They say no good deed goes unpunished, thus saving the world comes at a severe cost. Both stories tell the tales of a group of girls fighting to save the world from certain invaders, only to find out just how true those words are. While Yuuki Yuuna doesn't immediately grab your attention like Madoka does, in the long run it will certainly be worth your time if you enjoyed the later.
Four magical girls -- and they even look a bit similar. Moreover, there is a 'selector' who chooses these girls to fight 'enemies'. Madoka has aliens and witches, Yuuna has a God and Vertexes. Moreover, while I was watching it, I couldn't help but feel reminded of Madoka Magica.
Yuuki Yuuna gives off huge Madoka Magica-type vibes. The world that the YYWYDA girls fight in looks like the witch labyrinths in PMMM, but with brighter colors. The Vertexes in Yuuki Yuuna also remind me of the witches in Madoka Magica. Karin from YYWYDA has a very similar personality to Kyouko from Madoka Magica. Even the background music is similar at times.
Bunch of Girls fighting some monsters to save the world with some dark story in it. Rather being a Magical Girl, Yuuki Yuuna use the Hero term. Has better character development, better soundtrack, and better feels and heartbreaking moments. Hidden diamond in 2014.
-Both are dark, violent magical girl anime that little girls should probably avoid watching. Yuuki Yuuna is more lighthearted while Madoka is darker.
-Both series have characters that have the same personalities, for example, Madoka = Yuuki Yuuna - Homura = Togo Mimori - Witches = Vertexes
--Except the companion in Yuyuyu is more of a good guy, while in Madoka, the companion may look like one of the good guys but he turns out to be somewhat evil.
-Yuuki Yuuna has a bit of slice of life, while Madoka is more tragedy and mindscrew moments
-Madoka is more popular (and one of the most overrated anime ever), while Yuyuyu is an underrated series read more
While both may look like just your average show that involves Girls, Magic, and School Life, there's something much darker lurking below the surface.
When the girls are using their magic to fight against enemy, some of them begin to wonder,
Why us? What can I do to protect the people I hold dear to me?
What must I sacrifice to keep those near to me safe? Am I doing the right thing?
The show may start slow unlike Madoka but give it time at it will eventually catch your attention.
It definitely caught mine.
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru is probably the closest anime to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica there is. Both starts as innocent mahou-shoujo anime about a group of girls, being cute and slice of life-y. Buth then, stuff happends and here we go, pain, suffering, evil plot-twist and so on. If you liked Madoka, check out Yuuki Yuuna, you will love it.
In both shows, young(ish) girls enter an alternate world, transform into magical girls, and fight enemies that threaten the well being of society. Both shows start off lightheartedly, but as the series progress, they become darker, and the characters suffer.
Although Madoka Magica is much darker, Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru takes a similar part.
The main characters share many similarities as well, they fight against "evil" creatures and there's a big plot twist in the story that turns everything around.
The art is nice in both shows, as well as the transformation and fight scenes.
The main similarity between these series is that both are claiming to be a typical mahō-shōjo anime. And both are not typical at all, with Madoka being the darker one of these two. While in Yuki Yuna girls fight as a team and are friendly to each other, in Madoka they mostly fight on their own and rarely are friendly to each other.
Yūki Yūna wa yūsha de aru is probably the first post-Madoka mahō-shōjo anime which managed to withstand the comparison against it.
Both shows are about magical girls who get more than they bargained for. Despite the primary cast of characters being middle-schoolers, each show deals with important topics of love, loss, and sacrifice. The witch worlds of Madoka and the Vertex of Yuki Yuna are of different designs, but are both unique in their own way, so that they don't look like standard animated villains.
If you liked Madoka Magica and you like the genre of magical girls this is your anime.
Yuuki yuuna its the story of a group of girls that become magical girls to defend the world of creatures coming from another world but after many episodes they discover there is a secret behind "the magical girls that protect the world".
The first episodes are much better than Madoka and the final is pretty good as madoka.
This anime it's so underated but i think it's as good as Madoka Magica.
Very Recommended 9/10
There's a lot of similarities among the stories and the characters personalities but with less complexity. Things aren't as they seem and you'll see awesome fight scenes combined with very cute and also very sad moments. If you liked PMMM you'll like YYWYDA.
Grab your box of tissues and enjoy!
Yuuki Yuuna is the complete opposite of Madoca. But however that's what makes them similar. The setting is a "Magical Girl"-one in both. In Both there is a fatal plot twist.
Basically, Yuuki Yuuna tells the storys of a Magical Girl from a different perspective, that isn't covered in Madoca. But the way how they describe their story is quiete similar. (It's hard not to spoil here, go watch it yourself)
Some of the characters of Yuuki Yuuna are the opposite of Madoca's, and other characters are very equal.
They both are magical girl anime with a dark twist - but Yuuki Yuuna has a happier ending. The main characters are similar in both shows - the relationship between Yuuna and Mimori resembles the one between Madoka and Homura; both Fuu from Yuuki Yuuna and Mami from Madoka are "older sister" characters, who take care of other girls (but with Fuu being an actual older sister). Also, if you enjoyed the music and beautiful backgrounds in Madoka, you'll be happy to also find them in Yuuki Yuuna.
A group of females battling creatures that threaten the stability of the world
A Main character who fought the creatures before
Seemingly hopeless battle at the end
Transform into extremely powerful girls to battle the creatures
Chosen by a God or a God-like creature
Harmful side effects
Similar moods throughout the whole series
Same number of main characters with partially similar relations
Yuki Yuna is a Hero is another dark MG anime. Seems like Madoka at first but the show differentiates it self from PMMM. Recommended if you want to see feels, cause the feels in this show impacted me more than Madoka Magica.
Five girls transform into magic girls or "heroes" to fight against mysterious enemies, which turn to a horrible conspiracy as the storyline progresses.
Both have yuri service of a black-hair girl and a pink-hair girl.
Character design, background art and soundtrack of both anime are terrific!!!!!!
The endings of both stories are totally different. The issue "which one is better" depends on your own taste.
Magical girls, yes... who doesn't love a lovely and cute magical girl? But what happen if the producer combine moe characters with brutality or cruelty? Are you sure still love this both anime? Yes you can, because this magical girls we talk about is not an ordinary magical girl. They take all pain, sadness, and other negative emotion to save the world. Watch and support them to save the world they love...
They are both magical girl anime that has some very dark twist to it. They both start off as regular cute magical girl anime but as you go deeper into the world they made you realize everything is NOT what it seems.
These two are SUPER similar. They both showcase a darker twist on the magical girl genre, and have important values such as friendship and fighting for what you believe in. Yuki Yuna is a bit lighter than PMMM, so if you're looking for a similar anime that's a little more light hearted, you'll love Yuki Yuna is a Hero.
These two shows are both part of the magical girl genre, but are different from the typical magical girl anime, as they contain darker themes that aren't very cheerful.
The somewhat small cast of characters have rather similar personalities and bonds too.
Both also have good music and art, and of course, a well-structured and intriguing plotline.
If either of them was enjoyable to you, then you should give the other a shot if you haven't already.
Cute, brightly coloured magical girls! A fairly similar concept, with young girls needing to fight monsters to save the Earth. The only main difference would be through season size; Yuuki Yuuna only has about 12-13 episodes, while Madoka Magica has much more content in general. Either way, they're both two very cute and interesting series, well worth the watch.
Both shows are very similar anime in more than just a simple few ways. One of the most obvious similarities are that they are both magical girl shows, and both have tragic, almost depressing themes thrown into the mix. Yuki Yuna and Madoka Magica also have characters with similar personalities, and while they are not direct copies of each other, the similarities are there. However while Yuki Yuna is a bit of a tragic take of a magical girl show, it is not nearly as dark or as hopeless as Madoka Magica, which is a show that takes it a lot further. Yuki Yuna is more of a mix of typical magical girls with a tragic twist, while Madoka Magica is a much darker show with complex writing and themes. Due to all these similarities, I think that if you liked one, you may enjoy the other as well. read more
These are similar because the main characters of both series are a group of young girls with magical powers who work together to save the world. They also both seem like they are going to be cute and fluffy at the beginning, but later turn darker with the reveal of a secret to do with their powers.
Both of them are dark magical girl animes where pure and innocent girls fight to defeat powerful enemies that can cause destruction in the world.
The fighting takes place in an alternate dimension which can have affects on the real world if things go awry.
Both are about magical girls, and both have a happy protagonist who likes to help people. Both face monsters who want to destroy the world. Both have the happy protagonist posses special abilities and qualities different from the other magical girls. Both have best friends who go down the wrong path, thinking it's the only way to protect her. Both start off light and fun, but get darker and darker as the story progresses.
To me, these anime are similar because
- Mahou shoujo (Magical girls)
- Both get abit emotional
- Both have good OP and ED (In my opinion)
The biggest reason I have is the ending of the series, but since telling how they end would be horrible of me, you'll have to watch and find out! So if you've seen one of them, consider watching the other. Or if you haven't seen either, well I don't think either of them are bad, so give them a try :)
Let me make this connection. On the surface, it is tempting to recommend to a watcher of Yuuki Yuuna, a certain other magical girl anime. To me, however... I would like to skip the seemingly obvious and make the recommending connection to Neon Genesis Evangelion instead.
When you boil away genre specifics, there is really a lot that YYwYdA and NGE have in common. Most obvious is the format - we have teenagers risking their lives, compelled to regularly defend a particular point in the city from attack by gigantic alien invaders. You have the Taisha and NERV serving as command & control, respectively. The means & tools are different, but the goal is the same. Yes, horrifying secrets are there for both series as well.
If this format is your cup of tea, then one or the other might be up your alley. Hell, YY Karin's introduction is a dead ringer for NGE Asuka's own entrance into the story. Magical girls and mecha are to me mere flavors for what I see as really similar stories in these two titles. read more
A group of young people are recruited by an organisation and are tasked with protecting the world from large other-worldy type beings. If these beings reach the 'core' the world will be in peril. Sounds familiar?
How is Eva similar to Yuuki Yuuna you ask?
Well, we have children desperately fighting "monsters" that "come out of nowhere" they don't understand. There's a lot of despair in the minds of the child because they are forced to fight these powerful entities where no one else can. The main difference is Eva being a Mecha and Yuuki Yuuna being a Magical Girl, so that might lead for people to ignore one or the other because those genres aren't really for everyone.
Eva is darker, deeper, philosophical, longer and ultimately I enjoyed it a lot more than Yuuki Yuuna, but you might want to give a chance to both. read more
This is pretty similar in quite a lot of ways:
- The way they transform
- Magical Girls
- Darkened core (have to see more to understand)
- Light hearted in some areas
Even though I have only watched one episode so far of Ikusei - this is just making me think of Yuuki Yuuna way too much. Similar in settings. Would recommend Yuuki.
Both are magical girl shows that seem pretty cutesy at the start, but become more sinister as they progress. The magical girls are able to transform using their phones to fight enemies (Yuki Yuna) or each other (Raising Project). While Raising Project has a lot more blood and gore, both shows get very dramatic and the characters suffer.
Just like YuYuYu, this anime is a part of the dark magical girl genre that PMMM made popular. It's centered around an innocent girl who wants to become a magical girl to help people but instead gets caught up in something bigger and darker than herself, just like the heroes of the hero club in YuYuYu. So if you like magical girl anime with a darker and deeper story than what might seem at first glance and loved YuYuYu, this one's perfect for you.
Both anime have magical girls that enter different worlds, transform, and fight enemies. The main characters are not sure why they have to fight their enemies, but they still try their best to save their world. The storylines are darker and more dramatic than your average magical girl show.
Stories about a cheerful high school life of specific students clubs, with special condition. There's a mysterious gods that triggers the students' struggles to fight. Yuuki Yuuna was first opened with the mission to protect their God and world, while Angel Beats! was the opposite. Both has similar atmosphere of lighthearted, comedies, mysteries, and past dramas, but there's more bitter truth waiting for them as the stories progress...
Both are directed by the same director, hence if you watch them closely, they have similarities in term of direction styles and comedies. If these 12 episodes aren't enough for you, both also have light novel and visual novels to tell their and other characters' backstories. read more
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..
Both shows features a team of young girls fighting to protect their world, both have over the top battles and a heavy focus on teamwork. The lore of the two have many allusions and references to mythology, though Yuuki Yuuna focus only on Japanese mythology meanwhile Symphogear has a worldwide reach
Hibiki and Yuuna are somewhat similar protagonists, both being hot blooded fist fighters full of willpower and heroism. Both also have a really close "best friend" who is constantly worried about their well being.
Both shows have a really dark side to them, yet the themes of friendship and heroism are played straight.
Both include magical girls trying to save the world from evil. Many of the characters have similar characteristics; For example Hibiki (szs gx) and Yuuna both have powerful punches along with the sense of always wanting to protect people in a heroic way
Both include magical girls, with cute transformations, trying to save the world from evil. Many of the characters have similar characteristics; For example Hibiki (szs gx) and Yuuna both have powerful punches along with the sense of always wanting to protect people in a heroic way
These two magical girl shows follow similar tropes in execution, with monsters from an unknown place attacking and a group of roughly five girls are in the center of the action. The characters both have similar color palettes and they follow a general characterization based on the color they are representing. Honestly, I liked Yuuki Yuna a lot more than Vividred, but both are enjoyable if you like magical girl anime.
They all have the same destiny, to become a magical girl and at some points of Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, the characters don't want to be heroes anymore due to the fact that they lose abilities to use their bodies right, same with Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara (given that the title is: I don't want to be a magical girl).
Going back to 'losing abilities' in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, it is evident in Mahou Shoujo Nante Mou Ii Desukara that the characters don't have any special goals (aka having abilities for no reason), it makes sense that they're both similar in terms of magical girl, but different in opposing each other.
Plus, they both have the same length of episodes, though Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru is longer! read more
Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru and K-On! are both anime featuring 4, and later 5, girls, and involve a school club. While Yuuki Yuuna is more serious than K-On! and is a magical girl anime while K-On! is a music anime, they are both anime that tell the story of a group of girls growing closer.
Both feature vibrant colours and a mixture of slice-of-life and magical girl tropes. Both utilise external threats to drive the story and set the stage but are predominately focused on the friendships and internal conflicts within the main cast. Yuuki Yuuna is a much heavier show emotionally whereas Urahara is a lot more upbeat and artsy, but both have their fair share of drama.
Both involve a group of school club members who can transform into magical girls (+1 magical boy in Happy Seven) to fight off enemies. In Yuki Yuna is a Hero, they travel into a new world to fight enemies that threaten the world, while in Happy Seven, the team defeats demons that possess people. While the characters use their magical powers to fight, they also like to help others to better their lives.
In both anime, people fight against gigantic abstract enemies that share the common characteristic of having unique abilities and a final "core" to destroy.
In Yuuki Yuuna, they're Vertexes, and in Devil Survivor, they're Septentriones.
There are ~9 Septentriones and 12 Vertexes total trying to bring destruction upon the world that must all be defeated.
Both of them start with a trope (Trapped in another world for Re:Zero, and Mahou Shojo for YuuYuu). However, because of deconstruction (the time loops in Re:Zero, and the "Madoka effect" in YuuYuu), the MC starts suffering lots of PTSD trying to overcome a almost impossible obstacle.
Yuuki Yuuna ends on a high note since things start to get better.
Re:Zero, I'm not so sure, we will have to see.
Yuuki Yuuna and Kuga Yuuma has a similar attack pattern such as demonic hyper ultra punch, that can bring down one monster in one punch...
Yuuki Yuuna and Kuga Yuuma cares for her/his best comerades
both share the same justice role and save people from some creature
both transform before fighting, and still unmasked even transformed (lol)
I just hope for some male characters appear in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, then it would be compared~
Both anime have girls fighting an other worldly enemy, pastel pallet of animation, psychological/tragedy aspect, and a club dedicated to helping other people that the main cast are members of. Both Rinne and Yuuki Yuuna have a strong theme of helping people by being heroic and having a strong sense of courage.
There are a lot of similarities in presentation between these two series.
While YuYuYu is much darker and has more drama, both address the nature of the universe they're in, and address it in a very grand, yet simple way.
They both do an excellent job of presenting situations with a contrast of silence and sound: a full sound-stage and no overuse of effects where unneeded. And they both have great soundtracks to boot!
Both animes are about innocent girls teaming up to fight a limited number overwhelmingly powerful enemies that require a lot of planning, strategy, effort, and risk to take down.
Enemies tend to appear one at a time and each have their own "gimmick" that makes them sound almost impossible to kill, such as only being able to kill 3 enemies if you strike them all at the same time so they can't regenerate, or an enemy that's made of air and is impervious to most attacks.
Both shows start off as happy-go-lucky magical girl anime full of cheerful, moe, slice of life moments. However, as both shows progress, they get much darker, and you can see how the main characters suffer as a result of using their powers. Yuki Yuna is a Hero is more of a Magical Girl Warrior show, where the main characters transform to fight enemies that threaten their world, whereas Uta Kata is more about using magical powers to accomplish various tasks. Also, Uta Kata has romance in it, while Yuki Yuna is a Hero does not.
-They both sound and look rather cute and light-hearted, but both series are rather dark and traumatizing
-The difference is that Yuyuyu is a magical girl-like series, while Gakkou Gurashi (School Live) centers on zombie apocalypse
-Both have a school club
Both anime involve a cheerful, female middle-schooler as the main character who does their best and wants to help everyone that they can. However, their normal lives are greatly changed in the first episode, and things start to become more intense and serious. The shows get darker, and the characters have to go through trauma and suffering, but they still try to do their best and help others. Yuuki Yuuna is a magical girl show, while Brigadoon has mecha-like action.