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One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...
Both of these anime delve into the idea that often, great power comes at a price. With brilliant storytelling and plenty of psychological drama, these series are very much alike.
The main similarity between both Code Geass and Madoka Magica is that the plots invovle characters entering into contracts with mysterious contractors to obtain great characters. However, upon obtaining these powers the characters eventually fall prey to the powers that they have obtained. The situations of both Lelouch from Code Geass and Sayaka from Madoka Magica are comparable to one another since both characters enter contracts to obtain special powers, only for them to learn the truth behind their contracts, try to use powers that isolate them to help people, and eventually fall prey to their powers. While the plots are different, the reason why if you enjoyed one you'd like the other is that the two plots share similar themes, and are both serious takes on usually non-serious genres (the mecha in Code Geass and the magical girl in Madoka Magica).
Haruto and his comrades continue to fight against the forces of Dorssia. However, many things remain unanswered in the midst of battle, including the past of L-Elf and his fellow soldiers' past, the destiny of the mysterious girl Liselotte, and the feelings of Haruto, Shōko, and Saki. The relationships and loyalty of each and every member of each army will be tested as the clash of ideals and power reaches its climax.
With so many similarities in setting and plot devices (In both anime, the MC received a supernatural power, and many more), these two represent each other quite well. Both are mecha anime that play on a really big scale, featuring a huge cast of characters stuck inside a war between two nations. Packed with action, politics and supernatural, it’s pretty clear that those two draw the same kind of audience. If you liked one of these two, then there’s a good chance you might like the other one.
They both take themselves WAAAAY too seriously. The 2nd seasons escalate solid, if somewhat, convoluted plots to insane levels of stupidity.
I like both series, but you should try and focus more on the action and characters (some of them anyway), otherwise you'll just get annoyed.
Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?
It may be a bit of a stretch, but I think these two are a good pair for each other. Both follow a male teenager protagonist who lives in a corrupt society and wants to change it for the better. They both deal with the issue of ethically as they may lead the viewer to question whether the all of the methods the protagonists and other characters use to fulfill their goals are necessarily the best way to go about handling the situation. Anyway, they are both interesting and thought-provoking.
I think that these two are a good pair for each other. No. 6 and Lelouch of the Rebellion are intuitive anime, they make you think about how social, political, and economic factors would play out in a dystopian setting.
They show how problems arise in government and how the government infringes on peoples rights in order to maintain power.
They both have male leads that attempt to overthrow the wrongs of the current government, by attaining their own power.
All in all, both anime are extremely attractive to people who like to think while they watch, explore the boundries of government, and the rights of humanity.
The irregular at magic high school is set in a world where magic exists but instead of using chants and spells, magic users cast spells with their Casting Assistant Device (CAD). The CAD is infused with the user’s Psions (a substance-less thought particle) that activates the device and constructs the magic ritual.
From the first episode of the anime "The Irregular at Magic High School" I knew that has many similarities with Code Geass.
Bot animes have the same vibe, are more action based with a little romance and they have great animation style.
You should definitely check them both!
A brother loving his sister to bits and going as far as killing while working on gaining power. That's what both animes have in common. Also the ways how the main male characters of these animes are using super complex strategy in order to achive their goals.
The second season of Aldnoah Zero.
Both of these series have mechs and utilize strategy during warfare. Both also have a protagonist and antagonist who are pitted against eachother in spite of having many similarities. If you like Aldnoah.Zero, you would probably like Code Geass as well.
Both of the main lead roles are tactical and smart, but need help from a beautiful girl from time to time to help tilt the odds in the favor of the hero. While I do have to say the Aldnoah-Zero is more dark and twisted than Code Geass they were both enjoyable. If I had to pick between the two I would choose to watch Code Geass first then Aldnoah-Zero afterwards.