The Irregular at Magic High School - Recommendations

Alt title: Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

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Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Chivalry of a Failed Knight

Ikki Kurogane may have come from a long line of Blazers, people with the ability to create weapons or devices manifested from their souls, but as far as the Hagun Academy is concerned, he's been a major disappointment in the magical powers department. He is so disappointing, in fact, that he's earned the unfortunate nickname of the "Worst One". However, things change for Ikki in the most surprising way when Princess Stella Vermillion, the most promising Rank-A Blazer to come along in many years, decides to transfer to Hagun. When she challenges him to a duel where the loser must obey the winner for the rest of their life, the last thing anyone expects is that the Worst One might prove to be a match for the Crimson Princess… and the unforeseen consequences will push the boundaries of society itself!

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SoraSama SoraSama says...

One Quick Statement - They're Basically The Same.

Listed in Point format:

  • Is there anything related to Ecchi? - Check.
  • Are both Brother and Sister in the anime? - Check.
  • Is there anything hinting to BroxSis? - Maybe?
  • Is there anything relating to Magic? - Check.
  • Is there anything related to Comedy? - Check.
  • Are both titles Based Off of Visual Novels? - Check.
  • Is there a School Setting? - Check.
  • Is the Main Character Over Powered but Underestimated? - Check.
  • Is there someone who secretly likes the Main character but does not admit it? - Check.

Is there any more that I need to list? – No.

Note: This recommendation is not complete and is based off the first episode of Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry.

Shiira Shiira says...

Both of the main protagonists are seen as incompetent in the beginning. As the series goes on they both gain recognition and are not seen as a weakling.

Mithun Mithun says...

Hero have irregular power in both of anime.so they were consider as low level students..graualy they become power full.and they got sister who want to more than sister.

Sinlessclown Sinlessclown says...

BOTH PROTAGONIST ARE KIND OF OVERPOWERED BUT NOT RECOGONISED AT FIRST. THERE IS A SLIGHT HAREM IN BOTH AND THERE IS SOME BROXSIS IN BOTH.

CodyEvans45 CodyEvans45 says...

So much alike I love it. It's perfect for those of you who loved The Irregular at Magic High School

jinxlandon jinxlandon says...

both have magic high schools, awesome action scene, a sister thats in love with the brother, brother with really low magic levels but still is super badass....  i could go on and on, but they're really similar is the thing

The Irregular at Magic High School was a little weird for me, because it pretty much only had the incest thing and..... the incest was a little weird but I know some people dont really care about that.  Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry is more romance oriented around the two main characters and the sister is just kinda overprotective. 

xinacli xinacli says...

Although the Magic High School doesn't have direct romance to the Failed Knight I think this would be good to watch anyways.

The use of magic is quite similiar even if the people in failed knight dont use CADS. The main characters are quite OP and easily find a way out of problems.

RenSenpai RenSenpai says...

Best Anime Of 2014..............This anime is super awesome.................... 

The irregular at magic high school is set in a world where magic exists but instead of using chants and spells, magic users cast spells with their Casting Assistant Device (CAD). The CAD is infused with the user’s Psions (a substance-less thought particle) that activates the device and constructs the magic ritual.

ruthwik ruthwik says...

They are the same as on of the reviewers said. But I liked irregular at MHS more, I felt like it was more intriguing. But Chivalry is as close as it gets 

20200 20200 says...

These two have almost identical plots, characters, and setting. Although that isn't to say that if you've seen one, you've seen the other. Chivalry has a main character role that Irregular lacks, and this noticibly changes the plot and dynamics.

Oblithian Oblithian says...

Same, same-ish.Both are school magic anime, both have magic competitions, both MCs are inferior in terms of magic power but have special ('irregular') techniques that make them the best. IMHS has cooler battles, but CFK has a more well constructed anime (humour, relationships, etc.).CFK is nice because it is one of the few school anime to actually develop a romantic relationship beyond holding hands. So you don't have an entire season of 'ooh, are they going to end up together?' with no reward.  It also has one or two relatable moments that are either nice or humorous.Both have that 'sister love' thing going on, which is annoying. However, where as IMHS has no real relationships developed and the 'sister love' is more alluded to and dragged out throughout, CFK the MC has no part in it and it is only discussed (with the exception of his sister's introductory episode). 

wargames wargames says...

i love it                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

hewwoOwO hewwoOwO says...

both deal with magic and are harem animes (to varying degrees) and both have powerful protags

anass159 anass159 says...

Both about magic weapons and fights and a cool charactere who never loses a fight and at first they seem weak but they're actually way stronger.

GYAMADA GYAMADA says...

the themes of both anime deal with a disadvantaged main character who has abilities which can easily overtake those who underestimate the main character. 

yumilk yumilk says...

The story gives a similar vibe, as they are similar genres, both are magic/romance animes. The mcs are similar age as well as the romance happening.

KingMark23 KingMark23 says...

The main character in both of these animes are grossly underestimated. they are a low rank in their school because they lack the requirements in that area, but they make up for it with unbelievable power in another, but its kept hidden

Mistfall Mistfall says...

Both are about main hero on magic high school, being considered low ranking but having awsome power.Both have harem with main hero's sister being in love.Main difference is that CoaFK is more about the hero's struggle with weak worldbuilding, TIaMHS is with better and cohesive worldbuilding but with main hero clearly OP and no true character flaws.

tiegan tiegan says...

These two animes follow a similar storyline of the really powerful guy who is overlooked by his peers but throughout the series his strengths start to show and he gains recognition among his classmates for what he can really do,

Both shows take place in a school setting and involve otherworldly magic or powers and invest the viewers in the success or failures of the characters.

I recommend watching both of these shows if you like magic or battle type animes :D 

The Fruit of Grisaia

The Fruit of Grisaia

Mihama Academy is a prison-like school built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree. It is home to five female students who each have their reasons for enrolling in the academy and live their life idly within the walls of Mihama. One day, Kazami Yuuji the institute’s first male student arrives and throws the orderly rhythm of Mihama off balance. Is Yuuji what the girls need to hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome? Or is his past even heavier than any of the others?

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VongolaUndici1196 VongolaUndici1196 says...

Both series have main male characters who have pasts that were meant to be kept secret, and military based. The main difference is the fact that Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei is magic but if you like one, you will like the other.

N1ck534 N1ck534 says...

To tell you the truth i have a hard time starting new anime so the first few times i saw this anime recommended to me i just cast it aside,but after after watching the fruit of grisaia (and loving it of course) i found myself wanting more.I will say the story and anime are fairly different from each other, so far i have seen 13 of the fruit of grisaia and 21 of magic highschool and the fruit of grisaia's story is a lot darker so if you have watched the fruit of grisaia, magic high will be a step down and if youve seen magic high grisaia will be a step up (in the blood darker story and sad twisted kind of stuff) But if youve seen one definitely give the other a shot!

HeatherWins HeatherWins says...

They both have a male main character that has a mysterious past and extraordinary fighting abilities. 

langenegger123 langenegger123 says...

Both share the concept of a male lead with a somewhat difficult past with each of these characters being strongly influenced by their sisters.

Mahouka has the additional magic aspect while Grisaia maintains a focus on the story behind the MCs/Heroines.

PurplePeopleEater PurplePeopleEater says...

Both feature a male character who seems calm and strong and has a secret. The secret in  both cases is their involvement in some group that fights and kills. Both characters attend a special school and pretend to be normal high school students while hiding their true self.

aliblol aliblol says...

If you like one you'll like the other. They have a similar main character, but they are set in different worlds. The main difference is that there is magic in 'the irregular at magic high school'. You'll probably enjoy both!

Icyking Icyking says...

They both have a very mysterious Male MC with a past he wishes to forget at all costs. Other than The Fruit of Grisaia being slightly(And by slightly I mean very) ecchi and for the more mature of audience it is a great Anime. On the other hand The Irregular at Magic High School again has a very mysterious Male MC but we never really learn of his past, but we do learn that he has a very potent magical energy even though he tries to hide it from his classmates. And also his little sister is very much in love with him 

TRex91 TRex91 says...

The main characters are similar. They both are very serious and bad ass. The story is completely different but again, the main chsracters are similar and so is the vibe. The main difference that sticks out to me is that there is some girls and somewhat romance (but not really, dont let that turn you off if you are like me and loke hard core action type stuff)

RenSenpai RenSenpai says...

Its a Awesome Anime like the other................ Its super awesome.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

Knight's & Magic

Knight's & Magic

A genius programmer and hardcore robot otaku is reborn into a world of knights and magic, where huge robots called Silhouette Knights roar across the land! Now reborn as Ernesti Echevalier, he uses his vast knowledge of machines and programming talents to begin to make his ultimate robot.  But his actions have unexpected results...?! The dreams of a robot otaku will change the world!

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

An expectional student who at first glance does not look the part in a setting full of magic, tech, wars, and even mechs are in both series.  Ernie and Tatsuya are surrounded by friends and/or close relatives.  As students, both are veritable geniuses way ahead of their classes.  They are so good then can or do test out higher.  In Ernie's case, he tests up to a set of classes the next stage up, though it could be 1 grade it might well be 5.  Tatsuya is told by his sister that he is already so smart and experienced he could easily avoid high school altogether and is grades prove that not to mention how little time he spends versus how much time he spends on work or dealing with enemies.  It wasn't seen yet in the anime, but monsters do exist in the world of the Irregular as well as Knights and Magic.  Both anime are exceptionally good and very fun and easy to watch and enjoy.

stevievejack stevievejack says...

Both have a young MC that both excel at magic, and geniuses in their fields of research and pushing the boundaries of their world's fundamentals and understanding.

hinkil hinkil says...

In boh Magic meets science theme                                                                        

legendary1panda legendary1panda says...

I agree because There is both magic and school systems. The main caracters both exel beyond the need. Overall they are both similar and enjoyable with their difrences. 

chaversc2 chaversc2 says...

Both anime have a Male lead that is, for some reason, a lot more powerful than anyone around. That being said, neither has inflated egos and seem to be almost oblivious to how much power they weild. Plus the overly dramatic female characters that seem drawn to him, yet always seem to complicate things.

MatHatter MatHatter says...

The main character in both anime are for some reason verry good at applying magical theory and programming new magic formulas. 

Keristero Keristero says...

Both get into some technical details about how their magic systems work, both MCs are geniuses.

YXNGCXDILLAC YXNGCXDILLAC says...

Both are set in a world where magic is now present and everybody can use it. The two mc's are very young and smart and easily outbeat their ennemy to protect who they love

Classroom of the Elite

Classroom of the Elite

Ayanokouji Kiyotaka has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it's said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school's problem children. What's more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. But among all the students who lead such self-indulgent lives, there is one who disagrees with it all and chooses to remain solitary, avoiding contact with others: the beautiful Horikita Suzune. She has figured out that, even though the school gives students huge amounts of money, it also offers many means of "assistance for students with no money." One month later, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school...

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Epimondas Epimondas says...

Both Kiyotaka and Tatsuya are exceptional as students and possess a great many useful and practical skills belaying their relative position in school.  Neither one likes to stand out and both go out of their way to keep their name and identities out of the spotlight to the point of covering up the truth of their involvement.

Bunniest Bunniest says...

Acctually It cannot explain the real reason that I think two of these is similar

because it will be spoil some content of the other one.

But for some reason, They main actor have the same ideal about ' Inequality of human-being ' so I think I like them both because of that reason.

and another reason is some story line they have more realistic not like other pop-anime.

dabestmoneva dabestmoneva says...

Both show a main character that lacks emtion and wants a character that they spend quite a bit of their time with to succeed. They both possess lots of power but choose not to use it in front of others except when absolutely necessary.

Over the course of both, people around them begin to notice that they are much stronger than anyone else.

holycraploveanime holycraploveanime says...

Both have OP male MCs that are in one way or another 'restrained' by an unknown force or requirement. Both have beautiful animation an lovely storylines. I personally love both and think that they are both deserving of a second season, especially Classroom of the Elite.

HeckWhyNot HeckWhyNot says...

Stoicness over 9000                                                                    

LamettaMew LamettaMew says...

Bothe the male lead rolles of thoes anime possess great abilities which they are hidding from others. Neither one of them likes to standout and are trying to be as invisible as possible.

i don`t know how many times i already rewatched them and i just can say two of my favorites

Chrome Shelled Regios

Chrome Shelled Regios

In a post-apocalyptic world overrun with great beasts called Filth Monsters, a glimmering dome protrudes from the wasteland. This is Zuellni, a mobile city unique for having a consciousness in the form of ‘electronic fairies’. Moreover, Zuellni is an academy where the next generation of powerful Heavens-Blade wielders gather to pit their strength against each other in inter-platoon competitions. Nina Antalk, military student and leader of the 17th Platoon, is intent on recruiting only the best; thus, when mysterious Layfon Alseif transfers to the academy, she instantly recognizes his abilities and decides he’s the perfect candidate to join her group. However, with a secret past that won’t leave him alone, and unknown powers beyond the academy taking an interest in Zuellni, Layfon joining the team is only the start of all their troubles.

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Xtremej16 Xtremej16 says...

Both anime, though different in the type of powers that they wield, have abilities that make them OP in every way as well as a mysterious past that is slowly revealed to show you just how amazing the main character is. They also take place in a school setting with the main character having recently joined.

robby80 robby80 says...

both the main characters have a mysterious past, both are sometimes very OP. High school themed.

SuddenStorm SuddenStorm says...

Both these anime are perfect for anyone who is sick of watching Shounen animes where the MC is stupid, unskilled, weak and always forgets any lesson they have lernt less than two episodes later.

The protagonists of both programs have done all their leveling up before the show and have valid reasins for not using all his skills and power and hiding them.

nature365 nature365 says...

Both center around a male character who must come into a new environment hiding their immense skill, abilities, or power. I liked how their power was revealed in increments through out both animes without them coming out in full blast in the beginning. Also enjoyed how their peers had to adapt to the realization of just how powerful they really are/could be as that process of acceptance had good ups and downs.

The Asterisk War

The Asterisk War

Invertia… an unprecedented disaster that struck the world during the 20th century. Because of this disaster, numerous cities around the world were destroyed. However, within the meteor, an unknown element called mana was discovered, which allowed human technology to make rapid strides. This also gave rise to a new species of human born with unique skills – the Star Pulse Generation. The setting for the world’s greatest comprehensive battle spectacle, the Festas, is an academy city above the water surrounded by six academies called Rikka also commonly known as Asterisk.

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CloverBO9 CloverBO9 says...

I get the same feeling from The Asterisk War as I did on Irregular at Magic High School. Also the colors and animation are close. The Asterisk War takes place when a new student seems to be weak but is actually really strong like in The Irregular at Magic High School when the main character is a weed but is the strongest in the school.

Sinlessclown Sinlessclown says...

BASICALLY, THE ASTERISK WAR IS THE SAME AS RAKUDAI KISHI NO CAVALRY.  RAKUDAI KISHI NO CAVALRY IS THE SAME AS IRREGULAR. HIGH SCHOOL SETTING, SOME SISTER PROBLEMS (KIND OF), MAGIC, FUTURISTIC AND PROTAGONIST IS OVERPOWERED BUT NOT RECOGONISED AT FIRST

YuiYui YuiYui says...

So, here we have two shows based arouind the idea of an op main character in a magic school that fights other schools in competitions and things. Characters are very similar and to be honest their storyline can be seen as very similar (except Asterisk was much shorter). Anyway I think if you liked one you should like the other xx

FullmetalDragon FullmetalDragon says...

After one episode of The Asterisk Wars, all I could think was 'this is so similar to The Irregular At Magic High School'. So far I still haven't changed my mind.

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

The Misfit of Demon King Academy

Anos Voldigord was a tyrannical Demon King that eradicated humans, spirits, and even the gods, but became bored of eternal warfare and reincarnated with dreams of a peaceful world. However, what awaited him in reincarnation after 2000 years were descendants who became too weak after being accustomed to peace, and all sorts of magic that deteriorated to the extreme. Anos enters Demon King Academy that gathers and educates those who are viewed as the reincarnation of the Demon King, but the academy could not see through his true powers and ends up branding him as a misfit!

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Lioness006 Lioness006 says...

The two have a similar story. A prodigy enters a magical school that is segregated by class/ability, as a misfit/irregular, gathers a "harem" of fans, & proves how powerful they are while fighting against corruption. I recommend both. 

Mrukliwy Mrukliwy says...

-Nobody will aknowledge their true power at first

-Both are Badass

-Both participate in school live and different school activities

-The Misfit doesn't have a sister but he is in a realtionship with 2 sisters!

-It's about magic

FierceSquid276 FierceSquid276 says...

The two are very similar. Both deal with student discrimination based on one thing rather than the students' overall ability.

crowlsparrow crowlsparrow says...

Both stories have a very similar feel to them. The main character is a male with overwhelming powers that they use for the good of others. Most of the time people are in awe of their abilities and there holds some mystery to them.

No Game No Life

No Game No Life

An urban legend states that those exceptionally gifted at gaming will be sent a special game invitation, and the winners of the challenge will be whisked away to another world. When Sora and Shiro, two hikikomori NEETs who happen to be both siblings and notorious gamers, receive this invitation, they defeat it with ease. And like the legends tell, they're transported to another world where conflicts, peoples' lives and even country borders are decided by competitions and games. Always up for a challenge, the pair quickly take on the obstacles that come their way, whether it be restoring lowly humanity's good name compared with the other races or helping influence who will become the next king.

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redtear17 redtear17 says...

The protagonists do very complex math to take advantage of seemingly mundane situations. Oh, and in noth animes, they never lose

Sinlessclown Sinlessclown says...

They are both really similar character wise. Both have a sibling complex and in both animes the main characters are overpowered. There is especially a similarity between Sora and Tatsuya. Both are smart, overthink things and think ahead.

TRex91 TRex91 says...

I just love this anime,,, honestly they arent at all alike and it isnt one of those hey they are close so you will like. All i know is i absolutely loved this anime,,, i really hope they hurry and start baning out more seasons

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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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Do you like crisp highly detailed uniforms, large casts, mostly teen-aged protagonists, super powered action and either teal or neon green?

Do I have a couple titles for you!

If you just got done with the high school action of magical powers and school tournaments of Irregular Magic H.S. and loved the look and feel of it, try out Seraph. Likewise, have you just finished with the first season of Seraph, waiting for the next season to answer some questions check out Irregular. 

TallyCrow TallyCrow says...

Both Animes centres mainly around young people/children. 

Not only that but there is a main colour theme with both Anime, being blueish green/green. 

You also have the OP powers/strengh and magic with certain induviduals aka the main chars of each Anime. 

You have a group of friends that have to work together to help with things. 

The opening and endings songs are AMAZING with both Anime too :) 

froppyboy froppyboy says...

ITS ALSO A BAD ANIME SO THEREFOR YOU MIGHT ENJOY THIS TOO im sorry this was all in caps but not sorry enough to change it

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero

After saving a fairy-tale kingdom, Akatsuki returns to the real world with his prize—Myuu, the busty daughter of the defeated Demon King. It’s one hell of a happy ending until they’re forced to enroll at a school for magic users. There, Akatsuki can’t keep his hands off the girls, Myuu’s constantly ballooning measurements make her a walking wardrobe malfunction, and it seems like someone is always plotting against them. 

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DarkSide90 DarkSide90 says...

The Irregular at Magic High School and Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero are both animes that you will like if you like the other.

Some main similarities:

-The main character faces obstacles and challenges that he overcomes with ez. the main character is in that sense overpowered throughout the anime.

-The female lead is seen as the main character's sister and in both animes, they go through a similar expirence of trying to gain friends and be more accepted.

-Themes of magic, fantasy, futuristic, school setting.

+more

Note that Aesthetic of a rogue hero does involve a bit more ecchi + harem theme to it.

Sinlessclown Sinlessclown says...

Both animes have an over-powered main character who goes through obstacles he faces mostly with ease. Both mc's have a sister but in Hagure's case she only acts like a sister. Both sisters have a brother complex. The setting is similar in both which is a magic high school

RogueLynx RogueLynx says...

i just want to bump this rec. the only thing i've got to add to what's already been said by the other reccers is that unlike The Irregular, Hagure Yuusha is a glorious ecchi-fest.