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Cat Street
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Octave
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Both Cat Street and Octave have main characters that used to work in the entertainment industry when they were younger but they got disillusioned with it. Both mangas are about former female stars who are alienated by their peers and as a consequence withdraw in their shells. Becoming introverts. Both mangas have their main characters slowly coming out of their shells and developing bonds with other people. Both mangas have psychological elements as well as social commentary. I highly recommend them !

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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
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Arslan Senki (TV)
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Both Magi and Arslan have a war centered conflict, though Magi has more supernatural elements, whereas Arsln feels more history rooted. Both worlds seem to take place in a Middle Eastern based universe, though Arslan seems to be based more on the Persian Empire, and even the more ancient Babylonian and Sumerian Empires, while Magi has a more broad universe, with the Kou Empire being based on the Mongol Empire. Both deal with issues such as politics, slavery and the importance and responsability of being a ruler, though Magi is more light in tone and focuses more on the friendship and adventure side, whereas Arslan is a more serious, politics-driven narrative. The main characters in both series are close in age, Arslan is 14 and Alibaba is 17 in the beginning of the series, they are also both princes, having to overcome political issues and intrigues , in order to help their respective countries. If you enjoyed Magi, you should definitely give a chance to Arslan as well.

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Hikaru no Go
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Chihayafuru
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In both anime, the main characters (Chihaya and Hikaru) are introduced to a Japanese competitive game since they are kids (in Chihayafuru the sport is karuta, and in Hikaru no Go it is the board game called go), which they became hooked on. They both try to became the best in the respective sport, aiming for the title of "Meiji" (the master of the sport). In Chihaya's case, she strives to became a "Queen" (the best female karuta player). In order to achieve their dream, they go to various tournaments and have to catch up to defeat their rivals (for Chihaya it is Shinobu; for Hikaru it is Akira). For that purpose, they join the go and karuta clubs (Hikaru joins; Chihaya makes one) for the group tournaments, gathering friends. They are very similar in the development of the main characters that strive to become masters themselves.

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No.6
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Psycho-Pass
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Both animes are setted in a futuristic world where devices conduct the inhabitants life style. The main characters are also similar, Shion and Akane being raised in a privileged environment, both being gifted students, having a bright future ahead of them. However, their destiny change when they meet someoone who isn't part of the system, an outcast. Both animes focus on social issues in a world controlled by technology. If you enjoyed Psycho-Pass, you might as well enjoy No. 6.

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Bakemonogatari
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Tasogare Otome x Amnesia
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The main character encounters a strange, otherworldly girl covered in mystery, since then he gets involved in strange situations because of the girl. Both animes center on the relationship between the two of them and on the supernatural events that occur. The female main characters are also very alike, physically and personality-wise,both are tall, long-haired and attractive females. They also have a quick temper and get jelous easily. Both male characters are easy-going guys that get dragged in supernatural events without their will. If you enjoyed Bakemonogatari, you might enjoy Tasogare Otome x Amnesia as well.

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3-gatsu no Lion
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Chihayafuru
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Both mangas give off the same heart-warming feeling when you read them. They also have similar characters, like Arata and Rei. They both were considered a child prodigy in a japanese competitional game, in Arata's case, karuta, in Rei's case, shogi. They both become professional players at a young age. They are also marked by the loss of a close relative. If you enjoyed Chihayafuru you will more than certainly enjoy 3 Gatsu no Lion as well.

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Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho
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Beelzebub
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• Both animes begin with a teenager getting involved with the demon realm without having a say in it. • In both Yu Yu Hakusho's and Beelzebub's universe exists a mazoku (demon) race. • Both main characters are deliquents,being the strongest in their school. • Both have young,baby looking “demon lords” ( Bel and Koenma).Altough Koenma has over 500 years and can transform into an adult,whereas Bel is really a newborn. • Both are shounens where the main character gets more powerful with each fight,gaining "nakamas" along the way. If you enjoyed watching Yu Yu Hakusho,you might want to give Beelzebub a try.

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Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma
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Konnichiwa Anne: Before Green Gables
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Both anime's setting is the same time period and country, England in the 19th century. Both anime's main characters are girls coming from middle class background, who charm people from superior backgrounds. Both anime depict the development of those girls in a heart-warming manner. If you enjoyed watching Emma, you might want to give Konnichiwa Anne a try, you won't be disappointed.

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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World
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Seirei no Moribito
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Both animes are about girls who were saved from being killed by a man, after that they decide to be stronger and take the man as a role model. They also go on journeys in order to save others the way they were saved. Both main female characters are tomboyish and strong willed. Both animes have their own imaginary world setting. If you enjoyed Seirei no Moribito you will definitely enjoy Kino no Tabi as well.

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Blue Gender
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Giniro no Kami no Agito
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Both animes begin with a human from the past that has been put into a cryogenic capsule and awakens into a distant post-apocalyptic future. Both main characters have a destiny to help the present world. Origin is more about the conflict between an failed experiment that made the nature go out of control and technology, whereas in Blue Gender the conflict is not internal, but external, the humans fighting against aliens.

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Usagi Drop
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Flat
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Both mangas are centred on the relationship between a guardin and his protegee. In both mangas a male relative has to take care of his younger sibling. The main character's personalities are very similar, Heisuke and Daikichi are in the beginning portrayed as people who don't want to burden themselves with other people's problems, but meeting the children, they choose to look after them, changing their life styles and even the way of thinking about others. They become more considerate, learning the responsibilities as well as the joys of rasing a small child. The children are also similar, both Rin and Aki are being introverted in the beginning, but with the help of their guardian, they open up more to others. The drawing style is also very similar, with soft and gentle lines and textures. The mangas are similar until Usagi Drop's time skip, which I suggest if you love the father-daughter relationship you don't read any further. If you liked "Usagi Drop",you will more than certainly enjoy "flat" as well.

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Shaman King
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Hunter x Hunter (2011)
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Both anime are of the shounen genre, the main cast consists of early teenagers that have supernatural powers. There is also the similarity in the story line of the arcs where a main characters is kidnapped by his own family and is rescued by his friends. Both characters's paths in life were decided by their families, but with the help of their friends, they are given another choice of the path they''ll follow (in Hunter x Hunter is Killua and in Shaman King is Ren). If you like seeing characters develop, make friends and gain supernatural powers, those two are the animes for you.

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Hikaru no Go
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Chihayafuru
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In both mangas, the main characters (Chihaya and Hikaru) are introduced to a japanese competitional game since they are kids (in Chihayafuru the sport is karuta, and in Hikaru no Go it is the board game called go), of which they became hooked on. They both try to became the best in the respective sport,aiming for the title of "Meiji" (the master of the sport), in Chihaya's case she strives to became a "Queen' (the best female karuta player). For achieving their dream they go to various tournaments, and have to catch up to defeat their rivals (for Chihaya is Shinobu,for Hikaru is Akira). For that purpose they join the go and karuta clubs (Hikaru joins, Chihaya makes one) for the group tournaments, gathering friends. They are very similar in the development of the main characters, that strive to became masters themselves.

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Hikaru no Go
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Chihayafuru 2
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In both anime, the main characters (Chihaya and Hikaru) are introduced to a Japanese competitive game since they are kids (in Chihayafuru the sport is karuta, and in Hikaru no Go it is the board game called go), of which they became hooked on. They both try to became the best in the respective sport, aiming for the title of "Meiji" (the master of the sport). In Chihaya's case, she strives to became a "Queen" (the best female karuta player). For achieving their dream, they go to various tournaments and have to catch up to defeat their rivals (for Chihaya it is Shinobu; for Hikaru it is Akira). For that purpose, they join the go and karuta clubs (Hikaru joins; Chihaya makes one) for the group tournaments, gathering friends. They are very similar in the development of the main characters that strive to become masters themselves.

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The Bride of the Water God
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Otoyomegatari
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Both mangas start with the female lead that marries a younger groom through an arranged engagement. In Otoyomegatari Amira is actually very pleased with her husband, while in The Bride of the Water God it takes time for Soah to accomodate with the idea, falling in love with the adult self of her husband, Habaek, not knowing his true identity. In The Bride of the Water God, Soah was used as a bride by the village in order to appease a water god who doesn't give them rain, in Otoyomegatari there is a political context, the marriage uniting a rural town with a nomadic middle eastern tribe. The Bride of the Water God is more dramatic. Otoyomegatari doesn't have the existence of magic, while in The Bride of the Water God supernatural phenomena is created by various gods. The writing style is quite similar, so make sure to read them both!

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Otoyomegatari
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Magi
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The Kouga Arc in Magi remindes me of Otoyomegatari, since they are both from mongolic, turkic tribes. Even if in the world of Otoyomegatari magic doesn't exist, the remote middle eastern nomadic villages have a magic of their own, the mysteries of a distant culture, untouched by the 19th centuary power struggles. They have similar types of characters, both have strong female leads (Morgiana in Magi, Amira in Otoyomegatari) and also young boys that are more mature than their age as main characters (Alladin in Magi and Karluk in Otoyomegatari ). Otoyomegatari is more faithful to history, while Magi alters legends and mythologies to fit its magic based world. If you read them,you'll also see the similarity in the writing style.

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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
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Magi
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They both are inspired from mythology, Saint Seiya is inspired from greek and roman mythology and Magi is inspired from mostly arabic mythology (but also various other folklores and cultures). In both mangas,the balance of power in the world depends on the "magical equipment". In Saint Seiya human counterparts of the constellations, fight while wearing the sacred armors named "Cloths", who give them superhuman powers. In Magi, the humans who conquered a djinn's dungeon, are given magical weapons called "metal vessels", which are fueled by the person's "magoi", a type of energy similar to ki, specific only in this world, because of the existence of rukh, the source of all energy, "home of the souls". Both animes have interesting characters (the characters of Alone and Hakuryuu are similar, since despite being good they are conflicted). The characters experience growth and development,engaging story lines and epic fights. They also have quite a similar drawing style, which is very visually pleasing. If you love fantasy mangas that combine comedy and drama,then you have to start reading both ^^

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Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas - Meiou Shinwa
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Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
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They both are inspired from mythology,Saint Seiya is inspired from greek and roman mythology and Magi is inspired from mostly arabic mythology (but also various other folklores and cultures).In both animes,the balance of power in the world depends on the "magical equipment".In Saint Seiya human counterparts of the constellations, fight while wearing the sacred armors named "Cloths",who give them superhuman powers.In Magi,the humans who conquered a djinn's dungeon,are given magical weapons called "metal vessels",which are fueled by the person's "magoi",a type of energy similar to ki,specific only in this world,because of the existence of rukh,the source of all energy,"home of the souls". Both animes have interesting characters,that experience growth and development,engaging story lines and epic fights.They also have quite a similar drawing style,which is very visually pleasing. If you love fantasy animes that combine comedy and drama,then you have to start watching both ^^

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Blood Alone
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Dance in the Vampire Bund
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Both mangas have a romance between two different races, Blood Alone has a quiet, shy princess-like loli vampire (Misaki Minato), and Dance in the Vampire Bund has also a loli vampire (Mina Tepes), but the difference between the two of them is that Mina is a spoiled little sadistic arrogant brat, and Misaki is somewhat the oppsite of her because she hates drinking blood and abstains herself from it, even if at the begining she acted a little spoiled. The other main male characters are similar, because both are humans but they have also supernatural powers. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf from Dance in the Vampire Bund is a werewolf, and Kuroe Kurose from Blood Alone is a vampire hunter, who was the pupil of the most powerful sorceress alive (Chloé), and inhered some of her powers. Both mangas have almost the same atmosphere, and the same forbidden love between prepubescent loli vampires and male teen/adult humans. If you liked Dance in the Vampire Bund you will definitely enjoy reading Blood Alone. And in my subjective opinion, Blood Alone is way better and complex than Dance in the Vampire Bund.

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Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
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Rainbow: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin
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Both shows are set in the same epoch and conjuncture,in the opressive times after the japanese defeat in WWII .Both shows deal with the dark side of the criminal/yakuza underworld .Rainbow is focused more on the emotional struggles and metamorphosis of the characters,while Akagi focuses more on the logical part,showing its analytic side in the strategy of the mahjong games,without excluding the humanity and flaws of the characters.Both shows have the same atmosphere to them.

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Baccano!
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Senkou no Night Raid
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Both animes are based on the interbelic period,in the 1930s.The two animes have quite many similarities,as people with supernatural powers,superhuman ones.In Senkou no Night Raid's case,human with unusual abilities, such as psychic abilities, flying abilities, or exceptional proficiency at something, far beyond the normal.And in Baccano's case,immortality and abnormal endurance and resistance. The action in Baccano is placed in Chicago,New York,but the action in Senkou no Night Raid takes place in Shanghai,China. They both have a mystery aura,and very interesting and deep story plots.Even if the two animes are based on historical events,they won't let you get bored,even more, they simply draws you in.The art is also quite similar.So,if you enjoyed watching Baccano,you must also give a chance to Senkou no Night Raid,you won't regret it !

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Banana Fish
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Animal X: Aragami no Ichizoku
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Both are early 90's mangas with classic shōjo yaoi manga genre. They are both revolutionary mangas, because of the uniqueness of the premise and plot. They also have spin-offs and sequels because of their huge popularity among 90' japanese readers and fans. But unfortunately now the 21 century readers are quite ingnorant about this grandiose mangas. These mangakas are the pioneers of dramatic/action shōjo manga. Strong and highly spirited, red-blooded mangas with epic seinen/shounen-like scenes, they are definitely one of the best shounen ai mangas .In Animal X, there are more sexual related yaoi undertones, but even in Banana Fish there are some shounen ai moments...Even if you aren't a yaoi addict, the story is just so good that it simply draws you in. The artwork is similar,realistical and unique, you can say quite stylish, even if the plot ,characters and actions are seinen-like, we're still talking about shoujo manga drawn by women. If you didn't read yet, you must definitely read them both ! These mangas are hidden jewels, masterpieces that must not be ignored. Have a delightful reading ~

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Blood Alone: Kiss in the Moonlight
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Dance in the Vampire Bund
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Both mangas have a romance between two different races, Blood Alone has a quiet,shy princess-like loli vampire (Misaki Minato), and Dance in the Vampire Bund has also a loli vampire (Mina Tepes), but the difference between the two of them is that Mina is a spoiled little sadistic arrogant brat,and Misaki is somewhat the oppsite of her because she hates drinking blood and abstains herself from it ,even if at the begining she acted a little spoiled.The other main male characters are similar,because both are humans but they have also supernatural powers. Akira Kaburagi Regendorf from Dance in the Vampire Bund is a werewolf, and Kuroe Kurose from Blood Alone is a vampire hunter,who was the pupil of the most powerful sorceress alive (Chloé ),and inhered some of her powers.Both mangas have almost the same atmosphere, and the same forbidden love between prepubescent loli vampires and male teenage/adult humans.If you liked Dance in the Vampire Bund you will definitely enjoy reading Blood Alone.And in my subjective opinion, Blood Alone is way better and complex than Dance in the Vampire Bund. Kiss in the moonlight is a pilot chapter to the Blood Alone storyline,so I'm writing the same recommendation same as my other Blood Alone recommendation.

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Natsume Yuujinchou
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Both mangas have the same art work and style and both gives you the same feeling of peace and freedom, reflecting a calm, serene, and meditative aura .They both include gods and supernatural events.The main characters have similar development and similar personality:they are merciful,courageous and selfless.And have the role to be a intermediator between gods and humans. Takashi Natsume (the main character of Natsume Yuujinchou manga) has inhered a book of youkai and Sasara Yuukei (the main character of Otogibanashi no Fude manga) has inhered a magic brush,with this they can communicate with supernatural beings. They both are refreshing and serene mangas.