Zero no Tsukaima

Alt titles: The Familiar of Zero

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Kaze no Stigma

Kaze no Stigma

Years after having been exiled from the Kannagi household for being unable to utilize their fire magic, Kazuma returns to Japan, only to discover that the Kannagi family's very existence is threatened. Unknown to them, during his absence, he had become a Contractor and thus acquired a vast strength in wind magic. Not showing any remaining contempt for them, he offers to help solve the Kannagi household’s problems in return for large sums of money. Together with his younger brother Ren and the feisty heir to the Kannagi household, Ayano, he fights to protect those he cares about... for a price!

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Aznslacker Aznslacker says...

Kaze no Stigma and Zero no Tsukaima both utilize a magic-oriented theme in their development, mixed with a theme of love-development and establishment politics.

Audiences may enjoy the characterization that the producers put into the development of the character pairings, with a lush variety of characters in Zero no Tsukaima parallelling the equally vibrant, though less schitzophrenic characters in Kaze no Stigma.

Furthermore, both series tend to end on somewhat of a cliffhanger for those who would prefer such a style of animation.

eaper eaper says...

Both of these series are led by a tsunundre female that doesn't grasp their own feelings and are set within a magical world. Also, Zero's and Kazuma's types of power are extremely rare and powerful.

KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Both series center around who are somewhat outcasts of society.  In Zero it's Saito who comes to this strange magical world and ends up the familiar to Louise and in Kaze no Stigma we have Kazuma who was kicked out of the Kannagi Household.  In both series we also get tsundere females who try to figure out their own feelings in a magical world.  Also in both cases the male lead turns out to be quite the fighter and nowhere near was wimpy as some males in other series turn out to be.

kmiklaus kmiklaus says...

Both series male and female leads are very similar.  Louise and Ayano are both strong willed ladies used to getting what they want.  Saito and Kazuma are both wise-cracking cool guys with powers of their own.  How the relationships between the male/female leads develop throughout is pretty much the same as well.  I think if you like the style and humor of one you will definitely like the other - both have a little action, a little romance, and a lot of laughs.

nakatsu nakatsu says...

Both Zero no Tsukaima and Kaze no Stigma is about magical powers that the characters possess. Both the female lead roles are similar in that they become violent when agitated and they do not understand their true feelings towards the male lead character until the end. The anime is packed with action and comedy as well.

Illinari Illinari says...

Swordfights, magic and Tsundere. The characters are basically the same, awesome either way. If you liked one then watch the other for sure.

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Young Kenshi Masaki has his hands full catering to the whims of an entire academy of oversexed school girls, but a darkness looms on the horizon that will soon cast his life into chaos. The mysterious and enchanting Doll, controlled from afar by a power hungry madman, leads an unthinkable invasion that attacks the nubile students of the academy from inside its once protective walls. To save his bevy of galactic playmates, Kenshi must summon the power of a Sacred Mechanoid and fight to preserve peace in a world that hovers on the brink of destruction. Should he survive, Kenshi will be mobbed by a hoard of comely coeds who want to make the hero their husband!

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Shizune Shizune says...

If you liked any of either Zero no Tsukaima or Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari you are almost bound to like the other one, although there are mechas in Isekai you have almost the same plot and good visual content. I really recommend that you see them if you like on or the other, you will enjoy it

jiropracter jiropracter says...

These are the points these animes have in common

  1. Ecchi, Harem Genre
  2. Main Character is from a different world
  3. Main Character plays important role in saving alternate world
  4. Main Character wants to go home

If you liked this anime you will like the other.

JenKenos JenKenos says...

Both titles follow the story of a rather clueless boy, in a strange world, who's being tortured in many funny ways by a horde of females. In addition to that, both plots develop in the academy of a fantasy world.

JAhU JAhU says...

There are so many similarities between Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari and Zero no Tsukaima that I don't even know where to start. I think I'll limit myself to pointing out that the protagonist in both of those series is a Japanese boy summoned (against his will) to a medievalish fantasy world. Chances are that you'll like one of those if you liked the other.

P.S. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari has much more likable characters though.

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

If you liked any of either Zero no Tsukaima or Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari you are almost bound to like the other one, although there are mechas in Isekai you have almost the same plot and good visual content. I really recommend that you see them if you like on or the other, you will enjoy it

Adoondas Adoondas says...

Person in strage world that has a koshijin, and abilities that surpass the other characters from his faction.Also he is able to fight like no other.

Fate/stay night

Fate/stay night

The Holy Grail War is a battle between seven magicians who each summon a mythical hero to fight for their cause. Shirou, a twice orphaned high school boy, had so little magical talent that his foster father did not bother teaching him about the war and its meaning. Thanks to that lack of foresight, Shirou finds himself in a bit of a pinch when he accidentally summons a hero of the strongest class, and is sucked into the fray. The Grail grants the winner any wish they have. But driven by an unyielding sense of justice and self-sacrifice, for what will Shirou fight?

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AnimeScout00x AnimeScout00x says...

Both Fate/stay night and ZnT deal with magicians and their relationships with their "familiars"; also, both magicians end up falling madly in love with their familiars, as well. If you liked one of these harem and fantasy-based series, you'll definitely like the other.

Xeferah Xeferah says...

As both anime focus on magicians with their "summoned helper", the plots are rather different at some points. First they share the similarity of "doing what is right" which will lead to the inevitable dilemma's. In both series the main characters develop a love relationship with their "helpers".

The differences between the series are more at a sub-level: Zero no Tsukaima focusses more on humor and the main plot, so the action is more a side-show, where in Fate/stay Night the action is a bigger part of the show. Also, Zero no Tsukaima has some elements of ecchi in it. Where this usually is not a problem, in the second series of this anime there is more of it then in the first series and at a few points (not too many luckily) it can become annoying.

Overall, if you liked one, I do think you will like the other, even though both series have their differences.

MissLumiere MissLumiere says...

If you liked The Familier of Zero then you will like Fate/ Stay Night. Both shows deal with love, magic, and the fight against right and wrong. Both have the plot of a magical being sumoning a "helper" of sorts to help them fight. In both the "helper's" duty is to protect their master, and there is a stonge master/ helper relationship (they fall in love).

eaper eaper says...

Both of these shows revolve around a normal boy, magic, and familiars. Furthermore, the male leads in each have a large hero-complex, always attempting to do "the right thing," even if it risks their lives. Finally, both of these series have a theme relying on the evolution of the romance between the familiar/servant and the master. The difference, though, is ZnT is much more focused on the comedic aspect while FSN was more action based.

Lightness20 Lightness20 says...

Harem, Magic, Familiars/Servants, Love what more can one say. Although they are fairly different personally I enjoyed both of these and I hope that you can aswell.

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Akuto Sai enters the Constant Academy for Magick Arts hoping to become a high priest and change the world for the better. But when the school's oracle declares his future profession to be 'Demon Lord', he finds himself feared and hated by the entire student population. Now, instead of making comrades and studying for his exam, Akuto finds himself fighting off monsters, bullies, and well-meaning classmates in various states of undress. If navigating a magical high school as a transfer student wasn't difficult enough, Akuto now has to deal with a cute android ordered to observe him 24-hours a day, the precocious attention of the flying, invisible and naked Keena Soga and the advances of the school's most popular girl. Will he be able to overcome his fate, pass his classes, and mend his friendship with the violent Junko Hattori, or will he succumb to his demonic destiny?

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KittyEmperor KittyEmperor says...

Each series features a man or well actually a boy who discover that they are some powerful person of legend in a magical world and as a result of this various types of girls end up falling for them.  Both series offer tend to follow more of a ecchi and comedy route with some fairly good action added in here and there.

thepgo thepgo says...

Both are set in a magical academies and revolve around magic. There is a male protagonist that is given an awesome power, and have something to do with saving/changing the world. Also, both are based on ecchi elements combined with comedy.

AvoSkorm AvoSkorm says...

The familiar of zero and Demon king daimao are simerlar in small but significant ways. The male characters in both in the end come out to be extremly powerful and the love between the male and female characters doesn't become apparent until near the end. Demon King Daimao however is Ecchi. Both series contain mages.

hannes33 hannes33 says...

Both animes share lots of similarities. the first major thing is the male main charakter.

Both have an incredible power and use it to help all around him. Also both show some signs of the I-want-to-protect-all-and-don't-care-about-myself-mentality.

Of course both men seem to attract all the girls around him. So both animes are a paradise for all harem lovers out there.

also parts of ecchi are included. the amount is a bit lower in zero no trukaime, though.

Finally there is one more thing both series share. The main female charakter. the girl in ichiban ushiro no daimaou loves the main male charakter, but is afraid to show it, so we have a little trundere here. But this is nothing compared to the queen of tsundere, which would be louise from zero no tsukaima

wargiam wargiam says...

These are two of my favorite animes. they both have love complex that anyone can enjoy not to mention the action in both are good ( especially ichiban). all in all great must see animes

Rosario to Vampire

Rosario to Vampire

Fifteen-year-old Tsukune Aono is average in every way; he has no hobbies, less-than-stellar grades and he's even flunked his high school entrance exam. His parents have managed to enroll him in a school, but it's no ordinary school! Tsukune will be attending the Youkai Academy, a place where monsters learn how to co-exist with humans! As the werewolves, vampires, witches and other monsters are required to retain their human forms, Tsukune - the lone human - is able to avoid their bloodthirsty gazes. However, he quickly attracts the attention of a number of devilish beauties including the vampire Moka, a busty succubus and even a young witch! It seems Tsukune's average life isn't so average anymore!

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animegal33 animegal33 says...

Both Zero no Tsukaima and Rosario to Vampire contain the idea of magic as a major theme (for Rosario it's more mosters, but there is magic too). They also both have a girl of a higher class (a vampire) who likes a boy of a lower class (a human). This is a bigger idea in ZnT. Also, the girl vampire always gets jelous when the human that they like has another girl that likes him.

worosei worosei says...

Both are about the male lead ending up in a 'magical'/supernatural new world/school and meeting a cute girl.

They are both ecchi harem romance action comedies. Both animes include harem, but there is never 'distraction' from the main male/female leads, and rather the 'harem' works at resolving each new plot event.

Themes of both include class division (nobles/commoners monsters/humans), and a consequent breaking of barriers. Action for both are mainly 'fun' action sequences that are mostly absurd than serious.

eaper eaper says...

These anime are similar for several reasons. They are both harem comedies, they both have some fan service (Although RtV has more), the male lead is a human in a world centered around magic, and they are both centered around class division (or species division). I think anyone that liked either of these would be able to enjoy the other.

animelover2156 animelover2156 says...

If you liked Zero no Tsukaima then you would really like Rosario + Vampire or the other way around.Both have very powerful and high class female lead who falls  in love with a nonpowerful low class male lead.