Shining Tears X Wind

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Izumo -Takeki Tsurugi no Senki

Izumo -Takeki Tsurugi no Senki

Takeru and Takeshi are best friends, and rivals in their school's kendo club. But when a strange earthquake somehow transports them and their friends to a fantasy land filled with strange creatures and evil spirits, the two friends find themselves separated in a world on the brink of war. While Takeru decides to find his lost companions and fight to save the world, Takeshi sets off on a path to find a new purpose and gain recognition...even if that path that leads him away from his friends. The battle for the fate of the world approaches; will the friends ever be reunited?

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black1bean black1bean says...

If you liked Shining Tears, you'd also like Izumo because it is also about high school students being transported to a new world, friends battling friends and the act of having to choose one's loyalties.

reszkov reszkov says...

if you like Izumo you must watch Shining Tears X Wind too. Top story is similar group of students send to another world to save it..good friends fighting each other for their belifes...some romance scense are included too ;)

Sttaarr Sttaarr says...

Both of these anime feature high-school students beings transported to another world.

Good friends are seperated and pitted against one another in opposing sides of a war, each fighting for what they believe in.

Shining Tears X Wind is slightly darker, however, along with slight ecchi.

Zaig Zaig says...

In these, a group of friends wind up in a fantasy world in the middle of a war. Unfortunately, some of the friends find themselves on opposing sides, and are forced to fight with one another. They either fight to live day by day in this dangerous world, for their own ideals/desires, or for the protection of others (such as new and old friends/love interests they acquire in this other world), but how the stories go about it are identical. I REALLY suggest watching the other if you liked one of the two.

Kiba

Kiba

Have you ever been sick and tired of the world we live in? So much, that you've tried any means possible to escape it? Zed shares the same feelings as we all do. In the smog ridden, and sunless world of Calm, people manage to scrape by on the bare minimum. Fed up with living in this hellhole, Zed looks for an outlet to another world. Beating down and smashing every door in his sight, he hopes that if he believes strong enough, his gateway will open -- open to a place beyond his imagination, and where his life will have meaning. After finally being transported to another world full of nature and endless battles, Zed soon comes to realize that his life of purpose has just begun.

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plutian plutian says...

the setup is pretty much identical in both of these series. so if you want to watch it to see the story unfold with the same ingredients, you'll definitely like both of these series.

testkidz testkidz says...

Both animes are similar the only difference is that in shining tears x wind characters call upon soul blades to fight where as in kiba characters call upon spirits

scizorg45 scizorg45 says...

Both anime have persons dragged into another fantasy world. Both anime have plenty of battles throughout the story. If you liked one, you should check out the other

Elemental Gelade

Elemental Gelade

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...

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Lazuline Lazuline says...

Heroes are born for their epic adventures and breathtaking journeys. Romance, action, friendship, honor, trust, bravery and countless other codes of chivalry mark the heroes' personalities. Such is the tale of Elemental Gelade and Shining Tears X Wind. They involve two unlikely heroes who are thrust in a world under anarchy. Each is an epic journey of love and chivalry and ultimately the birth of a hero that will change the course of history.

Indeed, one can say that Elemental Gelade and Shining Tears X Wind are two sides of the same coin. Distinctively similar yet different, these two are guaranteed to be enjoyed by viewers of one and the other. So follow these heroes as they pave the way for generations to come; be it in the realm of Elemental Gelade or Shining Tears X Wind, satisfaction is sure to follow.

Zaig Zaig says...

The two anime use girls as weapons and fantasy elements. Although the fighting is plentiful, the protagonists have next to no experience in battle but gradually learn while becoming closer to the main female(s).

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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Zaig Zaig says...

Enjoy how a protagonist - who is suddenly and directly thrown into the midst of a warring environment - pulls out different weapons from people and uses them for battle? See it happen again!

assailent78 assailent78 says...

Both anime have main character thrown into battle and pull out peoples souls in the form of a weapon to fight. 

Star Ocean EX

Star Ocean EX

Claude Kenni just wanted to shine free of his military father's shadow, a desire that made him take unnecessary risks. One of those risks whisked him off to an unknown planet full of monsters and magic. There, he met Rena Lanford, an energetic girl with mysterious abilites who believes he is a hero of legend. Soon, they're off on an expedition to find the cause of the monsters and the truth behind the sorcery globe all while hiding the technology he brought with him. Looks like Claude's got bigger shoes to fill than his father's!

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Canal Canal says...

Shining Tears X Wind and Star Ocean EX are both based on RPG games. The main characters find themselves transported into another world, and must go on adventures to get rid of monsters that are attacking people, and make the world safe. The male leads are weak at first but they later improve considerably, as well.