All Renji Hiiragi wants to do is to go to school and life a normal life. However, because he is a wizard, he is forced by the elegant yet abusive protector of Earth, Anzelotte, into using his powers to fight against supernatural invaders called Emulators! Renji, along with his childhood friend Kureha and the serious Akari, are tasked with protecting Elis Shiho, who has been chosen to collect seven mystical jewels in order to protect the world against an imminent Emulator invasion. In the meantime, enemies act from the shadows in an effort to prevent them from succeeding. Can they strengthen themselves as a group enough to overcome the obstacles before them, so Renji can finally get back to his studies?
Seven years ago, Kakeru’s sister killed herself, leaving him alone. Now a teenager, Kakeru lives a quiet life with his friend Yuka and other classmates – but things change forever when he and Yuka are mysteriously transported to a frightening parallel world filled with monsters and a deep crimson sky. Though they manage to escape, Kakeru soon discovers that they aren’t alone; several other students at school also travel to the other dimension, and armed with powerful weapons they battle against its dark inhabitants. Why must they fight, and what is their purpose in the Red Night?
Night Wizard and 11eyes have a number of similarities that I think make for a good recommendation. At their very basic, both series involve students who are forced to fight against supernatural enemies at random times. Along the way they forge friendships that allow them to overcome their difficulties. If you liked one, I would check out the other.
When I first started watching 11eyes, I was immediately reminded of Night Wizard. The two premises and characters are really alike. If you like stories with teenagers getting thrown into situations where they discover they have some hidden power, and forced to fight for reasons they don't know, give either of these a try.
Let’s start at the very beginning--and I mean, the VERY beginning, as in the openings. If I had more proof, I would annoyingly tell everyone besides just my friends that 11 Eyes “stole” Night Wizard’s opening animation. Moving on, both of these anime are similar in the following exactly: are about some high school students who have been fighting since who knows when AND about some high school students who are brand new to fighting with powers; the main character changes his or her eye color from time to time. Also, whenever enemies appear, a red moon suddenly manifests itself into a scarlet sky, letting all characters aware of a battle with machinated demons from another world will subsequently follow. If you appealed to either 11 Eyes or Night Wizard, check out its crimson shadow.
The name of the business is Astral, and magic is its trade. Itsuki Iba is a school boy who seems to have a weak personality and not an ounce of magic within him, yet he inherits and must run his father's 'magic for hire' company after his father disappears. He must now learn to manage a diverse team of magic-wielders, gain their respect, and send them on missions to deal with the supernatural – all while attempting to excel in school and deal with competitors! But deep down, there's more to Itsuki. He always wears an eyepatch, hiding the results of an incident from his childhood; what other secrets does he hold? And can he handle the responsibilities while his father is missing?
Both Night Wizard and Rental Magica deal with magic. The main characters, Elis from Night Wizard and Itsuki from Rental Magica, struggle to understand their purpose and their power.
Taking the same idea of an organisation fighting against supernatural creatures, both Night Wizard and Rental Magica are incrediby easy to watch. While the situation may be different between the two series, there are definately similarities between the series that make it easy to watch one if you've seen the other.
The power to cross over dimensions is one that is deeply coveted -- a lesson that childhood friends Sakura and Syaoran learn the hard way when an unknown enemy attacks an archaeological dig in their country. As a result, Sakura's memories are scattered to different dimensions, causing her to fall into a deep sleep. In order to save Sakura's life, she and Syaoran must journey to various worlds in search of her memories, with the help of fellow travelers, Fai and Kurogane. But finding Sakura's memories won't be easy, and the price for traveling through time and space is high...
Both Tsubasa Chronicle and Night Wizard follow the 'quest' format. In Night Wizard the quest is to collect the Jewels of Virtue for Elis, and in Tsubasa Chronicle the quest is to collect memory feathers for Sakura. The two series have a group of uniquely-skilled people who must travel together to different locations, solve problems, or fight battles to obtain the desired items.
Tsubasa has the stronger plot (being a CLAMP series) and a brilliant soundtrack. Night Wizard is weaker as it is a game conversion and a shorter series, but it is entertaining. Both series complement each other well.
In both of these animes, they are both on a quest to look for something. In Tsubasa, they are looking for the lost feathers (memories) of Sakura. In Night Wizard they are looking for the jewels of virtue, which they believe can unlock the gate to Rikai (if destroyed, they believe they can save the world). They are very good animes with plot twists and if you liked one you should like the other. :)
Some things in life are so bad that you'd like to pretend they're just a dream. Unfortunately for Kazuki, trying to save a strange girl from being brutally killed by monsters (and ending up dying instead) is an unfortunate reality. Out of pity, the girl replaces Kazuki's heart with an alchemy-based artifact known as Kakugane, so that he may live on. With this strange device, Kazuki gains the power of Busou Renkin -- Arms Alchemy; a power that will come in handy when monsters (and worse) begin to plague his town! Kazuki soon meets the girl from his “dream” (named Tokiko) in reality, and she tells Kazuki to get on with his life; but with his sister and friends in danger, that might not be possible. Besides, if Kazuki gives up the chance to show off just how manly he can be, how can he hope to win the heart of the alluring older-sister-like Tokiko?!
Both series deal with the supernatural and are fast paced with lots of action. They both are about people who gain supernatural powers to try and save the earth against enemies which similarly aren't effected by science.
Though NW has a slightly lighter tone to the series if you've seen one the others a must.
As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...
Supernatural save-the-world anime. You might think that there maybe SOMETHING original well, don't be shocked cuz there's nothing, from character design up to plot. I'm starting to lose faith in japanese animation as I watch multiply anime showing almost the same in a bit diffrent form (I'm not saying that I don't have ANY fun watching it but still ...). Well, if you by any chance liked one you should be able to enojoy the other.