6 Anime Like Absolute Duo [Recommendations]

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The murder of his sister sends our protagonist, Tooru Kokonoe, to Kouryou Academy, a high school where students train to become peacekeepers with weapons manifested from their souls. Fueled by hatred and revenge, Tooru is dismayed when he discovered that his soul manifests not as a weapon, but as a shield instead.

And so begins an anime chock-full of cute girls, fan service, random fights, awkward sexual situations and just enough mystery to keep things fresh. Though it may seem like another “high school boy gets a harem due to his unique power” anime, the underlying mystery regarding the tragic pasts of the two main characters and its link to the current unfolding antagonistic events keeps you watching till the very end.

Here are 6 more animes that might interest you if cute girls, weird powers and action are just your thing!

Similar Anime to Absolute Duo

Similar Anime to Absolute Duo

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1. Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2011 – July 2011

Despite being at a high school for mercenaries, Kinji just wants to be normal and get rid of his secret condition —he turns into an ace killer when he's turned on by the female form. A chance encounter with a fiery transfer student that puts both their lives in danger soon turns into her unrelenting desire to make him her partner.

Another anime with cute girls and lots of action, this show manages to pack 3 high paced story arcs into 12 episodes. The slowly blossoming romance between the two main leads helps keeps things light hearted despite the heavy plot.

Hidan no Aria Official Trailer

2. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (Blade Dance of the Elementals)

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: July 2014 – September 2014

In Areishia Spirit Academy, only trained maidens of noble families are gathered to become spirit contractors. For the first time in history, an irregular boy spirit contractor whose existence was thought impossible until now joins the school. His name is Kamito, and he possess skills and potential far exceeding that of which he is willing to show.

What are the secrets behind his power? Why does he want to keep them hidden? What is his link to the recently re-emerged figure Ren Ashbell who holds the title of the Strongest Blade Dancer? The thickening plot and mystery surrounding our protagonist makes the anime an entertaining watch, as if the cute girls and fanservice aren’t enough already!

Seirei Tsuki no Blade Dance Official Trailer

3. Seikoku no Dragonar (Dragonar Academy)

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  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: April 2014 – June 2014

First-year student Ash Blake of Ansarivan Dragonar Academy is known by his fellow classmates as the ‘number one problem child.’ Despite his rare ability to ride other people’s dragons and his incredibly large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, his dragon has never appeared.

One fateful day, Ash's dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before —in the form of a beautiful girl! The hot headed girl/dragon though small, holds an incredible amount of power. But she soon becomes the least of his worries as powerful unseen forces start moving to bring an ancient evil back to life.

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4. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka and Test - Summon the Beasts)

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: January 2010 – April 2010

The story centers around Akihisa Yoshii, the "baka" of the title, and unlike our other titles in this list where the protagonist pretends to be an idiot, he really is one. He attends Fumizuki Academy, where the staff rigidly divides the students based on the results of their academic scores, and assign benefits based on it. The higher the grade, the better the class and classroom, the better the benefits

The school happens to have developed experiments to summon fantasy creatures, and the anime revolves around Akihisa and the F class as they try to take on the higher-tiered classes and seize their perks an all-out battle for school supremacy. Full of slapstick humour, ecchi, plot twists, more blood spilled than Attack on Titan and a warm overarching theme about true friendship and love, this is one of my favourites in this list.

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu! Official Trailer

5. Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darouka(Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?)

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  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2015 – June 2015

Widely known for invading the internet with the “blue ribbon underboobs”, Danjon ni Deai o Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darō ka –or DanMachi for short– takes place in the city of Orario, a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl.

In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia. A light hearted comedy about a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers, both working together to fulfill their goals. With an increasingly heavy plot and a fresh take on friendship and “the meaning of getting stronger”, you tend to forget it’s supposed to be a comedy/ecchi anime.

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6. Lance N’ Masques

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2015 (Currently Airing)

Our story centers around our beloved protagonist, Yotaro Hanabusa, a member of the last remaining order of the 21st century Knights called the "Knights of the world”. While donning a mask to hide his identity, he goes about the day protecting the peace as the mysterious “Knight Lancer”.

One day he meets a little girl by the name of Kidoin Makio, and through a series of quirky events, soon begins living with her along with his party that includes an overbearing maid, an air-headed squire and a white horse that squeals like a pig.

With it’s own brand of wacky story telling and a lovable and unique cast of characters, this light hearted story that follows a knight who doesn't want to be a knight as he begins to look after a young rich girl, along with his quirky friends, makes for a great watch!

Lance N’ Masques Official Trailer

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Well, I guess that wraps up this list of animes like Absolute Duo. So, what did you think of this 6-course spread of light hearted animes with a dash of action, a sprinkle of harem and a side of romance comedy? If you know other anime that you think deserves a place on our list, tell us about them in the comments below!

by Suika