Blast of Tempest

Alt title: Zetsuen no Tempest: The Civilization Blaster

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Noein: To Your Other Self

Noein: To Your Other Self

When Haruka, Yuu and their friends decided to go ghost hunting, they had no idea the "ghosts" they'd find would turn their lives upside down. Black-clad and wielding quantum powers, these knights from the future are after an artifact of immense power that they hope will save their dimension from destruction: the Dragon Torque; and Haruka seems to be the key. As factions within the knights violently disagree on how to proceed, Haruka and the gang are caught up in a fight with the Shangri La, in an existential battle where fates of entire universes are decided.

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Balzack Balzack says...

Both of these anime deal with time travel, confusing powers with convoluted storylines, and are set in contemporary worlds that are in danger of being destroyed. 

They also are both very similar in how the dramatic and comedic elements of their stories are told.  And are scored with music that sounds unique and hauntingly beautiful.

I would say that Noein is the better anime out of the two, because while both are extremely convoluted, Blast of Tempest gets pretty rushed in the third act and unravels quite a bit.  In terms of animation Blast of Tempest is a lot cleaner and flows better with a better use of color (I'm sure uses more computer animation techniques).  Noein seems to have more of a hand drawn look (especially during action), which isn't bad, but it can be a little bit distracting and take me out of the story a bit.

Jakounezumi Jakounezumi says...

If you like Noein you'll likely also like Tempest and vice versa they have a similar feel and stories that are not completely dissimliar.

Asmageddon Asmageddon says...

Both are fairly nonsensical, poorly paced shows about grandiose but awfully executed plot, with characters that fail to convey personality due to blandness.

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Ga-Rei -Zero-

Kagura and Yomi are two girls who have a bond that cannot be broken. While once they fought side by side against the supernatural forces that threaten the planet, fate had something different in store for these star-crossed companions. Yet to understand the present, one must first experience the past – a time before Kagura’s involvement with the Supernatural Disaster Prevention Agency. Always cheery and good-natured to a fault, the young Kagura first meets Yomi when she is invited into her home. Over time, the two battle malicious spirits and grow closer together – but soon, more terrifying foes begin to reveal themselves. A swarm of glowing blue butterflies and a mysterious stone are harbingers of darker things to come, and one thing’s for sure: Kagura and Yomi will never be the same.

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snivets snivets says...

With its focus on two friends and a similar blend of realism + magic, Ga Rei Zero was the most similar anime I could think of for Zetsuen no Tempest. If you have enjoyed either show, I'd recommend the other. 

Bestanimeserie Bestanimeserie says...

Both shows feature main characters that posses supernatural abilities and both have drama action and butterflies who appear when something is happening they also have the same thriller like ending.

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion

In 2010, the Britannian Empire enslaved Japan using powerful mecha known as Knightmares; in the aftermath Japan was renamed Area 11, and its people began a hard and terrible existence. Lelouch, a Britannian student living in Area 11, has grown up hating the Empire and everything it stands for. One day, in the middle of a terrorist attack, Lelouch meets a mysterious girl who grants him the ability to control minds. Can he use his new power to fight for freedom, or will his hatred twist his good intentions into mindless acts of vengeance?

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Iro Iro says...

They're both great animes with dark themes where the protagonists fight to right an injustice and an almost brother/rival relationship between the two male characters. They have complex characters where motivations are not always clear cut and events can turn the story on its head.

The characters are also similarly somewhat haughty and arrogant (CG - Lelouch, ZnT - Shakespear quoting lolita complex guy) anti heroes. I liked Geass a bit better due to its length but Tempest has a much more satisfying ending imo. Enjoyable animes both.

kayoky093 kayoky093 says...

They're both almost post-apocalyptical anime, where the characters have to fight with everything that stands in the way. Code Geass is a bit more dramatical, things take a curious turn, while Blast of Tempest involves more mystery, magic and the fate of the world is in stake. Both anime show the fight for power and try to bring up the negative part in that and how hard can it be even if it is for the right cause.

Fate/Zero

Fate/Zero

Ten years before Shirou Emiya's and Saber's fateful meeting, Japan is the stage for the fourth Holy Grail War. Seven Masters, each with his own dreams, step forward to win the boon of the mystic relic. Into this fray comes Kiritsugu Emiya, the enigmatic "Mage Killer" who wants to use the Grail to make a better world. Can he, paired with the indomitable Saber win the War? Or will he fall to the ambitions of the other mages?

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yamirakuen yamirakuen says...

1. Magic exists in both worlds, but only certain people can utilise it. The magic in both anime also require some form of sacrifice before the magician can equip it (i.e., tools that civilisation use in Zetsuen no Tempest, magical power in Fate/Zero)

2.  The two main male protagonists in both anime seek completely different goals. However, in Zetsuen no Tempest, the two protagonists are friends. Also, all four characters from the respective anime are really intelligent.

3. A lot of planning and plotting are involved in both anime. All the planning and execution are really intriguing and entertaining.

snivets snivets says...

If you like world-encompassing magical systems, opposing factions, and intense competition & emotional interaction between characters AND you liked either Fate/Zero or Blast of Tempest, you would probably also enjoy the other!

Spiral

Spiral

The mystery of "The Blade Children" is a secret which has remained well-hidden, and has cost some their lives. After Narumi Ayumu's brother disappears in a search for the answer, Narumi is forced to unravel this mystery for himself. Join him in his investigation which will lead him to the secrets of the Blade Children, and to tests of skill which may prove to be fatal.

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GrnEydDvl GrnEydDvl says...

In both shows, the characters are thrown into complicated situations where they must use reason to solve crimes, rescue themselves from a death trap, and question everything they thought to be true.  If you enjoy fighting with logic in life or death situations, then both of these shows are for you. 

nevaehann nevaehann says...

I agree with GrnEydDvl, both of them have a strong male lead that uses his intellect versus his brawn.  Both are very good series and I'm sure that if you liked one, you'll also like the other.

Penguindrum

Penguindrum

Kamba and Shouma Takakura have taken care of their sickly younger sister Himari since their parents disappeared years ago - that is, until the day she died. But as the boys grieve by her hospital bed, Himari sits up, adorned with a strange penguin hat. Suddenly, the three of them are transported to a vibrant world where the hat, using Himari's body as a puppet, charges these brothers with a task: find the Penguin Drum and their sister's life will be saved! Now aided by some odd penguins they received in the mail, the duo must find this mysterious item or risk losing the sister they care for so much. However, they aren't the only ones with their sights on the Penguin Drum, for new enemies await them around every turn, all connected in ways they would have never imagined...

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VampGirl VampGirl says...

Both animes question is fate set in stone or is it change-able, how much are you willing to sacrifice to change the fate of someone you hold dear.

Nothing is what it seems, full of plot twists and mystery.

BlancaXLobo BlancaXLobo says...

Both animes are about a couple of guys with different personalities and a previous relationship who lost, or will lose, a girl both love and care for, so they join to help each other, fighting supernatural forces for her.

Seraph of the End

Seraph of the End

After a catastrophic epidemic kills every adult on earth, vampires arise from the shadows to enslave the remaining human population. Yuichiro and his friends are kept as vampire fodder in a creepy underground city. Yuichiro dreams of one day fighting back, and the first step is staging a daring escape from their vampire overlords...

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darkside90 darkside90 says...

Very similar animes in many aspects.

The relationship between the main characters is similar in both anime because they go very far for each other. There are parallels in the relationship between both main characters in both animes. Also, both have very similar settings. They both give a simialr feel and if you appreciate one you will like the other as well.

Regardless both are great watches and I recommend watching both of them!

mgcliforrd mgcliforrd says...

Both animes are superb! Blast of Tempest ends with just one season but Seraph is to be continued in season two which will be aired earliest October 2015.

Blast of Tempest the manga was indeed thrilling, but you may find the anime more entertaining because you can see the action and feel the emotion... unless you've been reading manga for a while and believe that it would be just as good.

Seraph of the End's manga was said to be better than the anime, but that doesn't make the anime bad at all. Perhaps the characters seem a little different and the plot converted slightly, but nevertheless was it a bad anime.

If you loved one, you'll surely love the other just as much but may have a small opinion in favouritism. 

Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown

In the near future, the outbreak of a terrible disease called the Apocolypse Virus places Japan under the military rule of a global organization called the GHQ - a group tasked with checking the spread of the virus and administering vaccinations. Apathetic high school student Shuu Ouma lives in Tokyo, spending his days editing videos and trying to be left alone. But things change when he meets the beautiful pop idol, Inori, who is on the run from GHQ soldiers. While trying to save her from her captors, he acquires a mysterious power called the Void Gene that allows him to pull items or weapons from anyone under the age of seventeen. Now, Shuu must decide whether to join the efforts of the well-funded radical terrorist group "Funeral Parlor" and fight against the GHQ, or shrug off his newfound power and resume his normal life - assuming that either the GHQ or Funeral Parlor's charismatic leader, Gai, will let him.

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Mockinqbird Mockinqbird says...

1) Both animes are set in apocalyptic Japan

2) Both apocalypses are caused by a source that makes people´s body turn into crystal/metal

3) Main characters are bound by friendship

4) Some higher power (state, the powerful) is trying to suppress/kill them

both animes are very similar to each other,  its just that Guilty crown has mechas X Zetsuen has magic

No. 6

No. 6

Sion is intelligent, highly educated and lives a privileged life within the walls of No. 6, one of six city-states that was built after the world was destroyed from war. But Sion's comfortable existence changes forever when he meets Nezumi, an escaped convict, on the eve of his twelfth birthday. Due to his assistance in keeping Nezumi safe, Sion loses his rights and is forced to live in the lower town, where he becomes a normal citizen. Four years later, Sion finds himself back in Nezumi's company and in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy that leaves a trail of bodies in its wake. What is really going on in No. 6?

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Karasune Karasune says...

Two young men get wrapped up in strange happenings that threaten their lives and the world around them. The main characters in both series are friends, but at the same time, they're entirely different. What they want is different. How they want to achieve it goes against the others beliefs. Can they put their differences aside to work together and save the world, or will their bonds fall apart? Will there be betrayal, or worse yet, death? You have to watch both to find out. Zetsuen no Tempest and No. 6 are not entirely identical, but when it comes to their characters, they're quite similar. 

A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index

Touma Kamijou's right hand has the ability to nullify any form of supernatural power, whether it be magical, psychic, or divine; he lives in a city populated by students with these powers. Yet unfortunately for Touma, his arm also seems to nullify good luck. Despite his bad luck, the boy tries to stay out of trouble and just live out his life, trying to be the "good guy" whenever he can; but trouble enters his life one day when he finds a young girl hanging on his balcony. She turns out to be a nun of the Church of England, bearing the Index-Librorum-Prohibitorum - a collection of 103,000 forbidden texts, and as a result has a number of people after her. How far will Touma go to protect his new companion from her pursuers?

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TheQi2B TheQi2B says...

Recommended for premise . Both storeis revolve around multilayered plots, main characters without much in magic themselves but they get involved in the deepest depths of the power balance that governs their worlds. Plus the love story...