Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero). 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 Zero no Tsukaima (The Familiar of Zero)

10. Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
9. Love Hina
8. Little Witch Academia
7. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-Tachi
6. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!
5. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou
4. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari
3. Oda Nobuna no Yabou
2. Hidan no Aria
1. Shakugan no Shana

10. Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase

Synopsis – Morioka Kouhei wants to become a photographer. Unfortunately, he has the tendency to unintentionally capture the images of ghosts on film.

One day, he visits an old castle in Germany where he meets a vampire girl, Hazuki. It turns out that Hazuki is confined in the castle against her will. She tries to turn Kouhei into her slave by sucking his blood, with the intent to have him break the device sealing her in the castle. Although Kouhei proves to be immune to the vampire’s curse, he is eventually forced to help her. Hazuki successfully escapes from the castle and leaves for Japan to look for her mother.

When she arrives in Japan, she goes to Kohei’s house where he lives with his grandfather, who agrees to take in the girl. Due to his own childhood experiences, the sympathetic Kouhei agrees to aid Hazuki in her quest.

However, other vampires, including Elfried and Count Kinkell, manage to track Hazuki to Japan. They will stop at nothing to retrieve her.

Similarity –In both anime an unwilling male has to become the slave of a Tsundere Loli due to some magical ritual. Both male leads don’t want this at all, which leads to a lot of frustration on the female lead’s part because they expect the males to follow their every command. Aside from this, the main characters are pretty similar too. Both are cute but bossy tsundere lolis, that expect the male lead to do whatever they say, and get easily jealous when the male lead gets along well with another girl. And the male leads are both easy going laid back guys that refuse to be slaves to their “masters” at first, however after a while, they start developing feelings for their “masters” and start kinda accepting their roles as servants. Also, both the female and male leads in both anime posses a special hidden power that they are unaware of at the beginning, but learn to master towards the end. Eventually, the main characters in both anime develop feelings for each other, and the typical awkwardness that comes with tsundere romance ensues.

9. Love Hina

Synopsis – Keitaro Urashima promised a girl when he was young that they would meet up again at Tokyo University in the future. Sadly, in the National Practice Exam, Keitaro ranked 27th from the bottom. Knowing his grandmother owned a hotel, Keitaro intended to stay there while continuing his studies for Tokyo U, only to find out the hotel had long been transformed into an all-girls dormitory. Through an odd twist of fate, Keitaro eventually became the manager of the dorm, beginning his life of living with 5 other girls.

Similarity – Both centers around a romantic pairing made obvious at the beginning and beset by challenges in the form of other interested women, and both go to greater-than-average lengths, for the one-guy-multiple-girls approach, to flesh out their casts. Both feature a tsundere female lead who seems to enjoy nothing more than abusing the male lead. Love Hina has less magic, but its various side plots are often no less fantastical than if it did have magic.

8. Little Witch Academia

Little Witch Academia

Synopsis- For young witches everywhere, the world-renowned witch Shiny Chariot reigns as the most revered and celebrated role model. But as the girl’s age, so do their opinions of her—now just the mention of Chariot would get a witch labeled a child. However, undeterred in her blind admiration for Chariot, ordinary girl Atsuko Kagari enrolls into Luna Nova Magical Academy, hoping to someday become just as mesmerizing as her idol.

However, the witch academy isn’t all the fun and games Atsuko thought it would be: boring lectures, strict teachers, and students who mock Chariot plague the campus. Coupled with her own ineptness in magic, she’s seen as little more than a rebel student. But when a chance finally presents itself to prove herself to her peers and teachers, she takes it, and now it’s up to her to stop a rampaging dragon before it flattens the entire academy.

Similarity – It’s about magic, witches, wizards, academy of magic, and the main girl is bulled for something, both girls are pretty bad with the magic lessons.
It’s about a young witch who strives to make herself into an amazing witch. LWA is just 1 special long but one of the most beautifully colored, drawn, and animated specials I have seen. An amazing story and character development for less than 30 minutes.

-Witch Academy/school

7. Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi


Synopsis – Ookami Ryouko is a spunky and, by some accounts, rather manly high school girl. She is tall, speaks in a traditionally masculine way and is very proficient in fighting. Ookami-san’s best friend is the small and high-pitched voiced Akai Ringo. Incidentally, the two are rather flat-chested, a fact the Narrator (voiced by Arai “Kuroko” Satomi of Railgun fame) is all too eager to point out.

Ookami and Ringo are members of the Otogi Bank, a club in Otogi High School that assists students with their problems in return for their assistance on a different problem at a later date; thus the Otogi Bank is effectively a loan institute for problems where you can take out a loan for a solved problem but you have to repay it sooner or later.

The Otogi Bank is able to solve any problem and will go to any lengths to do so, often leading the members to danger or mayhem. Since most of the members of the club are female, another male is needed for the more dangerous assignments. Thus, the scopophobic (the fear of being looked at) Morino Ryoushi is inducted as a member, right after he confesses his love for Ookami…

Similarity – These two animes have a similar setting with a hero with hidden abilities and heroines with tsundere personalities. But Ookami has no magic like Zero, the male main characters are a lot different.

Ookami and Louise very similar.

6. Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

Synopsis – After dying a laughable and pathetic death on his way back from buying a game, high school student and recluse Kazuma Satou finds himself sitting before a beautiful but obnoxious goddess named Aqua. She provides the NEET with two options: continue on to heaven or reincarnate in every gamer’s dream—a real fantasy world! Choosing to start a new life, Kazuma is quickly tasked with defeating a Demon King who is terrorizing villages. But before he goes, he can choose one item of any kind to aid him in his quest, and the future hero selects Aqua. But Kazuma has made a grave mistake—Aqua is completely useless!

Unfortunately, their troubles don’t end here; it turns out that living in such a world is far different from how it plays out in a game. Instead of going on a thrilling adventure, the duo must first work to pay for their living expenses. Indeed, their misfortunes have only just begun!

Similarity – KonoSuba and Zero no Tsukaima.
Both series involves a Japanese boy who is transported into a fantasy world, because of a girl who is seen as useless. Both should use their differences to solve their lives within it and rid of the dangers that may come, even if only her see him as a servant. Two series full of fanservice and partial action, with comedy of things that can be misinterpreted.

5. Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Synopsis –Dreaming of changing the world for good, Akuto Sai transfers to Constant Magic Academy where he befriends a virtuous ninja clan member, Junko Hattori. On the way to the academy, they vow to make the world a better place together; however, the situation suddenly takes a turn for the worse upon his arrival—it is prophesied that he will become the Demon King!

As word of his destiny spreads, the school begins to fear him, and Junko’s trust in him falters. While Akuto is determined to not let his predicted future control his fate, it seems as though everything he says and does only serve to reinforce the fact that he is destined to be the Demon King. Moreover, he is surrounded by a harem of beautiful girls who each have their own plans for him, ranging from bringing him to justice to simply showering him with love. With his newly awakened powers, Akuto must cope with his constantly growing list of misfortune and fight to prove that his fate is not set in stone.

Similarity – Main characters are males, powerful and sometimes a bit of a doormat (gullible, easily manipulated by women etc). Both possess some sort of power and both are the next successors of a role (demon king, Gandalfr). Tons of fan service and whatnot as well as embarrassing moments mostly relating to the girls in the story. Side characters have big boobs.

4. Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari

Synopsis – Mysteriously teleported from Earth, Kenshi Masaki finds himself ensnared by a mysterious organization in a world called Geminar, where male mecha pilots are extremely rare. With the promise of returning home, the 15-year-old agrees to pilot a mecha suit called a Sacred Mechanoid and assassinate the ruler of the Shtrayu Empire, Lashara Earth XVIII. However, things do not go according to plan, and Kenshi finds himself prisoner and an object of scrutiny by Lashara and her shipmates. After learning of Kenshi’s plight, Lashara offers him the chance to redeem himself by entering her employ. He will act as her servant, practically a slave, but also have a chance to once more pilot a mecha suit. Kenshi is willing to endure Geminar’s eccentricities if it means he may return home, but will he ever be able to do so? And what of this mysterious organization that brought him to Geminar to try to kill Lashara?

Similarity – Male lead gets transported to another world/dimension, wants to find a way back home, ends up being some rich noble girl’s servant, ends up attending that rich noble’s girl’s school, has super abilities, female characters try to seduce him once in a while,They are both harem animes in a kind of medieval world with flying ships. Both protagonists are summoned to that land and are forced to serve a princess while she attends a special school. Both main characters have an elf, a queen, someone from the staff and many nobles in their harem. Both protagonists are OP and liked by most people. There is also a war in the school they attend.

3. Oda Nobuna no Yabou

Synopsis – The historical romantic comedy follows 17-year-old high schooler Sagara Yoshiharu who one-day time-travels to the Sengoku period, where all the major Samurai lords are cute girls. Yoshiharu meets Oda Nobuna, the female counterpart of Oda Nobunaga, and begins to serve her as a substitute of Kinoshita Tokichiro, who was killed.

Similarity – Both shows have a lot of similarities.
For one thing, both shows are Tsunderes, meaning that they have a dominant female over the male. In both cases the girl is a short and cute person with high standards who always bosses the main character around, calling him insults like Monkey or Dog, even though they really care for that person.
The second similarity would be that both main characters are from a different world(modern Japan), having accidentally fallen into the world they are now, thus giving them the knowledge that helps a lot through the adventure. The only difference here is that while in Zero no Tsukaima, the main character is from a different world completely and has landed into a fantasy world with 2 moons, in Oda Nobuna no Yabou, the main character comes from the future and has landed into the past during the wars in Japan.
Both animes are VERY similar. Though I can promise you you’ll enjoy Oda Nobuna a lot more as it does a lot of things a lot better than Zero no Tsukaima. That’s my personal thought anyway.

2. Hidan no Aria

Hidan no Aria

Synopsis – In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where “Butei” or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji Tooyama, an anti-social and curt sophomore dropout who was once a student of the combat-centric Assault Division. Kinji now lives a life of leisure studying logistics in order to cover up his powerful but embarrassing special ability. However, his peaceful days soon come to an end when he becomes the target of the infamous “Butei Killer,” and runs into an emotional hurricane and outspoken prodigy of the highest rank, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who saves Kinji’s life and demands that he becomes her partner after seeing what he is truly capable of.

Similarity – The Similarities Are:

Kinji = Saito – Both are somewhat perverted, strong in terms of battle, have flat chests, and has the female lead as a partner.

Aria = Louise – Both are nobles, are short, are tsundres, are defects, have pink hair, and call their partners perverts.

Riko = Kirche – Both like the male lead, both act like perverts, both make fun of the female lead for their flat chest(I think), and both have a rivalry or hate toward the female lead.

Reki = Tabitha – Both have blue hair, are short, are quiet, and strong in battle.

Both anime also have a setting around a special school. In my opinion, both of these anime are very good with very similar genres other than fantasy and magic. I love the comedy and action and it never gets boring.

1. Shakugan no Shana

Synopsis – The world has become a slaughtering ground for the Crimson Denizens, mysterious beings from a parallel universe who thrive on the life energy of humans. These merciless murderers only leave behind scant remainders of souls called “Torches,” which are mere residues that will eventually be destroyed, along with the very fact of the victims’ existence from the minds of the living. In an ambitious endeavor to put an end to this invisible, hungry massacre, warriors called Flame Hazes relentlessly fight these monsters.

One fateful day, Yuuji Sakai ceases to be a regular high schooler—he becomes trapped in a crevice of time and is suddenly attacked by a Denizen. Coming to his rescue just in the nick of time is a nameless hunter who seems no different from an ordinary young girl except for her blazing eyes and burning crimson hair. However, before Yuuji can learn anything more about his situation, he discovers that he has already been reduced to a Torch—merely a scrap of memory waiting to be extinguished.

Similarity – louise = kugimiya rie = shana

tsundere protagonist that’s good at beating the crap out of their love interest and defeating some enemies (Louise blows them up while Shana slices them down). they also have huge tendencies to become jealous and is very much possessive of their love interests.

saito = saoshi hino = yuuji

forced to adapt to change after being thrust to live in a different aspect of life (Saito was hurled in a new world and yuuji found out he was dead). they do their best to protect their love interest. generally idiotic/dense and are easily attracted by other women which results in them being punished by their love interests (Saito receives the whip while yuuji receive urusai)

Credits – MAL



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