Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

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Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~

Umi Monogatari ~Anata ga Ite Kureta Koto~

When Marin and Urin – two sisters who live in the sea – find a ring that dropped into the water from the land of Sky, they decided to travel above to return it. There, amidst a bustling festival, they meet the ring’s owner; her name is Kanon, and she wants nothing to do with the ring, which was a present by her ex-boyfriend. After Kanon refuses to accept the ring and throws it away once more, the girls continue to search for it, accidentally releasing half of a great evil whose spirit was sealed both above and below the water.  But luckily, there’s hope – Matsumoto, the Elder Turtle from the sea, appears and reveals that Marin is none other than the Priestess of the Sea, charged with defeating the villain. Marin must now fight alongside Kanon - who discovers she’s the Priestess of the Sky - to put a stop to this ancient power and its possessed minions before it’s too late…

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sothis sothis says...

Nanoha and Umi Monogatari differ from normal magical girl titles in that they absolutely do not come off as typical magical girl titles. It's hard to quantify why, but both feel more adult and have more to them in general than the usual generic Sailor Moon-style romp. Liked one? Try on the other for size.

Angel Densetsu

Angel Densetsu

What is Seiichirou Kitano, a boy with the heart of an angel and the face of a devil, supposed to do when he starts his new life as a first year high school student? Accidently defeat the school "guardian" and become the most famous and feared gang leader in the town, of course! With his "henchmen" Kuroda and Takehisa in tow, Kitano turns a simple act of good will into an all-out war with Hakuun High!

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Gunther Gunther says...

Like Nanoha, the protagonist of Angel Densetsu is a nice, well-meaning guy who would rather solve problems with discussion than fighting, and has a tendency to befriend former enemies. The story has many themes of honesty, friendship, loyalty, and letting people redeem themselves, much like Nanoha. The Angel Densetsu setting may be a bit more slice-of-life, but the fight scenes are just as over-the-top if not more so.

Magic Users Club!

Magic Users Club!

Without warning, a giant alien bell suddenly appeared over the skies of Tokyo. Its purpose, it broadcast, was to take over the Earth, a plan which so far has not been thwarted. Luckily for humanity, the Magic Users Club of Kitanohashi High School is here to save the day! Armed with 2 new recruits and a load of magical talent, Takakura, Aburatsubo, and the rest of the gang begin to train daily for the goal of defeating the bell, and finally earning the respect of the Mizuha Miyama manga club, their largest rival!

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Both of these shows have an odd balance of magic and technology. It seems that magic just might be the best way to attack enemies from another dimension and mysterious ships from outer space.

Happiness!

Happiness!

In a world not unlike our own, mages are commonplace and schools are separated between normal students and magic users. Yuma Kohinata is a student at one such school, Mizuhosaka Academy. On the way home from buying chocolates with his androgynous friend Jun, Yuma is given chocolates from school idol Haruhi Kamisaka; things become even more complex once the magic wing of the school has a gas explosion, displacing all of the magic students into the normal section – including Haruhi! Now, Yuma finds himself thrust into the world of magic, and must deal with the various women who vie for his affections; can he juggle his priorities and continue to pass his classes?

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha and Happiness! are both light-hearted shows that revolve around teenage girls and their magic. In both cases, things are resolved without any lives at risk or any hearts broken, so people who are looking for a simple show to chase away the darkness of the real world should enjoy both of these.

Yumeiro Pâtissière

Yumeiro Pâtissière

Fourteen-year-old Amano Ichigo is a would-be pâtissière who acquired her love of sweets from her late grandmother’s desserts. After meeting the talented Henri Lucas at a local sweets festa, Amano convinces her parents to let her attend the culinary Marie Academy so that she can fulfill her dream. However, as she’s only armed with a positive attitude and no real cooking skills, Amano quickly finds herself at the bottom of the class. Luckily, she soon meets Vanilla, a sweets spirit who’s here to help Amano reach her full potential. Alongside good friends such as Rumi and the three gorgeous Princes of Sweets, Amano will bake, mix and sift her way to the top!

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DarkMagicianGirl DarkMagicianGirl says...

If you liked one of them you like the other to. There both cute girls and try there hardest to get the best results. There both kind and sweet. And will do everything for there friends. A other thing that you will like is that both have a sesaon that take place a few year later. Nanoha is 10 years an Yumeiro 2 years. Both are series you must have seen. If you like the on you defently like the other.