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?
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...
At the start, both of the girls were relatively emotionless, but they gradually grow to love the boy. There is something similar in the way they fight. Shana uses Yuji's power to enhance her own and Coud uses Ren's power.
Both series have a similar plot, similar characters, and a similar progression of said plot and characters. If you liked either series, the other is essentially the same thing, but in a different world.
Yuji and Cou both act in essentially the same naive way, so if that bothered you in one, it really won't change.
Either way, both are fun, lighthearted anime to watch, especially if you like the way the female protagonists in either series are portrayed, as they more or less carry the show.
Gonzo does it again with this action-packed mecha comedy. She's an ordinary high school girl. He's a counterterror agent assigned to protect her from those who would steal the information locked in her mind. OK, so she's not so normal after all. Armored Slave battles and lovers' spats abound as Sousuke and his comrades try to track down the mysterious Gauln before it's too late.
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.
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!
When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!
Shakugan no Shana and Hayate the Combat butler both have a hodgepodge of characters that anyone would enjoy. Shakugan no Shana has a more surreal and fantasy setting, whereas, excluding talking tigers, Hayate the Combat Butler takes on a more realistic role. Also, SnS focuses most on action, with romance taking up the rear and barely any comedy, whereas HtCB is packed full of all three, with comedy leading and romance trailing far behind. The female leads, Shana and Nagi, share a voice actor.
want to watch some more lolita anime, then heres another one. The only real difference in my eyes is that Hayate the Combat Butler is a bit more fun to watch.
Have a problem? Talk to Otogi Bank, a student aid group that helps people get what they need – for a hefty price. Led by Liszt Kiriki and staffed by tsundere Ryouko, inventor Majolica, jealous Otohime, flirtatious Tarou, serious Alice, nervous Ryoushi and maid Otsuu, Otogi Bank assists with everything from helping break into a rival school to convincing an upperclassman to not quit a sports team. Can Otogi Bank manage to make all their clients happy, and most importantly, will Ryoushi ever manage to win Ryouko’s heart?
Each of these series are school life romantic comedies following tsundere female leads. As each series progresses, there is a lot of growth in both leads, and each series balances both romance and comedy. These series each have a bit of action (more so Shana).
Both follow tsundere female leads and the males leads that like them. Both sereis also has some action in each of them. Granted Shakugan no Shana tends to be a lot have a lot more action than Ookami-san which does have some action but it tends to go more towards the comedy track but they both do it nicely. Also each series has some rather nice character development.
On the eve of nobleman Oz Bezarius's fifteenth birthday, he and his loved ones gather to celebrate in a coming-of-age ceremony. But after Oz steps under a long-stopped clock and the hands finally move once more - thus fulfilling a mysterious prophecy - he is violently thrown into the legendary prison known as the Abyss by three cloaked intruders. Existing in another dimension, the Abyss is home to lifeforms born within its walls known as Chains; these beings can only live in the real world if they make contracts with humans, binding their power to the person's body. However, there's a catch - in time, the human will be overcome by the Chain's power and then thrown into the deepest level of the Abyss. When Oz wakes up in the Abyss he is quickly attacked by hungry Chains, only to be saved by one named Alice - a Chain who appeared just before he was thrown into the prison. Together, the two make a contract and return to the real world, where they are enlisted into the Pandora organization - a group researching both the Abyss and the trio that threw Oz into it. Along with members of Pandora, the duo searches to find Alice's lost memory fragments that are scattered throughout the world, to discover the secrets of the Abyss, and to determine if there's a way their contract can be broken without killing either Oz or Alice.
Ever wonder what Shana and Yuji's dynamic would be like if Yuji weren't quite as worthless? Watch Pandora Hearts. Alice is one of the best tsundere characters out there, and her companion, Oz, is the cunning and caring sidekick any super-powered girl dreams of. The world of Pandora Hearts with its myriad chains and powers offers as much excitement as the Crimson Lords and the Flame Hazes can deliver--with twice the intrigue.
The main characters are pretty similar. Especially Shana and Alice, they are both lonely people, different from normal people and have a hard exterior to hide their delicate inner self. They both show jealousy and loneliness by yelling and being angry.