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.
-both mc are males
-both mc are surrounded by girls who are in love with the mc(harem)
-both mc are one of the strongest
Both of the anime have a nice mc who loves to help others.
both of the anime is about battling and the mc both fight with swords.
Also the mc take part in a competition
Ofcourse are both stories very different but I think that if you liked one you also would like the other.
- 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.
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)
These two anime couldn't be any more similar. The plot is pretty much the same except that the characters have different reasons for doing what they do. Both characters are really strong but won't show it unless they absolutely have to. Also the kind of power the leads wield are pretty much alike (both have a limit to their power because of circumstances). Similar love story between female and male lead.
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
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.
Compare the first episode. Both have a guy who is new to school transfer over and first thing that happens is they find a girl who is not wearing clothes for the most part. Both anime have the girl be affiliated with fire, be part of royalty and attack the guy. Both have the school have some kind of duelling system and eventually will have the student fight against other schools. Finally, both main protagonists are op at what they do.
Both series have a MC that is Overpowered, 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.
Also, the reason he goes to the school is because he needs to win a tournament, in which the victor is granted a wish.
The two anime could basically be interchanged for one another, they really are That similar lol.
Both stories have highschool students who fight using a magical weapon that syncs with them, in Hundred's case they're used to battle monsters, where in GakuToshi they're used to battle each other in competitions called Festas.
The main protagonist of both series is a dark haired guy in a harem situation with various girls, and both have the classic subtypes of girl in one shape or form;
- the pink haired girl with all-around good qualities who can almost be seen as the female protagonist
- the blond girl who seems older/more mature than the rest, has a womanly body and is feisty
- the loli girl with the flat chest
- a tsundere girl who likes the protagonist but will never admit it fully (in hundred's case she's also the blond girl haha)
It's so similar that even their names (Kisaragi Hayato/Amagiri Ayato) sound the same!
If you like one of them, you'll certainly like the other, which really confuses me as to why one is rated around a full point lowe than the other (6.xx vs 7.xx)
Very very very similar. The protagonist is basically the best in the academy and he gets in a fight with one of the strongest female students on campus literally the first day. Also the male protagonists have a strong connection with their sisters and a dark past to boot. I mean their names rhyme - Ayato and Hayato. Very harem filled with enough shounen action to keep somewhat of an interest.
Both have the same harem , action, sword-fight, and guy who happens to accidentally see girl in ....let's just say in an uncomfortable situation, however in Asterisk the girl went wild and challenged the guy to a duel, while in Hundred the girl is with the guy, the funny part, is in Asterisk the guy is your usual harem guy, while in hundred is a usual harem guy...but a little bit stupid for not noticing his room mate is a cross dressing girl
So, here we have two shows based arouind the idea of an op main character in a magic school that fights other schools in competitions and things. Characters are very similar and to be honest their storyline can be seen as very similar (except Asterisk was much shorter). Anyway I think if you liked one you should like the other xx
Its about fighting with swords. I have seen both of them and i really recommend because they are similar in the way the characters fall in love and other stuff happening around. It is thou not game in Gakusen but in SAO it is and story is very similar.
Do you enjoy pretty colors and cute girls? Do you like overpowered protagonists? Do you like hexagons, flashing colors, sci-fi, and swords everywhere? Then you're in luck. If you enjoyed sword art online then you'll enjoy Gakusen Toshi Asterick since both have a plethora of hot girls and swords. Both main characters looks eerily familiar and share a similar appearance and personality, so if you want to see more Kirito go check out Gakusen Toshi Asterick. Both shows were made by A1 pictures so you won't be disappointed by the confusingly fast and flashy fight scenes seen in both shows. However, the music is lovely and the pretty colors and character designs are visually appealing.  read more
Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is very similar to IS: infinite Stratos. This is why:
1. Both GTA and IS is in the future, sci-fi setting.
2. Both series is harem, comedy and action themes.
3. Story approach resembles a lot. Even the charachters.
4. MC are both strong and also just started on a new "combat-school".
If you are looking for animes with action/comedy/harem/romance, then this is it. They both will give you a good time of comedy combined with ecchi here and there.
These are two are very similar but theres just more Mecha in IS vs this.
The Similarities are:
-The characters use Mecha like weapons that you can summon. like Laser swords, giant blasters etc.
- Both anime a Male MC who goes to a futuristic school where they almost instantly get a harem.
- Both Both MCs are pretty advanced swordsmen who also have have a skilled older sister that they look up to and that they are kinda of following in the footsteps; like school and weapon choice.
- Both anime is based on school & sci-fi setting with action scenes.
So yea if you want another Harem/scifi action series than i recommend this as well. read more
A purple-haired protagonist with lots of combat potential transfers into a prestigious combat university. The schools from both anime are structured the same and the fights that take place there between students are very similar also. They each have an ecchi element to them while being a mix between action and slice of life.
This anime is similar in the swords/weapons style. Seiken is based on past lives and gakusen is more of the users current ability. Both male protagonists are special and strong. They are both surrounded by many females who in a sense fight over the main character. Both also take place in somewhat of a school setting.
Much better than other recommendations! My favorite anime is Zero no Tsukaima and I watched handfull of most recommended but didn't like those. However Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is really the answer if you search for sth like Zero no Tsukaima
-both anime have characters fighting each other in a "festival" to compete in strength and skills
-both anime have schools with a ranking system
-in both animes the protagonist enters the school due to his sister, who visited it earlier
-they have similar genres
-female main character wants to be the strongest to reach her own goal/wish
-female main character doesn't let people close therefore they call her cold
A kid attending the same school that his sister used to attend, and he causes an inconvience for a girl who has a lot of respect? Now where have I heard that before?
Okay, I'm not saying that The Asterisk War is a rip-off of Freezing, but I can't help but notice a LOT of plot elements that feel like they were copied from Freezing.
-Both take place in Magic Academy.
-Both MCs are looked weak, but actually really strong.
-Both MCs are surrounded by girls. (The funny thing is the girls line up is almost similar: -a bit SPOILER here- A princess (Rumia & Julis), A Deadpan Kuudere (Re=L & Saya) and the tsundere one (Sistine & Julis (again... sorry)).
-Both MCs have a tragic past.
-In my opinion, RokuAka has the better story, while Asterisk Wars has the better soundtracks.
Both feature mysteriously special MCs who fight alongside a strong female partner. I find that they have similar vibes but Gakusen Toshi Asterisk features a less balanced cast, fitting more into the harem genre. The hook for both shows is to find out more about the MC and discover what makes them so special.
Both are harems
Both have tons of fan service
Great story on both
both have to unlock a power at some point to be seriously op
Both are looking for someone that is related but missing
Both are on crunchy roll so win win.
Both take place in a futuristic city/academy where students possess super powers which they aim to strengthen. While Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is aiming to become a pretty standard Action/Ecchi/Harem, Railgun and Index do a great job at exploring their universe and the characters' abilities.
The succubus type thing is definitely a similarity. Both have a similar feel as well. To love ru is slightly deeper in a way with a better story and background but both are entertaining in a similar way.
Both feature a bland, rather generic MC surrounded by a harem of girls who are mainly defined by their hair color.
Both feel like MUCH blander versions of more popular shows (NGE for HnM, SAO and Infinite Stratos for TAW), and both are prime "so bad it's good" series if you want to watch them.
Its exactly the same.
he is the warrior type out for avenging his sister.
he got her embarrased as soon as he arrived.
she wants so roast him aka friendship.
competition in pairs.
her elite seat is 5th rank, same.
some brute on 10th seat picks a 4rd figth with her, he lost the others, exactly the same.
Did they just take the plot and used it on more mature characters?
Besides Infinite Stratos, id say Gakusen Toshi Asterisk is the second most similar to this series. especially in terms of characters:
-Both MCs are the laid back type, Transfer student with a Hidden and mysterious past. They also are really powerful with hidden abilities.
-Both Main Heroines are the classic Stubborn Tsundere, princess who hates the MC at first for seeing them Naked or half Naked then challenges them to a fight.
Then after the fight starts to immediately gain feeling for them. They both are also kinda lacking in the chest area too. (This is all ep 1 so it isnt even spoilers).
-Both MCs Also Have a Kuudere childhood friend who of course has feeling for the MC too.
-Both Take place in a Battle School like environment with swordsmanship and Mecha abilities combined.