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In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.
If you liked one you will likethe other because both contain a hero with awesome sword skill who fights for their city/world
CSR is definetly worth the watch if you enjoyed watching SAO.
Layfon is a beast when it comes to fighting, he tries to hide his skill/power to try and live a normal life but is instead fighting to protect the things important to him and his new life.
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In both of these anime, the main character has past experiences that at first he tries to keep secret from his peers. These experiences put them on a lever higher than most and the end up being relied upon heavily to save there respective worlds.
both shows are based around a character that has great power, having to decide to use that power for the good of those around them.
I believe Quantum and Sword Art Online both demonstrates a similar theme of the downside to being stuck in a game well.
The main theme of Sword art online and .hack//Quantum is the same, about teenagers stuck in a online multiplayer game.
While I think .hack//sign is a better recommendation with SAO for most reasons, I agree that Quantum is a good match based solely on the dark/high stakes aspect of online gameplay. Fans of one would appreciate the dark tone in the other - albeit it's much more omnipresent in SAO than Quantum.
Almost the same plot, both animes are really cool. They are about life and death struggle in MMO games (as it is written in animes decription).
In the kingdom of Urak, the tower of Druaga is a source of fear and death; it is the cause of disease and monster attacks, and climbing it is impossible given the ferocity of the monsters within – until now. It is the Summer of Anu, a period that occurs once every five years during which the monsters are weakened. Jil, a guardian, is one adventurer whose goal is to reach the top level and slay the tower’s creator, the demon Druaga, and finally bring peace to Uruk with the help of a powerful artifact found within. However, Jil and his friends aren’t the only ones who aim for the top; it’s a race to the finish!
While both being situated in an RPG (RPG-like at least in Tower of Druaga) based story, the enjoyment I felt in both series are almost the same. It is just that Tower of Druaga is more comedy inclined than Sword Art Online while the latter is more into the story.
And, you'll enjoy both their action scenes! Works of GENIUSES indeed. I also recommend the second season.
'Sword Art Online' reminds me of the older series 'Tower of Druaga' in that they both have plots that involve towers and are based on video games.
Although 'Tower of Druaga' is based on an 80's series of arcade games and 'Sword Art Online' on a near-future VR MMO, they both have great settings and a sense of peril and comradery as the characters attempt to ascend the towers and to defeat the highest level.
If you have not seen one or the other I would recommend both.
SAO and TOD are similar in a few things. They both are based on videogames (SAO futuristic videogame, TOD is actually an 80s videogame), they both have swordplay and magic, they both have epic battles and they're both good anime.
They have romance in between battles and I really liked both. Your emotions will have a party in your head.
I do think that TOD's first episode is by far one of the funniest and SAO first episode makes you wanna keep watching it. I recommend both. If you like one, you'll like the other.
Sword Art Online is quite serious and Tower of Druaga is a parody, but both involve a group of adventurers trying to reach the top of a tower in a fantasy world. If you liked one, you'd at least appreciate the concept of the other, at very least!
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?
If you liked Sword Art Online, you might want to try Zero no Tsukaima (the whole series). For some reason Kirito has just always reminded me of Saito. There's not as much action in ZnT, and the romance is much more tsundre, but there's just something about these two that remind me of each other. I think it's that they both have a theme of "true love conquers all"....Like wise, if you like ZnT, you should check out SAO.
Both are themed in a fantasy world based on swords and magic. They also have a lead male character with special fighting abilities that they use to protect the ones they love. Both anime's have similar looking characters and they both include humor (more so Zero no Tsukaima), action, and romance. If you love one, you've got to love the other
Both anime have a large variety of charming supporting characters. They both have main characters trying to survive in a strange world. They both have a male and female team-up - working together and developing their partnerships, relationships, with some romantic tones.
The Black Legion members are enjoying a rare opportunity to relax – that is, everyone except for Kuroyukihime. Lately the Black King has become more and more concerned with Haruyuki's unexpected aloofness, and what's worse, she and the gang soon discover that someone in the school network is assaulting students' online avatars and stealing their accessories. Can the Black Legion expose the troublemaker, and will Kuroyukihime be able to resolve her relationship with Haruyuki?
Then, with the help of his friends, Haruyuki must find a way to drop some weight fast or be forced to take the school health improvement program - which means losing his chance to participate in important Accel World territory battles. On Sky Raker's proposal, everyone goes to a special mixed-gender hot spring to help him get healthier, but Kuroyukihime begins to feel uneasy towards Haruyuki getting slimmer...