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The irregular at magic high school is set in a world where magic exists but instead of using chants and spells, magic users cast spells with their Casting Assistant Device (CAD). The CAD is infused with the user’s Psions (a substance-less thought particle) that activates the device and constructs the magic ritual.
Both series have main male characters who have pasts that were meant to be kept secret, and military based. The main difference is the fact that Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is magic but if you like one, you will like the other.
To tell you the truth i have a hard time starting new anime so the first few times i saw this anime recommended to me i just cast it aside,but after after watching the fruit of grisaia (and loving it of course) i found myself wanting more.I will say the story and anime are fairly different from each other, so far i have seen 13 of the fruit of grisaia and 21 of magic highschool and the fruit of grisaia's story is a lot darker so if you have watched the fruit of grisaia, magic high will be a step down and if youve seen magic high grisaia will be a step up (in the blood darker story and sad twisted kind of stuff) But if youve seen one definitely give the other a shot!
They both have a male main character that has a mysterious past and extraordinary fighting abilities.
Both share the concept of a male lead with a somewhat difficult past with each of these characters being strongly influenced by their sisters.
Mahouka has the additional magic aspect while Grisaia maintains a focus on the story behind the MCs/Heroines.
Both feature a male character who seems calm and strong and has a secret. The secret in both cases is their involvement in some group that fights and kills. Both characters attend a special school and pretend to be normal high school students while hiding their true self.
If you like one you'll like the other. They have a similar main character, but they are set in different worlds. The main difference is that there is magic in 'the irregular at magic high school'. You'll probably enjoy both!
They both have a very mysterious Male MC with a past he wishes to forget at all costs. Other than The Fruit of Grisaia being slightly(And by slightly I mean very) ecchi and for the more mature of audience it is a great Anime. On the other hand The Irregular at Magic High School again has a very mysterious Male MC but we never really learn of his past, but we do learn that he has a very potent magical energy even though he tries to hide it from his classmates. And also his little sister is very much in love with him
The main characters are similar. They both are very serious and bad ass. The story is completely different but again, the main chsracters are similar and so is the vibe. The main difference that sticks out to me is that there is some girls and somewhat romance (but not really, dont let that turn you off if you are like me and loke hard core action type stuff)
30 young men and women who came together on a shady bus tour. The tour's destination: an illusive, possibly nonexistent village called Nanakimura. In Nanakimura, one can lead a utopian existence, free of the world's obstacles … or so it was rumored, like an urban legend. "In despair over the real world ... wanting to escape the tedious daily life … wanting to restart your life from scratch …" The bus headed deep into the mountains, carrying 30 people each harboring their own expectations and wounds in their hearts… And so, the place these 30 arrived at, was an uninhabited village with the lingering faint scents of life, even though it was falling apart. What is the truth of Nanakimura facing the 30?
Both revolve around the tragic back stories of each character. Though not in the awesome way that Bakemonogatari does :3
You know what, while I was looking at Mayoiga I was also reminded feintly of The Fruit of Grisaia. There's an episode in Grisaia where a similar situation like the one featured in Mayoiga with the bus trip and all happens. Different outcomes and whatnot but still kind of a funny connection. Both anime are Mystery/Romance/Suspense/Gore/Survival/Seinen/Adult Themes
Death and reincarnation are inescapable, but what happens in between? Without warning and without his memories, a boy who only recalls his last name - Otonashi - wakes up next to a girl named Yuri who offers him a gun and tells him to shoot an angel. Assuming it must be a misunderstanding, Otonashi is then almost killed by the angel and is drawn into Yuri's army to battle to delay the beginning of his next life. Immortality is within reach, but if Otonashi remembers how he died, will he keep fighting or allow himself to vanish?
Both are about children who have had traumatic experiences that have seriously affected their life and are therefore seperated from non-phycologically damaged people. However "angel beats!" seems to have a definitive ending while "The Fruit of Grisaia" is more open and does nit seem to have a major conclusion, allowing you to imagine more scenarios. "The Fruit of Grisaia" seems more horrific and graphic but is still maintains a standard harem story line , while I personally find "angel beats!" has a deeper plot. Either way I think both anime are worth watching.
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.
In both shows, there's a character who works for the military but also goes to school. Both Yuuji Kazami and Souske Sagara (from FMP) protect the friends they make at their school. The main difference between the two is that The Fruit of Grisaia has drama and pshycological parts to it but in FMP there's a lot of comedy and a few bits of drama. Give it a try if you like comedy/slapstick :)
On scholarship, Hino Akiharu has transferred to Hakureiryou Academy to become a member of the Servent Education program, destined for life as a butler in the houses of the fabulously wealthy. But on his first day, a chance accident causes him to land hands-first on the chest of the school's most voluptuous and prestigious student, Selenia Iori Flameheart. Now, struggling under the punishing Servent-Ed curriculum, tormented by his childhood friend Tomomi and annoyed to no end by the pompous Selenia, Hino has to find a way to make his grades, make some friends, and make it through at least one day without stumbling upon an unfortunate, naked coed!
I know LvB and GnK look really different with the only exception being that both animes are harem, ecchi, and school life, buy there's more to it than that. How they are similar is shown through the background and description of characters, their interactions, and locations.
Hino Akiharu (LvB) and Yuuji Kazami (GnK) are both orphans who transfer into a unique boarding school. The schools they go to are dominantly female, but unlike Kazami, Akiharu's school has about five boys including himself. The number of students attending is drastically different. There six students total in GnK. The classes are mixed, but in different ways. The school in GnK has all years in one class because of the small number of students attending. The school in LvB has maids and students from wealthy families in a class together. The school in LvB is to help prepare butlers/maids and children of wealthy families. The school in GnK is for students from "troubling or special" backgrounds. The principals also seem similar since they both gave the protagonist a place at the school.
The female characters are almost similar. When the girls in LvB met Akiharu, they were scared or disliked him with an exception of a few students. In GnK, they weren't scared, but more nervous or distrusting. They both have blonde, twinned tailed tsunderes (Selnia-LvB and Michiru-GnK). Yumiko (GnK) and Selnia both immediately took a disliking to the protagonist because he's either male or up to something. Most of them come from wealth families. Interestingly, despite not really being one, Sachi from GnK likes to dress up as a maid.
When the protagonist interacts with the female characters, he gets to know them and understands their issues and what they want to accomplish. He does whatever he can to help out and the female characters start to trust him. The interaction shows how much character development there is.
If you prefer drama, I recommend GnK. If you prefer comedy, I recommend LvB. I prefer GnK the most though because of the drama in it and the back stories of characters.