Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Recommendations
Very similar main character. Emotionally detached, manipulative and helps his classmates.
Protagonista Excelente/Excellent Protagonist
Watch these if you love cool badass protagonists. If you liked one you'll definitely like the other. Both are adaptations of popular light novels.
1. The setting of both anime is an elite high school in Japan.
2. The main characters are extremely similar. Both had a past full of hardship without any freedom which is one of the reason for their emotionless cool composed character.
3. Both MCs are highly skilled (both physically and mentally) but they hide their true abilities from others due to multiple reasons related to their past. They are also extremely humble for someone with such overwhelming abilities.
4. The story focuses on slowly
I'm surprised not many people make this recommendation. Its basically almost like the same series with the same premise, with almost the same MC. The Main Character is a student from a prestigious school, but unfortunately, they're assigned to the class that is meant for the worst student because of their bad entrance exam, either because a loophole in the entrance exam/purposefully failed. As the show progress, we realize that the main protagonist is actually secretly a genius. Both of their personality is almost completely the same: emotionally detached and cunning. Both of their origin story is pretty similar too, with quite a few differences.
i cant stress it enough as to how similar i feel the lead male characters for these two anime are. both are extremely intelligent and have everything going according to plan despite having little to no control over their own lives. they have ulterior motives to what other characters seem to think they have planned and in reality shed sweat and blood for something we all take for granted. both are very well done and left me wanting more seasons.