Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk

Alt titles: Druaga no To: the Aegis of Uruk

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

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...

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lugiamew007 lugiamew007 says...

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 former is more comedy inclined while the latter is more into the story/theme.

UBIQ UBIQ says...

'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.

SamIchi SamIchi says...

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.

sothis sothis says...

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!

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Sword Art Online and Tower of Druaga are an excellent match. The moods of the shows may be a bit different, but I loved them both for the same reason:

As a gamer, I've always liked the idea of immersion into a game, but I can also step back and laugh at the stranger aspects of our culture.

Both these shows let me enjoy the rush of gaming and the complications that come from playing with real people. If you like one, try the other! ^_^

Sp4rKz Sp4rKz says...

Even though Druaga no To isn't set in a virtual world, it is very similar to Sword Art Online. Both anime are about a team (party) trying to reach the top floor of a world (in SAO) or the top floor of a tower (In Druaga no To). Both are inspired by video game, SAO is based on MMORPG and Druaga no Tou directly from an old arcade game.

Both anime are set in a fantasy/medieval world and have a touch of humour while maintaining a somehow serious storyline. Both anime have plenty of fan service and pop culture jokes­.

Brich128 Brich128 says...

They are both about fighting getting to the top of the tower and sword fighting is good in both

.hack//SIGN

.hack//SIGN

In a massive online world, people act only as well as their conscience demands. When one player's punishment is to be trapped in this world, a disparate group of people seek the answers why. Their motives are varied; their methods even more so. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?

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Derfel Derfel says...

I have chosen .hack//SIGN from the series, since its the first one.

The similarities are obvious, both worlds are somewhat MMORPG-like, in fact "The World" in .hack really is an MMO, which is not necessarily true about Druaga no Tou.

Whether its true or false, fact remains fact, someone who enjoyed that particular (and perhaps nostalgic) atmosphere in .hack, will probably like the atmosphere of Druaga no Tou as well.

It is still unsure how will Druaga no Tou carry on, but whether it takes a philosophical turn or not, any .hack fan will be able to enjoy it.

shiro13 shiro13 says...

Similar feels to them, both take place in fantasy game worlds, and thus implement the typical class systems found in these games.  I definitely think people who like one would like the other, most likely.

Tiger & Bunny

Tiger & Bunny

In Sternbuild City, corporate logos not only cover billboards, but also the costumes of the super-powered heroes that act as its protectors. Veteran and newcomer warriors of justice alike compete in a reality TV show that offers points for apprehending criminals while giving champions' sponsors a chance to promote their brand. When the low-ranking Wild Tiger loses his backing after a string of outrageous, botched rescues, he finds himself paired with an up-and-coming spotlight-seeker called Barnaby. But with their wildly different personalities, will the pair be able to save their beloved Sternbuild City and win the game show, or will their constant tension be the undoing of the world's first hero team?

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MageOnx MageOnx says...

Both series are parodies of some sort, and at the same time are actually telling a story that is themed like the shows they're parodying; very good stories, too. Packed with good humour and drama that balance each other out, both Tiger & Bunny and Tower of Druaga 1st season offer something new and not new at the same time, which on its own is refreshing enough. Add good music and charming character design to the mix and you get two anime that shouldn't be disregarded before even giving them a try. So, without further ado, let me say the well known sentence around us people who reccommend stuff to other people: 'If you've liked one, check out the other!' :D

UbiquitousConundrum UbiquitousConundrum says...

I'm sure the above synopsis can explain anything better than I can; by the way, I  haven't seen either series; it's just a gut feeling 😅

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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sothis sothis says...

If you're looking for RPG parody anime, Senyuu and Tower of Druaga should be your next bet. Both  have plenty of comedy and fantastical creatures and adventures to choose from.

chii chii says...

Both shows are very much comedy parodies of fantasy Role-Playing Games. Senyuu has short episodes where Tower of Druaga is full length but both still have pretty good plots. I'm sure if you enjoyed one you'll like the other.

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

With war on the horizon, the lives of the students at Tristain Magic Academy are in for a change. As the students train for battle and prepare to join the fight, Louise is determined to protect her childhood friend, now the Queen of Tristain. As her familiar, Saito is sworn to protect Louise and so must ready for battle himself... but with the abundance of pretty girls around, it's a toss-up as to whether Saito should be more worried about enemy attacks or Louise's own jealous rages! Can Saito and "Zero" Louise stand up to the challenge and protect their friends and country?

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SaiAkuto SaiAkuto says...

Both series are really funny stories of a boy who is completely unsuitable for the role he has to play: a swordsman. In both stories the boy have to protect a witchand together they have a lot of advantoures on their way to love.