‘Zero no Tsukaima‘ is a popular romantic comedy anime with magic and fantasy as its central themes. It follows a very popular and proven trope which always works in tales of romantic comedy adventures. The plot centers on a Tsundere girl and boy who is a coward. Due to the boy’s shy nature, the girl dominates him at first before she falls for him. ‘Zero no Tsukaima’ reinvents the cliched romantic comedy setting while offering a refreshing anime experience for to the viewers. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Zero no Tsukaima’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Zero no Tsukaima’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.
7. Oda Nobuna no Yabou (2012)
‘Oda Nobuna no Yabou’ is a romantic comedy anime with a plot consisting of time-travel into the past. Yes, it might feel like your everyday harem anime with bits of romance and fun, but things are more interesting than that. The series evokes a similar feel like that of ‘Zero no Tsukaima’ with the help of a well-crafted story, high production values, stunning animation, and convincing character arcs. But in the former, the protagonist has been transferred to another world, whereas in ‘Oda Nobuna no Yabou,’ the protagonist is sent back in time into the past.
Though both anime feature similar female leads, their male leads are different on their own terms. In ‘Oda Nobuna no Yabou,’ the plot follows Yoshiharu Sagara, the male protagonist who finds himself being transported to the past one fine day. He lands in a time frame of the legendary Sengoku battle. An unknown warrior hero saves him from the face of death but sacrifices his own life in the confrontation. The warrior makes Yoshiharu promise that he will become a feudal lord one day. Soon after the death of the warrior, Yoshiharu learns that the time-frame he landed sports a twisted gender reality where all the generals and warriors are beautiful girls. He also realizes that the change is just external and they are still the same vicious war-mongers who summon doom on people like him.
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