xxxHOLiC, Mononoke Recommendations
Mononoke and Xxxholic are kindred souls. Thematically both focus on nefarious spirits and their interaction with inherently human flaws and in terms of style the two anime have a very edgy usage of colour that combined with highly original sets help give a truly surreal ambience. In both cases typically Japanese traditions are recreated artistically and the Asian imagery that permeates them is flawlessly is used as medium of communication to tell the story, as much as the dialogue. Mononoke is stranger and genuinely eerie while Xxxholic is perhaps more conventional but both push the envelope in terms of supernatural horror in anime.
Both are all about spirits, creatures and bad-ass people that deal with those supernatural beings.
The art is similar, the stories deal with Japanese myths and beliefs, and the characters in both anime is involved with spirits.
A arte é semelhante ,as histórias tratam de mitos e crenças japonesas ,e os personagens de ambos os animes tem envolvimento com espíritos .
Both series deal with the supernatural, and the Apothecary from Mononoke is a similar character to Ichihara Yuuko - both are experts in spirits, apparitions and the like. Both xxxHolic and Mononoke also have quite unique, "trippy" imagery when it comes to portraying encounters with the ghosts.
Both are somthing like "old school japanese anime" that contains spirits and some crazy colture of japan, so if you liked xxxHolic you will probably like Momonoke too.
Both are old made animes and when you see random people in both animes you can see that they doesnt have a face / head