Zero no Tsukaima

Alt title: The Familiar of Zero

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Inu x Boku SS

Inu x Boku SS

Ayakashi Kan is a haunted condominium where every resident is required to have a bodyguard. When socially inept Ririchiyo moves in, she’s looking for peace and quiet. However, she quickly discovers that her bodyguard isn't just foxy; he might actually BE a fox. In fact, all of Ayakashi Kan’s residents, and their agents, have both human and non-human ancestors. Welcome to the weirdest, wackiest mansion in town where no one is entirely human and mayhem is the order of the day in Inu X Boku SS!

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MarvelousMars MarvelousMars says...

Holy moly. There are so many similarities between these two.

  • Both have a tsundere female lead
  • Both have a somewhat subservient male lead pretty much dedicated to the female lead
  • Both heavily feature fantasy elements
  • Both have a similar ratio of comedy to romantic scenes
  • Both have an interesting cast of support characters

Nanamy Nanamy says...

Both animes have romance,fantasy,magic,and comedy. the highclass girl and her protector/servant so then these two fall in love, also the personalities of the girls are similar, if you liked one be sure to check the other one as well, I enjoyed them both 

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both shows have a female in charge of a male who acts as her bodyguard and servant. In both shows, the male has a contract with the female, although the contracts are not made the same way and they don't quite mean the same thing. The male in Inu x Boku SS is softer around the edges but he does use a sword like the other. Inu x Boku SS involves less pervy stuff and also less action while Zero no Tsukaima almost always has it's mind in the gutter and has more fights. The bodyguard in Inu x Boku isn't beaten up all the time for being a "perverted dog" either. However both females do have an issue with thanking others especially their servant and they both say things they don't mean to. Overall, both are good shows with similar ideas.

Dragonar Academy

Dragonar Academy

Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the “number one problem child.” Poor Ash is the laughing stock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared. Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What's worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant. Ash's problems with dragon riding have only just begun!

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CameronWhite CameronWhite says...

Pretty much the same except a role reversal. A problem student with no talent ends up summoning a human familiar, known in Seikoku no Dragonar as a "Parr" which is unique to everyone elses. The boy character in both shows is named "dog" by their master/parr.

Panta Panta says...

If Louise irritated the crap out of you then Eco is bound to do the same, as they're both the abusive loli that I can't understand why their male counter-parts don't just punch them in the throat to shut them up. Both Ash and Saito are regularly tortured on account of them being human boys and have all their liberties stripped from them by their ego-maniacal and hyper-jealous partners.

Look at another woman, even in a friendly manner? Physical abuse. Thank another woman for her help? Physical abuse. Do something you find enjoyable and don't include the clingy pseudo-girlfriend? Physical abuse.

In fact, both shows are poster examples of double-standard domestic violence. So, hey, if your masochistic urges involve being beaten up every day for even talking to a member of the opposite sex, then these anime will please you.

Oh and there's a magic academy, I suppose that's important too. But mainly the loli abuse.

Nillen Nillen says...

Both have a protagonist which just happen to be bound to a tsundere loli with pink hair that is a special magic user. Love it.

Mai-Otome

Mai-Otome

Arika Yumemiya is a poor yet energetic girl who has come to the city to become an Otome – a female warrior with the power to match an entire army. She quickly befriends her irritable fellow student Nina Wong and Princess Mashiro, the queen-to-be. With the help of her mysterious benefactor and abundant natural talent, she’s able to overcome the trials of everyday life in the competitive Garderobe Academy, but darker schemes are afoot. How will her new friendships fare, when secrets of the past and present are brought forth to spark a fight for the crown, and more?

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aboumonkey aboumonkey says...

If you liked Zero no Tsukaima, I think you would like My-Otome because magical girls are the main aspect of both plots. Both animes also combine comedy, romance, drama and fantasy. Finally, they both take place in an academy-school.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both Mai-Otome and Zero no Tsukaima have plots dealing with master-servant relations and magic (or high enough technology that it's pretty much magic, in Mai-Otome's case). Both also feature humour, action and small amounts of ecchi. Mostly, they strike me as they would be enjoyed for the same reasons.

Ah! My Goddess

Ah! My Goddess

Keiichi Morisato is just your average college student until one day, fate interjects as he makes a call for take-out food. Unknown to him, he reaches the Goddess Help Line, and contacts a goddess named Belldandy, who grants him a wish. Thinking it to be a joke, Keiichi wishes for her to be his girlfriend 'forever'.

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malvolio malvolio says...

Turn one mistake into a wonderous adventure and that's the recipe for both of these wonderful shows. Both Zero and Goddess provide loveable characters with depth, comedy, romance, and drama in bunches. I strongly recommend watching both.

tonkatabe tonkatabe says...

if you like ah my goddess, you'll most certainly like Zero because both male protagonists have a talent for falling i rediiculous situations

Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...

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caitlin caitlin says...

Both Sailor Moon and Zero no Tsukaima are shows that rely on magic, and the main characters are both clumsy, awkward girls (who often get things right) who are forced to try to become a hero, in some way. The male leads are also strong, and rather helpful throughout both series. Although they don't have a lot more in common, other than good humour and fun, you may just like one, if you enjoyed the other.

fizrox fizrox says...

So here we come - cute high school girl and her friends having magical powers, lots of troubles and... boy for whom everyone seems to fall for. This is what you can expect from both series along with many funny situations and childish behaviour.