Shinryou Private Academy is an academy for the elite and wealthy. Not just anyone can enter into such a prestigious academy. Suigin Riku is a student of the academy but he is one of those students that are out of place. He comes from a poor household and hardly has any social standing. Day to day, Suigin struggles to complete odd jobs just to pay for his tuition. After a mishap at work one day, his life was saved by Rei Riku, the daughter of a successful game developer. Rei presents him with a video game shortly before being kidnapped and it is up to Suigin to dive into the game in order to save her.
Gin no Guardian is a continuation of the original series. This is your typical, online-game-meets-reality series. At this stage in time, the popularity of the online game genre is dwindling. Elements featured in this anime are all common to the predecessors of Gin no Guardian. That is not to say that the anime is simply riding on the coattails of the previous series as the anime is still a worthwhile watch! However, if this is your first time in the online game genre, we'd like to recommend 6 more animes that are similar to Gin no Guardian so without further ado, let's get to it!
Similar Anime to Gin no Guardian 2
1. Net-juu no Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: Oct 10, 2017 to Dec 12, 2017
Morika Morioka is currently unemployed. After quitting her job of 11 years, she turns to her previous passion - online games to pass her time. Imagining herself to be the handsome hero, Hayashi, it wasn't long before that she became friends with Lily. The two became fast friends and were inseparable in the virtual world. Unbeknownst to Morika however, Lily was a 28-year-old salaryman named Yuuta Sakurai. Further, they often bump into each other outside of the game. Will these coincidences allow their relationship to progress beyond the virtual world?
Net-juu no Susume also uses an online game as a plot device to further the relationship between the protagonists. Similarly to Gin no Guardian, the relationship of both protagonists occurs within the game. Whereas Gin no Guardian is more inclined towards action and adventure, Netjuu is more inclined towards romance. Imagine Gin no Guardian with romance as it's focal point and they would practically be the same! Needless to say, if you are a fan of the online game genre and want a slower pace, this anime is the one for you!
Net-juu no Susume Trailer
2. Sword Art Online
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Jul 8, 2012, to Dec 23, 2012
In a year where technology has advanced so much, that virtual reality gaming has become, well, a reality. The NerveGear technology allows consumers to be immersed in the virtual world of Sword Art Online. Kazuto Kirigaya, "Kirito" is one of the few people who managed to get a copy of the game where he is amazed by this new world in front of him. However, the game's creator has a different agenda than simply letting players enjoy the game fully. He traps them all within the game and dying in the world would be as equivalent as dying in real life. Alongside the rest of the players, Kirito must adapt to his new life.
Both SAO and Gin no Guardian share the same type of protagonist. Both protagonists are above the average players in the game with their keen mind and understanding of the game. Eventually, SAO also features the damsel in distress which is quite similar to the overall plot of Gin no Guardian. Ultimately, both fall under the online game genre. However, while Gin no Guardian shows both real and virtual, the most of SAO occurs within the game.
Sword Art Online Trailer
3. Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jan 8, 2016, to Apr 1, 2016
It is the year 2027 and the online game Phantasy Star Online 2 is the most trending topic at Seiga Academy. Just about every student plays the game with the exception of one Itsuki Tachibana. The popularity of the game reaches even the administrators of the school who puts the game under review for fear of it having a severe consequence on the students. Rina Izumi, the student council president strives to prove that the game is not all that bad. This catches the attention of Itsuki who got roped into playing the game as well and he has to report back daily to her...
Ever wondered how it would be if a real MMO was adapted into an anime? What kind of story it could tell and how is it interpreted? Do you yearn to have a try at the game as well? Well, Phantasy Star Online 2 is an anime adapted from the game of the same name. More often than not, the video game genre is filled with video games that only exist in the anime world. Instead of confining it to an unheard video game, it becomes all the more relatable to have a video game that you can play after watching the anime!
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4. Quanzhi Gaoshou
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 7, 2017 to Jun 16, 2017
Ye Xiu was infamously known as the 'Battle God' for his superior skills and contributions to the game Glory. However, everything must come to an end and he was forced to retire from his team. Now he works part-time at an internet cafe, reminiscing about his past. As Glory launches its tenth server, his unwavering passion for the game has him re-entering the gaming community once more, catching the attention of next-generation players and high ranking guilds. It is once again time for him to shine under the new avatar 'Lord Grim'.
Quanzhi Gaoshou shows somewhat an overpowered character. However, while Quanzhi Gaoshou shows our protagonist making a comeback with a new avatar, the protagonist in Gin no Guardian plays a new game after the servers of another was closed. Nevertheless, the skills for both are transferable which leads both into being indomitable in the game. Both characters are remarkably similar in that aspect. In addition to that, the distinction between reality and virtual is made clear and both protagonists are fully aware of their virtual life as well as their own.
5. Accel World
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Apr 7, 2012, to Sep 22, 2012
Haruyuki Arita is an overweight middle schooler and because of it, he is often bullied. He finds peace by playing video games. One day, however, he finds that his scores were trumped by Kuroyukihime, a popular girl who also chairs the student council as vice president. He was invited by her to try out an augmented reality device known as Brain Burst. Through this device, players are able to duel each other on a point-based system. Users who lose all points will lose access to the device forever. Haru was asked to aid Kuroyukihime's quest of unravelling the mystery of the existence of the device, of which he accedes to.
Likewise in both series, both feature a duo of a hero and a heroine. Gin no Guardian shows our male protagonist saving the heroine in a classic damsel in distress situation. However, Accel World shows our duo collaborating together to improve an aspect of their lives. Both also set the distinction between reality and virtual whereby the actions in the virtual world has an effect on the protagonist's real life. Both animes are similar that way and are not all that different with Accel World setting the standard for an online game genre anime so you cannot give this a miss!
6. Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omatta (And You Thought There Is Never A Girl Online?)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Apr 7, 2016, to Jun 23, 2016
Hideki "Rusian" Nishimura was shocked after finding out that the girl that he was madly in love with was actually a guy. He swore to never believe another female in an online game again. Years later, he is now in a guild with three other players, one of which who is madly in love with him. Agreeing to meet up offline, he was shocked once again to find out that his guild members were all females and students of the same school. The one who was so attached to him professed her undying love for him once again and this is the tale of his days in high school with his new girlfriend, Ako.
What if Gin no Guardian was all fun and games? Imagine a scenario in which all characters simply interact with each other and have fun. Basically that's the entire plot for NetoYome. Both animes shows the contrast between the virtual world and the real world. In NetoYome however, it is less plot-driven. Simply put, it is as though as Gin no Guardian decides to become a slice of life anime and NetoYome is the product of that transformation. So for all you out there who wants a simple and relaxing time, this is an anime to go to!
We hope you enjoyed our recommendations for 6 anime like Toji no Miko. If you haven’t already, make sure to check out all of these great titles, as they are ones that will not disappoint! Toji no Miko focuses on so many elements, particularly how badass these gals look when wielding their okatana! Even though we know these are only a few of many in comparison, let us know if we’ve missed any! What other anime similar to this one can you suggest to us and other readers? Leave your comments below! Later!