While Free is swimming, Prince of Stride is running. Free focuses on mostly two teams in competition and gives a lot of background on the male leads' past swimming experiences, where Stride does very little of that with only hints of flash backs. Both anime are similar in which that the characters are very passionate about training to win competitions and the importance of teamwork, trust, and friendship, so it's inspiring. There's also humor in both anime and the characters of Free and Stride are very similar to each other, as there is the team leader, a member that works hard so they don't drag the team down, a manager, and so on. read more
Beautiful boys doing beautiful sporty things. Idol faces, toned bodies, and with character profiles straight out of a dating sim. If you like one, definitely give the other a try.
Free is stronger story-wise and the token female protagonist is actually treated like a normal human being. Prince of Stride may not have those things but it does have an enormous cast of pretty boys to fill up for what it lacks in pretty much everything else.
-Both have beautiful, muscular guys taking a part in a sport
-Very colorful animation
-Little to no romance (besides the bromance, of course)
-Both have a character that struggles to "get back in the game"
Are very similar not only in gender but also in the way the story is told, Free has more character development that Prince of Stride, which is a more basic anime that does not bode well in this area. Both have their faults but its strong point they stand out, show the love of a group of young people through sport.
Passion for sports, competition, Strong Rivals, High school club, a cute club manager and handsome boys are what it's all about in both Free! and Prince of Stride: Alternative.
Also the main characters Takeru/Haruka are fond of running/swimming and totally ready to do it at any place or time!
- They are short animes with only 12 episodes.
- Both plots are about a washed-up high school sports club (that was known as it's best club within said sport) that gets renewed/revived and makes it great again within said sport.
- The Character designs - For instance they both got a boy that would do great within cross-dressing, a stoic and a guy that seems rather happy-go-lucky at first glance.
One of the differences however, is the fan servive.
- You liked "Prince of Stride" but want more abs, swimming and less clothes? Go watch "Free!". (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
- You Liked "Free!" but want less focus on fan service and more running? Go watch "Prince of Stride" read more
The two show is definitely similar. Pretty and good looking boys? Checked. Chemistry between the boys a.k.a fujo-bait? Checked. Beautiful animation? Checked. And Fujiwara, God, he definitely look like Haru, I just can't stop my inner thought to scream "HARU!!" everytime I see him, I mean just look at his face! and his hair! and his obsession with stride just like Haru is with water. And of course Kohinata and Nagisa with their yellow hair. And their words about the wind too, the difference is it's water in Free and not wind hehe. Definitely should watch this if you like Free, but the plot isn't as good in my opinion. That's okay, you'll still got the flashy animation and the bishounen (y) read more
First off, it's a sports anime, so it's automatically in the same catagory. But the main characters of Prince of Stride reminded me so much of Hinata and Kageyama in the first episode, that I had to make a recommendation after watching the first episode.
I can already guarantee that this anime will be a 10/10 for me. So if you like Haikyuu! you should try this show out and see if you like it! :)
Both shows are about sports. Furthermore, they both share a similar premise, with the entire ensemble of main characters in both shows being in high school. Additionally, the characters in each show are both trying to prove themselves and their worth by participating and moving up the ranks in tournaments. Finally, many of the main characters share very similar personalities to each other. The main difference, obviously, is that Prince of Stride centers more on running, while Haikyuu!! is about volleyball.
Both shows are sports related and share very similar themes. For example, both teams in each respective show has to overcome a barrier of sorts in order to prove their worth not only to their rivals (and other people who look down on them) but also to themselves. Additionally, the characters' personalities are very similar in both shows. Given this, I would say Haikyuu!! spends a significant more time building drama.
Even tho Prince of stride has only 2-12 (now 16/02/2016) episodes this new series are full of energy just as Haikyuu!! You inmeadiatly will love this anime and you will want to watch the next episode to see what will happen just as in Haikyuu!!
The two main characters in Prince of Stride resemble a lot the main characters of Haikyuu!! But oh well if you wanna find out WATCH IT!!!!
They are very alike:
-Both sports/comedy anime
-Both have very similar characters Ruki/Kise and Takeru/Midorima
-Both series have characters that are very talented than average people
-Both have friendships with the players
-Both have bishounen guys
-Both have to start up their club and get more players
Air Gear and Prince of Stride shares the similarities, in terms of sports genre but differs on what sport they are doing and it has involvement on school settings which they form a group or a club related to their prefered sport. For example, Air Gear has airtrek racing which has similarities to obstacle skate racing while Prince of Stride has parkour which had also similarities to relay racing.
Each of this anime series has their own style, for example Air Gear has their own fanservice and gangster-like scenarios and Prince of Stride involves more on serious matters on professional competitions.
Both anime about sport, the main character wasn't interested in this their sports, but after trying it out they fell in love with it.
*Main characters wants to improve to help their team
*Both anime includes their motivation to improve