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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...
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.
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.
Meet Lina Inverse, a mighty sorceress who fights evil in the name of... greed, gluttony and black magic?! When she meets Gourry, a swordsman whose skill with the blade is rivaled only by his stupidity, Zelgadis, a grumpy sorceror who's been turned into a golem, and Rezo, a priest known for his benevolence (with a dark secret), you know her adventures are just beginning!
Those two anime have really, really similar main character - pretty girl that can use magic - and while she does, it doesn't always end the way she would want... Energetic, childish, jealous, funny, always getting in trouble - that way you can describe both Lina and Louise. If you loved one of these young ladies, you will fall for another in no time!
Both shows take place in a fantasy RPG setting and involve action, comedy, and romance. And in both shows the female leads are tsundere for the male lead. If you like one you should watch the other.
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...
Both are themed in a fantasy world based on swords and magic. They also have a lead male character with special fighting abilities that they use to protect the ones they love. Both anime's have similar looking characters and they both include humor (more so Zero no Tsukaima), action, and romance. If you love one, you've got to love the other
Both anime have a large variety of charming supporting characters. They both have main characters trying to survive in a strange world. They both have a male and female team-up - working together and developing their partnerships, relationships, with some romantic tones.
Cecily Cambell just wants to be a Knight and protect her home like her father and grandfather before her. There's just one problem: she’s incompetent! During a fight with a crazed swordsman, Cecily’s cherished blade breaks; and just as she’s about to be cut down, a man named Luke comes to her rescue wielding a katana - a blade unlike any Cecily has seen before. Together they must ensure that the Demon Sword Aria doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, and Cecily alone must prove herself worthy of her very own katana.
Zero no Tsukaima (or Zero's familiar) and The Sacred Blacksmith remind me of each other, mostly because they both inherently put most of their time into combat or a little of romance between characters present. Zero is much longer and more drama/romance driven than The Sacred Blacksmith (it is also more wacky) but they both juggle those two concepts constantly.
The Sacred Blacksmith and Zero no Tsukaima both mix action and romance (in different amounts) in a fantasy setting. Both feature female leads who desperately want to prove their capabilities, while being deemed incompetent.
Sakura Nina, a magic girl from the Magic Kingdom, comes to the human world to continue her training. It would have been a simple scenario, if not for the fact that Nina's magic skills are subpar at best. Nina and her best friend Ayu subsequently find themselves turning normal high school life into crazy adventures, day after day, with a magical twist. But as time goes on, there are questions that must be answered -- why is Nina really in the human world? And why is her childhood friend, a black magic user named Maya, in the human world as well?
Both of these series is involve in using magic. There is a lot of action in every episode in both anime. There is romance too so if you like one you'd like the other one.
They both have friendship, romance, a little magic and comedy! Both really great. I do like Ultra Maniac better then Zero no Tsukaima though.