English: Sword Art Online
Synonyms: S.A.O, SAO
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2012 to Dec 23, 2012
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.301 (scored by 164009 users)
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Both are about a guy that is forced to play a game risking his live together with other people. In order to leave this situation, they have to beat the game following the rules they were given.
Btooom! has a very similar concept - people playing a game in real life, putting their lives at stake. The difference is, however, that Btooom! actually succeeds at this. It is what Sword Art Online could've - or maybe should've - been.
They are both mostly the same and both are great! Both of the protagonists in these anime are both thrown into a game that they were really good at. Now they need to play the game they loved in the form of survival and complete the game.
Hackneyed 'survival game' shows that ultimately fall flat, most notably in the areas of characterization and plot. Both feature an awful romantic duo as the holier-than-thou protagonists. The romance in each of these shows is cloying and cheesy.
How isn't it? Both follow the story of a male protagonist being forced to play a game with much higher stakes then originally expected!
They both have a "Complete Romance" element, and both show issues on morality and desensitization to violence!
while btoom is more on the gory side, they're both stuck in a game they cannot get out of unless they beat it
Both are about a guy who games and gets actually thrown into the game one day with their lives on the line.
Both are a survival game with romance
Survival of the fittest!!
SAO= stuck in virtual reality game
Btooom!= stuck in an island playing a game
*in both anime losing the game means death!!
*there is the main protagonist and their romance with other player
and they both strive to survive the game together
*in both stories the couple get married in the video game
*the main guy has an amazing skill set w.r.t. the game
I like to refer Btooom! as "Bomb" Art Online sometimes.
Both deal with an online game where the human life is at stake. Only difference is that in Btooom, it becomes reality, whereas in SAO, the players' minds are stuck in the game itself.
How are they similar ? Hmm , lets see :
Survival - Check
Bad Ass + Gloomy + Game Addicted MC - Check
Hot Girl - Check
They Need A Second Season - Check
And for all those who say that SAO isn't similar to this because it's a harem-ish anime in disguise , i can't agree with them , after all the guy ' selected ' his girl .
Both are about players who have been put into a world where they once enjoyed gaming in.
Btooom is more brutal, realistic, and much, much darker while SAO is very light-hearted and more in a fantasy genre.
- Same in 'game', but SAO is real game (Virtual RPG) and Btooom! tells about game in REAL WORLD.
- Thriller. in SAO, they need to get to 100th floor to finish the game and return to reality.
in Btooom!, they need to get 7 chips to get back to their own home.
Both series have the Main Character play a video game
Main Characters are also forced to play against their will
Main Characters are good at the game (possibly the best)
1.Both of the main character both start out on top, they both have awareness of their power.
2. The situation is a game, where you can die, even tho SAO is virtual and Btooom! Is not.
3. The main character finds love, in a messed up situation
Reality turns into a virtual world
Both have similar male protagonist who want to escape
Btooom however has much more gore, plus the female protagonist is on par with Asuna
Both have an interesting plot which is unpredictable
Art style is similar
The same concept of a real life game world. But Btooom! is more intense and aimed at a more mature audience. No magic and leveling up and stuff. The characters are not trapped in a game world but rather on an island in the real world where they are forced to survive based on the concept of a popular video game in the anime.
In one note: It's one of those game world real world dimension shifting anime but one that takes place only in the real world, and is aimed at a more mature audience with blood and gore and smart tactics.
they both have a game that can kill you but btooom is real life
They are both set in a game-like world, though Btooom! is more explicit, (and better) than SAO. They both have the "if you die in game, you die in real life" aspect, though in Btooom! You actually get blown to pieces and in SAO, you just disappear.
Both male protagonists are forced to play a survival game. There they meet the female protagonist and develop a romantic relationship with each other.
Both anime have a good amount of quality action scenes. (Though Btooom! was more bloodier.)
Both same as they force to play the game risking their lives to survive and finish it according to the rules that was given .
Hot Leading lady
SAO = Asuna
Btooom! = Himeko
Both anime are featured in a game.
SAO is more of the fantasy and action type while Btooom is more of the psychological and horror type.
They both involve being in a video game.
In both anime the main character is sent into a game which is a live or die situation, both of them meet a heroine inside of the game, and both are amazing. The only difference is that in SAO, they have to work together and in Btooom, they have to kill each other in order to complete the game.
- main characters are stuck in a death game where they are fighting for their lives
- romance with a cute girl, both are "ingame married" with her
- main character is one of the best players of the game
-both aired around the same time, 2012, followed with great animations
-the pacing of both series is a bit unique, you'll see what i mean when u watch it
- Even though Btoom uses bomb, and Sao uses swords, they both have their own unique features,( there are many types of bombs in btoom such as the time bomb, SAO has swordskills like starburst stream(dual wielding)
-Both are games that take place in reality, the possiblity of dieing within the game.
-Main Characters are pros at the game.
-Romance aspects, however SAO features more.
'World's Greatest Gamer' has to play his favorite mmo IRL
1.Both are about games.
2.Both main character is forced to play the game.
3.Main character meets a girl and is in love with them
Btooom is a favourite of mine, i love how the characters revert to the baser instinct to fight for survival and a way out of the deadly game. SOA is based around the same principle of people playing for their lives and future
Both anime plot is about being trapped in a 'death' game. Excellent plot and creativity. How will they survive? ...Who will survive?! Find out now!
Yes, both have a guy forced into a game that must be beat within the rules. Both have mechanics from video games. Both main characters are experienced at the game. Both contain alliances. But most importantly, both female leads are pretty much useless.
You try to survive or else you die. Both have their really exciting moments that gets your heart racing
Both features collisions between real life and a game. And a bit of romance on the side!
Okay, basically they have the same story line: They're both about a guy who loves playing online games but one day that game becomes real. Their lives are at stake and they are forced to "play" to survive. Both have a little of romance in it to spice things up. However, Btoom! has more mature themes whereas Sword Art Online doesn't. And I mean physically and psychologically. I believe Sword Art online has a softer approach and maybe meant for slightly younger viewers. Therefore this recommendation is valid for those who have enjoyed this whole game idea and are looking for a worth watching similar anime. Personally, I enjoyed both.
Both are "playing" in a fighting "game" and you will seriously die if you die in the game
Main characters both experienced playing either the same or similar game before the actual game
Both finds a girl they want to fight for while in the game
Both fights with the girl and have or had another person they met before the girl and fought with them as well
Both series deal with life or death situations, and they're both about being trapped in a game, (in the case of Btooom! they're trapped on an island and in SAO it's virtual reality). Btooom! is more of a seinen anime while SAO is shounen.
Both are pretty much a guy and a girl playing a game to survive
Both revolve around a game that turns deadly in real life, and the relationship of the main characters is similar.
Well both are guy and a girl playing a game to survive. So its pretty similar
although SAO is a online survival anime, btooom is in real life but what makes these two great animes like is because of the romance survival between Boy and Girl. The two have amazing survival stories that makes you want to watch and know more about their survival "together".
In the both animes characters are send to a place where they must fight, however in the both the principals characters fall in love with a girl that they met on the place.
Both shows are based on a game of survival which begins in a virtual reality game although btooom deviates a bit...
Similar story where the main is now in a life or death survival "game". I watched SAO 1st but honestly BTOOOM! is more serious and original
They're both about games and how they get stuck in an unknown world where they'll have to fight to survive. SAO and Btooom! are very similar in both their actions, fantasy and both have mature romance. SAO is a bit more easy going in romance though.
Both anime share a similar plot line. A male protagonist gamer has to play the video game in real life. There is some romance that is quite enjoyable, great action, and exquisite art. And both leave you wanting more for days.
The story line involves the idea that you enter a world that is a virtual reality. They have similar art styles and the game play for the characters is different, but the real world repercussions are more drastic in one series then in the other, but they are still there.
Accel world is probably the closest (maybe) anime to SAO, but probably not as great
both goes to the future with technology that lets you move in 3D world.
both plays games and is pretty serious, although accel world is just an over reacting of seriousness
both main character are good at game
Romantic, SAO has better romance
if you watch this, definitely watch SAO. i think it will be better for most people
To begin with, both series are mainly focused on online gaming, with the exception that they can log out and go back to the real world in Accel World, and the people in SAO are trapped. Both main characters also have a similar goal, Kirito's being clearing the game so they can get out and Haru's becoming the first lvl 10 in Accel World and uncovering it's mysteries. Also, the novels were both written by the same person, which explains why they're so alike.
Both have a virtual video game that is release to the public with the question of why the game was made. In both series the main character has an unique ability that special in the game where they or only a few have that ability. Both character team up with a female character that is a strong player in the game. Plus both series were created by Kawahara Reki
Both were set in a virtual world, except in AW it is more on a Frist Person Stance or FPS , while the other in on a MMORPG. another difference, is that in AW the players are fighting to reach level 10, while in SAO it is a life or death situation for the players.
Accel World and Sword Art Online are anime that are set in the future where virtual reality combined with gaming technology is present. They have alternate game realities, which begin seemingly fun until real life tangles into the game and things become a little more complicated for the main characters in both series, making them start fighting for something much more than just simple entertainment. Both shows feature great animation with awesome fighting sequences and it’s no surprise that they share so many plot similarities since they are works from the same author. It's safe to say that, if you enjoyed watching Accel World, you will most likely enjoy Sword Art Online, and vice versa.
Both main heroes are fascinated by the virtual world. First, they are loners, but as time goes, they realize that many people care about them and change their attitude to life. Great action anime with a dose of romance.
The easiest way to describe Accel World would be: SAO 2.0. But this time, the protagonist fights in order to impress and to show his gratitude for his true love who seemed to be out of his reach due to their different social status. The setting is placed in the near future, unlike SAO which was more middle-age like. Even the Nerve Gear from SAO is mentioned as an old version of the Neuro Link that is now used by everyone 24/7. Perhaps one needs to get used to the frequently shown emotions, but in my opinion that's what makes the different relationships so exciting!
With both of their story written by the same author, you can't help but notice that their plots are somewhat similar. Both of them involve a setting where the characters enter a virtual world, with some consequences and dangers in their real life.
Accel World and Sword Art Online are created by the same producer thus they're quite similar. Accel World and Sword Art Online are both games that the characters in the anime have to use something like a Nerve Gear and Neuro Linker to connect to the game; a lot of fighting going on. The male protagonists also falls in love with a strong female protagonist.
It is similar because they are both virtual reality. And are about fighting Accel World isn't as good as SAO because the noumi arch.
Most of the setting in both are talking place in a virtual game reality world, and the MC in both anime are fighting for the one they love. On top of that both show have a similar art style so if you enjoyed the one you might just like the other.
It has some kinda like Accel World... Both fighting -games and also using a something Nuero Linker(Accel World) and Nerve Link(Sword Art Online)and the command Drive Link(SAO) and Direct Link or Burst Link(AW) and it's really possible that Kuruyukihime and Kirito is somewhat connected due too both of them likes dark color(Mainly Black) and it has the same writer... So I guess it'll really look like and also in wikipedia it is also a related article
both are done by the same producer,
both are gaming anime, which they enter a virtual online game reality, except SAO is constantly stuck in the online gaming world, while AW can log in/out.
both anime series have a group of supporting characters who help the main protagonist achieve his goalm which they add more intense/comedic/fluff/sad moments throughout the anime.
both the main characters personalities are far different comparing, but they have a goal, both leveling their characters up to beat the game.
there similar with the virtual gaming and slight fluff romance, but SAO is much more serious, comparing to AW
Neuro-Linker is the next generation of VR (virtual reality), Accel World use a device known as a Neuro-Linker for access the Internet and enter virtual worlds.
Sword Art Online use VR, With the Nerve Gear, a virtual reality Helmet that stimulates the user's five senses via their brain, players can experience and control their in-game characters with their minds.
First: Its A GAME
Second: Only A limited number of people know or have this game
Third: If they lose in the game they either Die (SAO) or will never be able to play the game again (Accel World)
Fourth: Their Main Characters are both detached from the real world (though in accel world the main character has developed, I'm not so sure yet for SAO)
Fifth: Each episode is something to look forward to!
Both worlds accel in the world of role playing games where the user is sent to a new world beyond the one they are born into. Fitted with action and romance our heroes learn they are not alone in a world where everyone wants to escape, only to find who they really are. Enjoy ^^
Both take place in the future, involves using special gear to take them to a Virtual Reality. Fight to get stronger. In SAO's case if you die you die for real, but in Accel World, if you lose all of your points you can't come back to play the Virtual game.
The author of the light novel versions of Sword Art Online and Accel World are the same, so even if the art is different they have similar overall concepts. Another reason why they are similar is because it is heavily hinted in the Sword Art Online's light novels that they are both set in the same world, only that Accel World is set further in the future.In the 2nd part of the 2nd prologue of the 9th volume of Sword Art Online's light novel, it even shows how development of how the concept of the "Brain Burst" program used in Accel World worked, and it is shown in the crossover chapter "Versus" that Accel World is definitely the future.
Read it yourself!
These end areas relating over to the development of "Brain Burst" may or may not become spoilers as to the goal set in Accel World to "Find The Creator Of Brain Burst"
Sword Art Online Volume 10 Prologue 2
Sword Art Online/ Accel World Crossover "Versus"
Made by the same person and has great action, main character can't be taken seriously though.
Both anime take place in a world where a futuristic game has been invented that the plot focuses on. Both anime are battle themed, and the main characters face many challenges along the way.
Pretty much what everyone else has said, but its likely that they share the same timeline too, AW being in the future of SAO. This is because the NerveGear used in SAO is mentioned in AW as one of the predecessors to the NeuroLinker, making these 2 series all the more interesting to follow
By the same author, similar conflicts between the two protagonists. And the same futuristic view taking place in two worlds: real life and virtual life. Also in both you'll have a incredible addiction to see the next episode.
Both anime were based on light novels by Reki Kawahara and follow unique storylines. They're both school-like anime and are based in the future. Both have made use of the "full dive system" which allows them to enter a virtual world using technology. Both have an amazing plot and are well worth the watch. If you liked either one, you'll most likely like the other!
same writer, both in a virtual world, both action comedies.
Both of them have romance and its set in the future also a bit of harem. Both Anime and directed by the same author or person
Both are game-based anime. Both protagonists are OP (overpower) and both get "the girl". Both are really good anime, but they differ very much when it comes to the main characters' personalities and plot. But both are really action-packed with cool fighting scenes.
They both are online gaming series. However, Accel World stays solid to the very end plot-wise, Sword Art Online falls apart halfway through. Also, the MC is at first weak in Accel World while Sword Art Online's MC is one of the elite.
Same writer. Both are about futuristic gaming and a connection between the real world and gaming world.
Both involve games. Accel world not as exciting as Sword Art Online though. Both have the same novelist
From the same author, both anime are about a somewhat ordinary gamer who ends up with a harem because he played a VRMMO game.
These two animes were created by the same person, "Reki Kawahara" and involves the aspect of gaming in both these titles. Both titles develop a connection to the concept of having to play a virtual game, such as relationships and courage. The plot is well constructed in both animes and we see very similar concepts. Even though they both end basically the same way I would've still loved to see the anime developed further with more breath-taking situations. Okay... Enough with that, the action in both animes are almost comparable and well-balanced with the dialogue.
Both animes are about characters involved into a ''full diving'' game. Action, comedy, and a bit of romantic stuff is up for you to grab.Good emotion is added to the characters. Big plus its from the same author so you might reconise the style and some people say accel world is actually whats taking place after SAO several years later. In fact SAO takes place in a ''near future'' while Accel World is acting in the year 2046! Have fun watching!
They're by the same author, and both have a focus on virtual reality games. The two series also take place in the same universe.
Where virtual gaming worlds take over and is not just 'a game' anymore, but a matter between life and death. Both animes have a link where virtual gaming have a life threatening impact on the real world. Spending months or even years inside the virtual gaming worlds, who knows which world is the real one anymore?
Accel world and SAO have the same creator. Both are based inside an action packed game world. Accel world is about overcoming ones fears to push forward to defeat your enemy while SAO is about overcoming your enemy in order to survive. both are excellent animes.
Both are great game-type anime. You won't regret watching this anime. Unfortunately, Accel World leaves you hanging because they could have done a lot more with this anime.
If you like virtual reality gaming, and a character with a special ability...then you will love Accel World
These animes are similar because they spend in a virtual reality environment, where the protagonist has to evolve their battle skills in the game, facing great challenges and enemies (without taking into account that they are both creations of the same author).
The story takes place in the same world, and both are from the same writer :D
Both of them plays Virtual Reality game and the romance part is quite good. However, the protagonist of these two anime were alike.
Both animes are created by the same person, not only that there is a manga chapter called "Versus" when both main characters meet. Not only that, it shares the same aspect of action and suspension.
both are virtual animas that have the character/player put into a game where they play a MMO RPG games and must fight to get what they want whether it would be to get out of the game or to find what's at the end of the road, and both have a cute romance that was enjoyable but not overwhelming to the show (sorry for putting in an opinion),
Both involve players who log into a game, but cannot logout. They have the same situation where the players have to either form alliances or be lone wolves. The main character in one anime is more of a lone wolf, while the other anime features three main characters who form their own alliance.
Although Log Horizon doesn't have romantic moments like SAO but it's the almost the same concept as in millions of people being stuck in an MMORPG. Players in Log Horizon wouldn't be able to die but they have nothing to do, so chaos roams around.
Players are trapped in an MMORPG and must find the cause. In SAO 10,000 players are trapped by the GM while Log Horizon=30,000 players. Sword Art Online is an Virtual MMORPG while Log Horizon just an MMORPG. SAO: the players reacted to their situation while in LG, they are calm and orderly. Both series use the same game mechanics such as guilds, party, raids etc. Log Horizon has magic users-mages/healers while SAO doesn't.....yet. Log Horizon main hero is a strategist mage who keeps his friends safe and depends on each other. Kirito is a solo player who doesn't join guilds yet he does party up. Shiore also doesn't trust guilds yet. But they party up with a small group. Log Horizon does the same too. Log Horizon doesn't have 100 floors like SAO. when a player dies in SAO, they die in real life. While in LG, there is no permanent death. They can re-spawn.
Both anime are VRMMO genre.. Log Horizon is just a good anime with the same genre of SAO... SAO is somewhat horrible.. Well if you love childish romance You'll like SAO...But if you're into more action less romance... Log Horizon is the best.
Sword Art Online is very similar to Log Horizon.
These two shows share almost identical plots, yet they are a bit different.
They are both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game. Both shows go into the various social structures built by a MMO’s users, also both shows discuss different styles and preferences of players in the game.
Sword Art Online is a bit different from Log Horizon because it takes place in the future and the game was already virtual reality when the players gets stuck whereas in Log Horizon the players were playing on their PCs before being transported to the game world. Other than that one difference the shows share a similar style of storytelling as the players try to examine the situations they are into. And the main similarity is fight against virtual reality.
If you liked one of those, you might really give a try to another as well, because they are really similar.
-Both have a male character has been trapped in a virtual reality game.
-Only SAO focuses in more of the action in fighting, and LH on solving problems within the society in the game since there are no laws.
Both are about a Fantasy Online Game and players are trapped in them.
Both are about MMO and being trapped inside.
Sword Art Online and Log Horizon are both set in a game-prison atmosphere. Both have hilarious moments and touching moments as well. Sword Art Online is produced with fantastic effects while Log Horizon is just as great with a little more comedy.
-similar plot, stuck in a virtual online massive multiplayer online game
-overpowered main characters
-main character are group is a lone wolf(not joining other guilds)
-similar genres, fantasy adventure, romance shounen
-similar special moves( sword skills for sao, and the magic spells for log horizen)
-similar rpg elements(levels,npcs, PK(player kill), form parties or guilds, items...)
-dis- If you die in SAO, ur dead, If u die in Log horizen, u get revived
The same situation were the characters are stuck in a on-line game.
In both of them the characters find themselves stuck in a game and to get out of it they have to defeat it, in both there are similar concepts and words like "party", "PK's", etc... And in my personal opinion both are awesome.
The same situation were players are trapped inside a virtual game and it's every player for himself.
In both anime, people get trapped in a virtual reality RPG and have to play the rules of the game to survive. Also the main character of both series is pretty sharp when it matters.
The only thing that's similar is that its an MMO other than that its completely different but its so refreshing, I loved it
Virtual reality-style MMORPG games where people cannot leave the game and must adapt to their new world. Both main characters dislike being in guilds for different reasons. They both have a lot of romance which goes along with the action/adventure themes.
Both series include our main characters being trapped in the MMORPG game world, fighting for survival. Although Sword Art Online does include more romance, and by that quite distances the feeling when watching it from Log Horizon, they both still include game-like attacks and are both very suggested if you enjoy combat games in general.
If you like SAO, i would fully recommend Log Horizon. They both take place in the virtual world, but the story line is different. They may seem similar at first, but a lot of people would agree with me they like Log Horizon more. The main difference between the two that people would recognize is that the difference lies within the concept of the game. Instead of a fight for survival, it is a game that makes you have to complete the story. SAO has different players that work to help others, but Log Horizon has clans and su- classes that promotes the game. The sub-classes help with choosing the people they want for their part/guild. As for me I would personally rank this above SAO because of numerous reasons.
Both animes is about being trapped in a VR enviorment(Virtual Reality), in my opinion I think this anime will be very much like SAO. It has the same style and I think that Log Horizon is a bit of a copy of SAO so I think that the both of them will be a lot like each other, some things will be different of course and one of those is that Log Horizon will have magic in it where as SAO didn't have.
They look similar and I think that they will feel similar when watching it. If you liked SAO I think you'll like this as well. And vice versa.
Though because this has not aired yet it is hard to write a recomendation. But I do think that you will enjoy both animes.
Both are about being trapped in a virtual reality game.
The idea that gamers are trapped in a virtual world that is magical and sword based.
In both animes the characters are stuck inside a virtual world.
Just like sword art online they are stuck in the game.
Both are stories based on people trapped in games
If you imagined it would feel like being trapped in a video game, this series enjoy. since ofresen the chance to experience that sensasion with its protagonists and its fantastic history and animation
Si has imaginado como se sentiría quedar atrapado en un vídeo juego, estas series te gustara. ya que ofresen la oportunidad de experimentar esa sensasion con sus protagonistas y su fantastica historia y animacion
Log Horizon and SAO almost have the same story but log Horizon is more about the game and goes deeper whith the skills and stuff and SAO turns out to be a big drama
Both of the animes takes place in a game and they're very similar in that way but still they're very different and it won't feel like you're watching the same anime all over again.
As the king of the faux-MMORPG arena (.hack started development in 2000, then released in 2002; SAO was first wrote in 2002), .hack can claim a lot of the responsibility for SAO. In the anime universe, the idea of being trapped in a fantasy virtual reality setting, via playing a MMORPG, is already 10+ years old. Even Yuki Kajiura's wonderful (though underwhelming, in SAO) music became famous as a result of her best-soundtrack-ever work on .hack//SIGN.
Virtual-Reality MMORPGs of the near future have a nasty tendency to trap people inside the game, it seems.
They also share the same composer, Kajiura Yuki, lending a rather epic feel to the shows. The tone and focus of the two series are quite different though.
While .Hack//Sign was an anime released back then in 2002, Sword Art Online is quite newer. Released after around 10 years from the first it obviously shows "new way to imagine how technology could be, new stuff in the game" and so on..
However, regardless the year they have been producted, both series are still very similar:
- both start off in this special "super new virtual" MMORPG, where the technology is the highest than ever.
- both, obviously show all the characters in this game
- Trapped in the game: on HS there's the main chara who can't log off and in SAO instead everyone can't log off due the game master's insane idea to doom everyone inside the game until someone reaches the top level of the tower.
- of course there are also: special powers, battles against monsters, quests.. and everything else that a game normally has.
And many other things. Just keep watching and you'll see!
If you like the idea of an "inside a video-game" story both of them are recommended!
the game world... actually this kinda look like a copy, but SAO is made with much better quality
Both anime started in near future. Shows about persons who trapped in MMO-game. Gamers use cyber-helmets to syncronise their bodies with game.
The main character cannot disconnect from the online game in both series
Epic music and original soundtrack.
In both anime, there is a virtual game world where people (and in .Hack the main character) are stuck.
- Both are fantasy/sci-fi/shounen/adventure
- Both include characters that play online games and can seamlessly interact with their environments
- Both include games that can affect the well being of the people playing the game
- .Hack// has characters that fall into a coma, and get trapped in the game.
- Sword Art Online has characters that get trapped in the game, and die if they cannot clear it.
The similarities are over whelming. Though I have not seen Sword Art Online yet, I'm guessing the pace will be a lot faster than that of .Hack//Sign. However, if you like the general scenario of the anime, chances are you'll like .Hack//Sign as well (and vice versa).
"I Can't Log Out!"
These series are extremely similar. Both take place in a virtual reality MMORG with a fantasy setting, and revolve around characters who are unable to log out, and rendering what happens within the game to be 'real', and these changes were both enacted by the games mysterious creators.
The primary difference you'll notice straight off is that only one particular person has this problem in .Hack/SIGN, and the main point of the show is to find out the mystery behind why and and how this happened, and how to fix it as well as what is actually going on in the game--while in Sword Art Online, it's the entire game population that can't log out, and the issue faced is for the main character to survive to complete the game and earn his freedom.
.hack//Sign and Sword Art Online are good adventure anime based on a very similar concept - people that are stuck in a fantasy style MMORPG. They feature great animation, excellent set design and fantasy creatures. Both shows follow several different characters in their stories with the difference that SAO moves a little faster in character development and is more action-orientated, while .hack//SIGN is a bit slow-paced and covers more of the mysterious online world where the main protagonist is trapped. I myself liked SAO way more than Hack but if you enjoyed watching either of them you shouldn't hesitate to try out the other.
Both shows right down to it have the same general concept, players get trapped in a game, and are unable to log out.
.hack//Sign maybe be around 10 years old at this point, but it still holds up. It was one of the earlier examples of the virtual world thing.
person trapped in a computer world and if they die in the computer world they also die in real life.
they are both virtual works where players risk death by playing and some are unable to log out. Some players are in comas while the main character is unable to log out.
well i would guess its easy to say but ya there both trapped in a game world with no way out although in sao( sword art online) if u die u die for good, and in hack//sign if he dies he just resets. i would recommend sao if u liked hack//sign cause its just an amazing action and mystery anime where u wonder y the creator of the game trapped them in the game world. (spoiler!!!)
both are in virtual MMO games and they try to help fix the game
pt:Possui o mesmo gênero e uma historia similar, porem foi criado anteriormente, e sua historia é cheia de intrigas e mistérios, possui a melhor trilha sonora de um anime, que não seja sobre musica, que eu já vi.
eng:It has the same gender and a similar story, however was created earlier, and his story is full of intrigue and mystery, has the best soundtrack of an anime, it is not about music, I've ever seen.
a boy trapped in a game can't log out have some romance and fantasy and developing powers the only thing different that the main character wake up in the game with slight amnesia
Both anime where you go into a virtual reality MMO, and there is some sort of consequence of death or coma in game.
Both are virtual reality types of anime. In .hack, it focuses on character development and the plot, unlike SAO which fails miserably in my opinion.
They are both about a life in the vitural reality.
Both these anime are based in an online world and have at least someone stuck inside the game unable to leave.
Both are very similar as the main theme is revolved around a game. .hack//Sign might have less action than Sword Art Online but the story is good.
Both take place in an VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massive Multi Online Role Playing Game) and have similar story elements.
Something that people enjoy is turned into a living nightmare and it involves technology. A character who is unable to make friends is suddenly able to make friends only to lose them due to the "game". There is also a "god" in the game too.
Both anime throw you into a changed and kind of malformed world, in it the main characters try to servive by different means.
Although both anime are different by genre, they are similar in the action and emotion filled scenarios, both of them will take you off your your feet!
At first Mirai Nikki will mess up with your mind in many ways, it will make you be scared and thrilled and it will probably make you think entirely differently about that anime genre...
On the other hand S.A.O. will take you also to a new world but in it it will put you a condition never known before (I do not count .Hack) and scenarios who will bring you to tears, and many many moments your jaw will drop.
I'd recommend to watch Mirai Nikki and then Sword Art Online. It;s much better that way :)
When I was watching the first episode of SAO it reminded me a lot of Mirai Nikki.
Both shows have the same feeling, that kind of feeling of deep that you can't die if you want to win the game... and you HAVE TO WIN THE GAME to survive.
While Mirai Nikki is more GORE and realistic, SAO has more "fantasy-world" stuff, like sword fights, experience points after a battle, and more game-like things.
Of course, if you already watched Mirai Nikki, you'll like SAO... and if you didn't, what are you waiting for? These shows are amazing!
Both are a survival game in a sense that if you lose you die. However the more you get into the both show, the more generic and uncreative it gets, I mean seriously, both of these shows will piss you off.
Survival of the fittest. Kill or be killed.
not to much similar here, but it involves people playing a game of life and death
Both are survival games, if you be killed in the game, you die in real life
Both have a group of people who are thrown into a deadly game by that world's God. Both have a variety of different people in this game, people that are nice and trying to help others survive against vicious killers. Differences are how the main characters react to the news that they are in this survival game.
SAO is more fantasy like while Mirai Nikki is more gory, but they both deal with being trapped in some sort of game. A game that is suppose to be fun is turned into a living nightmare as they fight for their own survival.
Both anime are about two coupels and they are stuck in "live or die" game...
Both MCs feels that they need to do what needs to be done on their own by there own way. Even though they some what dislike the choices they've made they know that the can persevere over whatever trails they face. They both work hard and are willing to scarify themselves to benefit others.
Now these shows actually have a lot in common i would think, first of all wasted potential. Both really big popular shows where there is too many fan boys and then too many haters. Both of these shows have awesome art and music openings. With supercell and Lisa. Now the part that goes down hill is the characters that make you want to claw your throat out like Tomitake (When they Cry) where they are plain boring or little bitchy characters. Both these shows had a lot of potential but they have both failed to grasp it.
Similar animation style, similar character types.
The protagonists live a boring school life but are dragged into an unknown world with their lives at stake. Shu (Guilty Crown) is somewhat of an emo and a coward who obtains the power of the King unknowingly, while Kirito (Sword Art Online) chooses to become stronger through vigorous training to survive and clear the twisted virtual world he was thrust into. They both have a female partner and other companions that help them achieve their goals. Since both are produced by the same company, I also expect Sword Art Online to display stunning visuals and music much like its past predecessors.
They're both good at being bad.
Both have a main character doing what they need to do even if those choices are not what they like. As well as these are both visually appealing the art in both of these is very good.
Both anime are action/fantasy. Well, if you watch it, you will find it similar. Both MCs feels that they need to do what needs to be done on their own by there own way. Even though they some what dislike the choices they've made they know that the can persevere over whatever trails they face. They both work hard and are willing to scarify themselves to benefit others. Now these shows actually have a lot in common i would think, first of all wasted potential. Both really big popular shows where there is too many fan boys and then too many haters. Both of these shows have awesome art and music openings. With supercell and Lisa. Now the part that goes down hill is the characters that make you want to claw your throat out like Tomitake (When they Cry) where they are plain boring or little bitchy characters. Both these shows had a lot of potential but they have both failed to grasp it. Similar animation style, similar character types. The protagonists live a boring school life but are dragged into an unknown world with their lives at stake. Shu (Guilty Crown) is somewhat of an emo and a coward who obtains the power of the King unknowingly, while Kirito (Sword Art Online) chooses to become stronger through vigorous training to survive and clear the twisted virtual world he was thrust into. They both have a female partner and other companions that help them achieve their goals. Since both are produced by the same company, I also expect Sword Art Online to display stunning visuals and music much like its past predecessors. Both have a main character doing what they need to do even if those choices are not what they like. As well as these are both visually appealing the art in both of these are very good.
Romance , Accion and Drama
- Both SAO and Guilty Crown have amazing and crazy action scenes
- Both Main characters are badass
- Both Main Characters are overpowered
- Both are about a guy trying to save a girl
- And both SAO and Guilty Crown suffer from mediocre/bad writing
Both anime give off a similar view, while SAO is about a boy wearing a gear to another world, Mondaiji is about three people entering another dimension through a letter. Both male main protagonists are OP and strong.
Action of both anime takes place in world of some kind of game, where characters are supposed to play it.
Main male character is really strong and he's surrounded by lot's of girls.
Both are in a separate world than what their used to and both are playing games. Strong male lead with many females surrounding him. Mild violence in both (so far).
They both take place in some sort of fantasy/supernatural game world. The male leads in both anime are extremely powerful. They have a similar atmosphere.
Both anime revolve around a game and have pretty awesome scenes. If you're a SAO fan, you'll pretty much like the other.
Do you like anime with overly-powerful male leads who are unbeatable and a plot where you never need to worry about whether the main characters will make it out okay as it always pulls something out to save the day for some reason (no offense)? Well then, you'll like Mondaiji-tachi if you liked SAO and the other way around. Oh, and they both have people trapped in another world.
- main character enters another world
- Overpowered main character
- revolves around some sort of game
-Outstanding animations, shows what 2012 animations can do
-Similar atmosphere at times, altho the first half of SaO is a lot darker, second half brings a more similar feel to Mondaiji]
-similar characters, altho i personallt liked the characters in Mondaiji better
Both series have a similar art style and take place in an alternative world.
Mondaiji-tachi focuses on a game system for its players.
Both series have incredible and original character developments.
Both are online games and both are using a gadget to play the said game.
Both involve characters playing in an MMORPG where what goes on in the game is affecting the outside world and visa versa. Both games are run by shady companies in the real world. Characters develop deep friendships with other players in the game.
this also takes place in a vr would where players seach for mysteries. Do these mysteries really exist?
both characters of the anime are conscious inside the game and in Sword Art online when the character is defeat he/she also dies in the real world while in .hack//Roots when the player is defeated by Tri-Edge they enter into a state of coma.
It's similar 'cause they're both based on the sucked in the game-type and if you lose you die. (Except in .hack you go into acoma) Both also have the same protagonist, male. They both show adrenaline-pumping scenes, preferably Sword Art Online.
Both series take place in an MMO world which evolves into a darker theme than just having fun and playing the game.
These anime's are similar in regards to both of them taking place in online video games. I was a fan of the .Hack games and yet found sword art to be more exciting. The animation is more fluent, and the fights are definitely more intense. There's a more threatening atmosphere then in .Hack, since in .Hack you go into a coma if defeated by Tri Edge where as in Sword Art Online you die if you defeated by anything. The show becomes a little obnoxious after episode 15 or so, but I'm not an elf fairy kind of guy so you might think differently. ^_^
In case you are just looking for a story about characters litterally inside a videogame then both SAO and HxH Green Island (along with its sequel: HxH Green Island Final) could be of your liking, because they both share:
• RPG with a virtual reality (including quests, gaining items, special skills, and such)
• The game over means real death for all players in both stories
• The characters are somewhat trapped inside the game, and to get out they must achieve a certain point and clear the game
• Overall good art design and nice characters
Probably you might be discourauged by watching HxH Green Island as you might think that you need to watch also the previous series: well that's true and yet not. It's always very much preferible to watch every prequel in order to have a better knowledge about characters, personalities, backgrounds and techniques; and I, myself, recommend to watch the prequels, but if i have to be honest: Green Island (and Green Island Final) it's about an "almost stand-alone" canon arc from the manga, where the main character, in order to search for his father, joins this special RPG, and if you have a little of hintuition you might not necessarily need to watch all the prequels.
That said, both SAO and Green Island (arc) are quite enjoyable.
If you liked one of those, you might really give a try to the another as well, cuz they are quite similar!
Both anime feature characters that are trapped in video games that need to make it to a certain point to escape.
- Inside a game
- RPG-like Virtual Reality
- Lovable characters
- "Game Over" = die in real life.
- Can't "log off from the game". Must clear it.
Don't forget the continuation, Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island Final!
hunter x hunter Greed island and Hunter x hunter Greed island final are similar because
1) it is about kids who enter a game and if they die thy die and real life
2)these both are about :clearing " the game,same goal
The 5th sotry arc of Hunter x Hunter.
Both are set in an RPG-like virtual reality where people actually die when it's "Game Over", Although Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island has more of a twist to it. You need to watch the other OVA "Greed Island Final" making it a total of 22 episodes
Both are about being in a game.
If you die in the game you die in real life
You should clear the game to come out of it.
If you die in the game, you die in real life.
The original base goal of the anime are both the same, to reach the top of the tower. However, SAO setting is a fantasy based virtual game, while Druaga is a fantasy setting based on a game.
Though it may be spoiler-ish, the second half of SAO and the second season of Druaga are also the same, to find/save someone.
There are also minor scenes that may remind you of the other anime like the boss being CG'd or even the tentacle scenes... lol...
Both about fighting with digital monsters and passing next level.
Both involve the main characters having to climb 100 floors to reach the top to defeat the final boss, though SAO is an RPG game and Tower of Druaga isn't, the characters still die for keeps
Giant tower with many floors to clear, typical RPG-elements evident in both (shop keepers, parties, hunting for rare items, trying to get stronger / level up, so on forth). No real "clear" main villain / baddie / antagonist, being focused on the towers and it's many floors, as well as the denizens that inhabits them (might or might not hold true when the story progresses... in both of the series).
Personally, I love the atmosphere of both, giving a very RPG-feel that's quite unique in this industry.
Climbing up levels, groups fighting bosses. They both have a similar feeling as people die they can't come back.
Romantic comedies focused on a supernatural setting with some intents of displaying adventurers traveling across maps to get to an ultimate destiny. Although Myanimelist seems to never put on the correct tags, both are ecchi, harem, slice of life, and romance focused.
Kirito and Asuna are similar to Louise and Saito and they go on adventures together and fall in love.
a guy travel to another world, in this new world he can use the sword perfectly and eventually he turns in "hero" and falls in love with a cute and popular girl (Asuna perfect girl, Louise ...well, zero).
SAO contains fan-service, no ecchi... but both contains full romance
Both Zero no tsukaima and sword art online are in a fantasy enviroment, where love and action are always present.
Also, in both anime we find a love relationship between the characters, which ende up in some casses in a kiss scene, very cute one though... :3
If you like Zero no Tsukaima (All seasons), you should watch Swor Art Online.
Each other have some similarities, The idea of an another world exists in each other,
since the human in other world to the habit of the human to live in a different world.
The adventure, romance and the humor taken by each story make the Animes Interesting in some points, but especially in the main characters of each other.
I can say, Hiraga no Saito and Kirito have some similarities in some aspects, especially in the time to fight and the time to love.
I'm won't to talk more about it, because you have to watch to see how interesting are each anime.
If you watch them, i think every one would like.
Death plays a major role in both shows. In Angel Beats! everyone is trying to atone for their past lives in purgatory while in SAO, everyone is fighting for their lives in order to make it back to the real world.
Same. Brilliant story.
Action, drama, and romance... Great combination of genres.
Amazing characters. World of SAO is also brilliant.
After world / another world. Where a group of people try to escape their world that they've been locked away in.
In both stories, the protagonists are stuck in an alternate world in which they have to live in, compared to Angel Beats, Sword Art Online takes place inside a video game.
I don't even know where to start with attempting to recommend Sword Art Online. The series is great, while it's in an outside reality and guilds take place- SOA, much like Angel Beats will have you liking some characters more than most and you'll probably be caught off guard and start feeling a little emotional like with Angel Beats.
How the main character express their feeling towards others are similar. When they first enter the new world, their purpose is to win and, nothing stood in their way in till they learn the value of life. In C when some loses they lose a part of their future in RL, in S.O.A, they die in RL. So both come to a conclusion that they must find a way to win without causalities
Anime both goes into the digital world where they have to pursue to survive however in c instead of losing money and your future you lose your life.
Similar with the alternate / separate worlds and with the characters involved in the secondary world being coerced or forced into it. While inter-character conflict is the main focus from episode to episode, the over-arching theme is one of surviving within and fighting against the reality that they have found themselves a part of.
Both protagonists are normal students thrust into another world with their lives on the line. The characters in Sword Art Online are trapped within the game, while those in C can freely transfer from the normal world to the Financial District. Moreover, the story focuses on fantasy, action, and romance as both protagonists have a female partner alongside them.
Both are similar in that if you lose there are some real consequences to face. Both are visually appealing as well.
Both main characters are somewhat fictional in the world that the action is taking place, deal with swords and increasing inner strength/ skill. Also, in both shows the art and sound are great.
Both main characters are somewhat fictional in the world that the action is taking place, deal with swords and increasing inner strength/ skill. Also, in both shows the art and sound are great.
So basically both series have people involved in some kind of "game". The servants in fate zero are similar to the game avatars in SAO because they both have abnormal super natural powers. The music for both of these anime are made by Yuki Kajiura
Both series have an emphasis on action with intense battles and impressive animation.
Both series involve a plot that surrounds around winning a game for the sake of survival (Sword Art Online) or gaining prestige or receiving a prize (Fate/Zero).
Both series have dark premises by dealing with themes of death and loss.
Character archetypes are somewhat similar such as Kazuto and Saber both being motivated individuals who wish to win and use swords.
A person decides to play God within a game where people can interface with a virtual reality. If the God's rules aren't met people die. Basically, very similar situations between the two games. There is also the question of "why" anyone would do this and if they have a reason for being so cruel.
Well, I suggested a movie because it is quite similar to this anime. Warning: If you do not like original Detective Conan series, DO NOT watch this movie...
This movie is about 50 children, testing a new gaming device called "Cocoon". The computer, as a boy's voice, takes over the whole system while the children are inside the virtual world(Cocoon uses your five senses, and you have to sit in a cocoon shaped chair)
The children's life are risked, as they choose a stage from the 5 stages. If you get injured in the game, you are being put in sleep mode. If all 50 children are put to sleep mode, they will get killed by a electro-wave. But, if one of them wins, all the other children will be saved.
Life and death situation within a video game. Please note that this movie was made WAY before SAO.
One difference is that Detective Conan has a big mystery/case within the movie. SAO just shows the adventures that Kirito goes through.
With the same fate, both MC trapped in the virtual world. To solved mystery about who is the mastermind behind the case they dont have any choices but to fight and protect someone dear to them. Death in the game mean also death in real world.
pretty similar plot with some romance...
Both attracted immense amounts of hype during their runs, and are ultimately both good shows (Shingeki no Kyojin is better though)
The protagonists emulate classic shonen protagonists in their strength and single-minded goals, in addition to possessing some advantages that place them above most others.
Both include an element of survival and fighting for a belief. Monsters/enemies are a common theme and there is also a slight hint of mystery.
Action is similiar. You will like it. Great anime. Also, great score.
Sword Art Online is also about Surviving, Death means Death and no way around it.
Both have compelling sides to like the anime but both lack something to make it perfect, what Sword Art Online does, Shingeki No Kyojin does NOT. And vice versa.
Sword Art Online let's you see what they fight for, and what they have to lose.
Shingeki No Kyojin does not, but they do let you see epic and fluid fighting scenes that really statifies your apitite, that, again, Sword Art Online does not, there it is more "Fight and Done" when here you have to be anxious about it.
But all in all, if they were to be combined it would be nice, but I recommend watching Sword Art Online BEFORE Shingeki No Kyojin since it does emphetize about "I fight for THIS" and Shingeki emphetizes "I NEED to fight".
Both good in their own way, bad in another, hoped to see something else than blood in this series but SAO already gave me that "Other" and after seeing this you know what these people in Shingeki fight for.
Our main character from both series share many traits. Sorata and Kirito are calm, determined, and passionate. They both idealize the creator of said game. Kirito=Kayaba who created SAO while Sorata=Fujisawa who is a game developer. These two main figures have influenced their life. In both anime, our main characters has friends/allies who help achieve his goal. We see his ups and down but always goes back up. Add some drama too. SAO involves players trapped and trying to get out while Sakurasou deals with dreams/aspiration/passion. On the romance side, Kirito falls in love with Asuna who changes him. Sorata meets Shina who does the same thing. Shina made Sorata choose his calling in life. Kirito and Sorata both have the same seiyuu: Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu.
The main male lead protagonist has the same voice actor; i notice this and research. it was true.
both male protagonist has a calm yet nice personality
both male lead protagonist are cute.
Ahh both series was one of good anime to watch for someone first time watching anime..
Both main lead male character get same seiyuu also both involve same romance that make series get real plot and some conflict..
Better watch this two good series:)
Ok so this is kind of a stretch because the settings in SAO and CSR are totally different: one being inside a MMORPG and the other a post apocalyptic world with moving cities. However they are very similar in the sense that the main characters between the two are both total badasses. Kirito being a solo player on the front lines who doesnt need any help and Layfon being one of the 7 heavenly blades or whatever in disguise at an ordinary school/city. So basically if you enjoy watching the main male lead go ham and wreck the opponents then both of these shows are a good choice. However I personally am leaning towards SAO as a better choice right now as its story seems more solid and CSR has a sorta slow beginning but if you have any free time and feel like watching someone be awesome then you should check it out.
MCs are pretty much clones. Both way op, passive nature, arguably shallow character depth. Flock of girls chasing after them.
With great action, it also deals with blades and alter-universe type settings.
Both anime seems to share some notable common features including:
- sci fi theme
- battling as avatars in another world
- two worlds: the virtual and the real
- an independent and strong female protagonist
fictional game world effect reality......
They both contain two separate worlds: the cyber world and the real world. The protagonist in Summer Wars tries to save the world from a threat appearing on the net, while Sword Art Online has the main trying to clear a death game inside a twisted virtual world. Both have companions that aid them as they pursue their endeavors.
Both involve characters being forced into a game without any escape and death in the game means death in real life. However Gantz is set in the real world whereas SAO is set in a virtual world.
Same kind of plot survival of the fittest until it's over except gantz has much more nudity and gore
gantz is on the gory side as well and has alot of nudity and cuss words, but its the same thing here, they're stuck in a game and forced to play or either die or never come back to real life.
Main characters have resembling traits, and they fight for their love with all they have. They both have sword-fights and blissful romance.
Both are set in floating cities, you have this medieval atmosphere, sword fights. Both female characters are strong and high-skilled. The main story includes defeating a powerful "king". Both anime art are very detailed and the romance is very similar as well. It's really worth watching :)
A beutiful story with a nice couple fighting for each other. They're similars in a lot of points, though Sword Art Online has more battles. Probably if you like Romances, i'll enjoy both.
It is similar to SAO 'cause the Hero in Ixion DT got sucked up in an alternate dimension and seems to travel with a few companions to find a way to get back to the RW. Although there's not really any romance on this anime. Although in SAO the hero didn't get "sucked up" instead in SAO the hero just got "Stuck in a VRMMORPG".. SO JUST WATCH IT
Watching this efter SAO is such a cool feeling.Almost looks like a SAO with the more comedy and ecchi and less drama and romance aspect.Approve
Guy who found himself transported in some alternate world.
Situation where it is a matter of being able to go back to the world they came from.
Not the same:
One guy is a whining brat who was more of a burden than an asset, while the other guy is big asset.
One has romance as it's extra genre, while the other one has comedy.
These two anime use the same concept involving a MMORPG game where minds of players can be trapped inside.
Trapped inside a virtual world, struggling for survival, these two animes are perfect watching material for both hardcore and casual gamers. It's the future, and gaming is becoming more and more popular. Through nervegear and similar technology people are allowed to consciously live inside virtual worlds. Both animes feauture people getting trapped inside these games, unable to log out and unable to call for help. Defeat bosses, clear stages, fight hackers, these guys pretty much have to do everything just to stay alive and hope to find a way out of this virtual hellish world.
- Both main character are very similar.
- Both have unbelievable powers.
1. Ao no Exorcist: demonic powers
2. Sword Art Online: Highest level player in the game
- Both desire a lonely path of solitude; don't want to rely on others.
- Both, everyone hates them.
1. Ao no Exorcist: Most people mainly hates/fear him for being the son of the Underworld King.
2. Sword Art Online: Most people mainly hate/fear him for being a Beta player and branded as a " Beater." He's the strongest player in the world.
- Both shouen anime involving action.
- Both really good and warm anime sort of.
- Both have drama.
- Both main characters lost their loved ones.
1. There's much swordfighting in both series.
2. Both main characters have a superpower-like ability (Kirito has his dual blades and his super swordskills, Rin has his demon-powers).
3. Both main characters are hated for their skills, or for who they are.
4. Both also want to be stronger to protect the ones they love.
5. They have also lost someone they loved.
Both stories include clearing a place (a tower/dungeon) filled with challenges in order to reach their destination and achieve their goal. Each anime also contains a considerable amount of sword-fighting.
Magi revolves around a magical world while Sword Art Online focuses on a virtual reality.
Both main characters strive to finish a level-like building. In SAO, Kirito is trying to complete the levels in order to survive, as for Magi, Alibaba is trying to complete the dungeon in order to gain power and wealth.
Video game to RPG tropes are most relevant in both series. Both franchises embody a wishful fulfillment of enlightening the audience with monstrous attacks on the heroines, within SAO, for example, Asuna fights gigantic tentacle monsters, whilst within Neptune, all the heroines struggle against slim monsters, etc.
SAO attempts to pass itself off as having a serious plotline with an added romance aspect, while Neptune is much more lighthearted. However, both series share a similar atmosphere in a game-inspired, futuristic universe, and characters in both series are often seen fighting off monsters and other enemies with swords, spells, etc.
From episode 59 onwards, Hunter x Hunter takes place inside a game call Greed Island. Like in Sword Art Online, if you die in Greed Island, you die in real life. The games are similar in their fantasy RPG style as well.
Apart from that, both anime have excellent stories, animation, soundtracks and voice actors. But most importantly, both have excellently developed characters and take place (mostly for SAO) in a fantasy setting with some real world elements (SAO is occasionally set in modern-day Japan whereas HxH is set in a completely alternate world very similar to modern-day Japan).
Both are definitely worth a watch
The only similarities is that the Sword Art Online is similar to the greed island arc in Hunter x Hunter. Only in the greed island arc, the protagonists and the villains both use the gaming system in clever ways to their advantage. In SAO, battles are won due the character being overpowered or from a deus ex machina.
It has the same kind of style where you have to survive in order to get what you want and many characters aren't all the good guys
Alright you may be thinking that these are two entirely different anime series but please hear me out.
In both of these anime series the main characters get stuck in a place where they are forced to fight for their lives. Both of them can be considered games because in Deadman Wonderland participants are put up against each other in fights where if they lose they serve horrible penalties.
In both of the series the main character is trying to devise a way to get out of the place they are stuck in.
Wouldn't make it a top priority but if you ever run out of anime definitely check this one out.
-male and female protagonists get stronger over time
-male and female protagonist share strong feelings for each other
-more than one girl falls for the main protagonist
overall i think if you enjoyed either one of these animes you will surely enjoy the other
These two anime are similar because there is fighting and a love story between the two characters. The drawings are beautiful and the characters are endearing. I highly recommend these two anime.
These two titles both did quite well for their first episode release, as most of us know, one more than the other. What binds these two together in my opinion, is the fact we have a very strong male lead, who seems to be quite powerful to the point we can assume most fights in both shows will go in favor of the main character.
Now, both series try to mask this sense of Over Powered-ness, which offers some nice action scenes.
The plot has some similarities, like the mortality of every character, which can be exploited in both series. These series are not averse towards fanservice, if it's not eye candy animation, it will be the light or explicit ecchi scenes. Don't get too alarmed.
If you like such characters, with skill and the needed resources to seem OP in gamer slang, with or without the sometimes needed character development, you might like these series as well.
Both stories are action-packed fantasies with mystery elements.
Both feature strong (personality and skill-wise) male leads.
Morality is touched on in both series.
In SAO, characters are stuck in a video game and mainly fight monsters.
In Unbreakable Machine-Doll, the main character uses magic to fight other humans and robots in an academy setting.
Unbreakable Machine-Doll has more comedy.
Both are anime with big production values but falter in their storytelling. SAO resorts to an absurd number of cliches in its second half, while K never seems to go anywhere.
In the second virtual world they use for attacks lyrics and words .
You didn't see that too much or hear ^.^ is nice touch with the atmosphere that is created.
Yeah! same time classics are put in good use .
Boy and girl main characters >..< ...
Both of these anime revolve around a young man trying to escape from a seemingly unavoidable death, in which they meet allies, enemies, and eventually a lover along the way. A main plot point in both is a "game of death". They both have a lot of action, but it's balanced well with the character interaction and emotional scenes.
Sword wielding main characters, epic battles, death, and sophisticated storytelling are what make both of these series interesting. They have a cool blend of action and medieval elements that enhance the setting in order to establish a vast world. They also have thought provoking themes that may be hard to define at first glance. But the more you watch them the more you will understand the deep meaning behind them.
-Both have an Overpowered main character
-Both characters go on their journey ALONE (for the most part) for similar reasons
-Both stories introduce many characters in one episode arcs
Casshern's sins does have much less romance than sword art online. It focuses more on people fearing death. Sword art online looks at this a little bit but turns more towards the romance and trying to beat the game.
Both anime is about "another" world, and both are rly entertaining.
Oda Nobuna is about historical events, but protagonist got his knowledge from games.
In SAO it's about VRMMO, so its a bit similar in that way.
Both series have supernatural and fantasy elements as "regular" parts of life.
Personally I believe that you either love this series, or you simply can't handle all of the many different elements and sometimes religious motifs used in it. Also, both have romance, action, and a "righteous" MC and both have their cute fanservice moments as well.
Both animes' main characters get put into another world where they have to fight their ways out. The main characters' relationships for each other started out as them being hated or annoyed by one another. The main characters at a point were on opposite sides (Blood Oath/Solo, Demon/Heros). Both anime are full of action, romance, and supernatural.
Both have romance in it. Both male leads are strong and are protecting the person most precious to them. They don't have the feelings at first but later gain them. Both female leads are pretty strong too. They both have predicaments where the main female lead gets kidnapped. In Brave 10 they don't get trapped in a game though, but both are amazing.
They are both timeless masterpieces of the romance genre. Both have strong male leads and an impressive, sincere take on modern high school relationships. These shows are also great to watch with your significant other, as they will most definitely appreciate the love the characters share.
Both series are huge adventures that span large worlds. Both series have a young protagonist who starts out one way but develops and comes of age. Both have lots of action but have a strong focus on characters and drama (more action in Gurren Lagann and more character and drama in SAO). Both series are split into two completely different series that are almost entirely different in style and tone from each other (SAO's second half gets more lighthearted and Gurren Lagann's second half is much darker than the first). Both have a strong female character who is not only an excellent fighter but has a very nurturing side to her. Both have plenty of tearjerker moments. Both have some romance in them (far more in Sword Art Online though). Both have potential for sequels without it being necessary. Both have a huge colorful cast of many different ages. Both have around the same number of episodes (SAO 25 Gurren Lagann 26).
It is all about virtual world which turns real. While SAO primarily focuses on relationship, Dragon Drive focuses on reiji resolving to fight in order to learn the truth about RI-ON, Rikyu and Dragon Drive. But, in order to get out of the virtual world, both of them have to find the truth and defeat the enemy.
I know the plots are completely different but the feeling that both the anime transmit are the same. Both anime start with the main characters living a happy life when they both enter a new world (for mahou shoujo that would be the world of witchs and SOA the online game of the same title) that at first both those worlds feel like paradise, full of hapinness but soon after they realise not everything is as good as they tought (even though in SOA this happens way faster and right on the first episode) and after that they live in a life full of dilemmas and bad choices and with that their worlds are turned upside down. Not only that but both anime openings depict the protagonists in what you can say is their final forms and they only appear in those forms in the ending of the anime (I am just speculating that this is going to happen in SOA but I am pretty shure that the anime is gonna develop in this manner).
Although one is medieval fantasy(Claymore) while another one is Virtual Reality(SaO), they both in fact have some common elements:
Medieval looking world.
Monster Killing and hunting, a lot of it...
Encountering enemy that is overpowered and can only be defeated in a group
In fact SoA could learn a lot from Claymore, the battles in Claymore are much more intense, while the Claymores themselves use special abilities that are spectacular...
Kiba is set in another world while SAO is set in a virtual reality - they share the concept of being transplanted from one reality to another.
They are both shounen and have a great deal of action, adventure, and enough enjoyment to keep you jumping from one episode to the next. Kiba, unlike SAO, does not crap out at the end and begin another horrible story arc that tries hard to be as good as the first half, however.
They remind me of each other and everyone that enjoyed SAO will enjoy Kiba.
There is definitely "sword art" in both shows. SAO is a story set in MMO game, The Sacred Blacksmith is set in fantasy-medieval world. A lot of spectacular sword fights. A lot. Also making swords, cute characters, romantic themes, many emotions. You WILL like it.
Got that annoying character that you hate so much thats like a leech, sucking the very precious screen time that could be used to further the plot. Ones that you wish they would away as soon as possible, well Gundam and Sword Art Online are for you. Supporting characters that serve no possible than cannon fodder are done away quickly and swiftly to be never heard from again. I should not that these don't discriminate between men and women. So if you don't like the women meeting the business end of reality you may want to stir clear from these.
SAO and Elemental Gelade are both adventure, fantasy, and romance (and in my opinion, are both kind of sci-fi). I really loved the end of both series. The female leads in EG (Reverie) and SAO (Asuna) are like polar opposites, Reverie is quiet (but not shy) and Asuna is very energetic. The male leads in EG (Coud) and SAO (Kirito/Kazuto) are kind of alike but they have their differences. I'm making this recommendation because they both gave me a hate/love feeling at some point in both the anime. Both are awesome anime, so I recommend watching both if you haven't watched any or have only watched one.
The battles mainly take place in the virtual world. In Rockman, the enemies you fight are viruses, and you gain things after deleting those viruses. Same concept with SOA, you fight monsters, and you gain things from stuff they drop.
Another neat thing to point out, there are Charged techniques used in both series. Rockman's Charged Shot, and Kirito's Charged Slash.
this is similar and different in a way.
Phi brain plays the game like SAO, but are not really IN the game as SAO.
the situation is kinda different here, and that is that phi brain can avoid it, but SAO, you are in it and could not avoid it even if you want to.
both involves risking their own life to finished the game.
Both series are based off of light novels. Though the main similarities is how they were adapted into their anime. Both barely bother to explain to you the minor details and you'll find yourself confused throughout both series unless you have prior knowledge of them from the light novels or any other source, although SAO does explain 'some' of its terminology. But regardless of understanding, both series are still enjoyable even with the lack of understanding. The overall genre of the two are fairly the same as well, as in action, adventure, fantasy, romance.
Main male protagonists are very similar, in personality and strength. There are similar themes in both anime, including friendship, sacrifice, and knowing who to trust.
In the real world, for both main characters they're just normal. But in this other world, they're both "special" in some kind of way and strong. and both also has quite a few girls that like the main guy.
The main characters are stuck in a video game and must clear the game in order to leave. Death is also permanent. Sword Art Online is a virtual reality video game played using NerveGear; the log-out button has been removed from the menu, leaving clearing the game's 100 levels as the only way out. Greed Island is a rare video game that only Hunters, who have a special power called nen, can play; players who start the game are transported to the actual island in real life, and cannot leave without collecting all the cards necessary for clearing the game. Please note that this particular OVA series is the second half of the Greed Island arc. There is another set of OVAs that covers the first half.
TRC and SAO have the same music composer, Yuki Kajiura. All of the main characters from TRC and SAO are also stuck in different worlds. And they both are shonen and romance genres.
When I was watching the third episode of SAO- I thought of Bokurano. I don't know exactly why, maybe it's the atmosphere? Anyway, they both explore death. In Sword Art Online, 10,000 people are trapped in the game world. If they die in game, they die in real life. For Bokurano, 15 kids agree to play a game that later turned out to take place in reality. If they lose, everyone dies. Both anime's deal with having death smacked into plain view, and how the characters deal with what stands right before their eyes.
1.) It has the whole medieval sword fighting fantasy thing going on (Though in Escaflowne there are mecha)
2.) It has the same dynamics with action, fighting, and romance.
3.) There are trapped in other worlds and trying to get home. Hitome, from Escaflowne, tries to get back to earth and everyone in SAO tries to leave the vitual world.
Unreal worlds, different creatures and dangers. Meet anime adaptation of RPG games.
Senyuu is mostly focused on a comedy side while SAO has more serious themes.
Both are really good to watch.
Both are similar because:
1)Story (A person in a strange/fantasy world who fights against the evils).
2)Characters (The male lead in both series is portrayed as having a lot of potential power and both work toward a greater goal of saving many people from their oppressors).
No recommendation for this yet?
Well, old school series like Digimon Adventure probably slipped out of some people's heads. But at any rate, these two series have quite a bit in common.
Both series features sci fi themes involving a deep journey to another virtual world that blurs the lines between fiction and reality. In that fictional world, there are digital like beings.
Both series has main characters who are independent, skilled, resourceful, and helpful for those in need especially for their friends.
Both series has comedy, drama, action, and a game atmosphere setting.
Both series sets the fictional world with similar aspects such as the city, ocean, forest, etc. It is in both series that the character realizes the dangers of their lives should they fail to learn to survive in their new circumstances.
Both Sword Art Online and ZET are very fast paced series, and they both contain fantastic action scenes, but ZET is much more for a mature audience out there.
The story progresses the same you know. The main reason because both start with an awesome plot of combats until the characters reach the top. But it is not seen completely because the plot decides to go to another route. So there will be a bunch of side stories than just wathcing the plot they have stated in the first episode.
By the way the first episodes of each one is almost the same I recommend it if someone wants to watch it.
I was very surprised to find that these weren't already recommended for each other.
I can say with confidence that if you like one, you'll most likely like the other.
both deal with gaming turning into something more real. although the game subjects are different. The art is really similar in both.They are so similar on atmosphere, that you must watch both. I MUST stress on thing though, if you are into SAO for the fighting, you may not like the other, for it has much less action. it has more ROMANCE.
I'll start by saying that these are different in a lot of ways, but the overall feel and some of the themes are the same. SAO only touches on what Maoyuu Maou Yuusha is all about. While they both have some cool action here and there (SAO has more than Maoyuu Maou Yuusha by far, which isn't a lot if you've seen SAO), they both deal with bigger themes and they are mostly about the relationship between the lead male and female characters.
They both are midieval themed with some magic and monsters, and the main character in both is the strongest fighter in the land. They are both love stories but have day to day life and survival themes woven into them. I found myself thinking about SAO occasionally when watching Maoyuu Maou Yuusha. That's why I recommend it if you liked SAO.
Our main hero is overpowered and has all the girls loving him. Sword Art Online deals with players trapped in an VRMMORPG. They must complete the game in order to return to the real world. If you die in the game, you die in real life. There is no reset button or re spawn points in this death game. Kirito is an experienced player who knows how to beat this game. He's determined, OP, epic, cool, and BA too. He meets girls who have fallen in love with Kirito. Campione! our main character is a god slayer overpowered, cool, and a BA at it too. Once again girls have suddenly fallen in love with him and will do anything to win his heart. Also his god slayer powers is what attracted them to him. Both voiced by the same seiyuu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu who does a phenomenal job for these characters and many other anime series too. One of my favorite voice actors!!