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Strike Witches

Strike Witches

In the year 1939 an unknown enemy called the Neuroi appeared. Their purpose is unclear and origin is unknown, but they attack and destroy any signs of human civilization they come across. Because conventional weapons are useless against them, humanity developed a striker unit known as the Strike Witches to combat the Neuroi. Miyafuji Yoshika is a girl with exceptional healing power but lacks control; she has been scouted to join the Strike Witches and fight the Neuroi, but all she wants to do is take over her family clinic. After witnessing an attack by the Neuroi on her way to find out if her father is still alive, Miyafuji resolves herself to fight for and protect the people around her. Who or what are the Neuroi and what do they want?

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Scythes Scythes says...

It's a bunch of girls, flying around defeating the bad guys. Pants aren't allowed for some reason.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

They both have the same director and are filled with hot pants and panty shots. Boths series involve a set of chosen magical girls who have to fight an alien species in order to protect humanity. Vividred Operation is literally a copycat of Strike Witches but with fewer characters.

Pokeswap Pokeswap says...

They both involve girls with special suits that grand them magical powers. One uses energy the other uses magic circles and no pants

ran88 ran88 says...

Both are about girls fighting with magic powers whilst flying in the sky and not wearing pants.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Puella Magi Madoka Magica

One night, Madoka has a terrible nightmare – against the backdrop of a desolate landscape, she watches a magical girl battle a terrifying creature, and lose. The next day, the teen's dream becomes reality when the girl – Homura – arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when she and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

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ItzDom ItzDom says...

Vividred is basically a brighter version of Madoka which is in the future. It also involves 4 girls transforming to fight monsters except the story is not as dark and there is more humour.

Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is a darker story than Vividred etc etc etc.

Also characters from both series are cute X3

Brad Brad says...

Vividred Operation is, in essence, a magical girl show. It relies on science and technology for the girls to transform, but it's essentially the same concept as in normal mahou shoujo shows. Although Vividred is considerably more lighthearted and bright than Madoka Magica they share not only their mahou shoujo elements, but both series also follow a group of girls fighting against a supernatural evil, a strong friendship theme, and a very similar antagonist. Consider Madoka Magica as Vividred's older, more mature sibling and you wouldn't be too far off.

KingArthur13th KingArthur13th says...

Both series are obvious magical girl series with a heavy emphasis on friendship. VO relies on science and technology while MSMM relies on hope. The major difference is that MSMM is MUCH darker than VO.

Symphogear

Symphogear

In a world where aliens known as "The Noise" threaten the earth, only one thing can protect the human race: the magical armor Symphogear. But in order to save their world, the Symphogear wearers will have to learn from the tragedies of the past. 

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Etue Etue says...

Senki Zesshou Symphogear is basically Vividred Operation with more plot and a far darker tone to it. Both series are seemingly inspired by Strike Witches. 

Symphogear is more musical and dark with more dynamic characters however it's animation is somewhat wobbly. 

Vvidred Operation is basically Symphogear light with a more broken plot and a amount of pacing problems. Only watch Vividred Operation after Symphogear if you are looking for some MOE fanservice without a deep plot. 

Brad Brad says...

Both of these shows are about a group of armoured girls that are almost military style magical girls. Both shows also have strong themes of friendship, and focus on that rather than simply destroying your enemies.

Vividred Operation is the more ecchi of the two series, while Symphogear focuses on music. Both feature characters who are drawn in the same cutesy style, as well as having similar, positive personalities.

Assault Lily BOUQUET

Assault Lily BOUQUET

On the verge of extinction by the alien entity known as Huge, the planet unites to develop CHARM. Merging science and magic into a weapon, military facilities called Gardens quickly sprout up to train recruits in this nascent technology. Forged by nature and training, teenage girls emerge as a heroic Lily upon blossoming. Can humanity survive long enough for these Lilies to bloom and save us all?

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AardvarkRex AardvarkRex says...

These are very similar in that they both center on a group of teenaged girls fighting giant robot-like monsters (called 'Huge' in Lily and 'Alone' in Vividred) with futuristic weapons powered by exotic energy and magic. In both the girls can combine their abilities to become stronger. Both feature equal amounts of action scenes as well as more laidback slice-of-life segments. Prominent yuri undertones in both, too.

JONDAMAN JONDAMAN says...

magical lesbians vs huge monsters. vivid has more fan service in it and an epic soundtrack.

it's butts vs thighs lets go!!!

Strike Witches OVA

Strike Witches OVA

Due to an invasion of an unknown enemy, the world is being destroyed. The military force is powerless against the enemy, lives are being taken and the planet is being torn to pieces. However, an unexpected turn occurs when scientists create a weapon known as "Striker", which is the perfect fusion of both magic and modern technology. The group of young girls who will master "Strikers" will become Strike Witches, and with their new magic brooms, they will swiftly sail through the skies in order to protect what is left of mankind...

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blackwidowrsa blackwidowrsa says...

Both anime have young girls with powers, given or otherwise, that fight monsters from the unknown. Lots of pantsu fanservice as well. 

Sky Girls TV

Sky Girls TV

In the not-too-distant future, Earth was attacked by mysterious beings and before long over a third of the world's population was destroyed. Even after bringing to bear its full, united military strength, humanity was unable to repel the assailants and forced into using weapons of mass destruction. This was successful, but the war and its conclusion resulted in the deaths of a crushing percentage of all fighting-aged males, and Antarctica being melted, causing much of the Earth's land to sink underwater. Years later, three young girls - Otoha, a headstrong country girl; Karen, a technical genius; and the highly-disciplined and strong-willed Eika - are being trained to pilot Sonic Divers, weapons being developed lest humanity be caught off-guard once again.

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flaze flaze says...

Both are set in the future, have unnecesary fan service (Vivid has less than Sky), have slow plot development, and are made by the same director. Both are inferior to Strike Witches (okay, that one is just my opinion).

Black Rock Shooter TV

Black Rock Shooter TV

Athletic Mato is excited to start middle school and meet new people, including Yomi, an artistic girl who doesn't open up easily to others. While awkward around each other at first, things change when the girls discover their mutual obsession for a fantastical picture book. But just as the pair becomes fast friends, they're torn apart by a cruel, wheelchair-bound girl who considers Yomi her personal possession and refuses to let anyone else near her. What's worse, Mato has recently begun to have strange dreams about girls brawling in bizarre colorful worlds that seem to parallel her personal struggles. With jealousy, insecurity, and foreboding dreams always getting in the way, can the two girls ever become true friends?

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snivets snivets says...

Vividred Operation is brighter and more lighthearted than Black Rock Shooter, but both come heavy on the meaning of friendship theme, as well as featuring young girls with big superpowers. If you believe in yourself and your friends, you can conquer the world!

Sound of the Sky

Sound of the Sky

Kanata Sorami, a young Private in the army, arrives in Seize to serve in the Clocktower Fortress and learn the trumpet under the tutelage of Master Sergeant Rio Kazumiya. Though peace hangs uneasily over the world, Kanata finds a relaxing routine of laundry, shopping, and trumpet practice greets her at her new post instead of brutal drilling and discipline. With help from the other members of the all-female 1121st Platoon, Kanata finds her place in the bustling city, bringing joy and humor to the war-weary residents while learning a great deal about the world.

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snivets snivets says...

If you like a show about young girls where the action takes the backseat and the story is really about developing friendships and helping each other, both Vividred and Soranowoto will appeal to you.

Girls und Panzer

Girls und Panzer

Forget track and field! At Oorai Girls Academy, they practice Shensha-do, the art of tank combat! But Miho transfers there believing it to be the one school where Shensa-do isn't offered. She's in for a rude awakening, however, when the student council president demands her participation in the sport. Together with four friends, she learns to face her fears, find herself, and have a whole lot of fun along the way. Get ready for tank fighting mayhem in Girls Und Panzer!

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Etue Etue says...

Both are series with Cute girls in combat and are mostly light hearted. Girls und panzer is far lighter on the fanservice but still will appeal to those who like cute girls. 

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

Nanoha used to be a normal grade school student until one day she found a ferret in the woods -- but he's no ordinary ferret! His name is Yuuno, he hails from another world, and he needs Nanoha’s help to complete his mission: to capture the Jewel Seeds (mysterious stones that imbue their wielder with great power) that fell to Earth. Along with Yuuno, Nanoha must now collect the Seeds and protect her world, but she isn’t alone. A rival is also trying to collect the Seeds for an unknown purpose, and only Nanoha has the power to stop her…

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flapjack22 flapjack22 says...

Vividred Operation is a short series that is basically like a "magical girl" anime complete with transformation scenes and awesome weapons. Both Vidred Operation and the Nanoha series emphasize friendship as bonds that bring the main characters together; also both series are kind of similar in that the main protagonist wants to find out more about the mysterious other main character.