Well it's simple to see what they have in common:
• the art style is similar? of course, the artist is the same
• both tv series come from an otome game, with reverse harem genre
• as being reverse harem they both show the usual pattern of a group of boys having somewhat to protect the female protagonist
• still, both series share a strong supernatural factor who doesn't pass on background throught all the story
If you liked one of those you might want to give a try to the another as well!
Have fun watching~
The same artist that created hakuouki created hnk so the style is almost identical. Also the story line is pretty similar with a bunch of guys protecting this one girl. You get the same feel from both even though the settings are different.
There are lots of guys protecting a female protagonist who is considered special in both of these animes.
There is fighting,also with supernatural powers and the setting is similar (although Hakuouki is set in the Edo era).
Same Shinsengumi characters, but different plot, and exact same time period and location, Kyoto. In both shows, the Shinsengumi Vice-commander, Hijikata Toshizo, takes in a young person and is placed under the care of the Shinsengumi. The most obvious difference is that in Peacemaker Kurogane, Hijikata takes in a 15 year old boy, Ichimura Tetsunouske and makes him his page, instead of a young girl.
It's about the history of japan (politically). Both show unique personalities of the shinsengumi.
So far it seems as though it might be just as gory as peacemaker.
I would definitely recommend this anime if you liked Hakuouki.
Both are about the Shinsengumi. If you don't consider that the characters are drawn differently, and that the main characters are different, (Tetsu and Chizuru), then Hakuouki can almost be considered a "sequel" to Peacemaker Kurogane, (in a way), as the Ikedaya Incident was the final event in Peacemaker Kurogane, while it is one of the first events in Hakuouki. They're both awesome!
both take place in the shinsengumi and they consist of a character that something happened to them leading to them joining the shinsengumi. in hakuouki the main character joins after witnessing a drug test going out of control where as the main character in peacemaker kurogane joins after his father is killed in search of revenge leading him to desire strength.
Both feature shinsengumi, though Rurouni Kenshin's shinsengumi happen to have been that in the past, where as the characters in Hakuouki happen to be members in the now, reflecting their differing time periods. Also, they have varing generas, but the art is detailed.
Both Rurouni Kenshin and Hakuoki are set in the similar time period, with many of the characters being skilled swordsmen, also with attractive qualities. The romance and action is paced well and very enjoying to watch unfold.
To sum it up, both are samurai and amazing. The main character protects the girl with romance development. Do not miss out! Also, please make sure you watch Hakuouki Hekketsuroku, the sequel to Hakuouki as well, since Hakuouki is really incomplete without it. Season 2 finishes up all the build up Hakuouki started and is ten folds better.
Both feature the Shinsengumi and some epic fight scenes! The character of Chizuru can be somewhat annoying, but no (in my opinion) any worse than Kaoru. Hijikata, like Kenshin, is a lovable main character, and it's amazing to see some of the events that happened before the timeline of Rurouni Kenshin. +10 for historical accuracy (with some additions, of course)
Both of them are about samurais of the end of the Edo period and beginning of the Meiji period. It can be said that "Rurouni Kenshin" setting is right after the "Hakouoki". Furthermore, after adding some supernatural elements in both of them, they're even more interesting. So if you are interested in samurai stories and in 1860's japan, you shouldn't miss them.
Both series has Edo period, katana-wielding action. Both have a more or less an aesthetic look to it (meaning it's a bit on the "pretty" side). Both series has a pretty interesting supernatural element to them. Both have a strong historical, driven plot line, yet the accuracy of the history used is naturally debatable.
both are historical animes with a supernatural twist. there is also a "narration" of events that occurred during the period, which in Hakuouki is provided by Chizuru and Bakumatsu Kikansetsu Irohanihoheto by an actual narrator. later on in BKI events from Hakuouki "clash", such as Hijikata meeting with the other leaders, etc, are mentioned in both animes.
Similar idea - different execution. In Hakouoki art is a little better, but Bakumatsu has no annoying female characters.
Bakumatsu focuses mostly on the history adding a supernatural story-line as an attraction, whereas Hakouoki is using history as a background and focusing on the characters.
Both are set in the same period of Japan's history and have some overlapping characters - Okita and Hijikata mainly but Kondou is mentioned briefly too. Both also have a heavily history-based storytelling with hints of supernatural elements to spice it up a notch.. without overdoing it.
If you loved one of these you will probably love the other too!
Both shows are set in a historical time period with characters who are involved in the supernatural. I think that I enjoyed Bakumatsu more, but both shows give off a similar feel of tense fighting embroiled with supernatural elements.
1- Beautiful, attractive, powerful, amazing and sexy male characters.
2- Both stories are developed in the Edo era of Japan.
3- Both main characters protect a woman from 'evil forces'.
4- Fights, magical powers with swords, etc, etc.
6- The Shinsengumi takes part of the plot.
7- I recommend it to every fangirl.
This is my first rec so bear with me.
Both of these have a reverse harem-like feeling where there is a female lead with many male characters surrounding her. In both stories, the main character is protected by a group of samurais or ninjas. They both are set in the past and have mystical or supernatural influences.
Many of the characters are also similar in looks, personality, or purpose.
Saizo and Hijikata are alike in looks and personality. They are both quiet and stern and give off an indifferent or aggressive vibe towards the female lead but turn out to be quite caring and kind.
Sanada and Kondou are similar in looks, personality, and purpose. They are both the "leaders" of the group of warriors and brought them all together. They are also both silly, carefree characters who both enjoy chasing after women. They are also both understanding and gentle towards the female lead.
Rokuro and Saito are also similar in all three traits. They are quiet and mysterious and tend to be the shadow and right hand man of the leader of the group. They both show traits of loyalty and quiet determination to accomplish the goals and protect their leader.
Although they are different in some ways, Kamanoske also reminded me of Okita with his looks and personality. While he was a bit more eccentric than Okita, he displayed Okita's indifference/preference towards violence and killing. They were also both a bit hostile towards the female lead when first meeting her.
Both shows are among my favorites and I thought of Hakuouki numerous times while watching brave 10. However ....SPOILER ALERT.... while I enjoyed Hakuouki more for it's intensity, I liked brave 10 more because it had a happier ending. read more
The two shows have a female lead who has mysterious circumstances revolving around her and she is protected and sought out by a string of bishounen samurai's. While Brave 10 was good, I personally prefer Hakuouki. Either way I couldn't help but think of these two shows as I watched them.
In both anime, lots of bihies and one main girl involved with them. I think the art is also somewhat similar to eachother. The plots are different, but if you enjoy this you enjoy the other! (There's also a second season for Saiunkoku Monogatari)
In both series a tender, but brave and clever girl is being involved in historical events together with a bunch of hottest bishies ^^ Saiunkoku Monogatari's deliberate narration deals more with details and sometimes creates a rather philisophical mood, while Hakuouki is more compact and brings mostly action. One more to add: the main heroine is voiced by the same seiyu in both anime.
They have 4 similarities: (1) Both are set in a historic period of Japan. (2) The characters of the two anime both fight mythical creatures (demon in Hakuouki, spirit in Zakuro) (3) Both anime have romance in it, and (4) The male characters of both anime are bishounens.
It has the group named "Shinsengumi" in it but some character names are altered.
The anime Gintama is just a parody. And it is soo cracked, that you'll definitely going to burst out laughing at most of its episodes. XD
Reverse harem that was adapted from an Otome Visual Novel. Both Hakuouki and Diabolik Lovers deal with vampire or vampire-like people who have taken interest in our main female heroine( her blood!!! or bloodline per say). One series is based on Japanese history during Edo to the fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate while other is not. Both series has beautiful bishies + talented voice actors too. In Diabolik Lovers, the main heroine saw herself was in danger and was able to escape/hide until she was found. In Hakuouki, the bishies protect her but she can't do much to help them.
If you somehow managed to put up with one of the most pointless and infuriating heroines I recommend Diabolik Lovers! Yes, They could probably protect themselves without the assistance of hot men and yes, they make decisions that will cause you to bash your head against a wall, but the side characters will keep you clicking the ol' faithful 'next' button. Can you make it through this show without screaming at the heroine to run for her life? Probably not.
Reverse harem, lot of bishounens, vampire theme and a heroine that may annoy you during the anime. Although the animes have a huge difference in the actual plot there are many similarities you may note. Also both are adapted from a visual novel/otome game
Hakuouki is like an Edo era version of Vampire Knight. The Rasetsu, humans (originally) that turn into blood-crazed demons possessing extraordinary strength and are after the heroine's "special" kind of blood at several points in the show, strongly resemble the Level Es of VK. Both are reverse harem anime produced by Studio DEEN.
Blood, bishounen and an innocent main heroine sums both of these anime up.
If you enjoy stories about a young, innocent and naive girl being thrown into world of dark mysteries and being saved by her protective love-interest, I'm sure you would find what you are looking for both in these two series.
If you read descriptions of both you might think these two anime have nothing in common. However, as it was produced by one studio (Studio Deen) it has the same tricks.
Warning: the following might have spoilers!
1. They are both reverse harem, that means one girl is surrounded by a group of amazingly gorgeous guys.
2. You think Hakuoki is about Shinsengumi warriors? Ha! It is about Shinsengumi vampires or warriors who develop vampiric abilities (it sounds pretty the same to me)
3. The main heroine is not that simple as she seems.
4. By the way, there is going the second season of Hakuoki just as in Vampire Knight.
So they are both dark, mysterious and offer a splendid choice of good-looking boys. read more
Both are supernatural anime, have samurai organizations who fight some monsters (in Hakuouki they are humanoid monsters), so far from first episode of Hakuouki samurai seem to have special powers. Most of samurai in Hakuouki tend to have some similarities with Byakuya, the clishe samurai. Hakuouki gives of darker and more serious impression then Bleach. I highly recommend both...
It has a similar sword style as bleach. The groups of bleach can be related to those in Hakuouki. They're both amazing shows, and it's not a ridiculous anime. Hakuouki has a good sense of characters and a nice variety like bleach.
Hakuouki is amazing, with a good anime style overall. I recommend you guys try it.
They are similar in genres and plot .
Rukia and Chizuri are very much alike .
There are characters who are like Ichigo and Byakuya
They both have samurais who have powerful swords .
The monsters in Hakuouki are so much like the hollows in Bleach
Both are really good and sometimes depressing and violent.
Both have beautiful osts,nice art styles,and good character development .
Both will keep you at the edge of your seat and make you want to keep watching the episodes.
Both of these are reverse harem and were originally otome games made by Otomate. The characters are a bit diffrent and so is the plot but I've been able to enjoy them even though they don't have the same plot.
Both animes have a female lead, who is fairly strong (at least mentally) and a reverse harem (lots of bishounens yeah!).
Akatsuki no Yona's lead is princess while Hakuouki's is a commoner, however both stories have them overcoming life difficulties, growing stronger, surviving and having a mission. Both animes are set up in historical/fantasy worlds. Lots of action and thrill guaranteed.
Different epoch (sengoku age / modern age), different main theme (samurai / school), but despite this they still do share some basical other trait:
- Both have been inspirated/realized from videogames, and only later made actually into anime.
- Both face a very big part of the story leaded by a reverse harem idea: the main female character is surrounded by awesome and handsome boys, which save her and make her developing love feelings.
- Both are shoujo genre ♥
So, that said, go ahead to watch, 'cuz if you liked one of those yet, you'll surely enjoy the other!
Both are reverse harem with a really pretty art style. Hakuouki is about a historical group of samurai while Uta no Prince-sama is about coming idols in a high-end music school, so they are different in setup but both are really enjoyable in their own ways!
they both have the Shinsengumi group in the anime and of course the mad sword skills the guys have when they fight!!! :D both are a romantic and action anime but hakuouki has a ton of hot guys in it, ladies!!!!;p
Both series are action and romantic tragedies set in the similar time period before Meiji Reform. Hakuouki's story is based on Japanese history and adds some fantasy and romance elements (especially for girls).
Similar styles in line quality, one more light and carefee, the other more Gothic, both rather realistic in character detail, both deal with historical AUs. The stories have quite a bit of depth to them.
The first thing i remembered when i first saw Hakuouki was: Amatsuki!!!
The character design as well as the ambience feeling are very alike. Both also depict Feudal Japan (Edo Era), with some japanese folklore and mysticism mixed.
Both series feature a woman protagonist who is defended by several men superpowered and she ending love with one of them (Miaka-Tamahome / Toshi-Chizuru)
Also both are acclimated to ancient times, in Fushigi referring to ancient China while in Hakuoki to the Japanese Edo.
Both are from the samurai era, dealing with some psychological problems of the main characters. Hakouki has more action but the atmosphere of the old Japan is present in both and it's described in a very similar way.
In both of these anime there are some problems about bushido code ideal VS real life and common problems, especially inner ones with the personality of the characters.
There have been comments made about the eerie similarity of the two titles. Not only are both reverse harems adapted from otome games, the characters and the stories itself of Sengoku Night Blood has borrowed a fair amount from the older Hakuoki. Historical samurai/warlord figures remade in the image of pretty, attractive young men make up the cast that surrounds the main female character, and the plot is injected with a supernatural twist: vampires stand out the most as taking a leaf from Hakuoki's rasetsu.
Ironically enough, this 'originality' between the two can be attributed to the company that created both otome games: Idea Factory or Otomate. They have been mimicking a formula that once worked for Hakuoki; but reworking it again, and again, has made it a tired and unoriginal formula by now. The works that follow in the wake of Hakuoki's success are proving more and more lackluster and unoriginal.
Sengoku Night Blood strives to be original, but at best, it is a vapid, shallow show with a cast of too many characters for you to care about. The plot is all over the place and right from the get-go sounds ridiculous.
If you want a more well-made, and coherent plot to follow with similar themes of samurai and the supernatural, as well as romance and historical, you would be much more satisfied with what Hakuoki has to offer. read more
it is similar because they both have romance, harem, and hanasakeru seishounen has a bit of historical genre in it.
The story both have lot of cute, handsome boys liking one girl( but at the start the boys have no interest in, until the girl melt there heart and start loving her).
- Both male leads have a female companion/possible love interest
- Both shows have vampire characters
- Both male leads have human and vampire sides
- Humans and vampires co-exist in both series
- Both male leads have relations to peace
- Both male leads have been framed by someone/people
- In both shows, vampires are looked down upon as if they are the lowest of the low.
Both historically accurate fantasy retelling of Japanese history. As Nobunaga Concerto makes things more interesting by using a modern young man as its focus, Hakuoki uses vampire-esque creatures weaved within the story without changing any of the historical events to make things more amusing to watch.
- Both come from Video games story.
- Both relate to Martial Arts and some Supernatural theme involve.
- Both have to do with fighting some kind of war.
- Both relate to some type of Government Experiment/Conspiracy.
- Both Main characters have a strong beliefs for what they serve and are willing to protect themselves and what they stand for at all cost.
- Lots of drama and bloody battle scenes.
- Blade and Soul is fiction while Hakuouki relates to historical facts, while adding some supernatural story into it.
Both have lots of characters with intricate personalities and you see how all the characters relate to each other, complicated stories, action and swords, as well as fantasy and romance elements. And both are completely awesome.
Different settings and time periods, but both are shorter animes with great stories and characters, both are old fashioned, have romance, and just a similar mood. Spice and Wolf doesn't have as much action and no samurais but both will hook you.
Hijikata and the shinsengumi are the focus, along with female protagonist, as it's a reverse-harem series with romance....however, you will become quite attached to these characters as you watch them live out to their relative lives and deaths of their real life counterparts.
Both belong in the "our vampires are different" genera, where there is a different take on the vampire, that varies from the norm. Both use Japanese folklore for their bases, each with a slightly different twist.
-Both are reverse harem anime
-Both were adapted from otome games
-Similar art style even if the animation in Kamigami no Asobi is way better
- Both have a dense, but hard working main heroine that is fast to adapt to the new surroundings.
Romance, historical oriental setting and politics! Although there are all these similar genres, Saiunkoku Monogatari has a lighter feel to it :D but the art is the same -- Just as beautiful! both are also full of bishies and a strong female lead XD
Despite different settings (Code: Realize taking place in steampunk Victorian England and Hakuouki in 19th century Japan), they had quite a bit in common.
Both shows tell us about genious scientists disappearing and their daughters searching for them, joining forces with group of mysterious men.
Both Hakuouki and Code: Realize are anime adaptations of otome games with good, solid plot and nice romance.
Reverse harem where both the girls seem oblivious to the dangerous situation they are in. The men all like and want to protect the lovely main female characters and are fighters/warriors. And super hott. With long hair.
Both anime have a little fantasy/magic in them.
Both have excellent plots that are a brilliant mix of history and fantasy/sci fi. The story lines of both animes revolve around groups of samurai fighting for what they believe to be right and just, in addition to protecting the things that mean the most to them. Both are highly recommended!