English: The Familiar of Zero
Synonyms: Zero's Familiar
Jul 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
23 min. per ep.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisLouise is a magician at the Tristein Academy, dubbed with the nickname "Zero Louise" due to her inability to effectively use her magic properly, resulting in zero successes. An upcoming test at her academy requires her to summon a familiar, a servant and partner to support her as a magician. Despite desiring a familiar that would be superior to her constantly mocking classmates, Louise ends up summoning Hiraga Saito, your average Japanese boy. Even with Louise and Saito both unwilling to accept each other, they have no choice. Louise cannot attempt another summoning and Saito cannot return to Japan, and so their life together begins. Based on the novel by Noboru Yamaguchi.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"First kiss" by ICHIKO
Ending Theme"Honto no Kimochi (ホントノキモチ)" by Kugimiya Rie
Do you like Moe? Do you like S&M? Do you like obnoxious female leads? Boy do I have a series for you!
Familiar of Zero is an anime about an ordinary boy named Saito that is forced to be a magical slave to an obnoxious twat that summoned him from Japan to the far away land of extremely generic fantasy Europe. Here he must learn to adapt to his odd new life and learn about the various types of magic users. I am not going to go really in depth with the plot honestly. It soon becomes a very generic harem show and the plot is NOT going to blow you away. Here is a summary of the plot: Louise the witch treats Saito like crap, the abuse is played up for cheap laughs, Saito uses his magic sword wielding ability to do something heroic, he still gets treated like crap. rinse and repeat.
The main male character Saito is exceedingly bland and Louise is the least likeable female lead I have seen in a long time! There are also plenty of supporting characters, but there really wasn't anyone I liked in this series. Usually I can find a couple characters I like in even the most mediocre anime, but here I got nothing.
The art is pretty good since this anime had a decent budget. It was based on a successful light novel that I can only assume was somehow better than the anime.
Enjoyment: 3/10 if you aren't a masochist, 7/10 if you are.
Remember in early 2014 when Japanese men were drooling over the uniformed hottie Natalia Poklanskaya and some Japanese youtube poster stated: "I want her to yell at me and step on me"? That is this entire fucking series in a nutshell. It is a fantasy for Japanese teen masochists who want to be dominated by hot European women. I'm not a masochist, and I don't see white girls as an exotic fetish, so I really didn't find anything to like in this series besides a few decent slapstick moments. The comedy sort of works in a few places, but mostly it is just obnoxious.
I have met people (including one of my best friends) that thought this series was a comedic masterpiece. I REALLY don't agree with that assessment, but the series at least does some things right. The art is decent, the music is decent, the voice acting is fine. However, I felt that overall this was a very mediocre series that I wouldn't recommend to anyone...unless once again you are in fact a male masochist. read more
I decided to watch Zero no Tsukaima because I wanted a leave-your-brain-out-of-the-equation sort of show, one I could sit back and watch without worrying about a negative outcome or depressing and/or disturbing complications. (Yes, for all my talk about artistic integrity and such, I do watch things for pure and simple fun sometimes.) Zero has most of that, but only to a point, and in the end I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of depth this show manages to pull out of nowhere. I went in expecting another Nanoha, or the first season of Shakugan no Shana all over again, and what I got was something more akin to the comedic romance and character development of Love Hina supported and sustained by the political intrigue of Last Exile or Simoun.
Plot: An incompetent mage summons as her familiar a young man from contemporary Japan, and hilarity ensues. It isn't quite as simple as that, however. Despite an early focus on slapstick comedy, ecchi, and outright silliness, Zero quickly introduces a thin political thread, providing bits and pieces of flavor to make the world seem more alive. This thread smoothly escalates into a significant driving force of the show's events, perhaps more powerful, even, than the central romance.
And speaking of that central romance, it moves along at a nice pace -- neither too slowly nor too quickly for a 13-episode series. Exactly how it develops is for you to discover, but rest assured that it does not remain stagnant for long periods of time, at least in this season, as in Shakugan no Shana and its sequel.
Characters: The cute, borderline-sadist lead; the busty, libidinous rival; the surprisingly forthright maid; the bookish, quiet Nagato Yuki clone -- these may seem like stock characters pulled from the harem romance pool, and they certainly begin as such. As in Love Hina, however, we discover that these characters have histories and unforeseen connections, sometimes in far darker ways than I expected of this show. What's more, many of these characters actually change over time, as characters in a story should. Sure, the cast seems a bit crazy at first, but give them a chance. It's worth it.
And the male lead. Oh, the male lead. Saito's personality is what makes him simultaneously hilarious and divergent from the usual harem romance/datesim beta-male loser. We get the impression that he checks out every girl who crosses his path not because he's hopelessly desperate, but because he's a healthy teenage boy. Not that he's relegated to the role of lecher; he has his human and hero moments, too.
Setting: Our story begins in your average Harry Potter-inspired magic school, complete with magic wands and quirky professors, but soon expands outward to encompass an alternate-history, magically-endowed Europe plagued by the class politics of magocracy -- that is, magi over non-magi. Though the central country of the show is fictional (apparently located roughly in the Aquitaine region of France), several real-world European powers have fantastical equivalents, often bearing the Latin names of the modern countries they mirror: Gallia is France, for example, and Germania is Germany. This becomes clear when we see a map of the fictional land. This world maintains interesting links to our Earth, but I'll leave it at that for fear of dropping spoilers. It's ultimately a surprisingly cohesive fantasy setting, and one to which I wouldn't mind returning.
Art: Zero's art is reminiscent of Shakugan no Shana, also produced by J. C. Staff, and to a lesser extent Pani Poni Dash. It's a style that grew on me when I watched Shana. If you're a fan of more realistic art in your animation, however, be warned that you won't find it here.
Sound: Despite being largely digital, Zero's music never quite descends into full-on cheesiness, as Shana's music did at times, nor does it overwhelm you with anachronistic elements unsuited to the vaguely Renaissance-inspired fantasy setting. The opening theme is quite catchy, for a reason I can't place, and as a fan of Kugimiya Rie and Hino Satoshi, I have trouble finding serious fault in the voice-acting.
Verdict: I didn't think Zero no Tsukaima would end up being the kind of show I'd be quick to recommend, but, to my pleasant surprise, it did. If you're looking for a tale of politics and romantic comedy, and don't mind that the ride isn't entirely serious from beginning to end, give this one a shot. read more
Warning: Minor spoilers (that don't really ruin much at all), as you'll see the majority within the first two episodes.
This is a review for all four seasons, posted here to warn you of how much pain you might be coming across. I've watched some pretty bad anime but Zero no Tsukaima and its sequels are very high up. I was spurred to finish it by the suggestion of a friend saying it got better and because I can't stop what I've started. Note - This is my first review and my opinion, think of it as you will.
Over four seasons half the 50 or so episodes could probably be considered fillers. The storyline itself jumps from one sudden and convenient issue to another with not much really linking it together. Zero's subplot of the apparent romance between the Mage and her familiar attempting to progress yet the situations they pop up in are beyond repetitive and dull.
Nothing amazing and nothing awful, nothing about the art really bothered me nor drew my fascination.
See the above
Here's the best bit. Within most anime that have two MC's, you'd hope to like at least 1 of them. Nope. As shown in the synopsis, Louise is a mate whose powers are lackluster. Her apparent talent that is picked up involves the overused "explosion" spell that is seen at a minimum of 3 times an episode. Her other talent is kicking the other Mc in the balls, as well as being an unsympathetic, trust/confidence lacking, angry, wannabe tsundere who never fails to be annoying. Saito, realistically, is just as bad, as someone who got transported from Earth to a different planet/universe, and immediately treated like shit (or a plebian) he, throughout most of the series, can be seen as someone without a backbone, who is probably a masochist considering he's so loyal and loving to a bitch that assaults him. Worse still, the 'assault' gag is so overused he just becomes a complete pushover whose only motive is to 'protect' someone who struggled to even comprehend his situation of being in a different world, and can't actually reciprocate his love 95% of the time. Funnily enough the best characters (with spines!!) were the supporting cast, Siesta, Jessica and Kirche, who actually had a personality and were enjoyable to watch. Later supporting characters are too, won't reveal names, but they somehow make you wish Saito picked a girl that, I don't know, actually and obviously likes/loves him. (P.s, this should have a harem tag instead of romance). All in all, don't get too attached to two boneheaded mc's, you'll be disappointed.
I did like some of it, mainly when the supporting characters were largely involved with pissing off Louise as a team, otherwise I struggled through this when I usually finish a season (12 eps) a night rather than taking me two, dreadful, weeks.
Please be careful watching this (though hopefully I've put you off), don't expect anything to get better, Saito will always get caught being with someone else and the most overused gag ever will waste your time. read more
Zero no Tsukaima-- The Familiar of Zero. With a badass name like that, what could go wrong? Awesome action with a really nice romance subplot, now that's what I like in anime. Which isn't what Zero no Tsukaima has. At. All.
To sum up the entire plot in Zero no Tsukaima in one sentence, it would be, "I feel like it'd be a lot better if I was nine." Me, personally, I'm an over analytical prick who over thinks every little thing. But I feel like someone with the IQ of a potato would still find the plot holes in this swiss cheese. To start off, I'll list the pros. Just a little side note, I had to actually keep a notepad file open when watching this incase there was any little thing I liked in this show, because, believe me, I wanted to like it.
-The beginning of episode seven [Minor Spoiler: Saito is rewarded with a kiss from the princess and he does it too romantically and she passes out. Don't know why, I just thought it was funny.]
-The end of episode eleven [Major Spoiler: Not gonna say anything, but it was really satisfying after how bitchy Louise is to Saito.]
-The Ending Scene
That's it. I kept a f**king list open the entire time. Alright, well, not going to turn into a rant, but, the main problem with the plot is that it's super predictable. You see everything coming a mile away. It's really generic, as well. However, the biggest, worst by far, always-there problem is that everything is too rushed. Way, way too rushed.
Don't even get me started on the royalty free sound effects that were used in the final episode. The budget on this show was shit, to say the least, but the fact that they waited to spend the rest of their budget on the final episode, which was, as usual, too rushed and no build up. OP was decent. Yes, I do realize that being royalty free, they didn't cost money, and I made the point about the budget earlier, but I'll get more into it later.
Wow. I was just blown away by how generic and uninteresting every character was. The tsundere, Louise, isn't a tsundere. You see, with a tsundere character archtype, you have to have the character show affection towards another character after time. Does Zero no Tsukaima do this? *The rest of the character section is a spoiler* Yes, and it was very satisfying, to say the least. It was the filler episode, or at least I thought it was filler, episode six, or something like that. Louise drank a love potion by accident, and then grew really affectionate to our super generic and uninteresting protagonist, Saito. One of the characters who never appears after this episode said that it would last a year or so, so I thought it'd be until the end of the show, or at least the season. Needless to say, I was glad it happened. No more masochistic humor or fanservice (sometimes I'm not even sure), and finally a good female protagonist. Clingy, but cute. It all ends. And not on the final episode, the end of that episode, and very abruptly, I might add.
You know, for all the things this show completely and utterly fails at, there is a few good things. For example, if you were a masochist, the five would probably be higher. The very few, and I think there was about three total scenes of actual action in this entire season, were average. The budget was very lightly spent, and it was very clear to see that, and then the remaining budget at the end was spent entirely on the final episode, as I said above, which was cool, I guess. But it was cruel, too. Maybe the other episodes could have been good, like the royalty free sound effects in the opening of the final episode, but no. Not even close. The second thing I wanted to address in this is the transitions. That little wand that flips across the screen and that stupid royalty free sound effect plays. You'll hear it so many times. So many. The third thing is that the opening's lyrics make it seem like the show will be romance intensive, which isn't a bad thing by any means, but it's quite the opposite. It's probably, in order from most in the show to least in the show, unfunny generic comedy, decent action, masochistic fanservice, romance. It's just bad. At some places, it's so bad it's actually kinda good. But that's as far as it gets.
It was quite bad. Upon watching this, go in with low expectations and leave with lower ones. Seriously, it's bad. Just go watch something else. Anything else. Seriously. Please. I wish this show was good. I wish I wish I wish. But it's terrible. I'm actually sad to have had so high expectations for this show but instead was so drastically disappointed. Bottom line: This show is shit. Shit with a few sparkles, but none the less, shit. read more
Both have Red-haired, tsundere characters who are the lead protagonists, accompanied by a brown-haired powerless male protagonist. Both of them are voiced by the same Voice Actors.
Zero no Tsukaima goes more fantastical, as it is a totally different world set in the medieval ages. ZnT features more of a school environment and a larger cast of side characters. It's also more detailed in expanding its magical universe so you really get a feel of the premise.
In sunmmary, Zero no Tsukaima has more of everything Shakugan no Shana has: Romance, School-life, Ecchi, Magic Rules and Universe, Better Soundtrack, More Side Characters. The only thing it doesn't have is Action, which can be a huge-turnoff, so prepare yourself to focus more on the above mentioned factors instead.
I hugely recommend anyone who loves tsundere romance fantasy to watch Zero no Tsukaima. You can't go wrong with one of the 4 Tsundere Wonders.
Awesome anime! The characters in general are one of the best parts of this anime.
These two are ALOT alike. Both have lolicon characters doing the main role, both fall in love but are too shy to talk about it and both have a bit idiotic guys they like :P
Louise -> Kugimiya Rie <- Shana
They are both Tsundere protagonist that are good at beating the crap out of their love interest and defeating some enemies, Louise blows them up while Shana cuts them down with a fiery sword. They also become jealous easily and are very much possessive of their love interests.
Saito -> Saoshi Hino <- Yuuji
Both are forced to adapt after being thrust to live in a different aspect of life, Saito was hurled in a new world, and Yuuji found out he was no longer alive and that he is just a replacement. They do their best to protect their love interest. Both are generally idiotic or dense and are easily attracted by other women which results in them being punished by their love interests. Saito receives more physical abuse, countless beatings with a whip from Louise. While Yuuji on the other hand receives a more verbal one, Shana's tendency to lash out urusai upon urusai.
Featuring Rie Kugimiya and Satoshi Hino in similar leading roles, Shakugan no Shana and Zero no Tsukaima tell the story of male high school students drawn into the unfamiliar and encountering flat-chested, ill-tempered girls. While both shows are produced by the same studio and based on a series of light novels, Zero is meant to be more fun and light-hearted compared to Shana.
Main character personalities are very much the same and the whole show has the same feel
Both are very similar.
Have the same synchro and the same character - qualities.
In these animes aim is to fight the evil ... whether with magic or a sword.
But the love is not too short and in both animes.
The anime also has what funny, the comedy is there, too.
louise = kugimiya rie = shana
tsundere protagonist that's good at beating the crap out of their love interest and defeating some enemies (louise blows them up while shana slices them down). they also have huge tendencies to become jealous and is very much possessive of their love interests.
saito = saoshi hino = yuuji
forced to adapt to change after being thrust to live in a different aspect of life (saito was hurled in a new world and yuuji found out he was dead). they do their best to protect their love interest. generally idiotic/dense and are easily attracted by other women which results in them being punished by their love interests (saito receives the whip while yuuji receive urusai)
I've never seen such a close comparison:
Shakugan no Shana
Love between powerful girl and someone no longer human which whishes to become stronger.
Zero no Tsukaima
Love between powerful girl and someone no longer huma which wishes to become stronger.
Of course, Louise (main girl of ZnT) and Shana have the same seiyuu.
I think this is just the tip of the iceburg.
Same voice actor and Louise and Shana got alot in common.
Shakugan no Shana is more action based.
Same Seiyuus for the main characters...
Saito and Louise have pretty much in common with Yuji and Shana.
Not only are there a lot of the similar cast, but also Louise and Shana both act alike. They both always go "shut up! shut up! shut up!". They also are very violent towards the guy they like (Saito and Yuugi) and they seem to be semi-oblivious about it (like you think they notice, and then they dont). It also both involves magic and fighting.
Both male & female character from Zero no Tsukaima and Shakugan no Shana have the same seiyuu..
Shana = Kugimiya Rie = Louise
Yuuji = Satoshi Hino = Saito
Both Shana and Louise are tsundere characters too... Shana likes Yuuji, and Louise likes Saito ...
If you want the romance + battle anime , watch both of them , you'll like it... Even though Shakugan no Shana has more battle, and Zero no Tsukaima has more romance...
Some of the voice actor are the same... Shana and louise got the same Personality. Romance and other stuff....
both shows are fiction-based, and both contain protagonist that are female with flat chest, which is where the humor comes in. both are good show, but zero no tsukaima is funnier. on the negative side, both have shitty endings, but its they are still worth watching
Shana and Louise basically have the same personality. If you enjoyed Shana's cuteness, firey attitude, shyness, and her unawareness of the emotion called "love" you will love Zero no Tsukaima.
Well, for a start the protagonists for both have the same Seiyuus along with the same tsundere, loli main female role - the same jealousy. BUT, Zero has (in my opinion) a better romantic character development, though this may just be due to Shakugan no Shana being unfinished. It has more humour and action, if you 'like' Shakugan no Shana you will 'love' Zero no Tsukaima.
There are little issues what resemble each others. In Zero no Tsukaima is talking sword, in Shakugan no Shana is talking amulet (+ book). In Zero no Tsukaima the maincharacter girl is powerful and fanatic, so in Shakugan no Shana. In Shakugan no Shana the maincharacter boy has got thought little... accident and is following the girl. Also, he want to become stronger. And so is in Zero no Tsukaima too.
And also, Shana and Louise has the same seiyuu, but also Saito and Yuuji has the same one so if you just listen to them, it's hard to tell which anime you're watching now.
the mood and characters are pretty much similar. Girl falls for boy boy falls for girl. The girl however is pretty stubborn, but it all works out. If you liked this, youll definately like Zerno tsukaima, vise versa
The first similarity is probably the character's personalities, the very flashy and colorful art and a great mix of romance comedy, action and supernatural.
The plot in these two stories are very different, but the character relations are very similar. How are they similar? Well lets just say the female character dominates the male character....=/
-In both storys the mainchara is thrown out of his normal world
-2 girls fight over his love
-The guy gains great strength
If you like little annoying girl with magical abilities who is very loud and loves a normal boy (main character) and humiliates him because of that, it's the best thing you can get if we speak about anime. In addition, both of them (Louise Zero & Shana) are shown as very strong warriors or with secret power but in the course of time we can see their helplessness (but in the end they save the world anyway)
Similar character relations and similar characters voiced by the same seiyuus. Powerful girl + guy who wants to become stronger. Both shows have quite the same feelings and I loved both of them.
This two shows are essentially the same in every aspect aside from the setting. You have your male lead who is powerless and the female lead that looks down on him because of his lack of power at first. The male then becomes stronger in order to protect the female all the while getting abused and whipped by the female... and eventually they fall in love. Even the voice actors of both the male and female leads are the same people in both shows. If you have watched Shana, and you start to watch Zero, you will be expecting an "Urusai Urusai Urusai" at just about every point int the show. it's a little disappointing that it never comes :)
If you liked Shana, you will like Zero no Tsukamia and vice versa. There is no ands, ifs, or buts.
Not only do they both star a prepubescent girl who’s supposedly very powerful, but her power hasn’t been fully awaken yet, they also feature a clueless guy who basically follows her orders. And of course they both somehow fall in love with each other, but have a hard time expressing so.
Actually, they're very similar. Main characters are really alike. The way they defeat enemies, all about proud, love and attitude. They're both awesome series.
Both female main characters are the strong ones. The guy main character starts off weak. However, unlike Zero no Tsukaima, it's not really a harem... since only two girls like the guy.
both guys get a new way of life after meeting the girl,they are both special and both girls have the same character and almost the same looks so you'll get almost the same feeling from both animes....
A bit of magic and the main character, who can not admit to that he loves his subordinate
The two main characters share the same voice actors. Shana is also a tsundere like Louise; looking at one reminds me of the other.
They seem to have the same air to them, plus Shana and Louise have similar personalities, But as you find out their abilities are quite different.
Both of them shares the same seiyuus, contains a Tsundere as the lead character, similiar character developments, same enjoyment, etc.
Zero no Tsukaima has more ecchi,comedy,and medieval settings. while Shakugan no Shana has more battles and modern settings.
If you like Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima is highly recommended unless you're an anti-ecchi.
and if you liked Zero no Tsukaima, Shakugan no Shana should be fine for you.
both female protagonist gets to have a weaker guy by their sides...though these guys are actually the source of their strength...shana and louise also have the same level of "strictness" and behavior when jealous...zero no tsukaima focuses more on magic and sorcery while shakugan no shana involves god-likes and soul eaters...or something like that
Both animes have tsundre female main characters, as well as pathetic male co-lead characters. The men grow stronger to protect and be with their partners, and love blossoms. Love triangles also form in the animes. There is more humour in the zero no Tsukamia series than the Shakugan no shana, but magic is a huge theme in both, except that the latter sees it as being more supernatural.
Shakugan no Shana has a lot of similarities to Zero no Tsukaima: From seiyuu's (Rie Kugimiya, Satoshi Hino, Ayako Kawasumi), flat-chested loli's with great power (Louise, Shana), almost useless guys but with hidden power (Saito, Yuji), love rivals that are completely opposite to the main character (Siesta, Kazumi), magical elements and, of course, romance. Both anime's has also its own atmosphere that would make you love them for its differences.
Both animes have a stubborn girl who doesnt admit that she loves a guy
Similar Tsundere type theme anime. The plot is not nearly as heavy but the character development is just as good as Shana. The female leads are nearly identical except there is some role reveral with the males. Shana is the protector where as Louise is the protected.
Not only sharing most of the same cast, the character's personalities are somewhat similar, and in both of them, the female lead character meets a "regular" boy, doesnt seem to accept him at first, then falls for him and can't express her feelings. Also, girls other than the female lead are interested in the boy...
The way the story advances is almost the same.. with the female characters hopelessly in love with the main male character but are always in denial.. which adds to the comedy of the anime =) Plus, both are a MUST-WATCH and the plots although different in certain ways, are just simply awesome with many twists thrown in at many unexpected parts.
Everyone compares the two together, but these shows are both great. It's a story that has two characters that are forced to work together and forced to rely on each other, bringing them closer. Lots of drama and action. I recommend all seasons of both. And Shakugan no Shana is said to be getting a third season too, so that's always a good reason to start a show.
In both series a normal boy is dragged into a strange new world. while they are at first, know nothing about this new world, they later on try to help the female lead fight battles. it starts off with the female lead ingoring and mistreating the male lead but later on fall in love with them. it turns out in both shows that the seemingly normal boy happens to be special (SNS)Yuji has the Reiji maigo and (ZNT)Saito is a Gundalfr. SNS has more romance and action, while ZNT has comedy and ecchi.
In plot the stories are different but in characters they are very similar especially the female protagonist they are both tsundere types and the voice actress is the same. The entire cast is mostly the same.
Both of the main girls are alike and the sidekick guy as well. So much i often get the guy characters confused
For most of us, Just saying 'Shakugan no Shana' or 'Zero', two VAs will pop in our heads. If you ever want to see the exact heroine and its tsundere act in another anime, and the dull male protagonist and its pain to handle the female protagonist. Shakugan No Shana and Zero No Tsukaima offer this + comedy.
in both animes the main character its a tsundere girl.
Same type of 'Tsundere' female lead
Produced by the same studio, you can see that there are some similarities between the two series. Not to mention that the same VA for both the main male and female characters will give you the same feeling when you're watching the two animes. With the famous -tsundere- personality, the heroines in both animes (plus the main male characters) will try to endure hardships which are going to fall on them.
The main character of the anime is a tsundere and both anime involves fighting people/monsters and the male protagonist helped during those times to prevent disasters. The tsundere and the male main character fell in love and there are also other characters who love the male protagonist as well.
Both have the same leading pair of voice actors which most know. While the stories are different, the tales do have a lot of the same qualities. Following a young women of the Tsudere genre with a young man who slowly becomes something to the girl. Plenty of epic adventures and misunderstandings. If you enjoyed one you are sure to enjoy the other.
Both are REALLY similar, and if you love tsunderes (I do :3) you will love SnS and ZnT.
Both have a nice understanding guy with a tsundere romance, with other girls also falling for the nice guy and the tsundere getting jealous over it (the predominant reasons some of you people continue watching the series after 5 episode or so).
The main tsundere character (and some other characters too) also possess Magical powers to fight of the antagonist of the series and the nice understanding guy acting as her assistant.
Both of the tsundere are flat. :P
Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hidan no Aria, and Toradora are exactly the same. character wise.
Louise, Shana, Aria, and Taiga are all girls with a petite figure but are set on making the male protagonist, Saito, Yuji, Kinji, and Ryuji their 'slave'.
Hidan no Aria and Shakugan no Shana both involve fighting and missions.
Toradora and Zero no Tsukaima both are more focused on school life and shoujo. However, I am sure, you will find that ALL of them are the same because of the protagonist, and all four anime are INCREDIBLY AMAZING.
Despite the looks of both these animes, Shakugan No Shana and Zero No Tsukaima have one or two things that are similar. First of all, the relationships that are in both animes are almost similiar because it contains one hero and one heroine will have a differcult time to get together since there is always a distraction or someone getting in the way. Second, both heroines of these two animes have a similiar personality except for the fact that Shana doesn't punish Yuji for doing such pervented actions since Yuji is hardly pervented, but Lousie does punish Saito; and also they have different powers.
Leads feature the same voice actors as well as some of the other cast.
They both have Tsundere type lead heroines in both stories share similar relationships with there counterparts.
Both main charas are tsundere, Fantasy, good storyline and both the same voice actor.
Apesar de não achar um anime muito bom, me lembrou muito Zero no Tsukaima. A personagem principal também usa magia e é de outro mundo, além de ser tsundere. Enquanto o personagem masculino principal também é bonzinho e é uma pessoa "comum" que aprende a lutar... E ambos estão destinados a se separarem em algum momento.
Fantasy action shows in which the main female leads are petite, flat-chested tsundere, both of which voiced by Kugimiya Rie.
There are plenty of romance fitted into the story. As the male and female leads fight alongside with each other and overcame many obstacles along the way, including dodging other girls who have taken an interest in the male lead, the two of them grow more and more attached.
Well these two animes are kinda similar i say because they both have two main characters that are meant to be together. Not only that but that after a while of watching these series you will find yourself unable to stop watching and very attached to these shows.
The main characters (a boy and a girl) are very similar in both series, and are in fact voiced by the same two voice actors. Besides that, it stays true to confused emotions, first love romantic comedy aspects.
Zero no Tsukaima is a more-harem, more-ecchi, more comedic counterpart to Shakugan no Shana. If you enjoyed Shakugan no Shana and are looking for something light-hearted and enjoyable, and aren't put off by the aforementioned themes you will enjoy Zero no Tsukaima.
Both involve Tsundere mains -although Shana's main is more of the just doesn't know type
Both have to deal with protecting a city/kingdom/whatever
Both have a prominent romance aspect
Shakugan has a lot less comedy though, but that doesn't mean it has more action
Both MC's are also loli-type
and both try letting their main partner go at times
Both have leading female characters with various powers and are helped by male characters throughout the stories. Both feature various enemies and monsters to defeat.
Both have romance and action, the voice actors for the leads are the same and the male lead is liked by the surrounding female characters
Shakugan no Shana and Zero no Tsukaima take a weak and confused boy, And turn them into a magic, Sword wielding powerhouse, As the characters build their strained relationships together as well as going on many adventures and mishaps, Both are great action shows with funny moments and developing romantic moments. These shows do a great job at keeping the story compelling and fun to watch
Both of these shows are fantasy/action with plenty of drama and romance mixed in . The characters are not very similar nor are the settings. However, both worlds are very interesting and fun to learn about and both shows have a similar feeling while watching them.
Both involve a tsundere lol voiced by Rie Kugimiya who can use magic. The Familiar Of Zero has more silly comedy while Shakugan no Shana is completely serious, leaving no time for comedy.
Powerful red-haired girl accompanied with powerless brown-haired guy. Both protagonists are tsunderes and were acted by the same voice actress. Both supernatural magic and fantasy, both have romance, some form of ecchi, comedy and mystery. One's story is shallow while the other one's deep.
Get ready for a roller-coaster ride and experience the similarities of these two tsundere-shows.
Both have tsundere main character and voiced by the same seiyuu. Both involve a guy that trapped in a supernatural world.
The main characters have a look-like appearance. Shana and Louise are small, tsundere, and in love with the other guy main chara. Yuji and Saito have dark hair.
If you liked ZNT, maybe you would like Shana too.
Both these anime contain awesome tsunderes who come from different world in respect to their male protagonist counterparts. Both male leads are dragged into these "other worlds" and must adapt. Both main characters are voiced by the same VAs. Both are romcoms mixed with supernatural themes. In both, the tsundere has a hard time to coming to terms with her feelings for the male protagonist. There are heaps of funny moments throughout, and the stories are great :) I recommend either series to any romcom lover!!
-Both female protagonist are little girls
-with special powers
-Male protagonist always had other girls hanging around him
-thus, making the female protagonist jealous
First the two shows both have a very similar leading pair. A good-natured male protagonist, who is suddenly thrown into life-changing, worldview-altering new circumstances. In both cases, he wants to support his female partner, who in both cases possesses magical abilities, is short and feisty. And what do you know, both of them happen to be voiced by the woman whose name is synonymous, Kugimiya Rie. It doesn’t stop there, however, as both of the male leads are also voiced
by the same man, Hino Satoshi. It looks like we’re off to a pretty good start when it comes to a basis for comparison. Both series are also brought to us by the studio J.C. Staff, which leads to a fairly similar art style. While there are a lot of artistic similarities, the color pallets used are different for each show; each complimenting the feel of the show very well. Another similarity, and this is the last I’ll bring up,
is the fantasy setting both shows take place in. While Shana is set in an altered version of our world, and Zero is set in a completely different dimension, they are both nevertheless fantasy-based settings, and in both cases this is an important aspect of the show.
Both main character has similar story line in which he gets involved after meeting their girl which is also both tsunderes.
This anime shows:
The plot of both story is awesome as you go throughout the episodes which even made me watch one by one at the day of each release of episodes.
Both anime are about guys getting dragged into a new world or situation were their primary goal is survival, and helping some girl that played some role in their coming to that world.
Zero no Tsukaima have many similarities with Shakugan no Shana . A few of them are:
-Both heroine is a Tsundere type girl
-Both MC guy get involve with the girl without him knowing it
-Both heroine have their favourite phrase or words example would be Louise from Zero no Tsukaima . Her favourite word are ''You dog !'' . While Shana from Shakugan no Shana , her favourite one are gotta be ''Urusai ! Urusai !! Urusai !!!'' or shut up in english .
-Both anime involve powers like magic
-Louise has the same voice and personality as Shana
-The MC dude from both anime has the same like strength but it is shown at later on
-At first , both heroine didn't know what are their feelings for the MC but after some events , they finally realise that they love th MC guy . Same goes for the MC
There are more but this are the one that can fully describe or show how similar both anime are
These two anime are completely different in plot but in characters you can definitely see a similarity... The main characters Ryuji and Taiga have a very interesting relationship.. one of a master and her dog (like Louise and Saito)...
In both anime the characters share a close relationship in which the chibi fearsome female dominates the male...very interesting to watch..
(both females have the same voice actor as well..)
Actually, they're similar only for the first few episodes, due to the similarities between Louse and Taiga and the way they deal with their soon-to-be love interests. Then, as the stories go on, Toradora characters develop while ZnT's seem stuck in the optimal situation for fanservice and cheap laughs, with no further development from that point onwards, and even some derailment in characters like Siesta.
Basically, Toradora is Zero no Tsukaima but traditional Japanese school anime style. Same voice actor for protagonist, pretty much same plot. However Toradora is a lot less ecchi based than Zero.
Taiga is Louise (Or Shana, if you will) with a different hair color. While I have only seen the first episode of Toradora so far, I suspect the plot will develop similarly.
They are both funny, but in general it'ss about girls in love with some guys they mistreat.
Tsundere loli with the same voice and complex. Beautiful harem, but in Toradora they have smaller breasts ;P
both has romance and both the girl who treat the guy like a dog
The realationship between the two main leads are very similar. A somewhat spoiled and bad tempered female and a really nice guy who is often abused by her. Although ZnT is in another world and fantasy, the main story and atmosphere are like each other.
Not only are they made by the same people but if you were to watch one of these and then the other, you would swear that it's the same character but with different hair color. Taiga = Luise
Both have the characteristic master-slave sort of relationship. Taiga and Louise are also voiced by the same seiyuu (Japanese voice actor) so you may notice a similarity in the way that they talk. Ryuuji and Saito are also pretty similar because they are accepting of the position that they are put into. The way the relationship develops between the main characters also hold importance as each of the series progresses.
Zero is a fantasy setting where as Toradora is based in more of a real life setting. The romance progresses more quickly in Zero as well. Apart from those differences they are near carbon copies. If you like one you will almost certainly like the other.
They are both about two totally different persons that for some reason have to live together, the female character is almost the same, voilent and rude with few friends, but really just wanting to have some that care for them, they even look the same and it is the same actress that have the voice. Zero no Tsukaima is a little more perverted and harem like, still they are both great love stories with characters that develop during the show.
Louise and Taiga don't just share the same voice actor, which wasn't chosen without reason. The voice suits their enthusiasm and powerful character. Both girls treat they (boy) pal as servants and play with them, as if they were dogs. But in both animes, the relationship starts to grow and the girl realizes that she starts to get to like her servant. Though Zero no Tsukaima has got more "ecchi" in it - but not in a extreme art - , and deal with two total different siuations (and in Toradora the boy is more likeable) they both run out the same :)
The main female characters of the anime Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) and Taiga (Toradora!) are voiced by the same person, Kugimiya Rie. Of course, they are both long-haired tsundere who often physically hurt the male characters with whom they are close to and eventually fall in love with.
All the characters are funny, the heroin is a little... strong XD (she have the voice of Louise) and it's romantic... ^^
Loli-tsuderes voiced by Rie Kugimiya are verbally abusive to their male sidekick, but put up with him anyway.
both the main girl chars have the same seiyu, and are both of the tsundere type... ok, there're so many others similarities... even the main girls look similar!! (just with different colour hair!)...
difference is that toradora is set in the real world and zero no tsukaima's set in another world (one with none other than... care to take a guess? ... MAGIC!...).
Louise = Taiga (chibi tsundere dominating occasionally violent female, similar clothes, same voice actor, calls male lead 'dog', etc.)
Oh, and Saito = Ryuuji of course.
Both are romances and comedies, main characters' seiyuu is the same, and aparition is similar, too.
We all have probably seen that the main voice actors of the two of these shows are identical, but that shouldn't deter you from this. Both shows are amazing, and their style is different although their flow is similar. Turning to Toradora! for a bit, first of all, the Soundtrack for this anime is mind-blowing. I listen to it even now. I am on my second trip through the show and I've gotta say, it really is better a second time. The first time I went through, I learned quickly how drama controls this show. With comedy as the right-hand man. And romance as the basis. I believe this is a School-life masterpiece and deserves every bit of praise it receives. Really! Go ahead and watch it!
If you like psychotic tsundere girls in short skirts who beat the crap out of guys, then you'll just love each of these.
Similar characters (Master and "dog"[tsukaima]). Rie Kugimiya is dubbing main female in both series.
Many times i throught i was watching Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) instead of Taiga (Toradora) . They yell the same thing like "aho no inu" or "baka! baka! baka!" or "urusai! urusai! urusai!" (this one i remembered Shana from Shakugan no Shana LOL). Anyways very good n comic anime. Strongly recommend!
Basically both female leads is a tsundere type character that treats the male lead like a servant. Except one side is a high school anime and the other is a fantasy type anime. Both animes are equally enjoyable and so are the characters. The main females of both animes are also voiced by the same voice actress as well.
Very similiar tsundere tematic. Different setting, but if you liked one, you are sure to like the other.
- Have a tsundere type heroine
- Has some cute scenes
If you like a plot where a typical guy gets dragged into something he didn't care about, with a random girl.
Taiga and Louise are similars
Ryuugi and Saito are similars
Kugimiya Rie make the voice of Taiga and Louise
Same small breasted girl being mean to hide her real feelings.
These both have the same type of love plots as the stroy goes on so does the feelings for each others chracters if you enjoyed Toradora you will definatly enjoy this =P
The dynamics between the characters are essentially the same going from a master/servant relationship to something much more. The male lead also makes a habit out of saving and protecting the female lead. Also, it is just as funny. And oh yeah, did I mention that Taiga and Louise have the same voice actress?
Both shows star a tsundere female protagonist, although to a much larger extent in Zero no Tsukaima. Although they don't share similar themes, they have a similar comedy style. If you liked Toradora, you might want to think about picking up Zero no Tsukaima..
The relantionship between two main characters is dog-master, besides they have quite similar personalities and there is something similar in the ending.
Both involve a tsundere loli voiced by Rie Kugimiya in a fairly light-hearted romcom. Toradora has more drama while The Familiar Of Zero has more silly comedy.
Both with Tsundere characters in the forms of Taiga and Louise and the rom com elements in them make them very alike and would fill a gap left behind after finishing Toradora!
Taiga and Louise are very similar. I think they're dubbed by the same person as well. They both call their boys "dog" and overall I found a lot of similarities. The difference is that Zero no Tsukaima is supernatural, action, and harem while Toradora is slice-of-life. Even so, they are both very similar. I think that anyone who has watched Toradora would enjoy Zero no Tsukaima as well. Same goes the other way around.
Both female main characters are tsunderes and both have feelings for the male main character they are teaming up with.
Usually takes place in school, and both main characters stay together or stay close to each other.
Both are teaming up together to get something.
-> Both have the same girl type .
-> Both are romace anime .
-> Both have many funny chrachters .
this is similar because of the characters love and the female main character likes lousie off zero no tsukaima
-Similar cast of characters
- Main female treats the main male like an animal
- Both are great romance stories with love triangles
- Same Voice actress for Lead Female
- Zero is fantasy where as Toradora is Slice of Life
Main characters are similar Ryuji = Saito and Taiga = Louise.
Main female lead is a tsundere with a small stature.
Both are romance comedies which are done well :)
-Tsundere Loli is the leading character
-They slowly falls inlove with the leading male character
-Why not? their Lolis . . .
-Makes you want to see more
Both contain a tsundere female protagonist totally in love with the male lead but don't express their feelings.
Both have a small main character that are well...Tsudere overload basically
Both set in a school
Both of these Anime are about a girl that is living their normal life and suddenly a random guy just appears. Both of the guys help the girls out with their every day life, the difference here is that one is forced to do it and one does it willingly. Eventually they both end up falling for each other which was obviously going to happen, but they are in many sticky situations.
Both series revolve around a strong tsundere girl and an ordinary guy. In both series, the two characters are thrown together unexpectedly, but the girl quickly asserts her authority over the boy, treating him as her dog / slave.
In both series, the tsundere female becomes angry due to jealousy and insecurity. She expresses herself by forcefully asserting herself as the boy's master, yelling at him, and physically abusing him. In Toradora, Taiga at least kicks him, slaps him, and punches him. She treats him alternately as a dog or a slave. She expects him to cook and do laundry for her whenever she wants, and that he should expect no thanks for his efforts. Her attitude is that because he is her dog / slave, she does not need to respect him as her equal, and she can freely abuse him as she pleases.
In both series, the main character is thrust into the unexpected situation of being the tsundere girl's dog / slave. Quickly on, both male characters learn to somewhat accept their role, and unwittingly become attracted to the violent tsundere. Both guys accept her insults and beatings, even when they stem from misunderstandings. Eventually they start to win over the girl as she opens up.
If you liked Zero for its fantasy and magical elements, you may not like Toradora. However, if you liked the highly demanding tsundere female who verbally and physically abuses her male dog / slave, then Toradora explores that type of relationship in more detail, and in a more sophisticated and realistic setting. On the other hand, if you are the type who doesn't enjoy loud-mouthed, violent tsunderes, it's not for you.
The two series feature a rather small female lead who acts rather harshly to the one they love, commonly known as tsundere. The two heroines are also very self-conscious about the size of their breasts and gets angry at anyone who makes a comment about them. The male leads are also very similar as they both tend to get bossed around by the female lead quite a lot.
This is where the similarities differ as Toradora has a modern-day school setting with no magical abilities, while Zero no Tsukaima (Familiar of Zero) is the opposite.
Still if you enjoy small tsundere main characters such as Taiga from Toradora, then you'll love Familiar of Zero.
These two share such a similarity! A magic school where a loathed and unpopular female student (who is also a fierce, proud tsundere) stumbles upon a guy, who she makes a magical contract with. It's a story loaded with both ecchi and actual romance, as the two go forth seeking power.
Very similar feel but not exactly like each other. Although Seirei Tsukai isn't as good as Zero no Tsukaima, both have very similar genre and involves a guy who's strong and starting a harem.
Strong male character enters a magic-like school and starts his own harem. Both guys enter under extremely unique conditions (Kamito, only male elementaler; Saito, only human boy familliar)
The main love intrest for both boys is a tsundere girl who is consider a trouble student around the school and she treats the other like a slave or servant because of a contract they entered into.
Both our protagonists have a special sword that is conseidered legendary. Their sword interacts with them (Kamito's has an actual human form. )
The main plots of the two go in two different directions but the main premisis and foudantion of the two are very simillar.
Familiar of Louise has a strongly similar core mechanic right down to character compositions, with our main heroine being an uppity tsundere redhead who's enslaved or is at least trying to enslave some poor sword wielding male as her spirit companion. While Louise doesn't have Claire's fire magic (unless you count generating explosions as "fire magic") Bladedancer doesn't yet have Zero's grand scope and while both are haremish comedies they do their humor quite differently, beyond inflicting gratuitous violence on our the male lead protagonist of course.
Loli tsundere character with a whip who acts in a similar way toward the main character. MC gets a spirit sword and they go to a academy where everyone uses magic. Also, there's a maid.
-Both male leads by odd circumstances are forced into becoming the "familiar" of the female lead.
-Tsundere loli female lead who beats up the main character.
-Classmate that tries to seduce the main character and make fun of the tsundere lead.
-Both male leads are seemingly average people who get forced into joining a magic academy composed mainly of rich people.
-Clumsy(ish) maid in the harem.
-Both male leads turn out to have strong powers unique to them.
Okay, these two animes are really similar just by watching the first episodes.
- both magic
- both flat-chested and arrogant
- both have familiars or slaves and the familiar is an unique one
- in STNBD the slave is another fellow magic person and is the only guy in an all girls school and for Zero no Tsukaima the familiar is a human
- both have rivals trying to fight for their familiar or slave
- rivals are both close friends really
- both are cast outs
- both familiar or slave are from other places I think both Tokyo since soy sauce lol
- both the master don't know about that place really well
- guy would refuse in the beginning but then say they have to save their "master"
- guy says girl is unattractive
- both main gets mad really easily and always blame the guy for the accident
Both are action ecchi fantasy harem comedies involving magic and guy dragged in it. Both main heroes encounter violent tsundere pettanko girl that declares main character is her slave. Both take place in school where magic is taught.
The two anime are almost identical in the aspects of characters, setting and genre.
They're both; fantasy, magic, ecchi, harem, romance but the Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance, lacks comedy.
They both have a western style setting, in a magic school with 'Contractors' which are essentially the same as tsukaimas (familiars) and both have the same feel to them with the music.
They have both have a male lead who are very skilled with swordsman ship and is op as fuck, whose fate is ultimately drawn to becoming the heroines partner. Both of the male leads are often misunderstood and mistreated (treated like a dog) by the heroine and is punished with a whip.
The male lead is also surrounded by beautiful girls who love him.
The major difference between the two protagonists is that Saito is more lewd than kamito.
A Heroine that has a tsundere personality with a well known title "zero louise" and "the calamity princess'younger sister". Who have a rivalry with another family (kirche) and (Rinslet). both heroine are arrogant and head strong who will never admit their flaws but that defines them for who they are.
The cast are overall pretty much identical.
Both anime are both definitely worth the watch, you wont be disappointed.
First The Main character and the mc girl the both have the same way of acting the girl who thinks shes better then everyone and she calls the guy her slave and the guy goes with it becasue he knows a little why the girl does it and later the girl falls for the guy but in the anime the guy doesnt fall for her en its also harem magic and lots of fighting they are similar in lots of facts then i recommend this one + mc flat chest like you know who and big breast try to win him over
These animes feel a bit familiar. Spirit contracts. Main character being bossed around by a girl, getting called a pervert and stuff like that. If you liked Zero no Tsukaima, you should definitely try this anime, it just gives the same feel.
Basically they both have the familiar thing going on. Both of FMC have similar personalities and treatment of their familiars.
What's also similar is the harem thing going on with the FMC being rather possessive.
Both of FMC are of some sort of nobility (though one is a fallen noble) and yes they are both happening in some fantasy world.
So yeah if you liked Zero no Tsukaima you're likely to like Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance.
In a school for magic, students bond with familiars to exhibit their powers. A tsundere girl, picked on by many of the other students, contracts with a boy who is in turn contracted to a powerful sword. As the boy defends the girl from her peers and outside dangers he unwittingly gains a harem around himself, causing the girl to punish him in her jealousy. This description fits both Bladedance of Elementalers and Zero no Tsukaima, and there are more similarities between the two shows than there are differences. The manner in which contracts/bonds are formed is certainly different, as is the reason for the main girl being bullied and the way the sword's spirit manifests itself... but if you enjoyed one, you will certainly enjoy the other.
I am not recomending "Dog Days" to those who like "Zero no Tsukaima", but recomending "Zero no Tsukaima" to those who like "Dog Days". Yes, there have been a lot of comparisons to the two, because they happen to have male main characters summoned to another world, but beyond that, they are two very different series. "Zero no Tsukaima" is better plot wise and uses humor much better, not to mention has really good characters.
Our "Hero" who is living his daily life get's summoned by a girl from a different world in order to fight for/with her.
This anime reminds you of Zero no Tsukaima.A girl from different world summoning an ordinary japaneese boy. However Dog Days is less violent than Zero no Tskaima but equally Echi.Both main guys are very dense. Also Dog days dosen't have the harem theme although some girls think he is cool but it really isn't harem yet.
In both the protagonist is an ordinary boy who is summoned by a pink-haired girl in a fantasy world.
Both guys are about the same age and had a normal dandy life and are "summoned" by a chick with pinkish hair. Aside from that, the guys in each are walking and all of a sudden are falling from the sky and land in a fancy shmancy world that has a war. Well, Zero no Tsukaima's war comes later on. But you get the picture. Oh, and both anime have a super major uber nice princess.
Both series involves a main protagonist who is dragged into another world where he has his life changed forever.
Both series contain plenty of battles mixed in with action, comedy, drama, and later romance.
Both series has fantasy themes that are considered more lighthearted with some ecch in the mix.
Both series' main protagonist also has similar personalities in terms of valor and charisma.
Both protagonists get sent to a different world that they dont know. The diffrence is that in zero no tsukaima he can actually kill people but in dog days when you hurt someone they turn into a cat (round ball)
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Both Main male character go to another world other than Earth.
Both worlds have magic there, but Dog Days' magic is more random, whereas Zero no Tsukaima's magic is based more on wizards.
Both male main characters want to get back to their own world.
Both main female characters don't want them to go.
Both main male characters are summoned to the new world.
Main character starts as a hero in Dog Days summoned by a princess, but in Zero no Tsukaima the main male character starts as a familiar with a owner who is bullied and still at magic school.
(I can tell you more but then I would be telling a few too many spoilers)
both protagonist goes to another world where they will be summoned and they will be intrested in that world
Similar stories about summoners and invocations. The relationship between the summoner and the invocation will evolve in the story.
In both, a human boy is summoned to another world where magic and mythical creatures exist, to fight for a little pink haired girl.
Of course, they are not exactly the same. Dog Days is more friendly (They "play" wars where nobody can die or get hurt), and has a lot (A LOT) more fanservice. Also, it's more comical than dramatical.
So: if you liked one, you'll probably like the other one and get a change in atmosphere at the same time.
These two anime have a lot of similarities, although the biggest similarity is how the lead male character is introduced into the story.
I personally didn't like Zero no Tsukaima very much, although I did enjoy Dog Days. Those of you like me who weren't very impressed with Zero no Tsukaima should give Dog Days a try. It's a bit slow at first, but it gets pretty interesting.
All I have to say is it's the non sadist, slightly less tsundere version of Zero no Tsukaima. Plot development is comparatively slow and the main character has the same type of a shallow characteristic as Saito, but even less realistic. He's also not a pervert, well, in a sense compared to other anime protagonists xD
The guy in both Anime is accused of being a pervert when he really isn't one or isn't intentionally trying to perv. As for the main female character, she easily becomes jealous, she has a temper and has issues of some kind.
in first place I think in a "shakugan no shana" based anime, the story for some reason remember me that.
but I knew there is another anime with a tsundere character, and a slave-boy-situation. fortunately, there is a difference, boy is not who appear suddenly in another world... just the girl, and both are from the same world (I think).
Both female leads have the same actitude, The male leads are also similar in some ways, Zero no Tsukaima is based on magic instead of guns
Zero no Tsukaima and Hidan no Aria are not similar in period but have others similarities like : Seiyuu Rie Kugimiya as a pink-haired tsundere, a devoted slave and to finish .. all other girls have huge breasts.
Hidan No Aria is very linked to Zero no Tsukaima as the VAs as well as the art and comedy/action is very similar. The female main characters share the tsundere character (to some extent) and they're to some point very enjoyable to watch.
They both feature a pink haired Kugimiya voiced loli tsundere, who calls the main protagonist her slave. The settings are very different but the character relationships are essentially the same, the tsunderes being so similar you'll think they're the same person.
Same type of 'Tsundere' female lead
Both animes revolve around a girl and a guy protagonist.
The girl, Aria, has dubbed the guy, Kinji, her slave.
This also leads to them doing missions, it is extremely similar to The Familiar of Zero.
Except they have guns.
both are by JC staff and have a tsundere lead with the same voice actor., they also have quite a bit of action.
Both are harem anime , and the female lead are both Tsundere.
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
The lead characters from both series fall in love and fight together along with a few other companions. The main protagonist finds himself dragged into a world very different from his own. Both take place in a fantasy environment. Both have a lot of romance, action (including sword fights), and comedy.
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.
Both anime are about guys getting dragged into a new world or situation were their primary goal is survival, and helping some girl that played some role in their coming to that world.
The protagonists in both Animes start out as mutual friends, but they eventually develop love for one another that is fully recognizable towards the end of both Animes.
Live in a game themed anime. Kinda.
I personally love SAO mainly for the amazing romance and I feel the romance in The Familiar of Zero is similar. Both relationships are built on the male commingling selfless acts in order to protect the one he loves
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