Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash

Alt title: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar

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Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online

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...

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Skylabx Skylabx says...

It shows how a group of people trapped in a game world would adapt to living there; but while also trying to figure out how they became trapped.

Bregrubb Bregrubb says...

It just has that same feel... You know?-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- : ) 

00083115567 00083115567 says...

grimgar and sword art online are both anime of a group of peaple that were sudenly placed in a game were they have to become strong to survive.

GameMasterPhoenix GameMasterPhoenix says...

Both anime are set in RPG-styled fantasy worlds and feature a similar mixture of combat, character progression, and relationship development. Both of the anime also have a central focus on death as a permanent state, blurring the lines between fantasy/games and reality.

Asuna0San Asuna0San says...

they're both fanstasy, stuck in another world, but both have their own personalities too! Watch both!

Stormbrook Stormbrook says...

They have very similar premises. The stories have a lot in common, and there's a lot of similar themes that people would like. They are different enough that people cannot claim they copy each other.

Blukeah Blukeah says...

Both these animes share the elements of an RPG game with classes weapons and skills with death in the game being perminant

TheHunter2304 TheHunter2304 says...

Grimgar of fantasy and ash are a littel game like, but Sao are more technologi, also we are not cirtan that the cahrekters are in a game

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

Both are about a group of people stuck within an RPG world where you have to try and survive, and if you die then you die, there is no coming back from the dead. Both have generic characters and similar storylines so  guess if you enjoyed one of these then you should enjoy the other xx

BloodyRedRoses BloodyRedRoses says...

It's awesome, they both have many similar qualities in the genre and it's just worth watching in general.

kingnoah9911 kingnoah9911 says...

For the most part they have the same feel. With them both telling the story from the point of view of some type of melee fighter in a strange world. Additionally as the story goes in both, the mc's discover/develop hidden powers that rank them as one of th strongest in their worlds. The main difference is that Grimgar is a bit more team focused while Sword Art Online has some team focus, but for the most part it is all about Kirito.

an1manga an1manga says...

Both animes are about people suddenly forced to live inside a virtual reality MMORPG, but the group of people they follow are on the opposite ends of the spectrum. SAO follows the elite players' battles of conquest that constantly expands the borders of the players' known world and brings them closer to the "endgame" of winning their freedom from this virtual prison. Grimgar, on the other hand, follows a group of "leftovers"--people who lack any knowledge about how the game world functions and must learn everything the hard way through trial and error, where the price of failure is often death. It's not to say SAO is without deaths and sacrifices, but those are mere casualties of the protagonists' fights against world bosses and evil players, and each victory is celebrated as a major accomplishment by the good elite players. For Grimgar, each death is very personal, and each triumph is only a small step forward for this ragtag group. Yet over the course of the Grimgar series, each character has shown tremendous growth, mostly because they started with almost no skills to survive in this harsh world.

Despite their differences, the two series are also very similar in many aspects. They both deal with human interactions in an isolated online setting where one's identity in the outside world does not matter and where the laws of the outside world play no role. People are forced to make a living the same way one would expect to in the worlds of fantasy fictions. Most importantly, unlike in most games, you only get one life--no second chances. For these reasons, and because of their likeable characters and similar animation styles, if you liked one show, you would be likely to like the other show as well.

Zomok Zomok says...

Both thrive around the setting of arriving in a new world and having to learn how to adapt and survive.

mjm1620 mjm1620 says...

Grimgar builds up to a similar feel to the first SAO arc. SAO hits intense levels of emotion early on while Grimgar builds up slowly. For me, as with SAO, Grimgar's ending was absolutely satisfying and makes my imagination run wild. That's what fantasy is all about. Grimgar's characters are a lot more diverse in my opinion and the world has more potential. 

TLDR: They have a similar atmosphere in the end but very different pacing.

iJavz iJavz says...

It's pretty good if you liked Sword art online. plots and characters are king of the same. Specially both are really action based with lots of sci-fi.

LastGamer13 LastGamer13 says...

It's equaly shit....But if you liked one of them I can for sure say you will maybe not dislike the other one that much....

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Both Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Sword Art Online have similar premises. They show a group of people trapped in a MMORPG world that has to adapt to living there, while trying to figure out how they became trapped and how to survive.

AndriasSch AndriasSch says...

In both the characters are trapped in a fantasy mmorpg world, were they need to learn skills and loot from monsters in order to survive.A main theme is how the main characters struggle with friendship after they lost friends from their parties, and they are obstratized by others due to their level of hability.

Log Horizon

Log Horizon

With over 20 million players worldwide, Elder Tale is one of the hottest online RPGs. At least, it used to be only a game, until the fateful day that tens of thousands of players became stuck in the virtual world, unable to log out. For these would-be knights, healers and magicians, Elder Tale is no longer a hobby, it’s a reality, complete with tasteless in-game food, revivals upon death, and boring NPC conversations! With no other options than to accept their fates, the analytical Shiroe, perverted-and-proud Naotsugu, tiny and adorable Akatsuki and other new friends must adjust to their new lives in Elder Tale, avoiding player killers and monsters along the way!

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KingxPin KingxPin says...

They are really similar in terms of plot, if you have seen log harizon you are going to love this!!

DO I REALLY HAVE TO KEEP GOING. 

Koos Koos says...

I got a similar feeling when i watched the first ep. Grimgar should be really promising. Lets hope that everything goes smoothly

Skylabx Skylabx says...

It shows a group of people trying to live in a game-like world; and how they go about it. How they would make money, live, jobs, fighting, etc.

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both of these series are a take on the concept of "People have ended up in this universe that works kind of like an MMO".

In Log Horizon it seems that they are stuck in a game they have played before. But in Grimgar they have been transported to a new world without most of their memories.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Both are based on people stuck in a RPG like world (or in Log Horizon's case, an actual RPG) They are both good series, so you would definitely like one if you liked the other.

scruffy89 scruffy89 says...

They both, have players entering a game like world, where they don't know how they ended up there, or where they came from. They have skills and roles like a typical mmorpg, however once you die, it's over like SAO. A strong motif centers around the emotional toll that death takes. Both taking a life(great scene) and losing a loved one. The female characters are all weak and emtional, playing supporting roles both in combat, and in the character dynamics. Still the character development doesn't feel needlessly rushed, and while it won't blow you away, it's solid. 

Playah168 Playah168 says...

While the tone is much different in the two anime, they both have a similar idea in that they are both about people trapped in a game. 

Oblithian Oblithian says...

The plots are virtually the same. Grimgar is a lot slower and more of a drama, and Log Horizon is more up-beat. However, they excel in completely different areas.In other words, if you like the living game concept and want something different check it out. However, if you want another team/friendship adventure like Log Horizon, check out Seven Deadly Sins. If you want more Drama and urgency like Grimgar, try Sword Art Online.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

What I love about these two series is both have a bit of slice of life to them. It's not just fighting monsters and leveling up and stuff. They cook, clean, worry about buying underwear or making edible food that doesn't taste like dog crap. There is just so much more to them than something like Sword Art Online and both have this maturity to them. If you want more than just a game like setting and romance, something that makes you think and doesn't neglect the importance of daily life, something that reflects on society and internal issues then both of these are good picks. If you liked one, you will probably like the others. Also, the characters reactions to being in this new world are well thought out and shown and feel more real than some other shows. And there is a lot of varitey in those reactions.

Kirakid91 Kirakid91 says...

Log Horizion is the more optimistic and slightly slower version of Grimgar for Fantasy and Ash. Grimgar focuses on the mindset and lifestyles of a small group of friends while Log Horizon gives a wider view of how everyone is dealing with the new world. 

Goblin Slayer

Goblin Slayer

Rumor has it that, in a certain guild in the middle of nowhere, there is an extraordinary man who has climbed all the way to the Silver rank just by killing goblins. At the same guild, a priestess who's just become a new adventurer has formed her first party... and the man who ends up rescuing that party when they get into trouble is none other than the Goblin Slayer.

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Jayage Jayage says...

Both are Fantasy animes about adventurers who fight goblins, goblins,goblins, goblins and even more goblins, in both the fights against the goblins are very intense in are never easy for the adventures.

Fluffs Fluffs says...

Neither of these is your typical perfect-isekai anime. Both deal with some dark topics and don't idolize the troubles characters face

zorlop zorlop says...

They are both a gritty realistic style that makes you feel a sense of realism for the characters.

MonopolyPutin MonopolyPutin says...

Both are dark fantasy adventures that leave you wanting more.  Grimgar may be a descent bit lighter than Goblin Slayer, but it is not any less entetaining.  

LordKira1 LordKira1 says...

They are both Fantasy animes but feature slightly more realistic setting which makes the anime darker. Both animes treat phiscal and emotional weight well.  

LastDarkness LastDarkness says...

Both have similar Dark Fantasy themes. The universes they exists in are very unforgiving and difficult compared to standard fantasy and character death or worse is a very real everyday possibility.   Dark Fantasy is the Souls style of anime.

Rimerida Rimerida says...

Same dark isekai, tell stories about goblin frequently, death character in early story, revenge to goblin

egon0044 egon0044 says...

Similar themes and overall story arc and progression. High fantasy video game and guild mechanics are the backbone for both stories. 

Grimsnow Grimsnow says...

Both start kinda sad, but snowball well. I really liked both, as they share similar themes, etc.

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!

KonoSuba – God's blessing on this wonderful world!!

After a traffic accident, Kazuma Satou’s disappointingly brief life was supposed to be over, but he wakes up to see a beautiful girl before him. She claims to be a goddess, Aqua, and asks if he would like to go to another world and bring only one thing with him. Kazuma decides to bring the goddess herself, and they are transported to a fantasy world filled with adventure, ruled by a demon king. Now Kazuma only wants to live in peace, but Aqua wants to solve many of this world’s problems, and the demon king will only turn a blind eye for so long…

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Baddie007 Baddie007 says...

Both have the same plot were characters found themselves in a gamelike world where they now have to used their wits and adapt in order to survive. However in Gringar the characters are compose of individual who have to work together to survive, while in KonoSuba, the MC is surrounded by useless girls whom only adds to his burden.

StevenSAKUJO StevenSAKUJO says...

Both are stories about the human relationships within a real life MMORPG and focus around the difficulties and indulgences one may experience in this common setting. Although emotively seperate genres, that theme links the two and may be reason enough for a recommendation to someone who has watched one of these anime, to watch the other. 

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both Grimgar and KonoSuba are about people that for one reason or another have been transported to a world that works a lot like an MMO.

KonoSuba is mostly focused on comedy and the silly adventures. Grimgar focuses more on character relationship and drama.

mrcokamrcoka mrcokamrcoka says...

Both have similar concept. Both are about people who are transported in a MMO like world. The difference is that Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash is more dramatic and serious than KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!.

However in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash we don't actually see the transportation of MCs in another world but we can assume it because of the "signals" that are given to us by MCs themselves.

treerose61 treerose61 says...

There both fantasy and kinda common life. Though KonoSuba is much more comedic. While grimgar is more slow and less exiting. Both don't have any actual intresting fighting going on.

hotspot hotspot says...

Both anime start out with the main characters being absolute losers in every way shape and form, they're just really bad at fighting.. etc.. As the story progresses, they get better, although slowly. The only difference is that in Konosuba, they somehow become victorious with silly antics and just luck...But in Grimgar, they get better and win with strategies. 

Also, both protagonists are of the thief class.

Brino Brino says...

The tone of Grimgar is much more gritty and less playful. But character creation, class mechanics of the protagonists and the game mechanics of the worlds are quite similar. Also the relationships between the characters are the main focus of the story, which makes both series even more compareable. KonoSuba is like the cheerful comedy version of Grimgar.

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

Is It Wrong to Try and Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? is set in the world of Orario, where adventurers band together and look for treasures in an underground labyrinth known as Dungeon. However, for Bell Cranel, fame and riches are secondary to what he wants to find the most: girls. He soon finds out though, that anything can happen in Dungeon, and winds up being the damsel in distress instead!

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Silvrex Silvrex says...

I would recommend Sword Art Online, Konosuba, or others but i think this is probably the most similar compared to this anime.

AngelBeatsYui AngelBeatsYui says...

A world where you have to fight in order to gain money to survive in everyday life, where the characters aim to become better by leveling up skills just like you would in an RPG game. Honestly the storyline to both are pretty different but if you enjoyed the characters in one then they are similar to the ones in the other and I think if you enjoyed one of these then you would enjoy the other.

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

Ore RPG game worlds, and all that good stuff. These are two good animes, and if you liked one you will almost certainly like the other.

Orlumbus Orlumbus says...

Same RPG scenario - dungeons, skills, levels - with a nice but weak guy MC realizing how his world works. This time we will get unnecessary ecchi (plot) but better fights.

FriendlyDemon FriendlyDemon says...

Both Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash and Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? have the same plot. Fantasy world + skills + levels/leveling up, but more fights and ecchi-ness in the latter.

langham langham says...

Both of these are great shows. They both have the age old RPG feel, and likeable characters. The animation is excellent in both, and fight scenes are engaging. Grimgar is a work of art, backgrounds are amazing.

Made in Abyss

Made in Abyss

Young Riko has spent her entire childhood dreaming of exploring the Abyss, an enormous pit and series of caves filled with wonders and terrors that only the staunchest Cave Raiders have survived to bring back ancient artifacts from its depths. No one knows just how deep the pit is, but Riko's own mother disappeared into it years ago, leaving her daughter behind with a powerful urge to follow after her and learn the Abyss's mysteries for herself. One day Riko discovers a boy who seems to have originated from the Abyss and appears to be a sort of robot. Can he aid the little girl in her quest to find her missing mother? Or will the children become the Abyss's next victims?

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Onbird Onbird says...

they just have a similar feel to them. Plus both have fantastisc bakgrunds and a really good soundtrack. 

AndriasSch AndriasSch says...

Both are short animes based on short novels and manga (Grimgar and Abyss respectively), that focus con the atmosphere, backgrounds and soundtrack. They also show how important collaboration, trust and hability is to survive in a world filled with monsters, and both stories have a good share of drama and the loss of friends.

pinkCEO pinkCEO says...

Both of these series both share a similar soft aesthetic which nearly makes it relaxing. But themes surrounding death and grievance are handled in a much more realistic, viseral way. 

I don't like isekai and Grimgar is an exception for me because of this.

.hack//SIGN

.hack//SIGN

In a massive online world, people act only as well as their conscience demands. When one player's punishment is to be trapped in this world, a disparate group of people seek the answers why. Their motives are varied; their methods even more so. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?

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ramomnf ramomnf says...

They are both about people with mysterious past inside a MMORPG world. What stands between when we tear down the walls of reality? Where does our soul end and we begin?

AndriasSch AndriasSch says...

.hack//SIGN was the first anime to explore this theme about characters trapped in a fantasy mmorpg world, and while Sword Art Online started a trend ten years, online Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash has the same atmosfere as SIGN, since the characters trapped in this world have lost thier memories about their past life and are outcasted trying to survive.

Orange

Orange

Everyone has regrets in life. So who wouldn't take the chance to change the past if given the opportunity? When sixteen-year-old Takamiya Naho receives a mysterious letter, claiming to be from her twenty-seven-year-old self, her life is suddenly thrown into flux. The letter tells her that a new transfer student by the name of Naruse Kakeru will be joining her class, and to keep her eye on him. But why? Naho must decide what to make of the letter and its cryptic warning, and what it means not only for her future, but for Kakeru's as well.

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filorlov filorlov says...

Much alike storytelling manner. Soft and emotional at the same time. Routine based on sci-fi/fantasy plot conception. 

RogueLynx RogueLynx says...

err... i'm not sure about that 'soft' part coz Grimgar can be pretty harsh but otherwise i agree with filorlov

ERASED

ERASED

Satoru Fujinuma is a reclusive part-timer with no plans for the future. What sets him apart from the other slackers in his town is an involuntary time travel ability that allows him to jump back several seconds in time in order to prevent accidents and even deaths. As incidents around town begin reminding Satoru of a childhood trauma he'd sooner forget, he finally begins to question what caused his ability to surface and whether or not it's powerful enough to change the past.

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Mysticphoenex Mysticphoenex says...

Now I know what you're thinking "they're nothing alike one is modern psychological and the other is fantasy adventure" but stick with me just a little all I'm saying is I got a similar type of vibe from both of them they both have good plot great animation and would without hesitation watch either again and again 

RogueLynx RogueLynx says...

the two series, though vastly different in terms of setting and plot are similar in terms of drama and the psychological aspect. Erased is possibly a little more intense.

Quan Zhi Gao Shou

Quan Zhi Gao Shou

In the multiplayer online game Glory, Ye Xiu, is well known as the Textbook level expert and a top-tier player. Due to a series of circumstances, he was forcefully expelled out of his professional team. After leaving the pro gaming scene, he resides at an Internet Café employed as one of the managers. When Glory launches the tenth server, he throws himself into the game once more, equipped with ten years of gaming experience, memories of the past and an incomplete self-made weapon. His journey back to the top begins. After plotting and scheming, who took away my glory? Under the influence of the storm, my hopes will never be shattered. In its magnificence, the path will not be lost, for I, will return!

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Innskip Innskip says...

Both anime are about games and really good. Intesting plot and development. Absolutely different but each one is good in every way possible. A must see.

Geresh Geresh says...

i really liked grimgar of fastasy when i first saw the announcement i just thought it was your run of the mill world travel shit but i have got to it has alot character development and i would say is a really good story with lessons about consequences  while quan zhi gao shou to me is about average in store but still both are good but watch grimgar first