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7 Anime You Must Watch if You Love Absolute Duo

July 4, 2019
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‘Absolute Duo’ is an action anime with a romantic subplot and explores harem theme. The anime takes place in a school setting. There are lots of fanservice and ecchi moments in the anime to keep things spicy and visually pleasing. The story revolves around Blazers, humans who can use their souls to create weapons, and their lives at Kouryou Academy High. The academy teaches the students the ability to harness these powers more effectively. If you enjoyed watching this series and are looking for similar anime, then we’ve got you covered. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Absolute Duo’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Absolute Duo’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.

7. Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry (2015)

‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’ is a more entertaining version of ‘Absolute Duo’. While ‘Absolute Duo’ is entertaining, there were certain weaknesses in character development and plot. ‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’ is quite good compared to ‘Absolute Duo’ and since both of them are quite similar in premises and characters you will definitely enjoy them. Both the anime have characters who can use their souls for weapons. They need to attend a special academy to be able to use their weapons efficiently. Both anime has strong male and female leads.

In ‘Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry’ we have special humans known as Blazers. Blazers have the ability to manipulate their souls and turn them into weapons. Of course, they need to be trained and made powerful if they are to become efficient Blazers. Hagun Academy is one of the leading institutes for training the Blazers. The students enroll in this academy to train and become Mage-Knights. Ikki Kurogane is a student of the academy. He is the only F-ranked student. One day, he sees an A-ranked student, Stella Vermillion, naked. She challenges him to a duel; the loser becomes the slave of the winner. The anime is also ecchi, so if you enjoy such stuff, then give this one a try.

6. Trinity Seven (2014)

If you enjoyed watching ‘Absolute Duo’, then there’s a high chance you will enjoy ‘Trinity Seven’. ‘Trinity Seven’ contains action, magic, and supernatural stuff. It has plenty of ecchi and fanservice moments too. If you are a fan of harem anime, then ‘Trinity Seven’ is THE show that you must watch. The anime shares lots of similarities with ‘Absolute Duo’. Both shows deal with supernatural elements. They also have a romantic sub-plot and explore harem theme. They have an ample supply of ecchi stuff as well. Both these shows have the main character attending an academy to train themselves.

Breakdown Phenomenon is what destroys Arata Kasuga’s town when the sun stops shining. But he is able to artificially recreate his town using a magical grimoire. The Grimoire was a gift from his cousin Hijiri. Lilith Asami is a magical user who heads out to investigate this phenomenon and arrives at Kasuga’s location. Kasuga’s artificial world disintegrates as Lilith gives him two choices. He can hand her the book or die. But Kasuga chooses to enroll in the Royal Biblia Academy to become a magical user. In this academy, there are seven top magical users including Lilith. Together with them, can Arata save his cousin and his town?

5. Gakusen Toshi Asterisk (2015)

‘Gakusen Toshi Asterisk’ is an action anime with supernatural, sci-fi elements. The show also has a romantic sub-plot with a harem theme. ‘Gakusen Toshi Asterisk’ has some similarities with ‘Absolute Duo’. Both these anime take place in a school setting. They both deal with supernatural powers. The people possessing these powers have to train at special schools. Harem is a common theme in these anime. Also, they contain enough ecchi and fanservice moments to keep you interested.

Invertia, an epic catastrophe, changed the world balance. In these times, Integrated Enterprise Foundation is the group that has come into power. Also, a new breed of humans having superpowers emerged. These humans are known as Genestellas. Ayato Amagiri is a genestella. He transfers to Seidoukan Academy, which is one of the six most elite schools for Genestellas. Students here train and participate in duels, Festas for the entertainment of people. Ayato did not have a good start in this academy. While trying to return a fallen handkerchief to a female classmate, he ends up seeing her naked. She then challenges him to a duel. This is a problem for Ayato since he is not interested in Genestellas or Festas. There is some other motive for him to be joining this academy. What is it?

4. Hundred (2016)

‘Hundred’ is one of those anime which is just for light entertainment. It isn’t something one should watch seriously. It has a loose plot structure with some mecha action and lots of ecchi and fanservice scenes. This is the reason why it get a spot on this list because that is what ‘Absolute Duo’ is all about (minus the mecha part). Both anime take place in a school setting where humans with special skills go to train. The male protagonist joins the academy due to some tragic past and attracts the attention of pretty ladies.

Earth is in danger and so is the existence of humanity. This is all thanks to the extraterrestrial being Savage who attack humans on a regular basis. Conventional weaponry fails on them. The only weapon capable of dealing damage is Hundred. Little Garden is a top-class institute for training people compatible with Hundred. Hayato Kisaragi is a teenager who seems to have the highest compatibility with the weapon. Because of this, he is forced to join the academy to train and become the user of Hundred. Once he’s there, he starts attracting the attention of many female characters who become quite interested in him.

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3. Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei (2014)

‘Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei’ is a popular action, magic anime with sci-fi elements in it. This anime is quite entertaining and if you liked ‘Absolute Duo’, you will absolutely enjoy ‘Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei’. The anime does not focus on ecchi scenes and does not have any harem them. The entire anime revolves around the use of magic. Magic isn’t legendary stuff anymore, rather it is a commonplace technology.

First High School is one of the best schools which train students in Magic. They separate the students into two groups based on their performances on the entrance exams. Blooms are the prodigies and over-achievers while Weeds are the reserved under-performing students. Tatsuya ends up in the Weeds course while is sister being a prodigy ends up in the Blooms course. But Tatsuya is quite skilled; he has great technical knowledge and combat skills. Also, his magic abilities are quite unique and unorthodox. This anime follows the lives of the students at First High School.

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2. Hidan no Aria (2011)

‘Hidan no Aria’ is action mixed with comedy. The show is kind of entertaining and has a romantic subplot. There isn’t any harem theme or ecchi moments in this anime. So, if that’s a deal breaker for you, then check out the other entries on this list. ‘Hidan no Aria’ has some similarities with ‘Absolute Duo’. Both shows deal with humans having special skills. They have to enroll in a special academy to hone their skills. The male and female leads are quite strong when it comes to the use of their skills. Both anime try to be funny and less serious.

Japan’s crime rates have increased. This has forced the government to create Butei High School. Butei are armed detectives who enroll in this academy to train and become agents of justice. Kinji Tooyama is a Butei and has a very special skill though he is embarrassed by it and tries not to show it. Later, the infamous Butei Killer attacks him but thanks to Aria Holmes Kanzaki, he is saved. Aria is a witness to Kinji’s capabilities. She demands him to become her partner, after which the duo’s adventures begin.

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1. Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance (2014)

‘Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance’ is an action, fantasy anime with supernatural elements. The show also has a harem theme and a romantic subplot. The anime has a total of 12 episodes with each episode being 23 minutes in length. This anime is quite similar to ‘Absolute Duo’. We have humans with special powers (only women except one). They need to train in a special academy to become efficient at using their power. The male lead has to join the academy for a certain reason. Once there, pretty ladies start showing interest in him. Both these shows also have lots of ecchi and fanservice moments.

Areisha Spirit Academy is for training holy shrine princesses to be able to form slave contracts with spirits and become elementalists. Kamito Kazehaya is the only man in 1000 years to have this ability. But the truth is, he stole it from Clare Rouge, a shrine princess. Now, he is forced to enroll in the academy and participate in a tournament that will be held in two months time. With Clare constantly pestering him to form a slave contract and other pressures mounting, will he be able to survive this academy?

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