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To Aru Majutsu no Index

To Aru Majutsu no Index

Touma Kamijo's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet unfortunately for Touma, his arm also seems to nullify good luck. Despite his bad luck, the boy tries to stay out of trouble and just live out his life, trying to be the "good guy" whenever he can; but trouble enters his life one day when he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony. She turns out to be a nun of the Church of England, bearing the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum - a collection of 103,000 forbidden texts, and as a result has a number of people after her. How far will Touma go to protect his new companion from her pursuers?

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Wanginator Wanginator says...

Both series revolve around the main protagonist, a seemingly powerless guy, and his desire to save those around him. While both characters are at their core, very different people, the reason that drives them is similar, and in that sense, both characters and their conflicts are similar. Also, both series make use of magic and other supernatural powers as part of the plot and story.

FireFlower FireFlower says...

Fate/Stay night and To Aru Majutsu no Index both have magicians and fights between them. Eventough in this world Magic is not commonly known anymore and technology is ruling force.

These two series share a hero that cannot abandon others in need, so it will probably entertain a lot when I tell this hero is the unluckiest being on the earth.

eaper eaper says...

The main similarities between these series is the back story- the fact that magic is an unknown aspect of life, even though it makes large differences in day-to-day activities, and the main character always tries to save others, even at the risk of his own life. Also, this isn't really a similarity, but every time the main character in FSN began to "image" something, I couldn't help but think of Touma saying that he'll just have to break that image before he defeats an opponent.

MugiwaraMarius MugiwaraMarius says...

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To Aru Majutsu No Index and Fate/Stay Night both feature a seamingly powerless protagonist trying to protect women with much greater powers. However the females in both series are both powerful and fragile at the same time. Both shows have lots of action but they also focus on the developing relationships between the characters.

Shadowblazen Shadowblazen says...

These two series both involve the usage of magic in a modern urban setting. The main difference is that Majutsu no Index features a magic/technology duality which is not present in Fate. But if you enjoyed the small scale conflicts and battles between magicians (or servants/espers/etc) in one series, you might like the flow of the action in the other series as well.As far as characters go, the male protagonists in both series are similar in that they are initially considered weak, but they happen to possess rather unique abilities that set them apart from other characters. They also have similar attitudes and both want to use their powers to help others.In the end, these series just have a very similar fantasy/action feel to them. The last question you have to ask yourself is: if you've seen Fate and enjoyed its straight-to-the-point plot, do you have the patience to allow for Majutsu no Index's larger character cast and more involved plot to develop (considering that Majutsu no Index has a 2nd season whereas Fate does not)?

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are action shows with some darker elements. Both have a supernaturally inclined girl and a mostly useless boy, who grows stronger when faced with the magical elements that the plot throws their way.

Elemental Gelade

Elemental Gelade

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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Reimius Reimius says...

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.

ermeyers ermeyers says...

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!

cyruss2007 cyruss2007 says...

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.

holyzac holyzac says...

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!

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are more-or-less dark fantasy action series with a strong focus on a partnership.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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tenmazoe tenmazoe says...

Both Bleach and Fate/Stay Night tell the story of a high school student who would just be ordinary, if it weren't for someone suddenly entering his life. For Ichigo in Bleach, Rukia the Death God gives him her spiritual power, and for Shirou in Fate/Stay Night, Saber the Servant lets him control her use of power and strength. Main male characters Ichigo and Shirou are both desperate to protect anyone they care about and both have haunting pasts. Main female characters Rukia and Saber are both tough, seemingly cold, but truly care about their friends. With these similarities, it's easy to enjoy one series after being a fan of the other.

cameronanimeangel cameronanimeangel says...

Fate Stay/Night and Bleach are two shows that are one in the same. In Bleach the story fallows the main character Ichigo a young man that can see spirits but doesn't know why. In Fate Stay/Night the main character Emmia is a low quality magician. What make them the same is who both are put in the most awkward and crazy positions. In Bleach Ichigo has to take on the role of death while Emmia takes on the role of a Holy protector. Their backgrounds make the shows even more compelling. Both shows have a good supporting cast especially in the ladies that surround them. They both happen to have love interest in more than one lady. The story for both can be very dark some times and light at others. The story also does let up for some well time comedy which can be really good. The voice cast for both shows is good and well done. If you like comedy, magic, spirits, big swords, and a compelling story then both of these are for you.

Watar Watar says...

They are similiar in the way that the two main characters don't know there situation at first but gradually realizes what they have created. They also don't realize that they are indirectly trying to protect there friends.

Skygryphon Skygryphon says...

While the basic plots in Fate/Stay Night and Bleach are quite different, they share a very similar mood. Both are filled with intense one-on-one fights, with the main character slowly becoming more aware of his abilities as time goes on. However, there's quite a bit of drama between these fights in both series, making them well-balanced. The main characters themselves are also extremely similar; Ichigo/Shirou are both intent on protecting what they care strongly about at all costs, and Rukia/Saber have similar inner conflicts and must come to face their painful pasts. In addition, these two shows deal with the same themes: honor, self-sacrifice, and accepting what cannot be changed. They have quite a bit of symbolism and will often force you to dig beneath the surface to find the hidden meanings of the stories. If you enjoyed either Fate/Stay Night or Bleach, then you're bound to enjoy the other for at least one of these reasons.

Elfen Lied

Elfen Lied

For Kouta and Yuka, finding the bloody naked young girl on the beach would change their lives forever, for better or for worse. Unable to speak or function as a normal human being, she is named Nyu by the duo, and taken into their home in an effort to save her. But what neither teenager knows is that this innocent young girl is actually a killing machine -- an experiment gone terribly wrong -- and it is only a matter of time before the murderer in her awakens again...

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JAhU JAhU says...

Shirou from Fate/Stay and Kouta from Elfen Lied are very similar characters. Their pasts hold some mystery and they would rather have their butt kicked than let a girl get hurt in a fight, although they dislike fighting themselves.  Also, since they're nice guys, they offer shelter to any girl in need and thus the big houses they previously lived in all alone get filled up very fast. Besides Kouta and Shirou, Sakura and Yuka seam to have something in common. There aren't many other relations between these two shows, but if you liked the harem part or the main male character in F/S, then you can try watching EL.

P.S. Keep in mid that Elfen Lied is full of gore and echii (and it can be quite disturbing at times).

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The two main male characters in Elfen Lied and Fate Stay Night have similarities in their individual characters. They both demonstrate a sense of wanting to protect the women in their lives at all costs and sacrifice whatever they can to help them.

MrKorrrn MrKorrrn says...

In my opinion these are truely master peases.

About the characters theay are simular in there opinions. "This is my fight I don't want to see you or any of my loved ones get hurt becouse of me". In boath series you can realy taste the sweetness but also the bitterness. At first it seames to be a thin story but somewere in the mid part you'll realise that it's much more than it apears to be.

SO I think if you liked Fate/Stay Night you'll love Elfen Lied

And the other way arund but remember give it a chanse becouse I'm sure thet this will be one of your favorite serie aswell.

eaper eaper says...

The main female in each of these series has an extremely powerful character with fantastic abilities and a very tragic past. Also, the main male lead in each of these series is held by a kind hearted guy that takes many women in and risks his own life to protect them. Also, each of the male leads have a very sad past that helped lead them to be this way.

Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?

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AnimeScout00x AnimeScout00x says...

Both Fate/stay night and ZnT deal with magicians and their relationships with their "familiars"; also, both magicians end up falling madly in love with their familiars, as well. If you liked one of these harem and fantasy-based series, you'll definitely like the other.

Xeferah Xeferah says...

As both anime focus on magicians with their "summoned helper", the plots are rather different at some points. First they share the similarity of "doing what is right" which will lead to the inevitable dilemma's. In both series the main characters develop a love relationship with their "helpers".

The differences between the series are more at a sub-level: Zero no Tsukaima focusses more on humor and the main plot, so the action is more a side-show, where in Fate/stay Night the action is a bigger part of the show. Also, Zero no Tsukaima has some elements of ecchi in it. Where this usually is not a problem, in the second series of this anime there is more of it then in the first series and at a few points (not too many luckily) it can become annoying.

Overall, if you liked one, I do think you will like the other, even though both series have their differences.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these shows revolve around a normal boy, magic, and familiars. Furthermore, the male leads in each have a large hero-complex, always attempting to do "the right thing," even if it risks their lives. Finally, both of these series have a theme relying on the evolution of the romance between the familiar/servant and the master. The difference, though, is ZnT is much more focused on the comedic aspect while FSN was more action based.