Both stories trace the memories of a cute and charismatic female. Omoide Emanon looks into the past while YKK ponders time's end. If you enjoyed YKK's understated artstyle and gentle pacing, you'll find similar enjoyment in Emanon.
Much like a Mushishi chapter, Omoide Emanon incorporates a supernatural element into an otherwise mundane world to tell a poignant story about an aspect of what it means to be human. Emanon also shares some similarities with Ginko as a character. Both are forced to live a nomadic lifestyle due to their respective supernatural condition (and for what it's worth, both are heavy smokers).
while Omoide Emanon doesnt share many similarities to Nausicaa in terms of plot, i find Emanon and Nausicaa to be similar as characters. both Emanon and Nausicaa have a sort of connection with the planet in which they inhabit. Nausicaa has her intuition that seems to be almost like telepathy between her and the state of the world, and Emanon has a first hand photographic memory that goes all the way back to when life first appeared on earth.
aside from the MC's the art style is rather similar. the moment i first picked this up Kenji's style reminded me alot of Miyazaki. Emanon also has two sequel/prequel volumes called "Sasuri Emanon" and "Sasuri Emanon Episode 1" all three stories are separate mini stories about Emanon and Sasuri is illustrated in beautiful watercolors ; very reminiscent of Miyazaki.
its a good short read with a pretty simple plot that has a pinch of scifi aspects that will leave you wanting more. i just wish Tsuruta Kenji would make his own full story out of it! read more
These are different genres but both deal with very enigmatic mysterious young women and themes of life, death, reincarnation and immortality both stories have a touch of the surreal, so if you like those type of stories try them both. As one review said Seol Hui is not the type of manga ( manhwa ) for everyone, but those who like unusual stories and mysteries will appreciate both. Personally, I think Seol Hui is interesting and not cliched, she seems dumb at first and then you realize it's an act and she is clever. These stories both morph between different types of genres as you read them as well. The art in Seol Hui is not spectacular like the art in Emanon, it's more the themes of the stories that are similar.  read more
Two stories about mysterious women with supernatural abilities. If you like somewhat dramatic yet fascinating science-fiction plots, you can find pleasure in reading both "Moon Child" and "Omoide Emanon".
For the leads, as well as the (male?) readers, nothing else matters other than the dazzling heroines of these two. With their worldly experience and intelligence - as well as their beauty - they draw men to them, and even conversations become exciting. Young though they may appear, they moist certainly have an adult allure.
Two stories pushed forward by lengthy exchanges that never bore, the titles' similarities are many. And you shouldn't mind this because, even with only black & white images and text, it's understandable why the 2D ladies are so fascinating, for no mere mortal could hope to resist them.
both of them deal with girls with mysteries. those girls are quite attractive and dangerous at the same time. the main thing which bounds those series together is the nature of mysteries which are represented as a knowledge or rather an ability to sense and understand something which is most likely won't be accepted by any commoner. the way those stories are told is quite similar too, without any exaggerating, like those things happen on a daily basis.