Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo was born as a manga in 2014, by Mineji Sakamoto's skilled pen, and Makoto Sanda's talent. It gained an anime adaption thanks to an affectionate fandom, and it's currently airing. As probably all of you know, this anime revolves around a character we came to know in Fate/Zero's universe: Waver Velvet, who became Lord El-Melloi II. In order to claim his inheritance, Lord El-Melloi II is asked to go to the Adra Castle. Therefore, he travels there with his apprentice – Gray – only to discover, much to his surprise, that he wasn't the only one who got called. In fact, the previous owner's will states that the contestants must compete in a game of wits, and the winner will receive the castle. Among mysteries and interesting characters, Lord El-Melloi will proceed in the game, willing to obtain the castle that is rightfully his.
As we know you are enjoying this show, here we go with other six similar anime that can provide you the same good vibes as Lord El-Melloi II! Stick with us until the end, to discover our picks.
Similar Anime to Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note / Similar Anime to Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Oct 2011 – Dec 2011
Fate/Zero revolves around the events of the Fourth Holy Grail War. The past three wars left no winner, thus the Einzbern family, with a vessel of the Holy Grail, is confident that the Fourth war will be different. Therefore, the Einzberns hire Kiritsugu Emiya and bind him with marriage to their only daughter. That's how Kiritsugu finds himself thrown into a survival game against six participants, each of them with a powerful familiar. Kiritsugu, with his own familiar – Saber – begins his adventure!
We had to start with Fate/Zero, as Lord El-Melloi II share with it the same universe. If you are enjoying watching Lord El-Melloi II, which is full of hints and references to Fate/Zero, you really need to catch it up. In fact, Lord El-Melloi II is almost like a deepening of the entire Fate/Zero universe, exploring the technicalities of magic that Lord El-Melloi II and his servant use. Fate/Zero gives off the same vibes you're enjoying with Lord El-Melloi II, and the plot is so captivating that you won't be able to keep your eyes off the screen!
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Jan 2011 – Jul 2011
The story takes place in 1924, in Sauville, Southern Europe. Kazuya Kujou is a student of Saint Marguerite Academy, but as he is Japanese his appearances always caused him to be bullied by the other guys. One day, when he goes to the school's library, he meets a beautiful, doll-like girl – Victorique de Blois. Turns out that Victorique's brother is a detective, counting on his sister to solve some mysteries, while trying to draw her away from the library. As the mysteries keep increasing, Kujou and Victorique then join forces in order to unveil them!
Gosick and Lord El-Melloi II are two anime sharing mysteries that need to be solved by our protagonists. Gosick, exactly like Lord El-Melloi II, takes place in a similar historical setting of Europe, and both these shows feature magic as the very cornerstone of the entire matter. Our main characters of both stories have to unveil one mystery after the other, while their relationship deepens. If you are enjoying Lord El-Melloi II, we can guarantee that Gosick will give you the same feeling!
3. Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: Oct 2008 – Mar 2009
Kuroshitsuji revolves around Ciel Phantomhive, who is a 12-year-old boy. At his young age, Ciel is the “Queen's Guard Dog”, so he investigates the unsettling events occurring in England. Years prior, though, Ciel lost his parents under mysterious circumstances; therefore, he decided to form a contract with the devil – Sebastian Michaelis – who will help Ciel avenge his parents. But before revenge, Ciel and Sebastian become a strange duo solving the strangest mysteries!
Even though by the premises it doesn't look like it, Kuroshitsuji and Lord El-Melloi II share the most important traits. Firstly, there's the master/servant relationship between the two main characters. Then, both these shows have a similar historical setting. What's more, exactly like Lord El-Mello II and Gary, Ciel and Sebastian try to solve the most intricate mysteries. If you liked one, you're bound to like the other all the same!
Black Butler Trailer
Any Anime Like Lord El-Melloi II Case Files: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note/ Any Anime Like Lord El-Melloi II Sei no Jikenbo: Rail Zeppelin Grace Note?
4. Dantalian no Shoka (The Mystic Archives of Dantalian)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: Jul 2011 – Oct 2011
Huey's grandfather, Sir Wesley Disward, was a collector of rare books, and passed away six months before. His will states that to inherit the manor, Huey must become the guardian of the Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian, and take care of a girl called Dalian. After settling into the manor, one of Wesley's rivals arranges a meeting. Dalian knows that the man is actually Wesley's killer, so she tags along. A dramatic turn of events puts Dalian and Huey in danger, until Huey discovers the truth about Dalian and the two begin solving the mysteries of the Phantom Book, which Sir Wesley had tried to seal away.
Dantalian no Shoka shares with Lord El-Melloi II a lot; in fact, both these shows feature mysteries, supernatural, and magic. These two anime have a similar historical setting which recalls Europe, and a main character who needs to do specific things in order to inherit what should be rightfully his. To complete the picture, in both Dantalian no Shoka and Lord El-Melloi II there are a lot of mysteries that the two main characters need to solve to unveil the truth. If you crave for the same good vibes you're feeling while watching Lord El-Melloi II, Dantalian no Shoka is a must-see!
Dantalian no Shoka PV
5. Ookami to Koushinryou (Spice and Wolf)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: Jan 2008 – Mar 2008
Lawrence Kraft is a young merchant wandering here and there with his carthorse. One day, he has a fated encounter with Holo, a beautiful girl with wolf ears and tail. As it turns out, she is a wolf harvest deity, who longs to go back in the northern lands of Yoitsu. Hearing that Lawrence is traveling around the countryside, Holo decides to tag along: using her abilities, she will help him with his merchant job, while in exchange he will give her a ride toward Yoitsu.
We realize it's difficult to understand what could have in common Ookami to Koushinryou and Lord El-Melloi II. Yet, both these shows give off the same vibes. In fact, they're both set in a similar historical setting, and both feature magic, and mysteries. Ookami to Koushinryou features a romantic trait that Lord El-Melloi II lacks altogether, that's why you can consider it more like a lighthearted version of Lord El-Melloi II!
Spice and Wolf Trailer
6. Umineko no Naku Koro ni (Umineko: When They Cry)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: Jul 2009 – Dec 2009
Every year, the wealthy Ushiromiya family gathers on the island of Rokkenjima to discuss the financial situation of each person. Because of the head of the family's poor health, this year they will have to discuss succession. Before passing away, Kinzou Ushiromiya wishes to meet once again the love of his life: Beatrice, the Golden Witch. After reviving Beatrice, a violent typhoon traps the entire family on the island, and a string of murders begins. The eighteen people on the island will have to struggle in order to survive!
If Ookami to Kounshiryou is the lighthearted version of Lord El-Melloi II, Umineko no Naku Koro ni can be considered as its more violent version. In fact, if it's true that these shows share a lot, it's even true that Umineko wields a horror trait that Lord El-Melloi II lacks. However, these two shows feature magic, and supernatural. What's more, both our main characters need to solve a lot of mysteries – even though for different reasons. In short, Umineko will give you the same thrill you're feeling with Lord El-Melloi II!
Umineko When They Cry Trailer
And so our list of six anime like Lord El-Melloi II comes to an end. We tried to pick those shows sharing with it the most important traits, such as mysteries, interesting characters, and a very good plot. So, if you're craving for something that can give off the same good vibes as Lord El-Melloi II, we can guarantee that these six anime will be your cup of tea, as well. Don't forget to share your thoughts below, and see you next time!