Liked Nil Admirari no Tenbin? Watch Phantom in the Twilight!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2018 - ongoing
Ton and her best friend Shinyao are excited for their study abroad in London, the place Ton’s great-grandmother loved most in the world. Immediately after arriving, they become victims of Shadows, beings created from humans’ uncertainty and fear. Ton ends up at Café Forbidden, a café run by Shadows who used to work with her great-grandmother to keep peace between humans and Shadows! Following in her great-grandmother’s footsteps is worth the danger. Not only are these Shadows powerful, they’re extremely handsome.
Major Similarities Between Nil Admirari no Tenbin and Phantom in the Twilight
1. Short blond boys
Half the reason we’re watching these shows are the boys so we can’t fail to mention the similarities between Hisui and Wayne! They both have medium-length blond hair and are the youngest looking members in their parties. Hisui tries to appear mature while Wayne has a much sillier, cuter demeanor more fitting to his appearance. That would make sense since, technically, he got to choose! Perks of being a ghost, you can possess whatever looks good to you. They also both have at least one beautiful green eye (Hisui being heterochromatic) and are lovely to behold.
2. Secret society of peacekeepers
In Nil Admirari we have the Imperial Library Intelligence Asset Management Bureau or Fukurou for short. In Phantom in the Twilight, we have Café Forbidden. Both have functions outside of their more supernatural work, as the former is also a national library and the latter is, obviously, a café. Since neither can really be out in the open but they need resources and manpower, hiding in plain sight where they can easily mobilize and share information is convenient.
3. Called to action by a loved one’s suffering
Ton and Tsugumi are both very different but they do share a fierce desire to protect those they love. Neither really thought about making a difference or changing the world until they thought they might lose someone precious. When Tsugumi’s little brother is almost killed by a waremono, she found the courage to make her own decisions and fight against those that would misuse books for evil purposes. Ton and Shinyao are inseparable and not even monsters straight out of a horror novel can stop Ton from trying to protect her precious friend. Both girls had deeply personal reasons to fight but continue on to keep others from experiencing what they felt.
Liked Nil Admirari no Tenbin? Watch Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama!
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2018 – ongoing
When a regular office lady wakes up in a strange world with what looks like a stuffed animal calling her a princess, she doesn’t know what to think. The little creature, Navi, explains she’s the Princess of the Traumere but she’s been asleep for a long time. She’s the only one that can give the Princes in the Land of Dreams power to fight the yumekui, or dream eaters. However, the yumekui have been eating the dreams of princes as well, forcing them into eternal slumber. After being forced to accept she really is the princess, she agrees to travel throughout this new land and wake the sleeping, attractive princes so they can fight the yumekui and return the land to peace.
Major Similarities Between Nil Admirari no Tenbin and Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama
1. Girl with a unique power is needed by hot guys
Tsugumi has the ability to identify waremono on sight. This gift is extremely rare and her ability to go out into the field proves to be an incredible time-saver and safety measure for the investigation team at Fukurou. Our nameless princess in Yume Oukoku to Nemureru 100-nin no Ouji-sama (or Yume 100 for short) is the only one who can save and empower the princes in order to fight the yumekui. Neither is really out there getting their hands dirty but they are important assets to their groups. And being needed by hot men is pretty nice!
2. Formal ball scene
For those who love the regal romance of a formal ball, both shows deliver. Both girls are nobles, Tsugumi being from a noble family and the nameless princess being, well, a princess. We get to see our characters in different outfits which always makes for a fun change. Love might blossom on the dance floor, but in both cases, there is a sinister undertone. The beautiful dresses and fancy atmosphere serve as a distraction for something much more sinister!