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?
Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...
These series each focus on a lead male unwillingly thrown into a battle for his life and the future. They each have the main character paired with a female that forces them to fight. Ideals and realities battle to take control of the future in both series, making them go well together.
Both are extremely similar in that they have battles where each person involved has a servant (called an asset in C) that fights for him/her. Their male protagonists are definitely cut from the same cloth. Neither hero wishes to fight but both are compelled to. The way both of them respect and care for their servant/asset is the same, and this is regarded as highly unusual in both series. Although the setting and plot are rather different, if you liked one of these series you'd probably like the other.
Once upon a time, two brothers passed the happy days of their childhood by studying alchemy, which is governed by the equal transfer principle: an eye for an eye -- you can't get more than you give. But these brothers tried to defy that law, and a horrific accident resulted. Now, the older brother, Edward, is called the Full Metal Alchemist because of his metal limbs, and the younger, Alphonse, is a soul without a body, trapped within the confines of an automaton. Together they search for the power to restore themselves, to find the lives they lost so long ago...
Both series are about a dark plotline: In FMA, they seek the philosopher's stone because it is said to hold to power to grant wishes without equivalent exchange; in Fate/Stay night, they seek the holy grail, which will grant both master and servant a fulfillment in any desire they wish. Both plotlines have twists and curves you don't see coming, and both end up realizing what they seek isn't all it's cracked up to be. If you like fullmetal, you're bound to like Fate/Stay night.
Fate/Stay Night and Fullmetal Alchemist are very similar to each other. They both focus on solving a certain mystery and to do so the heroes have to explore their world and powers, along with dealing with some very dangerous enemies. Both storylines are quite dark, and contain quite a few plot twists that will keep you guessing about what will happen next.
In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.
Shirou and Shu start off as regular high school students assuming their daily life until one they recent event struck them that would change their lives forever getting accompanied by a girl who acts as their ally. Shirou and Shu gain powers that can take form of anything it wants and improves it throughout the story. The story gets simple early but gets twisty and complex later on as the mysterious third party awaits them.........
Both very similar. Weakish male lead. Slightly stronger female lead. Similar endings...................
Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!
If you liked Action/romance of Fate/stay night i think youll like Kaze no Stigma too. Its one of the best series i've ever watched its Action/romance with pretty hilarious characters.
i think you really should check it out
It's been a while since I watched Kaze no Stigma, but as I watched Fate/Stay Night, it came to mind again and again. Kaze no Stigma has magic, action, and a bit of magic. Kaze has the added element of family conflict and deep grudges. If you enjoyed Fate at all, I highly reccomend Kaze no Stigma. And if you enjoyed Kaze and want some more of the genre, Fate/Stay Night might be the way to go.
Average, boring, and nothing special; this is how Shiratori Kuu feels about herself and her life as a high school student in Academia. On what begins as any other day, Kuu's life is spun upside down when a new student transfers to her class. As soon as she sees his face, she is astonished, for this is no ordinary boy – he looks just like the prince she has dreamt of for so long! He extends a hand to her and repeats the words she has somehow heard before, "Lets go... Together." But it is never that easy, is it? A world that seemed so dull is now torn apart by a whirlwind of love and hate, and the conflict that plagues all those involved.
Although Fate/stay Night and Kyoshiro belong to different genres you'll see lots of similar elements in both like "mana" used to replenish their "swords", the existence of characters who would fight for the leads, love stories (although a more cheesy one in Kyoshiro) and of course the bittersweet endings.
Fate/stay Night and Kyoshiro have similar themes and characters that fight in pairs to protect each other. They need to use mana to replenish their 'weapons.' The endings are also kind of similar in a way.