Game mechanics are important as the setting of the animes. They place importance on life or death in HP, and remain as a character's lifeline throughout the whole anime as a game mechanic.
The game's nature is fantasy. Swords and magic skills are decided.
In both people are somehow moved into a fantasy game looking world. Emotions are playing main role.
Adventure, action and fantasy. These two anime excelled in these three aspect which makes Hai to Gensou no Grimgar as enjoyable as an anime to watch when compared to Log Horizon.
In both anime, the 'players' are involuntarily brought to a world where you would expect of a typical RPG Fantasy game, in a very typical anime. The 'players' adapt to the world they are trapped in, while searching for ways to escape the very one that they were brought into.
What is different in Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is the approach it takes to the otherwise cliched genre of anime, which has a
Similar 'trapped in a fantasy game' concepts with a focus on the characters and world rather than action/adventure, where most of the main characters are all part of a guild or party. Both have elements of memory loss as well. There is one very major difference which is also a huge spoiler to LH, which affects both stories quite a bit. Basically, the plots are extremely different, but the settings, themes, and characters are almost identical.
Both anime feature a group of characters who are stuck in a rpg mmo world without knowing how or why they are there. Both anime do a good job of focusing on the characters and how they adapt to their situation.
The two series have a very similar feeling to each other. Both series feature groups of thoughtful people trying to survive in what is believed to be a video game.
Log Horizon focuses more on politics and world order. The protagonists are also a very strong and respected in the community. Log Horizon also has a larger number of featured characters.
Grimgar is mostly about group survival, not just in fighting, but also in being able to afford their life. The protagonists struggle to scrape by because they are pretty weak. Grimgar also has more detailed art.
Trapped in game, and both characters are work hardly for going back to the real world ..
- Both are adventure and action anime
- Both MC attracts surroundings characters...
- Both anime use middle- age fantasy style
- Both use Guild, Party, Skills system like in MMORPG's...
- Both have cute & serious moments..
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Both have the same story plot were it involves people stuck in a virtual world , and have to used their wits and stay with each other in order to survive.
Both approach the "trapped in a video game/fantasy world" story type from a slightly different angle. While they certainly have combat scenes, they focus much more on the other aspects of being in that kind of situation. Dealing with living and adapting to this new world, the political aspect of things, forming stronger character bonds. Also neither of them focus very much on "escaping" from the world they're in either.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar and Log Horizon have primarily a common feature: the Setting, a familiar fantasy RPG world. Both parties were send to an fantasy world. Caught up in the adventure how to handle everydayness. Both shows put the focus a little more on the Characters and their interaction so that they become really tangible and you increasingly identify with the characters.
Hai to Gensou no Grimgar does a little different by making no references to whether it is a video game or not. Hai to Gensou no Grimgar convinces with background art in impressionistic style that evokes reminiscent of Paul Cézanne's paintings.
These are very serious isekai focused on the main character's thoughts and feelings throughout the whole series. Whereas Log Horizon is more focused on the strategy, Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is more focused on all the characters' feelings and relationship throughout very difficult times. Both of them are perfectly well executed and have a slow pacing.
Both talk about transferred to another world. Both MCs take the role of a party leader