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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?
Both of these shows share similar plot elements. Both of them revolve around contests of survival, and the methods the characters use to survive (Servants in Fate/Stay Night and Future Diaries in Mirai Nikki) vary upon each contestant's personality and ambitions. At the end of these games the winner receives a great reward. The main protagonists of both these series are also similar in the fact that at first they are afraid to part take in the dangerous games, but as the shows progress the main characters become more adjusted to the rules of each game. Another similarity between them is that the main heroines of both shows are love interests to the main character and motivate their actions throughout the series. The reason why if you liked one of these you'd like the other is that they both take different approaches to the high stakes game genre. Fate/Stay Night takes a more lighthearted approach focusing on themes like loyalty and having a romance that is that is two-sided. Mirai Nikki on the other hand takes a darker approach to the high stakes game genre focusing on themes such as solitude (most of the main characters are loners) and having a one-sided romance between the main characters. The reason why if you liked one you'd like the other is that they have similar plots and are a part of the same genre, but the tone of these shows greatly differ and as such they offer different takes on the elements they have in common like romance, and survival.
They both have really useless main characters and they are both about survival games and so...
I guess I agree with NinTeddie64.
It's pretty much the same story background. There are some people, they are special, chosen and they fight in some kind of tournament for a big prize. I didn't like the Fate/stay night but Mirai Nikki is pretty enjoyable.
Japan's hottest service is Nicaea, a website that sends your friends a picture of your death before it happens. Daichi and Hibiki are two teens who didn't expect Nicaea to actually be real – that is, until the boys receive an email about their demise, and die shortly after. On the brink of going to the beyond they're given a choice: expire, or have a second chance at life. And so the two awaken to discover the city's been destroyed and they now have the ability to summon demons – an ability that a secretive branch of the government insists they use to help combat an imminent threat. For unless summoners like the teens put a stop to otherworldly invaders destroying the planet, the world will soon disappear...
The protagonists of Mirai Nikki and Devil Survivor 2 are seemingly ordinary everyday teenagers, but they're suddenly thrown into a game of survival (literally a game in Mirai Nikki's case) where they must fight with the help of unusual cell phones. Both phones are able to predict the future, but the phones in Devil Survivor 2 are even more special because they can also summon supernatural beings to battle. Action and drama are a big focus in these two series, as no one is entirely sure who is friend and who is foe, or how they're going to get of the mess they're in.
If you're interested in supernatural survival stories and enjoyed one of these shows, you're sure to want to check out the other.
Both series feature a MC that’s suddenly thrown into a surreal survival game with his new found power that comes from his cell phone. In both cases their cell phones are able to predict their future, but in DSTA their cells come with a power to summon monsters to fight for their wellbeing. With a big focus on action and drama around survival, you might like one of those if you enjoyed the other.
Ten years before Shirou Emiya's and Saber's fateful meeting, Japan is the stage for the fourth Holy Grail War. Seven Masters, each with his own dreams, step forward to win the boon of the mystic relic. Into this fray comes Kiritsugu Emiya, the enigmatic "Mage Killer" who wants to use the Grail to make a better world. Can he, paired with the indomitable Saber win the War? Or will he fall to the ambitions of the other mages?
Both are dark animes where several players fight a game to either become a god or have their wish fullfilled. Although fate/zero is more supernatural, it has the same feel to it. If you like the temporary alliances/betrayal/bets and psychological warfare in either of the series, you'll like the other.
Fate/Zero and Mirai Nikki share the premise of a survival game where the winner gains an incredibly large price. Both series explore the possibilities of temporary alliances with people you might end up having to kill.
While Fate/Zero rely more heavily on supernatural elements, Mirai Nikki also includes a mixture of supernatural and natural fighting styles.
All in all the two are similarly dark and share many plot elements. As such, if you liked one of them, you should give the other one a chance.
The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the Future Gadget Research Laboratory, and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that’s even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences - consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...
TheFuture DiaryandSteins;Gateare both anime that will leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what's going to happen next.
Both deal with the idea of how your actions in the present will effect your future, withFuture Diaryhaving an instant result.
Both have unexpected turns and shocking twist.
And both have endings that will leave you satisfied.
So if you like one, you'll surely like the other.
These two animes both had an aspect of going being able to mess with thime via cell phone, and both series have the main charactor use it for personal gain until they realise the consequences for thier actions, both shows are very interesting and if ou like one, you probably will like the other, Mirai Nikki just has epic Yandere, take it or leave it
The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...
In both series, the protagonists are playing a game in which they would have to win in order to live.
Since the main topic of both animes is the topic of a survival game. So if you are a fond of those there is a great possibility that you like the other anime too.
However mirai nikki focuses more on horror and psychological elements the SAO does.