Both shows are historical and fascinating, they both have romance, comedy, magic, and are really strong in characters department.
Fushigi Yuugi although old its one of the best animes I've ever seen, and Akatsuki no Yona its a refreshing anime with breathtaking graphics. Both of them a must watch for sure.
The heroine in both anime have red hair and similar personality. They both gather a harem of pretty boys with super powers in order to fulfill some kind of prophecy. Each heroine is betrayed in some way by their close friend and it causes them to toughen up. The main hero looks extremely similar in both anime as well.
Takes place in the same era. Main female is protected by her guardians. Similar personality. One series she is transported there while the other she isn't. Both of them learn the truth of the world and their fate.
This two animes are one of my favorites. Both have the inverse harem, full of handsome and strong guys to protect the main character. The two protagonists are both weak in the beginning but soon found their inner strength. You also have the fantasy/historical theme (and of course, the comedy) going on which I enjoy very much, although in Fushigi Yuugi you have two universes, and in Akatsuki no Yona is one universe.
Fushigi Yuugi is a much older anime that Akatsuki no Yona, but both have a strong plot and strong characters. Two very distinct animes but at the same time very similar.
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Basically the same show.
Special, 'chosen one,' protagonist with short, red hair? ✓
She's nothing special yet is strong willed and admirable? ✓
Main guy is strong af and unconventional? ✓
Protagonist at first likes prince guy but grows to like the brooding man instead? ✓
Vaguely historic ancient Asia? ✓
Betrayal from friends? ✓
Protagonist and main guy have to go on adventure to find other magic boys? ✓
Harem of guys who might be mystical creatures that must protect her? ✓
the stories both involve a princess/priestess going on a journey to find her guardian dragons/celestial warriors.
although i have to admit akatsuki no yona is more dramatic and has a much deeper story. everything is actually connected and makes more sense. there is a reason why she is a princess, there is a reason why she has to collect her guardian dragons, while fushigi fuugi she just basically got lucky and chosen. (if you know what i mean)
The Plot, in my opinion matches up to 60 - 70%!
Girl on a journey to find companions in order to achieve her goal! These companions have supernatural powers and sweet background stories!
- Mediaval scenario.
- Fantasy Story
- A princess/pristess with her magical nakama.
- Good characters as well.
The fantasy elements of these titles are very similar, with each both main characters fairly the same. Beautiful animations from the same studio!
-both main characters are girls who initially are clumsy but they need to strenghten their personality to endure the reality.
-their romance is lovable but not cloying,therefore is not like most shoujo.
-the main characters are surrounded by handsome men who would do everything possible to defend
Akatsuki no Yona is like the new era of Fushigi Yuugi, with much more decent main character. Yona is the red dragon, protected by the four dragons: Ki-ja, Shin-Ah, Jae-Ha and Zeno. Meanwhile in Fushigi Yuugi, Miaka is one of the priestess of the Universe of the Four Gods, destined to gather the seven Celestial Warriors of the god Suzaku in order to summon Suzaku and obtain three wishes. While in Akatsuki no Yona, the main character, the red dragon Yona is still searching for her path to take, whatever her resolve may be, Fushigi Yuugi is one of the best anime out there if
Fushigi Yuugi is slightly older yet one of my favorite animes of all times. Akatsuki No Yona has a similar vibe. Both animes center around a beautiful female lead who is innocent/kind and slowly transitions to a strong formidable character.
If you like romantic/period animes with really good looking male characters (*drool* .... sorry!) vying for female attention, yet the female only has one potential partner (unlike the ones where the leads cannot make up their mind) - then you will love both of these animes. Although in Akatsuki, it's a bit subtle - but then again it doesn't have a season 2... yet! so
The two anime are both Historical and Reverse Harem.
The girl is protected by her guardians and the love bloomed in one of those guardians.
These two stories contain betrayal on the one you trust and how the protagonist deal with the hurt and difficulty she encountered along the way. Making her strong for everybody who protects her.