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Elemental Gelade

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As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Elemental Gelade 2002 TBD
Elemental Gelade: Flag of the Blue Sky 2004 TBD
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Taeko HORI Character Design
Shigeru UEDA Director
Yuki KAJIURA Music
Mayumi AZUMA Original Manga Creator

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Elemental Gelade simonprasad 5/10 Aug 25, 2013
Elemental Gelade BT09 9/10 Oct 5, 2012
Elemental Gelade roriconfan 4/10 May 22, 2012
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Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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Erementar Gerad and Fate/Stay Knight are like each other because the main characters Coud and Shirou both attain a girl that is used as a weapon and have to fight many battles with their girl/weapon. The romance, theme, and battles are about the same, with Fate/Stay Knight being a lot more bloody and not as light hearted. I loved both these series, and I hope you do too.

The two main characters are dragged into a fight they didn't expect. Both series show that the male character does not want to use the main female character as a weapon. Both stories wants to keep the balance of the world. Both series show that other people want to take the female character and use it for themselves. For those who loved the action in Elemental Gelade, you'll love Fate/Stay Night for the action packed series intertwined with romance.


Can you say fighting team? That is just one similarity between Elemental Gelade and Fate/stay night. In both of these shows there is a boy/girl fighting team. To add to that, the boy/girl teams are in a romantic relationship.

Aside from all that, both of these shows have plenty of action and drama. To tell the truth, both of them are must sees for any anime fanatic. If you liked one of them then you would not only like the other, but you must see the other one too!


Although the theme of the animes are quite different, the idea of using somebody else like a "weapon" as "a form" in Elemental Gelade and as a person in Fate/stay night are the same in both animes, the seem to have the same quantity of humor and romance.


If you like either one of these animes, Elemental Gelade or Fate/Stay Night. You must, i repeat MUST catch the other one! Both animes have romance in them and the love they have between the main characters develops as the story goes on.... Will they have a happy ending? Thats for me to know and for you to find out!

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Tsubasa Chronicle

Tsubasa Chronicle

The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...

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There are strong protective feelings towards the girl from the boy in both of these anime, and also a sense of love. In both, the girl has some mysterious power and is sought after by enemies.


Both animes are great animes that involve fighting for the ones they love, though one is on a journey to go somewhere and one is on a journey to collect the girl's memories. They also both have romance, fighting, and all the other things that people crave or in an anime. :)


I believe that Elemental Gelade and Tsubasa Chronicle are alike in many ways, and that is why if you like one, you should like the other. First of all the protagonists are a boy and a girl who love each other and are gone into a mission for the sake of the girl. They have travelling companions in both animes, with whom they share great moments, but also sad ones, and meet other memorable characters. Also, you should find the music in EG somewhat resembling the one in TC, for it has that epic style in it.


Both are suburbly awesome with action at every turn and romance in plenty . . .but a sweet honest kind of romance. . Both have kind of the same music although elemental gelade not as much . . . and have strong leads that desire to protect the girl no matter what. I loved both equally! Very much a like

Shining Tears X Wind

Shining Tears X Wind

Souma and his friends were typical high school students, and members of the student council; but things changed when a cat girl named Mao appeared in the school, looking for someone named Zero. Souma accidentally breaks Mao's mirror which causes her, Souma and his friends to be transported to her world. In this world, Souma and the other male humans from Earth can wield soulblades drawn from people's hearts. His friends landed in different parts of a war-torn world, so they have subsequently broken up into separate factions and each person is working towards winning the war. His friends have become each other's enemies, and it's up to Souma to be the one to create peace without choosing which friends should die.

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If you liked Shining Tears, you would also enjoy Elemental Gelade because of the fact that the main character is able to get his sword from a girl. In this anime the swords are pulled from the girl and are called soul blades. Both animes have action with a side of romance.


Heroes are born for their epic adventures and breathtaking journeys. Romance, action, friendship, honor, trust, bravery and countless other codes of chivalry mark the heroes' personalities. Such is the tale of Elemental Gelade and Shining Tears X Wind. They involve two unlikely heroes who are thrust in a world under anarchy. Each is an epic journey of love and chivalry and ultimately the birth of a hero that will change the course of history.

Indeed, one can say that Elemental Gelade and Shining Tears X Wind are two sides of the same coin. Distinctively similar yet different, these two are guaranteed to be enjoyed by viewers of one and the other. So follow these heroes as they pave the way for generations to come; be it in the realm of Elemental Gelade or Shining Tears X Wind, satisfaction is sure to follow.


The two anime use girls as weapons and fantasy elements. Although the fighting is plentiful, the protagonists have next to no experience in battle but gradually learn while becoming closer to the main female(s).

Tokyo Underground

Tokyo Underground

Beneath Tokyo lies a city whose inhabitants have inherited a natural ability to control the elements. After a civil uprising, two girls surface from the sub-terra in a bid to escape from this secret world. Together, Chelsea and Ruri  stumble upon Asagi Rumina, a man who becomes determined to protect them from those who would pursue the maiden of life. After a close encounter with death, Rumina learns that he must develop a skill of his own to keep his newfound friends safe, especially as it seems to be his responsibility to stop the impending doom rising to take over the planet’s surface. Will his power of wind be enough to take on The Company, or will he be forced to kneel before those brandishing electricity, ice and shadow?

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Both anime are mainly about embarking on a huge adventure, and the main guy does so for a girl he just met. I found that the cast of characters have about the same traits, and that their choice of comedy has a similar style. Tokyo Underground involves some neat supernatural powers, while Erementar Gerad has plenty of action.


Both of these anime are about a young boy who suddenly finds himself with a strange new power after meeting a cute girl. Both then embark on an adventure because of this. Also both female protagonists are special in some way and thus the target for power hungry antagonists. While the focus is the love between the two protagonists and the attempts of the male to protect the female there is enough humour in both to keep things light at times without being silly and also a good amount of action to prevent things becoming too slushy. Elemental Gelade has a bit more depth to the story but both are deep enough to keep you interested without being too involved.


Elemental Gelade and Tokyo Underground are centered around the male protagonist's desire to protect the enigmatic female.

Both males contain the traits of being incredibly persistent and arduous, yet still ignorant about emotions, relationships and the world in general.

The female counterparts are similary very mysterious; speaking little and appearing pretty much clueless yet inbued with incredible powers.

More so in Elemental Gelade, when both male and female lead are together, their ability to overcome their foes increases dramatically.

Both animes ultimately revolve around the character's emotional journey understanding their feelings for each other as well as the physical journey undertaken protecting each other and the world around them.

Slapstick humour is employed in both to lighten the mood, with action being employed liberally for most episodes.

Main differences is in setting (Tokyo Underground is a mysterious new world), the various relationships between characters, and the motivations for each 'side'.

Chrono Crusade

Chrono Crusade

It is the early 1920s, and New York City has a problem of evil proportions – demons. With devil worshipping on the rise, foul spirits and monsters have begun to surface, causing fear and panic in their wake. Combating this threat is the Magdalene Order – a group of religious officials charged with exorcising the evil that is spreading throughout the city. Rosette Christopher is a young nun who takes on missions alongside her contracted partner – a young demon named Chrono. Now it is up to this unlikely pair to wield God’s power – and plenty of holy bullets – to destroy the menace in front of them and confront the demons of their past.

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Both Elemental Gelade and Chrono Crusade are about characters on a mission. In Chrono Crusade it's to save the world, and in Elemental Gelade it's to save the girl. The animation is eye catching and both series keep you engaged.


Chrono Crusade and Elemental Gelade have in common the fact that the main characters fight in order to achieve peace on earth. In both animes they are helped by specialized organizations. Also, there is a story that develops between the characters , and the fact that the girl and the boy are different in both CC and EG gives strength to their relationship.