Infinite Stratos

Alt title: IS: Infinite Stratos

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Hundred

Hundred

"Hundred" - the only weapon capable of fighting the Savages, mysterious life forms attacking Earth. Hayato enters the battleship university Little Garden in hopes of becoming a Slayer... but his roommate Emile Crossfode, who seems to know a lot about him for some reason, awakens a sort of unsettling nostalgia within him. What's more, right after he joins the school, the strongest Slayer at Little Garden, the "Queen" Claire Harvey, challenges him to a duel!

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hotsauce2000 hotsauce2000 says...

These two shows have a lot in common, both having a clear element of harem, romcom, action and mecha. Aside from a few differences here and there the shows are from the get go eerily similar in the setup, so if you like one, you'll likely like the other as well.

LZRBrick LZRBrick says...

It just is with me ha hot girls a harem world and mecha to boot hands down hundred is infinite stratos doppelgänger.

Ethan03200 Ethan03200 says...

Cet animé est super je le recommande fortement. L'histoire, les personnages, les dessins sont tout simplement énormes.

Rastamepas Rastamepas says...

Honestly both Infinite Stratos and  Hundred  the same thing different light novels. Both are about  guy who enters a school which surprisingly has a high amount of females.

Both are heavy in action with a big cast of harem canidates and plenty of fan service for the ecchi lovers. 

So if you like typical harem male leads in an action mecha show you'll like either show.

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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Sasukefanx12 Sasukefanx12 says...

Both of these anime involve a school based around futuristic fighting and military arts. There is just the right mix of normal school life and futuristic combat in both. That and the male leads are very similar in both in that they're both sort of misfits that have special abilities and several girls vying for their affections...though more so in IS.

TomikelT TomikelT says...

Both anime follow the Harem genre. Infinte Stratos is more blunt about relationships and is more about arena combat. Chrome Shelled Regios has a more suttle approch to the relationships and is more or less watching Layfon kill every polluted beast while the girls and bystanders watch in awww.

TenaciousJ728 TenaciousJ728 says...

Watching the first few episodes of IS, Chrome Shelled Regios flashed through my head. Both...

  • involve studying in some sort of academy to prepare students for combat
  • take place in the future
  • fall under Harem in a sense
  • students' combat skills are used in an arena... for the most part

Characters aside, they're only different because IS uses mecha-ish exoskelletons as a "power" as opposed to CSR which actually uses psychic powers. 

Sekirei

Sekirei

Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell from the sky on top of him! She is a Sekirei, one of 108 that are destined to fight each other until only one remains; and he or she will ascend to heaven with his or her chosen one known as an Ashikabi. Minato soon finds himself in the embrace of Musubi, becoming her Ashibaki - but his life will only become more complicated. Musubi isn't the last to claim Minato as her Ashibaki, and what's worse, plenty of other Sekirei and opponents stand in his way!

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MeowSirsXD MeowSirsXD says...

they both have a good paced plot not too fast not too slow they both have a fair amount of comedy and the same theme which is theres only one guy and hes surrounded by girls, enjoy

Nikolas3 Nikolas3 says...

If you ever watched IS you have to watch Sekirei and Freezing. If you like that kinda of anime style then those two are good to watch before or after. Both animes has a good story, and both heroes fights for something. If you like romantic and fights you will be loved in Sekirei and Freezing. In both ways boys have a harem around him. If you want more "brain use" you can watch Sekirei because there the boy is not so stupid :P. But I liked both of them. Ofcourse Sekirei is 1 season longer, and thats why its good.

 

Just watch them both and i promise you will not regret.

 

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime surround a young man that ends up with a large harem of very powerful women. The girls are constantly fighting, and they all have unique, often conflicting personalities. There is at least one busty blonde and one tsundere. If you liked that in the first, try the second. 

Date a Live

Date a Live

Shido Itsuka was born in a world where widespread catastrophes of varying size called spacequakes can happen anytime and anywhere, razing everything in the vicinity. When his city's alarm forewarns one impending, the teenager races to his sister Kotori in an attempt to rescue her. But upon his arrival, the spacequake transpires in that very spot, and standing in the middle of the destruction is a beautiful sword-wielding girl. Soon after, he learns she is one of many beings called "Spirits" who cause the disasters, and charming those like her is the solution to preventing them. Effective immediately, Shido must date Spirits and make them fall in love with him, because if he cannot, mankind's destruction may very well be inevitable.

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Thrawn Thrawn says...

One guy surrounded by superpowered babes with fights aplenty, flash and pizzazz, some heroics and a harem in the making. The guy's natural charisma attracts the babes and in Date a Live, with the aid of an organization bent on getting him babes. Total opposite to the main of Infinite Stratos, who is beyond help. Both have their romantic hijinks, tender moments and are surprisingly good, better than they should be at first glance.

And some totally kickass outfits that accentuate the gluts and chest.

Bradalee Bradalee says...

Both of these series feature a group of dominant females as they form a harem with a fairly bland male protagonist who has a special ability. Both series try to do a little bit of everything, with comedy, ecchi, drama and action all thrown into the mixer. Neither are particularly brilliant in terms of plot or character development, but if you enjoyed one chances are high that you will enjoy the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both anime start off with one girl vying for the MC's attention, but quickly piles on the ladies. And these aren't just your ordinary ladies, no. These are superpowered ladies that could probably level a building if they got too upset. The ladies fight each other and other entities quite often; in fact it's most of the show. So, if you liked that in one, go watch the other. 

Vandread

Vandread

In a far and distant future, men and women have become mortal enemies. Each living on seperate planets, an interstellar war is being fought between the two very different peoples. Hibiki, a mere 3rd class worker, finds himself in the middle of a huge space battle, facing the nemesis of mankind: Womankind!

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

If you like Infinite Stratos you should watch Vandread because both shows are about a man (or men in Vandread's case) who is surrounded by women many of which are attracted to him. Also both shows are mecha anime that use CG animation for the mech battles.

Wandervox Wandervox says...

There are no new stories, it has been said -- only old ones which are told in new and interesting ways. I'd say a comparison between Vandread and Infinite Stratos exemplifies this concept quite nicely.

A singular member of gender N is, against all odds, suddenly thrust into an encapsulated society which is dominated by gender Z. Said member of gender N, generally met with apprehension, loathing, skepticism, and/or the same sort of interest one might have in a foreign species, one or two members of gender Z give gender N's representative just enough of a chance to serve as a catalyst for others to do the same. At some point, all hell breaks loose, and ol' gender N is given the opportunity to prove that they're not brainless, walking genetalia.

The entire premise of both series hinges on the politics of gender, status, and rank. Everything is tied together with the standard mecha flair, and many popular moe archetypes are represented -- the high class ojou-sama, the militant feminist, the token foreigner, the heterochromic, etc.

Other than a somewhat heavy reliance on fanservice and CG (the latter of which is, at times, of questionable quality), I've little criticism for either show. Perhaps I'm just easy to please, but I felt that each series told its tale in a fashion that will keep the average viewer compelled enough to finish with a satisfied smile.

There is, of course, SOME divergence, and are plenty of differences in style and delivery to keep things fresh. Still, nothing here is new material. This is not, however, to say that the material presented is sub-par. It simply means that you've heard this story a thousand times. If you've watched one of these titles, you'll see the offerings of the other coming a mile away... and are very likely to enjoy the tale all over again.