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While the theme of the season seems to be magical girl, there is perhaps no magical girl anime that stands out the way Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku does. It looks cute, but looks are deceiving. Almost immediately, we are captivated by the eerie nature it has, but we’re just waiting for the darkness to manifest. Oh, you just know this will be a great magical girl anime!
However, we’re still midseason, and for those of you joining us at the end of the season, what will you watch to quench that thirst for anime like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku? Well, tell you what, we’re bringing you 6 anime like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku that will surely help fulfill your needs.
Similar Anime to Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku / Similar Anime to Magical Girl Raising Project
1. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2011 - April 2011
Everything is normal for Madoka and Sayaka until a strange creature Kyuubey comes along and offers them the chance to become magical girls and fulfill one of their wishes. The new student, Homura, tells them not to agree to it because it is not as glorious as it sounds.
There’s no way anyone can say that Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is not like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku. It follows the same dream-like wish fulfillment plot followed by a rather eerie nature once that contract has been accepted. Of course, none of the girls know what is going to happen and we won’t spoil it by saying what does, but this anime is one of those magical girl anime that really changed the definition of what it means to be a magical girl. And probably for the better. Is there something that you would give up even your own life for?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Trailer
2. Selector Infected WIXOSS
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2014 - June 2014
Kominato Ruuko is having trouble making friends in her new town. To help Ruuko, her brother gives her a deck of cards for the extremely popular WIXOSS game. Ruuko is surprised when her LRIG card talks to her and suddenly, she finds out that she is a Selector and given the chance at making her wishes come true. However, if she loses three matches against another Selector, Ruuko will lose her chance at fulfilling her wish and become cursed instead.
If you’re looking for a dark theme and some magic, Selector Infected WIXOSS is one card game anime you will want to check out. It starts off rather hopeful but quickly descends into the darkness with the chance of each character being cursed and how that ultimately affects them in their life. Ruuko is going to be playing a desperate game for her life, however, her wins will cost someone else something more.
Selector Infected WIXOSS Official PV
3. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha)
- Episodes: 13
- Aired: October 2004 - December 2004
Takamachi Nanoha happens upon Yuuno, a mage in the form of a ferret who needs Nanoha’s help to collect Jewel Seeds, which he accidentally scattered across Earth. Yuuno gifts Nanoha with the power to become a magical girl to fight monsters and collect the Jewel Seeds, but there will be greater challenges in collecting the Jewel Seeds.
Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is another non-lighthearted approach to the magical girl genre. Each character has their own tragic story. Nanoha is the bright eyed, bushy tailed girl who thinks everything is grand, but what happens when she stumbles upon Fate whose life is not quite as cheery? They both fight for their own reasons, but their fights will bring them together in a life altering experience. While Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha is not as dark as Puella, it still takes on a more serious nature than previous magical girl anime. You’ll find yourself drawn in by the complexities of the characters as you learn just exactly what drives them.
Any Anime Like Magical Girl Raising Project/ Any Anime Like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku?
4. Mawaru Penguindrum (Penguindrum)
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: July 2011 - December 2011
Life takes a turn for the Takakura family when the beloved sister, Himari, collapses while on an excursion with her brothers at the aquarium. A penguin hat from the souvenir shop somehow revives Himari, but it also allows a strange entity to take over her body. This entity requests that Kanba and Shouma search for the Penguindrum, but doing so will involve seeking out the threads of fate from their pasts and other people also searching for the Penguindrum.
Mawaru Penguindrum seems very light-hearted with its strange penguin transformations, trouble making penguins, and somewhat comedic characters, but it is clear that there is more to this anime than meets the eye. The characters all seem to live happily, but they hide darker secrets and more complex pasts than you might guess. They are all fighting their own inner demons while trying to figure out how exactly to save Himari, but is saving a dead girl worth it? Kanba and Shouma are going to have to come to terms with their pasts before they find out.
Mawaru Penguindrum Trailer
5. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2014 - December 2014
Yuuki is part of the Hero Club at school and is always trying to help others, but is that what it takes to be a hero? There’s more in store for Yuuki as she is given the power to become a magical girl and protect the world from the forces of the vertices. Now, it’s up to Yuuki and the other members of the Hero Club to save the world.
In Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku, Koyuki dreams of becoming a magical girl while in Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru, Yuuki wants nothing more than to be a hero. Well, both have their wish granted and are given the power of magical girls, but the work isn’t as glamorous as it looks. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru is listed as a slice of life anime but you will quickly learn that it is not going to be that comedy slice of life anime that you are used. You will be given your fair share of drama that will help satisfy that complex magical girl hunger!
6. Mirai Nikki (Future Diary)
- Episodes: 26
- Aired: October 2011 - April 2012
Amano Yukiteru is a loner whose only solace is in his cellphone diary where he converses with his imaginary friends who may not be so imaginary. In fact, Dues Ex Machina, the god of time and space, gives Yukiteru a Future Diary so that he can join in a bloody battle to become the next god of time and space. How is Yukiteru going to survive? Well, he’s got the yandere Gasai Yuno who is going to make sure he gets out of this alive.
Now, this may seem out of the ballpark, but let us not count Mirai Nikki out! Both Yukiteru and Koyuki are chosen to participate in this “game” where Yukiteru is a Future Diary holder and Koyuki a magical girl. While Koyuki is a more willing participant, Yukiteru is terrified of this path forced on him. However, they are both playing around with their lives. Mirai Nikki takes on a darker nature so far as there is a greater amount of mayhem and blood, but it is well worth considering if you’re looking for something like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku.
Mirai Nikki Trailer
Well, there you have it: 6 anime like Mahou Shoujo Ikusei Keikaku! If you’re looking for some magical girl, dark plot, and some deception, you’ll definitely find it here. Remember, don’t let looks deceive you!
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