Selector and Madoka both take the formula that is normal for Anime of the card game genre and magical girl genre and places a dark twist on it involving the fulfillment of wishes happening. On top of these wishes having a darker side to them there is the fact there is a “pure” character, a character that happens to have a positive outlook on life and easily be able to make friends with people. The characters also don't have a wish because they can't think of anything to actually wish for. There is also quite a bit of slice of life elements as well as character growth over the course of the series. There is a wide range of characters. The issues each character deals with helps round out the characters as well. read more
Both series have a dark aspect within an seemingly innocent environment. Both deals with despair, while Madoka Magica has more, Selector has enough to make it depressing at almost the same level as Madoka Magica. Both deals with wishes and the cost of these wishes as well as the dark outcomes of several choices that are made.
Spooky dreams of potentially prophetic nature, cute girls pained by the smaller and larger hardships of their youthful existence, and a curious "thing" that can grant any wish upon meeting certain requirements.
Both shows star a cute innocent girl who joins a battle of some sort to get a wish granted, even though she doesn't really have a wish. It turns out that this battle is even more dangerous than it seems as the mascots of the shows are keeping secrets. What follows next is a psychological thriller about cute girls making friends and having terrible things happen to those friends. WIXOSS even tries to rip off Madoka's ending until going for a "screw you, we have more planned" thing.
Wishes. The main theme for both shows. And teenage girls are the only ones involved in all this. Madoka has a mahou shoujo system while WIXOSS has the LRIG system, which are very identical as such one may grant a wish should certain requirements are fulfilled and there is a fair price to pay should one be involved.
With that said, both started out pretty light-hearted before turning into something really dark.
The Madoka vibes are strong in WIXOSS, if you love that sort of thing.
They are both very dark psychological shows that involve fighting for your life for a wish. they differ however in fighting. Selector is based around a card game that the girls have to play in order to have their wish come true. While Madoka gives them their wish but in return they become magical girls who fight witches. They both offer some dark plots and memorable characters. They were both amazing animes and easily in my top 10.
They're ALOT like eachother. Both have the magical powers that are granted to young girls without revealing the dark side of the contract until it's too late. Both have naive MCs Both have characters that forget about their past relationships while their friends are endlessly fighting for them. Both have "higher powers" using the girls for their own agendas. Definitely recommend both, if you like one of them, you'll probably like the other. Madoka is a bit more colorful while WIXOSS have a more depressing tone from the start, but they're both really similiar at the core.
Both have very similar plots- A group of girls discover new powers (transforming into Magical Girls in Madoka, Becoming a Selector in a card game in WIXOSS), and struggle to decide whether fighting is the right thing to do. There are a lot of moral dilemmas over their situations, and there's a lot of crying in both shows. There are also a lot of similar plot points later in their respective series, to the point where some scenes are nearly identical.
- Very depressing, annoying characters that make you want to claw your eyes out.
- Both involve wishes.
- Psychological involving little girls.
- MC is depressed 80% of the time and constantly repeats lines.
- Both are to do with a sort of magic.
- Both take a popular anime genre (Selected Infected = Card Game and Madoka Magica = Magical Girl) and do a much more darker take on it
- Both have all the main characters as girls, with few male support characters
- Both focus on the psychological affects of the Card Game/ Being a Magical girl on the main characters.
Both are shoujo.
They both have girls having some power and going into another world.
Both main characters don't really have wishes and are really strong and cute.
Both are a little mysterious and somehow scary??
Selector is about alive cards and mahou shoujo madoka is about transforming.
You should totally watch this!! It will certainly blow your mind away.
- Both are supernatural genre and include a strategy game where once you're in you can't get out unless you win or lose.
- Both get darker and sadder
- Character stereotypes are very similar; girls in the main role
- The storyline is also similar with many twists
- Nonetheless, both are very good anime, worth watching.
Both anime are dark and have a cast of cute girls. At first, both shows seem to have simplistic plots. However, through dark turns and plot twists, they become more intense and the stakes become very high. Furthermore, the topic of wishes is discussed in each show: in Madoka Magica, girls can have a wish granted to become a mahou shoujo. In SIW, girls who are known as selectors can have their wish granted by winning enough card battles. However, in both shows, using this power comes with significant consequences. Overall, Madoka Magica and SIW are basically downward spirals of despair. If you liked one, or if you enjoy dark anime, then these are two you should definitely watch!! read more
Yes how many times are people going to make this comparison/recommendation I know but it's really true. It's very good. This was like Madoka Magica except it didn't reach the same depths of morbidity as Madoka such as death. In some ways, these girls reach a fate worse than death. But it doesn't feel as intense. All the Selectors are girls just like all the Magical Girls are girls (naturally) and they can get wishes granted and become tainted. The wish granters in both shows don't explain all the rules to having wishes granted. They're both very enjoyable and you'll absolutely like one if you liked the other. read more
Young girls fighting something that seems to be more than meets the eye.Wishes also have a lot to do with the story. They both have very innocent/sweet moments to balance out the more horrific ones as well.
Young girls are gifted, or rather tricked into acquiring supernatural powers which requires them to battle enemies to fulfill a greater purpose. Both anime start out innocently enough but soon diverge into something surprisingly dark with an atmosphere that also gets gradually darker along with its characters.
If you liked one of these two then you should definitely watch the other. Both seem just cute anime with cute girls and cute, girly concept. Well... no!! they both have a dark concept with psycholigical and dramatical story, wich girls and boys can enjoy.
Well, they both start off cute, but then turn a bit darker. Both is about wishes too, but Madoka magica gets them instantly, while WIXOSS-selectors strive for them.
They are not super similar, but i think you would like it if you liked madoka magica.
Both start out cheerful and get darker as the series goes on and both involve granting the wishes of young girls. In the beginning they may seem like the typical series for their respective genre but later unfold into something more.
You are greeted with a cast of cute girls playing card games, to later find that there's more to it behind its initial appearance. There's a constant sort of over-your-shoulder and sinister feeling throughout the story, surprising you with dark twists that keep you on your toes.
Both start out light hearted and fun but quickly dive into dark themes. Both are revolutionary in their themes and I only wish selector infected WIXOSS would be more popular. If you love any of the mentioned anime then trust me, you'll definitely find the other very appealing.
- Involve young girls taking part in battles (supernatural themes)
- Cute animation style
- The themes are both rather dark and sad, revealing an unfortunate truth behind having a desire for a wish to be fulfilled
- Highly enjoyable, will leave you saying 'just..one..more..episode'
Both protagonists are pretty much in the same situation, as they can make a wish but they don't want anything (and they are the ones with the "potential"). Their friends make wishes but that just make them suffer even more; also magical girls costumes.
Both of these anime revolve around girls who have come across supernatural phenomenons and are striving to make a wish come true. There are many plot twists in both that will make you want to keep watching, but I found the plot of Selector Infected WIXOSS to be more unique and interesting due to the fact that it's about a card game. There aren't nearly as many card game anime as Magical girl anime, especially one with such an intricate plot (although that's my personal opinion). This is definitely an anime to add to your watch list if you like anime that are between the super intense kind and easy going kind, or if you like mystery as well.  read more
In terms of narrative structure the similarities are very apparent. The both focus on a primarily female cast with a problem that only impacts females and the story begins light-hearted and quickly takes a dark turn. They both also contain those big shocking moments that you wont see coming. Both of them share a non-absolute antagonist, with neither antagonist through the series being truly evil so to say. It's clear to me that WIXOSS was heavily inspired by Madoka Magica and the end result shows this. Not a bad thing at all though as both are fantastic shows and totally worth your time.
Both anime are similiar in:
- Main female characters.
- Girls and battles for a dreams and wishes.
- Stories depressing .
- Psychological situations where you have to think about which is the correct decision.
-Involve Faustian contracts made in the form of wishes
-Transition from a relatively innocent, playful tone to a much darker one
-Are incredibly easy to binge-watch
In my opinion, MSMM has stronger visuals and music, but WIXOSS has stronger characters.
Both anime series center around a group of girls fighting to make their wishes come true, but evetually start to fall into despair. Both series present a series of twists and unexpected outcomes, and they can get pretty intense. It is very hard to describe either of these without getting spoilery, but I will say that characters and motives are similar in quite a lot of ways.
Both of these titles have predominant similarities to one another. Both feature an innocent, selfless girl with good intentions. Each of these girls have dreams to be something bigger than themselves but are torn between these dreams and the sacrifices they have to make to accomplish them. Without giving too much away, each of these anime include forms of magic outside of the stereotypical thought of what magic is. By that I mean, typically magic is seen as something that is marvelous but these two anime give you a different perspective of what magic is. With that, they both keep you guessing and trying to figure out what the intentions are of each character. As soon as you think you know a character, something shifts and it forces you re-think their past decisions.
I can almost guarantee if you liked Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica, you will enjoy Selector Infected WIXOSS and vice versa. As I said, both have striking similarities but also a uniqueness to them. By watching both it won't feel like your watching a re-run but instead one of the same genre. All I can say is, give it a shot and you'll see what I mean (hopefully, lol). (: read more
Little Girls fighting against each other in parallel universes.
One bright side, where you have a kind of slice-of-life feeling while
there is the other "darker" side, where the girls fight.
A big difference is the card game, which is not in BRS but the dream sequences and
the overall atmosphere are quiet similar.
Both Selector and Black Rock Shooter have a dark aura that permeates the entire show which is linked to wishes being twisted around. Each character is matched up with a color. There is a parallel between the “green” characters, including the fact that the fact they have similar personalities. Both shows are good at making the watcher feel for the characters.
Both shows are written by the same person (Mari Okada) and thus are very similar by nature.
In both shows girls fight for their dreams, realitionships or other personal problems in alternative universes. While in WIXOSS they use card games, in BRS it is super power girl versions of them selves.
Both are melodramatic and have a dark atmosphere mixed with SOL and cute girls.
Both anime feature highly emotional girls, fantasy girls that fight for the sake of those girls, and a story with a creepy and dark psychological undertone. Many of the girls are very lighthearted, yet have very traumatizing situations thrown at them. Some girls are brought to emotional/mental insanity or worse. Some girls are extremely malicious or controlling. Both of the main characters are fairly stoic, hate scary things, but aren't affected by them much.
Each of the girls in both anime have a color that represents them and that means something about them. Fights between alter-ego/card girls within both anime have heavy psychological effects on the girls in real life, whether it makes people happier and new friends come together, or if it mentally breaks a girl.
Black Rock Shooter definitely seems to have more effort put in to a unique and interesting artstyle, however. Black Rock Shooter has a very colorful fantasy world and fighting, whereas WIXOSS usually only shows a meek, dark, and simplistic battle field and even more simplistic battles. read more
Girls battling with each other, where they have their real life versions of themselves, and an "avatar" counterpart from another world that does the fighting for them. Both shows involve teenage girls cutting at each others throats, which is quite a thing in anime.
Notably, the psychological aspects for both shows are really strong, the girls often struggling from some sort of complex and depression is very prevalent. So if you love seeing girls screaming at one another and hugging their own shoulders weeping in agony, watch BRS and WIXOSS.
Both involve crying girls. That was a joke; what I really mean is both involve emotional/psychological torment for a bunch of teenage girls. Which results in crying, hence the joke. Unlike BRS, though, which starts off with some fucked-up yandere shit, WIXOSS takes a couple episodes to get to the a) yandere shit and b) unfortunate consequences.
Both BRS and WIXOSS have color-coded characters (and the character design, also--Yomi and Hitoe look almost exactly alike, right down to their green motifs, and have similar roles in the story; Akira and Kagari also bear resemblances to each other), with other characters who fight for them in another dimension. The difference is that BRS characters fight because of suffering and WIXOSS characters fight because of a wish or a hope. read more
So after letting the show continue for a couple more episodes past the pilot episode i would have to say that these shows are similar.
While both animes deal with granting the master desires each anime deals with a different desire. In Selector Infected the show deals with winning battles to grant ones wish. While in C it deals with winning battles to gain money. Along with the chances of getting your desire granted both animes have consequences if you lose to many times. In both the animes it seems that the consequences both have a similar effect.
Also, in both animes they have an "avatar" that they do battle with in order for the chance of winning. Likewise in both animes when they are outside of the battle zone they can each talk to their avatars that are inside the cards.
As Selector Infected continues there may be more similarities between the two animes, but this is it for now. Although it is just a speculation i feel that they might have similar endings. read more
Both anime feature battles that take place in an "alternate reality" that only a select few know about.
People are required to partake and win battles for prizes and to "stay in the game".
In C, if you lose and can no longer stay in the game, it is likely that you will die or something so bad will happen that you'll want to commit suicide. You don't lose your memories related to what happened, which in turn makes it all the more traumatic for losers.
In Selector, you lose your memories related to the game. In addition to that, the wish of the selector becomes tainted into usually the opposite of what they want, which is similarly traumatic and near suicide-inducing as what happens to people who lose in C.
Within both anime, features a relationship between a "player" and a "familiar" that the player owns/plays with/talks to.
It just so happens that both anime feature tiny girls that appear to move in cards. read more
Both animes a=have similar elements and a similar feel to them.
They are basically about the protagonist fighting with an partner (avatar/asset) that lives in a card for something that they really want in another dimension.
Their wins and losses affect the real world and we learn that losses have some terrible consequences. As the stories progress, they become darker.
Wixoss and [C] both share a gamble of wishes and dreams: wishes that needed to come true and dreams that needed to be realized for the winner. Losing the game means the consequences of losing one's wishes and dreams, and more of what one could have hoped or thought for.
How to best explain the similarity? Dark times in a world where the characters play a game, forfeiting effectively something important in the process, yet they seek to find their humanity. The world outside of the game is light and airy, yet the wishes - the question of whether they are worth it and the price one pays crops up.
Both anime feature battles that take place in an "alternate reality" that only a select few know about.
People are required to partake and win battles for prizes and to "stay in the game".
If you end up "out of the game" due to losses, you lose all memories related to the game.
Within both anime, feature the main character being thrown into battle before knowing what's going on, and people who try to abuse that early on in the story.
Selector is a darker and more psychological type of story, whereas Accel World is more of a hero fighting and becoming stronger.
Characters are introduced to a game that aims to reach the ultimate reward of unknowns, but if they lose during the game they lose all knowledge of the game and can't reenter.
Only difference is that WIXOSS is a card game while AW is MMORPG.
Both are anime series about magical girls, but with a dark twist. In both series they make deals to be magical girls (or "Selectors/Eternal Girls" in WIXOSS case") with special powers, but then there turns out to be a catch that they didn't know about when they signed up for it.
Both anime may look cutesy at first, but slowly become dark and dramatic. They involve girls who play a popular game, and only certain girls are chosen to have special abilities to compete against each other. The stakes are high, and the consequences of losing are brutal. Wixoss is a card game show, while Raising Project is a Magical Girl show
People may compare Raising Project to Madoka, but I would say Selector Infected is more similar in plot wise and setting. It's still a bit early to say, but I have enough comparison with both series.
- Both series feature games that attract people(especially the girls)
- Beginning episodes for both series starts out pretty grim and very dark
- They both are more self-evident that they will have a twist.
- Girls have to fight each other to "get" to their destination.
That's most of the things I can think of for now, but Selector Infected WIXOSS is a good recommendation, if you want a game attraction to be the cause of girls suffering. read more
Both have the same card based anime.
Both involves dueling in a card battle.
One was more of a shoujo type of card battle, while the other one was more of a unisex card battle.
In one anime the player can use multiple avatar, while in the other anime the play rely only on one avatar.
Both are the same fighting card themed anime, but, one anime is a spin off of the long running Yu Gi Oh franchise, while the other one is just limited to a 12 ep anime and the players are mostly girls who uses active avatars.
Selector and Fantatsista are both of the card game genre, but one of the ways they vary from the normal card game Anime is the fact the main characters are female. The main character is naïve and doesn't understand the rules for the game. Both series have wishes fulfilled for those playing. Irony is that while Fanasista is a more light fair, the reason for the wish fulfillment is darker in the fact who ever is granting the wishes happens to be after the main characters cards and is manipulating things. Selector is the darker series and the “goal” behind granting the wishes isn't revealed early on like it is in Fanasista. Still... most series of the card game genre are aimed at a male audience rather then a female audience and these break that particular part of the mold. read more
The main theme around these two shows is competition, where the characters uses cards for battles. These cards are unique where they summon the avatars in battle and giving them commands from their users. If a user is defeated, a penalty issues depending on the rules of the game. The character designs are either moe, funny, or having a chibi appearance to make it a lovable character.
Fantasista Dolls is a lighthearted show, that uses groups in battle, and is a comedy. WIXOSS is a dark show, that is a psychological theme, and uses a single avatar in battle.
In both anime protagonists are girls.
In Mahour shoujo site: Unfortunate girls get magical powers to use at their will
In Wixoss: Unfortunate girls get dragged into card games which are meant to fulfill their wish.
In both anime girls at risk of losing everything by participating in magic/card games.
Girls in both anime are unfortunate.
-both Anime Talks about Card Games.
-In Yugioh they Sometimes battle In Shadow realm and in Selector they fight in another kind of Dimension.
-similar kind of fear when they battle in the other dimensions.
- both anime are card games
- in both anime they battle in different dimension
- 1 arc in yu-gi-oh is pretty much they same in wixoss (1 monster which represents the player and if it gets "destroyed" = automatic defeat
- both have their dark sides
- MC's parther is a white haired girl.
- People fighting to make true their wish. If someone win, the other loose the chance.
- MC who always win in his fights since the beggining even when they don't know how to fight.
- MC who don't want to fight, but people look for him to defeat him.
- People go to an alternate world when fighting.
- MC and friends are (or were) involved in figths.
these animes are practically doppelgangers, the only difference is people are fighting with cards in one and the other with weapons in a alternated world. But everything else from wanting there wish granted, to epic flashy fight. These animes compliment each other like PB&J although if u don't like CG u might not like hand shakers but try and look past it and watch the anime because i'm telling you, you won't regret it
1. Both shows involve a power that only girls can use: In SIW, characters can summon "LRIGs" (card avatars) to play in card battles while in Mai-HiME they can summon "Childs" (mechanical monsters) to help them fight.
2. Using this power comes with risks.
3. Characters fight for something they hold dearly.
4. Both shows get progressively darker.
Although the settings and circumstances are different, if you like one anime, I think you'll like the other! :)
Both are heavy psychological shows with slow pacing and lots of foreshadowing built upon the dark secrets of a seemingly innocent body. Each has very mature themes that are handled extremely well, but may be lost on those who aren't paying enough close attention. Shinsekai Yori spends most of its time on some incredible world building whereas WIXOSS opts to spend more time on its characters, but these anime are fundamentally written the same way with the same goals in mind. If you liked one, you will probably like the other.
> Both have some kind of incest,sometimes is implicit and others is explicit...
> Both have some games in this plot ( in Selector,is the battles between the Selectors with the LRIGs,while in NGNL,are many chalengers ou games,that say the fate of a country ou even a life,if you lose or not)
> Both are in same anime season
SIW sub/sideplot and YNS last arc are similar in that both deal with bro-sis incest. In this case, the sis gradually gets her way with the bro. In SIW the supporting female sis obtains the bro by the card game mechanics and for now they act as secret lovers while YNS obtains by regular means/shows affection and takes it one step further by "going all in".
Dark series where individuals are chosen to fight to get their wishes granted via proxy battles. The question of what it means to win plays a prominent role in both series. Cliffhangers in the finale force you to watch the second cour.
1. LRIG = Frame arms girls. Cards in wixoss, robots in Frame arms girl.
2. Pretty much girls only cast.
3. Pretty much the only thing that LRigs and frame arms girls desire is to battle.
4. MC's are incredibly similar in personality and kinda in looks.
5. Girls fight for their owner, while owner just watches from afar.
6. Frame arms girls is not that dark though and not psychological.
- both anime talks about group of people who fight to beat each other in order to make their wishes comes true , in mirai nikkie they fight to be God and In wixoss they fight to be Eternal Girl so they can make their wishes.
- both anime are psychological.
- Series focuses on girls who have special abilities
- Abilities cause characters lots of grief, sadness, and confusion
- Main character has no parents, and lives with a grandparent
- Two main characters from each series both have origins different from others
- In both series, main characters powers are focused around wishes (Sana creating anything she wishes, the end game of Wixoss granting any wish)
If you like a girls-doing-magic feel, with a little bit of sadness and consequence, you'll like both series.
Well, on one hand, you have the really, really wonderful Yuuki Yuuna which gives the viewer a slow descent into a bit more than slice of life nonsense. On the other hand, you have WIXOSS, which takes your innocence, ties it up, and drowns it in a pool full of acid, replacing magical girls with card games, although it never really becomes the story that Yuuna ends up being..
Saki and SIW both give the feel of immersing the viewer through the card/board games the characters play even though the games are seemingly simple to play. Both MC are unknowingly very skilled at their respective games even though they consider themselves novices.
I know these seem totally different, and the art styles are polar opposites, but they actually feel the same at times. They are both based around high stakes games with a focus on psychological aspects and mind games. Kaiji is far grittier, and WIXOSS has some high-school slice-of-life elements, but both are dark and a bit twisted in a similar way. I'd recommend both to any fans of psychological type anime.
Both anime involve one card that fights others to the death
one may be cheerful but the other is more dark I'll let you decide which is which
I recommend one more than the other but both are good on there rightful genre
If you watch either of these anime, you will be subject to a perfect mixture of hot incest and soul-crushing suffering for the characters involved.
Both are highly recommended for those seeking a brother-sister incest fix.
Selector and Aikatsu are both of the card game genre. Unlike most series of the card game genre these Anime are aimed at a female audience instead of a male audience. Both of the main characters have a friendly, outgoing personality. Both of them also don't know about the “world” the other characters are involved in, the difference being that one character ends up having a lot of negative things happen to her and her friends, while the other character ends up with a lot of good things. Both like taking things on their own shoulders as well. Despite the fact the styles are different, a lot of work went into designing the cards, specifically in Aikatsu the advanced ones.  read more
Battles using avatars/ alter egos being controlled by young girls/children in a tournament style competition. The protagonists are both young girls who are missing their parents and enter into the game as complete novices, but seem to hold great potential to be champions.
Dark magical girl shows about girls competing to become best girl ( No really those are the basic premises ). The girls aren't your typical "magical girls" but they're still girls with magical powers so they technically qualify. Rozen Maiden is more light-hearted but gets darker in the second season.  read more
They're not all that alike, but they share some similarities. The mysterious powers that turn out to have darker origin that the main character didn't expect. Also the aestethics are somewhat alike, especially during the last couple of episodes in WIXOSS. Both MCs are pretty idealistic and want to do good, but realize they're hurting the people they want to help.
-Both have cute character designs, but the plot and the themes are heavy and on the darker side
-The difference is that Wixoss is more on card games (and a bit of magical girl) while GG! is all about survival against zombies in a school.
Even though these shows are being described as "cute moe girls," you might want to think twice before watching them. In the series, it is known to be darker and grittier portrayal where characters uses cards, either on battle or by survival. This is a challenge to the characters where they test their skills and survive through the rounds. The show also deals with Psychological themes, where they have strange images in their heads and must handle their courage.
Day Break Illusion, follows a group of girls, who are trained to fight against the evil beings that are threatening the world. Selector Infected WIXOSS, is based around competition games and they compete with other students to battle each other. read more
Both anime take a dark twist on their respected genre. While Tamers is still more suitable for kids, it was still massively psychological especially for a digimon show.
WIXOSS is more suited for an older audience and not only has cards in common with Tamers but also with shows like YuGiOh and Vanguard, yet is more focused on the characters than on the cardgame.