Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

The Irregular at Magic High School

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Japanese: 魔法科高校の劣等生
English: The Irregular at Magic High School
German: The Irregular at Magic High School
French: The Irregular at Magic High School
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Sep 28, 2014
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.391 (scored by 583172583,172 users)
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Ranked: #22432
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Popularity: #140
Members: 1,053,966
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Both protagonists are deemed the weakest (in magic) and berated by his peers in their school, but only because the evaluations of them are selective, which neglects their other superior strong points (their physical abilities) that may even surpass other so called "geniuses." They live together with the heroine, who is considered the complete opposite of the protagonist, the strongest and most talented, and thus revered for their skills.  
report Recommended by Estoy_Gordo
Anos and Tatsuya from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei are serious characters and have overwhelming magical power. The animation seems somewhat alike and both characters are surrounded by girls. 
report Recommended by jfajardo
- The main character in both these series is cold, serious and also skilled in fighting. - Both MCs have a harem, although MKNR is based more around action than romance. - Yuuji and Tatsuya both have a sister, which is better-viewed in their family than they are. - Both anime have a similar feel to it and they have great artwork. 
report Recommended by TheXchidori
The series revolves around siblings whose presence and influence are well known to those around them. Through unorthodox means, they challenge the accepted systems of the world and society. As a team, they are an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. 
report Recommended by -Karoshi-
Mahouka Kouka no Rettousei features a fusion of magic and science where magic has been made into a science. In Toaru Majutsu no Index, it features a similar fusion of magic and science, although admittedly its more of a science vs magic thing. Personally, I find both fun and entertaining to watch because of that combination ^^ 
report Recommended by Flamyuki
Both involve magic in a school setting. I personally like Mahouka no Rettousei better. 
report Recommended by Mythicism
The two most important aspect about classroom of the elites are 1.) the character and 2.) the setting/environment. Things like plot are just a by-product of these two interacting and not what you should be looking for if searching for an anime similar to this show. The characters’ background of being smart and witty as well as mysterious/unknown to others is a very simple yet basic comparison between the two. Chances are, you like this troupe of the underdog protagonist surprising pretentious enemies. The importance of the setting here is what filters out every other show that has an overpowered protagonist as the premise. The  read more 
report Recommended by nbq
Both animated works are set in futuristic worlds deeply shaken by class struggle, both contain a healthy dose of political intrigue, explore the human nature, and boast large casts of characters.  
report Recommended by metamorphius
Both have light novel source materials and focus on a cool MC hiding his untold back story and past experience from the rest of the militaristic high school and slowly showing it off as he gets into more fights surrounding a mixture of hand to hand combat, specialized weapons, and magic / kai. Also both have an interesting support cast to make up for the withdrawn personality of the MC.  
report Recommended by NuttyNUTTS
Similarities: Both have the same setting where it is set in a magical school. Both involves the same brother and sister tandem attending the same school and are in the same year level. Both have the same action, magic, adventure and supernatural genre. Both have the same character where the brother is a top performing student. Dissimilarities: One involves a true brother and sister tandem, while in the other anime the siblings are unrelated. The main guy in one anime was cocky, arrogant and a pervert, while the main guy in the other anime is noble, respectful and a gentleman. The school uniform for girls in one anime is kinda conservative while  read more 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Mahouka and Sword Art both have an extremely competent and multitalented protagonist, who is usually quite level-headed. The protagonists each have a younger sister who is a serious brocon. Both series are more about hiding ones full potential and deciding where to go all out, rather than falling into a desperate situation. 
report Recommended by Kenji0009
Both of these anime feel similar due to their strong male lead character. Both are the intellectual type who go on to have a big impact in their respective worlds, so if you liked either for their MC, then you should definitely give the other a go 
report Recommended by Nicman07
-Underastimated male lead -Both male MCs are hiding their true strength -Both MCs are going to a magical academy -In both stories power is everything and the MCs are using their power to protect their little sisters. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
Both anime are magic academy related with an extremely powerful main character. In addition, both also have some comedy and hints of romance involved.  
report Recommended by Davi_Z
Similarities: -Overpowered protagonist -Both MC(main character) can use magic -Slow pacing -Heroine obsessed with MC -Adapted by Madhouse from light novel. Differences: -In Mahouka, there's a certain character who goes ''ONII-SAMA ONII-SAMA'' . Bro & sis-con complex. -Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei takes place in a sci-fi world while Overlord takes place in a fantasy world -Overlord is more gory & darker than Mahouka Koukou No Rettousei  
report Recommended by Zetara
These two anime both feature a futuristic world which is filled with magic and magic-related elements. Strike the Blood goes a bit further by also adding in some supernatural elements. They both contain action and romance, but Strike the Blood also adds in some ecchi and comedy. Both anime also feature annoying, yet skillful female main characters. You have Miyuki from Mahouka who calls her brother Tatsuya by "Onii-sama" about a hundred times per episode and Yukina from Strike the Blood who insists on interrupting Kojou's catchphrase "This is my fight" with her infamous "No Senpai, this is OUR fight." 
report Recommended by Xenovius
Main characters are both powerful and have limiters. Magic related items Both high school themed 
report Recommended by dentadsio
Both main characters grow up having a tough child hood, which later in life makes them have a laid back/ calm attitude to stay out of trouble not to mention that both main characters are very intelligent. Both come off as being weak but are Very skilled in the art of fighting style/power. Also the story's include female characters that help out main protagonist in the story. Overall fighting a much bigger evil as the story progresses. Both deal with Magic/supernatural  
report Recommended by Obeythealfa
Badass main character who's can be a prideful prick? Check. Modern and Good Art? Check. Action-packed fighting by main character who is a legend, but also "flawed"? Check. Both MKnRand QZGS are fantasy/magic type animes that don't try to reinvent the wheel, but still remains refreshing and intriguing. While they are sort of directed to different audiences, both elicit either a love/hate response. The side characters are surprisingly memorable and different too. QZGS's beauty is the character development and unique stories while MKnR is all about "imperfection" not being an excuse for being OP, hence the huge class divider. Bonus: Both have great OP/EDs too! BonusBonus/Sidenote: I'm not sure  read more 
report Recommended by Kaguyachinchin
Both anime feature an overpowered main character who tries to live a normal life in high school. Both main characters' attitudes and personalities are similar as they are straightforward and do not flinch at talking with girls. They also share a similar backstory related to the military and being a soldier. Both main characters are considered to be "worse" in the eyes of other standings due to their standing/background/lineage, despite their overwhelming strength. Both anime have a more "science"-y background explanation for the magic used.  
report Recommended by dadnaya
The main protagonists - Tatsuya and Sagara are both "abnormal" teenagers who are trying to fit in with normal highschool life ... while protecting a girl in the same grade. 
report Recommended by kirareen
While both shows are very different in terms of story, genres, and setting, the core plot remains the same. Both shows have a protagonist that is viewed upon by most people around them based solely on their social status that was given to them under a sort of ranking system like a review board; which was created with several inadequate fatal flaws that fail to categorize them properly. And yet, everyone blindly accepts that review board as if it was the only one truth, not unlike how many see the Holy Bible; while refusing to see past those previously mentioned flaws and only seeing what  read more 
report Recommended by Estoy_Gordo
Sigh... Even though one is magic based and the other is mech based, both have quiet/blunt, genius level main characters who can pretty much make no mistakes. Why they have so much knowledge or why they are so proficient compared to everyone else doesn't matter. *flips table* 
report Recommended by missinglnk
Lelouch is one of the better analogues you'll find to Tatsuya and though he isn't nearly as GODMODE he benefits from being in a vastly superior story and better animated show than poor Tatsuya. While there isn't an imouto character in Geass of anywhere near the same quality as Miyuki there is plenty of potential romances and one sided love affairs to go around in Geass' great cast. Potential turn off = mecha. Otherwise enjoy a great show.  
report Recommended by Hoax415
In both anime, the MC is way overpowered. Obviously, Mahouka has a completely different style of magic, since it is staged in the 22nd century, while Smartphone was staged in a parallel world in the medieval era. however both are in many ways similar. Mainly in the MC's character. 
report Recommended by Maxwell175
The MC has very similar magic activiation sequences to the way Tastuya operates. Similar levels of OP. Magic centered anime, though Densetsu no Yuusha is more fantasy based setting (demons & heros) vs. the Irregular. 
report Recommended by Tsuyoi
- Protagonist goes to highschool and is disregarded by the students with a higher social standing - Proceeds to completely WRECK everyone at his highschool and knock out competition - Proves himself to everyone and has a loyal group of friends - Protagonist is very capable and likable - Entertaining to see the protagonist come up with new inventions  
report Recommended by Thevsamovies
Cid and Tatsuya are overpowered protagonists that hide their secret identities and talent while attending school. Outwardly acting like an average, low-achieving student as a cover for their other identities. In reality, Cid is a true edgelord, and this series lets the audience in on the joke to make the most of it. Tatsuya, on the other hand, is a stoic and analytical soldier able to use magic for mass killing and large-scale destruction. Consider this recommendation for more overpowered characters with magic powers. 
report Recommended by lancelot200
-Both MCs are IRREGULARS at their magic high school -Girls with strong magic got their back and help them in their adventures 
report Recommended by LastGod
Magic academy, harem themes, electronic pop playing in the background, OP main character. Every girl falls in love and tries to get attention of the MC. Nice school uniforms and magical symbols too. A lot of dialogues and slow pacing culminating in powerful battles, especially in Taimadou Gakuen. 
report Recommended by Z_Tetriminos
Ever heard of over powered male protagonists? If you haven't you will after you watch these two anime's. The plots of the two anime's focus around an unknown, and belittled magician, who in reality is one of the most powerful magic users in the world.  
report Recommended by poormeate
- both MC have sisters that they try to protect/revenge - both MC love their sisters - both MC are involved with magic  
report Recommended by R4wand
The main protagonist in both are really strong and smart Both have magic but in different forms Also throughout the story, the main characters saves the day with his power and is able to become very popular with the ladies Both are visually impressive  
report Recommended by magic1king
Both shows have a similar brother and sister complex going on. Only thing except is that the main char in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is a brother and in X, he is a friend of a brother. Regardless both main chars have serious personality and are willing to protect their loved ones. Not to mention they are pretty powerful too and are students. Only difference in both shows is that Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is light hearted amd friendly with magical powers while X is dark and depressing with supernatural powers. Also both take place in Japan. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Protags in both shows start off as low class individuals with talent trying to gain respect of everyone. At the same time both are victorious in all of their battles while forming unbroken friendships. The feeling of futuristic theme in both shows give off a similar vibe as well. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both shows portray main char to be OP who never loses any battles. Tatsuya is more stoic and stable whereas Casshern angst and goes emotional which is the difference.  
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The male MCs are similar in terms of background and personality whose relationship with a female MC as well. Both shows have a similar setting-Sci Fi and Military 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both shows feature a brother and sister who are popular among people and share an unusual bond produced none other than the stellar Madhouse known for producing top notch anime.  
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both have fantastic visuals, soundtrack, art, and character designs as well as adapting some of the best LN in the works but not to the expectations of the fans who thought that the LN is better. The MCs in both shows are OP and does not lose to any of their adversaries. What they have in common is their personality. mindset, strength, and preferred weapon. Magic is the biggest factor in both shows making you think that these two shows are uncanny in terms of similar themes and story. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both take place in Japan featuring large cast of characters and supernatural elements. Tatsuya and Izaya are similar as well as Masaki and Shizuo. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
CG and MKNR deal with issues of discrimination, politics, and military that addresses and affects of what status quo can be and that change is in the need of demand. I find Mahouka Kouka No Rettosei as if what if Tatsuya were to change the world within whereas Lelouch changes it from the outside. Both are badasses who show raw power but in different aspects that revolve around their sisters. Their rivals are no doubt uncanny in terms of looks and personality. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
both Mc have the ability to distort magic and cancel others magic attack. 
report Recommended by gakuendo
The MCs are smart and good looking but at the same time loses cool when it comes to certain aspects. Their intelligence is what keeps them victorious at all costs but at the same time the challenges they face gets tougher with stronger enemies. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both shows have sci fi and military elements. The male leads in both shows are stoic and ruthless while the female leads are sincere, beautiful, and hardworking. The battalion squad in both shows have similar titles (Phantom Pain AKA 81st Independent Mobile Battalion and 101 Independent Magic-Equipped Battalion) featuring technological military equipment in black with advanced weaponry. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both shows star an OP MC who meets challenges in everyday life giving it an easy but not so simple victory. They also share a bond with a female lead as the series progresses. What those shows have in common is that both are produced by none other than Madhouse whose caliber skills rocks when it comes to animation, art, and visuals. However both shows receive criticism for their lack of development, plot, cliche elements, and annoying moments. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Schools fight each other in both stories in a competition to see who is the best. One of the main characters Yugioh Arc V has a sister complex similar to that of Tatsuya and is exceptionally skilled and intelligent. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Schools fight each other in competition to see who is the best with the addition of discrimination. The main characters in both series are talented individuals with low status gets hated only to gain respect later on. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Both MCs are OP in their own respective worlds/universes while at the same time being placed in a low ranking and are partnered with a young and attached teenager. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Tatsuya and Fuse are ruthless soldiers that have a wolf in sheep's clothing aspect and if you enjoy one of those characters, you will like the other. Both stories are set in a sci fi dystopian world where politics and discrimination are huge. Animation and Artwork are nicely well done due to the budget. The same thing applies to the soundtrack as it plays throughout the series. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The main characters are pretty similar. Both of them are at a disadvantage, so it's interesting to see how they deal with this in different situations. Not to mention, the both of them are very talented at strategizing and planning their attacks. With this, both of them have jealous rivals. Although, Boku no Hero Academia is definitely better than this series. There is way more character development and tension that just makes you want to keep watching. 
report Recommended by jxllo
Both are supernatural action anime following an older brother dedicated to protecting their adorable little sister. In both cases, the siblings have a one year age gap between them. However, while Nezuko and Miyuki have more-or-less the same personality (minus the brother complex in Nezuko's case), Tanjiro and Tatsuya are almost completely different, with Tatsuya being much colder, more cynical and ruthless than Tanjiro. They also have several of the same voice actors (Inosuke and Masaki are voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka, Mitsuri and Mayumi are voiced by Kana Hanazawa, Shinobu and Miyuki are voiced by Saori Hayami, Sanemi and Katsuto are voiced by Kaiji Tang,  read more 
report Recommended by Joe_Devaney
Same unfair treated MC MC trying to protect brother/sister Both live in high-tech magical world Cool character type 
report Recommended by Darkness_XIII
Both are supernatural action anime revolving around boys in their late teens (Tatsuya/Shiki) who are treated as outcasts in their prestigious families and have the unique ability to destroy anything. In both cases, their younger sisters are favoured by the family and so are in line to be the next head (future head in Miyuki's case, current head in Akiha's case). Both sisters also act in a refined manner and have feelings for their older brother that clearly go beyond sibling love, though Miyuki is a lot warmer than Akiha is (which is ironic, since she primarily uses ice magic). I also find Lina to be  read more 
report Recommended by Joe_Devaney
-Both have a system of magic that is highly technical, quantified, and scientific. -Both follow a sibling-pair as the main characters. -Both have well developed main and supporting characters, who are more than one-dimensional archetypes. -Both have main characters that are tangentially connected-to/enlisted-in the military. -Both involve organically flowing combat sequences with an undercurrent of political intrigue regarding the controlling powers of the country.  
report Recommended by VendraxTwoHands
The both anime have the same atmosphere, both MC are op and have a little sister who is admiring him. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is a japenese anime while Quanzhi Fashi is a chineese one 
report Recommended by Inerska
OP main character in a highschool setting. One is based on magic where the ohter is based on technology 
report Recommended by levisallanon
Both of these animes center around an OP protagonist with a dark past who wants to live a normal life but external forces prevent him from achieving it. So, he is forced to counteract against them and save his friends. Some other similarities are- - Emotionless and very skilled professional protagonists - VERY close relationship with blood related sister - Themes of terrorism and military involvement 
report Recommended by aviggo77
It has the same male protagonist whose special powers were way way above those around him, where he can do thing with precision that nobody else can and he can kick the asses of any enemy without breaking a sweat.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Apparent in their titles, the worlds in The Irregular at Magic High School and Knight's & Magic involve the use of magic in their development. Both anime have their serious and comedic moments and are exciting stories that feature main characters who seem to break the common sense of what's possible. 
report Recommended by LordOfMemez
Ren and Tatsuya are students who receive scorn due to their infamous reputation but at the same time hides their true identity that others are unaware of and are OP with powers that surpass their respective peers and enemies' expectations. Contrary, P5 is supernatural as opposed to Mahouka's Sci Fi/Magic making both shows distinguishable if slightly similar in some aspects.  
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
To me both of these gave a similar vie which is something I often look for when looking at similar anime, it's all about the vibe the series has. Also both are set in a supernatural school setting and it's no secret that such powers exist, the power system is different with A Certain Scientific Railgun focusing on psychic "esper" powers and Irregular At Magic High Shcool focusing more on magic, overall both series still have a similar feeling to them. Hope you found this helpful! :) 
report Recommended by Xestri
Both anime involve magic, romance, and bad ass main characters. HIGHLY recommend this anime!  
report Recommended by kikiyo15
Magic is the thing in both shows and plays a key role in the plot. Only difference is that the both the male and female leads in both shows are opposite in terms of personality and strength. The art, animation, visuals, and character design are splendid in both shows. Soundtrack in both shows are insanely well done. 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
If you like the Irregular series you will like SAO season 3 as the director from Irregular will be in charge of SAO so with that it means it will be following the LN more closely than the other seasons 
report Recommended by XVinceTheNinja9X
Durarara is one of many shows that contains easter eggs from other anime/manga/light novels and Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is one of them. Lets get straight to the point, both shows are set in a school setting in Japan starring students as main characters. Strong characters play a role as well giving them the spot to overshadow other characters the chance to shine. Also both have fantastic voice acting, visuals, artwork, animation, and soundtrack. Not to mention both are adapted from LN to an incomplete status giving another chance to make another season. If you like one or the other, give it a shot and you won't  read more 
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
The MCs in both shows are OP and never loses. They also show a hidden side of them that shows their true personality.  
report Recommended by WingZeroRequiem
Similarities - MC is a contract killer - Both series have magic - Both worlds are MMORPG fantasy - Both MCs have no emotion and are treated like tools Differences - Magic High doesn't have harem like Sekai - Sekai MC is reincarnated in a new world 
report Recommended by ST63LTH
Both are examples of very generic typical light novel power fantasy anime with mr overpowered cool guy as the mc. 
report Recommended by keeznuts
Both: -Have mecha aspects -Involve terrorist groups -Somewhat similar OSTs (though Guilty Crown's is superior) -Both set in schools and friendship is a key concept -Futuristic technologies used -Various other similaraties 
report Recommended by Maxunwell
Freezing and Mahouka are just about the same show from setting to characters. Set in the near future, they take place in a high school where people of special abilities come together to study in a specialized course. Instead of working together, they have an pecking order of over who is better than who and everyone is narrow-minded about their social status. This leads to civil disputes that gets old quickly with "OMG, STOP SHOWING OFF. I'M YOUR SENPAI" or "Learn your place! My skills are far greater than yours!" only to be humiliated later. The main character in both suffer from "the cool guy syndrome" and  read more 
report Recommended by Ikkousen
Uses similar ways of attaining magic Plot follow a girl and a boy Main male protagonist is powerful, but looked down upon  
report Recommended by paramita
Similarity is that people with magic and people without magic, the story is not similar. In Mahouka people without magic are discriminated against and abused by those with magic, but as for wizard those with magic are feared and discriminated against. Those with magic get's special treatments while in wizard those with magic tend to be judged with prejudice. If you like the type of anime with 2 different people "Those with magic" "Those without magic" you'll like these both. 
report Recommended by Duckii
Both have the same plot where the MC is very good and has the respect of his homies, also both have the same setting where science and magic where combined. Except Cross Ange may have that almost-hentai thing, while MKR was more whole some with some degree of violence of course. Persuasive argument: Watch it yourself and feel free to enjoy it or report my recommendation to a (Beep, Beep) mod to have it removed. if you guys think my recom sucks. 
report Recommended by Baddie007
Firstly, the main characters in both Mahouka and Hamatora, Nice and Tatsuya, look really similar to each other. The plots are also surprisingly similar in which they focus on the discrimination b/w people with powers and people who don't. In Hamatora, there is major discrimination b/w "Minimum Holders" (People with magic) and normal people. In Mahouka, it's more science and fantasy-like but there is still discrimination between "Weeds" and "Blooms" (Guess which group has magic) 
report Recommended by HattiewithSugar
Similarities: Both protagonists were living through rough times, however they think well on their feet. Both protagonists are great characters (smart, cool). (Hachiman from Oregairu, Tatsuya Shiba from Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei). Both anime take place in a high school setting. Differences: Oregairu doesn't involve magic or fighting abilities when in compared to Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. 
report Recommended by mercury1980
Going to an elite school separating magic/tech use by skill level turns out to not be valid, because it's the dropouts/barely passing the mark boys who accidentally are the most OP. Without trying they seem to get a harem/loyal support group of equally elite girls. Both are battle of the fittest type anime. Two series with great art styles, but toe the line of overusing certain archetypes/phrases.  
report Recommended by Kaguyachinchin
Male lead is OP, a little dense, and a bit of an "ostracized one" for being different despite having close knit friends. Female counter part is a tsundere, but craves male lead attention. Pretty character design and great music. Pretty same energy and if you can get past the "Onii-san" and "ISKA!", then it's actually enjoyable. 
report Recommended by Kaguyachinchin
If you want to see the main character as a all powerful protagonist hero. I'll gladly recommend "Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei". In both anime the main protagonist is the most strongest yet no one recognized it first. And you can find similarity both in psychic and magical power. Hope you can enjoy both. 
report Recommended by imranhasan
A futuristic combat school where students from different clans study, united by different versions of the same futuristic weapon? An arms race revolving around political ambitions and dynastic conflicts? An unwilling MC turns out to be the target of an forced engagement driven by their manipulative mother figure, who seeks vengeance against the world? Is everyone obsessed with trying to capture or defeat the MC because they are a potential doomsday weapon that could change the world, even though they are objectively nobody without it? The MC is an invincible OP with emotional issues while their partner is tsundere oujo-sama who is supposed to lead  read more 
report Recommended by RobertBobert
Both MCs are overpowered and the villains they face are usually weaker and don't pose much threat to the MC. Alucard and Tatsuya are both also similar where their full strength is restricted. Tatsuya fight mainly for his sister Miyuki,while Alucard fight for his master,Integra Hellsing. 
report Recommended by Zapredon
This recommendation is based on how both series portray school and student life in an anime. Their school segregates their student population in a hierarchy of haves and have nots. Power comes from winning at gambling in Kakegurui whereas power comes from magical abilities in The Irregular at Magic High School. The main character disrupts this dynamic. Recommended for people who are looking for non-traditional school anime.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
This recommendation is not based on similar narrative, characters or even themes, but on their settings. Little Witch Academia and The Irregular at Magic High School are series set in worlds where magic exists and students learn it at school, but introduces this subject from different perspectives. The Irregular at Magic High School creates a world based on an alternative history where magic is enhanced by modern technology. Little Witch Academia creates a world where magic has become diminished and a relic. The magic schools are completely different from each other, but are believable for their respective worlds 
report Recommended by lancelot200
Although the theme is different, the struggles of main characters are similar, which is non existent. The main characters are never in trouble, because both are genius and overpowered. They are surrounded by people who revere power more than anything. I think these two series are similar but in a bad way. 
report Recommended by Oonokami
Magic in General is at play and you are either weak with no magic or powerful with magic. Great fighting scenes and pretty good story,only difference is that break blade is mecha while MKNR is magic , school,romance related genre. 
report Recommended by RosyXkid
Although the stories are quite different, the main characters of each series are similar in disposition and abilities. If you're looking for a show with characters that have power forced upon them against their will, and have grown/suffered as a result, these shows are for you.  
report Recommended by SamuraiBlue19
School, magic battles, different tiers of students having different privileges. 
report Recommended by Togop
Both stories have a guy protagonist and a girl protagonist, who are very skilled in there field Both male MC's have a troubled past that influence the way they act throughout the series. Also they are very well trained with handguns and hand to hand combat Both stories take place in the future, the two also share great art work and opening/ending themes These series have action, sci-fi, supernatural, police, elements 
report Recommended by Obeythealfa
Ridiculously overpowered main character is attending school and protecting a girl from retarded antagonists, while hiding his/her true identity. Mahouka has better sound and art, when in Gotaman there are better and more exciting fights. 
report Recommended by jakkubus
Magic Academy, where the protagonist hides great skill and is popular with the girls. 
report Recommended by OtakuNote87
Both shows have MCs who are overpowered but keep their true strength a secret unless you mess with them. They also both have magic competitions where girls compete with each other using their magic powers. 
report Recommended by Tenebris-Lux
These shows are visually similar and they both have fun action sequences.  
report Recommended by opasnimiki
Both of the MC uses guns to fight and have a unique power that they use to defeat other people/things. Both are in a school setting too. 
report Recommended by longername10
(EG)third time I will rephrase the recommendation two futuristic stories and good conflicts besides 2 perfect protagonists./(BR) terceira vez que vou refazer a recomendação duas historias futuristas e bons conflitos alem de 2 protagonistas perfeitos. 
report Recommended by Romitti
Both have: - Characters involved in cutting edge scientific research (writing academic papers). - Battles using powerful, experimental weapons that are freshly out from the labs. - Intense, flashy battles fought in teams. 
report Recommended by wb1
it's like a same thing they both have OP main characters, MC is kinda have wired relationship with his sister , school setting , and Hundred is basically works like the way magic works in Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei AND ... fanservice  
report Recommended by Baaaaaaaaaaaaaka
Both shows feature Magic-Oriented combat from an extremely strategic and technical Hard Sci-fi approach. Both shows are character driven with fun supporting casts 
report Recommended by Unkn0wnfear
Similarities: - The siblings relationship of both series are intensive - A harem full of beautiful girl - School settings - Both oniichan are voiced by Nakamura Yuuichi. If you're interested in seiyuu, there's a bunch of exciting things you can find out yourself Differences: - Behaviors of the little sister - Mahouka deals with more serious subjects, Oreimo mainly focuses on daily life problems 
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Both protagonists are living in a sci-fi futuristic world setting, one that has learned to use magic, another always in danger of being attacked by gastrea. however both protagonists seem to be underestimated in Tatsuya's case would be that he is a 'weed' and in Rentaros case, he and his partner are lowly ranked at the start. Both of them begin to show their true powers in the middle of the storyline and slowly gain recognition and acknowlegements regarding their strengths. If you like OP protagonists, this is the anime for you. 
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Mahouka is on a different level than Qualidea. That being said, I really liked the colorful art in both as well as the electronic dubby kind of soundtrack to them. The music sort of enhanced the somehow futuristic concept of having powers/magic/whatever you wanna call it that the anime were trying to give off. I like Qualidea more than a lot of other viewers it seems, but if you liked even parts of Qualidea and want an anime with a more complex plot and characters and action etc, then i surely recommend Mahouka Koukou. 
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Reikenzan is similar to Irregular at Magic High in the ways that the MC is super OP and things usually end up working in the MC's favor. Both main characters are highly intelligent and their peers look up to them. Theres also a strong focus on improving spiritual power, which is somewhat similar to the training in Irregular at Magic High 
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Both have dark haired cool (or cold, choose) main hero with hidden identity and "secret job", who is overpowered. There are also some imouto issues, lot of stereotypical side characters and running away from past. The similarity in setting: It's postapokalyptic, there are two types of people (contractors and magicians vs. "normal") and there is significant military involvement. 
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Both has OP protagonists that are practically perfect in every way 
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Overpowered MC called upon to play a hero within a futuristic world  
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Both set in an academy of magic with the protagonist also possessing a unique power 
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Both have a very technological and mechanical form of magic. In these series magic is rarely done without devices however it is possible. 
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