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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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Ascendancy Ascendancy says...

Full Metal Panic and Zero no Tsukaima have two things in common. First, they both have amazing humor, which is basically Girl getting mad at boy, for boy behaving totally inappropriate. The other is the perfect balance between action and story. Both have their moments of cool action, but also they dig really deep into the emotion life of the (main)characters. If you like either Full Metal Panic or Zero no Tsukaima, you'll definately like the other.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Magic and mechas are two different things. Modern day Japan and a fantasy medieval like other world are also two different things entirely. So why are these two animes similar? The main character is thrown into a situation he is unprepared for in a world completely foreign to him. Saito is actually thrown into another world litterally where he becomes the familiar of Louise and is tasked with protecting her from harm. Sagura has been a mercenary since he was 8 and has now been thrown into the world of normal people (figuratively) and school life which is basically as foreign as it gets for him. His mission is to protect Chidori from those who want the secret knowledge she possesses. In a world they don't understand, both main characters must use their knowledge to fight all sorts of enemies to protect a girl....a rather abusive, rampaging, loud girl who likes to hit them for all their screw ups.

Chrome Shelled Regios

Chrome Shelled Regios

In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.

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FireFlower FireFlower says...

If you liked Full Metal Panic's protagonist Sagara's unque character, you might also like Chrome Shelled Regios.

Both series have very strong protagonist characters. A male hero and his woman counteractor. Defending cities from alien life form, securing resources so city can live in the wastelands.

Icaraexes Icaraexes says...

Both of these anime's are superb.The characters and plot are engaging. They have similar characters. Sousuke/Layfon, Nina/Mao, Tessa/Felli, Kurtz/Sharnid.

Also, they are similar in the fact that they are teens involved in a military organization that protects the world/city

Shakugan no Shana

Shakugan no Shana

Sakai Yuuji thought he was a normal high school student, until one fateful day when time stopped. Watching in horror, he witnesses a monster devouring the "frozen" people around him; but luckily for Yuuji, he is saved by a sword-wielding red-headed girl that calls herself a "Flame Haze". The girl informs him that he has been dead for some time now and that his current self is merely a replacement for the human that he used be while alive. He is, she says, merely a torch whose life will come to an end when the blue flame in his chest ceases to burn. After this rude awakening, Yuuji realizes that he is able to see the flames of life in other "torches"; and after discovering that a friend of his is also a torch -- and her life is burning out faster than his – he gains the courage to live out the rest of his life with meaning. Will Yuuji be able to find his place in the world before he ceases to exist?

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ironcaveman ironcaveman says...

Well both have a small love story, but not to big to really get in the way of the story. If you like the fighting in this one you will love it in the other one. It also kinda has it ware one of them is a "master" but in Shakugan no Shana, its much less but still a hint of it. The fighting does not last to long in both all in all its a grate anime you need to see it.

rusty0 rusty0 says...

Apart from the differences between the action, ones mecha the other more fantasy based, the leads relationship is very similar, with the female protagonists both being tsundere characters.

Also, they both feature plenty of awesome action scenes!

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

In the 24th century, the planet's fossil fuels have been completely consumed, forcing humanity to use solar power as the primary source of energy. A huge solar energy system orbiting the planet was eventually built, anchored to the Earth and providing it with power through three orbital space elevators. As a result of the expense of such a large-scale project, most the world consolidated into three factions: the Union, the Human Reform League, and the AEU. Despite their common reliance on the fragile orbital elevators for energy, however, humanity still continues to constantly fight wars and build up arms. A paramilitary organization called Celestial Being, equipped with incredibly powerful mobile suits called Gundams, fight in order to force humanity to unite and eradicate armed conflict.

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rusty0 rusty0 says...

Awesome mecha battles, is more needed to be said?

If so, also have really intersting plots about organisations.

Wateralchemist22 Wateralchemist22 says...

they both have the one charcter who is always confused, that one bad guy who just won't die, and both the main characters had to fight since they were very little. OH and fighting roboats what more do you want. the only diffrence is that mobile suit gundam is mainly in space and full metal panic is on earth

Rinne no Lagrange

Rinne no Lagrange

As the sole member of a club dedicated to helping others, do-gooder Madoka Kyouno didn't hesitate in helping save a girl from drowning one day. But little did she know that she actually saved an alien named Lan, and that soon, Madoka herself would be in the pilot of a giant mecha...

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Suimin Suimin says...

Rinne no Lagrange is much less entertaining than Full Metal Panic!, but both share a similar sense of duty as well as similar genres. If you liked Rinne no Lagrange, you should like Full Metal Panic!, and if you're picking at straws for anything similar to Full Metal Panic!, then you could go with Rinne no Lagrange.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

What do you get when you take a high-spirited high school girl, some military mecha, and someone that really doesn't get normal human interaction? Both of these anime, of course. Also featured are the pint-sized commander, a whole fleet of bad guys, and some...interesting... Dialogue. But if you need more socially awkward mecha pilots, go watch this anime!