Both anime starts off on the same note-male lead walks in on female lead changing, ending up in a dual, which proved the male lead's strength causing two to meet and start a friendship. Both anime also includes magical powers and competitions to ranking systems in schools.
Both shows are set in an academy for fighters with special powers. They both start off with the MC, who aspires to be the champion of the big fighting tournament, encountering the lead female as an accidental pervert. Both lead females are hot-headed fire users who are princesses of a kingdom. The big difference is that Asterisk War is more action-oriented, while Chivalry is more comedy-oriented.
Just gonna go ahead and post this from another post I made
1. Both MC's are uber elite swordsmen
2. Both MC's lack the ability to use uber awesome magic and must rely on their combat sense and sword skills
3. Both MC's have an ultimate mode where they unleash super quick and awesome power but only for a short time, and with a cooldown.
4. Both MC's love interest is a red-haired foreign princess from a small country.
5. Both princesses are fire users with a hot temper trying to do the best for their country.
6. Both princesses develop a respect for the MC.
7. Both MC's respect the princess.
8. There is a loli-ish childhood female that the MC knows.
9. MC's are friends with a shady stealthy person.
10. There are school rankings and multiple school 'battle festivals' for schools to compete with each other.
11. The student councils are OP and somehow command a crazy amount of power over non school associations.
12. Both MC male and MC female must win the tournament to accomplish their own goals.
13. There seems to be a class war between the new generation of (Blazers/Genestella) vs the normal people.
14. MC has to bring another swordsmen girl out of being manipulated and becomes friends with her and trains with her.
There are more similarities, as other people have pointed out some I didn't include in this list. But seriously they are both good (as far as I can tell) and the Gakusen light novel is being translated ATM as well as the Rakudai so both have new content that is still coming out. BTW these are just the similarities between the first light novels from both of them.  read more
I pretty much had de ja vu with this anime and Rakudai. The starting plot was the same with similar main characters. Both shows are being showed on the same season so I do not know which one will be viewed more. Gakusen seems like the more serious version while Rakudai keeps it more on the romance light hearted stuff.
- The main male and female protagonist engages in a fight and becomes close
- Both heroes are kind-hearted and likes to help train other girls
- Both are somewhat harem; in Cavalry, there is a little sister to interfere, while in Asterisk there is a childhood friend
These two anime are basically a clone of one another. They're both so similar that I sometimes get their stories mixed up. Both anime are set in a futuristic magic school where we have a main protagonist who's underestimated in the beginning but is actually really strong. They had a chance encounter with the pink-haired fire-wielding tsundere-ish main heroine and somehow evoke their anger resulting into a duel where the main protagonist eventually win. Both anime also has a tournament of some sort in school where our main characters will participate. The main difference between the two, of course, is the main plot and also the main protagonists reasons and motivations for fighting. The main protagonists personalities also differs. Asterisk's main protagonist is a guy who seems to always have a smile on his face while Cavalry's main protagonist is more of the serious type. And it goes without saying that the main heroines eventually falls in love with the main protagonist. Both anime didn't really put anything new to the table but they're still pretty enjoyable to watch although in my opinion Cavalry is a cut above Asterisk in almost all aspect. read more
Both Male MC are "unique" meaning they are OP
Both Female MC uses fire
Both are set in schools
Both are mostly swordplay
Both have tournaments as their main storyline
Basically they are the same. Only difference is that the art in Asterisk is better than Cavalry. While Cavalry has a more ecchi feel than Asterisk and it has better action scene too.
It was almost like they were the same anime and then they added one or two different criteria to one, and so two were made. The two main female leads, who both happen to be princesses and control fire-based magic, and have red/pink hair, both tsundere. And the main male lead who happen to be the underdog school member who just so happens to become the #1 strongest in their school by beating the former #1 (yet they were that strong from the start of when they were shown). But honestly, they are both pretty good, comedy is great, and anime can't be what it is now without some ecchi nowadays, so there's that in both. But they're both a great watch, and I can't wait for their respective second seasons. read more
In both of Gakusen Toshi Asterisk and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, there is a female princess whom uses "fire magic". The main character (male) is being looked down on by everyone, until everyone changes their opinion of him being weak. Both series uses the same settings, they're attending an academy where they're trying to enter the phoenix festival/seven star battle festival.
The setting which makes them apart, is that in Gakusen Toshi Asterisk they're going in pairs to fight, while in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry it's 1 vs 1.
From what has come out thus far these two anime are extremely similar. They include a protagonist who seem weak but when they have their skills tested, they turn out to be very strong. The female leads in both anime are from a noble family and use fire in their attacks. Both anime incorporate a contest/tournament to determine the strongest warrior.
There are alot of similarity between these two series and I'm going to list a few!
-Both series are air in the same season and the same day
-Have ecchi moments
-Take place in a school
-Both main protagonist are males and uses sword as their main weapon
-Both MC have a sister
-Main female protagonist are Princess from another country
-Many girls like the MC
-Similar first episode in which the main protagonist seen the female protagonist naked/changing clothes and challenge to a duel afterward
The first episode has the exact same plot.
OP main character who is at first seen as weak by the other characters of the same school. Goes up against one of the top characters in his school and befriends them after a duel.
Both take place in a school.
Both have a heroine whose a princess.
Both have duels.
Both male MC is a sword user and the heroine is a sword user too.
Both heroine's tsunderes and have pink hair who are fire wielders.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is practically a carbon copy of Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (although there is more fan service in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry.) If you enjoyed one, you'll enjoy the other, so I highly recommend watching Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (if you enjoyed this.)
Both aired at same day, and I'm not going to list down what is similiar because judging by the first episode of both, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say these two anime are almost identical to each other by any means that you might even have hard time telling them apart.
-Both animes have princess with red hair.
-Both princess are fire magic users.
-In both animes boy meets girl when she changes clothes.
-Both animes have a tournament to determine who is the strongest.
-Both male MC's wield a sword.
-Both animes take place in a school.
-The only difference is that "Rakudai" is a romance anime and "Gakusen" is a harem anime
To pair up with the main female protagonist and then fight other students in other to make it to the finals and win a battle competition. The anime Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk are very similar in plot, genres/themes. Both anime have themes of progressive relationships and has a very obvious Harem cast.
Basically the same anime.
Both have the MC that are deemed sub-par (more so in Rakudai).
Both have the tsundere pink-haired princess main female character.
Both have school participating in magical sword fights.
To be honest, after watching just the first 3 episodes of each, the two seemed extremely alike.
Small difference in romance:
Rakudai seems more of a romance between just the 2 mains.
Gakusen seems harem-ish.
Well they start off with almost the exact same opening scene. Both take place at a battle training type school. They both have a girl that is really strong with fire powers (even similar hair colors) and a guy that is really overpowered. In both they have a battle where the loser has to do anything the winner tells them to do. At one point I forgot which one I was watching. So if you really liked this show, it's so similar it's kinda like a second season.
Both shows feature a princess with supernatural/magical (more like sword) abilities with the male protagonist who is a super strong swordsman. Both stories occur in a school and both are supposedly supposed to face off in a tournament.
Same setting - shonen high school with magic combat. However, Asterisk has a more nuanced cast of characters, and doesn't go full harem by the second episode. Asterisk's action scenes are somehow even better than Calvalry's. Finally, Asterisk's OP (and the rest of it's sundtrack and BGM) kicks all of the ass. Seriously, if you're watching Rakudai, I guarantee you'll enjoy Asterisk.
With similar story lines, this Anime both have to deal with a princess and a mystery warrior who beats the princess and have to follow on the adventures they have. With 12 episodes each these 2015 fall Animes has to deal with romance, comedy, action, harem, and ecchi. Watching these Animes are very similar. Highly recommend if you like an action pack comedy that deals with a romantic situations between the man protagonists.
same the main character (about their physical) #almost
same the begining of the story (let's start with ecchi situtation)
same power .... same genre .... same LOLI (CAPS LOCK IF WE LOVE IT) LOL
the girl main charater is also tsundere .....
-Both stories are about magic academy;
-Both have strongs males leads;
-Both male leads can only use their power by a short period of time;
-Both have a tsundere character as the female lead;
-Both are ecchi anime.
both airing in the same season (actually, this season)
both take place in academic magic high school
both of main heroine was called "princess"
both of main heroine was a red-haired
both of main heroine having flame power
both of main heroine was a tsundere (maybe?)
both of mc weaker than main heroine on status but actually, the strongest
both of them all start with an ecchi accident
The same situation where the guy and girl met in very unusual situation, both girls have fire as their source of fire and both guys are skilled swordsman, also in terms of attitude both girls are tsundere and the guys are the usual nice guys.
Le MC mâle épéiste cheat.
la MC femelle est une princesse aux cheveux rose qui utilise le feu.
Les MC qui vont faire un tournoi organisé par les académies avec pour but de le remporté.
Beaucoup de similitude.
The beginning of the story is EXACTLY the same, guy protagonist walks in girl protagonist while she is stripping, gets mad, duels guy mc, girl mc loses, form a bond, etc... Not to mention, the girl mc also looks like the heroine in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry. Both are very similar, but Gakusen Toshi Asterisk has a more developed story. Each of these series both have their strong and weak points, but you'll find the other likable if you liked either of them.
Extremely similar first episodes with the MC looking like a perv accidently.
The female leads look similar.
Both leads end up as partners in a way.
Asterisk is more action oriented where as Cavalry is more comedy/ecchi
Just To add more to what people are saying for similarities. Theres even some more in the Side Characters so to add them in:
Both have a super skilled Female swordsman who is ranked Number 1 in the school. Both have lighting fast swordsmanship and there both are even named "Todo"
Both Have a really flamboyant side friend who is a bit mysterious and Has unique stealth abilities.
Both follow same:
plot, setting, amount of girls, story. Basically the same story that's somewhat different.
They both have swordfight at school and tournaments.
Heroine that's a princess with a fire abilty and pink hair.
First: The protagonist is also a princess.
Second: The first encounter is a bad impression and ends in a duel.
Third, they are basically twins anime, at least in the first episode.
(I speak Castilian, but use translator xP)
I think these animes contain good plot and really good to watch even they are still airing because i like these kind of anime.Both of these contain similiar story,Characters,powers,art work and life points.The difference just the theme so these animes are worth to watch.
Both are similar in the way that the MC goes to a school where they fight with swords and weapons, as wel as magic. There is a ranking sistem in the school and a competition between schools to see who is better.
The MCs in both animes have to duel a pink-haired, fire mage princess after they walk on them changing clothes, but end up forming a friendship.
Both main characters are really inteligent, and have some special ability that works only dor limited time.
Both schools only have some kind of superpowerful humans in them.
The female lead is one of the better ranked at their school but they are unable to defeat the MC. read more
-Both feature a main character with pink hair who uses a fire element sword
-Both Ikki Kurogane and Ayato Amagiri are thought to be weak in the beginning but are actually incredibly strong
-Both animes feature characters who use weapons (mostly swords) and compete in a school festival
-Both Ikki Kurogane and Ayato Amagiri are able to unlock their special power once a day and become unable to fight after using it
Both these shows are incrediably similar and while watching Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, I found myself thinking of Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry a lot. I love the way both stories pull you in and make you wanting to keep watching. The designs both these animes have come up with for the weapons are brilliant and unique. The fights that the characters put on are well thought up and really keep you on edge. If you've seen either of these shows, I'm sure you'd love the other one just as well. read more
the first of these two animes and good looking if you look good, because both players enter the room and find a half-naked girl and she was angry with him, and after that he discovers that she is a princess of a kingdom far, he it saves some dangers and she falls in love, not to mention that he has to have a single type of ability but otherwise it is very good!
This is going to be my first Recommendation. Lets see how this goes!
Female Protagonist is Flame Wielders and Royalty.
They both a Tournament where they have to make it to the top.
Both Romance, Action with Swords.
Starts with the Male Protagonist seeing the Female Protagonist Changing
Both Male Protagonists are powerful with their Swords.
Male Protagonist in one starts from the bottom, whilst the other starts near the top.
One Male Protagonist relies mostly on his own skill while the other has a powerful Sword plus his own power.
Basically same anime. Similar scenes. Similar storylines. Similar main characters. Similar female protagonist. In my opinion Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry has a better story, at least the backstory is more interesting. If you've watched one, watch the other (at least so you can see how they're basically the same)
Both Rakudai Kishi no Cavary and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk are anime talking about magic, and how they are fighting in a tournament. Both have a bit of harem, even though we can see that the main character has a preference for one of the girls. Also, they both get known in their schools for having done something special, and enter the tournament for a personal reason.
They both follow a male lead.
Meets a girl while they were changing.
The girl is a princess of some other kingdom.
Both female leads have fire power.
Have other females that likes the male lead.
Both anime have a tournament that either they team up of need to fight each other.
Male lead is either looked down or new to the school and over time make a cool reputation.
Anime ends with the male lead or the male lead/female lead defeating a strong person. Either in a epic way or short epic way.
They have nearly identical settings, and most of the cast is also the same right down to their costumes and hair. They both enjoy the same sorts of action in the same sorts of places, and it's about the same level of quality. They have literally the same opening scene for the main characters, and the main characters enjoy a romance that is far more similar than it is different. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk takes itself much more seriously, however, where Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is more of a parody.
These shows are very similar:
They both involve schools and students competing against each other one a year, with swords and magic ect.
Both Protagonists have a bad past (one of them not as bad), and they both hold a massive power that they can only use for a certain amount of time before passing out with no energy.
They both meet with a Princess, and she starts to like them as they work together everyday to win the tournaments.
-Both anime are about magi academy with battles between special youngsters with gifted super powers
-The main characters are both very badass, very good at kendo and have a hidden power
-The main female characters bear great resemblances
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry or Chivalry of a Failed Knight in English is a show that in some ways, is fundamentally the same as Gakusen Toshi Asterisk or The Asterisk War in English.
I've watched these shows a few times each and really, when I was re-watching The Asterisk War I kept combining the points of Chivalry of a Failed Knight and the Asterisk War quite a lot, specific parts would intensely interlope, I went through basically the whole show thinking there were three seasons because I'd kept remembering points from Chivalry of a Failed Knight and believing they were in the Asterisk War.
They both follow the same kind of storyline with characters that have quite a few similarities in each of the shows. The shows both seem to be focused around schools or academies and offer tournaments they can partake in.
Overall, if you haven't watch either of these shows, check them out. read more
Both series revolve around the same premise: a grand competition of strength via, in essence, qualification brackets. Very similar characters across both stories from the supporting cast to the main heroine as well as a "hidden strength" yet still mortal protagonist.
Rakudai has a more compelling story and main character whilst Gakusen Toshi Asterisk strays towards a more generic anime style. However, there's no denying that the two are remarkably similar.
If you like Gakusen Toshi Asterisk which I know sucks. Theres a better anime similar to Ass war
Not only is it set in an academy it also has a battle in which students fight each other. But Rakudai is MUCH more better than Ass war its much more realistic. Why you say? Who the fuck comes with the idea that a student govern a whole school in which in rakudai the school is governed by an adult. So stop watching ass war
Both have really great similarities such as the plot, characters and events.
It is especially similar at the start specifically the first episodes wherein the two mcs meet.
Both have really similar mc especially with their powers that are restrained due to being OP and due to being told that their powers might hurt people. Although these two mc's are the same, their leading ladies also have the same personality being a tsundere. They also have a similar hair color that makes you think a possibility of a certain reference of the two.
Overall, I recommend Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry better than Gakusen Toshi Asterisk.
Exactly the same thing :
- The main character has a big power who has a time limit,
- A team is made between a princess who uses fire and our main character
and there is a lot of similarities that I can say but it could be some spoilers so :p
These two animes are about a gym with where one festival happens and the other is an event to determine who is the strongest.
The main character in "Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry" is a carrier of fire magic and is a princess just like the female character of "Gakusen Toshi Asterisk".
The main character in "Rakudai ..." derived from his lack of skill in using magic increased his skill to the extreme in combat using the sword and senses and thus being able to unleash a great power for a short period such as the main character of the " Gakusen ... "
Basically the initial plot is the same and it is changing throughout the anime, the main characters are similar, ie the "Rakudai" despite having great fights in my view is more focused on the novel, while the "Gakusen" seems to be the version More would be with less focus on the novel and more focused on the action. read more
The main characters are very similar. They fight with swords, and have advanced sword skills and are OP. They also have lots of girls around them and have a special interest in those with pink hair.
The hole story is also very similar and have the same kinda feel. When I put on the first episode it immediately reminded me of the other series.
These two shows share many things, similar plot points, similar characters and they both have a tournament that the MCs are fighting to win. If you like the Asterisk war then watch Chivalry, they do a lot of things similarly, but most times Chivalry does them better and just has more personality as a series.
Both anime protagonists have an op ability that makes them unbeatable. For example Ikki has an ability called "irregular guarding" which I think is basically the anime term for "flukes." He also posses an ability called "Itou Shura" which allows him to rid himself of physical limitations for a limited period of time. He can only use this ability once a day and once used it consumes most of his energy.
Aired the same time
Main character is OP but not well known
MC falls in love with a red haired character
Both have a princess
Heroin goal was to make it into/win into a certain tournament
Heroin hated the MC and the very first episode and was matched thru a duel
Has a long time no see relative/friend which loves and cares about the MC
Both protagonists are deemed the weakest (in magic) and berated by his peers in their school, but only because the evaluations of them are selective, which neglects their other superior strong points (their physical abilities) that may even surpass other so called "geniuses."
They live together with the heroine, who is considered the complete opposite of the protagonist, the strongest and most talented, and thus revered for their skills.
Both animes have seemingly "weak" main character from the point of academics, but has skills that makes them extremely powerful, so from the point of academics they are both weak but in reality they are more than only that.
They both have well disciplined Over powerful main character . Both of MC are hated and casted of by their family . They both have a beautiful girl flawing over them . Both Anime includes games in which MC proves how badass he actually is .
- Both anime are set in a world where Science and magic coexist
- Both of them have a student classification system
- RKnC and MKnR have a male MC that is considered weak, but that's not true
- In those anime the MCs have a little sister who has a brother complex
- In both, the father cared more about the sister and the brother
Even though the anime look similar, they are vey different and unique in there own way.
Very similar setting, magic school, with an "under-powered" protagonist, Rakudai is primarliy swordplay with magic as a secondary and the latter is in contrast, primarily magic with less focus on the physical plane. After watching both shows you have to think that one must have been inspired by the other.
Rakudai features a protagonist who is considered an outcast with his family due to his abilities not being up to their standards, so they do their best to ignore him. Magic is also broken down into an analyzed setting and incorporated into the school system.
Both MC are extremely OP.
Both have a taboo relationship where the sister is madly in love with the brother.
Both MC are looked down upon cause their magical ability is sub par.
Both have amazing storylines with great character development. You feel like your part of the anime.
Both MC are despised by their family, except by their sister.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is 12 episodes where Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is 24 episodes.
In my opinion, both anime get 10 points in every category and deserve a rating above 10.
- Both main characters go to modern magic school where the grading system is objective, that makes them the lowest kind of student and making them discriminated by most of their schoolmates.
- The main characters have little sisters that have feeling for them *ahem* brocon *ahem*
- Both sisters are considered good students in their schools and recognised by their family unlike the brothers.
- Both main characters are overpowered
Both MCs lack so called "talent" that other people around them have. However, because of that reason, they have skills to make up for that shortcoming.
All sorts of characters are drawn to the MC because of their unorthodox strength that they display.
The fight scenes in both series are similar in the way that the MCs think.
Both MCs have blood related sisters that care for them ( in a un-sibling way)
Both really fun!
Do you like main characters such as Tatsuya Shiba in Mahouka who like to surprise arrogant elite-class noobs with their amazing combat skills?
Try to watch Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry!
While Tatsuya is a talented engineer who is just perfect at everything, Ikki Kurogane in Rakudai has no natural-born talent at all and only depends on his hard work and a bit of his intelligence. There are also some incest and harem in Rakudai similar to Mahouka but the show does not give too much focus on the incest part.
Both MC's study in a magical institute, both have sisters that want to be more than their sister, both of them have very little or no skill as magician, but their physical skill is amazing. They are both overpowered.
-The main character is deemed the worst student at the academy by his peers but turns out to be the most powerful
-MC lives together with main heroine
-MC and his sister have a similar relationship in both anime
-Both have some sort of school competition where the MC's abilities are revealed to everyone
-Both have great action and animation
-Mahouka is more futuristic while Rakudai is more medieval
-Rakudai is more ecchi while Mahouka has a more dramatic tone
if you liked Mahouka koukou no Rettousei then i definetly recommend watching rakudai, it will make you think mahouka is just a shity anime(which you liked) and it excel it in everything including the plot, the characters, the art and it doesn't contain boring action scenes as mahouka.
The badasstest main character arrives at school, fails every tests, and is deemed as inferior to all other students because the tests don't exactly evaluate the character's strengths. These schools train the future generation of mages, who use a strange mix of magic and technology. Also, the science behind both animes is garbage.
The series starts off with the unestimated protagonist's power, his little sister who loves him too much, the corrupt school system and other girls trying to make a move on the protagonist. It has magic. If you want this anime in another form (well not really as I think this is a desperate attempt to make it different) you should watch Mahouka koukou no Rettousei.
-Both series have a very strong, presumably unbeatable main protagonist.
-Both series take place in a high school of 'magic' variance.
-Both series treat the main protagonist like an outcast in their respective enviroment.
-Both series portray our main protagonists being presumed weak by their fellow students, whilst the complete opposite is true.
The main characters are very similar in the fact that they aren't accepted by their families, aren't considered talented by society's standards, are amazing at strategizing, and go to a school specifically for fighting aith magic and such. What makes The Irregular worth watching is that you want to find out more about the main character and why he is the way he is. Also, if you're like me and ecchi can be irritating, The Irregular doesn't have much of that.
Cool action scenes...
Pervy Ecchi scenes...
School/Battle Academy setting...
Both shows based on Light Novels...
Both MC's have special qualities that makes them unique...
Nice Harem development...
Both shows involve the manifestation of the soul, to equip a weapon....
So, if you liked AD, I'm 90% sure that you will like RKnC....
Both have two protagonist of different genres going to a gym to train the their blazers (weapons that are manifested by the soul) and one of them is strong and the other weak, and who will eventually live in the same room and will enjoy each other.
When I first watch Chivalry of a failed knight and finished it and finished Absolute Duo I got the same vibe from watching Chivalry of a failed knight. The first similarity is they both take place in a magic weapon school. The second similarity is both male and female protagonists from both shows use swords and they both have to fight in a competition. And that's all I have to say
- Both series are about characters who use weapons that materialize from their soulscalled blazers
- Both series take place at a school for those who have special abilities
- Both feature a MC who has a unique version of the ability everyone else has
- Both have a powerful female lead who happens to be a princess
- Both are tagged as action, ecchi, romance and school
- Chivalry of a Failed Knight is considered to be better
Both of these series take place in an academy and have a red-haired girl as the main character. Lots of females are present in the cast as well. Both of these series also contain "failed" characters. Claire from Blade Dance is a former noble who has had her reputation ruined, and Ikki from Cavalry is an F-rank knight.
he story is set in Areishia Spirit Academy, where girls from noble families are educated to become spirit contractors. A boy named Kamito, a male spirit contractor whose existence Was believed to be impossible, accidentally peeps on a girl named Clair while she was bathing, and forms a contract with the spirit she set her sights on. In order to make up for his mistake, Kamito must become Clair’s contracted spirit.
Both series have a MC that is an Overpowered swordsman, yet in his first appearance appears weak. After that he shows power and starts to get a harem of the various girls from his school. The main female is a fire user.
Also, the reason he goes to the school is because he needs to win a tournament.
Both of these anime contain a harem, they have got a decent story, a good character design and share a lot of similarities. If you liked Rakudai Kishi No Cavalry, You will probably like Seireitsukai no Blade Dance too.
Both use old tropes but do them right. Highly enjoyable shows with likeable characters that have good interaction (and MCs are somewhat similar as they are both considered weak at first), good fights, good animation. Examples of well made shows that turn out to be more than you may think looking at the cover. Both give off a very similar vibe.
These series utilize similar tropes and concepts.
Let's start with the main character, where in both series, the main character is usually looked down upon; that's one obvious similarity, but there's more to it than implied.
Aside from that, it seems these series have a similarity in which they interweave comedy within their story-line, as well as being self-aware of the cliches that they may be using.
These anime are extremely similar.
*Both involve magical school, but Zero is more a medieval school, and Rakudai more futuristic.
*Dark haired male MC who is talented with a sword.
*Red haired female MC who is a powerful with magic.
*Both involve a master/slave relationship between the male and female MC's
*Both are ecchi harem
Same relations with the male protagonist and the female protagonist.
Has a harem of girls, but chooses the main girl.
Both are fantasy based, with the main character using a blade.
Go watch it, its literally another version of each other but diffrent?
Just to add some more info
Both MCs are really strong warriors with an unfortunate past. They both have a messed up family. They both are also really kind to the point where they can be naive.
Both Female leads are Tsundere Princesses who meets the MC in an embarrassing way and challenges them to a fight only to like them a lot after it.
(Ep 1 only)
Both MCs Have a little Sister with a Bro complex
Both series have a battle school like setting
Both have a main character that seems weak but in the final is Super OP.
They too have girls that love the main character when discover he is op.
Both mains are in a school that hate they (in Saijaku theres only a man in the school thats the main character and he in the begginer everyone hate him/in Rakudai the girl start to hate him and his family hate him too)
Both girls are a princess and a chiefs daughter. The guys are both older with no talent that are super badass when they get older their family ignores them and their dads totally disowns them when their little kids. Plus the two girls both have super cool fire swords and their families think their super talented but the guys still better then the girls somehow.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is very similar to IS: infinite Stratos, here's why:
- Both anime has 1 male MC who enters a school of futuristic combat-theme
- Both anime contains pieces of romance/harem AND comedy
- MC is strong
- Both anime is based on school & sci-fi setting with action scenes
If you like action, comedy, romance (or even harem), then you should definitely watch! They resembles each other a lot. Although story approach is slightly different.
My hero academy is better considering overall quality but these anime have in common the concept of a "loser" who is not able to do anything but aspires to be the best. (Not gonna tell more).
Also rakudai kishi no cavalry shows some amazing fights wich is another similarity to boku no hero academia.
It's a little bit weak in the middle but the first few and last few episodes alone are absolutely worth the watch.
Are you looking for another anime with action/comedy/school series? Both series is similar, because of the sci-fi/fantasy theme and the sword-combat action scenes. The male MC in both series has very similar personality, because they are both strong but hides their strength. They are atypical MC because they are not so dense as the ones you see in typical school/harem series. Both series takes place on a school where students is training to do sword combat and to fight for something.
So if you are looking for another funny, OP/strong MC with action/school/sci-fi/swordfight anime, then here it is.
Both have the same harem, action, school, fantasy and magic based genre. Characterwise both MC were branded as losers , but in reality they're actually very powerful, both have the same female MC's whom were very skilled fighters. Plotwise, the one anime started with the male MC seeing the female MC in her lingerie, while the other started with the female MC being introduced to the male MC's group.
Both animes have male MC that attend martial arts and magic based school. He is surrounded by female characters that love him and were / are his lovers. In World Break MC is totally overpowered just like in Rakudai Kishi. There is a lot of harem situations just like here and tons of bad-ass moments just like here( they are still to come - when the first fight begins :). Also in both animes MC is cool headed and he don't get excited due to some mirror ecchi stuff - he react normaly, usually :D
Both MCs are ranked at the bottom due to the system, but are actually very strong/smart and capable of beating the most OP characters, as we see in the first episodes.
Both have at least one supportive female character, who is also strong but not as reliable as the MC.
Both characters are deemed defectively weak and grow through the show as they try to get stronger. Both are made fun of and then slowly get more and more support by others yet are still put down by strong established families. They have to prove that the established hierarchy is wrong in their determination of them and plan to win acknowledgment of there worth with their own two hands.
This two may not be the better raking series, but they are good to watch.
You should give it a chance, about the similaritis... well to follow the page rules, and to not get reported, I have to say that may spoil you somethig in but series so if you hate spoiler, just trust in my words, close this recomendation, and go watch it.
If you hope this one has a harem too, sorry, there is any harem. At least not a explicit one.
MC has a similar personality...
a little spoiler alert (it's really small)
...also same "no magic" problem and way to overcome it
Both have a similar feel and atmosphere. Moreover, the male leads on both show is considered to be in the lower social strata. Both male leads also have a dark past that was masked by their cheerful personality.
The action and romance genre on both shows fit nicely, too. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, however, has more fan service than Noragami as it is leaning more on a wholesome show.
Zettai Karen Children: The Unlimited is about a psychic terrorist group.
Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is about a battle magic training school and harem.
So what can be similar between these two seemingly different shows?
- The underlying theme in both shows is "us against the world".
Despite their strong abilities, the MCs are shunned by the majority of society.
How will they fight for their acknowledgement?
- MCs have the support of a few close friends.
Watch how they go through difficult challenges with friendship and teamwork.
- MCs can only use their full power for short periods at once.
How will they work within their limitations?
Characterwise, it has the same MC whom were being treated like shit by their own families, but were able to find a family at school, plotwise, one was set in some futurist timeline where the MC dukes out with his own kind, while the other one dukes out with his own daddy.
Both of them have a good MC that helps out girls in trouble and both are trying to regain their honor, Rakudai handles the characters better though (the 2 MCs) and Shinmai is also more Harem still a good choice.
Undergod protagonist that is considered to be weak by others and is frequently discriminated against, fighting his way through. Now if you liked Rakudai Kishi you'll probably like Tate no Yuusha too, but the otherway isn't so certain as Rakudai Kishi is more heavily centered around fanservice.
Both MCs wield swords
Both MCs are seen as weak as they lack a certain ability
Both MCs are always underestimated
Black Clover leans more towards action and adventure
Rakudai leans more towards harem and romance.
Both have a similar MC and interesting romantic views. While Strike the Blood has more supernatural elements in it Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry takes a more magical approach. Both have lots of humor and great characters that will keep you on your toes!
In first place I'm making this recommendation based mainly in the game's story, because the anime is just a short adaptation.
Now Soul Worker and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry are similar mainly in the importancy that have the "souls", the main source of power for all the characters, and all they can summon a determinate weapon depending of his/her soul. Despite both stories have really funny characters that make you smile even in a serious moment.
After watching the first 2 episodes I can say that this anime is somewhat really closely related to "So I can't play H" Especially how the two male and female protagonists relationship ended up.
In "So I can't play H" the female protagonist (Lisara) lives together with the male protagonist (Ryousuke) and in "Chivalry of a failed knight" this also happens but instead the Stella and Ikki, the two protagonists, become roommates.
Also the relationship between the male and female protagonists in both animes seemed really rushed and both contain heaps of fanservice that gets over the top to the extent that it makes me uncomfortable watching it. Maybe I'm just not a fanservice guy.
Another similiarity is that the female protagonists are both red haired and they have fire as their magic power. They both also hold a fire weapon.
One similiarity that I don't quite understand is that both female protagonists seemed pissed off and always act tough and walk away when the male protagonist interact with another girl, wether they're their sister or old friend.
Also, both the ED's visuals are very, very similiar. read more