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?
Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!
I had watched both of these anime around the same time, but I couldn’t help feeling these anime would make extremely interesting “fantasy centered around magic school” RPGs. If you liked one of these for the fact(s) you love summon spirits, magic, fantasy, and schools whose lessons taught are on magic, and you possibly thought one of these would make for a great RPG, chances are you will certainly enjoy the other.
Additionally, if you know--or are a huge fan of--the Atelier and Mana Khemia JRPG series, my alchemy recipe leads to this synthesis: you WILL enjoy one AND the other.
Angels are genteel and graceful messengers from Heaven, right? Wrong! Sakura Kusakabe will create an invention that inadvertently ruins the future for womankind and thus, angels from the future have arrived to do the only reasonable thing: assassinate him! Fortunately for Sakura, one of them, Dokuro-chan, takes a liking to him but her intentions to protect him prove downright lethal. When Sakura’s not dodging her spiked bat Excalibolg, he’s fighting for his life on river escapades. And when he’s not quick enough, Dokuro-chan’s catchy incantation brings him back to life! Bludgeoning and blood splatters aside, can Dokuro-chan save the one she loves without damaging the future?
I believe that if you liked Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan you will like Zero no Tsukaima. Eventhough the plot are completly different, the main character share similiarities, Both Sakura and Saito have been forced into the co-existance with the tsundere girl character, and intially don't enjoy it. Also both Dokuro-chan and Louise have a habit of punishing the male character (Bokusatsu more voilently however) but in spite of this eventually a respect is built between the characters. Also both female characters have a habit of freaking out very quickly especially when sexual innuendo is a factor...
Believe if you like one you'll like the other
Kinomoto Sakura never imagined that by opening a book in her father's library, she'd be responsible for releasing wild magic into the world, yet that's exactly what she did. Too powerful to be let loose on the world, the magical Clow cards were sealed away long ago by their creator, Clow Reed. But all is not lost! For the guardian beast, Keroberos, was sealed along with the cards. Can Sakura, with the help of Keroberos, retrieve the cards before they wreak havoc on the town?
Both Card Captor Sakura and Zero no Tsukaima have magic heavily involved with multiple, good characters. Both Louise and Sakura manage to mess things up on occasion, but are fairly determined to get it done well. The male leads are also both supportive and strong. They also both contain light hearted humour, and are great watches. If you liked one, you may just like the other.
On a day that seemed ordinary, a spaceship crash landed in Tokyo bay, filled to the brim with beautiful aliens that would come to be known as DearS. Since that day, though all of Japan seems to have gone DearS-crazy, one high school boy named Takeya it still not impressed by the phenomenon. But things change for Takeya when he finds a lone DearS girl on the side of the road, who forces herself into his apartment, and his life! Now, he must brave a plethora of complications, misunderstandings, and embarassments, when all he wants to do is be left alone!
Like most boys his age, the young Renton thinks of nothing but reffing – riding trapar waves on a board – and idolizes Holland, the leader of the renegade group of reffers named Gekko State. As an orphan of a famous hero, he lives a boring life with his grandfather until the beautiful Eureka crashes, literally, into his life. Now, with the help of his newfound friend and crush, Renton finds himself living amongst the crew of Gekko State. The errands are hard and the bullying is fierce, but with Eureka by his side, Renton just might find the courage to tough it out and even save the world!
In my mind these two series have one main theme in common, "true love conquers all". Both series end up with the world being saved ultimately due to true love. It's this fact that pulled me through the boredom of the constant fighting in Eureka Seven, and through the sometimes annoying fanservice in primarily the third season of Zero no Tsukaima. If you liked one, you should give the other a try.