-like figures, one a bodyguard and one a butler, who have power and reflexes that seem, and are, quite inhuman. Ririchiyo(InuBoku) and Ciel(Kuroshitsuji) are both the master of their servant, however Ciel is purely human while Ririchiyo is a youkai, only not as strong as Soushi. Both deal with the supernatural and contracts, but InuBoku is more lighthearted and humorous while Kuroshitsuji is darker and has less of a sense of humor(but there's definitely quite a few jokes in it!) Ciel and Ririchiyo are also both known for their famous family name.
These are my two favorite anime and manga series ever<3 read more
Black Butler is about demon butlers and Ino x Boku Secret Service is about weird spirit thingies that I never figured out. 'Cause I'm really dumb. You'll probably figure it out on episode one (if you do, explain it to me and if you don't - yay stupid pasta buddies).
I enjoyed Ino x Boku way more then Black Butler and I liked Black Butler.... so go check it out!
Both series feature a master/servant protective relationship as well as "demonic" references. Both "master" characters have a cold demeanor, however I found Kuroshitsuji to contain more graphic scenes.
Kuroshitsuji is about a demon butler, Sebastian, while Majin Tantei is about a demon detective, Neuro. Slightly different, but very similar characters. The shows both contain a similar atmosphere as well.
These anime are incredibly similiar. They have the same dark, mysterious mood; they’re both about a character who serves/helps the protagonist; and, most of all, Neuro and Sebastian are the same type of character. Clever, skilled, cold, human in appearance but not in fact, smiling but then being creepy and evil any minute. Neuro=demon detective, Sebastian=demon butler. They also repeat their “symbol sentences” (I already feel this mistery under my palate [Neuro]/I am a butler and a demon [Sebastian]) several times.
They have similar main characters--Sebastian is a demon butler while Neuro is a demon detective. Both anime have a slightly creepy and mysterious mood, and the main characters are both extremely clever and skilled.
Both series focus on a (sexy) demon protecting a human kid and the two of them solving mysteries.
Where Kuroshitsuji is a very dark anime MTNN is more humorous (in a sadistic way) and maybe easier to watch for guys as well when Kuroshitsuji mainly focuses on female audience.
Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro and Kuroshitsuji, in my opinion, are very closely related. Every episode is filled with a mystery and hold you to the very end! The differences are: Neuro's a detective, Sebastian's a butler. MTNN takes place mostly in Japan. Kuroshitsuji is in "back in the day" England. And Yako and Ciel are two totally different personalities, but even though they are the "main" focus of the story and are different from one another as it seems to me, Neuro and Sebastian are one in the same. Demons from Hell, looking for the best thing to eat, in Neuro's case it's the perfect mystery and for Sebastian it's the perfect soul, and they are very comical in a serious and, maybe cynical way. They go hand and hand~!
If it's mysteries, demons, and all around loveable characters you're looking for, both of these animes are for you! read more
Both main characters are focused as demons-one that eats souls, and one that eats mysteries. This says a lot on how they differ, but there is a similarity between the Black Butler Sebastian Michaelis and the "Detective's Assistant" Neuro Nougami. Perhaps it's their personalities. Of course they alter, but it's amusing how alike they are. Shortly after her father's death, Yako runs into the demon Neuro, who plays the role as an assistant flawlessly, but little do those around him know that he is really just feeding off the real assistant, Yako's, name "detective." He's the one who solves all the mysteries. And feeds off of them. While Sebastian, a gallant butler in black, serves as his master's servant. After Ciel lost everything he had, he sealed a contract with this demon, and until the end of his goals, Sebastian will serve him. With the hope of having a long-awaited meal. And so the two face many predicaments. read more
First of all, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro isn't really popular, which I think is weird because it's a really nice anime! It reminds me of Kuroshitsuji because:
- Sebastian & Neuro both are demons.
- Sebastian & Neuro both have special powers or are almost invincible.
- Both have a dark story with comedic stuff in it.
And I think both have a pretty mature story, it isn't childish. I really recommend to watch Kuroshitsuji and Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro.
Both series has a strange male protagonist (Demons) who is clever, independent, cold, and possesses supernatural powers. Seemingly, a pact exists between that main male protagonist and his partner.
Both series' style of story telling seems to have a dark comedy taste to it with strange sequences and various twists. There are plot twists that are presented in a strange way. Additionally, both series contains action, drama, and some violence.
Both series' supporting characters also play roles in the series in various mysteries.
Both have the same elements: butlers , "bochan", bishonens, elegance, demons, contracts, fanservice with shonen ai background tones, even the fonts of the titles are almost alike, the same setting and feeling, with dark aura but with comedy very funny, the story in both are almost alike because of the contents. But I found Kuroshitsuji a little darker.
-Both seem to be dark animes but at times funny
-Both main character has butlers & demon butlers protecting them
-Both has powers and surrounded by supernatural
-Both gives off somewhat same gothic aura
-Both involves contracts
-Both really good
To be honest, when I was watching Makai Ouji, the moment the word "butler" popped out, Kuroshitsuji was my first thought.
Those who like Makai Ouji for the "demon/devil" part should definitely watch Kuroshitsuji, and vice versa. Both animes have elements of the supernatural, as well as fighting scenes. The art is pretty decent for both animes too.
The main characters seem to be rather similar to me too. They both have a kind of "confident" personality, and both happen to come from a well-off family, or at least used to, in Makai Ouji's case.
All in all, I feel that both of them have pretty good plots, so give them a go! read more
They are quite similar because both stories happen in more or less the same place and at the same time (England, end of the 19th century ->Victorian Era). Obviously, there are demons involved in the story, and they have a great influence in the development of the events. You also get a similar feeling when you are watching these two animes.
Both center around humans associating with demons. And the similarities between the two main protagonists are just potent: both are of aristocratic descents, and although one is a huge cynic while the other isn't (Ciel did sign a contract with a demon, didn't he?); they are both fairly intelligent, deeply ambitious, and shamelessly arrogant. Also, both the shows are just wonderfully drawn, and has a lot of comedy and bickering here and there.
A definite recommendation.
Demons and angels
Similar time era
Butlers and bocchan
Dark atmosphere with some comedy
Devils and Realist is like a mix of Kuroshitsuji and Pandora Hearts, everyone who watched PH or Kuroshitsuji will enjoy this!
Both the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji and Code Geass are very similar - from the fact they both follow the way of self-destruction and vengeance to the order issuing abilities and proficiency in chess.
In general, Ciel looks like a chibi version of Lelouch, not smart and skilled enough to pwn anyone he wants through strategy, relying on his butler Sebastian instead. (btw one of Shinigami in Kuroshitsuji is voiced by Jun Fukuyama.) English nobility, royal family members, tons of pathos, the only difference is XIX and XXI centuries, so no mecha in Kuroshitsuji.
Both Ciel from Kuroshitsuji and Lelouch from Code Geass have similar personalities. They're both machiavellian types who would do anything to achieve their goals. And they both have french names (<--- totally beside the point...). Although the settings are quite different, I liked Ciel for the same reasons I liked Lelouch, and enjoyed both shows mainly because of these two characters.
I know what You think. That I'm out of my mind but believe me! These 2 animes have 1 important thing that makes them similar. It's main hero's character. Both boys (Lelouch and Ciel) are not some pure hearted knights that are shouting about Wolrd Peace, Justice and Love for Everyone. They are cunning, smart and they have blood on their hands becouse for their goal they ready to sacrifice everything and everyone. Traumatic past is also included. If You like this kind of characters or at least You like to watch animes with these kind of heroes, the 2 animes are for You!
Both main character (Lelouch and Ciel) have lost something valuble to them. Each strikes a contract with a mysterious person in order to gain the power for their revenge (for Ciel its Sebastian and for Lelouch, C.C.). Both of the main character's play a mean game of chest, seeing everyone they work with or are close to as nothing but their pawns in this game. Both Sebastain and C.C fallow their contractee's around in order to make sure they stay safe and that they will in return gain their end of the contract.
Each character facing a sense of battle's and betrayals along the way in order to react both their goals. Both series contain side trips of humor, action, strategy and a dark tone to it (for Code Geass its more of a dark-ish not completely dark.) read more
In both of these series, the protagonist is a person of high status who is proficient in chess and mind games. Both Lelouch and Ciel are driven by their hatred and make a contract with a supernatural being to fulfill their goals. Their contractors are also similar in some ways. If Sebastian was female, I suppose he would be a lot like C.C. Sebastian and C.C. both commonly make playful jabs at their contractors throughout the two series, and hold high importance in keeping their contractors alive. Lizzie and Shirley are also a bit similar. These series are also both set in British settings (although the Britain in Code Geass is futuristic whereas Kuroshitsuji is set in the Victorian Era) and deal with politics in some way or form (Code Geass much more so). They can also both have very dark moments as well as very comedic ones, and fair amounts of fanservice (for both the ladies and the men). Both of these series have ambiguous endings that require you to watch the second season/series for a true conclusion. read more
The characters in both Code Geass and Black Butler are very ambiguous in terms of morality. The villians aren't totally evil, and the good guys (Lelouch and Ciel in particular) aren't totally good. Both main characters also have some kind of "secret weapon" that they use to get their way. In Code Geass, it is Lelouch's ability Geass. In Black Butler, it is Ciel's butler Sebastian.
The main characters both out on revenge meet a supernatural being willing to forge a contract with them that gives these boys the ability and power to extract their revenge on those they have come to so despise fiercely. Their secret hidden inside one of their eyes both Ciel and Lelouch give a dramatic twist to their stories unlike any anime I have seen so far.
Both anime have a main character who gain the aid of a supernatural being (C.C and Sebastian) in order to obtain their goals. They also lost someone close to them (Lelouch, his mother. Ciel, his family), and are determined to have their revenge.
Lelouch makes a contract with and witch, and Ciel makes one with a demon. Both titular characters have a mysterious eye power (Although they both have different abilities, Lelouch uses his Geass have absolute obedience while Ciel can call Sebastian, no matter where he is)
Though the plots and story line are completely different, the main characters seem to have similarities.
First off, Ciel and Ritsuka are both 12. Though they have different voice actors, their voices sound extremely similar. They're both stubborn and have snarky attitudes throughout the series. They have also both lost something precious to them. Ciel his family, and Ritsuka his older brother. Both lost their relatives due to fires. (in Loveless, this is directed via anime, as to where the manga tells otherwise about his brother's 'status'.)
Soubi and Sebastian are similar as well. Both have extrodinary powers and call the main characters their 'masters'. They are both in a contract of sorts with the kids, and their lives are made to serve said boys and protect them at all costs, also being ordered to do whatever their masters want. Both men are calm and composed and are rarely seen angry. The only difference is that Sebastian is a butler, as to where Soubi is a 'servent'. (Yes, that's similar, but with different meanings of the words) Also, Sebastian seems a lot darker than Soubi personality wise. read more
The master-servant relationship is applied in both series. The uke, Ritsuka from Loveless and Ciel from Kuroshitsuji are both egoism. Tough and determined. Whilst the seme, Soubi from Loveless and Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji are both loyal and obedient to their masters. In fact, both of them also hide secrets from the masters and tend to do things or sovle problems by themselves without the master's acknowledgement.
Both stories center on a particularly strong male bond which ties the two main characters together in almost a master servant relationship. Both plot lines revolve around a terrible incident happening to the main character at a young age. And while Loveless tries to lighten the melancholy feel with its rather ambiguous take on what it is to be loved or not loved at all; it tends to sully the true nature of humanity which is very evidently portrayed in the Black Butler or Kuroshitsuji.
If you love shota-themed anime, then Loveless and Kuroshitsuji are basically a same thing with different setting. Both have a troubled kid as their main character and a "hot, multi-talented guy" as their companion.
The two main characters look strikingly alike and many of the people who have enjoyed Kuroshitsuji have been known to love Nabari No Ou as well. =3
But I suppose it's not just that, people who enjoy Kuroshitsuji just seem to be very compatible with NnO too. ^^ (Neither is Shounen-ai btw)
For some reason these 2 series remind me of each other. Miharu & Ciel seem to be both almost apathetic, and both have an older male that takes care of them & protects them. Both Yoite & Sebastian have some sort of "power" that allows them to protect their younger male character, and and sort of look the same in character design, in that they are tall and have longish black hair. I really loves both series, so I hope whoever reads this will too.
Mainly writing this because of the extreme similarities between the mains, Miharu and Ciel.
If you like Ciel's personality, and how he tends to be somewhat emotionless, but still has aspirations, you'll like Miharu.
The styles also remind me out each other.
The main character in both have similar personalities (almost similar look too, a kid) and they have a buttler to help them. The difference would be the story but they have a similar setting and tend to target the same audience.
Both are about boys (Livi and Ciel) who at a young age conquer the world of grown-ups despite being constantly looked down upon for being children. Both have love interests, but in Soredemo, the romance and comedy is central while Kuroshitsuji is much more dark and increasingly focused on Ciel's own revenge instead of his life now.
Equal parts drama and comedy, both Kuroshitsuji and Soredemo Sekai wa Utsukushii feature a young boy (one far too cold and mature for his age) in a position of power who has to deal with both enemies and allies alike who wish to see him struck down from it. They also feature this boy's relationship with his butler, though this is focused on much more heavily in Kuroshitsuji. Both series contain supernatural elements and a historical setting.
Both series take place in a victorian era and have occult themes, such as demons. The characters and plot are very different, but are both appealing and interesting. They are both unique series filled with loveable characters.
While there are not many similarities in the characters, the feel of both anime series is similar. Both are dark and deal with exceptionally young antagonists forced into adult roles. Both series deal with demons and humans and have complex relationships between the dark and the light sides. And both antagonists are fighting a history much longer than their own lifetime.
Having watched Kuroshitsuji right after finishing D.Gray-Man, a few "common terms" were noticed, though in very different contexts.
"Akuma" -- Demon. The enemies in D.Gray-Man, and one of the protagonists of Kuroshitsuji.
"Hakushaku" -- Earl. Referring to both Ciel in Kuroshitsuji and the Millenium Earl in DGM.
Also, both have young protagonists with a "cursed" eye, and many characters. Also Allen and Ciel both are half in the "white" and "black" worlds.
Both anime series involves action, comedy, demons, ans supernatural powers. While Kuroshitsuji is about unraveling a mystery behind the horrendous tragedies about the main character's past, D. Gray-man is about seeking to stop to the ultimate plot that could lead to the destruction of the world. Both of the hero and heroines gained help from their comrades, in Kuroshitsuji the other servants and in D. Gray-man, the exorcists.
Both take place in a Victorian era. They also have very similar animation styles if that's what catches your eye.
They both contain demons and other supernatural elements.
These shows both contain very serious dark moments lightened by jokes and silly facial animations.
Kuroshitsuji has a much more extreme side to the light hearted content.
Main characters have a strong past that make them the character they are in the show.
D.Gray-man obviously has the better character depth because it has more episodes and you get to know and love them as the show progresses.
If you love the era of D.Gray-man while sticking with the supernatural themes, Black Butler is definitely worth checking out. read more
Koroshitsuji and Jigoku shoujo are that same in A Few ways. The storys are some what the same becuz There is a demon serving someone, And in jigoku shoujo, she grants a wish. You get the same feeling from Both the animes as well.
Both series feature main characters who have more or less been put in the same situation...
On the verge of death, both have been granted eternal life and have become supernatural beings.
In the case of Kuroshitsuji, the main character was granted 'demon status' in a revenge based deal, whils in Jigoku Shoujo, the main character is a vengeful person who exacts other peoples revenge.
Both Black Butler (Kuroshitsuji) and Hell Girl (Jigoku Shouju) are great anime that base their story of going to hell bound beings to take out their revenge.
While Black Butler keeps it's story based on one character at a time (the first season being Ciel Phantomhive and the second being Earl Alois Trancy) and Hell Girl changes characters each episode, other than the main hell bound beings, of course.
Both series are twisted and keeps you trapped in their worlds. I greatly recommend both.
Would you make a deal with the devil? Would you give up your soul for the one thing you want more than anything? Both Kuroshitsuji and Jigoku Shoujo answer this question, and the answer is yes. Both series depict dark themes, especially revenge. Ai is similar to Ciel (besides their physical size, of course) since they both had too much death and despair forced upon them when they were too young and bear great responsibility.
First off, both shows take place mainly in England and the main characters are British. Second, both main protagonists possess badass butlers (I'm actually talking about Walter here, not Alucard) and have total control over a demonic monster that carries out their master's will (This is Alucard), regardless of morals or relationships. Additionally, the ending of Hellsing Ultimate was similar to the ending of Black Butler season 2, but I won't say why for the sake of not spoiling either show. But, in the end, both series, despite the similarities, are full to the brim of their own great points and I highly recommend both, especially if you've already seen one. read more
Existence of the mystical or supernatural powers. Both main characters pasts are uncovered during run of the series. Sebastian and Alucard fulfill similar roles to their masters. Both series present different view on relationship between demon and human.
English Master- Supernatural servant pair as they protect England (and their own interests) from other supernatural or non-supernatural opponents seeking to bring both down. Both shows also feature their own side casts of interesting and peculiar characters with similar backgrounds.
Both are supernatural shows in which a demonic being which has assumed the form of a beautiful man is bound to serve a human boy. In both cases, the demon is loyal to his master to a certain extent but relatively neutral in terms of good and evil. Both shows also have a variety of silly characters in the background, including a clumsy maid.
In both series the Master-Servant relationship is highlighted. While Kuroshitsuji is a dark comedy based in the Victorian period (England), Tactics is based in the Edo period (Japan). In Kuroshitsuji the servant is a butler who is not human who has great supernatural power, while in tactics the servant is also non-human with great supernatural power. In both series, the duo are bonded to each other in a somewhat very similar manner. Tactics is far more comedic, with a few serious moments here and there, while Kuroshitsuji can be quite heavy and dark with a sprinkling of comedy. In both, the masters are young and intelligent boys who are largely without family and quite dependent, except for when sticky situations arrive that call for intervention from their supernatural servants. read more
Both feature a handsome, swarthy demon bound to a human boy with similar shounen-ai undertones. Both are now paired off with one another to solve supernatural occurrences and mysteries. Along the way they meet plenty of eccentric and colorful individuals - whether they will be human, demon, or otherwise!
both have quirky similar random humour (which is at excellent quality) and has simiar strange atmosphere to it, where it (in soul eater) is in a different gothic world whilst kuroshitsuji is normal life with many dark supernatural aspects (which also seem quite gothic). lots of action, some drama, lots of humour and great general anime :D
While hardly related these two seem to appeal to people who like a good mix of action, drama and comedy. Kuroshitsuji is based in England in the 19th century while Soul Eater is in another world all together, but both have fantasy elements that verge on the dark side (for Kuroshitsuji it's demons and for Soul Eater it's witches and black blood). Last but not least they both have great casts of likeable characters and both series feature beautiful animation in their own respective styles.
They both have the grim reaper feel to them.
There is humor in both, the interesting quirky kind of humor.
The characters are similar each having a partner, Sebastian is with Ciel, and each of the students are partners meister and weapon.
They are each dark in their own way.
Both styles are very good and interesting in their own ways.
The enemies are unique to their own series.
The side characters provide humor and lighten up the mood from some of the seriousness of the actual story.
I totally recommend this. It's awesome!
though they are different, I was watching them at the same time (had already seen soul eater but was showing some friends) and there were some similarities.
dr. stein and undertaker both have insane personalities and similar character designs.
also, they have the concept of death scythes. in soul eater however, they are people. it's just interesting to think about the similarities and concepts you can come up with with these two.
they also both started airing in 2008.
in book of circus, joke's VA plays death the kid in soul eater. (sub)
Ones british, ones american, around the same time line, similar plot, i guess. Both basically contain an MC wanting revenge on a group of people they need to learn the identities of after loosing their parents on their birthdays.
Both of these are set around the same time period, they both have main characters that are pretty emotionless because of their past and they seek revenge. Like in 91 days, you can't trust anyone. It seems as if everyone has evil intent and both have a lot of violence and are pretty dark. They both have some funny moments though (especially Kuroshitsuji.)
Both series involves the supernatural with elements of action, comedy, and drama.
Both series has a mysterious atmosphere and feeling to it based on fantasy with a story that has drama and emotions.
Both series also has similar characters with a mysterious past.
The atmosphere is quite similar.
Though in Uraboku the love-relationships are real, Kuroshitsuji is more like a feeling (an amazing one though, it's my favorite anime & manga!!!). Plus both would be shounen ai (though yes, Kuroshitsuji is [like said] no real shounen ai. Just the feeling of it.)
The mutual atmosphere / feeling results from the will to protect the ones you love.
Luka (and Hotsuma/Sushei) in Uraboku - Sebastian in Kuroshitsuji!
AND the music in both animes is AMAZING ;)
- Have a historical setting - while Kuroshitsuji takes place on a victorian era, Dantalian is set in 1920s-30s. Both series are also set in a mansion in Great Britain.
- Deal with supernatural mysteries.
- Have as main characters a human/a supernatural being -pair, that has been sealed by contract to stay together while the other one takes care of the other one.
- Have as another main character smart, good-looking, gentlemanly-behaving and -dressing male that can get themselves out of almost any situation (however Huey from Dantalian is only a human, so he is of course in many ways less capable than Sebastian).
- Have as another main jealous, bit cranky and tsundere-like shota/loli, that always dresses in romantic and goth-styled, black clothing and loves to eat all things sweet - and demands their pair to take care of them at all times while making nasty remarks. read more
Hugh Anthony Disward and Dalian quite remind of Sebastian and Ciel. Solving mysteries inlcuding murders and such. They makes a contract with a supernatural being. One of them has supernatural powers.
Both of these Anime have a dark, gothic feel to their art style.
Kuroshitsuji takes place on a victorian era, Dantalian is set in 1920s-30s.
Both are set in similar time eras and in the same location. They both are drawn similarly and have the same dark light on the story. They each have a "servant/master" idea (although that's not the focus of Hakushaku to Yousei) and have supernatural elements as well as the prominent idea of revenge. Although Hakushaku to Yousei as far more romance than Kuroshitsuji, they are both alike and very well done stories.
Both of these animes have the same supernatural dark themed atmosphere, and it has the same theme of having a strong bond between it's two male protagonists (yami no matsuei's shounen ai is much more exposed though). Both animes pertains to solving some mysterious cases too. I am 100% sure that you'll like Kuroshitsuji if you're a big fan of yami no matsuei.
Both of these animes are a combination of comedy, mystery and a shounen-ai (hinted, as in Kuroshitsuji's case) theme. They also share main-characters with a bond between a young boy and a male. Another thing worth mentioning is that Ciel and Hisoka's appearance, voice and personality are much alike.
Both shows play on the grimmer side of 'BL' style stories. They also delight in mysteries, wicked twists, and eccentric characters. Shinigami (Reapers) and Demons play a role in both stories, although at opposite sides. Shinigami are not all benevolent, and the Demon in Kuroshitsuji seems more noble then most other characters.
Kuroshitsuji has a more prevalent gothic atmosphere then Yami no Matsuei, but very similar priorities on character designs. Both shows put an effort into making the characters look good, but sometimes the animation gets a little off or doesn't look as ideal as desired. Some episodes also get pretty bad on fanservice compared to Yami no Matsuei and can easily be omitted (In my case this was 7 - 9). But otherwise the show is very solid, and delivers a very befitting finale.
Some characters in Yami no Matsuei, like Hisoka or Muraki, have similarities to ones from Kuroshitsuji. Hisoka's tragic past seems oddly similar to Ciel, the main character of Kuroshitsuji, as does his cold behavior at the beginning of the series. The seductive villain Muraki is somewhat similar to Sebastien, Ciel's butler, but of course it's not nearly so simple as that. There are many nuances to these characters then would be first let on, much like in Yami no Matsuei.
The story in Kuroshitsuji does not get darker in theme until episode 4, so if the mood whiplash between comedy and drama bothers you it does go away. Unfortunately the lighter moments don't seem to blend in as well as they did in Yami no Matsuei, but they can be managed. All else fails, pay more attention to character behavior then the poorly done 'jokes.' Kuroshitsuji can be silly, and over the top but it is a fun ride once it finally settles down.  read more
Similar characters, with the same characteristics. Supernatural themed, with good-looking male old and young protagonists. Both are based on solving cases, and they both do a special consideration to desserts and cakes
Characters really do look a like! i think that Sebastian from kuroshitsuji is male version of Yuuko from xxxholic. also at first sight i thought that kuroshitsuji was product of Clamp, but i guess i was simply mistaken.
Both have a creepy-gothic feel to them and they both have many smaller stories that eventually lead to another
and both of them have master-butler relationships in them ( though the one in xxxHolic isn't nearly as much as in Kuroshitsuji )
When I watched xxxHolic again one years ago,i realized that there are some contens of xxHolic that reminisced about Kuroshitsuji . And these are are descriptions that those animes shared.
1) Protagonists of both anime have supernatural powers that effect everything around themselves.
2) Mysteries and Supernatural theme are concept and center of both anime.
3) Our protagonists of two animes contact and communicate with each anime 's supernatural creatures (demon butler and witch)
Kuroshitsuji concerns certain uncommon interactions between butler and master. Vampire Knight does not concern demons/angels/shinigami. If you really enjoyed either this one or Vampire Knight then you will love this next series (if you're into vampires). Vampire Knight is more focused on dark romance involved with vampires and humans with a love triangle in the mix and a dark secret that will unravel itself later in the story.
If you like dark, gothic storylines where the characters forever seem destined to meet a very unpleasant fate, than Vampire Knight and Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) are both probably a good bet. Although there is not a great similarity between the storylines, the tone is unmistakably similar: dark, mysterious plots where characters strive to overcome conspiracies in which their tragic pasts are the key.
The level of character development is about equal in both of these as well; the protagonists drive the plot forward (although they have very different motivations), and the secondary characters are mysterious non-humans who are more knowledgeable than they let on. Also, side characters add a bit of light-hearted humor in a way that isn't annoying and does not detract from the overall ominous intrigue of the main plot.
Also, for anyone who liked one for the extremely suggestive, yet understated sexuality in one, you will definitely get the same in the other. Warnings: if you don't like hints of yaoi (boy/boy) relationships, Kuroshitsuji might not be for you, although you can certainly watch the story without these elements affecting your enjoyment of the piece. Similarly, if you have a problem with suggestions of consensual incest (in a weird, roundabout manner of speaking), Vampire Knight and it's sequel may also not be for you.
Another great thing about these animes is that both can stand alone in their first seasons, but if you want more, then there is a wonderful second season which lets you explore each world even further. read more
The stories arent similar in the least bit but the dark style and the type of animation is. Kuroshitsuji, or Black Butler, is has that 'supernatural' aspect similar to Vampire Knight, referred to as VK from now on.
Black Butler(BB) is about a demon butler whos contracted with a 13 year old boy who has inherited his familys mansion and toy company. The contract was that the Butler, Sebastian, was to help the boy, Ciel, find and kill whoever killed his parents and after Sebastian held his part of the deal up he would get to devour Ciel's soul.
The story line has no romance to it like VK but it BB and VK are both dark and the viewer is captured into it. I usually dont enjoy dark animes or any stories for that matter but i thoroughly enjoyed both VK and VD.
BB isnt 100% dark there is a slight playfulness in Sebastian and Ciel's relationship and the other stuff of the mansion that are used as the comic relief. (much as Aido and the rest of the Night Class occasionally come across as for the VK series) read more
Period pieces highlighting the struggles of nobility. D'Eon is a knight for France and Ciel is a guard dog for England and they're both rather reticent and morose at times. Though Le Chevalier is set nearly a century before Kuroshitsuji, both make attempts to include current events of the time-- making for very interesting historical fiction. Although Le Chevalier is a bit more humorless, both are tragedies at the heart of them, as both character try to discover the mystery behind their love ones' deaths only to embark on a journey that could potentially destroy themselves and everything they know. This is not to say they are totally without laughs, actually crossdressing is another similar theme the two have between them.  read more
Even though Kuroshitsuji focuses on a devil butler and immortality for Baccano, both anime has similar 'air' of darkness and at the same time they are able to include comedic scenes. They also has the same time frame. Their animation and drawings are very good too.
Roughly same time (Victorian Romance Emma takes place about 25 years before Kuroshitsuji), same attention to detail and I believe Kuroshitsuji references Victorian Romance Emma in a few things. Otherwise very different, but if you like the era, go for it!
both animes deal with a skilled mysterious creature that every one is trying to take him out but they can't.both animes have Hilarious funny moments.these animes have lot of battles/funny-battles with new unique styles.main characters also do share lot of things,if you already seen one try the other and probably you will like it.
The main character in both is a supernatural/ultrapowerful being who can pretty much do whatever it wants. It will be a hard time killing either Korosensei or Sebastian. Comedy also plays a huge part in both shows, although the humor in Black Butler is much darker. Both series also have huge casts.
"illuminati" is the very concept which defines both gankutsuou and kuroshitsuji. In both the anime, we get to see a nice tale of revenge(of course,in exchange for selling the soul to the devil). So,if u liked one,you'll certainly love the other.
Is not that similar, but two main characters made a contract, in Servamp with vampire, in Kuroshitsuji with demon. Dark atmosphere, in both good animation, and in both anime are quite similar two psycho characters Belkia (Servamp, vampire) Grell Sutcliff ( Kuroshitsuji, death god) two of them have long hair and they look alike. Both Bishounen.
The two have some similair details but are executed very differently. I can't say that if you liked one you'll for sure like the other, but it may be interesting to try.
-Main character makes a contract with a supernatural being
-The contract provides the MC with the power they need for a goal
*Kuroshitsuji: Ciel uses it to get revenge
*Servamp: Mahiru wants to protect his friends
-Some intense moments
-Comedic relief throughout series
-MC faces supernatural enemies
*Kuroshitsuji: Angels + Shinigami
*Servamp: Vampires/Servamps + Subclass
Both feature a young-ish boy with a supernatural servant. That connection puts them in danger at times, but the serving monster and the boy develop an odd friendship.
Both are humorous and aim to be dark, and include same seiyuus (Yuki Kaji and Daisuke Ono (appears later in Servamp)). Both have an array of characters who are also monsters.
1. Both protagonists are bound together with demonic being through some kind of contract.
2. Both series are funny. (Although The World God Only Knows has a more satirical and exaggerated kind of comedy while Kuroshitsuji focuses more on dark comedy.)
3. Both protagonists (The Butler and Keima) possesses some kind of demonic/god like power.
Note: WGOK focuses more on comedy. Kuroshitsuji has a little bit of everything such as drama, action, shonen ai, etc...
Wait a second. How does a light romantic comedy harem series like The World God Only Knows compare to a dark historical mystery series like Black Butler!? These two shows may differ in tone but they do share a similar idea. A mastermind boy (Keima and Ciel) with similar hairstyles making a contract with a black-haired demon (Elsie and Sebastian) serving that mastermind boy. As the story goes along they meet several unique characters. Oh yeah, and they also deal with some souls too.
"Kuroshitsuji" and "Kamisama Hajimemashita" are two very different series, in fact, i found a few similarities. For example:
- We can see a master-servant thing in both series;
- Both of the anime have demons;
- Sebastian from 'Kuroshitsuji' and Tomoe have a similar character - they try to hide their actual feelings;
As I said before, these two anime are different - "Kuroshitsuji" is more horror, with no romance (or maybe little shonen-ai elements, i'd say, but only a few of them), "Kamisama Hajimemashita" is more comedy.
I watched "Kamisama Hajimemashita" after "Kuroshitsuji", and I'm a big fan of both of them.
Both of them are about a non-human ( Demon and Yokai) handsome, with a super power.
In both, the handsome guys are serving a younger human ( boy and girl )
The both of them has the same atmosphere, but in Kuroshitsuji has more dark, and in Kamisama Hajimemashita has more romance
In both series, there's a fantasy like feeling with a more sophisticated style of its artwork.
The main male protagonist is a young boy; although they have very different personalities. However, it focuses on his relationship with others as well as the people he meets along the well.
Both series also gives off a gothic like feeling with its artwork and also a small sense of mystery.
Black Butler is considerably more episodic and most likely the more dark of the two, but Karneval is not far behind and is surprising in a few different episodes. Both are punctuated by similar sorts of comedy and include the occasional hilariously dorky character.
Both have similar character designs and gothic art styles.
Both feature primarily male casts with debatably BL (though never over-the-top) undertones.
Overall, if you liked Black Butler, you are likely to enjoy the darker plot aspects and animation style of Karneval.
Both have the main character trying to find out some information about people they care about. Both have similar art, and bishies. They have the same atmosphere, which is serious but with random comedy thrown in.
Both anime's are set in a world full of richdom and welth. I think the art is also kind of similar, but I don't know if other people agree. Kuroshitsuji also has those random funny moments like Ouran High School Host Club. Here's a funny fact: Both main-characters (in Ouran High School Host Club it's Haruhi, and in Kuroshitsuji Ciel) are voiced by the same seiyuu! Ouran High School Host Club & Kuroshitsuji both have shounen-ai hinted themes.
Although Kuroshitsuji is obviously much darker than Ouran, they share a similar type of comedy. If you're feeling a little depressed after finishing Kuro, Ouran is the cure with it's bright, funny cast and ridiculous escapades that will leave you in stitches. If you have just watched Ouran, Kuro has a darker theme and more intriguing storyline, but also has memorable characters and slapstick humour.
I'm surprised nobody has recommended Kuroshitsuji yet as an alternate anime to FMA. While Kuro was produced by A-1 Pictures and FMA was produced by Bones, they've got a LOT in the way of similarities.
- For starters, they're both adaptations of relatively popular manga series that ended up diverging from their source material half-way through their respective runs.
- The original stories that these shows ended up following were significantly darker than what took place in their first halves.
- Both shows take place around the same time period (Kuro takes place during the late Victorian era while FMA's setting is akin to early 20th century Germany)
- Both shows employ humour similar to that of Teen Titans, which primarily consists of visual gags, cutaways, and the occasional bit of slapstick. read more
The story is set in England (well, FMA's Amestris is based off of England). The main character is a short teenaged boy with abnormal body parts is called a dog by the public (in FMA, 'dog of the military', in Kuroshitsuji, 'Queen's guard dog'). He's followed around by someone who is not your average human, and together they solve mysteries about their country.
Both of them have great comedy and endings that don't stick to the manga.
Both main characters have a quest that they want to achieve by any means necasare.
Both have lost something that made them to to venture into that mission.
Both use supranatural to achieve their purpose.
Same masterxservant relationship is implied. In Blood Plus, there's a queen and her knight who protects her with his life. In Kuroshitsuji, there's an earl and his butler who ALSO protects him with his life. Both are dark themed and historical.
I recommend Blood Plus to anyone who likes Black Butler because both shows are very dark. There is a similar relationship between main characters in both shows: master and servant. Also, there is a supernatural element to both shows.
"Yes, my Lord." - Sebastian
Remember that phrase? Made you fall in love with him, right
"Yes, Master." - Frankenstein
Are you ready to fall in love with your new unhuman Master-Butler/servant duo?
You are welcome to catch a glimpse of the exceptional life of the noble Rai, who is the creature that is above all others.
The fascinating animation & storyline and hot bishounen characters will glue you to your seat
Both anime have a very similar feeling and character design. Both anime take inspiration from gothic horror and focus on characters with supernatural abilities, such as demons and vampires. Both have a master-servant relationship between the main characters and overall similar action scenes.
They makes you wonder about things. Makes you think. Both have deep characters with tragic pasts. Both want revenge and make powerful humorous allies. They both have nice music. They're both wonderfully unique.
Both Kuroshitsuji and Steins;Gate have there serious points and their not so serious points and have a bit of violence with something to do with a period in time Kuroshitsuji taking in place in the past and Steins;Gate getting involved with both past and future
The stories of Kuroshitsuji and Steins; Gate have nothing in common, but the way there stories are executed are similar. They are both on the darker side and have unique and interesting characters also the plots of both of the stories are intriguing and keep you wanting to know more. Over all they are both good anime that have a sci-fi/ fantasy bent to them.
✔ Almost the same idea - A superpower grants a wish of yours in exchange of 'you' (the one - in exchange of your soul; the other one - in exchange of your life and powers). That wish in the both of the anime must be considered very well before making the contract.
✔ Both are supernatural thrillers
✔ Both look boring in their beginnings but then some thrilling things start to happen and then you're mindf*cked
Konoe and Sebastian are certainly based on the same archetype, and despite being in a completely different genre, both series have a similar feel/sense of humor. Mayo Chiki is basically a gender-swapped Black Butler made in the ecchi-harem genre, and Black Butler is what you would expect Mayo-Chiki to be if it wasn't so focused on the ecchi. That said, Black Butler is much darker between the comedy.
Also, to conform with the apparent standard, both have a butler in a suit serving someone with weird eyes!
Fate/Zero provides what an astonishing way to define each character based on what past they had experienced up to how they express a stance as to how they respond to it. It might distinct in storywise but Sebastian is Kiritsugu. While Fate/Zero is so tense each episode, Kuroshitsuji is more in an ambiance of humor.
Both have a strong young protagonist that is accompanied by a mysterious *cough*hot*cough* bishounen. The story also is similar with both solving crimes and awesome action scenes. Furthermore,they both do not have parents that they're close to,resulting in their personalities are quite a bit cold (although Rahzel is very cheery with Alzeid) and they both are clever like dangan romps smart goddam
I am a kuroshitsuji fan and i also love to watch seraph of the end or owari no seraph.
I highly recommend everybody to watch seraph of the end because it is an amazing anime and i think if you like this anime then you like the other one.
Reasons i say so:
Both animes have something to do with demons
Both animes are dark
Both main anime characters want to revenge their family death
Both anime characters are cute cool and hot
Both anime are amazing
Little bit of comedy
Firstly, both were produced by Square Enix.
Both have eye-patches, Shinigami, contracts, death, and a dark mood.
But the most notable similarities are those between the characters: in both series we have the usually clumsy meganekko (Michiru/Meilin), the gay man who provides some comedy (Hakka/Grell), the always calm and kinda tedious Chinese guy whose eyes are constantly shut (Toho/Lau), the emotionless pretty girl (Kuze/Ranmao), the weird and non-human ferryman/grave-digger (Bekko/Undertaker), the cute and cheerful shota boy (Yuta/Finnian), and even the domesticated wolf (Raika/Pluto).
That said, Zombie Loan is way better.
While the characters and plot are very different, they both have nice humor and lots of action, and if you like one you'll most likely like the other one as well. Kuroshitsuji is the better one of the two though.
1. The setting and scenery of the anime is almost the same.
2. Lau and Ran Mao were probably inspired from the characters Ran fan and Yao Ling from FMA.
3. Circles of Alchemy and Sebastian's symbol seal were probably very much interconnected.
4. The feeling of both anime are pretty much similar.
6. Experimental and such.
7. In Kuroshitsuji, there were indians but in FMA, there were ishbalans.
8. Yao Ling is the 12th prince from his country but Soma is the 27th prince from his country.
9. Agni and Scar are similar, they have queer powers in their right hand/arm and they worship their god very much.
10. Ciel Phantomhive and Edward Elric are dogs of the military, dog of the queen etc.
11. There are only two main characters in the anime.
In terms of style, Kuroshitsuji is a lot darker than FMAB. Although both do share these incredibly dark moments. The main comparison is just that despite FMAB's darkness, it still includes comedy, whereas Kuroshitsuji is mainly just dark. Both have excellent music, and screenplay. Both allude to the struggle of the main character (Ciel in Kuroshitsuji, and Edward Elric in FMAB) and their hope of understanding/ correcting their past.
- Both take place in victorian era London; however, Princess Principal takes place in a steampunk version divided into two sections (the Kingdom and the Commonwealth)
- Both have supernatural elements; Kuroshitsuji involves demons and such while Princess Principal has "cavorite," a mysterious element that allows characters to fly and defy gravity
- Both mix lighthearted scenes and moments with a darker atmosphere
- Both feature the characters partaking in underground operations for their employers; in Kuroshitsuji, the protagonist does dirty work for the queen of England, while in Princess Principal the main characters are spies for the opposing Commonwealth
Another year, another anime about people in Victorian London(Princess Principal adding steampunk to the mix and Black Butler adding supernatural mysteries).
In both anime there is a mix of relaxing and dark/cruel atmosphere.
both main character have eye patch.
both main character have power in their eyes.
both have detectives.
both start off with solving mysteries and later it becomes dark.
both the main character are respected by police officers and are widely known.
both have same feel while watching them.
both have same level of excitement while watching .
both have war.
both main character have weird style of speaking.
Both involve a duo solving murder mysteries. Both duos consist of one superhuman and one human character. However, while Kuroshitsuji has a child filling the human role and an adult figure filling the superhuman role, the roles are reversed partially in UN-GO with a human adult and the superhuman character acting mainly as the child but transforming at times into a smexy, fully-blossomed woman. Also, both involve a pact between the two main characters that involves eating souls. However, the two anime have a slightly different feel to them. Kuroshitsuji is set in the past and has more of a gothic vibe, similar to Gosick, while UN-GO is futuristic and has more of a Code Geass-vibe. read more
At first it doesn't seem similiar at all.
But there is some things that connect these series and I probably only noticed because I watched them one after another (I watched Natsume immediately after Kuroshitsuji).
Both have a contract with a demon who promises to eat them after all is done (or in Natsume's case when there is an opening.)
In both cases the main lead is about the only one who knows about it.
Furthermore the male leads seem similiar in personality, appearing adult, serious and short-tempered.
Well, honestly stories are a lot differents, but yeah, there are some little things that made those 2 so different series becoming 'similar'.
Both main characters have a "contract" with a demon that will gonna 'eat' them whenever the contract will be done.
But it's not only this, i noticed a similitude in personalities of characters~
In fact, Natsume and Madara have a strange relationship that remember the one between Sebastian and Ciel. Because Madara and Sebastian have the part of the 'bad characters' but they care about their contractor for real, so afterall we could say there's a bit of "love" from them xD;
Also another thing about personalities, that made those chara even more similar is that: Natsume & Ciel are both mature for the age they have. They really are mature guys and take hard decisions sometimes, like adults do.
About their main stories, well a shared thing is that both series have a 'paranormal' side. i mean, Natsume has spirits and whatever is linked to them of course, and Kuroshitsuji has shinigami/angels/demons thing.
Well, anyway, don't hope to find in Kuroshitsuji a similar anime to Natsume (or viceversa) 'cuz, i repeat: stories are really differents.
Relationships, main chatacters, personalities, "paranormal" side: those are the things that both series share, in my opinion^^
By the way, Natsume is highly recommended!
Have a nice watch :3 read more
Maybe people wont find this similar, but i think they have their similarities. Both are shonen, and im so used to them that i liked them both.
They have this demon thing in their main characteres, that make them have to hide their really personallity from others outside the world. I really like the relationships Sebastian-Ciel and Rin-Yukio-Shirou, thats another similaritie. And these animes have strong and lovely secondary characters like Mephisto o Shura in Ao no Exorcist and Grell and Undertaker in Kuroshitsuji.
How is a romantic slice of life comedy similar to an action packed anime with supernatural stuff happening almost every episode, including demons and the like? Not at all! But if you liked the characters from one of these two, then you will find the other anime's characters stunningly similar. Of course not completely the same, not even in the gender department. It might be a good gateway for a person that wants to get into rom-coms or action, supernatural animes, thanks to how familiar the characters will feel.
If you really like Doki Doki, you might just love Black Butler! Doki Doki Precure often makes references to Black Butler. You can additionally get easily hooked to the two endings they both have. Not to mention, they both have butlers with the same name. Don't forget the epic battle scenes! Just switch the gender roles, Doki Doki is like a feminine version of Black Butler and vice versa.
Bot anime have very alike feeling when you watching them.
Both is about high social rank boys
Funny chibi forms
But Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine is comedy meanwhile Kuroshitsuji is darker with fantasy and comedy elements
-Both of the main characters Maou/Sebastian are Demons, who acts kind of very nice and kind way, also they have a strong confidence to serve with them (Maou: As a employee job for serving a fast food chain to the customers) and (Sebastian: As a butler being a servant job to serve with his master Ciel Phantomhive). They have powers too, But they may be bad sometimes.
-Having a conflicts and confrontation of Demons and Angels.
The animes grab you each with a backstory that develops the plot as a whole. Luckly each anime has a comic relief for the intensity of the action grabs you. Honestly I watched them both with in a week because once I watched two episodes I was hooked. Although they are hardly related each has a character viewed above all else and is in need of being protected. We all have someone we want to protect in our lives and that is why these animes grabbed me so much.
Contract with demons and an air of mystery with a flair of Gothic lolita fashion.
-Both Chocola and Ciel engaged in a contract with a demon to have a wish granted
-In each series there's at least one character wearing gothic clothing
-Both series have this air of mystery
-Also Chocola and Ciel have a past related to there family but I wont say what because of spoilers.
Now Chocolat no Mahou has short episodes that dont always do the manga justice because there's not enough time to cram in every story detail or character development but I think it's still a nice anime and if you want something short to watch inbetween things that's a little like Kuroshitsuji then I totally recommend it.  read more
Both series contain theme of supernatural dealing. The story is not like kuroshitsuji, but the atmosphere is a bit like. They both have dark, sad atmoshere. In Shigofumi then people died he become shigofumi, in kuroshitsuji then people kill himself he become shinigami, and nothing remember.
Both are shows with Gothic and Victorian influences. Each show has a predominately male cast and the shows are marketed towards young women. Both shows contain dark mystery plot lines with supernatural elements. While Black Butler uses demons as their creature of choice, Diabolik Lovers uses vampires. Diabolik Lovers leans towards the sexual side while Black Butler is much more violent and gorey.
If you're a SebaCiel shipper like I am, then Super Lovers is the closest you're going to get to SebaCiel being canon. The teenage protagonist (Ren) looks eerily similar to Ciel, while Haru is absolutely eye candy, just like Sebastian. There is also a power struggle between the two, just like there is between Ciel and Sebastian (even though his contract states he has to obey his master, no matter what).
Just take my word for it and watch Super Lovers.
Both feature vampires (though Blood Lad shows other creatures too. In different ways, the vamp's life is sort of ruled by a human (though, Blood Lad is in a romantic sort of way).
The shows carry the same dark tones, violent and bloody with some humor. They also share seiyuus (Yuki Kaji, Takuma Terashima, & Ryohei Kimura).
Both anime have a similar setting, as they are both set in Victorian-era England. In both anime, the main protagonists are noblemen, whose lives are turned upside down after the death of their parents. Both anime have supernatural elements and creatures, with JoJo having vampires and Kuroshitsuji having demons. They both also tackle the infamous case of Jack the Ripper. Both anime have a lot of action, as well as some homosexual undertones. Overall, they have a similar atmosphere.
The villain for Gatchaman Crowds, Berg Katze is essentially Grell. Like seriously. They're both flamboyantly villainous fem transgender red heads with other worldly powers. I'm really surprised this correlation hasn't been made before.
-The MC looks / sounds / ''resembles'' a girl, but is really a boy.
-Both anime are about Murder and Mystery
-The cases are, by the children (MCs), as 'games'. - Games that are fun in a different, twisted sick way where you look at murder, gore and violence to satisfy your want for fun!.
Both revolve around the main characters trying to achieve their goal, and have similar elements like phantoms and demons. Kuroshitsuji is filled with much more gore than Noragami, but both can have their dark moments. Both are entertaining and intriguing series, and I highly recommend both of them. They both have action with comedy mixed in, making for two amazing animes. I love both of them, and I think anyone will like these.
Ciel is so much similar to Natsume. Cold, Distant, Emotionless, yet soon you see what lies behind those cold eyes. Revealing to you a wounded soul that needs much love, and that is where you find Gakuen Alice.
The anime that will light your world, bringing you out of that depressive state of only knowing how to kill, how to hurt, how to destroy.
The two anime's are very similar in so many ways, except for the killing, it doesn't brutally show you up close the 'bloody marks'
- Each anime is about 'Revenge', that relates towards 'Family'.
- Lots of action, and cute moments between our MC's.
- Each anime is about forming a pact (Chaos Dragon), or a contract (Kuroshitsuji), where in exchange for something precious, they are returned with a wish that is to be granted.
although yamato-nadeshiko-shichi-henge has a normal non Victorian setting , i felt that it was similar to Kuroshitsuji ,, " humor wise " plus it has some really awesome characters , and ofcourse it has a pervert that can be grell's son if that was possible , i'm talking about Ranmaru , and guess what ,, he has red hair as-well
Both delve into the supernatural aspects of London, England. While one is about a boy who summons a demon in exchange for his soul, and the other is about a mage who buys a human to become his wife/apprentice; they both have very common themes. Sebastian and Elias seem to be very similar characters as neither is human and nor do either understand human emotions. They both try to help their human companions throughout their journeys to accomplish their goals.
They give off the same vibe, it's hard to explain but there's a new story episode, both have young teenagers taking a responsibility due to hardships through their childhood. If you like one you'll probably like the other
Ryner Lute is a Alpha Stigma bearer,when activating their powers they have a red pentagram appearing over their pupils. Alpha Stigma bearers are often shunned and called "monsters" as once they go berserk and lose their sanity, they will start killing and destroying indiscriminately and never to return to their senses again.
I know many people might be surprised by me saying that Kuroshitsuji and MoHS are similar. But I'm not crazy because they really are. In Kuroshitsuji it defies cliches and is serious and funny and so many things all wrapped into one. This is also true for MoHS.
Also, the characters Sebastian and Haruhi are similar in the way that they can pull off basically anything at all. And sometimes when they do it's just absolutely hilarious.
Like the time in Kuroshitsuji episode one when Seb had to do all the work cuz everyone else at the mansion is incompetent. XD and then how Haruhi blackmailed the computer club.
Both characters have no problem using blackmail to get what they want(or in Seb's case follow orders) and they also have a general disdain for useless people(with some difference in opinion of who counts as useless of course)
I love both of these animes. So if you liked MoHS you HAVE to read Kuroshitsuji. It's my favorite anime and is appealing to a huge audience read more
Well, Kuroshitsuji's idea is different from KHR but, they have similar characters. If you love Sebastian, you'll definitely love Mukuro, one of the hot guys from KHR. They both have the same hotness, smile and both came from hell!
Besides Sebastian and Mukuro, there are some other similar characters.
Such as, Lussuria 'n' Grell, they're both weird ,Toma 'n' Bell, they're both stupid princes, Chrome 'n' Ciel ...the same eye-patch lol.
BTW: They both start with the same letter.
- Main characters for both series consist of a cute young boy(both have an odd-eye with supernatural powers) and older bishounen male (among others).
- Both have a non-modern setting, though one is fantasy and one is alternate history.
- Both have fantasy/supernatural elements, as well as partnership.
- Both have yaoi fandoms (Shounen anime aimed towards girls, perhaps, but both can enjoy it immensely).
Overall, I think someone who enjoys Kuroshitsuji will enjoy Tegami Bachi, and vice versa. Tegami Bachi is a bit more light-hearted in theme, but also has a serious plot that reveals itself later on. It's not really historical, but it has somewhat of an early 19th century feel to it, though perhaps more like Steampunk fantasy.
I must admit, my favorite thing about it is the sky being purple.
Kuroshitsuji is more dark from the beginning on, but both share their occasional comedy scenes. It's a more realistic history theme, taking place in the late real 1800's England, though not with the real events. read more
Suteki Tantei Labyrinth is like a cuter version of Kuroshitsuji. Both involve a young boy with special powers and his butler(s). The style in clothing and character design is similar in some point and both main characters solve detective cases.
Both shows revolve around a team of people solving cases that have to do with the supernatural. Although Kuroshitsuji includes demons, shinigamis and similar creatures, Ghost Hunt revolves more-so around spirits and hauntings. Regardless, what these two shows have in common are the 3-4 episode arcs that are tie together to describe a full story.
Shirogane resembles and almost acts exactly like the Undertaker. The style is also got that 'pretty boy' element and the magical graphic elements included in Kuro. It's just got a large combination of Square Enix's pretty boy stuff with the Loveless elements and some Sex Therapist manga moments thrown in.
Both have very dark supernatural plots where many people die and the protagonist tries to solve the mystery behind those deaths. While Kuroshitsuji focus on comedy, drama and demons, Shiki focus in psychological, drama and vampires.
The protagonist seeks revenge for something that happened to him. Both have an outstanding soundtrack and voice actors, as well a very unique art, where the outfits are great.
Although, Shiki is very slow paced and Kuroshitsuji fast paced, they will both leave you addicted if you watch them until the end~~
The two shows definitely have some similarities. Both have kids as the main character/characters, and both contain a mix of light comedic moments overshadowed by some seriously dark stuff. Kuroshitsuji is probably the lighter of the 2 (although it definitely has its share of disturbing moments)
The undertone of kuroshitsuji is very similar to Arcana. There is comedy in some senses, and a dark power or powers that one or many use. When watching Arcana I see the resemblance to Kuroshitsuji by character interaction and the way the story happens.
Everyone who is kept captive in Deadman Wonderland's "G-Unit" have been through something quite traumatizing, alongside the undertakers...This is similar to the main character in the Black Buter, and they both try to change their future by accomplishing something...yet the only important difference is...Ciel has some kind of false hope and runs on hatred, while the people kept at Deadman Wonderland have a kind of hope or light that keeps them going.
They are about the main character doing something in order to get revenge on a certain person and both anime have a good balance of humor and seriousness.
But the plot, setting and characters are nothing alike.
While Black Lagoon and Kuroshitsuji look different on the surface, they are both excellent at bringing across the feeling of darkness, more specifically, darkness within humans. Both are crime-infested shows, that have one or more completely badass characters, and one or more that'll send a chill down your spine. The only real difference between the two, is that Black Lagoon has more realism to the fighters (they're all humans) and Kuroshitsuji has more realism to the setting it's placed in (Victorian England).
- Both main characters have a "servant" who will fulfill any order given to them.
- Stronger servant protects the weak master.
- Main characters have a dark past that drives them.
- Both set in the past (Katanagatari having their own take on the Edo period of Japan).
In Hakkenenden, the way that Sousuke values and takes care of Shino, and the way that Shino trusts Sousuke to take care of his daily needs (eating, sleeping, riding first class on trains) reminds me of Ciel’s relationship with his butler Sebastian in Kuroshitsuji. However, Shino and Sousuke have more of a brotherly/friendship relationship and Ciel and Sebastian’s is darker and based on a mutually beneficial contract. Still, both Sousuke and Sebastian have that calm, protective demeanor in taking care of their pretty, younger charges. There is also hints of shounen ai in both these relationships.
This may sound as a strange recommendation, because how do a bread anime & a demon butler anime compare?...
But the more you go into Kuroshitsuji, the more you notice similarities. Sometimes in characters, but mostly of all, in the sense of humor.
For example, the episodes about the Indian people could've came straight out of Yakitate!! Japan and you never would've noticed the difference :-D
Both series feature mysterious, darkly charismatic male leads with otherwordly powers. Though set in different time periods and geographical locations, they both feature fantastic character designs and tight, elegantly choreographed action sequences. Thematically, characters in both series struggle with what constitutes good and evil, as well as the meaning of being human.
Well, I personally liked both of these, as they deal with similar themes (Darkness, Evil ECT.) However, This anime is a little more girly, with a hint of romance, but there are also fight scenes, and the 2 main characters are males. On the otherhand, I guess that Kuroshitsuji AND D.N.Angel can appeal to both audiences. This anime is worth watching!
Black Butler [BB] (Kuroshitsuji) i feel is very similar to Unbreakable Machine Doll [UMD]. BB has elements of mystery and plot twists, but it is much 'darker' than UMD. Both have master and those who they control and both are set in olden England. Both main roles go to young males set out to gain revenge for their lost family members and both make unusual friends.
there is much more "ecchi" in UMD however. Both have good fight scenes where the master 'battles' with their doll/butler.