Both are set in a world that is quite normal on the first look (one is a bit more futuristic though) but involve supernatural occurrences, like magicians or people with abnormal powers.
The atmosphere is quite similar, though the plot of Shakugan no Shana is a lot darker/heavier at the start of the show.
To Aru is basically SnS with magic instead of swords or the other powers and a bit more comedy. Animation is quite similar, due to the fact both anime are by JC Staff. Not that it matters, but the openings are also by the same person. Overall, To Aru simply gave off a similar vibe to SnS.
In both of these series the lead boy is made to be with to the lead girl due to reasons revolving around magic. Also, the story lines are both based around magic and the like.
Hmm ..... smilar story line , similar heroes but this time guy is a big hero , of course exist little romantic plot . That anime is very good in my opinion , one of the best i this Fall ....
- Both have a similar animation / art style
- They both involve magic and magical fights
- They both have lots of vague and complex love situations with some awkward moments
I love J.C. Staff and Index is just like Shana without the tsundereness. Character designs are very similar in these two animes. It's just more J.C. Staff goodness. Can't get enough of J.C. Staff.
To Aru Majutsu no Index is on a higher level than Shana at .. well.. everything. But they deal with similar eerie and supernatural situations, have teenagers which get in these weird moments that change their live's forever. Though some characters are similar, both shows are different on a lot of things, but they share the same feeling when watching them.
Both shows have very similar art. Both have opening songs sung by Mami Kawada. Plot is similar as new people with new supernatural powers keep coming and affect protagonists in some way. Extremely similar feel.
Main female protagonist with special powers + male protagonist with hidden powers. Maguc + relationships. Both shows share the similar feeling.
The magic battles, the character types, the humor....
I don't know what else I should list.
And there's of course the Shana-tan and Index-tan specials.
both series are about magic and action, same studio, and similar feeling. if you like Index, then you might like Shakugan no Shana, and vice-versa
Both SnS and Index are produced by J.C. and incorporate much of the same magical elements. As expected, the art and animation employed in both are very similar, and overall they portray similar moods and tones (Index is like SnS with less moe).
Both are made by J.C. Staff, and both involve a male character with an odd power meeting a tsundere female character. Yet another similarity is that both have to do with magic and special powers. If you liked one, you'll most likely enjoy the other.
Both series contain the same vivid feeling. First, we have the normal boy who gets involved into a world that he's not too familiar of. Additionally, the main boy is virtually useless but is surprisingly hardworking and strives to protect what he cares about.
Both series also contain supernatural elements involving magic.
Both series also are produced by J.C. Staff even the music has a similar feel.
Both series also has intertwined stories drawn from various angles involving the other main and supporting characters.
-flame haze vs tomogara = science vs religion
-Similar character designs
-same production staff
-main male character has no powers
The characters are too similar, both also revolve around a supernatural theme as well as the implication of romance in both series--even though not properly expressed
Both main characters have a strange power, and both fight various organizations.
Want some anime with some supernatural or magical elements to them? Fear not, as Toaru Majutsu no Index and Shakugan no Shana will satsify your needs. Both shows are produced by the studio J.C. Staff and have similar set-ups. In both shows you have an average main character with overwhelming potential and a strong, powerful female co-lead. Plots don't deviate much from each other either, as characters in both shows have to fight against some entity that is much more powerful than them. Check out both shows when you get a chance!