Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
Zero no Tsukaima is like Harry Potter meets Slayers. Any fan of Lina in Slayers should take to Louise. If you were a fan of one you would like the other.
Those two anime have really, really similar main character - pretty girl that can use magic - and while she does, it doesn't always end the way she would want... Energetic, childish, jealous, funny, always getting in trouble - that way you can describe both Lina and Louise. If you loved one of these young ladies, you will fall for another in no time!
Both shows take place in a fantasy RPG setting and involve action, comedy, and romance. And in both shows the female leads are tsundere for the male lead. If you like one you should watch the other.
Lady Ran is a self-described 'beautiful drifter': a samurai who travels Japan on a whim, always searching for good sake. Together with her good-hearted but somewhat dense sidekick Meow (master of the Iron Cat Fist style), they stumble into situations where they (usually unwillingly) confront bandits, corrupt officials and deceitful cults. But there's one enemy they can never defeat with their amazing sword and martial arts skills: their perpetual poverty!
Gokudo is an adventurer who lies, cheats, and steals to get exactly what he wants, until he steals a magic sword. After a comedic lesson in humility and the prospect of riches and women, he embarks on a quest to save the world of magic. Travelling with the slime-ball Gokudo are royalty, fantastic creatures, and even gods.
At heart, Gokudo and Slayers are quirky comedy anime taking place in fantasy settings. They are driven by their respective strong and unique main characters, Lina and Gokudo. They're the kind of characters who make fun of others instead of being the butt of the jokes.
Both series do the adventure kind of thing with traveling to different locales as the episodes go by. Plots are wacky, characters are funny. Art styles are of the comedic and cute bent. Slayers is the more serious of the two and lies more to the direction of action and drama.
In the mystical world of Shangri-la, demons and humans live side by side, watched over by a parthenon of ancient Chinese gods. But when normally-civilized demons start to go berserk, the gods require the services of Genjou Sanzo - a Buddhist priest with a magical gun, an evil-banishing scripture and a take-no-prisoners attitude. Aided by the ancient monkey god Son Goku, the half-demon Sha Gojyo and the demon exterminator Cho Hakkai, he sets off on a treacherous journey westward, with armies of demons, dark mages and angry gods all standing in his way...
Both Saiyuki and Slayers are similar in both atmosphere and execution, yet are quite different in story. Each of the series takes place in a different time than our own, though Slayers is more of fantasy whereas Saiyuki is rather supposed to be ancient, yet the same world. That being said, both series contain a lot of comedy (Slayers having more, however) and have engaging stories that are reminiscent of each other in their own ways. Keep in mind, however, that Saiyuki is deeper and less lighthearted than Slayers is.
If you like the comedy of one of these series, you might like the other; just remember that Saiyuki isn't strictly a comedy as Slayers appears to be. Also, if you like the "team of good vs. powers that be" scenario in one, you'll find much of the same in the other.
Both Series have magic and sword fights and epic adventures that spawn several seasons. If you like magic and adventure then you will like both Slayers and Saiyuki. Both series also have comedy has their main fall back. I also found that both series get much better in their next seasons.
In a world where where humans and elves live amongst each other, we find three unlikely heroes. Mysteriously torn from the world we know, karate expert Junpei, Oscar winning actress Airi, and weapons specialist Ritsuko must find the components needed for the spell to bring them home. Components that are tattooed on the bodies of unsuspecting female elves across the land...
Both are good old-styled anime with a lot of slapstick humour and parodies of the fantasy genre / RPGs, but TWHE is more focused on humour and has less of an overarching storyline.