Madan no Ou to Vanadis

Lord Marksman and Vanadis

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Synonyms: Madan no Ou to Senki, The King of the Magic Bullet and Vanadis
Japanese: 魔弾の王と戦姫 (ヴァナディース)
English: Lord Marksman and Vanadis
German: Lord Marksman and Vanadis
Spanish: Lord Marksman y Vanadis
French: Madan no Ô to Vanadis
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2014 to Dec 27, 2014
Premiered: Fall 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 20:00 (JST)
Producers: Media Factory, Movic
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Theme: HaremHarem
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.121 (scored by 169277169,277 users)
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Ranked: #34502
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Popularity: #620
Members: 329,457
Favorites: 956

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In battle, victory is achieved through impervious strategies and strength in numbers. Regardless of what people may think, results are more significant than the reasons of killing.'Arslan Senki' and 'Madan no Ou to Vanadis' share a comparable characteristic in which battles were waged between different nations. 'Ashlan Senki' lean towards a more traditional approach and the main character's eyes are filled with ignorance and curiosity to explore the outside world. Religion is a factor that sets this series apart and what you believe in does not necessarily mean it is right. 'Madan no Ou to Vanadis' sets logic aside and bring supernatural abilities into the  read more 
report Recommended by ShanaFlame
Both involving wars lords and action also with comedy in it. Both a MC which was wondering and trying to save his own land, and was made into a lord and magic. 
report Recommended by needlexd
Takes place in a distant land. Wars between other countries. Politics and magic. Swords, bow and arrows etc Main Hero meets a beautiful woman who changes his life.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Whilst you could argue that Madan no Ou to Vanadis shares themes with many other harem shows, what it has in common with High School DxD is that they both feature a dominating female lead who has no qualms in making the main character their prisoner/servant. 
report Recommended by Astar
Male MC joins female MC to fight opposing forces. Lots of strong characters and special weapons. Artwork is very similar. Some fanservice. One main difference is Madan no Ou to Vanadis uses romance/harem for story. 
report Recommended by mylesperhour
- Although one is fantasy and other is a fantasy/historical hybrid, both are battle harem anime. - Both have nice doses of ecchi. - Both have interesting characters who aren't dumb or one-dimensional, but actually have a personality. - Interesting strategies and tactics which are worth seeing. - Provide high level of enjoyment. If you are a fan of harem anime WITH a plot, then both Madan and Oda Nobuna are worth a try.  
report Recommended by TragicRomance
In a both of DenYuuDen and Vanadis.. Ryner Lute = Tigrevurmund Vorn and Ferris Eris = Ellenora Viltaria (also known as Ellen). Main character (for 2 or 3 only) and Supporting characters are all both, this is a called of "Adventure anime".. 
report Recommended by Roseanne26
Similar fantasy setting anime with even similar plot development. Even the characters are similar and also how they think from battle strategy to there morals. Both anime's are solid and progress through the story.  
report Recommended by Ace19
Both main character is like a war hero, they defeated every opponent by displaying unique war tactics and somewhat by winning a war, it will lead to winning the heart of the girls too. 
report Recommended by AllisWell
Both animes are set in medieval Japan. The main difference from the two is that Inuyasha deals with warding off demons while searching for the Shikon Jewel while Lords Marksman & Vanadis deals with conquering and strethening your empire. What you will see in common is that the roles that the main characters Kagome/Inuyasha and Elenora/Tigre are swapped. Kagome wields a bow with superior accuracy who at first dosent want to leave her world for a dog demon named Inuyasha. Tigre on the other hand also shares this role as being a master bowman who hates the thought of leaving his country to side with  read more 
report Recommended by AnimeLuver4Life
Smart protag fighting for his small home nation, fantasy setting (non-Isekai) with heavy use of military tactics, features political intrigue and duplicitous actions 
report Recommended by mrfried
+ well explained fights + similar setting + magic weapons + really talented MC guy + adventure + protect the town! + politics 
report Recommended by helloisabelle
They both have similar harem genre, where the MC has to get all the girls on his side to achieve a certain goal, except, T7 is more on the ecchi than MOV, while MOV was more of adventure.  
report Recommended by Tres_Bandidas
-Both MCs are commanders of a big army -Both MCs are doing everything to protect their country/hometown -Both male MCs have unique features that are making them easy to remember -There is a foreshadowing that both MCs are a ray of hope/heroes for their country -Both stories resolve around battles between armies/countries -Both MCs have a certain noble rank in their countries -There is a lot of politics involved in both animes -Both animes focus on war and strategies. 
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
* Both takes places in Medieval times/fantasy worlds * Both have main character pairs in each, a normal-looking guy and a animal-like female * Both have pretty big supporting cast... * Action scenes with medieval weaponry/magic * Really nice character designs in both... * Feels trip....(oh boy) * Epic OST's....stands out in both of these series... 
report Recommended by Konte
Both main characters are dragged in a world full of girls with overwhelming power. Both are somewhat just normal people at the beginning but becomes stronger as the story goes on. Both MC meets their respective main heroine where they try to protect each other. main difference: not really a harem but technically is one and the mc's sister(brocon) is also included. 
report Recommended by xtraclowny
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 
report Recommended by lennah
Both shows involve big-breasted girls selected to possess special powers and fight in wars. They also both take place in a non-modern setting: Freezing in the future, Madan no Ou to Vanadis in the past. 
report Recommended by Gabii-Tachibana
Takes place in a distant land. Wars between other countries. Politics and magic. Swords, bow and arrows etc Main character and his female warriors Main character is the leader of his town and will fight to protect it.  
report Recommended by AnimeFan500
Similarities: Both have the same fantasy, romance, ecchi, action, harem and adventure genre. Both involves guy meeting feisty girl kind of thing. Both involves guy getting to be feisty girl's property. Dissimilarities: One was set in some magical school, while the other is set in some distant land. The Male Character in one anime is a magic user while the Male character in the other anime is a archer. The Female character in the other anime is also a magic user while the female character in the other anime is warrior with a magical sword. Note: Just watch and compare it yourself.  
report Recommended by Nasty001
Both shows tend to go quite deep in the politics and war with quite lengthy explaining of the strategy used. Main difference is that Madan no Ou to Vanadis is harem/fantasy action, while Sengoku Musou is a historical fantasy action. On the bad side - both shows have quite mediocre animation and visuals, with characters going off-model pretty often. Sengoku Musou is a little better on this direction, though (no weird dancing from the soldiers has been spotted and there's less slide-shows). 
report Recommended by AntonKutovoi
Main character uses bow and arrow Main character's allies have unique powers Both are about defeating corrupt royalty/government Both are set in medieval times Other than that they're quite different If you like one it's not likely you'll like the other This recommendation is pointless 
report Recommended by Cadisven
Similar story: A fallen knight trying to take back his country/kingdom from the colonizer But he not alone to achieve this He built a powerful ally from peoples with unique ability & different motive Similar action: When come to war, you will not see Super-Human-Over-Power type MC in here But instead MC and his allies make strategy to take down the enemy The only different between both anime : - Madan no Vanadis is harem anime with alot fanservice/ecchi element - Arslan Senki is historical-type anime with no fanservice 
report Recommended by SSSS_Shunaria
Both Main characters are very skilled and naturally talented in their respected fields. Both series involve the main male character coming to the aid of a very high status and powerful female protagonist, not only does he protect her but over time starts to have feelings for her and vice versa. Both narrative's have amazing battle action scenes and great art work. These series also have Adventure, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, Harem genre components.  
report Recommended by Obeythealfa
FSN is for sure one of the best ever, is very difficult to match, when I saw FSN for sure got a special and very uncommon atmosphere, after long time without get that special feeling I foun MADAN NO OU TO VANADIS. In both warriors with special power fight each others, that chivalric atmosphere, involving honor, loyalty, the bounds the characters develop each others, the sense of duty and to protect the people in Madan no ou to Vanadis is wonderful. The most make them similar are the awesome work in developing both animations, music, voice actors, art and animation is wonderful in both series, for  read more 
report Recommended by blansa
first impression watching, it seems is the relationship between master and servant relationship at least ZNT have a main character that is similar Vanadis, took a similar genre is action, ecchi, harem, romance zero no tsuikaima The story is often a battle which uses a strategy of war and in Vanadis also have the same groove, at least two of anime has a male main character who demand a woman who is quite great post to the nature of the main character has its own character obscene small, and for Vanadis more to war 
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