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Dec 11, 2012 4:17 PM
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I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.
 
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>inb4shit taste

Hmm I think Ao no Exorcist might fit what you want. The protagonist is sort of OP'd and has the gung-ho act-first think-later mentality.
 
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Dec 11, 2012 4:20 PM

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Dec 11, 2012 4:39 PM
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i' l check them out
 
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Dec 11, 2012 4:54 PM

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I suggest trying Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood if you haven't already. The protagonist is lovable like Kirito and has a traumatic background while having skills in alchemy to be reckoned with. It was really popular and for a good reason too.

Another one but a more dark anime I suggest is Darker than Black, just season 1 (the other seasons are bad). The protagonist here is one badass guy named Hei who is also unique in his powers too as a "contractor". If you want more of a serious or realistic theme then this is also a route to go on and includes a little more gore and psychological.

Take it from me who is an avid watcher/reader of anime's with lots of actions and really interesting protagonists.
 
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Dec 11, 2012 4:59 PM
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2nding guilty crown
 
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Dec 11, 2012 6:08 PM

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Also agreeing with Guilty Crown.
 
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I have started 11eyes for now, dunno why:P But then im gonna see both fullmetal alchemist brotherhood and guilty crown for sure!! thank you all for your quick answers :D
 
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Dec 11, 2012 8:03 PM

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Accel world! literally the future of that world. written by the same person, takes place 20 years or so after SAO ( so like 2043), same type of story involving VR.
 
Dec 11, 2012 8:05 PM

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3rding Guilty Crown if you want to watch something that gets more and more depressing every episode
 
Dec 11, 2012 8:11 PM

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Accel world is very similiar. In the anime it even showed that nerve gear exists in that anime lol.

Accel world
Guilty Crown

I'd say accel worlds ur best bet though...
 
Dec 11, 2012 9:29 PM

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4thing Guilty Crown
 
Dec 12, 2012 12:51 AM
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Guilty Crown
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Darker than Black

Since you like Gary Stu characters

Accel World was too cheesy for me, but you might possibly like it
 
Dec 18, 2012 6:19 AM

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Guilty Crown, Accel World and .hack//Sign.
 
Dec 18, 2012 6:21 AM

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Accel World, it was written by the same guy, that's enough of a plus if you liked SAO.
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Dec 18, 2012 6:38 AM

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Does anyone read the OPs post? He said he wants a character similar to Kirito, and people are actually recommending Accel World? Krito, while flawed, is not a whining sissy in every single episode like Haruyuki.

OP, do yourself a favor, do not watch Accel World, it's a piece of crap with an absolutely terrible cast of characters.

I will say Ao no Exorcist, FMA: Brotherhood (though they focus on a wide range of characters, not just one), Scrapped Princess, Tales of the Abyss, Tokyo Majin, and Tsubasa Chronicle.
 
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pilgrimm49 said:
Does anyone read the OPs post? He said he wants a character similar to Kirito, and people are actually recommending Accel World? Krito, while flawed, is not a whining sissy in every single episode like Haruyuki.

OP, do yourself a favor, do not watch Accel World, it's a piece of crap with an absolutely terrible cast of characters.

I will say Ao no Exorcist, FMA: Brotherhood (though they focus on a wide range of characters, not just one), Scrapped Princess, Tales of the Abyss, Tokyo Majin, and Tsubasa Chronicle.


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I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this.
The forums are dark, and full of ego.
 
Dec 18, 2012 6:54 AM

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Jovoo said:
pilgrimm49 said:
Does anyone read the OPs post? He said he wants a character similar to Kirito, and people are actually recommending Accel World? Krito, while flawed, is not a whining sissy in every single episode like Haruyuki.

OP, do yourself a favor, do not watch Accel World, it's a piece of crap with an absolutely terrible cast of characters.

I will say Ao no Exorcist, FMA: Brotherhood (though they focus on a wide range of characters, not just one), Scrapped Princess, Tales of the Abyss, Tokyo Majin, and Tsubasa Chronicle.


Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this.

Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.

Read bold above. This does not describe Haruyuki in any way shape or form.
 
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Gundam Seed
 
Dec 18, 2012 7:02 AM

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pilgrimm49 said:
Jovoo said:
pilgrimm49 said:
Does anyone read the OPs post? He said he wants a character similar to Kirito, and people are actually recommending Accel World? Krito, while flawed, is not a whining sissy in every single episode like Haruyuki.

OP, do yourself a favor, do not watch Accel World, it's a piece of crap with an absolutely terrible cast of characters.

I will say Ao no Exorcist, FMA: Brotherhood (though they focus on a wide range of characters, not just one), Scrapped Princess, Tales of the Abyss, Tokyo Majin, and Tsubasa Chronicle.


Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this.

Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.

Read bold above. This does not describe Haruyuki in any way shape or form.


Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.


Read bold above. This does describe Accel World in every shape and form
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Dec 18, 2012 7:45 AM
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I can't think of anything except kinda Araragi, Koyomi from Bakemonogatari
but I have a recommendation... wait for season 3 and you'll be fine ^^
 
Dec 18, 2012 9:43 AM
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Ixion Saga DT - I haven't watched this yet so I can't say if they are incredibly similar but both in a game. I think it is kind of like SAO just with the Romance replaced with Comedy.http://myanimelist.net/anime/14765/Ixion_Saga_DT

Btooom! - Yet again I don't how similar they are as, I have not watched it yet but from the looks of it they are not that similar however both take place inside a video-game.http://myanimelist.net/anime/14345/Btooom!

I choose these two due to them being in the same setting but unsure if you will like them as they may differ a lot from the different styles.
 
Dec 18, 2012 12:34 PM

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Sure one of the best anime SOA
 
Dec 18, 2012 1:20 PM

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btooom! should do the work
"Only one with the courage
to shoulder the burden
of their own fate can
be called a hero.."



 
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Peten00b said:
why didn't anyone suggest Btooom? The concept is very similar D:
Because someone already did, and they aren't similar at all.
 
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Jovoo said:
pilgrimm49 said:
Jovoo said:
pilgrimm49 said:
Does anyone read the OPs post? He said he wants a character similar to Kirito, and people are actually recommending Accel World? Krito, while flawed, is not a whining sissy in every single episode like Haruyuki.

OP, do yourself a favor, do not watch Accel World, it's a piece of crap with an absolutely terrible cast of characters.

I will say Ao no Exorcist, FMA: Brotherhood (though they focus on a wide range of characters, not just one), Scrapped Princess, Tales of the Abyss, Tokyo Majin, and Tsubasa Chronicle.


Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this.

Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.

Read bold above. This does not describe Haruyuki in any way shape or form.


Valinor said:
I recently watched sword art online and I'm searching for an anime similar to this. I really like the style of SAO hero (Kirito) and i wish to watch someone like him.


Read bold above. This does describe Accel World in every shape and form


I wouldn't go as far to say that Haru in AW is the same or even alike to Kirito. I watched 12 episodes of Accel World because I assumed it would give me a SAO feel, but I was sadly disappointed and dropped the anime. Kirito never cried about mediocre things and is a direct example of a Gary-Stu character, whereas Haru cries WAY too much for his own good and doubts himself to the point where I literally dropped the anime. One memorable line from Accel World was when Silver Crow (whatever his name is), said that he must "atone for his sins" so hes going to help Haru. The level of cheesiness from watching that scene was literally the tipping point from making the anime "decent" to shit-tier. It has no realistic element to it at all. Let's be honest, the perks of competing in the Accel World would be the ability to use it in real life, so why is he calling it a sin when he used it to give him an upper hand in his competitions/tests/whatever.
 
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>inb4shit taste

Hmm I think Ao no Exorcist might fit what you want. The protagonist is sort of OP'd and has the gung-ho act-first think-later mentality.

I wonder what did you watch thinking it was SAO. AFAIK, Kirito most of the time went through the rational route, and that's why he was hated by quite a few due to using his previous knowledge for empowering himself instead of teaching the less experienced players.

The only instances where he went gung-ho were times when he got either desperate or cornered.

Btw, I like SAO but find Ao no Exorcist boring.

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Red_Keys said:
>inb4shit taste

Hmm I think Ao no Exorcist might fit what you want. The protagonist is sort of OP'd and has the gung-ho act-first think-later mentality.

I wonder what did you watch thinking it was SAO. AFAIK, Kirito most of the time went through the rational route, and that's why he was hated by quite a few due to using his previous knowledge for empowering himself instead of teaching the less experienced players.

The only instances where he went gung-ho were times when he got either desperate or cornered.

Btw, I like SAO but find Ao no Exorcist boring.
I think cocky would be a better word for what I was trying to say.
 
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I don't really find him cocky except for a certain chapter when he does it on purpose, but I do recall him thinking he was getting too full of himself on the latest ones.

Well, back on topic...
If we ignore the setting, I think Sara Werec from Soukou no Strain might qualify.

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Boku No Pico
 
Dec 18, 2012 7:37 PM

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4thing Guilty Crown


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Dec 18, 2012 7:40 PM

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mars of destruction, just as good
 
Dec 18, 2012 7:41 PM

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Try watching any of Idea Factory's works. Truly great masterpieces that can satisfy any anime fan.
 
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mars of destruction, just as good

Actually, Mars of Destruction is a bit better than Sword Art Online.

I would recommend Eiken and Panzer Dragoon.
 
Dec 18, 2012 10:15 PM

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try Accel World
 
Dec 18, 2012 11:19 PM

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Zero no Tsukaima: Saito looks very similar to Kirito and isn't whiny either.
Plus it has the protagonist enter a strange new world and learns to use a sword very well.
 
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