Main similarity is that both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure and exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. Both have good art quality as well and if you like action and fantasy anime, these two are definitely recommendable.
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.
Log Horizon and Sword Art Online have similar base concept (stuck in a MMORPG)s, which differ just by a little spice - one is Virtual Reality MMORPG, the other is just a basic MMORPG.
The main difference between them is that while Log Horizon is more serious, action-filled and mature (it goes pretty deep at parts), Sword Art Online is lightweight, more romance than action-focused, and suitable for younger audiences.
If you felt like Sword Art Online had little action and/or was too lightweight, but loved the concept, try Log Horizon
If you felt like Log Horizon was somewhat difficult to follow, and/or are asking for more romance, but want to keep the concept, try Sword Art Online.
And in the end, if you just care about the overmentioned concept of being stuck in a MMORPG, try them both at once. read more
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.  read more
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.
A game world so real that you almost can not tell it from reality. But what would happen if such a world were to become you reality? In both of these series the main characters get stuck in the game they were playing and have to fight monsters and other creatures in order to survive. If you liked one these then you will like the other one for sure.
-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 of them take place inside a video game.
However, Log Horizon is more video-game like. Rather than the characters being trapped inside of virtual reality, they are trapped inside of a world that is like a game.
The show deals a lot with both fighting and strategy.
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
These 2 anime are about the main character got 'sucked' into the game world. While in Sword Art Online the game is a virtual reality, Log Horizon is a normal computer RPG game.
SAO focuses more on the combat for action as the main character Kirito is a solo player and a swordsman. It also has quite a fair amount of romance and drama. In SAO, the purpose is revealed since the beginning -- to clear all 100 floors for the players to be able to log out from the game.
Meanwhile, Log Horizon focuses on other aspects like guilds, strategizing and the politics because the main character Shiroe is a strategist enchanter and the founder of guild Log Horizon. It is more on adventure filled with humor as the characters travel to different places. It is not clear how to 'quit' the game, as you cannot die in the game / can just revive, and there is no clear purpose unlike in SAO. So the players have to manage and fend of for themselves, all messed up before Shiroe steps up.
Anyway, both of them are enjoyable and fun to watch. If you like one of them, I'm sure you will like the other ^^ read more
Even though both series share the same setting not one of them fails to keep the viewer in suspense with their different approach. Sword Art Online focuses on the characters and fights, while Log Horizon's main focus is the world they live in. Despite these differences they still get the viewer to think "I wish we had a virtual reality MMO." Which I think both shows did a good job on invoking.
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.
MMORPG goes wrong, traps all the players inside the game and let them find everything on their own. Log Horizon is far more easygoing and more about living in the game, SAO is darker and definitely less stable plotwise. Oh, and both main characters are looked upon as kind of villains, too, despite not really being one.
Both consist of people stuck in an online gaming world and a reason they need to get out of it. However, the characters react differently in each of the series, in which the characters in Log Horizon react with less concern.
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 VRMMORPG (Virtual Reality Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) 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.  read more
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. read more
If you enjoyed Log Horizon, then look no further, you found another good series to pull your interest in. In this anime, you get another group of characters trapped in an MMORPG. No logging out until they figured out what to do. They fight monsters, get items, level up, different guilds too. Overall, this anime has some good dynamic characters that you will love to see grow.
Both animes are epic if you like the VR-like game. I recommend both to watch, I have rated both 10/10 already. I rewatched SAO 3 times already and read the Light Novels.
Though both animes are similar in various things they also have things which aren't in common, Sword Art Online's main character is OP because of his previous experiences with VR-games and his beta-participation of SAO. While Log Horizon's main character is a normal gamer, not op.
Main similarity of these two anime are that players are trapped in game in MMORPG.
In both anime protagonists tries to accept the virtual game and tries to live in it. Both are high quality action and fantasy anime with amazing art/animation.
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
It couldn't be anymore similar with the concept and setting yet...they are very different. Both series revolve around a large group of gamers who are trapped inside of an Online Game. The characters in SAO prioritize to find a means of escape and is more dramatic while leaning towards the romance side of things. LH are quick to adapt to the situation and learn to live in this new world and really goes in to more depth about the realm of an MMO. Dying in SAO means dying in reality, while you can respawn in LH but there is a specific twist to it, consequence wise. If you are a fan of MMO's, both series will prove very entertaining.  read more
Both are set within a world were the gamers are trapped within the games world as well as both protraying there life and how they live it within the world.
But the difference is that SAO focuses more on how the players are going to escape from the world as well as the romances formed and the impact of player deaths affacting there real bodies, which made me feel a sense of attachment towards cetain characters in which when they died made me cry and break down in tears quite a few times. (no spoliers intended, sorry this is my first try writing one of these :( ).
Where as log horizon focuses more on the how there lifestyle is within the world as well as the politics that take place as which left we waiting to see what challenges the character would be facing.
both take place inside of an VROMMRPG both MC are famous, (Kirito is more OP), they both dislike joining guilds, while Log Horizon has little to no romance, it gives off a more serious tone.
Differences: - Log Horizon has a respawn area
- The game concept is explained much more in Log Horizon
Similarities: -Great animation
- both main characters are likable, along with their group read more
In SAO and LOG, main characters are stuck in a vrmmorpg and try to find their way out. I think LOG is better because they are more focused on game than SAO, SAO went for romance after 3 episodes. But both of this anime are good and similar, i love both of them.
I'm sure this has been done lots of times, but yeah, both anime are about people getting trapped in a video game they were playing. Instead of talking about that, I'll try to highlight some of the key differences.
In SAO, there is no doubt that the characters are indeed in a video game, there is a scientific explanation as to how they are trapped there, and there is a definite way to escape. In Log Horizon, on the other hand, it seems as if the characters were just magically transported into the game. No explanation, no way out, nothing.
This is ironic, because Log Horizon has more gaming elements than SAO. The Log Horizon fight scenes are done in the same way one might fight in an actual MMORPG. SAO's fight scenes are more based on action and badassery. I'm not saying either one is better or worse than the other, they're just different.
Log Horizon is probably a little more light-hearted than SAO, but that's not to say Log Horizon doesn't have its serious moments, nor to say that SAO doesn't have its light-hearted moments. I personally like the romance in SAO better than Log Horizon, but that's just my opinion.
I highly recommend both as great anime for both gamers and anime fans alike. read more
- Both are trapped in a game, "Elder Tale" and "Sword Art Online"
- Shiroe is a bit like Kirito, although Kirito uses more of combat and Shiroe uses tactics.
- Quite entertaining
- Nice art
- Avatars are a bit similar, closer to their real self
Each anime focuses on the disturbing premise of being trapped in a video game. Thus begins the journey of the players to seek out ways to return back to the reality. (leaving/finishing the game so to speak) Both anime attempt to explore reality, questioning what is real? Should the values of what existed in reality hold any meaning in this virtual reality? Is it only a game? Does killing a player matter since it's only a game? Both build a society to impose judgement for such values. These societies can be in the form of guilds and explores the interactions between them.
If you like one, you may like the other, although there are a few differences to consider. Log Horizon centralizes around one guild that rises to power, it also builds upon the relationships of the guilds and gamers. Sword Art Online is centralized around predominately the male MC and his relationship with the female MC, thus the world building and themes are a little more restrictive on a grander scale. Another glaring difference is the pacing, Sword Art Online has many inconvenient time skips and Log Horizon can be very slow to move the plot and its story at a reasonable pace.
Both exhibit overuse of "Kawaii" moments that may take away from the experience for the story-driven audience, something to be prepared for, as both can take themselves to seriously and yet too carefree in the next scene/episode.  read more
There is a big chance that you are going to like Log Horizon if you like the video game concept of Sword Art Online. But if you think that the shows are very similar to each other, whatch the show and revalidate your opinion ;)
Very Similar to Log Horizon. Both are MMO games. I think SAO is much more balanced in terms of characters, action and romance. But Log Horizon is also a very good anime, from the looks of things, it would get better and better as the series progresses.
Same general story line, there a bunch of people trapped in some game, and starts to become much more than just a game. It starts to become there life. In both story's they realize that death, even if its a game has some serious consequences.
Art style is basically the same and looks really good.
Fighting! Survival! and lastly Digital world? These are things that makes these animes so interesting, the cybergenre of the anime twists the plot to something that we can somewhat relate to in our ordinary irl lives. In the anime we follow the main characters struggle to reach the top and to watch their personalities and background slowly uncover during the contionus episiodes that we all can't get enough of...
- Both trapped in the VR game they're in.
- Both have quite a lot of romance.
- Both explore ways to get out of the game.
- Both main characters are extremely OP (In different ways).
- Both have very strong female protagonists that contribute greatly to their plots.
- Both are socially awkward/loners (at least they start off that way).
Similar in the dynamic that the characters are stuck in an online game, but the key difference is the nature of deaths in the game. Both Character must deal with their cool and calculating personalities and struggle to make this new world their homes. Both of these shows were not put down till all the episodes ran out. They are both very enjoyable in their own unique ways.
The setting and premise for both shows are very similar however whilst the main point of SAO is escaping the game in Log Horizon they try adapting to the game instead as they try to build a community amongst those trapped inside. Log Horizon focuses more on tactical fighting rather than pure action and i personally feel it was better written and included characters the audience could both engage with and like better than the characters in SAO.
- Both shows are about people trapped in a game which has become a new reality to them.
- The MCs are veteran gamers.
- Both Shiroe and Kirito initially refuse to join a guild, but end up becoming part of one.
- In both shows, there are multiple female characters who have romantic feelings towards the MC.
- Both MCs have a bad reputation, although they aren't actually evil or bad people.
- There are guilds that are consisted of PK(Player Kill)ers.
- Shiroe is a tactician who stands at the back and assists his allies with his enchanter skills, while Kirito is a swordsman who fights in frontline.
- There are political and economical aspects in Log Horizon. In the other hand, SAO features romance.
- Shiroe forms a new guild to make a home for his friends, but Kirito was forced to join one after losing a duel.
- Shiroe has more friends and allies compared to Kirito.
- The characters of SAO worry about their bodies in the real world, but there is no mention about that in Log Horizon.
- Characters of Log Horizon are to revived upon death, but death in the game equals death in reality in SAO. read more
People who like Sword Art Online will love Log Horizon and vice versa! They are very similar in concept, but have noticeable differences. One concentrates mainly on survival while the other is more about the people adapting to the virtual world and making it better.
Both of these shows revolve around a group of people who are trapped inside of an online role playing game. If you're a fan of the genre or just a fan of MMO gaming, you will likely enjoy both of these series. Sword Art Online focuses more on dramatic elements as the players struggle to either accept or escape their predicament, while Log Horizon is more about people trying to learn how to live in their new reality.
The story between these two shows is very similar to each other. In both shows they get stuck in a virtual game the same story right? No, In Log horizon it's not a battle of surviving they revive and don't die in real world. Second in Log Horizon their goal isn't getting out of the game it's to investigate the new world they're living in unlike like SAO which seems to me weak in terms of story. Also there is less Harem here sure it contains some harem but not like SAO. finally they're in a RPG game right? so where is the rpg part in the whole fighting scenes in the show? In Log Horizon you will see a lot of tactics, strategies and team work unlike super sugoi undefeated ultimate immortal Kirito in SAO. to be fair one of the few things that SAO did better than Log Horizon is fight scenes it's not that much exciting in Log horizon and the other one is romance. If you're looking for romance you will be satisfied here.(by romance I mean Kirito's relationship with Asuna not the other girls that loves him one direction only).
Bottom line if you like the concept behind SAO watch Log horizon it does everything SAO did wrong ten times better. read more
Both anime have the same setting, a group of people trapped inside of a video game, however, Log Horizon doesn't really seem to have an end to the game portion like SAO does, and thus focuses more on the actual mechanics of the world and how the 'players' will function than just the romantic relationships between the characters.
Log Horizon and Sword Art Online are both Anime about players being stuck inside of an MMO setting. However, SAO is more about the character's struggle with permanent death, Log Horizon's plot is more about the characters adapting to their new environment.
Log Horizon clearly incorporates more aspects of the MMO game genre, as opposed to Sword Art Online.
Both anime are vastly different from each other, but have the same premise.
If you watched Sword Art Online, you should watch Log Horizon. In the two stories, thousands of people was trapped in a game. In Sword Art Online (Aincrad) if you die you lose your live, but in Log Horizon you will lose other thing important too (I don't tell nothing of this because It's spoiler xd). The two main characters are very pros and fuckers, and have amazing abilities. Log horizon is centered more in strategy and battles than Sword Art Online, and the World of Log Horizon is the real world, not a game. The game is mixed with reality and appear new abilities which only exist in reality.
Si tu has visto Sword Art Online, deberías mirar Log Horizon. En las dos historias, miles de personas quedan atrapadas en un juego. En Sword Art Online (Aincrad) si mueres perdías tu vida, pero en Log Horizon si mueres pierdes algo importante (No diré nada más porque será spoiler xd), pero no la vida. Los dos protagonistas son bastante chetos y fuckers y tienen habilidades extraordinarias. Log Horizon está más centrado en la estrategia y las batallas que Sword Art Online, y el mundo de Log Horizon es el mundo real, no un juego. El juego se mezcla con el mundo real y aparecen nuevas habilidades que nunca antes habían estado en el juego pero si en la realidad. read more
In both series, players are trapped in a game world with no way to log out. They must team up with other players in order to win against both monsters... and other players. Along with no way to log out, there is another catch..... In the first part of SAO players who are killed in the game die in real life while in Log Horizon players who are killed in the game will lose part of their memory. Both of these offers a sense of fear that will drive the players to fight harder than never before.
Both series show amazing teamwork and cunning ways of defeating enemies in more way than just battle. These is always a good feel of victory whenever a strong monster or boss is defeated that brings joy to even the worst of situations.
If you liked one you will definitely like the other both during and outside of battle.
Log Horizon is infamous for 'ripping off' from SAO's storyline, although they are very different in essence. Thus, the main similarity between both series, is that they share the idea that people are trapped in a video game. Although Sword Art Online focuses more on the act of playing in an MMORPG, Log Horizon focuses more on the politics in this games' world.
Both shows start the same way, thousands of players are trapped in a game and unable to log off.
Sword Art Online focusses on the action to complete the game to escape with some romance. Log Horizon focusses more on the story, the reason and how to escape are unknown, they must figure this out all while trying to make a suitable lifestyle in the game. Log Horizon is a shounen so it contains some humour and less action but it is very interesting to see the aspects of dealing with the gamelife and how to handle the NPC characters.
Its the same concept of being trapped in a game but with two different outcomes. Log Horizon is based on politics / how to entertain oneself, sword art is survival. Log Horizon is slower because it has more thinking and detailed parts to it while sword art is very action based and fast paced. Both are quite enjoyable. Also I have been told that .hack is the precedent for series like these and Accel World is like if the main character in Sword art grew up and the future story. Oh look 3 recommendations in one.
Both Sword Art Online and Log Horizon are very similar. They both come from almost the exact same idea, the characters are stuck inside of a game. Only instead of actually being in a game, like they are in SAO, in Log Horizon they don't know whether or not it is the old game that they once knew and loved. Either way both of these are great show and have a second season that is currently airing, so there's now way that your going to get bored.
Both anime are about a game in an online server. Though the storylines are totally different, a few aspects are quite similar, like: there is no way out. In sword art online there seems to be no logout button. In log horizon they don't even know how they got in their world, let alone mentioning how to get out of it. Through the episodes they get to know their world better, along with new potential ways out. Both main characters are solo-players at the beginning of the story, but eventually they learn that the only way to survive here is to join, or make a guild. Kirito and Shiro are both powerful but mysterious players due to lots of experience before their situation broke loose. This gives them an advantage compared to other players, yet they also struggle with a lack of information or new additions. read more
Sword Art Online(SAO) and Log Horizon both take place in a game setting and that's pretty much where the similarities end. SAO focuses on the action side of MMORPG's while Log Horizon focuses on the economy and political aspects of being stuck in a virtual world. I prefer Log Horizon due to the way it approaches the situation. The characters try to adapt to the game and are not constantly thinking of ways to get out. So if you like SAO you are guaranteed to enjoy Log Horizon.
Both have an MMORPG system, both you get trapped inside a game, both main characters are solo players, both main characters like NPC and consider them human, both are funny when they can be and serious when they should be.
These shows share almost identical plots. They're both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game. Both shows go into the various social structures built by an MMOs player base and they discuss the different play styles that individuals adapt.
SAO is a bit different 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 make sense of their situation all while fighting against the game world. read more
Both are taken place in a video game environments. The extent of these environments are different. I would go further into detail about this, but I don't want to give away what makes this big difference. Overall, both have a great story line, cute characters, great action,
Log horizon represents RPG games in general far better than Sword Art Online. My friend and i both agree that Akatsuki is superior and shiro is definitely better than Kirito.....by far. Akatsuki stays badass...Asuna loses it part way through, shame.
it's full of interesting characters and a slow but complex story.....
WATCH IT NOW! (yay Akatsuki!!)
They are both about virtual gaming worlds.
Main similarity is that both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure and exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. Both have good art quality as well and if you like action and fantasy anime, these two are definitely recommendable.
Both series take place in a MMORPG game, they both get trapped in the video game world even though each by a different reason. The main characters share similar traits one that they are outstanding players and they are trying to find a way out of the world. Both being solo player, not wanting to join guilds for different reasons. Both have their fair share of action though Log Horizon focuses more on the action than Sword Art Online which is a little more "Romantic, i guess?"
Both anime features living within the game and in real life. There is the idea of being a member of a community and adventure while exploring the world that the protagonists live in. Both anime are special in their own way such as the contrasting protagonists. I would highly recommend Sword art Online if you prefer a faster start in contradiction where log horizon has a slow start.
Very similar concept. Players of a game are suddenly taken to the new world and now must find their way back. The series stand as a nice contrast to each other. SAO is more action-oriented while Log Horizon is more plot-oriented.
Both shows take place when the main characters and their friends are forced to live inside a video game and adjust to lives within a new and unknown world.
While in Sword Art Online they leave the game quickly, Log Horizon goes into depth about struggling to survive and people's lives inside the game.
Log Horizon, much like Sword Art Online is action-packed with lots of fights, but it goes into more depth about how it is like an mmorpg.
Both anime have extremely entertaining characters and they both have interesting plots.
They are both enjoyable in their own ways and they have their own differences for having such grand similarities.  read more
Both anime focus on a group of video gamers who get trapped in a virtual world and have to find a way to get back home. The main difference between them is that SAO is more action-oriented while Log Horizon focuses more on explaning it's world, the mechanics of the game they are trapped in and so on, but if you liked one make sure to check the other.
It has a similar premise, a large amount of players are trapped within the world of an MMO. Log Horizon, however, spends more time on examining exactly what living inside an MMO would be like, as well as the politics between player guilds and the now-sentient NPCs.
In this anime is the same setting as Sword Art online, their all trapped inside a game. the characters are different but its the same idea as sword art online. if you liked sword art online or no game no life i'm sure you will love this anime
- These shows share almost identical plots.
- They're both about a large group of MMO players getting trapped inside of the game.
- Both shows go into the various social structures built by an MMOs player base and they discuss the different play styles that individuals adapt.
- In both anime there´re MMORPG players who discover themselves trapped in a fantasy game and they can`t "log out". The only difference is that in Log Horizon you'll respawn when you die.
If you liked either one of these animes you would like the other because they are both based on a video game. Although SAO has more Fanservice than Log Horizon, there is no denying that Log Horizon returns the lack of FS with a very deep and detailed plot!  read more
If you're looking for Strong and Smart Male Lead that is stuck in a game and looking for a way out then this fits the criteria.
Both anime is about Sword/Magic/Dungeons and Adventure, typically knows as RPG
Both anime shares the same setting and feels the same way as they both are based on MMORPG style of game.
Both anime have amazing quality as they're both made in a modern year
SAO contains harem/romance while Log Horizon contains only a hint of it
All in All Both are Great anime to watch especially for those who plays RPG Games or genre of any kinds read more
If you liked the MMO aspect of SAO you will love Log horizon, thought it does not have as much romance, and story wise, it's really not the same thing. LogH is way more strategic and everything is well explained.
-Both anime tell about protagonist that stuck in MMORPG world and try to find a way to back to the real world.
-Both anime have an interesting parts and a boring parts (if I can say, 50% interesting parts & 50% boring parts).
-Both main character is overpowered enough (Kirito is a high level soloist and Shiroe is a genius tactician)
In both these animes you follow people that was trapped inside an MMO. In my opinion Log Horizon is better than Sword Art Online, mostly because of the way they tell the story. But I love the idea behind both these animes. I have seen SAO three times and Log Horizon twice, I will probably watch Log Horizon at least one more time.
Both take place in a on fantasy based game world in which some players are trapped - so for them, it's the new reality. That's the only similarity though, as Log Horizon doesn't focus on a love story and action, but on the world itself as well as politics.
This anime is also about MMORPG players who get stuck in the virtual world,
I like Log Horizon more though because it goes more indepth about the game and rules.
As a MMO player myself I really enjoyed Log Horizon.
PS: The OST are by the best OST's I've heard!
Both animes have the "same" argument, the characters are caught on a videogame and they need to know about where they are and why. In my personal opinion Log Horizon is better at the battles in-game and the character's history.
Log Horizon may be as closest as you can get to Sword Art Online if ever you wanted more. Log Horizon's story take place when players of Elder Tales, an MMORPG game in which the anime is based on, are suddenly transported inside the game. Oblivious to the rules and events of the virtual world, they start to discover that some aspects of the game don't apply to themselves the same way when they are playing a character. And so, just like Sword Art Online, they venture out, seeking a way to leave the world they are trapped in.
Trapped in virtual worlds, these anime have MC's who are both skilfully adept at surviving in their strange yet familiar surroundings. Throughout both series you will see tons of cool battles, epic dungeons and boss fights, and witness the journey the characters go through to learn more about the new world they live in.
Same concept, real people put into the a video game and they have to live out there lives under a new world. If you enjoyed the plot of sword art online but without the romance this is for you! There are still obvious love relationships within the story however they never progress beyond simple I have a crush on you type thing.
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 animes revolve around the virtual worlds, being Sword Art Online situated chronologically a few years before Accel World. The writer is the same in both series, so thethe run of events of both series are very similar.
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. read more
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.
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!
The store line involves the idea of entering into an alternate dimension that consist of the game world. The major difference being, in Accel World one can log-out from the game to the real world, while in Sword Art Online one is stuck in virtual reality.
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"
http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Sword_Art_Online:Versus read more
Both are by the same author and take place in the same universe. Accel World takes place about 24 years after SAO but isn't a direct sequel. Both are about entering a virtual reality and facing challenges there.
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.
So you have two people who find themselves utterly dedicated to video games that suddenly find the game is now their world. What's not to like? Oh, and did anyone mention that Accel World comes a few years after the events of Sword Art Online?
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!
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.
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!
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 take place in a game where the characters are fighting for "survival." In Accel World, it is more for the main character's self confidence and support for friends. Both have romance features—the "fighting for the girl" kind of thing. They both aim for the top and finish off the game not as the "best."
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).
Both anime are based in a game world, in which if the player dies they die in real life. Accel world is, to be honest, a very very poor anime. However if you liked it, then you are guarenteed to love Sword Art Online for the simple fact that its 100x better, it may be a little flawed however it doesnt take away from the beautiful art and immersive experience you get from watching it.
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),
They are similar because they revolve on playing a virtual world where you design your own character and you decide what world your avatar wants to join like a guild. But the difference is that sword art online you can't leave the game. A player has to complete the game for everyone to go back to their world. Accel World you create a duel avatar from your mind and it creates it based on you life and past traumatic experiences that might of happened then your avatar is designed and it is mainly a fighting game but you can do more in the game. In accel world you can go back to their and accelerate and you can go back to the real world without something happening to you in the game. read more
they are both great series and are very alike accept for in SAO you die for real, but in accel world you just loose everything you have and can't play it. SAO was the first serie I watched and made me start watching. I think everyone that like watching anime serie should watch this!
Both of these series are to be considered very similar they are both created by the same author. The setting for both is in the future and both are about being in the virtual world and the main characters each having an objective to complete. Accel World uses Neuro-Linker, while SAO uses the Nerve Gear, where the players connect to the game. The virtual world in both of the series also involve real life, which creates a serious and intense atmosphere, such as death in SAO also means death in real life. Along with the intensity of the series, there is also romance going around in both of the series. read more
- Both set in future.
- Both are intrigued by virtual reality games.
- Both are socially awkward/loners (at least they start off that way).
- Both use a somewhat similar device to log into their VR games (In Accel World, the device is the Neuro Linker which is far more advanced, later in the series they refer back to the Nerve Gear as the start for VR Gaming many years ago).
- Both have romance (however, SAO serves far more of it than Accel World).
- Both have very strong female protagonists that contribute greatly to their plots.
I'd say if you like the futuristic gadgety world of SAO, then AccelWorld has a similar concept, and we get to see more into the world than we do of SAO. Let it be known that AccelWorld is all about mechs (sorta) and not sword to sword (and other weapons) in Sword Art Online, but the 'Accelerated World' of AccelWorld is close in similarity to the online and dangerous Aincrad or Alfheim.
Firstly, both novels were written by the same person, so it might not be a surprise that they feature quite some similarities. In both shows the protagonist enters a virtual world, in which they become strong characters. In both anime the protagonists face consequences in real life as well (related to the game world).
I think SAO had a much more serious atmosphere, but if you liked one it's likely you will enjoy the other too.
Both have great fights with protagonists willing to do anything in order to protect the one they love. Both anime revolve around games. Both players control their avatar with their bodies using a piece of technology called Nerve Gear in SAO, while in Accel World, the technology they're using is called Neuro Linker. Both avatars have a unique ability. Both main characters in SAO must survive in the game. If not, they will die in the real world, while in Accel World, they must fight in order to get more burst points. If their burst points get to zero, the game will automatically uninstall and the characters will lose their memories of the game. read more
Accel world and SAO are similar because they both take place in virtual worlds. Accel World and SAO were written by the same person. They also take place in the same universe(Nerve gear is mentioned in accel world). Accel World is probably set 15-30 years in the future. I liked SAO but I thought Accel world was better. The first few episodes in SAO were amazing but then it went down hill from there. The time lapses in SAO were annoying. Accel World had a better pace to it where I think SAO was really rushed. I think if all 25 episodes were spent in the sword art world then it would've been a much better anime. The only problem I have with Accel World is that they made the main charecter look stupid in my opinion. He's really short and chubby. I think that that might be one of the turn offs people have to watching this anime. I just think that Accel World was the more consistent anime.  read more
They both revolve around jumping into MMO virtual reality games and are both set in the future. However, there are a couple differences. First off, the protagonists are complete opposites in all but one quality. Secondly, the depth of romance in the story in incomparable to Sword Art Online. So if you are looking for a deep romance between characters that develops fairly quickly, I do not recommend watching Accel World.
- Both written by the same author
- Takes place far in the future in the same universe as SAO (But not a direct sequel)
- Builds on the technology introduced in SAO such as the Nerve Gear
- Both involve online games as a major story plot
- Lots of action, with some romance and drama tied in
Both Accel World and Sword Art Online are written by the same author and are both centered around virtual reality video games. The differences are in the tone and stakes of each show as well as the characters being quite different. However, if you liked SAO, you'll probably like Accel World.
-They are both based on virtual reality and take place in the same world, though accel world is in the future.
-Both have a somewhat nerdy (more nerdy in accel worlds case) protagonist and contain a romance element.
-They are written by the same author, Reki Kawahara.
If you liked Sword art Online, where the characters escape from reality into virtual multiplayer game online and have tons of cool actions and fight scenes, you'll definitely love Accel World!
[Action, Adventure, Game, Romance]
Accel World is also an game-based anime where instead of swords, you have this cool armor and unique powers.
I personally find the plot for both SAO and Accel World well done, both graphics to be equally pretty, the battles within the show epic (except Kirito is overpowered) and yes their opening and ending song are one of the reason that i binge through both series.  read more
Both the anime is about game world.
In SAO if you lose all your hp you lose your life in accel world if you lose all the points you can't play Accel World anymore.
Both have good actions and story. Quite interesting and worth a watch.
Firstly, both series are by the same author, so you know that if you like one of an author's works you'll be likely to love their other works
Both series are set in the future, which makes them interesting, and the technology is equally interesting
They are both set in the same universe, although Accel World is set further into the future
Both series have a lot of action, and the game that the main character is in has high stakes as a result of in-game death/ losing all points (Real-life death in SAO, whereas loss of the program forever in Accel World) This creates tension, keeping you hooked  read more
Both of the LN novel series are written by the same author. The situation is pretty similar, as both take place in the future with VR, although Accel World happens after SAO. Now to compare the two, the male protagonist is way less overpowered in AW compared to SAO (although AW's protagonist still manages to win sometimes). Another thing to point out is that there are no arcs that really suck (>.> ALO) in AW, and the characters feel more realistic and have more personality. Other than that it's pretty similar with the fighting and all. I won't spoil anything else. :P
-Both are set in the futuristic setting.
-The MC (Main Character) in both animes are new to a game, but settle quickly.
-In both, there are mystery aspects.
-There is action scenes, then non-action scenes.
-A girl aids the MC on their quest and they become their girlfriend.
Characters go into a virtual world where they are tested to see if they have enough strength, witts, and willpower to face the people around them. They both fight to reach the end goal of the game. Much like Sword Art Online, the video game world has an effect in real life.
If you like characters in a virtual world than accel world is your anime. The fight scenes and plot are totally amazing. And if you like those kinds of anime where the character doesn't fit the bill of being the main hero but turns into a total hero later than this is your anime.
Both SAO and AW are set in the same world but in different time periods SAO starts in 2022, and AW in 2046, both have the same author- Reki Kawahara, and both focus and Vitual Reality, the differnce is that SAO tells the story of an OP player Kirito and the protagonist of AW is a begginer who gets drawn in to a mysterious game and tries to be a better player, oh and Brain Burst the game from AW isn't a "death game" and doesn't trap people like SAO.
In both of these series the characters of the story are deeply immersed in virtual worlds and have the similar action of wanting to protect those closest to them. The other similarity I could think of is how If you die in SAO,you die in real life similar to how in Accel World if you lose all your burst points then you will no longer have brain burst.
accel world is further into the future from sao and even mentions the nervegear in a later episode. they both use similar technology which transports human beings into a virtual world. both contain fighting scenes and fight for life. its a great watch for anyone who enjoyed sao
Both are action-game based where the MC is put inside the virtual world.
Both are considered underdogs in the beginning, but rise to become in-game celebrities.
Both have a female SC that act as a love interest and are both are also top characters in-game.
Fantasy type fighting - Accel World uses special armor based on the characters personalities, Sword Art Online uses magic and special abilities in combat.
The characters in Accel World have the ability to leave their world unlike SAO.
Both have consequences of not "winning" in-game battles.
All in all, two really awesome series that I would highly recommend if you like game tournament or action based animes. read more
Both have a lot to do with virtual reality worlds and have a samiliar feel to them also they are based in the same world only accel world is based about 20 - 30 years later also they both have the same creators
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.
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
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.
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 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.)
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) read more
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
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.
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
"Hey man, let's play this Online Multiplayer Game. No, not 'Simulation'... 'Reality' if you know what that means....." In the story, the main characters were involve in a video game that are suddenly trapped from the ones that they are playing. In order to escape, a certain task needs to be accomplish: It's every man for himself, while the other is clearing the game. Despair, fear, strategies, tactics, and romance were used in the series.
The difference is that Btooom is much more of an action show, real life combat, and trapped in an island. SAO features much more of a romance show, trapped in a video game, and swords and magic to fight. read more
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.
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".
Both are action anime with a gamer that gets trapped in a deathly version of his favourite game (virtual one in case of Sword Art Online, real one in case of Btooom) where people can actually die. Later he meets a girl and they try to escape the game together.
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 core similarities are that they're both 'survival' anime, where the main character and others have to fight for their lives, and that they both are based on a game-turned-real - for Sword Art Online it's that if you die in the game you die in real life, for Btooom! it's the same, except that it's a death-game in reality.
Both of the main characters are bad-asses (albeit Kirito is even more bad-ass), they've both got a "lover" who they meet in the game, they both want to protect their friends and they both want to return home (obviously).
If they win the game, they get to go home. read more
Sword Art Online and Btooom! shares a lot of similarities such as main male protagonist that is hardcore gamer got involved in a game where real-self would die if died/lost in game. In contrast, Btooom! take place in real world-island where players in an unknown island had to kill each other in order to survive.
Also both of them have great and epic battle synchronized with an epic soundtrack with average animation quality. However, Sword Art Online got one notch higher quality than Btooom! but when it comes to strategic-involved battle, Btooom! shines greatly.
In both anime series it starts off as a game and then becomes a reality. Both main characters are smart and know the game well. They both fell in love with a girl online and meet her in the real world. In both when you die it is happening in real life, but in Sword Art Online when you die in the game it kills your brain in the real world. When in Btooom! your physical body is destroyed. in Sword Art Online you can use many different weapons to kill, but mainly swords. In Btooom! you can only use bombs.
1. The death game concept
2. Very skilled male MC
3. People forced to play against their will.
In terms of plot and character developement Btooom is better. Also, it's more realistic.
But Swort Art Online wins when it comes to animation and enjoyment.
These two series both focus on a forced-game-world setting, with the primary characters in each being pushed into scenarios where their survival and development are contingent on synchronising with the peculiar rule-sets of their new worlds.
The protagonists in both cases begin the series as socially inept but highly proficient gamers, demonstrating emotional and mental developments as the series continues.
While Btooom! arguably explores more serious themes compared to the more accessible SAO, both are good entertainment in any regard.
These both are similar in a way where both main characters are stuck in a game where they have to fight for their lives. The main characters also care for the allies they make. They also don't take killing other people or players lightly and refrain from doing so unless they have to. If you love fight for survival-game type anime then watch these.
its basicly very similar. only a slightly different concept.. while in this anime he finds himself with the game equipment and all that... in SAO gamers are actually trapped in a virtual reality MMORPG game where you cant escape unless you clear the game and, if you die, you also die in real life.
Both are Amazing they are in common Action/Romance/Survival/Game...but still Btooom! is a little bit tougher more than SAO Why ??? Btooom's Virtual World is Terrifying (killing each other with Bombs/ fighting Each other to Death (like Hunger Games) using Bombs Only /its even hard to trust someone this anime is hilarious still i hate it cauz they left us with an open Ending (Looking for season 2 maybe in 2050):D on the other side SAO is a little bit different in rules i mean in SAO seeks for alliance so they could end up the game (Its Exciting) but Btooom is the Opos its The Last One Standing is the Winner ??? . Rock N Roll (Dudera) read more
Both involve characters being forced to play a video game against their will as a matter of life or death, and are goal oriented (Collect seven chips, clear 100 floors). Both also have interesting male-female partnership dynamics as the two main characters that eventually become romantic. Both couples have a lot of chemistry, but initially experience a lot of hostility in their relationship before they are forced to work together and bond.
Both are in survival type settings, where virtual reality turns into a real battle. Btoom isn't necessarily in the virtual world, however, they follow the virtual game Btoom's rules in order to win, turning the game into a reality.
Both anime have a male main character that survives in a death game, the main characters each have a love interest(s), the main characters from each anime have a tragic backstory, the side characters from both anime are scared by the their surroundings, but are helped by the main character.
Both the anime are based on game . Infact SAO is an anime in which the gamers get caught up inside a game whereas BTOOOM is an anime based on the hardships the hero faced on overcoming his favourite game on real life. It is a nice anime.So i would like to recommend this to evryone
It comes as no surprise that the environment and concept of these two series are analogous to one and another. Having the same protagonist voice actor in these two series undoubtedly strengthens the momentum going forward.
'Sword Art Online' and 'Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Similar' focus heavily on game systems, leveling and battle strategies. Through layers of boss flooring that increased in difficulty as you progress further which is accompanied by rewards, it is something that is welcomed by fans who has a certain connection with gaming. By all means, the comedy and romance are there to provide joy in this beautiful world that did not dishearten.  read more
Love ridiculously over powered MCs? Then these are for you.
Both Belle and Kirito are extremely over powered characters who can pretty much dominate anyone with one finger. Don't agree? Watch it till the end. Not to mention ridiculous number of girls they attract by doing nothing. Welcome to never ending harems.
Both are set in a game type of environment. SAO is set inside a real game while Dungeon is set in alternative universe that is very similar to RPG game.
Main difference, Dungeon has a proper, linear story with some solid character developments unlike SAO that skips years of a story line, completely ignores it's side characters and calls it development.
In Dungeon every side character has a purpose.
Both are meh in my book, but Dungeon is definitely better. So if you loved SAO, there are high chances you'll like Dungeon as well.  read more
Similar system used by both shows, similar leveling and 'floors' in both shows. The main character also has the same voice actor in both shows. Both shows share a similar theme and fundamentals. SAO is based in current day and age whereas Dungeon is actually placed in a fantasy setting versus a virtual fantasy.
Both shows are very similar in its settings, in which the story takes place in a RPG like world. Adventurers/players must clear NPC with their party in each floor in order to go up. The premise differ in that while SAO takes place in a virtual reality of gaming going wrong, Characters in Dunmachi lives in the fantasy world to begin with.
Both of these anime have the environment of a RPG games.
It has stats (strength, dexterity and these), skills, items you gain from killing monsters, guilds etc...
Both of them have the 'City's and the 'dungeon' . In both of them the dungeons have levels
Both have a tower that a hero must climb, (with increasing difficulty)
Both have the same voice actor for the hero, (and people close to them)
Both written by the same Mangaka,
Both have an RPG style,
Both heroes have an ability that makes them stronger than the others,
Both have an ability to subconsciously attract a harem,
Both main characters have same voice actor
-Both main characters only wants to become stronger to protect the people they love.
-Both shows have dungeons that are segmented in floors which have monsters and bosses.
-Both shows involve craft of equipment.
The universes each anime is set in deal with RPG game elements, such as finding treasure, gaining new abilities, and fighting bosses. Both anime have a simple main characters who ends up being one of the most powerful characters towards the end. For both anime, the main characters also effortlessly build up their harem which is always fun to watch.
Dungeon Ni Deai Wo Motomeru No Wa Machigatteiru Darou Ka? shares a lot of similar concepts to that of Sword Art Online, such as both of the following Anime have leveling, flooring and guild system which; consequently, makes a show better.
Also, they both have main male protagonist voiced by the same person. Moreover, Bell shares a lot of same qualities to that of Kirito. Above all, they have similar aspects of MMORPGs.
Danmachi has a very similar vibe to Sword Art Online. Both are about characters in a video game like world. The main characters are also very much alike, even down to the voice actor. Both have great action scenes and great looking animation. It's a safe bet if you enjoy one you'll enjoy the other.
Both of these anime have the same protagonist voice actor, the main setting of both shows are set in an RPG and are very similar in style. While SAO has players trapped in an RPG, DanMachi has the RPG as the real world. They both have very good action scenes during boss fights.
Alternate reality, that take setup in or in a feel of a MMORPG, with the constant fear of dying. Main Characters starting from nothing and becoming over-powered characters. Both stories build up a small romance setup, in a huge harem setup with little to no Character development, the stories shows a lot of inconsistency but is really entertaining. Looking for a no-brainer entertaining story. Both theses are for you. I recommend those for people new to anime or people who just want to watch a no-brainer story with fan services and action.
If you like anime's with Adventures, and MMO. I'd say that these anime's is awesome, as it makes you follow and build up characters as they develop and get stronger, but with great funny and sweet moments!
One anime takes place in a Virtual world while the other one doesn't. Both have very similar elements as they are both very MMORPG:ish (leveling up, special weapons, dungeons which get harder depending on the floor, guilds, parties, etc.).
When I watched Danmachi all I got were Sword Art Online Vibes.
They are very similar, the dungeons and monsters are the same except SAO is in a game and Danmachi is not. Although it's not set in the game there are many aspects that make it feel like one such as stats and currency from slaying monsters. If you enjoyed one of these shows you'll enjoy the other
The two anime felt extremely similar.
- They both have aspects of MMORPGs (stats, swords, loots, etc)
- The setting is very similar (medieval times)
- Both have a floor system where the stronger monsters are on the higher floors
- Also the main character in both shows are voice by the same guy.
Both animes have the general storyline in common: Characters living in a RPG-style world where you have to clear dungeons to achieve some kind of goal.
But in fact, I find Danmachi much more interesting than Sao because, although the story is quite underdeveloped, the comedy is really good and you won't have to deal with full-romance-style arcs like I had to while watching Sao.
Characters are much more mainstream, but at the same time they are much more entertaining and lovely.
So, if you liked the storyline of Sao, and at the same time you like harem/comedy animes, you will love Danmachi. read more
Both MC are going for a bizzarre adventure, going up through levels, and grinding to become stronger. Girls in DanMachi are atteactd to MC like on SAO. Difference is SAO is virtual while DanMachi is insinuated as real life.
I quickly fell in love with this anime. Very quickly.
Its SAO only without the game part. Its their world, and they live in it. It has dungeons, monsters, leveling, equipment... standard MMO stuff. Though unlike SAO the MC is too dense for my liking. I feel like this will be a great anime nonetheless.
- Both MCs have the desire to get stronger
- Both MCs have a power that is unique to them
- Both involve completing dungeons to "level up"
- Both have a semi harem going on
- Both have the desire to be with the super strong perfect girlfriend
- Both MC's are voiced by the same VA
Dwelling in the deepest parts of the dungeons in order to achieve fame and power, Bell Cranel learns to maximize his powers and abilities while creating friendships. An adventure-like anime that shares ideals such as guilds, wizards, swords, and so forth.
Both anime have RPG elements (for exemple leveling system, items, abilities etc.) although Dungeon ni Daei isn't an RPG. Both anime are playing in a fantasy world. The main character is very kind and gets very strong during the anime. Both anime contain a bit romance.
It comes as no surprise that the environment and concept of these two series are analogous to one and another. Having the same protagonist voice actor in these two series undoubtedly strengthens the momentum going forward.
'Sword Art Online' and 'Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka Similar' focus heavily on game systems, leveling and battle strategies. Through layers of boss flooring that increased in difficulty as you progress further which is accompanied by rewards, it is something that is welcomed by fans who has a certain connection with gaming. By all means, the comedy and romance are there to provide joy in this beautiful world that did not dishearten. read more
- Supposedly the [MC] in both [Bell & Kirito] have the same VA, I know that the same VA means nothing,but then we come to the point that they have the same kinda feel.
- A harem,pseudo-harem at the very least.
- Even with that harem,still has a main girl. [Aiza & Asuna]
- The point that they seem like MMORPGS.
- The shows have the characters to try and get through the floors.
Both 'SAO' and 'Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka' have that gaming vibe. Both anime share the same ideas of leveling up and becoming stronger. Bell and Kirito are both aiming to become stronger and more powerful to face challenges and hardships. Both main characters have a special something to them that set them different from the rest. If you are a fan of video games/adventures/action/battling, I recommend Dungeon.
The protagonist in SAO starts of as a character that is shown to be surprisingly powerful in the beginning of the show, while the main character in DanMachi starts off as a (sort of) inexperienced fighter who wants to get stronger. As time goes on, each character becomes more powerful and gain many allies and friends of all sorts! ^_^
I would definitely recommend DanMachi to ANYONE who enjoyed or is enjoying SAO at the moment. It has humor, romance, and a "clearing dungeon" sort of vibe! Magic is also involved!
Not a rip-off of SAO, but a unique plot and awesome characters (it has gods, elves, and pretty girls XP)! Go check it out! read more
-Protagonists have the same VA
-Interesting utilization of MMORPG concepts (SAO is one big MMORPG while Danmachi's everyday life integrates those concepts in everyday life naturally)
-Both are exciting adventure animes that contain confrontation with psychological traumas and smooth animated fight scenes
THey are both interesting animes that have similar themes and settings. Danmachi has a lighter story than SAO, but has its fair share of thought provoking moments. Overall if you like SAO, Danmachi will be an enjoyable anime for you.
These anime are similar in some aspects. From having the same protagonist voice actor to having the same concept of leveling up and floors.They both focus on battle strategies. There is some romance and comedy here and there which makes them enjoyable to watch.
Both are fantasies and have a RPG-like system and both have parties, leveling, dungeons, guilds, and etc. In DanMachi it's like they are living a game world while as SAO they are stuck in the game. They both are like a MMO!
The characters and atmosphere. Although the game is not an online rpg environment like SAO, you will feel that it's like you are inside a game. If you are a sword art online fan you can't miss this anime. You will enjoy it from start to finish.
Both share the same setting where MC's have to battle each level of a gamelike survival situation, how ever SAO's plot was a bit more serious and intense where the setting is in a gaming , while Dan Machi was more about getting prestige where the MC has to do also titlewise, SAO really fits well in the anime itself than Dan Machi where the titile doesn't correspond to the anime itself in fact it even conflicts with the plot.
I found these anime to be extremely similar in terms of settings. Both take place in worlds where monsters are fought and tavern-type buildings are normal (although there are some differences, the biggest being that SAO is set in a virtual world instead of a 'real' fantasyland). Both protagonists are constantly wanting to fight bigger enemies, and are voiced by the same actor. As someone who loved SAO (even with its faults) I would say to save it for the next time your bored or waiting for new episodes of other shows.
Both have very deep characters and nice animation. Sword Art Online is more driven to the VR fans, where as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is more of a fantasy setting. Buckle in, Both are enjoyable and give a nice fantasy setting but in a different time.
just trust me, if you like sword art online you are defiantly gonna love this
great action scenes
same type of live or die feel
they live in a world filled of other monsters and players trying to become stronger
main characters are dominators when they need to be
Both MC's have lots of girls that "fall in love with them"
Both MC's are also super over-powered and have a lot of plot armor, as well as Kirito and Bell share the same Japanese voice actor
Both animes also take place in a virtual world
SAO and Danmachi also gives me that harem anime type feeling
As we all know sword art online is set inside SAO/The game. In this anime, it's almost as if the they setting of this anime is a game, even though it's actually real life. When I decided to give this anime ago, I began to feel like i've seen this somewhere before and I realised it exactly the same as SAO (although kirito is ridiculously OP) and they're both made by the same producers. However, this anime if ecchi just encase you were wondering.
The protagonists are both young males who have to fight monsters in order to complete objectives and advance to new levels. They have various comrades to aid them on their journey. Both of these anime take place in worlds controlled by a god-like figure.
-Both are either really loved or hated
-Both main characters have a harem but only like one girl
-Both main characters are overpowered or "badass"
-Both main characters can dual wield weapons
-All characters in the series are bland and boring
-Both use video games terms
-Both have fanservice to some extent
-Both main characters fight alongside some companions
-Both main characters started out as a loner/solo-player
-Both have similar monsters and many fight scenes
Sword Art Online and Dungeon (DanMachi) are alike. DanMachi is getting higher in Dungeons and Sword Art Online is getting higher in Floors. Both animes use alot of Swords and both have Action Sword fighting scenes.
Yes, both main characters are being transported into a gaming world where there are lots of mysterious wonders to explore. 'No Game No Life' is fresh in terms of its fanservice comedies and vibrant colours, whereas 'Sword Art Online' is focused more on the hardship of the main character and everyone else around him while developing strong romantic relationships along the way.
Comparing the storylines, 'Sword Art Online' easily takes the cake but the crazy and fun games of 'No Game No Life' is something to smile about.
Nonsocial characters in both animes. They play games in order to win. In both anime main characters' boredom lead them to other worlds. In Sword Art Online, the main character is trapped inside the game so he tries to survive by winning and clearing all the levels. Whereas in No Game No Life, the brother and sister are taken to another world by the god and they help the only remaining human city to survive.
Nothing beats adventure in a game especially if your own life is at risk. Both of the protagonist are exceptionally intelligent in tactics and they know especially when they will use their own ace card.
Same BS protagonist powers that save the MC(s) throughout the anime, NGNL actually explains it though.
Harem anime disguised as an action show, at least NGNL is blatant about it (sometimes) and shows tons of fanservice.
Tons of useless scenes if you get bored of being entertained, SAO probably has more of these though.
NGNL barely ever advances the plot, SAO advances a nonsensical plot with large breaks in between.
NGNL is basically SAO but better in every way, except there's no fight scenes. Weren't too many in SAO to begin with though.
Both Kirito and Sora are gamers, who were trapped in a game world. They are well known as cheaters in their games, "Blanks" and "Beaters". Also, Matsuoka Yoshitsugu is the voice actor of Kirito and Sora. The anime are both Sci-Fi and Harem.
- Both involve cool/ badass/ OP main characters who find their world boring.
- Both are magic, fantasy anime.
- Both anime involve characters who are thrown into another world.
- Both are visually impressive.
- Most importantly, both have a main concept which revolves around playing games.
Gaming, NEETS, badass main characters, and the goal of winning! The characters are trapped in a game in the two series. The only way of getting out is to win. The main characters (Kirito from SAO and Sora and Shiro from NGNL) are utter geniuses and strive to be the best. Each has their moments of relating, and each has their moments of inspiring.
Both star over powered male leads surrounded by a harem of cute girls (and a sibling) voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. Both shows also showcase shameless fanservice, though NGNL is the bigger offender of the two. So, if you're a sad male otaku thirsting for some self-insert wish fulfillment and for some forsaken reason haven't seen either of these, you may do so.
The protagonists are both shut-ins and game-obsessed who are trapped in a "game" world. The protagonists were bored of the "real" world. Both series contain romance. (In No Game No Life, there is more ecchi.)
Both revolve around the main characters being trapped in another world, in the case of SOA it's an online world, and in the case of No Game No life it's another world completely.
In SAO they're in a virtual reality world, and in No Game No life they're in well a world dictated by games.
In both animes the main characters seem pretty "op" (Overpowered) they don't go down easily, as well in both animes the main characters are determined to win.
In both animes the main characters are skilled gamers.
In my opinion No Game No Life is a must see anime it deals with some of the issues such as, the main character/protag's feeling unwanted or that they belong somewhere else, in a different world or realm read more
NGNL and SAO both involve the main characters being in a world of gaming. The main protaganists in both series involve a boy (game obsessed within both series) and a girl. In NGNL, the characters want to stay in their alternative world, while in SAO, the characters want to get out. The male progtaganists (Kirito and Sora) are considered as OP players in their respective world and tend to attract all the girls around them (Harem) and that they both have the same voice actor. Both series present beautiful art and have great animations.
Unsociable characters in both anime who are both obsessed with video games. Both of the main characters get trapped in a different world. The difference whoever is the fact that the characters in No Game No Life are sent to a different world and are not trying to leave, whereas the characters in Sword Art Online a trapped inside a video game and are trying to get out.
Both shows have their main character(s) inside games. Both main characters are highly intelligent/are higher level then the other "players". Both shows have beautiful and colorful art and sound. Allthough NGNL has more comedy, both shows are great.
Both Anime feauture both 2 main protagonist stuck in a another world which is a gaming world
-Two main protagonist stuck in a gaming world
-The main protagonists are a boy and a girl
-NGNL's main protagonists isn't lovers
-NGNL is not a MMO like sword art online
And lastly...-NGNL's main protagonists likes the other world while SAO's protagonists want's to leave the other world
The anime's start with characters getting into an other world which both are about gaming. No game no life takes you to an world full of PvP games while swort art online takes you into an more siriously fighting game world.
Nogamenolife and sword art online sated in a world where games are the judge in SAO its more violence and darker there are monsters you should fight and battles you should involve while in NoGameNoLife is less atmospheric and the story focus more on the comedy part
*both have to involve with different games also they have similarities about main characters' personalities
I find this is a similar anime because the story is a bit similar. The first episode is realy catching you and its also about a guy spending much time on videogames. Its less romantic i think if you are looking for an other romantic anime.
Main similarity of the two anime being that they are set in a 'game' world and the main characters are pro players. Unlike Sword Art Online the game world is accepted as a positive thing accepted as better than reality.
No Game no Life has more of a comedic atmosphere than Sword Art Online so it's good if you like the SAO universe and are looking for something similar but lighter.
Gaming! Plot twists! A new obsession. These two animes are not only all time favorites, but they include some one the most sought after aspects that the animated world needs. For all the game lovers out there, look no further because SAO and NGNL are both to what you are looking for! The characters, storyline, and the art, are top notch, including beautiful scenery. Both animes show characters overcoming challenges using clever tactics as if it were real life. The gaming world and anime world have finally come together, and it begins with this!
No Game No Life is the better Sword Art Online. Imagine Sword Art Online was not just a game, but a real thing. No Game No Life will surpass your expectations with great looking characters, awesome effects, more & better fun and a focused storyboard.
More tactical than Sword Art Online and a special relationship between the two main characters.
-Video game based
-2 strong male and female characters
No Game No Life: Being #1 at every game is lonely, especially when theres 2 of you..?
Brother and sister both equal in strength, or gaming, must defeat a god at his own game in his own world!
Sword Art Online: A master of blades in the real world Kirito gets stuck in a video game paradise soon turned hell. Becoming #1 in the game and allying with the #2, they must fight 100 floors of a videogame in order to leave the video game they call home, and hell.
Do you love main characters that use their fantastic gaming skills to overcome challenges and beat the heck out of their opponents?
Then, you have to watch both of these shows. Sword Art Online showcase Kirito, a hardcore gamer that was chosen to become a beta-tester, while Sora and Shiro in No Game No Life are siblings that are just unstoppable in any games you can think of.
Join them in their journey as you feel yourself get invested in their adventures.
No Game No Life is an anime about two siblings who devote their whole life to gaming. Because they wish to live in a world more simular to a game they get their wish fulfilled by Ted and get to live in a world where games decide everything.
So if you like Sword art Online, where everybody practically lived in a game, you will like this anime too where life is a game.
As the king of the faux-MMORPG arena (.hack started development in 2000, then released in 2002; SAO was first wrote in 2001/2002), .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.
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! read more
- 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).  read more
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. read more
.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.
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!!!)
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.
It's almost certainly been said before now, but this recommendation is an absolute no-brainer. If you'd already seen one of these, watching the other surely brought this comparison to mind almost immediately. These two stories share so many elements -- they each take many pages from the same book... great book it is, mind you.
You have the main character that's stuck in an online game. Uneasy alliances are forged. Strange happenings abound. There are even some commonalities in the shows' visual design. "So what's left to make me want to watch the one of these I HAVEN'T seen," you ask? There ARE differences, and they take two very similar shows in two rather different directions.While .hack takes more the form of a mystery, preferring to keep you watching by taking you from one oddity to the next. SAO leans more toward action and offers clear, shocking reveals. .hack's main character questions who to trust and why, SAO's whether they should trust at all, and how to even do so.
.hack does suffer slightly from age, and SAO from a spot or two of questionable writing. Regardless, both are interesting and entertaining, and well worth watching, particularly if you are a fan of what either brings to the table. read more
The plots both involve characters trapped in a beautiful virtual reality world. Though .hack//SIGN is far more dialogue based, the series complement each other very well. Both also have outstanding soundtracks by the same composer and involving stories based on interesting and varied characters.
GAme is base in a virtual world where (only one in .hack) cannot log out and belivees they will die if the die ingame. Also as a result of certain occurances, some players die or go into coma's as a result of playing the game.
Although SAO has better action, .hack//sign has much more in-depth and has a much more detailed plot. legend f the twilight is also good but much less serious.
main characters in both animes are somehow Log into a game, but they for some reasons they can't log out.
inside the video game they will fight some monsters and up levels, also they will keep traveling between worlds inside the Game.
.hack is darker and complicated than Sword art,but anyway both animes are good
These 2 anime have the similar situation for the protagonist, Which is being stuck in the mmorpg they've played. However, in overlord the game was going to be shutdown but the main protagonist decided to stay logged on until the end, instead of being forced log out he was turned into his character from the game and transfer into the game. In sword art, all current players that were online were gathered by the game creator and was told the game has became a reality and they must finish the game in order to log out with the feature of real deaths consequences. Also, the male protagonist of the anime are both overpowered.
The difference between these 2 anime is the plot, While in Sword art everyone is trying their best to survive and end the game to be able to escape it because within the game if you die you'll die in reality as well turning it into a death game. But in overlord not much is known of yet about it, still the male protagonist decided to start a new world in the game with his npc companions for he has no reason to return to the old world where he has no friends or family and meaning of continuing the boring life.
If you enjoy the anime in which the protagonists are stuck in a rpg game you'll likely enjoy both of these anime. read more
Both main characters are trapped in a video game world, which changed when the option to log out disappeared. In Overlord the goal seems to be rather taking control of the world, when in Sword Art Online the goal is to escape the game. The starting setting are different, in Sword Art Online the main starts from the bottom and earns his power, when in Overlord the main already has everything, he just needs to adapt to everything new.
In both of those anime, one is stuck in a game and is the main character as well.
The game is RPG based with RPG elements.
Warriors, mages, archers are things which are heard in with of them.
In both of those, the main character (and apparently the others too) can't log out of the game.
For me, the next anime came to my mind when talking about Overlord is Sword Art Online (SAO). Both anime are similar in term of how the character got trapped inside a game and the story goes on of how they survived in the 'new world'. As Overlord is about one main character tried to survive alone, SAO is about the whole players trying hard to live and adapting. SAO is thrilling as there are only a few players trying so hard to follow the rules for escaping while others settling down with the new environment.
Both anime protagonist are imprisoned in a fantasy world , Both of them have the idea of being a guild member , exploring , crafting and hunting beasts , both of them are fantasy , adventure , game , action anime with the same plot and just different ways to of presentation ( of course ) , and many other similarities ...
These 2 anime have the similar situation for the protagonist, Which is being stuck in the mmorpg they've played. However, in overlord the game was going to be shutdown but the main protagonist decided to stay logged on until the end, instead of being forced log out he was turnt into a skeleton and transfer into the game.
The concept of both are quite the same one being called DMMO-RPG (Dive Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) and the other being called Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game (VRMMORPG) , the thing is sword art online tries to hard being a good game anime that it fails miserable, with bland characters , bland history and bland explications for why the hell did they change from one game to another,if you are seeing this recommendation , then the best thing i can advise is you skip SAO and watch overlord the cast is much more interesting,the animation the music almost everthying is superior to SAO, if you watch SAO and enjoy it then you should watch overlord in just a couple of episodes you will forget SAO and see a real game anime, if you watch SAO and hate it, please dont hate the game anime genre overall , overlord will show you how a real anime game is done, be carefull overlord is bloody,violent and is set in a dark fantasy world , different than the cute and laughable fairy story that SAO is , also overlord is made by MadHouse they never fail trust me. read more
Among other things, they both are similarly themed, and both have overpowered main characters. While Kirito isn't the strongest character, Ains seems to be. There are hostile creatures in both anime, but, while in "Sword Art Online" the monsters spawn by themselves, the monsters in "Overlord" are summoned.
The comedy in both anime is fundamentally different. "Sword Art Online" is more serious (-ish), so the comedy is more lighthearted and simple. The comedy in "Overlord" resembles that of "High School DxD", so it's more perverted and age-restrictive.
Both are adaptions of light-novels. Only "Overlord" is of the 'Ecchi' genre.
Both are recommendable, but while "Sword Art Online" is more of an action-type fantasy, "Overlord" is more adventurous and consistent. Which one the viewer prefers is, of course, up to to him-/herself.
"Sword Art Online" is more viewer-friendly. read more
Both protagonists suddenly discover that they can't log out of the MMORPG that they're playing, both protagonists don't like their life in the real world. Both protagonists are powerful in the MMORPG that they're playing.
If you're craving for some game, action, or OP main characters, this will be a good anime to add to your list. Sword Art Online and Overlord both have similar introductions. Main characters play the game and then next thing you know..! (Just in case. I'm not continuing that sentence.) To add to that, they're knowledgeable and skilled (OP characters!!!) when it comes to the game.
Obviously, both are similar because they involve the MC being trapped in an MMO. However, both also are similar because they are really overpowered. Kirito and Momonga are extremely powerful, to the point of where nothing is really that challenging. Out of the two, I'd still say to watch Overlord. I found it much more enjoyable, and Momonga is a much better MC.
Main character is trapped in his favorite virtual reality MMORPG. In overlord, The main character and his guild mates created an evil-demon lord like base, where they also created NPC's. after the servers are going to go down for good, the main character stays to the very end, only to find himself now tapped in the game, only now, the NPC's are sentient, can move on their own, and serve him based on how they were programmed by his guild mates. This story focuses more on the world that the MC as compared to sword art. We also learn next to nothing of the MC and i think they don't evn=en tell us their name. either way, very similar. read more
Both in Sword Art Online and in Overlord the main character find himself stuck inside a RPG game, the main difference is that the overlord guy have already started as a badass dude and doesn't have cuddling moments like SAO.
A group of people are thrown into a fantasy world from which they cannot escape and must fight to find a way to survive. Though comedic at times, the plot is relatively serious and focuses on battles, life and death, and the bonds between characters. Both are also by A-1 Pictures, so their art styles are somewhat similar.
Both of this shows is the closest to each other in similarities.
1) Both are "trapped inside a game" anime.
2) Both are tragedies, you will feel the sadness. (unlike in Log Horizon; Grimgar beats Log Horizon in this part)
3) There could be romance. (mind you, we are still far from finishing Grimgar but there are hints).
4) Survival; if you die, you die. (unlike in Log Horizon once again).
5) Very nice art and animation. (should I say "unlike in LH" again lol)
(mind you, I love LH, I'm just saying there is a better candidate now on being close to SAO). read more
Portrays the ideals that individuals are placed in an hostile environment where they learn to openly express themselves as the warrior, magician, swordsman they are. Learning new abilities and coming closer in relationship with one another
Both of these anime are set in a virtual MMO world, despite Grimgar never explicitly stating this.
Grimgar is shorter(being only 12 episodes), but places a greater emphasis on the development of each character while SAO focuses primarily on how much of an OP Kirito is.
That being said both have an amazing art style, SAO showcases great animation and Grimgar takes a more stylistic (could be described as a watercolour meets anime) approach. Both anime have a good soundtrack, with SAO being the superior (case and point: Crossing Field).
If you enjoyed a story that revolves around a fantasy-meets-gaming setting, give both a go. read more
Sword art online and Grimgar of fantasy and ash (Hope this helps)
If you absolutely adored SAO, then you may love Grimgar:
1) They are both performed within a MMORPG setting
2) Both have a “trapped within a game” theme
3) Both have crazy similar art styles
4) Both have imitate character interactions
5) Both animes of survival and both show adaptation to their environment they are set within
6) Both done by A-1 pictures
7) “Once you’re killed, you’re killed” In other words, “You only live once”
8) Both consist of tragic elements
1) SAO is depicted as just a game, meaning that the game is just an illusion and only takes dominance over the mind. There’s a separation between the game and the real life individual.
Grimgar, however, is the contrary. The environment Grimgar is put within is the “real world” and it’s the world they must adapt into living within.
2) Grimgar has a more serious tone to its plot. SAO is very light weighted.
3) SAO has a harem, Grimgar doesn’t
4) SAO - There is a reason and a build up as to why the players are stuck within their world
Grimgar – They all face amnesia, with no clue where they came from; they’re just there.  read more
I suspect you already know why. Both are in set in another world and have similarities as to what an MMORPG game would seemingly be like. Characters are stuck in a new world, and will need to learn to understand and survive in their new surroundings.
Do you love the MMORPG atmosphere that SAO gave to you? If your answer is yes, then you have to watch Hai to Gensou no Grimgar.
The show portrays how normal people learn to adapt to an MMORPG-like fantasy world (the show portrayed it so perfectly and it quickly became one of my favorites!). The anime also shows beautiful character development and growth. This short paragraph just cannot picture how magnificent this show is, you just have to watch it for yourself to understand what I mean.
Both genres take place in an RPG-like setting. Whereas, Sword Art Online occurs in a virtual world, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar occurs in a "real-world" setting, eliminating the overpowered skill sets and main character plot armor which prevents a realistic struggle for the characters and plot progression. Overall, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is a phenomenal spectacle, a true gem hidden in the sand.
Botha nime have the video game/RPG elemnt to the game. This one differs that it`s a bit more violent than SAO. This anime is short so its not very demanding and hopefully can become something big later on.
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 :) read more
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.
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.
In Sword Art Online, your trapped in a virtual reality video game world you cant log out from. The only way to escape is by fighting. If you die in the game, your die in the real world.
Both are similar because there is a "divine being" in both that are trying to make an ideal world for humans. If you like Mirai Nikki, I KNOW you'll LOVE sword art online.
When looking for a survival game, these two will kill you. Literally. Both animes showcase having an overseer of the game, whether that is a god or game creator. However, in order to leave said game, both are different but still leave a sense of survival and death games. I didn't care for the fast pace of SAO's way of showing the survival aspect of the plot. I did like Mirai Nikki's way of survival of kill with whatever resources you got. Overall, if you like watching lives at stake and the struggle of a death game more real than SAO, Mirai Nikki will fill that gap for you.  read more
Both are about an overpowered protagonist that finds himself in another world. In SAO, the protagonist is stuck in the other world, while in Mondaiji, the protagonist is bored and stays in the world and somehow has superpowers.
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.
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
In both series the main characters are trapped in a world where they would rather not be in. They try to resist and fight this world in order to regain their freedom. This is why I would recommend watching both series if you liked one of them. Both of them also involve a love story
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.
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.
Sword art online is something I dropped half way through season 1 because of certain *events* but honestly Angel Beats is shorter and still is amazing, I've never laughed so hard at an anime before, while still having a sense of dread as the backstory of the characters is dark and is a main part of the plot as just like in Sword Art they are stuck in a game/like Limbo (Purgatory) and are fighting against the schools master. One of the best anime's that just keeps taking everything you thought you know and flipping it onto the floor before reforming it into a bigger picture. Amazing anime and worth the time. read more
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.
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.  read more
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.
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.
Morale, survival, and timing are the three central plot in the series. Though not really similar, it is know to have it's high fantasy, great animation and art, unique music, and action scenes. The story takes place in the near future where the characters in here are somewhat in a dangerous environmental atmosphere where they fight for their survival until they meet their goal. Both are know to be "Overhyped" series, but visuals and music are great.
The difference is that SAO is basically trapped in the game and focuses more on romance. Guilty Crown is much more of advance sci-fi setting, using Mecha and Void battles, and takes place on the outside world.  read more
Both are Romantic Dramas with lots of action. Each have a haremy feeling and a big twist on a character. Both MCs start out as kindof a loner, but end up a leaders and heroes. Guilty Crown is more tragic and SAO changes locations a lot more. Both are beautiful animes with similar basic themes.
I found that Sword Art Online is a hard anime to beat and is in fact my favourite anime, but some anime have a lot in common with Sword Art Online. Guilty Crown has that same passion in the fighting with the character Shu, just like Kirito had passion in his fighting. BOTH Kirito and Shu both had the love of their life suffering along with them. I would specifically recommend Guilty Crown to those who loved the passion in Sword Art Online and for those who loved the passion in Guilty Crown should watch Sword Art Online.
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.
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.
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. ^_^
Both anime involve a male MC inside an online game, both MCs make friends inside the game and they are fighting together.What goes on in the game is affecting the outside world.Both games are run by shady companies in the real world.
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
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 AMAZING !!!! to be honest C: seems from the beginning a little bit Boring (1---->3ep) you dont even get it but then things change, this anime is dedicated to a genius ,SAO & C: are Similiar not about the world or romance in fact its about surviving its Awesome !!! as well for SAO(one is better than ...) on the other hand lets talk about the things arent similar about those animes :
1. C: (Its a virtual world but still not a game how ??? every moment he wins a duel he's money account increases on the other side if he loses every bit of money he won in this virtual world will disappear in the real world (Action/+8) Awesome
2.SAO: MMO RPG Game Amazing anime with such a wonderful story-line Action/Magic/Game/Survival/Romance(-)Thats my opp) Wonderful unfortunetly Second Season is cool still not like the first one .Rock N Roll (Dudera) read more
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.
The soundtracks for SAO and Fate/Zero sound very similar. Both are filled with great dramatic themes as well as light sad tunes. They are both of course composed by the legendary Yuki Kajiura. The two shows also have equally superb action sequences and animation.
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! read more
- 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!
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
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. read more
Apart from the completely different universe these animes are playing in, these aren't as different as you might think. The heroes in these series are both trying to safe the world they are living in, for any price. Both are doing this mostly because they had failed saving a particular person in the past. Kirito and Eren are more the solo, risky, overpowered type of character. Because of that behind these two heroes there is always a worried female character, who is trying to defend them from any harm.
- Their epic settings, fights, animation, sounds etc. make them both appeailing and very attractive.
- They are both very popular due to hype or other reasons.
- The both have a male protagonist, who can surpass any obstacles depending on their willpower and skills.
- The fighting scenes are similar and awesome.
- They both include an element of survival and fighting.
Both anime involve worlds where safety is no longer guaranteed. The main plotline is survival, and both anime revolved around a select few in the society that work to develop combat skills. There are also some epic battle scenes against creatures several times larger than the protagonists.
You like fantasy world with fantasy beasts, knights, magic and stuff?
You should give this a watch. Though the difference are Re:Zero hasn't got a skillful MC and the plot is more deeply psychological than the world of SAO.
Compared to Sword Art Online, Re: Zero is much darker at times in terms of gore and overall subject matter. However, both shows are set in beautifully created fantasy worlds that are filled with unique and memorable characters that you can't help but fall in love with. The action sequences will keep you engaged throughout and the more mature themes will get you thinking about life on a deeper level. If you enjoy fantasy, action, with some romance thrown in as well, then definitely give this show some screen time.
Delivers where Sword Art Online does not; Re:Zero is a personal journey dealing with death anxiety, so much so that the protagonist sometimes descends into madness. It more accurately captures a 'RPG' dynamic, with respawning actually being a thing, which actually makes the series even more devastating. Also features a more reasonable 'levelling-up' of the main character meaning there is a genuine struggle.
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.
Fans of one will surely enjoy the other. Why, you ask? Two words: wish fulfillment. Tatsuya and Kirito each have healthy sized harems, the questionable ability to attract any female within a 50 foot radius, and a convenient mastery over everything they attempt -- and with their generic good looks, one could even be mistaken for the other. As a result, it can be quite difficult to determine whose dick-beam will take over the world first. But does it matter? Ladies, take your pick! Both offer a hint of sexism and a dash of fan service, but don't be fooled -- Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is not your average anime. Oh no, there's a twist, of course: incest! Doesn't everyone love incest? Now, whether onii-sama is more OP than Kirito is up to you to decide, but one thing is certain: if you don't mind losing a few more brain cells, go watch Sword Art Online! read more
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. read more
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.
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. read more
Both are about life and death games, though deadman wonderland didn't really have romance. they both have a rather mysterious girl (though shiro is alot more mysterious) and you come to understand the protoganist as the story progresses
Its about fighting with swords. I have seen both of them and i really recommend because they are similar in the way the characters fall in love and other stuff happening around. It is thou not game in Gakusen but in SAO it is and story is very similar.
Do you enjoy pretty colors and cute girls? Do you like overpowered protagonists? Do you like hexagons, flashing colors, sci-fi, and swords everywhere? Then you're in luck. If you enjoyed sword art online then you'll enjoy Gakusen Toshi Asterick since both have a plethora of hot girls and swords. Both main characters looks eerily familiar and share a similar appearance and personality, so if you want to see more Kirito go check out Gakusen Toshi Asterick. Both shows were made by A1 pictures so you won't be disappointed by the confusingly fast and flashy fight scenes seen in both shows. However, the music is lovely and the pretty colors and character designs are visually appealing.  read more
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. read more
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.
Both take place in fantasy world, where the protagonist goes for an adventure, conquers dungeons and fights monsters. In Magi, they focus on thing suchs as slavery and mistreatment of citizens, as the protagonist tries to do whats right for the people.
If you like fantasy world based anime with lots of combat in general, then this show will suit you well.
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
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.
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:)
- 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. read more
Both protagonists have something about them tat they try to hide for the sake of their lives. Where Kirio is a beta player who hsa more experience within SAO, Rin has recently awoken and found out about his demonic heretidge and their are people who would kill both characters wen they find out about their abilities. In both stories, the main aims of the protagonists are to survive and get stronger so they can protect their loved ones.
Kirito and Rin have the same english dub voice ^^ (cheesy but it suits Rin pretty well)
The main charcater in both of the animes use sword and they both have really strong power.
SAO and Blue Exorcist don't have a lot of things in common but I think everynoe who liked SAO will like Blue Exorcist aswell
Blue Exorcist have really interesting plot twists so I highly recommend to check it out!
SAO, is a virtual game where you use a NETGEAR. But in "Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!" you die, and you become stuck in a virtual reality game, just like SAO. They also have similar story lines in them. Their are levels, money, points, mobs(in mmos), and etc. They're are also guilds that you can join. The purpose of SAO is to beat all 100 floors. The purpose of Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo! is to beat the Demon King to beat its purpose. They are common in a lot of ways, that it's hard to relate.
Konosuba does the same main-protagonist-stuck-in-a-virtual-world-that-operates-like-a-video-game story but with buckets more to offer. The characters are hilarious and they actually develop despite the short run time, the video game mechanics are believable and interesting to watch, and having the same level of quality in its animation while still being classified as a harem anime. Watch Konosuba instead.
Sword Art Online promised a personal journey dealing with death anxiety and acceptance of death in a strange world. After the first few episodes, it was clear this wasn't going to be delivered and fan service ensued. I recommend KonoSuba instead. Its more fun without the pretense.
Imagine a world where fiction and reality are one and the same from the air you breath to the battles you fought valiantly alongside your comrades. A perfect world like this is to die for if excluding the drawback of losing one's life.
'Sword Art Online' exceeds in character development and storyline where everyone is fighting for their lives in hope of even the slightest chance of returning to their own world. Most would find themselves drawn to several characters with the development they shown and the struggles they have to endure during their journey. The fantastic music tracks and lovely romance are just few of many things to savor in this breathtaking world.
'Ragnarok' displays the idea of a gaming world into a new reality and sacrifices are inescapable in dire battles. It focus on the growth of different characters who will grow overtime and with that, enchanting romance along the way. The enormous physical strength of an individual counts for nothing when placed shoulder to shoulder with the strength of one's heart. read more
Both series based off an MMO RPG. Different storylines but similar characters, scenario's regarding levels, bosses and guilds and such. It's impossible to like one and not the other. highly reccomend both.
Both take place mostly in a virtual reality MMO game. In both series, strange events occur such as people going into comas (in .hack), people dying in the real world if they die in the game (in SAO), and people being unable to log out (in both). I think that if you like one, you will probably like the other.
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.
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 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). read more
Both anime have similar themes of the power of human spirit, the impact of death, and of doing the impossible. The main characters in each series have to fight through an unfamiliar world and must cope with the loss of those around them, learning and growing from it. They muster up all of their strength and courage to break the rules of the world and fight for what they believe in. Each offers its own unique take on a similar, intense experience.
Both appeal to the shounen audience with sci-fi and action. The male protagonists jump into another world and risk their lives fighting for something. I believe the tone and style for both anime will be similar to each other
Both of them uses alot of focus on swords and magic, and both have those amazing worlds and the main hero and his love. Both heroes are kinda realxed and chill but extremly strong when fighting seriously.
Though Sword Art Online takes place in a world comparable to our own, the majority of the plot unfolds in a magic-based medieval fictional world. Nanatsu no Taizai has a very similar world. Unlike SAO, the magic-based medieval world of Nanatsu no Taizai is the live-reality of the characters. The in-universe magic and fight scenes are comparable and quite large in scale. If you like one, it's safe to assume you'll probably like the other.
As far as major differences go, Nanatsu no Taizai has more than its fair share of sexually charged humor. If you don't like ecchi, you might not like Nanatsu no Taizai. The cast is much larger and more impactful than that of SAO. On the whole, the characters have more personality to them as well. SAO uses lots of game development jargon to explain the plot and the animated attacks have a distinct game-graphic quality. Nanatsu no Taizai uses magical fantasy lingo to get its ideas across and the animated attacks are magic-centric.  read more
In SAO, main characters go into a game. In 11 eyes, characters go into another world. Both of the main boys wants to protect the girl which they love and wants to get off the world. So they fight vs the evil.
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.
Both Anime center around sword fighting and mythical creatures. The main character is on a quest to make himself stronger and wants to become the best in order to complete is life goal. They have to learn how to survive and make new allies and friends in order to achieve their goal. Do you want a story full of passion, friendship and epic mindblowing battles? Than you should watch these series.
Both series have a protagonist that needs power to protect their friends.
Some arc's from Bleach have similar situations as in Sword Art Online (Defeating a leader or saving a friend from the enemy)
And both of the series are enjoyable with a great story.
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.
In both of these anime there is the protagonist who got in a ''game'' kind of without his permission(or without knowing the master's real purpose).
In addition, in both of these anime the protagonist wants to find the truth about the situations they are in and want to eliminate the one responsible for it!
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. read more
Both stories are action-packed fantasies.
The shows feature strong male leads, both personality-wise and skill-wise.
Deep themes touched on in both series.
Both series have vague harems (not as intense as most "harem" anime).
In SAO characters are stuck in a video game and mainly fight monsters, whereas in Unbreakable Machine-Doll the main character uses magic and robots/magic dolls to fight others in an academy setting.
Unbreakable Machine-Doll has more comedic relief and is slightly more ecchi.
Gate and SAO contain two very different plots, however each one is centered around a main male protagonist who each are able to become surrounded by pretty girls as they explore new medieval-esque lands they are sent to. Gate directs it's attention towards war, differences in culture and politics of both worlds whilst SAO focuses on the lives of individual characters and the struggles they face as they try to leave the game
Both anime are a battle royal where everyone is trying to survive and progress,
In K it's trying to promote your king so that he gains the power of all the kings.
In Sword Art Online the players are trying to progress as far as they can with as few as possible casualties, and return to the real world.
Both involve some kind of a game world, though logging on to the game differs a bit:
In Sword Art Online, a more realistic way using "Nerve Gear" whereas in DRAMAtical Murder, it's more of a fantasy way like while standing in the street or just about anywhere.
Both have hot guys:
SAO -> Kirito
DMMd -> Aoba
Both are for fans of the game genre.
These two shows are very identical;
they both take place in games, interesting characters, and more. Both have very interesting plots, filled with action, comedy here and there, mystery, and more. If you enjoyed Sword Art Online, you most likely would enjoy DRAMAtical Murder as well.
DRAMAtical Murder would be one of my favorites, I highly recommend it.
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 :)
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!!  read more
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.
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).
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.
In general, both involve characters enjoying regular life with friends and going into the world of MMO game trying to complete a mission/quest through team work. SAO has a serious tone while PSO2 is much lighter and SoL like, but both exhibits strong companionship in the real world and in the virtual world.
There is a lot of similarity between them:-
1) In both of them main male and female characters are bad ass.
2) In both male characters is very powerful and has a unique ability(In SOA its "Dual Weilding" and in Black Bullet its "Half mech body").
3) Both has mind blowing action.
4) In both series someting really bad going around them.
- Beautiful animation and beautiful fights using sword and magic
- Slow progression, similar narrative type
- Main character is a genius or has some kind of power that no one else has
- Both are "based" in the RPG world; SAO is about people trapped in a fictional MMORPG game and Zestiria is based in an actual RPG game
There are 2 heroes on each anime : A boy and a girl, and there are a romance history for the 2 heroes.
The boy on each anime is enjoyable, charismatic and have much power, if you loved the hero of Kaze No Stigma, you will love the hero of SAO.
The same for the girls.
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.
-the first arc of Sao is very similar to Sora no wo to because both are a slice of life, what do i mean by slice of life? well you can watch the first episodes and the last ones and you will probably have no plot holes.
- Both are unique episodic anime, but Sao is oriented on trying to be a Shounen or an action show, while Sora no wo to its military themed.
SAO feels a little rushed and Sora no wo to is slowly placed
Although at the first glance those two anime does not look similar at all, watching war maidens in Mandan no Ou to Vanadis fight reminded me SAO fights... Especially when they were fighting dragons (or each other) and using all those supernatural moves ^^ Also, in each series there is an outstanding guy whom all girls around him start to like XD
Romance, action, and a harem that mostly hurts the show rather than helps it! I personally prefer AD, but logically speaking, SAO has better action. However, what AD lacks in action, it makes up for in the relationship between characters.
Also, Absolute Duo, unlike Sword Art Online, has characters not suited for its genre, making it rather interesting. If you liked SAO, you may like AD.
Both of these anime include great/cool fighting scenes, and the characters play out the "dark" bad guys (less in SAO). Darker than Black has magic, but SAO doesn't. And the artwork is different, but great, in both. If you've seen one and liked it, you'll probably like the other!
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.
Despite what people think, Kirito, Asuna, and the others did rely on team work like the main crew of characters in Alderamin. Both main characters seem to be good at assessing their situation and acting accordingly. The majority of the time, their plans come through.
The story line involves the idea that the main character must seduce girls with the help of a virtual game applied in real life. These girls are spirits that need to be saved or they will be killed. Anime with good plot, romance and action.
-Both are anime where the main character and main heroine travel to a different world to fight monsters
-Both have a 'baby' arc where a mysterious child appears and is the honorary offspring of the hero and heroine
-In both, the main character is OP and rarely looses a fight, usually losing one to learn a lesson and then never losing again
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. read more
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.
Both Sword art Online and Zegapain are action / romance anime, without (too much) harem antics or Ecchi. Though zegapain deals with more complex issues, if you like one chances are you'll like the other
The shows are not similar because of the artstyle or the story, but because of the strong bond between the main characters. Katanagatari is a show with humor, romance, action and a very interesting style. I think SAO fans will love this show.
Clannad (+Clannad After Story) and Sword Art Online are similar in one significant factor. Unlike the majority of animes with romance these two show's actually develop their main's characters affections for one another and you get to watch them grow in their relationships, as well as deal with various trials and tribulations. Overall, if you felt that either relationship (Kirito/Asuna or Nagisa/Tomoya) was fulfilling, I believe you will enjoy watching the other one develop as well.
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 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 of these shows were done by A-1 pictures, which means they both boast excellent animation, especially when it comes to landscapes and scenery. Both shows contain "rooms" in which the characters have to clear in order to proceed through challenges, often causing them to be in life-threatening situations. In both shows, plans are made by groups of people to clear specific rooms, making strategy a vital part of the series.
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.
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.
When i watch SAO.
it remind me an arc in yu-gi-oh when they are both trapped in virtual world and they must beat the game i mean boss behind this.
Also both anime have a cool tech.
Ex: Yu-gi-oh have a duel disk it can materialization monster and SAO have nerve gear so we can play inside the game.
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 .
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 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.
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.
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).  read more
The main characters from both series are refereed to as Black Swordsman. But Kuusen adds Black Swords master instead. Both are voiced by Matusoka-san. Both taking place in a fantasy setting. But in SAO's case its an VRMMORPG video game. While in Kuusen Madoushi takes place in a magic school setting. They are called a traitor by other people due to their actions. They are surrounded by woman who are interested in them
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.  read more
Based on an MMORPG. SAO uses Nerve Gear VR technology. While Blade and Soul is for the PC. One series deals with players trapped in a game. They must find a way out or risk dying in the process. The other series is based off a Korean MMORPG. More action and fanservice. SAO has swords. Blade and Soul has martial arts. While SAO has action and plot driven. But also has romance and drama between main characters and others. Both series has overpowered main character.
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. read more
Honestly, Just the main story of achieving a goal is very similar.
.....Might be bit of a spoiler.....
But at one point when Kirito uses dual swords, so much reminds me of Lloyd Irving.
Both of these animes have good story line, character development/relationships, and the thrilling feeling when you want to see what happens next. I would be thrilled if Sword Art Online had a game of its own
While the plots are relatively different, I felt like the Tales Of Zestiria and Sword Art Online had a similar atmosphere to them. Not only that, but the main characters in some way could be paralleled, without giving anything away (their identities, dialogue, it was all there).
One is set in an RPG game and the other is a promotion for one, so I do believe if you have seen one or the other this would be up your alley.
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.
"Welcome players/classmates to my rules of the game, where I'll make sure all of you feel despair..." The main characters in here were suddenly trapped by the games host to their unknown methods as to why they trap them. A task is required in order to escape "the game": One must cleared the game, while the other is involve killing. One thing in here is survival, which means they fight for their lives until the end.
The difference is that SAO is an online gaming, fantasy action themes, and romance. Danganronpa takes place on a school, killing people, and clues and strategies to lure the killer in. read more
"Wolverine" and "Sword Art Online" each features a very powerful male protagonist alongside a cast of varying female characters. Despite the main character simply wanting to live a peaceful life, but due to extreme situations, they take charge and become an unstoppable force.
Much of the focus of these two anime is regarding a rescue mission for the protagonist's helpless love interest. In this dire situation with time being an urgent matter, they need to travel to an unfamiliar new location with a female companion who knows the area well and is the cause of a twist, stop the final villain in charge of the realm they ventured to, as well as save the damsel in distress in order to restore their former lives. read more
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.  read more
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.
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.
-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.
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.
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.