Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records

Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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Synonyms: RokuAka
Japanese: ロクでなし魔術講師と禁忌教典
English: Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
German: Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
Spanish: Akashic Records of Bastard Magical Instructor
French: Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2017 to Jun 20, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 20:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.151 (scored by 379194379,194 users)
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Ranked: #32842
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Popularity: #268
Members: 655,731
Favorites: 3,093

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Both involve magic in a school setting. I personally like Mahouka no Rettousei better. 
report Recommended by Mythicism
- School setting - Magic setting - Teacher MC - OP MC - Ecchi - MC has a Dark/Secret backstory 
report Recommended by CrimsonRuin
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.  
report Recommended by Lyree
-Both have MC that is overpowered -Both MC are cocky and arrogant -Both have multiple girls all over them -Both use tropes in a funny way Overall get the same vibe from the series 
report Recommended by Froz3npancake
1. Both series are teacher related. 2. Both series teach a class which aren't looked up by others. 3. Both classes got a lot better after being taught by the teacher. 
report Recommended by EvanLoh
I couldn't really say that these anime are similar in the term of story, but if we're talking about the MC, there are a few similar toward them. First, both of the MC are secretly really powerful. Second, both of the MC dealt with magic. Besides of that, both of the anime are fantasy themed anime. It even aired in the same year and the same season. Both of the anime have a dark moment either. However, SukaSuka is more a romance anime, while RokuAka is more a comedy anime. 
report Recommended by addictedtoliving
Both anime don't seem to take themselves too seriously and have a "scummy" main character as part of the show's recurring joke. The characters in Akashic Records are more true-to-life than konosuba, but the animation is just as pleasing to look at. Konosuba has little to no character development, but Akashic Records seems to promise that the connections between characters will change and deepen rather than having one-off episodes 
report Recommended by thisjchamp
-Both MC used to be NEET and were forced to become a teacher. -Both MC are unmotivated and lazy. -Both MC excels in teaching (if they are motivated). 
report Recommended by ZeromusFFXII
Both shows are Battle Magic School settings, where the main character is slightly older and in a "teaching" role. Both shows feature similar core character groups, though Akashic Records has a main Tsundere while Assassin's Pride does not. Both MC's employ fighting styles that are considered more "unorthodox". Both shows also feature somewhat darker plotlines running in the background that become more apparent in later episodes, though Akashic Records is comedic while Assassin's Pride is more of a straight action/"drama". If you liked one, the other is probably worth checking out. Akashic Records generally has better pacing and production value, but Assassins Pride has a  read more 
report Recommended by Vaitka
Isekai's that focus more on magical combat involving spells, rather than RPG style sword fighting. Both also contain an OP MC who despite having a famous background, is unknown to most people 
report Recommended by Short_Circut
Both MCs have funny characteristics Both anime are about uses of magic and they look similar too 
report Recommended by xPsychox
The mains characters are forced to go to a magic school and save the world. One as a teacher and the other as the worst student's pet, but both of them have fun all along the way. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
Both Have: Underrated teachers that are actually awesome MCs really care about their students and will do whatever it takes to help them out Watch GTO if you enjoy: Comedy Drama Really awesome main character.  
report Recommended by daigotsu
Setting of both shows is pretty similar: World in a time around post industrial era (though with a difference being, Rokudenashi is set in a world where magic exists) Main protagonists have two sides to them (on one hand they are just and caring, on the other they can be calculating and pragmatic) There are some instances of world building, though there is fewer of them in Rokudenashi) As for art style and theme of the show, Rokudenashi is more goofy one, there are numerous humorous scenes. Nejimaki is the better of the two but Rokudenashi is quite similar so I would recommend it (but be warned, the last episode  read more 
report Recommended by rabi3187
Well if u liked the characters in re:zero you are sure to like this anime. Also art work and fights are pretty similar. 
report Recommended by iam_pr19
Powerful, skilled magician, with dark, long hair, and cute gals around him. Plus the lazyiness factor . Yuusha was better, but this was close in enjoyability.  
report Recommended by AnchientProphet2
Both are schoollike comedies where the MC is portrayed as an absent-minded individual having to deal with figuring out why women can be so absent-minded as well. Only difference is that one uses magic, and one pretends to be a girl to not get sent back into the regular world. 
report Recommended by albertbrown
While the plots are pretty different, Glenn and Yato are practically identical, having remarkably similar personalities, as well as similar pasts. -Both have rude/lazy elements to personality -Both also act rather playful, but have a serious side to them -Both are incredibly skilled when serious side comes out -Both have dark past that one wouldn't expect from first meeting them -Both even look alike, when Yato has his hair in a ponytail. Honestly my immediate thought watching Rokudenashi Majutsu Koushi to Akashic Records was "Oh my god this guy is literally Yato." If you like this type of character, definitely watch Noragami.  
report Recommended by inkflame
The same vibes I'm getting from both anime. The 2 main heroine is particularly the same. The outfit very similar.  
report Recommended by surcuel
The protagonists of both shows have very similar personalities, Edward being lazier and Glenn being a little more over the top. both of the main characters are often looked down upon because they don't look very strong, but they have their trump cards which get them out of most situations. Also Glenn looks almost Exactly like Roy Mustang. 
report Recommended by Am_Meep
- attack on school from enemies using magic - teacher-student relationships - sport festivals - rivalry between student groups - non fantasy setting For people who like school settings more oriented on combat. 
report Recommended by Kareblis
I think the main similarity is the fact that they're stories give you an option to take it seriously or to simply not. They both do a pretty good job regarding character likeability and designs but Arifureta is behind on backstories. Neither MC has gone all out on screen, so I guess we could say they are similar in that way. Both are a good watch, depending if you can handle some ecchi and strange writing choices. I'd say the writing choices are good if you enjoy drags (sometimes) and character interactions.  
report Recommended by Desmondus
The plot MC are both very similar to each anime, typical mage but in the end are very powerful... Both are master at analyzing instead of head on attack and both anime are boring at first but quickly picks up the pace... 
report Recommended by Beancrop
The main characters, sakata gintoki and glenn radars. They both have this bad past where they were in war. Both shows use the sames visuals too for this. They're standing on a bunch of corpses (of the soldiers in the battle) while regretting being a joi rebel/mage of justice. Despite being fairly strong, these characters act like a fool for most of the show. 
report Recommended by joegonzalez722
You should really give this one a chance if you haven't watched it yet. -lighthearted when it needs to be -You'll definitely like Glenn if you liked Reigen -Dosen't have romance just for the sake of romance -Funny and satisfying -Touching teacher-student relationships  
report Recommended by tincanman
Both have magic school academy to learn magic. The MC is smart. Many people are inspired by him.  
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
- schools/academies with magicians - cute girl cast, that love-hate the male main protagonist - evil magicians attack the school - similar atmosphere - fantasy-action mixed with comedy 
report Recommended by Sayaznk
Strong main character. Difference that is not harem and romance. Magic academy 
report Recommended by Giio_Rc
Both anime have MC that are special and have a lot of potential/OP. Both have magic. Both MC are kind of arrogant, but not in an unbearable way. Both anime are kind of funny/light hearted. Both have the characters training to be better 
report Recommended by gurrenm3
They really make me think of each other in terms of plot. OP adult guy protects school girl who is like his lover that he failed to protect. The main guy in both mess around a lot but know when to get serious. The main girl in Kaze no Stigma is more tsundere though. 
report Recommended by Eyesofsnake
tournaments comedy based action class works to overcome depression class works harder to overcome perversion oh and cliche nation 
report Recommended by ethan_u
- schools based although Demi-chan has demi-humans and is not magic based its set in an ordinary school that has started accepting demi-humans - cute girl cast, that care for the male main protagonist and each has their own issues - fantasy Based with mixed with comedy althought Demi-chan is more comidy set in a slightly fantasy world 
report Recommended by Omen_Alive
-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. 
report Recommended by renzospark
Hogwarts really inspired masterpieces recently. These follow the totally normal school life of a teacher or a group of students as they form bonds with the surrounding students in the most comic of ways. Not much to think about, everything is in the appreciation of the shows. 
report Recommended by NatoBoram
Both anime don't seem to take themselves too seriously and have a "scummy" main character as part of the show's recurring joke. The characters in Akashic Records are more true-to-life than konosuba, but the animation is just as pleasing to look at. Konosuba has little to no character development, but Akashic Records seems to promise that the connections between characters will change and deepen rather than having one-off episodes 
report Recommended by thisjchamp
-Main character with an OP power and a half assed attitude -Rokudenashi has magic whereas Machiavellianism has swords -Both are relatively new harems that have some interesting girls and scenarios 
report Recommended by Avarithia
Both MCs don't enjoy working very much,, but they are really good in their professions, and they'd do anything to protect the ones they care about. 
report Recommended by Zapp_Renfro
A power that can breaks illusion... more like a Tarot card that can.. easily nullify.. magic spell... without any limits.. A born Street Punk... who's also can't demolish every strong magic... abilities... but when it comes to fist fight.. He's the victor.. and among the weakest.. Also.. the power which crafted by Glenn... was also similar to Mikoto's Railgun.. for Shooting Barriage.. Range.. Easy enough... that Neither.. backs down in a fight 
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