Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry). This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Chivalry of a Failed Knight (Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry)

10. The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)
9. A Certain Magical Index
8. Guilty Crown
7. The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima)
6. Kill la Kill
5. Sky Wizards Academy
4. Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle (Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut)
3. Sword Art Online
2. The Irregular at Magic High School
1. Absolute Duo

10. The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)

The Asterisk War (Gakusen Toshi Asterisk)Synopsis – Gakusen Toshi Asterisk follows the story of Ayato Amagiri, a student who has just transferred into one of the six most elite schools for Genestella students in the world—Seidoukan Academy—where students learn to control their powers and duel against each other in entertainment battles known as festas. Unfortunately, Ayato gets off to a rough start. When trying to return a lost handkerchief to a female classmate, he accidentally sees her changing which leads to her challenging him to a duel. What most people don’t realize however, is that Ayato has no real interest in festas and instead has an alternative motive for joining this prestigious school. What is Ayato’s big secret? Will he be able to keep up his act when surrounded by some of the greatest Genestella in the world?

Similarity – Both shows are set in an academy for fighters with special powers. They both start off with the MC, who aspires to be the champion of the big fighting tournament, encountering the lead female as an accidental pervert. Both lead females are hot-headed fire users who are princesses of a kingdom. The big difference is that Asterisk War is more action-oriented, while Chivalry is more comedy-oriented.

9. A Certain Magical Index (Toaru Majutsu no Index)

Toaru Majutsu no Index (A Certain Magical Index)Synopsis – Kamijou Touma is a student living in Academy City, a highly advanced place in terms of technology. Despite being gauged as a level zero esper (no powers), he possesses on his right hand the Imagine Breaker, an ability that negates any power whatsoever. Touma finds a young girl named Index who is trying to run away from Necessarius, a powerful magic organization that she is member of. Blessed with the skill of memorizing any sort of information, she holds 103,000 forbidden magical books within her head. As science and magic cross paths, Touma must face several dangers amid espers and magicians who appear in the exciting scientific town.

Similarity – Both MCs are ranked at the bottom due to the system, but are actually very strong/smart and capable of beating the most OP characters, as we see in the first episodes. Both have at least one supportive female character, who is also strong but not as reliable as the MC.

8. Guilty Crown

Anime With Less Than 30 EpisodesSynopsis – Japan, 2039. Ten years after the outbreak of the “Apocalypse Virus,” an event solemnly regarded as “Lost Christmas,” the once proud nation has fallen under the rule of the GHQ, an independent military force dedicated to restoring order. Guilty Crown follows the action-packed story of a young high school student who is dragged into a war, possessing an ability that will help him uncover the secrets of the GHQ, Funeral Parlor, and Lost Christmas. However, he will soon learn that the truth comes at a far greater price than he could have ever imagined.

Similarity – Both characters are deemed defectively weak and grow through the show as they try to get stronger. Both are made fun of and then slowly get more and more support by others yet are still put down by strong established families. They have to prove that the established hierarchy is wrong in their determination of them and plan to win acknowledgment of there worth with their own two hands

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7. The Familiar of Zero (Zero no Tsukaima)

Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero)Synopsis – When the first year students are required to perform a summoning ritual, Louise’s summoning results in a catastrophic explosion! Everyone deems this to be yet another failure, but when the smoke clears, a boy named Saito Hiraga appears. Now Louise’s familiar, Saito is treated as a slave, forced to clean her clothes and eat off the ground. But when an unfamiliar brand is found etched on Saito’s hand from the summoning ritual, it is believed to be the mark of a powerful familiar named Gandalfr. Zero no Tsukaima follows Saito as he comes to terms with his new life and as Louise proves that there is more to her than her nickname suggests.

Similarity – These anime are extremely similar.
*Both involve magical school, but Zero is more a medieval school, and Rakudai more futuristic.
*Dark-haired male MC who is talented with a sword.
*Red haired female MC who is powerful with magic.
*Both involve a master/slave relationship between the male and female MC’s
*Both are an ecchi harem

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6. Kill la Kill

Kill la KillSynopsis – After the murder of her father, Ryuuko Matoi has been wandering the land in search of his killer. Following her only lead—the missing half of his invention, the Scissor Blade—she arrives at the prestigious Honnouji Academy, a high school unlike any other. The academy is ruled by the imposing and cold-hearted student council president Satsuki Kiryuuin alongside her powerful underlings, the Elite Four. In the school’s brutally competitive hierarchy, Satsuki bestows upon those at the top special clothes called “Goku Uniforms,” which grant the wearer unique superhuman abilities.

Similarity – Characterwise, it has the same MC whom were being treated like shit by their own families, but were able to find a family at school, plotwise, one was set in some futurist timeline where the MC dukes out with his own kind, while the other one dukes out with his own daddy.

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5. Sky Wizards Academy (Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan)

Sky Wizards AcademySynopsis – Kanata Age is a young man now labeled as a traitor even though he was once praised as the “Black Master Swordsman.” He gets a chance to repair his reputation by instructing the team E601, which seems to be facing some difficulties. It consists of three girls, Misora Whitale, Lecty Eisenach, and Rico Flamel, each with problems of their own. It appears that Kanata will get in deep waters more than once because of them…

Similarity – Are you looking for another anime with action/comedy/school series? Both series is similar, because of the sci-fi/fantasy theme and the sword-combat action scenes. The male MC in both series has very similar personality, because they are both strong but hides their strength. They are atypical MC because they are not so dense as the ones you see in typical school/harem series. Both series takes place on a school where students is training to do sword combat and to fight for something.

4. Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle (Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut)

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle (Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut)Synopsis – Lux, a former prince of an empire named Arcadia that was overthrown via a rebellion five years earlier, accidentally trespasses in a female dormitory’s bathing area, sees the kingdom’s new princess Lisesharte naked, incurring her wrath. Lisesharte then challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. Drag-Rides are ancient armored mechanical weapons that have been excavated from ruins all around the world. Lux used to be called the strongest Drag-Knight, but now he’s known as the “undefeated weakest” Drag-Knight because he will absolutely not attack in battle. After his duel with Lisesharte, Lux ends up attending the female-only academy that trains royals to be Drag-Knights.

Similarity – Both have a main character that seems weak but in the final is Super OP. They too have girls that love the main character when discover he is op. Both mains are in a school that hate they (in Saijaku there’s only a one male in the school that’s the main character and he is the beginner everyone hates him/in Rakudai the girl start to hate him and his family hate him too)

3. Sword Art Online

Sword Art OnlineSynopsis – The players of a virtual reality MMORPG, Sword Art Online, are trapped and fighting for their very lives. After it is announced that the only way to leave the game is by beating it, Kirito—a very powerful swordsman—and his friends take on a quest to free all the minds trapped in Aincrad. In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life.

Similarity – Both series are fantasy/action series with a quickly evolving and adorable romance between the Main Characters. Both have visually spectacular fight scenes as well and solid soundtracks. Swordplay and romance are centerpieces of both of these anime, if you liked SAO and can handle a bit of ecchi you’ll probably like this show

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2. The Irregular at Magic High School (Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei)

Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (The Irregular at Magic High School)

Synopsis – Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei follows the siblings, Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba, who are enrolled in First High School. Upon taking the exam, the prodigious Miyuki is placed in the First Course, while Tatsuya is relegated to the Second Course. Though his practical test scores and status as a “Weed” show him to be magically inept, he possesses the extraordinary technical knowledge, physical combat capabilities, and unique magic techniques—making Tatsuya the irregular at a magical high school.

Similarity – Very similar setting, magic school, with an “under-powered” protagonist, Rakudai is primarliy swordplay with magic as a secondary and the latter is in contrast, primarily magic with less focus on the physical plane. After watching both shows you have to think that one must have been inspired by the other.

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1. Absolute Duo

Absolute DuoSynopsis – Individuals who can materialize weapons from their soul are called “Blazers,” and they attend Kouryou Academy High School in order to harness their abilities. Each student is required to partner with another, in the hopes that one day, the pair can attain the power of Absolute Duo. Tooru Kokonoe hopes to attend this academy in order to gain power after his sister and friends were slain by a mysterious man. However, at the opening ceremony, he is forced to duel against the person sitting next to him, with the loser being expelled. As Tooru prepares to give the match his all, it is not a weapon that manifests from his soul, but a shield, an irregularity which catches the attention of a foreign student named Julie Sigtuna.

Similarity – Both use old tropes but do them right. Highly enjoyable shows with likable characters that have good interaction (and MCs are somewhat similar as they are both considered weak at first), good fights, good animation. Examples of well-made shows that turn out to be more than you may think looking at the cover. Both give off a very similar vibe.

Credits – MAL, ANN


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