Very similar, VERY underrated series about a sort of fictional culture clash between the existence of witches and warfare. Maria is set during the medieval period and Izetta during World War 2 but, other than that, the almost anti-war theme explored by a scantily clad witch trying to attain peace using her powers links the two series closely. Maria is the darker and more graphic of the two, though.
If you can overlook middling budgets and some pandering in terms of boobs/skimpy attire/light yuri then you're in for a treat 'cause there's nothing else quite like these two underappreciated gems.
- Young witches with a past of exile/violence/discrimination because of their powers
- Both girls have their own principles and want to coexist with people and are good at heart
- They decide to take part in a war between countries and use their powers, in hope to bring peace
- Both shows are set in a realistic historical Europe
Both are anime about a witch getting implicated in the war of the normal people and both treat the war in a realistic way(except for the witch part), having a realistic usage of weapons and realistic thinking from the people.
Both shows follow the stories of young witches who get involved with the wars of humans. With magical themes, these shows are pretty cool to watch. Personally Junketsu no Maria was a better rounded story, but both have decent plot techniques employed that make either of them a decent watch
Both anime feature a witch with exceptional powers fighting in a real-world inspired European war.
Izetta and Maria show themselves in quite revealing dresses compared to all other characters, who wear historically accurate clothing.
The flight scenes in both shows are amazing.
I even wondered if Izetta was a sequel to Junketsu no Maria when I had just started watching.
If you just watched Izetta and thought "hm that was kinda boring' then check Youjo and marvel at a barbie girl in a barbie world, just kidding youjo is basically izetta mixed with majoka and Kira from jojo and lelouch
The same setting where it involves, world war, young shoujos, magic and the the kind of arimes that were fighting, were a Germanic army is involve, how the time settings were different and the kind of mages where also different. In Shuumatsu No Izetta, it was a classical good vs evil, while in Youjo Senki, it was more of a rise of an anti heroine being badder by the minute.
The biggest difference between Youjo Senki and Shuumatsu no Izetta is the motive and allegiance of the main character. Izetta is driven by loyalty to her Princess and fights for the underdog Kingdom of Elystadt. Major Degurechaff on the other hand fights for the domineering Empire and does so for selfish motives only. For this reason I feel that Youjo Senki is the superior series. The major is psychopathic and brilliant in combat while Izetta rather detests needing to fight but does so for a greater cause. This makes being in the mind of the major far more interesting and less common for a main character.
However that aside they are extremely similar, taking place in similar time settings in a European setting. Magic exists in both worlds although in Shuumatsu no Izetta it is only used by witches which are nigh extinct while in Youjo Senki magic affinity is common although the degree of talent can vary widely. Both main characters are virtual 1-woman armies unto themselves, their combat standing in their respective series is almost that high. Anyway, my intent is not to bore or spoil you. The point is that they bear a great many similarities with each other. read more
The two anime give out similar feeling when you watch them, from the way the episodes are directed, to the way they are portraying the action in general.And let's not forget the serious(but also realistic by adding the moments of relaxation) portrayal of war(in Princess Principal being internal and in Izetta being between countries).
Both of these anime have a main cast of characters that consists mostly of female characters.
Both series focus around royalty and government along with commoner and royalty relationship of the main character. Royalty Fine/Princess and Commoner Izetta/Ange.
Both series have plenty of actions scenes so you wont get bored and there is slight bits of Yuri here and there just like Izetta the Last Witch.
If you liked one then you most likely will like the other.
To mine eyes, Izetta is a love child of the game Valkyria Chronicles and Virgin Witch Maria. Valk Chron's alternate history World War 2 setting paired with a near extinct supernatural race/power and Maria's attempting to prevent/end a war as a witch with magic.
I strongly recommend everyone go play Valk Chron (unless you can handle the cheap art style + love triangle added to the anime!) and more people give Izetta a chance; overlooking the light yuri/boobing in the middle. That is all.
The setting of both anime is based on WWII
The story of both anime is a powerful large empire invading small neighboring nation/kingdom
Both anime have a powerful figure that belived to be the saviour of the nation/kingdom, on izetta = The White Magician/Witch, on valkyria = The Valkyrie
On both anime, it turned out that the main character is that powerful figure
The difference is the main character's role... on izetta, the main character role is as the princess of the kingdom, on valkyria, the main character is as the soldiers fightning on frontline
Both shows are based on the Second World War and mirror the tale of a single country's struggle to resist a powerful invader (i.e. France/Luxembourg vs. Germany). Both place significant emphasis on the military aspect of their stories, and both include a magical/supernatural element that greatly affects the tide of the war.
Note that while Shuumatsu no Izetta is decidedly blatant in the parallels it draws, Senjou no Valkyria is much looser with its comparisons, with far less stress placed on historicity. Another major difference is in how Shuumatuso no Izetta follows the life of a princess, while Valkyria tells its story through the perspectives of a militia squad. read more
Even though the series are set in different settings, they both involve worldwide conflict and show how the magic-wielding protagonist uses his/her power to affect its outcome. There are certain similarities in plot as well, e.g. witchery, small country fighting against military superpower, use of propaganda and tactical battles. However, Code Geass is much darker and more complex on many levels (mainly psychological).
Similarly structured political thrillers featuring powerful teenagers. Similar themes of war and deception. Both have fair amounts of of action, magic, and fanservice. Code Geass features slightly more pizza.
91 Days and Izetta, the Last Witch are both shows that take place in the early 20th century. Each show has rivaling factions. In 91 Days it is the Vanetti family, the Orco family, and the Galassia family, While in Izetta it is Germania and Elystadt. Both shows have characters who were childhood friends, who were reunited in adulthood, Avilio and Corteo in 91 Days and in Izetta it is Princess Finé and Izetta. Both shows have a similar character designs. The CGI is excellent is both series. Both shows belong to the historical genre, even though Izetta has a lot of fantasy elements.
Shuumatsu no Izetta and Owari no Seraph are interesting shows about two sides battling against each other. Shuumatsu no Izetta mainly uses magic and not everyone fights, while in Owari no Seraph they use weapons to fight. Both of the main characters were motivated by a friend who they deeply care about, and there are homosexual undertones in both series (yuri for Shuumatsu no Izetta and yaoi for Owari no Seraph). Both contain a bit of comedy as well despite not having the genre listed, so it won't be exceptionally boring.
Shuumatsu no Izetta:
Set in world war two so if you like the tank play in Girls und Panzer im sure you'd like Shuumatsu no Izetta, Its about a witch in world war two fighting for a fictional duchy set in the west of Austria (the french controlled Post war zone) and you can tell from the countrys armies there is a very strong french influence from the uniform resembling the WW1 french uniform in colour to the fact they even use the Renault FT-17 Light tank seemingly as their main battle tank. It has a witch using a PTSD-41 as a magic flying broom, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!
Girls und Panzer:
A bunch of cute girls riding around in tanks blowing shit up... Whats there not to love? from what i can tell the tanks and the way the girls crew the tanks seem to be pretty historically accurate which is great and the combat seems to be quite fluent and is extremely fun to watch! My only real issue is that they live in cities on aircraft carriers... for some reason that annoys the hell out of me! read more
Shuumatsu no Izetta and Hyakujitsu no Bara are during wartimes where two characters of the same gender fight for their lives. Both are action shows that take place during WW2esk battle and are not happy in the slightest. While Hyakujitsu has romance, Shuumatsu has implied feelings between the two girls.
both about two girls protecting each other, one of them has magical powers that other parties are trying to take advantage of. and the relationship between said girls is similar (as of the date when this comment was added)
2 girls fighting together, one of them being princess is the same for both Anime, people who support them and those who are chasing them... And the princess not being totally useless is another similarity.
Both stories have magic, witches(considred as enemy), war and innocent victims. Main hero is witch who want to stop the war. End of the stories also seems bit similar to me. Even if it has different setting - fantasy vs more modern world and different tipes of characters, I think that overall they have same atmosphere in it.
Girls with magic rifles going against large organizations with a few friends. Chaika spends more time hiding in the wild and traveling while Izetta is comfy in a palace trying to change the course of what looks like WWII.