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These two anime are about an academy with a festival/event to determine who the strongest is. The main heroine is a fire wielder and is also of royalty.
report Recommended by damew
Same beginning same tsundere princesses same story.
That say everything. ^^
report Recommended by Tsukeru-kun
Both anime starts off on the same note-male lead walks in on female lead changing, ending up in a dual, which proved the male lead's strength causing two to meet and start a friendship. Both anime also includes magical powers and competitions to ranking systems in schools.
report Recommended by Aleron
Both shows are set in an academy for fighters with special powers. They both start off with the MC, who aspires to be the champion of the big fighting tournament, encountering the lead female as an accidental pervert. Both lead females are hot-headed fire users who are princesses of a kingdom. The big difference is that Asterisk War is more action-oriented, while Chivalry is more comedy-oriented.
report Recommended by GridironOtaku
Just gonna go ahead and post this from another post I made


1. Both MC's are uber elite swordsmen
2. Both MC's lack the ability to use uber awesome magic and must rely on their combat sense and sword skills
3. Both MC's have an ultimate mode where they unleash super quick and awesome power but only for a short time, and with a cooldown.
4. Both MC's love interest is a red-haired foreign princess from a small country.
5. Both princesses are fire users with a hot temper trying to do the best for their country.
6. Both princesses develop a respect   read more
report Recommended by BlackNinjaMan
I pretty much had de ja vu with this anime and Rakudai. The starting plot was the same with similar main characters. Both shows are being showed on the same season so I do not know which one will be viewed more. Gakusen seems like the more serious version while Rakudai keeps it more on the romance light hearted stuff.
report Recommended by OokiiButa96
The only things that's different is the names.
report Recommended by xarvi
I'm pretty sure flying DOG decided air both of these anime at the same time so they wouldn't get complaints about one being a copy of the other. Their overall plots may differ but the setting and characters are almost identical.
report Recommended by zan1231
similarities:
-both mc are males
-both mc are surrounded by girls who are in love with the mc(harem)
-both mc are one of the strongest

Both of the anime have a nice mc who loves to help others.
both of the anime is about battling and the mc both fight with swords.
Also the mc take part in a competition

Ofcourse are both stories very different but I think that if you liked one you also would like the other.



report Recommended by HenkJanKees
- The main male and female protagonist engages in a fight and becomes close
- Both heroes are kind-hearted and likes to help train other girls
- Both are somewhat harem; in Cavalry, there is a little sister to interfere, while in Asterisk there is a childhood friend
report Recommended by fortuna89
These two anime are basically a clone of one another. They're both so similar that I sometimes get their stories mixed up. Both anime are set in a futuristic magic school where we have a main protagonist who's underestimated in the beginning but is actually really strong. They had a chance encounter with the pink-haired fire-wielding tsundere-ish main heroine and somehow evoke their anger resulting into a duel where the main protagonist eventually win. Both anime also has a tournament of some sort in school where our main characters will participate. The main difference between the two, of course, is the main plot and also   read more
report Recommended by Xynic
Both animes revolve around the typical,"Guy goes to Magical School to become X" where the main character becomes progressively stronger. However, what sets the two series apart is how one of them chooses to execute their stories. Even though Asterisk and Knight both shared that typical "Romance" and "School-Harem Esque" feelings, Knight decided that it wanted to weave itself into a more..refined anime with intricate battles that where impactful and a romance that actually developed around the fourth episode and not the 10th in regular cases.
report Recommended by Kotou
Both Male MC are "unique" meaning they are OP
Both Female MC uses fire
Both are set in schools
Both are mostly swordplay
Both have tournaments as their main storyline
Basically they are the same. Only difference is that the art in Asterisk is better than Cavalry. While Cavalry has a more ecchi feel than Asterisk and it has better action scene too.
report Recommended by bryvil
It was almost like they were the same anime and then they added one or two different criteria to one, and so two were made. The two main female leads, who both happen to be princesses and control fire-based magic, and have red/pink hair, both tsundere. And the main male lead who happen to be the underdog school member who just so happens to become the #1 strongest in their school by beating the former #1 (yet they were that strong from the start of when they were shown). But honestly, they are both pretty good, comedy is great, and anime can't be what it   read more
report Recommended by SilverX7
In both of Gakusen Toshi Asterisk and Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, there is a female princess whom uses "fire magic". The main character (male) is being looked down on by everyone, until everyone changes their opinion of him being weak. Both series uses the same settings, they're attending an academy where they're trying to enter the phoenix festival/seven star battle festival.

The setting which makes them apart, is that in Gakusen Toshi Asterisk they're going in pairs to fight, while in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry it's 1 vs 1.
report Recommended by SweDark
From what has come out thus far these two anime are extremely similar. They include a protagonist who seem weak but when they have their skills tested, they turn out to be very strong. The female leads in both anime are from a noble family and use fire in their attacks. Both anime incorporate a contest/tournament to determine the strongest warrior.
report Recommended by flylittlebirdie
There are alot of similarity between these two series and I'm going to list a few!
-Both series are air in the same season and the same day
-Have ecchi moments
-Take place in a school
-Both main protagonist are males and uses sword as their main weapon
-Both MC have a sister
-Main female protagonist are Princess from another country
-Many girls like the MC
-Similar first episode in which the main protagonist seen the female protagonist naked/changing clothes and challenge to a duel afterward
report Recommended by RavyN1
These anime are so similar that I nearly confused the settings, plot, and characters of the two with each other many times.
report Recommended by ThatGuyEdd
The first episode has the exact same plot.

OP main character who is at first seen as weak by the other characters of the same school. Goes up against one of the top characters in his school and befriends them after a duel.
report Recommended by Legends0
Setting is a somewhat magical sword fighting academy
MC is seen as someone weak but manages to defeat everyone in his way
Heroine is a red haired tsundere who has an affinity to fire
report Recommended by Frost017
Both take place in a school.
Both have a heroine whose a princess.
Both have duels.
Both male MC is a sword user and the heroine is a sword user too.
Both heroine's tsunderes and have pink hair who are fire wielders.
report Recommended by cygneous
Both aired at same day, and I'm not going to list down what is similiar because judging by the first episode of both, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to say these two anime are almost identical to each other by any means that you might even have hard time telling them apart.
report Recommended by Nozdref
School setting. The "MC sees the underwear of a girl" moment. Same beginning of the first episode, SAME. People have magic and there's a tournament in both anime. Both give a similar atmosphere.
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
-Both animes have princess with red hair.
-Both princess are fire magic users.
-In both animes boy meets girl when she changes clothes.
-Both animes have a tournament to determine who is the strongest.
-Both male MC's wield a sword.
-Both animes take place in a school.
-The only difference is that "Rakudai" is a romance anime and "Gakusen" is a harem anime
report Recommended by iwsifakismag
To pair up with the main female protagonist and then fight other students in other to make it to the finals and win a battle competition. The anime Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk are very similar in plot, genres/themes. Both anime have themes of progressive relationships and has a very obvious Harem cast.
report Recommended by fillyy
Ecchi harem animes where the main character is overpower, both are spent in a school where there are competitions among students, are animes with many special effects and powers.
report Recommended by Archieoff
Basically the same anime.
Both have the MC that are deemed sub-par (more so in Rakudai).
Both have the tsundere pink-haired princess main female character.
Both have school participating in magical sword fights.

To be honest, after watching just the first 3 episodes of each, the two seemed extremely alike.

Small difference in romance:
Rakudai seems more of a romance between just the 2 mains.
Gakusen seems harem-ish.
report Recommended by Avoklan
Well they start off with almost the exact same opening scene. Both take place at a battle training type school. They both have a girl that is really strong with fire powers (even similar hair colors) and a guy that is really overpowered. In both they have a battle where the loser has to do anything the winner tells them to do. At one point I forgot which one I was watching. So if you really liked this show, it's so similar it's kinda like a second season.
report Recommended by Lucksual
Both shows feature a princess with supernatural/magical (more like sword) abilities with the male protagonist who is a super strong swordsman. Both stories occur in a school and both are supposedly supposed to face off in a tournament.
report Recommended by neogalactic54
Same setting - shonen high school with magic combat. However, Asterisk has a more nuanced cast of characters, and doesn't go full harem by the second episode. Asterisk's action scenes are somehow even better than Calvalry's. Finally, Asterisk's OP (and the rest of it's sundtrack and BGM) kicks all of the ass. Seriously, if you're watching Rakudai, I guarantee you'll enjoy Asterisk.
report Recommended by Syrahl696
With similar story lines, this Anime both have to deal with a princess and a mystery warrior who beats the princess and have to follow on the adventures they have. With 12 episodes each these 2015 fall Animes has to deal with romance, comedy, action, harem, and ecchi. Watching these Animes are very similar. Highly recommend if you like an action pack comedy that deals with a romantic situations between the man protagonists.
report Recommended by KayotikGaming
same the main character (about their physical) #almost
same the begining of the story (let's start with ecchi situtation)
same power .... same genre .... same LOLI (CAPS LOCK IF WE LOVE IT) LOL
the girl main charater is also tsundere .....
report Recommended by homard1995
-Both stories are about magic academy;

-Both have strongs males leads;

-Both male leads can only use their power by a short period of time;

-Both have a tsundere character as the female lead;

-Both are ecchi anime.
report Recommended by lcborella
both airing in the same season (actually, this season)
both take place in academic magic high school
both of main heroine was called "princess"
both of main heroine was a red-haired
both of main heroine having flame power
both of main heroine was a tsundere (maybe?)
both of mc weaker than main heroine on status but actually, the strongest
both of them all start with an ecchi accident

report Recommended by renaiyuusha
The same situation where the guy and girl met in very unusual situation, both girls have fire as their source of fire and both guys are skilled swordsman, also in terms of attitude both girls are tsundere and the guys are the usual nice guys.
report Recommended by La_Matona301
Both action school anime with similiar plot and main characters, most of the genre's are the same as well
report Recommended by HestiaIsCute
Le MC mâle épéiste cheat.
la MC femelle est une princesse aux cheveux rose qui utilise le feu.
Les MC qui vont faire un tournoi organisé par les académies avec pour but de le remporté.

Beaucoup de similitude.
report Recommended by Real94
The beginning of the story is EXACTLY the same, guy protagonist walks in girl protagonist while she is stripping, gets mad, duels guy mc, girl mc loses, form a bond, etc... Not to mention, the girl mc also looks like the heroine in Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry. Both are very similar, but Gakusen Toshi Asterisk has a more developed story. Each of these series both have their strong and weak points, but you'll find the other likable if you liked either of them.
report Recommended by Tsukyo
Extremely similar first episodes with the MC looking like a perv accidently.
The female leads look similar.
OP MC.
Both leads end up as partners in a way.
Asterisk is more action oriented where as Cavalry is more comedy/ecchi
report Recommended by Pallathion
Just To add more to what people are saying for similarities. Theres even some more in the Side Characters so to add them in:

Both have a super skilled Female swordsman who is ranked Number 1 in the school. Both have lighting fast swordsmanship and there both are even named "Todo"

Both Have a really flamboyant side friend who is a bit mysterious and Has unique stealth abilities.
report Recommended by SSJR2
Both follow same:
plot, setting, amount of girls, story. Basically the same story that's somewhat different.
They both have swordfight at school and tournaments.
Heroine that's a princess with a fire abilty and pink hair.
report Recommended by derpinat0rz
First: The protagonist is also a princess.
Second: The first encounter is a bad impression and ends in a duel.
Third, they are basically twins anime, at least in the first episode.
(I speak Castilian, but use translator xP)
report Recommended by Aaron_Aliaga
The world setting of these 2 animes are soooo similar I almost mixed up these 2 anime while watching them.
report Recommended by XyriaLight
These two anime couldn't be any more similar. The plot is pretty much the same except that the characters have different reasons for doing what they do. Both characters are really strong but won't show it unless they absolutely have to. Also the kind of power the leads wield are pretty much alike (both have a limit to their power because of circumstances). Similar love story between female and male lead.
report Recommended by Lulawliet
I think these animes contain good plot and really good to watch even they are still airing because i like these kind of anime.Both of these contain similiar story,Characters,powers,art work and life points.The difference just the theme so these animes are worth to watch.
report Recommended by FreedRyousuuke
Both are similar in the way that the MC goes to a school where they fight with swords and weapons, as wel as magic. There is a ranking sistem in the school and a competition between schools to see who is better.

The MCs in both animes have to duel a pink-haired, fire mage princess after they walk on them changing clothes, but end up forming a friendship.
Both main characters are really inteligent, and have some special ability that works only dor limited time.
Both schools only have some kind of superpowerful humans in them.
The female lead is one of   read more
report Recommended by mejiabotero
-Both feature a main character with pink hair who uses a fire element sword
-Both Ikki Kurogane and Ayato Amagiri are thought to be weak in the beginning but are actually incredibly strong
-Both animes feature characters who use weapons (mostly swords) and compete in a school festival
-Both Ikki Kurogane and Ayato Amagiri are able to unlock their special power once a day and become unable to fight after using it

Both these shows are incrediably similar and while watching Gakusen Toshi Asterisk, I found myself thinking of Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry a lot. I love the way both stories pull you in   read more
report Recommended by Hone-onna
the first of these two animes and good looking if you look good, because both players enter the room and find a half-naked girl and she was angry with him, and after that he discovers that she is a princess of a kingdom far, he it saves some dangers and she falls in love, not to mention that he has to have a single type of ability but otherwise it is very good!
report Recommended by Edinno-san
This is going to be my first Recommendation. Lets see how this goes!

Similarities:
Female Protagonist is Flame Wielders and Royalty.
They both a Tournament where they have to make it to the top.
Both Romance, Action with Swords.
Starts with the Male Protagonist seeing the Female Protagonist Changing
Both Male Protagonists are powerful with their Swords.

Dissimilarities:
Male Protagonist in one starts from the bottom, whilst the other starts near the top.
One Male Protagonist relies mostly on his own skill while the other has a powerful Sword plus his own power.
report Recommended by CreepyIcicleGuy
If you liked Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry, you'll definitely LOVE Gakusen Toshi Asterisk. In my opinion, Rakudai is executed really well but for some reason, Gakusen really went pass my ratings in Rakudai.

These are the basic similarities but they are very similar in terms of:
- Setting: School
- They all have weapons
- Goal: Win or join a inter-school tournament
- They have hidden goals which are deep
- They both have action which includes powers and all that
- Harem!!
- Characters have the same good guy as MC, a tsundere heroine, a loli, and such. (Heroine is a princess)
report Recommended by Mayvenn
Basically same anime. Similar scenes. Similar storylines. Similar main characters. Similar female protagonist. In my opinion Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry has a better story, at least the backstory is more interesting. If you've watched one, watch the other (at least so you can see how they're basically the same)
report Recommended by Silver-King
Both Rakudai Kishi no Cavary and Gakusen Toshi Asterisk are anime talking about magic, and how they are fighting in a tournament. Both have a bit of harem, even though we can see that the main character has a preference for one of the girls. Also, they both get known in their schools for having done something special, and enter the tournament for a personal reason.
report Recommended by NahEy
They both follow a male lead.
Meets a girl while they were changing.
The girl is a princess of some other kingdom.
Both female leads have fire power.
Have other females that likes the male lead.
Both anime have a tournament that either they team up of need to fight each other.
Male lead is either looked down or new to the school and over time make a cool reputation.
Anime ends with the male lead or the male lead/female lead defeating a strong person. Either in a epic way or short epic way.
report Recommended by Miyuki_Saruhiko
They have :
Similar plot
Nice swordplay
Amazing battles and supernatural abilities

report Recommended by tasos98
Both are similar in plot, characteres and on the premise. If you liked GTA, you will like RKC too.
report Recommended by Onee-ch4n
They have nearly identical settings, and most of the cast is also the same right down to their costumes and hair. They both enjoy the same sorts of action in the same sorts of places, and it's about the same level of quality. They have literally the same opening scene for the main characters, and the main characters enjoy a romance that is far more similar than it is different. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk takes itself much more seriously, however, where Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is more of a parody.
report Recommended by Allarielle
These shows are very similar:

They both involve schools and students competing against each other one a year, with swords and magic ect.

Both Protagonists have a bad past (one of them not as bad), and they both hold a massive power that they can only use for a certain amount of time before passing out with no energy.

They both meet with a Princess, and she starts to like them as they work together everyday to win the tournaments.
report Recommended by Hodor98
-Both anime are about magi academy with battles between special youngsters with gifted super powers
-The main characters are both very badass, very good at kendo and have a hidden power
-The main female characters bear great resemblances
report Recommended by NightmareFear
If you like Gakusen Toshi Asterisk which I know sucks. Theres a better anime similar to Ass war
Not only is it set in an academy it also has a battle in which students fight each other. But Rakudai is MUCH more better than Ass war its much more realistic. Why you say? Who the fuck comes with the idea that a student govern a whole school in which in rakudai the school is governed by an adult. So stop watching ass war
report Recommended by Wrathalos
Both anime's are in an academy where they fight others with their weapons/swords.
but they don't die.
report Recommended by Mitarai
Both have really great similarities such as the plot, characters and events.

It is especially similar at the start specifically the first episodes wherein the two mcs meet.

Both have really similar mc especially with their powers that are restrained due to being OP and due to being told that their powers might hurt people. Although these two mc's are the same, their leading ladies also have the same personality being a tsundere. They also have a similar hair color that makes you think a possibility of a certain reference of the two.

Overall, I recommend Rakudai Kishi no   read more
report Recommended by Penholder
because the mc's share family problem's not only that the character's resemble each other the story is just as good both mc fight with the one that they love to find out about themselves
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Similar stories
report Recommended by Killerstalker
They both almost have the same female character and how the male is the lead of the story and has to defeat the female protagonist in the beginning after being touched or seen naked.
report Recommended by iCrystalZ
These two animes are about a gym with where one festival happens and the other is an event to determine who is the strongest.

The main character in "Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry" is a carrier of fire magic and is a princess just like the female character of "Gakusen Toshi Asterisk".

The main character in "Rakudai ..." derived from his lack of skill in using magic increased his skill to the extreme in combat using the sword and senses and thus being able to unleash a great power for a short period such as the main character of the " Gakusen ...   read more
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The story line is similar where students compete against each other to fight in a festival/tournament to determine the strongest.

The main protagonists of the shows are overpowering students that are competing with other students from the academy to participate in a festival/tournament to determine who is the strongest. The main protagonists meet the main heroines half naked where they later fight in a match soon after meeting each other.

The main heroine in both shows are fire wielders and princesses from a foreign country.

Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry focuses more on the romance between Ikki Kuorgane and Stella Vermillion while   read more
report Recommended by KuroganeFlash51
Both aired on the same date, same time, for the same number of episodes. Both have similar characters (e.g. both main female characters are tsunderes with fire abilities). Both about tournaments at a fighting school. Both involve the main character walking in on the main female character wearing barely anything in the first episode, followed by the girl challenging the protagonist to a fight. Both are entertaining to watch, though personally I much prefer Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry out of the two.
report Recommended by ChrisTheWeeb
the plot is somewhat similar, though the romance in ''Gakusen Toshi Asterisk'' is lacking.
report Recommended by Idundunno
They are both very similar academy tournament anime,and both are extremly fun and exciting to watch
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Similarities
- Their plot is almost equal

Which one is better?
for me: Rakudai 9/10 Gakusen 5/10
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