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Fate/Kaleid is really just a spin off show from the original Fate/Stay Night. It is more light hearted and injects more moe moments than the usual dark themes from the original series. This time in the Fate universe, Illya takes the central role of being the main character. In a mahou shoujo-isque setting, she needs to collect the 7 class cards based off heroic legends. If you liked seeing your favourite Fate characters portrayed in a simpler setting, this may just be your favourite show. But for today, we will be comparing 6 animes that is similar to Fate Kaleid. These 6 anime like Fate/Kaleid liner Prisma Illya may be spin offs of original series, share the same setting as Fate/Kaleid, or even share the same humour style as Fate/Kaleid. So without further ado, let's get the list going!
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1. Houkago no Pleiades
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 2015 to Jun 2015
When Subaru takes her telescope to the observatory tower to get a nice view of a meteor shower, a door leading to another realm is the one thing that she is least expected to find. A resplendent garden with an amazing central fountain sits beyond this door. The picturesque view soon disappears and a magical blob leads her through another door. It is here that she finds other girls in magical witch outfits with one of them being none other than her childhood friend. It is soon mentioned that the blob is actually a species known as a Pleiade. The reason for the group is such that they may collect pieces of spacecraft engine such that it may return home. And so starts a journey to collect the missing engine parts to help this lost blob back home.
Although the premise of the story sounds really ridiculous, don't let it fool you. Houkago no Pleiades shares many similar points with Fate/Kaleid. In a way the central characters will have to set off on a gathering quest in order to fulfil a goal. Both have the mahou shoujo trope going for them. Both use the mission's purpose to build friendships amongst the group. Finally, the light heartedness of both shows is equivalent and both have plenty of moe moments and humour as well. If the carefree story of Fate/Kaleid appeals to you, this may just be yet another good anime to start watching!
2. Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 2014 to Mar 2014
Kate Hoshimiya dreams of dominating the world. She holds the top position of Zvesda and it is her intent to bring the organisation to the very top of the world. Along with her various members of the group, they are joined by Asuta Jimon, a young boy who ran away from home. He was persuaded into joining Zvesda eventually after running into Kate in the middle of the streets. With Zvesda in full strength, only one other organisation stands in their way - White Light. They have associations with the government and seek to put an end to the plans of world conquest forever. Will Kate eventually reach her dreams of world domination?
Sekai Seifuku, although having a serious plot, is really just a show of haphazard goal fulfilling. Every episode will show the characters completing something irrelevant to world domination or having comical interactions with White Light. Zvezda also shares the element of comical characters alongside Fate/Kaleid. Both animes also shares the style of having absurd events as the main driving point for humour. For the loli lovers, both animes features the main protagonist as an eccentric loli as well!
World Conquest Zvezda Plot English Trailer 2
3. Cardcaptor Sakura
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 2014 to Mar 2014
Sakura Kinomoto is just a fourth grader in school. A seemingly normal ten year old, this was to change when she stumbles upon a mysterious book filled with cards. Just as she was about to inspect them, a gust of wind blew them away, scattering the cards everywhere. It was there, the Seal, Keroberos was awakened. Keroberos informs her that each of the cards possesses incredible powers and that they pose a danger to the world. Now, she must assume the role of a Cardcaptor and retrieve all of the cards while at the same time, balancing her school life and her new duty.
If there was any anime that Fate/Kaleid reference to, it would have to be Cardcaptor Sakura. Both share the same premise of collecting cards with the titular character being a magical girl. However, Fate/Kaleid has more epic battle scenes than Cardcaptor. Nevertheless, both have its fair share of humour and mix of comical interactions between characters. The style and flow of the story flows quite similarly as well. In fact, we would call Fate/Kaleid - a world where Fate/Stay Night meets Cardcaptor Sakura!
CARDCAPTOR SAKURA - Official Trailer
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4. Yuru Yuri
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2011 to Sep 2011
Akari Akaza is the founder of the Amusement Club and now occupies the disbanded Tea Club. The Amusement Club exists for the sole purpose of entertaining its members. It was formed after the founder was reunited with her friends, Yui Funami and Kyouko Toshinou. The original members try to convince Chinatsu, a potential member for the Tea Club to join the Amusement Club instead. Despite the club having no functional purpose at all, they provide for an entertaining good laugh with their respective eccentricities.
Yuru Yuri is an eccentric comedy style of anime. It shares common humour styles with Fate/Kaleid even though it does not follow the magical girl concept. What is also present in both animes is the amount of moe moments and loli actions. Yuru Yuri is something you would expect if Fate/Kaleid decided to take a breather from the fighting sequence and instead focus on just spending time away in a club room. So, if you enjoy the random moments provided by Fate/Kaleid, give Yuru Yuri a try!
YURUYURI Season 1 - Official Trailer
5. Carnival Phantasm
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Aug 2011 to Dec 2011
What happens when you bring the entire character cast of Type-Moon works together in one single spoof anime? A great time filled with laughter that is guaranteed to make your day! Carnival Phantasm brings all of the characters from their top works to compete in game-shows and interact between each other. See your favourite characters in a less serious tone and more comical fashion. It's just like an OVA but inter-anime style!
Carnival Phantasm is another spin off of Fate/Stay Night but it incorporates other characters from the studio as well. Expect random moments and your characters in Fate/Stay Night in silly antics. If Illya is the reason for you watching Fate/Kaleid, fret not! She makes numerous appearances in Carnival Phantasm as well. There are also many moe moments for all of the characters as well! There is no serious plot at all and just like Fate/Kaleid, you should watch this anime for humour and sheer entertainment alone.
6. Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 3, 2009 to Mar 20, 2010
Esper development is a policy in Academy City, which is at the forefront of these researches. Classed by their levels, Level 5's espers are known to be the most powerful of these espers. Amongst them is the electric manipulator known as Misaka Mikoto whom is also known by her alias - The Railgun, after her trademark move. Strange happenings started to occur in the city. The cause is a device known as a Level Upper. As the name suggests, this is a device to increase an esper's level. Misaka, together with her friend Kuroko must investigate the cause of it.
Very similar to Fate/Kaleid, Railgun is a spin off from the parent story, Toaru Majutsu no Index. The spin-off is a less serious side to the overall story and follows a new central character. While there are still intense fighting sequences and exhilarating battle scenes, some of the screen-time is dedicated to the daily lives of the main character injected with light hearted comedy. If you want an anime that has a balance of action and comedy, Toaru Kagaku no Railgun fulfils that criteria that is akin to Fate/Kaleid and we definitely recommend it!
So do you agree with our list of 6 animes that are similar to Fate/Kaleid? What are your favourite moments from Fate/Kaleid and which aspect of it do you love the most? Have you tried any of the 6 animes yet? If so, are they similar to Fate/Kaleid and how similar are them? Do tell us if you liked them or not! If you haven't checked the parent story Fate/Stay Night yet, we do recommend that you do so too! If not, that's it for now and we will see you next time!