Tajikarao, Kuma Miko Recommendations
These two works are extremely different in terms of mood, but there’re some clear thematical connections. Both works deal with:
- Shinto and its rituals;
- An unusual twist on Shinto;
- The contraposition of the rural life and the city life;
- The fate of small mountain villages in this day and age.
The differences are many, but the main is that Kuma Miko is a slice of life comedy and Tajikarao is a supernatural thriller. Also Tajikarao is set on Kyushu and Kuma Miko on Honshu, thus it also leans on ainu beliefs.