English: Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2004 to Dec 26, 2004
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.601 (scored by 20435 users)
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action drama magic magical girl
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kinda have the same plot going on.. ^^
Nanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha) is about to find a new power within yourself,a power that may be stronger then you expected. As Sakura in CCS has her "wand" ,Nanoha use a diffrent but similar magic-releasing object calld "device" .
Both start off very shoujo, but Nanoha is a tougher anime than CCS and has more spectacular fights.
Magicl Girl yumminess, but Nanoha is the best Mahou Shoujo series ever... The second season that is!
Magical girls at their finest! Both features girls who had normal life at start and by a fated encounter, would turn into our adored mahou shoujo of today.
It's like the exact same thing it's not even funny.
Both Anime's are mahou shoujo, with CCS being mostly about Sakura Kinomoto - a fourth grade girl attending Tomoeda Elementary.
MGLN deals mostly with Nanoha in the first few episodes of the season, then it switches between both her and another girl.
Both Anime's have magic, both anime's have a story line, while CCS is far longer ( and more interesting my opinion) they both do fairly well in this genra. CCS is an old anime though, having been out for at least six year's from the posting of this recommendation.
Though, if MGLN keeps up on the seasons it 'could' prove be quite a rival, provided the makers actually make a season that focus's on the events between two particuler seasons.
Like Magical Girls who hunt for items such as Clow clows or any other elemental magic,like family ties/bond,friendship development issues,do you like magical girl animes where you can connect with a misguided character who wants to please a member of her family,than Magical lyrical Nanoha for you,mixes elements of basic magical girl and advanced Technology and time demensional travel,in cardcaptor Sakura,Sakura needed to hunt clow cards to keep they're magic from falling into the wrong hands or dystroying the world,Nanoha hunts jewel seeds to keep alternate time demensions from being thrown off balance or dystroying other realities.
Although some may find them too similiar, I think it makes for excellent viewing. Like Cardcaptor Sakura (Cardcaptors), Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha tells the story of a young girl gifted with magical powers and a small animal-like thing giving her guidance, collecting potential dangers to the world while learning about friendship and acceptance and gaining strength. Both have similiar comedy and art.
both are magical girls & they have a similar history but you can say sakura is kawaii whit every one since the only rival its shaoran but since nanoha its loved and reconized by everyone even when she grows up( not like sakura ),like fate. well ibelibe they are both master pieces tha you should watch if you like this kinds of series
This anime is similar since it's about mahou shoujo, slice of life, and school life
Do you enjoy bright colors and sparkly explosions? Do you ever wish that there were more magical girl shows with gradually expanding casts of protagonists and lighthearted action fare? Do you like your anime sprinkled with oodles of happiness~? If so, then congratulations, these two shows will probably appeal to you! CCS is more episodic in nature, while Nanoha tends to follow one large story arc.
Practically The Same Genre, Just Takes Different Apporaches, Nanoho Is Collection Gem's Like Inu Yasha Expect With The Staff And What Not, One Would Automaticly Think Card Captors, And As For Card Captors, It Collecting The Cards With The Staff.
Both About The Same Ammount Of Action, Just If You Like More The Friendship Thing, Nanoho Is The Way To Go, And The Lover Naturally Card Captor Sakura, Love One And You Will Surely Love The Other One ^_^
As Sakura in CCS use her "wand" ,Nanoha use a different thing but similar magic-releasing object called "device"they collecting power to make them become a stronger magic user.and the both character is also moe!and they also have cute voice.
Almost the same thing happens, the main heroine gets a rival, the rival agrees to go onto her team in the end and they become lovers....
Cardcaptor Sakura is by far loved more by one of my friends and it is quite awesome, but they are both Magical Girl anime. I watched Cardcaptor Sakura first and it was worth watching.
Both series has quite a story that is dramatic, comical, emotional, magical, and packed with action.
Both series contain a main heroine who has her life changed forever after a certain incident. In both series, the main girl's friendly personality and determination wins the friendship of many characters. They are also thoughtful and puts others before themselves.
Both series also contain the theme of capturing treasures with rivals and other obstacles in their way with a sidekick. Classic magical girl series that is a must watch.
Both are happy magical girl anime about a very young and innocent girl who is bestowed magical girl powers by a talking little animal.
Both are deviations from the traditional mahou shoujo format, and while Madoka is the darker of the two, Nanoha is far more accessible and appeals to a much wider audience.
Both are out of the ordinary magical girls shows targeted at a mature audience with similar protagonists who share a similar relationship. They both also have a cute design who can fool the viewer on their true nature.
Madoka is much more dark and psychedelic than Nanoha, though.
Similar Genre. Parallel ideas and concepts.
Both of them prove that it's still possible to create a mahou shoujo anime that is both original and creative. They both play with your emotions - while Nanoha just tickles them, Madoka kills them mercilessly.
Come on! Magical Girls? Kick ass girls? Yup. Both have them. But these shows are no ordinary magical girls that kids these days should watch, particularly Madoka. Be warned to get fckd up in Madoka. In a good way.
similar characters personalities,similar plot and both have a small pet that gives them power.
Both are seinen magical girl series by the same director.
Rather than the typical romance series aimed at shoujo audiences, both of these series have more mature themes.
Additionally, the story gets darker with each episode progresses. There are also sci-fi themes as well as containing drama, action, and comedy (less so in later episodes).
Nontheelss, these two series are not your typical magical girl anime(s).
Both start off as generic magical girl shows before becoming drastically different. While Madoka starts becoming much darker, Nanoha focuses more and more on action. Both have almost completely female casts and a lot of yuri subtext.
Both are magical girls shows but Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is a much darker anime and unlike a magical girl story anyone would expect. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha appeals better to more audience and much less serious compared to Madoka Magica. Its best if you watch both of them.
Both normal school girls came across a magical injured creature that asked for their help and it changes their life forever. Fighting to protect the people they love from dangerous beings. Unlike 'Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica' , 'Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha' have a longer story line, and it definitely won't disappoint you if you watched it. 'Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha' starts from the main character as a school girl to a full grown adult. This anime was the first anime I watched and I instantly fell in love with it.
both are magical girl anime and both twist the typical magical girl genre
The heroine finds a cute animal or stuffed animal that can talk and takes it home. The animal then turns her into a magical girl and tells her that she has to collect jewel seeds or star drops. Soon after she has to compete with a rival magical girl.
The first thing I thought after having completed both Nanoha and Nanatsuiro Drops is "wow, it's like they're practically the same show". Sumomo and Nanoha both have to collect something, with the help of a cute "pet", which can talk. Sumomo and Nanoha both face similar tsundere "antagonists", Prima Asparas and Feito, respectively. The main difference between Nanoha and Nanatsuiro Drops is that the latter focuses much more on the love between Sumomo and Tsuwabuki-kun. There are plenty of other subtle differences to keep you amused, so unless you dislike the genre mahou shoujo, I'm sure if you loved one, you'll at least enjoy the other.
In both animes is about magical and friendship, but also love.
Both are very fanatsy full. But well done.
Both about girls who suddenly got an item which allows them to use magic, and they both need to collect something.
And both anime's has a blonde haired rival who also want to collect those items.
In both, the main character finds a talking stuffed animal/ animal and takes it home. The main characters also has to collect stardrops/jewel seeds for their "pet."
In both, there is someone else competing for collecting those seeds/drops.
A lot of elements in this show seem to be heavily borrowed from the Nanoha universe:
- Magical girl/mecha crossover, complete with (fanservice-heavy) transformation scenes;
- Main character who wants to be friends with everyone and doesn't take no for an answer;
- Antagonist with a cold and distant outer appearance, who seems to be manipulated into doing 'bad' deeds and may not be all that bad;
- Main character's sidekick/animal mascot is a ferret.
In both series, there are girls who have acquired powers beyond their understanding. From that day forward, their lives changes forever.
Both series' main female protagonist are also kind, helpful, compassionate towards people, and not afraid to stand up for herself for others.
Both series also a cold hearted female character who is set on her own sights on things.
Both series features a lot of action, drama, comedy, and some emotional factors.
-use of techology based /mecha- abilities, combined with Magic elements in order to fight evil.
-the power of friendship as well as MC/ Rival situations
All these result into epic fighting sequences. Make sure to give it try.
Both girls are just by chance chosen to be magical girls and they have to fight monsters to save their city and collect magical objects.
1)Normal elementary school girls gained the ability to use magic; they are forced to collect certain dangerous items (cards; jewels)…
2)Both shows have good ratio of light-hearted elements and action.
3)Protagonists don’t really want to become magical girls, but they’re forced to do so.
4)Both shows are also spin-offs.
If you’re a fan of magical girls shows, action and drama, then you might like one of these.
The first season of Nanoha (but also the rest of the series and movies) are definitely similar to Prisma☆Illya as they show a darker side of the mahou shoujo gender with intense fighting sequences and actual life threatening situations, its made clear that just because because you are a magical girl you cannot use the same lovu-lovu supaaar kawaiii raindow attack to defeat all your opponents, training, strategy and experience are a must. Showing the struggles doubts of the main heroine is also included in the packet.
What stroke me as the most similar element is the fact that the magical devices have a consciousness of their own and they can actually talk and communicate with their master. Apart from that:
Illya=Nanoha (MC that is always cheerful and finds the way to move forward through various events/discovering their potential little by little)
Miyu=Fate (the troubled and at first hostile/mysterious/rival character with the unknown past who then becomes best friends with the MC)
Started as an ordinary school girl, Mai and Nanoha had a twist of fate that changed their whole life. In both stories, the main characters gained power which led them to be an experienced user of magic as they met foes and allies along the way.
Part action, part magical girl, and all high-quality anime.
While Lyrical Nanoha and Mai-HiME seem to start off following the monster-of-the-week format, both these series drop this in the middle of their run in exchange for intensifying the action. Despite a prominently female cast, both shows are aimed toward the male demographic, and rightly so as they feature explosive battles easily rivaling those seen in shounen action series.
Made by the same person as the Nanoha series, and it has very similar character designs
- Created and wirtten by Masaki Tsuzuki who created Dog Days
- Season 2 and 3 have the same director as Dog Days season 1
- Both are mainly created for guys who enjoy hot-blooded shounen-type battles
- Similar character designs and art style (StrikerS particularly)
- Both features battles where there are magical forces keeping true destruction from occurring
- Both have characters with animal ears and tails
- Both feature over-the-top magical attacks that require the attack names to be yelled before set off
- Both Feature Nana Mizuki as both a voice actress and a OP/ED singer
- Now, particularly with Dog Days season 2, both feature large air battles and magical devices that amplify the user's power allowing them to fly and shoot magic
- Subaru from StrikerS and Nanami from Dog Days look awfully alike, and so do Teana and Becky
Fans of Dog Days that watch the Nanoha series will get a deeper appreciation for Dog Days. Dog Days is like a lighter-hearted less sci-fi version of Nanoha with all the boring parts yanked out and way way more animal people.
both anime are similar in some ways you gota watch it to know ^^
If you enjoy magical girl in action without the typical romance like cliches, then both of these series are a must-see for you. There is tons of action and not to mention the epic soundtrack for both series. The comedy, drama, and later emotional theme of both of these anime(s) are something many anime fans will sure not to forget.
They're both Mahou Shoujo shows but there's a thing that seperates them from other Mahou Shoujo shows. Both are pretty cliché at first sight but after a few episodes a darker storyline will appear. Both shows have drama and pretty serious issues, not suitable for the age group of many other Mahou Shoujo shows.
Both are darker mahou shoujo shows with a little bit of fan service. Neither one is actually geared at little girls and are not part of the shoujo genre, but rather closer to seinen. Both shows also explore a relationship between two magical girls in particular rather than a huge group.
First, we have titular character, who combined Kiras badassery and Lacus' peace-loving personality (and sexiness, if you count Nanoha from 3rd season), then, we have Fate, who is much like genderflipped mixture of Rau le Creuset and Athrun Zala. Two magical girls (lolis, so take warning) fighting each other in Gundam-style manner. This is nice mix of cute (but flat-chested) girls and old good fighting with energy/magical/whatever swords and BFG's (courtesy of Nanoha). However, stories are pretty much different and similar to Card Captor Sakura and MS Gundam 0079 respectively.
These shows aren't really similar. Rather, if you've seen one, you might want to see the other to get what you were lacking. They're two halves of a good show.
Pretty Cure has the slice-of-life goodness that Nanoha shortchanges in the name of action. And real shoujo cuteness that's much better than moe.
Pretty Cure has shonen-ish fights that are fairly pointless. Nanoha also has shonen-ish fights (though in a different way; more energy attacks, less punching) where the characters really try and the fights matter more.
And both are really yurish.
Magical girls collect magical fragments that hold immense magical power for a magical mascot character so they can go back to their magical home. Using magic. There's also more to the rival character than meets the eye.
Both are Magical Girl series which the main heroine is in Elementary School(Primary School) where they fight monsters to protect the town where they live even though Nanoha has a bit more depth for that. the fights aren't as good in Mahou Shoujo Pretty Sammy but it has more comedy. The heroine's of both also have a rival besides just fighting monsters. so if you watch one you should watch the other.
This occurred to me recently when I read some reviews by fanboys going on about Shugo Chara!. Both anime have their loli characters and both have the magical girl thing going (of course, in Nanoha its almost non-existent outside of the transformations). But mostly, it's the idea of, "Beat your enemy and then become friends with them" that Nanoha is famously known for, also occurring with Shugo Chara! at the end of every arc. So, if you like lolis who kick butt until their enemies become friends, Nanoha AND Shugo Chara! both deliver.
Both have talking magical ''wands'', don't know how I should call it. Example: Raging Heart, Suprano and more. They both use magical fields and have aphorisms. I think that some of you might like the other, the stories are very different, I admit, but they have small things that are alike. If you see those details, you'll like it. Another thing that I must say is that Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha is better, it has better soundeffects and more fights then Happiness!
Btw: Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha, the first season, isn't the best. If you kinda liked it, watch the second season!! Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha A's. It's better.
well they maybe different but they have some of the same aspects. Shattered jewel shards spread across a world, a being from another world, fighting monsters to collect the shards, etc.
Golden Darkness and Fate Testarossa are very similar characters; you may feel as you're watching another story about this mysterious blonde girl. TLR have lots of ecchi and is for a bit older viewers but MSLN is for all age. Golden Darkness is probably based on Fate Testarossa because To Love-Ru have a lot of parody elements, not only Magical Girls.