Sword Art Online

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Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-

Natsuki Subaru, an ordinary high school student, is on his way home from the convenience store when he finds himself transported to another world. As he's lost and confused in a new world where he doesn't even know left from right, the only person to reach out to him was a beautiful girl with silver hair. Determined to repay her somehow for saving him from his own despair, Subaru agrees to help the girl find something she's looking for...

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Qlazef Qlazef says...

They are very similar with the difference that Re:Zero has a more compeling story line and is a bit more gruesome.

Solidwolf Solidwolf says...

Both of these anime are very well known, and represent a teenage boy stuck in an rpg game like world. Personally i prefer rezero quite a bit, because of its darker tone, and mysterious aspect, but i really like both of these anime.

In sao, a boy enters a virtual reality game alongside many others, and finds that they cannot leave, and the story follows from there, as he and many other gamers try to beat the game as it's there only way of getting out (and avoid dying ingame, which will lead to their real bodies dying)

In rezero, a boy is mysteriously transported to an rpg video game like world, but there's an interesting addition to this series where he has the ability to return to previous times after his death as a form of retry. This leads to him going through many traumatic deaths, as he tries to save the girl he has fallen for, and the world alongside it.

holaimariel holaimariel says...

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Senyuu.

Senyuu.

One day, without warning, a huge hole appeared in the world and demons emerged, ready for battle. Assuming that the demon king sealed by a hero 1,000 years ago must have escaped, the king of the land set forth a decree: the hero’s descendents must defeat evil once more! For Alba, one such would-be hero, this journey will be anything but ordinary given his growing collection of bizarre and wacky companions. Alongside young demon Ruki, age-inappropriate Ruldolf, tentacle-fighter witch Zwei and a host of others, Alba will get arrested, play dodgeball, travel across the land, and least importantly, learn the truth about the hole in the world!

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TheVampyD TheVampyD says...

The year is 2022, and gamers have lined up on launch day for Sword Art Online, a hotly-anticipated MMORPG that lets players connect to an immersive virtual reality world with special helmets called Nerve Gear. Kirito is one such gamer who's eager to jump back into action, having spent a great deal of time as a beta tester, and quickly becomes friends with newbie warrior Klein. But soon, Sword Art Online's 10,000 players discover that not only are they unable to log out, the only way they can return to their physical bodies is by beating the 100-level tower's final boss - that is, if their HP doesn't drop to zero first, for death in the game means death in the real world. Now, with no one else to turn to, Kirito and the other participants must survive the game as best they can – some forming guilds, others ruthlessly leaving their peers behind, and many tragically falling by the wayside or to the merciless monsters populating the lands...

lonerinthecorner lonerinthecorner says...

They are both about a sword wielding hero who is set out to battle monsters.Both reminded me of Role-Playing Games.

However Senyuu is more on a comedy side while SAO is more serious. 

Accel World OVA

Accel World OVA

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...

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edimax edimax says...

they are both the same consept in a way they are both about a game were you are the player almost phiscly and you have to clear the game  adding that they are by the same writer 

misthero misthero says...

Sword Art Online is actually a Prequel for Accel World, so that's a given that they're so alike.

Hunter x Hunter OVA 2: Greed Island

Hunter x Hunter OVA 2: Greed Island

Gon and Killua finally have a means of which to enter Greed Island, a game designed just for Hunters. Are their Nen abilities strong enough to help them survive in this new world? They must now train and grow stronger to uncover their secret abilities. With a helping hand from Biscuit, they will be able to continue their quest to unravel the mystery behind Ging Freecss and this 'almost too real' hunter game.

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Kirua Kirua says...

Both SAO and HXH greed island Ova are about a boy going inside a video where if you die in the game you die for real.

Nallack Nallack says...

Both are about younger main characters with incredible fighting potential inside a VR MMO. The mechanics and rules of these worlds are often very different to the reality that the characters are used to and what you would expect when watching them.

Bleach

Bleach

Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.

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BleachSta4Ever BleachSta4Ever says...

I recommend anyone who has watched Bleach to watch Sword Art Online and Blue Exorcist. The reason why is because they both have the hero/heroine. Ichigo is the main character in Bleach and tries to protect everyone. Kirito/Kazuto is the main character in Sword Art Online and tries to protect everyone. And Rin is the main character in Blue Exorcist and tries to protect everyone. Good animes overall. 

joseph12798 joseph12798 says...

Everybody loves a badass, someone who can really get things done, much like Kirito Ichigo Kurosaki is that man. PLUS you get to watch them mature.

I mean whats better than watching your favorite badass become EVEN MORE BADASS. So get going watch. Watch. WATCH.