Historical-like scenery with royalty, a kingdom, a revenge, a betrayal, a life changing day, an adventurous journey and an imminent war? Check. These two series already are way similar and both scream out "Awesome", as them both keep an excelent high quality in story, characters, art and execution all together. Now, let's see what else these have in common, in detail:
- Arslan and Yona are both royal prince and princess of their related kingdoms who get overthrown and make our main characters have a very harsh and challanging start at the beginning of their story. They both face dangerous threats that have them escape and forces them on the run for sometime, which makes them start their journey.
- Both main characters grew up with their insanely strong bodyguards, Daryun (Arslan Senki) and Hak (Akatsuki no Yona), which are not just that, they deeply respect and care for their protected ones and they are also very important to our Arslan and Yona.
- Both Arslan and Yona start off as weak but in time they will learn to fight and will grow stronger in both body and mind.
- Artstyle for the character design is stunning and gorgeous in both series, with amazing bright colors and a very good cast of seiyuus which make of both titles extremely enjoyable to watch and listen.
- Consequentially to the harsh start, both main characters have their main goal to take back their kingdom (Although Yona is also driven by revenge, opposingly to AS that is the "villain" being the revenge driven)
- Along their journey both Arslan and Yona strive to search proper companions and will end up to gather greatly powerful and capable friends
- Su-Won (AnY) and Hermes (AS), the main villains, both bloodthirsty and revenge driven, ridicoulusly curious enough, are both blood-related to our main characters (being cousins).
- Being both series around kingdoms, political elements will be brought along with strategies and of course, big wars and battles.
Only important thing that differs them is that AnY could be perceived as adressed to a female audience mostly (because of the romantic element that grows stronger as the story goes on) as it is a Shojo after all, while AS is rated as Shonen (kinda the opposite type) and might have slightly more fights.
Still, if you don't mind that and are just looking for great stories then both won't disappoint you, as i personally think that if you liked one of these you might easily like the other as well!
1) Both kingdoms get over thrown and leaders children Yona/Arslan are on the run
2) Both MCs are weak and fragile but over time learn to fight and develop a stronger character
3) Both are supported and protected by the most powerful fighter/general of their army
4) Both are on the adventure to find more comrades to get their country back
5) Both main casts are kinda immortal. Main group plot armour.
6) Both MCs have unique hair colour
7) Fight for a throne between cousins
Differences... actually hard to say. I enjoyed both for what they stood.
1) I guess main difference is that Soo Won does not hate Yona while Hermis will gladly cut Arslan's head off.
2) Soo won and Yona grew up together, Arslan and Hermis never met until the war
3) In Arslan there are also other parties involved in taking over kingdom while in Yona it is more of a Civil War.
4) Soo Won is sneaky and crafty, winning with charm. Hermis is all about brutal revenge.
5) Yona might be a bit more female orientated series unlike Arslan
But if you love Adventure genre, you should enjoy both. read more
Prince Arslan aka Su-Wun/Yona life changes when their kingdom gets overthrown. Now they must find people to help relaim their kingdom and learn about the world. Hak/Daryum protects him/her and watches Arslan/Yona grow from this journey.
-Both contains stories of ancient powerful kingdoms being overthrown and their rulers- usually a king being murdered by a traitor.
- The MC character was portrait as weak, fragile and feeble.
- Each one though one were female and the other male, changed over the course of the journey they had to undertake.
- They both grew into some more. Something that wasnt expected of them.
- A story of adventure, betrayal, defeat and power.
Story of underdog crown prince/princess.You can summarize both series like that.Only real difference is gender of mc and this cause a focus change.In AS focus is military/diplomacy.ANY focuses recruiting "aid" for her cause and claim.But don't get me wrong.Both mc has a strong point and they are not totally useless leaders carried bt other.
Both anime feature a prince/princess who is trying to recover their country. They go on a journey and meet lots of people that are willing to help them to achieve this goal. They are recognized by their great and different leadership. They learn more about the world after leaving their cities/castles.
Prince/Princess is a soft hearted person
They are ignorant in how the world works due to their sheltered life style.
They lose their kingdom
They learn to fight and seek help in order to retake the throne
Royalty placed in a position unknown to them. Forced to survive and find companions to create a new life. These shows mirror each other in a lot of ways. However their differences make them both worth your time. Arslan Senki may lack some of the same fantasy or romantic elements, but makes up for it with strategy and action.
Both have a king overthrown and subsequently the heir is thrown out and is targeted by the the enemy.
Both the overthrowers claim to be the rightful heir to the throne.
The prince/princess is first protected by a strong general and then goes on to gain more support to make a comeback.
The plot is pretty much the same. The time in which the story is set is probably similar. There are more supernatural elements and romance in Akatsuki no Yona but both shows fall in the same genres: action, adventure and fantasy. Yona is just a shojou version of Arslan Senki.
Similarity: Sheltered youth who are driven from their homes. They begin their journey to recruit new allies and battle enemies for the power struggle. Settings are consistent with feudal Japan.
Personal Preference: Akatsuki no Yona has better storytelling.
Child prince(ss) is exiled from kingdom and travels in the outskirts of civilization with weapons-master, while collecting a party of more friends in an attempt to go back home and solve whatever problem drove them out of their kingdom in the first place.
- At the start of the series the main protagonist is a weak fighter who gets stronger through the series.
- Both of Yuna/Arslan have their loyal group of fighters who are ready to sacrifice their life protecting her/him.
A Prince(ss) with no knowledge of the outside world is thrust out through violent circumstances. Protected by the kingdom's strongest knight they go out to gather a party with which to retake the throne. Meanwhile learning about the world first-hand and righting many wrongs along the way. Their main opponent is another one with claim to the throne.
At some point they both deal with pirates in a harbour town too. (Season 2 in Arslan Senki)
-Both protagonists are forced out of their homes/pampered lives due to a coup, and flee with trusted high-ranking military men who are notorious for their strength
-They recruit strong people from different walks of life, including a strategist and those with special abilities or physical prowess
-Both protagonists begin the story as rather innocent but grow from their experiences and become extremely capable leaders
-Despite their appearances and young ages, Yona and Arslan are fierce when provoked but have generous and kind hearts
storywise, these two are very similar. excluding the fact that the titles have the main protagonist's name (lol), yona and arslan are both royalties who were forced out of their own kingdoms and are then trying to take it back.
both of them are soft-hearted and are practically ignorant to the outside world since they were originally a prince/princess.
they are both accompanied at the start with strong generals (hak for yona, and daryun for arslan) and as their adventure goes on, they gather allies or companions to fight alongside them.
lastly, the main protagonist, arslan and yona, are the type of characters who actually grow up and improve gradually. read more
Both main characters have similar personalities; mainly that they are very kind hearted and lenient to others, even those that try to hurt them. Both series take place in a historical setting, Yona having an Asian theme whereas Arlsan having that of the western middle-ages. Very enjoyable, rich and vast settings in both series.
The plot in both series is also extremely similar. Both main characters are part of royal families who rule kingdoms who come up against tragic events which change their lifestyle drastically. If you enjoy this kind of plot, then Yona is definitely something you should watch.
Finally both main characters have a "bodyguard" to protect them. The character chosen in both series is a strong warrior/soldier who is more than a match for most enemies in the story. Both have an emotional tie to the main characters which will also gauge your interest.  read more
Two royal blood protagonists who by misfortune of life or fate, end up losing everything and comes in looking for a new path. Showing their will power and the growth of the characters.
Dois protagonistas de sangue real que por infortúnio da vida ou destino, acabam perdendo tudo e se vem em busca de um novo caminho. Mostrando a força de vontade deles e o crescimento dos personagens.
protagonistes are both soft hearted without the slightest idea about the outside world...and one day they loose their kingdom and they are about to learn to live in a different away about the away they lived until now..
Both of these anime are historical and about a person who, during the anime, makes new friends and tries to get their kingdom back. The main characters are both kind people who don't like hurting others, but are really brave and can fight when needed.
Also, both of them have (a) really good opening(s) and ending(s), at least in my opinion. (since Arslan Senki is still airing right now so there's only one op and ed)
And Arslan (main character in Arslan Senki, obviously) has the same voice actor as Su-won, an important character in Akatsuki no Yona.
Last but not least... both of these anime contain long-haired hotties. <3 read more
Both stories are set in the historical times and is about trying to get back their kingdom. They both include war and betrayal. In Akatsuki no Yona, the leading character is a princess with her bodyguard/knight trying to find the other 'dragons' and getting back her rightful place. Similarly, in Arslan Senki, Arslan is the leading character who is a prince also tries to get back his kingdom with his knight and others. The storyline for both anime are very interesting as we see both leading characters become stronger throughout their adventures in accomplishing their goal.
Both tell the story of young princes who end up losing someone important in a palace / kingdom attack and because of this they travel with a small group of prince / princess colleagues. During their travels they meet new people, and learn more about their own realm.
Both anime are about displaced aristocrats who are trying to achieve something for their respective kingdoms. Notable differences are on the setting and on the handling of the story. Arslan Senki is set on a Middle East-ish landscape and is more focused on showing how the main characters are going to reclaim their kingdom. The series is serious most of the time with more concentration on the politics and on the execution of war strategies. Akatsuki no Yona, on the other hand, takes place on a location similar to China. It is a lighthearted tale that focuses more on the individual stories of the main leads. Also, Akatsuki no Yona has plenty of fantasy elements compared to Arslan no Senki.
Both series has a great exposition of their settings and has protagonists who grow through the series. You will be rooting for them because they make an effort to prove themselves. These anime, also, have good animation and attractive character designs that will lure you to watch. Lastly, both anime are enjoyable to watch, I hope you enjoy them as well
Both anime's have the main character driven from their homes as royalty and follow their stories and adventures of gaining companions to one day return to their home and retake it.
The obvious difference being the main character being of different genders and Akatsuki no Yona having a sort of reverse harem theme.
Both animes have excellent fighter main protagonists who fight for a cause or person. Both animes contain a good amount of action and drama so if you liked Arslan Senki I would strongly recommend this anime for your next watching.
Both protagonists are royalty who got into pretty bad events and changed for the better. They both had a guardian, followers, and they had their goal set. What started to have cowards of a royalty became worthy rulers of the land after going through series of events that changed their mindsets. :)
-Both have young ignorant weak prince(Arslan)/princess(Yona) who gradually develop and become stronger only because they are kicked out from the palace.
-Both have a historical setting. (Arslan Senki is in Persia/Iran and Akatsuki no Yona is in Ancient Korea)
-Arslan Senki focuses on Arslan becoming king, while Akatsuki no Yona focuses on Yona helping poor people in her kingdom.
Both are great animes to watch if you're a fan of historical animes.
Both main characters are an heir to the throne of a powerful kingdom that is taken away from them.
The main characters both embark on a journey with a very strong character with a spear/staff weapon.
On their journey both main characters gather a group of powerful warriors to help them take back their throne.
They are both about a person from a royal family leave the castle with a close friend.
Make friends along the way.
Has one friend that thinks they are useless. But over time like them.
Both have 6 people in their group counting them self.
Has a cousin that takes over the castle.
While doing something to their father either killing or torturing.
Both take place in the past.
The main characters are both next in like for the throne until a coup happens by an evil cousin, which forces them to flee from their home while being protected by the strongest warrior in the army. Both characters are weak combat-wise and rely on others to do all the dirty job, they go a journey to find strong warriors to help them reclaim the Kingdom.
These are fairly similar shows, I think Akatsuki no Yona has a bit more comedy and some better character moments. Not to say Arslan Senki is bad, it's a great series, but if you liked Arslan, then you'll love Yona, possibly
Both series are set in a historical world, although the settings are different.
Both protagonists are a royal prince(ss) and try to deal with the betrayals and politics in their world. They have also a kinda similar personality, imo. They are kind-hearted, grow a lot and nonetheless they are also able to fight.
- Both have a "sheltered" main character who loses everything they have within one day except for that one loyal bodyguard who's willing to do everything for them. (Arslan and Yona).
- As mentioned above, both have an extremely loyal and powerful bodyguard who's willing to go very far to protect the main protagonist (Daryun and Hak).
- The main character gathers a group of people who are willing to support them to once again become king as the story progresses.
I suppose that Arslan Senki is more politics-centric and battle heavy compared to Akatsuki no Yona. The latter falls more into the shoujo genre while Arslan falls under the shounen genre. Both are good watches.
Let me begin by saynig that Arslan is far better than Yona in every conceivable way. Having said that, here are some similarities:
# Both royals live a privileged life till their fathers (the kings) are overthrown
# The coup happens bc of betrayal by someone they trusted
# Both have loyal servants by their side who are loyal (in the beginning) bc of their allegiance, but remain loyal (later on) bc of how good a rule they think their prince/princess would make
# Both MCs are stupid, weak and idealistic, but that is covered up by the show as a synonym for being a good/kind hearted person
# Both MCs show little to no growth, but fans will kill you if you say this out loud.
# They find people along the way that they add to their entourage - a motley group of misfits, if I might add
# The villains in both the series are far capable rulers (seeing how they are pragmatic, have more experience and are NOT cruel people) but the series will still want you to root for the MCs
it has a very similar vibe. Both shows have there kingdom taken away and are forced to work from the shadows in order to take back there kingdoms. They both also have funny and light hearted moments.
Very much like Arslan Senki, Kingdom has a prince become King and take control of a kingdom that is falling apart. Kingdom is set in ancient China before unification where as Arslan is set in middle east and Indian subcontinent. Kingdom has a fair amount of politics, but it is more focused in battle strategy and war. Also unlike Arslan Senki, the protagonist of Kingdom is a loyal friend of the king and his attempt to become the greatest war general that ever lived. Still the King character in kingdom is 2nd most important character and has episodes dedicated solely to him. There are a lot of similarities between the two shows.  read more
Every leader needs an Op strategist and neither Arslan nor Kingdom is different in this matter.In both anime an old kingdom fight with other kingdoms mc starts as lowest and try to rise in his career.Since Arslan is crown prince anime focuses about diplomacy , relationship of other kingdoms , alliances and religion fight kingdom focuses fights ranks and tactical battefield.
Both animes focus on wars between nations and the internal struggles within a nation, including traitors who are after power or the throne. In Arslan Senki the main character is the prince (king to be) himself, while in Kingdom the main character is a soldier who is aiming to become a general to the prince (king to be). Either way, both plots focus on making the prince into a King who rightfully belongs on the throne. Although the personalities of the two princes in these animes are rather unique, what makes them similar is their respect for human lives and compassion. They don't just think of their soldiers or citizens as livestock but truly value their lives and their loyalty to the nation.
I also like how both animes go very in depth regarding war strategies and the importance of a clever tactician in turning the tables during war.  read more
If you liked Arslan Senki, "Kingdom" is a great recommendation.
This anime is amazing, a great story that it has for the moment two seasons with 38 and 39 respectively, for my opinion is better that Arslan Senki. This anime is about Shin and Hyou, they are two war-orphans in the kingdom of Qin. They dream of one day proving themselves on the battlefield and become the best general.
Suresly you will like this anime.
The setting and atmosphere, as well as character design give off very similiar feeling. Both concentrating on the comng-of-age journey of young boys in positions of power/military, as well as medieval wars in the south and east.
Both are about a young intelligent MC who travels around his and other country's in order to help their country.
Through their travels they learn about the different kind of culture and politics each city has.
Its an adnventure set in older times with the same feel although to be honest Arslan Senki was a better anime, but i enjoyed both.
They are both taking place in a historical setting and are about young royal boys in a position of power. Although Mahmut isn't a prince, he holds a higher political place. Both of them are kinda similar personality-wise and have a very useful bird of prey as an animal-sidekick.
The stories are also similar.
While they aren't similar in plot, the shows are similar in aesthetic feel and theme. Both shows take place in ancient time in foreign countries and center on war. In Altair, the protagonist isn't a prince, but a Pasha (sort of like a military general) and he (like Arslan) is a pacifist and wants to prevent as much death and war as possible. So when fighting comes about, the protag for Altair (Mahmut) comes up with creative ways to avoid war and death.
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 mix. The main character however has a purpose in life and a noble heart to protect the ones he loved dearly. Serving as a chick magnet, one can only envy as to whether such attention is deserved by an individual.  read more
Adventure animes that feature the military, as well as military tactics. In Madan Ou no Vandis it incorporates a harem but Arslan Senki doesn't have one. The setting is also both set in a feudal and middle age environment.
Child princes are exiled from kingdom and travels in the outskirts of civilization with weapons-master, while collecting a party of more friends in an attempt to go back home and solve whatever problem drove them out of their kingdom in the first place.
First off, the two series are both about a prince, that was forced to leave the palace at a very young age. And they both went for a similar reason - someone was trying to kill them. They are also set in a comparable time-period - making them both historical fiction.
Both Princes have protectors that help them along their journey, whom they can completely trust. Those protectors are strong fighters that are notorious for their skills.
A similar mood his held throughout both stories, as well as, the same tone with hints of comedy throughout. And both use this to enhance the plots of the series, which couldn't be any more different.
Though the conflict and resolutions are alike, most of the rest of the other points on the plotlines for each series are very different. While Arslan Senki's plot is continually reminding you that he is a prince trying to get back into the palace, Seirei no Moribito's plot focuses on the relationship between the two main characters.
Overall, both series show essential similarities that make both enjoyable for any viewer.  read more
I believe these shows to be very similar.
In Arslan, the young prince holds a bit more control than in Seirei, however they are both very kind, smart, and understanding children you find yourself rooting for the entire time. Seirei is a bit more serious with less of a comedic tone, but has a lot of action. If you liked one you should like the other!
Both anime follow a prince and are historical. If you enjoyed some of the conflicts that Zen had to deal with in Akagami no Shirayuki-hime then you would enjoy Arslan Senki. Also the art style is similar.
These two animes are nothing alike but Zen IS Arslan in 4 years. They look and act exactly the same, and they're both princes with an unfortunate family situation. Past that, the shows are completely different. One is a slice of life shoujo romance and the other is full of action, large scale battles, political scheming, and violence.
Arslan Senki is basically Akagami no Shirayuki-hime but you take out Shirayuki and the romance.
Both animes main protagonist experiences events that strengthen their resolve for their royalty and both Zen and Arslan have loyal companions that they adventure with.
The only difference being that Arslan Senki looks at the war side of that time and Shirayuki-hime focuses on the political and romance side with much less actions scenes and more relaxing setting.
Both Magi and Arslan have a war centered conflict, though Magi has more supernatural elements, whereas Arsln feels more history rooted. Both worlds seem to take place in a Middle Eastern based universe, though Arslan seems to be based more on the Persian Empire, and even the more ancient Babylonian and Sumerian Empires, while Magi has a more broad universe, with the Kou Empire being based on the Mongol Empire. Both deal with issues such as politics, slavery and the importance and responsability of being a ruler, though Magi is more light in tone and focuses more on the friendship and adventure side, whereas Arslan is a more serious, politics-driven narrative. The main characters in both series are close in age, Arslan is 14 and Alibaba is 17 in the beginning of the series, they are also both princes, having to overcome political issues and intrigues , in order to help their respective countries. If you enjoyed Magi, you should definitely give a chance to Arslan as well. read more
The animes have an adventurous feel, and is centered around a very likable group of people. They incorporate government, and military strategies. But in contrast Magi has a comedic feel, and Arslan Senki is more dramatic.
Both stories happen somewhere in the Middle East (Arslan in Iran, while Magi is more related to Saudi Arabia). Both talk about Djins and wars. Although magic is really rare in the world of Arslan... The scenario and the soundtrack is similar too
Both animes feature medieval settings.
Both animes center a character of royal origin traveling their kingdoms with a band of allies who protect them from their pursuers/people who want them dead.
Both animes are around the same number of episodes.
If you liked one anime, chances are you'll probably like the other too, since they both give a similar feel which may be partly due to the setting.
And the protagonists from both animes undergo some sort of character development, seen more prominently in Arslan Senki than in Scrapped Princess.
Seems to be a very similar premise, where a charismatic, but weak individual gathers up other, stronger or more knowledgeable people to help accomplish their vision and goals that may go against the grain of the current prevailing forces. There are also similarities in that the main character's allies are potentially somewhat manipulative.
Both are stylistically, thematically, and topically very similar.
Both anime use nearly identical art designs and palettes. For example, both use the same, historical old-fashioned, font. Artwork is very similar, and scenes are set in similar backdrops.
Both shows are heavily centered around traditional military strategy (for war), and both feature a genius strategist who is a master of war. Both geniuses show more than they tell, consistently proving (through actual battles) their intelligence, creativity, and forethought.
Obviously, the main difference between war in these shows is context. While Arslan features a young prince leading a real revolution against warring nations, Alderamin is set in a school setting, where battles are for practice and not fatal (at least not yet). Another difference is that while the (character) art in Alderamin is prettier than Arslan, Arslan aims for a broader scope in terms of larger armies of characters and greater variety in settings. Finally, Arslan is set before gunpowder had reached the middle east and the West, while Alderamin is set a few centuries later in an era of rifles and hot air balloons. read more
It is only in the beginning of Alderamin on the Sky, but I feel both series have lots in common. Primarily war and intelligent strategists. I am not sure if the development of Alderamin on the Sky is going to follow the same direction as Arslan Senki..
Why I choose these ones 'cause both anime is action, adventure, drama and fantasy animes. Their drawings similar to each other. Although Arslan Senki's only 2 episodes published, I thing their story line will be similar too. Right, Fullmetal Alchemist is excellent anime. In my opinion, we'll see Arslan too on top 50 animes very soon.
Maybe this one a little short I'm sorry next time I wish longer and more clear.
If my English isn't well I'm sorry.
ありがとう ございました また。
They both revolve around the theme of heirs reclaiming their country. In terms of appearance, Remus and Arslan are also very similar. The only difference is that Guin Saga features twin heirs and is slightly more fantasy themed.
If you like politics and military tatics in your anime these two are for you!
-They are both historical dramas set in the middle ages
-They both have a huge focus on tatics and politics and have a secondary character who serves to explore these themes (Griffith in Berserk and Narsus in Arslan Senki)
-They are both realistic although they have some fantasy elements (Berserk is stronger in this aspect)
-They both show a war were the MCs have little chance of winning.
Although they are similar Berserk in its final episodes is very fantasy focused with some (greatly designed) demons
An overwhelming wave of violence, blood, gore and unbelieveble rage will fill you up so that you'll choke on it. Legendary anime that shows true side of life with no decorations just in another fantasy world.
I know. I know they're VERY different stories, but let me guide you to "why you should watch this both shows".
Even when Code Geass is somewhat futuristic (with all the mecha stuff) and Arslan Senki have this pseudo-medieval environment, they share some points.
First, both are about "regaining the power". Arslan trying to regain his kingdom, Lelouch trying to be the emperor. Both are sons of leaders of some place.
But I think, with some decisions, you could say that Arslan is more like Suzaku, and that silver-masked guy is like Lelouch. Of course, they're not the same, but you get what I say, right?
On the other hand, I found the OP and ED style a LOT like Code Geass' OP & ED as well.
And yeah, they have that "chilhood friends" confrontation when they grow up, but I cannot say more!
So, if you enjoyed the estrategy, plot twists and tense situations of Code Geass, you gonna like Arslan Senki as much as I did!
Arslan Senki and One Piece are both incredible stories of a boy who sets out on an amazing adventure in order to become king and gain freedom.
Both main protagonists are able to gain many followers as well as strong and loyal nakama to accompany them due there unique personalities.
Both anime have a great contrast of humor as well as great seriousness that go well together.
To anyone who likes One Piece you will definitely enjoy Arslan Senki the two anime are incredibly different but if 1 appeals to you the other is sure to do the same.
Both anime are engaged in war. Both main characters have to fulfill their destiny. Arslan and Ryner Lute have loyal and caring companions to oversee them. Both need to have a justifiable ending that such story should deserve.
These series do feel very different but, if you enjoy one you very well may enjoy the other. Despite their obvious differences, they do share a number of commonalities. Both featured swordplay mixed with a bit of the supernatural as well as conflict arising from the succession to the throne. Furthermore, the right hand man/woman of the main character is portrayed as an exceptionally skilled warrior and emotionally daft individual. While the animation of DenYuDen is certainly more dated, it is still worth watching.
Both are fantasy shows written by Hiromu Arakawa. The character artwork looks very similar and both shows involve a main character who is out to change the world after witnessing the brutalities that other kingdoms have suffered through wars and other conflicts.
If you appreciated the storytelling of Nuraihyon, a coming of age story where a young man trains and is groomed as a leader, then that is a notable similarity. Additionally, the use of sexuality is not thrown in their for some cheap entertainment.
It's also worth noting that Arslan is a series that takes itself a tad more serious.
- Both about war affairs with different countries
- Both about ancient history
- Both have a male MC who gets thrown into the front lines with little to no experience
- Both become ruler/someone in power
In Nobunaga Concerto, a high school boy goes back in time to the Sengoku Era. He has to take the place of Nobunaga, who has switched places with him. He decides that the best option is to follow in the footsteps that Nobunaga would have taken to the present day, and fights to follow the route of the History textbook. In Arslan Senki, the country goes to war with another country and Arslan has to make his maiden battle. read more
Based on novels of the same author, the works may be of different genres, meant for different ages, but both focus strongly on planning, strategy and battles, along with governance and politics. Legend of the Galactic Heroes focuses on the questions of autocracy versus democracy, while Arslan Senki tries to examine the qualities of a good king.
The two have a lord or king premise. Where they are "royalty" or leaders. They have good storyline and plot. Both main characters fight with their soldiers. Good balance of action and calm times. Fun to watch as the two kings/princes develop and climb to the top. Making a name for themselves.
Both animes have as base a historical theme with very nice characters and good fights with swords. Also both animes have a good direction and use of the 3D technology for the action scene, making this very epic in several moments, and for the sword swings.
both involve characters originally naive and timid who grow mature and wise through the struggle of war. for them to become rulers seems a little far fetched. but with that innocence comes a kindness that their lands are unaccustomed to and that gains them loyal followers who fight with them to make their worlds a gentler place.
"Rage of Bahamut: Genesis" / "Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis" and "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" / "Arslan Senki" are pseudo-medieval fantasy series that feature large-scale battles involving countless individuals.
In both of these shows, there exists the depiction of a class system in which society respects.
In both anime series:
The main characters (a prince/princess) were betrayed by their own people and the traitors either kill the king and/or take over the kingdom
They go on a journey to get stronger and come back to fight and take back their kingdom
They enlist the help of strong and powerful warriors
The prince/princess have similar traits such as: they are kind hearted, soft and somewhat weaker than the other fighters.
The prince/princess have a person that its their right hand and will protect them no matter what.
Both involve the young protagonist fighting for the original political faction, for Arslan it's Pars and for Ibuki it's for the Revolutionary Army (Originally Nil Kamui) against other invading countries.
Watching Arslan Senki I found some similarities with SnK, even when they're very different stories.
Both start with a teller that explains what's happening or happened in the past.
Both have a fantasy place when the story happens, and a fantasy year, and most of the chapters start telling you what date is it.
Both have a lot of strategy and on-horse action and battles.
Both made me feel the same feeling, maybe because of the landscapes, the music, or the style itself.
Battles, blood and people fighting for a best future.
So, even if Shingeki is about titans and Arslan is about recovering a kingdom, you might like both just like me.  read more
Nezumi and Shion resemble Daryun and Prince Arslan. Their individual personalities, their companionship, and even the way they look, it all seems uncannily similar. The theme of oppression and social inequality is prominent and important for both stories. They both take place in cruel and/or dystopian worlds. Tragic circumstances bring the main characters together to fight for their lives and for a better future..
The setting for the two is very similar with the old middle eastern kind of feeling to it. There is no magic in Arslan Senki, but it does not change the fact that its plot is worthy of being compared to Magi. Farangis can talk to djinns like in magi.
"Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" / "Arslan Senki" both involve a young and naïve male protagonist of high birth who lives in his powerful father's shadows.
In both these shows, military campaigns are given a relatively heavy focus as the background in order to set the premise.
"Akame ga Kill!" and "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" / "Arslan Senki" share the premise of a pseudo-medieval fantasy kingdom having underlying societal issues, in which there exists the oppression of foreigners and those of low birth.
These two shows both have a focus in action as well as a male protagonist who is far too naïve.
"Sands of Destruction" / "World Destruction: Sekai Bokumetsu no Rokunin" and "The Heroic Legend of Arslan" / "Arslan Senki" are pseudo-medieval fantasy series that focuses on a naïve male protagonist who is inexperienced with the real world.
In both these shows, the system of slavery in place forces people who are seen as being of lower birth into harsh labour.
Although is not set in a MMORPG world, Arslan senki is similar on the leadership aspect. They are both about suddenly becoming responsible of a loyal group of people and also learning and discovering more about the world they live in. There is magic, gore and good fights!