In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
Karin Hanazono’s life isn’t easy; she’s an orphan, her grades are poor, she’s terrible at sports and in general, she is miserable. After the death of her precious pet, Karin met a strange boy named Kazune Kujyou – an encounter which changed her life forever. For Karin, as she then discovers, is a goddess! Now, with the help of Kazune and his cousin Himeka, Karin will learn how to use her powers and protect her new family. As she learns more about herself she must also face the mysterious people who share her powers, and discover what it is they are fighting for.
Mikuriya Jin makes a woodcarving from the remains of a guardian tree, but he gets much more than he bargained for when girl materializes from the statue! Her name is Nagi, the troublesome and at times violent deity of the land; and with nowhere to go, she announces that she will stay with Jin. Now, with Jin’s help and a magical girl wand purchased at the local convenience store, Nagi aims to exorcise the impurities that are infecting the land. Though when the sacred tree is finally uprooted, it is only a matter of time before her powers will diminish; thus, a new object of worship is required, and what better object than Nagi herself! However, obtaining your goal of becoming a popular idol is not so straightforward, especially when you have to compete with your sister, who is unwilling to share her fan base and plans to sabotage you at every step!
Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
Kare Kano and Zero no Tsukaima may not seem similar at all, but the parallels of a love story and the struggle to get through highschool are the same. Though Yukino is #1 (and then #2) at her school and Louise is a "Zero," their troubles are remarkably similar, and both complicated by their feelings for another character.
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 decided to recommend Zero no Tsukaima/Familar of Zero. I was actually a bit surprised it hadn't all ready been done. There is a lot of similarities between the main characters. Both girls are from nobility, both have a totally stuck up/self righteous attitude, and both more or less get stuck w/ these guys that a lot more real wolrd/laid back (and in both cases it drives the girls nuts)
So of course both are absolutely hilarious w/ some touching/romantic stuff thrown int too. Again, I was very surprised they hadn't been recommended before,
but now they have, if you've seen either one but not the other, trust me....you need to. NOW
Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...
ZnT and Lovely Complex are both cute anime. The main characters in both have a "complex" about themselves that the other protagonists help them to overcome. But overall these two anime are an easy watch if you want something interesting enough to pass the time.