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Grancrest Senki

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.321 (scored by 42,489 users)
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Ranked: #24092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #783
Members: 129,588
Favorites: 493


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
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
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
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
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 TheMoeHater
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
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
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
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
Both are about war and wandering people who form up party. 
report Recommended by crescent917
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
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
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
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