Grancrest Senki

Record of Grancrest War

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Alternative Titles

English: Record of Grancrest War
Japanese: グランクレスト戦記


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2018 to Jun 23, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.231 (scored by 9310693,106 users)
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Ranked: #26882
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Popularity: #706
Members: 236,749
Favorites: 992

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Both involving wars lords and action also with comedy in it. Both a MC which was wondering and trying to save his own land, and was made into a lord and magic. 
report Recommended by needlexd
Do you like stories of noble, romantic conquest? Epic-style armies resting their lives down because of good guy heroes proclaiming his will for the people? Some light political intrigue as a buffer for the plight that is to come? Both of these titles should be serviceable in the above mentioned. Utawarerumono, being based on a visual novel, has an undercurrent of harem elements to it; cute girls aplenty with most of the downtime about cute antics. Record of Grancrest War, in true spirit to its table-top origins, leans heavy on stock cliche characters playing out their roles energetically, but cliche nonetheless; an easy recommendation for the genre  read more 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Seems to be a very similar premise, where a charismatic, but weak individual gathers up other, stronger or more knowledgeable people to help accomplish their vision and goals that may go against the grain of the current prevailing forces. There are also similarities in that the main character's allies are potentially somewhat manipulative. 
report Recommended by CrimsonTsuki
You see in both: - female main character closes a contract with male main character - romance set in a non-modern era - female main character takes care of the strategy towards their goal of creating a better world - magic - war - very similar feel I was surprised not to see this in the top recommendations here. I automatically thought of Grancest Senki while watching Maoyuu, they have a very very similar feel. 
report Recommended by Lenna
Although their premises and plot progression are completely different, they're both stories set in a medieval fantasy setting filled with armies battling each other, lots of violence and death, super powers or magic, romance between two enemies and political overtones. So if you liked one you would probably like the other. With that said, I have to make clear that Grancrest Senki is more focused on politics so it might get a little harder to get into. If you happened to watch and like both of these series, I suggest you watch Windaria. 
report Recommended by CaptainKenshiro
Both were set in a certain time period where warring factions fight for supremacy, except one was set in some quasi european setting while the other is more on the oriental east, one was more of supernatural and fantasy while the other has an odd kind of sci-fi in it.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
It involves wars where the principle of peace is at stake, and where one strives to get over the other in order to achieve victory.  
report Recommended by JiangHaoyi1979
Feuds between multiple factions. Many characters involved. Dialogues building up tension. Both animes have somewhat uniqe plot which is think is highly sought. 
report Recommended by Erali
Grancrest is similar to many of the main Fate series/movies. (Note - If your new to the Fate franchise, I advise watching by order of release. Many will disagree, but I think it's the best way. Starting with Fate Stay Night - Studio Dean. Similarity's include: - Both have to form pacts/contacts in pairs to fight - GRANCREST has Lord's and Mages and FATE has Master's and Legendary Hero. - Both fight to obtain the Holy Grail (albeit for different reasons) - Both have a dark/light or good/evil vibe. - Both are heavily battle oriented, with great fight scenes. - Both have romantic elements (though not initially the main focus point) - Both  read more 
report Recommended by PushingZedzzzzz
While Grancrest is not about forbidden love there is large percentage of the show dedicated to romance. It's also a romance with lots of fighting with main male character and main female character taking part in the fighting. Also, the main character's feel similar in some aspects to main character's in Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen. Trust me if you liked Kimi to Boku no Saigo no Senjou, Aruiwa Sekai ga Hajimaru Seisen, there's a good chance you will like Grancrest. 
report Recommended by Save_your_wifi
If in this season you liked a war in a fantasy world, then I recommend this anime, that is most of it about wars 
report Recommended by Assaut505
Both have political issues to resolve with plenty of action and a dash of romance if you enjoy one the other is sure to please. 
report Recommended by TsukiNoKorekuta
Relatable in the setting itself, Genjitsu and Grancrest are placed in a medieval fantasy world. Grancrest tells the story of Theo, the mc. To be objective with his deeds, eventually, he becomes influent through a region in his country and starts to get allies to build his influence for a certain goal (in order to avoid any kind of spoilers, I'm gonna restrain myself to telling more about it). Genjitsu is more direct about that; Souma was summoned to another world as a hero and yet, he becomes a administrative personality in a kingdom. Besides that, the mc allies are kind similar in different aspects, in special  read more 
report Recommended by AlCreed
Weak at first duo of protagonists fight in a war between factions. There are lot of dialogues explaining why some feuds happen. In GS there are more fights and tempo is faster. 
report Recommended by Erali
Grancrest Senki is based on a tabletop RPG, much like how Overlord was influenced by Dungeons and Dragons. As such, Grancrest does not hesitate to flex its worldbuilding muscles; every character oozes, well, character and every introduced faction (representing different countries in the anime) has a distinct and vibrant culture. Though it lacks the comedy that Overlord is known for, Grancrest Senki is a must watch for any worldbuilding lover. 
report Recommended by mountain03
This story has 2 main characters heavily relying on eachother, and the romance what I missed from Nejimaki Seirei Senki is present in Grancrest senki, so if you missed this element too, this show is worth the watch as it is full of strategy and politics just like Nejimaki 
report Recommended by WaifuRacer
Both are about war and wandering people who form up party. 
report Recommended by crescent917
Do you enjoy fantastical rules that affect the setting as much as the cast? Armies and political intrigue as common spices to your fantasy adventures? What about observing the plight for an unassuming ruler to rise and do their part for their people? Both anime in question provide these surreptitious, zesty epics with relish. Twelve Kingdoms, arguably a masterpiece in its own right, offers more diversity in its setting and stories, encompassing multiple exposures and journeys. Record of Grancrest War, being based on a table-top RPG, feels more indebted to classic fantasy/epic thus concentrates on that core conceit, Suikoden-style (rise-to-power fanservice) 
report Recommended by Otaking09
Shoukoku no Altair and Grancrest Senki are anime with idealistic protagonists and supportive comrades fighting to establish peace. Grancrest Senki is a fantasy anime that holds a lot of promise. Its biggest asset is the pitched battles that make up the anime, but its biggest flaw is the plot development for those battles. Shoukoku no Altair uses its historical setting to create a stronger plot development. Both anime try to satisfy your craving for watching fighting armies and court dramas. Watch Shoukoku no Altair for less ridiculousness. Watch Grancrest Senki for heroic battles.  
report Recommended by lancelot200
Far better character drama, easier to track the plot. No one is an overpowered demigod, nor does anyone really become a badass without earning it. 
report Recommended by earl_of_sandvich
Both are set in a medieval fantasy world that is plagued by some sort of malevolent force that brings about war on a grand scale. In addition, both male lead characters have the ability to gain magic power from others. 
report Recommended by BakaKuroNeko
In both fantasy anime we have a heroine from high status met our hero protagonist blessed with great power from low status. 
report Recommended by Akoram
Both have the same plot where it involves a mage and adventurer relationship, except one has a bit of a serious side while the other has a comedy side. 
report Recommended by Whoahoho
For someone who likes fantasy adventures that involve magic and warring kingdoms both anime are a good choice. For people that aren't to fond of this genre, they may still grow on you, because of some characters, the mature themes or the story twists. But be warned they are also simular in their bad points like pasting and to many characters. 
report Recommended by MoshiMoshiiih
Kingdom and Grancrest Senki are so focused on army battles that almost every episode features armies fighting. Grancrest Senki prefers quick resolutions. Almost every battle ends in one or two episodes. Quick battles are needed because the overarching narrative uses battles to move the plot forward. Kingdom prefers to build-up the tension through longer engagements. Longer battles are used to develop characters through overcoming hardships. 
report Recommended by lancelot200