Asura Cryin'

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Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou

In today's technology-driven society, everything has to move with the times, and magic is no exception. As spells are cast with various magic "codes", made up of binary digits, a computer becomes just as useful to the aspiring mage as a magic wand. One such would-be wizard is Koyomi Morishita, a girl who suffers from a bizarre inability to cast more than one type of spell. No matter how hard she concentrates she can only use code to do one thing: summon metal wash basins, directly above people's heads more often than not! Hoping to improve her versatility, she becomes a student of voluptuous expert witch Misa Anehara. However, with malevolent "daemons" - monsters summoned by unscrupulous magic wielders - appearing at every turn, Koyomi will need all the help she can get!

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Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

Yoku Wakaru Gendai Mahou and Asura Cryin are both fantasy series taking place in modern Japan and where magic and good'ole clichés doesn't seem so out of place. Clumsy moe, flashy fights, and not much of a story; I doubt any of those shows will make it to anyone's top 5, but they can be very enjoyable if you just turn your brain off and enjoy the ride.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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awpaperwings awpaperwings says...

Let me start by saying that I felt that Asura Cryin' was rather weak. At times it felt like the plot was just pulled out of a hat and the giant mechs didn't do much for the story. On the other hand, Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion is an excellent show with and intriguing plot and high-paced actions scenes. If you watched Asura Cryin' and enjoyed it, or felt that something was lacking, try Geass. You will not be disappointed.  

Seikon no Qwaser

Seikon no Qwaser

At St. Mihailov Academy, strange things are happening. Not only did the dean disappear, leaving his daughter Tomo and adopted daughter Mafuyu alone, but girls in the nearby city are being killed by an unknown foe. However, the blades begin to fly when a Russian boy named Sasha arrives. He is a Qwaser, a person able to manipulate the elements after ingesting Soma, breast milk, and he’s not the only one. Soon Tomo and Mafuyu find themselves in the middle of a battle between two groups of Qwasers whose goal is to protect or steal the Theotokos of Tsarytsin. With more allies and enemies arriving, who will survive the assault?

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eaper eaper says...

Each series focuses around a character getting drawn into a magical world and finding out they are a rather important part of the world. Futhermore, there is a rather complex gambit going on in the background. Finally, each series is rather ecchi (although Qwaser is much more so).

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto

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Chelsae Chelsae says...

As soon as I started watching one, it reminded me of the other. That's all I can really say. The fact is, I don't particularly enjoy either of these series, however, they both have Mecha-ish based things in them, and most of the anime is situated around their school and the students in it. But if you liked one, I can definitely see you liking the other.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Boku-tachi wa Mada Shiranai.

Long ago, young Meiko Honma tragically died and her tight-knit group of friends, shaken by the event, drifted apart. Now, ten years later, Meiko has re-appeared as a ghost that only Jinta, the former leader of the gang and an avid shut-in, can see. All she desires is for Jinta to fulfill her final wish so that she can move on to the afterlife, but with no memory of what it was, it’s up to the teenager to gather his former friends and discover what will allow his beloved friend to rest in peace. With so many feelings left unsaid, can this group work out their strife and help the ghost of the girl they once adored?

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jypsyjulia jypsyjulia says...

If you liked Asura Cryin', then I highly suggest that you check out AnoHana.  Although Asura Cryin' is more plot centered rather than character centered (like AnoHana is), the cast maintains a similarity between them as the plot pans out that similar to AnoHana.